Kiehl’s Manila Valentines Contest

My prize as a 3rd runner up!

The Contest

Winning something from an online contest makes my heart jump! There are a lot of online contest that I am joining especially when I have spare time from work and wifey duties. The thrill of it relaxes me πŸ™‚

Kiehl's Valentines Contest

Around February, I made a little shopping once again at Kiehl’s store. The SA told me that they have a contest on FB for couples. I really asked my husband to join me so I can get a chance to win πŸ™‚ After half an hour of convincing him.. he said YES! saying to pose like this as the SA recommended was truly a big deal to me.

I had fun and posted it right away on my fb wall and tagged Kiehl’s Manila facebook. A lot of my friends sent an sms/ fb message about that picture! It was a fleeting moment!

Aside from posing at Kiehl’s store while holding Kiehl’s clearly corrective dark spot solution with you partner… the picture posted on their wall should have a lot of “likes” , since I have a few selected friends on my facebook… my chances were small!!! heck, I braved messaging my family and friends from PR field (Manila Bulletin and Philippine Star) to like my photo since I am die-hard fan of Kiehl’s.

As Kiehl’sΒ  announced the winner before February ends, I let go the idea that I’m gonna win because the other competitors almost reached a thousand likes! yay. Fortunately since it was the first contest of Kiehl’s they also gave a loot to participants! So, we were 3 contestants and I assumed that my place is 3rd πŸ˜‰

Ms. Lala Agregado (Kiehl's Store Operations Manager)

Kiehl’s store operations manager, Ms. Lala Agregado set an appointment this week to meet me today (April 27, 2012) in able to give my prize personally. Note: She just came back from Hong Kong for a business trip andΒ  met me first before heading to their main office!

Lala, as she preferred to be called, is a humble beautiful woman with sun kissed skin and amazing surfer body!. We enjoyed talking about beauty products and my horrifying story before I switched to Kiehl’s.

Then she explained to me how to use the products, one by one. (which deserves a good review upon usage, so wait for that!)

in random order:

Acai Damage-Protecting Toning Mist (50 ml)

Ultra facial cleanser (travel size)

Skin Brightening Exfoliator (travel size)

Clearly corrective white clarity-activating toner (travel size)

Clearly corrective foaming cleanser (travel size)

Clearly corrective white emulsion (travel size)

Sunflower color preserving shampoo (travel size)

Facial Fuel energizing moisture treatment for men (travel size)

Double Strength Deep Wrinkle Filler (20 ml)

Isn’t it great? πŸ™‚

I love toning mist from Evian especially when summer comes and I think I just found a better replacement which is the Acai (pronounced as: A-SA-I)Β 

Why I say so? As I went home… I already sprayed Acai damage-protecting toning mist to my face and it is just so cool and leaves my face matte and more radiant! another magical product from Kiehl’s πŸ™‚

Short story on how I fell in love with Kiehl’s

Couple of months ago… I raved about my newly discovered skincare product which is Kiehl’s! during that time, I was suffering from serious acne attack caused by medication to fight ulcer pain. That was the time that even OBAGI doesn’t work its magic on me and it’s frustrating.

In my desperation to find a new skincare products that will save me from acne attack, I saw a temporary Kiehl’s store in Trinoma. During that time, I remember how international bloggers rave about it and yeah, I know… blame it to them because I am influenced easily by beauty bloggers.

Without hesitation, I asked their SA what line of skin regimen that I can start with for oily, acne and acidic skin. They answered me in details and was very accommodating. I am sold!

My skin loved the Blue Herbal line and Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser. Since, then I become a Kiehl’s loyal consumer.


Thank you so much Kiehl’s for the lovely loot from your Valentines contest. It was a pleasure to meet Ms. Lala Agregado! Better late than never πŸ˜‰


Dear Readers,

You might want to join! just like Kiehl’s on facebook for more details.


Step 1: Check out the Environmental Tips from the Earth Day 2012 Album.

Step 2: Pick your favorite one and share the photo on your wall.

Step 3: Take a photo of yourself living out that environmental tip. You can be as creative as possible! From simply showing that you make use of scratch papers to posing with your favorite reusable bag will be simply awesome!

Step 3: Send a message to Kiehl’s Manila with your photo entry attached. Indicate which environmental tip you are showcasing in your picture and which product from the Rare Earth Collection you would want to have.

Step 4: Wait for the announcement of winners on Monday, April 29 and continue living out your own environmental commitments! (Entries will be judged based on creativity and alignment of picture to environmental tip.)

Deadline for entries: April 29, 2012, 7 pm.
You may submit as many entries as you want.

Have a great week everyone!


Review: I love Schwarzkopf Zero Frizz

As mentioned in my SHINE entry, I love using Schwarzkopf Zero Frizz 100% Rescue. I love switching but I always go back to original when my hair is such a mess already or feels to be alive again. What can I do? minsan kasi nananawa ang hair πŸ™‚

Schwarzkopf zero frizz instant smooth shampoo

Great combo with zero frizz conditioner πŸ™‚

When I ran out of zero frizz shampoo and conditioner, I tried Palmolive’s Damage Repair and got hooked with it due to fruity smell πŸ™‚ I guess, switching is not bad at least I know what shampoo and conditioner that works for me πŸ™‚

Too bad, ubos agad ang conditioner at S&R Congressional. Sino kaya nag ho-hoard? LOL

Schwarzkopf Zero Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner is available at S&R.

Oi Oi Oil for Body Baby!

Neutrogena Body Oil is to die for!

Being a toiletry junkie, spa lover and beauty product addict… it’s not a secret to everyone who knows me dearly πŸ™‚ I can forever try everything that will really works from me. I have no loyalty to brands, as long it’s effective and can do magic gow!

There are few products that I swear my life with like La Mer’s tinted base make-up and body lotion, In2It face powder and Olay’s Shea Butter body soap plus VMV pumice facial wash πŸ™‚ I am using them for years now. The rest I am using all of ’em randomly, some I throw out especially when it causes pimples and so-help-me-god skin irritation LOL.

Anyhoo, I love using body oil and lotion. I alternately use it… I’ve been using Neutrogena Body Oil since college because I don’t have the liberty to shop everything I want way back in College since my grand father whom I call “Daddy”Β  was the one who buys me magic creams (God bless his soul, Love you dad) moving on, I love how soft and vibrant my skin especially during day time! I don’t usually put lotion or body oil in day time, It feels icky! I just don’t. So every night I am truly smothering those magical products all over my body πŸ™‚ My night is not complete without my beauty rituals! Not so me if I skipped my routine I am nearing death of that happens LOL.

You can also use Neutrogena Body Oil at the spa for Thai Massage and amazing for Sauna bath! Gawd, you’ll feel how soft your skin right after Sauna bath πŸ™‚ weird enough?! Gah life is to short not to try things that can make you happy anyway! heehee πŸ™‚

I am addicted to beauty products, isn't it obvious? πŸ™‚

Cetaphil Lotion

Every Age. Every Stage. Every Day.

I’m a body lotion fiend! πŸ™‚

Putting lotion every night became part of my life. I find it irritating or my day is not complete if I don’t!

I tried several brands of lotion and I always come back to my original: Cetaphil. I started using Cetaphil lotion ever since High School. My dad bought me a bottle of this wonderful stuff when I told him I can draw lines on my skin πŸ™‚

It was amazing because after few weeks my skin healed and looks so soft and smooth! it’s a lightweight hydration for everyday use and fragrance free.Β  Since then I always got compliments from my dear friends and they love to feel my arms πŸ™‚ I will not forget that… that’s why I never stop because I love hearing compliments LOL I appreciate it!

I am just using scented lotions when I am outside in a certain occasion due to greasy feeling 😦 but then it smells good! well few hours wont hurt anyway.

As they say: There are no ugly women only lazy ones!

Take care of your skin while you are still young and don’t forget to drink 8-10 glasses of water a day πŸ™‚ it helps!