Thursday, June 27, 2013

New Bath Companion from Watsons

Who doesn't love taking a bath? I live in the Philippines where it's very humid and the temperature can go up to 60 degree Celsius or even higher during summer. I have bath-time essentials which I use on a daily basis. I just recently run-out of my favorite body wash from The body shop, I first thought of buying new ones from Daiso just to give it a try but I decided to check Watson's first. I know they have body essentials like lotion, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap and even mouthwash at a very reasonable price. Some items are on Buy-one Get-one promo.

Watson's carry a lot of different products from head to toe. I have tried their mouthwash and Hair Spa. I must say that they work perfectly the same as the other brands with a higher price tag because of the expensive commercials and advertisements. My husband and I still use their mouthwash until now.

Here are my new bath-time companion from Watson's.



I currently use this deep moisturizing body scrub in raspberry. I love its smell, it's like a mix of raspberry and strawberry. This reminds of Nestle yogurt in mix berries. It smells amazingly goood! It doesn't have too much beads which is fine because I don't want my body to be scratched too much because of too many exfoliating beads. It does it's job perfectly while keeping my skin moisturized and fragrant for 30mins to 1 hour. Yes, the smell will lasts on the skin even after wiping off with towel.


I got another one in papaya which smells sweeter than a fresh papaya fruit. This also smells like candy. I got these two for php129.00, buy-one get-one promo. Isn't that great?!


Here's how it looks, massage in a circular motion to remove dead skin.


Next is the Aqua Vera Body wash. I use Carribean Dreams with the Glam works Raspberry Body Scrub. Carribean Dreams also has a sweet smell. It contains coconut, fresh pineapple and vanilla. The smell reminds me of Hi-C. Has anyone tried that? I remember that being my favorite juice when I was in grade school. I was excited to try this when I get home. It doesn't feel drying after wash unlike other body wash that has a squeaky clean effect. My skin feels soft, moisturized and smells sweet. I use this before the body scrub.


Another body wash I got is Secret Garden. It's scent is a mix of floral and cucumber. I love it! I'm gonna use it with the papaya body scrub. Got these two for php109.00.

I can't pick a favorite among these body scrubs and washes. I chose them because they smell amazing with an affordable price. They do their job of cleaning my body and making me feel fresh everyday. Who says we need an expensive product for bathtime? I plan to try the other scent but I have to finish all of these first.

Have you tried any items from Watsons? Tell me about your experience.

Contouring using ELF Blush and Bronzing Powder

Hi everyone! (a big cyber wave to all of you guys). I want to thank you all for continously reading my blog though I have not been posting for a few months now. I know, I know I owe a lot to you, I am very much excited to post new reviews and what not in my blog. So let me start of with a contour and blush powder duo.

I have been going back and forth to the ELF beauty counter asking myself if I should get it or not. Are you someone like me who's very pickle minded? I wanted it but then I was having a second thought so I didn't get it but after 2 days I see myself back at the counter checking and making swatches. Until the day finally come, I tried it on my face and guess what, not even a split second it's there inside my shopping bag.

This is being compared to the NARS blush and bronzer duo but I don't have the one from NARS so I can't compare them at this point.

I got the color in  St. Lucia, the name by the way is written on the back of the compact. It comes in a black packaging with the picture of what's inside on top and at the back are the Directions and Ingredients.

 
 



 
Inside it is a matte black compact, you open it and you'll see a big mirror which is very helpful if you will be applying make-up while travelling.
 
 


 


taken with flash


Pros:

* Price (only php249.75 at SM Department store)
* neat and professional packaging
* nothing beats the amount of product for it's price (8grams)
*very good pigmentation
*easy to blend
*the color that I got looks beautiful on any skintone
*mirror is useful
*it's not tested on animals


Cons:

- other people may be concern about the glitters which to me is not a big deal

Contouring with this one will make your face looks glowing because it has a little bit of shimmer, just a little that it goes off when blended very well. It has no hint of orange, just brown like how a contouring powder should be. Contour the edges of your face very lightly during the day or add more for a very defined look

The blush looks great if you want a natural look, dust it very lightly for a no make-up make-up look. Just a little will go a long way with this duo. It has gained a spot in my heart and in my make-up kit.


Thank you for reading ladies and I see you in my next post!