The first half of the year has gone, but it isn’t too late to work on our mid-year resolutions. Every day is another chance to learn. Because of that, this month, we’re all eyeing stuff that can help us get through the day. Self-care and improvement is our top priority, and we’re looking at these fashion and beauty picks that can help bring out our better selves.
The Chloe C bag, price unavailable
“Over time I've come to realise that investing in pieces that will last you a long time is better than acquiring trendy pieces on a whim. While I've dismissed the idea of buying designer bags before, I'm slowly warming up to it now. When you think of the cost per wear, it surely seems more practical. My eyes are on the Small Chloe C bag. The ones in the fall/winter 2019 collection come in hues that are hard to resist.“
Features Writer and Campaign Executive
Grit: The Power of Passion & Perseverance by Angela Lee Duckworth, price unavailable
“As someone who's about to reach life's first quarter mark in less than a year, my perception of things like 'success', 'fulfilment', and 'happiness' has become tricky. So I figured that maybe I can pick up some points from Angela Lee Duckworth's new book to give me a new and more positive outlook. Elaborating the ideas on her Ted Talk on the power of grit and how it empowers a person to strive for long-time goals, I believe this read will serve as a great inspiration and motivation to combat my impending quarter-life questions and dilemmas.”
Features Writer and Community Specialist
Kate Spade New York Summer 2019 RTW Stripe Crop Top and Midi Skirt, prices unavailable
"You know the quote that goes, 'Never underestimate the power of a good outfit on a bad day?' I totally agree with that. It's hard not to get sloppy in terms of how you dress when things get too hectic. But I would say that along with maintaining a proper skincare routine and exercise regimen, putting effort into your outfit will make you feel better, more confident and in control of your life. I've always loved dainty pieces with a splash of colour, and I haven't shopped for new clothes for quite some time so I'm eyeing these two cheerful pieces from the Kate Spade NY Summer 2019. I can wear them together or mix and match them with other pieces from my wardrobe depending on my mood."
Shu Uemura Nobara Collection Pressed Eyeshadow, SGD25 (Photo from: @shuuemura)
“I’ve never been really good at applying eye makeup because I have hooded lids and, therefore, do not have much space to put colours on. Usually, when I do a full-face makeup look, I waste half an hour trying to perfect my lids. That’s why my goal for this month is to be better at my eyeshadow game. For that, I’m looking for an eyeshadow I can practice with daily. I’m already eyeing Shu Uemura’s Pressed Eye Shadow from their recently launched Nobara collection because it seems versatile and can be used day or night. Their brick rose-tinged shades would add a pretty warm yet natural glaze to my eyes — perfect for a sublime look for casual affairs.”
FOREO LUNA 3 Facial Cleansing & Firming 2-in-1 Device, SGD299
“As a fan of Swedish beauty tech brand FOREO, I was ecstatic when I heard that they will be launching the highly anticipated LUNA 3. What's cool is that FOREO now has an app which allows you to personalise your skincare, including the type of facial massage you wish! How convenient that the FOREO only takes a minute to remove all dirt and grime that causes breakouts after a long workday. My best takeaway is that this device removes your makeup while cleansing and firming your face, saving the hassle of using multiple products.”
Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask, SGD80
“I have eczema so my skin dries out really easily. I am excited to try Fresh's newly launched Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask. It's a two-step mask that is easily absorbed and leaves your skin supple the next day! Because I love going under the sun, I always need something to help replenish the moisture on my skin.”
Samsung Galaxy Fit, SGD168 (samsung.com.sg)
"As a fitness junkie, I’d love the newly launched Samsung Galaxy Fit for its fitness tracker. I think I can be dependent on it in ways that will surprise me. I can rely on it to monitor my daily sleeping patterns, which would help me to adjust my sleep cycle to get quality rest. This little device will help me understand my body in ways I’ve never imagined."