The Grass Isn’t Always Greener

We got really excited for the SASA Pop Up Outlet Store, and we went all the way to Tanjong Pagar from the North East (on a Sunday!), but bought only these items because it was a bit of a letdown :(

We were much more satisfied with our THEFACESHOP haul — mix-and-match Herb Day facial foams at 3-for-$20!

We were also happy with our Members Premium — these Green Tea The Vert masks are not for sale and can only be acquired as a free gift!

Last but not least was our 3-day sampler from their Dr. Belmeur line, which we already bought and loved — ssshhhhh don’t tell them so we can get more freebies LOL!

I also received a coupon for 15% off on my next TFS purchase — I wonder what I can get next…?

essano Rosehip Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser

Rich in certified organic Rosehip Oil & Aloe Vera for hydration.
Gently cleanses while replenishing your skin’s natural moisture barrier.

Rochelle’s Comments

I’ve been using this as my daily morning facial cleanser, as it’s very mild and rinses well — unlike other cleansers that are more suited for heavy duty degreasing before bedtime. And because it washes off clean, it doesn’t leave any impurities that might get in the way of my morning moisturizer and daily sunscreen. It’s also great value for money because one small pump is enough for one wash. Highly recommended!

essano Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser 140 ml
PH₱ 1,000

essano Rosehip Gentle Facial Exfoliator

Revitalise, polish and refine.
Gently cleanses while replenishing your skin’s natural moisture barrier.

This gentle facial exfoliator uses tiny Rosehip Bio-exfoliating granules to lift and clear away dead surface skin and impurities. Gentle and soap free.

Rochelle’s Comments

Your daily commute exposes your skin to oil, dirt, and pollution — so a nice scrub every two or three days is the perfect way to get rid of impurities. This is one of my favorite exfoliators, as it’s very tough on grime and dead skin while being gentle and refreshing on healthy skin. I just love it!

essano Rosehip Gentle Facial Exfoliator 100 ml
PH₱ 1,000

essano Rosehip Gentle Cleansing Facial Wipes

Refresh, cleanse and hydrate.
Enriched with certified organic Rosehip Oil, Aloe Vera and Green Tea.

Gently cleanse in one simple step, with our unique Rosehip Oil cleansing wipes.
Scientifically formulated to: remove dirt, oil, and makeup without rinsing; and provide essential hydration.

Rochelle’s Comments

If you’re having one of those days where all you wanna do is crawl into bed and sleep without having to do your nightly cleansing ritual, these wipes are a godsend. The sheets are large enough to clean your entire face on just one side (protip: use the other side for your neck and hands), and they are soft and plush so that you don’t feel like you’re wiping your face with paper towels. It’s cleansing enough to remove even the most stubborn of make-up, and gentle enough for skin to feel nourished without having to reach for your night creme. Lazy girls will love it — I always have a pack on my bedside table!

essano Rosehip Gentle Cleansing Facial Wipes 20s
PH₱ 600

Not an app. Nor a filter.

I got bored so I put on a full face of make up before making brunch :D Yes, it’s really make up and not a filter 8D

Friend in Japan: “Omg who are you and what did you do with Rotch????”
Another Friend in Japan (Husband of Friend in Japan): “Who’s that?? Is that an app then or what?”
Me: “Okay I think I should warn people now before I put on make up…”

Oh, and just so I can put this under the Hacks section, here’s a mini-tip: try to use two sets of brushes when doing up your face, so if you make a mistake and use the wrong pan like I did, you don’t have to clean the brush and waste the pigment. Use a new clean brush for the correct color, and use the wrong color brush on the correct spot.