Scorching Summer Heat

Today is the 19th of April. Based on the Instagram pictures that I am seeing on my twitter wall, it reached 36 degrees today.

I am a working mom, and of course my husband, Babe, works as well. We go to the same office, and since I have a flexible schedule, I chose to mirror the schedule that he follows. Unfortunately, his shift starts at 3PM. Yes, you read it right. 3 freakin P.M. We also live in Cainta and commute all the way to Eastwood. The travel time takes 30 to 40 minutes, longer if the traffic is heavy. Calculating all those minutes that we have to travel, we leave the house at around 2PM. Kataasan ng init ng araw or katanghaliang tapat as you would call it.

Being on that schedule, I am worried about a lot of things especially in this weather. No matter how I try to hydrate, I still cannot shake off the feeling of being sticky, and hot, even if we are already inside the office where it is cold. It was a good thing that I chanced upon a product in the Sample Room. Behold this wonderful product:

Celeteque Sun Care Skin Relief After Sun Gel

Celeteque Sun Care Skin Relief After Sun Gel


The baby modelling the product

First, let me talk about the Sample Room. According to their website:


Sample Room is committed in aiding you to get the best beauty product that matches well with you. Our mission is to educate consumers about products before buying them. Aside from giving out free product samples, Sample Room also provides reviews from local consumers who have availed of the samples, beauty experts and partner bloggers- making it a one-stop avenue where beauty shoppers get to read, learn and try all at the same time!

So, in short, instead of buying the full size (with a full price!), and find out that it’s not the product for you, you get a chance to try the product first in either trial version or the full size without buying it from the store. To simplify, sign up on their website, which is¬†and they will give you 100 credit points. You use those points for any available products that they have, checkout and pay P100 for shipping. Once you receive the product, use it, log back to their website to provide a rating and review. Once you rate it, 1 point will be given to you, and once the review is approved, you get back all the points you used, leaving you with the starter 100 plus the 2 points you earned. Basta simple lang. Check their website for more details if magulo pa din (harhar!).

Anyway, I purchased the Skin Relief After-sun Gel by Celeteque. I had it delivered to the office and sakto, upon arrival one afternoon, I was told that the package was there. To think that I only ordered it Friday (the package arrived Monday, bilis no?). Since we just came from outside, our skin was still prickly from the sun. I tried the product agad.

The first thing that I noticed is that it is fragrant. Even Babe liked the smell even though he is very particular about girly smells. I tried it on my arms and immediately felt a cool sensation from where I rubbed it. At first it felt sticky(?) but then it settled just as nicely after a few minutes. Aside from the cool sensation, my skin also felt smooth and soft. Parang nag-lotion lang, ganun. I also lathered a dollop on Babe’s arms (without asking for permission), pero the observation was the same naman din. He even messaged me after about an hour that his arms felt cool pa din. Galing!

Anyway, I think this product is best used after swimming, since halt na yung sun exposure right after, however, just like the setup that I am in right now, it is very fortunate that I was able to try this product.

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