Saturday, June 25, 2016

BEAUTY | One Stop Centre For Your Hair, Only At Hair Depot Loft, One Utama




Assalamualaikum and hello.

I don't even remember when was the last time I talked about hair products, a year ago, maybe? It's not that it is not an important topic, but I am the type who will continue using the same hair products if it suits me. I actually have been using this particular shampoo to combat my hair thinning problem due to my post-pregnancy and it has been working out great for me. I'll talk about that in another post, I promise. But of course, other problems arise such as itchy scalp, oily hair and tangle hair. I have long hair and my hair is the coarse type, so I will always have to put on conditioner or serum to keep it smooth and untangle. This is where HAIRDEPOT Loft came to the rescue, it is a one stop centre for your hair needs!



HAIRDEPOT Loft One Utama is recently opened to the public. You can find a long list of hair products in the store to cater all sorts of hair problems and hair needs. 13 house brands that are available is the store are such as Midori, Hair Milk, Herbalogist, Hairdept, Greenology, Ecru Little Green, Ecru NewYorkStreets, Cab's, Aurane, Erayba, Phytorelax, Farcom Mea Natura, Farcom B-Style and Farcom Aler. HAIRDEPOT is a well known hair care centre because it has been around 2009 with currently 29 outlets operating in Klang Valley and Johor under the brand name HAIRDEPOT and K CARE SHOP.  Let's check out the store and see what they have in store!




Baby products is also available here. :)
Even styling tools and hair combs are sold here! ;)
Yessss, organic hair care is my go to!
You can also find body care products at HAIR DEPOT. :)

As you can see here, there are tonnes of hair products to choose from! But don't you worry, the consultant in HAIRDEPOT Loft will help to figure out what type of products suit your needs. They will ask you first hand what is your main concern and help you choose. As for me, I want products that can eliminate my itchy scalp, greasy hair, improve hair strength and texture and also improve my hair growth. The consultant help me through and I got 4 products to combat my problems. :)


Opening store promotion for member and non-member! ;)

HAIRDEPOT Loft  is located at LG311G, 1 Utama Shopping Center (New Wing), but these hair products can also be purchased via online at www.kcareshop.com. So online shopaholics, stock up your hair care on their website! :D



I got a few products to help me reduce my hair and scalp problems, let's see which products I chose! :D



The first two products I chose is from the organic brand, Greenology Organics. I got a shampoo and conditioner from the Moisture Rich range which contains Argan and Macadamia Oil for hydration, shiny and smooth hair. Both of this products are Sulphate-free, vegan friendly, 100% Australian made, Parabens-free and contains certified organic ingredients. 

  Greenology Organics Moisture Rich Sulphate-Free Shampoo  
  250ml  ||  RM78

  Greenology Organics Moisture Rich Natural Conditioner  
  250ml  ||  RM78


I use this combination alternately (every 2 days) with my current shampoo. This is because I love my current shampoo for hair growth but it makes my hair greasy on the second day. Therefore the Greenology Organics Moisture Rich combo helps me to keep my scalp hydrated and smoothing my hair at the same. I do like the outcome because my hair becomes light and clean each wash and I do not feel any itchiness on my scalp.




3rd product is Midori Professional Advanced Energy Scalp Balance Tonic 1 with Biotin which is a leave-on treatment for scalp. It is designed to help in reducing hair thinning problem with its anti-oxidant and botanicals ingredients.  It refreshes the scalp environment, promote anti-greying and hair density. This hair tonic does make my scalp feels refresh but I do feel some sort of itchiness on my scalp because I have to spray this leave-on directly on my scalp. It's not that bad but maybe I spray too much? Anyway, I will continue using it to see how it goes. 

  Midori Professional Advanced Energy Scalp Balance Tonic 1 with Biotin  
  120ml  ||  RM105



I love that this hair serum comes with a pump, it makes application so much easier. :)

The 4th product I received is definitely my favourite of the bunch. Argan Oil Hair Serum to help moisturize  each layer of the hair for long-term effect. My hair feels soft and glossy, I love it! This serum smells good too! :D Even though it's an oil based product, it is a lighter version of oil, therefore it won't leave any oily residue on my palm when I rub and massage the serum on the ends of my hair. 

  Argan Oil Hair Serum  
50ml  ||  RM89
*Suitable for all hair types


***GIVEAWAY***


Hey, good news to my instagram followers! Join my giveaway where you can win yourself ONE Argan Oil Hair Serum worth RM89 for free!! :)



What You Need To Do :
1. Follow @sabbyprue and @hairdepot_my on Instagram
2. Repost above photo on your instagram and tag @sabbyprue and @hairdepot_my and TWO of your friends
3. Flash your repost photo to the staff in HairDepot Loft One Utama 


........ and THATS ALL! :) You'll get the Argan Oil Hair Serum for free! This giveaway is valid for the first 100 only, so hurry and repost my photo! Giveaway ends on 15th July 2016






The next two products I received is for Marissa. Little Green Baby Shampoo and Body Wash and Soothing Balm. Little Green products are formulated for sensitive skin, hypoallergenic, clinically and dermatologist tested, no allergens and no parabens. 



  Little Green Baby Shampoo & Body Wash  
  240ml  ||  RM66


This shampoo and body wash is formulated for babies because of it's mild, tear-free, all in one formula to gently clean and moisturizes baby's skin and hair. It is infused with Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E to moisturize and to protect baby's delicate skin. I have been using this on Marissa for almost a week already and it seems to go well with her skin. It has mild scent to it, which I prefer for Marissa because I'm afraid products that have fragrance might give allergic reaction to her skin.




  Little Green Soothing Balm  
   13g  ||  RM66

This product is interesting to me because it comes in a stick, I have never seen any baby skincare products come in this form, yet. Little Green Soothing Balm can be used to protect and prevent chapped lips, cheeks and dry and irritated skin. I would say this balm can be used to sooth dry skin and gives hydration to the skin. Just apply the balm directly to the needed area and I massage it in a little bit. I just started using it on Marissa because she's having some kind of dry patches on her thigh, will report back if this works. 




I love the experience in HAIRDEPOT Loft because the consultants are all helpful and friendly too. Do visit them and take a look around if you want to find hair products that is suitable for your condition. :)


For more information on HAIRDEPOT, please visit :
Instagram : @hairdepot_my






Thanks for reading!







Till then,




Tuesday, June 21, 2016

BEAUTY | Review : Ephyra Skincare Series




 Assalamualaikum and hello.


I have been trying out a lot of skincare products from Malaysian based brand and most of them did good on my skin. Before we get into today's topic, let me tell you a little bit about my skin. I don't really have major skin problems but my concerns are definitely my large pores, fine lines and wrinkles and also my skin's texture. Hence the idea of using anti-ageing and hydrating products is always on top of my list. Plus, products that can brighten up, that can give that radiant and glowy effect on my skin is always good in my diary. I'm all about smooth and supple skin with radiant glow. Most people would commented that I have good skin but I know that I don't. I have so many flaws on my skin and I want to protect, repair and maintain it to ensure my skin looks at its best every single day for the rest of my life.


When I was introduced to Ephyra Skincare Series, I was really intrigued because I've read so many good reviews about it especially it helps a lot in reducing blemishes. The existing 2 skincare products are the Ephyra Skin Bar and Ephyra Skin Nano which are Ephyra best-seller products. Now they came up with a new product Ephyra Skin Snow, day and night moisturizer. If you are curious to find out more about Ephyra Skincare Series, please continue reading! :) 



  EPHYRA SKIN BAR  
Price : RM39 (SM)  |  RM45 (SS)




Ephyra Skin Bar is formulated from 100% natural ingredients that is safe to be used by anyone. With it's main ingredients such as Glutathione, Alpha Arbutin and Collagen, you would know that this bar of soap will help so much in skin's texture, whitening, anti-aging and anti-acne. Lets take a closer look of the ingredients :

Glutathione |  Rich in antioxidant to protect and prevent the skin from fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps to slow down the ageing process.
Collagen  |  Improve skin's elasticity
Bearberry Alpha Arbutin A Extract  |  Brighten the skin, reduce the appearance of blackheads
Rice Bran Oil  |  Enriched with vitamin and anti-oxidant to repair the skin from the inside out
Carrot Extract  |  The anti-inflammatory property helps to activate skin cells to even out skin tone, repair skin tissue and protect the skin from UV rays.
Seaweed  |  Helps to eliminate blemishes and improve skin's elasticity
Banana Enzyme  |  Act as anti-ageing property to repair skin's texture and skin tone 
Glyserin  |  Helps to treat those with oily skin because oily skin type are prone to have acne. Works well on eczema and reduce bacteria infection on the skin. 


Casing for your Skin Bar! :D


My first thought of seeing a cleansing bar, "This would be so hard to bring along for travelling". Well, here's a solution, Ephyra has this exclusive casing where you can keep your soap in and keeps it nicely in your washroom! I love this idea, it's not messy and the case does not leak. YES!! Thank you for coming up with this solution! This exclusive casing is priced at RM10 but you can get it for RM5 with any purchase. :) I love this soap. It has this mild floral scent which I like. It lathers pretty well and does not leave my skin feeling dry or tight. I feel clean and fresh after using this skin bar. It does not irritate my skin and give me any sorts of skincare problem. I think it does reduce a slight blemishes that I have on my chin which is great.






  EPHYRA SKIN NANO  
ADVANCED REPAIR SERUM
Day & Night Moisturizer Cream
Price : RM48 (SM)  |  RM52 (SS)
Size/Weight/Volume : 15ml




With it's patented Swiss Nano-Technology, Ephyra Skin Nano Advance Repair Serum will instantly repair damaged skin and install skin's luminosity. This serum will help to protect the skin from acne, reduce pigmentations, dark spots and wrinkles and even out skin tone. The main ingredients of Natural Arbutin, Glutathione, Vitamin C and E, this serum will cover 3 aspects of skin care problem which is to repair, replenish and protect the skin from inside out. This serum will penetrate deeply into the skin, repairing damage skin, replenish of what has been lost through out the years and protecting the skin from the harmful UV Rays.

Key Benefits of Ephyra Skin Nano :
 Reduce the appearance of blemishes/acne
♥ Reduce acne scars and pigmentation
♥ Improve skin's elasticity
♥ Reduce dark spots
♥ Brighten up dull skin
♥ Even out skin tone
♥ Maintain the hydration level of the skin
♥ Treat sunburn skin
♥ Glowing effect on the skin



I love that this serum comes with a dropper, makes it so much easier to estimate how much is needed each usage.



The texture of this serum is thick and has this subtle scent. For me when I first apply it o my skin, it does feel a bit glue-y , a bit sticky but within a minute or so, the stickiness faded out. I can feel that the serum absorb quickly into my skin, leaving no residue but smooth and soft skin! I use Ephyra Skin Nano serum daily (day and night) because of the lightweight feel and the softness it gives to my skin. As I mentioned earlier, I do not have pigmentation or dark spots (yet) so I don't know whether it works in that area. But I do know that this serum gives my skin the hydration and the glow that it needs.






  EPHYRA SKIN SNOW  
ADVANCED WHITE REPAIR
Price : RM68 (SM)  |  RM72 (SS)
Size/Weight/Volume : 10ml



Ephyra Skin Snow is a rich water-based moisturizer cream that uses advanced brightening GenoWhite technology. GenoWhite Technology is a new and patented spot-correcting technology with fast dermal penetration feauture. How fast is it going to give result? As early as 9-14 days! In 14 days, spots will be reduced, firmness and brightness will be improved and skin will be radiant and glowing as desired. 

8 key benefits of Ephyra Skin Snow :
♥ Intense moisturizing
♥ Brighten skin complexion
♥ Whitening & skin lightening
♥ Improve skin clarity
♥ Even out skin tone
♥ Reduce dark spots
♥ Reveals skin health & radiance
♥ Prevent Pigmentation





The texture of this cream is thick but light at the same time. It has a lovely scent, sort of therapeutic for me. I love that it sinks into my skin effortlessly, absorbs quickly without making my skin feels greasy even though this is a thick cream. I experienced instant result even the first time I used it. My skin feels firmer and bouncy, just the way I like it. This cream provided me with the hydration I need making my skin looks healthy and radiant.




As an overall conclusion, I really think all of these 3 products work hand in hand together. It would be beneficial to try all of these 3 products at the same time to get better result. After using it for 14 days, the two main things that I love about Ephyra Skincare Series is firstly, the suppleness and smoothness of my skin. My skin feels so soft and bouncy, love it! The second reason why I love it because it does not break me out and does not give me dry patches on my skin. Anything that doesn't break me out is always a good thing. If you want to try Ephyra Skincare Series, now is a good time to do so because you can buy these 3 products at RM140 (SM) / RM150 (SS) only! :D Another little fact that I love about Ephyra is because they do not test their products on animals. :)




One more thing, you can check Ephyra's authenticity by scanning the QR code on the box! So be careful okay, because there are a lot of imitation products in the market nowadays.  




For more information of Ephyra, please visit :

Instagram : @ephyra2u
Facebook Page : @oceanlife2u
Official Website : http://www.oceanlife2u.com



Thanks for reading!







Till then,