Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Don't Neglect Your Hands!

So how was your long weekend ladies? I did a lot of pampering and relaxing. I finally finished the Twilight Saga (yes, I know. Lame!), had some DIY hair spa and did some de-stressing in the mall with MB and my sister. NO SHOPPING involved! I'm on Project 10-Pan and MB is very strict about it.

I've been trying to care for myself better in the past few months, paying more attention to my skin. A woman's age shows first in her hands. The hands wrinkle quite fast. That's why what you do to your face, you must do with your neck and your hands too. If you moisturize your face religiously, don't forget to include your neck and your hands. 

I've been using The Face Shop's moisturizing hand lotion for a couple of years now. I didn't have any complaints about it but I think it's too expensive, around P300 for a small tube. It's not spectacular so I guess the lotion's performance doesn't justify its price. I'll pay that amount if the product is stellar. 

Last March, I saw a grape line of cosmetics available at Watson's. I decided to purchase this:

GrapeBella Nourishing Hand & Nail Cream

I bought 4 tubes to give as gifts to MB's sisters (when we went to Iligan) and one for myself. I'm so glad I decided to buy one for myself! I love this lotion. It performs better than my TFS hand lotion without the hefty price tag. It costs only P69 for a 75 ml tube. 

The lotion is thick. My TFS lotion is almost liquid like so sometimes too much product runs out of the tube even when I press lightly. Because of GrapeBella's thick consistency, I get the right amount of product all the time. No running. 

You might think that this cream is sticky. I did too. But surprisingly, it's easily absorbed by the skin! It's also great for my cuticles. Lately, my fingers are getting too dry that the skin around the nails are peeling. Just a few applications of the cream throughout the day prevents my fingers from further peeling. 

I love the sweet grape juice scent that has some hints of wine. The scent is not overpowering so you can still wear your favorite lotion or perfume. Since the cream is non-greasy I don't worry about transferring some cream onto my keyboard. I'm on the computer the whole day and having greasy hands will be quite nasty.

The GrapeBella cream doesn't give me allergies nor rashes. I'm hoping that Watson's will produce other fruit lines because this is definitely a must-have.  


  1. like you blog love to read it all. im learning lot's which i havent care before. but i would be so happy if you could help me about my scars i have lots on my arms had chicken pox. last month. Thnk miss E. Hope to hear it soon.

  2. Hi Anonymous! The first thing that I would tell you is to consult your doctor. He/she is the best person to offer you advice. Whenever I have a scar that's really hard to remove, I ask my doctor for a prescription cream. For other scars that are lighter, here's what I do and please take note that although this works for me, the same procedure might not work for you. Again, consult your doctor first.

    I usually put a peeling solution on a scar every night until it reaches my desired results. I also back it up with a good body scrub. I gently scrub the area to reveal new healthy cells. Afterwards, I moisturize with a good lotion, usually a whitening lotion. Depending on the area of my scar, I sometimes use a facial whitening moisturizer because I have very sensitive skin. Be sure to test out a product first on a small patch of skin to avoid allergic reactions.

    I guess there really is no easy way to remove a scar unless you undergo skin treatments with a reputable doctor. The above method works for me. I just have to be patient. I see results within 1-2 weeks. If your scars really bother you when you go out, apply some concealer first or a body liquid foundation. Apply green concealer on the area then top it off with a shade that is close to your skin then set it with powder. You might have to retouch throughout the day depending on the staying power of your concealer.

    I hope this helps and let me know how it works out for you. I also hope that next time you won't be anonymous anymore. I love knowing my readers. = ) Cheers!



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