Shiseido Haul

The best advice I can give to young women is this: always listen to your mother. Seriously. It might sound ridiculous because she may appear so out of touch with the realities of your life, but she would always understand and guide you - if you'd let her. The biggest mistakes I've made so far are due to my stubborness, my certainty that I know more than my mother. I don't. I would have avoided a lot of grief had I just listened to her.

That's not to say that I'm miserable or mired in deep regret right now. I'm quite happy and I regret nothing that I've done in my life so far. But if I listened, growing up would have been less painful and I would have been able to see the big picture earlier. So please, if you are facing unbearable things right now, tell your parents. Most of the time they will know the right thing to do.

You have to remember that they are the only people in the planet who love you unconditionally - where lovers and friends would always act with their best interest in mind, your mother in particular would always put you first. :)

Sooo that was a random thought brought on by a Tweet. I actually just want to show you my recent Shiseido haul! I was waiting for Man of Steel to start at SM Aura the other day, so I decided to pick up a few things I've been meaning to get from Shiseido for a while now. You can pretty much guess what theme I'll be having for next week, haha.

Okay, I love everything I got. ^_^ I didn't mind the splurge because I've tried these four items waaaay back and thought they were pretty good. I had a sample size of the Shiseido The Skincare Instant Eye and Lip Makeup Remover (P2,100) before. It was pretty effective at removing waterproof mascara and long-wearing lipstick while being gentle to the eyes.

I also grabbed their famous Eyelash Curler. It was around P1,300 I think, more expensive than Shu Uemura's, but I was really surprised that there's a marked difference between the two curlers! I've heard people say that the Shiseido curler is better than Shu Uemura, a statement that I didn't understand until I got to try it myself. Watch out for my review to see the comparison. ;)

The Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in RS404 (P1,250) is a gorgeous hot pink shade. It's the same one I used on my model during last year's Shiseido workshop!

Last but not least, here's an eyebrow pencil that has a stiff, dense brush on the other end instead of the typical spoolie: the Shiseido Natural Eyebrow Pencil in Deep Brown (P1,100). Don't be fooled by the name - this is a soft brown pencil that's creamy and easy to blend in!

So there you go. Stay tuned for Shiseido Week next week! ;)