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Foot Spa Pedicure Savings with SCHOLL Velvet Smooth Express Pedi | Ad

“What I like about getting my feet filed is they feel like butter afterwards.” A good guy friend of mine said that a couple of months ago. Had I known at that time about this handy Express Pedi device by SCHOLL I would have recommended it to him. It could save him so much money if all he wants from a foot spa is a quick and easy way to keep his feet smooth. My personal at home manicure and foot spa system wouldn’t be complete without my SCHOLL Velvet Smooth Express Pedi. The manicure kit is my own, a random gift given to me by Dad a couple of years back.  

• PRICE: Device w/ 1 fitted rollerhead Php1685 (4x AA batteries included, good deal), rollerhead refills 2x Php550

• Specially-designed Micralumina roller head for effective yet gentle removal of hard skin

• Ergonomically shaped soft-touch handle

• At least 80% savings vs. going for foot spa sessions

  • Available at selected Watsons outlets

Cleaning after use: The Velvet Smooth Electronic Foot File is not waterproof. Detach and wash the roller head to clean the surface.

1. Turn the unit off.

2. Remove the roller from the unit by pressing the eject button on the side of the unit and gently pulling the roller away from the unit.

3. Rinse the roller head under the tap.

4. Clean the body of the unit with a clean damp cloth.

5. Dry both the roller head and main unit with a clean dry cloth.

6. Replace the roller and the protective cover.

 

To turn it on twist the neck of the device to the left. The spinning motor on the specially-designed Micralumina roller head for effective yet gentle removal of hard skin, roller head is strong even if only powered by 4 AA batteries (included with device). 

  
With feet that are almost baby smooth after the Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi device buffs away rough edges on dry skin there’s no need to worry when you want to wear your favorite pair of sandals on a night out.  You get beautiful smooth skin after one use. Following a filing session with your own Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi device finishing with cream or moisturizer is recommended.

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• Electronic Foot File: P1685 (batteries included)

• Refill: P550 (2 replacement roller heads)

• Available at selected Watsons outlets

 *DISCLOSURE: This is a sponsored post selected with care in association with Scholl Philippines. Bless My Bag will not endorse a product the author does not genuinely like.

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On Moving and Reverse Conditioning With L’Occitane Soothing Scalp Oil | The Pre-Shampoo Pamper

Lately, it seems I’ve been getting my oil game on and I’m posting today about this particular product because I really like it even if I’ve only used it once.  L’Occitane’s soothing scalp oil is not JUST another hair oil…it’s a pre-shampoo conditioning hair oil that soaks and soothes the scalp and it rinses out wonderfully.  Highlighting the difference of conditioning pre-shampoo is what I shall do shortly. 

“Designed for dry to sensitive scalp, this pre-shampoo treatment combines soothing calendula extract with a 5 essential oil anti-breakage complex to comfort the scalp and help reduce feelings of tightness and discomfort. Rich in sweet almond, jojoba and grapeseed oils, it hydrates the scalp without leaving a greasy residue.”

INGREDIENTS: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL** – ISOPROPYL PALMITATE – PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL** – DICAPRYLYL ETHER** – SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL* – VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL** – PEG-40 SORBITAN PEROLEATE – CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT** – CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL** – LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL** – PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL** – CANANGA ODORATA FLOWER OIL** – ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA ROOT OIL** – ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA SEED OIL** – LAVANDULA HYBRIDA OIL** – TOCOPHEROL** – PARFUM/FRAGRANCE. 

*Ingredient from Organic Farming. 

**Natural origin ingredients. 

Available for Php2100 at RUSTAN’s beauty source and L’Occitane Central Square BGC


The way it works is you apply drippings of this at the very roots of your hair on your scalp before you shampoo your hair, not after.  No need to pour tons of it…the dropper does a good job and the oil blend itself is easy to spread even with small amounts.  The first part of the experience is the soothing soak that the oil imparts to the scalp.  Give yourself a good massage as well while you’re in this stage.  Between the end of summer and the arrival of the -Ber months I often get flaky and itchy.  My scalp just doesn’t appreciate the shift in climate so this product was a welcome relief.   

The added delight after you condition is the rinse. You would think an oil product would go against you in matters of rinsing…but this lovely lavender scented product works with you and emulsifies, allowing you to rinse cleanly while leaving behind soft shine and nourishing hydration. What’s nice about conditioning prior to shampooing with an oil is 1. It feels Royal and 2. the scalp benefits from a proper rinse but an oil conditions more deeply so whatever is left behind ought to be beneficial.

On the life update I have filmed a new video (a first impressions one) but my brother and I are pretty much on the last leg of our move to Quezon City, and I still do not have a functioning laptop of my own.  We haven’t had our first night over at our new place because there’s that last push of stuff we need to have with us and my brother got sick. We’re not moving into a “shiny new” condo. Together with my mother’s support we had refurbished an initially slightly shabby, long-unused but well-suited space.  

Sorry, for now this is the only photo I’ve taken from inside of our little urban corner…proving how to-and-fro it’s been this entire week.  Free range large premium, brown, and salted eggs for real.  Copper sprayed basket from H&M Home (I figure I could have actually DIYed this…but I was gifted an H&M debit card, the end LOL). 

A friend’s carpenter did a great job on making it new-ish and listened to me well. Two small rooms joined by a central dining and kitchen area that has no sink of its own nor a bathroom of its own. We will have to share a common bathroom with the boarders, or use our cousin’s once in awhile. It’s pretty much a cozy dorm-like situation and we are grateful for the fact that the rooms we are renting are care of family. So despite the fact that there are unknown boarders on site, we know we are loved and safe and we like the challenge of making a small unexpected space look cozy and modern without breaking the bank on new furniture and stuff (post on that soon).  So, here I am propped up on my bed with my cat for what could almost be my last regular night in leafy Laguna paradise.  … To full post & COMMENTS...

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My AUGUST x SEPT Faves Video

It took awhile but it got here…with love and a bit of London thrown in.

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Click here or on the video below to watch and see :), product details listed below, too, and please also subscribe to my YouTube channel “blessmybag”.

STUFF MENTIONED:
Barry M Speedy Nail Paint “EAT MY DUST” http://blessmybag.com/2015/09/14/the-…
MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Ultra Liquid Foundation #Y245 (120)
TOP SHOP Matte Lipsticks “Beguiled” and “Rio Rio”
SOAP AND GLORY Clean on Me Shower Gel
SOAP AND GLORY Righteous Butter Body Lotion
Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm
PAPERCHASE Ice Cream Nail Files
PAPERCHASE Two Thousand And Sixteen year planner
MAKEOVER Lipliner in Natural
Za Plumper Lips lipstick Innocent rose http://blessmybag.com/2013/08/17/za-p…
H&M handbag powder beige Php1600 H&M Makati

WHAT I’M WEARING:
H&M cotton jumpsuit
MAKE UP FOR EVER HD ULTRA foundation
Clinique Airbrush Pen Concealer
FS (Fanny Serrano) Cake Powder Foundation “Mocha” (to set)
Topshop matte bronzer in “Mohawk”
Brows: Tony Moly 7 day Tattoo for brows x Maybelline Full N Soft Mascara to lightly groom and texturize
Lashes:Maybelline Full N Soft Waterproof Mascara (U.S.,from roots) x Etude House Curl Fix (on tips only)
Makeover lipliner in NATURAL
Za Plumper Lips in Innocent Rose

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NUXE Skincare is Here! Touchdown MNL

A truly touch-y, feel-y event it was…after having the arrival of skincare brand NUXE Paris sneak up on us out of nowhere.  The air at the Peninsula conservatory was positively laced by the aroma of candles carrying the unmistakable scent of their star product, the Huile Prodigieuse dry oil…which I did mental somersaults over following the event because I had discovered it for the first time.  Could something quite reasonably priced really smell this good and feel that way over the skin?  Oui, apparently.    

NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil:  

Face, Body and Hair

“Huile Prodigieuse is France’s leading beauty oil*.  This multi-usage dry oil, made using six Precious Plant Oils (Macadamia, Hazelnut, Borage, Sweet Almond, Camellia and St. John’s Wort), nourishes, repairs and softens skin and hair.  It is a unique dry oil texture and has a captivating fragrance.”

 Php1700+ for 100ml, Php900+ for 50ml (spray pump only on 100ml). 
NOW AVAILABLE at Rustan’s and Beauty Bar outlets.

I remember first learning about NUXE from YouTuber Ruth Crilly and Makeup Pro Lisa Eldridge.  Albeit a reasonably priced French pharmacy staple it was still often described as something many European models had on hand and could whip out for quick fixes, an overnight pamper,and a nourishing glow whether on face, hair, or body.  There is a shimmery golden version for summer shoulders and legs with a bit of sheen.  Oh, and by the way…NUXE kind of do a lot of good with varying products for different skin needs and what I love about Rustan’s is…they practically brought nearly everything in.  The topmost thing about this oil for me…even above how it softens skin is the warm but not at all sickening romantic scent.  Think in the same vein as Benefit Bathina oil but less pink and flirty, this is more sophisticated, grown-up but not old, alluring warm notes without the muskiness.  The scent makes me think of lightly toasted blossoms (that’s us right, lol) by the beach.  It should layer well as a base under scents I love like Elie Saab Le Parfum and Miss Dior.  I can sense that many husbands would probably love this simple yet deep scent on their lady beside them in bed (it’s the type you’d love to have left lingering on your pillow).  I typed back to Cat Juan Ledesma when she asked me about the scent out of curiosity…it’s subtle but there, warm but not sickening.  I actually feel this could be my “autumn” scent even if we don’t have autumn…or used as a fragrance booster to warm up Elie Saab once I have it again.

 

The nourishing hydration this provides leaves no greasy finish and leaves you feeling sublimely royal especially after using it overnight.  I’ve even used it on the face and it’s so gentle that I got no bad reaction…only softly nourished skin that didn’t feel heavy the next day.  You can do the pre-blow dry spritz, rub this into your arms and legs, or even combine the NUXE Reve de Miel lip balm with the Prodigieuse oil to create an overnight lip mask that really resurrects those chapped pouts, I tried the oil solo on my lips and am so excited to do it every night before bed for as long as I can. 

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The Quick Nail “File” | Barry M Speedy Nail Paint in EAT MY DUST

There was one very dainty and small British item that was top of mind even way before my UK holiday over a week ago.  When my aunt brought my cousin there to enroll her over a month ago I asked if she could bring this back for me but being pressed for time she was unable to.  Of course at the time before I was able to finally pick up my own Barry M polish in the popping pastel “EAT MY DUST” I had NO IDEA I would suddenly be whisked off to London.  With this baby bit I was only set back a couple of sterling £3-4 GBP to be exact.  I’ve been thinking about this polish ever since Anna of Vivianna Does Makeup waved those polished fingers in YouTube.

3 coats of Barry M Speedy Nail Paint in EAT MY DUST, no top coat

The formula at first doesn’t seem to impress immediately however, it has a trick.  First coat will be ugly, next two coats slightly streaky but once it begins to dry, a multitude of sins like nicks you made during application, streaks, ridges even disappear once it’s completely dry.  The shade is not just any baby blue…it has an extremely subtle fluorescent periwinkle undertone more evident in the bottle and under certain light.  It’s a light and happy shade, I’m glad I picked it up.  It’s available from Boots pharmacy and Superdrug plus, I suspect, local Instagram stockists online.… To full post & COMMENTS...

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