Daily Morning Routine to achieve the Perfect Canvas

March 9, 2017 by Mademoiselle Simon

Whether you’re a morning person or a night owl, we all start our day at some point. It’s easy to get caught up with the million daily tasks we have, that we often forget to have a good morning routine. Waking up early is actually a success habit that not only ensures productivity, but helps to create energy and the right mindset to tackle the challenges of a busy day.

A morning routine doesn’t mean you have to be up at 4am, but it does mean you need to set aside a little bit of extra time ...

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Je t’aime ma Valentine

Feb. 7, 2017 by Mademoiselle Simon

A day of things to do with your special someone this February

It’s always those quiet minutes that find a way to creep into your heart, creating a stolen moment. These small, nameless moments spent smiling with someone who mattered to you, are the bits of life you look back on. It doesn’t have to be grand and extravagant; simplicity has its pockets in many long relationships too.

So, although a true love story is one that never ends, there is a day in the year where you get to be real public about it. On that note ...

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Super-Charged & Spring Ready

Jan. 11, 2017 by Mademoiselle Simon

We know the signs of spring. Depending on which part of the world you live in, the snow starts to melt, revealing the blossomed flowers, and the air slowly becomes crisp and fresh. In other parts of the world, spring comes in January, signalling a new year and a new chance to make the year better than the last.

 

So, here are 5 tips to get you super-charged and ready for the spring time!

 

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1. Achieve soft, glowy skin

Body washes are a great start. For this new year, switch out your body wash and lotion for something citrus or ...

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7 Thoughtful DIY Christmas Gifts

Dec. 9, 2016 by Mademoiselle Simon

Shopping for Christmas presents can be such a headache, especially when you want to get something unique for everyone. Save yourself some money and all the redundant walking around, by DIY-ing the perfect customised gift for every family member and friend! Materials are easy to get, or you could improvise with whatever you have on hand.

 

Here are some DIY gift ideas, that are sure to impress your recipients with your effort :)

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For the one who loves intricate and delicate

At around a dollar each, these empty orbs offer an affordable catalyst for creativity. Fill one with small wooden chips ...

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Queen of Tarts, Blanche Chu

Nov. 9, 2016 by Mademoiselle Simon

Christmas is a celebration of love and for showing gratitude for all the blessings we receive throughout the year. This Christmas, we sit down with affable, multi-talented MasterChef contestant and mompreneur Blanche Chu, where she shares her experience on the reality show, what she’s up to lately, and even her very own family crêpe recipe everyone can do at home!

 

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With only limited slots available, sign up for the workshop now! >> http://bit.ly/2e8dzZv

 

 

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We all knew you as the “Princess of French Desserts” on MasterChef Asia. Do you still remember your first attempt at cooking?

Of ...

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A Celebrated Legacy Since 1860 & An Interview With Dee Anderson

Oct. 17, 2016 by Mademoiselle Simon

Paris in the 1800s

The year was 1860. When the industrial streets of old Paris were cobblestone, and horse carriages carrying boxes of Crème Simon clickety-clacked through the streets. The uniform height of its buildings left a distinctive and harmonious appearance of Paris. Ladies dressed to the nines, in their smart felt sports hat, and suits that were man-tailored in good quality Scotch Tweeds. Paired with hip-line jackets and skirts that were pleated back and front – in lovely shades of blue and tan that were the in-colours then. In the evenings, Parisians would saunter along the rivers, under gas lamps ...

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#7DayBrighteningChallenge Street Challenge

Sept. 14, 2016 by Mademoiselle Simon

 

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No one wants dull skin. You may be the most religious in your daily sun care protection regime, but a huge part of the cause comes from our hectic lifestyle. Drinking more coffee than water, staying up late and waking up early, and a high carb low fiber diet are definite contributors to uneven and overall dull skin tone.

 

And if 2 minutes is all you can afford to spare tonight, try out our #7DayBrighteningChallenge. Perfect for those with an important day coming up in a week's time, or whenever you have to look ...

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Holiday Like A French

July 15, 2016 by Mademoiselle Simon

3 must visit cities in France during the summertime

 

As the spring winds start to depart, summer treads on the heels of spring, bringing in sun rays that start to scotch our pathways. It is like the birds and the flowers know, signalling us with their singing and bloom. The waters, ever so crystal blue and shimmery, beckon us to their shores.

Dreaming of salt in the air and sand in their hair, the French dwellers have not a moment of hesitation to hit up the beaches for some good times and tan lines. The bustle of a busy city ...

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5 Unusual Summer Adventures

June 10, 2016 by Mademoiselle Simon

Summer is the time we embrace the outdoors and let our inner adventurous self out. How about considering something out of the ordinary to add to your wanderlist? Here are some unusual adventures to get you started!

 

1. Geocaching

 

Remember how we love scavenger hunts around the house as kids? Now you can relive those moments as adults except that you now have the world as your playing ground! Geocaching is your modern day scavenger hunt using GPS technology.

 

The simple smartphone app opens you up to a world of hidden treasures (usually trinkets like bouncy balls, Happy Meal toys ...

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7 Ways You Can Save the Earth… Easily!

April 8, 2016 by Mademoiselle Simon

We all know we have, to do the right thing, and leave a gentle mark on the giving Earth.

Yet when it comes to environmental issues, we often throw our hands up and assume our actions won’t change the situation, and it’s up to the large corporations and the government to solve this. Take heart that there are numerous ways, the average “Jane” at home and work can do to make this world a better place. Let’s start giving back to Mother Nature, however small our actions, if not, for the sake of our children’s future ...

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About Mademoiselle Simon

Bonjour mes belles, welcome to my Beauté Diary, where I share special moments, little anecdotes on beauty and style, delectable food, travel stories and great books that inspire me.

My philosophy is simple – I only want the most natural, comforting and pleasurable things in life. My belief in naturality extends beyond my skincare choices. And, I fully embrace who I am with grace and gratitude.

After all, if I don’t love myself, who will? ;)

Drop me a msg to say “hi” or share your experiences with me! I love to hear from you!