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hey i’m back!  you may have heard that the face shop is having a top girl contest.  this is it.  the below pic is actually the set rules given by the face shop, international.  then i suppose each country that have the face shop are given the freedom to have consolation prizes for those who didn’t win.

source – here

the set rules for the face shop philippines is below:

so no where is it written in the philippine version that the top girl chosen by the face shop philippines will get to meet leader and the other endorser, kung sino man yun, YET.  when it’s clear in the international rules that the top girl will get the chance to meet hyun joong.


this TOP GIRL thing is a beauty contest.  a beauty contest sans the swim suit and evening gown competition.  i have no real stand on beauty contests.  i respect the ladies that join.  from Imelda Romualdez Marcos to Oprah Winfrey, yes, they were beauty queens.  the former became our first lady the latter used her winnings for her scholarships and college tuition.  regardless, how people say beauty contests are demeaning to women, ultimately it is up to the woman who joins if she will be affected in being objectified.  women will always have a way to either not get affected and or use it to their advantage.


I am not going to even attempt in joining this.  I was advised that the age limit is 35.  that’s where i have to raise my brow.  really age limit?  oh well, it’s their call and we have to respect that, cuz hey, they didn’t have to come up with a top three and top ten on top of having a top girl.  and with that said, before you spend your 500 bucks, ask and confirm this age limit thing with the store clerks FIRST.


if any of you know me, if any of you actually read this blog, then you’d know by now i’m not the kind of person who deals with stress.  the only kind of stress i am ever willing to deal with is to do well at work because if i do well at work i will be able to provide for my dad and mom and if i do well at work i will get lots excess thereafter, and i would be able to provide for my two hobbies, kpop and korean cosmetics.


i will not attempt to even clarify this age limit thing.  the fact that one branch manager says there is a limit is enough for me to turn around.  i will also not entertain any notion or suggestion to join. so some or just one ‘triple s’ should put her dirty and malicious mind at ease that i have no connection to the face shop philippines.


so it comes down to this.  i will continue to support kim hyun joong, regardless of brand he endorses, that means i will continue to support the face shop.  i will continue.  if there are any events that the face shop will be doing, i will do my best to be apart of it try and report about it.  this also means that i will continue reviewing the face shop products since it is after all, the face shop is Korean.

I will always have this, this dti supervised raffle from the face shop philippines that i won with the last raffle ticket i purchased with my own money.

a few updates:


  1. i ordered a couple of things from my suki http://kkochipida.multiply.com/ an elisha coy snail cream and a peach sake bb cream,  i also bought a couple of things from etude house, tony moly, and skin food, taking advantage of their sale this weekend.  but my big purchase went to lunasol this afternoon.
  2. i will be uploading a massive haul video, hopefully this weekend, excluding the stuff i purchased today and yesterday.
  3. my next goal is to purchase a lunasol foundation and to buy the latest laneige lipstick line shown below 
  4. after that, meaning after april, i will no longer hoard.  i believe i have enough from my previous haul video and the one i am uploading tomorrow for many many reviews to come
  5. having said this, i will not be spending on cosmetics for a while.  a cosmetics shopping fasting now commences.  and no, this isn’t my sacrifice for the Lenten season.  
  6. i am now going to save up for a trip to south korea.  meaning i’d rather work hard for my own money to go to south korea.  at dun mag shopping ng bongelz! oh ha ano akala nyo hahaha seryuz much? bwahahaha, lech bawal sa kin yun.
  7. any new haulage will be looties from events if i am still invited LOL if not eh well shrug hahaha 
good luck to the ladies who are thinking of joining this contest in the Philippines and around Asia.

Some of you who liked my facebook page may have seen my HK travels album here and saw that HK is indeed a shopping city LOL.  the hubby and i were there for three days and half.  we did the nathan road shopping thing.

and naturally, since my current addiction is Laneige, i came home with a few goodies from that brand.  full sized items are cheaper in Manila.  but the sample sizes are found in HK and are for sale O_o.  the water sleeping pack was about 800+ on the street, i just didn’t get it since at the time i haven’t really tried it, and i already have several sample size of the water sleeping pack for me to try.  oh yeah, next to bonjour and the body shop, laneige stores were abound.

apart from sasa, that sold samples from guerlain to estee lauder to elizabeth arden, colour mix was a store i visited in two locations.  they carried lioele, skin79, the face shop and this taiwanese brand called shills.

i got these at sasa.  ah the famous dollywink.  kala ko naman kung ano, maganda pa packaging ng ever b at careline or halos pareho lang.

In Macau though, at the Venetian, i found this boutique, phew! one boutique to conquer all!  It’s a Korean cosmetics shop!  oo may Laneige din dyan, samwerz.  spotted, etude house and tony moly!

 and a section dedicated to that slave management label called sment, phfft.  yep, the sales girl said that they were commissioned by sment to sell their original and official SMEnt merch.  (sment is the label that manages super kpop groups like super junior, tvxq, shinee, and girls generation, not to mention kpop mainstay BoA). so here below are the uber expensive mugs, clear file folders, and other office supplies with our favorite kpop idols.

From that store i came away with my missha snail cream set and a holika holika tinted lip balm/gloss.  from that purchase they gave me their sweetmay makeup case and a face cream/essence in a sachet. 

so yeah, sa Macau yung may libre.  so it really is a Korean thing to give away freebies with purchase.  the Laneige store in Harbour city mall didn’t give didleee squat, hay, it was about 500 bucks cheaper at Laneige harbour city mall branch but well, from the point of view of a pinoy, pupunta  ka pa ng hk para makatipid ng 500, eh di well, sa shangri la na lang or trinoma (moa or robinson’s place) for your laneige fix may libre ka pang kung ano anong anik anik, sa hk wala!

back in Hong Kong.  theBenj found Sino center for me, this hole in the wall vira mall type of mall (circa 1980’s as in before the fire vira mall).  this is the place to buy kpop official and unofficial merch.  the big bang stuff is official while the leader stuff well, fanmade.  

From Page One i got a catalogue mag.  these asian magazines often include goodies with the mag.  the tweens often by the mag for the goodies.  this was the last copy of this Arashi mag.  and this mag made miss my sister in Asian-pop madness, Dek.  ayan nakunan ko na ng picture.  the bag stays but once i’ve taken photo’s of jun, i’ll ship the mag off to you na.  i used that bag at the office xmas party lmao!

Along Nathan road, there are side streets, one of them is Shun Yee street and on one corner there is camille road.  at that area i found this st francis/vira mall type of boutique (so no fitting allowed) where the prices of the clothes are half the price compared to most of the clothes i’ve seen so far through the many malls along nathan road.  the name of the store is in fashion.

for the office i got a few blouses.

a dress for date night ^_^

ahhh well y’all know i can’t keep away for the corally-peachy blouses.

and a pair of hose(s)

a nice blouse for the Christmas party.

which i wore at the Christmas party.

below is the black vest thing.

all the blouses didn’t go over 450 O_o where as compared to the malls, both in HK and in Manila, blouses of such designs would go for double those prices. hahaha i am proud to say, including the boots from naf naf, my entire outfit for the Christmas party was roughly about PhP1200 O_0 oo, HKD50 (around 300peTot) lang yung leggings with felt type of fabric the blouse was only HKD49 (around 280petoTs) so around PhP500 blouse and pants na.  then the naf naf boots were on half off sale last oct ba yun, so asa 700 or less. hahaha.  sorry peeps, i’d rather spend on skin care than on clothes.  though that may change as well. but i’m far from posting outfits of the day, but who knows, there’s a korean owned store in greenhills with roughly the same prices as this in fashion shop in HK 

disclaimer:

except for the holiday edition lip duo and blush from laneige, the items above are Christmas + 8th year anniv gifts to me from the hubby.  so to the judgmental people out there, eh well, grind your teeth for all i care. 

hahahaha may ganon? la lang each time i post a haul vid on my youtube channel, as in each time, i have a thumbs down. like i said grind your teeth hahaha

 

are we traveling again soon? maybe, i’m hoping to catch leader in Sg, or once big bang releases their new album in 2012, and when they tour, i’m hoping to catch them in BKK or Sg (historically, they have not visited HK, but who knows..)


i kinda liked the weather in HK it was winter but the temps were only around 16 degrees.  it was Macau that was bitingly cold at 11 degrees with WIND.  i loved the fact that my makeup didn’t melt of regardless of the long walks hahaha.  i hardly blotted the oils off my nose!


ahhhh til we meet again.  nga pala HINDI KO NAHANAP ANG REVLON LIP BUTTER anywhere.  and halos ka presyo lang ng pinas ang revlon photoready O_o at mas ok ang duty free ng changi airport compared sa hk hayz hehehe marami na daw ako nabili sabi ni Lord hahaha.


til next time folks 😉