If you’re not ready to let go of summer just yet–or your summer memories at the very least, here’s one summer scent I’ve come to fall in love with, Regatta’s summer fragrance Leisure. Wow. That’s a lot summer in one sentence.
Be that as it may, I’ve never encountered a fragrance that spells summer leisure better than this cologne. I actually got a sample from the April Glamourbox and after using it on several occasions, I decided to get myself a bottle. It’s crisp, clean, with mild a combination of fruity and floral scents. A whiff transports you to a fresh morning in a nice summer cabana enjoying a good book or a sweet afternoon nap on a hammock with the soft cool breeze blowing your hair or your sarong.
At the risk of sounding like a boring hag, I actually didn’t get to go on a summer getaway but spraying this somehow makes it feel like I went on one especially when I’m plopped down on the couch watching a TLC Getaway program. But who knows, I might actually go to a country where summer is just starting or in full swing.
A 50 mL bottle retails for 395Php.
What is your favorite summer scent? Share in the comments below.
The day before my birthday, I got one of Mommy Patch’s new releases–the Whipped Shea Body Butter in Olive Dream as one of Amaya’s birthday giveaways. As I’m a fan of the local brand Mommy Patch, I couldn’t wait to try this little treat.Packaged in this cute tin can, it contains 40grams of moisturizing luxury from a good blend of Shea and Cocoa Butter, Virgin Coconut Oil and 5% Moroccan Argan Oil with the fragrance of Olive very similar to The Body Shop’s Olive Mist.
The consistency is like whipped cream and it applies on smoothly. It’s quick absorbing and it doesn’t have that oily residue other creams have.
As it says on the label it is best to use after a bath or in my case, after a refreshing shower giving my knees, elbows and feet a bit of extra helping. Summer is almost over and we’re approaching the rainy season so I think this is perfect. The scent is cozy and relaxing helping you forget about the annoying stuff rainy days sometimes bring like traffic and extreme humidity.
Have you tried any of the Mommy Patch products? Share in the comments below.
So Glamourbox decided to come up with their own “Green Beauty” concept in connection with Earth month which is April. I can’t say that this is their best box but I find some of the contents quite interesting to try.
If you’re into natural and organic cosmetics, you’d probably wanna give some of the stuff here a go. You probably know by now that I’m lip balm/gloss/treatment freak. This was the first thing I tried and let me tell you that I LOVE it! I’ve never tried the makeup brand Pixi, so trying their Tinted Brilliance Balm is probably a good start. I got the Magic Tink Tint in Happy Thoughts Pink. This shade looks very natural and pretty that you can’t help but smile at yourself in the mirror. Pixi is a UK brand that uses botanical ingredients in their makeup products to bring out the naturally radiance beauty of women. Their Tinted Brilliance Balm contains Shea Butter to keep your lips moisturized and Hyaluronic Acid to keep them plump looking. It glides on easily and the tint stays on longer than I expected. As the stain stays on your lips it naturally reacts with your own Ph so the tint my lips achieve may not be similar to yours. Here’s another lip product and it’s a lip butter from the brand MOX Botanicals. I got the Coconut Almondine which smells like butter candies. It’s made with 100% natural ingredients such as Shea, Avocado, Jojoba and Meadowfoam Seed Oils. I tried it on my dry lips and it’s very moisturizing. Beauty boxes rarely carry bar soaps or if they do, I probably missed out on those editions. So I thought it was a nice treat to get 2 bar soaps in the April box. First is the Beauty and Bright Anti-Ageing Serum Bar from the brand Droplets of Nature. This is the first wash off serum bar in the Philippines and it promises to effectively lighten and moisturize skin with natural ingredients Papaya, Kojic Acid, Lemon, Moringa, and Acai Berry extracts. I hope it’s as gentle as it smells. The scent reminds me of berry based milkshakes.Next is the Banana Soap from Mir & Ryvi, a company dedicated in producing bath soaps made from organic ingredients. This soap helps lightens acne scars and sun spots as it renews the skin and improves elasticity. It’s infused with Acerola extract and Cupuacu butter. You can definitely get a whiff of the banana and it reminds me of those glycerin soaps in hotels. If you want to experience the light fresh fragrance of rose, peony and patchouli, you’ll just have to give the Regatta Leisure Fragrance for Women a try. A 50mL bottle retails for 395Php. I love clean and fresh flowery scents and this one was a nice surprise. Don’t expect it to last for hours though since it’s just a cologne.I personally didn’t find anything special about the Aloe Vera and Cucumber Light Summer Lotion from Hollywood Style. But the good points of this lotion are: it glides on easily, very light and fast absorbing and you won’t smell like a vegetable salad. I’m not sure about how much UV/B protection it provides so I advise to use extra sunscreen protection when staying prolonged hours under the sun.
Which product would you like to try from the April Glamourbox? Share in the comments below.
I have to apologize for the lack of posts lately and I blame the summer heat for that. The heat is so crazy it just makes you lazy. It just saps the energy out of me that I can’t bring myself to take photos and blog about the few products I’ve been using. I say few because the heat and humidity doesn’t really allow my skin to try so much products. During the summer, my skin gets really oily and sensitive so piling on different skin care and make up only leads to annoying breakouts.
One of those few products I’ve been (trying) using from time to time is the L’Occitane Essential Water. I have the travel size which my friend Yukiko sent me 3 months ago along with some other L’Occitane samples. I think this is a good toner to use for the summer. It’s alcohol free so it’s very gentle. It helps balance and control oil production plus it smells like a garden. I like using it like a facial mist. I put it in the fridge for a few minutes before spraying it on. It instantly refreshes your skin. But this is also nice to use as a regular toner since it has green tea extract which is a natural anti oxidant that helps soften, firm the skin.
How do you keep your skin fresh-looking this summer? Share in the comments below.