Sunday, May 13, 2012

My Top Summer Essentials 2012

Hi everyone!

It's already past mid-summer here in the Philippines and I can really say that this past month, the weather here in the Philippines is hot as hell! Sometimes, the heat is intolerable and I can't really stand it that's why I always stay inside an air-conditioned room or I use two electric fans just to ease the sizzling feel coming from the Sun. But you know, there are a few products that can also help you overcome and fight the heat of Summer. Let me share you my top favorites.

You can watch the video here:

1. Bath Origins Mint Hand and Body Wash
- The cooling sensation and the relaxing feel that this body wash gives really help ease the heat of the summer. The scent is a mixture of rosemary and peppermint and it is very calming and it leaves my skin feeling smooth after each use. I got this for 200 pesos at SM North Edsa.

2. Tea Tree Foaming Face Wash
- This light facial wash contains natural tea tree and peppermint oils that treats your skin and leaves your skin feeling refreshed and cool. I've been using this for many months now and this is one of my favorite facial washes because it's mint and I love minty products! This is available at Watsons for 189 pesos.

3. Vaseline Intensive Care Healthy Sunblock with SPF 30
- Now, we all know that most sunblocks have very thick consistency and it is very greasy and sticky when you apply it especially when you perspire. This sunblock lotion is amazing because it has a non sticky formulation so it is easily absorbed by the skin. It won't leave your skin feeling all sticky even when you sweat like crazy. I got this for 279.75 pesos at Watsons. Also available in groceries and drugstores.

4. Glam Works Deep Moisturizing Body Lotion
- This is the best lotion for me ever! It's very affordable yet its quality is so awesome! It's moisturizing but when you apply it on your skin, it's as if you did not even apply anything on your skin at all. It's like water because it dries up quickly so it won't make your skin all greasy unlike other body lotions. It doesn't contain any SPF though so I only use this when I stay in the house. It's also such a steal since you can get this 400 ml body lotion for only 79 pesos! This is available in raspberry, avocado, and papaya at Watsons.

5. Celeteque Dermo Science Sun Care Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15
- This is my favorite moisturizer of all time. Not just during Summer, but of all time! It contains SPF so it protects your skin from the harmful rays of the Sun. It is also very moisturizing but it is easily absorbed by the skin so your face wouldn't look greasy or oily after application. It is also a very friendly moisturizer because it's non-comedogenic, hypo-allergenic and fragrance free.

6. Eskinol Ice Pore Minimizer Facial Deep Cleanser with Ice Cool Actives
- This is the second Eskinol toner that I have tried. The first one is the Pimple Fighting one but since this one contains ice cool actives and minimizes pores, I decided to use this first. This toner+facial cleanser really helps ease the heat of the weather because it leaves the skin feeling cool and refreshed. Also, heat opens up your pores so this is a really good essential to keep you company this Summer because it helps minimize pores. I got this for only 89 pesos for 225 ml.

7. Maybelline BB Cream in 02 Natural
- I totally forgot to show this in my video but this is also a part of my Summer essentials. During the Summer, I usually don't wear a lot of makeup. I like skipping foundation and just conceal problem areas and set with powder. But since this BB cream contains SPF 26, I wear it when I go out... plus it's really light so it's like you have nothing heavy on your face when you use it. The best thing is that, although the consistency is really light, it conceals minor imperfections and the finish is flawless. You can get this for only 249.00 pesos.

8. Lip Balms!
a. Maybelline Baby Lips in Revitalizing Menthol
- I love using this because it's moisturizing, it's mint and it contains SPF 20.
b. Myra E Lip Balm VitaMoisture
- I also love this lip balm from Myra E because it's really moisturizing, contains SPF and Vitamin E so it's a really good lip care. But I got to say that I love the Maybelline Baby Lips more because of its flavor. I love minty flavors! Can't get enough of them talaga!

That's it! Please do share your own Summer essentials, too. I'd love to know and try them out as well. Talk soon!

Stay awesome and accomplish your missions! :)


  1. gh for maximum benefits. However I live in NYC and find myself behind an office desk for the better part of the day- so I rarely have the time to bask in the sun for a good 15 min! Darlena

    1. Thanks! Well, I kinda like your situation since I'm not a big fan of the Sun. :D