Just In & Technical Difficulties

Hi guys! Before I show you what I picked up yesterday, I have to let you know that I’ve been experiencing some technical difficulties. I’m posting this from my iPad because my laptop has decided to be difficult. And just as I’m about to write a very important paper, too! It also means I don’t have anything to process photos from my camera on at the moment, so the photos below are from my phone. We’ll see if it can be fixed or if I have to get a new one, but in the meantime, if you see less from me, you know why.
Moving on to this awesome Burt’s Bees thinger I picked up yesterday:
I was in Beauty Bar to pick up a new Burt’s lip balm, but of course my eyes had to go over the rest of the display as well. I saw this super cute bag/pouch that looked like a bag organizer and before I knew it my hands were wrapped around it. It had a price tag hanging off of it that read 750.00 Php so I thought–that better have stuff in it too! And it does! :)
Inside are mini sizes of the Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream and Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream. I already own the full-sized Hand Repair Cream (950.00 Php on its own), but it is quite large so this smaller one takes up a lot less space in my bag. I’ve been trying to kick the habit of biting the skin around my nails, so I use hand cream pretty often. It makes sense that I should have the Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream too, then! The one in this set is tiny, but again it’s perfect to chuck in your bag. The full size is not too large either, but it costs around 450 Php alone I think. 750 is not too bad of a deal for those two things plus the bag, in my opinion. I will definitely be using all three!


A bee hive and a honey bee charm on each end of the pulls. I honestly don’t know if this is a new release, but I am sure it isn’t a permanent offer. Burt’s offers a number of trial sets, but not all of them come with a pretty pouch like this one. So check it out ASAP if you want it! :)

Again, I’m struggling with technology at the moment (what’s new), but I’ll try to keep posting stuff, albeit a little more on the informal end. You can also follow me on Instagram: @ianabantug. :)

HARNN Oriental Herbs Hand Cream + Celadon Aromatic Oil Perfume

Harnn1HARNN is a Thai luxury spa brand that I’ve known about for a while now, but I was totally unaware of their having opened in the Philippines until late January of this year. I came across their Glorietta 5 store one day as I was making my way to INGLOT and of course I rushed right in there and started smelling everything.

HARNN supplies lotions, massage oil, bath products, candles, and perfume oils, among other things, to some major hotel spas around the world so the quality is ace. Of course the products are available for personal use as well, so you can have that spa night right in the comfort of your own home. The scents and aesthetic of the store are inspired by Asia and everything from the store design to the packaging and the scents of the products totally has that “oriental” feel. That just screams relaxation to me and I could not resist picking up a couple of things from the store, which looks a little something like this:

HarnnStoreGrabbed this photo off of Google, but it gives you an idea of the general feel of the store, which I totally think is part of he experience. The Glorietta 5 branch (there’s on in SM Mega Mall, too) is pretty small but it still feels spacious. So the two things I picked up while I was there are the Oriental Herbs Hand Cream (950.00 Php) and the Celadon Aromatic Oil Perfume (1,300 Php). Both are fantastic products and if you’d like to read more about them, click on through! :)

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Save vs. Splurge: Hand Cream

Happy Monday, everyone! To start the week, I just wanted to really quickly share something I found at Watsons over the weekend as I was taking advantage of their awesome sale:
Glam Works hand cream! It caught my eye right away because it looks exactly like the L’Occitane hand cream that I usually have in my handbag. So I grabbed it and had a look at the price– 49.00php! What a steal! There were other scents available, but I picked up Green Tea because that’s the exact kind I just got from L’Occitane to replace my usually plain Shea Butter. 

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