Every month I try on new products and share with you all which ones have become a favorite. So here are my five faves for the month of August.
TOM FORD OUD WOOD PARFUM
I wrote about Tom Ford being finally here in Manila December of last year when I went gaga swatching their hippies at their counter in Rustan’s Makati. I did get a whiff of some of their perfumes. I remember liking Oud Wood one of the many Tom Ford Parfum that you can layer & mix.
RARE. EXOTIC. DISTINCTIVE.
One of the most rare, precious and expensive ingredients in a perfumer’s arsenal, Oud Wood is often burned in the incense-filled temples of Bhutan. Exotic rose wood and Cardamom give way to a smoky blend of a rare oud wood, sandalwood and vetiver. Tonka bean and amber add warmth and sensuality.
Where to get: Tom Ford counter at Rustan’s SM Makati.
PURPLE TREE VANILLA MIRACLE BALM. PHP 425
I’m sucker for all around products so when I discovered Purple Tree Miracle Balm, it has easily become a favorite. It basically works as a petroleum jelly with added ingredients that can further soothe, protect and calm dry and irritated skin. It can be used to relive dryness of chapped lips, as a primer before applying makeup, to tame fly away hair & unruly brows, and you can also apply it on your lashes before putting mascara. It’s creamy and thick consistency lets you need only a pea-size amount to use as a hand cream. It also comes in Shea Butter, Coconut, Grapefruit, Papaya, Pomegranate, Watermelon, and Aloe variants.
Infused with vanilla rich in vitamin B and panthothenic acid; enhances skin health with antioxidant properties; protects, heals, and moisturizes; soothes, refreshes, and nourishes with multi-benefit ingredients; can be used on eyebrows and lashes, lips, nails, and cuticles, feet, and heels; vegan-friendly and cruelty-free formula does not contain parabens and sulfates; made in the UK
MURAD CITY SKIN® OVERNIGHT DETOX MOISTURIZER
Given I have combination (I once had dry) skin, moisturising is always a must for me. This makes me excited to try new ones to see if it’ll help my skin even more. Murad City Skin® Overnight Detox Moisturizer has antioxidants and vitamin C that plumps skin, helping it reduce fine lines. I love that a little goes a long way. Half a pump gives you a lot na to cover your entire face and even décolletage. I woke up the next day with my skin feeling plumped and moisturised. Though I don’t think I can wear this during summer because the cream tends to feel thick or maybe I just applied too much? Love also how you need to push down the entire white top of the bottle to in order for the product to come out.
Detoxify and revatilize skin overnight. This breakthrough formula, with super-charged antioxidants from Marribium Plant Stem Cells, neutralizes pollutants and strengthen skin’s barrier while you sleep. Next Generation Vitamin C helps brighten and even tone, while nourishing botanicals plump skin to help visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Wake up to radiant, healthy-looking skin.
HAPPY SKIN X KC EXPRESS GEL POLISH, PHP 299/BOTTLE
Happy Skin collaborated with actress, TV host, and jewellery designer KC Conception on a limited edition #HappySkinxKC Express Gel Polish. The collection offers two distinct colours aptly named Power & Beauty. It’s a celebration of self-love, inner strength and women empowerment, all in a bottle.
Power features a deep cherry hood while Beauty is a luxurious apricot color, a striking modern nude. Both shades work for different skin tones.
Beauty on me! One thing I love about Happy Skin is that it gives the benefits of conventional gel polish without the UV lamp. It’s 10-free (free from the top 10 toxic ingredients) which makes it safe for pregnant & breastfeeding women.
BENEFIT HELLO HAPPY SOFT BLUR FOUNDATION, PHP 1,800
I’m all for foundations that give a natural look yet has enough coverage to hide my imperfections aka acne scars & blemishes. Here’s another I’m adding to my faves, Benefit’s latest product– Hello Happy. It’s weightless, breathable, has natural finish and can last up to 12-hours. Plus it’s oil free! This light-to-medium coverage soft-blur liquid foundation evens out skin tone and blurs away imperfections. It has 12 shades to choose from! 3 lights, 5 medium and 4 deep shades.
Here I was wearing Hello Happy. It looks as natural as my skin sans the blemishes no? Sobrang happy ko lang because this foundation is a winner!