January 2014 Collective Haul
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this post, and let me know if you want me to review anything in particular though the comments below. I will also try to locate their prices, but if it’s not listed, please don’t be mad. It’s been a while since I’ve had these and it’s hard to keep track of receipts & prices especially when they’re bought individually.
Vidal Sassoon Premium Color Care Series
from Sample Room worth 500 points
I’ve mentioned these babies in my 2013 Faves: Hair, Body, Skincare Products post and having this in another haul post is seriously not a surprise. This is one of the most effective hair products that I have tried so far. It doesn’t make my hair feel dull and it makes my hair color look vibrant even though I haven’t retouched for months. I’m glad that I was able to get a hold of these babies before my VIP points were forfeited.
Céleteque Brightening Radiance Body Cream SPF 15 and
Céleteque DermoScience™ Acne Solutions Acne Spot Corrector Gel
Both from Sample Room;
Body Cream – worth 45 points; Corrector Gel worth 80 points
I love Celeteque products. They’re really helpful and at the same time affordable. They’re proof that a quality product doesn’t need to be expensive in order for you to love it or for it to work. I love their Acne Spot Corrector Gel, and I’ve also mentioned this in my 2013 faves. It’s brightens up my dark spots and gets rid of my pimples like ‘THAT’. The body cream, however, is quite moisturizing. I just have to get used to the smell, I guess.
Ponds Flawless White BB Cream & Chanel CC Cream
Ponds Flawless White BB Cream – PhP 149 (at SM Dept. Stores);
Chanel CC Cream – PhP 2,500 (Available at Sassyfabshop)
Okay, so before you go hysterical on me about how much the CC cream is, I just wanna tell you lovelies, that I didn’t buy that. It’s a gift from my good friend, Eunice (the owner of eauthentic). She used it maybe twice, but she’s not really a fan of makeup so she gave it to me. It was barely used when I got it, it’s still heavy so I’m so happy when I got it. Truth be told, I think this CC cream is meant for those with oily skin. This CC cream is a no-no for those with dry skin since this can settle to the fine lines/dry spots of your skin. You might need to exfoliate and/or moisturize prior to using this. With regard to the Pond’s BB Cream, however, I liked it. It’s petite, good enough for traveling (provided that you include the box, since the nozzle can sometimes be messy) and testing the product. I like it. It has a nice coverage and it matches my skin tone pretty well. Will do an in depth review about this product in our drugstore/budget-friendly series.
Ellana Minerals Cosmetics
All from Ellana Minerals Cosmetics
(Clockwise) Silver Makeup Pouch, Chai Tea Latte Pressed Mineral Foundation* – PhP 650;
Pressed Mineral Blush Duo in ‘Kitten/Peach Passion’* – PhP 450;
Eyebrow/Eyeshadow Quad in ‘Beloved, Intense, Wish & Hush* -PhP 350; Sheer Velvet Mineral Finishing Powder
Recently, my co-bloggers and I were invited to attend the Ellana’s Beauty Advocate event, wherein we were given the opportunity to earn through our blogs via the Ellana affiliate program. Not only did we learned a couple of things during the said event, but we really had fun. These were our parting gifts, and of course, you’re going to see more of these products in my blog. I’ll be reviewing them soon, and I really can’t wait to use them.
Bought From Carefreeshopper & Make Up Hup
(L-R) Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (Carefreeshopper) – PhP 450;
Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain in ‘Sweet Pink’ (Carefreeshopper) – PhP 285;
Lime Crime Velvetines in Pink Velvet (Make Up Hub) – PhP 950
Shu Uemura Heart & Flower Murakami S Curler (From Carefreeshoper but no longer available) – PhP 1,300
So when I was a bit lazy to go malling (yeah, that happened), I got these instead. Also, I got these when some advertisers renew their contract. And since they paid via paypal, I got a bit lazy to withdraw them via EON since it wasn’t that big, all of these items were bought separately and individually, just to make it clear. My favorite out of all the four item you see in that photo, is the miracle complexion sponge. It’s VERY similar to beauty blender, only cheaper. (I wouldn’t say DUPE, because they’re still a bit different in terms of finish and coverage, but yeah, still VERY SIMILAR)
(Clockwise) ELF Matte Lip Color in ‘Tea Rose’ (PhP 250); Fashion 21 Single Blush-on M01 (Tomato) & M02 (Cocoa) (PhP 140); Essence I Rock Gloss Eye Pencil; Essence Super Fine Eyeliner Pen; Maybelline Lip Polish in Glam 5 - PhP 375; Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo - PhP 300+
Well, as you may already know, we have a ton of new makeup products available at the drugstore and as soon as I was available to finally go shopping, I picked up a few. I got the 2 new single blushers from Fashion 21, and just as I was about to go make my rounds, I noticed that Maybelline now has the famous Color Tattoos! Yay! Only, I believe we only have five or six shades available here. I hope they carry more. Now, we need to have those master highlights! And L’oreal! Please carry those infalliable eyeshadows here in our country, pretty please?! Lol. Anyway, stay tuned for more drugstore/budget-friendly makeup reviews.
The Cream Factory Scrub-In-A-Tub
Available in Beauty Bar, Landmark Department Stores, SM Hypermarket, BDJ Shop, Glamourbox Shop
The Cream Factory announced recently that they will be needing 10 real users to review their new product which is the Scrub-In-A-Tub. Without hesitation, I joined. I knew that if I LOVED their bath creams, without a doubt, I’m going to fall head over heels for this one. Luckily, I was one of the chosen users to review their product, and I got mine in Cinnamon. The moment I received mine, I immediately (IMMEDIATELY) used it. I took a bath and indulged with this one and my TCF bath cream. I can’t get enough of this one. I think it took me more than 30 minutes at the shower. Good thing I was able to help myself because I think I did some damage at my tub. Tsk tsk. So, get ready for a weekly rave about this one.
So those are all of the items I got the past month. So far, I’m happy with my purchases, and I really can’t wait to share with you my in depth thoughts about them. Let me know if you want me to review something in specific, or if you have questions regarding a particular product, then just comment down below. I’ll be happy to answer them. Just please be patient, though.
How about you? What makeup/beauty product did you buy last month? Share your thoughts through the comments below. See you on my next post! (and that’ll be my faves!)
*Affiliate Links. Getting your products from the links provided will get you 5% discount but will also allow me to earn from the said website. Please be advised, however, that everything written in here regarding those products are purely my own unbiased, opinion. If you feel uncomfortable getting your products via those links, feel free to go directly to ellanaminerals.com. No hard feelings