Celebrate Summer With Our Faves From The Body Shop | Clozette

How does a product become iconic, or gain 'cult status'? One, it continuously delivers on its claims; two, it gains a large following; and three, no other product, new or old, can beat it. 

When one of a brand's products reaches that status, it's incredible. The Body Shop on the other hand, is ground-breaking as they have 20 iconic products, each delivering natural and cruelty-free goodness to your skin and hair. And the best part is that they are all currently offered at great discounts for the brand's 20th birthday in the Philippines! To celebrate this milestone, The Body Shop is having a big summer blowout – with exciting deals of up to 50% off – from 28th April to 1st June in all their stores in the Philippines. 

In line with this celebration, we picked our top 10 favourite summer must-haves from their 20 classic products. So keep scrolling below to find out what they are!


Olive Body Butter

The Body Shop has a vast range of body butters, but the one that takes the cake is their Olive version. It’s rich-yet-lightweight, melting immediately into the skin; perfect for our tropical weather!

Shimmer Waves Coral

To get healthy flushed cheeks, all you will need is their Shimmer Waves in Coral! Use them together or individually to achieve your perfect balance of a summer flush.

Shimmer Waves Bronze

What’s summer without a little bronzer? The Bronze Shimmer Waves will make you look sun-kissed in an instant! And you can even use the shades individually to create your own eyeshadow looks!

Spa of the World Dead Sea Salt Scrub

Reveal fresher-looking skin with the Dead Sea Salt Scrub as it contains coarse crystals and a high mineral content that will stimulate skin circulation and re-energise your mind and body!

Tea Tree Oil

Banish those zits with The Body Shop’s famous Tea Tree Oil! This soothing and anti-bacterial oil will instantly zap pesky blemishes without drying or irritating your skin. Plus, it’s even suitable for those with sensitive skin!

Piñita Colada Body Sorbet

You’re going to feel like you’re relaxing in the Caribbean once you apply the Piñita Colada Body Sorbet all over your skin! This fresh body moisturiser will hydrate and protect your skin while you sleep, so when you wake up, you’ll have nothing but baby-smooth skin!

Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil

The Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil will ensure that you wake up to a beautiful complexion and look like you got 8 hours of sleep! The non-greasy and fast-absorbing formula replenishes and recharges skin overnight, which is exactly what every dry-skinned gal needs!

Ginger Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

It’s that time of the year again where the sun’s powerful rays can dry out our scalps and cause dandruff. So our favourite shampoo to combat it? None other than the Ginger Anti-Dandruff Shampoo; its cleansing and refreshing properties instantly give relief to dry, itchy scalps!

Piñita Colada Cream Body Scrub

The Piñita Colada Cream Body Scrub is unlike any of The Body Shop’s other scrubs. It’s richer, yet it exfoliates just as well! So if you’re worried that body scrubs might dry out your skin, then you’ll love the Cream Body Scrub for its fresh scent and luxurious and hydrating texture!



Motherhood is not a journey that one embarks on lightly. Unlike all the other turns we may take in life, motherhood is a path that goes beyond self-fulfilment -- it's about looking at your own life and knowing that you are willing to be responsible for the life of another.

It's a journey that begins with that one touch at birth that gives life to years of encouragement, fulfilment, love, and an intense bond between mother and child. A journey that passes through generations.

So this Mother's Day, we caught up with mother, entrepreneur, and Instagram star Bella Koh and got her chatting about the career change that shifted her life's path towards motherhood and the lessons she has learned so far as she rediscovers life with her 7-month old daughter, Alessandra.


We learned that you quit your job, took up yoga, and changed career paths. What drove you to pursue a drastic career change? 

My mind was telling me my body wasn't well. I had wonderful bosses whom I learnt so much from; but the hours and amount of work were very demanding. I was travelling non-stop and managing stressful deadlines from design development to production. The work took a toll on me physically and mentally. So I decided to call it quits and took a step back in life.

Somehow, yoga and a vegan diet found me. I became drawn to the world of food knowledge and factory farming. I became more conscious of what I ate and did. I became so addicted to yoga I was practicing 2-3 hot classes a day. In a strange way, my body felt compelled to do something that felt good. I'm still practicing yoga until today at Pure Yoga. It's been almost 7 years and I definitely feel that my body age remained the same as it was 7 years ago. 

Growing up, did you always envision yourself to eventually head towards the path of motherhood? 

Honestly, I was the kind of person who never really saw myself as a mother. Being quite an imaginative person, I could visualise everything except this maternal part of myself. I was also at a stage when everything was perfect in my life. I was free to do whatever I wanted at my own time except for tending to a few felines. I hated commitment then, which also explained why we took forever to get married! I was pretty much in denial all the way through my pregnancy until after two weeks when Alessandra was born.

Did you have initial expectations on how being a mother would be like? Did reality meet those expectations?

It's like you try to see the future with a baby but there was no vision. And I meant none, basically blank. I also didn't enjoy being pregnant as I felt like I couldn't do much as I was carrying a bump everywhere I went. Pretty frustrating. I still remember the time when we were at the hospital and everyone was cooing to the baby while me and the husband looked on. Almost stunned by this strange little thing that is now part of our lives. We just didn't know how to express ourselves at the point. It was only a month after Alessandra was born when reality started kicking in. And that unexpected moment when your baby starts to smile back at you...the world evolved almost magically.
Were there things you wish you knew before becoming a mother?

That 9 months of pregnancy will feel more difficult than looking after your child. That contractions are the worst pain you'll ever encounter in your life. That you'll have 15,000 photographs of your baby on your phone. 

A lot of people say that motherhood is a blessing, so what do you love most about being a mother? 

If anyone told me that before I had a baby, I'll probably roll my eyes and give that person the "you are lying please" type of look. But the first blessing truly comes from the moment your child looks you in the eye with so much innocence and gradually unleashing the most beautiful smile on her face. The second blessing makes you understand how wonderful your parents are and how tough it was for them to bring you up from a tiny helpless baby to an adult.

Motherhood demonstrates the greatness of all beings. After that the blessings become endless. You experience love every other day and you become a kinder, more tolerant person.  Because to sacrifice is to love. 

But everything, including motherhood, has its ups and downs...so what are some of the difficulties that you face as a new mom and how have you worked through them?

That there are a dozen items a child requires once she is born. I read extensively but I found out the best way to make this work is to: trust yourself and simplify your baby's stuff in order to simplify yours.

I only bought the same style of onesies for her daily wear so I never have to think about what she has to wear. I also made it a point to keep her wardrobe to a minimal and muted colour palette. We also made our lives easier by following the French way of putting your baby to sleep early and wean off night feeds as early as possible.

What are some of the things your mother has taught you that you would like to pass on to your child?

My mother taught me many things. She was a very artistic person. I always remember her helping me with arts and crafts in primary school which I usually scored As for! Thanks to her, I cultivated a deep love towards art and design which became my career.

She also had a very kind heart for animals. I think all of us siblings got that from her. We would weep together watching documentaries of preys and predators on TV. I vividly remember this one time when we went on a trip to Thailand and a friend of my Daddy brought us to an elephant safari where tourists rode on them. Our entire family broke down into tears and sobbed throughout that session. We refused to ride on any of them when we saw how cruel they were being treated.

Most importantly, when I grew older and became a teenager, she would always preach to me about self-love. I guess that was her way of educating us at that point when we were turning rebellious and nagging ceased to work.

For all the new moms or soon-to-be moms out there, can you share some tips about motherhood?

I made a bold decision to bring up my child on my own without any help after a bad experience with my live-in helper. Taking a lot of chances here as a first time mum; but seeing how my mother brought the three of us up by herself, I felt challenged to do the same. 

Motherhood can be a breeze if you don't start worrying so early about what would be the best for them... like schools, education and a whole list of things that won't be happening anytime soon. Live in the moment and allow plenty of playtime with your child. It's all they need. Be involved as much as you can. Share your values, principles, and simply observe what they do and what their interests may be. There are only a few short years of them as an infant to a toddler. These years will be precious and very much cherished. 



Clozette Style Party at Suntec City, North Atrium was nothing short of amazing with its chic lineup of fashion shows and gorgeous guests. But the segment that still has us beauty addicts buzzing are the 2 beauty demos taught by none other than YouTube star Morgan from The Beauty Breakdown, with fellow YouTuber Sunny Dahye and Singaporean influencer Francesca Tan as her models.

During the demonstrations, popular K-beauty looks “Blushing Doll” and “Polished Look” were created using renowned K-beauty brand LANEIGE’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection. The beauty segment gave the audience a quick tutorial on how to easily recreate the runway looks at home.

So whether you want to rock a classic look or a more ethereal one, keep scrolling below for the tips we picked up on how to create these 2 looks from the ultimate social party of the year!


Blend, blend, blend with Blushing Doll

We all know that to achieve a healthy pink glow, we have to use blush (or in this case, lipstick); and Blushing Doll is full of that! 

To recreate this, simply fill in your brows first. Make sure to use light strokes and to not emphasise the arch of your brow as this whole look is about 'softness'. Next, take the LANEIGE Two Tone Lip Bar and gently apply it on your cheekbones and brow bones, joining the two together. Don’t forget to blend, blend, blend! To soften the look further, blend the colour with a few pats of the LANEIGE BB Cushion until you achieve that softly blurred effect. Lastly, use the Lip Bar on your lips to achieve that sweet finish!

Glow with the Polished Look

The Polished look is all about giving your complexion a brightening and glowing effect. To achieve this, opt for a dewy base such as the LANEIGE BB Cushion for that luminous sheen! 

Second, groom your brows upwards and fill them in using hair-like strokes. After, make your peepers brighter and more defined using the LANEIGE Two Tone Shadow Bar. Next, to make your lashes look thicker, tight-line your eyes with a brown or black pencil and finish it off with a few coats of mascara for natural-looking lashes. To complete the look, take a neutral lippie with a hit of shine for a kissable and chic pout!


Which makeup look are excited to try out? Share your answers with us in the comment section below!