Sunday, September 12, 2010

Nail of the Week: Etude House (GR605)

This shade has always been out of stock at Etude House whenever I drop by to refresh my rations.

I was finally able to use the nail polish a month after buying the product. I think it is quite similar to Chanel's Jade nail polish.

*Chanel nail polish picture does not belong to me. This picture was only used as a reference. All copyrights belong to the owner.


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Product Review: Body Butter & Hand Cream Edition

Working eight hours in an environment where the moment you step on the lobby it's already freezing cold and the only warm relief you get is in the elevator. It's a no brainer that the logical thing to do is moisturize and invest on good quality pashmina shawls (I was fortunate not to be seated near the airconditioning vents unlike some people who actually resort to bringing blankets to work).

Today's will be a review on three cheap, but really effective moisturizers.

Watson's Cherry Body Butter
Price: Php 149 (300g)

The cheapass inside me made me choose this product over Nivea's Body Souffle because it was bigger. Yeah. Yeah.

To be fair, it actually removed the roughness that I experienced. But in the long run, it just doesn't cut it.

Heaven On Earth Hand Cream
Price: Php 80 (200 ml)

I swear, the supermarket is the best place to score great deals on beauty items. This was actually a new product that was being sold at SM Megamall's supermarket. Moisturizing power is alright. And the scent is simply,er...heavenly. Seriously, I had been investing in a lot of products with green tea scents lately because of the stress I encounter (try explaining a very simple telephone bill to a person halfway across the globe who simply refuses to understand it, you get my point). Best part about this product is the fact that it's non-greasy. That is a huge pro especially if you multi-task at work.

Nivea Baby Smoothy Cream
Price: Php 169 (200 ml)

I had just purchased this, and so far I am loving it. It has that nice smell that shrieks "BABIES!!!!", and hey, if it's a skin product meant for babies it should be gentle and good right? Plus, consistency is THICK and NON-GREASY. Best of both worlds, eh? So far, this gets my stamp of "BEST BUY EVAAARRRR!".

But I am still very much intrigued by the body souffle product of Nivea...perhaps next salary.


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Since I have been breaking out due to the sudden change of my work schedule, I decided to give my Skinfood Gold Caviar face powder a rest, despite the fact that it provides excellent coverage. I will do a post regarding this product at a later period.

Moving on, I dropped by the nearest HBC (which is a 5 minute walk away from the shop) and picked up some odds and ends. Unfortunately, the product that I was looking for (Hortaleza Professional Conditioner with VCO) is out of stock already.

I was supposed to get another compact of San San's regular face powder, but then again, upon opening the tester compact of Allue's face powder, it definitely won me over. Perhaps it looks like a small tub of balm/moisturizer and it already has a mirror underneath the cap.

Plus the fact that this face powder is actually made for tweens. Yes, kids. Kids ranging from 11-12 years old are now putting on make up today. So I guess, it's a safe bet that it should be gentle on the skin.

Will test this out on Monday. Be posting feedbac


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Will be posting something during the weekend. xoxo