Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Hair Treatment and Gel Manicure @Kimarie, Kota Damansara

It's countless that how many times I have been visiting Kimarie Hair Salon where I used to have my re-bonding (hair straightening) and hair perm done there since primary school time. After all, I have stopped as I realized the existence of curling tong and straightener which can get our hair done manually.

Few years later, I am engaged to Kimarie again. My round one has brought me to their new outlet which just recently opened right at Kota Damansara (next to Loudspeaker) for the first time after so many years, getting my turquoise hair turned into brown hair. I was pretty amazed with their Kerastase hair treatment and hair coloring skill.

- Interior Design -
Here's my second visit at this outlet again. I was so impressed with their interior design when I first walked in the salon. Unlike those usual salon with black and white theme which giving us much feeling like cleanliness and tidiness, Kimarie decorated their salon which more brownish earthy tone, giving much like a vintage feeling.

Decorated with red bricks, wooden made chairs and tables, it's much like a cottage than salon. It''s best giving us a home-like environment, warm and cozy. Most of the products used are Kerastase and L'Oreal.

- Hair Treatment -
This was how my hair looks like before treatment. Perhaps it looked not much differ with the dry grass, with frizzy and split ends. I used to damage my hair in the past if you do follow my updates, like dip dyed, full red hair then green.

Kimarie is well-known with their treatment service. There's even a room for the hair treatment session, a comfort zone with our privacy being protected teehee xD

After applying the L'Oreal hair treatment cream, my hair was sent to steam for  approximately 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes, taa daa I have my hair blow dry and this was how it looked eventually! Obviously that my hair looked smoother and healthier!

L'Oreal hair treatment | RM120
Kerastase hair treatment | RM140

- Manicure -
At this outlet, it's pretty different as they even provides manicure and pedicure services using full OPI products.

Here I have Hazel, Kimarie Nail Technicians doing gel manicure for me. As usual, basic nail shaping, removal of dead skin and nail care will be done before the application of gel nail.

Some of the nail displayed done by Hazel. Any theme for her will do! You may also bring some of the magazine or sample pictures as reference for her, and she will get your nail done as you preferred!

Lastly, I have my nail done in pastel colors with delicious ice-cream theme. Aren't they looking cute and delicate? It needs time and patience to get perfect drawn of nail arts.

Basic gel manicure | RM85 onwards (excluded nail arts and accessories).
Basic manicure | RM40.

I have flat oily nails, thus most of the manicure doesn't last long for my past experience. Basic manicure lasted for a day or even half day. Gel manicure ridiculously lasted for only 2 days (basically gel manicure can last for at least two weeks), not to mention where I did that gel manicure. 


Gel manicure which I did in Kimarie, it lasts much longer on my nails and now still counting the days, it's already 5 days teehee =D

Thanks Grace and Kimarie for the great opportunity.

For more information and update, please feel free to visit
(hair) Instagram: @Kimarie_hairdressing
(nail) Instagram: @Kimarie_nailbar

Jalan PJU 5/20,
The Strand Damansara,
Kota Damansara 47810 PJ.
Tel: +603 61510034
Business hour: 11am-8pm (weekdays)
                         10am-7pm (weekends)

There's an opening promotion of Buy 1 FREE 1(for hair cut and hair coloring) and 30% off only at
Kimarie, Kota Damansara outlet.
Besides, there's repost contest on Instagram and you may win yourself a Kerastase hair treatment service worth RM140 at Kimarie Kota Damansara , contest ending soon on 20 August! Check here to join now!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Interview Session with Mom: Scholl, Velvet Smooth Express Pedi Electronic Foot File

Ahh, I guess most of us, especially female don't really pay a great attention on our both feet compare to hair, manicure or body care. So, we used to have cracked heels due to lack of foot care (like hygienic issue and moisturization) , overexposure, prolong standing posture or even ill fitting shoes. It may causes redness, flaky patches, cracked skin or even worse, bleeding. It's somehow irritating when we are wearing heels, it's definitely painful as both feet hold the load of body weight.

I don't really have any big issue with cracked heels as I don't really wear heels or stand that long or over-expose my leg to the water, but my mom do. I always see her sitting at a corner and filing her heels manually. It's sort of time and energy consuming huh.


Beauty begins at your feet.
Here's a rescue for my mom and all of you to remove cracked skin or filing your foot effectively and effortlessly

Scholl, The Velvet Smooth Express Pedi Electronic Foot File
A salon finish at home!

Unlike the usual foot file we saw in the market, it's an electronic foot filer which leaves you with smooth feet effortlessly!

Micralumina Replaceable Head ( Can be removed and changed)
Ergonomically Shaped Soft Touch Handle
Battery Operated (4 unit of AA batteries)
Operated by batteries, it comes with an I (on) and O (off) giving us the great convenience which is always ready to use, generate the rotating action gentlely and effectively! 

Direction to use:
1. Remove the cover before use.
2. Turn it on by twisting the silver ring to left (anti-clockwise) and gently glide the roller head over the dead skin for few minutes.
3. Wipe or rinse off the excess dead skin particles.
4. Dry your skin with a towel and apply moisturizer.
5. You're done and leave with smooth fabulous skin.

The cleaning of the roller head...
1. Turn off the pedi kit and detach the roller head from the pedi kit.
2. Rinse the roller head under the tap and dry it with a cloth.
3. Replace the roller and cover.
*Noted: They are selling refill pack on the roller head.

Price and Availability
*available at any Scholl outlets and drug stores.
*for the roller refill pack will cost RM49.90

Pack content
1 electronic foot file
1 roller head
4 AA batteries
1 cover

Click HERE to enjoy RM10 discount (exclusively for my readers)

Review: Interview session with mom
What do you think about it when you first saw this velvetsmooth pedi kit?
I wonder what is this and how it works. It looks cool.

Do you find it convenient or hard for application?
Obviously that it's super convenience in usage as it works only in a click. It does not consume much time and energy. I just need to put it on the preferred area which consists of dead skins.

How long you spend to remove your dead skin using velvetsmooth compare to manually operated tool?
I spend around 8-10 minutes if using a file tool manually. Yet, I spend only 3-5 minutes using velvet smooth.

Do you find it effective?
It's a yes. My feet appeared to be much smooth after using it. I guess I can soon achieve gorgeous feet after long term usage.

Do you think the price is affordable for you?
It's quite affordable as we are actually paying for the machine and they provide roller head refill pack in the market.

What's your rating for velvet smooth or anything to be improved?
4/5. As it's not good enough to fully removed the dead skins and it's kinda noisy.

For more information and update about #MYVelvetSmooth, please feel free to
visit www.velvetsmooth.com.my / Scholl MY
or even
pit stop at 1 Utama, right outside Watson from 6 -10 August for a foot pampering session!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

An Angelic Alchemy: L'OCCITANE Angelica Hydra Vital Cream and Hydra Vital Gel

I have extreme big pores and they are always clogged no matter how frequent I went for facial treatment. Namely, I have strawberry kind of nose and face.
When ever I went for a skin test, the dermatologist will keep on reminding me that my pores are exhausted, they need more water.
In the previous time, I thought I have such oily skin type as my T-zone areas always appear to be oily and so I used all the anti-oily products.Yet, they proved me wrong, I actually have dry and sensitive skin. After all, Skin hydration is always a concern for me.

Recently, I have been using L'OCCITANE Angelica Hydra Vital Cream and Gel. Both of them arrived my door step in a tiny bag, looking absolutely cute in fresh green color - The Nature Color.

Inspired by nature, L'OCCITANE has introduced three additions to its iconic Angelica range, specially formulated for Asian skins. Angelica range delivers the most effective moisturizing power, instantly quenches skin's thirst and provides long-lasting hydration. Besides Organic Angelica Water and Organic Angelica Essential Oil which introduced in 2012, the expert has finally discovered the moisturizing power of Angelica seeds. Followed by the reveal of Hydra Vital Cream and Hydra Vital Gel right in earlier of August 2014!

---Main Ingredients---
The organic Angelica from Dome region, its seeds extract stimulates the production of versican, which is a molecule that promotes delivery of moisture and retention in skin when hydration level falls.Versican regulates and ensures long-lasting, balanced level of skin hydration.

---Hydra Vital Cream---
Hydra Vital Cream claims to offer long-lasting moisturization right up to 48 hours. While revitalize and helping skin stay away from environmental stresses, it boosts natural skin hydration and restores comfort. It leaves our skin with a plumper, smoother, radiant and glowy look.

Texture and Scent
It comes in milky-white creamy texture which is slight thick yet sort of watery. It comes in slight sweet floral scent, which is totally exhilarating and delightful.

Size and Price
50ml | RM184

What do I think about it?
I used it as a day cream as our skin tend to expose to the sun or staying in air-conditioning room and our skin appears to be more dehydrated. 48 hours of moisturization is definitely a must! I found out that this cream appear to be slightly oily compare to the gel form. Yet, I am still used to it as it performs to be in a 'acceptable oily' level. After using it, I found out that my skin appear to be fuller, supple and glowing in health.

 ---Hydra Vital Gel---
Hydra Vital Gel is a cooling gel which provides 24 hours hydration, giving our skin instant and intense hydration. Soothes and revitalizes the skin at the same time. The aqueous gel immediately melts into the skin smoothly, giving an thirst-quenching effect, restore radiance and vitality from dawn to dusk.

Texture and scent
It's in gel form in light apple green color and watery texture. It comes with a pleasant scent which smell much like a kind of floral, which is refreshing and relaxing.
Size and Price
50ml | RM184

What do I think about it?
This is definitely my favorite! It's not oily and even after a long hours, my skin still appear to glow in healthy instead of extreme-glow. It promotes quick absorption as I only massage my face for 1-2 minutes and then it's fully absorb by my skin, leaving my skin in smooth and hydrated condition. I used to apply it as night cream as after the whole day, it's time to give your skin some water and I guess it will perform better when you are sleeping. The scent is brilliant as it tends to clam me down as well.

 ---The Bestsellers---
Besides, Hydra Vital Cream and Gel, there are still other bestsellers in Angelica range which is well-recommended to achieve angelic beauty.

All the Angelica range are available in all L'OCCITANE outlets.

For more information and product details, feel free to visit www.loccitane.com.my or L'OCCITANE FB Page.
Thanks L'OCCITANE and TheButterflyProject for the great review opportunity.