Beauty Diary: Braided Hair For The Wedding Aisle | Clozette
The braided hairstyle is a popular beauty look among brides for its ability to complement a wide variety of wedding gowns. Not only can braids add texture to your look with their intricacy, they are also very romantic – a perfect way to ‘tie the knot’, if you know what we mean.

Beyond just the regular three-strand braids, there are many other braiding techniques you can try. Whether you like your braid cascading down at the side loosely, up in a chic bun, or styled in-between in a relaxed fashion, we share three ways you can dress up your tresses on your big day. Watch hair and makeup artist Gerra Chong, who was awarded second place in the hair and makeup category at the first Vanitee Awards 2016, work her magic on Clozette ambassador, Cassandra Tan.

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Half Up, Half Down 

Cascading Side Braid 

Crowning Updo


(Cover photo from: @missdeolmakeup)

Beauty is fun! Discovering new products and learning new tricks are just a couple of the things we love most about exploring the wonderful world of beauty. It's even more exciting because there seems to be a new trend coming out weekly. It can be hard to keep up sometimes, but we're still on the lookout for anything interesting.

While we find it amusing that many are eager to share tips and tricks, we found that some of them don't live up to the hype and others are even dangerous. Here are beauty trends you may want to pass up on.


Turmeric Mask

This trick has been practised by many for centuries now, but it was recently found out in a study that it's not exactly as effective as many believe it to be. Turmeric has been touted as a miracle worker for people with oily skin as it has antibacterial and oil-absorbing properties. A study published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, however, found that the herb contains very little medicinal properties. So while it's not bad for you, it doesn't actually do much if at all.

Lash Enhancement Tattoo

Microblading was all the rage last year, but now it's the lashes that get the attention. A procedure called Lash Enhancement Tattoo aims to make your lashes look lush. The procedure is done by filling in the gaps between your lashes with ink. The result looks a lot like a tattooed eyeliner. While we encourage you to do anything you want, we implore you to refrain from doing anything extreme in sensitive areas of your face.  


Milk Of Magnesia For Oily Skin

Some people are hoping to stop their T-Zones from getting oily with the help of Milk of Magnesia. The laxative does a good job at keeping oil at bay, but using it for a long period of time can wreak havoc on your skin. Since its pH is quite basic, it can lead to skin troubles such as increased acne and contact dermatitis.

Toothpaste For Blackheads

Engaging in beauty-related activities is fun, and that's the reason why many are fond of DIY projects. Sometimes, though, our goal of finding things at home that can double as beauty products can lead to bad results. From the old myth that toothpaste can zap away zits overnight, we now see people using toothpaste as a mask for blackheads. Toothpaste has ingredients that are good for cleaning the teeth but may be too harsh for the skin, so it's best to reserve their cleaning powers for your pearly whites instead.


Cutting Eyelashes To Make Them Longer

This idea has been circulating for decades now, but the truth of the matter is, it's not true. Our eyelashes don't grow the same way like the hair on our head. It takes longer for eyelashes to grow back, so be careful about getting a pair of scissors near the hair on your peepers.



We’ve all heard or read about a day in the life of an editor. From sprinting between meetings and events, to rushing to meet never-ending deadlines, every day is always a race against time. It’s never typical, but that’s why I love it – all that action, the adrenaline rush, and staying in the know of the latest launches. A day in the life of an editor is not bad at all.

But in the midst of it comes the pressure and stress. In this society, we are always teetering towards a go-go-go mentality, often misconstruing the meaning of being well. At Clozette, we never scratch the surface and tell you that it’s all about looking good on the outside. We embrace getting active, indulging on skin food, and taking time off for ourselves.

With that, I want to give you a glimpse into my weekend – where I take the opportunity to log off and bring you through what eating well, living well, and being well mean to me. 

I’m an early riser, even during the weekends. Since I have little time to exercise on weekdays, I reserve my weekend mornings for a good workout. I also get to enjoy the quietness before the weekend crowd starts streaming in.

It’s difficult to understand why people often neglect the skin on their body. Whether indoors or outdoors, I make sure I keep my skin nourished and protected from my face right down to my toes. Other than my sunscreen, the Aveeno® Daily Moisturizing Lotion has also become an important part of my morning routine. Its fast-absorbing, non-greasy formula ensures that I stay comfortable even when I’m sweating it out.

Created with ACTIVE NATURALS® Colloidal Oatmeal, it helps to lock in moisture and deliver a layer of protection against radicals. Clinically proven to relieve dry skin, it is also non-comedogenic and fragrance-free – a.k.a. this moisturising lotion will not clog pores and interfere with your signature fragrance as you go about your day.

The weekend is a good time to gather with my dearest friends and family, and to take my mind off the hustle and bustle. So, what better way to bond than over food? If there’s one thing that most Singapore cafés do well, it’s their healthy (and delectable, no less!) brunch menu offerings. 

After surrounding myself with people I love all day, I don’t forget to focus on the most important person in my life – me. Light up a relaxing scented candle, draw up a bath, put on a facial mask, or listen to music. This is your time, and my time sees me curling up with a good book in hand, right after I slather on my Aveeno® Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion.

Did you know that oat is a natural skin-protecting active ingredient that can absorb and retain moisture, as well as restore skin’s normal pH level to relieve sensitive skin? Ideal for extra-dry, irritable skin, the Aveeno® Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion features an ACTIVE NATURALS® Triple Oat formula and Shea butter to hydrate and soothe for 24 hours.

While you can simply use the Aveeno® Daily Moisturizing Lotion for both day and night, I personally use the Aveeno® Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion in my nighttime routine for more comfort in my air-conditioned room. The result in the morning and for the rest of the day? Healthier-looking skin that is well-moisturised, supple, smooth and incredibly soft to the touch – ready to take on the next 24 hours of my day.


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