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SS18 Beauty Trends You’ll Love

Spring/Summer 2018 beauty is all about taking it a step further, being bold and seeing how far we can actually push it, and then finally doing it. From minimal romantic visions to unapologetically bold black looks, we have seen it all on the runway this season and we can’t help but try them all out.
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Our Favourite Picks for a Bespoke Travel Set

Whether you’re planning a short getaway or a long vacation, you need not compromise on the state of your toiletries with Molton Brown’s latest Pick & Mix collection. Here’s our list of favourite picks of these mini bath and body luxuries, which will make you feel like you’re staying in a 5-star hotel regardless where
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How to Get the Latest K-Beauty Craze – Honey Skin

It seems like South Korea is leading in the beauty trends and craze, with ‘glass skin’ and ‘honey skin’ being in trend. Imagine having plump, dewy and healthy skin that seems to glow like honey. That’s the reason how the term ‘honey skin’ was coined. Thus, if someone says that you have skin that is
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How Popular Diets (or diet fads) Affect Your Skin

Fad diets are often popularised through the media, with emphasis on losing weight. While the validity of these diet plans is still debatable (most fitness trainers will still tell you to stick to the traditional methods), perhaps you’d like to know how they affect your skin and then decide whether you’re going to follow these
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How to Protect Your Hair From the Sun, Sand and Sea

If you’re going on a beach holiday or just spending a little more time at the poolside, you’re probably going to be protecting your body with sunblock but don’t neglect your crowning glory too! As relaxing and fun beach activities are, they can cause hair damage – especially if you spend a lot of time
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Polished to Perfection (Basic Personal Make Up Class)

Learn how to perfect YOUR daily look with our Basic Personal Makeup Class! You will learn: safety & hygiene preparation of skin for makeup 3Cs – conceal, correct, contour different types of foundations for a flawless makeup makeup application and use of different types of makeup (eyebrow, eyes, blush, lip color) This workshop aims to
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Cold Process Soap Making Workshop

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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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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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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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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Gifts That Say “I Love You”

It’s that time of the year again – where couples celebrate their love on the 14th of February. Sure…we all know how commercialised the day has become and there is a growing trend for couples to say that “everyday is Valentine’s Day”. But for the rest who still enjoy celebrating the day of love, what
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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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Philippines Wins Ms & Mrs Top of the World Plus Size 2017

Last night’s Ms Top of the World Plus Size 2017 grand finals saw fifteen delegates from all over the world competing for the crown, which was eventually awarded by 2016’s winner, Fiona Tan, to Ms Philippines Jodel Padao Mesina. 2017’s newly crowned Ms Top of the World Plus Size, Ms Philippines, Jodel Padao Mesina Miss
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Spreading Body Confidence Through Pageantry

There is a lot of flak against beauty pageants, with most detractors stating that it promotes superficial standards of beauty…but what if the pageant was for plus sized women? That is something that the delegates of Miss & Mrs Top of the World Plus Size answered in heartfelt speeches in last night’s personal profile interview
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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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Showcasing the Miss Top of the World Plus Size Talents

It’s the second day of arrivals for the contestants of Miss Top of the World Plus Size 2017 and the 15 delegates had half a day of rehearsals for the Grand Finals on Sunday before they were treated to a Peranakan Laksa lunch at Katong. Miss Kyrgyzstan and Miss Israel enjoying their bowls of laksa
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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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Interview with 5 Plus Sized and Fabulous Women

We caught up with five fabulous women who are plus sized but do not let it define their confidence. Instead, they are proponents of body confidence and are working towards empowering fellow women in their own ways. Fiona Tan (FT) made Singapore proud when she was crowned Miss Top of the World Plus Size 2016 and
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Singapore to Host Miss Top of the World Plus Size International 2017

For the first time ever, international plus size pageant Miss Top of the World Plus Size (TOTW PS) will be held in Singapore, marking the launch of the republic’s first plus size beauty pageant. Helming the pageant is Singapore’s first plus size beauty queen Fiona Tan, who was crowned both Miss Top of the World Plus Size 2016 and Miss
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Activewear Fashion Show at Wellness Day Out

If you think activewear is only suited for the gym or the yoga studio, think again. As part of our Wellness Day Out, we did an activewear fashion show featuring outfits from our sponsors FUNFIT, Negative Ion Clothing and Princessa; styled by Vrinda Seth and featuring contestants from DreamGirl SG as well as Fiona Tan,
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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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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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How to Take Selfies like a Pro

The art of taking selfies. It is how we can see ourselves and how others see us in this social media age. The built-in camera in our handy smartphones have enabled us to freely take selfies, and of other people and memories we wish to keep. Some people feel that this is a sign of
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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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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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