Cosmetic Haul

As promised here it is.

I don’t normally shop here in Manila we usually shop abroad. But of course I can’t help it sometimes when I go to the malls I randomly pick up things I like.

But when it comes to cosmetics especially the high end ones I buy abroad or online. Except the drugstore brands. But even the drugstore brands I like buying abroad because they have more choices and they’re complete. You can leave me in CVS, Duane Reade, Walmart & Target all day and I’ll be in heaven!

This is my very first time to buy cosmetics in Rustan’s. I was waiting for Vito to finish buying things that he needed to bring back to Vancouver. While waiting I went around the cosmetic counters just to check it out.

To cut to the chase, here are some of the cosmetics I hauled in Rustan’s.

Left to right: Lift Lumière | Ombre Essentielle | Joues Contraste | Les 4 Ombres | Les Tissages De Chanel | Poudre Universelle Libre
Lift Lumière. Smoothing and rejuvenating eye contour concealer in 10 beige lumière
Ombre Essentielle. Soft touch eyeshadow in 101 Gri Gri
Joues Contraste Powder blush in 84 Accent
Les 4 Ombres Quadra eye shadow in 36 Intuition. A few weeks ago I bought the Les 4 Ombres limited edition in 226 Tissè Rivoli abroad. Both palettes are similar in shades.
Poudre Universelle Libre Natural finish loose powder in 20 Clair – Translucent 1
Base Hydra Lumière | Ombre Essentielle
Base Hydra Lumière. Age defying moist glow base with SPF 30  |  Ombre Essentielle soft eyeshadow in 83 Slate
Levres Scintillantes  |  Rouge Allure  | Rouge Coco Chine  |  Rouge Coco Baume
Levres Scintillantes  Glossimer in 297 Sweet Beige  |  Rouge Allure Luminous Intense  Lip Color in 142 Charmeuse  |  Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in 48 Èvasion  |  Rouge Coco Baume hydrating conditioning lip balm

If I bought this much products in Sephora I would have gotten some points and some giveaways. And a big discount cause I have a Sephora VIB card. Or free shipping if I ordered online.

We went over to the Clinique counter cause Vito needed some skin care products. Then I saw some items of Clinique that I have been wanting to get.

Left to right: Clinique Self Sun body tinted Lotion  |  Clinique Self Sun Face tinted lotion  | Clinique Chubby stick Intense  |  Chubby Stick shadow tint for eyes  |  Chubby Stick shadow tint for eyes  |  Chubby Stick moisturizing lip color balm  |  Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara


Like this Mascara for the bottom lashes

Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara

So cute! It looks like a baby mascara. It is only Clinique that I know of who has bottom lash mascara.

I also pick up their Chubby sticks moisturizing lip colour balm and cubby sticks shadow tint for eyes that I have been wanting to try.

Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in 01 Curviest Caramel  |  Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in 09 Heaping Hazelnut
Clinique Shadow Tint for Eyes in 09 Lavish Lilac  |  Clinique Shadow Tint for Eyes in 03 Fuller Fudge

And…. I don’t know what’s gotten into me but I bought sun tan lotion for face and body.

All summer my kids have been going to the beach a lot and I am the only one pale. All of them have really nice tan. The last time I was in the beach was when I went to Hawaii early this year and I really miss my tan. I want to go back to this color!

img_3510So, I picked up these.

Clinique Self  Sun Body Tinted Lotion  |  Clinique Self Sun Face Tinted Lotion

I’ll give this a try. The sales girl said it takes a week to see the result. After a week I will be tan already!

Unlike Chanel Clinique gave me a giveaway. A small make up bag and some sample size products!

IMG_2008 IMG_2011Yay!

I have been looking for this brand The Balm since last year. I couldn’t find it in Sephora. I think you can get this brand in ULTA or selected Drugstores in the States or online. This week end I found it. Right in the heart of Makati.

I went crazy and bought a lot. That will be a separate haul. So, watch out for it!

Have a great week ahead.

And remember: “anyone who takes the time to be kind is beautiful.”



  • Ms. Tina, Would you be writing a post on the step by step process in applying the self-tanner? I’ve always wanted to try but have fears that the resulting color would be uneven.

    • Hi, Sam!

      Sure. I’ll see if I can do it step by step. It takes a week daw to take effect. It’s not like the usual fake tanner like the St. Tropez, etc. where it is so tedious to do and very scary cos if you don’t apply it well it will come out blotches and uneven on your skin. Altho’ it takes effect after a few hours when you apply it.
      This one that I bought is a lotion and you can build it up.
      And it takes a week before you see the result.
      But sure I will post and blog about it.

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