Friday, February 27, 2009

Slather Up

Rating: 4/5

I know I have been slacking to the nth degree but I have really been swamped. I have been waking up from nightmares lately and I have reason to believe they were caused by anxiety attacks. I would just like to get through March and I know I will be alright. *sigh*

Okay, I know I said I will go back to patch testing Strivectin but no such luck yet because I am too lazy/busy to do it. Just like I promised myself that I will go back to the gym... well no luck there yet. I guess it's because I should not be relying on luck.

Okay enough of that, I think I want to talk about the Cherry Blossom Bath and Body Works lotion. I have the body wash and I have emptied it already. I use the body wash whenever I have to travel/not sleep in our house so I can really empty a body wash easily. Body washes are convenient when traveling because they are not as messy as soaps.

Anyway, I liked the scent of White Cherry Blossom but have not quite used up the lotion because you usually have to wait for it to dry before you can put on your clothes and since every morning, I have to really move quickly I have no time for that ritual. This is one of my rituals I had to forego after living farther from where I work.

Anyway, I found out that putting on lotion in the evening is not so bad. Maybe not as good as when you do it in the morning but it still serves your skin well. Plus, the scent actually helps me sleep. No, the nightmares have nothing to do with the White Cherry Blossom.

BTW, those who have been wondering where they can get Bath and Body Works products, they have at Greenhills Shopping Center and at the Hobbies Center along Macapagal Road (near NSO, yes I was there because I got my marriage certificate for my passport renewal, good service btw). I recently purchased also a bottle of Winter Candy Apple anti-bacterial soap because it smells sooh goohd!

I got my Winter Candy Apple from Gold Tag Multiply Site . The service was good and I got my product in two days. I just hope next time they can pack more soap in one bag so you get to save on shipping. :)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Beauty Within

Sorry about slacking but I was away for a while because I had to attend a conference in Thailand, an hour from Bangkok. I spent my first three days there and my last three days I spent in Bangkok.

Knowing that I will be exposed to the sun most of the time and knowing that my skin will burn under the sun from walking too much, I brought along my Shiseido SPF 50 PA+++ however, I was to lazy to use some for my body *hehe*. I was assured though in knowing that I took a capsule of Murad's Pomegranate capsule that is supposed to enhance my skin's natural protection. Now whether it did work or not is not very obvious to me yet. One thing is for sure though, I will give it a shot.

After binging before, during and after my Bangkok trip, I think I have to hit the gym again and maybe the pool. Yep, after so many months of abstinence, I think I am hungry for chlorine again...

Hmm... I have to find all my swim gear. :)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Butter Banter

Rating: 2/5

Some time ago while I was still into swimming (too lazy now *hohum*)I tried the Olive Body Butter of The Body Shop. I tried it for a while just to really give it a chance but to no avail. It did not help my dry skin and it did not smell good either. It was just gunk I was putting on my skin after swimming that makes me stink more. Our pool is an indoor one so they use more chlorine, as a result, after taking a bath, you still wreak of the chlorine scent.

I did not throw my tub of gunk though, instead, I used it for my feet! And it worked nicely, it left my feet soft (back then, now I am too lazy to do this too, this and because I have no old socks to ruin *hehe*). All I had to do was to apply lotion and to wear a pair of thick socks and leave them overnight. If you try this, you do not even have to try foot spa anymore.

I actually think that foot spa was bad for me because what you take out of your feet will just grow back and rough skin will replace the once smooth skin. It's our feet's way of coping with the stress it has to face. If you slough it, it will get replaced by thicker skin to protect your feet. *tsk*

So, if you are into lotion for the heck of it, maybe getting a better smelling butter will be great. The Mango butter smells delicious. :)

For now, I think I will stick to Kiehl's as I think this works for me.