5 Traits Of World-Class Filipinas | Clozette

Beyond a woman’s beauty and fashion inclination rests this drive to carve a name for herself all on her own, creating a legacy that goes beyond just being a pretty face admired by most. As inspired by the world-class achievements of many Filipinas like Monique Lhuillier, Anne Curtis-Smith, Danica Magpantay, Lea Salonga, and lately Xyza Cruz Bacani, we’ve joined Cream Silk to pay tribute to the qualities that have truly made these women world-class.

From their achievements in fashion, beauty, theatre, and the arts, these women are not just pretty faces gracing the covers of magazines and features, but instead are also inspiring a new breed of women to follow in their footsteps to be confident, limitless, and unstoppable.

So to inspire you to achieve limitless possibilities as you make your own way into the world, here are 5 traits world-class Filipinas have in common.


Have A Vision

No matter what your goals are in life or what you aim to do in the future, you should always have a vision--whether it be something for the long-term or just for a few months down the road. If you love fashion design, you’re at least ten steps ahead of others by already setting your sights on building a fashion empire lauded the world over. Channel your inner Monique Lhuillier on your way to building an internationally recognized fashion house that dresses some of the world’s top celebrities.
Play To Your Strengths

Take time to discover what you are really good at. You may experience a few hits-and-misses along the way but you will eventually find that one thing that will make you feel like that is what you’re supposed to do. And onceyou’ve found it, start taking the necessary steps to hone your talent. Much like how Lea Salonga knew early on in life that she wanted to sing and took the time to truly hone her craft. Strive to be a little Lea Salonga in the making!

Never Give Up

Live by the life motto: “You never know until you try!” Live life with the attitude that it’s all about embracing risks and going out of your comfort zone to achieve your goals. Want to try your hand at modelling? Take the chance and try out for a number of modelling competitions, looking up to the likes of Supermodel Danica Magpantay who made it big after trying out for Ford Supermodel of the World International.

Go Beyond Your Limits

Even if you feel like you’ve already achieved a lot in your life, know that there will always be much more in life if your continuously go beyond your limits. Need an inspiration story? Look at actress, Anne Curtis, who has already carved out a lucrative career for herself in the entertainment industry in the Philippines. But instead of resting on her laurels, she set her sights on the international industry, eventually landing a leading role in “Blood Ransom,” an American indie film.

Think Outside The Box

Never settle for a dead-end job because no matter where you may be in life, you can always do more. All you have to do is think outside of the box. Life is all about the bigger picture. Know that your job is just one facet of your life and that there are so many other ways to fill your life with colour. Much like how Xyza Cruz Bacani, a domestic worker in HK who impressed the world with her photography. She has now just received a scholarship to study photography in New York City. Pretty cool for something that started out as just a hobby done after work.

So Clozetters, it's time to dream big like your favourite World-Class Filipinas! Choose the No. 1 conditioner in the Philippines for soft, smooth and manageable hair that gives you the confidence you need to conquer the world stage, because nothing conditions like Cream Silk.



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For most of us, May is the last month of Summer. It is also most probably the hottest (and funnest!) summer month around. Exude that carefree vibe not just through your outfit, but also through makeup! But don't worry, You don't have to go all-out in experimenting with crazy makeup trends. The simplest way to try something new is to put in a new shade of lipstick--something you haven't worn yet, or something you're dying try.

Here's a list of the must-try lipstick shades for this month! 



(Photo from curlsandmints)

Calling all Red lipstick lovers, it's time for you to try something nude. Embrace neutral and basic at its best!  This shade is perfect for everyday makeup and for complementing your sun-kissed skin.



(Photo from RoxanneChia)

If you don't want your lips looking too bare with the nude shade, try something with a dab of pink such as a peach-toned lippie. It's vibrant, classy, and feminine--a match made in heaven for the girly girls of summer!


(Photo from indrinovita)

Haven't worn a pink shade this bright lately? Now is the best time to try it! Best to opt for a warmer shade of pink for a vibrant pout!



(Photo from rinicesillia)

Purple is still an ongoing trend in beauty, especially this Month when brands are releasing new colour choices left and right. Try a cool purple shade to combat the summer heat!



It's been a fashion-filled week lately-- Chanel Cruise just concluded, Met Gala happened, and Singapore Fashion Week is currently ongoing. With these events lined-up (and we know similar events will be happening soon) we figured we'd give you a few ideas on how to add flavour on your look--from makeup, to outfit, and nails through our favourite YouTube vloggers and Clozette personalities.

Watch these 5 videos for a stylish week ahead!


Golden Rosy Make up

by: PONY Make up

Korean YouTuber PONY Makeup cannot be stopped, all her videos are a must-watch. She is beautiful, she has flawless skin, and amazing skills. Watch this video for a new makeup look with Gold and Rose shades and you'll surely standout with a sweet and elegant FOTD!

10 Spring Outfits in 4mins

by: ToThe9s 

Going to events left and right can sometimes drain our creativity that causes us to wear similar outfits. Good thing YouTube duo ToThe9s gives us this useful Spring style guide perfect for casual-dressy events this season. We totally love that all-pink look! 

Flamingo Nail Art


On to the nails. You can go classy if you want or spice it up with a colourful summer nail art such as this one by MissJenFABULOUS. Just combine pastel colours and a few tools for you to DIY your way to looking fresh this season!

Long Lasting Makeup

by: Clozette TV

Clubbing or not, this makeup look tutorial by Clozette TV is a must-watch. We all need to know the tips and products for long-lasting makeup, right? This would definitely go handy for all-day events and activities done under unpredictable weather conditions. 

How to Prepare for Summer: DIY Summer Inspiration, Things to do & Essentials!

by: Alexa Mae 

To keep your lifestyle in season, check out  these tips and DIY ideas on how to prepare for summer. Alexa Mae will surely keep you thinking about that bucket list and yes--the detox water looks delicious!