Wednesday, May 31, 2017

My Envy Box May 2017

On the last day of May, I finally bring you the review of this month's My Envy Box! The May box had the theme Sip Of Summer and has a gorgeous watermelon print on the cover. Its contents are a mix of hair and skincare. Unfortunately I wasn't too pleased with them even though there were three full sized products in the box :(

To start with the The Nature’s Co. Mango Creme Body Wash (Rs 695) which claims to be a pulpy mango creme body wash which is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which makes your skin healthy, radiant and youthful. It's gentle and moisturizing on skin but I was disappointed by it because I wanted a strong and fruity mango fragrance and this doesn't smell anything like mango to me. With the uproar of everything Alphonso in every product in the market thanks to summer, I guess I set my expectations too high. 

Then there's the Fuschia Herbal Fusion Shampoo (Rs 450) which is supposed to combat hair loss and dryness while providing nutrition to the scalp and cleansing and conditioning it. It is herbal and sulphate free and is enriched with the goodness of Brahmi, Amla, Shikakai and many more natural ingredients that are very good for hair. I am yet to try it out so cannot really say more about it.

My favorite product in the box is Cheryl’s Dermashade Sunblock SPF 30 (Rs 550) which I have been using daily since I received it. I absolutely love the dry clay like texture of this product and how light it sits on the skin while offering sun protection. Cheryl's is a reputed brand among salons for facials and skincare products so their products are very good. 

Now for the products that came in really tiny samples! There's a sachet of Grecobe Green Coffee which has strong antioxidant properties and helps reduce blood sugar levels has an anti-diabetic effect. It also supposedly helps in weight loss and exerts an anti obesity effect. I don't drink tea or coffee so I don't know what   

There are two tiny vials of Omorfee Mellow Drizzle Skin Toner which I used a couple of times and quite liked. These are enriched with lavender, sour honey and rose to tone and soothe your skin. It has  skin balancing and healing properties pepped up with the unique sour honey which gives tightens skin and makes it glow. 

Then there are L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream, Reine Blanche Illuminating Cream and Serum sachets which are all fabulous products but the one time use sachets make me sad. 

Overall, an OK box for me. Looking forward to the June box!! Woohoo my month is coming!!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Spa Review - Foot Scrub + Massage at Sukho Thai

Have you been to Sukho Thai? This Thai Foot Spa stands out of the crowd because of its unique therapies and is the first international foot massage spa chain in India which started in Mumbai 7 years ago. I absolutely love how relaxing and energizing their massages are and went there recently to try out their new foot massage with scrub which starts off feeling like a pedicure and ends with a fantastic massage.

As I entered the spa, the first thing that struck me was the dim lighting, soothing music and tranquil environment of the spa which makes you feel calm and relaxed from the moment you enter it. Unlike traditional spas, you don't need to undress and just need to change into a pair of loose cotton pants and the whole therapy takes place on a reclining chair. Besides the leg and foot part, the rest of the body is treated with a dry massage. For the Foot Massage with Scrub, the therapist starts with a leg and foot scrub and massage from below the knee which moisturizes and encourages new cell growth to produce healthier and radiant, silky smooth skin and removes dead skin cells. 
The exfoliating properties of the scrub get rid of rough patches leave soft, smooth and fragrant skin. This is followed by their signature foot massage using an aromatherapy blend of Lemongrass, Tea Tree Oil, Basil and Lavender essential oils which revives tired feet. 

After removing the scrub, the therapist brought a vessel of hot water using which she cleansed and sanitized my feet with liquid soap to cleanse them. This was followed by an oil massage from knees to my feet in firm strokes with a focus on all the right pressure points. She paid great attention to every part of each leg and foot so that every pressure point was emphasized upon. It was so relaxing that I had almost dozed off for a few minutes. Following this, she changed her strokes which felt like a wake up call! She also used a small stick to put pressure on certain points on the soles of my feet which was quite a unique feeling. In the end of the massage, she used some aromatic powder on my legs and feet which probably absorbs all the oil and cream from skin.  My legs were then wrapped with a dry towel followed by a dry massage to my full legs, back, shoulder and head. After the foot massage, she started with stretching my legs, shoulders and back along with a detailed massage on each area. 

Overall, it was super relaxing and energizing at the same time! I walked out feeling so great that I totally recommend a visit to Sukho Thai whenever your feet need some TLC!

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