5 Ways To Give Your Day An Energising Boost | Clozette

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Have you ever felt sluggish in the middle of the day and feeling like you’re not motivated to do anything anymore, or you’re suddenly sleepy as the effects of your morning coffee has worn off? We’ve all been there — experiencing sudden bouts of fatigue that slow down our days.

But no matter how tired we may be, we just can’t slow down. In this day and age when everything is fast-paced and always on the go, no one can afford to not keep moving forward.

So whenever you’re feeling unmotivated, sluggish, and need a quick pick-me-up, here are our tips and tricks to give your day a quick energising boost!

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Do a little stretching


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In a job that has you seated for most of the day? While you may not notice it at first, staying seated for a prolonged period of time can actually tire your body out. So whenever you start feeling tired, here’s what you can do: stand up, give your legs and arms a good shake, and stretch! This simple act will stimulate your muscles to awaken your body again.

Play your favourite music


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If you’re feeling down, hit 'play' on your favourite upbeat songs. You’ll immediately sense a feeling of comfort and relaxation that will make you want to move with the beat of your music. This simple action renews your sense of self-motivation to get through the rest of the day!


Spritz on your go-to perfume



Did you know that spraying on your favourite holy-grail perfume mid-day is another quick way to awaken your mind and body? This is because your brain registers scents a lot quicker than other stimulants.

For a truly invigorating boost, pick a scent that’s rooted in fresh, fruity top notes – like the HUGO Extreme for women. Its concentrated scent with notes of jasmine, white flowers, and osmanthus delivers a refreshing boost that’ll awaken your senses.


Meditate


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Living in such a fast-paced world and keeping up with a long to-do list can sometimes feel so overwhelming that it’ll naturally tire you out through the day. To prevent this, take a few minutes off and meditate. You don’t need a mat or wear any specific attire; you just need to close your eyes, breathe in, and think positive thoughts. You’ll be amazed at how this quick activity can change your energy level and demeanor!


Drink lots of cold water



Drinking water can quickly wake you up and give you your energy back. How? The coolness of the liquid will lightly “shock” your body, awakening your brain and muscles. It’s one of the healthiest and easiest ways to give your body a quick boost anytime of the day!

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When doing our makeup, there are certain parts of the look we can easily whizz through such as our foundation and mascara. But there are those parts that take a bit of time, effort, and blending like our eye shadows and lipstick.


But with LANEIGE's latest Two Tone Collection, achieving the K-beauty inspired makeup look is a breeze!



To show you the chic looks you can do with the Two Tone Shadow and Lip Bars, we recently got together with LANEIGE and gave two of our Clozette Ambassadors, Agnes and Claudia, a Korean-inspired makeover!

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Agnes

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Day-to-Night Look: Agnes was given a day-to-night makeover using two colours each from the Two Tone Lip Bar range and the Two Tone Shadow Bar line.

Her soft and fun daytime look was achieved with the Orange Island Shadow Bar and the Orange Blurring Lip Bar. While her nighttime look was done using the Golden Rose Shadow Bar and Maxi Red Lip Bar!

Check out her gorgeous transformation below!



“If you are wondering how all the K-pop stars always look so effortless and amazing, you can too! With LANEIGE's Two Tone Collection, you can now have gorgeous looking gradient lips and eyes!” - Agnes




“With artistic color match, the Two Tone Shadow Bar can easily take you from day to night looks by cleverly combining tones that blend well together!” - Agnes



“With its creamy texture, the Two Tone Lip Bar glides on to our lips smoothly with ease and spreads nicely like a sorbet, making application such a breeze!” - Agnes


Claudia

Aegyo School-Girl to Demure Lady: Claudia’s makeover took inspiration from two Korean beauty trends: the “Aegyo school-girl” look, and the “demure lady” look!

To recreate the Aegyo school-girl trend, the coral and brighter shades of the Two Tone Lip Bar and Shadow Bar were used – Humming Coral and Juicy Pop. On the other hand, to transform her into a “demure lady,” earth tones were used on her lids (Coffee Bronze) and a chic hot pink was applied on her lips (Dear Pink) for a subtle pop of colour.

If you want to see her stylish makeover, keep scrolling down!





“The team wanted to recreate the cute and Aegyo Korean-schoolgirl look, so I had to wear a white dress and tie pigtail! I usually prefer neutral tones and the “no-make-up” kind of natural look, so it was definitely something different, not my usual look!” - Claudia




“I really like how versatile the Two Tone Collection is. The pink shade on the lipstick can double up as my blusher. So instead of bringing a whole bag of makeup out, now I can just simply bring 2 products out for touch-ups!” - Claudia


“Since it is a demure look and I had to look more ‘lady’…the make-up artist removed my previous eye and lip colours and applied the new shades… I am very amazed by how 2 different shades can magically transform the entire look and make me look so different!” - Claudia


Here are the final looks from the ladies! Which one is your favourite? Vote for your favourite looks here and stand to win one K-gorgeous Beauty Set used in your voted look/s!

*Voting contest is only open to Singapore*
 




And that’s not all, LANEIGE has two special promos that you won’t want to miss! For every $150 purchase at any LANEIGE store in Singapore, you can score a 5-piece gift set worth $47 plus a chic LANEIGE x O!Oi bracelet!

But if you’re more interested in purses, or if you’re a beauty addict like us who constantly needs pouches to store products in, then you will love this second promo!


Get an exclusive LANEIGE x O!Oi clutch bag and a 4-piece moisturising gift set worth $37 with purchase of $230 worth of products in any LANEIGE store in Singapore!

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Which shades from the Two Tone Shadow and Lip Bar collections are you excited to try out? Share it with us in the comment section below!

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"Plunge into the punchy pleasures of pink in a freshly made batch of scrumptious colours that let you have your cake, and wear it too."

Plunge into pink? Why, yes please! With the launch of MAC Flamingo Park, pink is looking to be the colour of the Spring/Summer season, bringing an invigorating brightness to our makeup look. Let's face it. After a broody Fall/Winter season, a bright pop of pink seems to be just what we need. 



So are you ready to add pink to your #MOTD? Here's a quick rundown on how you can rock the MAC Flamingo Park collection this year!

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Step 1: Add A Glow To Your Base




What exactly is a beauty powder? Is it just a sheer blush? A sheer highlighter? A coloured face powder? Well, depends on your skin tone and how you apply it, it could be one or all of those things. Our favourite way to apply the beauty powder is by taking a fluffy face brush and lightly dusting it on the areas that light naturally hits.


The Flamingo Park collection features two shades of the beauty powder, namely Pearl Blossom (a light pink with silver pearlized pigments) and Sunny Surprise (a soft peach shade).

Step 2: A Subtle Pop Of Pink To Your Eyes




A neutral eye makeup look is always great for every day; but since we're right in the midst of Spring/Summer, now is the best time to inject a pop of colour to our eye look. But don't worry, you don't have to go crazy with bright pink all over your lids (though you can if you want to because makeup is all about fun and experimentation!).


If you're not ready to plunge into a full-on pink #motd, try this instead. With a fluffy blending brush gently work in Bird's Eye View along your crease. It's a hot magenta colour and quite pigmented, so keep your application light. Next, pack on Hello, There, a soft nude beige colour, all over your lids and softly blend it upwards into Bird's Eye View to create a slight fade along the crease. Finally, deepen the outer corners of the eyes with Corduroy, a muted reddish brown shade. Build it up to an intensity you're comfortable with--either keeping it light or packing it on for a smokey effect.


The Flamingo Park collection consists of 6 eyeshadows in a variety of finishes. Select from the following shades: Hello, There (matte), Bird’s Eye View (satin), Flock & Roll (matte), Just Wing It (satin), Sushi Flower (satin), and Corduroy (matte)



Step 3: Work On Those Lashes




Nothing completes an eye look more than lashes, lashes...and more lashes! So layer on the Haute & Naughty Lash mascara on both your top and bottom lashes. The formula is lightweight, velvety, and doesn't weight down a curl. It also features a dual-wiper system that allows you to either create defined lashes or add more volume. Best thing about it? It's flake-proof and smudge-proof!


The Flamingo Park collection features two mascaras: the Haute & Naughty Lash and Haute & Naughty Black.



Step 4: Colour Your Cheeks




If you're playing with colour, a good rule of thumb to note is to work around one major colour. Since there is already a pop of magenta on the eyes, opt for a more muted blush like What I Fancy. It's a soft bright apricot shade with a satin finish that gives your cheeks just the right pop of colour without drawing attention away from the eyes. Just be sure to apply this lightly, focusing on the apples of the cheeks and blending upwards towards the cheek bones.


The Flamingo Park collection consists of 6 blushes in a variety of finishes. Select from the following shades: Life’s A Picnic hot reddish pink (satin), Pink Swoon (satin), Let’s Be Friends (satin), What I Fancy (satin), This Could Be Fun (satin), and Spring Flock (satin).



Step 5: Pop On A Lippie




Since the look is already quite glowy, complete your #motd with a matte lipstick in an almost-nude shade, much like a my-lips-but-better shade like Please Me. It's a muted rosy-tinted pink that harmonises beautifully with the apricot blush.


The Flamingo Park collection consists of 7 lipsticks in a variety of finishes. Select from the following shades: Flocking Fabulous (cremesheen + pearl), Please Me (matte), Nice to Meet You (cremesheen), Be Silly (matte), Long Legged & Fabulous (cremesheen + pearl), Silly (matte), Saint Germain (amplified).



Step 6: A Dash Of Gloss




If you're not quite a fan of matte lips, bring dimension back to your pout with a light dab of Cremesheen Glass in the shade Sweet Tooth. It's warm mid-tone pink that complements the matte Please Me lipstick.


The Flamingo Park collection consists of 5 Cremesheen Glass shades to choose from: Such Sweeties, Look Who’s Here!, Sweet Tooth, Petite Indulgence, and Playful Petal.


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The MAC Flamingo Park collection is now available at all MAC counters in the Philippines

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