Products I can’t live without. The Face Shop hoards.

There were two products I reviewed a long time ago and they’ve stood the test of time. In fact, I can’t go anywhere without them. I can leave my kikay kit at home, but I get restless when I don’t have these.

One is The Face Shop’s Plus 1 Lip Care Cream and the other is Bobbie Cuticle Oil. Bobbie is readily available at Watson’s. My perennial problem, actually, is the lip balm. They’re always out of stock so whenever I find a Face Shop branch that has them, I hoard these babies. Thank goodness, The Face Shop at the Alabang Town Center had them.

Yeah, there are about five of those lip care creams in this photo. These should last me a whole year.

You might notice that I’ve bought two additional products. One, on the right, is the Freshian Volumizing Mascara. I gave my sister one of these when I still didn’t know how to use a mascara and it turned out to be a favorite in her beauty arsenal.

The other newbie in my collection (on the left) is the Extreme Brush Pen Eyeliner. I tried it while I was at the counter and I just proved to be the biggest idiot when it comes to applying liquid liner.

The pretty saleslady applied it on me and then taught me how to use it. This is how things turned out:

(Sorry. I don’t have the clearest skin. Hehe.)

Anyway, I noticed that among all the salesladies in the store, two had outstanding eye make-up. The first was the one who helped me with my liner dilemma. She was using purple shadow so creatively. (Ugh, I should have taken a photo). And the second was the cashier. She was using a gradation of greens.

I asked them if they were trained to do such fabulous make-up and they did say that it was part of their training. Now, I’m wishing for an eye make-up workshop from The Face Shop. Wah!

Anyhoo, I got an extra out of this enjoyable exercise and I’m giving it away. Contest time!!!

This is The Face Shop’s lip gloss. Looks shiny, ne? To join this contest, you simply have to answer the question: “What beauty products can’t you live without and why?”

You can either answer via the comments box OR blog about your answer and leave your link in the comments box. The best answer wins.

Additional points:

  1. Will be given to those that like this photo I posted in the Skysenshi’s Hermitage FB Fan Page.
  2. Spread the word about this contest. Tag Skysenshi’s Hermitage, so I can keep track of you.

Contest ends on December 5, 2010. I’m also re-drawing the raffle for my Missha BB Cream giveaway if the winner, Nacho Bing, still doesn’t contact me with her mailing address and real name on December 5, 2010. If Nacho Bing is reading this, you may contact me through this form.


  1. 00+the iconoclast+00

    November 21, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    I can't live without Body Shop's body mists collection. Although classic, I prefer the musk scents for women. I have bought one lip gloss 2 months ago that I still use until now. It keeps my lips moist and not chappy.

  2. Yapo Nightroad

    November 22, 2010 at 1:18 am

    Miss, I think I can't live without my Nichido Concealer because it serves many uses to my face!aside from being a concealer I use it as primer and foundation! I actually prefer it than my etude concealer I bought 9 months ago…
    cheap but very reliable, not to mention its very light on the face at the same time it covers my blemishes! woot! πŸ˜€

  3. dashashash

    November 22, 2010 at 3:21 am

    I can't live without the following beauty products:

    a. Human β™₯ Nature Organic Facial Wash in Calendula & Seaweed — I love washing my face with this cause it keeps my face supple and toned without leaving it dry.

    b. Olay Total Effects UV Moisturizer SPF 15 — This is my tried and tested all-around skin solution. Aside from moisturizing my face, I use it as a primer, anti-aging cream, sunscreen, and pore refiner. Plus, with this, I can make do without my eye cream and still gain awesome results.

    c. Clinique Blushwear Cream Stick in Rosy Blush — I cannot be caught dead without wearing blush. I love this one because, aside from its nice warm pink shade that suits almost all complexions, it is highly pigmented, creamy, and blendable. Also, a little of it goes a long way.

    *I shared this contest/blogpost in Twitter:
    ** I liked the photo of the gloss you posted in FB. Ü

  4. auntielicious

    November 22, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Wow!! That mascara does work!! I'm going to buy that next except I have falsies on. Mine are long but not so thick.

  5. skysenshi

    November 22, 2010 at 8:52 am

    We have the same problem. I have long lashes but they're not thick. XD

  6. *MrsMartinez*

    November 22, 2010 at 9:37 am

    I can't live without my Kanebo OC-C1 powder! It can conceal my freckles and blackheads lol
    BTW, I love your eyelashes. Did you use a curler? Is it Shiseido?

  7. jamila tan

    November 22, 2010 at 11:32 am

    What beauty products can't you live without and why?

    – The beauty product i can't live without would be lip balm Nivea. Nivea lip balm keeps my lips moisturized and it makes my lips a kissable lips.. A lip balm is a good keeps because dry lips would make the face look old and ugly even if you put make-up on.. So i bring my nivea lip balm anywhere..

  8. isea

    November 22, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    moisturizer with sunscreen (haven't found The One yet), chapstick and mascara (currently using maybelline unstoppable in shiny black). it's the only stuff i can manage to put on in 5 minutes, and just about all i need to look like a reasonably decent person. πŸ™‚

    liked and shared:

  9. isea

    November 22, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    oh, and please review the eyeliner pen (with SRP)? am wondering if there are more easily versions of the Eyeko Graffiti. πŸ™‚

  10. akemiloves

    November 22, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    I must have:

    1. Garnier Light Complete – fave moisturizer (as of now)

    2. Ever Bilena Liquid foundation in Oriental and Studio Finish stick foundation – really helps in hiding my uneven skin tone and it does not have that sticky feel. EB pressed powder in Honey completes a matte look.

    3. Careline Lip and Cheek tint – an easy to use lippy and blush alternative on the go.

    4. Liquid eyeliner – I don't have a fave brand though. But I love liquid liners because it creates a sharper definition for my chinita eyes.


  11. skysenshi

    November 22, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Nope, didn't use a curler. The mascara came from one of The Face Shop's testers. Haha!

    Yup, when I do get around to using it. I'll probably use it for my next event, which is scheduled on December 12. (Gah, my schedule's all mixed up.)

  12. Kim

    November 24, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    I can't live without Maybelline Clear Smooth Face Powder in Honey. It's not heavy on the face and it provides the best coverage for a very, very fresh look. It's funny how girls spend so much time putting on make-up just to get that “no-make-up look!” Hahaha! So ironic! Well, with Maybelline, you can always achieve that. I just started using make-up now because I just graduated but during school days, I don't take the time to prettify myself with cosmetics. I just put make-up on my pictures through Photoshop! Hahaha! Face Shop's products would be a great start-up for my skin because I know it's gentle and not that striking so I won't get shocked by it. 'Hope I win this!

  13. Vernz

    November 24, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Hi Joining your giveaway…

    Followed you via GFC..
    liked both on FB … Vernaliza Luga
    shared this giveaway on my blog Some Things Are Free

    What beauty products I can't live without and why?

    There are only three beauty products that I can’t live without. I can let go of the others but not;
    1. lipstick – I feel so damn naked going out without lipstick. Currently I’m dabbing on Revlon Superlustrous Lipsticks. I’m playing on different colors.

    2. eyeliner – my husband would tease me to often check on my eyes to avoid looking like a panda, but I always love my eyelids look so rich and mysterious with this beauty add-on. Love the local brand Ever Bilena.

    3. Moisturizer – I’ve been an avid Nivea fan, their Visage Sparkling White moisturizer works well for me both the night and the day cream.

  14. jl

    November 24, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    What beauty products can't you live without and why?

    Hmmmm, I am a guy and I have acne-prone skin. So my number one beauty products on the list is facial wash/soap that can wash my face thoroughly. Second is my toner, usually like Eskinol and any whitening cream/moisturizer. Then I also used concealer for dark circles under my eyes and foundation to cover up my blemishes. Finish it with loose or compact powder and I'm ready to go. :)))

    I already liked the photo and the fanpage. Sana manalo ako please. hehe or kahit yung Misha BB cream na lang sa akin waah

  15. ruthilicious

    November 24, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Followed you through Twitter: ruthilicious

    I can't leave without a lip palette. I love lip palettes because I can't live with only one color of lipstick! With lip palettes, I can easily change my look depending on my mood (sexy, vampy, tweetums, etc). Different looks in a day is possible with lippalettes. Plus, I can bring it anywhere, even if I am only carrying a purse or clutch. Lip palettes/lip color can easily give me that confidence and made up look even without the real make up and the works!

    Hope you can join my blog contest too!

  16. Mary jane Pineda

    November 25, 2010 at 2:32 am

    I can't live without Body Shop because it is easy to use and its affordable.

  17. alacernaatyahoodotcom

    November 25, 2010 at 5:48 am

    I can't live without Avon Lip and Cheek Tint. This blusher stays on my cheeks the whole day. Since I also don't want to wear makeup everyday of the week, especially when I've to go out on weekends, I just put on moisturizer then apply the lip and cheek tint blusher and I'm good to go.

  18. lykalyn

    November 25, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    I can't live without my The Face Shop Plus+1 Lip Care Stick. I have this dry and chapped lips ever since. I have tried different lip balms and lip glosses from Avon to Nivea but nothing changed. And when I have tried my Plus+1 lip care stick-pomegranate, I have never went out without it on my pocket. It flatters my lips with a pinkish color and most of all it gives moisture to my cracking, chapped and dry lips. I just can't live without it.

    I hope I win coz I'm a The Face Shop big fan and user. I also have my The Face Shop Eye Shadow. πŸ™‚

  19. agnes mabel

    November 25, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    My beauty/makeup essentials: moisturizer, lipstick, face powder w spf, eyeshadow and mascara… these musthaves complete my minimalist, professional office-look all day.

  20. cherry

    November 26, 2010 at 12:24 am

    i cant live with out my c.o.bigelow lipgloss, coz it really help my chap lip, and it also helps freshen breath .

  21. shayne

    November 26, 2010 at 1:24 am

    I can't live without my;
    Ever bilena two way cake
    and my avon lip gloss because i look simple yet beautiful with those few little things. But i do have a lot of make up kits. But those are my favorite. πŸ˜€

  22. Carol

    November 26, 2010 at 3:12 am

    I can't live without tinted lipbalm, you'll never go wrong with a healthy looking and kissable lips.. πŸ™‚

    and extra kick o mint/menthol on the balm would be much more exciting!..

  23. Anonymous

    November 26, 2010 at 7:04 am

    I can't live without Body Shop's Body Scrub. Every other day, I exfoliate my skin to make it soft and smooth.

  24. Liza Trasmonte Libatan

    November 26, 2010 at 10:36 am

    i can't leave without my facepowder..hate having oily face =)

  25. Lalaine

    November 26, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Definitely petroleum jelly–It's cheap and provides multipurpose functionality. It protects against chapped lips (while doubling as a lip gloss), softens hands and heel and removes my make up!

  26. Anonymous

    November 26, 2010 at 4:52 pm


    the beauty products that I can't never ever live without is my EYEBROW PENCIL… w/o it, I am plain, bold, a shrek, totally disaster!. Well maybe that is the only problem I have because I admit, I do not have a good eyebrow curve. That is why when I learned how to apply an eyebrow, I can now draw any curve I want (I'm always trying to have angelica panganiban's eyebrow)it gives me self confidence. My eyebrow adds an attraction in eyes. That's why EYEBROW PENCIL is always the first in my list of beauty products that I can't live without. My husband and friends knows it! then lipgloss is the second! and then blush-on, concealer, liquid eyeliner, mascara… =) that's how I glams up!

  27. Tina Elaine M. Resuello

    November 27, 2010 at 11:14 am

    I am not a 'make-up person'. Just a blush on my cheek and a tint on my cheek and I'm good to go. I never really get to do make-ups because I always lack time. But one beauty product I can never leave without is St. Ives' anti-blemish/acne facial wash. It makes me feel so refreshed after washing up. Plus it has soft beads that massages my face well. And the scent of it makes me wanna use it all the time. =)

  28. andrei_morada

    November 27, 2010 at 11:42 am

    I can't live without my Maybelline pure concealer. I don't have a perfect skin. I have dark marks from pimples coming out of like no where (sheesh!) in days before my period. I have dark under eye circles that I don't know why I have since i sleep early than a lot of people do. I also have puffy eyes ftw (come'n it's hereditary! i can't do anything about it!) Thus, i really need a concealer to achieve that flawless (so-so) look. πŸ™‚

  29. Gail Christiane Te

    November 27, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    What beauty products can't I live without?

    1) Cetaphil facial cleanser–> If this soap-free cleanser is good for babies' skin, then it's also good for my skin!

    2) Loreal anti-imperfection moisturizer–> Really lives up to its promise on my oily skin.

    3) Pond's White Beuaty toner–> My friends noticed the results! And my acne marks faded!

    4) Loreal Telescopic Clean mascara–> Defines your lashes in a natural way.

    5) Hawaiian Tropics SPF 45 sunblock–> Lips are an underestimated part of our skin but we still need to protect it!

    6) Nivea lipbalm in cherry–> Inexpensive but it colors my lips in a healthy rosy gleam.

    7)Clinique blushwear creamstick in nude blush-> Has the most natural rosy hue.

    *I shared this contest:
    * I liked the photo of the gloss you posted in FB.

  30. maly

    November 27, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    *In2it Eyebrow Powder*
    I really love this product, this is my favorite make-up. I like having neat and defined eyebrows because it enhances my face. I also used it as an eyeshadow/contour.

    *Fashion21 Liner/Eyeshadow Stick*
    Another product that I can't live without. I used this to highlight the face especially the browbone and bridge of the nose.=) I also used this in the inner corners of the eyes to brighten tired eyes.

    I like multipurpose products because I`m so lazy to carry a make-up kit.

  31. Lourdes Espanol

    November 28, 2010 at 1:37 am

    I would love to win! Posted my answer already in my blog. Here's the link:

    *Also did the additional stuff like “Liked” the photo and spread the word about your contest:!/prettylass8831/posts/163948913644565

  32. cristina

    November 28, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Yay! I can't live without Johnson Baby Powder and Nivea lip balm! Even if i use a foundation i still put baby powder after haha! and even if i use lipstick i always put lip balm first before i put lipstick!! These two i really can't live without since high school! πŸ™‚

  33. princess yingying

    November 28, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    I can't live without my moisturizer and sunblock because i believe that no matter how nice your make-up looks nothing beats healthy skin.

  34. hofken

    November 29, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    I can't live without lip balm because it drives me crazy when my lips are dry and yucky!

  35. Anonymous

    November 30, 2010 at 2:46 am

    i can't leave without my lipstick on because it's the only beauty products that completes my life!!!

  36. melandria

    November 30, 2010 at 2:52 am

    I would love to win. Followed you via google connect and FB and re-posted your contest .!/Babiesandcontests/posts/170459072977331

    Ever since i am a lipstick addict, I can leave the house without any other makeup on my face but not without a lipstick. I felt totally nude when i'm without it and I take pride of my big pouting lips. I feel sexy when i am wearing my favorite lipsticks. With my different shade of lipsticks i can be sweet, bold, regal, flirt, angry and lovely.

    When i'm in my highschool years, i have tried different shades like, green, blue, black, bright red, and violet.

  37. Anonymous

    November 30, 2010 at 2:58 am

    i can't leave without my lipstick on because it's the only beauty products that completes my life!!!

  38. Nina

    December 1, 2010 at 12:58 am

    Since my face is very oily, and my pimples are reddish because of stress from work. To look good in the office I can't leave without the ff items

    1. The body shop tea tree concealer – to cover up those blemishes
    2. ellana mineral foundation – to give a smooth, matte finish to my face
    3. ever bilena pink blush- to give a rosy pink cheek
    4. human heart nature lip balm – to moisturize my dry lips

  39. Francisca Peralta

    December 1, 2010 at 6:22 am

    I can't live without a mascara that instantly gives me the lashes i've always wanted and a face powder that makes me feel so pretty that it's worth the splurge. πŸ˜‰

    my fb link:!/profile.php?id=100000722770210

  40. Francisca Umayam

    December 1, 2010 at 6:26 am

    already LIKED.

    also shared on my facebook account.!/profile.php?id=100000722770210

  41. Kat

    December 1, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Hmmm my ultimate must-have product is my trusty vaseline lip therapy. 2 years ago, I developed allergies to certain makeup, but I never found out exactly what I'm allergic to. I visited a couple of doctors, until finally, a derma advised me to revert to vaseline. Oh boy, was he right! Allergies are gone (well…except if I wear fake jewelry) and my lips have not chapped since!

    katch05 at gmail dot com

  42. pearl

    December 1, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    i can't live without my…
    (1) Avon or ChapStick lipbalm πŸ™‚ even without a makeup on, i feel beautiful enough to face the world after applying lipbalm.
    (2) Pond's Facial Wash πŸ™‚ the perfect partner that washes away all the impurities i have gotten as i faced the world for a day.
    (3) Jergen's lotion πŸ™‚ i feel confident to sashay my way through because it gives me supple and glowing skin.
    my email: pearl4im(at)gmail(dot)com

  43. purple_K

    December 5, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    I believe that simplicity is beauty. I'm a type of girl who is simple enough and can't live without my Ideal White Pressed powder and Blooming peach blush-on (both an Avon products). Since thats the only make-up must-have for myself, I make sure when Im-on-the-go, it should always be on my bag/purse. With both, I feel so confident enough to stand out and shine!

    I already LIKEd the photo you posted.

  44. april

    December 5, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    I have chapped lips. I think this may have started in my early high school years, peeling the loose dry parts innocently. Had I known my mechanism for the boring would live through my teenage years UNTIL NOW I would have opted for something less costly habit, like playing with my hair or something.

    So one beauty product I certainly can't live without is lip gloss. Preferably cherry chapstick. My lips are totally addicted to it, I practically apply it every 3 hours to keep them from drying. I just wish they didn't made chapstick so addicting to save more money.


    I already liked the photo by the way.

  45. Esvimin Faelnar

    December 5, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    (ooppsss… pls. let me in!^_^)

    They say eyes are windows to the soul; lips however, must then be the very symbol of sensuality.

    I love lipstick and lip gloss because it makes me look good and feel good.
    It's definitely a woman thing.
    If I'm feeling just ordinary, I put on some bright lipstick and I feel like a woman again. I like watching my lips brighten as I apply it. I love the way it feels when I apply it, while I'm wearing it, when I talk or do anything with my lips while wearing it.
    I love the glosses too to add shine on my lipstick! I enjoy wearing it around the house too like in this pic, modeling on my own, taking pic in my own way..haha

    For me it pampers me as a Mom!
    It makes me feel prettier and looking like a supermodel! haha

    Therefore, it's so obvious LIPSTICK and LIP GLOSS is the beauty products I can't live without!

    I made this one…Nothing! I just loved it! lols
    Hope u like it too.

    Hope to win pls?
    This will be a nice Birthday gift for me on the 7th of December(this month)!^_^


  46. Esvimin Faelnar

    December 5, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    –>Liked your photo in FB.
    –>Shared it:
    –>Already your follower.
    –>Subscribe via email.


  47. auntielicious

    February 16, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Wow!! That mascara does work!! I'm going to buy that next except I have falsies on. Mine are long but not so thick.

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