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How To Use ShippingCart.com To Get Your Lippies From KylieCosmetics.com And Colourpop.com

June 17, 2016

Prepare yourself, it's gonna be a lengthy blog post! 

I've always wondered how it feels like to receive your own Balikbayan Boxes. I have a few relatives living abroad but I doubt it they'll send me one. Haha! So, para-paraan lang. Gotta do it on my own!

Ever since I got so addicted to lipsticks, following Kylie Jenner's announcement of restocking her new line of lippies, I never stopped dreaming of having them! It's such a heart breaker that it's not available here in the Philippines since Kylie Lip Kits, Glosses, and Metals are only sold online through kyliecosmetics.com and same goes for Colourpops. I'm sure you'll find a bunch of online sellers on Instagram that sells them from Php 2,500 - Php 3,500  for Kylie Lip Kits and around Php 400 up for Colourpops - which is insanely expensive! Nakakaloka kayo! 

I knew I have to get one, or two, or three, or all? BUT, I refused to buy them from these online shops. I know there is a better and far more rewarding experience of getting them myself.


Taadaaah! Welcome to LBC Shipping Cart!

There's no exact adjective to describe how addictive I am when it comes to shopping online - it's convenient, safe, and stress-free!

Basically, shippingcart.com will act as your US address - which is by the way a warehouse that accepts all your online orders made from the US. 

All you have to do is to create your own shippingcart.com account and start shopping from US online stores. It's really super easy, guys. I suggest you visit their FAQs section. Hindi mo pa naiisip yung itatanong mo nandun na rin sya. Everything you need to know is already there. Trust me.

Here's what it looks like from the inside:

My Storage is your "push cart". All your items shipped and accepted at the warehouse will be weighted and photographed and you will see them here. 



My Shipment houses your active deliveries. When you're done consolidating your items, you can choose which ones you want to be shipped to PH already. Choose between Air and Sea Cargo. For my case, I picked Air cargo as the waiting time is only 10 working days, versus Sea cargo which is around 45 days. I ain't gonna wait that long for my lippies!




Surprisingly, my orders arrived to my office 5 days earlier! I had to suffer and wait 3 more days because it got delivered on a Friday afternoon and I left office a bit earlier so I had to wait until Monday. 


Here's a breakdown of my total order and costs:

Box 1 from kyliecosmetics.com
1 Candy K Kylie Lip Kit = $29.00 = Php 1,346.00
State Tax = $2.18 = Php 101.00
Shipping = $8.95 = Php 415.00
Box 2 from kyliecosmetics.com
2 Glosses, Like and Literally = $30.00 ($15/each) = Php 1,392.00
State Tax = $2.18 = Php 101.00
Shipping = $8.95 = Php 415.00
Box 3 from colourpop.com
1 Beeper Liquid Lipstick = $6.00 = Php 278.00
1 Mess Around Liquid Lipstick = $6.00 = Php 278.00
2 Lippie Stix: She Bad and Pillow Talk = $10.00 ($5/each) = Php 464.00
Tax = $1.65 = Php 76.00
Shipping = $4.99 = Php 231.00

Shipping Cart
Shipping via Air Cargo = Php 1,100.00+
To get the exact shipping fee per item you can just divide the shippingcart.com shipping fee into 7 = Php157.00

Total price of 1 Kylie Lip Kit delivered from US to PH = Php 2,065.00
Total price of 2 Kylie Glosses from US to PH = Php 2,065.00
Total price of 4 lippies from Colourpop from US to Ph = Php 1,955.00

See the difference in pricing versus online shops here in the Philippines? The thing is, you could easily lower down your cost if you're going to purchase several kits, glosses, and mattes in 1 order since you pay fixed State Tax and Shipping regardless of how many item you order. The only reason why I ended up getting two separate order is because my 1st order to see if my debit card can be used. And it does work! I use a VISA debit card, btw.

Here's my haul!






Here's my bonus tips on how you can easily snag that Kylie lippie:

1. Make sure you know the timezones. Follow @lavishly_luxurious on Instagram. I requested her to add PHT timezones every restocking
2. Be on the site 10 mins before the actual restocking
3. On a note pad, put all your details: Name, your Shipping Cart Address, Shipping Cart Account Number, Shipping Cart Contact Number, Debit/Credit Card details.
4. Master the art of copying and pasting - FAST!
5. Open several tabs if you wish to order more than 1 lippie
6. When the site goes live - DO NOT REFRESH! - instead re-type www.kyliecosmetics.com
7. Cart your orders as fast as you can - you will be put on queue if there are other customers ahead of you.
8. Pray to the lippie God that your orders are still on your cart 
9. And if they are, Hallelujah! Congratulations!
10. You'll receive immediately your order confirmation and all you have to do is to wait for your items to be delivered to your Shipping Cart address. :)

Watch out for my blog post and vlog review of Candy K, Literally Gloss, Beeper from Colourpop soon! Oh, and I have Dolce K and Heir coming from the US soon too!

UPDATE 6/20/2016
I received tons of pms and inquiries through my Instagram and FB about ShipingCart.com
To answer a few, shippingcart delivers straight to your door step. No other fees to be paid just the shipping fee - no customs tax.
I have another box coming in on July, pwede ka sumabay if you want. You can purchase your lippies and have it shipped to my shippingcart.com address or you can just pm me your lippie request and pay the above price per kit.

UPDATE 7/17/2016
I am still getting a lot of messages on my Instagram! :) I really do appreciate it but it's getting a bit harder for me to respond since most of the questions are repetitive. So, I'm planning to make another vlog specifically about my personal experience about Shipping Cart when my next order arrived (in 2 weeks time). Anyway, I'm updating this thread because I was bothered by a comment on my Instagram feed:


Gais, how many times have I mentioned on my vlogs and blog about Shipping Cart that I don't work for Shipping Cart? I also make sure to put a disclaimer that I do work for LBC Express and not Shipping Cart. They are totally separate business entity. It's quite disappointing to see comments like this. Coz, seriously, when I blog or vlog something I like, I make sure to be completely transparent and honest about it. My experience with Shipping Cart is positive. Honestly, I lowered my expectation when I first used their service because being in this shipping industry means there will be series of unfortunate events that can delay my orders. But, no. My orders through Shipping Cart arrived 5 days early, their customer service is superb, and I will use their service again and again. - BUT, gais naman, THIS IS ONLY ME. My personal, unpaid, not sponsored review. How I wish they do get me as their brand influencer. Haha! (parinig over here) . Anyway, Instagram user @misskristinea, I strongly advice you reach out to their Facebook Page or customer service website if you have issues with your package. They reply in less than 48 hours. Stop the hate coz girl, that's not pretty.

Another awesome update from Shipping Cart (coz I just checked their website now) is that they are waving the extended storage fees until further notice! Yippee! Had I known this before I shipped my items yesterday, then I would have probably bought more stuff. Haha!


UPDATE 8/7/2016
I no longer work for LBC Express Inc. Filed my resignation a week ago, More of my horrific and terrifying work experience ever. BUT, I have another box coming and it's not just Kylie Lip Kits! I tried ordering from Elf and Colourpop too! Yahoo!

Happy shopping!

Thanks!

Follow me on IG @rookiemommyph
Subscribe to my Youtube channel as well!

Hope this helps!
Leave a comment below if you have other questions!

Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - lippie hoarder! 








Happy Baby Organic Teethers


If you've been to Healthy Options' baby food section, I'm sure this is a very familiar item for you. I loooove going to Healthy Options! I think I spend an hour or so just figuring out what items to get and I literally spend more time looking into the ingredients of every product I get a hold of.

Happy Baby Organic Teethers caught my eye when I visited Healthy Options in Shangrila branch. 



Knowing its not harmful to Arya, I decided to purchase one box. I think it was around P200 -P300+ per box of 12 packs. I can't remember the exact price. 


Surprisingly, Arya did liked this one. I did taste it before letting Arya munch on it but I can't really say that it has that flavor, which is sweet potato and banana. It is really bland. It's like Kropek! Haha!

According to their website: www.happyfamilybrands.com

Gentle Teethers

banana & sweet potato

Our easily-dissolving banana & sweet potato teething wafers are the perfect first snack for Baby’s developing gums. Made with jasmine rice flour and a touch of organic fruits and vegetables, they're sure to soothe and delight.
Allergen info:
  • No known allergens
Did you know?
  • Our Happy Baby Gentle Teethers dissolve easily, with no mess.


Try it out and see if your little one will like it too! :)

Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - organic lover



The First Korean Beauty Clinic In Manila + GIVEAWAY!

June 1, 2016

"No skin clinic offers the same service! Best 2-hour of my day!"

Have you heard of The Clinic by Lisa? No? Me too, until a friend reached out to me and asked me to try their heavenly facial. and my, oh my! I literally reached heaven. it was facial and spa in one!

The Clinic By Lisa
Equipped with the latest aesthetic technology, The Clinic by Lisa offers various non-surgical and surgical procedures that will aid in looking and feeling good. As a Korean Beauty Expert, we not only have the latest Korean aesthetic technology, but our doctors are also Korean-trained.

Services

My experience with The Clinic by Lisa is beyond compare. Honestly, I never ever had experienced this kind of high quality service. I don't know how Koreans does facial so I don't really have something to compare it to other than what I get with the usual facials offered in malls.

Imperial Facial Treatment

The service that I availed is called Imperial Facial Treatment. This is one of their promoted services and I am very satisfied and happy that I was able to experience this.

From their website:

When you want more than just the basic or if you feel like giving yourself an unforgettable treat, experience majesty when you indulge in our imperial facial treatment.
Apart from the usual processes involved in the basic facial (cryo electroporation, mask, massage), you’ll get a back massage and RF Treatment. The RF treatment for the back could help relieve pain and provide relaxation while the RF for the abdomen could aid in slimming the tummy and tightening the skin. The treatment takes around two hours and is ideal for all skin types. 
My treatment started with me going into the lounge and on to the locker room to change to my robe.




Once I got into the beds, I immediately noticed that it is very spacious. Unlike other skin clinics where you cannot almost move your elbows because you'll hit the customer next to you.


The clinic is really homey. :) 

They started on my back first with RF like treatment for slimming and whitening.


The treatment felt really good and tickle-ish! But, you'll also feel a bit of electricity while they rub the machine on your back.


Now on to our usual facial, cleansing - steaming - pricking - and in with this service, they applied 2 type of mask on my face.

What's surprising is that they will not leave the other parts of your body hanging. I mean seriously, once they applied the first mask on my face, they moved to my legs and arms and the moment they were done, they applied the second mask - which is a peel off mask and went on to my stomach - this time same with what they did to my back.

I never really knew facials and massages can be combined!



Now, you wouldn't have to worry leaving the clinic with red-bruised face from all the pricking because they also help your scars heal fast. Not really sure what the red light is called but hallelujah!

So, after 2 hours, I am finally done, happy, contented, and hungry! 



Thank you so much, Ms. Lisa for accommodating me! The Clinic by Lisa is truly the one and only Korean beauty expert for me! I look forward to my next session!

The Clinic by Lisa is located at 211 Sky Way Twin Towers Capt. Henry Javier St. Barangay Oranbo Pasig City.

Like them on Facebook:

Follow them on Instagram:
www.instagram.com/the_clinic_by_lisa / @the_clinic_by_lisa


Here's what more fun and exciting!

I'M GIVING AWAY 2 GIFT CERTIFICATES OF IMPERIAL FACIAL TREATMENT 
on my vlog soon!
So, visit and subscribe to my Youtube channel and keep refreshing that page!
Will upload the video soon with the complete mechanics. :)


But, if you can't wait for the giveaway, you can also checkout their on-going promo with Deal Grocer. Visit the link below:


UPDATE: 6/4/2016
Mechanics video is now officially posted!

Good luck!


Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - hosting another giveaway!