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Fashion, fitness and more
It's February! Can you believe that? We're easing into the new month with the help of news we can't help but pore over. Yes, it's the month of love, but it's also a month of fashion, fitness and more for us. From a Hollywood-famous fitness centre to a returning international endorser for a Filipino fashion brand, here are the news we caught on our radar.
CruBox in SG
Their L.A. branch is known the world over, in part because of its clientele, which includes Nicole Scherzinger and Usher, but its top-notch classes are what fans continue to gush about. Rooted in the fundamentals of boxing, CruBox classes have been crafted carefully to give the best results. Try their services out at 68 Duxton Rd Level 4, Singapore.
Kendall Jenner back with Penshoppe
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is back as one of the faces of Filipino clothing brand Penshoppe. Watch the video above to watch her new campaign for the brand's summer collection.
A lipstick to help stop trafficking
Michelle Phan's Em Cosmetics hopes to help in fighting and eventually stopping child trafficking. Through sales of the Love Infinite Lip Cloud, they're going to monetarily support Love146, a non-profit organisation working towards fighting trafficking through education and survivor care. Wanna help? You can purchase the lipstick here.
Besame Cosmetics and Disney have collaborated on a limited-edition collection in celebration of Mickey Mouse's 90th birthday. The result? A black lipstick that transforms into a unique shade according to your skin's pH level. Oh, and did we mention it's housed in Besame's signature vintage-looking packaging?
Catch up on what you may have missed last week here.
Follow these Instagrammers to get you started
We've all made jokes about the things we'd be willing to do for lifetime access to our favourite concerts. But if the opportunity presents itself, would we really go to lengths to actually go through with it? That's the question everyone started asking when Beyoncé posted on 1 February about The Green Print Project, where she invites people to give a "positive impact [to] have in the world by eating plant-based meals." The website says that by sharing your 'Greenprint', you can get a chance to win Beyoncé and Jay-Z concert tickets for life. You read that right — FOR LIFE.
Now, here's the thing. The project doesn't really ask you to go 100% vegan for Beyoncé so hooray for every meat-lover who's already starting to shed tears. From small lifestyle changes like practising Meatless Mondays or plant-based meals for breakfast to going plant-based on weekdays or all your workdays, the project gives you the chance to pledge to the cause depending on the extent of your own capacity. So there you have it. No need to swear into veganism to party with Queen Bey. Whew!
Still, if this got you thinking about trying the vegan life, we know that the thought of kale, buckwheat and bland veggies might be the usual downsides that make you want to not try it after all. But that's not necessarily the case, you know? Follow these Instagrammers for vegan food ideas that will woo even the non-vegans' tastebuds.
When he's not out taking gorgeous adventure shots and breathtaking landscape photos, self-dubbed visual storyteller Adrian Howell shares his vegan recipes on side Instagram account. Scrolling through his colourful feed is enough to have your mouth watering and his ingredient list is friendly for those who are just starting out with this lifestyle.
Yep, you are not looking at chicken wings! Mary Mattern's Instagram feed will make you ask, "What is vegan?" It showcases familiar food such as burgers, sushi, doughnuts and more without giving a hint of kale and lettuce at all. If you're someone who wants to take the healthier route without foregoing the indulgence, this account is a great one to get food inspiration from.
You won't be betraying your sweets-loving palate with food from Kai Nora's feed. We're talking pancakes, cookies, cinnamon rolls and more being given the vegan treatment. The best part? From the looks to the taste, even your dairy-loving friends would get on board with it and might even have them convinced and partially converted.
Don't be fooled by her Instagram handle as Dana Shultz's food presentation is anything but minimal. What's minimal about her recipes are the ingredients needed and the time frame of prep, all perfect everyone who's always on the go. Plus, with all the divide going on between vegan and non-vegans, her bio greeting 'all eaters welcome' is the positivity we need.
If you're more for dynamic content that's not just centred on veganism, Steph Yu is someone definitely worth following. Putting the straightforward words of her Instagram handle to life, her feed has more than just vegan recipe ideas as she also delivers her dose of positive quotes, healthy and happy eating diaries, and an overall motivational online presence.
Aside from trying vegan recipes, here are other ways to improve your wellness this year.