How To Rock The “Alternative” Style | Clozette

Grunge, punk, goth, emo—some people say that these are so 2005. But who are we kidding? For some of us, indulging in these subcultures’ ways and fashion never truly stopped.

With all the mainstream trends hitting us here and there, read up to refresh your memory on how to go “alternative” and reawaken your inner rebel.


Fringes and Bold Dyes

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With all those galaxy and mermaid hair trends going on, what sets the “alternative” hairstyle apart is edge. And no, you don’t have to go full on one-eyed fringe-mode circa 2000s emo-punk. The modern way to rock the "alternative" style is to go for edgier, messier cuts and dye your hair in unconventional colours.

Eyeliner. Lots of it. 

The great thing about alternative style is that you don’t have to be that skilled in drawing winged tips. Kohl eyeliner would be your best friend since pulling off this look requires a lot of smudging to give your eyes that smokey rockstar vibe.

Dark Lips 

Step aside nude lippies! Dark plums, deep reds, and even black is the way to go. Some might say that going bold on both your eyes and lips is a bad thing; but sometimes it's great to stray from the norm.

Black Shirt, Black Pants, Black Shoes. 

“I’ll stop wearing black if they invent a darker colour”-- if you’ve said this repeatedly for as long as you could remember, then you’re already one step ahead! Throw in a red plaid button down to add a splash of colour to bring dimension to your OOTD.

Go subtle on the accessories. 

Don't drown your look with accessories. Simple studded earrings, a thin-chained necklace or a couple of knuckle rings are good enough to complete your look. 


Do you have any more tips on rocking the “alternative” style? Let us know in the comments below!


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Mascara is the quickest makeup product to expire – in just 3 months, it can go from amazing to bad without you even noticing it. Which is why it doesn’t seem like it’s worth it to splurge on a high end version, right? Unlike foundations and lipsticks that can last up to 2 years. 

But if you’re on a quest to have the best lashes of your life, you know the value of a high end mascara (whose formula is incomparable to the drugstore ones). So, if you’re looking to have long, fat, and black lashes that won’t fail you, keep reading below for the list of high end mascaras that are definitely worth the money!


NARS Audacious Mascara

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With a brush that’s designed with over 200 hooks to really grip each and every lash, the NARS Audacious Mascara will allow you to lengthen, thicken, and define your lashes without clumping them together! And what’s even better is its smooth and buildable formula that won't give you those dreaded ‘spider legs’!

Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara

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Give yourself some fat, black lashes when using the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara for an epic MOTD that will surely never be forgotten. It will deliver ultimate volume and an extremely concentrated black pigment to give your lashes maximum impact and instant dimension!

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

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Say ‘bye bye’ to your stubby and straight lashes because the Benefit Roller Lash Mascara will be your lash curler and mascara in one tube! Its curved brush, which is designed to catch, lift, and curl each of your lashes will be able to curl and set anything for a clean and smudgeproof look!

Lancôme Grandiose Mascara

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If you love the process of applying makeup just as much as products itself, then you will adore the Lancôme Grandiose Mascara! With a Swan Neck™ wand that will allow better application, you can bet that you will get lashes with exceptional length, curl, and volume! Another amazing this about this innovative wand? Whenever you open the mascara, the wand mixes the formula, which will make it stay fresh longer!


Which high end mascara are you willing to splurge on? Tell us in the comments below!



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Having a consistent skincare routine is key to achieving great skin. And in today’s world, where women are constantly busy with a long list of things to do, a body skincare routine just doesn’t place as high on the list (as compared to let’s say, caring for our face). But did you know that a body beauty routine is just as important?

The skin all over our body can be just as sensitive, dry, and dehydrated; and as such need the same level of care and dedication to keep it looking healthy and radiant. If you need a bit more convincing, here are our 4 reasons why you need a body skincare routine


It's easy and quick to do


If you already have a complicated, multi-step face skincare routine, you’ll be glad to know that when it comes to the body, there are really only a few items you need. So if you’re worried about adding another complicated skincare step to your list—don’t worry, we’ve made it easy for you! After all, who has time to fuss about it in the morning when you’re rushing to head out the door?

To start off your simple routine, gently massage a body scrub all over your skin in the shower to remove dead skin cells—but only do this every other week. Once that’s done and your skin is feeling smooth, add moisture back to your skin with a rich body wash.

Finish off your routine with a hydrating lotion such as the NIVEA Instant White Firming Body Lotion SPF 15 for instant radiance and a brightening boost that you can proudly show off wherever you head off to!

Your skin won’t flake off during cooler seasons

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Much like your face, caring for your body makes it easier to transition through weather changes. This way, you won’t have to deal with issues like dry, flaky skin during the cooler months. Look at it this way: if you don’t have dry, flaky skin, you won’t have to spend so much time scrubbing and hydrating your skin every day—leaving you with more time to get through your to-do list.

So keep your skincare routine consistent and you’ll be rewarded with healthy, radiant, and hydrated skin no matter the season.

You will have smoother, firmer skin in the long run

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When you’re diligent with your body skincare routine, you’ll start to notice the changes in your skin’s elasticity and texture! It’s softer, smoother, and brighter. And since we, women, love multi-tasking products, we’re loving the NIVEA Extra White Firming Body Serum SPF 33. It’s perfect for days when you don’t have time to fuss around in the morning as it's a moisturising lotion with the extra benefit of firming and SPF!

Its firming and smoothing ingredients penetrate deep into your skin to whiten and repair dull and damaged skin, as well as protecting it against darkening further from sun exposure!

It will nourish your skin to prevent sagging and wrinkling

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At the end of the day, we know that the reason why we’re putting so much focus on caring for our skin is because it will soon pay off when ageing catches up to us. But take note! Our faces aren’t the only place where early signs of ageing can appear.

Our hands, décolleté, and thighs can show signs of ageing in the form of sagging or wrinkling because these are often areas that are exposed to the sun or to tight clothing. But a daily skin care routine will help prevent that because it will constantly nourish the skin and encourage quicker cell rejuvenation. So there’s no better time than now to start taking care of your body!


Why do you think a body skincare routine is important? Tell us in the comment section below!