Thursday, January 28, 2010

Etude House BB Magic Pact

I've never used a Pact or any other foundation in compacts before.  The BB Magic Pact is the first time I used one.  I got this on my 2nd Etude House haul in a previous post.  It costs Php 678 and they come in 2 shades, #1 and #2.  I got #2 which is darker of the 2.

The box is pretty in a holographic sort of way.  Really eye-catching.  Too bad most of the info is written in Korean.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

My Blog Sale

My first Blog Sale!!!

I have too many cosmetics that I don't use.  I hope they go to a good home.  Please adopt them. Thanks!

This is only Part 1 of the sale.  I still have to go through my stash for other items.

Conditions when buying:

1.  Local buyers only (within the Phils.)
2. For shipping only. I use Xend for Metro Manila shipping.  Buyer shoulders shipping unless "free ship" is indicated. Those who purchase P500 and above get Free shipping.
3. BPI deposit or GCash accepted.
4. All packages will come with a free sample of Eyeko Cream in a clam-shell type of packaging (your choice of Original or Tinted) and a mineral eyeshadow or blush in baggie (your choice and your preferred shade).
5. Please leave a comment including your email address to reserve yours.  First come, first served.   Reservation is good for 3 days only. Payment must be made within the 3 days.
6. No joy reservers or bogus buyers please.

Neutrogena Wave- SOLD
P350 (orig. price P575)
includes box, 10 pads (I used the 4 pads), battery

Etude House Haul #2

I was able to go back to Mega Mall yesterday (after pleading my case with hubby because he hates going to Mega Mall), wahoo!

Etude House still had a lot of items out of stock but I was able to get some of those on my list.  I literally had a list which the SA looked at to help me find them.    Good thing they were more attentive to their customers and they greeted me with "Hi, Princess!" when I went in the store, LOL!

This is my haul:

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

OPI Holiday Glow

OPI's Holiday Glow.

This one is pretty in the bottle but it didn't wow me on my toes.  It looked like my other brown shimmer polishes.  No application problems though.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

NOTD: Orly Pixie Dust

My polish during the New Year.  I forgot to post this.  It's Orly's Pixie Dust.

Edit to add:

This photo was taken after 1 week of applying the polish.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Coming Soon!

So what am I excited about? New products, of course.  I just made another haul today from and I'll get my loot mid-February when my cousin gets here from the US.  What did I get?

I got 2 products from their new line, Fresh  Minerals:

Pressed Mineral Powder in Shangrila

Friday, January 15, 2010

Starbucks Flavored Syrup

Last Christmas was another round of Starbucks' yearly race for stickers to be able to get their planner.  I for one never joined that race because I don't use one.  Last year though, I was able to get one but I gave it to hubby instead.

I drink coffee but regular instant or 3-in-1's are okay with me.  Starbucks is an occasional treat and their smallest size (tall) is hard for me to finish.  Imagine having to spend so much just to get that many stickers in just a few short weeks, ugh! My only solace was that it was my favorite Toffee Nut Latte that I needed to get (or the Frap version since I got my wisdom tooth pulled out and couldn't eat or drink anything hot) that comes out only during the holidays.  I got so sick of Starbucks that I rejoiced when I filled up the card and got the planner.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Etude House Speedy Total Mineral Base

One of the products I got from Etude House is their Speedy Total Mineral Base.  It costs Php 578 for the 50ml. tube.  This is a 3-in-1 product because it is a sunblock, a makeup base and a foundation.  It is NOT a BB Cream because it doesn't contain any skin improving properties.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint in Pink

One of Etude House's more popular products is their Fresh Cherry Tint.  They have 3 shades (Red, Pink and Peach/Orange).  I got mine from a co-GTer last December even before Etude House opened shop.  Price was inexpensive too but I don't remember exactly how much.

This is the Fresh Cherry Tint in Pink:

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Etude House Haul

Last week I was able to go to the newly-opened Etude House store in Mega Mall.  This is one of Korea's premiere brands for skincare and makeup and we in Manila are so lucky that they have opened a branch here.  Next branch is in Festival Mall in the south, I believe.

The best thing is their prices!  Unlike other Korean brands (Skin Food, ehem-ehem) Etude House has kept their prices affordable for all the kikays out there.  They are in fact cheaper than resellers or those who offer pre-orders at Multiply.  Hurray!!!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Comments gone...

I guess Haloscan deleted all my 800++ comments for all my posts...*sniff*

I do have them exported in a file but Blogger won't let me import it into my blog.

Can anyone help?

Friday, January 8, 2010

Uh, I'm Still Alive!

Sorry haven't blogged in a while.  The holidays were pretty busy and little ole' me just wanted to veg around and eat and ... go shopping, what else!

Shopping mostly online from (got a bag for me and shoes for DD), Bath & Body Works (semi-annual sale!), (got myself a Longchamp Le Pliage in Bilberry!!!) and some other mineral makeup stores.  I also was able to go to the newly opened Etude House here in Manila and got a few things which I will post soon.

Actually, I still have sooo much to review and post, all of which are in draft form since last year but just don't have the inspiration to write as of yet.  Also Haloscan commenting still has been bugging me and I don't have a solution to it yet.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Hairinmanila Contest!

An exciting new contest to kick off the New Year!

Link here:

The prize is a box that contains mini sizes of every Kerastase shampoo, masque, conditioner and treatment that was ever released.  So exciting!

Contest ends Jan. 8, 2009 and is open to everyone.

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year Greetings

To all of you!

I hope we all have a bright
and prosperous year ahead of us.

Thank you for reading Not Just Minerals!

**photo credit: photon bomb of Flickr.