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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Back-to-Basics

Weekend's here at last! stopped by the mall last night to pick up a few things:


Not really haul-ish. Just some bare necessities.

NOTE: It has come to my attention that I know next to nothing about makeup, so I decided to take a step back and take on this new fascination with beauty products one day at a time. Like I have to rehabilitate my skin first, because good skin is better than the best foundie out there. Baby steps, right?

From the department store:

iWhite's Skincare Line

I was a big fan of the iWhite line back in college. When I started working I kinda experimented with other brands (may K na kasi ako magtaray nu'n) and never found my way back. Until last night.

What are they:
Blue Tube: Moisturizer. I love this stuff. It's light and non- greasy, and I love the way it smells.
Purple: Facial Wash. It smells really good, too. (It reminds me of Paris Hilton Just Me after you've sprayed it on for a while.)
Peach: Whitening Face Cream. Can be used as makeup base. It's very light and non-greasy, too. I use it as sunscreen (SPF 15) on ordinary, not too sunny days when I stay indoors most of the time.

I'm kinda sad that the lotion (Yellow) has been discontinued. Because it's one of the few lotions I can stand to leave on my skin. But I don't like lotion in general. I use the Face cream on my exposed parts (limbs) instead.

Maybelline Perfect Concealer

Also bought concealer. Because I need one! Badly!


DOVE White

I really like the yellow variant of Dove beauty soaps because it smells really good and makes me feel good during bath time, but I have literally drawn blood from over-exfoliation and scrubbing, (OCD) so I had to go for the gentler, more moisturizing kind.

Which made me want to kick myself after getting this at HBC.

Body Recipe Exfoliating Bar w/ Goat's Milk from HBC

Couldn't help it. I went there to check out the San-San brushes because of the posts on Jing's (Girl With Glasses) and the Chipipay blog. They were all out. *wags finger accusingly* Which one of you did it?

By the way, they're on sale until today, I think.

Also got some stuff at Saizen!

Have you been to Saizen? At PHP 85 (2 USD, give or take) a pop, you can afford to go a little crazy there.

Cute oil-blotting sheets


Nose pore strips

(6 sheets for PHP 85. Haven't tried it, but if it works, then it's a steal. Because Bench's is like PHP 20 ++ last time I got some. the Biore strip was already about PHP 40, if I'm not mistaken)

Half-type falsies. Yeah, made an exception to my self-imposed back to basics rule. Because it's CUTE!

Double Eyelid glue

Rules were made to be broken, right? And a similar item sells for about PHP 400 on eBay. So yeah, I got one. Because I never could turn down a bargain. Ha-ha.

Nail polish drying spray.

Also a good buy at that price.


Shirt for Maddy.

Because dog clothes are really expensive everywhere else. Most of her clothes cost more than some of mine. Ha-ha. Material's good, too.


Fat plastic knitting needles

Craft-y things are also things I like to buy.Because I've always wanted to learn to knit. (Anyone know where I can buy wool in the Phils.? I want to spin my own yarn, too.)

Earlier this week, before I laid down the basics only for now rule, I couldn't wait until payday to get new makeup, so I bought some really affordable ones. (I have low EQ, plus I am Ilocano. So sue me.)

DISCLAIMER: I'm joking. I am really Ilocano because both of my parents are. I was born and raised in the Metro, but ethnic stereotyping=BAD. Some of the most generous people I know are Ilocano. Like my Dad. XD

I also told myself then that I would not but overly expensive makeup until I knew what to do with it. (I told myself the same thing about buying jewelry supplies. I would only buy higher quality ones, after practicing and improving my skills, hehe.)

Anyway, I got these:

NICHIDO Girl's Night Out Pencil in Thin Mints.

I wanted green eye makeup.


This AIDO eyeshadow palette that was on sale.
Pretty colors.

FASHION 21 Lip Gloss


It came with free lipgloss from Fashion 21. The lipgloss smelled funny so I didn't want to use it. I wouldn't even give it away. Real shame. I really liked the color.


ELF Plumping lipgloss in Baby Doll

I wanted a lip plumper. I don't think this did jack to plump up my lips, but I like the flavor, and the color, so not bad for the price.

Have a good weekend, everyone!

9 comments:

  1. awww.....

    jackie i love haul post entries...

    i also want to learn to knit. please post some of your knitting projects :)

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  2. Hi sis! I also used to use Iwhite. Unfortunately, I stopped using it as it broke me out.

    I know how to knit sis. *wink* I learned how to knit when I was in 6th grade.

    I am half Ilocano sis. My mom's from Ilocos and I spent my highschool years in Ilocos.

    Waah! I wish we have a Saizen store here in Baguio.

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  3. great haul i luv everything you got, where can i find saizen store hun thnx ;)

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  4. Hi sis!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for leaving me a comment.

    Anyway sis, regarding the Ilocano stereotyping, may explanation daw kung bakit sinasabi nila na madamot ang mga Ilocano. According to my History prof, the Ilocos Region wasn't really blessed with a fertile land. Actually sis, hindi naman daw talaga nagdadamot ang mga Ilocano, nagtitipid lang daw sila but non-Ilocanos misinterpreted it as pagdadamot. This was during the time of Pre-Hispanic period pa ata sis.

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  5. i use Dove too :)
    nice, nail polish drying spray? :))

    xo.

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  6. hi jackie.. na iintrigue ako diyan sa iwhite...dry skin kasi ako gusto ko siya itry dati pa eh.. :D wow.. i love half type falsies from saizen.. :D

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  7. I've heard great things about the perfect concealer and everytime i'm in maybelline someone is buying. let know how it works for you since I'm use use cream concealer. :)

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  8. Hi sis!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for leaving me a comment.

    Anyway sis, regarding the Ilocano stereotyping, may explanation daw kung bakit sinasabi nila na madamot ang mga Ilocano. According to my History prof, the Ilocos Region wasn't really blessed with a fertile land. Actually sis, hindi naman daw talaga nagdadamot ang mga Ilocano, nagtitipid lang daw sila but non-Ilocanos misinterpreted it as pagdadamot. This was during the time of Pre-Hispanic period pa ata sis.

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  9. awww.....

    jackie i love haul post entries...

    i also want to learn to knit. please post some of your knitting projects :)

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