Hey there! I just got back from the province yesterday and I’m pretty psyched to update my blog again. I have tons of things to share with you: product reviews, hauls, NOTD’s, giveaways and even new online shops to check out! Since I wasn’t able to blog about my haul last month, I’ll just start with that. Plus, I figured it will keep you guys busy while I type the reviews I wrote on my handy notebook while I was away. LOL! To begin, let me start off by saying that I really didn’t buy much during the past weeks. Why? Nothing, really. I just hate to see my new toys end up in boxes while our house is being renovated. I might as well postpone buying them. πŸ™‚ So yeah, most of the things here are gifted to me. Let’s start. πŸ˜€
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Pro Set Version 1
Carefreeshopper | Php 2,650
When Kim described OCC Lip Tars as the “most pigmented, smoothest, and most long-wearing lipsticks” (Read her review HERE), I just knew I have to get my hands on them. But OCC Lip Tars aren’t exactly cheap. Boo! Online shops usually sell them for Php 1000 per pop and I wasn’t planning on shelling out that much. Fairy Godmother (a.k.a BF) to the rescue, as always. I was so depressed when I saw that the set I was stalking was already sold out.. as it turns out, he already ordered the last set for me. 
*Cue “AWW” sound*
Candy-colored Swatch Watches
I love makeup, shoes and bags. Watches? Naahh, not that much. But I have to admit, Papa did great in picking out these colorful watches. They go well with any laid back outfit and they’re super vibrant – perfect for summer! <3

iWhite Korea Whitening Pack
I got this set the same time the prizes for my previous iWhite Korea giveaway arrived but I wasn’t able to post it. I’ve been using this since peel-off pack high school but I eventually stopped when I created this blog – not because it isn’t effective. I just felt the needed to try new things to be able to blog about more things. πŸ™‚ Oh! This set also came with another gift and a super adorable note! Look!
iWhite Korea Gluta Berry Soap
Ben Nye Neutral Set & Banana Luxury Powder
Beautyholic Manila | Php 450 & Php 800 respectively
I’ve always been curious about these powders but I couldn’t seem to justify spending that much for setting powders from a brand I know nothing about. Well, I’m pretty glad I didn’t buy them before because, to be honest, other online sellers are taking advantage of the hype and selling these for Php 800-1000+! Good thing I came across Beautyholic ManilaThe seller is super nice and easy to talk to. I can’t wait to buy from her again. <3
Celeteque Acne Solution & Nivea Sun Protect & Refresh Invisible Cooling Mist
Sample Room
Yehey! Another incredible find from Sample Room! Both products are just awesome. Thank you, Sample Room, for letting me know that these two products exist and that both are actually worth buying. I just emptied the Nivea aerosol sun block and I’m absolutely sure I’ll be buying another can. πŸ™‚
Hayan Korea BB Cream Mini, Brow Liner & Sun Block
Php 10, Php 54 & Php 282 respectively (40% off)

Of all the Korean brands trying to expand their market locally, Hayan Korea prolly is the most understated of them all. Maybe because the packaging looks serious and too grown up for our kawaii and girly taste? I dunno. But let’s see if they’re worth trying. I’ll keep you posted. πŸ˜‰

Lioele Pop Pinky Tint & Samples
This package just came in earlier while I was at my lola‘s house in Las Pinas. I’ve been loving the Poppy Tint mini that came with my Benefit Cosmetics Cabana Glama set and I’d like to see if this is a worthy dupe. I already road tested this earlier but I still can’t come up with a proper conclusion.. will have to try more it in the coming days/weeks before I let you know what I think about it. πŸ™‚
When tita ninang‘s partner briefly visited the Philippines, he brought with him tons of kikay things which I assume are for me. LOL! I didn’t really get the chance to meet him but Nanay came by our house after dropping him off the airport and she handed me a huge gray plastic. Here’s what’s inside:

Estee Lauder Makeup Bag
Estee Lauder Pouch
This is currently my everyday makeup case since the ELF one is too big for travel.
MAC Silver Pouch with Maroon Bead Handle and Interior
I honestly didn’t know MAC launched a collection like this.
And my favorite part, the skincare/makeup samples!
Estee Lauder
Quad Palette, Hydra Bright Cream, Lipstick, Mascara and Facial Foam
I had an Estee Lauder quad palette like this before but with different shades. I was so thrilled to see that a mascara was included. See that mascara there, my very first mascara was the same as that. I super love it! The wand becomes really narrow towards the tip; perfect for the lower lashes. As for the rest, you’ll just have to wait for my individual reviews. *wink
Clinique
Anti Oxidant Moisturizer, Dramatically Different Moisturizer, Body Butter, Facial Soar, Lipstick, Mascara and Clinique Happy Perfume Mini
As if the Clinique products tita ninang gave me last Christmas (Read more HERE) wasn’t enough, she still sent me more from the brand! And as of the beginning of summer, both my morning and evening skincare regimen are mainly composed of Clinique products! So far, I’m loving them. πŸ™‚ I’ll let you know how it turns out by the end of summer. πŸ™‚

Bobbi Brown Face Palette for the Eyes and Cheeks in Smoke
My first ever Bobbi Brown makeup came with a funny story.. you see, whenever I stay in Las Pinas, I always crash with my lola in her cozy room. I like rummaging through her things but never EVER do I voluntarily clean the room. Every once in a while, I find random things like this Bobbi Brown palette hidden in unexpected nooks of her room. So earlier I decided to post it on my personal Facebook account. As it turns out, tita ninang DID leave a couple of things behind before going back to NY. She hid them ever so tactfully just so I would be motivated to clean and move things around. LOL! And according to her, there are still A LOT to find. So let the scavenger hunt begin! LOL!
That’s about it for my kind-of “haul” post.
I’ll be editing my NOTD next so do come back in an hour? LOL!
See you on my next post! πŸ™‚