Now I don't mean to be a Scrooge, but I'm not fond of going to malls, especially when it's December. During the holiday rush, nothing beats the convenience of online shopping! 📦 You just click and pay, and your items will magically make their way to your doorstep. If you can't pay online, some sites even have COD so you won't have to run to the bank just to pay. You don't have to commute, get stuck in traffic, pay for parking (if you drive), eat (yup, shopping can make you tired and hungry, so additional expenses for y'all!), and deal with the crowd and long lines.
Just last week, I was handpicked by BeautyMNL to give their site a test run, and it couldn't have come at a better timing! 🎄 I've already bought gifts for my loved ones early on, so it's time to buy something for myself. Hihi! 😁
I love how easy it is now to shop for my favorite beauty finds and also discover new brands along the way! BeautyMNL caters to the diverse beauty of Filipinas - they have a lot of brands so you're sure to find something you'll like every time you browse their site.
I first browsed their mobile site, and I liked how neat it looked. I was literally shopping in my bed past midnight. This sunscreen from Biore sounds like a great idea...
Add to cart! 😍
I find their Reviews section very helpful, too. I saw this new Korean skincare brand COSRX, and I got so curious with their Acne Pimple Master Patch. After reading all the 262 (!) reviews, I got one to try for myself.
I wasn't able to finish shopping because it was already 1:00AM then, so I browsed the site again the next day.
If your purchase reaches P1,990, you get a FREE Skin Genie Lip & Cheek Stain Alive and also have a chance to win a trip to Tokyo. 😮
I finished browsing their site via laptop the next day and checked out my orders at around 5:00PM of December 8. I paid for the excess amount via Paypal, but they also do COD deliveries within Metro Manila. When my dad met me the next day at around 3:00PM, he handed me my BeautyMNL package. My order arrived in less than 24 hours. OH MY! SO FAST! 😍 I couldn't wait to get home and open it, even if I already knew what was inside. Haha!
And now, here's my first BeautyMNL haul! In the order of my favorites, here are the items I got:
I confess: I've been delinquent with SPF this year. It's because I mostly stayed at home and didn't feel the urge to put on some, so it became a (bad) habit. My turning point was when we did a garage sale on a cloudy day just this month. When I took a bath, I realized that my skin burned to the shape of a tank top and it was ugly. LOL. This sunscreen from Biore has a LOT of good reviews stating that it feels just like water with no white cast, and that's how I want my sunscreen to be. I'm having high hopes here, and I'm so excited to use this one!
COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch (24 Patches) (P170)
COSRX is a new Korean brand here in the Philippines, and it was actually the site reviews that convinced me to grab this one. This one works overnight to flatten painful zits that have reared their ugly yellowish heads (eww), and I'm wild about that! I don't always have that kind of pimples *knocks vigorously on wood*, but it's nice to have this "emergency" skincare item in my beauty kit.
Deja Poo Pre-Poo Spray in Mint 60ml (P235)
The last time I bought one from another online store, it was as tiny as an eye-drop container and costed P250 + shipping fee. Now, I spot one in a way bigger bottle and at a more affordable price. No second thoughts on this one! There were other variants such as Lavender and Vanilla, but I personally don't think poo and vanilla will work well together, hence I chose Mint. I'm giving this as a gift to someone else, and I'm sure she will like it!
This is also a very lovely gift suggestion to your office mate who loves pooping in the office. LOL 😂
The Soap Farm Black Forest Soap (
P225 -> P180)
I initially added a dry shampoo in my cart, but Panda and I were browsing the site together and we spotted cute soaps from The Soap Farm. Since I wanted to stay in budget, I decided to just get this soap for Panda instead as one of his Christmas gifts. His favorite cake is Black Forest, so this one was supposed to be a no-brainer variant for me to pick. I read the reviews and they were all positive, but I wasn't too happy to see its state when it arrived.😕
The plastic packaging it came with was squished, and I hope they would wrap this soap in bubble wrap before putting it inside its packaging to minimize movement, but there wasn't any.
Also, the soap had a white gritty film all over the surfaces that had been exposed to air. These aren't exactly harmful, but they're not nice to look at.
The more photogenic side of the soap shows the part of the cherry which was wrapped properly, and it looked glossy and nice. I just hope the whitish layer would be gone when Panda uses it. The good bits of this soap was its scent, as it really does smell deliciously sweet. If you don't look at it closely, you'd actually think it's food, as my Mom and sister asked me who sent me cake while I was taking photos of it. 🎂
As of writing this post, I'm still amazed with BeautyMNL's super fast delivery! I'm very satisfied with 3 of the items I got, they were definitely fresh stocks. For the cons, a lot of items I also wanted was out of stocks, particularly the high-end brands. The stock issue is something the site/supplier can improve on. I didn't bother having the soap returned since the price wasn't very substantial. I'll just do an updated review on their site once I have feedback.😊
Have you shopped at BeautyMNL? If not, it's time! 🎅
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