I come bearing GOOD and BAD news! But since I want to keep this place full of positive aura, I’ll spill the good news first. Please ready your colorful confetti because Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman is now within our reach, fellow awesome Filipinos. KALM Cosmetics has just been granted “authorized retailer” status of the brand and offers the cheapest price for these yellow, pink and purple tools. *throws confetti in the air*
To celebrate this milestone, they are giving away 5 sets of brushes to their 5 lucky social networking sites fan/follower (see details below). I know you’re excited, so I won’t keep you any longer…
I think I almost have all the makeup that I need. And now I am on the hunt for some quality makeup tools and accessories to help organize my humble little collection.
We don’t have many makeup/beauty stores here in Iligan, that’s why I always resort to buying these online. But you will never know the quality of these items with pictures alone. That’s why I do tons of research before buying them and even before I add them to my Wishlist. Product reviews, video tutorials, customer feedbacks..the works. I go through all of them before considering buying a product.
Today, I’m going to share some of the Makeup Tools & Accessories that made it to my list. :) And I’m happy to say that I’ll be buying a few of them after I settle down at Cebu. Yay!
1. Makeup Traincase
Whenever I get asked to do someone’s makeup, it’s always a pain to me to find a way to safely pack all of my makeup stuff in one travel bag. T.T My collection is not that big yet, but these items do cost a fortune! And they have sentimental value. So they only deserve the best and proper storage.
Dashe Cosmetics Vanity Kit (Hot Pink), P1800+SF SHOP HERE
Suesh VV Cases Valene (Pink), P2400+SF SHOP HERE
Suesh VV Cases Red Peony, P3500+SF SHOP HERE
Suesh VV Cases Stylish Makeup Bag, P3500+SF SHOP HERE
That last one is a show stopper! But OMG look at that price!
2. Brush Roll
I almost always buy individual brushes. I don’t know. It just seems that they’re better than the ones in a set. The problem with this though, is that they don’t come with their own brush bag. It would even be a greater hassle to keep them in their original packaging! So…
All these are from Fab Manila and are only for P395 each! I haven’t found any other brush rolls that are as lovely (and cheap) as this! :D
3. Brush Guards
Same reason as number two. :) Besides, the brush guards that come with brushes are made of plastic and it annoys me as hell whenever they stick on the ferrules! Brush guards are perfect for maintaining the shape of your brushes especially during drying brushes after a good long wash.
Dollface Cosmetics Brush Guards, P225 per set SHOP HERE
4. Brush Set
I know. I know. I have a lot of brushes already..but..but..I don’t have many face and eye brushes. :D And these just look pretty and tempting..haha!
Beauty Cosmetics BlinkNPink 12pcs Brush Set+Flat Top Brush, P1250+SF SHOP HERE
Sigma F80, P920 + SF (Pre-order) SHOP HERE
EDITED May 23, 2012.
Sorry it took a long time but I just got home from a short vacation! I wasn’t able to validate the entries over the weekend so I had to do that the whole afternoon. And oh my goodness! There were A LOT of entries! Over 500 all in all! :D Thank you very much to all those who joined. :)
However, I think there was some confusion on which giveaway post the entries should be posted on (the tumblr or blogger one). In the mechanics, I asked everyone to comment on the BLOGGER giveaway post and added a link with the anchor text “this post”. But a few days after the announcement of the giveaway, I was able to put up disqus boxes which allows you to comment on the Tumblr post as well. And thus, there were entries on both the blogger and tumblr giveaway posts. I take this as my fault. I wasn’t able to write the mechanics properly, so with this I am sorry. I want you all to know, that I considered all entries which were submitted regardless of whether they were posted on the correct giveaway post or not. :)
One more thing, I was a bit disappointed to see a few entries that were void. :( Some didn’t like the pages I asked them to, some had their facebook statuses or tweets set in private and most surprising of all, some submitted links to “empty” posts. This here got my attention. Yes. Even with 500 plus entries I do take time to go through each one of them.
If you want to join my giveaway, please have the decency to at least like the sponsor and my facebook pages or even my blog. I decided to host the giveaway for my readers and my future readers so if you don’t like or plan to read my writings, then don’t bother submitting an entry for my giveaways. Owki? :)
Now, on to the giveaway winners!
My go to giveaway box is super full! :D Thank you thank you all!
I wanted everyone to have a fair chance. So I decided to sprawl everything on top of my laptop. And started shuffling ‘em like crazy!
I picked out the the winners for R&K Manila first. And the lucky four are…
Congratulations girls! You won P250 Gift Certificates from R&K Manila! :D You can use this as cash to purchase shoes or bags from their shop. I will be forwarding your names and emails to their company. Please contact R&K Manila for your discount coupons. :)
Okay so let me go through what happened. When I picked out the winner for the Grand Prize, there were two names listed on the paper as you can see in the picture below.
It might be because of the long trip home or the late hour which I did the draw, but the fact is instead of one I drew two to win the Grand Prize. Since there is only 1 makeup loot to be given away, I asked these two girls if it is okay for them to have their names ran through random.org (list randomizer) and the name that will be chosen by the website will win the Grand Prize. The second placer will win a Charm Bracelet from my jewelry line, djaDesigns, as compensation for the hassle.
Again girls, I am really sorry for the mess. And thank you very much for your consideration! Rest assured to all of my readers/followers and sponsors that this will not happen again.
Now without further ado, the Grand Prize goes to…
Congratulations to the both of you! :) Your prizes will be shipped out anytime this week. So please wait for them to arrive by this weekend or next week.
I can’t stress this enough. THANK YOU VERY MUCH to all of you. This is crazy! I mean 500+ entries? :D Just insane! Now to those who didn’t win, don’t fret! I have two other giveaways still on going. Check my sidebar to see which one you’d like to join. :)
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I hope Post Its! will live on for many more years and that you guys will be there every step of the way.