I love MULTI-USE products because they save on space, are great for travelling, and give you more “bang for your buck”.  

For the Glambabes on the go, here are my top picks:

1. Neal’s Yard Wild Rose Beauty Balm

This was an amazing organic find from the UK. The Wild Rose Beauty Balm is their star product. It can be used as a cleanser and exfoliant (rub on and wipe off with the accompanying muslin cloth), moisturizer (melt a pea size amount in your palms and massage onto your face), overnight mask (just apply a larger amount), and as a sleeping aid.

Tip: The blend of essential oils is guaranteed to give you a good night’s sleep and is especially great for jet lag. 

Neal’s Yard Wild Rose Beauty Balm is available on

2. Eye of Horus Natural Mascara

Yes, this is my ultimate favorite mascara. On a recent trip abroad, I was aghast to discover that I left my eyebrow definer palette.  Instead of rushing out to buy a new one, I did a “beauty McGyver” and used the mascara to shape and tame my brows as well.  Worked perfectly.  It didn’t smudge or smear the whole day.

TIP: Just make sure to always keep your brows neat and well-groomed so defining them is just an added bonus.

Eye of Horus Natural Mascara is available here on

3. Zenutrients Slimming Massage Oil Blend

I absolutely love the scent of this massage oil blend. It contains lavender, patchouli, & seaweed. I use this as a massage oil for my regular weekly massages, as a slimming treatment during my yoga practice (apply onto problem areas like arms & stomach), and as an after-shower oil for silky and non greasy skin (apply onto damp skin and air dry to lock in moisture).

Tip: No need to use a separate fragrance afterwards as its scent is so delicious and long-lasting.

Zenutrients Slimming Massage Oil is available at their showroom, #57 East Kapitol Drive, Barrio Kapitolyo, Pasig.

4. PIXI Beauty Succulent Lip Twin in Poppy Red # 4

Just discovered this wonder product from Glamourbox’s latest offerings. The packaging is playful & fun, the scent smells like sumptuous berries, and the texture is amazingly light and easy to apply. I also love the jumbo size applicator as it makes it easier to use on both my lips and cheeks. 

Tip: To use as a lip & cheek tint, just apply and blend with your fingers for a natural, post-workout flush. The organic ingredients make this product safe for kids, too!

The PIXI Beauty Succulent Lip Twin is available in fun colors here at

5. VMV Hypoallergenics The Big, Brave Booboo Balm

I’m a mom and I always have a jar of this in my bag at all times. This is great for healing minor cuts & burns (both for kids & adults), soothing insect bites (guaranteed no scarring afterwards), can be used a lip balm, and my favorite as a “dewy skin highlighter”.

Tip: Just apply a little on your cheeks, forehead, & nose for a fresh, dewy look. 

The VMV Big, Brave Booboo Balm is available at most luxury malls and on

These are just my top picks but honestly most of your beauty products can really work double time.  Finding new ways to get your products to do more for you is part of the fun that BEAUTY brings.

Your Purveyor of Beauty,


VANESSA aka #thevainmama