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Thrift Haul #1

A lot of Filipinos, from lower to upper class, loves shopping at Ukay-Ukay stores (Thrift stores) because of the great bargains they could find like finding high end items, sometimes unused and still tagged. I remember spotting a Versace pants when I visited Magarbo. Unfortunately, the piece was small for me.

Last week, I went to Iloilo City and visited Magarbo to find clothes for work. Guess what I found? An unused and tagged Marks&Spencer  long-sleeved shirt for Php 100 only!  Such a steal! The store sells all their items for 100 bucks each. A little much for a thrifted  clothing though. The shirt has metallic gold detailing. 🙂

The following day was our market day because there was an ukay-ukay sale. Actually, it’s being held every week. I went to the market and browsed the area. Then I spotted a seller which sells tops for only Php 10 each. As a thrifty person, of course I did’t let the offer pass. I got 5 pieces but I gave one to my mother because it was big for me.

I wasn’t able to take a picture of the fourth shirt because it was on the laundry. 🙂 This last piece below was also bought on the same place but in another time. This was sold for 40 bucks only because my mother bargained the price. This is my favorite purchase! ❤

I’m happy with the items I got and really satisfied. Not all of my clothes are from Ukay-Ukay stores. Before I end this post, I will be sharing you some tips about thrifting.

  • Choose items which are in good condition and clean. Most stains cannot be removed so it’s safe to buy clean clothes.
  • Check the brands because you can jackpot signature pieces. Some of them are still tagged.
  • Dig and dig. That’s the biggest secret. 🙂
  • Before washing the clothes, soak them first in hot water with laundry soap/powder to remove bacteria and unpleasant smell.

Do you thrift clothes too? Where do you usually buy? Hit me a comment to answer. By the way, I have a personal blog, if you are interested visit: Circle Chick  Talk to you soon. Have a nice day! 😀


November 2011 Favorites + Small Haul

Hello there! I am apologizing for not posting this past month. As I have said before, I am busy with school and practicum. Today, I got the chance to post a blog so here I am.

Today, I will be posting about my November Favorites. There some products which I will not be including because they were mentioned in my August Favorites. I don’t want to be repetitive as much as possible. Click here to see the blog post. These products are still my favorites.

I will not be saying much about the products that I will be showing you since I don’t want to tire you with a long post. If you want a in-depth review with a certain product, please comment below. I will be starting with skincare.

1. Hortaleza, M.D. Acnesol Pimple Control 60mL

This is amazing for drying out pimples. It’s a life saver! Love it so much! This is actually my second bottle. I recommend this to everyone.

2. Revlon CustomeEyes Shadow & Liner (Naturally Glamorous)

This palette is great for everyday. It’s a like a mini dupe for the Naked Palette. The shadows are blendable and easy to work with. I checked the ingredients and I found out that this product is safe. It does not contain parabens.

3. elf   Studio Blush (Tickled Pink)

This blush is really sheer and I think that it won’t show up on medium to dark skin tones. I do like it because it gives a healthy natural pinkish glow. It’s not pigmented and it has micro glitters.

4. wet n wild ColorIcon Eyeshadow Single (Nutty)

This is one of the best eye shadows I own and I think it’s really unique. This is the only taupe eyeshadow I own but I am in love with it. This can be worn all-over the lid or just on the crease. I absolutely recommend this shadow!

5. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick (Rosedew)

I am really sorry for the bad lighting. This not a dark-colored lipstick. It’s more of a pink-coral-mango shade with gold glitters in a pearlish-frosted finish. It’s good for work. I recommend it.

6. Shirley May Love More Eau de Toilette Spray

OMG. This fragrance smells so good! It’s a mixture of citrus scent and sophistication. I cannot describe the scent, please forgive me. It’s something that you would wear on a dinner date.

7. lipice Lip Balm (Grape Blackcurrant)

Ummm.. It’s methol lip balm with a fruity scent. It’s effective for cracked lips. It’s amazing!

Those are my favorites. I hope you try some of them. Yesterday and today I was at Robinson’s mall. Last night, I bought a pair of shoes for my practicum. It’s a cute shoes with cute heels. I got this pair of shoes for Php 699.75 at the Department Store.

Today, I went back to the mall after my duty. While I was searching for a cute pair of earrings, I saw this and immediately fell in love with it. I decided to buys it because it is simply gorgeous and besides, I don’t have this type of earrings and it has blue accent. Blue is one of my favorite colors. I got this for Php 99.

So, that’s all guys. I hope you like the items that I bought. My next post will be about how I hang my scarves. Rating, liking and commenting is deeply appreciated. By the way, you can follow my blog if you have a WordPress account. If you don’t have a WP account, you can still subscribe at this blog through e-mail. There’s a box saying “subscribe” at the sidebar. You will get updated by receiving an e-mail about a my new post.

That’s  all for now. Thank you so much for reading this post and visiting my blog. Have a nice day! Bye! 🙂

Collective Haul Part 1 (Beauty Products)

Hello everyone! So, I have a collective haul. Okay. I confess that I bought 2 eye shadows and 1 corrector powder. I broke the rules on PTP. But, before you say anything I wanna say that I finished 2 items from my Project 10 Pan. It was the mascara and makeup remover and my eyeshadow will be done soon. I will be posting an update soon. Anyways, this haul will be divided into two parts since I got a lot of stuff. Mostly nail polish and accessories. The accessories, clothes and others will be posted on a different post. Please be reminded that I didn’t get this in one day. I am not reviewing anythings since this is a long post. I will be doing a separate review post if you want to. 😉

I bought all of this with my own money. No one paid me to show the products. I am apologizing in advance because my images are not in their best quality. My camera was not available so I used my mom’s phone. My phone’s camera has s horrible quality. Some images were taken from websites and I don’t claim any rights to them. I am crediting those sites.

Last week of March I went to Robinson’s Mall  Iloilo and I decided to buy a mascara since my mascara has dried already. *I only own one mascara. I went to HBC and headed to San San Cosmetics.  I decided to pick the Long Lash Waterproof Mascara.

No image available. I can’t even link the product because it’s not available on their site.

Then I picked up a soap from Body Recipe (still at HBC). Anyways, these brands that I am mentioning are only available at HBC stores. You cannot get them in other stores. Though you can buy them online. Click HBC Home of Beauty Exclusives.

Body Recipe Skin Lightening Body Bar

I bought not because I’m such a vain person that I want to be so fair. I bought this because I have skin pigmentation problem. I don’t have an even skin tone.

Then I went to their nail polish rack and I picked 3 nail polishes from San San. The colors that I picked up are not available in their site.

San San Nail Polish (Regular) in Warm Blue, Sea Green and Blue Sapphire

Then after a few days I went to SM Delgado. I bought some stuffs from Watsons for my personal needs such deodorants, napkins, etc. I am only going to show you the deodorant that I bought.

Nivea Extra Whitening Spray Deodorant

Btw, I’m not imitating Ingrid a.k.a misglamorazzi. I used this since December 2010 and this is my 4th bottle. As she said, this is only available in some Asian countries. This was exported from Thailand.

And then I picked up some nail polish again. They are from Caronia.

Caronia Nail Polish in Crystal (Frosted) and White Satin (Regular)

They look similar but in person they are not. Crystal is a sheer white polish with gold flexes. White Satin is just a regular white polish.

I also picked up an eyebrow trimmer from Nichido Cosmetics. I am really sorry again I forgot to take a picture of  it. Hehe. 🙂 I also picked up a pointed eyeshadow brush from Marionnaud.

Marionnaud Pointed Brush

This is not the exact name. Hehe. I’ll update this other times. Anyways, they don’t have a website.

I ran out of makeup remover and I used it in my Project 10 Pan so I picked up one. It’s also from Nichido Cosmetics.

Nichido Make-up Remover

I’ll do a review on this. That’s for sure. 😉

Just this Sunday I went to SM Manduriao. I did shop all by my self.  That was actually really boring. I waited for my cousin there for about 4 hours. I went crazy and bought a lot of stuff. Well some of those are clothes so they will be posted on another post.

So I went first to the Department store and I bought some empty small containers. I planned to visit Mom&Me Perfume Refilling and Cosmetic Station. They sell loose powders, correctors and shadows. They sell their stuffs  per gram and the container has a separate payment. I already knew about it so that’s why I bought the empty containers. I picked up 2 shadows and one corrector.

Shimmer Powder in Sunburst

Forgot the name. Duh, Hena!

Peach Corrector

After eating my snack I went to HBC (again). They have more products than the other branches. So I got lots of skin care stuffs and nail polish.

Hortaleza, M.D. Acnesol Pimple Control Soap

Body Recipe Eye Cream SPF 15

Body Recipe Skin Clarifying Facial Cleanser

This is not available at HBC’s site.

San San Eyeshadow Brush

This is not also available at their site.

Allue Glam Rock Nail Polish in Orange Jive

Allue Nail Polish in Pumpin’ Purple

Allue Glam Rock Nail Polish in Yellow Gig

Finally and lastly, I bought the infamous elf Mechanical Eyelash Curler. This product was on my wishlist and  now I got it. Yay!

elf Mechanical Eyelash Curler

So, those are all of the beauty stuffs I got these past few weeks. I hope I had not missed anything. Part 2 will be uploaded soon. I know this post is really long, I’m sorry for that. I forgot to post the prizes, I’m sorry again. If you have any questions feel free to ask. If you have any request, please put it on the requests’ page linked above. That’s all for now. Have a nice day everyone. Bye! ❤