Shopper's Drug Mart Sale

I guess that I'll be breaking my promise not to buy any makeup until February 12th. SDM will be having a 30% off Gosh Cosmetics. I'll definitely be picking up some lipsticks and lipliners. I don't know what else I'll get to receive the $10 coupon.

They're also having a free $10 cosmetic coupon if you buy more than $30 worth of lip products.

So here's your chance to try Gosh Cosmetics! I can't wait for tomorrow!

*Offer valid January 24-25

BBR Moment

So my MAC counter finally got the BBR collection in today. So I went there to get my MSF and brush. I didn't end up getting the 226 brush because my blending brush from elf serves the same purpose already (and I am trying to save some money).

While I was trying the MSF's, I dropped the Redhead MSF and it shattered to pieces. I was so embarassed when I told the MAC MU, but she was sooo nice and she said that she'll replace it and thanked me for letting her know. I felt so relieved and I immediately took what I wanted, paid for it, and left.

I love the Blonde MSF, although I really liked the Brunette one too. The 165 is my first full-size MAC brush and it is so soft. I'm very very happy with it.

I promised myself that I won't buy any other makeup until the HK launch. Let's see if I remain true to my word.

HK Budget

What I'll probably get in the HK collection:

1 Beauty powder - $32

2 Blushes - $44

1 lipstick - $33

1 lipglass - $33

1 eyeshadow palette - $48

Brush collection - $58

So I'll probably spend around $250 with taxes. That's not bad because I won't be getting them all at the same time. I bet some of them will even be out of stock when I get there. =(

From the BBR collection:

Blonde MSF - $33.50

165 Brush - $41.00

226 Brush - $29.00

So that's about $115 with taxes. It's surprising because it's almost half of my HK budget and I wasn't even planning to buy anything from this collection, which makes it scary when I start reading reviews from HK.

Credit: Temptalia

January 2009 Favorites

Here are my favorites for this month.

Makeup Brands: MAC, Gosh Cosmetics
Moisturizer: Clinique's Dramatically Different Gel
Primer: Rimmel's Fix & Perfect
Foundation: MAC's Studio Fix
Blush: Estee Lauder's Nude Rose
Highlighter: Eyeko cream
Contour: MAC's wedge eyeshadow
Lipstick: MAC's slimshine in Bare
Lipgloss: MAC's lipglass in Love Nectar
Lipbalm: MAC's tinted lipbalm in Petting Pink
Eyeshadow Primer: MAC's Paint Pot in Soft Ochre
Palette: MAC's 2008 Holiday Smokey Eye Palette
Eyeshadow: MAC's Satin Taupe and Gold mode pigment
Eyeliner: Gosh's velvet touch eyeliner in Truly brown
Mascara: Cover Girl's Lash Blast (waterproof)

Makeup Therapy

I've been pretty sad these past few months so I've decided to take some makeup therapy. Shopping always makes a girl feel better.

I can't wait for MAC's Hello Kitty collection which will come up this February. This highly anticipated collection will surely make my wallet cry (and all other Hello Kitty fans'). Different from HK's regular cute look, this collection will feature a sleek and fashionable HK. There will also be a couture collection, which will be released on a later date. The compact which retails 90 USD will be laden with Swarovski crystals. Who wouldn't want a compact with crystals? But this is too far from my reach. I'll settle with the lip gloss that has a keychain with Swarovski crystal (28 USD).

I am saving up for this but the Brunette, Blonde, Redhead collection will make quite a dent on my wallet too. I'd love to get my hands on the limited edition brushes and one of the mineralized skin finishes. But this collection has not arrived at my nearest MAC counter yet. It is one week late already but I guess this is to my advantage so I can hold on to my money a little longer (not that there's any point in doing so). I phoned the counter and they said that it will be out on Monday. I guess I can always go to the MAC store but then I wouldn't be able to get The Bay points.

I'm glad that I didn't go to the States on December or else I wouldn't have any money for these collections. I'll be blogging about my BBR haul when I get it. Check back soon!

Credit: Temptalia

Mhaellix And Cosmetics

Hi everyone. I've been blogging on my Friendster account for a few months now, and I've realized that I really like to blog about makeup. So I've decided to make a separate blog exclusively for makeup which includes reviews, hauls, and maybe tutorials as I learn.

I've just started wearing makeup last year and by around June of 2008, I was totally hooked. I loved how it gave me the self confidence boost that I needed. I lost a lot of weight during 2007 and that helped me feel beautiful but I hated dressing up and as long as I've had a good shower, I couldn't care less what I look.

I have combination skin and I am super sensitive and acne prone. If I fall asleep without taking my makeup off, I suffer the consequences. So it takes me awhile to sleep because I have to finish my whole routine.

I love collecting stuff and makeup is now a part of it. I'll be posting soon again so please check back soon!