Wednesday, April 20, 2011

First International Prize - Look What I've Got!

It paid off! *grin*

2 days before I gave birth, I received an email from an international blogger and this is probably one of the best emails I ever got. 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. *happy dance*

And here it is, finally!

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 everything. Comparing the fees versus the amount of the items, it still worth the price. Because, as far as I know, the Stila Blush alone costs around more than a thousand pesos already. So, no regrets in here! Just one happy momma! *smiles*

And to share with you, here are the makeup goodies I won from Val's Closet!

• 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 

Wonderful isn't it?!

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 :)

Shauna said...

SWEET! Hope you have an amazing day! :) Shauna from

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