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Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 31: Beauty Secrets From the Kitchen

Want to know how to have great skin without spending an exorbitant amount on cosmetics? We learn from Sara, Restoration Essence’s founder, how to transform simple ingredients that you can easily find in your kitchen into cheap, effective beauty products. Best part? They’re so affordable and as it is all natural, you know exactly what
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Why Your Make Up Doesn’t Look the Way You’d Like

Are you one of those who spend a lot of time scrolling through Instagram or watching YouTube videos as well as flipping through magazines to get ideas on the latest make up trends? However, when you try to get the look, it doesn’t come out that great? Well, unless you are a professional or have
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Interview with Restoration Essence’s Founder

It is always refreshing to meet Sara, the founder of Restoration Essence, due to her exuberance and friendly nature. Helming the home-grown brand is no easy feat and Restoration Essence also recently received the award of Singapore Enterprise Top 500 2018 – an award given to Singapore’s top 500 emerging businesses. We speak to Sara
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Cold Process Soap Making Workshop (Body Care)

A 2-hour step-by-step cold process soap making workshop with all materials & equipment provided. Feel the satisfaction of bringing home your own handcrafted soaps. This workshop includes a basic and advanced introduction to the cold process soap making process and ingredients. Plus a hands-on session of soap making. All materials used are palm-free, cruelty-free and
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Interview with Dr Cheng of Women Infinity

With the growing wellness industry, it is always refreshing to find womenpreneurs who step up and are passionate about health as well as helping others. We spoke to Dr Cheng, founder of Women Infinity, which is a brand of collagen that has been helping women achieve better skin as well as better joint health. It
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Hacks for Thinning Hair

If your hair is thinning, it could be due to a few reasons but while you’re seeking treatment for it, having bald spots or balding spots can be a rather embarrassing affair. Besides having a bad combover, here are some hacks to help you look like you have a crowning glory without wearing that hat
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Could Euglena Be The Next Superfood?

You’ve heard of spirulina and wheatgrass – often deemed to be the green superfoods with great health benefits. However, have you heard of Euglena? Cultivated on the pristine shores of Okinawa, Japan, this largely unheard-of species of microscopic algae contains 59 essential nutrients needed by our bodies for optimal health and is a rare organism
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BeautyAsia 2018 Celebrates 22 Years of Beauty and Wellness

BeautyAsia 2018 will be running its 22nd trade exhibition this year showcasing a comprehensive range of cosmetics, skincare and beauty-related products from all over the world. Organised by Lines Exhibition Pte Ltd, BeautyAsia is Asia’s premium beauty, spa and wellness trade exhibition that incorporates SpaAsia, HealthAsia and NaturalAsia. The annual event showcases the trendiest beauty
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Make Up 101 Workshop

Love buying make up but don’t have the skills to get the look you want? Have a whole bunch of make up products lying around but have not figured how best to use them? Let a professional make up artist teach you basic make up skills and learn how to utilise that make up palette
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Benefits of Massaging Your Baby

In many South Asian countries, it is standard practise to massage an infant and the new mother. It’s been a well-established fact for centuries that massaging the infant has a number of health benefits. However, what has always been up for debate is which benefits are greater – whether it’s mineral oil or virgin coconut
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Tips to Having Better Skin

If you want smooth and bright skin, there are a few easy steps to take regularly before bedtime to ensure better skin. Of course, you cannot expect overnight results but with consistent efforts, you will definitely see improvements or simply, maintenance of your skin’s health. Cleanse your skin Laneige Homme Active Water Cleanser US$19 Laneige
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Does Your Skin Need Vitamin C?

Vitamin C is often thought of as the vitamin to cure the common cold. But little do people know that the humble Vitamin C helps prevent wrinkles! It is a powerful antioxidant that helps in the synthesis of collagen, which helps to give our skin strength and, most importantly, elasticity. Thus, skin looks firmer, smoother
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What is the Difference Between Sunblock and Sunscreen?

Living in sunny Singapore (or any tropical city for that matter) means that we get plenty of sun all year round. A lot of beauty experts have been advising everyone to slap on sunscreen or sunblock every single day. Even if we are staying indoors and think that we will not receive any harmful rays
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How to Clean Your Make Up Brushes

Now that you know which brush is for which make up product in our previous two articles, it is also important to know how to clean them so that your brushes are hygienic and do not cause any breakout on your skin. Firstly, how often should one clean one’s make up brushes? Make Up Artists
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Correcting Skin’s Colour

Ever had that moment when you put on your foundation or concealer but you are still able to see the redness or the dark circles under your eyes or perhaps you’re still looking dull. Chances that you will pack on more product onto your face and it become an inch thick, looking cakey at the end of
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Know Your Skin’s Undertone

When I studied graphic design as well as make up, I had to study colours and this really helped me when it comes to picking the right colours for clothes and make up for myself as well as for clients. Hence, knowing your skin’s undertone helps you pick suitable clothes, make up and even hair
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Know Your Make Up Brushes – Part 2

In our first article on make up brushes, we introduced you to the basics of the various types of materials used in a brush and why certain bristles are good for certain effects or make up products. However, with the various shapes and sizes that these brushes come in, the confusing part would be “which brush is for what kind of product?”.

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Know Your Make Up Brushes – Part 1

Make up brushes play a huge part in most ladies’ make up routine but many probably don’t understand the various types of brushes (yes, we admit that there are quite a few out there), which may result in most using the wrong type of brushes or under utilising your tools when you purchase a full
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Rocking Plus Size Swim Wear

Swim wear has often been that piece of clothing which women often have body confidence issues with because it doesn’t allow you to cover up much of your flaws (although nobody is perfect) and one often feels judged. However, the ladies from this year’s Miss Top of the World Plus Size shows us that you
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Welcoming Miss Top of the World Plus Size International

The delegates for the international beauty pageant, Miss Top of the World Plus Size, started arriving in Singapore last night and were treated to a welcome dinner at the Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy hotel. The theme for the dinner was “Colours of Summer” and the dinner was definitely a lively affair with delegates decked out
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Perfume Workshop – Make Your Own Signature Scent

During this workshop, you will be guided by Prachi, founder of Je t’aime Perfumery, who will teach you how to create a perfume for yourself or someone you love. Take a “Perfume Personality test”, explore which ingredients fit your personality, start putting them into a bottle and by the end you will have created your unique Signature Scent.
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5 Awesome Sites to Check Out this GSS

The Great Singapore Sale (GSS for short) has started and that means that a lot of stores will be shelling out discounts and products for every shopper to enjoy. While the city is buzzing with tourists and citizens going out to try and get the best deals possible, we ourselves have decided to make our
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Get to Know The Real Person #NoLabels

We are often judged by our appearances and labelled ‘fat’, ‘skinny’, or ‘short’. This certainly causes us to lose confidence with ourselves and our body images, which isn’t the real person behind each one of us. In our body positivity campaign, we interview a few men and women to show that we are often more
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7 Home Remedies to Treat Eyebags

Having ‘panda eyes’? Puffy eyes or dark rings are often a result of your body being tired, an allergic reaction or simply because you’re ill. No matter what caused your chronic eyebag, having them will make you look tired and ill, which is not desired if you need to look sharp for that crucial business meeting
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Singaporean Wins Second Runner Up in Mrs Top of the World 2017

Congratulations to 43 year-old Ice Sherry Lee who recently competed in the international Mrs Top of the World pageant in Riga, Latvia! The Singaporean mother of two was one of the few Asians in the competition and she bagged the title of Second Runner Up, beating 16 other contestants who were mostly in their early
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Dove’s Image_Hack Aims to Create a New Perception of Women

Today we’ll talk about another company that’s quickly making its way into our hearts. Dove. Dove has been known for holding a lot of progressive campaigns but this new one shows a new type of ambition we never thought possible.

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Comedian Shows the Ridiculousness of the Thigh Gap Phenomenon

Sometimes the best method to show people how ridiculous some things can be is through comedy, and that’s just what Luisa Omelian aims to do when she talks about a familiar topic, thigh gaps.

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5 Must Have Beauty Products for Beginners

There are so many beauty products in the market that it is really hard to figure out which are the essentials and which are the “good to have”. Fear no more and let a make up artist give you the low down. Moreover, this list of must-have items recommended are not just easy to use, they are
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Fashion of Plumping Up a Plus Sized Model?

The things the fashion industry makes its models go through have become pretty common news nowadays, but it’s sitll surprising to see how far they can go. Learn about the experiences this model had and the tricks implemented to get her to “look good”

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BeautyFresh Warehouse Sale

Ladies, you’ll be glad to know that there’s a make up warehouse sale that’s coming up! From 30 March till 1 April 2017, you can get cosmetics by Chanel, M.A.C., NARS, La Mer, Jo Malone and even Dior at up to 80% discount! Organised by BeautyFresh, this warehouse sale will be held at 1 Jalan
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Thigh Gap Jewellery, Anyone?

There was a trend on social media where lots of girls would use the hashtag #thighgap as a goal and many sought to lose weight so that they could be skinny enough to get a thigh gap. Then came this website with the brand TGAP that sold Thigh Gap Jewellery with each costing about S$185.
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Perfume Workshop – Make Your Own Signature Scent

During this workshop, you will be guided by Prachi, founder of Je t’aime Perfumery, who will teach you how to create a perfume for yourself or someone you love. Take a “Perfume Personality test”, explore which ingredients fit your personality, start putting them into a bottle and by the end you will have created your unique Signature Scent.
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DIY Organic Skincare Workshop

Commercial skin care products enlist many different chemicals to achieve fast visible effects, but often leave undesirable side effects too. Even though most countries require all ingredients in the product to be listed, but we still have cases where some companies are dishonest or withhold information. How can we be certain of what is exactly
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Miss Top of the World Plus Size, Fiona Tan, is Body Confident

We recently caught up with Fiona again in this new year as we reflect on what 2016 has brought. The plus size beauty is passionate about empowering women, especially those who are plus sized, to feel good about themselves. The Wellness Insider recently caught up with the plucky 29 year old to find out what
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Reasons For Thinning Hair, How to Fix Them & What to Eat for Healthier Hair

Read these two articles on Oprah.com about thinning hair as well as maintaining healthy hair. We decided to combine them into one article because it is not only important to fix problems but to also maintain the good. Our additional comments will be in italics. You’re Noticing: Thinning Along the Hairline  Likely cause: Regularly yanking your hair back
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Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 23: The Problem With Positivity

We’re sure that you’ve seen those “Quotes of the Day” on social media which reeks of positivity or asking you to keep a positive mindset. You have probably also met that person who keeps telling you that things will come your way if you keep a positive mindset and are confident. However, is this whole
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Anti-acne Skincare – Boxing Day Giveaway!

It’s Boxing Day but the spirit of Christmas is still alive! We’re giving away this set of anti-acne skincare products to ONE lucky winner. Alba Botanica’s anti-acne skincare range is all natural and made with vegetarian products. Great for teens and even adults who do get the occasional spots. The full set will definitely help
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Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 22: Fiona Tan, Miss Top of the World Plus Size 2016

So glad to interview the lovely Fiona Tan, who is the first Asian to participate AND win the title of Miss Top of the World Plus Size 2016! She bagged Singapore yet another international win and has been inspiring women of all sizes to be body confident. So in this week’s episode of Melissa’s Table
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Fun & Flirty Christmas Party!

The Wellness Insider has teamed up with the folks at SAUCEink to bring you a Christmas Party that will be fun and flirty *wink wink*! This is definitely one for the ladies as it’s all about YOU and how you can feel confident during the holidays as well as plan your wardrobe and image for
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Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 20: From Rubber Boots to Heels

I had fun interviewing womenpreneur Claire Au, founder of local skincare brand Auolive, as we talked about how she first hung up her suits for rubber boots before chucking them for high heels. I got to try out the products and really loving the thought put into developing the range of hassle free beauty!  
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Classic Gel Manicure & Pedicure Giveaway!

We’ve reached 3,000 ‘likes’ on our Facebook page and we’re celebrating by thanking all of you for your support with this Manicure & Pedicure Giveaway! Join in this contest and stand to win a Classic Gel Manicure & Pedicure at Miwa worth S$110*! How to qualify? Sign up for our newsletter below ‘Like’ us on
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