Masons Home Decor | Our first DIY Terrarium

Mid-year exams are finally over! I’m sure we all did a collective sigh of relief!

Now if you’re looking for some interesting home diy activities to do with kids post-exams or during the school holidays, here’s something that might be just your cup of tea.

We got this diy terrarium set from Masons Home Decor some time back:

Masons Home Decor

Masons Home Decor

I mean obviously we didn’t wait till now to do it. Who could possibly wait that long? Or at all for that matter?

Little one started on his terrarium first as my girl was out with her dad.

Masons Decoration Singapore

To be honest, we have no experience with terrariums at all. We have absolutely no idea how to go about doing it. And when we received the set, the link on Masons Home Decor wasn’t up yet so I just let him wing it, and hope for the best. For the plants.

Needless to say, my girl started on her terrarium the moment she got home.

Masons Decoration Singapore

She had loads of fun with the roots of the plants as you can see from the photos.

Masons Decoration Singapore

I think transplanting the plants was a challenge for us. We weren’t sure how much soil was needed to cover the roots to stabilise the plants but we did what we always do – our best.

Masons Decoration Singapore

It doesn’t have to be a very messy affair because we did the messy transference of the plants in the box that it came in. So all the loose soil that fell out was contained in the box. Just a note in case you’re too worried about the mess. To be extra sure that there was minimal mess, I also laid out newspapers on the table they were working at.

Masons Decoration Singapore

Masons Decoration Singapore

The kids had placed the bag of small colourful pebbles underneath the soil because we thought it might show up as a nice layer below (kinda like a sand art bottle) but it didn’t turn out as we expected because I think we’d have needed more to create that effect. We were left with some grey pebbles so I dug out some of our old colourful pebbles to brighten up our terrariums.

Not too shabby in the end, huh?

Masons Decoration Singapore

I think we did a decent job of it in the end, considering that it was our first try without detailed instructions. 😀

These are plants that the kids can easily maintain and the terrariums definitely add to the home decor, so everyone’s happy!

If you’re interested in the types of terrariums available, you can check out Masons Decoration’s DIY terrarium kits. If you prefer unique planters to terrariums, you can check this collection out instead.

Here’s a discount code you can use if you’re making a purchase at Masons Home Decor: simplymommieXMD15

It entitles you to 15% off ALL items at Masons!

Have fun decorating your home with the kids!


Disclosure: We were provided with a DIY terrarium kit. No monetary compensation was provided. All opinions are ours.


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Dermagold Review | Miracle C+ and Skin Elixir

For the past five weeks or so, I’ve been using Dermagold’s Miracle C+ and Skin Elixir.

Dermagold Review

As you know, I’m very selective about reviewing skincare products, especially those for the face as I have rather sensitive skin. These products are however formulated for even those with very sensitive skin so I decided to give them a go… plus Dermagold’s a home-grown award-winning skincare brand!

Besides, I was keen to try out Miracle C+. It is Dermagold’s star product with an award-winning formula, having clinched the Editor’s Choice Great Skin Saver Award from Simply Her Magazine in 2015.

Miracle C+

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Did you know that we would have to consume 3g of Vitamin C a day in order for there to be visible effects on our skin? That’s a lot! Thankfully, Dermagold’s got it all formulated, and in an elegantly packaged bottle no less!

Miracle C+ is gentle, reduces blemishes and brightens skin after repeated uses. Miracle C+ is therefore ideal for all skin types, especially those prone to breakouts and healing from acne scars. Those with sensitive skin can also use this with a peace of mind.

Honestly, at my age, any boost in skin rejuvenation is very welcomed! Harnessing the benefits of Vitamin C ester and Hyaluronic Acid, Miracle C+ enhances skin moisture and remedies dry skin. It can also be easily used as part of any skincare regime as it works synergistically along with other skincare products.

Miracle C+ is a thin solution that can be applied easily onto the face. I use only a small amount each time –

Dermagold Review

I do like a half-pump or so each time. Because Miracle C+ is very light and fluid, it evaporates quickly, leaving my face feeling light and refreshed rather than sticky and wet or oily. Apparently, not only does the Miracle C+ work in humid conditions, it can easily be used in other climates as well, as it can help the face retain moisture in dryer climates – so if you’re travelling, this is a versatile item to pack along!

Skin Elixir

The other item I tried was Dermagold’s Skin Elixir.

Dermagold Review

Skin Elixir contains seabuckthorn – a potent ingredient that can boost the skin in many ways. In fact, the entire seabuckthorn, from its berry, to the bark and leaves, are high in anti-oxidants, essential amino acids, Vit E, the rare Omega 7 and up to 190 other bioactive nutrients!

Dermagold Review

The humble seabuckthorn is also a TCM treasure

Add seabuckthorn to the equation and you basically get a nutritious skin food that can provide for your skin in a wide range of ways, from anti-aging properties, to acne treatment and natural skin healing and regeneration.

Because this spreads really well and is very light, I don’t use very much each time. I apply the Skin Elixir AFTER using Miracle C+ for optimum results.

Dermagold Review

A little goes a long way.

After telling you so much about both the Miracle C+ and Skin Elixir, and after using them for about five weeks, once to twice a day (after cleanser and toner), here’s my review on its efficacy thus far.

I’m not showing before-after photos because honestly the results aren’t that visible from photos.  However, I feel that my skin is a bit smoother and makeup stays on longer and remains even (not blotchy) after a whole day of running about in the sweltering heat. I noticed this at about the 4-week mark. The speed at which you see the effects would definitely vary from individual to individual. I thought I’d just share how these products worked for me. You know, for someone who’s turning 40 in just a few years time, I’ll be the first to say I’m in for skin elixirs! 😛

Although the Miracle C+ and Skin Elixir bottles are only 15ml and 30ml respectively, the amount needed each time is quite little so I believe these would last me for quite awhile. I expect to see better results to come! 🙂

You can buy award-winning star couple (Miracle C + and/or Skin Elixir) at 15% off, simply by quoting “DERMAGOLDSIMPLYMOMMIE” on the Dermagold Store when you checkout to enjoy the specials. Valid till 31st July 2017.

Also, you’ll receive 7 Premium White Mask (worth $70) FREE when you purchase BOTH Miracle C + and Skin Elixir.


Dermagold Miracle C+ $69/15ml

Dermagold Skin Elixir $128/30ml

Dermagold Premium White Mask $10/sheet

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Disclosure: A bottle each of Miracle C+ and Skin Elixir were provided for purposes of review. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are mine.

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