To end my month, i would like to share my January picks of my DIY Spa session at home. Since its a new year, another year older, i will be taking care of my skin starting from this year onwards. And since i've not been giving enough attention to my skin, poor skin :( So, i have made 2015 a commitment to give my skin more love and affection to ensure that it stays as healthy as ever for the years to come.
So, if you don't know yet, I'm twenty-three this year, and i have realised that they are a few changes to my lifestyle, and also the amount of activities that tires you out really fast! It has been a busy month for me, with working and masters at the same time, so i decided that a stress-free spa day should be practiced at least once a month. Therefore, to start ahead a spa day, of course you need to stand by some products right?
Before i explain, what is what, above would be some products sponsored by the Butterfly Project, so thank you for all these goodies for me to try out. What you can find above are some pampering products for your skin and hair.
Products in photo:
1. Nature Republic Snail Solution Hydrogel Mask Sheet
2. Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Mask
3. Always 21 Aloe Vera Soothing Gel Mist
4. Matrix Biolage Smooth proof Shampoo
5. GlamGlow Thirsty Mud Hydrating Treatment
6. L'occitane Arlesienne Velvet Hand Cream
So, lets start with the face mask first. We have two different kind of mask here, one from Korea which would be the Nature Republic Snail Solution Hydrogel Mask Sheet and the other one would be from Japan, Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Mask.
To be frank, both mask from Korea and Japan are very competitive. In terms of facial cares. But in this scenario. I would say that it depends on your preference. For affordable skin care which are good, go for Nature Republic Snail Solution Hydrogel Mask Sheet, because they are cheap and well, if you're a K-pop fan, how can you resist the cute korean boys on each pack. hehe. On the other hand, if you prefer a more high end touch of face mask, go for Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Mask.
I tried both mask, and like any other mask, it works the same to me. Apply, then wait 15 minutes, rinse and shower. Both had an amazing after feel keeping your skin feeling clean and most importantly hydrated. But personally, i would go for the Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Mask, because the effects are more intense hydration when it comes to really stressed skin.
After rinsing off the extras of the mask, i decided to spray some soothing gel mist since we all know that aloe vera is good at repairing skin. Always 21 is from Korea (like, of course) and it works as a repairing agent for the skin. I like how it felt when i sprayed it on my face and skin! I just recently got sunburned cause i was running under the sun, and after applying some aloe vera mist, it made my skin felt less irritated and also it had an cooling after effect.
But of course, its still because its aloe vera. It keeps your skin hydrated and repairs your skin. This mist is convenient to me cause it does not need to be rubbed like the usual aloe vera gels. Saves time, and its easy to apply! This would be useful in my cupboard filled with skin cares! So much win. hehe. And psst, I've been using this before i apply make up too, and it works amazing!
Matrix Biolage Smooth Proof Shampoo is really good for pampering. Cost slightly more than usual shampoo, but the effects are instant. My hair was really dry before i used it, but when i applied Matrix Biolage Smooth proof Shampoo and rinse, it was like instant smoothness! If you need more attention for your hair, i would suggest this as its instant results and also it provides the right nutrients for your hair. Whats there not to love? ;)
This is special, the GlamGlow Thirsty Mud Hydrating Treatment. If you have not heard about GlamGlow, let me give you a small introduction to it. IT DOES WONDERS INSTANTLY! You can get GlamGlow at Sephora, but price wise, its on the expensive side, but it is definitely worth it! Since its a treatment mask, i applied it on my face and rinsed, with instant hydrating results. I had flaky skin because my skin was dry, but when i applied GlamGlow, it instantly removes mu dead skin and also my flakes of dry skin.
And last but not least, you will still need to bring some stuff around to keep yourself constantly pampered right? This would be the L'occitane Arlesienne Velvet Hand Cream, where you can just bring it around as its travel sized. LOVE! The scent has a violet floral scent which is rather soothing to be smelling. I am very particular when it comes to hand cream, but L'occitane Arlesienne Velvet Hand Cream was surprisingly very satisfying. Not only that it smells really good but also it does not leave a buttery feel to your hands. Absorbs by skin really well, and its non-sticky!
Today marks the final day of January in the year of 2015.*cries* Time passes really fast don't you think so? But i guess theres always more to look forward too right? So goodbye January and Hello February! I hope you enjoy reading my small review here, but fear not, because i have more posts to share with you in February! Stay tuned ;)