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by Renee Alexis

Renee Alexis
20-something Filipina, an introvert who loves young adult fiction, brush pens, Taylor Swift, and BTS. Coffee runs in my bloodstream.


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My First BeautyMNL Shopping Experience

My First BeautyMNL Shopping Experience

Last week, I received an email from the BeautyMNL team proposing for a collaboration with me. I was handpicked to give this local beauty site a test run. It was unexpected and I got super excited because it's not every day that I get to receive emails like these. You probably know already how obsessed I am with beauty products lately, Korean skincare products to be exact. Doing this collab with BeautyMNL gave me the opportunity to widen my selection. I get to discover and try local brands that I was already eyeing for some time.

BeautyMNL is dubbed as the number 1 beauty site in the Philippines. They don't only have a wide selection of products (both local and foreign brands) in their shop, they also have an in-house magazine called Bloom which features different topics about beauty, may it be about makeup tips, skin care hacks, or top trendy products to try, their articles are really worth reading if you're an avid beauty fan like me.

Shopping in BeautyMNL was stress-free. I love their website's interface. It's soooo easy to navigate and view the many products they have, and what's really good about it was the review section. The best selling products have countless of helpful reviews that you can refer to before buying it. I was torn on which products to try but after choosing "wisely", I settled with these:

Products I got

I've heard good things about Skinpotions and Skin Genie in the beauty community on Instagram and for so long, I have been wanting to try out their products. One reason that just stops me every time I get to the checkout counter was the gazillion products I still have lying on my shelves. Fortunately, this collab happened and I got these products which were already sitting in my wishlist! I got the Genie in a Bottle, which I'm yet to try, the Lip and Cheek Stain Alive in Merlot, which has a great color that suits me, and the Magic Balm which was "a must have" according to many.

I also got the Biore UV Perfect Bright Face Milk with SPF50+ PA+++. Biore is a Japanese brand and I promised myself to buy a sunscreen in this brand when I have finished my current one. Again, it was perfect timing. First impression? It was amazing. I applied the sunscreen after my morning routine and I instantly noticed how it tamed my oily skin. My face kind of brightened up and it was glowy, not oily. I may have found my fave sunscreen.

Last items in the bag are the cleansing bars from Soul Skinfood and Nude Cosmetics: Fair me up! and Spot me clear!. I got these because they were on sale and the reviews are pretty good, too. We'll see how they work on me. 😊

I also received some freebies in the bag so thank you so much for those, BeautyMNL!

It took 4 working days for this pack of goodies to arrive at my doorstep. Provincial areas are expected to get their deliveries around 3 to 5 working days and 4 days wasn't bad. The transaction was hassle free as BeautyMNL accepts a number of MOP like credit card, PayPal, bank deposits, and COD for those living in the Metro Manila area. I paid with Paypal. I just wish that BeautyMNL will accept COD outside MM, too. That's just my issue, hehe. 

It was a good shopping experience overall. And yes, I will be a return customer! Keep up the good job, BeautyMNL, your services are highly applaudable. ❤

Have you shopped at BeautyMNL? How was your experience? What products did you buy? Let's talk down below 😉

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, BeautyMNL sent me these products in exchange for my honest opinion about their website. Of course, all thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. 😉


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