After a few hits and misses experiences with group purchase coupons, I have becomes slightly smarter in decisions, and also being also more selective.
I no longer get excited over a facial or massage deal at RM49 or so. I do purchase coupons if:
1. Only products, no service rendered. This means I am only paying for products without involving much customer service, eg Photobooks, vouchers for frappucinos etc.
2. For beauty services, go for only reputable ones that carry branded products (brands which you have heard of), and not just ANY saloon.
3. Same goes to hair saloons. I once got humiliated at a hair saloon in 1-Utama (The Color Shop) with comments that my hair cannot be repaired/trimmed well unless I straighten them. I was angry and left the saloon without returning or redeeming the voucher.
Long story short, I had a voucher for Decleor Paris, a brand that I have been seeing and smelling whenever I walk pass the outlet. The deal was not cheap, but given to the brand and curiosity, I was willing to give it a try. My voucher included a foot bath, extraction, and single layer mask.
Prior to the facial, I was ‘advised’ to add on RM55 for double mask (a layer of flax seed oil mask) to reinforce the facial. And I thought: what the heck, I could give it a try.
Located in The Curve and Mid Valley, it’s quite nice that you can do some shopping before or after your facial. I would recommend the outlet in The Curve if you prefer convenience as Mid Valley can be madly packed at most of the times.
The outlet at the Curve has only 2 or 3 treatment rooms so booking in advance is definitely required. The customer lounge has only 2 tables and a rack for displaying products.
Thankfully, their treatment rooms are considerably big. I started off by soaking my feet in essential oil water for a good 10 minutes and reading magazines. No doubt, it was quite a relaxing and comfortable start to a facial.
After the foot bath, I was given a 15 minutes back massage to soothe the tight muscles. According to Decleor, their principal believes that, without body relaxation, you can’t achieve the maximum benefits of facial.
To me? Anything without extra cost is good 😉
Soon, the facial started with scrub and steamer. I am not a fan of hot steamer, but luckily the heat was not too intense and aimed too closely to my face.
As I have not been to any extraction for quite a while, the beautician had to spend about 30 mins just to extract the stubborn gunk inside. The pain was bearable as the beautician constantly checked if I could stand the pain. Apart from that, I just wished that the beautician could keep quiet as I always prefer a quiet facial. I was having sore throat and had no voice to even talk, she must have enjoyed the one-way communication. Other than this, I have no complaints.
I have always wondered about Decleor products as I see them so frequently on Strawberrynet. The products did not disappoint me and I am itching to buy a trial kit from Strawberrynet to try out. I got a mini kit with 1ml of the essential oil and I loved the essential oil! Even with 1ml, it lasted for about 7 uses. It’s very unfortunate that most of the products are pricey 🙁
The Price of Facial Treatments:
I only had a glance at their menu, but the most basic facial starts at RM170++ and the double-masks treatments are around RM230++.
Area of Improvement:
- The beautician should learn how to tell if the customer is in the mood to chat or not.
- Staff can be quite pushy in sales.
Will I recommend?
Yes if you are as curious as I am in their products. There is a price for first trial therefore coupon is unnecessary.
This Deal: YEAY for the products but NAY for the quite expensive add-on mask purchase.