Saturday, January 15, 2011

Eureka Moment: LipIce now in Manila!

We all know that lips are one of the most noticeable and sexiest part of the body, if that's the case, I won't be called sexy in this lifetime because I have dry lips!  I've tested and 'kissed' so many lipbalms and I know there are a lot of great ones out there but there is something about lip products that I don't find myself regularly applying!  My bad!

When I wrote a post about "Lip Balms I've Kissed" almost 3 years ago, that was also the first time I get to know the brand Mentholatum and the lip balm called LipIce! 

I love it so much that I went hunting for it during my trips.  Purchased a couple in Malaysia, bought back ups in Taiwan and hoarded in Hong Kong!  I even tried Sasa online shopping just to try out their other variants and so far, the brand does not fail me!

I can't believe my eyes when I saw the familiar packaging in Watson's!  YES!  Eureka Moment for me!  It's finally here!  And you know what's the bonus? --- The prices locally are cheaper!!!  Finally!!! Something is cheaper in our country as compared to our neighboring countries!!! 

LipIce Fruity
Php89.00 (approx $2.00)

A color free lip balm that comes in a range of 5 delicious fruity flavors.  Strawberry, Apple, Lemon, Grape Blackcurrant and Orange Mandarin.  I've used the Lemon variant for the longest time and its high time I try other flavors, because.... I can't be boring!

LipIce Sheer Color
Php145.00 (approx $3.22)
This lip balm sparks my interest as I haven't seen this when I was shopping for my "backups".  This is unique because it looks clear, goes on clear, then changes into sheer pink or even dark pink depending on your lips!  I am actually using this at this very moment and mine...goes on....deep pink!  I love it!

LipIce Color Lipbalm
Php125.00 (approx $2.77)
Perfect for young girls or young-at-hearts *ahem*  This is the perfect for anyone who wants just a tinge of color for that polish look in a snap!  I am planning to use this on clients who are going for dark eye makeup! 

LipIce Color Gloss
Php125.00 (approx $2.77)
This comes in a tube with an angled tip for ease of application.  It's a gloss that has a nice sparkle perfect to top on a "drying lipstick formulation".  If you want a natural, sexy pout, you can apply this on top of a clear balm! I tested one and I like using this on days I am opting for "dewy" makeup!  It gives a nice "clean" and "young" look!

Mentholatum Therapy Lip Gel
Php108.00 (approx $2.40)
Enriched with camphor- an ingredient used because of its healing properties for relief for chafed and chapped lips.  This is already part of my night routine!  Has this nice minty feel! 

I have seen that they also offer lip balms suit for the men in our lives!  I am actually excited for Mr. AMW to give it a test!  For's Eureka Moment!  So happy it's here!

A blogger friend told me the Mentholatum Sunblock works really well, and a li'l birdie told me they'll have it launched locally around March!  Accessible brands --- FTW! (For the Win!)

Oh, before I end this post, Mr. AMW used the Menthalatum Facial Wash for Men, which Brother AMW bought for him.  He actually finished 2 tubes, I wonder if they are bringing it down here as well? 

Have you tried this brand?
What's your favorite product from this company?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

(Note from Author: Products sent for PR purposes.  The author is not affiliated with the company and brand.)


  1. I've seen this in Watson's for a while now, but I never bothered trying

    Thanks for the review and sharing your eureka moment...hehe

  2. Hey Nikki, wondering if you have received my postage yet??
    I'm excited for you to open it ^^

    I love Mentholatum lip balms, but you can't buy it here in australia, always have to buy from online websites or over seas>< sad!!!!

  3. I have Lipice Fruity in Apple and Sheer Color too! Sheer color gives me a dark pink also and I'm amazed that it doesn't dry out my lips after a few hours. Watson's is really stepping up, there are so many brands to explore there now :)

  4. I mega love lipice! I'm glad we have it here! Will buy!

  5. I'm not a fan of Lipice Fruity. Didn't feel it did much for my lips. Guess mine are just too dry =( The Colour gloss is beautiful though!! It's so shimmery, shiny, plump and just.. so nice lol

  6. phoebe keeps raving about this on her blog, too, and now that you're excited about lipice as well, it must be a really fantastic product. :) kainis lang that there aren't any watson stores in the areas i frequent, so i'm still lusting after the neutrogena fine fairness moisture.

  7. I love Lip Ice! They smelll sooo heavenly!

  8. Hollie, I think same with you, if I haven't bought this during my travel, I won't mind this too! I'm glad I got to know about this brand and they are very big in other countries ha!

    Purple Snowflake, awww thank you for checking, but none yet,I am not worrying though, it does take time! Let me know if you want something from Mentholatum, I can send them to you! :)

    Kari, I agree, I am surprised with all the new brands coming out at Watson's, I remember getting bored at Watson's years ago because same brands and same everything, now, they are importing more interesting products!

  9. Catherine, awwww MEGA LOVE! That must be something, well I've started to use the Sheer Lip Color and the treatment gel one, I love it!

    Isabel, ahhh I have yet to try my color gloss, I have tested one tube once and what I like is how light it feels on my lips, non sticky at all!

  10. Isea, ahhhh well if you've gotten the chance to visit HOARD ka na hahaha! I may be living in the center of everything but I don't have time to roam around malls, kaya I get overwhelmed when I visited Watson's on how many products have been added !

    Lisa, agree!

  11. Actually, available in watson's stores na yung sunblock :)

    Its size is the size of a human palm. quite small, I forgot about the price but I'm sure it's reasonable :)

    One question tho:
    Do their lip balms don't go oily or "crumbly" like Blistex does? TIY!

  12. Hi Nikki! I love your blogs so much that I ended up awake the entire night last night :) I realized its already 5:15 am and my eyes are so tired already.
    Anyway, your blogs will be useful to me since I love make-ups and my cousin has been bugging me to do the make-ups for his models but I'm still having doubts and havent have much confidence in me. Reading through your blog makes me want to pursue it but I am still scouting for a good school or workshops for me to enroll for make-up classes. :)
    Oh and also reading such blogs inspires me more to write more often in my own blog.
    Thanks again Nikki!

  13. @Live Yes, thanks for sharing, it is available na nga and I love the packaging, fits anywhere! About the question, NO way! Their lip balms never goes crumbly! I know what you mean about that "feel" it's definitely not like this with mentholatum!

  14. @Baya Casar-Sy Sorry for the delayed response but your comment puts a HUGE smile on my HUGE face! LOL Thanks talaga, I'm glad to inspire people even in my own little ways!!! :) Thanks for reading and go go go lang sa pag sulat sa blog!!!! I'll head on to your site after! :D

  15. hi Nikki! the reply puts a huge smile on my face too!!! =) nevermind the late reply as long as you make pansin to my literally KSP (kulang sa pansin) blog LOL.

    you're such a sweet person. Evnthough i dont know you personally I know that you're beautiful inside and out.

    Thanks for dropping by and taking time to read my blog.

  16. @Baya Casar-Sy LOL at the KSP hirit! Nah, it's not a KSP blog, it's nice :) keep on writing! Glad to know you dear! :)

  17. hi nikki. this is one of the two things na hinanap ko talaga after i have read your post last january. Your eureka posts are very addicting because it's really affordable and sometimes are easily bought even if i am here in bacolod.:)


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