Get Into The Christmas Spirit With Etude House’s Holiday 2019 Collection | Clozette


We are fast approaching the end of 2019 but before that, there’s one more holiday we are looking forward to: Christmas. Get ready for a whole wave of holiday releases coming your way. Our latest favourite? Etude House’s Holiday 2019 Collection


Etude House Rudolph, Coming to Town Collection


Last week, we were psyched to check out the holiday-themed products from the Korean beauty brand's Rudolph, Coming to Town Collection in Singapore. The star of the show was none other than Rudolph, with his nose red and oh-so bright. With a theme of hope and acceptance, this differentiating feature certainly makes Rudolph the perfect muse for the collection. Interested to know more about what you can expect this season? Read on.

Better Lips Talk for Holiday 2019 collection

Rudolph, Coming To Town Better Lips Talk (SGD18.90/~USD13.91)


For Christmas, Etude House is adding five spanking new shades — perfect for the Fall/Winter season by the way — to their best-selling Better Lips Talk range. The nude brown shades will get you into the right Fall mood, while the muted red shades are ideal for the holiday festivities. As per the popular Better Lips Talk formulas, these lipsticks are both buildable and blendable which will leave you with endless possibilities when it comes to makeup looks. Go from a sharp matte look to a softer, gradient lip, whatever you like.


Look bright-eyed with just a few swipes of the Rudolph, Coming To Town Lash Perm Curl Fix Mascara (SGD24.90/~USD18.33), which coats and curls your lashes evenly. If you like the natural makeup look best, we say go for the limited edition Rudolph Brown variant. It has a nice reddish-brown tint with a softer finish on your lashes.



Play Colour Eye Mini Palettes - Holiday 2019 Collection


While we’re on the eyes, get your hands on the limited-edition Play Colour Eye Mini Palettes from the collection. We can't help but gush over the furry, fluffy packaging on one of the palettes. It mimics a reindeer’s pelt with its plush texture, showing Rudolph’s antlers and bright red nose. The eyeshadows inside are luxurious to the touch and swatches beautifully. They shimmer and glitter nicely, which is perfect for your holiday looks. 


Lastly, because a holiday collection isn't complete without hand creams, Etude House has included two 50ML variants of the Hand Bouquet Hand Crème to keep your hands well-moisturised during the holidays. Slip it into your purse for reapplication throughout the day.


Shop Etude House’s Holiday 2019 Collection through Lazada, Shopee, and their official boutiques.


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We’re now ready to enjoy the upcoming delights of the holiday season. This November, we’re all about enjoying the festive cheer by planning out picturesque getaways with our loved ones. And as we count down the coming of the joyful celebrations, we’re looking at these fashion and beauty must-haves to brighten up our much-awaited year-end holiday trips. 



Jorj

Deputy Editor


Atelier Versace Cédrat de Diamante is one of the most important holiday trip must-haves

Atelier Versace Cédrat de Diamante, price unavailable


"By now, we all know that scents evoke feelings and memories. For me, citrus scents conjure up thoughts of happy days of vacationing and enjoying activities under the sun. That’s why I’m looking to add the newly released Atelier Versace fragrance Cédrat de Diamante. Inspired by the Mediterranean, it contains Italian lemon zest, pink grapefruit and natural woods — the perfect holiday scent, if you ask me."


Amanda

Features Writer and Campaigns Executive


Pandora Celestial Collection Dangling Angel Wing Stud Earrings

Pandora Celestial Collection Dangling Angel Wing Stud Earrings, SGD159


"Travelling always makes me happy, especially during the holidays. One destination that's still far ahead from my reach but has been my ultimate goal is the Aurora Borealis. While I'm still waiting for that moment, I'll let Pandora's Celestial collection take me there figuratively. Inspired by the contrast of the Aurora Borealis against the sparkling night sky, the collection is definitely a looker especially for those who have the Northern Lights on their travel bucketlist. Personally, my eyes are on the Dangling Angel Wing Stud Earrings, which deliver a certain whimsicality without losing its classy appeal. It's a unique yet subtle piece of accessory that can fit any type of look or mood, without losing fun or glamour."



Em

Features Writer


Pomelo Drops of Jupiter Holiday Collection ’19 Navy Velvet Front-knot Bodysuit

Pomelo Drops of Jupiter Holiday Collection ’19 Navy Velvet Front-knot Bodysuit, SGD24 (pomelofashion.com)


“I get cold easily, so when I travel, bringing along an outerwear or at least a long-sleeved top is a must for me. Because of that, when I go on my holiday trip this year, I’m hoping to bring along this Navy Velvet Bodysuit from Pomelo’s Drops of Jupiter Holiday Collection ’19. I’m eyeing this mainly because its long sleeves will help protect me from the chilly weather. Aside from that, its sophisticated velvet material is perfect for adding a touch of festive glamour, but it’s still casual enough for city sightseeing when worn with a pair of jeans. I think it’s just the perfect piece for a chic jet-setter, don’t you think?”



Alyana

Features Writer


BOTANIST Botanical Hair Mask in Raspberry & Apricot

BOTANIST Botanical Hair Mask in Raspberry & Apricot, price unavailable (botanistofficial.com)


“When travelling, I prefer giving my hair a bit more TLC than usual. I try and squeeze in a hair mask before or sometime during my trip so my hair will feel soft and smooth, taking out the need to use hot styling tools too often. I'm interested in trying the BOTANIST Botanical Hair Mask in Raspberry & Apricot because they're a trusted haircare brand from Japan. It has avocado oil, squalane, ceramide and 11 amino acids — stuff that work to improve your hair's moisture and elasticity. It's paraben-, silicon-, and sulphate-free, so I know I'd be using clean products on my hair.”



Sabrina

Community Executive


Milani Gilded Ember Eye & Face Palette

Milani Gilded Ember Eye & Face Palette, SGD43.40


“Eyeshadow palettes are my basics when travelling. In order to look picture-ready, one should never miss out on adding colour and depth to their eyes. For my upcoming holiday, I'm hoping to get my hands on the long-awaited Milani Gilded Ember Eye & Face Palette. This highly pigmented eye and face palette comprises nine colours that will complement my rather fair complexion — fiery red tones, soft mattes and saturated metallic colours. This limited-edition palette is also available in four other colours: Rouge and Noir, Jade, Violet and Ember. But the best part of Milani products? They're vegan and cruelty-free.”



Edlyn

Content and Community Executive


LOEWE x Knot On My Planet Elephant mini bag

LOEWE x Knot On My Planet Elephant mini bag, price unavailable (leowe.com)



“I always love a brand or collection that supports a good cause. In this case, I have my eyes on the LOEWE x Knot On My Planet Elephant mini bag. In collaboration with the Elephant Crisis Fund, the collection aims to provide a better future for elephants. These mini bags hand-beaded by the skilled women of Samburu Workshop in Northern Kenya are perfect for my travels.”



Laura

Creative Manager


Teva Original Universal sandals

Teva Original Universal sandals, USD50/~SGD67.94 (teva.com)


“For my holiday trip, I’m looking forward to bringing the Teva Original Universal sandals. It’s comfortable for all the walking I'll be doing. It's also good for a bit of hiking and going into the water. Plus, it has both form and function. It's quick-drying and trail-ready with a hint of the utilitarian trend. It’s perfect with everything, too; I can wear it with my midi skirts, jeans, and even with my rompers.”




Audrey

Creative Manager


Huxley Cleansing Oil; Deep Clean, Deep Moist

Huxley Cleansing Oil; Deep Clean, Deep Moist, SGD65 (huxley.sg)


“Cleansing is always the first step to my skincare routine and I always make sure I cleanse thoroughly — whether or not I'm travelling. Not only is Huxley Cleansing Oil powered with ingredients that effectively remove stubborn dirt and impurities but it also helps moisturise my skin because it doesn’t strip off my skin’s natural oils. I would never be able to travel without this trusty cleansing oil.”


(Cover photo from: @botanist_global)



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It’s the 21st century and women shouldn’t shy from caring for their intimate areas. Feeling confident in your own skin involves working on it from inside-out, head to toe. We previously tried their Undercover Vulva Peptide Cream, so this time we challenged #TeamClozette members Niky and April to test out the TWO LIPS Blackout Activated Charcoal Mask to see if it actually works.



The Blackout Activated Charcoal Mask is not new, being the first product of TWO L(I)PS’s luxury intimate care range. They claim to be sulphate-, paraben-, and petrochemical-free. They contain a rich cocktail of organic botanical ingredients: white liquorice, cornflower, elderberry, chamomile, Ylang-Ylang, and aloe vera. With its ingredients list, it claims to offer four-step benefits in one product: detoxification, soothing, brightening, and hydration. It also claims to boost lymphatic drainage while freshening up your feminine area. One box contains five sheets and retails for SGD120/~USD88.39.

Packaging, appearance, and fragrance


“The mask's packaging has a rose gold print on a nude background that feels very 'now,'" April shares. "The liquid feels like a lightweight serum. The mask itself has a layer of lace, which is useful in distinguishing which side to apply to the skin. It smells clean and powdery, although those who may be sensitive to scents might find it a bit cloying.”


“Super plus points for the packaging. I loved the peachy pink colour and the smoothness of the packaging material. It made me feel excited to try the product. And I liked that it smelled wonderful,” Niky adds. “The mask itself was soaked in the moisturising liquid, so you know there’s a lot to use. But perhaps there was quite too much to use as the product was wetter than I had expected upon opening.”




Application and efficacy


“Following the instructions on the packaging can take a bit of practice," April shares of her experience. She adds that while she appreciates the generous amount of serum in each pack, there was definitely too much excess after use. "After using it, however, I can confidently say that my skin definitely felt a little more supple and hydrated.”


For Niky, there was a cooling sensation to the sensitive area while using it, which she liked. She adds, however, that there was a bit of a learning curve when it came to unpacking the mask and unfolding it before application. When it comes to the effect, Niky shares: "The morning after I used the mask, the area I applied it to felt moisturised and soft."




Overall Thoughts


Niky shares: “If you need moisturisation in that area, it certainly does its job.”


“It does nourish the skin and offers hydration," April shares. "It didn’t irritate my skin when it was already feeling a little irritated and dry, so that's a plus for sure. I think it definitely lived up to its soothing claims! I’d recommend it to someone who’s looking for skin rehydration and soothing in their intimate areas and are willing to invest in that type of intimate care."


(Cover photo from: @twolips.vip)


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