Friday, October 1, 2010

I Won! I Won!

I like entering online contests, it's easy, convenient and cheap (I don't have to purchase anything).  But there's just one problem, I'm terribly unlucky.  I never win anything.  Sad no?

But one day, I left a comment on, never realizing that there was a contest going on, and whaddya know, I won.  Poor unlucky me actually won.  Guess I'm lucky after all!

I was given two jars of Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Body Scrub.  It's this new body scrub from Indonesia that I've been hearing about.  I love bath products, so of course I was excited to try out Asian Secrets.

"Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Body Scrub is a beauty treatment inspired by a most luxurious Javanese ritual called Lulur.  The ritual was originally intended for the bride-to-be in order to beautify, smoothen and whiten her skin before her wedding day.  Lulur originated from the Palaces of Java, Indonesia."

I like the formulation, it's nice and creamy.  I especially love the scent, green tea with light floral undertones, which lingers on your skin even after you've dried off.

The scrub beads are fine and isn't at all rough on the skin.  In fact, the beads are finer compared to St. Ive's Apricot Scrub, which I swear by.  It definitely holds true to it's promise of moisturizing and softening the skin because my skin is softer and silkier hours after stepping out of the shower. 

One thing I'm not impressed though is the jar packaging, which I think is sturdy enough for travel, but I just don't like the idea of double dipping especially in my bath products because it's not hygienic and a magnet for all types of bacteria.  I would have preferred a squeeze tube-type of packaging.  But then again, maybe it's just me.

Packaging issues aside, while I don't care much for the whitening benefits, I'm quite happy with the color of my skin, I like the feel of my skin after I use it, I like the scent and I love that it's very affordable.  At Watson's the small jar retails for Php80 and the big jar for Php130. 

Repurchase?  Hell, yeah!  I think Asian Secrets will now be a part of my daily shower ritual, once I get my shower fixed, but that's another story.

I just want to thank Liz of Project Vanity for choosing my comment and giving me a chance to try out Asian Secrets.