7 Hair Up-Do Ideas From The 2017 Met Gala | Clozette

The annual Met Gala is known for its fashion, with the guests wearing stunning outfits that pay tribute to each year’s avant garde theme. With such OTT looks, the corresponding beauty choices are very important. This year, it was all about the updo.

We can’t cop the extravagant outfits from the gala (at least on a daily basis), but we can certainly take away some beauty inspiration. cleo.com.sg has found the best effortlessly chic updos that will be perfect for your everyday look.

Adriana Lima

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Sleek, sexy and effortlessly chic just like her outfit, we’re loving this look!

Lena Dunham

Yes to the mess with this bun! This hairstyle is definitely a perfect match for laidback Lena. 



They were one of the firsts to introduce superfoods blended into cold pressed juices in Singapore. Now HIC is stepping up on their health food game with these superfoods, such as acai seeds, meticulously curated into powder blends for people like you and us — time-pressed, but always looking out for the next best nutritious option. And guess what? Just one teaspoonful of this all-natural powder blend is all you need.

With four blends to choose from — Look Better (for a beauty boost), Feel Better (for an immunity boost), Perform Better (for recovery), and Sleep Better (for calming) — each HIC Superfood Blend contains a high concentration of essential nutrients and minerals your body requires. Simply mix the blend into your regular meals, and voila, you’ve got your daily nutrients sorted out.

Read on as we recommend ways you can enjoy your HIC Superfood Blends. P.S. these nourishing goodness are also raw, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan — perfect for almost everybody.

Add into your breakfast bowls

We all deserve to start our morning right with a hearty breakfast. But with that inevitable morning rush (which happens more often than not), we reach out for easier options that still pack a wholesome punch. Think granola, yoghurt, smoothies and juices — only better with a Superfood Blend.

Best HIC Superfood Blend(s) Match: Look Better (best for cold dishes) and Perform Better

Seasoning for your savory dishes

Think you can’t mix a Superfood Blend into your savory dishes? Think again! Blends like Sleep Better and Feel Better double as seasoning to add more flavour to your cooked savoury dishes such as curries and vegetables.

Best HIC Superfood Blend(s) Match: Sleep Better and Feel Better (for vegetables, grain or soup)

Mix into your dairy products

Got milk? Mix your Superfood Blend into your dairy products such as milk, soya, almond milk, yoghurt, oatmeal, and chia puddings.

Best HIC Superfood Blend(s) Match: Perform Better and Sleep Better

HIC Superfood Blends are available at all HIC stores and retail at SGD13/30g pack. Each pack contains approximately 7 servings.



Breaking some sweat after a long and busy day truly requires dedication. But when exhaustion takes over our body post-workout, we all know that the next thing we got in our minds is just hitting the hay to get that much-needed rest. Still, should the time allotted for our extensive beauty routine be in peril due to our fatigue?

Fret not! We're here to give you some secrets on nailing your beauty routine even after a tiring fitness sesh. 

Pat yourself dry and let your skin cool down 

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Sweat helps regulate the heat in our body as well as provide our skin with natural hydration. Because of this, you will notice that your skin looks plumper, healthier, and definitely blushing after an extensive workout. So instead of rushing to the washroom to wash off the icky feeling with cold water, settle first with patting yourself dry with a damp (not wet!) towelette to cool down the skin. This helps your skin adjust to the internal heat your body generated during the activities you've done without shocking it into a sudden change in temperature. 

Try this double-cleansing method

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Once you feel like your skin has adjusted from the workout, it's time to actually start cleaning off the sweat, makeup, or anything else that could be clogging your pores at the moment. But one thing you wouldn't want to do is to strip the skin off the hydration it got earlier by cleaning it harshly. 

Our tip? Do it like the Koreans or Japanese. Start with an oil cleanser to remove any impurities, and double up with a foaming (emphasis on the 'foaming') cleanser after. The formulation of this combo is softer and more lightweight compared to face scrubs and beaded face foams but definitely gets the job thoroughly done.

Trim your skincare to one potent step after cleansing

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Thinking about an eleven or even just a four-step beauty routine can be tiring already, especially if you've just gotten off an activity that strained your muscles and drained your energy. But the good news is that after the first and second steps we've just mentioned, you can cheat on your routine simply because your own body is also doing the work for your skin's health every after post-workout. 

With your insides feeling pumped and your blood circulation at its peak after a workout, your skin is performing its best at rejuvenating and repairing from within. To complement that, all of you have to is to get your serum, ampoule, or a targeted skin treatment product if you have any, lather it on your skin, and complement it with a sheet mask of your choice. This helps in boosting your skin's radiance and glow while leaving it hydrated and moisturised. 

While you're at it, take note of these fitness habits, too!