Saturday, April 25, 2015

Have a Fuzz-Free Summer with Veet Hair Removal Products

A few days ago I posted on my personal Facebook account that I can't imagine anyone wearing jeans in this weather -- it simply is just too hot in Manila nowadays! Being a purveyor of dresses, I relish in the fact that I can wear skirts, shorts, and anything that's not too constricting anytime. 

While my legs are far from perfect, you can make sure that they're smooth and fuzz-free. For most of us who are too busy to head to the waxing salon for a quick wax, Veet offers products that we can use in the comfort of our own home. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

First Impressions: Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Cleanser & Soothing Lotion for Sensitive Skin

I've noticed that every time I undergo too much sun exposure even with adequate sun protection, the skin on my forehead and around my nose itches. Small bumps appear usually after a few days, I'd have my regular facial but they would still persist. And since my beach trips/pool sessions were just a couple of weeks apart, the bumps never really went away. I suspect I may have perioral dermatitis (I do get dermatitis occasionally when I'm testing new makeup or skin care and I'm not hiyang), so now I had to taper my skin care regimen and use only ultra mild products without any SLS, parabens, paraffin, etc. 

So, I broke open my Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Cleanser & Soothing Lotion for Sensitive Skin which was lovingly sent to me by good friend Ivvah from the UK. Famously known as the skin care brand Victoria Beckham swears by, German brand Weleda was born in 1921 and offers holistic natural (and organic) cosmetics and pharmaceutical products dedicated towards the support and restoration of human health.

Almond Soothing Cleansing Lotion
Almond Soothing Cleansing Lotion is a hypo-allergenic and fragrance-free cleanser to help soothe irritation and maintain skin's healthy balance while gently removing impurities. Organic sweet almond oil, rich in essential fatty acids, helps nourish and soothe sensitive skin while maintaining its natural protective barrier. Plum kernel oil, high in antioxidants A and E, softens skin while protecting from environmental influences.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Alcohol, Prunus Domestica (Plum) Seed Oil, Xanthan GumLactic Acid 
Price:  $19.50/75ml

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Crazy shopping at the #SMLadiesNight Flash Sale

Everyone loves a good bargain, and SM Store knows this so well. You can always count on SM for their chic corporate clothes or for trendy fashionable options. I love SM (most especially) GTW because they carry small sizes as I am teeny-tiny in person. SM is also always on point with their offerings at affordable prices.

Last Wednesday I was invited to shop at their first ever SM Ladies Night flash sale in SM Makati. This sale gives everyone the chance to score everything from SM Woman and GTW (plus select participating brands) at 50% off! The catch is, the flash sale will run from 6pm-9pm only in this specific branch -- you can just imagine the chaos!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Subic, Baby!

Just wanted to let you all know that I just got back from the AXA Philippines QSSR Convention in Subic. Of course, I am so thrilled to be recognized plus I haven't been so Subic in months so I don't even know how it looks like now.

Meet Nico, my hyper "bestie", bus mate, partner-in-crime for the last 2 days. He's very theatrical, but unfortunately he doesn't love the beach as much as I do :(

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Join the VMV Hypoallergenics Skin Soiree!

The VMV Skin Soiree is happening T-O-D-A-Y! As you all know, it's the best season to stock up on your favorite products and services.

Where: VMV Skin Research Centre + Clinics, 117 C. Palanca. Street, Makati City
When: 9am-7pm, April 15, 2015

Why you should go:

  • Special discounts await Red Carpet members *Kira raises hand* 
  • Up to 50% Off Products, 40% Off Facials and 30% Off VSRC Clinical Procedures
  • Free makeovers
  • Free dermatology consultations

PLUS: Be one of VMV's first 50 customers and get a Skin-A-Jiffy Facial FREE!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Juice Beauty SPF 30 Sport Moisturizer

Common sense will tell you to apply sunscreen day in and day out, most especially in this heat as it is officially summer in the Philippines. I know a whole lot of people who pass on sunscreen because it's simply too sticky or too cumbersome. But let me tell you something, if you regularly apply sunscreen early on in life, there'll be less wrinkles, fine lines, and skin pigmentations to contend with in the future. Your skin will thank you for it, so make sure to scout for your HG sunscreen now!

Anyway, as a sunscreen fiend myself, I've collected quite a lot of brands and I hope to be able to feature/review them here one by one, and to help you on your search for "the one."

Alright, let's start with Juice Beauty SPF 30 Sport Moisturizer which was introduced to me at last year's meet with greet with Juice Beauty International Sales Manager, Vernetra Young. It took a while for me to review it as I'm swimming in products, but finally here's my verdict.

Water-resistant, chemical-free and broad spectrum protection for the ultimate sun and sport fun. Made especially for an active outdoor lifestyle, SPF 30 Sport Sunscreen blends rich organic jojoba and soothing aloe with antioxidants and vitamins for the ultimate daily protection.
Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 20%
Inactive Ingredients: Organic juices of aloe barbadensis (organic aloe juice)*, pyrus malus (organic apple juice)*, vitis vinifera (organic white grape juice)*, cocos nucifera (organic coconut oil)*, caprylic/capric triglycerides, sorbitan stearate, ricinus communis (castor seed oil), hydrogenated methyl abietate, polyglyceryl-10 laurate, magnesium sulfate, helianthus annuus (organic sunflower seed oil)*, simmondsia chinensis (organic jojoba seed oil)*, tocopherol (Vitamin E), magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (Vitamin C), citrus limonum (lemon extract), iron oxides, phenethyl alcohol, ethylhexylglycerin, citrus reticulata (mandarin) & citrus aurantium (petitgrain) pure essential oils  
Availability: Beauty Bar