Sunday, September 12, 2010

finally! an affordable skin care program that works

half of my shopping time for beauty products is spent perusing the local Watsons' isle for skin care goodies. i'm not one to go for an expensive product just because it's the thing. i find it quite exciting to discover the magic behind drugstore products and come out as happy as using those top brands.

case in point: these two lovelies that absolutely did wonders for my combination/oily skin.

1. Ponds Pure White Facial Foam with Activated Carbon

one of the more sci-fi products in the market right now, but forget the chemistry lesson: it works! it dries out my t-zone without drying my whole face. and i love the black and pink packaging. it matches our bathroom tiles.

2. Myra E Facial Moisturizer

after hearing mixed reviews on the Tinted Moisturizer, i decided to take it easy with the cheapest one on the block. a bit runny, but dries out great. not as heavy as Nivea Creme, which i adore. on the whole, this one's a solid product that is super affordable and performs good too.

doesn't it feel great to finally have a good skin care regimen and one that's affordable too? it feels awesome. people have commented my "blooming" skin, all thanks to the less than Php 300.00 i spent on these two.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

little survey from temptalia

i got this one from, another beauty/makeup website i frequent during my spare time. the product reviews and comment sections are absolutely helpful, especially the category on blushes. ooh love.

What was your favorite beauty purchase from August?
hmmm. lemme think. that would be my Etude House eyelash curler. my everyday look won't be complete without curling my straight lashes. and Pond's Cold Cream. it's my savior.

What was your least favorite beauty purchase from August?
Pond's Flawless White Day Brightening Cream. it does the exact opposite of what it claims. it dries my skin out! and NARS Concealer Stick in Praline. it's pretty much useless for me. my Fashion 21 Perfect Stick in Milk Tea is waaaay better, price and quality-wise.

What do you regret not purchasing (beauty-wise) in August?
E.L.F. Powder Blush in Tickled Pink and Candid Coral. Pink Lemonade could've waited a month or so more.

and just to complete the set, i added this one question...

What do you not regret not purchasing (beauty-wise) in August?
Etude House Cleanser. Pond's Cold Cream works just as good, at almost half the price.

now it's your turn to answer these lovely questions about August purchases. what's your take on these?