Crème Simon – French Heritage Skincare

Meet my new skincare routine.

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Earlier in May, we collaborated with Crème Simon to host a lunch event at Absinthe. After only reading about the brand since it was introduced in Singapore, I finally got to try it for myself.

I think I may have found my Holy Grail.

I have been using the entire range (almost) religiously, day and night, for two weeks and I must say I am beginning to see a difference. My skin feels healthier, softer, younger, and calmer. What a treat for my 30 year-old self! (I just turned 30 last Thursday) I hope I can pass off as a 20 something year old for many many more years to come! :P

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In the morning, after washing I use the Dermo-Hydrating Toner Mist, followed by the Dermo-Activ Floral Serum, Oxygenating Light Day Moisturiser and lastly, the Daily Defense UV Protector SPF 50. The Oxygenating Moisturiser leaves your skin with a cool, bubbling feeling!

Come night time, I use the Dermo-Hydrating Toner Mist, followed by the Dermo-Activ Floral Serum and end with the Restorative Light Night Moisturiser. I’m currently using the sample size tube of the night moisturiser, but I’ll definitely need to get my hands on the full sized one at some point! And perhaps the Oxygenating Foaming Cleanser, eye roller and make up remover while I’m at it.

Exfoliating is a twice weekly affair for me, and on exfoliating days I use a mix of the Gentle Double Exfoliation Scrub and the Lymphatic Contouring and Lifting Gel.

These were on display at the event. So vintage, so quirky!

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The girls fell in love with my handmade Camelias that I showed them during their site visit, and they ended up ordering Camelia brooches to give out during the media launch of the first permanent counter at Raffles City!

Congrats to the Crème Simon Singapore team!

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 Thank you for being an absolute joy to work with!

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Looking forward very much to seeing this girls again sometime soon!

Use the code “AWARD15” to enjoy 15% off your purchase of the Toner Mist, Night Moisturiser and Crème Universelle today!

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fight those zits!

if you’re like me and hate waking up to find a “bleached” patch on your pillow, then you’re gonna like this.

not quite your average pimple cream, this “Xin Fu Man Ling” cream claims to kill demodex mites in 1 minute and resolves pimples in 3 days. It helps to balance the sebum on the skin as well as activate the skin’s natural healing processes. Regular use will keep the skin smooth, fair and soft. It does not interfere with the skin’s metabolism and the creme is odourless, light, silky and transparent upon application.

The Xin fu man ling creme is a medicated cosmetic prepared exclusively by Guangzhou’s Guangdetang Pharmaceutical Factory. It kills demodex mites and bacteria, diminishes inflammation, stops itching, regulates sebum production, protects the skin and improves its appearance. This product is especially effective in treating acne, demodectic rosacea, thickened skin, brandy nose, itching face etc. When used non-medically, as part of a skin care regimen, it maintains and improves the normal health of the skin, causing it to become delicate, moisturized and attractive.

it does what it claims.

it doesn’t dry out your skin leaving it patchy and scaly like creams that contain benzoyl peroxide do… and, it won’t bleach your pretty bed sheets. plus it has a very pleasant scent too!

get a tube for S$15.80 from The Jamu Shop

ps : price include registered mail by singpost. they accept payments by paypal or bank transfer.

start fighting those zits while keeping your sheets pretty!

xoxo

fruity monday!

i was roaming in Watsons yesterday and this particular skincare range really caught my eye! So i googled it when i got home…

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and OMG! STRAWBERRY MASK!

so that’s the one that was sold out! :(

i had to talk myself out of buying a whole load of them on impulse cos the packaging is oh so cute, and the prices are pretty affordable too. $9.90 for a tube of mask, that’s okay, right?

meanwhile i can’t wait for my order from Mario Badescu to reach Audrey in LA. she’s gonna send it to me along with a whole lot of other stuff that i wanted. Here’s what i ordered from Mario!

1. acne repair kit

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The perfect acne kit. Everything you need to get acne erupted skin looking clear and healthy is in this kit in full sizes. Our world famous Drying Lotion (1oz.) clears up whiteheads overnight while our Drying Cream (0.5 oz.) conceals blemishes as they heal, and Buffering Lotion (1 oz.) helps fight larger areas of deep eruptions and helps prevent new acne before it starts.

2. special healing powder

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Heal and conceal acne breakouts with this specially formulated, Sulfur based powder that absorbs excess oil and reduces redness and irritation caused by breakouts. May be applied to skin to help control surface oil, disinfect and calm acne prone areas. Works wonders to quickly dry up open, infected pimples.

3. silver powder

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For excessive, stubborn blackheads, this oil absorbent powder will help to unclog congested pores. Prevents blackheads and promotes a healthier complexion. You will see a remarkable difference after one application.

aren’t we all just suckers for products that claim to do wonders for our skin?

But, celebrities love Mario for the miracle working products, and ‘m dying to give it a go!

happiness in the mail, coming soon… :)

HAPPY MONDAY PEOPLE!

♥ xoxo ♥

going gaga!

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gaga hair!

i was just messing around, and hey this “version” of the gaga bow is really very easy to do! i didn’t even have bobby pins in this. just one rubber band and very long hair! and it takes just 1 min to do!

anyways, happy national day everyone! tho i’m really not a very patriotic person. time to hit the shower then get ready for mass, and then we’re gonna have a yummmmmmmy japanese bbq dinner at Daidomon!

xoxo

from Korea with love!

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i ordered these from ebay about a week ago and got them today! yipppie! :)

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Hanskin’s Control Skin BB Cream

i tried a tiny bit on my nose the moment i got this, the texture is silky and it spreads very easily and blends perfectly!

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Etude House BB Compact Mineral Powder

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Etude House Make up Essence

aren’t the little beads in the bottle just so so cute?

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and they threw in these free samples too!

If you would like to get these or other such products, you can check out JINASTAR on ebay… the seller is really nice! :)

xoxo

the cure for monday mornings.

remember the site i told you guys about over the weekend?

i just checked out my first lot of samples! here’s what i got! :)

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left :  La Roche Posay Effaclar K Daily Renewal Fluid for Oily Skin

right : RTC Whitening & wrinkle repair BB cream

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left : Sansho Skin Renewal Gel

right : Rojukiss Pore Tightening Source

of course they don’t come in full sizes, i’ll definitely snap a photo when i get them! i paid a shipping fee of S$2.40 for 4 samples… it’s quite alright i guess? that’s as close to free as we can get these days i reckon!

so, if you haven’t signed up for your own Fr3b.com account, do it today!

you could win some pretty neat monthly prizes too!

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i’m gonna go pack some orders and then my bag for the closet lover’s collection 19 shoot. grab a bite and i’m off!

have a great monday lovelies! and a fab week ahead!

xoxo

new love!

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i wouldn’t have looked up and noticed this nail color if this girl didn’t spill a whole load of it on the floor of watson’s.

like seriously, for real! she probably dropped the bottle cos there was like a 4cm x 6cm puddle of nail polish on the floor. it looked pretty tho!

it looks alot brighter in real life… the photo just ain’t doing the color much justice. go check it out in the stores and see for yourself!

: Revlon’s Tropical Temptation

xoxo

beauty ravesssss

i’ve been hearing a lot about this “bb cream”… what the hell was this bb cream everyone keeps talking about? so, i decided to google it.

i know. idiot really…

how could i not have known about this? after all, the koreans are known for their very flawless skin, right? and in my amazement and state of enlightenment, (or “un-idiocy”) i bought 3 such products on ebay.

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one is of course, the BB CREAM, which is short for Blemish Balm Cream. i have to admit the before and after photos are pretty impressive, in the sense that in the after photos, the skin actually looks really real and not like it’s been heavily photoshopped.

if the cream does what it claims to do, i’ll be sold on BB Cream for the rest of my life.

i believe HANSKIN is not available in singapore, but it’s apparently the original and best of all BB creams.

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and since i’m seeing the silver base in my Benefit compact, i decided to just get a compact too!

they claim that this powder contains pearl powder which will prevent OXIDIZATION.

that’s so so important with our crazy weather, you put on the right shade of make up but half way thru the day you look like a mess…

it also has lavender water and angelica which is supposed to control skin trouble.

oh boy, i hope this works!

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lastly, this mineral “essence” also containing pearl powder is supposed to give your skin a “celebrity-like glow”

hmmmmmm, well, with our currently erratic weather, our skin needs all the help it can get to stay sane i guess…

♥ BENEFIT!

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the order i placed two weeks ago finally arrived in my letter box!

yippie!

my order came complete with 2 free samples and a free color plump!

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right : the realness of concealness mini fake it kit

you can’t get it off the shelf here in singapore! it’s so cute and mini!

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even the packaging is so so pretty!

i’m already starting to put more items in my cart for my next order!

HURRAY FOR BENEFIT! :)