Remember this? I got my order this week and I’m so excited to show them to you.
The sides of the box…
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
This is my first eyeshadow primer since I don’t usually wear eyeshadow anyway. I heard a lot of good things about this one so I can’t wait to use this not only for my Too Faced eyeshadow palette but also for my new BH Cosmetics eyeshadow.
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection
I heard about this palette first from “From Head To Toe” beauty blogger/vlogger then eventually, it seems like this palette has become everyone’s must-have.
They also included a cheat sheet/tutorial on how to create different looks using this palette.
I will try my best to try one of these! 😅
I heard that they made some changes with the packaging. There were some complaints on how it looked so bulky and hollow. However I can say that the new packaging is sleeker and made out of durable tin can, or plastic, I’m a bit confused on what’s it made out of but I like it. I’m gearing toward it being a metal though.
So why chocolate? Besides that it’s made with 100% cocoa that makes chocolates, it also smells like cocoa! I want to eat it! When I first showed it to my friend who doesn’t wear make-up, she really thought it was a real chocolate before I opened the packaging!
The colors are so lovely!
This is their new foundation that will be launched on June 15.
I will use this first before using the full size that I just bought.
The Pocket Damage
You can never go wrong with free shipping and a discount!
Remember my post about the BH Cosmetics promo? I got what I ordered online around two weeks ago but something else was needed to be announced urgently that day (aka the Too Faced Sale post) so this unboxing has been moved today.
BH Cosmetics has been popular for some time now in YouTube and several blogs. They are affordable and offer a lot of options especially with their eyeshadow palettes. So when they offered free shipping and free palette, it was time for me to board the ship!
Special Occasion 39 Color Eyeshadow & Blush Palette
I am in love with this palette! The blush palette already has highlighter and bronzer. The blushes are all pigmented and wearable.
The eyeshadow portion has matte and shimmer. I can see myself creating different looks out of these, from daytime to nighttime make-up.
First Edition – 120 Eyeshadow Palette
Honestly, I was overwhelmed with all these colors! Some of them quite look alike but I haven’t tried them yet so I will leave my final judgment on a later post, with swatches and make-up looks.
The Mystery Eyeshadow Palette: BH Party Girl After Hours
I intentionally did not open this yet. I checked the YouTube first and images online. I think the Special Occasion will suffice so I’m thinking of giving this to my niece.
The Pocket Damage
Not so damaging at all…
So that’s my first BH Cosmetics haul. I will try to post their swatches and some looks that an eyeshadow noob like me can cook up. 😅😅😅
I always like trying natural products. My skin is very sensitive so if I can, I try to stay away from products with too much harmful chemicals.
Back in the Philippines, I’ve been an avid fan of Human Nature. Their products are natural and cruelty-free. So I’m glad that I can still purchase their products here in the US by simply going to their website.
I did a haul last Saturday for some beauty products, jammies, ballet flats and stuff that I can use to start working out.
And I’ve been a bad girl because I did get over my head because it cost me more than $200 for the haul which was beyond my budget.
So here are the results of my sin…
The Workout Clothes
I need high support all right! Insert hashtag #8ProblemsBustyWomenCanRelateTo
It’s still a bit chilly and windy outside and for the other warmer days, these ones are still good because they have this jersey style outline on the back.
Now here comes the cute stuff!
These flats are the cutest! And cheap! They’re on clearance sale and they used to be $19.99
The prints on these jammies are so adorable! The purple one is called “Whale Tail” while the green one is called “Hipster Pig”. So cute!
The Beauty Haul
I’m thinking of putting this inside the drawer of my vanity table.
I need one…and I still can’t afford a Marchesa dress… and I love purple. Justified!
I might return this one. I honestly thought it was a pair of tweezers. I already have a cuticle nipper that is also from Revlon, the usual scissor type one, so I won’t need this. Tsk tsk, got blinded by the cuteness and didn’t see anything else. The TV series “Brain Games” call it Inattentional Blindness. I call it Blinded By Its Beauty.😅
The purchase of these nail products basically tells you that my husband can’t find the reason in spending $$$ for a professional manicure-pedicure. Argh! Back in the Philippines, I have my own personal “nail technician” that goes to my house to do my nails twice a month. How I miss those times!
And guess what? I only have 2 make-up products on this haul! How sad…
I love love this Ultra HD Lipsticks! I already got the “Petunia” shade and I find it super pigmented and moisturizing on my lips.
My first eyeshadow palette that I purchased using my hard-earned money was from Revlon so I guess it’s time to buy a new one after 9 years! I’m not an expert in putting eye make-up so I usually don’t bother putting some but I read somewhere that this palette is one of their must-haves.
So for my body and face…
I already used up my Cerave Cream so I might as well try another body cream for sensitive skin. It was also highly recommended by a friend who lives in California. This is heaven sent! I’m almost done with the first bottle so it’s time to buy another one. It doesn’t sting at all and it effectively removes make-up. It’s beyond perfection!
Because of my undying love to the Simple Micellar Water, I thought of trying this one too.
So there you go. It might not be the Lilly Pulitzer for Target haul that people want to see these days but I might say it’s worth every penny. Seriously, the only reason why I didn’t join the craze yesterday was because I didn’t know. But then again, I’m not the flowery, pastel type anyway. But then again, I might just be feeling bitter. 😂
A few days before my wedding, I was crying because my skin was horrible. It was dry, flaky, red, wrinkly and my makeup looks chalky when applied.
I told my fiancé (then) to move the wedding date for another month so that my skin can finally adjust to the cold weather.
But he had a better solution. He said he’ll buy me new makeup.
So a day before the wedding, we went to Macy’s and went straight ahead to the Mac counter.
Prior to that day, I have always loved Mac. I tried their lipsticks, eyeshadows and mascara before. But I always want to know my foundation shade. The Mac consultant said I’m NC30 for my foundation and Medium Plus for my powder. She used a Moisture Infusion Serum Primer together with the Mineralize Moisture SPF15 Foundation. She tapped a bit of Mineralize Skinfinish Powder on my t-zone then spritzed Charged Water all over my face.
Magic! No redness. No chalkiness. I was ready to get married!
My husband said that I could buy everything that was used on me. (🎶Angels we have heard on high🎶)
The consultant said that I should also try their brush cleaner.
A month after the purchase, I returned the brush cleaner because it didn’t seem to work when I used it for the first time. Lesson: always keep your receipts.
Here what’s left from my Mac haul, approximately 2 months after the purchase with a bit of my two cents.
I got a $10 Macy’s Rewards Card last month so I had to use it, right?
Total damage: $58.83 ($3.33 tax)
What’s in the “goody bag”?
Drum roll, please…
Mac satin lipstick for $16
Originally, I just wanted to get a Mac lipstick so that I can get it for only $6 because of my $10 Rewards Card. But my hubby has no time to take me to the mall so I have to resort to my favorite hobby: online shopping!
Clinique Spring Into Colour set for $39.50
…with a $101.00 value! A steal!
Clinique has this promo for Spring that for every $27 worth of purchase, you’ll get this 7-piece gift worth $70 for FREE!!! Love love freebies!
A lot has changed since I last posted… Dry skin, check! Flaky scalp, check! Happy with a husband, check check! 😀
Yes, I’m officially living in the United States of uhMerikuh (that’s how I pronounce it, by the way). Ever since I got here, I’m on a quest to find new beauty products that will suit me on this weather. The products that I used in the Philippines don’t work here anymore for me.
While I’m working on my learner’s permit to drive, I have to contend myself with my most favorite hobby of all time: online shopping!
Drumroll please… For my first Ulta haul!!! Okay, it’s not a big deal. I didn’t spend hundreds of dollars on my first Ulta haul because the money ain’t my hard-earned, y’all! It’s my husband’s sweat at stake, y’all! Kidding aside, I try to keep it on a minimum just enough to get the free shipping sweetness.
I saw this small Ulta box at my doorstep like they belong there as soon as we got home from a family friend’s dinner for us. On the same note, I was first appalled when delivery people here don’t wait for you to sign for your package, i.e. our TV stand ordered online, and they just leave them outside your door (not unless of course it’s jewelry).
The quest starts here…
And the quest ends here…
The next item is purely out of my desire to try this…
But wait til you see the “variety sampler” samples I got from Ulta:
Well, they’re better than nothing, right?! No more complaints here!
And the fact that I spent more for my want than my need… HaRshtag sorrynotsorry😉😝😜