Sunday, February 28, 2010

EH Duo Fibre Brush + mini eyelash curlers

Paying a visit to Etude House during its first couple of weeks in Manila had been frustrating because everything I was interested in getting was sold out but when I got back from vacay, the hype had died down so I was finally able to get their stippling brush!

The stippling brush costs PHP 428 and I was urged by the SA's to get a little something extra because I was so close to PHP 500 which entitled me to a freebie.

I got the collagen eyepatch for PHP 78 and so I got a folder with the guy on Boys Over Flowers (I'm not a fan, but my niece watched this series and might like it.)

What I didn't know was that for a PHP 500 purchase, I could have gotten the pink card instead. More info on the pink card here. Why wasn't I told about this earlier?

Actually, I had a different goal that day. Remember this?

I have always wanted to get a backup before in case something like this happened:

See that white line on the left? I kinda pressed it a little too hard one time and it snapped. It's not completely broken but I don't know what to do to repair it.

But it was too late when I got back to EH. The curlers were gone. Now a PHP 1K purchase gets you a mini bb cream thingie. I didn't want it.

Luckily, I found the perfect replacement:

The Allue mini eyelash curler works just as well as the EH Code B one, plus you can get one at any HBC store. I got mine on sale, too. (PHP 50- about 1 USD.) The barbie pink color might be a plus for some of you girls out there, but I still think the EH one is prettier.

I think mini curlers work better on me. Here's another one I got recently:

The Fanny Serrano mini curler costs PHP 125 (less than 3 USD). The width of the curler is about half of a regular eylash curler which makes it perfect for curling just the outer lashes for a kind of cat-eye look. It pinched a little when I first started using it, but it works great when you get used to it.

Thanks for dropping by!

P.S. Big news next week. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Lancome Juicy Tube Charms

Hi everyone! How's everyone doing? Been a while, right? I went on vacation a few weeks ago, and I just haven't had the chance to blog again since I got back.

Here's a short post just to get the ball rolling again. I have recently made my first ever blogsale purchase. It's been a long time since I bought anything online, but I think this was too sweet a deal to pass up. Here's what I got:

Lancome Juicy Tubes Juicy Charms Mini Trio

L-R: 1. Bewitching ruby - A delicate and shimmering pink gloss - Cherry flavour / 2. Crystal shine -A translucent gloss with festive sparkles - Raspberry flavour / 3. Hypnotic sapphire - A Lilac gloss with pale pink sparkles.- Grapefruit flavour.

Originally, these mini (7 ml) tubes are charms on a silver (toned?) bracelet. I looked online and it retails for about 20-45 dollars depending on where you look. I got all three glosses (brand new) sans the bracelet for PHP 200. (Less than 5 dollars)

Here's what you'll get if you buy the actual product and it comes in a box.

It's all good, though. Even though I've been been lemming for this for the longest time, I probably would never wear it like a bracelet. I'd feel silly.

I have absolutely no problem with using them as cellphone charms, though. I couldn't resist adding a little embellishment:

Bewitching Ruby + cellphone lariat + crystal heart + acrylic flower + peach pink pearl

Hypnotic Sapphire + cellphone lariat + crystal heart + blue enamel "J" + marbled blue and white acrylic star

Crystal Shine + cellphone lariat + crystal heart + silver-toned snowflake + milky white pearl

Thanks for looking!