Posts Tagged ‘online shopping’
Mattress Shopping
Posted on: 1st of February 2010 | Under: Life & Love

We generally spend a third of our lives in bed. To be honest, I enjoy sleeping just as much as I love art, reading and eating. I am one of those people who can literally spend an entire day snuggled under my covers. However, getting a good rest doesn’t really come that easily, especially when you don’t have the perfect mattress to pair it with.

The fiancé and I have been suffering from back aches and poor sleep for the past couple of weeks. The foam mattress that comes with our flat had already worn out its lifespan. It was sagging in all corners, and since we also have a leather bed frame, having a foam mattress made it a little too warm (even with the air-conditioner on full blast!) to sleep. So, we finally quit putting off buying a new mattress for our own sake.

We initially wanted the same Ikea sprung mattress we bought for JR‘s old single sized bed almost three years ago. But considering that we don’t really live in our own place and that our housing is somewhat temporary, we figured it would be better to scout for a more affordable alternative.

After searching online, I found www.beds.sg, an online store that carries affordable beds and mattresses. Now, I normally wouldn’t entertain the thought of buying a mattress without seeing and trying the actual product, but seeing the number of positive feedback on the site and the numerous blogs boasting about their products and service, JR and I agreed to try it out.

The Wasaly Luxury Mattress caught our attention. With over 360+ positive reviews, we knew it was already a winner even if we hadn’t even tried the actual mattress for ourselves. For only SGD150 (about Php4,900+ or USD106), complete with free delivery, we quickly made our online order with just a few clicks. Aside from the convenient ordering process, another advantage is its payment option. Unlike most online shops, payment for beds.sg orders are not done online (yes, no credit card details needed!).  Instead, cash or check payments are more than acceptable upon delivery.

Delivery of our mattress was scheduled between four to five in the afternoon last Friday (less than forty-eight hours after we made our online order!). The delivery crew ran a bit late, and from my own experience with deliveries in my old job in Manila I know there are a million and one unforeseen circumstances that can happen during delivery, so I wasn’t the least bit peeved at the delay. Instead, I just called customer service to find out about the tentative time of delivery. The lady I spoke to was more than gracious and helpful to call me back to let me know the delivery status, and after another call from the actual delivery crew, our mattress finally arrived.

We’re happy to report that our new mattress does not disappoint. No more back aches! It’s not too firm, nor is it too soft. Every night has definitely been a good night’s sleep for both of us. The only down side is that it’s more difficult to get out of bed every single morning! =P

Our new Wasaly Luxury Mattress was certainly worth every cent. :)

Online Shopping
Posted on: 11th of September 2009 | Under: Fashion & Beauty

I’ve sort of been on a makeup-frenzy hiatus these past couple of months. Been battling the urge to make trips to cosmetic counters, because I know I’ll just end up splurging. I try not to go to the mall, because even if I attempt to control myself, my legs just don’t listen. They end up walking the familiar route to my favorite makeup stores anyway.

I thought staying at home would do the trick, but because of my addiction to the internet, it wasn’t such a wise thing after all. A few weeks ago, I let temptation lure me into purchasing the following:

Mac eye shadows

MAC eye shadows in: Juiced, Sprout and Humid from Gem. I was actually eyeing the pot of Humid eye shadow at the MAC counter in Changi Airport back in July, but I passed. Good thing, because I got these babies at great prices, thanks to Gem! :)

Sample pots!

She sold them priced really low, because they are actually pots of MAC eye shadow samples. Apparently, hollywood stars get these type of sample freebies from makeup giants like MAC. Lucky!!! Gem‘s aunt who works for one hollywood star gave it to her. They are exactly the same as the commercially available pots of MAC eye shadows in the market, except for the labels which are marked samples.

Juiced, Sprout and Humid

Swatched without flash: Juiced, Sprout and Humid. I haven’t played with these babies yet, because I’ve been somewhat lazy to put on makeup these past couple of weeks. But anyway, thanks again, Gem! :)

Charm Kabuki Brush

And because of Beauty and Minerals‘ Great Big Charm Mid-Year Brush Sale a few weeks ago, I finally bought this hot pink Charm Kabuki at 25% off! I love love love how pink it is! :)

Charm Deluxe Eyeshadow Brush

I also bought this Charm Blending Brush on sale, so that I don’t overuse my MAC 217 Brush too much. This brush already sells at the most affordable price of Php300, but thanks to the Charm Sale, I got it for only P200! Sweet deal, I must say! :)

MAC 217 and the Charm Blending Brush

The Charm Blending Brush next to my MAC 217. I have to say that it’s the best alternative to the 217! It does the same job as the MAC brush, with very little to no difference at all. I already stored my MAC 217 to use only on special occasions, and have kept my Charm Blending Brush in my makeup bag for my daily usage.

Monave freebie!

Sophie also added this Monave eye shadow sample in Taupe as a freebie when she sent me my Charm goodies. Thanks, Sophie! :)

I wish I could have this same urge to spend on other things like interior accessories and fittings (some nice Grohe faucets, maybe?), but those will have to wait for when we start renovating our house. Hehe! However, I will try to make this my last makeup splurge for a while, because my mom is coming home from Canada with a stash of my makeup orders next week. I can’t wait! :)

Early Christmas Shopping
Posted on: 27th of December 2008 | Under: Fashion & Beauty

Hours before our flight back to Manila, we were roaming around Orchard for some last minute shopping. I still needed to buy a few more goodies for my family, and I also wanted to check out the newly opened Sephora before leaving.

The range of makeup brands at Sephora was rather disappointing. No Nars or Urban Decay. Sad, because those were the two brands that I was really looking forward to. =( At least they brought in their house brand, which were  priced quite reasonably.

I only had little time to check out their entire range, so I only walked out with two things: a Sephora Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in #28, and a Sephora Blush Me! Trio in Brun 12. These are going to my sister (because she begged for them), so I’ll have to make another trip to town to get my own. =P

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I bought the Mac eye shadow in Shroom at Changi Airport. They were only selling at SGD22.90, as opposed to the SGD28 in town, so I just had to get a pot! Now I’m tempted to drop by there again when we fly back on the 3rd! =D Sorry for the not-so-pretty photo, the lighting in my room isn’t so nice. =P

This pretty brush set was also waiting for me when I arrived back home:

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My Charm Travel Pro Set! They’re so pretty in pink! =)

I haven’t shopped for myself since we arrived in Manila, but I’m definitely going to treat myself before we leave.

For the Love of Colors: Coastal Scents 88 Eyeshadow Palette
Posted on: 7th of November 2008 | Under: Fashion & Beauty

My brother and Kenn arrived yesterday, and they brought with them this baby:

My new Coastal Scents 88 Eyeshadow Palette!!! Eighty-eight different colors!!! <3 I’ve been eyeing this set for quite some time and was overjoyed when I learnt that someone was selling it in the Philippines. I love how affordable it is. I only got it for Php1,350 (around SGD45)! That cheap for so many colors! Okay, so I’m sure it can’t even compare to the lovely Mac eyeshadows, but it’s a pretty good alternative.

I haven’t tried them yet, because I was out the whole day and only came home a little after midnight, but I promise to post a review soon. =)