Mothercare Philippines: The Worst Store to have Your Baby Gift Registry

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If you have a baby on the way and will have your baby shower soon, do not have your baby registry at Mothercare Philippines.
Mothercare Philippines: The Worst Store to have Your Baby Gift Registry
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Things to Note When You Avail of Free International Shipping from Online Stores Abroad

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Remember my Colourpop Lippie Stix post two years ago? I got a lot of private messages asking me how I managed to have those lippie stix delivered to my home address as they didn't offer international shipping back then. My only trick then was having the items delivered to our home address in California then brought it back with us to Manila.

But last year, Colourpop began offering free international shipping! I was tempted to order and try their international shipping but the thought of dealing with Customs, their absurd additional taxes , and the emotional roller coaster of thinking whether the package got lost in transit made me dismiss the idea.

BUUUUUUT! I couldn't resist the Black Friday sale. So I gave in. I cancelled my trip to the US this year for medical reasons so there is really no other way for me but to try they international shipping. Bahala na in dealing with the local post office and Customs.

DISCLAIMER: everything is based from my experience with International Shipping so please spare me your hanash if your experience is different from mine.

Be Confidently Beautiful for the holidays with Strip's Mulled Wine Wax*

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Thinking of going on a trip for the holidays? Get into the spirit of the season and make sure you stay confidently beautiful enough to bare wherever you go with STRIP’s limited edition Mulled Wine Wax.

Following the same well-loved formula that STRIP has been known for, the limited edition Mulled Wine Wax is perfect for those who are thinking of getting Brazilian or Boyzilian for the first time. It’s infused with the warm and festive scent of red wine, orange, cloves, and cinnamon, which is sure to get you into a holiday mood.

Packed with the healing effects of aloe vera and chamomile, STRIP’s waxes are known for significantly reducing any discomfort that is often associated with waxing, making it ideal for use on sensitive areas. In addition, it also helps keep waxed areas well-hydrated, and even brightens it with regular use.

Here’s the best part—as a special holiday promotion, everyone can enjoy Brazilian Waxing using the limited-edition Mulled Wine Wax for only Php1798.00 and Underarm Waxing for Php798.00 until March 2017.

STRIP currently has three locations in the Philippines, including Serendra, Greenbelt 5 and Mega Fashion Hall. For more information, you may visit or send an email to You may also follow

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Maybelline introduces its fiercest, easy to use eyeliner yet – the Hyperink Liquid Liner

Manila, 2017 – Get that instantly fierce eye makeup look with just one stroke! Long-lasting, smudgeproof, easy-to-use and the blackest of black eyeliners is now available to Filipinas, thanks to our most-loved makeup brand, Maybelline New York. Introducing the new Maybelline Hyperink Liquid Liner

Step up your game and fierce it up with your eyes- nothing says bold and confident like a good eyeliner. Easily fierce it up at work during the day by lining your eyes with a simple and sophisticated eyeliner look. Then party hard at night with a bold and sexy winged liner. 

Hyperink’s superior formula guarantees all-day, smudgeproof wear – no need to stress about your liner fading or making a mess. It stays on perfectly all day and all night.

Its uniquely structured flexi-cushion tip gives you extreme control, while its ink finishes in film-like format making it easy to remove and the perfect eyeliner for all the busy girls out there: easy to apply, long-wearing yet easy to use and remove. 

Showcasing the infinite eye makeup looks that can be achieved using Hyperink, sought-after celebrity makeup artist, Jigs Mayuga demonstrated natural, winged and graphic eyeliner styles. “I love the fact that Hyperink has an intense black color payoff and is extremely long-wearing. Perfect to make sure you look fierce throughout the day and all night long,” shared Mayuga.

So girls, it’s time to say goodbye to your pencil eyeliners and get inked with Maybelline Hyperink Liquid Liner. It’s definitely the newest holy grail for all eyeliner fanatics. Get that fierce eye makeup look that you want for only P199 SRP.  

Products are exclusively imported and distributed by Maybelline New York and will be available nationwide in all Maybelline counters. For more information about Maybelline, please visit

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November-December 2016's Commenter of the Month and What's In Store For January-February 2017's Commenter of the Month!

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2016 went by so quickly! I still feel like it's 2016!

Gotta adjust to this new year as there are a lot of new amazing things ahead! For the blog, the next Commenter of the Month will this complete skincare line from Proud Mary!

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For Nov-Dec 2016's Commenter of the Month, the winner is:

Da Dominguez

Congratulations on winning the loot above! Please e-mail your full name, shipping address, and mobile number at with subject Nov-Dec 2016's Commenter of the Month. If I don't receive an email by Jan 31, I will be giving this loot to Jan-Feb's Commenter of the Month!

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