I need to look at my stash once a month to see how many hoarded body and skin care products are still up for use. When I do, it reminds me to go on a temporary ban to finish up what’s left. Yup, it’s because I’m a sucker for sales. *shrugs* But before we get lost in hoarder issues, let’s have a look at what I actually did manage to finish:
Confession: I am the girl who over-packs no matter what. When I travel with family, it is to the dismay of my mother to see just how many bath and beauty products I force into a small case. I set a rule for myself that everything has to fit into a pouch or case, but I’m always cramming things in to the point of case deformity. And even in my purse, friends often chuckle over why I insist on bringing enough makeup to do a full face from start to finish. Needless to say, the first thing that usually breaks from may vanity kit is the zipper. lol
When the Project Vanity kits came out, I was thrilled and thought the concept was genius. It’s made for hoarders like me who have a difficult time curating their kikay kit. These themed pouches (and one bag) do the thinking for you. It’s kind of like a subscription box, but with a receptacle you can tote around daily. Here’s what I brought to my vacation that significantly lessened my luggage weight:
Read on to see what’s inside the bag…
I’ve got some bad news and some good news. Two weeks ago, my friend V received a text message from Philosophy saying that their last remaining boutique in SM Megamall Mega Fashion Hall is closing its doors for good on the 31st of March this year, so all of their products are on sale until stocks last. Where do we get our fix now??? At least for the Purity Made Simple Cleanser, I seem to have found an excellent alternative. The good news: Here comes Nuxe Reve de Miel Face Cleansing and Make-up Removing Gel (regular price PHP 875).
Quick Specs: 200 ml / 6.7 fl. oz. ; made in France ; paraben-free ; 93% ingredients of a natural origin
When it comes down to it, eye creams are basically lighter versions of their face moisturizer counterparts. They’re tested specifically to work on the eyelids and the undereye, so that the likelihood of clogging or irritating the sensitive skin round that area (milia and such) is lessened. The rest of the special features, brightening dark circles and reducing eye bags, feel more like a bonus to me. From the French side of things, here’s a look at Nuxe Creme Prodigieuse Anti-Fatigue Moisturizing Eye Cream (PHP 1,250).
Quick Specs: 15 ml / 0.50 fl oz ; made in France; 94.6% ingredients of natural origin