Things Happened. The Haul.

Like I mentioned in my previous post I had a little accident haul the other day and ended up buying some beauty products on impulsed. I went out of the house the other day to take my mind off something.

Actually, my Mommy was in surgery that day. She slipped and broke her arm a week and a half ago. She was cleared by her primary Doctor to have her surgery done that day.

Her surgery was scheduled at 2pm and the whole morning while waiting for time I was very nervous, anxious and jittery. I decided to leave the house and did some errands so I won’t feel tortured, you know the anguish of waiting. I needed to get out of the house until she will be wheeled inside the operating room.

I normally don’t walk around malls. If ever I go I usually just pick up what I want then leave. But after picking up something in National Bookstore I decided to walk to Healthy Options the one inside Rustan’s Grocery to waste time. It was not really a long walk. I told the driver to park in Rustan’s after he dropped me off in National Bookstore.

Right before going inside Rustan’s I passed by that area where all the high end make up brands are lined up. I decided to go in each store and did some swatches and check what they had. As what I expected they were not up to date with their stocks. It’s so frustrating.

I spent like an hour and a half going in and out all the stores there until my sister texted me and sent me a picture of Mommy being wheeled to the operating room. My heart twitched and my knees melted. I’ve never seen my Mom like that. The last time she was hospitalized and had an operation was when she gave birth to our youngest thru C section. I am not use to seeing her like this.

I wrapped things up and hurriedly went home. The operation was suppose to be for 2 hours only but it took longer cause the doctors decided to put a plate on the part of her arm that broke. I was in constant touch with my sister and my brother while she was inside the operating room updating me. The only time I was able to relax was when she was brought to the recovery room. And I felt so much better.

My Mom is okay now. She’s no longer in pain and she’s checking out today already. I’ll be visiting her soon and Claudia wants to come with me. So, I should be visiting her during Claudia’s semestral break.

I was suppose to go home for her surgery but something came up last minute and I had to cancel my trip.

Thank you God for her successful operation.

Let’s get on with my “accidental” haul. Please bear in mind that I wasn’t exactly myself that day. I just picked up stuff without thinking.


Eye Shadow Palettes:

Nude Smoky Eye Palette | Enlightenment Eye & Cheek Palette | Petite Baked Eye Colour Bonbons – Multi Finish Bronze Trio


Caviar Stick Eye Colour And Brow Definer

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Cocoa, Copper & Surnished Bronze | Laura Mercier Brow Definer Gel definition in Soft

I love the packaging of the new Caviar Stick Eye. It feels so luxurious.

Look at the colors! I’m so excited to use this. I have the older Caviar eye stick and I like the way that it glides when you apply it. That’s why I decided to pick up the new shades.


Laura Mercier Brow Definer Gel Definition in Soft

I am currently using the Nars gel liner and I like it. I’ll try this one from Laura Mercier. This shade is dark brown. I’ve always wanted to get a brown gel liner cause sometimes when I want light make up I use brown liner.

The sales assistant in Laura Mercier, Jules, gave me so many giveaways. Among all the stores that I went to Laura Mercier is the one that’s so generous with their giveaways. These are what they gave me:

Laura Mercier Camouflage Powder Brush | Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer spf 20 | Undercover Pot 3: 1. Secret Camouflage Correcteur 2. Secret Concealer 3. Loose Setting Powder | Liquid Fondation in a Pot | laura Mercier Sponge | Laura Mercier Flawless Skin repair Serum | Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Tone Perfecting Eye Gel
Undercover Pot 3: 1. Secret Camouflage Correcteur 2. Secret Concealer 3. Loose Setting Powder

Yay, I love this! The concealer came with a setting Powder. I can’t wait to try this.



Powder Blush in Sheertone Blush | Powder Blush in Taupe | MAC Mineralize Blush Love Joy | MAC Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul | MAC Lip Pencil in Chicory & Boldly Bare | MAC Pro Long wear Lip Pencil in Bespoken For | MAC Cremestick Liner in Cream O’Spice | MAC Matte Lipstick in Sin | Matte Lipstick in Styled In Sepia
Powder Blush in Taupe | Powder Blush in Sheer tone / Mineralize Blush in Love Joy | Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul
Lip Pencil in Chicory | Lip Pencil in Boldly Bare
Pro Long Wear Lip Pencil in Bespoken For
Cremestick Liner in Cream O’Spice
Matte Lipstick in Styled In Sepia | Matte Lipstick in Sin

MAC didn’t give me any giveaway and samples.



Yachiyo Kabuki Brush | Nars Lip Gloss in Stolen Kisses | Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Het Loo | Nars Lip Gloss in Coup De Coeur 1650 | Larger Than Life Long Wear Eyeliner | Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien 3837 | Nars Highlighting Blush Powder in Satellite Of Love
Yachiyo Kabuki Brush

I love the Nars make up brushes. I have their Ita kabuki brush for contouring and I really like it. I use it a lot. And this Yachiyo Kabuki Brush is for highlights. I can’t wait to use this!

Nars Lip Gloss in Stolen Kisses | Nars Lip Gloss in Coup De Coeur 1650
Satin Lip Pencil in Het Loo
Nars Highlighting Blush Powder in Satellite Of Love

NARS also gave me some samples:

Larger Than Life Long Wear Eyeliner | Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien 3837

Yay! They gave me a sample of their waterproof eyeliner.



Big Easy Liquid Of Powder | High Beam Luminescent Complexion Enhancer | Gimme Brow – Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel | Hoola Bronzer

I decided to get the regular sizes of Big Easy and High Beam already. I used the sample sizes that I got from Sephora last summer and I really like it.

I heard good reviews of Gimme Brow. I hope it will really give me thicker brows. Or the illusion of thick brows.

The Hoola Bronzer is already a re-purchased. I bought my first Hoola Bronzer in Hongkong a few years ago. The time when Claudia & me went crazy in the Benefit counter in Ocean Terminal.

These are the giveaways Benefit gave me. A make up bag! Another make up bag. We can never have enough make up bags!

CollageAnd tons of product samples! Love it.

IMG_2922Not bad. I think I did good inspite of my state of mind that day.

I love the Laura Mercier eye shadow palettes.

Especially the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour.

And my MAC lip pencils.

And my Benefit Gimme Brow.

Actually, I love everything I got.

Have a fabulous week end everyone!


  • Wild!!! Crazy!!! I love it!!!!! 😍😍😍
    Get well soon mom of ms. Tina!

  • I live for giveaways! I just love them. They make me a loyal customer as I keep going back to buy more. Laura, Mac, Nars, Benefit – I use them too. Great products. Bobbi Brown has a lot of wonderful products too and equally wonderful giveaways. It’s just across Nars 😊

  • Haul kung sa haul. Haha. Fabulous loot, Ms. T. I’m loving everything I’ve tried from Laura Mercier. The translucent setting powder and tinted moisturizer are both amazing. I’m considering the caviar sticks because I like having a one-color shadow for days when I’m not in the mood to blend so many shades together. I just have reservations because I might experience creasing on oily lids… Hope that’s not the case.

    • I’ve tried the caviar stick it didn’t crease on me. There’s new colors out now and they’re all nice. You better buy now cos it’s going so fast! There’s one color there that I love but it was out of stock already!

      I love eye shadow stick too esp. when I’m tamad. It’s so easy to use!

    • You might want to try putting on an eye primer first. Urban decay and Nars has the best primers. 😊

  • now, that’ s what i called a “haul”! great products you got there ms.T! I’ve been a Mac lipstick holder a year ago but decided to end it earlier this year lol! You should try Nars’ deep throat and Orgasm blush! it will surely look great in your mestiza complexion!:-)

  • Im so happy your mom is feeling better! and im happy that is one less thing for you to worry about! πŸ™‚

    awesome haul! i love love love the mac blush in taupe. when im in a rush, ill use that to contour and as blush. i think mac discontinued taupe for a while and then re-released it w/ the artificially wild collection. i have 2 backups of this blush. πŸ˜€

    laura mercier has great stuff! i have 2 of her artist palette for eyes and the colors are just gorgeous and so buttery soft!. for holiday 2014, LM released an artist palette for eyes and cheek and im picking that up tomorrow from the Sephora near my house. πŸ˜€

    holiday makeup sets always get me bad! πŸ˜€

    • Thanks! My mom is feeling so much better now. And I am more relax. I was a wreck for 2 weeks cos she couldn’t be operated right away. Her doctor had to clear her first. She has diabetes. Good thing her operation was a success.

      That’s what we don’t have here the holiday sets in Sephora. ughhhhhhhh. I am drooling at the holiday set of Tarte!!!

      Actually, I will use Taupe to contour! hahahaha. I’ve never tried this shade. I love Warm Soul and Soft and Gentle. These are my 2 favorite blushes in MAC!

      I love LM’s eye shadows. You’re right they are so buttery and so pigmented. I love the Caviar Sticks! Esp. the new shades. I haven’t seen their artist palette yet! I’m sure it’s nice!


  • I love NARS orgasm but now I love Happy Skin’s blush. Have you checked out their kiosk inside Rustan’s? Proudly Pinoy brand and their products are really good.

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