I love work-free holidays, they keep me sane from my usual work-slave schedule. You know what I love more than work-free holidays? Retail therapy. Mommy Nanay(our maternal grandma) will be going home to Las Vegas tomorrow so we went shopping two Tuesdays ago(yes, this post is THAT OVERDUE) and bought pasalubongs for our nieces and nephews(cousins’ kiddos). Yna and I love giving books as gifts since we love reading, so off to National Bookstore we went, with Nanay tagging along.
We chose Filipino published children’s books to teach our pamangkins Filipino values and culture. Most of the books we bought were from Adarna House and Tahanan Books(my favorite client at work hehe).
After our book shopping, we headed for SM Makati for Ate Yna’s lens solution and a new eyeliner for me. I was eyeing the Super Skinny Eye Marker from NYX since it has a lot of good reviews online and I was pretty excited seeing NYX finally on department stores in Manila. For those who aren’t familiar with the brand, NYX is very popular with dupe hunters and those who love budget makeups from other drugstore brands like Revlon, Maybelline, Wet ‘n Wild, etc. I drew swatches of eyeliners at the back of my hand(since whoever’s crazy enough to use a sample on their actual eyes are risking their peepers with infection, not a pretty picture).
The marker was more of a MEH than a WOW and more pricey than my old eyeliner from Maybelline, so I tried the other eyeliners on the booth, even the Kohl one which I liked but was not what I was looking for. I need a liquid eyeliner pen for my staple cat-eye and no one can rival Maybelline’s Hypersharp Liner‘s 0.5mm brush tip. So I marched off to Maybelline’s booth and got a fresh new pen to replace my dried out one which lasted for more than a year.
Aside from my liquid eyeliner, Yna and I also bought a ginormous bottle of vanilla lotion and two face masks.
We are crazy for anything vanilla-scented and Watsons Warm Vanilla Sugar Body Lotion did not disappoint. It has a very rich but non sticky consistency and you’ll end up smelling so yummy like a butterscotch bar. We also tried Beauty Buffet’s face masks since it’s so cheap at 2 masks for Php58.00(Php44 when sold individually). I got caviar and biopeptide while Ate Yna sampled the green tea and grape seed one. Their masks are packed with so much essence, after using it for 20 minutes I also wiped it on my underarms, elbows and knees.
Tomorrow would be a holiday again and a long weekend. Hopefully there won’t be any emergency rush jobs that would force me and my co-department mates to go on overtime. I’m really looking forward to long hours of sleep on our magical bed at home in Laguna.