hello, hello! happy hauling holidays!

hey everybody, i've missed getting in touch with you all! i finally decided to end my temporary blogging hiatus as i really cannot contain beauty-related things to myself anymore hehe. but first, i'd like to thank all of you who prayed for Reni and her family. her body was already laid in rest but her spirit will forever be with the Lord. i think if there is an important thing she taught me best is that i should cherish relationships in my life because i do not hold or even know what tomorrow may bring (James 4:13-14). listening to people who loved her the most at her final day of wake in Singapore, they said she brought out the best in them - making them laugh all the time and make them feel good whenever they are with her. i'd like to leave a legacy as such - that people remember you to impart great joy in their lives and therefore is changed forever to do so themselves to others - when i depart this world and rest in the Almighty God's arms. that is actually why i left blogging for a while - i've re-evaluated my priorities in life and my attitude towards people i come across with - my husband, my children, my mom and aunt, my sisters, my in-laws, people in my ministry, my church, friends, colleagues and people i will still touch in the course of living this life for Him. i've spent time to devote ample time to everything that truly matters and although i value blogging as an interest i know God has blessed me with, i know that personal interaction and giving time to people is what matters most. again, for all of you who prayed with me for Reni and her family, i pray that whatever your circumstances may be right now, that the Lord will be with you always and may His will be done unto your lives. He will lift you up from your situations because He is close to those who call on Him (Psalm 145:18).

before i get teary-eyed again, i want to share with you the hauls i've had since a couple of weeks before i went on hiatus. i've been hauling here and there as well as receiving gifts, samples and freebies so this post will be picture heavy. reviews will follow soon, but probably after the holidays. and oh, watch out for a giveaway next month because MereMakeupManiac is turning 2 years old next month, with more than 100 followers and 50,000 hits! indeed, i am blessed with faithful readers as even though i was on hiatus people keep coming to my blog to read my posts - thank you so so so much!

ok, so to start the ball rolling, the biggest haul of all - my RMK workshop haul:

from left to right: Eye gel, Skintuner EX Moist, Skintuner Smoother Light, Nail Color in True Pink, Gel Scrub,  UV Face Protector, Fruit Barrier Cream, UV Face Protector, Eyelash curler, Creamy Soap, Concentrate Cream, Eye makeup remover, Cleansing Milk, Cotton, Smoothing Polished Base and Creamy Polished Base


i joined their Singapore Facebook's contest a while back and won this trial pack! (which included Creamy Polished Base 00, Creamy Polished Base 01, UV Face Protector and Gel Scrub samplers)


ok, i only got 1 kabuki brush with holder and the powder/kabuki brush guard pack - the rest were orders. tee hee! but i thought i'd remind you gals that i sell them in Singapore! contact me if you want one too! my contact details are found at the header above. ;)


Lucido-L #EX Treatment, Aqualabel (from Shiseido) White Clear Foam

Lady Speed Stick, Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel (my 3rd jar!), Hada Labo Nano + Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion

Dolly Wink lashes No. 4 and No. 8


Razors with sliding cap, Brow stencils, Rhinestones, Disposable Sponges

Detergent for puff and sponge


Beautyblender (my li'l sis hoarded LOL but she gave me 1, yey!)


from left to right: Paul & Joe Protective Dual Powder Foundation UV, Paul & Joe Eye Colors, Givenchy Pop Gloss Lip Glosses and Lady Pulp Lip Lacquers


from left to right: Ettusais Cheek Color in BE1, Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Protective Moisturizer SPF16, Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Cleansing Foam, Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Moisturizing Cream, Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Refining Softener, Shiseido Matifying Veil, Shiseido Stick Foundation in O40, Maquillage Eye Color N Powder in GR328 and PK736

Ettusais Cheek Color in BE1, Shiseido Stick Foundation in O40, Maquillage Eye Color N Powder in GR328 and PK736 and Shiseido Matifying Veil

hardcase handbag/shoulder bag sold at S$3! thanks mareng Charles for getting me this, mwahness!

this cabin trolley bag was sold at S$20 only!


from left to right: Sleek Maximum Impact Eyeshadow in Sparkle, Deborah Lippmann The Stripper To Go laquer remover, Deborah Lippmann Rich Girl Cosmeceutical Anti-aging Hand and Cuticle Cream, Face Atelier SPR 3, Mario Badescu Herbal Hydrating Serum, KAI fragance, Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel, Deborah Lippmann Ruby Red Slippers, Sleek Mini High Shine Lip Gloss in Magic Strawberry

would you believe i got this as a gift without purchase? this totally surprised me! i was having a gloomy day when this arrived and this totally made me smile! the note said they juts want to thank me for their support, what a thoughtful gesture! four thumbs up for Luxola customer service! (^_^)

in the middle pic, from left to right: KAI fragrance, Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel, Mario Badescu Herbal Hydrating Serum, Face Atelier SPR 2, Sleek Maximum Impact Eyeshadow in Khaki, Face Atelier Ultra Foundation testers in Wheat, Sepia & Sand, Face Atelier Facade in Arabesque, Sleek Mini High Shine Lip Gloss in Magic Strawberry, Deborah Lippmann Lara's Theme

i just got this yesterday - i bought Deborah Lippmann's Lara's Theme and Face Atelier Facade in Arabesque and the rest are freebies (because my total amounted to S$50) except Face Atelier Ultra Foundation testers which i requested to have included so i can buy a full size bottle once i've found my shade. now, are they the best? that's why they're my favorite online beauty store! btw, if you do not know yet they now ship to Indonesia and Malaysia! go order from them now!

i will be posting again after Christmas already as the weekend is fully packed with activities: our church lifegroup will be holding a Noche Buena party tonight and i'd be preparing for our choir's Christmas Carol repeat performance at church on Sunday - we won the competition held last 18th December so we get to represent wohoo! Glory to God! (^_^)

i wish you a very Merry, Meaningful and Messiah-centered Christmas! (^_^)


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