Sunday, December 14, 2014

Welcome (Me) Back Giveaway Winner

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Hello dearies!

This quick post will feature the winner of my Welcome Back Giveaway last month, which coincidentally, is also my birth month.

As before, I made use of Random.org's amazing tool and listed down the participant's names in the order of the posts they did.

Congratulations to....


Monday, November 10, 2014

Haul: SuperSale Bazaar November 2014 @ the World Trade Center + Me & U + Metro Find!

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Good evening lovelies! Just started with my new work today and it was... different. I guess one day wouldn't be enough to say how things will go, but I'm keeping my hopes and spirit high :)

Anyway, last 11/08/2014, my friend and I went to Super Sale Bazaar at the World Trade Center. I was quite disappointed at the number of booths, but somehow thankful as I wont hurt my wallet that much :P
Basically, I got a few items. This is just gonna be a quick haul post. More details after the break :)




Friday, November 07, 2014

Let's Crush that Clump! Review: Covergirl Clump Crusher

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Hi dearies!  I am quite giddy about this post because of how fascinated I am with this product. Without further adieu and useless whatnots, let's talk about Covergirl’s Clump Crusher by lashblast. More about the product after the break!


Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Beauty Haven: Purebeauty Mini-Haul + Review: Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipstick in Blushing Bali

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Good morning, Lovelies! (and Gents? hihihi)

I’ve been hearing (reading) about Purebeauty for a long time now, but haven’t had the chance to go shop there. However, just around a month ago while strolling around Glorietta (Yay freedom!:P) I happened to glance on the upper floor, and from where I was standing, I saw “PUREBEAUTY” in silver letters, so I thought “Ahh may Purebeauty pala dito sa Glorietta” because I only know of the Serendra branch. 

Some time later, Manila Shopper announced that there would be a Purebeauty sale. Being the bargain hunter that I am, I decided to go to that particular Glorietta branch with my colleague-slash-friend Abby (Hi Abby! :D) and to my surprise, it was no longer there! I believed I have entered the twilight zone! Hahaha. We googled the Makati branch and found out that Purebeauty Glorietta was housed in Beauty Cocktails. 

Really, until now, I don’t know what happened back then. O__O

And so, upon visiting Beauty Cocktails, of course... I wasn't able to resist going out of the store without buying anything! Oh no, please don't judge me. The items I bought are quite steals, I promise! :) More details after the break!


Monday, November 03, 2014

Review: Snoe's Delish Magic Apple Whitening S-Rub

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Hello Lovelies! After a two year-long hiatus, tt's back to business for me and my blog!

I’m back with another review for a product from a Filipino brand known for its skin whitening offers, Snoe’s Magic Apple Whitening S-rub.


This product has been on the shelves ever since Snoe has been making its presence felt in the beauty world and before they became a household name with kiosks and numerous outlets scattered here and there. Still, the Magic Apple rub still sells like hotcakes! Wanna know why? Know more after the break :)


Friday, October 31, 2014

Welcome (Me) Back! Reasons + Giveaway

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Well HELLOOOOO, DEARIIESSS! :)

Yes, I’m finally back after two years of inactivity! 

I feel heavily obligated to explain my absence, so here it is. It actually all boils down to life’s priorities.


We all know that this blog is a hobby, JUST a hobby... and quite an expensive one at that. As stated in one of my previous posts, I started work almost immediately after earning my CPA license. The work I am speaking of is not for the weak, it is not for the faint-hearted. It requires passion, hardwork, discipline, dedication, and most of all, COMMITMENT. My work was quite demanding that I lost time for other activities.


Being my first job, it was normal for me to give it my all, to feel the rush... after a while, it became tiring, it took all that I’ve got. Not that I’m complaining... but it really took all of my time. My spare time was reserved for rest, family and boyfriend, and sleep. I have never been so sleep-deprived in my entire life. It totally changed my body clock. I gained a lot of nasty habits, I ate my stress away (which never really went away, so the eating just went on and on). As a result, I gained a lot of excess weight. I became (and still am) obese. In two years, I have gained weight that would have been almost normal (but still unhealthy) if I gained it in five to seven years.









See how BIG I became in just two years? 

I decided I needed to quit my job. It still interests me... and I am very grateful for the experience, learning, and development I acquired during the most challenging two years of my life. However, I couldn’t change my lifestyle if I were to remain. I became scared of what might happen to my health, to me. I knew it was time to leave.


I am on self-prescribed one month rest and soon to start with my new job. I sincerely thank the HR department and future supervisor of my new company for giving me a month's notice even if I was already legally free from my previous work.


Whew! I didn’t intend this to be so long, but there is really quite a lot to say. As of date, I am still trying to fix my eating habits, my physical activities, and lifestyle. It will be a difficult road ahead, but I'm glad that I've got a strong support system behind me all the way. :)

As my way of saying thank you for staying with me and my blog despite the inactivity, I would like to announce a mini giveaway. I have posted pictures of the prizes on my instagram account, and if you are a follower, this would come as no surprise. :)

Please see prizes at stake and mechanics below:

Prizes are as follows:


1. The Color Workshop (TCW) “Christmas Colors”

Items came from different sets from TCW. I personally chose the colors that would give a Christmas feel, since Christmas is fast approaching. This includes: (1) a lipstick in a frosted light peach shade. Perfect for a nude lips look with just a bit of shimmer; and (2) eyeshadow ombre in green. This pot of eyeshadow is intended to be used in one look, one shade is in a teal shade (this season’s in color) and pine green.


2. The Color Institute “Basics”

Items came from different sets from The Color Institute. This package contains some of the basic colors of main products every beauty enthusiast must own. This includes: (1) fiery red nail polish; and (2) eye pencil/crayon in black.


3. Korean skincare samples

Items came from different Korean beauty hubs such as Tony Moly and Etude House. This includes samples of cleansing foam, shampoo, and moisturizer.


4. Washi Tapes

Items came from crafts stores. One big decorative washi tape and two small metallic ones.

Mechanics:

1. You must be a GFC follower. Join using the button on my sidebar. (required)

2. Follow me on twitter: @micimicx (+1 entry)

3. Follow me on instagram: @micimicx (+1 entry)

4. Tweet this: “Welcome back, @micimicx! Please join smizingmica’s welcome back giveaway by clicking on this link: http://smizingmica.blogspot.com/2014/10/welcome-me-back-reasons-giveaway.html #giveaway #smizingmica”

Don’t forget to mention me in your post for proper credits. You can do this once each day. (+2 entries)

5. Regram the photo below from my instagram account and add the caption: “Amazing prizes at stake! Join @micimicx ‘s welcome back giveaway. More on www.smizingmica.blogspot.com. #giveaway #smizingmica @friend1 @friend2 @friend3 @friend4 @friend5”


Tag 5 friends and don’t forget to mention me in your post for proper credits. You can do this once each day. (+3 entries)

6. Comment below your GFC name, twitter name, ig name, and tweet link. For repeat tweets, you may just comment again.

Easy peasy! :3 I might throw in something else if the number of participants exceed my expectations, so please spread the word! :)

This giveaway ends on November 30. Shipping will be shouldered by yours truly. The winner will be notified through email and should respond within a week of notification; otherwise, another winner will be selected. Open to Philippine residents only.

Much love and please stay tuned for more posts! Yay blogging! :)


 

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