Monday, December 11, 2017

Lash Lab Manila's Magnetic Mink Lashes

How I came about Lash Lab Manila's Magnetic Mink Lashes was not a dramatic story. I was just browsing my IG feed one night, and a sponsored ad of these magnetic lashes popped on my feed. Curious, I stalked their account on IG and ordered my very first pair in less than 5 minutes. The video made it look so easy, and I was instantly sold.
 

My order arrived the very next day after I paid for it via bank deposit. Shipping was impressively fast, but it had to be since the shipping fee was expensive at P155.


I've been thinking of buying magnetic lashes for the longest time, and the first pair I saw from another online store only had only half the length of the usual lash band. It's hard to explain, but it's like half the size/length of a normal fake eyelash, so it would only emphasize the outer corners of my eyes. I wanted my lashes to be full-on, so when I chanced upon a pair with a normal lash band length + 2 magnetic sides (one for the inner corner, and one for the outer corner), I purchased it immediately.
 

While the concept is nice, it was not easy to put these on during the first few tries. My natural lashes are very sparse, so the magnets barely had anything to cling on to. However, if you're used to it, you can put these on in seconds. As for the design, during the time of my purchase they only had #001 available, which resembled the typical lash extension length I used to have (based on the photos). However, upon using it, I am quite sure these aren't for everyday use. They're photogenic, but in person, I find these lashes too dramatic.

Two weeks after my purchase, they released 2 new designs: Natural and Dramatic. I'm so sad. Haha 😢😂


I think I would like my magnetic lashes more if only I had gotten the Natural design instead of #001. This pair is said to last for around 20 uses.

Price: P705 (P550 + P155 shipping fee)
Available at Lash Lab Manila

Are you also curious about magnetic lashes or will you just stick to the classic version? 😊

Love,
Helen

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

My Girly Sample Room Haul (Gluta-C, Belo Baby, and Femme)

Everytime I grab samples from Sample Room, I get too excited for them to arrive in the mail even though I know well exactly what's inside my package. 😂


What pushed me with this recent order was the full-sized tub of Gluta-C with Kojic Plus+ Shower Salt Scrub. I'm into salt scrubs so I got it ASAP.


Gluta-C with Kojic Plus+ Shower Salt Scrub comes in a huge sealed tub, but upon opening it I found it to not be as full as I expected. The salt settles to the bottom of the tub, while the liquid (kojic) floats on top, so you'd have to mix them first before using. I just use my finger to mix it, and when mixed together, the texture is just right. (Not too watery compared to my photo below.)


The salt scrub has a very gritty feel, and compared to other more expensive salt scrubs I've tried before, the salt of this scrub doesn't melt on my skin upon contact so it stays gritty all the way until rinsing time. It has a nice mild scent, and it feels more warming than cooling on the skin. It doesn't have any tingling or stinging sensation even with its kojic content. It's easy to rinse off, and upon rinsing, my skin feels unbelievable smooth! It's not drying, too. I'm just left with brighter and softer skin, and I like it.


This full-sized tub of Gluta-C with Kojic Plus+ Shower Salt Scrub is priced at P165, so this alone makes the P130 shipping fee worth it. But since I've been with Sample Room for years, I've got a few more points to spend on other samples. YAY! 😊

SRP: P165 


It's only now that I got to try Belo Baby Cologne, and I chose the Sweet Snuggle variant over Cool Drizzle (blue). Sweet Snuggle honestly smells too strong as a baby cologne, but the scent is perfect for girly girls and even adults. I transferred my cologne to an atomizer, and I like how this one doubles as a hand sanitizer. It leaves my hands softer thanks to its glycerin content. It's also free of parabens, phthalates, EDTA, and coloring agents, so it's definitely safe for babies.

SRP: P80
 

Last but not least is the Femme Travel Kit. I love using cotton pads to remove makeup and apply toner, so this one's definitely nice to have. Though it's called a travel kit, I find it bulky since you don't really bring 65 dual tip cotton buds when you travel, do you? But I find it useful on my dresser, since the cotton pads I buy usually just come in tube plastic bags and this one makes makeup removal and toner application a bit more fancy.

SRP: P58

Overall, I'm very happy with my latest haul from Sample Room. It's so girly and unintentionally color-coordinated. 😉

Grab free samples at SAMPLEROOM.PH, just pay for shipping! 💝

Love,
Helen


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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Christmas Sweets at S&R - Gift Suggestions Starting at P149!

I haven't been to S&R in ages, so it was a pleasant feeling to see a LOT of holiday-themed merchandise on the shelves. Allow me to share with you the interesting things I found today during my grocery run at S&R Congressional. 😉 If you see anything you like, better head there ASAP.

Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post. Haha 😜
 
Oreo Candy Canes (P189)

AKA the best thing to happen to candy canes! 💙
 
Hershey's Kisses Mint Truffle (P299)

I've been buying this every December since 2009! 😍 However, I got it at a cheaper price at Lucky Chinatown Annex. If you can't be bothered with the Binondo traffic, buy it from S&R instead.
 
KitKat Mint Miniatures (P349)
 
M&M's Holiday Mint (P249)

Lahat ng mint gusto ko! HAHA 🙊
 
Mentos Choco & Caramel (P99)
Mentos Choco & Mint (P99)

My sister just bought me a Mentos Choco & Caramel roll from Thailand. I thought it was exclusively available in Thailand until I saw these! 😍😍😍 The Choco & Caramel variant is from Holland, while the Choco & Mint variant is from Russia.

Harry & David Peppermint Bark (P1,399)
Harry & David Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark (P1,399)

Expensive kaso peppermint so I included it narin. LOL
 
Krispy Kreme Coffee Thins in Original Glazed (P149)
Krispy Kreme Coffee Thins in Caramel Macchiato (P149)

Looks so good! 🍫 This one also has a caffeine kick!

Pepero Double Dip in Sweet Yogurt (P299)
Pepero Double Dip in Cafe Latte (P299)

HUGE boxes of Pepero - can't pick between yakult flavor or coffee! 😍 

Hershey's Kisses Giant 12oz (P899)
 
Look O Look Candy Cake (from P149 to P299)

Diabetes in the making but so cute!!!

IBC Root Beer 4s (P179)
Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer Non-Alcoholic 4s (P249)

I don't like softdrinks in general, but IBC is the BEST root beer I've ever tried. Butterscotch Beer here is cheaper than in Healthy Options. 
 
Jack Daniel's Liquor Chocolate Bar (P219)
 
Jack Daniel's Chocolate Tin (P599)

For the pabebe lasinggera in you. I want the chocolate tin version since it's made of dark chocolate with JD whiskey milk chocolate ganache! The chocolate bar version is milk chocolate with JD in syrup form (?) and it isn't too appetizing for me. These are nice gifts to give though! 
 
Hoegaarden Rose 6s (P589)
Hoegaarden Beer 4s (P389)
 
Hoegaarden Beer 6s w/ FREE Hoegaarden Glass (P584)

My favorite beer in the world! 😍😭

Hope you liked my S&R finds. Puede na ba kong maging buyer/personal shopper niyo? Hihi. I usually don't like receiving food as gift since I want to be able to keep a gift for a long time because of the sentimental value that comes with it, but these are nice exceptions. 😃

Love,
Helen

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