All posts tagged: philippines

Unboxing Video: Glamourbox March 2013

So, I managed to get a Glamourbox subscription for March 2013. It’s one of those things that gets sold out so quickly that you need to get on board for the next time they roll out products. And it’s weird, because you don’t even know what you’re going to get, since subscription boxes—at least the meh ones—tend to be inconsistent. Anyway, that’s how marketing works, I guess. Included in this month’s box are, roughly, the ff. items: Eye of Horus Eyeliner, which I liked a lot Pevonia sample Heynature BB Cream sachets (4) Heynature Brightening Gel sachet (1) YSL Saharienne perfume sample Ralph Lauren Big Pony 3 perfume sample Avon Skin So Soft Hand and Body Lotion, mini bottle (2) In case you didn’t know, Glamourbox costs Php 595 a month. Theoretically, this is a great deal because you get a box sort of tailored for you, as the kind of person who signs up for surprise boxes. Some of the items are full-sized and cost much more than the subscription fee, but it’s often …

On Beauty Blogging: Thoughts & some of my new local favorites

Okay, this isn’t technically about beauty blogging. And if it were, I don’t know if I have anything of value to say on the matter, or if people would really care about my opinion on it. Yet, anyway. I do have a post on why I’ve ventured into the world of beauty blogging, which I wrote about two weeks into it. I started this blog in late October, after a weird new love for makeup. I say “weird” because it’s really not something that people, including myself, expected me to get into. I liked photography, books, art, and music. Which isn’t to say that you’re not allowed to like beauty and makeup, if you like those things. It also doesn’t mean that you’re not allowed to like those things if you are into beauty and makeup. In fact, most of the people I talk to about these “girly” things are some of the most intelligent people I know. I’m not trying to prove a point of the direct correlation type; what I’m trying to say …

Online Shopping from Manila: Tips & Tricks

I am an impulsive online shopper. I was never really one for shopping trips growing up, because it just seemed like such a hassle to haul myself over to the nearest sale. I do have an eye for bargains, though, and I have tried out several types of shipping methods, which I will share with you today. I consider myself pretty “learned” when it comes to these things, just because I’ve been lemming for things like hard-to-find books and music, even before I got into makeup. So, if you live in Manila and are currently jonesin’ for some items abroad, here are some tips I have for you. Philippine Postal Service You can always do it the old fashioned way and have your items sent through registered mail. The only thing that’s risky about this is that customs is inescapable. I’m happy to pay taxes if they weren’t derived arbitrarily, which they sometimes are. Since I live in the Quezon City area, that’s where my packages typically end up. The QC PO is usually good …

BDJ Box (January 2013)

So, the kind folks at BDJ Box sent over January 2013’s box and here’s a post on what’s inside. First, I must say that they are very speedy. I got this yesterday after providing my information the day before that. The box is smaller than what I thought it would be, from the pictures I’ve seen online. But, that doesn’t mean that it’s not super packed. Because it totally is. The January BDJ box also came with a steno dot grid (!!!) notebook. ❤ Here's an overview of what's inside: PROS: For Php 480 (!) a month, you get a lot of bang for your buck. There’s a a lot in here, both samples and full-sized products and coupons/vouchers. You get to try new things you would never think of picking up. You get introduced to new brands. Instead of spending G’s on new products, you spend Php 480 (!) for a chance to try out several kinds from a wide range of brands. Every month, you get something in the mail, which I like! …