My first one was in high school. I think I went to Nancy’s and someone there said I needed a facial to remove my blackheads. It was a painful experience as she dug deep. It took a while before I had a second one.
The second was done by the one who gave us manicure/pedicure at home. She was a gentle soul.
The third was done by my nurse early on in my paralysis. She came for 8 hours a day and because she was very kind and I guess, bored, she did my face. It was either she or the second one who put egg white on my face.
My fourth facial would have been a diamond peel, home service but I was scared. And before I mustered enough guts to have it done, I was in Philosophy, second floor, Mega Fashion Hall this afternoon. And it was a free 3-minute facial by Arlene. Looking at my face now, it does look clearer, cleaner and brighter. A thirty-minute facial would set one back by P750. Not bad, right? It includes facial massage. Maybe next time. I hope by then, Arlene will still be there.
The facial was done in the counter in front of some of their samples and other products for sale. The full facial is done inside a room behind closed doors. One has to lie down, Arlene said, but when I asked if I could just sit on my wheelchair, she said it was possible.
I first encountered the Philosophy brand in Beauty Bar at Podium. What caught my attention was the fragrance, Grace. I thought of giving it as a present to a friend so-named but as it cost over a thousand, I aborted the plan. Since then I’ve equated Philosophy with “expensive”.
But after seeing thepseudoshrink‘s post on the product, I thought of trying it out. I got the shampoo cum shower gel cum bubble bath thing and was given samples for skin care (cleansing, toner, moisturizer and sunscreen).
the morning after:
I like how my skin feels. Arlene, I’ll be back. You’re a decided asset to Philosophy.