Must-Try Activities When You're Travelling With Your BFFs | Clozette


Planning a group trip with your friends is fun. But sometimes, with varying tastes and preferences, it can be a bit chaotic to streamline the activities that would work well with everyone. So if you and your best pals are having trouble narrowing down your trip's to-dos, we're here to the rescue. Ahead, we've got the best group activities you simply can't miss when you're travelling with your BFFs. 


Go street karting in onesies all over Tokyo



Hitting the streets of Tokyo with your best buds soon? Add a fun twist to your trip by booking a street kart experience for your gang. How it works is that you and your friends get to ride your individual go-karts around the streets of Asakusa, Akihabara, and more along with a guide to headline your riding team.


But that's not all. What really adds the fun to this group experience is you also have to don character onesies like Pikachu, Super Mario, or a Minion during the duration of your trip — because would you expect anything less from the land of animé and all things kawaii? 


Ride the waves in the beaches of Indonesia



Indonesia is one of today's hottest hubs when it comes to beach trips. But while you're at it, why not tag your friends along for a nice surf? Whether you're wave-riding newbies or already seasoned surfers, it's a great way to reignite each of your competitive sides. And what's a friendly contest without having the loser treat the bunch to some drinks at the end of a long day? 


Take a heli around Hawaii



Like Indonesia, Hawaii is also known for great seaside adventures. But if you and your best pals want more besides sun, sand and sea, why not give a helicopter tour a try? Take your group trip to a whole new level — literally — and experience the island's lush greens and vast blues in a way that truly makes for great shared memories. 


Embrace your inner mermaids in Australia



Home to one of the world's most beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Great Barrier Reef, Australia is one of the best destinations if your group is up for a lifechanging dive. It is said that one day isn't enough to complete the scuba diving experience in this natural marvel. So having your best gals along with the ride — or the dive, rather — will truly make this wondrous experience even more magical.



Tick all the boxes in your amusement park bucket list in South Korea



Are you and your girlfriends massive K-drama fans? Channel the vibes of the Weightlifting Fairy Swag Trio and hit South Korea's most colourful amusement parks — funky headbands, included!


Home to the likes of Everland and Lotte World, you can definitely challenge your best girls on who can take on the most thrilling rides. Or simply take turns snapping Instagrammable selfies by the parks' popping aesthetics. No matter how you spend your day, it's a foolproof way to get the most out of your group trip that has a little bit of something for everyone. 


Take turns modelling for a cultural photoshoot in Hong Kong



Being one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia, Hong Kong also boasts a lot of Instagrammable spots. But aside from groufies, taking a nice photo with your lot complete is almost impossible — unless you're constantly up to ask strangers to take your group shots.


Our suggestion? Head down to Sheung Wan or Central station near Hollywood Road. The street is lined with cultural photoshoot studios that offer myriad services that aim to elevate your HK travel snaps. Not only will you have a photographer take great photos of you and your group as you hit HK's hottest locations, but you also get to rent a cheongsam or a qipao to complete the experience. 


(Photo from: @tokyokart)


Glamping is also a great travel activity to share with your girlfriends. Plan one now with these destinations in mind. 

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Building a capsule wardrobe is all the buzz these days, and if you haven't jumped on the bandwagon yet, we're guessing it's because the idea of reducing your closet to only 35 pieces or less is a daunting thought for you. But here's a trick that may help you: pick pieces in neutral colours. You can pair them together and create a sleek, no-brainer monochrome ensemble! Keep scrolling to see some monochromatic outfits from the Clozette Community for inspiration.


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Another week passed by so fast that we're sure you weren't able to catch up with all the buzz. So we're here to serve 'em up, fresh and sizzling, in today's Insider Roundup. Scroll through as we spill the deets on Mink's 3D printed makeup, Kim K.'s controversial new shapewear line, a Kylie versus Kylie brand battle, and more. 


A Kylie versus Kylie makeup line?



Kylie Jenner's eponymous beauty line faces new competition with the same name (sort of). Australian-British pop star Kylie Minogue has just released her own beauty line called KYLIE, following her legal battle with Jenner that stretches back from 2016.


At the time, Minogue blocked Jenner from trademarking their shared name for endorsement services and is now evening out the playing field by jumping into the beauty business. Now we ask: are you team KYLIE or team Kylie Cosmetics? 


Kim Kardashian is facing backlash for new shapewear line



It looks like this week isn't for the Kardashian-Jenners because aside from the KYLIE versus Kylie drama, Kim K. is also in a tight spot. Following the major debate on Kim's KKW body foundation release comes another backlash, this time towards her new shapewear line that she named "Kimono".


Now, the Kardashian-Jenners obviously love their brand name puns but this one was not cutting it. Japanese people were quick to note that kimonos are garments that hold high regard in their history and culture and Kim choosing to name her product line for the sake of a pun was simply 'disrespectful'. Kim has yet to comment on the issue. 


Karl x L'Oreal is coming



Two powerhouses join forces as Karl Lagerfeld's beauty line collabs with L'Oreal Paris. The joint makeup collection is said to reflect the late designer's elegant yet edgy style. There are still very few deets on the collab aside from a series of teasers released on Instagram, but what we know is that the collection is set to be revealed at Paris Fashion Week later this year. 


3D printed makeup is now a reality



The wave of the future in beauty is really here. Grace Choi, CEO and co-founder of Mink, finally announced the arrival of their fully functioning at-home makeup 3D printer. The concept, which was revealed way back in 2014, makes use of the Mink app to let you scan any image on the internet and have it printed with makeup as the ink. The image is now your very own personalised paper palette, mimicking the colours of the image you've chosen.


With the printer's ability to capture at least 16.7 million shades, you can copy colours of foundation shades, lipstick shades, and any other product — or image — imaginable to add to your makeup stash. But what does this mean for the entire beauty industry? Only time can tell. 



Marlena Stell spills the tea on James Charles, Jaclyn Hill, and more beauty community drama



Thought the YouTube beauty community can pass a week without drama? Apparently, that's not the case. Makeup Geek founder and YouTube content creator Marlena Stell spilt all the tea in her latest video titled 'Dear Influencers'. In a nutshell, the hour-long video talked about the truth regarding Jaclyn Hill's lipsticks, her past beef with James Charles, and more.


Stell clarified that she's simply clearing the air for the audience who may not know what's happened behind-the-scenes and that it isn't her intention to stir the pot at all. We'll let you decide on the verdict for this one — if you have the patience to give this one-episode-on-Netflix-long video a watch. 


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