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creative direction SHINI PARK photography assistance SIMON SCHMIDT in collaboration with ROGER & GALLET
Coat – Toni Maticevski

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I am a negligent father-figure when it comes to my skin on this blog. I can finally admit that. Ten months ago I promised to take you on an adventure, teach you how to make fire, and finally tell you how I KO’d Eczema. I know that I came to you, time and time again, saying Heeeey buddy, something came up. The truth is, I didn’t really bust Eczema, we’re still scratching at eachother.

The problem is, that I don’t have a skincare ritual to speak of. It’s hard when your canvas changes every other week – sometimes it’s suspiciously glossy, moist skin, sometimes it’s like sandpaper. Have you ever applying foundation on sandpaper? It’s like applying Nutella on a section of the beach. No joke.

Based on a natural remedy created 300 years ago by the French monks…
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What helps for me is deep breaths*, sun, and water. And at the fear of sounding like a dirty hippie, I also like to curse like a sailor at a patch of dry skin when I think no one is watching. (If I hurt its feelings, maybe it’ll pack up and leave one day is my logic there) A good sweat regularly and layering skincare are best.

This brings us to my current beauty obsession, the new four-step ritual by Roger & Gallet: Le Soin Aura Mirabilis. Based on a natural remedy created 300 years ago by the French monks, called Aqua Mirabilis, frequented by Emperors and empresses of the time, the range boasts a formula comprised of 18 distilled plants.

Here are the four simple steps, just layer like you always would. And tell me I won some daddy brownie points, for the time being, at least.

**You’d be surprised at how ten deep breaths can change EVERYTHING. More on this later.

Start with a detoxing cleanse

R&G Extra-fine cleansing mask
Doubles up as make-up remover or detoxifying mask, wait till it turns into clear gel before gently wiping with a cotton pad, or rinse off with warm water.

Tone and refine

R&G Beauty vinegar
Don’t be put off by the name, it’s nothing like the stuff used on salads – apply like a toner.

Apply a drop of radiance

R&G Double extract
Mind blowing texture when shaken, restores skin barrier and corrects irregularities.

the final layer

R&G legendary cream
Targets dehydration and blankets the skin with creamy layer. Think of it like a cashmere blanket after a hot shower.

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Dress – Toni Maticevski. Basket – Chloe

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While this story is in collaboration with Roger & Gallet, all products have been personally tested and tried before the partnership for the sake of integrity. I still use the proudcts every day!

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20 Comments

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    Gorgeous …. Gorgeous! Another winning creative look. Very illusional and reflectively beautiful … As always! :)

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  2. This is just beautiful! Each photo looks like a painting! Does this post mean you are going to share also some of your photography tips, which you promised as well? No pressure. ;)

    Greetings from Vienna!

    Daniela

  3. Love how you have incorporated the photography, light, colour to reflect with the mood of the product. Well executed.

    Heather x

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  5. wow <3

  6. This photographs are so beautiful. They really take you back 300 years!

  7. I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who has skin that seems to change it’s temperament every five seconds. This routine really sounds amazing and if it’s fit for kings and queens, I think it would be fit for me too!

    Gorgeous visuals as always!

    x
    Shloka
    thesilksneaker.com

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  9. Fab shots!

    Don’t miss today on the blog my Boho-chic outfit with a dream blouse ! ;)
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  10. Ollyvia Laura

    CHIC <3

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  11. Stunning photography! It’s like you’re painting with pixels Shini! ;)
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  12. Hello Shini, I hope you can still KO Eczema. Your a strong woman.
    On the other hand, it´s a good work on this post.
    I love it!

    Regards from Ecuador.

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  13. full of hot girl

  14. wow! love this

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  15. Beautiful dress and photos

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  16. beautiful photos!

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  17. Flawless Shini!!! Fellow eczema sufferer here.

  18. What a breathtaking photos! Thanks for sharing those lovely beauty products!
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  19. nice post

    Regards,
    Mrs. Aa
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  20. the photo its look amazing,,