2019 couldn’t have started on a better note. The first invite I received for the year was from my favorite retail store Watsons. “It’s going to be a light and fun shopping event,” Kara said. The venue was the just-spruced up branch in SM Megamall. It was full of bloggers and influencers excited to find out all the ingredients needed to have a #HappyNewYou!
I was kinda late for this appointment. The first thing to do once you enter is get one of those shopping baskets by the aisle, it makes the experience easier, and more enjoyable of course.
Not all Watsons stores are alike. Some are small while the others are massive. Like the store in SM Megamall – it is well-stocked, well-lit and has everything you need in the beauty, health and wellness categories.
Somehow, when am in a big Watsons outlet, I always gravitate towards the makeup section. The selections these days are vast and diverse. Aside from the major brands on display like Revlon and L’Oreal, there’s also the local ones like EB and BLK as well as Japanese, Korean and other Western brands.
Tip: if you’re buying an item, even if just a minor one, the sales ladies at the counter will gladly give you a makeover, if you request it.
After make-up, my next fave section is skincare and Watsons is definitely not wanting in this regard. Whether it’s anti-aging, moisturizing, sun protection, or just plain maintenance, Watsons has got it all covered. They have everything – from my must-have Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser to Quick FX Pimple Eraser, facial masks, micellar water, nose packs etc.
Beauty is more than just skin deep. There are a variety of ingestibles to keep ourselves radiant from within, like NuEssence Collagen tablets, Met Tathione Softgel Capsules, Watsons Glutathione Gummies o generic Vitamin E…. Watsons has the whole line-up.
The assortment of wellness products is impressive . I presume they exist so we don’t have to line up for prescription or over the counter drugs, also available in-store too. Some of those we spotted include turmeric powder, Organique Acai juice, Kilo-Off for weight loss; there are even yoga mats and medicine balls to keep one active.
To recap: if your New Year’s resolution includes looking different with a new hairstyle, improved make-up, being more fit or simply glowing from within, there’s definitely a product or solution you can find in Watsons.
And here’s more good news :
For a minimum purchase of PHP500, you can be one of the 10 lucky winners of iPhone XR when you use your SM Advantage Card, SM Prestige, PRiMO, BDO Rewards Card, or the new Watsons Card! If you haven’t signed up for one yet, make sure you do before the promo ends on February 20, 2019 as Watsons Card winners will also receive 10,000 shopping points.