Today (or yesterday depending on when I post this) was a holiday in Naga City due to the commemoration of Jesse M. Robredo's third death anniversary. I had planned to stay at home all day to finish up on chores, work, and other extras, but lunch at the mall changed everything.

It's my mom's birthday on the 19th and I wanted to treat her to a spa session or massage, or anything she wants, but being the simple woman that she is, mom chose to have lunch and just hang out. We walked around the mall until she had to leave for San Jose again, leaving us to continue window-shopping - or so I thought.

By the end of the day, I had spent more than I usually spend in a week. Bummer.

I don't even know. I'm meeting a friend on Friday and I don't want to go broke. Double bummer.

As disappointing as it may sound, today was not bad at all. I bought a sweater, a few make-up stuff, and a book I've been meaning to get since it came out.

Ever since I saw Abbey Sy's blog, I fell in love. I don't know how she does it and how she could be her age and so accomplished. I'm an ant. She inspired me to get started on hand-lettering and discovering brush pens, calligraphy, and watercolors. Good thing her book found its way to the NBS shelves in Naga. Better late than never. 

A few minutes later, I found myself in the middle of a sea of cosmetics. I figured I'd buy another eye liner and try liquid foundation. I went home with the foundation, and waterproof mascara from Maybelline. I've never tried mascara willingly before (the first and last time was during my 6th grade graduation) and I wanted to try something new. It's pink with an apple-green lid (my favorite colors) and the sales lady said it wasn't heavy on the eyes. I'm going to use this everyday and maybe update you in a week.

Here's a flat-lay of my current favorites. I bought the liquid foundation at the bottom-right along with the mascara today, while the "Rules of Body" water-based lotion I bought from their store at SM North Annex. Added the phone just because. Haha.

I mentioned the sweater I bought earlier in this post, but I'm planning to 'reveal' it differently - there's going to be a story behind it. It'll come, I promise, but not until all the factors are ready. You'll know why. *Wink, wink.

Now, looking at these purchases, you might not think them to be much for a 'shopaholic', but the prices are just... ugh. Too much tax. I can't. Spent a lot on food and other stuff too so...

But yeah. 

Today was a good day. 

Now, I can't sleep. Stressed over the pending projects I should've finished today.