5 Beauty-Related Things To Do After A Break-Up | Clozette


Experiencing a heartbreak is perhaps one of the most poignant moments that people go through in life. It is a difficult time to bear and may even take months or weeks to get over. But on the other hand, heartbreaks are also the perfect time for reflection and self-discovery. Without the distraction of another person’s affection (or even our search for their constant approval), we get to “see situations with a silver lining” and focus on the person that truly matters at the moment and always — ourselves. 


So as difficult as it may sound, we should consider this time of our lives as the perfect moment to focus on and treat ourselves. This is the perfect time to indulge in a little “me time” and remember that in this difficult moment, the best person to truly turn our attention on is looking right back at the mirror. Ready for a change? Consider doing these beauty rituals after your breakup to help you feel like yourself again.


Get a bob


For many, Dua Lipa’s IDGAF is the anthem of women who have been ignored, set aside and basically got their hearts broken. Now there’s another reason why the women should admire this artist — her blunt bob haircut. 

If you want to try something new with your newfound freedom then say goodbye to your long locks and try a new power hairstyle. Book a time in the salon and give your hair some much-needed treatment, hair colour and snip away all the bad vibes via a fresh new style. Bobs are very “in” at the moment and nothing truly says “IDGAF” than a beautiful and liberating short haircut. 




Wax in, wax out


Get rid of all the bad vibes... including unwanted hair. Give yourself a smooth makeover in your favourite waxing salon. No time to visit one? Do waxing day at home and put down that tub of ice cream for once. Veet has always been a reliable waxing partner so perhaps now is the best time to try out the Veet Easy-Gelwax Cold Wax Strips for sensitive skin. After all, nothing spells “independent woman” better than silky legs.


Go for a facial


Have you seen those bags lately? The ones under your eyes? Say goodbye to crying and start working on the glow of your skin once again. Going for facials is a relaxing and sure way of forgetting our pains (even temporarily). The plus side? We get beautiful skin right after. 

Find your inner glow and try out the newest facial treatments in town. Treat yourself to a day at Elizabeth Arden boutique in ION Orchard for a Red Door Experience. The boutique’s skin treatment, which was first offered in New York, offers customized treatments that would fit your skin type. At the end of the session, you get to go home fully made up and ready to “paint the town red.”


Head to the spa for a facial

Try a new workout regimen


It's not exactly a beauty treatment, but there's nothing quite like endorphins to give you a pep in your step. Turn your aggression frustration into something worthwhile such as a new work out to help your body, mind and soul once more get in sync. Working out releases endorphins which basically interact with the receptors in your brain and reduce your perception of pain — something you probably need at the moment. 

Try vigorous new workouts like Muay Thai, Power Cycling or Barre, or perhaps something soothing like Yoga. 



Play with makeup


Makeup therapy


Yes, makeup can be soothing and therapeutic. Scour the aisles of beauty stores and you might just find your new partner (in the beauty department, that is). See this as a time to explore and just enjoy. So have fun experimenting on looks!




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When it comes to determining the latest 'it' trends, we often turn to celebrities. From hairstyles to makeup to clothes, they make for very reliable (though at times, questionable) sources of inspiration. But apart from the basics, they're also a great source of ideas when it comes to dressing up our nails. Some of the recent 'tips that caught our attention — and envy — are Dua Lipa's bedazzled nails during the Met Gala, Marc Jacobs' Peanuts-inspired manis, and of course, Bella Hadid making 'cool' Frenchies a hit once again. But it looks like Bella's sister and fellow model-slash-influencer Gigi Hadid is the one truly winning the top 'tips arena with some fun fruity nail art.  



With the help of her go-to celebrity manicurist, Mei Kawajiri (who is also responsible for the nail magnificence mentioned above), Gigi's nails transformed into a tropical fruit salad, with apples, kiwis, watermelons and more, adding some playful flair to her usually glammed up 'tips. And yes, those are handpainted!


People were quick to praise the adorable mani on Kawajiri's Instagram, some even tagging other celebrities and influencers like Kim and Kourtney Kardashian to get on with the trend. Many also commented on how much they want to try out the look but found it intimidating considering that the teeny tiny fruits were intricately drawn on by Kawajiri herself.


But fret not! If you're in with the crowd who wants to sport this fruity nail art à la Gigi Hadid, here are some other ways to score this mani sorted based on the difficulty level. 


Easy: nail wraps


Fruity Nail Art - Wraps

(Photo from: iscreamnails.com)


We recently dished how easy nail wraps can be if you're in for a quick mani and it's no different for this trend. Just lookout for a fruity nail art design that you want, stick it on and file the excess, swipe on some base coat and you're good to go!


Medium: Gel nails + fruit stick-ons



If you're looking for something a bit more long-lasting, up the ante by trying on gel-polished nails decorated with fruit stick-ons. Whether you want to use gels that need lamps or not, this proves to be another viable option to get some cute fruity nails without exerting too much effort. The gel also serves as a great adhesive for the stick-ons, giving off a nice layered look to your final result. The only thing you'll really have to invest in is time as gels take a bit more time to dry than regular polish. 



Hard: Drawn-on with regular polish



If you want to channel your inner Mei Kawajiri but feel like tiny fruits are still not up your alley, these bigger fruit designs are the thing for you. The designs are a bit easier to play around with as they allow more space to move around in, but it can still be quite tricky as it requires a lot of drawing skills to get it right. If you feel like you're up to the challenge, embrace the artist in you and give this a whirl.


Expert: Acrylic + fruit stick-ons



Have a couple of bills to spare or are truly into the craft of nail art? Then venturing into acrylics will be no biggie for you. A more tedious process than just regular or gel polishes, acrylics take a lot of shaping, buffing, and tweaking to get right. But once you get past the initial stage of building your foundation, adding the colours and the fruity stick-ons will come as a breeze.


You can also play around with a lot of illusions with acrylics, such as incorporating the stick-ons into glossy, glass-like bases or elegant matte finishes. The only kicker with this one is the time and effort that comes with decorating each nail, but the result will be no doubt fun! 


(Cover photo from: iscreamnails.com)


Next, find out what your fave nail colour says about your personality!


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Have you ever wondered how your fave Korean celebrities got their silky hair? Just look at Park Shin Hye in Memories of Alhambra — don’t her soft curls shine beautifully under the light? Even with minimal styling, their looks remain sophisticated as their locks fall with such vitality. You see, aside from their 10-step skincare routines that bring out their porcelain glass skin, Koreans also have a rigorous hair care routine. Similar to their skincare practices, the philosophy of the Korean hair care lies with taking extra measures to nourish and prevent damage. Want to get luxuriant and healthy locks? Read on to find out how you can with Ryo Hair Loss Care range.


A presentation slide showcases Korean celebrity Park Shin Hye's silky hair.



Nourish and prevent


Having a healthy scalp is the key to having vibrant and silky hair. Compared to other parts of your body, the scalp has more sebaceous and sweat glands as well as larger pores, which makes cleansing and nourishing it necessary for the overall vitality of your hair. If the scalp isn’t well taken care of, it can impede hair growth, resulting in thin and dull hair. 


Armed with 46 years of research, Ryo’s hair products are designed to improve your scalp’s health. Bring your crown’s glory to where it once was with their herbal formulas that are all packed with revitalising power of Korean Ginseng. Now with two new additions to the Hair Loss Care range, you can battle damage and thinning caused by frequent styling and heat by treating your scalp. 


Ryo Hair Loss Care Range that started Korean hair care trend in Singapore

Ryo Hair Loss Care Range


Luxuriously revitalises


Last 2 August, Ryo introduced two new additions to their best-selling Hair Loss range that includes a shampoo and conditioner — Ryo Hair Loss Care Scalp Deep Cleansing Scaler EX and Ryo Hair Loss Care Essence — in Singapore. The products provide you an intensive four-step Korean hair care experience that will indulge your locks and give it the pampering it needs. Start off your routine with the Scalp Deep Cleansing Scaler EX that deeply clears your scalp’s pores from oil and dirt with its gentle formula. Continue cleansing and strengthen your strands with the Hair Loss Shampoo, which comes in different variants that are perfectly suited to any type of scalp. Next, moisturise and cool your scalp with the Hair Loss Treatment, packed with ginseng and other extracts that nourish the hair. Once dry, give your scalp extra powerful vitality with the Hair Loss Care Essence as a final step. This complete four-step routine will give your locks that elegant silky shine in no time.


Ryo ION Pop-up booth showing various hair care products on display

Ryo pop-up event in partnership with Guardian held at ION Orchard last 2 August.


The number one herbal hair care brand in South Korea has been available in selected Guardian stores since March. Having 35,000 bottles sold to date, Ryo kick-started a Korean hair care trend in the Lion City and has become Guardian’s sixth top performing brand. Thankfully, since they formed an exclusive partnership with Guardian, you can finally find the full range of Ryo hair care products at all Guardian Singapore stores and the Guardian online store. Experience the luxuriating effects of Korean hair care at home. 


Two girls pose with bottles of Korean hair care products

Clozette Ambassador Hannahchia and Clozetter Xinlinnn spotted at the event.



Finally, have fun with your hair and style them with cool hair accessories.

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