I went home from an exhausting trip to the mall all excited to blog, but lo and behold, we have no internet! So here I am typing my heart out in notepad and saving the upload part for later. The rather poor service of PLDT couldn’t dampen my spirits though. I am in such a post-dork-shopping-frenzy-state with all the books my dad and I bought at Chapters and Pages! I am too lazy to enumerate the titles, so just look at the photo below for details.
Great stuff for Php 49.50 ($1) each, yes? Pre-loved books are love!
A trip to the mall wouldn't be complete without visiting the bath and beauty department. Although I have enough products to last me a year, I just couldn't resist the temptation of trying out new products every now and then. For this trip to the mall, I got the following:
Likas Papaya soap, Pond's Flawless White sunblock, Carmex lip balm, generic shower cap and Olay Natural White cream
I have had terrible experiences with Pond’s (breakouts!) and Olay (oil depot on my face with their tinted moisturizer), but I was in a very forgiving mood a while ago so i decided to give these brands another shot. I know it's beneficial to wear sunblock all the time even when it's not the summer season, but I just couldn’t find the perfect SPF that would not break me out. I'll be using the Olay whitening cream on my elbows, nape and knees anyway, so I guess my face won’t be in danger of an oil spill anytime soon. Heh.
I also bought a Carmex lip balm and Likas papaya soap because I read very good reviews about them in the internet. Carmex lip balm is rather smelly, but I'm loving its minty feel on my lips. I have never tried papaya soap before as I am quite satisfied with my skin color. However, I’ve recently noticed that my arms look extremely dark compared to the rest of my body, so I figured that I might need some rescuing by a trusted brand of papaya soap.
Cute notebook by Yeah, Maybelline eye and lip make up remover and ELF Corrective Concealer Kit
I was attracted to the ELF Corrective Concealer Kit because of its packaging, which was classy for something worth Php 250 (around 5 dollars). I'm also hoping that it's a good dupe for Red Earth's All-In-One Concealer Kit, which I could not find anywhere these days.
I'm super excited to try my new stuff out! I'll post some reviews when I have the time.