GUINOT: Want Firm, Toned skin? There is value for your money.

OMG! I have never come across a product in my life that I like so much!

I have normal to dry skin and have recently seen signs of aging, a.k.a. fine lines and wrinkles specifically in the eye area. Plus the fact that my jowls are becoming prominent and I hate it! I have naturally visible jowls because of my facial structure but recently have really noticed a difference on this part of my face. It sucks, so I turn to an unexpected product which I wouldn’t normally purchase because I am such a cheap skate when it comes to skin care.
I knew about this because of a facial center I have visited numerous times here in Singapore and recommended this product.

Of course I was skeptical because the price is way out of my budget but thought of finally giving it a try, because why not! This COVID-WFH-Zero Travel has got me so impatient and the feeling of ‘I deserve better this time’ kind of feeling. So I went in. Price tag: SGD $114 for a 100ml tube (maybe cheaper in stores or online).

This is not sponsored and I don’t get an affiliate commission on this post. I just want to genuinely share my experience and thoughts about this discovery of mine and then leave it up to you to decide.

The texture is creamy but not heavy on the skin. Even on a humid day in Singapore, it doesn’t feel sticky at all. I LOVE ITTTT. I could not emphasize it enough that I asked a friend of mine going home for Christmas in France to buy me because it is for sure cheaper in Europe (and I am not that type who would ask such favors because I am a really shy person), but for Guinot, the heck! Who cares!

I like that when applied, it feels so refreshing and clean. I don’t know if I am giving justice into describing the sensation but you can imagine the feeling when you take a cold shower and you feel your face so cold and fresh ready to be slathered up by your favorite cream.

If there is an equivalent of a skincare orgasm this is it for me. It is orgasmic every time I put it!

Okay as for how long will the tube last? Surprisingly it lasted me for 3 months.
Using it every night and sometimes in the morning. So roughly costs around SGD $1.27 per day. Not bad for the value you are getting.

Results? Yes, yes, yes! Of course do not expect an overnight face lift. Let’s be realistic. BUT, I guarantee you that even on the first night of application you will see what I am talking about.

Results are there, see my picture below, no filter.
I am wearing a tinted lip balm sans foundation. You can still see my sun spots and imperfections. What I would like to emphasize is the dewiness of my skin. This is from the cream, yes thank you very much and you are welcome.

The ingredients are as follows: Water/Eau (Aqua), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Isononyl Isononanoate, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butyl Stearate, Pentaerythrityl Distearate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Polyethylene, Pentylene Glycol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Arachidyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Behenyl Alcohol, PVP, Myristyl Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum), Propylene Glycol, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Arachidyl Glucoside, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Myristyl Glucoside, Sodium Gluconate, Isohexadecane, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate, Citric Acid, Betaine, Sorghum Bicolor Stalk Juice (Sorghum Vulgare Extract), Polysorbate 60, Pectin, Algae Extract, Sorbitan Isostearate, Sucrose, BHT, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Capryloyl Glycine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.

The cream promises to improve on aging, dehydrated skin with nourishing grape seed extract and evening primrose. It has Vitamin C which encourages the production of collagen. Actiprogerin and dynalift firm the skin by interrupting aging at the cellular level and tightening at the micro level.
You can instantaneously feel a firming and pulling sensation without the dryness to it.

OMG, OMG, OMG just give it a try to achieve that plump sexy look this 2022!

Btw, I also stopped going to my favorite facial center and replaced it instead with this. Oh! bless the owner who recommended me this.

Unlimited Ice Cream | Here’s the SCOOP

Enjoy a Banana swing at MOIC

Museum of Ice Cream in Singapore is the first MOIC outside of the United States.

Tickets range from S$38 to S$40 each depending on the quantity you are purchasing. This is inclusive of unlimited ice cream treats as you make your way through the museum. I would say it can take you approximately 2 hours to complete your stroll so if you are contemplating whether S$38- S$40 is worth it, think of it that you are basically paying approximately S$.33 cents per minute to have fun in there.

There are several ice cream stations offering different experiences and flavors.

As you enter the foyer, you will be greeted by these creative ice cream names meant to give you inspiration on creating your own. To be an ice cream in a day? How cool is that?

Next room as all about history and how ice creams evolved. Could not believe It all started way back in 500BCE with Grape concentrate!

Sweet trivia: What is an important but invisible ingredient in ice cream?
AIR! It makes up 30%-50% of the total volume of ice cream.
Which ice cream flavor was first invented? Chocolate or Vanilla?
I bet you guessed Vanilla because it serves as the base for most ice creams! But in fact, Chocolate ice cream was invented first!

If you are running out of ideas for birthdays, this is also one recommended place you can bring your kids! My son LOVED it!

The next room is beach inspired. This is also where you will find the first ice cream stop, choice between Chocolate or Macademia anyone?

A mask off zone — the Yum Yum spot where you can enjoy your treats

The next ice cream station is the diner.
ALL CUTE and dainty! Calling out the IG boyfriends of SG! Bring your girls here (yes girls!) they will love you more.

Apple Pie soft serve ice cream
Vegans, you are loved!
You can have the Blue Vanilla soft serve ice cream

Be ready to be enthralled by the next room as it is the bouncy pink castle! Roll, jump, bounce, twirl, smash! Anyway you want it, enjoy feeling like a kid again!

The succeeding ice cream stations offer some of Singapore favorites such as the Potong Red Bean Ice cream and another flavor, Toasted Marshmallow in classic ice cream block with wafer. If you have visited or lived in Singapore, I am sure you will be able to relate, nostalgia!

Next stop is like a playground and a personal favorite. This was where we lingered the most because it had a more cozy feel to it compared to the rest of the rooms.
There is a Banana and Cherry swing, mini basketball shooting area, a unicorn slide and a mini bus.

Secret disco room

After, head over to the Sprinkle pool for a dive.

You can just imagine the glory of jumping into a pool of sprinkles. This was my son’s favorite as he immediately dived in the moment he saw it!

I think overall, it was time and money well spent after bringing home cool memories and a full belly with all the ice cream treats. We enjoyed most especially because there were less people and therefore more space! 🙂
The staff encompasses a young, playful spirit and a warm welcoming affection to visitors.

I recommend going for Thursday night for an almost solo experience to avoid the crowd. Nevertheless, due to the Covid restrictions, the number of visitors are surely controlled so you would not have to worry about queuing up.

If lucky and spotted by their roaming photographer, you can get a free polaroid picture as a souvenir, care of MOIC.



You can reserve your tickets here.
Children below 2 are free of charge.

Directions:
Open only from Thursday to Sunday, 10 AM to 10:30 PM

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TravelSG: Pulau Ubin

Only from the heart can you touch the sky” – RUMI

A view of the Ubin Quarry

There is a 10 minute boat ride to enjoy a rustic experience away from the busy, sophisticated life in Singapore.

Fun fact about Pulau Ubin is that the name means “Granite Island” in Malay in which the abandoned quarries remain as picturesque relics of the island’s history. It has a massive area of1,020 ha shaped like a boomerang and has a variety of activities that you can do such as trekking, camping, kayaking, fishing and cycling.

I brought along my 6 year old son with me for a cycling trip. We are both beginners so it was just perfect that there were areas in the island that was fitting to our competence.

How to get there? (and if you intend to bring your own bike)
We hired a Bike Transport service to pick us up from our home at 8:30 AM to Changi Point Ferry Terminal.
Cost: $38 one way for two bikes (usual cost is $20 per bike one way), but if you are sharing with a friend living in a different area, adding another stop would only be for just $5, total would be $43. Not bad!

Bike ready to be transported

Bring cash & some stuff. In the terminal, you pay cash directly to the boat operators/owners for $6 if you are bringing your bike, if not, then it would only pay $4 one way.

Arriving in the island just a few minutes walk from the terminal would be the bike rental shops. Bike rental fee: Ranges from $10-$27.

Hungry? There was only one restaurant called Season Live Seafood which was open during the time of our visit as we came in during the Covid-Two-Pax restriction so some shops may not be open possibly due to the anticipated restriction (and maybe because we also came on a working day) so take that into consideration on bringing food if you have special dietary needs.

They only accept cash so please be prepared, the island does not have any ATM too but if you are wondering if there is internet connection, yes absolutely! you can use your mobile data connection island wide.

However, as convenient to stay connected, do not forget to bring your usual sunblock and mosquito repellant because there are no convenience stores in the island. On the other hand, toilets are island wide so no need to worry!

Pro Tip: If you have a dog, you can bring them along too!

The price is at par with hawker prices in Singapore, not bad!

We headed to the Butterfly Hill as our first stop. Just as you enter the hill, you will be greeted with butterflies! Going in will also require you to get off your bike because it is uphill-steep but at the top, there is a hut called Tahu Hut to rest and enjoy the view of the lake.

We then headed to the Bukit Puaka (Puaka Hill) where you can appreciate more the view of the Ubin Quarry. This is the highest peak in the island with a height of 75 m. It would take you around 10 minutes to hike from the entrance to the top and have the beautiful and worthwhile view of the Ubin Quarry. You cannot bring your bike along so will need to leave it in the parking bike area just right before the entrance.

After Puaka Hill, we intended to visit the famous Ah Ma Drink Stall but was disappointed to see that it was closed.

We found this spot to relax a bit and rehydrate for a while.

Then off to our last destination which was Ketam Quarry.
From the entrance, it was a 7 minute trek uphill and was a bit challenging for me and my son as a beginner but was all worth it reaching the top.

Just on this same area is an entrance going to the Mountain Bike Park. There are steeper climbs and drop offs on this trail so I would suggest this area for beginners like me.

Those attractions alone took us 4 hours in total to complete including rest and lunch. There were a few more areas that I wanted to visit but the water we brought was not enough for us to last a few more hours to ride so we headed back to the terminal. That was around 2PM.

Other sites you can see which we were not able to visit include:
1. Jelutong Campsite
2. Chek Jawa Wetland
3. Ubin Fruit Orchard
4. Sensory Trail
5. Ubin Living Lab
6. Maman Campsite
7. Jejawi Tower
8. Teck Seng’s Place

We miss travelling back home so much so visiting Pulau Ubin brought us joy into our hearts and helped us to recharge! Hope you can check it out too sometime if you are in Singapore!

YOUR SUPER POWER THAT YOU FORGOT

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Yesterday my son taught me to conquer my fear by rollerblading with him downhill from the playground. He has no problem just casually rolling down the downhill pavement holding his drink from the vending machine.

He was a natural and I was proud.

It has been five days since I took upon myself to conquer my fear and join my son into learning something new. After all, it would be a shame to teach my son to do this and that and show him even the proper posture if I myself does not know how to do it at all.
Looking back, I do not regret it and realized that if I have not done it, I would definitely have regretted it.
I am amazed on how fast my son learned just in a span of five days. So I wonder, why do kids learn so fast? how they do it? and a side note question, why do they seem so happy all the time?

And the answer is something we already know which is also simple and easy to apply.
They do not have any inhibitions. They do not care, they do not give a fuck. They are fearless, they have no issues falling down or making mistakes. They just believe they can. They know what they want and they go for it.
Kids make friends, they play, they do not judge, they run around.
They have no concept of time and money. They are in their default state of abundance. And for them the possibilities are endless.
My son would say, buy me this, open the aircon, order me a Chameleon, can you buy me a Tiger? I want to try this and that.
Of course you would at best always have to manage your time and finances so you really cannot say yes to everything they say (so use your rational mind for this), what we can learn from them is a daily reminder of our default state of abundance, of greatness, of our true potential, our super power and it is not latent! It is already in us!

But how can you prove there is abundance in my life when all I can experience is lack? It is your perspective, that is how you have associated meaning into your experiences and circumstances.

You do have abundance, you just focus on the lack aspect of your life. There is abundance in air, food, space, love, energy, care, wealth. Money is everywhere. Opportunities are everywhere. We all have the power to change and the power to choose and the good news is that we can immediately tap into it whenever we need to. The super power I am talking about is by tapping into your kid state. Your playfulness. We all have it. We just forgot about it because of how we were brought up, how society has conditioned us. The routine and the norm. Adults, are conditioned beings, a sum of experiences, logic and memories, so we do have a lot of inhibitions. We are scared, and after all that is our brain’s role which is to protect us from harm and to keep us safe.

So how can the the kid in us bring us the super power and perhaps bring abundance? Everything we have now, is an attestation of our beliefs and experiences. Our reality. Our standards. Relating this back to the newly found activity with my son, to be able to gain back your super power is to start by letting down your guard, just do it, take action and have fun! I projected an image that I can rollerblade hand and hand with son. I am proof of it and so can you! I know it may seem easier said than done but we need to remember that when we were young, every thing was exciting, and that is how our life should be! To be able to enjoy it joyously.
Everyday is an exciting quality abundant life that we should always achieve! Remember the child in you, your playfulness and so then your youthfulness and abundance will be a by product eventually.

Get INSTANT smooth, baby soft skin using this product!

There are tons of health benefits that I can share with you about milk but today I want to focus more on its health benefits towards the skin.

I love this product and have been using this since I was in college. It gives me this baby like, smooth feeling after using it that is why I have included this as part of  my beauty regimen at least 3 times a week.

Milk according to a study improves complexion, gives a radiant youthful glow, and excellent pore shrinker and cleanser, and my favorite, smooths out fine lines and wrinkles.

If you are looking for an affordable, effective product for these above, you need to try out A Bonne Spa Milk Salt. It is a moisturizing, whitening bath salt spa to achieve a baby white smooth feel. For further details here are the product specifications.

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Weight: 350 g + 20 g free
Ingredients:  Milk, salt
Scent: Milk Protein, Micronized Salt, Allantoin
Usage: Bikini Line, Armpit, Back, Body 

One packet will last for 3-4 times usage it really depends on the amount you put or target areas. The scrub itself is very fine as you can see on the picture below thus giving you very smooth, soft, supple skin.

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