Monday, October 31, 2011

Cindy's Birthday Lunch at Luk Foo

It was my sister's birthday last Saturday and we celebrated it in Luk Foo, one of our favorite restaurants. (I wrote about it before in this post.)

Birthday Cake

House Tea

Chicken Corn Soup (P230.00)

Luk Foo Fried Rice (P270.00)

Salt & Pepper Spareribs (P260.00)

Crispy Golden Shrimp Cake (P280.00)

We were a party of 5, and we ate these all up! That day, the crew we encountered in Luk Foo Q.I. Central (near E. Rodriguez) were all in good mood and gave great service. We left the place with happy faces and tummies. Thanks for the treat, Cindy! Sana araw araw birthday mo nalang. :D


Sunday, October 30, 2011

I'm Now a Human Nature Dealer!

How does my story with Human Nature begin?

I remember being introduced to Human Nature during Blogapalooza. That's when I got to own my very first Human Nature product, the Citrus Burst Spray Sanitizer, which I reviewed here. After a few weeks, I got invited to Human Nature's Read the Label Launch. That event really made me think twice about all the cosmetic products I was using from head to toe. I've been reading a lot of rave reviews about their products, and I wanted to try it for myself for the longest time. Since I did not know any dealer personally, I finally decided to be one myself! Together with my map printout of their office location from Google Maps, I braved the hot weather plus holiday traffic and commuted to their Head Office last Saturday. Good thing I did not get lost! :D

I submitted my dealer application and while waiting, I decided to take some pictures. I like how bright and welcoming their head office looks like. Free coffee with organic sugar was available for those who are waiting, but I did not get one since I can't drink coffee. I've posted some product shots below together with their prices, but the prices listed are subject to change without prior notice.

Body Butter
Available in Mango Scent and Unscented

P107.75 for 50g
P164.75 for 100g
P274.75 for 200g

P94.75 for 50g
P149.75 for 100g
P249.75 for 200g

I have this addiction with body butters. It's been a long time since I used up my last tub from another brand. This time, I was choosing between Mango and Unscented, but Mango instantly won me over with its sweet, mango nectar/puree scent! It smells like a real mango juice/dessert. Good enough to eat - and I adore foodie scents! The Unscented variant is great for pregnant women who have sensitive noses.

Hand and Foot Salve
Available in Banana and Eucalyptus scents
P119.75 for 50ml

Passion Fruit Hydrating Lotion
Available in Sweet Indulgence and Moonlight Passion scents

P64.75 for 50ml
P189.75 for 200ml

All-Natural Deodorant
P84.75 for 50ml

Feminine Wash
P59.75 for 50ml
P159.75 for 200ml

Citrus Burst Hand Spray
P64.75 for 50ml
P174.75 for 200ml

Bubbly Gum Spray Sanitizer
P64.75 for 50ml

Pocket Soap
Available in Mandarin and Lemongrass scent
P64.75 for 50ml

Anti-bacterial Hand Soap
Available in Mandarin and Lemongrass scent
P64.75 for 50ml
P149.75 for 200ml

Shaving Oil
P109.75 for 100ml
P199.75 for 200ml

Moisturizing Massage Oil
Available in Lemongrass, Guava, and Eucalyptus scents
P114.75 for 100ml
P199.75 for 200ml

Sunflower Beauty Oil
P119.75 for 50ml

Sunflower Cleansing Oil
P325.00 for 200ml

Balancing Facial Wash
P79.75 for 50ml
P194.75 for 200ml

Balancing Face Toner
P99.75 for 100ml
P174.75 for 200ml

Hydrating Facial Wash
P79.75 for 50ml
P179.75 for 200ml

Day Moisturizer
P124.75 for 50ml
P199.75 for 100ml

Night Moisturizer
P124.75 for 50ml
P199.75 for 100ml

Bug Shield Lotion
P84.75 for 50ml

Natural Strengthening Shampoo
P44.75 for 50ml
P134.75 for 200ml
P289.75 for 500ml

Natural Moisturizing Shampoo
P44.75 for 50ml
P134.75 for 200ml
P289.75 for 50ml

Natural Strengthening Conditioner
P49.75 for 50ml
P144.75 for 200ml
P289.75 for 500ml

Natural Moisturizing Conditioner
P49.75 for 50ml

P144.75 for 200ml
P289.75 for 500ml

Intensive Hair Mask
Available in Jasmine and Rosemary scents
P99.75 for 50g
P299.75 for 200g

Mineral Lip Gloss
Available in Pink Hibiscus and Island Berry

Tinted Lip Balms
Available in Flame Tree (red), Pink Orchid (pink), and Island Kiss (coral)
P74.75 for 4g

Mineral Eyeshadow
Available in Enchanted Evening and Sweet Innocence
P275.00 for 5.4g

Kids Natural Shampoo and Body Wash
Available in Pineapple Pawikan and Tangerine Tarsier
P44.75 for 50ml
P139.75 for 200ml
P289.75 for 500ml

Baby Wash
P39.75 for 50ml
P129.75 for 200ml
P274.75 for 500ml

Check out more products here in Human Nature's website. The current prices of all their products are also listed there. I like the fact that they made the 50ml size of product available for almost all their products, so the customers could first purchase and try out the "sample" size before committing to the full-sized product. We've become so used to having expensive organic products in the market, but not anymore with Human Nature.

I'm sooo happy and excited to finally be a Human Nature dealer because I love their products and I greatly admire their cause. This is one of the highlights of my month. Haha!

Have you tried Human Nature products? Which one do you like the most? Mine is the Mango Body Butter. It makes me smile every time I use it, no fail! I will post more reviews of Human Nature products very soon, so do watch out for it.


PS. Do join my
Koha Spa Travel Kit Giveaway (ends November 15, 2011). :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Body Shop Love Etc...™ Eau De Parfum

Love Etc... Eau De Parfum is the first ever emotion-led fragrance created by The Body Shop. This fragrance is warm and radiant. Interesting, how this fragrance can affect one's mood and bring out the feeling of love in all of us. I got this sample vial when I had my makeover with Via last month. I love perfume vials because they're so handy and can fit any tiny clutch or bag.

About Love Etc... EDP:

The sensuous union of luminous jasmine with indulgent notes of vanilla and sandalwood. A perfume that creates magnetism and spontaneity; sensual, radiant and irresistible.

This fragrance is warm and radiant. My first impression of the scent? Beautiful. I'm not so good with descriptions, I know. Haha! It's the type of scent any beautiful lady would wear. It is sweet and musky at the same time. The scent does not change or react negatively even in the humid climate I'm in. It smells lighter and better after it settles on the skin for a few minutes, but its lasting power would just be at around 3 hours. This floral/oriental fragrance is a great scent for day or night.

If you would like to purchase this fragrance, well you're in luck! It's on sale at 30% off until November 10, 2011 in all The Body Shop stores nationwide. Same goes for all The Body Shop fragrances.

Regular Price: P2,195 for 30ml EDP
Sale Price @ 30% off: P1,536.50 for 30ml EDP

What scent are you wearing today? :)


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Skin Cravings Smooth Over Body Lotion in Choc' Mint Kisses

WARNING: This product can induce intense food cravings. :O

This is the second installment of my Skin Cravings review. The first post was about Skin Cravings Scrub Me Pretty Body Scrub, which you can read about here. This lotion set was again part of the loot I got from Skin Cravings.

Skin Cravings Smooth Over Body Lotion moisturizes the skin leaving it soft and smooth. It is available in 2 variants: Strawberry Kisses and Choc' Mint Kisses.

Since I like mint chocolate, I used this one first!

The Ingredients:

The Packaging:

  • The bottom part is soft and can be squeezed for when you want to dispense some product.
  • I like the packaging because it's very hygienic, but it would be better if this lotion came in a tube so it would be more handy and we nothing will be left at the bottom of the bottle.

The Product:
  • The scent smells just like minty chocolates!
  • A day after using this lotion, I could not contain my cravings anymore and bought a pack of Andes Mint Parfait Thins for myself. Haha!

  • It has a light, non-greasy feel.
  • Since it's light, I feel that it is not moisturizing enough for my very dry skin.
  • Naturally, it's not moisturizing enough for dry and cracked heels.
  • I use this at night before I sleep, and in the morning when I shower, I can feel this washing off from my skin, especially when I first wash my hands. It makes me think that this lotion has been just sitting on my skin.
  • This is recommended for normal skin that needs basic moisturizing.

Others might appreciate its light texture more than I do. But in spite of its light texture, I find myself using this everyday because of its delicious scent. I can't wait to use the Strawberry Kisses body lotion together with its matching body scrub. I can almost imagine it's sweet, fruity scent by just thinking about it!

The Price: P240.00 for P250ml

Available at Landmark, Rustans, and Shopwise.

Have you tried Skin Cravings Smooth Over Body Lotion? Which variant do you prefer?


Monday, October 24, 2011

Skin Cravings Scrub Me Pretty Body Scrub in Cranberry Yoghurt

Being the fan of body care products that I am, I have body scrub as part of my weekly routine. This serves as my pampering me-time, and I always love the result: soft, smooth, and more even skin tone. This Skin Cravings Scrub Me Pretty set was part of the prizes I won from their Facebook contest last month. You may read about it here.

Skin Cravings Scrub Me Pretty Body Scrubs exfoliate dead skin cells to reveal smoother, brighter skin underneath. It is available in 3 variants: Strawberry Yoghurt, Cranberry Yoghurt, and Dewberry Yoghurt.

The first bottle I tried and will review is Cranberry Yoghurt.

The Ingredients:

The Packaging:

  • I love the design, it's very cute and it looks like a bottle of dairy product.
  • It comes in a bottle with a wide mouth opening, so its kind of hard to control the amount of product that will come out. It's prone to product wastage.
  • However, this packaging is better than a jar or pot since it's more sanitary this way.

The Product:

  • The scent is absolutely delectable. It has enough sweetness plus the tang of real yogurt. Try hard not to taste it!
  • It leaves a lingering scent on my skin and in the bathroom long after I have finished taking a bath using this.
  • I feel that it is more creamy and moisturizing than exfoliating.
  • I was quite disappointed with the "scrubs". See the small white/clear and red dots on the swatch above? They are synthetic beads that do not melt or dissolve on your skin. They stay like that even until they go down the drain, which may likely harm marine life when they ingest it.
  • However, synthetic beads and scrubs won't be too abrasive on the skin because they are round and not irregular shaped (e.g. crushed natural ingredients).
  • This scrub does not dry the skin out.

The Price: P255.00 for 300ml

Available at Landmark, Rustan's, and Shopwise.

Have you tried Skin Cravings? :)


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Belle de Jour 2012 Power Planner

Last time, I posted about great reasons to be at the Belle de Jour Fair. You may read about it here. I was not able to take much pictures because I was lining up from one booth to another, plus it was sweltering hot and there were loads of other BDJ girls. I'm not complaining though, sunny days are way better than rainy days.

I now have my Belle de Jour 2012 Power Planner! I got the book-bound one instead of the spiral one for a change. I can't wait for the new year so I can already use it. :) Do you have your copy? Get one now! :)

Like Belle de Jour Power Planner on Facebook for more information on how to order, etc.

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