Jul 4, 2020

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Swatches

It's been a while since I last posted about lipstick swatches. let me share some shades from Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G set. 

Product details from the official site:
Darlings, get this fail-safe recipe for perfect lips! My K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick features ingredients for full-bodied, plumped-up lips.

  • Light-diffusing pigments gives your lips a multi-dimensional finish to leave them look full-bodied and luminous.
  • The blend of waxes glides over your lips for a rich, buildable colour.
  • Ideal for an everyday nude in a hydrating formula.

BITCH PERFECT - Peachy nude moisturising lipstick
PENELOPE PINK - Nude pink moisturising lipstick
STONED ROSE - Warm coral rose moisturising lipstick

Favorites are Stoned Rose and Bitch Perfect. I find myself really washed out for Penelope Pink and Kim KW. 
Jul 3, 2020

Shop & Ship with Surplus

As we embrace the new normal, keep your family safe and protected at home or anywhere you go with great finds you can Shop & Ship from Surplus.

Always keep your cool with this rechargeable and handy mist fan.

Portable Bluetooth speakers for your playlist.

An Air Humidifier adds moisture to the air, solves dryness of your skin and prevents the spread of airborne viruses. Get this beautiful addition to your home at Surplus.

This Air Revitalizer keeps the air fresh and brings a pleasant aroma to your room. Available in green and pink swirl colors.

There are face masks and smart thermometers to keep you healthy and protected. Surplus is also a one-stop-shop for a healthy and happy home: air humidifiers and revitalizers, as well as rechargeable handy mist fans to keep you cool this summer. You’ll enjoy homemade juices and smoothies with rechargeable juicers; as well as listening to your favorite tunes with portable Bluetooth speakers.

Three Ply Surgical Face Mask available at Surplus

Embracing the new normal means investing in a few washable masks that are built to last and protect you and those around you.

-Keep the health of you and your loved ones in check with this smart thermometer.

Always be protected from infection with this anti-fogging, anti-dust and anti-splash Face Shield from Surplus

Join the Surplus’ Viber community to shop, then call the available branch you prefer to be assisted and pay through cash, debit or credit card or online transfer. You may also shop for Surplus essential items at ShopSM.com. Surplus stores that are now open to safely serve you.

Keep you and your family safe and stay updated as Surplus goes interactive. Like them on Facebook and Twitter at SurplusPH and Instagram at Surplus_ph to know more about the serving branches and great deals.

These water- based essential oils in Eucalyptus & Mint, Fresh Linen and Rainforest scents will not only leave your room smelling pleasant but also offers many health benefits.

Make your own healthy juice or smoothies with this portable Mix and Go Rechargeable Juicer.

The Pack N’ Go insulated lunch tote keeps your food and refreshments in good condition.

Dine-in Safely at SM Supermalls

We surely missed dining in at our favorite restaurants for months. Now that restrictions have gradually eased, food establishments at SM Supermalls are now accepting dine-in customers with safety and health measures in place.
Apart but together. This is how dining-in under the new normal looks like at Jollibee SM Center Angon
Apart but together. This is how dining-in under the new normal looks like at Jollibee SM Center Angon

Spacious extended dining area at SM City Masinag atrium for diners of Jollibee, Chowking and Max’s

With Rizal under the General Community Quarantine (GCQ), restaurants, fast food and food stalls are now allowing 30% operational capacity for dine-in services. Some of the mandatory minimum requirements for operation include – implementation of contact tracing measures via health checklist per customer, thermal scanning, provision of alcohol and wearing of facemasks before entry.

Queueing for orders and entry also observe one (1) meter distance on all sides. Chairs are distanced at least one (1) meter apart as well. For face-to-face seating, there are plastic dividers in between and chairs are positioned diagonally. The maximum number of allowable persons are indicated at each store front. Food servers consistently observe personal hygiene, handwashing and wearing personal protective gear like masks and face shields. Alternative cashless transactions are also available per establishment to minimize personal contact.

Acrylic barriers are installed at counters for protection of restaurant staff and customers

Queue markings and table signage are visible at Buffalo Wings & Things SM City San Mate

These cute character cutouts remind diners where to sit at designated dining areas

To maintain physical distancing, SM Supermalls extend dining spaces by utilizing open areas such as its atriums and event centers. Tables and chairs are strategically distanced from each other with proper markings per table to guide diners on where to enjoy their food. This is SM’s continuing effort to promote health and safety while dining.

Stay connected with the latest updates of your favorite restaurants through official social media accounts of your nearest SM Supermall.

A.Stop Clear Balm Review

If you're checking my IG account for some time, I've shared that this balm is part of my daily routine as my moisturizer. I use it for day and night time after cleansing. This is another favorite from the brand, I also reviewed their A.Stop Clear Toner. This brand specializes in skin troubles such as acne-prone skin. 

A. Stop Clear Balm contains: 
  • Raspberry wild berry extract - Effective on redness and Acne
  • Shea Butter - Skin protection and Hydration
  • White Willow extract - for Antibacterial Effects
  • Aloe Vera - for Relaxation of Skin Stimulating 
It can also be used even for non-acne skin types. 

  • If you're looking for unscented cream type moisturizer this is a must-have!
  • Cream type yet easily absorbed, does not feel sticky
  • Locks in moisture

Ingredients :
Purified water, glycerin, dipropylene glycol, cetearyl alcohol, shea butter, caprylic / kaftryglycerides, cetearyl olivate, 1,2-hexanediol, sorbitan oleate, behenyl alcohol, sunflower seed Oil, glyceryl caprylate, caprylyl glycol, arginine, carbomer, butylene glycol, bokbunja strawberry extract, decylene glycol, aloe vera leaf extract, purslane extract, ethylhexyl glycerin, white willow bark extract 

If you like to try out this toner and get a discount, check out my Hicharis Shop here.
Jun 10, 2020


Whether being homebound together has made you appreciate Dad more, or you’ve been missing him as boundaries separate, make him feel special with The SM Store’s Father’s Day Gift Essentials and have them delivered to him on his very special day through #SMCalltoDeliver!

The SM Store’s call to deliver catalogue features great gifts for Dad that will touch his heart:

· A Gift of Memories. Whether capturing family’s best moments or his new norm adventures, dads will surely love a new gadget like the FujiFilm Mirrorless Digital Camera or Go Pro Hero Max Action Camera.

· A Gift of Time. Days with Dad are priceless, and it’s amazing how he has always found time for you despite his busy schedule. Organizers for his favorite watch collection will surely bring a big smile to his face.

· A Gift of Fashion and Fitness. A nice pair of rubber shoes, tees, shirts and dri-fit shorts for your dad’s work out from home activity.

· A Gift of Scent-sibility. Either a new scent or his signature scent will add zest to his special day.

· A Gift of Cool. Keep Dad safe with smart and protective helmets as his takes his ride.

For other Father’s Day gift ideas, call the #SMCallToDeliver hotline (0917 800 1074) from Mondays to Fridays, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM for inquiries, or check out the catalog https://www.thesmstore.com/call-to-deliver-catalog

Stay in the loop with latest #SMCallToDeliver updates, and join The SM Store Viber Community Group https://bit.ly/2XLyD0t

Jun 5, 2020

Shipping Cart Experience - 2020 Review

Hi everyone! I would always want to try Shipping Cart as I'm looking for a trusted forwarder from the US. I have tried Jinio as my first forwarder (shared my experience here), still would like to try another forwarder this time - I'm also considering that we are experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic, I'd like to know how ShippingCart handles the items, fees, transit & communication service. This is not sponsored in any way, just sharing my experience.

Importing outside the country seems to be cheaper in wholesale and maybe even hard to find even locally. Our first item is these case fan value pack from Amazon which my hubby ordered.
Shipped out from the Amazon seller May 21 and Delivered May 23 on out Shipping Cart Address.

On the same day, I got an email alert - a new package has been accepted. I'm not exactly sure if what is the content of the package as I also ordered from several sites that week. There's no other information except this email. This notification will not appear on the app - at least on my current app version 1.0.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, uploading of items may take up to 9 business days. The best way to communicate with Shipping Cart (will call it SC) is via email. 

By June 6, I got a new email that it has been processed and ready for shipping! content has been updated as well. Now visible on my SC account/app. 

and now the most interesting part: How much is the shipment cost?
Since we're still waiting for other packages, we will try initial check out just to see the shipment cost for this set of fans alone. SC also sends the photo of the content - got 3 photos including the measurements.
Please take note on the chargeable weight - the basis for air and dimension - the basis for sea rates

  • Air Cargo - $6.99/pound
  • Air Cargo with Special Handling - $11.99/pound
  • Sea Cargo $1.75/inch (unlimited weight)

I have entered the product valuation and check out air and sea cargo rates below:
By AIR - $22.58
Computation for Air rates below:
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For Sea rates:
by SEA  $28.22

Computation for Sea Cargo rates below:
Since we have more incoming packages, there's a high probability that we'll use sea cargo.
I will update this post as soon as we completed all pending package and have them shipped out :) 

Edit: June 16, all my boxes arrived already to my designated US address. I choose AIR CARGO this time, let's see if it will arrive by July 17, 2020.

Please take note that this is 7 huge packages from different sites and around 25lbs or 12kgs chargeable weight that why it cost way higher after check out. USD 177.12 or around PHP 9100.

June 28, I received a message alert that my cargo will be delivered to my home address. It was 12 days after we checked out. I'm really surprised how fast was the air cargo service considering we are still experiencing pandemic by this time.

The shipping cart was slow in responding to client concerns. May took them 9-12 days to handle a ticket. I received a ticket they there was a damaged item upon arrival to them. It took them several days to get back to me and yet I did not receive the answer I need if what item was damaged. They have responded that they do not have the info since I have already checked out the orders, yes I did but the email request sent more several days before that. The file for refund was still under investigation. They even closed the ticket prior to resolving that damaged item ticket. More of the cons discussion for my missing items next.

There was a lot of missing items ☹️
I have an unboxing video ready in case they would like to see items received inside my box. 12 items were missing which sums up to $103. Even shipping cart sends out photos of the item, there was a difference in qty once delivered. I always cross-check the packing list vs the items I received.

5 days and counting and they still not returned any response from my CS ticket. ☹️ 
I will edit this if how my missing item concern will turn out. Shipping Cart mentioned on their site that they have insurance but we'll see, I just hope they will not turn me down

Would I recommend Shipping Cart?
If you're planning to get a few items only yes 😊 The way they 

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