Wednesday, 7 December 2011

On mail day and random snapshots

If you have been a reader of my blog for a long time already, you now would have known how much I enjoy receiving packages in the mail. I don’t really have the words for it, though. I just know that seeing that red LBC packaging waiting on my bed and the thrill of guessing what’s inside makes me happy. So anyway, three packages arrived in the mail today. Here are photos of what’s inside them! :)

From left to right: NYX round lipstick in Hot pink, Chic Red, Fig and Louisiana

The lipsticks I ordered from NYX Wholesale PH finally arrived today (I ordered them last November 4) I have to be honest though. I am kind of disappointed with them. First was because one tube wasn’t sealed. I opened it and saw moisture around the product. I do not know if this is normal due to our weather (please enlighten me) or it’s because someone might have opened it already. Second was because the lipsticks themselves break so easily. The shades don’t look anything like what they’re supposed to look like (with the exception of Chic Red, that is. It’s the only shade that I was mildly happy with) And I do not know if you notice, but the last two lipsticks aren’t the same size as the first two. They also have a different label. I was really eager for Louisiana and Hot pink too (I am in love with pink lipsticks) but they’re not as worst as Fig. Anyway, I really shouldn’t complain. You really can’t expect much from something that sells for 95 pesos a tube, right? I’m pretty sure I won’t be ordering round lipsticks from them again, though.

Edit: December 22, 2011

I got an e-mail from Grace T., the one who manages NyxWholesale.ph. She explained to me that the round lipsticks arrived as it is, some sealed, some are unsealed, and that they don’t open seals as well (except for big products like palettes to check its quality before ship out) Also, she said that Nyx has several manufacturers around the world and they have slight differences (that explains the different labels and sizes) Another was that as much as she wanted to carefully wrap packages for everyone to prevent instances of melted lipsticks, etc. our weather doesn’t permit perfect outcome all the time.

Thank you, Ms. Grace for enlightening me. Please understand that I am not here to ruin your business. I was just sharing my experience for the sake of my blog and to inform my readers.

To the rest of you guys, please view this post where I mentioned that “…I guess you just have to give them some time to “harden”…” Again, I am in no way targeting to ruin any business. I was only merely expressing my views as a blogger and a consumer based on the products I received. I apologize if I offended anybody with my statements.

Also, regarding my statement “I’m pretty sure I won’t be ordering round lipsticks from them again, though.” I’m going to eat my words because I would definitely repurchase Chic red. Loveliest shade of red ever! :)

Moving on, this pretty thing came in the mail too! I won this from Claire Voix’s giveaway. I am never (I repeat, never) lucky with these things, and I only joined the last minute, so expect my surprise when I saw Adly’s message telling me that I won! I cannot wait to use this. Thank you Adly (and for the birthday greeting as well!)

Most of you know how much of a sucker I am for handwritten notes. So you can just imagine how happy I got when Daphne of FBTL Manila sent me not only a belated happy birthday slash advanced Merry Christmas card, but also pretty items from her shop as well!

This is the cutest tote bag ever. I love the color, the pattern, the shape (they aren’t called Shapely totes for nothing) everything. But what I love the most is that I can bring this with me to school in case I need an emergency bag! And the best part is that you can get this for only 100 pesos each! You should get yours too! Functional, affordable and cute. I love it! :)

And as if that tote bag isn’t enough, these pretty trinkets came in the package as well. I currently have a shortage on rings (I’m currently investing on statement necklaces) and this anchor connector ring is just perfect. Spot the pretty earrings too!

Thank you, Daphne! You are the sweetest seller ever. :)

Anyway, click through to see some random snapshots from my mobile phone.

Click on read more to see the rest of the entry! :)

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#Claire Voix    #FBTL Manila    #gifts    #lipstick    #make up    #mobile cam shots    #school    #pamintang-durog    




Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Giveaway closed: December 17, 2011; 10pm
Giveaway Alert!

charleneajose x Mixologist Beauty x Bea Manzano

Hello guys! Do you remember this "Day to Night" make up tutorial I did with Bea Manzano? Well, Mixologist Beauty is giving my readers a chance to duplicate the looks Bea did on me by giving you guys all the make up products we used in the tutorial. And if that isn’t enough, our dear make up artist Bea Manzano of Make Me Color Up will also throw in a 5 piece brush set from Suesh too! Isn’t that awesome?
To give you an overview, here is the complete list of prizes:

1 Mineral Powder Foundation in Soft Earth (mirrored  sponge jar)
2 Blushes (Rouge Pinch and Peach Parfait)
1 mineral color corrector in Ray of  sunshine (loose)
1 mineral highlighter in All laced up
4 mineral eyeshadows in Violet soak, Terracotta, Picking peaches, and Brown delight.
2 mineral eyeliners in Brewing storm and Wet clay
1 baby kabuki brush
1 double tipped brush
Plus a 5 piece brush set from Suesh!

That’s 2000php+ make up products all in all!
Now I know you’re all excited, so here’s what you have to do.
Mechanics:
*You have to do all of the following in order for your entry to be valid. :)
1. Follow Charlene Ajose on Tumblr during the contest duration. 
2. Follow Bea Manzano on Tumblr.
3. Add Mixologist Beauty on Multiply. 
4. Follow Charlene Ajose on Twitter. 
5. Tweet this. Make sure to tweet the whole thing! :)
Win 2000php+ worth of make up products from Mixologist Beauty and a 5 piece brush set from Bea Manzano! http://bit.ly/tHfGH3 @charleneajose
6. Like Mixologist Beauty on Facebook
7. Like Charlene Ajose on Facebook
8. Reblog this post or re-post it in your blog.
9. Copy this statement and comment it to this photo. Then click the "share" button.
“I want to win 2000php+ worth of make up products from Mixologist Beauty plus a 5 piece brush set from Bea Manzano!”
10. Comment the following in the Disqus box found at the end of this post. Copy paste the following and please follow the format for both of our conveniences.

Complete Name:
E-mail address:
Location: (Example - Quezon City)
Link to Tweet: Link to your Tweet NOT to your Twitter account
Reblog/Re-post link: Link to your REBLOG/RE-POST NOT to your Tumblr/Blog account
Facebook Name:

And that’s it! :) Contest starts today, November 23, 2011 at 10pm and will end at 10pm on December 17, 2011. One winner will be chosen through random.org. Contest is open to Philippine residents only.
*P.S. Entries will be checked, so no cheaters please :)
Visit Mixologist Beauty now for your daily fix of freshly blended make up! Best of luck to everyone! :)

Giveaway closed: December 17, 2011; 10pm

Giveaway Alert!

charleneajose x Mixologist Beauty x Bea Manzano

Hello guys! Do you remember this "Day to Night" make up tutorial I did with Bea Manzano? Well, Mixologist Beauty is giving my readers a chance to duplicate the looks Bea did on me by giving you guys all the make up products we used in the tutorial. And if that isn’t enough, our dear make up artist Bea Manzano of Make Me Color Up will also throw in a 5 piece brush set from Suesh too! Isn’t that awesome?

To give you an overview, here is the complete list of prizes:

1 Mineral Powder Foundation in Soft Earth (mirrored sponge jar)

2 Blushes (Rouge Pinch and Peach Parfait)

1 mineral color corrector in Ray of sunshine (loose)

1 mineral highlighter in All laced up

4 mineral eyeshadows in Violet soak, Terracotta, Picking peaches, and Brown delight.

2 mineral eyeliners in Brewing storm and Wet clay

1 baby kabuki brush

1 double tipped brush

Plus a 5 piece brush set from Suesh!

That’s 2000php+ make up products all in all!

Now I know you’re all excited, so here’s what you have to do.

Mechanics:

*You have to do all of the following in order for your entry to be valid. :)

1. Follow Charlene Ajose on Tumblr during the contest duration. 

2. Follow Bea Manzano on Tumblr.

3. Add Mixologist Beauty on Multiply.

4. Follow Charlene Ajose on Twitter.

5. Tweet this. Make sure to tweet the whole thing! :)

Win 2000php+ worth of make up products from Mixologist Beauty and a 5 piece brush set from Bea Manzano! http://bit.ly/tHfGH3 @charleneajose

6. Like Mixologist Beauty on Facebook

7. Like Charlene Ajose on Facebook

8. Reblog this post or re-post it in your blog.

9. Copy this statement and comment it to this photo. Then click the "share" button.

“I want to win 2000php+ worth of make up products from Mixologist Beauty plus a 5 piece brush set from Bea Manzano!

10. Comment the following in the Disqus box found at the end of this post. Copy paste the following and please follow the format for both of our conveniences.

Complete Name:

E-mail address:

Location: (Example - Quezon City)

Link to Tweet: Link to your Tweet NOT to your Twitter account

Reblog/Re-post link: Link to your REBLOG/RE-POST NOT to your Tumblr/Blog account

Facebook Name:

And that’s it! :) Contest starts today, November 23, 2011 at 10pm and will end at 10pm on December 17, 2011. One winner will be chosen through random.org. Contest is open to Philippine residents only.

*P.S. Entries will be checked, so no cheaters please :)

Visit Mixologist Beauty now for your daily fix of freshly blended make up! Best of luck to everyone! :)

#giveaways    #Mixologist Beauty    #make up    #Bea Manzano    #beauty