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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Beauty News: Find Your Summer Essentials At Watsons!!!

It's summer! It's probably the best time of the year to go on adventures, try new things, and create new memories. Needless to say, it's the perfect time to just go out there and literally do anything under the sun.

With all the promise of fun and good times, the one thing most of us consider as a drawback when summer comes is the sun and the potential harm that it can cause. We don't have to let this stop us though. Watsons has lined up a wide selection of featured products to allow you to just go out there and enjoy. No need to avoid the sun, because at Watsons, we "Love The Sun".

"Love The Sun" is Watsons' Summer Campaign that puts out the message that one shouldn't be afraid of the sun. With products that protect your skin and hair, Watsons definitely has got you covered!

Is it a beach trip that's on the menu? What about an epic road trip with friends to explore new getaways? Maybe you're out to get your game on and play some outdoor sports? Or just kick it back on a staycation weekend? Whatever it is, you know you've got to have the right sun protection products in tow. Then after that long day under the sun, give your skin a recovery treat with soothing after-sun products. Of course, skin isn't the only thing that gets those rays and is prone to damage. That's why Watsons also has a range of hair care products available. Plus, vitamins and other health supplements are also on the shelves to help get you that "summer-ready" body.

Get everything you need to Love The Sun with participating brands like Nivea, Belo, Banana Boat, Sunplay, Biore, Dermplus, Kojie San, Neutrogena, Solstice, Beach Hut, Hawaiian Tropic, Cetaphil, Olay, Pond’s, Snow, Celeteque, Thiocell, Shiro, Gluta-C, L’oreal,  Vaseline, Creamsilk, Pantene, Vitress, Veet, Lactacyd, Dentiste, Chic, Bobbie and Body Fantasies.

Plus, here's something that will turn up the heat more. All SMAC members can get a chance to win a trip for 4 to any of the following destinations: Japan, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Every P500 single-receipt purchase of participating products is equivalent to 1 e-raffle entry to join the promo.

And if you’re not yet a SMAC member, now’s a great time to join. The new SMAC Program “MEMBERS GET MORE” entitles you to earn more than ever before. Time to get MORE POINTS, MORE SAVINGS, and MORE VALUE!

See you out there this summer! Make it count, make it perfect and Love The Sun!

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Thursday, March 01, 2018

Beauty News: Maybelline Matte Metallics Now In The Philippines!

Maybelline Philippines Matte Metallics

Manila, 2018– When you thought that the ‘holy grail’ of accessible matte lipsticks can’t get any better, Maybelline New York surprises us with a new line-up of lipstick shades that are meant to be in the spotlight. This year, Maybelline introduces Matte Metallics from the brand’s power lip franchise, Color Sensational Creamy Mattes, offering the most flattering metallic shades in the creamiest matte texture.

Maybelline Philippines Matte Metallics Lip Swatches

Thursday, March 01, 2018

BTS's Favorite Mask Brand Mediheal is Here!

Gasp! Mediheal is in the Philippines!!! RM's favorite mask brand is here, and the best part? Same pricing as Korea! AND! Y'all can get it at Watsons and SM The Store. ARMY's may recall this Allure interview wherein RM shared that his skin is often dry, and that he occasionally suffers from acne. When asked about his favorite skincare brand, he quipped: "My favorite brand is Mediheal, and it has a variety of sheet masks you can choose from after a long day of work." So THANK GOD the brand is now here, and we can get creamy skin like RM! He may just be feeling insecure and all coz of being an idol, but honestly, I find his skin to be so creamy and velvety. I am totally sold on anything he prescribes because the results show, especially in this age of HD videos that we can zoom on our smart TV's and big screens. 

The collaboration boxes they have in Korea are sooo pretty!!! Gah! 

For those who are already excited that an RM-endorsed brand is here, rejoice further! They are already hinting at the arrival of the BTS collaboration collection! Be sure to like and follow their Facebook and Instagram pages!!!

Okay, so getting down to it, this is their brochure. I'll also share their product and price list. 

Their products and SRP's:
  1. N. M. F. Aquaring Moisturizing Ampoule Mask EX 27mL (Php149)
  2. I.P.I. Lightmax Brightening Ampoule Mask EX 27mL (Php149)
  3. Collagen Impact Anti Aging Essential Mask EX 24mL (Php99)
  4. Teatree Care Anti Acne Solution Essentia Mask EX 24mL (Php99)
  5. H.D.P. Pore Stamping Tightening Charcoal Mask EX 25mL (Php149) 
  6. W.H.P. White Hydrating Charcoal Mask EX 25mL (Php149)
  7. D:NA Proatin Hydrating Mask Aquaring 25mL (Php149)
  8. R:NA Proatin Mask Whitening 25mL (Ph[149)
  9. N.M.F. Midnight Moisturizing Capping Pack 15mL (Php149)
  10. W.H.P. Shower Brightening Capping Pack 15mL (Php149)
  11. Piggymom Soak Soak Blackheads Remover Nose Pack 6g (Php129)
  12. Aloe Vera Soothing Hydrogel 300mL (Php245)

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Nivea Soft Hailed Better Than Expensive Competitors By BBC!

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Gasp!!! I'm shookt!

Who knew? The very affordable Nivea Soft Cream was hailed to be even better than its expensive counterparts as a moisturizer! BBC's 'The Truth About Looking Good" did a test on which moisturizers worked best, by measuring which one actually lifted up the moisture levels the most of a test group. 

Nivea's Soft Cream was pitted against Clinique's Dramatically Different moisturizing lotion and Embryolisse's Lait-Crème Concentré. Participants were split into three groups and were asked to apply moisturizer on one half of their faces for three weeks. The participants were not told about the brands of moisturizers they used, and were just sent home with plain containers, with the creams concealed as cream A, B, and C. When they came back and had their moisturized sides measured, Nivea emerged as the true winner! In terms of injecting water to the skin, only Nivea and Clinique managed to do so. The two also managed to change how the skin felt like. To everyone's shock, the most expensive one, Embryolisse, came in last in this test!

Y'all can check out the findings in this video!

And now, what spelled the difference? Humectants. Humectants are the ingredients that hold onto water in our skin. One of the most common ones, of course, is glycerin. The more glycerin there is in a product, the more hydrating it will turn out to be. Instead of being distracted by price tags, consumers can get better value for money by seeing the rank of glycerin in the ingredients list.

Surprisingly, none of the three products tested improved skin health, or the overall barrier of the skin against dryness and irritation. This finding, to me, just shows that skincare should really be done on a daily basis because your skin only benefits when you constantly nourish it with the right ingredients. I like to personally tell people that skincare works a lot like how vitamin supplements do. The moment you stop taking vitamins, you stop benefiting from them. We all know that we cannot drink one whole bottle of vitamin capsules in one day because our body will end up expelling the excess within days (or a day), and that once we expel it, we need to take it again to be nourished again.

So to sum it all up, wow, just wow! Who knew the best moisturizer was this affordable? Nivea Soft Cream only costs Php251 for a generous 200mL tub that will last the consumer several months.

And, I also learned the difference between Nivea Creme and Nivea Soft Cream! Turns out, Nivea Creme, the one in the tin cans, is a water-in-oil emulsion. What this means is that they embedded water droplets in oil, such that your skin is nourished first by the oil, then hydrated by the water. Nivea Soft Cream, on the other hand, is an oil-in-water emulsion. What this means is that there are oil droplets in water, such that your skin immediately is able to absorb the product through the lightweight water phase, and gets nourished later on by the oil content. What a discovery for me!

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Monday, February 19, 2018


Manila, PhilippinesFor many couples, nothing can be more inspiring than to plan for that special day. Equally, nothing can be more heart-breaking than continuing to face challenges to keep those dreams beyond reach. In a heart-warming video released on February 14, HSBC makes a dream come true for an extraordinary couple who triumphed and overcame all odds to walk down the aisle.

Moises and Shara’s story is one of great perseverance and faith. The couple had been together for seven years, and as with any other, nothing could be more exciting than the prospect of finally being able to tie the knot. Throughout the years, the couple attempted to plan their wedding multiple times, but what with Shara’s growing financial responsibilities with her family and Moises needing to resign from his job due to an accident, the special day always remained elusive. 

Despite all this, the couple persevered and finally set their wedding to happen on December 2017. Before joy could fully settle in, the couple faced yet another set-back: Shara was diagnosed with a tumor in her neck. Most of the couple’s resources were pooled together to begin Shara’s treatment and yet again, their special day seemed beyond grasp.

Committed to helping people succeed and see their dreams come to life, HSBC made the dream wedding of Moises and Shara possible, and on February 3, the couple finally became Mr. and Mrs. Santos. “At HSBC, our ultimate goal is to empower people like Moises and Shara to realize their ambitions and dreams. We are driven by our long-term commitment to seeing people prosper despite any of life’s challenges and our promise is to always be there to help our customers succeed. It was our privilege to be able to help a couple that had such an inspiring story, and to continue building relationships with our customers and seeing them thrive,” shares Kris Werner, SVP and Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management for HSBC.

Watch how HSBC has turned this couple’s dream wedding into reality and empowers people to thrive above life’s challenges, visit:

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