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Institut Esthederm logo (Lolyco’s version)

It’s not as though I’ve got all the time in the world, and this does, at first glance appear to be a complete waste of time. But sometimes time is best wasted, like spending too much on shoes or drinks or a shirt you only wear once, throwing away time makes you feel like you’ve got it to burn!

Institut Esthederm logo (GIF)

Institut Esthederm logo (GIF)

Jess wanted some pictures with the Institut Esthederm logo in them, but the only versions I could find online were very small, so resizing them made them look horrible. She had a version on a disk too, courtesy of a trip to Esthecosme, her supplier. It was the old black-on-white version of the logo, and in an EPS (Encapsulated Post Script) file. Even though it was a huge (over 300kB!) file, it still had jagged edges!

I’d recently done a few articles about Inkscape, the drawing program, for, so I thought I’d test my new-found skills on the Institut Esthederm logo. I’m not a graphic designer, so I may not have gone about it quite right. It was easy enough, with perhaps the only tricky bit the kerning (spacing between characters) of the text. It’s very easy to change the kerning of text in Inkscape, once you know how – it’s not obvious!

Reconstructed Institut Esthederm logo, large version (PNG)

Reconstructed Institut Esthederm logo, large version (PNG)

Before you use this logo in any of your own work, please note that it isn’t Institut Esthederm’s logo, it’s Lolyco’s reconstruction of it. It does look like their logo (okay, so the first ‘I’ and the last ‘T’ in the curved INSTITUT at top are not quite rotated as much as the original), but if you really wanted to use Institut Esthederm’s logo in your own documents, we strongly recommend asking Institut Esthederm for a better, official version. I could have done that, but patience is not a virtue I possess.

If you want a resizable (to any size) version that you can use with Inkscape (so you can fix the rotation on the ‘I’ and the ‘T’!), Institut Esthederm logo, SVG format, zipped.

Institut Esthederm Starter Kits

Institut Esthederm from France  starter kits for Dry Skin, Oily Skin and Sensitive Skin are now available. The kits are ideal for people who just would like to try Esthederm products. With an advanced technology, Esthederm often upgrade their products with their latest skin care patents. Their products contain 100% active ingredients unlike other products which are only 1 to 10%  ingredients.  The ingredients slow down the  skin-ageing  process, so the products are excellent for home based use because the ingredients themselves are able to work on their own.

Esthederm starter kits

Esthederm starter kits at

For beginners to use a new product, it  is very important to understand the basic of skin water protection. For instance, a plant that is too dry or doesn’t have enough water, won’t absorb minerals or nutrients. Similar with our skin without enough water, it will become tighter, wrinkles appear, there’ll be a loss of elasticity, black spots appear and etc. Esthederm Cellular Water is the first and only replica of the skin’s water. It can carry cellular water into deeper layers of the skin.

Esthederm products are easy to use. For dry skin, you use Hydra System, for oily skin you use Pure System and for Sensitive skin you use Sensi System. You can mix and match depending on your skin condition. For example acne skin, after it clears up, you can change to Sensi system and then treat as normal skin. Besides this basic skin care, there is an intensive ‘Molecular Care’ range for emergency treatment of serious skin problem such as severe dehydration, severe acne and hyper sensitivity. Use it at night time to get optimum results.

The reason why all the Esthederm starter kit products concern about water level of the skin is that water level is fundamental to the absorption of nutrients. For more details, you can browse for more expert opinion and learn more about why it stands out from other cosmetics brand.

Bio Essence Basic Skin Care Program

After years of research and development, the Bio Essence skincare series is becoming more and more popular. A unique and effective skincare that will make your skin more radiant and give you a clearer complexion.

Bio essence test at 1 Utama

Bio essence test at 1 Utama

Bio-essence have even held several huge events where they demonstrated their products’ effects. The event in the picture was at 1 Utama, a famous shopping complex in Malaysia.

Beauty Biotech has an article about Bio Essence company background, made of herbal chinese traditional and etc.

Follow these steps for a Basic Skin care program:

  1. Exfoliate – Deep Exfoliating Gel
  2. Remove – Deep Cleansing Milk (If you use make-up)
  3. Cleanse – Deep Cleanser
  4. Tone – Deep Nourishing Toner
  5. Skin Nourisher – Cell Re-growth Essence
  6. Moisturize – Deep White Lotion
  7. Protect – Sunscreen Moisturizing Lotion SPF15 or Sunscreen Moisturizing Cream SPF56

    So easy! Effective too.

    You can buy products from the Bio Essence range at my shop:, I stock almost the entire range. Let me know if there’s a product you want, but I don’t have in stock, I’ll see what I can do! You can leave a comment below, or use the contact page at

    Jean Paul Gaultier: Cone Bra to Supersize Model

    One of the fashions that struck me most about Jean Paul Gaultier (hear how to pronounce his name)  fashion designer was the ‘Cone Bra’ outfit, which was designed for Madonna for her Blonde Ambition tour in 1990. After that, there was a Hong Kong Comedy Movie, starring Maggie Chung who wore that Cone Bra for her funny role as well.

    You can see the Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Summer 2008 for his collection in here. This time a mermaid is wearing the cone bra.

    I was wandering if I was wearing the Cone Bra on the street, will people stare at me?  I don’t mind if I would be able to wear it on a fashion show but not in the high street!

    Gaultier Model Size 20Hello magazine has a great Jean Paul Gaultier profile. He was so obsessed with fashion design in the early days. I would say if somebody is obsessed and persistent in their goal, usually they will be successful, don’t you think so?

    Jean Paul Gaultier said that beauty can be universal. The model’s name is “Velvet” from New York, USA. Some bloggers say Jean Paul Gaultier did this as a reaction, to make a mockery of the ban on super-skinny models. Many have commented that if he really wanted to show beauty is universal, he should have used some average sized women.

    Whatever the truth is, there are plenty of opinions! So what do you think? Was Gaultier telling women “you’re all beautiful, no matter what size”? Or was he saying “I can’t use skinny models? Well, cop this!”.

    I’d love to know what you think!