Sunday, February 28, 2016

A Few New Things

PCX is also another drugstore favorite of mine. I go there from time to time as they have items that are not available at Watsons. I found the bath sponges on the left which my son uses. They are soft and nice to use. 

The hair spray in the middle is a protectant. I use it before blow drying my hair. It's pretty good. The smell is a bit strong upon spritzing but it dies down and is non-irritating. 

The Konjac sponge is also nice to use. I'm not sure if this is an authentic Konjac sponge. I'm planning to buy another one from Beauty Bar so that I can compare. These are cheap by the way at only less than 100 pesos a pack. 

This nail polish is from the Essence Spring Collection.  I love this coral color. 

The thing I hate about Essence nail polishes is that they have a terrible smell. This is probably the last bottle I will buy. 

And how could I resist this brush?

I'm not a hearts girl but I really liked this one. I like unique brushes. This is pretty dense and great to use when applying loose powder. Love it! So cheap too at only Php179 (if I remember correctly).

I found some nice cream blushes at HerBench and I might buy one or two soon. Don't you just love hauling beauty stuff?

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

My First Essence Products

So I realized that I haven't shared my very first Essence purchases with you. I got these in Watsons Singapore last November. 

I was drawn to the display - really cheery pastels and circus/fair theme. There were no testers but considering the affordable price tag, I just added them to my basket. I checked them out when I got home in Manila. Little did I know that I was in for a treat. 

Look at these swatches. 

The blush is super pigmented. The first time I swiped my brush, I ended up with a ton of product. I was very careful after that. I like to layer this on top of a base shade. It's the perfect shade for spring. 

This blush stays on a for a considerable amount of time. I have no complaints because it does great for a drugstore product. 

I will share with you photos of the nail polish when I apply it again. Right now, I'm wearing another Essence nail polish shade but couldn't show you as it's already chipped!

Monday, February 22, 2016

New in My Stash

I only discovered the brand Essence when I went to Singapore late last year. I must be living under a rock because Essence has already been here for several months and I was clueless! I was blown away by how pigmented my blush was. (Hmm.. a quick search reminded me that I haven't featured that blush yet. Will do soon.). When I got back, I made it my mission to find the Essence kiosk in SM Makati. Sad to say, I was disappointed because the display was dark, a bit dirty and a mish mash of stuff. They don't even feature the latest collection properly unlike in Watsons Singapore where the winter collection was displayed prominently.

In spite of that, I would always visit the kiosk but never bought anything. The prices in Singapore are way better. But, one day, the lipsticks were on sale so I thought it was the perfect time to try them. I also needed a quick pick-me-up and what better way to perk me up than makeup. So I got the two lippies, the best selling All About Matt and a rose palette. I have another haul which I will feature next so watch out for that.


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