My Good Night Thanksgiving Giveaway 2015, Open ‘Til Dec.5 Nationwide

Aha!  Isn’t it obvious I’m making up for my absence with a giveaway?  Here I am again, typing straight to you from Mom’s laptop.  My own laptop canvassing is underway and I’ve finally narrowed my search down to two units and it all hangs on whether I’m going the Apple or PC route plus getting the funds together to make it happen.  The risk with taking the Apple route you see is that my life in files almost entirely originates from PC units only…so there’s that compatibility factor and more money to consider.  Anyway, to cut to the chase, here is my LATE but finally here Good Night Thanksgiving Giveaway.


This year has not been my most productive blogging year to boot with moving from Laguna to Quezon City and setting up a halfway base, my Lolo getting critically confined in hospice for over a month now, and my having to do more work to make personal ends meet…I am, however, still thankful that I still have a number of you who wait for my posts regardless of my traffic stats and lack of beauty buzz in general.  I honestly don’t think I will ever leave the blogosphere, even when I have babies :).  Here’s my special way of saying thank you, it’s sort of themed around what we love about getting ready for really good girly nights out inclusive of taking our faces off and tucking into bed when the night is over.




To join the giveaway follow the instructions via the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom, but first have a wookie-lookie at the loot!  Click on repeat the right arrow on the Rafflecopter widget at the end of this post to read the listed prizes one by one, or read them here.  You must join the giveaway using my Rafflecopter widget at the end of this post and follow the mandatory steps listed plus there are a couple of bonus steps if you want to increase your chances of winning.  This nationwide giveaway ends on December 5, you must currently reside in the Philippines to be able to join, God bless 🙂


REVLON Photoready Prime + Anti-Shine Balm,

MAX FACTOR Skin Luminizer Foundation (60 Sand) 30ml,

BYS Contour Trio Palette,

MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microfinish Setting Powder (Use sparingly/lightly, don’t pack it on),

MAKE UP FOR EVER AQUA EYES Waterproof Mini Eyeliner 0L (BLACK),

BYS Brow Definition Kit,

NARS Steven Klein Lipgloss in “Provoke”,

Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara MINI 

Benefit Cosmetics High Beam Liquid Highlighter Mini 

NARCISO by Narciso Rodriguez Eau de Toilette 50ml,



TONY MOLY Aquaporin Sherbet Cleanser (like a scented version of the Clinique Take the Day Off Balm),

MURAD Youth Builder Detoxifying White Clay Body Cleanser 200mL

MAKE UP FOR EVER “So Divine” Cleansing Cream/Makeup Remover 15ml travel tube,

Antipodes Anti-Ageing Minis Duo: JOYOUS Night Serum 10ml, Avocado Pear Night Cream 15ml,

NUXE Paris Nuxellence Detox Night Serum Moisturizer 50ml,

LEADERS Aloe Soothing Skin Renewal Mask,


Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm (w/ Pomegranate Oil),

SWISS MISS MINT CHOCOLATE Hot Cocoa Mix (Christmas Edition)



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Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Foundation | A Klutz's Shortlived Joy and Excellent Wear
Crate & Barrel's Clearance Sale | Dining Stuff at Half-price 
  • anne0822

    I’m thankful for friends who never left my side even during tough times, who makes me laugh when I’m down, who are with me despite my kamalditahan. 🙂

  • Omg I love the prizes! This year wasn’t good at all to me. I hope next year things get better for us 😀

  • Alenski711

    I’m thankful for the safety and well being of my family this year. I’m praying that everyone gets to see how lucky we all are to be alive so that we can enjoy the little things around us everyday.

  • Annabellainla

    The nights that both of my kids were born is a night that I’ll always be Thankful for.

  • Eun Li

    I’m thankful for the night that my mom and i shared a lot of laughs over a hotspot dinner 🙂 Happiness can be found in simple and mundane things <3

  • Pauline

    Prizes look exciting! I will always be thankful for the night I found out I got into the medschool that I was aiming for. I feel like everything fell into place after that 🙂

  • Nancey

    I am always thankful for the night that I held my son. I still feel numb because of the medications given to me, but just seeing him in the flesh, is enough to give me a good night sleep. Then, that would be the last good night sleep that I had without him by my side.

  • Rhen

    Thankful for the few Christmas nights I’ve spend with all the members of the big family.

  • Yeye Vivas

    Love the beauty loot you are giving away but still missing your videos. Playing the old ones over and over. Have to say, my make up skills improved big time. Hehehe. Have a good Christmas!

  • sherry ann gole cruz

    I am always thankful for having my kids at by myside and that i am be able to kiss them & tell them every night that i love them very much!

  • cyril valencia

    I am always thankful whenever I am with my husband and son. We’re so busy during weekdays with our works so we barely spend time together. I am a School Nurse by profession so I see to it that by weekends, I am a mother and a wife. During Saturday and Sunday nights, we always watch our favorite movie at home, eat our favorite chips and ice cream while we’re on our bed. Afterwards, we always share stories and experiences for the last weekdays so we can catch up on what we’ve missed with each other. I am always thankful for these nights with my loved ones because they make my life complete. 🙂

  • Jhake O.

    I will always be thankful that every night, i get to sleep with two of the most important people in my life, my husband and my daughter. Hearing them say goodnight and i love you, mama makes all the tiredness and stress from the whole day fade away. The night that i get to sleep with my daughter for the first time, after her birth was a memorable one and i will always be thankful for that night. She turned my life upside down and i wouldn’t want it any other way.

  • Neri Marin

    I am thankful for a good night that my family are safe and with me.Thankful we are complete and sharing dinner every night. Thankful i survived another day. Thankful and happy for all the blessings 🙂

  • Ann Cagalingan

    One really good night that I were thankful for was when me and my long time best friends, whom i haven’t seen for a while had a very fun bonding experience. We went out and about to do fun activities the whole day. We got to talk about what’s been happening in our lives and our future plans and stuff. We also joked around and laughed the whole night over. And when it was time to say goodbye, we promised to do these kinds of bonding more often. I was so thankful that night that we get to re-kindle our relationship as friends and re-connect with them all anew, as well as discovered new things that made me love them even more, and for that I’m really thankful for. 🙂

  • Jinky Laurel

    After a grueling work week, a Friday night with great friends, food and lots of laughter is something to look forward to and be thankful for. I really hope I win this so I can wear everything on my next Friday night.

  • JhoAnne Luna

    one really good night happened recently I went out and watched a movie with friends whom I hardly see due to our busy schedule. It felt good seeing them again

  • Krizzie

    One good night I had happened just a few days ago. My friend who now lived in Australia came back for a visit. We’d spent hours just sitting on a cafe and talking and not one of us noticed or complained. It was just like the old times.

  • Jamee Uy

    I am thankful for our saturday dinners with my family as this is the time when we dine together.

  • It is not just a good night, it is the most magical night of my life and it is our prom when I am a junior hs. I danced with my circle of friends, take the stage and just have loads of fun. I have also confessed to my crush that I like him and he is my inspiration to pursue my dreams and goals. The next thing I knew, he asked me for a dance and we are dancing until the program is over. It is a dream come true for me.

  • manyel

    Thankful for that night capped off with cups of tea latte shared with a good friend and my husband, after a long day at work. Swapping non-work stories & laughter was the fuel we needed to face our next day deadlines.

  • Abigail Teofilo

    A really good night would be yesterday’s. My husband drove me to baguio to meet with a client. We stopped at NLEX shell of asia for a pee break on our way back. I saw a cardigan that i really liked, tried it on, but didn’t get it because it was not in our budget. It was just 300++ pesos. When i got back in the car, he asked me to open the compartment and there i saw the cardigan. I was really surprised. He said he appreciates everything i do for them (him and our son) and wanted to make me feel happy even with just a cardigan. I was so touched. 🙂

  • Ericka S

    I believe every night is a blessing that should be thanked for. But one of those best nights happen every Christmas eve, when you gather with your family, in front of a bountiful Noche Buena, waiting for the stroke of 12 to celebrate the birth of of our Almighty God.

  • Joanna S

    Each night is special because God gave us another reason to try things tomorrow as we wake up But one of the best night that I had was when my boyfriend and I were staring at the sky on the roof top telling our plans for the future and the challenges that we encountered and survived. It was a wonderful night indeed. It made me realize how happy I am to be with him 🙂

  • That night that I gave birth to my little Maia. I felt pure joy when I first saw her. I delivered via c-section so I can only see through the glass window, promising myself to be the best mom. She’s four today, and although she is a special child because of epilepsy, I still feel blessed because God never gave up on us. He made us feel what unconditional love can do.

  • isabelVF

    Haha! I know this may sound like I’m still a teenager, but I guess “kilig” gets to anyone, no matter what age they are in. I celebrated my 32nd birthday this year, and it really was an amazing day. I woke up early because I had to go to lab clinic to have a series of tests done (I know, it doesn’t seem quite fun, but I really had to. Doctor’s order.). After which I had lunch at home with my family, something that I do not get to do very often, so it’s a treasure. In the afternoon, I spent some time with a group of friends from our Christian community; they treated me and honored me with their presence. Super fun girly talks. Then the night was spent for a singles party by our community. Truly, I was already having so much fun, I have with me people who matter, I have a glass of red wine on my hand, and we were dancing the night away. But I suppose the Lord was not yet done, because when it was already time to go home, my crush offered me a ride. Yihee!!! Of course, I had a great time with him during the party and on the way home, as we got to know each other better. I am so thankful for the gift of relationships and the timing that the Lord has bestowed everything.

  • Emmeviene Suelto

    Julia, thank you for being so positive. I really like how your blog not only talks about beauty and make-up but also has depth. In this secular time, it is hard for people in general to be unabashedly open about their faith to the world for fear of judgement and persecution. I admire your courage and honesty. Keep it up! More success to your blog and God bless!

  • Maria Cristina Boco

    Hmm, which night should I be thankful for…I think it was just this Sunday. My partner and I came home to my parents’ place where our 2 small kids are. I haven’t been with them for a while because of budget constraints. I so happy when we came home and when it was time to hit the sack, I fell asleep right away with kids and partner goofing off. They were noisy but their laughter was music to my ears that I didn’t mind if my son kept waking me every 15 minutes. I was kinda envious of them that I couldn’t join the fun but that’s okay because I’m looking forward next week to visit them again. Thanks, Julia, for the question. It put a smile to my face just by remembering it 🙂

  • Maria Jessica Apalin

    I am thankful for every night because that means that I survived yet another day. But I was most thankful when I the day my boyfriend asked me before, when he was still courting me, if I can be his girlfriend. He tried to ask me the same question before but I put him off . It didn’t stop him from making me feel special. And after 3 years of courting, I finally said yes to him. Yes, it’s cheesy, but I will never forget this night.

  • Ma. Christina Nicolas

    I am very thankful for every night because I’m still with my family. we’re healthy, safe and thankful for Him above. I’m thankful at night for finishing the day happy and contented of what He has given to me. For all the blessings that has coming on our way, for the food, for my loved ones, and for me that i’m still alive in spite of encountering stress throughout the day. And of course, I’m thankful for this giveaway for giving us the chance to win those <3

  • donskiekay

    I am thankful for every night if existence.By God’s grace,I thank Him for akways giving me a goood night sleep and letting me enjoy the rest of the day.I thank Him for giving me the chance to take a rest:)

  • Ella

    Honestly, I’m thankful for each and every night, because it’s a sign that another day has passed, I’m alive, I’m well and I’m with my family. No matter how the day went, I’m thankful nonetheless. I’m thankful for good days because it’s a testament to how God watches over me and thankful for the bad days too because I got through it and I know that God intended for me to go through that day to teach me, and make me stronger. 🙂

  • MJ

    It was the night of my birthday, and I remembering calling my mom to thank her for giving me life and always being there for me. She has taught me to be grateful everyday and celebrating my birthday that night quietly with the love of my life made me feel very thankful 🙂

  • The night I am most thankful for was the first night I spent in Singapore last April. It was my first time to travel solo and the first time to travel outside the Philippines. Before it was just a dream to go and see even a little bit of the world and it became possible! God granted me such a good birthday gift through this and has inspired me to travel more and further out of my comfort zone. He has also blessed me with a supportive family and friends to carry out this dream.

  • NotJabbaTheHutt

    Thankful for every night I can go home safely to my family. But for this year, I am especially thankful to come home after having had an operation to have my gall bladder removed! Nothing like the comforts of home to help the healing process!

  • Carla Suday Cruz

    that night after my OB doctor told us that we have almost zero chance to have a baby and that i will need a miracle to get pregnant. it was a good night that even we feel so low my husband’s reassurance that its going to be fine even its just the two of us and if its God plan to bless us with one it willhappen in themost perfect time 🙂 God is so good that we have peace as we wait for our own miracle!

  • Ravene Abad

    I am always thankful everynight. Especially now I am going thru tough times with my son and soon to be born baby. Because despite the circumstances I still wake up to beatiful mornings with the love of my life. God has truly been gracious. 🙂

  • Helen Blas

    Hellooooo Julia! :3 A good night for me is being able to go home early to just REST. (I might be the most boring person ever. Haha) Gone are the days when I can skip sleep the entire night (ala college) and be brimming with energy the next day. Now, no more parties, clubs, and drinks. I’d rather curl up in my bed and read. 😀

  • Jennifer Cuyos Lacsi

    The night God gave me a second chance to stay here on Earth.It happened last October 10 2006,an accident happened to us (I’m with my bf that time na asawa ko na ngayon).My head was seriously damaged that I was needed to undergo to a brain surgery because of brain hemorrhage they need to drain the blood clots in my brain.My family and my bf was really worried about me because the doctor said I might die.Thank God because the operation went successful and now I’m happily married with 2 sons.

  • You are blessed…I pray a man as sweet as yours finds me eventually 😊 kiligation

  • I am blessed that you are still with us…God is so faithful, and even when we think He isn’t it doesn’t change the fact that He is.

  • A warm bath, a cup of relaxing tea, a little chit-chat with my bro about life and everything in between with a bit of a nagging on the side then a nice book to read before bedtime…what a relaxing treat!

  • Feng Manlapaz

    A real good night for me is when there is no stress during the day. I love thinking of other things like the future and new things to explore before I go to sleep. One thing that relaxes me is when I think of things other than what I normally do everyday because through this I get to advance what I know, think of what I want and dream of things I still want to accomplish.

  • camille g. quiambao

    One of the best nights in my life was when my dad surprised us on Christmas eve. He is an OFW and he rarely comes home during holidays because the fare is quite expensive. Three years ago, when my mom and I came back from the simbang gabi, we were flabbergast that my dad was at home! That was a very memorable night indeed 🙂