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What’s In My Cart: Phone, Makeup, and More

I haven’t posted any haul post lately. Must be because I haven’t been buying anything lately? Haha that’s probably the reason why!

Aside from the obvious fact that it’s almost Christmas (can you believe it) and I’m trying to save money for Christmas gifts (emphasis on trying huhu), I find myself spending on food instead of stuff. That’s unlike me because I usually prefer buying stuff over food – must explain the weight gain I’ve had lately?

But that doesn’t mean I’m not window shopping. Oh no, far from that. In fact, I’ve been doing nothing but check online websites. For weeks now. I’m very busy at work (and I’ve been having personal problems — read: LQ), so I’m relieving stress by online window shopping. Who doesn’t love online window shopping? You get the same happy hormone rush as if you’re actually shopping without the buyer’s remorse.

Okay I take it back. It’s not exactly like actual shopping. But it’s still stress-relieving — at least for me! Here are the stuff I’ve been planning to buy (but keep on delaying because I’m one kuripot lady):

1. Phone

I’ve been needing a new phone for months now! The screen of my trusty Asus cracked ages ago (totally my fault after I forcefully dropped it 6 feet from the ground), and while it didn’t affect the performance, it’s just a huge eye sore. Like what I always say, it grows like the West Valley Fault.

So I’ve been looking for a replacement phone for ages now, too. Should have been a no-brainer except for one thing: I’m totally stingy when it comes to gadgets. I have a super low budget when it comes to phones — my bags tend to be pricier than my phones. Ergo, my choices are totally limited.

Alcatel Flash 2 seems to be a good choice (my original choice actually), but I don’t know, even after several weeks of watching it go on sale, its form really doesn’t grow on me. I’m looking for something more rectangular and straighter; I’m not feeling its curved edges.

Lenovo A7000 Plus

Lenovo A7000 Plus

On the other hand, I’m liking this Lenovo phone but it’s out of the budget (I told you I have a really low budget for smartphones!), so I’m waiting for a new one to be launched anytime this month. Please. Let me have a new phone before Christmas.

2. Makeup

I don’t know what happened but I suddenly have an appreciation for makeup. After years of going out wearing nothing but pressed powder and tinted lip balm, now, I can’t go outside the house (even just to my home office) without having my brows made up. I feel naked without it! Now I’m exploring other makeup products like foundation, blush, lipstick…

Happy Skin Turn Up The Heat

Happy Skin Turn Up The Heat

Especially lipstick! It has always bothered me that my lips look so pale in pictures but I’m always too lazy to swipe a coat of lipstick. Lately I’ve been exploring. I have yellow/warm undertones so I’m dying to try orange lipstick. My mum gave me a red-orangey lipstick and I loved it!

3. Tablet for Yuri

I let Yuri play with the phone or with a tablet. Yeah, yeah, I know; don’t crucify me. It’s not as if all he does is use gadgets — he just spends 23 hours a day using them. I kid, I kid LOL. He’s using an O+ tablet but sadly its battery is almost giving up. I’m planning to buy it a new battery and use it for myself to work (who am I kidding? I’m going to use it on useless stuff) and buy Yuri a super cheap one that’s not heavy on the heart wallet.

Cherry Mobile Fusion Aura 2

Cherry Mobile Fusion Aura 2

I’m not very familiar with cheap tablets (around P2,000 price range), but Cherry Mobile has just released one within the price range so I might buy it!

4. A Sauna Suit

Sauna Suit

Sauna Suit

The most expensive on this list! Hahaha. I’m curious to try a sauna suit after my work colleague, Sarah, swore by it. Sure, I may just lose water weight but at least I’m losing weight. At a dirt-cheap price of just below P300, there’s nothing to lose! I might buy one this week. We’ll see! 😀

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  • Reply Mhaan arambulo-delos santos November 9, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    You may want to try the Zenfone 2 mukang okay din siya. 🙂 The only thing I want for Christmas is Macbook! Kaso OMG ang mahal!

  • Reply Aci Bornea November 9, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    ay balitaan mo ko sa sauna suit na yan. 🙂

  • Reply Pearliza Paguio November 9, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    When i read the words sauna suit my face was like O_O what’s that? Hahaha It can help lose water weight? Gotta check that out. ~Pearliza Paguio

  • Reply Nilyn Matugas November 10, 2015 at 7:40 am

    A new phone is what’s on my wishlist too! hahaha! And yeah, I’ll never condemn you for buying Yuri a tablet, laking tulong kaya sa learning nila. 🙂

  • Reply Melisa Sanchez November 10, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Whew! what’s on mind on Christmas? Nothing lol! planning to buy a Thanksgiving gift for children on our church. hehehe. Mahirap gumastos na mahina naman ang kita. heheh 🙂

  • Reply Juvy Ann November 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    I can’t seem to think of something to gift myself for Christmas. Whenever I go shopping, I would normally end up buying stuffs for my family, especially my boys 😛

  • Reply celin mendoza November 10, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    You’ve got to try the Happy Skin lippies! Almost all of their shades are perfect for pinay skin tone =)

  • Reply Arra Odeza November 10, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    sauna suit? effective ba siya pampabawas timbang? my christmas list mostly para sa daughter ko 😀

  • Reply Kat Rodriguez November 10, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Wow, a sauna suit? This is the first time I heard about this. Try ko nga, haha, kaso ang problem ko kasi, ang gusto ko lang mabawasan sa bandang tummy lang, hihi.

  • Reply Mommy Charm November 11, 2015 at 12:52 am

    A new phone is on my wishlist too and like you, I also have a low budget for that. I’m eyeing the Cherry Mobile Android One which costs only Php 3999. You might want to check that out =)

  • Reply Mommy Charm November 11, 2015 at 12:52 am

    A new phone is on my wishlist too and like you, I also have a low budget for that. I’m eyeing the Cherry Mobile Android One which costs only Php 3999. You might want to check that out =)

  • Reply sarah tirona November 11, 2015 at 12:55 am

    ooh lemme know how the sauna suit goes, parang i want one too! 😛

  • Reply Kate Acuzar November 11, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Maan, I suggest if you buy a phone or a tablet, buy a tempered glass screen protector for both 🙂 I always drop my phone. The tempered glass on my phone is about ready to be replaced, that’s how clumsy I am 🙁

    • Reply Maan November 11, 2015 at 8:26 pm

      Noted! I’ll buy one for my new phone kay dili ko gusto sige buy og bago! 😀

  • Reply Mommy Queenelizabeth November 11, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    That sauna suit! I need that too! LOL!

  • Reply gerilen polon November 11, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    ive been planning to get a sauna suit and a phone. my hubby got me a zenfone selfie and im loving it, but im still eyeing the ip6s not sure tho to get the ip6s or the ip6+, im thinking of the latter since i dont want to carry an ipad/tablet anymore. 🙂

  • Reply May De Jesus-Palacpac November 11, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    Seryoso, effective ang sauna suit? Matry nga! Pang Zumba!

  • Reply Marie November 12, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Good choice with Cherry Mobile kung affordable tablet hanap mo and I have always wanted ung Happy Skin too – waley s budget nga lang. 🙁

  • Reply Rowena Wendy Lei November 14, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Both Asus and Xiaomi have very good affordable phones 🙂

  • Reply Ayi November 17, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    My sister has a sauna suit! Nakakatuwa siya while in it :)) The good thing about gadgets these days is that you have options. At least you can canvass and compare before buying anything 🙂

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  • Reply Janice November 25, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Oooh, the sauna suit sounds interesting. I hope it’s really effective. I have to admit though that among the other stuff on your list, I want the Happy Skin stuff the most. Haha!

  • Reply MrsMartinez November 27, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    I like the sauna suit hehe pangpapayat lol


  • Reply Cris Ruffolo November 30, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Makes ups are ♡. I put on make up even at home. Just makes me feel extra confident even when I’m crazy taking care twin toddlers and a two-month-old infant. 🙂

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