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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

July/August Favorites

I wasn't able to do a July favorites post so I decided to do a collective post for the months of July and August. All of these are new discoveries except for the lash glue, meaning the rest are not repurchases and are newly-tried; plus I threw in a kikay book too! As usual, everything is super budget friendly and I think the most expensive thing here is the mascara! Haha. I'll be doing individual reviews soon as well. So here are my favorites plus some short commentaries:

 Pond's Smooth Pores Pore Tightening Facial Wash with Glacial Clay (Php 57)
Didn't break me out, but did NOT tighten my pores at all; poor oil control despite the fact that it has clay (which is supposed to control oil). Does a great job of keeping my face clean though.

Erth Origins Coconut and Almond Hot Oil Treatment (Php 99)
Got this as my thrice-a-week treatment. So far so good; makes my hair soft.

Hawaiian Tropic Baby Faces and Tender Places SPF 50 (PHp 117)
Got this on sale last July because it was expiring on October, but it's all good cos a bottle of sunblock only lasts me 2 months. I use this as my everyday sunblock

Watson's Deep Nourishing Body Scrub (Php 129)
Got this humongous bottle of Watson's body scrub thinking this would be a good dupe of my favorite (Body Shop's Coconut Scrub) but sadly it isn't, it doesn't have enough scrub granules (this is subjective I guess, I just like my body scrubs to be really grainy). What I love about this though is that it smells great and makes my skin super soft and moisturized after showering. And it contains a lot of product!

Sophie Lipsticks in Caramel Sugar, Nude Velvet, and Russian Red (Php 79 each)
I finally got their famous Php 79 lipsticks! I've been seeing this around the blogosphere and hearing about it from friends at work, and I needed a new nude lippie so I tried these out. Good pigment and lasting power

Maybelline The Colossal Mascara (Php 375)
Another great mascara from Maybelline!

Nichido lipgloss in Georgia
This came with an eyeshadow and blush palette, for only Php 100

 Bobbi Brown Beauty Evoution book (Php 245)
Another steal from National Bookstore, not covered with plastic but was still good as new. Very helpful book on skin care and make up basics from world-famous makeup artist Bobbi Brown

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Don't Steal my Thunder (Php 250)
A shimmery trio for creating easy black smokey eye looks.

Nichido Eyelash Glue (Php 60)

Nichido Eyebrow Razor (Php 50)
I had to include this, I just discovered the wonders of razors for thick brows! Of all products featured this is my favorite :)

Yoko Yogurt Spa Milk Salt (Php 89)
It's pink, grainy, smells yummy, makes my skin soft. Love.

 Etude House Happy Teatime Lemon Cleansing Cream (Php 198)
This is officially my new favorite makeup remover (sorry Pond's Cold Cream)

Have you tried any of these products? Do you like them as well? Let me know!


  1. I am currently using Pond's too, but the pink one (it has granules din and it says it will help your skin to whiten, pero parang hindi naman and sometimes nagbebreak out din ako sis sa ponds, buti nalang this one didn't break me out). And yeah! We're both using Erth origins Hot oil treatment, mine is apple variant, I used it 3x a week too! High five! I would like to try the Sophie Martin lippies too, but I find it hard to look for a dealer. Nice post! They are all affordable!

    1. thanks dear! :D you can go directly to their stores they allow walk in buyers :) thats what i did cos i don't know any dealers din hehe let me know if you're able to try them!

  2. for how much did you get the bobbi brown beauty book? :)

  3. i love coconut and almond hot oil, ubos na akon, will repurchase soon and surely love etude's happy teatime (perfect for my oily skin). very nice blog chin! idol! hehehe :D

    -- ooops, can you delete my previous post chin (Psience account)?

    1. good thing the shop assistant at etude told me to get the lemon variant for oily skin! i wanted the green tea cream at first hehe :) sure nang deleted it already :)

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    1. infairness good quality for the price :)

  5. Hi!where did u buy the wet n wild eyeshadow trio?

    1. hi dear! it's actually from my online beauty store, but im all sold out already. if you're in manila it's available at Wet n Wild counters at department stores, or you can get it online at :)