Beauty Giveaway: Lace x Rue

Lace x Rue is a small Cebuano beauty brand created by my talented friend Krista Pages. Blending her love of spa treatments and anything made by hand, Krista has created an assortment of premium quality scrubs and sprays that are guaranteed to be permanent fixtures in your bathroom cabinet. Here is her current line up of products and their descriptions.

Sugar Body Scrub (300ml P500) The sugar body scrub is put together with lovely things such as honey, lavender essential oil, and sweet almond oil to nourish your skin. Krista suggests rubbing the scrub towards the direction of your heart to improve circulation and improve lympathic system drainage in your body. I personally LOVE this scrub so much. It’s truly one of the best I’ve tried. It goes on like a dream and makes my skin feel baby soft the whole day.

Lip Buff in Spicy Chocolate and Mint Chocolate (100ml P295) These little jars are packed with exciting ingredients like brown sugar, ginger essential oil, cayenne pepper, cocoa powder and cinnamon. The sugar not only removes dry skin but the heat from the cayenne pepper will give lips a plumping effect. The Mint chocolate version is for those that want something a little milder. It uses spearmint, peppermint and wintergreen instead. I found that the spicy chocolate version totally did what it said it would and made my lips fuller and pinker!

Mermaid Hair Sea Salt Spray (100ml P195)  A dreamy sea salt spray put together with toasted coconut oil, vanilla essential oil, sea salt, a bit of hair gel, and water. These ingredients give hair long lasting beach waves. This spray definitely helped my naturally wavy hair achieve more shine and body and it smelled amazing. Definitely a keeper.

Great news for my followers: I’m giving away two jars of lip scrub (one in mint chocolate and one in spicy chocolate to two lucky Cat JL followers.) Here’s how to join:

  1. Like Lace x Rue on Instagram and Facebook 
  2. Share a picture from this blog entry in either IG or FB sharing why you’d like to win this product.
  3. Be sure to use the tag #catjlxlacexrue (be sure your post is public so we can see it)

Five finalists to be announced via this blog post and on my blog’s Facebook on March 22. First two finalists to email will get the scrubs delivered to them.


Here are the five finalists:


Must have a Philippine postal address to join. 

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Beauty Review: La Mer’s Revitalizing Hydrating Serum

Oh, La Mer. Why are you so effective? It’s really hard to tell your skin not to have La Mer after it’s tasted it. It’s like telling your child that they can no longer have cheese French Fries. Ever.

I was recently invited to experience La Mer’s latest baby: The Revitalizing Hydrating Serum. Don’t you love how it’s got a “the” in its name. Making sure you know that it’s the bomb and nothing else will compare.

Here is what La Mer’s website has to say about this wonder serum:

This deeply replenishing serum awakens vitality one drop at a time, flooding skin with sea-sourced actives and the healing energies of our Miracle Broth™ Tiny micro-droplets of The Deep Hydration Ferment—with an interactive blend of green, brown and red algae—are designed to penetrate rapidly, revitalizing deep within skin’s surface. With 8x the immediate effects of a humidifier, this refreshing serum creates a haven of all-day hydration. Lime Tea Concentrate—a powerful antioxidant—protects against the elements, allowing skin to thrive, Cells plump and lines are visibly softened as natural repair is energized. Skin becomes visibly radiant, youthful. Full of vibrant life.

To use: Apply onto fingertips and gently sweep over face and neck morning and evening. For optimal results, follow with your La Mer moisturizer.

This gorgeous product (I LOVE the green bottle by the way) goes on smoothly with a lovely faint floral scent. It is easily absorbed into the skin and leaves nothing but softness in its wake.

I have been using this beauty for a few nights now and my skin absolutely loves it. You can feel it moisturising your skin from within instead of just on the surface. I’ve decided to save product and use it at night because I’m currently placing a Vitamin C serum and intense sunblock before my BB cream during the day. I think my skin might just beg for a vacation if I add anything else to my morning routine.

I would recommend this beautiful product if your skin is  leaning towards to the oily side and you want to give it some intense internal hydration due to various treatments (like Tretinoin, Benzoyl Peroxide, etc.) It won’t weigh you down, will definitely help with the flaking, make fine lines look less noticeable, and make you look amazing.

You can purchase La Mer in the Philippines at Rustan’s Department Store.

Learn more about La Mer’s amazing products through their:

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Be sure to also check out my other review of La Mer’s The Renewal Oil. Another fabulous product.