For the past months, I have been very busy. I always create a monthly list of the things I need to buy, make-up included, and end up not being able to buy them because of my hectic schedule (and most of the time, I forget to because I frequent the stationery corner and bookstores more whenever I’m in the mall! #certifiedpaperjunkie). There was even a week a few months ago that I wasn’t able to restock on the BB cream I use and I ended up going out with bare powder on my face! The hassle and the struggle is real!
Now I’m a sucker for online shops. I love online shopping (and online window shopping) because I feel so relaxed about it especially if it’s a trusted and rated shop. I order stuff that ranges from clothes, shoes, phone cases, planner stuff, and other things from various online shops, whether it be a website, on Facebook, or Instagram. But make-up and skin care? I really haven’t tried it out. That’s why when I was handpicked by BeautyMNL for a test run of their awesome site, I gave in! Who wouldn’t, right?
For those who don’t know it yet, BeautyMNL is the No. 1 and the biggest beauty site in the Philippines, where Filipinas can discover something pretty and new every day. A major part of BeautyMNL is its shop, where you can buy a wide range of skincare and makeup products from popular brands like Maybelline and L’Oreal, and even discover some great new products like Korean skincare from Innisfree. Their magazine provides fun and insightful articles tailor-fit to the Filipina’s lifestyle while their shop on the other hand, makes everything they talk about immediately accessible to us. They’ve partnered with makeup mavens, skincare savants, hair authorities, and so many other brilliant beauty magicians that they know are going to be loved by people.
The start of something beautiful!
So first up, I registered in their website. We all know how fast and easy it is to fill out registration forms for signing up in online shops such as BeautyMNL. You need to include your Skin Type, Skin Tone, and Features too prolly for future offers in their newsletters. Once I clicked the “Okay, Sign Me Up” button, I received an e-mail prompt for confirmation and after that, I immediately wanted to sign in!
Oh, I want this, and that… can I have everything???
Upon signing-in, I didn’t know where to start looking. I wanted to try out products I haven’t really used before to make this experience more fulfilling. They have eight (8) main categories for easier browsing: Skin Care, Makeup, Hair Care, Organic, Nails & Scents, Accessories, Essentials, and Brands. Each has their own sub-categories. I tell you, looking for products is such a breeze. Don’t forget the handy-dandy Search bar if you’re really looking for something specific!
I browsed from Skin Care, Makeup, and Organic and after adding all the items I wanted to try out in my shopping cart, I checked out. Below is a list of the items I ordered!
Woah, wait a minute, what about the payment?
As for payment, they offer Credit Card, Paypal, Bank Deposit (BDO, BPI, and Metrobank), and Cash on Delivery! We all know we don’t really like the idea of having to line up for deposit and wait for the bank days to pay. BeautyMNL offers convenient ways to pay what you have ordered from them. And since it was a long weekend for the holiday on September 12, the shipping was free! They also offer free shipping for orders that total to P2000 and above.
Signed, sealed, and waiting for delivery!
I ordered the items last September 11 (Sunday) and my order arrived on September 13 (Tuesday). I didn’t mind waiting around because I placed an office address for the shipping info and the day after I ordered was a holiday. I have previously read reviews about their next-day delivery. Well technically, the delivery was one day after since they don’t deliver on holidays and weekends (of course their logistics team need their beauty rest too!). So there, I can attest 100% to their next-day delivery within Metro Manila (it’s 3-5 days after ordering for the rest of the Philippines). I also love the fact that they use a resealable and reusable zip pouch for their parcels.
And now here’s the best part…
My amazing BeautyMNL haul!!!
I actually ordered both make-up and skin care products on purpose! If you’ll notice, I opt for products which are wallet-friendly but do not compromise quality. I bet a lot of people can relate with this! I’m always in the mood to try awesome stuff when it comes to skin care and make-up products so let’s plunge in, shall we? I’m sure our beauty junkies and skin care enthusiasts will enjoy this part! I’ve included links to the items in the BeautyMNL shop so you can go check them out yourself!
Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in Abu Dhabi (P390)
I’ve been wanting to try out Nyx Matte Lip Creams for about two months now. When I saw it was available on their site, I got mine in the shade of Abu Dhabi. It was actually difficult to choose because I seriously wanted to buy them all but I don’t have any nude lippies yet so I decided to go for this one.
Karadium Like a Movie Star One Stroke Pen Liner (P290)
I finally found the best eyeliner for me! I’ve been raving about this Karadium Like A Movie Star to my friends even sending them updates about it.
Wet N’ Wild Mega Protein Mascara (P299)
I’ve been a fan of Wet N’ Wild since I started using their Megalast lippies. This is my first time to buy a non-lipstick make-up and so far, I’m loving this Wet N’ Wild Mega Protein Mascara from them.
E.L.F. Eyebrow Treat & Tame (P270)
One of my planner sisters in our PGFTE group had something similar to this. I don’t really know how to have my “eyebrows on fleek” so I’m buying stuff for brows that are for starters. When I saw it, I knew I had to buy it! Been using this E.L.F. Eyebrow Treat & Tame for about a week now.
Zenutrients Luxurious Goat’s Milk & Oatmeal Body Scrub (P187)
I’ve taken interest in organic products since I decided to buy products which are cruelty-free. When I opened up this Zenutrients Luxurious Goat’s Milk & Oatmeal Body Scrub, I swear I wanted to eat it!!! It tasted so good.
Baroness Red Ginseng Mask (P80)
This is my first time to purchase a face mask and I actually just used one this Tuesday. I felt like I was a changed woman, no joking! After using this Baroness Red Ginseng Mask, I felt my face was so soft and smooth! Definitely hoarding more of this!
I got some awesome freebies too!!!
I got a St. Ives Apricot Scrub, Glam Glow Mud Mask, and TRESemme shampoo and conditioner. I haven’t really used any of them yet but I plan to do so in the next days.
My Shopping Experience verdict?
This is simple: 10/10! This is, by far, the fastest and the most hassle-free major online shopping I have experienced. This blog post’s title says it’s the first shopping experiences because after trying it out, I swear there’s a second, third, and who knows even more than that? I’ll probably write a review of each product once I’ve tried and tested them all.
Oh, and if you like taking selfies, you can join their #selfieMNL contest and get a chance to win a Printster polaroid of your pretty face and a PHP200 BeautyMNL GC. Click here for the complete details.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by BeautyMNL. All thoughts and opinion are mine.