Wednesday, April 20, 2011

First International Prize - Look What I've Got!

It paid off!

2 days before I gave birth, I received an email from an international blogger, which is probably one of the best emails I ever got because I won a giveaway! My first international giveaway won!!! Yay!

Valerie of Val's Closet held a New Year's giveaway where she's giving away makeup stuff to the chosen winner. Luckily, it was me! I couldn't believe that I'll get awesome goodies for free.

And here it is, finally!

Victoria's Secret Pink Body Mist in "Pretty & Pure" • Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush lip gloss in "Melonrageous" • Korres Quince Lip Butter • Stila Custom Color Blush (Self-Adjusting) • Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in "Tattle Tale" • Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara

I picked up the package today at Taguig Post Office. This is actually a whole new experience for me because this is the first time that I claimed something from outside the country. Unlike our local couriers, this shipment took around 3 weeks plus the additional processing time at the Post Office before they sent the notice that it's ready for pickup.

And to my surprise, I tell you I'm really clueless about this, I was required to pay fees! Talk about Custom tax duties and other fees included. I did explain to them that the package was a prize I won from a blog giveaway. I even provided screenshots of my conversation with Valerie for proof. Sadly, they still charged me Php1,350 for everything! OMG, that was too much! But NO, I won't let them spoil my excitement.

I still claimed the package and paid for everything. Comparing the fees versus the amount of the items, it's still worth the price. Because, as far as I know, the Stila Custom Color Blush alone costs around more than a thousand pesos already. So, no regrets in here! Just one happy momma!

Thank you so much, Valerie, for all the makeup goodies you sent! I so loved them all! ♥


Emily said...

Amazing prize, congratulations!

Val said...

Yay!! Enjoy the prizes :)