I Am Her: Holly Spierings On Creating Life Balance | Clozette

Our “I Am Her” series features the female movers and shakers of the industry to learn how femininity and power coincide beautifully and seamlessly together.

We all know how amazing it is when women come together to help each other and raise each other up. There are those who teach other women. There are also those who offer a helping hand when one is in need. And there are those who build avenues for women to discover hidden possibilities that lie within them. Holly Spierings, co-founder of Eye of Horus Cosmetics, belongs in that category. With a mission to "Awaken the Goddess Within" women through her products, she strives to empower women everywhere. With such an inspiring advocacy, we just had to learn more about her. 

Fill in the blank: I’m an entrepreneur, a creative and ___________.

A wife-to-be – to be completely fulfilled I need to balance my business with my love of family.

What pushed you to get into creating natural — and now vegan-friendly — cosmetics?

I studied Naturopathy and Marketing at University and with the influence of my Mother began making my own cosmetics from a young age. Natural and Vegan makeup is becoming an emerging trend and there is an increasing demand from consumers choosing to use natural makeup rather than products with animal and chemical ingredients. We have worked hard with our manufacturers to produce products that are both vegan and natural with still the high performing benefits of chemical cosmetics.

We are consciously striving to become a 100% Vegan and cruelty-free company and we are always looking for ways to improve our manufacturing processes to remain ethical and environmentally friendly.

What’s the most challenging part about being an entrepreneur?

The risk of failure and its implications, the time and commitment required to produce something new, the constant learning and sometimes mistake making, the challenge of balancing personal life with business life.

Give us your best beauty tip.

Highlight your best asset. This could be enhancing your eyes with a beautiful eyeliner, applying our favourite shade of lipstick or wearing something that shows off your best feature. Confidence is always the key to feeling and looking beautiful.

You are the definition of looking good while doing what you do. How do you stay empowered and inspired to do that every day?

A combination of choosing a healthy plant-based diet and beach lifestyle and loving and taking pride in what I do. It’s rewarding and satisfying to see the business grow. I enjoy the creative aspect of collaborating with my team and seeing our ideas materialize into great products. 

What are your Clozette essentials?

My essential beauty go-to product is our Isis Sun Goddess Palette, for so many reasons. This product is Italian Baked and hand-pressed, with the ability to be used wet or dry. You can apply it with water for a more intense payoff for night or use dry for a soft beautiful look; the colours blend perfectly together. The Isis Sun Goddess palette can also be used as a bronzer or highlighter by taking a bronzing brush along the three shades, it adds a stunning glow of colour to the cheeks. It's the perfect dual-purpose palette.

(Cover photo from: eyeofhoruscosmetics.com)

Find more admirable women here.



Woohoo! Let's shake off those Wednesday (a.k.a. hump day) blues with fun news. Here are the things you need to know right now.

Zodiac brushes

Astrology became quite a hit this year. (We're not saying it's just a trend, of course. But we did notice the interest in it.) Some brands, however, have taken it to a different level and have come up with their own astrology- or zodiac sign-inspired products. Here's the latest: a brush set inspired by your star sign.

Oui, Mattemoiselle

As suspected, Rihanna has been sporting fun lipstick colours as a way to tease fans about her upcoming releases for Fenty Beauty. The singer's cosmetics line is set to launch a matte lipstick line called Mattemoiselle on 26 December.

Cathay Pacific Lai See

Cathay Pacific has found a way to breathe new life into old uniforms of their flight attendants. They have been repurposed as Lai See or red envelopes. You can watch what happened behind the scenes of the process here.

Ruby Rose vs. Prada

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Actress Ruby Rose has accused Prada of using a photo of her in one of their new bags. The fashion house has denied the claim, but Rose is adamant that she looks exactly like the woman printed on the bag.

(Cover photo from: @spectrumcollections)

Catch what happened earlier this week here.



Even if you don't consider yourself a party girl, we're sure you'll attend at least one social event this holiday season. And of course, you'd want to look great and festive while you're at it. So you ace your base, get your brows on fleek and bring your lippie game on. That is until you hit the dance floor and all your hard work starts melting off. We all hate it when that happens. So, in our recent giveaway, we asked real ladies what their tried and tested party beauty hacks are and we got some very interesting answers. 

One-Stick Wonder

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The winning party hack is from pupuren, who shared that she repurposes her my M.A.C. lipstick as an alternative to eyeshadow and blusher so she'll only need to bring one makeup product while she parties. As much as we want to fully retouch our makeup mid-party, our little party bags can't hold all our beauty essentials. So sometimes, we have to settle for the next best thing which is to repurpose a single, versatile item.

Keep Your Lip Stain Alive

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@ponyyune shares a hack that will keep our lips luscious even after the afterparty. "Use a brighter lip tint before lipstick. Your lips will stay sexy until everyone gone back home," she said. What a neat idea! This way, the tint will still be vibrant even after the lipstick has come off. 

A Fresh Concoction

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Meanwhile, @joyortega, who shared a simple recipe for a homemade facial spray that will keep skin fresh and hydrated amidst partying. "I want my face to look fresh even at the end of the day, that's why I use a freshening facial spray. I prepare it by mixing aloe gel and purified water in a 1:3 ratio. Then, I pour the mix into a spray bottle. Voila!" We're definitely trying this on our next night out.

For Smooth Skin 

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@inrokini's hack is simple but genius; she adds a few drops of facial oil into her foundation to keep skin moisturised and smooth all night long. Party-ready in a jiffy!

Tame That Pimple

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This one is not really about party-proofing but more on prepping before the party. According to @seawitchz, she uses the COSRX Pimple Patch then dabs Tamanu oil to soothe and flatten pimples. On the night of the party, the blemishes won't be as glaringly obvious compared to when it first erupted.

(Cover photo from: Enabelle)

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