Every once in a while I do some splurges on beauty products. And since I have been doing so I thought might as well share with you and what I have bought, give the prices and give a review about it.
Disclaimer: I am not here to brag, I just want to share the information about the prices and review on the products.
* Watson’s Personal Care Store – is an international drugstore mainly in Asia.
* $ 1 ~ Php 45
Watson’s Gentle Touch Body Scrub in Aloe Vera (100 g) – Php 189 (~$ 4) Buy 1 Take 1 Deal.
Notes: Gentle scrubs are perfect for my sensitive skin. Scrubs tend to dry my skin but this has been good so far and it has some smoothening effect on my skin. The buy 1 take 1 is a good deal especially because I use the scrub once a week. The downside is that it is not hydrating. I don’t see as many dramatic changes like glistening skin, etc.
Body Treats Grape Seed Body Oil 230 ml – Php 129 ~ $ 3
Note: I love this stuff. I use this after bathing when my skin is still wet. It is very hydrating. It is comparable to the Neutrogena Body Oil but it is one fourth the price. It is smoothens and moisturizes the skin. So far I have no complaints.
Milk Essence Hypoallergenic Body Milk Lotion 850 ml – Php 159.75 ~ $ 3.55
Note: I have been repurchasing this lotion since I have used it about a year ago. This is moisturizing and I don’t get sticky and warm. Plus it is very affordable and it can last me more than 3 months. For the value and quality, it is a very good deal.
Nanny Rose’s Queen Bee Honey Wax 50 g - Php 80 ~ $1.7
Note: I have not tried this yet but I will make a separate review and the whole process of waxing this stuff.
Body Luxuries Japanese Blossom – Php 250 ~$6
Note: I think they are trying to imitate Bath and Body Works’ Body Mist. It is comparable in fragrance but the staying power is very inferior as compared to previous brand mentioned. It is relatively cheaper and I think it is very wearable.
Hair and Face
Hair Treats Hair Spa in Aloe Vera 650 grams - Php 229 ~ $ 5 buy 1 take 1
Note: My hair has been super dry since I have dyed it but ever since I have used it, my hair has been quite okay. I have used this in place of a conditioner. It is moisturizing. A tip when using it, you must let it stay in your hair for a long time before washing it. It takes about 15 minutes for it to take effect. It sticks to your hair makes it greasy if you don’t wash it properly.
Instant Argan Glow Morocco Argan Oil 30 ml - Php 599.75 ~ $30
Note: Argan oil is the most luxurious oil I have ever brought. It is very versatile. It can be used as hair treatment, moisturizer and cleansing oil. It does not give you the greasy feeling and there are noticeable changes in my skin since I have used this product. I have made a comparison over another oil I have bought described below and will give you an in depth detail on a different article.
Moringa-O2 Malunggay Oil - ~Php 120 ~$3
Note: It has the same versatility of the argan oil but is way much cheaper. It is a very good quality oil with all natural ingredients. The only thing that sets me off is the odor after use but it is as expected since oil do have an old socks smell. I will give an in-depth after one month use of both these oils.
BYS Eye Liner – Php169/each ~ $4 and NICHIDO Eye Line - Php 80 ~ $2
Note: The white and aquamarine eye liner is from BYS and it is very pigmented. The staying power is relatively long as compared to other eye liners I have used. The consistency is slightly creamy. The nude pink is from Nichido. When swatching it is highly pigmented but during application especially on the water line, it does not give a good color payoff. Highly soluble with water and fallouts during application is noted.
Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser Php 299 ~ Php 6
Note: I absolutely love this product. It is very good primer and you can use it in place of your foundation and top it with favorite powder. Especially on the summer where there is too much heat, I highly recommend this product. It doesn’t clog pores and the gel like consistency which leaves a thin breathable layer makes it very wearable.
Celeteque Hydration Alcohol-Free Tone - ~Php 80 ~$2
Note: I had horrible experiences with toner before but I had to try Celeteque since it is for sensitive skin. It is alcohol-free and is hydrating. I am using this only at night and it is remarkable cleans and leaves a refreshing feeling. It also takes off excess dirt on my skin. I didn’t notice any stingy reaction.
Olay Total Day and Night Cream - Day Php 399 ($ 9) and Night ~Php 800 ($17)
Note: Olay total effects is my total go to cream. It dramatically change my previous skin problems. Since then I have used it everyday because it has been the only cream product that gave me no reaction. I used it singly before and it works well but with my current skin care regimen gave me a more healthy skin.
Evian Natural Mineral Water Facial Spray -Php 199 ~ $4
Note: I never leave the house without this bottle. I like that is hydrates, sets your make up and most especially leaves your face fresh. I am sure that there are other make up setting sprays on the market but I am contented that this is just water. I highly recommend this one especially now that it is already summer in the tropics.
MAC Lipstick Lady Danger - Php 999 ~ $ 22
Note: Its MAC, what else should I say? c”,)
Revlon Nail Polish - Php 325 (~ $7), Chic Nail Polish - Php 37 (~$0.8), Sansan Nail Polish (Ordinary Php 37~$0.8 and HD Php 40~0.9) and OMG Nail polish (Php 20~$0.4)
Note: Buying a high-end nail polish is not necessary. I have tested all of them but nail polish is nail polish. It is perishable. So just be practical.
So this is the conclusion of my March Haul. I highly recommend to have some ideas on your skin types and very much read the labels. Dermatologist-tested products are good however everyone is different. Some people are very sensitive even to gentlest formula.
Do not spend on products that you don’t believe in. If you want to buy something make sure to research about the product. It is important so that you won’t waste your money.