Selfcare Review: Scilla Rose Amethyst Face Roller and Rose Quartz Roller and Gua Sha Beauty Set

Did some face massage using the Amethyst Face Roller from Scilla Rose before doing my makeup. I have constantly been reaching for this lately because it’s my first time using an amethyst face roller.

Amethysts are known to detoxify, purify the mind, tighten pores, improve the elasticity of the skin, reduce dark circles under eyes, and promote lymphatic drainage. The roller is double-sided and feels relaxing on the skin. It’s a tad bit heavier than the other face rollers I’ve tried but it’s equally soothing.

They also sent their Rose Quartz Roller and Gua Sha Beauty Set. Rose Quartz is known to help eliminate toxins, reduce puffiness, roll out wrinkle and expression lines, brighten, improve elasticity, relieve stress, promote lymphatic drainage, reduce dark circles, soothe inflammation, and improve blood circulation.

I like using the smaller end of the rollers around my eyes. I can go one day without doing a face massage but I can’t without massaging my eye area. It just relaxes me instantly. It’s a form of relaxation that instantly affects my mind, which I badly need at the end of each day. I use the guasha on my jawline or at my temples to help relieve my tension headaches and I use the rollers to help with puffiness in the morning or to do a full-on face massage at night after doing my skincare routine.

These tools are just really helpful for me when it comes to relaxation and stress.

The Scilla Rose Amethyst Face Roller and Rose Quartz Roller and Gua Sha Beauty Set were provided by @scillarose. Available at scillarose.co.uk

Selfcare Review: S & Co Luxury Silk Pillowcase, Eye Mask, and Hair Srunchie

I love to sleep. I really do. Not in the I’m-happy-I-got-8-hours-today way. I’m more of an I-would-sacrifice-human-interaction-to-get-sleep kind of person. I’m at that level where my bedroom has dark paint, blackout curtains, and my bed and pillows are the most expensive things in my house. I usually just have a cotton sheet but it would be in bad taste if I don’t try silk.

S and Co Luxury Silk sent over their products, which uses 19-30 momme mulberry silk, and promises luxury silk that promises to help reduce redness, limit puffiness, give crease-free skin.

I have the Silk Pillowcase in Champagne, 19 Momme, which feels so soft and smooth. I’m not even kidding, it feels really relaxing to lay my head on something this soft. I also have the Silk Eye Mask in Gold, which aims to help avoid premature wrinkle formation. This is not my first Silk Eye Mask and I have experienced and enjoy having silk over my eyes as I sleep. What sets this apart, though, is the actual fabric feels heavier and yet softer than the others.

They also sent some scrunchies, made with 22 momme silk for tangle-free hair. Granted, these products are luxurious but what I noticed after using them for about a month is how, I don’t loose that much hair. My hair also doesn’t tangle and they also feel softer. My skin also looked more together, probably because of all the good sleep I’ve been having.

The S & Co Luxury Silk Pillowcase, Eye Mask, and Hair Srunchie were provided by @scoluxurysilk. Available at scoluxurysilk.com.au

Brand Overview: My Mood

I’m a sucker for cute packaging. That’s how I came across My Mood. Founded by Thea Green, the brains behind Nails Inc and Incredible Cosmetics, My Mood is the adorable little sister filled with cute things you take to sleep, to bed, and to school.

They offer bath bolts – the Muscle Hustler Bath Bolt to chill with sage, rosemary, and seaweed and the Get Up Show Up Bath Bolt to wake up with scents of cardamom, black pepper, and sandalwood. For those running low on mental and physical health come Friday, the I’m Like 104% Tired Just Chill Bath Bolt is a good treat to relax, containing lavender and orange peel.

To top that off, the I’m Like 104% Tired Switch Off Sleep Spray can be a nightstand buddy. It’s a gentle, calming essential oil spray that mixes lavender, poppyseed, and valerian to fight away nervous vibes and alleviate tension, to help you relax. Just spray on some of the oil before bedtime, to get the full effect. My first impression was that it smelled like massage oil, which was perfect for relaxing after a busy day. The sweet lavender scent was nice, but it didn’t last too long. The light scent of the spray was too light to leave a lasting effect and seemed to fade away after a few minutes. Maybe those with a preference for softer fragrance notes would enjoy this, but those who want a stronger scent may find it too mild to be effective.

For the lips, the Smoothing On Jelly Lip Balm I’m Shook PH Pink feels moisturizing and hydrating on the lips. It has pinkish tint that looks so natural.

The Smoothing On Jelly Lip Balm I Eat Rainbows For Breakfast Glittery Pink has a pinkish-red tint when applied on the lips.

The Smile Everyday Smoothing Lip Balm Hustle On Iridescent, on the other hand, smells like candy and offer a light sheen to the lips.

I like putting this on top of matte lip colors to add some shine. I love that they all don’t feel heavy on the lips but I wish they were more moisturizing.

These My Mood products were provided by @mymoodlondon. Available at boots.com

Selfcare Review: Provision Scents Dream Extract Room and Linen Spray, Connection Lip Rescue, Manifest Body Oil

What selfcare routine do you do before sleeping? The past month, I have been playing with these cute trial-sized goodies from Provision Scents before getting some zzz’s

After doing my face routine, I spray the Dream Extract Room & Linen Spray ($9.60), which is infused with french clary, Italian bergamot, sheer woods, and amber. I like how this gives off a strong yet soothing smell. It really does seem to invite dreams before dozing off.

I apply the Connection Lip Rescue ($44) as I watch a show, which is most recently Crash Landing On You. This contains shea butter, avocado oil, vitamin e, and rose wax to moisturize, soften and condition the lips. This #lipbalm can also be used to moisturize your cuticles and other drier parts of your body if you prefer. This balm has a citrusy floral scent and a little goes a long way. It feels a bit thick but it did soften and moisturize my lips after waking up.

As the last step, I use the Manifest Body Oil, which has a blend of amla, avocado, and almond oils with shea butter to soften and condition the skin. I usually prefer body oils over body creams. This one has a candle-like scent and feels thick on the skin. Due to the thick consistency of this oil, I only apply this on my foot, elbows, and knees. So far, this has helped moisturize those parts of my body.

The Provision Scents Dream Extract Room & Linen Spray, Connection Lip Rescue, Manifest Body Oil were provided by @provisionscents. Available at provisonscents.com

Selfcare Review: Oille Essential Oils

Oille’s Essential Oils harps on its GC/MS Technology which is a strong indication of an essential oil’s purity and the lack of unadulterated and harmful chemicals or additives. These certified oils aim to bring out the best quality and provide the right benefits without the risk of inflamed or allergic responses.

All oils were diffused using a YL diffuser using the recommended 8-10 drops.

I found the Lemon oil to be my favorite. The tart scent wasn’t too strong or sharp and just gave the right amount of pick-me-up when diffused. Cliché as it may sound but I found it helpful in awakening my senses, keeping me alert and productive, especially on lazy Saturday mornings. It made me feel cleansed and energized, giving me a boost to do extra work or activities. I also noticed that my skin seemed clearer and brighter on the days I’d diffuse it.

The Lavender’s scent was so overpowering that I’d recommend lowering the number of drops diffused to 5-6 instead. This definitely smelled pure and did not seem to have any additives. With the right amount of drops, I used this for relaxing at night after a long day at work or just to keep my nerves calm after anxiety triggers. It kept me mellow (too mellow that sometimes I’d end up falling asleep too early!) I also found that it helped with minor headaches, sometimes.

I liked Frankincense as it wasn’t too strong. I tend to stay away from this oil as most of the ones out in the market reminded me too much like I was going to Sunday Mass every time I’d diffuse it. However, Oille’s version was subtle enough that I didn’t expect to hear church bells every few minutes. This oil has been quite helpful during morning or evening allergy attacks, allowing me to breathe easier and sleep better. My nose and throat didn’t feel as congested and it helped reduce the stuffy head feeling that comes with constant sneezes and a dripping nose.

The Oille Essential Oils were provided by @oilleorganics . Available at oillenatural.com