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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 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.



This an account and farewell to August.  As some you who follow my blog, i’ve been wary about the month of August even in the midst of enjoying myself back in July. 


the reason is below.  it seems fair, doesn’t it?  and really as a marketing stand point, the mechanics is truly quite fair, from a marketing point of view.  and it’s left to lady luck to choose you.



for example.  this ticket below.  this is the last ticket i bought, on the last day of the promo, the 17th.  the computer cash register at the robinson’s galeria hung and had to be re-boot(ed), i used my card to accumulate miles, so they had to swipe that, dial the credit card number get the approval while waiting for the cash register to load up and accept the sale while i filled out my name, in short form, Marge aaaand i had 7mins left in break.  off i went, with this crumpled ticket, i ran the distance from the face shop store to our building, a good half a block, fr the elevator to my desk, in 4mins.  that my friends, is a feat for me, since i don’t walk much and i certainly don’t run.  for all my jeet kune do in my younger days, that stamina is now gone.



so when my friends started to notify me via facebook and even my friend Elisa called me, i couldn’t believe it specially because of the winning ticket.  to me it seemed like a joke, reading the name, i knew it was the last ticket i filled out, since i always fill out anything with my real name, Margareth. 



I was present for his high five event the previous day.  in all out support for his solo album being promoted here. so i am one of the few who was able to touch his hand and tell him thank you to his face.



I would like to add, in the many hundreds of people that he greets, he takes time to look at you, directly in the eyes and respond to you.  no matter how quickly that moment is, he still tries to grab the chance to look at you.  i was in the fourth row and queued up since 6.30am at trinoma so i was able to queue for a seat as well near the front so i was fortunate enough to be part of the  front rows allowed to come up on stage and be able to do the high five event.  some people were even there at around 330am!  nope, i personally didn’t have an A-card, my sister in law does.  and i didn’t know that expired ones even from another user could be used so i could skip the long wait/queue.  i also felt i had to be there in the trenches with the rest of the fans to somehow feel the fangirl experience.  and in all fairness, i actually gained at least 3more friends, 2 from the company i work for, as a matter of fact! thanks Paz and Grace for saving my spot while i got a new dress!



but my own event was for the next day.  i will happily recall the random girls that were congratulating me.  i still couldn’t believe it, until i actually was at SM Moa that morning that i was gonna see these two again.



this time, the visit at the SM Moa is part of The Face Shop Asia Tour



where you have the endorser, currently, Kim Hyun Joong tour different Asian countries and promote the brand and its latest products.



he greeted us, and well in that shirt, i was mesmerized. i felt like a teen ager.  between Hyun Joong his angelic face his body and his body guard, it was all i could do to keep from fainting!  on a personal note, i was also suffering a female pain that, well as luck would have it, had to arrive this very day.



and the body guard: the one that never smiles but has captured the hearts of many fans.



as much as i love the rugged look on the kim hyun joong, he sure does look good in slacks an in this linen shirt, which well, fits his form really, really as in really well.



and my prize.



close kami?  he actually leaned me forward, idk, to be not too tall for the camera men?



it actually surprised me that he put his arm around my shoulder.  though my friend Karren already warned me about it, and i had the presence of mind to switch to secret’s platinum protection.  i knew i’d be desperate pain and may sweat.  seeeeee there, i couldn’t even go closer, i was afraid to taint him or something.



doesn’t his smile look so relaxed and genuine? that’s one of the comments given by my new FB friend, Babes, that he seemed relaxed.  all i could say was kamsahamnida their thank you in polite form then bowed my head, yet he still got to look at me directly and tell me you’re welcome, and in english. LOL



there were 7 pix posted the face shop philippines, wall. 


I skipped going to his other events.  soon as he left my physical pain came back and i received not so great news.  i found out that someone whom i thought was a good acquaintance was verbal in her disbelief that my ticket was picked out of the the face shop DTI registered raffle.  all i can say is, though i am a beauty blogger and though i frequent the face shop regardless of promos, i, like the rest of the fans bought at least 500 worth of the face shop products to qualify to buy the korean version album with 2posters and the raffle ticket.  i would like to add if ever i dismissed this person, if ever i was harsh to you in anyway that i apologize.  you should know i tried to help you one time to get sponsorship for the event that you needed funding.  if ever you bought ten times more than i did, i am sorry if your ticket didn’t pop up.  i am glad to hear that you were at the face shop party and i hope now that you are with new friends you are happy.


now that i have these pix and have run their 15mins of fame on the interwebs, i can let go.  thank you kim hyun joong, thank you the face shop for this successful international event.  i am very happy to have been part of it, and have somehow contributed to it.


apart from the Shen’s Clinique event and the last weekend of August, not much has happened, except the weird stuff i just now chuck off to Aughost.  I learned a lot from the people around me this month. learning something is always good.  


Farewell, August.


Hello September.



How was your August?