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We're capping off the week with fun tidbits you can take with you on your rest days. Here are some of the fashion and beauty tidbits you need to know right now.


Coloured lashes



The '60s are making a comeback in the form of coloured eyelashes. From the runway to the streets, a bright way to put the spotlight on your lashes is taking over. Are you ready to try the trend?


Happy 5th, Pomelo!




Pomelo Fashion are celebrating their fifth birthday, but they're the ones giving you a treat. Get 20% off on bottoms and outerwear and 50% off on 50 items, including their bestsellers Amberly Wrap Jumpsuit and Rhea Front Slit Denim Skirt. Shop now until 2 March to avail of the promos.


Pink for every Pinay




It's the year of pink lips! And Avon is happy to share the good news that there's a pink shade for every Filipina for every moment in her life. Check out their selections in the Avon True Perfectly Matte and Avon True Ultra Color ranges at avon.ph.


RMK to leave Singapore




Sad news for fans of RMK: the brand is leaving Singapore. They will cease operations by 31 March. Get a hold of your favourite products while you still can!



UNIQLO x INES DE LA FRESSANGE



Summer's almost here, and UNIQLO's latest collaboration with Parisian chic icon Ines de la Fressange comes right on time. The collection will be available starting 16 March. Learn more about it here.


(Cover photo from: @urbandecaycosmetics)


Here's what you may have missed earlier this week.


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Before we begin, let's get one thing straight: You're free to do whatever you want with your body hair, including armpit hair. And if you're one those who are aiming for hair-free, smooth-as-silk, bright underarms then here are the tools and services that you can avail of to achieve it. Read on and decide if it's worth it. 


Shaving 


PROS: It's an effective and budget-friendly option, especially if you go for reusable razors. The way to use it is pretty straightforward and you can do it yourself from the comfort of your own home.


CONS: If you're not careful, there's a good chance that you'll hurt yourself in the process. You can also get ingrown hair and razor bumps. Some also experience darkening of the underarm skin, but this depends on the quality of razor that you use. To be on the safe side, use only razors from reputable brands. Don't forget to use shaving cream and moisturiser after.


COST: Schick Intuition Kit Coconut (SGD14.50), Gillette Venus Spa Razor + 2 Refills (PHP499)


Professional waxing


(Photo from: PhyliciaMarie)


PROS: You're gonna get hair-free pits for weeks, and there's less chance of getting ingrown hair than if you opt for shaving. Waxing can also guarantee that no stray hairs will be left out. Some people also swear that hair grows thinner after several waxing sessions. 


CONS: It ultimately depends on your tolerance, but, in general, waxing can be painful because it pulls hair from the roots. Skin reaction also differs per individual but there's a possibility that you may have a reaction from waxing. Inform your aesthetician right away if you have sensitivities or any discomfort so they can adjust. It may also be a bother that you need to wait for your hair to grow a certain length before you can do another waxing session.


COST: Strip Ministry of Waxing (SGD20 soft wax for underarms), Lay Bare Waxing Salon (PHP170 for female underarms)


Depilatory Cream


PROS: Using depilatory creams won't cause any pain, provided that you follow the instructions on the label carefully. It only takes about 10 minutes to do the whole process, from applying the cream to scraping it off. It's also more affordable than professional waxing.


CONS: You have to do it often as hair will start growing back as early as three days. Another thing that may be a concern for those with sensitivity to fragrance is the strong chemical smell of some formulas. Before you use it on your underarms, do a patch test first on your hand to see if your skin can handle a particular cream. For those with sensitive skin, a milder variant is usually available. 


COST: Veet cream for normal skin in 100ml (SGD13.45, PHP275)


Epilator


(Photo from: IsabelLee)


PROS: For those who are unfamiliar with epilators, it's a device that pulls multiple hair strands at the same time. In a way, it's like using tweezers but epilators are more efficient in every way. Unlike waxing, epilators are mess-free and can work with shorter hair length. It also doesn't use chemicals so allergic reactions are unlikely.


CONS: Epilators are not for those with low pain tolerance. The process can be very painful, especially if your underarm hair is quite long. So remember to trim your hair first before you use epilators.  


COST: Philips Satinelle Prestige Wet & Dry Epilator BRE652/00 (SGD209)




Threading


PROS: Hair grows back more slowly than shaving or using depilatory creams. Like epilators, threading provides effective and efficient results without the use of chemicals. An advantage of this method compared to using epilators is that there will be a professional aesthetician who will perform the process.


CONS: Again, it can also be painful if you have low pain tolerance. If you're someone who prefers privacy rather than booking salon appointments then it's better to go for the epilators.


COST: Let's Face It Salon (PHP250)


Professional Laser Hair Removal Treatments


PROS: Long-lasting results. Enough said.


CONS: It can be pricey and time-consuming. You have to book numerous sessions (around 8 sessions) to get the ideal results. 


COST: Skinstation (PHP1,500 per session) but usually they have a promo, so watch out for those. 




For brightening and smoothening



For this, we're going to skip potentially harmful methods like DIY concoctions and strong bleaches. We're going to also exclude products that are not exclusively made for whitening like deodorants with brightening ingredients.


Armpit brighteners: A budget-friendly option with immediate (but may not be long-lasting) results. Try A'PIEU Deo Armpit Brightener (around PHP 300 or SGD7.62 depending on where you buy it).


Topical gels and creams: Creams are a bit pricier but are often deemed to give better results in the long run. Try Pasjel Mildy Smooth Axillary Cream (PHP580, SGD14.74).


Professional whitening treatments: As expected, these treatments are more expensive than other options. Since this treatment is highly personal, most clinics will prefer for you to visit them so they can assess the price and perfect treatment for you. A good budget to have is around PHP3000-5000.


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Never have humdrum Wednesdays again by making sure you're on top of the trends and hot news. We're ready to help you out. Here are the must-know fashion and beauty news right now.


Queen Elizabeth II at LFW



Her majesty graced London Fashion Week with her presence. She was spotted in the front row of a show with Anna Wintour, but the Queen actually appeared to give the first ever Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. The first recipient of the award is Richard Quinn.


Dirty Thirty



In celebration of Rihanna's 30th birthday, Fenty Beauty released a limited edition version of their Killawatt Highlighter in Trophy Wife. Instead of the Fenty Beauty logo, XXX is imprinted on the powder. You can get it exclusively at fentybeauty.com.


District Race




We know you're dreaming of some time away from your cubicle. Well, this is the sign you've been waiting for. Explore the Lion City like no other through the District Race. It's an urban exploration race. Unlike a marathon or a typical race, this one involves checkpoints and challenges. Sounds exciting, right? It's happening on 3 March at The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay. Sign up and learn more about it here.


Make a wish come true with Samsonite



Get a new luggage at a discounted price and help grant an ill child their wish. Yes, you can do that at the same time with the Samsonite Trade-In initiative. Get 40% off on selected luggage when you trade any brand of luggage at Samsonite stores in Singapore. For every purchase made through the Trade-In initiative, SGD10 will be given to Make-A-Wish Foundation.


(Cover photo from: @theroyalfamily)


Check out what happened earlier this week here.


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