How to Take Care of Your Teeth as a Vegan

With an increase in the number of people turning vegetarian and vegan due to health reasons as well as to take a stand against animal cruelty, it does pose certain challenges and vegans have to find alternative ways to do some of the everyday things in our lives. A vegan diet can result in weaker
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Beauty Hacks that Will Make You Feel Better Instantly

With our busy lifestyles, it is hard to look good 24/7 but no worries, we’ve got some great hacks that can help you feel less glum and more glam! Bye bye greasy hair   Johnson’s Baby Classic Powder 100g S$1.45 Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk US$10 Toni & Guy Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo 250ml
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Trying Out Liht Organics

Move over mineral makeup! Trending in the world of natural cosmetics is high-performance organic makeup that boasts professional textures and finishes, which we found in a homegrown cosmetics line – Liht Organics. We recently interviewed their founder, Nerissa Low, where we found out more about the inspiration behind the brand and her personal journey that
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Seeing the Liht with Founder Nerissa Low

Financial planner by day and beauty entrepreneur by night, Nerissa Low started Reflections Organics in 2016, which currently stocks over 100 products with multiple bestsellers. As the brand evolved, so did she, as she started to develop a keen interest in a more holistic way of life that advocates environmetnal and social well-being. And so,
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The Issue with Nike’s Plus Size Mannequins and Fatphobia

In their flagship store in London, Nike has introduced plus size as well as para-sport mannequins and while some are celebrating Nike’s representation of various body sizes and inclusivity, there are those who hone in on the plus size mannequins and have slammed Nike for “normalising obesity” and “selling women a dangerous lie”. First came the
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Even Babies Need Sunscreen!

We know the importance of protecting our skin against the sun and in previous articles, we have highlighted the importance of sunblock/sunscreen to prevent aging as well. But did you know that it is advisable for babies as young as six months old to wear some sunscreen? Their sensitive skin is highly susceptible to burns,
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Ways to Improve Your Appearance Without Plastic Surgery

In the age of Kardashian contouring, butt implants and lip fillers, it’s common for us to feel pressured to look good all the time with the aid of these permanent procedures. Read this article before you take drastic measures in means of plastic surgery and try these needle-free methods to improve your looks! Whiten your
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Lose Weight, Improve Immunity and Sleep While Burning Calories?

Sounds miraculous? You did not read wrong. There is a new weight loss solution called Cryotherapy, which has garnered the likes of celebrities and star athletes such as Kevin Hart, Cristiano Ronaldo and Tony Robbins. But besides losing weight, cryotherapy also works in relieving sports-related injuries and regular muscle aches. With the new nitrogen-free Cryotherapy
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5 Skincare Tips for Aging Skin

When it comes to skin, its appearance is influenced by two things: genetics and the way we care about it. While you can really change your own set of genes no matter what, what you can absolutely control is your own skincare regimen and modify it to suit your own needs. A good routine goes
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Inaugural SWAS Excellence Awards to Recognise Industries

The Spa & Wellness Association of Singapore (SWAS) announced in mid-April that they will be launching the inaugural SWAS Excellence Awards in a bid to recognise skills, competencies and excellence of practitioners in the Beauty, Hair, Nail and Spa industries. This is held in conjunction with the International Beauty & Wellness Forum (organised by the
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Comfy, Fashionable and Sensible Travel Attire

The travel bug will be hitting us soon and whoever said that travel clothes are simply boring T-shirt and shorts or jeans? You don’t want to finally arrive at your destination looking like you just rolled out of bed, though. There are fashionable travel clothes that will not only help you look stylish but are
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Do Eyelash Serums Work?

If you weren’t born with naturally lush lashes, extensions may not be your only option. You hear people talk about the wonder of these products giving up their lash extensions completely seemingly an impossible task for some and crediting eyelash growth serums for their luscious lashes that flutter like butterfly wings. But if we’re going
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The Science Behind Essential Oils and Skin Care

People are waking up to the fact that the beauty industry churns out skincare products full of synthetic chemicals and places them onto the shelves. This is why essential oils are taking the world by the storm. However, the application of these organic oils for skincare is not a novel trend or a noteworthy discovery.
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Incorporating Patone’s 2019 Colour of the Year

Drumroll, please…Pantone Color of the year is Living Coral (PANTONE 16-1546) and we love it! It’s bright, cheerful and those who love pinks or reds will also love this unique shade that is in between. Those who shun pastels will also love this pop of colour! Living Coral PANTONE although it may seem pinker in nature, Pantone
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Christmas Day Outfit Ideas

Christmas is next week and you’ve got “nothing” to wear to those parties? Don’t worry…we’ve got some suggestions below that will ensure that you look classy and perfectly Christmassy too! Velvet tops Stylish Velvet Crop Top in Maroon Women’s PUMA Velvet Long Sleeve Crop Top – Cordovan Velvet will immediately make your outfit seem more
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Christmas 2018 Makeup Ideas

If you are looking for some makeup inspiration for this Christmas. We have some ideas that will surely help you to look festive and sparkly so that you’ll be the belle of the party! Glitter Cut Crease BH Cosmetics Glitter Collection BH Cosmetics Neutral Eyes – 28 Colour Eyeshadow Palette e.l.f. Cosmetics Line & Define
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What the Heck is Face Yoga?

The benefits of various types of yoga have been exalted time and again. Now yet another kind of yoga is making headlines in the anti-aging realm: face yoga. Yes, you heard right. Popularised by celebrities such as Megan Markle and Gwyneth Paltrow, face yoga has received acclaim for being a non-invasive solution to surgery. There
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People Who Broke Conventional Beauty Standards

Although there is the saying that “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, there is still a convention of symmetrical faces, perfect skin, even skin tone and high cheekbones – all airbrushed to perfection before being published in magazines and on social media. However, thanks to some special women (and many others) the conventional
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Top of the World Plus Size 2018

Grooming Plus Sized Beauties for Pageant and Confidence

Held at Cebu, Philippines, the crown of this year’s Ms & Mrs Top of the World Plus Size went to Ms Charlene P. Rosco, who represented South East Asia. Hailing from the Philippines, Ms Rosco currently lives and works in Singapore with her husband, which is where she met beauty queen Fiona Tan, who won
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5 Skincare Tips for Aging Skin

When it comes to skin, its appearance is influenced by two things: genetics and the way we care about it. While you can really change your own set of genes no matter what, what you can absolutely control is your own skincare regimen and modify it to suit your own needs. Using the best amazon
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Avoid Buying These Harmful Skincare Products

It is quite alarming to know that the skin absorbs up to 60 percent of the chemicals in products that it comes into contact with directly into the bloodstream. Thus, it is important to ensure that what we put on our skin should be as clean as the food that we eat. While it’s impossible
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10 Shampoos That We Love

“Life isn’t perfect, your hair can be”. There are so many shampoos on the market, you might not know where to start to get the one that’s right for you. Different shampoos have different features and benefits & so in order to maintain the most vitality, lustre & health, it’s important to match what your
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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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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 with Coconut Oil Soap

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; the existence of the very fact that there are gifts for uncles and aunties validates that. There is a growing trend for couples to say that “everyday is
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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. Haven’t heard about skin bleaching? that is probably the best for you instead of putting more foundation in your face. Chances
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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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make up brushes

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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