Beauty Bar Haul

Beauty Bar Haul

It’s been a while since I went to Beauty Bar so when Project Vanity held their 5th BlogAnniversary at Beauty Bar, Bonifacio High Street, I decided to look around to check out their items.

Beauty Bar Haul

I have read things about brush guards how it helps maintain your brushes’ shape when you clean them. I think that brush guards are a beauty necessity that’s why I decided to buy one. I was planning on buying from Charm Makeup Brushes a 12-piece brush guard at Php 250. I was never an online shopping person that’s why I prolonged my plan purchase. but as I was lurking around the beauty blog-sphere, I found out that Beauty Bar is also selling brush guards! I found out through Eula Sleeps‘ blog post on  how she dries her brushes that Beauty Bar’s is selling a 15-piece brush guard for Php 245. That’s 5 Pesos cheaper with 5 more brush guards! HAHA! I am such a cheapskate. I am always on the look out for cheaper and more value finds.

My usual lash glue is Ardell and when I ran out of lash glue I was being stupid and bought a Ardell LashTite Adhesive for Individual Lashes which costed me Php 350! I don’t even know how to use it! Unitl now, it’s stuck in my drawer somewhere. Through the local beauty bloggers I found out that there are actually good lash glues that are cheaper. One of the popular cheaper lash glues is Andrea Modlash Eyelash Adhesive for Strip Lashes which only costs Php 195.

ArtDeco is a brand that brings back sentimental values. I remember way back when I was a kid, I used to play a lot with my mother’s makeup. I remember ArtDeco eye shadows being one of them. I decided to build an ArtDeco palette and collect the eye shadows, blushes, etc. of ArtDeco. I decided to start by buying ArtDeco’s Beauty Box Quattro luckily, a Limited Edition ArtDeco Beauty Box Quattro was on sale. It has a pretty jeweled design, from Php 425 it was sold at Php 318.75. I can’t wait to fill up this palette.

What are your recent buys? Do you know any cheap buys?

Jacques

Bits and Pieces: Project Vanity’s 5th BlogAnniversary

Two Saturdays ago, Project Vanity held their 5th BlogAnniversary at Beauty Bar, Bonifacio High Street. I was one of the fortunate 40 readers who were chosen by Ms. Liz to receive a loot bag for her event. Even though the place was far and I wasn’t familiar of the place, I still went there to be able to meet her. I was starstruck when I met her. She was very beautiful and uber sexy. I look so awkward in the picture because I was so shy.

Ms. Liz, Snaps, and Me

Ms. Liz is very friendly, approachable, and down-to-earth. She talked to every one of us and made sure that we were enjoying and having fun. She made a quick tutorial of an everyday look and gave us tips. It was almost like attending a  beauty workshop.

Dawn, me, Vireza and KailaFrom left to right: Dawn (Peachy Pink Sisters), me, Vireza, and Kaila

It was my first time going to a beauty event. At first, I knew no one. I was afraid that would feel out-of-place. Thankfully my friend Kaila came and introduced me to her friends. I am a reader of Peachy Pink Sisters and I was delighted to meet one of the bloggers in person.

Kaila and Me

Thanks to Kaila and Ms. Liz, I wouldn’t be able to meet and make new friends.

Project Vanity Loot Bag

Some of us managed to take home a loot bag from Beauty Bar.

Project Vanity Inside Loot Bag

Inside was a Beauty Bar 2013 Planner, a sample of Cure Natural Aqua GelPalladio Oil Absorbing Rice Paper Tissues in Natural, and some Burt’s Bees items.

*Photos from the event were taken from Kaila’s iPhone.

Jacques

From Canada with Love #2

From Canada with Love #2

Everytime my childhood friend comes back from Canada, she always manages to bring me back little things to give me. When came back last December, she gave me these lovely gifts. She gave me a Clarins makeup pouch, Victoria Secret coin purse, Prescriptives Camouflage Cream Concealer, Revlon ColorStay Mineral Lipglaze, and Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss.

Prescriptives Camouflage Cream Concealer right now is the only concealer I have. I never bought concealers because I don’t really have anything to hide. Revlon ColorStay Mineral Lipglaze and Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss are my currently most used lip gloss. It just goes well on top of any of my lipsticks!

From Canada with Love #2

She also brought me a hand purse.

What gifts have you been loving?

Jacques

Landmark + Drugstore Haul

Some of the things I bought the past week in Trinoma, Landmark and Mercury Drug.

Landmark + Drugstore Haul

After getting my parcel from the Quezon City Central Post Office. I went around Trinoma to kill time. I dropped by Landmark to check if there was sale on the cosmetics section and to see the Artist Studio brushes I have been reading about from bloggers. I was in need of makeup brushes that’s why I decided on buying some of their brushes.

Landmark HaulDomed Eye Shadow Brush Php 79.75, Face Brush Php 139.75, Angled Cheek Brush Php 59.75, Concealer Brush Php 49.75, Angled Eye Shadow Brush Php 49.75

I also dropped by Mercury Drug that day because I was in need of a new shampoo. I had just finished up my Dove Damage Therapy Silky and Straight shampoo and conditioner. I decided to try something new so I bought I trial pack of TRESemmé Smooth and Shine shampoo and conditioner. I also bought the trial pack because the regular sized ones were too expensive for me. While I was walking around, I also saw Physiogel on sale at Php 155 for a 100ml bottle! I immediately bought one because the regular prize of a Physiogel cleanser is a bit expensive for me. I have also been wanting to try it out because of the said good things about Physiogel.

Mercury Drug HaulPhysiogel Cleanser (100ml) Php 219.75, TRESemmé Smooth and Shine shampoo and conditioner Trial Pack (90ml each) Php 89

Last week, I decided to drop by Watsons at SM San Lazaro to buy a few face products. My university graduation is coming up and I was thinking of a look for that day when I realized that I had no face products. Sadly, there was no sale that day.

Watsons March Haul4U2 dreamGirl Lovelight BB Powder SPF 15 PA++ (7g) Php 194, Fanny Serrano BB Cream in Mestiza (25g) Php 299

What are your recent beauty purchases?

Jacques

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Package from GIG and First Impressions

GIG Package

Back in December, I won GIG’s 100 Thank You Event (my post here and here). My package was due to come mid-January but it took more than a month before I received a notice from the Quezon City Central Post Office that my package has arrived for claiming. Two notices came in my mail on the last week of February dating January 18 and February 11. I was very annoyed because it isn’t the first time it happened to me (Package from WishTrend). Thank goodness the box doesn’t look battered like the last time. Like I said, I don’t know how the Philippine postal system works. I wish my Filipino readers could give me an insight on this.

Inside GIG Package

I was only able to claim my package last Tuesday. It is bought from WishTrend. the items were well wrapped to prevent any damages from shipping. From what I know I won an ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleaner. I was shocked to see that there were two items inside the package!

GIG Package

Apparently, the kind GIG girls also sent me a matching ElishaCoy Vita Capsule Cleanser! I now have a new skin care routine.

ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleaner and Vita Capsule Cleaner

I would like to thank again GIG and all the sponsors of the event : (D) Sweetjellybean, (Ange) The Charmed Cupcake, (Liss) Latino Look, (Lisa) Mademoiselle Snow, (Dee) Haute Frugalista, (Mari) I Love Green Inspiration and (Saran) Cinnamon Spring. This is really a gracious gift from you.

ElishaCoy Vita Capsule Cleaner

I like the packaging of the ElishaCoy Vita Capsule Cleaner. It’s very minimalist yet feminine.

ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleaner

The ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleaner comes with a manual that is very easy to understand. It has instructions in four different languages- English, Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleaner

ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleaner back

There is also a manual and instructions in English at the back. It was well written and easy to follow.

ElishaCoy 3d Spin Cleaner

It’s cool that it also comes with batteries.

I like the design of ElishaCoy Vita Capsule Cleanser and 3D Spin Cleaner. It is very sleek and chic. The only thing I found odd is that my 3D Spin Cleaner DOESN’T COME WITH A SILICON PAD. I’ve seen the product manual and photo review from WishTrend, read reviews, read the entire box and manual. They all said it comes with a silicon pad. I tried searching the entire box thinking that maybe it was misplaced but there really wasn’t a silicon pad. Is it sold separately?

ElishaCoy Vita Capsule Cleaner and 3D Spin Cleaner

I am currently still trying out the products. I would probably write a review some time next week.

Have you tried any ElishaCoy products?

Jacques

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