The Beauty Bee’s Christmas Giveaway!

Hey everyone! As you may be able to guess from the title of this post, I’ll be conducting a giveaway this year! :) I’ve wanted to do one for a while now but you know… life gets in the way. Hehe.

Just wanted to do this to thank you guys for reading my blog. Sometimes it’s still funny to think that other people are as obsessed with beauty/cosmetics as I am, if not even more! I love the beauty blogging community in the Philippines–bloggers and readers both. So thank you, everyone, especially if you’re a regular reader. I’m wishing you all a very happy Christmas and a kick-ass New Year. :)

This giveaway will be limited to Philippine residents, as I’m not sure I can handle international logistics just yet. Let me show you what you stand to win before we go into what you have to do to enter: giveawayABeauty Box A: 

  • Yellow Yadah! makeup pouch
  • Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in 014 Bright Blue
  • Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Apocaliptic
  • Maybelline NY baked eyeshadow duo in 75 Persuasive Plum
  • Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited (travel size) in CR 30 G
  • Modo Arte “Beauty” notebook

giveawayBBeauty Box B: 

  • Blue Yadah! makeup pouch
  • Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in 005 Nude
  • Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Luna
  • Maybelline NY Lumineyes Palette in Wine
  • Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited (travel size) in AT 50 C
  • Modo Arte “Coquette” notebook

SO, TO WIN ONE OF THESE BOXES (there will be two winners): 

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me (1) what your favourite Christmas collection from this season was and also (2) what your best beauty find was in 2013. :) Please leave me your e-mail address as well so I can get in touch with you!

This giveaway is open from now (12/20) until the 31st of December and I’ll make the announcement on the 2nd of January. The winner will be randomly selected. You can also specify which box you prefer to get. Good luck! Merry Christmas, everyone! :)

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED! Thanks to all those who participated! :)

The winners are Pat Abiog and Matromao! Congratulations, girls! Expect an e-mail within the day. :)

Guerlain Les Ombres Turandot

Guerlain’s Holiday collection really called out to me this year. Here’s the official writeup released by Gerlain which gives an idea of the feel/look they were going for. I think they captured it perfectly.

 This year’s beautiful holiday collection celebrates Guerlain’s 1929 classic fragrance: Liu. Inspired by the heroine of Puccini’s great opera, Turandot, Jacques Guerlain composed this captivating fragrance that embodies the power of devotion. In the story, Liu is a young slave who chooses to commit suicide rather than reveal the name of her master with whom she is in love. Guerlain Creative Director, Olivier Echaudemaison, captures Liu’s passion with a limited edition make-up collection, paying tribute to the Asian heroine’s enchanting femininity and sense of detail. Golden hues, deep red lips, and tapered eyes capture the opulence of the Orient, allowing every woman to become a heroine this holiday season.

After reading about it on Temptalia and seeing the individual reviews of the products in the collection, I knew I had to get one of the items. The calligraphy eye and lip palette was definitely the star of the collection and it even received a rating of A+ on Temptalia, but when Christine (of Temptalia) said that she decided to wear the four-shadow palette “Turandot” on her wedding day, I knew I had to have it. I also have a problem with cream and eye products sharing space in one palette, so while the packaging and the swatches for the calligraphy palette were amazing, I knew it wouldn’t find a place on my dressing table. I still highly recommend it, though, so do check it out before the season is over. :)

I picked up my Turandot palette at the airport Duty Free shops right before leaving Bangkok earlier this month. It came out to 1800.00 Baht (roughly 2340.00 pesos) while in department stores this was going for 2400.00 Baht. I saved quite a bit and considering that I wasn’t even sure they would have Guerlain at the airport, I was very happy with myself for being so patient when I am usually incredibly impulsive. Yay. :)

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