Review: Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrè

When I found out my Mom was going to Europe, it gave me an excuse to ask her to buy me something fabulous from the local French pharmacy.

The Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrè. It's a French skincare brand that I first heard about from Goop.

The Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrè. It’s a French skincare brand that’s been a staple in their pharmacies since the 1950s. I first heard about it from Goop and have been dying to try it ever since.

I was still hesitant to try it, since I was worried it might be too thick for our climate. Since it’s crazy hot in Manila right now, I was concerned that it might end up doing harm on my sensitive skin. But when I saw how glowing and radiant my Mom’s skin was getting with each day (she also bought a tube for herself), I caved and gave it a try.

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Here’s what it looks like up close. It’s very easy to squeeze (like your toothpaste), so maintaining the shape whenever I use it is kinda making me OC. Haha, I’m so weird ;)

After popping the seal with the tip of the cap, I squeezed a teensy bit out to check out the texture first. I noticed that it was very rich and a little on the thick side, but it melted into my hand right away—like butter. Since I’m very paranoid about breakouts, I just applied two tiny dots over the dry patches of my cheeks. I wanted to see how my skin would react to it first.  Continue reading

What’s Your Stance On Bikini Waxes? P.S. Freebie Inside!

Most women dread it. It’s uncomfortable, embarrassing, and well, crazy painful! In an interview with Australian radio hosts, the lovely Gwyneth Paltrow even said that “every time I have a bikini wax, Cameron Diaz holds me down.”

The famous dress that got the whole debate started. According to GP, her team had to scramble for a razor right before she hit the red carpet.

The famous dress that started the whole grooming debate. According to GP, her team had to scramble for a razor right before she hit the red carpet. Perhaps Cameron wasn’t in town?

Because it’s bikini season and Laboracay is around the corner, I highly recommend that you suck it up and treat your V-zone to a good ol’ waxing. In fact, missy, I dare you to get a Brazilian and have it all taken off. Interested? I found that the one place in town that won’t leave you howling in pain: Strip! The Ministry Of Waxing.

One of the rooms at their branch in Serendra. Love that it's always so clean!

One of the rooms at their branch in Serendra. Love that it’s neat and clean! There’s also a closet where you can hang up your clothes and store your purse.

Read my review about Strip! and find out what I’m giving away for the month of May inside. It’ll definitely make your bikini waxes a whole lot…cooler! Continue reading