I’ve never been a skincare or beauty person but I think I’m slowly becoming one. Which is not a bad thing because I stick to the basics. Nothing too fancy or unfamiliar, and most importantly, nothing too expensive. I live a frugal life so if I buy something, you can guarantee that it has gone through some serious research (aka review reading/watching) and price comparisons.

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Just to be clear I did not buy all these in one go. I bought them two or three at a time because I wanted to know more about the product before I buy them. I can’t afford to waste my money just because, I have to shop smart! 😉

Anyway, the real reason I bought these stuff is because I’ve recently experienced major sunburn on my face and body. It was during my trip to Puerto Galera (to cover the Malasimbo event) and I went overboard by toasting myself under the sun without sunscreen. #tanga I achieved the color I wanted for my skin but only for a day. The next day my whole face was red, felt hot, and became super sensitive. And it’s all because I did not use sunscreen.

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Luckily, I found these products!

  1. Himalaya’s Aloe & Cucumber Refreshing Body Lotion contains Aloe Vera and cucumber the cools and soothes the face and body. Perfect lotion for a mean sunburn or if you just want your skin to be more hydrated and soft.
  2. Garnier’ s Pure Active Exfoliating Facial Foam is the only cleanser that has worked for my super oily skin. I rarely get pimples now and surprisingly, the solution is not harsh at all.
  3. Vaseline Body Serum SPF30 is a whitening lotion, a daily whitening sunblock lotion to be exact. It whitens and protects you from the sun!
  4. Belo SunExpert Face Cover SPF40 is the perfect sunblock for my face. It did not give me pimples and has kept my skin moisturized throughout my days at the beach.
  5. L’Oreal Revitalift Day Cream and Aqua Milky Toner are anti-ageing products (yes girls, start as early as now) that have been working flawlessly on me. I think they perfectly complement the facials that I’ve had because my skin is blooming! The only “downside” is that it has a touch of that rosey lola scent, but it’s really not much of a big deal.
  6. Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash makes my skin healthy and smooth during and after bath time. I swear, I think I don’t need to put lotion after using it.
  7. Ponds Correcting Cream* not sure of the name of this one because it’s all in a different language. But it’s pink, around 100 Pesos, and has a powdery finish. I love it! It made my pimple scars lighter and my skintone more even.

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I also like to mention these pretty nail polishes from The Face Shop. These are better in terms of consistency and I love that the brush is wide enough to cover the width of my nail. It makes the application process easier. I only use 1 coat, because that’s good enough to last 3-4 days.

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These ones from Revlon are good as well in terms of color and “long-lastingness”. It says for a week, for the gel ones, even more than that!

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Finally, I’ve recently colored my hair. I didn’t do a flawless job but it looks “okay”. haha! I used L’Oreal’s Excellence Creme in 6.30 and it comes with 4 solutions for a safe and easy haircoloring process. I like that this doesn’t sting my head while I wait for it to set. The scent is amazing and the color feedback is impressive even on my thick, black hair. I recommend this for first time haircoloring DIY-err. But 1 box if you have short to mid-length hair.

So that’s it! I hope you enjoyed reading my quick review. If you want to suggest products, let me know in the comments below!


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