CM Beauty Insider: Facial Picks for our own Mothers!

CM Beauty Insider: Facial Picks for our own Mothers!

(Seen above: From L-R, our therapists Tracy, Nico and Nok)

 

For those of you wanting to get our therapists better, the CM Beauty Insider is a new segment that gives you the inside scoop on our colleagues at Chez Moi De Beaute. As the launch of this new segment coincides with the month of May, we asked them to share the best memories they made with their mothers growing up, and the beauty tips their mothers passed on.

 

The first face we’re meeting is Nico. Nico is one of the more senior therapists in Chez Moi, having been with the company since the year 2000.

 

How has your mother inspired you to care for yourself?

A: Well – my mother would always look well groomed before going out! I remember her drawing her eyebrows and applying lipstick.

 

Share one beloved memory that you have with your mother growing up

A: As my birthday is on the 15 of September in the lunar calendar, it coincides with the Chinese Mooncake Festival. In Malaysia, besides eating mooncakes, there is a cultural tradition of making prayers which can get very busy. So I would always get a mooncake instead of a birthday cake from my mother!

 

What is one beauty tip that your mother passed on to you

A: My mother has very good skin and does not have much age spots despite her advanced age. Her beauty routine was very simple and she did not believe in putting a lot of creams on your face.

 

Which facial would you pick for your mother and why?

A: The AHA Lift. As my mother is 78 years old and hasn’t done many facials, an AHA Lift Facial would be a good treatment for epidermal exfoliation. Plus, it includes a mini M6 Lift program to improve circulation and glow!

 

What is your mother’s beauty philosophy/usual beauty routine?
A: 
Keep it simple.

 

Please name one thing that you wish to learn from your mother.

A: My mom is also a great storyteller – I particularly enjoy listening to her tell tales of her younger days! Her command of the Cantonese language is also particularly impressive, as she is familiar with many difficult Cantonese idioms.

 


 

Next up is Nok, is our colleague hailing from the land of a thousand smiles – Thailand.

 

How has your mother inspired you to care for yourself?

A: My mother is always very well dolled up! Although I’m not as vain as my mother (laughs) but I think it’s fine to be a bit fun and experimental with your beauty looks or hair colour.

 

Share one beloved memory that you have with your mother growing up

A:  Rather than a memory growing up, I really felt great when I treat my parents to food. My family enjoys seafood so when I went back to Thailand recently, I brought them to Chiang Rai for BBQ and seafood. Since we live in a village, I love seeing their faces when they get to eat what they love and enjoy.

 

What is one beauty tip that your mother passed on to you

A: My mother always enjoyed putting on makeup and also applies moisturiser at night. I wasn’t particularly interested as a kid but slowly developed an interest as I grew up.

 

Which facial would you pick for your mother and why?

A: I’d choose the Indiba facial for my mother as she is 62 years old so she’s starting to have some sagging at her jowls and cheeks.

 

What is your mother’s beauty philosophy/usual beauty routine?
A: 
My mother’s usual beauty routine is quite time-consuming – she does her makeup from powder to the brows and her collection of makeup is really impressive. It takes her at least half an hour to do up her face.

 

What do you wish to learn from your mother?

A: My mother is very deft with her hands – she’s great at making everything from flowers to sewing clothes. Growing up, quite a few of what we wore was sewn by our mother. I still remember one of the favourite pieces she made for me, a nightdress which I would often wear when I was young.


 

Lastly we have Tracy from Malaysia – she travels across the border every day to make it to Chez Moi!

 

How has your mother inspired you to care for yourself?

A: Rather than beauty, my mother taught me that how you present yourself is important.

 

Share one beloved memory that you have with your mother growing up

A: Back then, eating in fast food restaurants was considered a big deal and quite the luxury, and being in a large family of four siblings, it meant we had to tighten our pockets. So, I’d say eating out at KFC during family gatherings is one of my cherished memories – even though everyone can eat at fast food restaurants these days.

 

What is one beauty tip that your mother passed on to you

A: Regardless of where you’re going to or even if you’re at home, check your appearance and make sure you look neat.

 

Which facial would you pick for your mother and why?

A: I’d choose the Indiba facial for my mother. She’s 58 years old. I think she’d benefit from Indiba as it has collagen stimulating effects.

 

What is your mother’s beauty philosophy/usual beauty routine?
A: 
Well, my mother didn’t really have a beauty routine but she did go for the occasional facial. She brought me to my first facial when I was in secondary school.

 

What do you wish to learn from your mother?

A: My mother is a very good cook! I suppose this is because her family was in the F&B industry for many years. Although I can cook, my cooking skills are only half of hers – she can make complicated dishes like making Kueh and Pau.


 

Want to treat your own mom to a Mother’s Day Pampering Session? Take advantage of Chez Moi’s Indiba Package Deal! Valid till 31 May 2018.

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Sue Lin
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Sue Lin’s beauty inclinations include learning and trying out what’s new and innovative in the world of skincare and beauty.