Monday, June 25, 2018

Glamworks Addicted to You Fragrance Mist

I am a sucker for sales. I stock up when there's a price off and Glamworks Fragrance Mists were BOGO at Watsons, less than P200 for 150 ml. Wouldn't make much of a dent in my wallet so I gave its Addicted To You variant, yes there are other variants, a shot. Sister would later tell me that Glamworks Fragrance Mists have been BOGO since last year. :/

glamworks scent perfume cologne spray

Glamworks Addicted to You Fragrance Mist is more fruity than floral. I think I could smell berries from the bottle but the scent shifts when I spray it on myself. No more berries, not much floral, more like a not-sugary-sweet fruit punch. Unlike colognes, I could not detect the smell of alcohol even if ethyl alcohol is one of the ingredients.

Glamworks Fragrance Mists are housed in plastic bottles with two caps. I like the assurance that I'd still have a cap should scatterbrain me lose one. Some people don't care much for this though and may think it tedious having to remove the two. At the time I got Addicted to You, this guy who had lined up at the payment counter didn't bother to pick up the smaller cap of one of the fragrance mist he intended to purchase when it fell to the floor and rolled out of his sight.

Unfortunately, I could not get addicted to Addicted to You. Glamworks Addicted to You Fragrance Mist would not even make it past the morning commute along EDSA. I'd have to mist myself again after two hours. On the bright side, at least I could finish the two bottles fast and start on the other scents I've hoarded.

Monday, June 4, 2018

This Body Wash Smells Like Pantene Damage Repair Shampoo and Conditioner

Clean and simple. If it is then this post would just be on Instagram or Twitter.

ivory clean and simple original body wash

Ivory Original Scented Body Wash, the one in the picture above, does not smell like Ivory Soap. You will be disappointed if you assume it does (prolly because of the word "original") and that's the reason why you're getting it. It smells like Pantene Damage Repair Shampoo and Conditioner, the one manufactured in Thailand. Both products are from the same company. Figures. Now you know what to pair if you want a matchy-matchy scent from head to toe. The fruity scent with an underlying chemical note is strong whilst still in the shower but I could not sniff it on my arm two hours after. However, I could smell it on myself again when I sweat.

Get this if you want your skin to feel smooth and soft afterwards. 

Blurb: No dyes, no heavy perfumes. Ivory simply gets you clean like a body wash should.

Ingredient:  Water/eau, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Glycol Distearate, Fragrance/parfum, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Xylenesulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Benzoate, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Citric Acid, Tetrasodium Edta, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.

White with a sheen, Ivory Original Scented Body Wash is thicker than Johnson's pH 5.5 Washes and Dove Original Body Wash. It lathers easy though you'd need a small amount more to get it as frothy as the other two and a longer time in the shower to wash the slippery feel completely off.

I appreciate the spout as it prevents product wastage and messy bottles, but I feel that "gutter" is unnecessary.

ivory clean and simple body wash bottle

I'm not sure if there's a physical store in the country carrying Ivory Original Scented Body Wash. You can get them from online sellers though. Mine was a gift.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Pansit Cabagan from Balay Kainan, San Miguel, Bulacan

We passed by Balay Kainan in San Miguel, Bulacan on the way to Minalungao National Park in Nueva Ecija. The eatery offers affordable short orders, meals and viands.

balay kainan san miguel bulacan

We decided on a bilao of Pansit Cabagan to go. Frankly, I have not heard of Pansit Cabagan before and was eager to know what it tastes like hence the decision to get it over Pansit Malabon and Pansit Bihon.

Don't let the name turn you off. No, hindi ka outright kakabagan (you won't get gas pains outright) when you eat this noodle dish. At least we did not. You are more than likely to get gas pains from laughing at the jingles of people running in the barangay elections being held today. Anyways, apparently, Pansit Cabagan originated from Cabagan, Isabela. Balay Kainan's version of Pansit Cabagan has fried egg, pork, carrots and cabbage on sauteed thin egg noodles on an oily slightly salty sauce. Since we got ours to go, they placed the sauce in a separate plastic bag and tucked several pieces of calamansi in another.

pancit cabagan balay kainan

It's like a saucy pansit canton with fried egg and thinner noodles minus a shrimpy taste. The noodles can hold on its own but the sauce packs a lot of flavor so remember to mix that in with noodles along with the calamansi to cut through the oiliness. My siblings hogged the sauce so I was left with just noodles at one point. The P150 bilao was too much for our party of five to consume in one sitting.

On the way home, we dropped by Balay Kainan once more to take out, this time, two bilaos of Pancit Cabagan. They were that good.