Tuesday, July 4, 2017

AffordaHAUL


Today's episode of AffordaHAUL (which is so overdue! Sorry!) features beauty products under Php 300.00 that have been in my traincase for about 2 months already and I still swear by them!! Withour further ado, let's get started!


Black Pouches (SM Concepts - Php 50.00-Php 75.00)
First item on the list are black make-up pouches which cost me about Php 50.00-Php75.00 depending on the size and the design. I bought these way back in SM's Labor Day sale when I haven't bought my traincase yet. The pouch above cost me Php 75.00, it can fit about 10 lipsticks, or 2 Maybelline Satin Skin Foundation bottles; it even has a small mirror in it, perfect for your on-the-go make-up kit. I bought two other pouches - one where I kept my eyebrow and other pencil products (it can also double as a pencil case for school!) and a square shaped one where I kept my sponges, cotton pads and other products that come in sachets or small packets. You can use them whatever you like. These pouches were really a hit for me because (1) they are all in black!!, (2) they're quite cheap, (3) they're see-through, it was much easier going through my suitcase whenever I do my make-up, and (4) just like what I said earlier, they come in different sizes depending on the products you want to organize. *sparkle emojis* 
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Ever Bilena Blend Me Sponge (Watsons - Php 200.00)
To my fellow Affordahaul freaks, here's a cheap and great dupe for the Beauty Blender! Obviously, I've already used it a couple of times and I was quite satisfied with it. It comes in different colors (I got mine in pink!), feels hard at first eventually becomes spongy once wet. It is more pricey than other dupe blenders but I can assure you that this one's not harsh at all and it feels really soft and smooth. We don't want hurting ourselves with sponges that can double as a stress ball, do we? I am quite satisfied with this but I would leave more room for future sponges that I have yet to try. Comment down below your fav dupe blenders/sponges!
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Nichido Final Powder (Watsons - Php 149.00)
I know this has been all over beauty vlogs and blogs, sweared by a lot of beauty enthusiasts; it was even matched with Laura Mercier's. No surprise, it did did not disappoint. It made setting my make-up easier, especially now that I'm back in La Union where it's always humid and using spray to set my make-up feels icky, I can't distinguish if it's the spray or the sweat. *cringes* It's also good for baking your under eyes to avoid the make-up to cake, and oil. The only downside is: makalat. Be sure to always close the container properly!
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 Mumuso Lip Balm (Curamed Pharmacy CYA Center - Php 100.00)
For the love of organic skincare, here's a lip balm that can keep your lips moisturized all day, especially during the cold weather. It comes in a minimalist white capsule, and a white balm too!
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Purederm Argan Oil Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes (Watson - Php 79.00)
It is a little bit pricey for its worth but I've been trying to start using natural and organic beauty products so I gave this a try. Its claims are (1) gently cleanses, tones and removes make-up, (2) made of a precious blend of Argan Oil & Vitamin E to restore hydration and softness, (3) Ideal for all skin types, and (4) Paraben free. This wipes also contain Green Tea and Aloe Vera. Argan Oil is a natural moisturizer that contains high amount of Vitamin E and fatty acid that's good for the hair and the skin. The organic lover in me is screaming with ~kilig~. Do you have other organic products you want me to try?
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Ponds Flawless White BB Cream (Mercury Drug - Php 299.00)
Now this is pricey but is definitely worth it. I decided to lessen my use of foundation but the LU weather makes my skin both dry and oily it doesn't really look presentable when I go out. I had to try using BB cream instead to cover up the blemishes while also giving skincare benefits! It only comes in 2 shades - light and beige. Now that's both good and bad. With 2 choices, I should be beige. But what if it's too dark and the light shade is too light? I found old reviews of this product which has been out since 2013 if I'm not mistaken. It's good that this product oxidizes well in the skin! The beige is just right for my skintone. A little amount comes a long way plus it's easy to apply, no need for a brush or a sponge. It may have a sticky finish but once it sets on the skin, you're good to go. I don't even set it with powder or spray anymore. Another thing why I totally loved this product is that it leaves a fresh no make-up look finish even after a long day. If you are a Twitter follower you would know when I tweeted, "Yung pagod ka na after a long day at ready ka ng i-end yung araw pero pagtingin mo sa salamin, pak pa din bes". Ponds BB Cream happened!
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To make up for this long overdue post! I have 2 bonus products that I definitely loved and recommend too! These are gifts from Puy.

Taiwan False Eyelashes (Shopee - Php 75.00 each)
I first discovered Taiwan lashes during my graduation yearbook photoshoot, the make-up artist sold me a pair for Php 100.00! Grabe teh! I didn't know it was this cheap then; its quality deserves a hundred indeed. A box contains 10 pairs making that Php7.50 per pair! Its lightweight and natural-looking! Just duuuuh-best lashes there is. (I still have to ask help from Puy or my big sis in putting them though 😁
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Innisfree It's Real Squeeze Mask (Porta Vaga - Php 70.00)
I've said it earlier, I'll say it again. For the love of skincare!!! I love that their masks come in different extracts, I've already tried the blackberries and manuka honey ones and my golly did my skin became bright and smooth. The mask is infused with a lot of extract you have a lot to put on your neck, elbows and knees too. The masks give a dewy, fresh look perfect after a long day of make-up on your face, or  for the next day no make-up look!
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That's all for today's episode of my AffordaHAUL series. 😃 I hope you get to try the products and let me know what you think about them. 

Don't forget to leave product suggestions/recommendations in the comment box below! 🌈