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Zoe Raymond|Fitness & Yoga|Beauty & Fashion

Facial with Zonia!

Happy 2011 ladies and gentlemen! (:
To start of this new year, I would like to thank every single one of you who made this blog a place that is worthwhile! It's definitely every blogger's wish come true to have readers and eventually more readers from the word of mouth. It is you that made us return home famished, worn out, but STILL log on to blogger/wordpress to write a little entry!

I remember starting blogging with hardly anyone reading. I probably have readers my fingers can count. I also remember having bbabyprincess.blogspot.com as a diary to keep the memories of family and friends.

Say hello to 2011! If 2010 had been a bad year for you, fret now! Cause this year will be a BANG! If 2010 had been a wonderful year with all the sweet nothings, 2011 would be EVEN BETTER!

So let me start the very first post of 2011, with beauty and fashion. Cause there were so many girls asking if I have a facial parlor to recommend, in this post, I'm glad to share my very first Facial! (:


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After work on Wednesday, I met up with Zonia at Outram station to head to Kovan together! Yes! I invited her to come along, so it's the sisters very first facial!

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We took the train to Kovan Station (where Heartland Mall is located), and when we alighted, it was barely 5 minutes walk to The Face Chapter! I queried on the products that would be used so we were mad excited! Products are from Germany and Italy and are used at other more commercialized facial parlors that charges more and hard sell their packages.

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The place is to it's simple side, a home based parlor.
P/s: I don't really care about the location if the materials used are top grade and price is affordable. I don't see why I should pay more for the brand of the parlor. 

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Zonia and I!

We changed into our robes and bedroom slippers shortly after a few pictures was taken!

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The bed is mad comfy, there's a comforter like those hotels!
Really relaxing after a day's work!

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Tina started with cleansing my face to remove the makeup i had on.

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Cause I knew i was heading for a facial after work, i went with minimal make up; concealer and eyeliner. (:

After the cleansing, Tina went on with double cleansing. That's what we always do / should do after removing our make up. 
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relaxing!

After the cleansing, Tina would do a scrub to remove impurities like dirt and oil! This is the step she stressed that we should do at home! (Gonna go hunt for 1 soon!) Tina not only applies cleansers/scrubs on, she massages them on to promote rapid absorption. Which is damn good cause it's really relaxing! I love massages!!!

For a more delicate extraction of black/white heads and minute oil spots, Tina uses this steamer to open up the pores!

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That's Zonia enjoying herself!
I tell you, she was feeling so relaxed, SHE FELL ASLEEP!!!! (:

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extracting a few oil spots

I was quite afraid of this part, cause i have heard of family and friends that went for facial and came back with redness here and there! Mad unsightly! But Tina was really gentle and only extracts those that surfaces! She knows exactly how much energy to exert to remove the unwanted so as not to cause any scars! Thank god I only had a few! Phew! 

After extractions, I had some essential oil and cream applied so to "close up" the spots that had extractions! 
Even at home when you prick black heads or squeeze pimples, it's necessary to apply cream so healing will be rapid. We do not want to leave the "wounds" opened and dirt enters and the same problem surfaces again. 

I have to say that though Tina looks really petite, she has great hands! She massages the face, shoulders and head really well! 

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nude faced!

And yes, the facial includes 20 minutes of massage! (: (: (: I have got really stiff neck and shoulders so this really comes in handy! 

Last but not least, we have on mask. 
While Zonia had both White Mud and Charcoal Mask on, I only had White Mud. The rich ingredients in White Mud helps eliminate the excessive oil secretion in our face and softens the skin! 

The additional mask Zonia used helps make transparent fair and smooth skin above removing active oxygen and moisturizes the skin sufficiently and also prevents dullness, blotches and freckles. Has whitening action and loads more benefits too!

All masks are towards fresh and youthful skin! (: (:
The mask had to be on for 20 minutes, and Zonia was asleep with her mask, so i took pictures of my new accessory!

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there's like 3 looks to this corsage and it can be used as a rubberband! teehee! 

My facial ended slightly before Zonia so I zoomed to change cause I was excited to see how I looked! Teehee! It's not everyday that you see me totally nude faced, so here goes!

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darker pictures cause lights were still off. Zonia zZzzzz! 

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mad oily hair cause tiny massaged my head too! oops!

I have got pretty bad dark rings! Reason for darker eye circles is cause of the lack of blood circulation. Tina taught me to do some eye massages to improve the circulation! If you face the same problem as I am, massage too okay! (:

After some pictures, Zonia is done with her mask and the last step is actually cream!

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Zonia checking herself out too! 

After our facials, we headed for dinner! Mad famished!!!! 
In future before visiting Tina, I will remember to have my dinner first! Zonia said her stomach was growling! HAHA! Poor her!
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The girl had cravings for KFC so we were there, even though I had some sores in my mouth and we just had a facial leh! Should avoid food that will be harmful to the skin!!!!

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Radiant right! HAHA!

Seriously, my skin looks so much youthful now, I didn't feel a bit uncomfortable without a tinge of make up! 
Zonia was feeling the exact same, i bet! 

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We took the train home right after dinner! (:

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Let me share a little more on facial with Tina!
  1.  Similar facials elsewhere (same products and techniques used) cost min. $128. As a home based parlor, Tina only charges us $68. 
  2. The facial is 2 hours long, inclusive of 20 minutes of face, neck, shoulders and head massage! 
  3. If you plan to go with a friend/boyfriend, more discounts! Quote Zoe Raymond to get it at an introductory price of $120 for 2 pax!  
  4. Youngest customer is 13 years old and visits cause of outbreaks! 
  5. Tina is by appointment only, 81820563.

I will definitely be going back to Tina's, monthly, cause I like what she has to offer!

P/s: Mommy says it's very affordable cause similar facials she's been to is at least 2-3 times more! Plan to bring her and my aunts there when I go on leave! (: CNY and Valentine's Day is around the corner so make an appointment quick!


credits
The Face Chapter
address: Hougang st 21- Blk 211, #-01-311 
5 minutes from Kovan MRT, next to bowling alley
contact: 81820563
email: thefacechapter@gmail.com
promo: quote Zoe Raymond for facial @ $120 for 2 pax. 
weekender macrame dress in navy: struttt
pink cosage: beau accessories



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19 comments :

Anonymous said...

happy new year dear! Where do u buy ur cosages?

Rebelle said...

is from Beau Accessories. :)

www.beauaccessories.com

kacie said...

hiie hiie,
love your blog so much!!
Are you gg Europe ??? (from the first photo)

Anonymous said...

Hi!
may i know what eye make up remover you are using currently? (:

noodlemonster said...

Aloha~ zoe! Happy new year!

Anonymous said...

the corsages is from http://www.beauaccessories.com/=)

may i know where you get your belt?

you are looking good!

Anonymous said...

zoe, you are too skinny alr!! gain more weight!!! :D

Anonymous said...

hi, is it possible to bring a guy go for facial? feel like bringing my bf along together for the $120 promotion. :)

Anonymous said...

hello! where did zonia got her top from? prettyy!

ZOE RAYMOND said...

kacie said...
hiie hiie,
love your blog so much!!
Are you gg Europe ??? (from the first photo)


♥ ZOE RAYMOND:
Hope to! Looking at the prices! (:

ZOE RAYMOND said...

Anonymous said...
Hi!
may i know what eye make up remover you are using currently? (:


♥ ZOE RAYMOND:
Cleansing Express!
See post: http://www.zoeraymond.com/2010/06/cleansing-express-give-aways.html

ZOE RAYMOND said...

noodlemonster said...
Aloha~ zoe! Happy new year!


♥ ZOE RAYMOND:
Hello! same to you!! (:

ZOE RAYMOND said...

Anonymous said...
zoe, you are too skinny alr!! gain more weight!!! :D


♥ ZOE RAYMOND:
Ate more this festive season!!!

ZOE RAYMOND said...

Anonymous said...
hi, is it possible to bring a guy go for facial? feel like bringing my bf along together for the $120 promotion. :)


♥ ZOE RAYMOND:
Definitely! Plan to bring mine for the next one! (: (:

Anonymous said...

where did you get your dress from! :)

Anonymous said...

Great information! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while now. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to u and your LoVed ones too, Zoe!!! :D

Keep on BLoGGinG! *JIA YOU*!!!

LoVe, VV~

Anonymous said...

u look the same with or without makeup...go au naturel more! u look good nude faced =)

ZOE RAYMOND said...

Anonymous said...
u look the same with or without makeup...go au naturel more! u look good nude faced =)


♥ ZOE RAYMOND:
Thank you! (: