Friday, May 29, 2015

Something New: Safeguard Derma Sense

Safeguard is a brand that has lasted through the years. My Dad has been using their bar soaps since I was a kid! Not only do their soaps smell really fresh, they also protect us and our loved ones from germs. Way back during my elementary school days, hand sanitizers began to trend (Anyone remember this? LOL) and inside my bag (and also my sisters' bags) were small bottles of Safeguard Hand Sanitizer. You could pretty much say, Safeguard is a part of our family's daily lives.

Just recently, they've launched a new skincare line called Derma Sense which targets 2 major skin concerns: acne prone skin and sensitive skin. Derma Sense has an antibacterial ingredient that targets the germs that cause acne, resulting in clearer skin. This range is dermatologist-tested to reduce mild to moderate acne and is gentle on the skin (despite the clinical look).

Safeguard Derma Sense for Acne Prone Skin

Summer - you either love it or hate it. I'd choose a sunny day over a gloomy rainy one, but hot weather can cause excessive sweating that may lead to germs and bacteria getting trapped inside your pores, causing acne on the face, neck, and back. Safeguard Derma Sense for Acne Prone Skin addresses this concern and this range comes in 3 products - facial wash, body wash, and bar soap.

Safeguard Derma Sense Facial Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin (P199)

If you're to pick just one from the range, I'd recommend this facial wash because it contains Salicylic acid which lifts away dead skin cells and stops them from clogging our pores. (Salicylic acid is my secret to a clear complexion.) This facial wash comes in a creamy formula designed to "push in" the Salicylic Acid into our skin for better results. It also contains niacinamide to brighten up our skin.

Safeguard Derma Sense Face & Body Wash for Acne Prone Skin (P120)

This one's marketed as Face & Body Wash, but I prefer to use this only on my chest and back. The hot summer months has taken a toll on my skin: sweat, sunblock, excess oil and all! This one feels cool on the skin, and helps dry up bacne too!

Safeguard Derma Sense Face & Body Bar for Acne Prone Skin (P100/90g 2-pack)

For those who prefer no-frills cleansing, bar soap is also available. Same as the Face & Body Wash from this range, I prefer to just use this on my body. Bar soaps (in general) might be drying for facial skin. 

The Derma Sense range for Acne Prone Skin feels so refreshing and is so perfect for summer. Even if I don't have huge zits as of the moment (and I won't ever want to have them), this range serves as a good preventive measure for acne.

Safeguard Derma Sense for Sensitive Skin

Derma Sense also has a range of products for those with sensitive skin.

Safeguard Derma Sense Facial Cleanser for Sensitive Skin (P199)

This is probably one of the gentlest facial washes I've tried. It's mild and unscented, and it left my skin feel really soft and supple afterwards.

Safeguard Derma Sense Face & Body Wash for Sensitive Skin (P120)

While I'm recommending the Face & Body Wash for Acne Prone Skin for bacne problems, I'm quite excited to say that I find Derma Sense Face & Body Wash very useful. Because it's gentle, I had no reservations on using it on my face and body.

Safeguard Derma Sense Face & Body Bar for Sensitive Skin (P100/90g 2-pack)

If you prefer bathing with bar soap, the Derma Sense Sensitive Skin range also has it!

I'm most excited for the Derma Sense for Acne Prone Skin Facial Cleanser (mostly because of the salicylic acid) and the cooling Face & Body Wash. Will let you know how it goes soon!

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Caravan: A Time For You

Imagine being surrounded by the soothing aroma of scented candles, a warm relaxing ambiance, and an eclectic collection of well curated, unique, and exotic lifestyle products. This weekend, its time for you to celebrate your much craved "Me Time" when you visit The Caravan, a truly extraordinary lifestyle market.

Following its previous success, The Caravan is back and ready with indulgent finds, this May 30 and 31, 2015, from 11:00AM-9:00PM at the Kirov Model Unit (beside the Rockwell Tent), Rockwell Center, Makati City.

The Caravan brings back days of talent discovery, quality products, and a complete celebration of the senses, showcasing carefully chosen brands from budding Filipino entrepreneurs. ARC Public Relations Inc. and the Collab Contessa worked together to make this shopping affair possible, as they looked to piece together a compilation of exceptional experiences into a lifestyle market.

This May 30 and 31, The Caravan will feature a diverse selection of great finds such as...
home and kitchenware items from The Wareshop

vibrant and trendy resortwear by Molly and by Tom and Teddy

classy bijoux and accessories made by renowned Jewelry Designer Nicole Whisenhunt’s Stockton Row

...amazing natural beauty products from Kiele, stylish and fab clothing options by Aware & Present, and Cocorose London’s foldable ballet flats that are made with a blend of comfort and luxury, just to name a few.

A shopping event that is all about fresh, relaxation, and accommodating everyone’s guilty pleasures will certainly fill your "Me time" cravings, and that's what The Caravan is all about. For certain, you will walk out with a haul of great products, from fashion to home to health & beauty and more. Come join this new wave of cult shopping. Come join The Caravan!


Monday, May 25, 2015

Morellato Style Series at SM Makati

I've been wanting a fancy charm bracelet for a long time. I've saved up and am just actually waiting to see a particular charm that would pull me in and have a significant meaning in my life before I finally take the plunge. But seems like God was granting me my wish early on. :D

I'm a girly girl, but you'd rarely see me in big, chunky accessories for two reasons: (1) I'm not really good with mixing and matching trendy pieces, and (2) I prefer feminine jewelry designs with refined taste. That's why I felt very fortunate to be invited to the very first Morellato Style Series held in SM Makati. Hello, style lesson and nice jewelry appreciation!

Morellato, Italy's largest watch and jewelry brand, introduces the Morellato Style Series in various locations throughout the year. The program will include a lecture from an expert, styling workshops, and discussions to help you match Morellato jewelry and timepieces with specific styles of clothes.

Morellato was established in 1930 when Giulio Morellato opened a watch and jewelry workshop in Venice, Italy. A few years after, he started to specialize in producing leather straps for wristwatches and began making handcrafted jewelry in gold and silver.

Today, Morellato is a brand known for jewelry collections that have brought together priceless materials including real gemstones, natural pearls or diamonds, and steel. Its Spring-Summer 2015 collection includes natural pearls, dazzling diamonds, drops, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and priceless watches.

For its first series, Jenni Epperson, premier stylist and award-winning lifestyle blogger talked about how to properly and fashionably mix and match Morellato pieces with different sets of outfits.

Jenni taught us which jewelry matches party, business, and casual looks. New pieces to add to your collection would be rose gold accessories, jewelry with lace cutouts, and pearls.

What caught my eye that day were the Morellato Drops - young and trendy, they go with bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and even watches for a customized look.

You pick a bracelet first. Bracelets start at P1,200.

Then choose Drops that hold special meaning in your life. Drops start at P995 each.

Isn't it lovely? ♥

They also have ready-made drop bracelets, and it would be more affordable to get that and just add the charms you like, than to start from scratch.

We also had a styling activity, wherein our team styled model Mica Javier. (She's gorgeous!)

I learned a lot and had so much fun from the first Morellato Style Series!

Before the day ended, I was surprised when the Morellato team gave me a gift!

This one's my very first precious Morellato jewelry.

For every purchase, you'll get a cloth to clean your jewelry with to bring back the sparkle.

Let's unbox!

Each Morellato piece comes with a guarantee certificate, and is covered with a 2-year warranty.

Pretty butterfly charm with pink beads on the side

It comes with an adjustable chain at the end of the bracelet.

A butterfly is a powerful symbol of transformation. This bracelet will remind me to make changes when the opportunity arises.

I can't wait to go back to Morellato to build my charm bracelet! I love that their charms are more affordable than similar brands. I'm interested in getting one with a solid stainless steel bracelet so it won't tarnish. I want to create a travel bracelet, a life event bracelet, or maybe both! :D

Like Morellato Philippines on Facebook for more information. Morellato jewelry and watches are available in SM The Block, Shangrila Plaza Mall, SM Clark, Ayala Cebu, Landmark Trinoma, SM Megamall, Veranza Mall, SM MOA, SM Makati, ATC, SM Cubao, Aura, SM Megamall Department Store, SM San Mateo.

Are you a fan of charm bracelets? What designs of charms do you like? :D


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

I Switched and Saved at Watsons! + Haul

The kikay soul within me does a secret happy dance whenever I step into a Watsons store. I  frequently visit their branches in Fisher Mall and SM North EDSA when I have to buy toiletries or whenever I am stressed and in need an of instant mood booster. Just walking around the aisles of beauty product excites me like a kid in a candy store!

Last Saturday, Panda and I dropped by Watsons in SM The Block to restock on some bath essentials. The store had red balloons everywhere - oh goodie, since it meant they were on a huge 3-Day Sale! :D This time around, my heart was happy and my wallet didn't cry since I snagged a couple of good deals!

While looking around, I spotted gorgeous Patty cheerfully assisting shoppers as Store Supervisor for the day. Patty Laurel-Filart is a model, host, teacher, blogger, and a Watsons Switch and Save ambassador since 2012. She's always been a practical shopper, and now that she's expecting her first baby, she became even more conscious about the things she buys - checking the price, quality, and contents of the products to make every penny count.

Some of Patty's favorite products are Watsons Treatment Shampoo Argan Oil, Watsons Treatment Wax, Watsons Milk & Salt Scrub Whitening, Watsons Collagen Q10 Intensive Moisturising & Firming Hand Cream, Watsons Blood Orange Hand Cream, Watsons Facial 3 Step Mask, and Watsons Big Pack Green Tea Scented Wet Tissues.

These are my favorite deals! HUGE bottles of shampoo, body wash, and hand wash at buy 1 take 1! The lotions are also a steal.

This face mask shelf is also a treat. Here, you can get 2 masks for the price of 1 in other beauty stores.

And now, my haul! During the 3-Day Sale, you get additional 10% off with a minimum purchase of P1500, so I took advantage of that deal!

My favorite super sulit finds of the day were all Watsons label products! I noticed that everything I got were in sweet fruity scents. :3

Watsons Cream Hand Soap (Buy 1 Take 1 at P149)
in Strawberry & Yogurt and Honey & Milk

One for the bathroom, one for the kitchen! I love how these clean my hands without drying them out, and how the Strawberry and Yogurt one smells like the real thing. So yummy... too bad I can't taste it!

Watsons Cream Body Wash (Buy 1 Take 1 at P229)
in Cantaloupe and Green Tea

This one's a crazy good deal that made me feel a bit guilty about splurging on another brand of body wash (about P1000 for just 750ml). Here, I get 2 liters of the good stuff! I think this is enough reason for me to switch and save.

Watsons Body Lotion (P119 each)
in Green Tea & Cucumber and Pomegranate & Apple

I couldn't decide which one smelled better, so I got both. One huge bottle will last me for months! I've found an even better way to maximize its use. Just recently, our helper left so I hand wash my dishes and clothes, leaving my hands ever so dry. I'll buy a small pump bottle and refill it with Watsons Body Lotion so I can moisturize my skin any time. Instant hand cream! :D

Watsons Nylon Body Puff (P52 -> P47)

A lil something to go with the body wash.

Beauty Buffet Facial Masks (2 for P79)

Sebamed Anti-Dandruff Shampoo (P420 -> P340 -> P306)

The power of sampling: I tried samples of Belo AcnePro and Sebamed first from Glamourbox, and Pond's from Sample Room. All three worked so well for me hence the repurchase!

Toni & Guy Sea Salt Texturizing Spray (P890 -> P801)

Hello, instant beach waves! ;)

Sansfluo (P96 -> P87) and Dentiste Set (P142.50 -> P128.25)

One for my niece, one for my travels!

And some men stuff for Panda, which came with GWPs. Awesome! :D

I learned from this shopping experience that you can shop and save at the same time! I love going on trips and its where I'd rather spend my cash on. At the same time, I don't have to scrimp on my personal essentials when I switch to Watsons products (and shop during their sale). Now, I can spend more on the things I really want in life!

Visit your nearest Watsons branch, and who knows, you might bump into Iya (just like Christian, Tessa, and Patty) making her surprise appearance and assisting you while you shop!

Like Watsons Philippines on Facebook for more information.

What is your favorite thing to buy at Watsons? Do share your recommendations!

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