As women, we have superpowers — that’s right! We are able to juggle so many things and achieve so many milestones. But no matter our character and the many people who shower us with love and care, we admit that we do have moments where we feel inadequate and insecure. The good thing is we don’t always have to succumb to our insecurities. Sometimes, we even have the tools to help us become flawlessly bold. Albeit difficult to do at first, we can rise above them, just like these three women who have opened up about their own battle with their insecurities.
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“It’s the insecurity that I’ll not be able to fulfil my duties as a wife, a mother and as an employee well,” Rachel says when asked about her greatest insecurity. She said she first noticed and felt unsettled by her insecurity when she started making mistakes at work due to the lack of sleep because she’s been working overtime the day prior and taking care of her baby. Because of her desire to be her best self, she ended up setting standards that are too high to achieve.
Wong Xuan Wei
For Xuan Wei, her greatest insecurity is failing. “I’ve kinda always known because I never let myself do things I’m uncertain about. It took me years before I plucked up the courage to go for a cabin crew recruitment exercise.” She also says that her fear of failure greatly impacts her life in general. “Sometimes I overexert my [efforts] without even realising it,” she says. “However, the setbacks have pushed me to do greater things in life.”
Ng Yee Teng
“In my late teens, I realised I hide when I’m hurting or need help,” Yee Teng said about when she first realised she felt a sense of insecurity. “It has always been tough opening up about the problems I face, especially the ones that affect me the most.” She also said that growing up in the era of social media has made it difficult for her to show her vulnerable side. So, she resorted to showing only the best parts of herself.
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A hidden world that channels '80s psychedelia
Step into a hidden world of ‘80s psychedelic disco culture at Chanel’s new pop-up store in Singapore, the Coco Flash Club. In celebration of the unveiling of Chanel’s newest lipstick collection, the Rouge Coco Flash, Coco Flash Club is concealed within a vinyl record store aptly named Coco Records, whose theme and colours reflect the vibrant shades of the lipstick line.
Amid the pulsating lights and beats of the club are interactive setups dedicated to makeup plus a bar featuring the brand’s latest fragrance concoctions. New launches to look out for are the limited-edition Voyage de Chanel, two new fragrances from Les Eaux de Chanel, and the No.5 L’Eau Hand Cream.
Voyage de Chanel limited edition face palette, SGD103/~USD76
The Voyage de Chanel is an exclusive travel face palette consisting of blushes, bronzer, and illuminating powders that pay tribute to four historic and ultra-stylish cities. Paris is a fresh pink blush while London is a deep coral. New York is a satin bronze balanced by Tokyo’s subtle rosy pearlescent highlight. Use them on their own or together for a sheer, all-over glowing effect.
Les Eaux de Chanel Le Voyage limited edition set, SGD369/~USD272
Les Eaux de Chanel Le Voyage and Les Eaux de Chanel Paris-Riviera are the latest limited-edition additions to Chanel’s lineup of fragrances. Les Eaux de Chanel Le Voyage is a travel-appropriate set of perfumes with Paris-Deauville, Paris-Venise, and Paris-Biarritz packed with a chic, cream jersey pouch and postcards inspired by the locations. Paris-Deauville is a vivacious scent with essences of orange and basil, Paris-Venise is a gentle fragrance which brings to mind the promise of the Orient, with notes of amber and neroli, and Paris-Biarritz is a refreshing spray of grapefruit, mandarin, and lily-of-the-valley.
Les Eaux de Chanel Paris-Riviera limited edition, SGD215/~USD158
Les Eaux de Chanel Paris-Riviera, on the other hand, is an incandescent new fragrance channelling the spirit of the French Riviera with the fragrance of Mediterranean flowers bathed in fresh Sicilian and Calabrian citrus.
No.5 L'eau Hand Cream, SGD90/~USD66
Last but not least is the luxurious No.5 L’Eau Hand Cream. Its sleek white oval-shaped exterior contains a rich formulation that gently moisturises skin, leaving your hands feeling velvety soft and delicately fragranced. Let your senses come alive as you immerse yourself in the experience of the Coco Flash Club.
(Cover photo from: @chanel.beauty)
Coco Flash Club will be open to the public starting 4 May 2019 to 11 May 2019 at Esplanade Annexe Studio at Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Can it remove eyeliner and more?
As women who live hectic lives with multi-hyphenated roles, it’s only normal that we look for
beauty products that will last for as long as we’d like to keep them on. So we make sure that we put on long-wearing everything. And while they’re great for looking fresh and presentable all day long, it can be a pain to get them off when we’re ready to hit the hay. That’s why it’s important to also have a trustworthy product that will remove your face colour in a jiffy.
There are lots available in the market, but we were piqued to try the Purevivi Cleansing Lotion because of its claims. #TeamClozette member Eunice gave it a whirl with stubborn eyeliner, lash glue and longlasting liquid lipstick to test its powers out. Here’s how it fares.
The eyeliner test
The Purevivi Cleansing Lotion comes in a 500ml bottle — a huge bottle if you ask us — especially after we realised that you don’t need a lot of the product due to its efficacy. Another thing that caught our attention is its lotion texture, which is definitely not the kind you put on your body. “It feels more like a toner and claims to remove makeup effectively in just 30 seconds,” says Eunice. To test its claim, she tested with waterproof eyeliner that promises to not budge even during the hottest of days. “I managed to clean off the majority of my makeup with just one clean wipe.”
Lash glue is notorious for being sticky on the lids, obviously. So removal can be quite a challenge as tugging and pulling have a tendency to not only harm the eyes but remove your own lashes in the process. That’s why something that’s powerful but gentle is a must. “The lotion is gentle to the delicate eye area and does not sting my eye,” Eunice says when she tested it out on a pair of fake lashes. “Plus, no tugging needed. And it left my skin feeling soft and smooth — no sticky feel or glue residue!”
Made with Japanese cultivated Aloe Arborescens (Kodachi Aloe) that have been meticulously cultivated in a warm climate, the cleansing lotion also hydrates the skin. It also contains natural ingredients such as grapefruits, lemon, jujube, apple, orange, lime, barley and Crataegus cuneata to nourish and soothe the skin.
So long, lipstick.
We all love a good lips product that lasts throughout the day. That’s why longlasting liquid lipsticks are staples in everyone’s kits. But we can also admit that they can be hard to remove without the right product. Some are not strong enough and needs to be rinsed off while others are too strong that they sting.
The Purevivi Cleansing lotion is also paraben-free, alcohol-free, fragrance-free, colouring-free and surfactant-free, making it gentle enough for even those with sensitive skin. Furthermore, from brushes to blenders and sponges, you can even use it to wash your arsenal of makeup tools! After a swipe of the cleansing lotion on her lipstick-coloured lips, Eunice says, “It was so easy to use because I didn’t have to rinse it off after. It’s also a plus that I had no negative reaction to the product during and after using it.”
To sum, the Purevivi Cleansing Lotion offers great cleansing benefits and more. But if you feel like you’re still pressed for time, you can get the same effect minus the need to look for cotton pads with the Purevivi Cleansing Sheets.
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