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Wednesdays are not for winding down. What are they for? Getting the lowdown on the hottest and latest, of course. Here's your dose of what's happening in the worlds of fashion and beauty.


Britney for Kenzo



Pop superstar Britney Spears stars in the latest Kenzo ads. In a series of photos, Spears is seen wearing ensembles fit for a performance as well as Kenzo's signature floral prints. 


Chiara Ferragni is a mum!



Chiara Ferragni has given birth to her first child. The influencer shared the news on her Instagram, saying the baby named Leoncino was born on 19 March. 


Sephora x Barbie



We're so ready for the upcoming Sephora x Barbie collection! The products are as cute as one would expect from something that bears Barbie's name and we just can't wait to get our hands on them. The catch: You'd have to ask a friend from the US or Europe to get your coveted item for you because it doesn't look like they'll be launching it in our side of the world. 


Check your stash!



Amore Pacific has issued a recall for some of their products, including the Etude House Drawing Eyebrow Duo #3 in Greybrown, according to the Korean Herald. This is reportedly due to metal traces that are above the permissible level for skin contact found in some of the products. 


(Cover photo from: @kenzo)


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We're almost done with the first day of the new working week! Give yourself a pat on the back. It's almost time to unwind. Cool off with good thoughts — and the hottest info on fashion and beauty, of course. Here's your first dose of the latest news this week.


Shine with PANDORA




Get ready to shine with a line of jewellery that's inspired by sun-kissed hues. PANDORA has just launched their Shine collection, which is also the first collection from their new Creative Directors Francesco Terzo and A. Filippo Ficarelli. The collection features 18k gold-plated sterling silver pieces inspired by the multi-faceted nature of women. It's now available at all PANDORA stores in Singapore as well as their eStore.


Ear cuffs for a queen



All eyes were on Catriona Gray, who won the Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 2018 crown, last night. Aside from the lady herself, we're sure people were also glued to the shining situation on her ears. Gray wore a custom-made ear cuff showing the symbols found on the Philippine flag — the sun and three stars. 


Victoria Beckham skincare



It was only a matter of time. After her collaboration with Estee Lauder wowed fans here and there, Victoria Beckham is delving into skincare. The former Spice Girl shared her plans to release her own skincare line during a Facebook live session, saying she'll do it to "[fill] a gap" in her skincare routine.


Wash 'em like Mario



Makeup artist to the Kardashian-Jenners, Mario Devanovic, has already shared the tricks of his trade via a masterclass. But now he's also doling out tips on Instagram. He recently shared his smart trick for cleaning his makeup brushes, and that is to use a gentle face cleanser that effectively removes makeup. We mean, if it's effective enough for the face, it's good enough for brushes, right?



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We all love indulging in beauty treatments and following our skincare regimens, but we also have to admit that sometimes we just don’t have the time for anything elaborate. That’s where hacks come in. Designed to make our beauty routine a bit easier to do, as beauty sleuths, our interests were naturally piqued. We gave five hacks a try and here’s how they fare.

A 3-Minute Hair Miracle




Our sceptic senses were tingling upon reading the word “miracle”. The Pantene 3-Minute Miracle Hair Conditioner, formulated with Pro-V Complex and an enhanced cationic polymer with up to 80% conditioning ingredients, helps to repair hair damage and reveal tresses that are healthier, stronger and shinier in just three minutes.




Did it work? We tried the Total Damage Control variant and while the claims are quite grand, we were floored to see the results. It works! We all know how we feel like a conditioner is working because the hair is smooth to the touch. But with the Pantene 3-Minute Hair Miracle Conditioner, you don’t just feel the results, you actually see them. Hair is visibly smoother and sleeker after just three minutes – we’re impressed!

Vaseline as lip makeup remover




Many people use Vaseline petroleum jelly as a moisturiser for chapped lips, but there are also those who claim the product is great at removing lip products. We put it to the test and tried removing lipstick with its help.

Did it work? It worked really well. It removed the lipstick perfectly without too much effort. There were no scratching or heavy wiping involved, so it’s great for those who have sensitive lips. If you’re wearing harder-to-remove lip makeup, try leaving your Vaseline on longer before wiping off with tissue.

Red lipstick as a colour-corrector




It’s a hack that has polarising reviews, so we just had to try it for ourselves to see what the real deal is. We applied red lipstick to hopefully brighten undereye circles before we put a layer of concealer on.

Did it work? We’re happy to report that it actually worked. The after-effect looks airbrushed, and the lines under the eyes are not as visible. It was definitely brighter than just using concealer. We say, try this if you don’t have a colour-correcting product on hand. But you might want to go easy on the red lippie.

Ice water as quick dry for nail polish




We all know how hard it is to be rendered immobile for 10 to 15 minutes while waiting for nail polish to dry. So we scoured for a time-saving solution and found the ice water hack. The trick is to dip your newly painted nails in ice-cold water for about a minute. After that, you’ll have dry nails.

Did it work? Sadly, this didn’t work for us, and it’s not worth the pain. Our fingers felt frozen from dipping and the nail polish came right off.


Powder lashes for volume




We all dream of having perfectly curled, fluttery lashes. As an instant hack, many people say you can put powder after a coat of mascara and top it off again with mascara to make your lashes get more volume.

Did it work? It did… kind of. After trying it out, we say it works depending on the mascara you use. We suggest using a lengthening mascara instead of a volumising one to avoid clumps.


We say, try out these hacks and tell us how they fare! We strongly recommend trying out the Pantene 3-Minute Miracle Conditioner and let it speak for itself. The Pantene 3-Minute Miracle Conditioner is available at selected stores of leading retailers. You can also find it on Redmart.

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