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Remember Multiply? Before its success (and eventual crash), I can remember it pushed me to the peak of my online shopping craze. It wasn’t exactly the most automated system–we relied on the good faith of sellers (and buyers!) and mostly we’d have to go to the bank to make deposits, send a proof of it via e-mail and cross our fingers that our purchases make it safely to our address. Fortunately, the online shopping landscape has improved by leaps and bounds since then.  But because I’ve shifted careers, I hardly have time to browse online stores anymore.  As I recall, that used to be the highlight of my corporate work hours–online window shopping in between breaks to keep my brain from being numb with the daily tasks I had to finish on my computer.  I’ve almost forgotten how heavenly it was.

Nowadays, I find that I am slowly getting back into the groove of online shopping, no small thanks to sites like BeautyMNL.  I’m not a big makeup junkie, but I ended up browsing their virtual shelves for HOURS. How have I only heard about this now (I know, I’m always late to the party)??

BeautyMNL haul

VMV Hypoallergenics Armada Sport 70. Does this even need an introduction? It’s one of the best and gentlest sunscreen formulas in the market. I’m a HUGE fan of VMV.

Wet ‘n Wild Just Peachy. I misplaced my Happy Skin Honeymoon Glow and I really need a nice nude lippie since it makes me look fresh without piling on too much makeup.

Dolly Wink Eyeliner. I haven’t had a good black eyeliner in a while, maybe a year or so now. And they say the Japanese know their eyeliners (plus I loved Dolly Wink’s extremely soft, natural looking falsies I used recently), so I got this.

My Prime Transformative Night Cream. It had a lot of rave reviews that got me curious. And wait ’til you see how ingenious the jar is! You won’t have to worry about bacteria and contamination for this one.

Browlash EX Gel Oil Eye Makeup Remover. Though I hate waterproof formula, my favorite mascara right now is Browhaus’ HD mascara. I’m tired of using several coats of Vaseline and baby oil to get it off (and this is after double cleansing).

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