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Happy New Year!!!

It’s another year! It’s another season for sale sale sale!

Zalora would like to indulge us with our shopping cravings by giving free shipping on all of our orders until January 5! They are now on clearance sale so expect low low low prices. But if you’re eyeing this awesome pair of shoes that is not on sale yet (and it’s your first Zalora purchase), you can use this code for a 15% off from your purchase:

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Guess who’s having a new pair of shoes? Aye aye! 🎉😍☺️🙋👠👡👠

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First Glamourbox: unboxing

I just received my first Glamourbox 5 days ago and I have mixed emotions on this. First, it’s a bit more expensive than the BDJ box; Glamourbox is Php595 while BDJ box is Php580. I know that it’s a mere Php15 difference but I was perplexed when I was charged an additional 10-15 pesos on my debit card like I just made an international charge. Well, I didn’t dispute it and just moved on.

So let’s cut the intro and see for yourself if it’s worth Php595 (600-ish for me).

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The box of Glamourbox is a bit bigger than the BDJ box (must be the Php15 difference, lol)

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For December, Glamourbox’s theme is “Secret Santa”… I think I was nice the entire year… Really, I am.

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On the other side of the card is the list of box’s contents

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Do not be deceived though; read it carefully. The prices are for the full-sized version of the products included on the box. The only full-sized product on the box is the Avon perfume and honestly, I’m quite surprised of its price… a whopping Php1500. Really???

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I’m not a fan of Avon perfumes but the Only Imagine smells really nice that I might even try using it. I also like the pink and purple packaging and the fluffy purple tutu that I thought was a scoungie.

I also find the necklace from Fabulosa very cute and I think it will look nice to wear on a Christmas party/dinner. It’s a good conversation starter due to its gift-shaped pendant. This is a plus on Glamourbox because I haven’t gotten any kind of jewelry yet from my BDJ box.

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I’m a fan of liquid bath soaps so I’m happy to get The Cream Factory’s Bath Cream (221ml). But I almost gagged when I first used it due to its overwhelming scent.

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I’m quite satisfied too with the Holika Holika Pure Mellow Multi Puff; a cute purple dupe of the Beauty Blender’s famous sponge:

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I also can’t wait to try these 2 samples from Paula’s Choice:

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I have been using BB cream for a year now instead of the usual L’oreal True Match Foundation that I used before. I would love to try this Holika Holika’s CC cream (I-dont-understand-Korean ml) for a change:

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And lastly, the only product that I will definitely not use (and that’s because I don’t cook, lol)… Giving it to my mom at this very moment… Zen Zest Kitchen Fragrance in Choco Cappucino (50ml)

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I would have loved love it if there is a make-up included on the box. Fine, it has the make-up sponge but a lippie inside the box won’t hurt, right?

November Beauty Haul

This blog has been in semi-hiatus for the month of November because I’ve been busy at work; “overtime” seemed like a “regular time” for me. Whew! But that didn’t stop me from buying beauty products! No, no, no! It may not be as many as I wanted to but I’m still happy with my purchases. Thank God for a trusted online seller (…and going to the mall when almost everyone was out of town during the All Souls Day, woohoo), shopping had been easy breezy.

So here was my beauty haul for last month:

❤️ Eye Need A Miracle Concealer (Happy Skin)
Happy Skin is a local brand that has just been recently launched in the market but is already making waves due to their über cute packaging, their products’ catchy names and their celebrity owners and endorsers. So when I saw this in instagram, it has piqued my kikay curiousity and decided to buy myself an undereye concealer (mine has been running out anyway… There’s the excuse!😛).

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Bought this inside Plains And Prints at Megamall at around 600 pesos. Not bad.

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I know I need a miracle for my panda-bear-undereye situation so I was so excited to finally buy this concealer. They only have 1 shade available because…

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It doesn’t have a scent, it blends well and a little dollop can go a long way.

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❤️ Elf Contouring Blush & Bronzing Cream

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Very affordable! I bought this at Watson’s Megamall as I practice the art of highlighting and contouring.

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❤️ Nyx Stick Blush in Tea Rose for Php300

I love this blush! It’s pigmented and lasts for hours!

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❤️ Nyx Round Lipstick in Blush for Php280

It’s a “barbie pink” kind of lipstick

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I just took this picture today so let me showoff my Christmas mani too, lol

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️Ecotools brushes for Php750

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️Hayan Eyebrow Pencil for Php120

Another Made in Korea wonder.

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❤️ Ben Nye setting powder for Php1000

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Better late than never, aight? 😜

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Happy Birthday, Kitty! (A review of the Hello Kitty Wild Thing Palette)

Hello Kitty and her twin Mimmy just had their birthday yesterday, November 1. Yeah, they were “born” and not in Japan but in England. British kittens, how lovely!

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So to celebrate the birthday of my favorite cat, let me post my review about my new makeup palette that I got this week: the Hello Kitty Wild Thing Makeup Palette

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Bought it from an online seller (ig: mycalishopper) for Php1100. I have been checking Sephora website for years and have been wishing for this makeup palette for as long as I can remember but we don’t have Sephora here in the Philippines and their online shop doesn’t ship here too. Boohoo. So I’m such a happy camper when I found out that I can order anything I want in the US from mycalishopper plus the fact that it was on sale! Dreams do come true, eventually.

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But why an eyeshadow palette? Didn’t I just say in my last post that it’s my least favorite makeup to put on? Ummm, it’s a unique Hello Kitty item and that always wins in my list.

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I like that the container is reusable and super cute❤️

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It’s also bigger than a regular dvd case (but not as big as your abs, Mr. Hiphop Abs! *hihi*)

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It has 12 eyeshadows, 1 “pen pal” (felt tip) eyeliner and 1 compact mirror.

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A closer look:

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For the purpose of this review, I put a number on each eyeshadow.

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Here are the swatches wherein #1 is the one on top then #12 is the one on the bottom:

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More swatches (grouped into 4):

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#2 and #9 have matte finish while the rest have shimmer. #3 is super pigmented and I can’t wait to use it! Thinking of using it later while watching the movie “Thor” at the mall but that miiiight be too much, don’t you think?
I immediately tried this on when I got it a few days ago using my Ecotools brushes by using #s 1 (under the eyebrows), 4 (crease), 10 & 11 (on the lid) and 8 as a bottom eye liner. Aren’t I a wild thing, using 5 eyeshadows at the same time?! …And that’s the only closest to an adventure that I experienced for years.

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Now let’s move to the other makeup found on this palette; an eyeliner.

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I love using felt tip eyeliner! It’s easy to use, more pigmented and stays on longer than the pencil type.

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But this Hello Kitty eyeliner is thicker compared to the Maybelline felt tip eyeliner that I use so when I applied it, I messed it up a bit so it became thicker and the wingtip “just happened” because I didn’t deliberately intended to do that from the start. It is also not as dark nor pigmented so I had to reapply.

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And last but not the least, the cute compact mirror…

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The eyeshadow palette is something you use for a night-out partying. It’s the Hello Kitty in you that doesn’t purr. It’s the Hello Kitty that roars.

Review: Shiseido True Eye Shadow Maquillage in PK 363

My previous post tells you that (woohoo!) I just won a Shiseido Eye Shadow from BDJ Box. Thankful as I am, I’m not really a fan of putting any eyeshadow to myself. The first time I bought an eyeshadow palette was from Revlon and that was 6-7 years ago. I just recently bought an eyeshadow palette from Sephora because it is from their Hello Kitty line (and I loooove Hello Kitty). Besides being lazy & not so efficient in putting any eyeshadow on, my eyelids aren’t good blank canvass; they hardly show the true colors of the eyeshadow. Let me show you why:

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There you go. I’m a panda incarnate. Correction: A brown panda incarnate. Add the fact that I “lack hair”, as my officemate has put it kindly, I am a hairless brown panda. My eyelids are so brown that even when I was a kid, some people had asked me if I was wearing any eyeshadow. The dark undereye circles just worsened as I got older. So this dilemma has made eyeshadow as my least favorite make-up and that’s why I don’t purchase any as much as I do with lippies. Most of my eyeshadow palettes were given to me as gifts and this Shiseido eyeshadow is the most recent “gift” that I received.

I paid Php50 last Friday for the shipping fee instead of going directly to BDJ’s San Juan office. No one at the house has even informed me that it has been delivered yesterday, Saturday. I just saw this on the table right in front of our main door:

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It’s mine! Discovered it at around 4 in the morning today, I was so excited to open the package that I just had to stop myself from squealing so as not to wake everyone.

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Slowly but surely, eh?

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Well… my name was mispelled. But who’s complaining, right! I got the PK 363 set which I like the most out of all the available palettes that they have when I checked the Shiseido website. Another woohoo! The instructions on the back are in Japanese (Nihongo if I’m not mistaken?) but the diagram is pretty much understandable.

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I like the subtle pink and muted gold of its packaging. It can also easily fit on anyone’s makeup kit (as seen on the size comparison with my bb9360).

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The diagram/guide is a good must-have especially for the make-up newbies.

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The brushes are standard but I particularly like brush #4 that is meant to be used in putting the darkest shade to serve as the eyeliner. I think I can re-purpose this brush when I use my pencil eyeliner for blending.

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Here are the swatches on my arm and how it looks up close when used:

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Except for the #5 shade that will be used for the undereye, all of the shades are shimmery.
Now let me try them on. Yeah, on a Sunday morning, why not! To prepare, I blot any excess oil on my eyelid then put something on to tone down the brown. I don’t need to put any primer since I’m not going anywhere at 5 on a Sunday morning.

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Big improvement right? Now here’s my right eye ready for battle with the Shiseido eyeshadow on my lid, Maybelline The Rocket mascara on my lashes and Cover Girl on my brows:

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I had a trouble with the falling glitters that I had to use a make-up remover to clean them off. I think I forgot to tap the excess before putting them on. It took me 3x to reapply shade #2 for it to show on my lids; the curse of the panda eyes.
My favorite is shade #3 because I think it’s the most pigmented color for my lids.

Overall, I think it’s a good buy for an everyday look. The colors are subtle and you can easily mix & match them with your other eyeshadow. It also doesn’t have an overpowering smell; just a little woodsy scent if you sniff directly on the palette. It may be a bit pricey though because I saw on ebay that the price ranges around $40-50.

Thanks to BDJ Box for this awesome prize!

You win some, winsome ⭐️

Have you ever won anything before? Not just bragging rights but winning an actual thing? Eventually, I’ll WIN the lottery (optimism to the nth level!) but for now, here’s the list of what I’ve won so far (as far as I can remember):

⭐️ A Blue Pong Pagong Tote Bag (not the actual picture of the product that I won)

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I was in Grade 4 when we had a field trip at Shangri-la to see the Batibot live show. Batibot was the counterpart of Sesame Street and Pong Pagong, for me, was the counterpart of Big Bird. Pong Pagong was this big adorable turtle who loves to play and sing with the kids.

So how did I get the priceless blue tote? I simply raised my hand to volunteer to sing the Batibot theme song at the stage. Fearless. I got the bag because I was fearless. And a little cheating on the side, guilty as charged. My younger brother, together with my older sister as a chaperone, went to see the show a day before my class’ field trip so my sis told me to memorize the song. Well as karma had decided to turn its wheels against me, I wasn’t able to use the bag because my mom decided to give it away. All that fearless singing and cheating for nothing. Karma.

⭐️A John Legend CD (not the actual picture of the product that I won)

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Working barely for a year on a graveyard shift, cable tv was my go-to entertainment on my weekdays off. You work at night and your rest days are in the middle of a regular work week, argh. So there I was alone, channel surfing, when I saw this chatroom-like channel where you have to guess a song and you’ll win a John Legend CD if you’re the first one to answer correctly. I had a losing streak in high school (must be the Pong-Pagong-tote-bag-curse), not winning even at the cake raffle no matter how many tickets I buy (I love cake), so I tried my luck to get myself a free cd. I wasn’t even a fan but I somehow like his song “Ordinary People”.

I won, woohoo! But the moderator guy of that station, whom I was supposed to claim my prize from, started texting me in a creepy flirtatious way. Na-ah, thanks but no thanks. I probably won not because of my non-existent John Legend trivia prowess. I probaby won because my avatar was a picture of my smouldering eyes with dark smokey eyeshadow. Errrr.

⭐️Spongebob Squarepants pillow and Salt & Pepper containers (not the actual picture of the products that I won)

Things that I won for selling specific products at work.

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⭐️ A two-burner gas stove (not the actual picture of the product that I won)

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It was technically my first time to win any raffle with only pure luck to back me up. I got qualified for the raffle together with the other poor unfortunate souls who were scheduled to work on a New Year’s Eve.

⭐️ True Eye Shadow Maquillage from Shiseido

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I just got an email yesterday from the BDJ Box that I won for my blog entry showing the unboxing of my August BDJ box. It was my first BDJ box so getting something out of it, besides the Shiseido products on the box, was sweeeeeet!

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I will make a review of this loot once I receive it. I’m beyond excited!

Next on my winning list is winning the lottery (but gotta learn how to bet first).😜

What’s in your make-up kit?

The evolution of my make-up kit all started with simply bringing baby powder when I was in grade school… Then came the lip gloss in high school… Then lipstick when I turned 18…

Now that I’m at the “right” age *wink*, here’s my make-up kit that I bring everyday at work:

❤️ Stella & Dot pouch (a gift)

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Isn’t this a good way to start your day?

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So cute, right? Just answer “hey!!!” as you raise your hands in the air before you put on your make-up (not that I do that *ehem*)

So what’s inside this pouch?

❤️ Human Nature Mineral Powder in Orient Pearl
– I buy a lot of Human Nature products because they don’t have harmful ingredients, are cruelty-free and are proudly made in the Philippines

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❤️ Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder
– I use it mostly as a mirror because it is a lot bigger than my HN powder and I love the packaging

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❤️ 3 concealers
1) Mary Kay concealer/corrector in Ivory 1
2) Maybelline BB Stick (that I use as a concealer) in 01 Fresh – I don’t like the smell of the product on the tube but that smell disappears as soon as you apply it to your face and it goes on smoothly due to its powdery finish
3) Max Factor Pan Foundation (as a concealer) in Olive 30

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❤️ 2 Powder Blush
1) Maybelline Cheeky Glow in Peachy Sweetie
2) Human Nature Mineral Blush in Pink Bloom

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It takes 2-3 reapplication for the HN blush to show color as it is not too pigmented for my skin tone. I’m currently searching for a new blush.

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❤️ Revlon Eyelash Curler
– my ever dependable curler that I have to let go soon (huhuhu)… I’m just waiting for the Shu Uemura eyelash curler that I recently ordered (woohoo!)

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❤️ 2 eyeliners
1) Maybelline HyperSharp Liner (liquid) – that I use for my upper lid
2) Maybelline master liner (pencil) – that I use for my lower lid but I’m still getting the hang of it because I’m used to liquid eyeliner

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❤️ 3 mascaras
1) Maybelline The Falsies
2) Maybelline The Rocket
3) Benefit They’re Real

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❤️ Cover Girl Pencil Crayon for the eyebrows (Please see my pseudo review on this article)

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❤️ 2 lip balm
1) Etude Kissful Lip Care in Cherry
2) Maybelline Baby Lips in Neon Rose

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❤️ 9 lippies
1) Human Nature in Lucky In Love
2) Mary Kay in Caramel Toffee
3) Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede in Fashionista
4) Maybelline in Coral Crush
5) Nyx in Monte Carlo
6) Nyx in Addis Ababa
7) Mac Mattene Lipstick in Eden Rouge
8) Mac Lustre in Marquis D’
9) Mac Retro Matte in Riri Woo

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Please bear with me as I’m a noob in making lipstick swatches. I made several attempts and most of them looked like I had a bad case of hives on my arm. Here’s the most “decent” of them all:

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❤️ Hello Kitty lip gloss
– that I don’t use. It’s cute, nuff said 😊

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So what’s in your make-up kit?

Mistake Proofing

So apparently I won’t be getting any BDJ box for November because I inadvertently chose “Send as a gift” that’s why I got 2 boxes for October. They considered my September 9 subscription as another October subscription (which I thought will be for the November box). Honestly, it is still quite confusing because if it takes almost 2 months to get a box (as indicated on their website), why did I still get another October box even if it was already September. Anyhooo, they offered for a refund if I return the box. Since I don’t want to go through the hassle of shipping it back (I’m too lazy to return online purchases), I just shared the love to family and friends. I also asked if I can still subscribe for the November box. I’m willing to pay anyway because I just want that November box. Rona of BDJ box said that the November box is no longer available. No empathy and such. No considerations. It’s not like I’m asking for a freebie, na-ah. I just felt off because the email responses I received were quite “transactional” and a bit dismissive as if they were canned responses with no emotions. I’m not expecting for an apology but I’m expecting for at least an empathetic reply (apology vs. empathy: see the difference) even if I will still end up not getting the November BDJ box. I felt like I was such a dunce after reading the email. Customers should not feel stupid (even if they are, like me). Customer Service 101.

Hopefully, they will be able to develop a system wherein before finalizing the purchase, the subscriber will be able to know the month/s that s/he will be subscribing to. And that my dearies is called Poka Yoke. Currently, you have to email them to verify this information which is a waste of their time and resources. It would have been easier if the information is readily available online. And that my bellas is called Lean Thinking.

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So for next month, I’ll just take my bitter pill.
Go ahead and post online the unboxing of your November BDJ boxes.
Go.
Ahead.

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