Insider Roundup: Met Gala Goes Camp This Year & More | Clozette

How's the first day of the week for you? No matter how it went, we say a good ol' wrap-up of some of today's hottest news will do you some good. From Met Gala going Camp to Vans coming up with a Harry Potter-themed collection, this Insider Roundup's got the deets on these exciting bits and more. 

Met Gala goes Camp

The annually anticipated affair finally has a theme for this year, which goes by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay Notes on Camp. The essay talks about Camp being a 'sensibility' more than an 'idea' and straightforwardly looks like a handout on everything about Camp fashion. And while it is less controversial than last year's 'Heavenly Bodies' theme, it's still worth noting that with Camp revolving on the idea of 'it's so wrong it's right,' designers and celebrities will surely have a field day making this novel idea fit into Met's usual eleganza. P.S. We wonder what Rihanna is going to wear.

Vans x Harry Potter 

This year is really big on geeky energy and we are so here for it! While merch for Avengers: Endgame and Game of Thrones continuously pop up, the Harry Potter fandom is not backing down with its latest collab with Vans. Going through the brand's website, we're expecting designs that pay homage to the four Hogwarts houses, plus anything 'Potter' that both wizards, witches, and Muggles will 'Siriusly' love.  

Liquid pantyhose?

Following the fad of body highlighters (we're looking at you, Fenty Beauty Body Lava) comes this new release from Huda Beauty called N.Y.M.P.H., short for Not Your Mama's Pantyhose. Leg foundations are all but new but this takes it to a whole new level of shine with its high-metallic finish. And while it boasts to look gorgeous on the legs for a range of skin types, it also claims to be a multi-purpose product that works as a foundation mixer or a straight-up face highlighter. Now, is this something you'll be psyched to try out? 

Brows on fleek for less with Browhaus

browhaus brow resurrection promo

We all know that getting those arches on point is no easy task. It takes up a considerable number of minutes during our beauty routine so getting them groomed surely helps with the efficiency. And with some treatments costing a blow on your budget, you definitely want to take advantage of this Browhaus promo. From 29 April to 31 July, the Browhaus Brow Resurrection treatments regularly priced at SGD1,000 to 2000 will be available for a trial rate of SGD300 only. This will make you say hello to brows enhanced with strand-like strokes that mimic real hair, customised to the right colour for your hair and skin tone for that natural finish. Bye-bye sparse brows for less, indeed. 

Nike posts a model with visible armpit hair and the internet is divided

One of the criticisms about today's movements for inclusivity is that while advocacies are present on statement-making campaigns, it still doesn't reach the 'make it normal' treatment. But even when a brand like Nike tries to make no big deal out of natural body hair, the internet, of course, has a lot to say about it. We're talking about the brand's recent social media post featuring visual artist and singer Annahstasia who dons a Nike sports bra while having her arms raised, showing her armpit hair.

While some applauded the brand for normalising body hair, some have called it out saying it was downright unpleasant. Despite the divide in the comments section and in other social media sites, Nike still has not taken the photo down — a clear implication on their stand regarding the matter. How about you? What are your two cents on this?

(Cover photo from: @themetgalaofficial)

In case you missed last week's news, you can check them out here



When we think of natural deodorants, the first thing that probably comes to mind would be that tin of alum powder or strange cloudy crystal our mother or grandmother recommended in our awkward teenage years when we started noticing a bit of odour developing in our armpits. Thankfully, we’ve come a long way since the dark days of rubbing potentially irritating crystal powder on our underarms. The present-day shift towards natural beauty and skincare has given us some great alternatives when it comes to caring for our bodies. One of these would be natural deodorants. Here, we breakdown this buzzy grooming trend for those of you considering living au naturel.

natural deodorant

What’s the difference between deodorant and antiperspirant?

First things first, labels do matter. Deodorants work by killing odour-causing bacteria on skin but don’t do much for over-production of sweat. Antiperspirants, on the other hand, control sweat but don’t control odour. Typically, the best way to address smelly, sweaty armpits would be to find a product that features both deodorant AND antiperspirant qualities.

Why go for a natural option?

Most drugstore antiperspirants contain an active ingredient in the form of aluminium salts that inhibit sweat-formation. Aluminium in antiperspirants started to receive a lot of flack after myths of them being linked to breast cancer and Alzheimer's spread. However, these myths have since been debunked.

One thing aluminium does though is it works to block your sweat ducts to prevent sweating. Many believe that sweating, being a normal bodily function, shouldn’t be prohibited as it helps get rid of waste and toxins from the body. Though the amount of toxins expelled by sweating is negligible, sweating does help regulate body temperature and keep us cool. So natural deodorants, being aluminium-free, are the option for those who would like to let their bodies do their thing without the off-putting smell that often comes afterwards. The clean and simple ingredient list also appeals to those striving for a more conscientious approach to their body care.    

What are some natural deodorants you would recommend?

Interested in going green? Here are the natural alternatives you can look up when shopping for deodorants.

Kopari Coconut Oil Deodorant

kopari natural deodorant

Kopari Coconut Oil Deodorant, SGD25/~USD18 (

Kopari’s deodorant makes use of a 100% plant-based active which prevents odour-causing bacteria. Its aluminium- and baking soda-free formula is perfect for even the most sensitive skin types.

Tarte Clean Queen Vegan Deodorant

tarte natural deodorant

Tarte Clean Queen Vegan Deodorant, SGD19/~USD14 (

Tarte’s aluminium- and alcohol-free cream-to-powder formula glides easily on the underarms. Using plant starches to provide odour control, the addition of soothing aloe prevents irritation for delicate skin.

Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant

lavanila deodorant

Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant in Pure Vanila, SGD16/~USD12 (

Lavanila’s award-winning formulation promises long-lasting odour protection. Its Beta Glucan technology works as an antioxidant and antibacterial active to break down sweat molecules and prevent odour. Aloe provides a skin soothing effect while lemon peel oil keeps armpits clean.

Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant

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Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant SGD14/~USD10 (

Schmidt’s bestselling deodorant is enriched with mineral ingredients and is free of aluminium, propylene glycol, parabens, phthalates, and artificial fragrances.

Human Heart Nature Deodorant Roll-On

human heart nature deodorant

Human Heart Nature Deodorant Roll-On, SGD3/~USD2 (

This all-natural deodorant from Human Heart Nature contains its renowned sunflower oil that helps smooth and brighten skin.



We love talking about beauty and self-care. Discussions about our favourite shampoos and our holy grail foundations happen every so often. But what we don’t usually share our thoughts about — although we definitely should — is our environment “down there.” Taking care of our intimate area is just as, if not more important than, taking care of the skin on our face; our nether regions have sensitive skin that needs delicate attention. But how do you do it? Ahead, we share non-intimidating tips to get you started. Plus, after reading, get a chance to take home a goodie for your V below.

Use a gentle cleanser

Love Bubble Intimate Feminine Wash

A gentle area needs gentle care. So it’s important to use a cleanser that won’t irritate it. The Love Bubble Intimate Feminine Wash is made with natural plant extracts that have been proven to not only be gentle on the skin but also provide skin-caring benefits. It has Vitamin C-rich soothing Rose essence that moisturises and brightens. Aside from that, it also has Rosemary extract that improves the skin’s elasticity.

Love Bubble Female Intimate Wash is anti-bacterial

The Love Bubble Intimate Feminine Wash also has antibacterial, anti-fungal and deodorising properties courtesy of Aloe Barbadensis and Salvia Officinalis extracts. Meanwhile, Rosemary extract helps improve the skin’s elasticity, Ginseng extract helps the skin’s immunity, and Pueraria Lobata extract brightens the skin tone. Taking care of your environment is really as simple as choosing the right gentle cleanser.

Don’t take all of the hair off

Ever thought of getting a Brazilian wax? Well, we say give it more thought, especially if you’re prone to vaginal infections. While we’re great supporters of people doing whatever they want with their bodies, we think it’s also good to share the knowledge that keeping the hair down there can be healthy. Gynaecologists say that when you leave your bush be, it acts as a cushion against friction and it also protects the area from bacteria-causing infections.

Wear cotton underwear

The same way we wear cotton shirts for ultimate comfort, we should also wear cotton underwear for our friend down there. Cotton is a breathable fabric that helps absorb moisture in the area and also helps keep it cool. Make sure that you also get the right cut for your body type so as to ensure that you don’t get irritation. Always remember that when it comes to caring for the intimate area, comfort is key.

Get a chance to win a bottle of Love Bubble Intimate Feminine Wash when you join our giveaway here.

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