2013 Birthday Haul
Hey, everyone! Last month, I celebrated my 23rd birthday. Here are all the stuff that I got for the month of May :)
Warning: Long, picture-heavy post ahead :)
Most of my May purchases were unplanned, but I was still pretty happy with them because a lot of the things I got, I had been wanting to get a hold of for quite some time now.
Let me talk about them quickly. :)
First is this customizable personal palette from Wild Peach cosmetics. I had been wanting to get one for the single eyeshadows I got early this year (*haul post here*).
|Wild Peach Cosmetics Personal Palette - P280|
(Black and pink dots with glossy finish)
I ordered this from Wild Peach Cosmetics on Facebook. It's the 'Black and Pink Dots (Glossy Finish)' personal palette. Now my single eyeshadows have a home! Yey :D
Next are some more things I was really excited to find - Essence products! Been hearing a lot about Essence lately. Imagine my surprise and excitement to see an Essence counter right in the middle of SM Fairview's Department Store beauty section!
|Essence Colour & Go nail polish in Absolutely Blue - P99|
Essence Colour & Go nail polish in Party Princess - P99
Essence Gel-Look Topcoat - P129
Essence Nail Art Express Dry Drops - P149
Essence Fix & Matte Translucent Loose Powder - P259
First thing I picked up was the Fix & Matte powder, which was recommended to me by my blogger friend Gie. Loving it so far! Great oil control power! Thanks, Gie! I also got a top coat, a couple of nail polishes and their 'dry drops,' which claimed to help nail polish dry in just seconds. Over-all, I'm happy with my first Essence purchase. Will tell you more about them in my future posts :)
Next are these basic brown eyeshadows from Pinkies Collection.
|Pinkies Collection eyeshadows in Skintone and Brown - P70 each|
There were no free single pots available that time, but I didn't mind because I now had my Wild Peach palette.
The next ones are repurchases. These are items that I loooove and have been repurchasing for years now.
|The Face Shop Base Coat - P95|
|Etude House Lip & Eye Makeup Remover - P198 (review here)|
Etude House Nail Polish Remover - P98 (review of old variant here)
Next is yet another something that I was so excited to get. I had been searching for a dupe of MAC's Expensive Pink eyeshadow. I Googled, of course, and came up with two choices - Wet N Wild Penny and NYX Wildflower. I chose to go with Penny because it's a closer match, and it's the one I was able to find more easily. I found it on eBay, and coincidentally it's being sold by one of my favorite eBay sellers, jnlink777. And you wouldn't believe how much I got it for!
Don't be fooled by its size in the photo, though. It's just a really small pan. Anyway, para hindi sayang ang shipping fee, I ordered a couple more items. These WNW Chrome polishes caught my attention. Naturally, I searched for swatches online first. I saw this post then immediately chose my favorites. I wanted to get all shades, but I managed to resist the temptation. Haha.
|Wet N Wild Chrome Nail Color in |
I Got a New Com-Pewter and Hog-Quartz School - P52.25 each
Look at those shade names :D
Next is this Girl Stuff nail polish that I got when I visited the Girl Stuff booth at SM Megamall.
|Girl Stuff nail polish in De Bronce - P100|
It's just a sheer neutral shade with a little twist :)
Then when I visited Landmark, I saw this makeup brush cup holder again after many months. Finally.
|Noconi makeup brush cup holder from Landmark - P309.75|
I wish there were more designs, though. Oh, and in case you're wondering, it's out of stock again last time I checked :/
Next are some gifts from my HBC family.
|Body Recipe Milk+ Body Wash - P100|
San San Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in Brown and Black - P85 each
San San Pressed Powder - P92
San San nail polishes in Purple Breeze, Lavender Blush and Warm Blue - ~P37 each
I chose to get a body wash (so far loving it), back-ups of their eyeliner pens, a pressed powder and nail polishes.
And as if those nail polishes weren't enough, I bought four more, plus a nail lightener/strengthener when I visited the Trinoma branch. I saw the San San holiday nail polish collection for the first time! (I know, right? Late much?!) Hindi ko kasi 'to naabutan nung ni-release sila late last year. Good thing they're still available at the Trino branch.
|San San Holiday Collection nail polishes in Purple Topaz, Midnight Opal and Velvety Garnet - ~P37 each|
San San nail polish in Purple Glam (2nd from the right) - ~P37
San San Lightening/Strengthening nail polish - ~P37
I also got some false lashes so I could practice my falsies application skills.
|San San false eyelashes - P20.75 each|
What I like about these lashes (aside from their price) is that they're not as long as most falsies. I prefer shorter ones like these because they look more natural on my small eyes.
And last but not the least are these samples that I got for free from Missha and Kiehl's.
I didn't expect to receive an email from Missha PH early that month saying that there's a surprise waiting for me. Apparently, they give their newsletter subscribers product samples on their birthdays. Cool! I didn't know about that when I signed up. The Kiehl's samples, on the other hand, I got for free from my BDJ planner coupon. Now I have lots of samples to try!
Aaaand that ends my huge May haul. I don't think I'll be buying nail polishes any time soon. Wait, scratch that. Because every time I say that, I end up buying even more. Haha.
I hope you stay tuned for swatches and reviews :)
Have you tried any of these products? Let me know your thoughts on them by commenting below, ok? :D