Hauls & Freebies : February and March 2012

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If you're an old follower of my blog then you'd probably already familiar with one of my blog post series: "New Things in My Wardrobe". 
Well I have decided to change the previously titled "New Things in My Wardrobe" series with a new title called: "Hauls & Freebies". 
I thought it's much more shorter and simpler. I will go back and edit all my previous "New Things in My Wardrobe" posts and change the title into "Hauls & Freebies" so anyone new to this blog won't be too confused ;p

So every month I posted on all the hauls and freebies that I got that particular month; I had no intention to brag or anything but I just simply want to share because I myself enjoy reading other people's hauls or new things, and I also did these posts to make some kind of personal notes for myself to keep track on my monthly shopping budget. 
So if I happened to spent more than my allowed shopping budget in a particular month I would just cut back on the next month's shopping budget. Sometimes if I had shopped more than I allowed myself, I would do no shopping at all on the next month, just like I did back in February.

Yup, I allowed myself a shopping ban in last February, and that's why I didn't make a "Hauls & Freebies" post back then which I usually posted every month. I only got a couple of freebies from events. And I decided to just add those freebies that I got in February into the March's Hauls & Freebies. So here we go....


FEBRUARY

Freebies:
  • Door Prize and Goodie bag from Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter launching event
From the goodie bag I got a few items aside from the yummy edibles: 
-Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie, 
-Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake,
-Hello magazine.
I also won a door prize that night so I also got: 
-A cosmetic case, 
-Revlon ColorStay Foundation with Soft Flex in #300 True Beige (which is sadly one level too dark for me)
-Revlon Naturally Glamorous Blush On in Red Apple,  
-Revlon Touch & Glow Extra Moisturizing Face Powder in Soft Beige.
If you want you can also read my full report of the event by clicking here.
Or you can read the review of the Revlon Lip Butters here.

  • Goodie bag from SariAyu Mini Gathering event
From the SariAyu mini gathering event I got a souvenir bag which consists of : a Two Way Cake, a Moisturizer and a Facial Foam from the Putih Langsat or Whitening series. Plus a mini set of cleanser, toner, and moisturizer from the Rose series. 
You can also read my post about the event here.


Purchases:
None.




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MARCH

Freebies:
  • Goodie bag from Revlon Sneak Preview event
 
I attended another Revlon event and received a souvenir bag that consists of:  
-A medium size travel bag, 
-A makeup pouch, 
-Revlon Age Defying Creme Makeup Base with DNA Advantage in #10 Bare Buff, 
-Revlon Colorstay 16hr Eyeshadow in #545 Attitude.
You can read about the event and see a sneak peek into what new products that Revlon has in stores for second quarter of this year by clicking here.

  • Soft White Bengkoang Body Scrub
My brother's girlfriend gave me two of these Soft White Body Scrub through my brother. I gave one to my mother because I know she loves a good scrub too in the shower, in fact she's the one who got me hooked on the famous Mustika Ratu Kopi Body Scrub ;)

  • Souvenir bag from Talika Indonesia launching event
Inside the souvenir bag that I received at the event I got:  
-A packet of Eye Therapy Patch, 
-Three packets of Eye Decompress (read my review here)
-An Eyelash Curler in a cute little silver bag,  
-A mini Lipocils Expert (which is what I've been dying to try since last year, yippie!).
You can read my post about the event and all those amazing Talika products by clicking here.


  • Giveaway prize from XiaoVee's World
I won a giveaway from XiaoVee's blog: XiaoVee's World last month. I was so excited because: a) I haven't won a giveaway in a very loooong time. And b) I finally got to have the super cute pink set of Etude House's Dress Room Bath & Body Lotion set, and c) I finally got to try Skin Food Tomato Sun Cream which I always wanted to try! Thank you XiaoVee!
The giveaway prize includes:
-Etude House Dress Room Bath & Body Lotion set, 
-Etude House Collagen Moistfull Smoothing Ampule Primer, 
-Skin Food Gold Kiwi Gift Set (read my review here), 
and samples of:
-Etude House Aloe Moistfull Soothing Cream, 
-Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream, 
-Skin Food Quinoa Rich Body Wash, 
-Skin Food Citron Scalp Care Conditioner, 
-Skin Food Omija Whitening Emulsion, 
-Skin Food Tomato Wrinkle Sun Cream.
If you want you can leave a comment below this post and tell me Which ones do you want me to review first? ;)


In the past few months I am so lucky to be able to try and have a few things that I've been wanting to try or have for the longest time. And I feel so blessed to have them all without purchasing it. Freebies never fails to disappoint me ;p Alhamdulillah...



Purchases:
  • Best Buy World Indonesia
Best Buy World Indonesia is an online beauty store. And here is what I bought from the website:
-Marc Jacobs's Daisy Gold Makeup Pouch
-Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Eye Pencil
-Christian Dior DiorSnow Global White Reveal Program
You can read about my review of Best Buy World Indonesia by clicking here.


  • Sasa.com online purchase
I finally ordered something from Sasa.com because they were having a promo of Free Shipping worldwide for minimum order of $25 (usually they have free shipping for orders over $75). And with $25 you can buy lots of small items at Sasa.com ;) 
Anyway, here's what I ordered:
-Clinique Super City Block Daily Face Protector with SPF 40
-The Face Shop Black Head Ex Clear Cleansing Foam
-Koji Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner in Deep Black
-Skinlite Masque Rejuvenating Orange Pads
-Sasatinnie Intensive Sparkling White Mask
-VOV Daily Fresh Wash Off Pack in Cereals
-VOV Daily Fresh Wash Off Pack in Green Tea Collagen
-VOV Daily Fresh Peel Off Pack in Multi Vita Egg
I also got a free bonus: one box of BSC.Pro Programme's Deluxe 8x Fat Burn Pellet.
Review of my shopping experience at Sasa will be posted soon, so stay tuned ;)

  • Supermarket Hauls
On my monthly grocery shopping I bought these from the supermarket:
-Herbal Essences Break's Over Anti-Breakage Strengthening Shampoo
-Herbal Essences Long-Term Relationship Conditioner for Long Hair
-Wardah Facial Scrub
-Wardah Moisturizer Gel
-Vaseline Total Moisture Cocoa Glow 24hr Moisturizing Lotion
-Biore Cleansing Oil Sheet
-FreshCare Aromatherapy Roll On in Lavender
-Mentholatum Beauty Mask Youthful Looking Facial Mask (read my review here)
-Mentholatum Beauty Mask Collagen Firming Facial Mask
-Ovale Facial Mask in Cucumber (read my review here)
-L'oreal Paris Re-Nutrition 1 minute Nourishing Hair Mask
-Sunsilk Salon Expert Hair Treatment for Damaged Hair
-Sunsilk Salon Expert Deep Nourishing Treatment for Soft and Smooth Hair
These are pretty much a splurge compared to my usual supermarket beauty hauls, i don't usually buy this much of beauty products during my grocery shopping. I guess last month my inner product junkie decided to come out and says Hello (I'm a product junkie veteran -LOL- if you can see my bedroom it is full of product bottles and jars and containers and sachets all over the place...but I'm too shy to show you all the mess ;p).

  • Another Supermarket Haul (actually a Mini Market haul)
Viva Air Mawar or Rose Water, Makarizo Hair Energy Anti-Aging Creambath with Aloe Vera for Normal Hair, Mustika Ratu Kopi Body Soap.


  •  Innisfree Facial Masks
One afternoon I saw several open bids for many varieties of Innisfree Facial Masks on Ebay, and I decided to bid on five of them, thinking that I could at least win one bid out of those five bids. It turns out that I won four of them! Whoa, talked about lucky bidder ;p I didn't expect this because I thought I could just won maybe only one. I won them for like less than $1.5 each, and I got free shipping for all four of them (turns out that all of these bids are from one seller). Even the seller sent a note inside the package saying how lucky I am because the shipping actually costs her more than the products itself;)
-Innisfree Natural Essential Pine Mask
-Innisfree Natural Essential Avocado Mask (read my review here)
-Innisfree Natural Essential Apple Mask
-Innisfree It's Real Bamboo Mask
Which one do you want to see the review first? Because I couldn't decide which one I want to try first hehehe Help me choose!

  • Forever 21 Jewelries
This is the only fashion item that I purchased last month. I did intentionally focused my last month's shopping budget on beauty products instead of fashion items, because I've been spending mostly for fashion items in the last few months and I need to clear my closet for some space before I can buy some new ones (anybody interested in a blog sale?).
Anyway I bought these when they were on Sale. They were discounted for less than IDR 50.000 each so I was so happy to get them in discount price (I love discounts!). I already worn them to the Talika Launching event which I wrote here (you can see my full outfit by scrolling to the bottom of that post).



Phew, that was quite a haul, but I do received some great freebies too. So now there's even more products in my bedroom than it was before, wheww ;p 
But it almost always happened like this. If I did a splurge on one month, then I decided to do a shopping ban for the next month, and then after the shopping ban is over I would do the splurge again to make up for the previous shopping ban. And then I would do it all over again. Isn't that sad? Totally ironic. And defy the meaning of a shopping ban -__-
Oh well.....I promised to be good this year ;)


So anyway, please leave your responses below, and you can click here if you want to see my previous Hauls & Freebies post

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4 thoughts & comments

  1. aaw, I got a really dark foundation from Revlon Age Defying Creme, -.-" I think it's 2 shade darker than yours, how I supposed to use it? XD hahaha

    btw, so many freebies you got, that's nice!

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  2. Hi Cominica,
    Maybe you could use it for shading? I use mine for some light shading because it's not dark enough for a deeper shading / contouring.

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  3. wow, so many producst ^o^
    glad you like my mini giveaway prizes ^^
    I'm waiting for The Face Shop Black Head Ex Clear Cleansing Foam review ^^ hehehee..

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  4. @Xiao Vee:
    Iyaa Xiao Vee, thank you ya I was so lucky to win your giveaway hehehe
    Baiklaah... The Face Shop Black Head review menyusuuuuull...! ;p

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