Codename AYA

Mission: Shop a lot without spending a lot

Belle de Jour Planner Giveaway (Part 3)*

Every week this month, I'll be giving away a Belle de Jour planner package! There will be two (2) winners this week. To join, follow my page on Facebook *here* and comment on the giveaway photo! Full mechanics are on there. Special thanks to Belle de Jour for the prizes!

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*This giveaway is open only to Philippine residents. Winners will be chosen and contacted by me through email/social media for their delivery details. Make sure the accounts you use to enter are accounts you check regularly!

For updates, visit CodenameAYA on FB.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

2012 Birthday Haul Part 1

Hello, hello, hello! I celebrated my 22nd birthday a couple of weeks ago and, of course, I had to give myself something - a birthday gift to myself. *wink* I realized that time that I hadn't bought makeup in months so when I passed by HBC one night on the way home from work, I went inside and got the items I've been eyeing for months now. While I was there, I decided to pick up my favorite HBC items and give them to my mom for Mother's Day.

Here's a fun trivia about me (which you may or may not care about): I was born on Mother's Day. 

Cool, right? Anyway, so here are the things I picked up for myself.

San San Eyeshadow Trio in 01, 02, 03 - P101 each
Nail files and orange sticks - P22, P10.50

And for my mom...

Body Recipe Pure Coco Oil Body Scrub
Body Recipe Pure Coco Oil Body Butter
Body Recipe Pure Coco Oil Moisturizing Bath Soap

I decided to give my mom a set of Body Recipe Pure Coco Oil products because I loved the body scrub - it's one of my fave HBC products. I had also already tried the soap before and enjoyed using it. I love the scent of these pure coco oil products, and I hope my mom is enjoying them too right now.

The eyeshadow trios... I've been eyeing them for forever. Saw some good reviews about these so I decided I might as well try them out. Will post a review, of course.

These eyeshadows are sooo soft that I'm actually confused on whether they're cream or just really, really soft powder eyeshadows. I hope you can wait for the full review I'll be posting soon :)

In the meantime, here are the swatches.

Pretty nice pigmentation for the price, right? :)

And that's it for PART 1 of my birthday haul. Stay tuned for a bigger Part 2. Click here to see PART 2 of my birthday haul! 

And I just want to say thank you to everyone who greeted me on my birthday. Can't wait for the next one! Haha


  1. I love all the colors!!! especially the middle one -- gold/brown colors are my fave for e/s! :D you work na pala aya or online work like before?? :) 

  2. i love those shadows too. i really like their cream/powder finish. :D i dont use the sponges that come with it though. parang pointless. :D love the one farthest left. belated happy birthday darling. -Loving Sunshine

  3. love the colors ng eyeshadow na binili mo Aya! very wearable talaga sila and the pigmentation's good din. :)

  4. Cool Haul, Aya! The eyeshadow trio looks intersting. Will look into that! :)

    Happy Birthday! :D

  5. You deserve all these items, Aya!! :) :) Teach me how to do my makeup please? :( :p See you soon!

  6. I really wanted to try San San cosmetics! But whenever I visit HBC here in Cebu, their stocks kinda look like old. ;___;

    Anyhoo, very nice blog! :* New follower here!

  7. Happy Birthday :D super late greeting hehe :)
    btw pretty good deal 100 for 3 pigmented colors!

  8. Part time lang this summer. In a few days, I'll be jobless again. Haha

    And yeah, the colors are so nice. Will post a review soon :D

  9. Hahaha! I know, right? I collect all the sponge-tip applicators I get from palettes. Maybe I can use them for something else. I love the pink trio the most too :) Thank you Kumi :D

  10. Yep! and the finish is really interesting :)

  11. Aww thank you Arnie! Hope to see you soon :D

  12. Thank you! :)

    Aww, too bad because they have really good products too. Hope you get your hands on some soon :)

  13. Thank you Aimee :D

    Yeah, I spent the same amt of money for those three that I would have for just one palette from other brands :D

  14. Oh no wasn't able to greet you! BELATED happy birthday, aya! :) I will wait for your Sansan review. :) I'm curious about the quality of their eyeshadows. :)

  15. Thanks Mich! And yeah I'm going to post about the eyeshadows soon :D (late reaction ako! Haha)

  16. I haven't try any sansan products pa.. I'll check nga there stores.

  17. They actually have really nice products, too, for the price :)


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