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Watsons Bath to Basics Spa Party! (Plus something for you!)

How many times to you bathe in a day? I’m sure most of you kikay pinays have bathing habits that you gals take a bath more than once! Our weather is to blame, it’s too hot and it feels so nice to tuck in your covers with a clean dirt-free hair and body. Besides putting makeup, taking a bath is another of my favorite ritual. It just gives me the time to relax, clean, and think.
Last July 10, 2014 yours truly, kikaysikat, was invited to a special spa party by Watsons Philippines together with other lifestyle bloggers in the Philippines. It was truly a memorable event!
We’re also giving away 2 BDT Watsons Pampering Kit to 2 Lucky Readers!!! Details below.


The first part was were their special speaker, Ms. Olen Lim, discussed how important it was to have proper grooming habits being a girl. She gave us tips, and also unforgettable do’s and don’ts like;
 “Don’t go out with wet hair!” “Don’t sleep with makeup on!” “Moisturize moisturize moisturize!”
We also had an open forum where we shared different bath myths. I shared mine with “Don’t shampoo everyday” I’m glad the other bloggers agreed. Shampooing our hair on a daily basis will leave it dry. If it’s not so dirty, we can do this every other day. Conditioning our hair however, is a different factor.
The lovely Olen Lim


 We’re listening attentively as Ms. Olen discusses the different do’s and don’ts, how to look and feel great and how it helps to love your body.  We also learned that Watsons Philippines launched this specific Bath to Basics campaign to educate people about their bath habits to achieve better health and skin.



Trying to be wacky!
Bloggers with Ms. Olen Lim. She’s so pretty! <3



Ohhhh the next part of the Spa Party was exciting! We were treated to an hour of body scrub courtesy of Ki Neo Day Spa at BGC. It was my first time to have a body scrub. Well, I do scrub myself using my favorite A Bonne milk scrub but this was my first time that someone else will scrub for me. O_O
I was paired up with Camie Juan of, I’m glad I paired up with her. She’s very friendly and easy to be with. Wala syang arte! 🙂


With Camie Juan of Wild-Spirit.Net
Guess which one I chose?

Guess which scrub I chose? Whitening of course! It smells fruity and refreshing. It was hot that day so it was perfect.

Our beds, covered in plastic as not to put scrub particles on it.

If you can imagine someone scrubbing fine sand on you on the beach, that’s how it feels. Mixed with a bit of massage, for one whole hour. Ah.. I would like to do that again. We were asked to take a shower using Watsons signature cream body wash and my skin never felt this clean since ages! Clean and soft.


Getting ready for the scrub!



Next part of the Spa Party was the other best part. Shopping!!!! The catch? We had 15 minutes to do it, and whoever gets the most Watsons labeled items in 1,000php wins another spa session at Ki Neo Day Spa!

If you frequently drop by Watsons you’d know that they always have those Buy 1 Take 1 promo, so I maximized that and got myself the Shower Cream (tried it at the spa, loved it, so I wanted one for myself!), Hair treatments, stretchmark cream, and foot scrub. I didn’t expect to win so I also got A Bonne Milk scrub, and a couple of whitening soaps.


Camie taking her time to choose!
Finished with mine! Boy was it heavy!


Happy Watsons Ladies
Some of my loot. You get the 1 hair treatment tub you see here.


  • Guess how much this product cost? Leave a comment below!
  • 2 lucky winners (those who got the correct answer of course) will be selected
  • Win a WATSONS BDT Pampering Kit!!!
  • Contest ends on August 31

Bath to Basic Activation Booths Schedule

  • SM Fairview (July 17-22)
  • Festival Mall (July 24-29)
  • SM North Edsa (July 31-August 6)
  • SM Manila (August 14-19)

Manila  (August 14-19)

Philippines’ last leg of the Bath to Basics campaign will be held in SM Manila,
from August 14 to 19. This is the last chance for people to enjoy amazing deals
and freebies from participating brands such as Dove, A Bonne’, Nivea, Gluta-C,
Moringa-O2, Asian Secrets, Erase and Jao
Ming, Yoko, Cosmo Skin, Cetaphil and GlutaMAX; and
indulge in free hand massage service, courtesy of Nail Milan.
The Bath to Basics campaign is all
about getting pampered while boosting your bathroom habits. Achieving better
health and skin doesn’t have to be tedious and boring—you can still indulge
yourself in spa treatments within the comforts of your own home. Plus, this is
also the chance for people to acquaint themselves with other body care
alternatives, such as body scrubs, bath salts, body wash, etc.

So what are you waiting for? Head
to the Bath to Basics activation booth in SM Manila from August 14 to 19 and
get pampering!


  • Kaycee Enerva

    Aegeane Mikka Brioso

    I am using their hair treatment, the yogurt one! The smell is so sweet and refreshing. 🙂 It gives a nice glow and soft-feeling on my hair, boyfie loves to smell my hair coz of this! Hihi. Love it!

  • Kaycee Enerva

    Hi miss kath, I'm using MEt for almost 6 months, dati ang Ganda ng effect
    Pero ngaun umiitim ako, mas Maputi Pko dati na Hnd ako nag Gluta., tapos May pimple ako ngaun two months na Hnd nawawala cguro sa Met.
    Gusto ko lumipat ng brand Hnd ko alam which is which heehhehe. Ano Po ba ang maganda na gluthatione? Snow caps? Or megawhite? Placenta? Help plsss. By the way I love reading ur blog. Godbless u.

  • Kaycee Enerva

    I have used other brand of milk and salt scrub and it was really good for my skin. okay din ba yung watson brand na scrub?

    i'd like to join the contest. my guess would be 98 pesos for both packs. 🙂

  • Kaycee Enerva

    Tried both =) Luxxe white after 2 mos of using pumuti ako but I gained weight =) Royale nman yes nkakaputi & no break outs pro I feel it is over priced kaya stop na after taking 3 bottles. Kaya go ulit ako dito sa site ni Miss Kat scouting for cheap but effective glutas =)

  • Kate Cruz

    Your review is always awesome!! Kapag nag sesearch ako lagi ng review sayo hinahanap ko because i know that your reviews are true and not paid. 🙂 Keep blogging!! Love u ♥

  • clark parker

    im not after na puputi ako ang gusto ko madetoxify ang aking katawan. anu ba mas maganda maliit na dosage ng gluta or yung mas malaki ito kasing snow caps 500mg at yung vitapack 250mg lang sino mas efective sa kanila sa pagdetoxify ng katawan?

  • Irene Miranda

    hi, thanks for the review 🙂 I have tried several gluta brands in the past too, though, I discontinued taking all of them…I will update you if this brand worked for me too 🙂

  • Dharla Grande

    Hi, I have tried cosmo skin glutathione but it give me cystic acne 🙁 & now Gusto ko i-try to pag kaubos ng Cosmo ko sayang naman kasi 🙁 Gusto ko din itanong kung anong brand pa ang mas ok? Btw I'm only 19yrsold ok lang din po ba magtake ng mga gantong gamot? Thankyou and thanks for the review 🙂

  • lyzz

    How did you take them? One in the morning (500mg) and another (500mg) at night? I live in malaysia and I've just ordered 2 boxes from their website to try out. I'm pretty chubby right now, just wondering if I should take twice the dosage? 1000mg morning, 1000mg night. I took this much when I bought Methathione and finished 2 bottles. My sister said I got 0.25 shade lighter (if that makes sense) but it's too pricey for me to continue. And gave me cystic acnes.

  • kikaysikat

    If it gave you cystic acne you should stop already lyzz, try a different brand. What other brands are available in Malaysia? I could check it out for you and investigate for myself

  • kikaysikat

    O diba? Ako din napimples dyan e ang hapdi pa sa throat. Ok lang ako nga HS pa nag gluta na, try using gluta-white, affordable din sya, or Ishigaki premium

  • lyzz

    Could you try GNC l-glutathione someday and let us know? It's too expensive for me to experiment at the moment. Over here a GNC bottle of 30 capsules cost RM 200, each capsule contains 250mg glutathione. Which is why I'm trying out snowcaps for the first time as my pockets are running dry.

    Another brand is Total Image (400mg) for RM 128. This product is new but works slow on me. Only few selected Watson's have it. Bleh.

    We mostly have collagen stuff here. Two local brands in particular are Beutskin Essence and AuraWhite. They don't seem legit though cos not all users experience skin whitening after drinking up all these local supplements. Reviewers/ beauty bloggers here are just a bunch of hoax. Not one has posted a full ingredient list on their blog. The Philippines have many better brands, imho.

    Also, brands here don't have trusted websites to order directly from manufacturers. (I'm fake-phobic). So after reading your reviews I ordered Met last June.. By September I saw as little as zero changes so I started taking GNC simultaneously while maintaining 2000mg per day and within a month my skin got lighter. I am not sure if it was either residual effects from Met, or solely GNC or Met Soap that I got for free. But I swear to God my underarms are lighter too. But im not gonna buy Met gluta capsules anymore. It gave me acnes on both my face and back ><

  • anagrace

    same here, di ko hiyang cosmo,,masakit sa throat at chest,,,tnx po sa mga reviews,,for now while waiting for a good gluta brand,,im taking yung generic gluta white 100mg xday,,ok lng naman,,but try ko start snowcaps,,,update ko din kayo sa results.God bless

  • jenababes

    hi miss kat, inuubos ko nalang yung MET ko ngayon, light brown complexion ko, what will you recommend dose for me sa snow caps? thanks.

  • Jing

    i just want to know if you tried using a whitening soap and snow caps at the same time? if yes, it is effective? it is safe? is it recommendable?

  • Cherry Lou

    Hi Ms. Kath, this review is very helpful especially sa mga mag uumpisa pa lang mag take ng gluta. Hindi na kailangang subukan isa-isa dahil nandito na lahat sa review mo (well, almost all). Im so glad na nabasa ko tong review mo.

    By the way, Id like to ask how many snow caps do I need to take a day for skin whitening purposes kasi price nya is P1,475 for 30 caps, means P49 every capsule.. parang hindi budget friendly/affordable if I take2-3 caps per day? 🙁 TIA Looking forward for more helpful reviews.

  • lyzz

    No we don't 🙁 why? Is it any better than the rest? If it is I guess I could buy online.

    I've been taking Snow Caps for 2 weeks by the way, and it works really fast! I take 500mg in the morning and another before dinner, sometimes I take 1000mg at once and omit second intake. My face glows under different lightings. I noticed my arms were glowing today while driving. I have a lot of armhair, even the follicles appear smaller. My whole body is sort of glowing cos I notice myself in mirrors or other reflections now. I still have 30 capsules to go 🙂

    On a side note, i have a stage 4 allergy to dust. I think glutathione has controlled my allergies, sinusitis especially. I feel so healthy.

  • Anette

    Hi Ms Kath! Nagpapa gluta IV po kc ko dati at umitim talaga ko nun nagstop. Ano po kaya pd ko use I tried tathion, ishi,front row,royale and met na. Pag Kasi nako 2 months at wala ako makita pagbabago change agad ako.

  • mjoy

    Hi.. I wonder how effective it really is?.. I have been taking Gluta from Royale for 3 months now. It reduced Gluta 500mg…Vitaminn C-100mg and Grape extract-100mg 1x aday kc ung ang directions nila…But wala ako nakikita pagbabago..And I am also taking Myra E 400IU.. tThanks

  • ana

    hi ms.kath,
    i soo love your site esp. your gluta reviews,,anyway i tried snowcaps bought 2boxes from mercury monumento,,ok na sana sya i took 1cap sa umaga then 1cap at night with 500mg vit.c.. nag fair talaga skin ko PERO anlaki ng mga pimples na lumabas sa face pa talaga,,so kahit like ko na effect nya sa whitening i need to stop,inuubos ko lng sayang eh,,ms.kath ano pa pde mo ma irecommend..thank u very sa lahat ng reviews mo.God bless always -ana

  • cecille

    Hi, i tried different whitening product even injectable…and the last one i tried is snowcaps and can see the result faster finishing my 1box…going to share a pic to prove that whiten ur skin is not imposible with snow caps…

  • cecille

    But still want to ask ms kat if i can take snow caps twice a day…laking gubat ako kaya puro kasukalan klngan daanan hahaha so got some scars and want to get rid my scars by taking snow caps…

  • Anj

    Hi Kat!!! I'm one of your new followers. Required ba talagang mag-take pa ng additional vitamin C aside from Snow Caps? Not a fan of drinking capsules or meds kasi but I started using Snow Caps because of the positive reviews that I have read. Okay bang Snow Caps alone na lang?

  • Dorcas Buenconsejo Pacis

    hi.. ako din nagtake met tatione more than a month.. first 2weeks ganda tlg ng effect pero habang natagal naitim ako.. bkt kaya ganun? hnd nmn ako naexpose sa sun

  • Hazel

    I tried snow caps for a month and a half-nothing happened. 🙁 it didn't lighten my skin and not even a glow on my skin 🙁 🙁 🙁

  • Sei Aguilar

    Hi Ms. Kat! I would just like to ask if how many times a day pwede itake ang Snow Caps and dapat ba may kasabay na vit c?

  • MishMaravilla

    New user ako. I don't know what gluta to take. Though nakapagtry ako ng cosmo pero ilang caps lang. Hehe. So I tried this last December 31, 2014 and until January 20, 2015. Ang laki ng difference, morena kasi ako! Maging faithful lang kayo dito. I took KB dati in between, ewan ko kung may effect pero yung KB nagkapimps ako. Sa snow caps, isa or 2 lang na pimps unlike sa KB. 🙁 Pero tipid mode ako now, so Ishi ako. Hehe,.

  • Trialuserph

    I bought this on mercury drug stores since december 2014. I've already consumed 3 boxes taken with vit c but my skin is not even a shade lighter. I even use it with the snow soap. Are there any alternatives for this but still budget friendly?

  • Trialuserph

    San po nakakabili ng ishi prem? I've searched on mercury and watsons pero alam ko tinangal na ung brand na yun? I know some ig shops who sells pero marami na daw pekeng lumilitaw nato so nakakatakot magrisk. Pls miss kat san makakabili ng legit? Ty

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  • Lynn

    hi Ms Kat ano pong sunblock yung ginagamit nyo while using snow caps? kakaubos ko lng po kasi ng 1 box i'm taking it twice a day,. Feeling ko po kasi i need sunblock pa din po sa face. I'm using Nivea spf 50 with collagen pero ang pangit po kasi ng effect sa face ko.. Ano po pwede nyong isuggest pls.. need it badly,,

  • Aubrey

    Hello readers! Snow Caps ang very 1st Gluta na natry ko sa edad na 29. I have yellowish skin. ONCE a day lang ako nagttake (AFTER LUNCH). I take vitamin C sa breakfast, merienda and dinner. After 3 weeks, naging ROSY white yung skin ko.. Hiyangan lang talaga siguro. Im lucky coz 1st gluta ko to. Wala akong bisyo, I dont smoke, I dont drink liquors. I even dont drink Coke Sprite at kung ano pang sodas. WATER lang talaga iniinom ko since bata pa ako.. So depende din siguro sa lifestyle niyo.. Thank you

  • krizza

    Hi sis! Ano pong vitamin c ang mairerecommend nyo? Balak ko na po bumili mamaya ng snow caps. Ive been reading ur reviews 'bout soap and such. And how many times should I take vit c a day? Hope u can reply asap! Salamat.

  • yzel

    Hi! First time gluta user here. Been searching for the best gluta in town and I came across your blog. Wanna give it a try to take snow caps since magaganda naman ang reviews. Question lang, do still need to take vitamin c since snow caps contains vit c? How many capsules should i take per day? my skin is prone to breakouts so im scared as heck to try gluta but still wanna go for it. Please help me..

  • prince001ization .

    HI Miss,
    Could you please suggest me which will be the best "Active White Max Glutathione with Collagen and Placenta and Active White Max Triple Whitening Formula ,or Snow Caps or Met Tathione
    please suggest and let me know if any other product is available whilch will give be whitening the skin surely.

    Thanks in advance

  • Miss.C

    Hi all…
    I'll give you my reviews of taking Snow Caps. Actually my complexion is fair, but I want it fairer.. 🙂
    I only took a box of Snow Caps. I tried it and I noticed the fast result.. In a week, my skin became fairer and it's rosy white… I was surprised.. Loved it… But then… I noticed that during taking Snow Caps I gained weight 4 kg, seemed like it's increasing my appetite… 🙁

    Now, I stop taking it and try the new one: Relumins… It's been a week, and there's nothing significant difference yet except for my weight.. yapss.. I lost 2 kg in a week… 🙂



  • kikaysikat

    Sometimes taking gluta will increase your appetite kasi it's restoring your body's health. Be aware lang of what you eat 🙂

  • Jolly

    Hello po Ate Kat, ask ko lang po kung pwede po ba gamitin itong Snow Caps or yung Ishigaki Premium sa teenagers? Mga 16 years old po pataas? Thanks po ^^

  • prince001ization .

    Hi Miss Kat,
    I have gone through all reviews and blogs .got confuse ,
    i wan to purchase the product which will give me white skin irrespective of cost ,
    i am from india please advice the best one ,
    please reply

  • assel

    Hi Ms. Kat. I want to try whitening capsule that will give me a pinkish white glow. I have a fair skin complexion already. I mean pale white complexion. :p I didnt take any whitening capsule eversince. Can you help me choose the best capsule to achieve that pinkish white glow. Thanks!

  • Eisha

    Hi! Hope you can answer. Im planning to buy snow caps kasi. If ever ba na maachieve ko na desired color, pag nag stop ba ako, babalik yung origibal skin tone ko?

  • ALVA

    One more thing po miss kat, idont know where to buy this ishi prem. do you have any idea? And is it also good for men? Cause i have a friend who's asking if this gluta is also effective for them? What do you think po for men? Hope u could reply thankyou and Godbless

  • dianne alfiler snow caps ba do i need to take vitamins c din? and what brand of vitamins c ung maganda? thanks kikaysikat 🙂

  • kim alcoreza

    Hi, Kat. Sa thread naman ng posts mo on ishi, you said you stopped taking it and switched back to Snow Caps. What made Snow Caps better for you? Why did you switch back? Thanks for your informative posts!

  • Cris

    Ate Kat! Good evening. First time user lang ako ng gluta and snow caps yung gamit ko okay lang ba kung 2 caps sa isang araw or follow ko ung recommended dosage na 1 capsule/day?

  • Sandé Salguero

    Hi Ms. Kat, among all the glutathione you've tried, which one would you prefer for the 1st timers? I want to try this once since my skin got darker after getting in the sun without any protection. Please reply. Thanks! 🙂 🙂 Been reading your blog so much lately.

  • Stef

    Hi kat! I finished 3 boxes of Snow Caps na but no whitening effect sa akin 🙁 Umasa ako na puputi ako lalo (im fair skinned) pero wala talagang kahit anong effect sa akin. I already emailed them pero parang wala yung money back guarantee na inooffer nila huhuhu ano kaya pwede kong gawin? Right now nag change nalang muna ako sa ishi.

  • Stef

    kaya nga eh. tapos walang money back huhuhuhuhu yes ate, pag hindi ako nakakapaglagay nagjajacket talaga ako kahit mainit. 3am to 12NN kase pasok ko sa office. itatry ko muna yung ishi tapos experiment ako dun sa DIY bleaching cream na pinost mo dito hehe

  • Stef

    sige will try. nga pala ate kat, is it okay if lagyan ko rin ng white henna yung cream na nagawa ko? ubusin ko ba yung 1 pack? 10 pesos lang kasi sya kaya bumili agad ako ng dalawa hahahaha

  • gringo_girl

    Hello Kaycee! Im almost done with my first box of snowcaps! Happy ako sa result, si boyfriend nagwa wonder na anong ginagawa ko at during bar review e ang ganda ng skin ko! Also helped lighten my sun spots (sabi rin ni bf). Btw im taking this and religiously using my Kiehls MRC, sobrang ganda ng glow sa umaga pagkagising!

    Thanks so much sa blog mo, ang dami ko natututunan sa pagpapaganda (mejo late bloomer ako sa kaartehan e hahaha) cheers and keep up the great work! 🙂

  • patyco

    Hello again Ms.K , i tried the premium ishigaki but i developed cystic acne kaya nag switch ako to PH338 however it gave me a maputla skin tone (my skin got fairer talaga kase mas naging visible yung mga veins ko). I was really aiming for a rosy white skin tone kaya mag try naman ako SNOW Caps (crossing my fingers na mag work). I'm really happy that i found your website, it's diverse and informative talaga.

  • Christine F.

    hello po 🙂 ask ko lang ate pwede ba pagsabayin yung snow caps and vitapackmega white? and if ever po pwede makahingi narin ng suggestion pano intake nun and what vit. c to use. 🙂 first time ko po kase to take gluta. Na inspire po ako starting nung nahanap ko po itong blog nyo. I'm 19 palang po, hope matulungan nyo po ako. thank you in advance po! 🙂

  • Christine Quilbio

    hello po 🙂 ask ko lang ate pwede ba pagsabayin yung snow caps and vitapackmega white? and if ever po pwede makahingi narin ng suggestion pano intake nun and what vit. c to use. 🙂 first time ko po kase to take gluta. Na inspire po ako starting nung nahanap ko po itong blog nyo. I'm 19 palang po, hope matulungan nyo po ako. thank you in advance po! 🙂

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