Here’s my best friend M with Prin. You might recognize her from my Clinique Makeover Workshop. She had the party look back then.
Aside from the cupcakes, I also gave away these bangles to all my guests:
The Clinique ladies got to choose theirs as well:
Aside from the cupcakes and bangles, Clinique gave each and every one of my guests a Clinique Gift Bag. Even the guys received gifts. Here’s Lyn, that special girl who made the magical cupcakes, with her Gift Bag. I guess you can tell that she’s very happy.
Each of the Gift Bags contains a personalized item. So if the guest has Type 2 skin, then she gets Type 2 skin products. Thank you Clinique for being so generous to my guests!
Even my grandma (she’s 82 and celebrated her birthday just 17 days ago) got to take home Clinique stuff! I bought her a lipstick, toner and moisturizer.
Now, my grandma is the original shopaholic. I got the shopaholic gene from her. She’s the one I was talking about in my previous posts about the fashionista sisters. I was so glad that she visited us during the party. Well, actually, she wanted to get her skin profiled as she suddenly developed these itchy bumps. Ms. Baby said that it’s because she has very dry skin (oh my, me too) that’s why she’s developing those nasty bumps. So, I bought her some products to relieve the itching and rashes.
My college friends had loads of fun trying out the makeup at the counter:
Kulit stolen shot taken while Ms. Budit was doing her talk. Oooops!:
Sorry Ms. Budit! My cuz is such a camwhore.
Before the party ended, we had a raffle. I raffled off 5 Clinique products to my guests. Since the men can’t join, Ahne decided to let them pick the winners instead:
That’s M picking out the first winner. Those are my fists saying Go, M, Go! I told him not to pick Kitten (his girlfriend). NO favoritisms please! But in my heart I knew he was going to pick her. AND HE DID!
I also wanted Lyn to win so I asked M to pick again and urging The Secret to let Lyn win. And guess what, M picked Lyn! Yay!
These are all the winners. They got to take home the new Clinique Chubby Stick and the Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss.
I gave cupcakes to all my friends at Rustan’s. Aside from the Clinique ladies, almost all the Perfume Specialists are also my friends. I asked them for a photo and was wondering where JM was when Michelle said that he was just out doing something. I asked her if it was his break then she said yes. Little did I know that they sent off JM to buy me flowers!
I was so touched. I didn’t expect them to do this. I just wanted everybody to have a “piece” of my birthday and seeing them smile upon receiving the lovely cupcakes was enough to make me happy. This was the cherry on top. = )
But a funny thing happened. I caught JM holding the bouquet so he gave it to Michelle who gave it to me immediately. Then JM suddenly said that they haven’t written on the card yet so I gave them the flowers back and told them that I will just pretend to be surprised (again) later. Hahaha!
Here are more photos:
My newfound friends! M, Kitten, Lyn and Edwin:
College girls P and J:
After all the guests have gone, I finally had a chance to take a photo with the ladies:
Too bad I wasn’t able to take a photo with Ms. Budit as she left early. It was only later that I found out that it was actually her rest day and she still came and did all that for me. I was so touched! So thank you so much Ms. Budit! I really, really appreciate it.
My favorite (and best) Beauty Specialists forever and ever:
As this is still my online Journal of sorts, I’d like to thank Clinique for hosting this wonderful party. I haven’t celebrated my birthday in years, much more have a party so I am very grateful that you did this for me. Thank you Ms. Budit and Ms. Malou for suggesting that I celebrate my birthday at the Clinique counter. Thank you for all your great ideas and being so supportive. Thank you Ms. Dindin for making sure that all my guests are well taken cared of and thank you for taking photos of this event for Clinique! And Ms. Baby, I wouldn’t have discovered that magic that is Clinique had it not been for you. Thank you for approaching a very shy (and intimidated) me back then. Thank you for always looking out for my skin and my makeup routine and thank you for always taking care of me whenever I’m at Rustan’s.
To all my friends who I have not seen in a very long time (P and J), thanks for coming. I hope to hang out with you again soon!
To my newfound friends, Kitten, M, Lyn and Ed – thank you for taking the time off to attend this party. Thank you Kitten because I know you still had to go to work the night of the party and you stayed until the party was over! Thank you M for attending in spite of you not feeling well the day before. Thank you so much for the beautiful cupcakes Lyn and Ed! Sa uulitin! And thanks for deciding to stay and join the fun!
Thank you to my cousins R and C for being there and bringing Mama to the event. Special thanks to R for being my photographer of the day and to her boyfriend J who helped with arranging stuff and cleaning up.
Thank you Ahne for being such a good sport and being my model for the day. Thank you for all the support that you’re giving me and always coming to my rescue whenever I need you. I so love you!
Thank you M and sister P for coming over in spite of the very long commute. I‘m glad that you had fun!
I just wished that my best friend C and G were able to come but they had emergencies as well as the girls from my former office. Oh well, there’s still a next time.
Thank you to all my guests who attended the event.
I always thought that I had very few friends. I’m very picky when it comes to choosing people whom I can consider friends. But during this party, seeing all these people surrounding me, my heart said that I have more than enough. I knew that these people will be with me through thick and thin.
Above all, I thank God for blessing me with 29 years that are filled with joy, love, friends, family, challenges and experiences that continue to shape me and mold me to become His perfect servant. This one’s for you, DAD, my Heavenly Father.