Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas !

Merry Christmas everyone ! Have a good break and enjoy your holidays !

Kerastase Anti-Dandruff shampoo

With sweating from the gym and going having out door shoots, I have experienced the annoying little scalp problem known as dandruff. Argh ! And for those of you who get it too, you know it's not always easy to get rid of it. I have tried several different Anti-dandruff shampoo, none that worked really that well, but when I found out about the Kerastase Anti-Dandruff shampoo I knew I had to give it a try.

There are two types of the anti dandruff shampoo 

1 - Bain Exfoliant Purifiant Oily Hair Scalp
2 - Bain Exfoliant Hydratant Dry Hair Scalp

Because my scalps reacts differently to external conditions, sweating makes it oily and outdoor shoots makes it dry, I have tried both of these products.

Firstly, the design of the bottle makes it easy to use. You part you hair so you can see your scalp clearly, twist the top of the bottle a little bit then apply it in lines across your scalp. It's best to apply it onto a dry scalp, then massage in and use zig zag movements, then add a little bit of water, massage again then rinse.

You can tell it is a good quality product from the texture and just like the face scrub you should use about twice a week to exfoliate your skin, this shampoo also has little particles in it so it's a scalp scrub.

I noticed after using it even after just the first time, my scalp felt so much fresher and cleaner. Also when I touch it, my scalp feels softer and smoother. I know most of the time we don't notice someone's scalp, and we are so focused on how our hair looks. But we can't have healthy hair if we don't have a nice clean healthy scalp. So just like our skin, our scalp needs to be exfoliated and so far this is the only product I have found to be able to do this well.

So if you are looking for a product to give you a nice, clean and fresh scalp, try this out !

Monday, December 17, 2012

Winner of The Body Shop ginger sparkle

Congratulations to Rina Ahmad who won this weeks ginger sparkle set from The Body Shop.

'like' The Body Shop Malaysia on Facebook and receive regular updates of their promotions and products.

I have also tried shopping on their estore thebodyshop.com.my. I received my items within 5 working days and I got great discounts and if you buy enough items you get free postage !

There are some discounts on some items too at the moment. :)

Have fun shopping !

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Saturday Giveaway - The Body Shop Ginger Sparkle range

I remember when I was shooting Beauty Secrets from the East several years ago, I learnt that ginger is a very popular ingredient that is used in beauty treatments. You can cut it up, add warm water and drink it which is fantastic if your stomach is sensitive or has had a reaction to something you ate. This little remedy had saved me many many times !

For sore muscles, just rub some cut up ginger into the area, wrap up with some plastic wrap an leave it for about 20 minutes. Then wash off and I can also tell you from experience it works much better than other products like deep heat.

In all Asian cultures, keeping the body warm is very important to prevent illness and ginger is very good at that. It's also known to be able to "buang angin" or "Tarik angin".

So when I first saw this ginger sparkle range at The Body Shop, I was very excited ! Because I know what a wonderful beauty ingredient it is, but also a bit sceptical if it would work well in mass manufactured products like this.

However I have to say that I absolutely LOVE this range from them. Totally fallen in love with it. All of them give me this slightly tingly and warm feeling after using them. And the ginger scent is not too over powering. Just nice.

The photo above is the full range at the store which consists of soap, shower gel, body polish, hand wash, hand cream, body lotion and body butter.

I also wish they had ginger body oil. *hint hint*. :)

Especially for Christmas there is this gift set available that comes in a really cute ginger bread man tin and in the set is a shower gel, soap, small body butter and body polish. I didn't buy this for anyone. I bought it as a present to myself ! Hahahahahahahah!

For this Saturday giveaway I have one ginger sparkle body set consisting of one body polish and one body butter.

So email into sashabashirblog@gmail.com the following info

1- title of email - the body shop ginger sparkle
2 - name
3 - address
4 - ic no
5 - contact number

However in the meantime I suggest you go to your nearest body shop and get some of the products from this range because they are selling out very fast ! I just bought a few more of the heart shaped soap so I have stock ! :)

Winners of the Victoria's Secret perfume

Congratulations to Sorhaizi Omar, Malini M. and Manjulikah Shia. Hope you love the perfume as much as I do. Prizes will be sent out soon and I hope you receive it before the Christmas Holidays.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Jacksons Unity Tour in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Thursday 13th Dec 2012, I had the privilege of attending the Jacksons Unity Tour concert right here in Malaysia. I also had the amazing opportunity to interview them exclusively for the NTV7 Breakfast Show two days before !

They are all incredibly humble and down to earth and it was such a pleasure talking to all of them.

Enjoy the short video above I managed to take of them performing. 
I'm sure the songs will be familiar to you. 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Kerastase Elixir Ultime Grand Crus

This full page image is currently featured in the December issue of GLAM and it is a privilege to be some of the first few people to try out this beautiful new product from Kerastase - The Elixir Ultime Grand Crus.

The Grands Crus range is a fusion of the award-winning Elixir Ultime (which is being sold every two minutes in the world) and more beautifying extracts.  Each formula is tailor-made to specific hair needs, so everyone would be able to find an elixir suited for their hair type.  And guess what, each scent of each variant has been inspired by luxurious French perfumes!

Elixir Ultime
(for all hair types)

First versatile beautifying treatment enriched with a complex of four precious oils: Maize, Argan, Camellia and Pracaxi oils 
A few drops makes hair feels silky and weightless, as if transformed
Applied before cleansing, hair feels instantly nourished
Applied before styling, hair feels incredibly supple and protected

Elixir Ultime Moringa Immortel / Immortal Moringa
(for damaged hair)

Rich in Vitamin A and C, Immortal Moringa concentrates, high level of calcium, iron and magnesium
Light in texture, formula delivers essential nutrients to replenish damaged hair
Damaged hair instantly feels replenished and nourished
Evokes a woody, oriental fragrance blended with sharp notes of citrus.  

Elixir Ultime Millenium Rose
(for fine and sensitised hair)

Rich in vitamin E, millenium rose protects fine hair against uv radicals that can otherwise make it fragile
Very light in texture, the formula delivers the right amount of nourishment without weighing the hair down
Fine hair feels nourished and soft
Infused with delicate floral scent, with hints of fragrant freshness

Elixir Ultime Imperial Tea
(for color-treated hair)

With the highest concentrations of flavonoids and white tea extract, it enhances the true depth of color
Rich in texture, the formula delivers the purest antioxidants to color-treated hair
Color-treated hair fiber hair is protected, reflecting light and radiance
Created with a soft floral scent, delicately balanced with invigorating fruity notes

This product smells sooooo nice !!! All of them smell different so it's up to you to find out which one you like best and which one works best for you. However, only use a few drops at a time, because if not it will be too much for your hair and it will make your hair too oily. The great thing is because you only use a few drops, one bottle will last you a long time !

Don't forget to 'like' Kerastase Malaysia on Facebook for regular updates on their activities and latest products. They have some competitions too !!

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Saturday giveaway - Victoria's Secret Gorgeous perfume

This weeks Saturday giveaway is Victoria's Secret Gorgeous perfume ! Victoria's Secret had not been in Malaysia very long and this was the same perfume I received at their launch earlier this year. So for a chance to win one of these, email to sashabashirblog@gmail.com the following details.

1) title of email - Victoria's Secret perfume
2) name
3) ic number
4) postal address
5) contact number

Good luck!

Thursday, December 06, 2012

H&M in KL, Malaysia ! Anna Dello Russo and Maison Martin Margiela Collection

H&M is here in Malaysia!!! I'm sure many of you savvy readers know this already but I'm still excited about it ! Before this my only chance of getting anything from them is if I went overseas. I was there at the launch and it was sooooo packed ! 

Not long after they opened the Anna Dello Russo collection arrived and I was so looking forward to it. I LOVE Anna Dello Russo. She is fearless with fashion and such an icon. I looked at all the pictures online and waited for it to arrive.

I was dissappointed. Firstly the items Ireally wanted, the suitcase with matching make up box and the turquoise and gold cuff didn't make it here. And the items that did arrive I feel were too overpriced. Honestly, the quality I didnt think was worth the prices. So sad. So I bought...... nothing.... sigh....

The next collection to arrive is the Maison Martin Margiela collection. Again I checked online. Looked at everything. From what I understand none of the designs are actually new for H&M, they are merely re editions or remakes, done at a much cheaper price. However the much cheaper price is also still a bit expensive to me. So I didn't go on the first day it arrived like I did for Anna Dello Russo. I thought to myself that again I wouldn't buy anything.

Then suddenly one day my friend posted on facebook that she went to H&M and that the Maison Martin Margiela collection was on 50% off ! Now that's more like it ! So I went and had a look. 

I tried on this duvet coat and it was the strangest feeling. I felt like I was standing up in a really comfortable bed ! I told my sister about it and when she saw the picture, she said - it's as if there is no commitment to actually waking up in the morning ! hahahahahahahahah! well... yeah... 

As much as I love it where am I going to wear it ? To One Utama ? hmmmm...no... in the editing room ? I will fall asleep then and get no work done. 

I really wanted to get this suit set but the pants were all gone and the jacket didn't have my size. Sob !

I also really liked the candy wrapper clutches and shoes with the see through wedge heels. There were three colours, red, black and tan. ALL GONE ! SOB !

So I bought these three items. The  black dress and matching scarf print top and skirt. 

So who is next to create a line for H&M ? One rumour is that it is Givenchy. That would be fantastic ! However both H&M and Givenchy have denied it, so who knows.

Guess we have to wait and see. I just hope that the quality will still be good and the prices much more affordable than these previous two I have seen.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Congratulations to the KERASTASE travel set winners !

Congratulations to the Kerastase travel set winners.

Junaidah Ibrahim - ( orange )
Norazrin bt Mohd Kamarudzaman - ( Pink)
Chan Hee Mooi - (White)
Nur Athirah - (Green)

You will be receiving it by next week. :)

More giveaways coming soon !

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Saturday Giveaway ! Kerastase travel sets

Kerastase is well known as one of the most luxurious hair care brands. I have seriously crazy hair sometimes - imagine Simba the Lion King - and you kind of have an idea of how out of control it can be. Hahahahahahahaha! A few years back a hairdresser recommended I start trying out their products. Since then, there has always been some sort of Kerastase product in my bathroom or travel bag. The serum is one of the very few products that can make me look like a normal human with nice hair being as opposed to someone who looks like they have a relative who is Simba. Hahahahahahahahaha !

For this Saturday's giveaway, I have four fantastic Kerastase travel sets to giveaway !
 Big love and hugs to Kerastase Malaysia for this !

There are four different coloured sets reflecting the different hair issues they help.
Each set contains a shampoo, hair masque and serum.

Oleo Relax for Dry and Rebellious Hair

This has got to be one of the most iconic and well known of all Kerastase products. Just a few drops of the serum through my hair and it's much better. Phew ! 
Thanks for this one Kerastase ! Don't ever discontinue ! :)

Force Architecte for Weakened Hair

If your hair has become weak due to the environment, this is for you.

Chroma Riche for Highlighted or very sensitized coloured hair

For people who regularly colour or highlight their hair. This helps to maintain healthy hair.

Nutri Thermique for Very Dry Hair

 And finally this one helps treat very dry hair. I know a lot of people have dry hair because of regular blow drying. You need this !

To qualify to win this Saturday's giveaway, go to 'Kerastase Malaysia' on Facebook, 'like' the page and then email into sashabashirblog@gmail.com

1) title of email - Kerastase
2) full name
3) ic number
4) postal address
5) contact number
6) which set you think is best for you? 
(orange, white, pink or green)

Good luck !