No-EQ Saturday

Which shouldn't really come as a surprise.

I met up with Chelo and Doti for dinner at TriNoMa, but before that I had to go to Edsa Shang because I was running seriously low on my moisturizer and to be without one is a scary scary thought.

So I go to the MAC counter, and I noticed that the one they had was still in the old packaging (the white boring one as opposed to the overly shiny blue one). Now I've been using MAC Lightful for over a year now, and even then when I first bought it I got the one in the new packaging. Granted I was in Japan, and it probably takes a while before the Philippines would catch up, but it's been a year, so that would mean that any product in the old packaging was more than a year old. Eeek. So I proceeded to inquire (and can I just say, it takes a really long time to get assistance in the MAC counter if you're in shorts and flipflops and do not look like you have the financial capability to purchase the entire store - staff included). And the nice makeup artist, GV, who assisted me before, wasn't there tsk tsk.

Me: Why is the Lightful cream still in the old packaging?
Staff A: No ma'am, that's the real packaging
Me: Really? Because mine is blue and white like the rest of the Lightful products
(The other products were in the new packaging)
Staff A: Where did you get yours?
Me: Japan
Staff A: Ah, kaya. They have different packaging in Japan

Since I was desperate I decided to get the moisturizer anyhow, and this time a different staff was assisting me, and when he handed me the box:

Staff B: Ma'am, here it is. We have a new packaging now.

Haysh. And then since I'm there already I figured I'd get the Microfine Refinisher because I needed an exfoliator and it's a pretty good one (I need an exfoliator because I still don't have a replacement brush head for my Clarisonic, hello Maymay).

Me: I'm getting this one (points to the Microfine Refinisher) na din
Staff B: Ay ma'am, wala na po kaming stock niyan
Me: (super disappointed) Kelan pa kayo magkaka-stock?
Staff B: *shakes his head*
Me: Never?!?
Staff: Two years na po kami walang stock niyan
Me: *shocked face*
Staff: Sa abroad po siguro, meron pa, pabili na lang kayo
Me: *permanent state of shock*

Anobuzz. So now I have to get my officemates in Japan to buy MAC stuff for me. I just hope he finds it hehehehe. I did give pretty clear directions to MAC Shinjuku together with pictures.

Anyhoo, so I went to TriNoMa and we had dinner at Fish and Co. and we saw How to Tame Your Dragon in 3D. It might be the 3D glasses but I swear the 3D-ness is so much better than Alice in Wonderland. Oh, and the movie is surprisingly good, and thankfully the noisy kid in the back managed to shut up (at the start of the movie, he was shouting "ay! ang lapit nung number 1" and other comments about how things appeared to be really close).

The movie finished around 9, right in the middle of Earth hour so the mall was quite dim. I know they couldn't shut down all the lights, but they could've turned off the damn carousel. We still had some time before closing, so we decided to look for shoes for Chelo because she needed closed shoes. But she hated the idea of closed shoes so obviously she didn't get to buy anything. So guess who went home with a paper bag?

I have no idea when I would get to wear them but they're really cute. And the material is canvas and these are ankle boots, so I can wear them in Manila and not die of heat stroke. And they look flat, but they have two or three-inch heels inside so in effect my feet look smaller and I look taller yay.

I first saw this when I went to The Block but I didn't get them then because I bought something else. But this was the very last pair in the store, and when I asked them to check in other branches, they were sold out too, so I had to get it. Right? Right? Right?

Chelo: Bilin mo na
Doti: Bilin mo na
Me: Mahaaaaaal...
Doti: Baka meron sa Singapore, pabili mo kay Anj
Me: Nge, pano kung bilin niya para sa kanya?
Chelo: Oo nga!
Me: *pikit mata* Sige kunin ko na
And that's why, for the month of April, I am on a shopping ban, with the exception of the following items which I need to get:
- Eye cream (when I run out of the MAC Fast Response one - useless, but expensive, so I'm using it all up)
- Undereye concealer (I was supposed to get one from MAC but I forgot because I was too stunned, see story above)

The credit card is going to stay home.


  1. Haha nasa Trinoma rin ako nung earth hour. akala ko pa brownout. tongertz moment muntik na ko magtanong sa guard haha!

  2. narealize ko lang exag ang iyong skincare regimen haha. you're proof that my brand's target audience exists!!! lol.

    anyway at bakit ako nasama diyan ah? shempre bibili ko for you!!! pero to make you feel better i was at aldo yesterday and i did not see those boots (i know because i was looking for boots - see my tumblr for details). so good buy! =P

    March 28, 2010 8:54 PM

  3. @joanna: napaisip din kami nung una. buti na lang napag-usapan namin yung earth hour nung dinner

    @anj: bakit naman exag hahaha. cleanse - tone - moisturize lang naman ako tas exfoliate every now and then. di pa ako naka-abot sa level ng facials at masks at diamond peels. :p at na-miss ka lang namin hahahaha

  4. haha comment deprived ako for the longest time. nagamit mo na yung boots?