Dove Go Shave Launch #DoveGoShave

Thursday, March 03, 2016

     How many times do you shave your underarm hair? My apologies for asking this question but I'm sure that shaving is one of the rituals that women do once or more than twice a week. We cannot stop our underarm hair from growing because as long as we're alive, hair will grow no matter what kind of hair removal we do. I was invited to the #DoveGoShave event last week and fortunately I learned a lot of things about shaving that I'll share to all of you :)

     During the #DoveGoShave event held at The Greens in Greenbelt 5, Dove girls and special guests shared their shaving stories. These Dove girls revealed their shaving rituals and their woes after shaving. All the attendees wrote their messages to their shaver/razor in this Dove-shaped paper. I think we all had the same sentiments when it comes to shaving and underarm care, so without further ado scroll down below and read important facts why Dove let's you go shave and enjoy life!
Dove Go Shave Launch #DoveGoShave
     Dra. Anna Palabyab-Rufino enlightened us and shared the basics of shaving and why it is always associated with underarm problems like knicks, bumps, and darkening. According to her, "shaving is practically considered a necessity as women want to remove underarm hair, which is why using a deodorant with moisturizing benefits on a daily basis is the perfect way to care for your underarms.” 

     Dove girls Patti Laurel-Filart, Dani Barretto, Kelly Misa-Fernandez, and Saab Magalona, talked more about shaving and revealed the facts about underarm and busted the myths in underarm care.
Dove Go Shave Launch #DoveGoShave
Patti Laurel-Filart, Dani Barretto, Kelly Misa-Fernandez, and Saab Magalona
Here are the things that you need to know about Shaving:

  • Shaving remains to be the most common method of underarm hair removal for 70% of Filipinas. 
  • It's a no brainer that it's the quickest and most convenient way to get rid of unwanted hair, right?
  • A quick fix in emergency situations such as suddenly having to wear a sleeveless dress for a night out or impromptu beach getaway.
  • When shaving, 1/3 of what you remove is actually skin which leads to underarm darkening.
  • Along with your hair, shaving takes away the top-most layer of your skin, leaving it irritated. 
  • With continued shaving, skin is unable to heal itself and becomes bumpy, dry and dark. 

Why Dove deodorant?

  • It is here to take care of your underarm worries and woes. 
  • Dove has unique ¼ moisturizing cream, soothes underarm skin from irritation.
  • It helps repair damage caused by shaving, making your underarms lighter and smoother. 
  • Dove encourages you to go shave and enjoy life because it will take care of your underarms, promise!
Dove Go Shave Launch #DoveGoShave
Dove Whitening Deodorant Original  in Spray, Dove Whitening Deodorant Original in Roll-On, and Dove Whitening Deodorant Original in Stick
     Dove surprised us as we got to customized our own Dove Deo Care Kit before going home, which contained items such as a shaver, shaving cream, a complete collection of Dove Original deo products, and a sleeveless top, among others. And because Dove wants women to share the care and their Dove deo stories, attendees were able to personally mail a Dove Deo Care Kit to a loved one! I've chosen my mother to receive the kit because she's a loyal Dove user for years now :)
Dove Go Shave Launch #DoveGoShave
Dove Deo Care Kit
     Now, you don’t need to worry about the harmful causes of shaving. #DoveGoShave whenever you want, because with Dove Deo, you can finally leave your shaving worries behind. In line with this, Dove Deo shares the care with all Dove girls around the Philippines.
Dove Go Shave Launch #DoveGoShave
     For the price of a regular roll-on or aerosol, you not only get a limited edition Dove Deo pouch for free, but also a chance to win a Dove Deo getaway to El Nido with two friends, by redeeming the code inside to join the raffle.

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Product Review: Natura Organics Cellular Radiance Triple Lightening Deo Roll-On Serum

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

     Aside from my face, the next sensitive part of my body are my pits! Yes, my underarms are sensitive because it's very prone to chicken skin after waxing, darkening because of hormonal change before my monthly period and from trying different brands of deodorant and antiperspirant out of curiosity. 

     After giving birth, my underarms got so dark because of pregnancy hormones and I know it's normal. My mom said it will return to the original color after a few months, all I have to do is wait. But the stubborn me got insecure whenever I raise my hand so I decided to buy a bleaching cream from unknown brand and applied it for two days. Worst thing happened, my underarm experienced itching and peeling and the color was still the same. After this incident, I just waited for the original color to come back and yes it did! 

     Fast forward, three years ago I discovered my HG antiperspirant and deodorant, it's from a well known brand that's popular to be hypo-allergenic and great for sensitive skin. But because I'm embracing natural and organic skin care now, I think now is the time to try an all natural whitening, antiperspirant and deodorant that promises promising benefits. So here it is, my honest to goodness review of Natura Organics Cellular Radiance Triple Lightening Deo Roll-On Serum. Click CONTINUE READING find out!
Product Review: Natura Organics Cellular Radiance Triple Lightening Deo Roll-On Serum

Dove Ultimate White Deo Presents Unspeakably Yours: The Underarm Monologues

Thursday, September 13, 2012

     Last August 28 Ms. Lhen Hasal of Ogilvy Public Relations Manila invited me to experience a night that will showcase the launch of Dove's new line of underarm product. Filled with fun and laughter, Dove introduced this promising deodorant together with Upstart Productions through Unspeakably Yours: The Underarm Monologues. 

     I arrived just in time and was amazed by the set-up of the place. Free flowing champagne and a sumptuous dinner was served before the play started. I don't have any idea what this monologue's all about. I must admit that I'm not the type who will reserve a seat just to watch theatrical shows. I'd rather go clubbin' or spend the night chillin' with my friends and siblings but after seeing the energetic, talented and gorgeous ladies I said to myself that I need to make this a new hobby! I'm so impressed with their performance and felt goosebumps while they deliver their lines. I really enjoyed the night and amazed with the performance. I went home empowered saying A-WOmen! Do you want to know why? Just read more and find out :D

Dove Ultimate White Deo Presents Unspeakably Yours: The Underarm Monologues
Dove Ultimate White Deo Presents Unspeakably Yours: The Underarm Monologues
Dove Ultimate White Deo Presents Unspeakably Yours: The Underarm Monologues
Super love everything! Beef Salpicao, Tomato Penne Pasta, Roasted Chicken, Fish Fillet, Roast Pork and Cheese Sticks FTW!!!
Dove Ultimate White Deo Presents Unspeakably Yours: The Underarm Monologues
     Dove Deodorant recently collaborated with Upstart Productions to present Unspeakably Yours: The Underarm Monologues. Inspired by stories from real women, this original outspoken comedy explores views on an intimate part of the body that females love to hate and hate to love: their underarms.

     Beauty and Underarms rarely go together. In fact, women rarely talk about underarms, and women talk about everything. This is because many Filipinas are unhappy with their underarms: dark spots, chicken skin, odor and rough patches – real issues, but hardly the things you’d want to talk about over coffee. Still, real women, their issues, frustrations & joys, have always been Dove’s advocacy, so the idea of starting a conversation about one of the least talked about body parts stemmed out – what if your underarms could talk? What would it say to YOU, and what would YOU say back? Will it say something like Planet of the Apes or The Dark Knight Rises? I'm sure you're thinking of something right now and you can relate to what I'm saying, right?

     The underarms, perhaps the last thing a woman would think of when asked about her best beauty asset. Still, 87% of women think their underarms CAN be a beauty asset …IF ONLY they looked better!* But women can’t really consider their underarms as an asset if they don’t like the way they look. Unfortunately, that is exactly how more than half of women feel about their underarms with more than half ranking it as one of the body parts they are unhappiest about.
Dove Ultimate White Deo Presents Unspeakably Yours: The Underarm Monologues
The stage is set If your underarms could talk, what would it say? #underarmmonologues
Dove Ultimate White Deo Presents Unspeakably Yours: The Underarm Monologues
Axilla- another name for underarm
Dove Ultimate White Deo Presents Unspeakably Yours: The Underarm Monologues
Not Amen but A-Women!!!
Dove Ultimate White Deo Presents Unspeakably Yours: The Underarm Monologues
Thank you very much ladies for the wonderful performance :)))
Dove Ultimate White Deo Presents Unspeakably Yours: The Underarm Monologues
Unspeakably Yours: The Underarm Monologues is written by theater veterans Joel Trinidad (“Kaos”; “Breakups and Breakdowns”) and Cathy Azanza-Dy (“Love, Loss, and What I Wore”; “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”), and directed by Cathy Azanza-Dy and Jenny Jamora. The show stars (in alphabetical order): Caisa Borromeo, Mayen Bustamante-Cadd, and Angela Padilla. It is directed by Cathy Azanza-Dy and Jenny Jamora.
     Through the play, Dove Deodorant wishes to advocate that women should embrace and love their underarms, by first being comfortable enough to talk about them, and taking the time to care for and look after them. Espousing love for an otherwise hated body part perfectly affirms the Dove’s long-time celebration of real women and our view of beauty.
  • Did you know that when you shave, 30% of what is shaved off is actually your skin? 
  • Did you know that when you pluck, your underarms become more prone to ingrown hair? 
  • Did you know that repeated waxing can expose new skin cells too soon leaving skin irritated, dull and dry?
     Among whitening deo users, a common concern is stubborn dark spots or patches that just won’t go away. Women have tried many things: home remedies, derma/laser treatments, even make up, but these dark spots remain unsolved. Today, Dove introduces its latest innovation for underarm skincare and whitening: Introducing NEW Dove Ultimate White - Dove’s premium deodorant made specifically to whiten those stubborn dark spots in the underarm area.
     Dove Ultimate White Deodorant has ¼ moisturising cream, 2x licorice extracts and Vitamins E and F that nourish beneath the skin surface to effectively whiten and smoothen the underarms. It also has Omega 6 that works deep within the epidermis to reduce melanin formation and give precision whitening. Dark skin cells are slowly lifted away, revealing whiter, smoother underarm skin.
Dove Ultimate White Deo Presents Unspeakably Yours: The Underarm Monologues
Thank you Dove (Unilever) and Ogilvy PR Manila for this gift :D
Dove Ultimate White Deo Presents Unspeakably Yours: The Underarm Monologues
Dove Ultimate White is now available at supermarkets and groceries nationwide in four formats: 40 ml Roll-on (at a standard retail price of P95), 40g Stick (SRP P170), 70ml mini deo-spray (SRP P115) and 169ml/100g deo-spray (SRP P195)
Dove Ultimate White Deo Presents Unspeakably Yours: The Underarm Monologues
Dove Ultimate White Deo Presents Unspeakably Yours: The Underarm Monologues
A nude chiffon blouse from F21 :D
Dove Ultimate White Deo Presents Unspeakably Yours: The Underarm Monologues
*photo grabbed from *
Bloggers, Moi and Ruth of ruthilicious blog
Nice meeting you Ruth :D

Follow Dove on Twitter @doveph, #underarmmonologues. 

For more information, please contact: 

Lhen A. Hasal

Media Relations Manager
Ogilvy Public Relations, Manila
24F Picadilly Star Building
4th Ave. cor. 27th St. Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Office: (+632) 238-7000 loc. 7050
Mobile: (+63) 917-8084924
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Product Review: VMV Hypoallergenics Essence Skin-Saving Antiperspirant

Friday, August 10, 2012

     Hi Manila, Mr. Golden sun is rising up in the sky again. I'm sure new things will come our way. New hope and a brighter day awaits us. Smile everyone, we can make it! So now this post is super long overdue. Actually I want to say finally after sixteen months, that's almost a year and a half I will reveal what keeps me from the yucky icky feel. Prolly you know what I mean because the title of this post says it all. Yes, I'm going to share my thoughts about the best among the bestest underarm care that I've used so far. But before you make any reactions and raise your eyebrows or cover your nose ha ha ha! I will tell you that being sweaty runs in the family. It's in our genes. My father sweats a lot but this is not considered excessive. I guess it's because he drink lots of water and a little move specially during summer makes him sweat faster than others.  This goes same with my brothers and sisters including me. It's the same reason why sometimes I hate summer. Since we sweat a lot, we need extra protection not only in our face because sweat also leads to pimple infection but with our underarms too. 

     Sweaty underarms? No way! I had some embarrassing moments during my high school days where I'm very active with school activities. I'm also a volleyball player so it's really normal for me that I sweat a lot during and after the game. I hate it when the arms of my clothes feels wet. There were also times that you can really see that it's wet specially with colored blouses and shirts. So there comes awkward and embarrassing moment. Let me also emphasize that sweaty underarms doesn't mean there's an unpleasant smell. But if you ignored it, doesn't have proper hygiene (e.g. takes bath every other day) and just use an antiperspirant then I guess worse things will happen. 

     I've tried so many antiperspirants and deodorants in the market before. From cheap to cost-effective ones. I also got tired of trying and testing new brands but a couple of years ago I decided to buy something pricier, something heavy duty to avoid irritation and darkening of my underarms and sometimes chicken skin. I've tried Godiva underarm whitening antiperspirant, Jao Ming underarm all in one underarm cream and Flawless Deo Whitening Antiperspirant. I can say they're all effective but the effect plateaud after I emptied two or three bottles. I searched through different forums and I'm glad that I've found VMV Hypoallergenics Essence Skin Saving Antiperspirant that I really looooooveeeeeee! This is my second bottle and up to now I say it's ahh-mazing after every spray :D

VMV Hypoallergenics Essence Skin-Saving Anti-Perspirant

 VMV Hypoallergenics Essence Skin-Saving Antiperspirant
NOTE: I replaced the original spray because it's always plug up. But it's not a big problem for me :D

  • Skin-safe, all-day dryness and odor prevention for sensitive skin. 
  • Strong enough even for hyperhydrotic skin (can be sprayed onto palms and soles of the feet, too).

  • Prevents itching, redness, ingrown hair, granulomas (bumps) and underarm darkening.

  • Keeps you fresh and dry all day.

  • Aluminum chlorhydrate aggressively inhibits perspiration.

  • Glycerin soothes.
  • Skin-safe silicones ensure excellent adhesion.
  • No aluminum zirconium, fragrances, dyes or other irritating ingredients that can cause underarm darkening, granulomas, redness and itching.
  • Will not stain or affect fabrics.
 VMV Hypoallergenics Essence Skin-Saving Antiperspirant
Effective yet gentle all-day dryness for sensitive skin. Helps prevent itching, redness and underarm darkening. Validated Hypoallergenic:
VH -76/76. 100% All-Types-Of-Fragrance-Free. 100% Dye-Phthalate-Paraben + Preservative-Free. Usage, Patch + Clinically-Tested. For Men, Women, Children ages 9+.
size: 150ml (5.07 Fl.oz.)

price: 380 php (Around $9.00+)

place bought: VMV Counter, Sm Fairview Health and Beauty Section

instructions for use: Spray about 6 inches away from underarm skin. Let dry (it takes just a few seconds). Can also be used on palms, the soles of the feet, and other sweaty areas.TIP: Applying before bedtime increases efficacy. For very sweaty skin, apply before bedtime and reapply in the morning. Do not use on broken or irritated skin.

ingredients: Active Ingredients: Aluminum Chlorhydrate.
Other Ingredients: Alcohol, Aqua/Water/Eau, Glyceryl Laurate, Glycerin, PEG-12 Dimethicone

What I like:
  • Hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested.
  • Safe for sensitive skin.
  • Doesn't cause darkening of underarms.
  • Spray type bottle that is very convenient to use.
  • One or two sprays is enough for both underarms.
  • It's very affordable- do the math, the entire bottle lasted me a year with everyday use!
  • Unscented.
  • Keeps sweat under control. Makes my pits dry all day.
  • Prevents chicken skin.
  • Multipurpose- can be used to treat hyperhidrosis (hands and feet).
  • Has batch, manufacturing and expiry date.
What I don't like:
  • NONE
Will I repurchase? Yes, yes yes!!! I actually bought my second bottle last month and planning to buy another even though it will last me a year (I think) based on my experience. 

     I give this a 5/5 rating. Can I give 6/5? =P Super love this product. Hubby likes it too! 
I highly recommend this product!!!
NOTES fr VMV website:  Due to high concentration of drying crystals, spray may plug up- remove + rinse under warm running water. Before using any product, test a tiny amount of it on skin (we omit allergens, but you may be sensitive to an ingredient that isn't an allergen). Introduce new products one at a time, with at least 3 days in between to make sure you are not allergic. Do not store in extreme temperatures, or in direct sunlight. Do not (re)introduce removed portions of product, water or other substances into product. As with all things skin, consult your dermatologist.Important: Ask a doctor before use if you have a kidney disease. For external use only on specified areas as directed. Stop use + consult your doctor in the unlikely event of discomfort or sensitivity. If contact with eyes occurs, flush out with plenty of water. Keep out of reach of children. While safe for its intended use, ingesting large amounts of this product - as unattended children may do - is potentially harmful. If this happens, get medical help right away.
     What's your HG Antiperspirant?Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend loves!

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