Here’s the second part of my cheap finds at Watson’s! Its called WHAT THE HELL EDITIONbecause you will find tips here that you probably have never heard of before. :))
I hope you find the tips useful!
If you haven’t seen the first part, check it out here:
TMUA CHEAP FINDS HAVEN: WATSON’S PHILIPPINES (PART 1)
JOHNSON’S BABY OIL
Aloe Vera and Vitamin E
PRICE: Php 30-40
USAGE: When needed
This common product has so many uses; I don’t even know where to start. Well actually I do know and we’ll start with the face. I usually use Johnson’s Baby Oil as a make-up remover. Other branded make-up removers have oil in them and water and they cost a fortune. So I took a cotton pad and used this and it’s very effective in taking off water-proof make-up. It also leaves your skin moisturized so if you use a make-up removing soap, it won’t be as dry as it would.
I also use this as part of my DIY facial scrub. I take two teaspoonful of brown sugar and about 4 drops of baby oil into it and mix it. I use it on my elbows, knees, face, and armpits. It acts as exfoliator and the best part is that you can add your own twist to it. I put lemon/calamansi juice into it to make my skin brighter after scrubbing. *wink, wink*
RATING: Sounds weird but do try!
Cucumber Green Stick Deodorant
PRICE: Below Php 100
USAGE: Everyday okay!
Before I discovered the spray-on deodorant, I used the stick. I don’t like using the liquid formula of deodorants because its feels like a dragon licked my underarm and it will only dry after a few decades. So whenever I’m broke and can’t afford a costlier spray deo, I go for this. It smells cucumber-fresh and it doesn’t have that sticky feeling at all.
If you feel like you’ve worked out your own sweat gland already and your underarms aren’t doing the madlang people any justice, just get a clean towel or tissue, spray it with some alcohol and dab it on the sweaty area to get rid of the germs. Then swipe another of the stick deo. This will help to clean the area and get rid of any foul smell.
Daily Sun Protect Facial Moisturizer
Double Sunscreen SPF 15
PRICE: Php Below 150
USAGE: Before every venture to the outside world
I use it in the morning every after I washed and toned my face. It’s creamier than Celeteque and keeps the moisture in my face balanced. I have some rough spots after I wash my face so it keeps those areas moisturized.
If you feel like your BB cream or foundation is too pasty or too much of color, you can always add a dot or two of this moisturizer to break it up a little bit. It also helps the foundation/BB cream to adhere better to your face. It also keeps the face smooth throughout the day instead of caking.
RATING: With its price, this one is a best buy
BOBBIE CUTICLE OIL
PRICE: Below Php 50
USAGE: Every day (that’s for OC freaks like me)
Do you ever have those annoying hang nails? Dry cuticles that peel off and eventually bleed and make it look like you ate your own finger? Yeah, been there, done that. I used cuticle remover and some lotion to moisturize that part of my finger and my nails but it never does the work. After much obsessing over my nails, I finally found this. It’s more water than oil and it absorbs into the skin after a few minutes. It doesn’t smell annoying but it has this herb smell but I still use it frequently and it really helps me from not developing dry, peeling skin.
RATING: Must try for nail freaks, a so-so for apathetic people
CARONIA NAIL HARDENER AND BASE COAT
PRICE: Below Php 60
USAGE: Every manicure and pedicure sesh
I just had this moment in my life where I obsessed over my nails because it’s the first time I’m actually wearing them long. I used to change the color almost every other day or whenever I see the tiniest chip from it. Then I realized that my fingernails became looking clean and healthy to disgustingly yellow and surprisingly fragile. It cracks at the mildest bumps and it looks so gross. After researching, I realized that I was using too much chemicals on my fingernails. That’s when I discovered base coats.
A base coat protects your fingernails from directly absorbing the chemicals from the nail polish itself. It also helps your fingernails to develop a harder shell so it won’t break as easily. I noticed that most manicurists/pedicurists’ shops don’t apply this so I bought one for myself and ask them to apply it every time. True enough, it prevented severe yellowing of my nails and it also hardened the shell especially the tips.
RATING: Every girl must know this. Spread the word.
JOHNSON’S BABY POWDER
PRICE: Below Php 30
As I’ve said, I’ve been using a lot of things for babies because they usually have milder ingredients and typically won’t harm my skin. This particular product though, doesn’t only help absorb excess oil in my skin and make me smell baby-fresh, but it helps my hair.
I know you’re going “B*tch say whuuuut” right now but here’s a real Angelina Jolie trick. To achieve that silky straight hair without the frizz, start by blow-drying your hair to perfection. Then, grab Johnson’s baby powder, put a little on your hand and start tapping it directly into your scalp until it is absorb and there are no white streaks left. The powder will absorb the future excess oil on your hair and will keep it from being oily and help your straight hair last longer. High five all-year round sisters.
RATING: Surprisingly true so check it out
KALOS SCORIA MUD PACK
PRICE: Got it for free -__-
USAGE: Twice a week
Using this felt like building a house right on my face but instant effect made it all worth it. It comes in powder form and you just put a few droplets of water (according to the consistency you want) and stir until liquid form. Then you can take you fingers or a flat concealer brush and put it all over your face, avoiding the eyes and the mouth.
The skin seems to be brighter and smoother right after use. I also swiped some freshly-picked aloe vera from our garden to freshen the feeling up.
RATING: Heaven sent! Must-try!
Hope this helped!