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My GCASH American Express Virtual Card Grand Haul has Arrived+Winners of the Giveaway


One of the stores that I’ve always dreamed of going to and shopping in is Sephora. Thanks to GCASH American Express Virtual Card, my dream has finally materialized and the cool part is, I didn’t have to pay for airfare and accommodation just to make it happen! But I’d still love to visit the actual store soon, especially the one in New York City!

 Anyway! My much-anticipated box is finally here-it has arrived last Thursday. Receiving packages is common to me as I always shop online and receive stuff from people but I’ve never been this excited about it! I was so excited for it that I even asked one of our house helpers to sms me once my package arrives and when it did, I pleaded my driver to take me home immediately as I was out of the house that time. I even had to bribe him with Starbucks! LOL! :D

What's My Shopping box, you ask? They are the partner courier of Globe for any international transaction made via GCASH American Express Virtual Card. My Shopping Box is a relatively new courier that’s ala-Johnny Air: Just like Johnny Air, My Shopping Box exclusively handles packages internationally, and ships it locally sans customs charges. The differences of My Shopping Box with Johnny Air are: 1.) MSB is cheaper (according to some of my friends who’ve experienced shipping via Johnny Air) 2.) They deliver right to your doorstep, whereas the latter requires you to pick up your package from any of their designated office.

Click READ MORE to know how My Shopping Box works, for the official unboxing of my major beauty haul this 2012, and for the winners of my GCASH American Express Virtual Card giveaway!



The thing I liked about my transaction with My Shopping Box is it’s very easy, fast, and reliable: They didn’t require me to do a lot of stuff just for me to claim my package, have guided me in the process thoroughly, and have updated me regularly about the status of my package. They even sent me an SMS when they were about to dispatch my package to my house! That, my friends, is what you call great customer service!


When My Shopping Box had received my package in my US address, an Order Receipt Notification was sent via email and prompted me to authorize the shipment of my package.


When I clicked the link contained in the email, I was redirected to MSB’s website. After logging in, I landed on this page: It’s sort of an electronic receipt where all of the necessary details regarding my package are written.

Take a look at the Chargeable Shipping Weight section of the table: I had a little issue with it because according to UPS, Sephora’s courier of choice, the overall weight of the package was 6lbs, while MSB pegged it at 9lbs. I wondered why there was a discrepancy in UPS and MSB’s weight calculations, then I found out that the latter charges by the volumetric weight of a package: The volumetric weight is based on the actual weight and dimensions of a package-That means the weight of my package is 6lbs, but when its dimensions were taken into consideration, it was already equivalent to 9lbs.

The handling fee was around $53.75 but since I’m a GCASH American Express Virtual Card holder, I got an exclusive 4% discount and paid around $51+ only. When converted to Philippine peso, it was P2,180.25. It’s not a bad price because if I were to compare it with one of the packages I had picked up from the customs office, this one’s a whole lot cheaper: I didn’t have to travel to pick up the package personally, and pay a bunch of ridiculous taxes. Plus, I got the items on my expected time.

Payment was very easy: I just had to encode my GCASH American Express Virtual Card details and that's it!


 After I have authorized the shipment of my package, a confirmation email was sent plus the tracking number. I shipped the package by air and the delivery only took 11 days. Yay!

Let's now go to the much- awaited part: The unboxing!

 Eye candies!

 This is going to be one happy Christmas for me, and for all the winners of the Globe X The Beauty Junkee giveaway as well. :)

 First of all, thank you to all the participants and for making this giveaway a success! I have more giveaways to come so please stay tuned! :)

The winners are:

 KORRES THE LIP BLOCKBUSTER VOLUME II

- This box filled with Korres' iconic lip glosses and lip butters will surely keep your puckers soft, smooth, pretty, and healthy all year round!

Congratulations to YVONNE DE VILLA for winning this set!

Her answer:

The products that I want to buy online this Black Friday Sale are Paula Deen 18 piece Red Cookware Set (Target.com) and Clinique De-Aging Solutions Kit (Sephora.com). Both products will be great christmas presents for my dear Mom who loves us unconditionally. She just love to cook so much and also a little bit kikay like me. These little things will make her happy. And in partnership of Globe, American Express Virtual Card and My Shopping Box, it makes our online shopping easy and hassle free! Thank you for this wonderful giveaway! May God Bless you! ^_^

 BEAUTY BLENDER SPONGE+CLEANSER SET

- This crowd favorite makeup sponge is all you'll need to sport super flawless makeup this season! It comes with its specially formulated beauty blender cleanser to keep your nifty pink makeup sponge in its tip top shape.

Congratulations to JENNIFER CARTAGENA for winning this set!

Her answer:

I WANT TO BUY A KINDLE FROM AMAZON, DIFFERENT DRESSES FROM TARGET AND F21 PLUS MAKE-UPS AND NAIL POLISHES FROM SEPHORA! BECAUSE MOST OF THE PRODUCTS IN INTERNATIONAL ONLINE STORE ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN THE PHILIPPINES OR THEY ARE TWICE THE PRICE IF THEY ARE SOLD IN LOCAL DEPARTMENT STORES! PLUS, IF IT'S BLACK FRIDAY, IT MEANS THAT IT'S ALMOST A GIVEAWAY WITH THE HUGE DISCOUNTS THAT YOU CAN GET!

 CIATÉ CAVIAR MINI BAR

- Ciaté, UK's cult brand of nail polish was made famous by their avant garde- style manicure such as the trendsetting Caviar nails. With this set, paint your nails pretty with their delectable Paint Pots, and sprinkle on the glamour with the Caviar beads in various color combinations. Make your nails the ultimate statement!

Congratulations ANNE MARGARET LISING for winning this collection!

Her answer:
I want to buy SOAP & GLORY products this Black Friday Sale! I discovered S&G thru pasalubongs from Canada. I loved their products in an instant! From shower gels, to body scrubs, to body butter and foot creams, their original Pink scent will drive you crazy! :)

I researched where can I get these products, but unfortunately, they are not readily available here in the Philippines. However, online stores, Sephora & Boots are selling them. BUT, it has always been a problem trying to ship items from Sephora (US) and Boots (UK), since they require shipping addresses to their respective countries ONLY. With this GCASH Amex, I think it will be a lot easier to buy products because shipping (address) will not be a problem anymore. I'm excited to try this one! 

Thank you, Martha, for sharing this wonderful 'breakthrough' to online shoppers like me. :)

URBAN DECAY NAKED 2

- 'Tis the season to be NAKED! Following the blockbuster Naked 1 is Naked 2, a fabulous eye shadow palette that features Urban Decay's best- selling nudes and brand new sizzling neutrals. It comes with the Naked lipgloss, a universal shade that will fit all skin tones. 

Congratulations to ELAIZA BASAS for winning this gorgeous eyeshadow palette!

Hello Ms. Martha!

I’ve been an avid user of Globe way back in my elementary days until now that I’m a mommy already. I’ve Been using Globe for more or less 10 years now and I can’t believe that Globe is innovating for more! I’ve been very satisfied of their service ever since and I am glad that now they have this GCash AMEX virtual card which opens a lot of doors into the International Market. With Globe, we can really do it!


We can shop all over the globe using our GCash AMEX card. Thanks to Globe!

Given that chance, I will surely haul over Sephora products. Because just like you Ms. Martha I love makeup and everything which could bring out the beauty that we have. I’m a seeker and I love to try out new products. We have the same taste when it comes to Naked 2 urban decay, that’s included in my wishlist. These products can transform us from nothing to WOW! That’s why I soooo love them. Can’t wait to try on these products!

I’m new into your blog and I am loving it! Your thoughts are very helpful especially your reviews. I’m a fan of yours now. Will be looking forward for more of your blog posts. :)

Congratulations, ladies! I will send you all an email regarding the claiming of your prizes.

Overall, I had a pleasurable experience with My Shopping Box and GCASH American Express Virtual Card. It just took shopping to a whole new level and above all, the entire process was as easy as pie!

Please visit GLOBE TELECOM on Facebook for more information about GCASH American Express Virtual Card.

This post was brought to you by The Beauty Junkee and Globe

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6 Lovely Thoughts

  1. Excited to try out the Globe Amex. Been loyal to globe for so long. 15years or so?lost count already. They might have some issues on other services. But never left them. Cant stop looking for items for my babies(cats). As much as I'd love to shop for lots of makeup. Now with endless choices. OMG! I'd have to prioritize my babies first. Congratulations sa mga winners. Merry merry Christmas lang hehe.

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  2. i want to shop at sephora too, when all the ytube guru tellnig where they got their products im pretty curious about that~
    the shipping is pretty fast~
    congrats to the winners!

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  3. Yay! I won! I'm so happy to know that I'm one of the winners! I'm excited to share my winnings to my mom. Thank you so much Ms. Martha and Globe AmEx!Take Care & God Bless xx

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  4. Congrats winners! Enjoy! :) Packages are love tamarts! :))

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  5. Myshoppingbox sucks! My package has 0.74 volume weight and 1.06 actual weight and they are charging it for two pounds because of that 0.06. I'm like what? Why do I have to pay another 6 bucks for the .06? It didn't even reach 0.1. I emailed them twice and they ignored it twice. US companies are more accommodating when you email them. Here in the Philippines? Don't expect too much. That is how they make money. More like best way to scam people with their unfair rules. Like Philippine customs? We don't even know if their scales are correct.

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