[Review] A Shashay Spa Day

Hey guys!

Am back again with a quick post on a simple pamper session you can do right from your own home ūüôā I’m pretty sure that now and again every one of us feels that the weight of the world lies on our shoulders, and those shoulders sometimes just really needs to chill out. A good tune in the background, a candle lighting up the rooms, doesn’t that sound lovely? ‚̧

I’ve got a few items here that may help you to relax, de-stress and to¬†pamper yourself whenever the need be.

Have a read, and have fun!

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For the tired, dull skin, the first item I have is the Garnier Sakura White Range, consisting of the Garnier Sakura White Pinkish Radiance Gentle Cleansing Foam (RM12.88/100ml) and the Garnier Sakura White Pinkish Radiance Moisturizing Cream with SPF 21. (RM24.80/50ml)

Now I haven’t been using this range for long, but I can say Garnier truly does make wonderful products at drugstore prices. This range is supposed to give one a pinkish radiance complexion, so lets see how that goes. Hopefully my skin will be as beautiful as the Sakura flower this range is named for. ūüėÄ

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Next up, a treat from L’occitane for the weary hands! Say hi to the L’occitane Arlesienne Velvet Hand Cream.¬†(RM39.00/30ml) L’occitane has¬†always make lovely hand creams as far as my memory serves me, and this product definitely lives up to their rich heritage. A smell of rose,¬†sweet violet and saffron lingers as this product is applied.

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For the dry, tangly mess of hair, we have the¬†Matrix Biolage Smooth Proof Shampoo (RM55/ 40ml)¬†infused with¬†Camillia for frizzy hair. I personally don’t have frizzy hair, but sometimes, it does get tangled and messy after a rough night of sleep, and that’s where this baby come in. With no parabens, and a bloody amazing scent if I may say so myself, i have literally loved this shampoo from the moment I’ve been using it.¬†

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And for skin in need of deep hydration, masks to the rescue! With the¬†Nature Republic Snail Solution Hydrogel Mask Sheet¬†(RM14.60/20g)¬†and the¬†Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Mask¬†(RM10.00/25g). I love the Hydraluron mask more compared to the Nature’s Republic mask, mostly because of the scent, lol!

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And finally, for the parched skin in need of a moisture boost, there is the¬†Always 21 Aloe Vera Soothing Gel Mist¬†(39.00/100ml). Reminds me of Forever 21 ūüėÄ This is actually my favourite product of the lot, and it really does give that refreshing feel one is looking for. I carry this product¬†with me almost all the time, and each time I feel a little fresh air, I spritz a bit of the mist¬†and instant relief with a burst of an aloe vera scent engulfs me ‚̧

For more info, do click on the respective links.

Signing off with a note of relaxation, so goodbye for now!

PS: Let me know if you’d like a full in depth review on any of the products.

xoxo,
Shashay

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L’occitane Smoothing Gloss

Hello awesomesauces!!
So you know those tangly fly away hairs that we all have ? Lets just say I don’t have that problem anymore since I started using the¬†L’occitane Smoothing Gloss!

Been using this for about a year now, and I have to say, its one of my must haves to tame wavy or unruly hair! My hair generally behaves most of the time, and its mostly straight, with just a bit of wavyness at the ends. I haven’t really coloured my hair or anything, but I did bleach my ends once (never again), and it became super duper dry, so I applied this gloss on it to make it all healthy and shiny again!

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Description: The gloss is enriched with 5¬†essential oils and strawberry AHA and this anti-frizz Repairing Smoothing Gloss effectively smoothes and tames hair while helping to repair and protect it from heat damage from the hair dryer or flat iron. Your hair is light, sleek and manageable with a long lasting finish. (That’s what the description says)

It contains five essential oils: Angelica that softens, Lavender that purifies, Geranium that regenerates, Ylang Ylang that strengthens and Patchouli that stimulates and Strawberry AHA. 

MY DESCRIPTION: Okay, so yes, after application, hair does become sleek and smooth, and it definitely lasts till the end of the day! About heat protection, I would still advise you guys to use a proper heat protectant like Chi Iron Guard since I find that the heat protection for this product is very minimal. The smell of the product is very fresh, it smells a little like mens after shave to me honestly, so if you’re particular about the scent of a product, this might not be for you.

For me, I’m pretty okay with most smells, and the smell of the gloss does disappear after a while anyway, so no biggie. The texture is like a conditioner, thick, but clear, and it goes on very easily on the hair without stickyness.¬†With 5 essential oils, i thought L‚Äôoccitane‚Äôs Smoothing Gloss would feel like a serum, or an oil but its a actually thick viscous gel.¬†Plus, its Sulphate free! That’s always a good thing no?

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Instructions for use: Apply and spread on damp hair evenly before blow-drying. And to structure your hair or your curls, apply on dry hair on ends as a finish.
Personally, I don’t put this on my dry hair, since I find that it makes my hair feel crunchy, you know what I mean? Usually I use it after I wash my hair, while its still damp, take a penny sized dollop, rub it all over my fingertips to warm it up, and then apply all over my ponytail region. And then you style your hair as how you would do it normally. My hairstyle would last the whole day, curly or straight. And its not crunchy, weirdly enough. *mysteries of the world*
Other general thoughts: This product is priced at RM95 and for 125 ml. It lasts for a long time since you¬†don’t¬†really use much for each application. Cost wise, pretty effective!Out of 5 stars, this product gets a 4 rating. A definite repurchase!

For now, that’s about it I guess! Drop me a comment, like, tweet, share or anything really. I promise I don’t scratch! =D And dont forget to follow my facebook updates here!

xoxo,
Shasha