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Pout your lips as you conquer the world!๐Ÿ’‹๐ŸŒ

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April 2015

Giveaway Time: Win a MAC Lipstick of Your Choice!

Bed Bath & Beyond Mini Haul (Married Life Edition)

I’m newly married and for the meantime, we are renting an apartment. We still need a LOT of furniture to make it homey. To prove my point, my husband still uses a suitcase as his bedside table, errrrr, and he thinks he doesn’t need a real one.  

My husband’s bedside table… a suitcase (well at least it’s a Samsonite!) and a diaper box. We don’t have a kid yet. It’s his nephew’s diaper box. Pfffft!
 

Good thing that one of the gifts that we received on our wedding was a Bed Bath & Beyond gift card for $100. We decided to use it this weekend plus two discount coupons from BBB. 

$100 Gift Card
  

I love coupons and want to be an extreme coupon lady, lol

Here is the bag!

  

First thing we purchased was the Real Simpleยฎ Split-Top Bench Storage Unit in Espresso for $89.99. I went to their website and found out about this item and thought that it will look good right at our doorway/entryway.

 

My husband said that it was easy to install. There is also a wood glue included to stick some of the parts together.  

Yup, those are Hello Kittty Vans shoes! We put shoes that we always use for a regular day out.
  
Yes… more Hello Kitty! I put the blanket there that I use when I feel cold while watching TV. On the other side are mails or letters.
  

We both love the ottoman! It looks good and fits right at our small space.

The second one that we bought was a blender. It was a choice between the Oster glass blender and the Hamilton Beach plastic blender. I chose the plastic one because, honestly, I’m a bit of a klutz. I was afraid that I might break the glass. Well, it was cheaper too. The Hamilton Beachยฎ 10-Speed Blender with 48 oz. Plastic Jar was for $19.99 only compared to the Oster blender for $39.99.

 

Because I wanted fruit shakes…

When we’re about to check-out, I saw these colorful loofah. I must have them!

 

Paris Presents Daily Luxuries 3-Pack Mesh Bath Sponges in Multicolor for $5.99

I applied a 20% discount coupon to the ottoman and a $5 coupon to the blender. All in all, we still have a $1 and some odd cents left on our gift card.   

It feels great to shop for stuff that you need without spending a single penny!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜„

  

 

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Let There Be Peace…

It’s a major city in my new home state so what’s going on in Baltimore has really saddened me… 

  
  

Unboxing: April 2015 Birchbox

Birchbox partnered with Mad Men to come up with a beauty box, on top of the regular one, this month.

You see, I’ve been loving Mad Men lately and have been binge watching on Netflix. Who doesn’t love the dapper Don Draper, the vixen Joan, the poised Betty and the preppy Peggy?! I love their clothes, their make-up and their accessories that I was even thinking of channeling their fashion sense once I start working again, lol.   

I started from Season 1 last month and now I’m on Season 6, woohoo!
  

So dainty!
  
Joan is fierce!
  
Joan told Peggy to stop dressing like a little girl on this scene. But honestly, I like this blue dress!
  
Betty said what I feel about the Mad Men characters

So Mad Men basically influenced my decision a lot on why I got the Birchbox for April 2015. For $10, why not give it a try.

The box is pretty!
  
Hello there, smoking Don Draper! It seems like almost all of the characters in Mad Men are smoking, drinking and having extramarital affairs , lol
    
A brief description of what’s inside the box and their prices if bought in full size.
  
The other 2 items are inside the green Birchbox box.
  
For the hair…
  
For the body…
  
For the face as highlighter…
  
For the lips…
 
A sample perfume
Three of the 5 items can be considered deluxe/travel size. 

I am not sure though which Mad Men character has inspired this box. I was thinking of Peggy because of the MLBB lipstick and the body wash. For all those who didn’t know Peggy, she was a secretary of Don Draper turned copywriter because she’s smart and ambitious. She works so hard and play hardball with the men around her. She wears considerably simple clothes for that era and wears barely there makeup. 

I can see Peggy in me. But I can be Joan too if I want to, *wink*.

***All Mad Men photos are screen captured from the series***

  

 

Unboxing: April 2015 Ipsy

It’s my first beauty box here in the US! Of course, I was excited when I got it! I love subscribing to monthly beauty boxes back in the Philippines (please see the category Beauty Box for my previous posts) so it’s just right to maintain my tradition, lol.

 

The famous pink bubble wrap! So fab!
  
I love the straw pouch! It feels like home for me! We have a lot of products like this back in the Philippines.
  
#AprilGlamBag
  
I can say that most of my clothes and accessories can be best described as boho chic-ish. One thing that I noticed though is that they don’t have an insert that will itemize what’s inside the box.
  
First Item: I’m not familiar with the brand but it’s great because it’s in full size.
  
I love the shade of this blush! I’m actually on a lookout for a new blush. I haven’t swatched it yet though.
  
I am not really a fan of lipglosses. I used to when I wasn’t adventurous yet with the color of my lip products but not anymore. I now prefer really pigmented and long-lasting lipsticks.
  
This smells nice. I would also like to assume that I am indeed SOPHISTICATED and SENSUAL. ๐Ÿ˜
  
I like getting facial serums on my boxes
  
I love The Balm! I was actually thinking of getting this palette so it’s cool to try one of the shades in this palette.
 
Sophisticated… Sensual… and FLIRTY!!! Yeah, it makes sense, lol! I absolutely love this shade! It looks wearable but with an oomph because of the shimmer.
 
I answered my profile quiz differently after I got this because I didn’t realize that you can choose several answers on some of the questions. I was really hoping to get that Too Faced Melted Lipstick so I was a bit disappointed that I didn’t have this on my box.

Better luck, next time.

  

 

Cerave Samples

I don’t consistently put lotion on my body because I do find them icky especially when I start sweating. So when I got here in the East coast, the cold and dry weather has definitely required me to apply lotion more religiously or else my skin will end up cracking. 

I went to Target and found this precious gem called Cerave Moisturizing Cream

   

Empty!
 

It’s not greasy, easily absorbed by my skin and lasts all day for me. Pretty much, I emptied this one tub in a span of less than two months.

So I was ecstatic when I found out that I can get free samples from their website. I don’t remember exactly what I did because I was opening multiple browsers at that time trying to find free product samples.๐Ÿ˜… I wasn’t even sure that I did it correctly so this is indeed a surprise. ๐Ÿ˜‚

I got the samples in the mail 2 days ago.

For freeeeeee!

  

 

If I only knew…
 
My husband asked, “that’s it?!” I admit. The box did fool me too.
  

Small but beggars can’t be choosers!

I already tried the Cerave Hydrating Cleanser, also the same deluxe size, as a freebie on the tub of Cerave Moisturizer that I bought. I remember that I loved it too especially during the winter. I have a very sensitive skin and it didn’t break me out.

Well, the sample moisturizer is waaay small compared to the tub that I used up but I think this is better than a foil pack. I will put this inside my purse just in case I need some lotion while in motion.๐Ÿš™

So, do you know any other freebies out there? Please share so I can score some, lol! ๐Ÿ˜„

  

  

I’m A Lazy Blogger

In the span of 3 years, I only made…

  

I will try to post more, promise.๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ๐Ÿ˜

  

 

Work It, Girrrl!

  

I went to our gym a few minutes ago and was only able to last at the elliptical for 30 minutes.

Well, that’s better than nothing and I’ll stick to that excuse! ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜”

Here’s my music playlist that got me grooving today from Spotify:๐ŸŽง

 

I have a history with the song “Work B**ch”. It was actually the song that was danced by the male stripper on my bachelorette party so I couldn’t help myself from ~cringing~ whenever I hear this song. But it’s still part of my playlist. Cringing is my face workout. ๐Ÿ˜‚

  

 

Thanks for the 100 likes!

  

I totally appreciate this and this will inspire me to blog more.

  

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