3 Promises To Your Future Self #FaceForward | Clozette

Being a woman has its ups and downs. One being that there is pressure to uphold the standards of beauty seen around media, another is being stereotyped to do "girly" tasks and domestication. We may not be aware of it, but sometimes we adhere to these pressures put by society because of what society has dictated upon us in our past experiences.

This time, how about not looking back or having regrets? How about not giving in to labels, pressures, and what have have you. This time, we’re looking forward. We're focusing on the future and inspiring others and ourselves in the process. This is what #faceforward is all about. 

Here are 3 promises you can tell to your future self. And in the end, don't forget to make a promise to the future and put it out there too. 


Keep On Doing What Makes You Happy

Margaret Zhang is a blogger, creative director, and a law student. How she manages to excel in all 3 is beyond us; but we believe it's because she is simply doing what she loves. As she notes: "We don't always have to do what people expect us to do."

And that's a statement to live by, promise your future self to keep on doing what you love--whether it may be something unconventional or something simple. As long as it makes your heart happy, keep on doing it. 

Dream Big

Tavi Gevinson is a writer, director, and actress and is without a doubt someone who knows how to dream big. Why settle when you can be so much more? And why stay where you are if you can go higher? Get out there and be with people who can make you a better person. Just as what Tavi Gavinson says, "Dress for yourself. Dream Big. Find your voice and put it out there."

Love Yourself 

Media is both amazing and scary all at the same time. It can be inspiring as it is able to share stories from people all over the world, but at times it can also ruin our own ideals about the world, the people around us, and ourselves. Sometimes media portray women as images that are too perfect that we tend to feel less about ourselves.

So promise your future self that you will love yourself, no matter what you've become, what you're doing as a job, who you're with, and what you're wearing. Because you are the only version of you, and you are precious. 



(cover photo from hannatantoco)

Getting ready is a must, and it all starts with the things we put inside our bags. We girls cannot live a day without the things we need, especially if it involves the things we need for our jobs. 

In order to get you ready to go to work, here are 5 must-haves to put inside your workbag!


#1: Essentials

(cover photo from loveforskincare)

Imagine going out the door and forgetting your wallet, phone, and keys? We can never stand a day without all our essentials. These things connect us to our workmates and clients, let us pay our taxi rides, and open doors. Forgetting these things is like forgetting your breakfast. You need both of 'em!

#2: Laptop

(photo from CelineChiam)

A great majority of our work, especially if you work online, is spent on sending emails, research, writing, and such. A laptop is essential to get our work done quickly and finish it just in time. It's also handy and has a bigger screen compared to our phones for easy browsing and typing. 

#3: Planner

(photo from fayebalogo)

You may have our calendars and apps on our phones but studies show that writing things down is more effective in remembering things--especially your schedules. For work, it's vital to have a planner to help you organize things ahead. It also takes down every single thought in our minds for our goals and inspirations. Plus, it does not have to look plain and boring, you can customize our planners however you want it! 

#4: Makeup Kit

(photo from Viviannvee)

To look presentable to our clients during work and for touh-ups throughout the day, we need our makeup kit. Our make-up kits should have all the eyeshadows, blush-ons, and brushes for our work #MOTD. That way, we can look like we haven't been stressing all-out and blooming as ever!

#5: Tumbler

(photo from AshleyYeen)

Finally, we should never forget that we need our daily source of strength in the morning--coffee! Coffee keep us wide awake (and sane) for those day's we need an extra push to do our tasks. So for those days at work when you need a cup on-the-go, you'll have your handy tumbler with you to put your coffee in!



(photo from paradeoflove)

In lieu of National Lipstick Day, how about we take a moment (or in this case, an article) to appreciate the beauty of our lip products? Whether they're satin, sheer, matte, or glossy, your lipstick can never be replaced by any other kind of product. Plus, it keeps your lips looking extra fabulous throughout the day!

To know more about lipsticks, let's take a quick a look at how our own beauty girls' lippies have been making them happy!


Expert Colour Cube Lipstick

by Beautybyrah

(photo from Beautybyrah)

"This lipstick is nicely pigmented and surprisingly moisturising! The cube shape of the lipstick tube also greatly aids the precision in application! Been loving this so far!"

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Laneige x PlayNoMore Shy Girl collection

by beautifulbuns

(photo from beautifulbuns)

"I must have all 10 shades of the new Laneige Intense Lip Gel ($36) that glides on super smoothly and gives INTENSE pigments! The range also has a Jet Curling Mascara ($34) for that ultimate long-wearing lift and curl and also for their famed BB Cushion (for both types of BB Cushion!)"

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion

by Slowbrogal

(photo from Slowbrogal)

"As requested, here's the swatch of the latest Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion! The color that I have here is Quiet Riot - a very beautiful coralish red! The color swatches here and on lips was done with just one glide! It is very pigmented and it lasted on my lips for more than 5-6 hours with some drinking/snacking."

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MAC Matte Lip lipsticks 

by Persindhu

(photo from Perinsidhu)

"The new Matte Lip lipsticks from MAC Cosmetics was released in Singapore today! Some new and some old shades to choose from. Do note that the pigmentation, texture and application varies for each shade. While all of the shades are matte, some shades do not go on as smoothly (nothing some lip balm cannot fix). Will you be getting any shades?"

Click here to read her post