Since I rang in 2018, I’ve been spending more time shopping the beauty stash than shopping for new things. It has a lot to do with a hall closet that turned into a beauty vault during the time of the Great Hoard of 2015-2016. With that said, I’ve been quietly using up what I’ve amassed (for both the full-sized and sample-sized product categories), so expect there to be more empties posts this year.
For the first quarter, here’s the meager spread I’ve started with:
Biore, Bobbi Brown, and Estee Lauder
It’s becoming apparent that I prefer hand lotions that smell like food more than ones that smell like flowers. While on summer vacation in Hong Kong, I got a 3-pack of Welcos Banana Milk Hand Cream, because the generic hand washes we’ve been using at home are giving me a case of the peeling palms. Let’s see how it fares, shall we?
Welcos Banana Milk Hand Cream Special Set
Quick Specs: 60 g x 3 ; made in Korea
I’ve held off on adorable packaging long enough. Perhaps I’ve had theoretical beauty blinders on for so long that I was able to go years without giving much thought to cutesy Korean products, or maybe I just prefer sleek stuff. It’s probably the latter, but I’ve finally given in this year, and the Tony Moly Magic Food Banana Hand Milk I picked up from Charm & Charm (PHP 280 there) is too cute to miss.
Tony Moly Banana Hand Milk; Magic Food Banana
Quick Specs: 45 ml ; also available in 100 ml ; made in Korea
Quick round of empties for today!
Sometimes I have an existential crisis with regards to hand cream. When is it a hand cream and when is it a lotion (perhaps masquerading as a hand cream)? I’ve always assumed that hand creams were thicker/richer so that they could coat the skin on the hands better, but the hand lotions I’ve been using lately have noticeably been lightweight and/or non-greasy. So is it really just a name? That’s something to ponder.
Meanwhile, here’s another lightweight hand cream in the form of EVAS vitamin hand (PHP 139 at Watsons).