Posted in Bags, Foot Care, Fragrance, Hair Care, Monthly Hits, Skin Care

My June Hits

Hi All!

Before anything else, let me just say how I missed you all so much!
I wasn’t able keep my word of posting due to time constraint but luckily has sneaked in a few hellos. Could you imagine how much time flew and we are on the seventh month of the year already. You just don’t know how preoccupied I was of the future topics that I want to post while on blogcation. Of how my body is so present in my current state but my thoughts are on my blogs. Oh well! What’s good is now I’m back and full of enthusiasm to share my ideas with you.
To start of, I know come end of June posts such as favorites and empties came around floating everywhere. I think this more of like an obligation to comply. But since I want to compress my favorites and hates under one post, I decided to give it a new name. Instead of favorites, I will now call this my Hits.
June seems to be a long month don’t you think?  I noticed, I have a number of items consumed or maybe just hardly took time using. Because it’s quite a few that I decided to section them. Skincare, Hair, Nail Polish, Fragrance and Bag.


My first hit is Cetaphil moisturizing lotion. This summer marks the most hottest to date as far as I exists. The heat index is really killing me! With this, there are some from my skin regime that’s giving me a love hate relationship and for one it’s wearing lotion. But I just can’t ditch the idea of not using because dryness could just escalate me to an itchy flaky irritation. Good thing my trusty lotion didn’t fail me on this department. It’s lightweight formulation gives ease to every application. No melting on skin or tacky feeling.Cetaphil-Moisturising-Lotion-250ml_5


Summer is the time of the year wherein we spent most activities outdoors. This just mean exposure to the sun and with that there’s nothing that I could ask for from my Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock (whew! too long) Aside from the good Sun Protection Factor it gives at 50, this also contains Helioplex that protects skin from UVA and UVB rays. I admit that I was less educated when it comes to sunblocks. My notion is that the bigger the SPF, the better. Little did I know is that protection from UVB more so from UVA that matters most. Too much exposure to both UV rays could lead to skin cancer. You also have to take note on labels should contain the PA+ ratings.

PA is a Japanese/Korean rating system in place before the new regulations that was a way to show how much protection you are getting from UVA rays. You will see either PA+, PA++, or PA+++ on the label, with more + signs meaning a higher level of UVA protection.  

Aside from all of these wonderful qualities is that it has an ultra light clean feel and most of all waterproof. Thus making this on top of my hits lists.IMG_20150707_160806

For my face I use Dermplus Moisturizing Sunblock with SPF 35. What I like about this product aside from the protection it gives is that it also serves as my make up base. The tint it gives is a big plus for a no-make up person like me specially on warm days like these. All I do is dust it afterwards with finishing veil and I’m good to go.IMG_20150707_160802


It was a hate relationship at first with this product for it isn’t giving good results on my skin. But because I value my money’s worth, I look for something that will best serve it’s purpose. Luckily I succeed! Cathy Doll’s Body Snail Cream from it’s Snail Bright Line has made wonders with my dry dull feet. I used it then after shower bearing in mind the brightening effects that could give but failed. Instead of dumping, i rather used it as a night lotion for my feet. Ever since I’ve used my thong sandals as an official footwear this summer, too much sun exposure leaves my feet on it’s dry, dull state. As a rule of thumb for a girl to own if not nice at least a decent feet, I took everything at heart. Flaunting now my footsies with much confidence because of this product.IMG_20150707_160759


I admit that I’m a total neglect when it comes to taking care of my hair. As a result, I’m most likely to put on a bun. Not until I learned of Verdon Keratin Hair Spa in Coconut Milk. I used this twice a week to give moisture to my color damaged hair. I have a natural hair which means it’s a little wavy in some places, and is also one of the reasons why I shy away from styling them. Using this product gave my hair a straight look which I wished for quite sometime. Now I’m a convert!IMG_20150707_160742

Nail Polish

Alongside with wearing sandals are good looking nails to adorn. As I mentioned on previous post, I don’t own a girl structure of feet. So my only consolation is see to it that it’s well groomed and a good nail polish to boost. As much as I want to be very particular on my brands I feel that buying an overly priced nail polish isn’t defensible. Good thing is that I found a local brand that’s a dupe for popular imported nail brands specifically color wise. As of the moment, I’m loving the Chic Nail Polish Kathyrn Bernardo Collection in Chic Celebrity Edition. It’s opaque at two coats and lasts me for a couple of weeks. The big catch for me is the price.IMG_20150707_160809


My go to fragrance this summer is something that is light and nice to the senses. For this I go with my Body Shop Madagascar Vanilla Flower Fragrance Mist. The sweet scent reminds me of an ice cream and candies on a summer day. This bottle has been with me for three years now and I pull this one off specifically this time or whenever I want an uplifting feel.IMG_20150707_160755


This Satchel Bag from SM Department Store is a personal favorite because it best reminds me of Philip 3.1, my dream bag. And because of obvious reasons that I find it hard to purchase one, I opted for this version instead. I wore this as a body bag because of its long strap. The color really striked me being a lover of solid tan hues. Plus, I got to put all my summer necessities for it’s roomy interior.IMG_20150707_161023

There you have it. Pardon the long list but it just gives me an instant gratification to post and share the things that I Love to all. I hope to see what’s yours too!

Posted in Foot, Foot Care, Foot Spa, Summer

Make your feet sandal worthy this summer

Summer maybe peeking through in some parts of the world. This is that time of the year that you want to expose your footsies, have some time off from those boots and let them all breath. And since it’s going to be summer, why not prep them all up. But what would you make those feet worthy of that sandals your eyeing in the mall? I may not be an expert on this but I would like mine to share with you how I give those feet some extra pampering they deserve. So let’s get started.
I know some of you have their personal or favorite salons to do their nails. Others religiously have their trips to spas for their feet.While some do it on their own. Whichever it is those feet needs some reviving and ensuring they’re all in tip top shape. 
On days that I do have the luxury of time, I let myself indulge my feet to a foot spa, at my own home. There are now available foot spa bath that you could buy. And there are also lots of spa kits that are sold on stores. Just choose your pick. The only difference here from salons is that it’s more affordable, I also got to chose what bubble bath that I want or incorporate my favorite oil with no extra charge. The best of it is you could also invite your friends, family members to join in. A better bonding experience.
If you may find difficulty on looking for the foot spa bubble bath machine, have a diy instead. All you’ll be needing is a bowl of warm water for your feet to soak in. Then add some scented bubble bath or oil.
For those tiring feet, peppermint oil is good for reviving them, lavender oil for soothing, green tea oil for sanitizing and argan oil for dryness.
For extra softness, just like of a babies bum, i’ve read that almond and milk soak works best. All you need to do is have a clean feet (in order to achieve the best results) add one cup of powdered milk (can be dairy or soy) and one tablespoon almond oil. Mix through. Soak feet at ten minutes. Do not rinse.
After soaking, dry your feet thoroughly with a clean towel. Some may wish to exfoliate after the soak for the callus are more softer. You can use a callus remover for the hard ones.


This is also the best time to remove dirt under your toenails and clip them to suitable length. You could also push back the cuticles as they are now softer. On hectic days, I use a callus file to get rid of rough bumps at the bottom of my feet. I do this after shower. Or I use Scholls Rough Skin Remover. Just apply it on the part where hard skin starts to build then rub off. These have an amazing formulation that softens the skin even if you didn’t soak them.

Put your favorite moisturizing foot lotion, body butter or foot salve to keep them soft and sweet smelling. When I feel that the bottom of my feet still needs that extra care, I use Glysolid Glycerine Cream with glycerine as an active ingredient that helps restore moisture. This really works best.

Feeling fresh you could now apply your favorite nail polish and you’re feet are ready to pah-tey!