Insider Roundup: Dior Is Coming To Manila & More | Clozette

Friday, fri-yay! The third week of July is brimming with news about beauty and fashion mixed with celebs you surely have on your radar. So to make sure you don't miss any of them — from Dior officially coming to Manila to Zara making a pledge for the planet — we lined them up fresh and hot in this week's Insider Roundup. 


Dior is coming to Manila

Three years after officially opening the doors to their beauty line's first flagship boutique in Manila, Dior is finally taking their topline fashion selection to the PH market. The fashion powerhouse is said to have found its home in Solaire Resort and Casino but has yet to announce its official opening date. BRB, prepping our shopping list as we wait!

Zara pledges for the planet

Almost every day, we hear brands pledging their part to save the earth. Now, Zara commits to the public by announcing that by 2025, all their clothes are going to be 100 per cent sustainable. But while that sounds like good news, Zara's team has also expressed that such a change does come with a challenge. We can only wish Zara good luck for their efforts and hope they reach their goals for Mother Earth. 

Lady Gaga's beauty brand just launched and it's already controversial

Mother Monster's much-anticipated beauty line has finally launched under the name Haus Laboratories. While Gaga fans and beauty enthusiasts alike are thrilled about the bold-looking lineup of picks, many were also quick to criticise how its initial exclusive release at Amazon may not be the best decision. This is because of the ongoing strike by employees of Amazon's Shakopee, Minessota facility in line with a protest regarding the company's pay, labour, and working conditions. People hoped that the A Star Is Born actress would rethink her decision to do business with the enterprise.

Netflix just confirmed To All The Boys I've Loved Before 3 

Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky stans, listen up! TATBILB 2 might still be in production but it seems like Netflix is already so sure of its impending success that the third instalment to the movie adaptation of Jenny Han's best-selling novel is already confirmed. Are you looking forward to seeing it?

Harry Styles in talks to play The Little Mermaid's Prince Eric

The internet may have been divided when Halle Bailey was announced as Ariel for Disney's live-action The Little Mermaid, but it seems like the critics found one character casting to agree on: Harry Styles as Prince Eric. As soon as the news rolled out, people seemed ecstatic at the prospect of the former One Direction member to take the role of the seafaring prince. It wouldn't be the first acting job for the Sign Of The Times singer if he does get cast; he had previously displayed his acting chops in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, which was said to have impressed the renowned director. 

Neutrogena recalls raved about Light Therapy Mask

Beauty brand Neutrogena's Light Therapy Mask is one of the most popular skin treatment gadgets today. But now, it's being recalled due to potentially causing eye damage. The act was made precautionary for those with existing eye conditions or taking medications resulting in light sensitivity that may be affected negatively if they were to use the product. This also tackles the ongoing discussion about the effects of blue light on our system and how it is incorporated in beauty tools. It is worth noting that this is simply a theoretical issue that is being addressed and kudos to Neutrogena for taking cautionary efforts. 

(Cover photo from: @dior)

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Whether you're constantly jetting off, planning staycations, or just spending way too much time in the office, having trusty skincare minis in your beauty bag is a necessity. Not only do they increase efficiency and accessibility to keeping your skin primped no matter where you are or what time of day it is, but they also help you trim down your skincare while ensuring you get what's best for your skin. That's where the L'Occitane's Minis Set comes in. 

Some of its star products include the Immortelle Reset Serum that promises revitalised skin for all skin types, giving your face and neck a much-needed reset — as the name suggests — with effects as fast as overnight use. There's also the Immortelle Divine Cream that aims to target fine lines and boost radiance and skin suppleness through the use of Corsica essential oil, omega-3 rich Camelina oil, soothing organic spring honey, and more. To complete these picks that pack a punch is the Immortelle Divine Youth Oil that helps complete both your at-home and on-the-go skincare session with its potent anti-ageing properties from the likes of muscat rose bush oil and apricot oil. 

Apart from these are the usual L'Occitane travel-sized faves like the Aromachologie shampoo and conditioner, hand creams, and more. If your interest was piqued by these small-sized goodies, watch our unboxing video above to see some of them in action!


These days, it's hard to ignore the fact that retro looks are coming back. Whether it's from a recent decade like the noughties or a major throwback like from the 1960s, you can always spot a comeback in the realms of beauty and fashion — and hairstyles are no exception. If you want to ride with the tide or just simply love experimenting with different hairstyles, you can take a cue from the trending retro looks presented at the Dyson 2019 Hair Show in Singapore.

Dyson 2019 Hair Show Singapore

Celebrating Singapore's top professional hairstylists, the Dyson 2019 Hair Show showcased modern-day iterations of staple retro hairstyles. From all the looks, what got our attention was the '90s bombshell, '80s front flip and Rockstar. Why? Simply because these hairstyles look great but are still easy to achieve. Ahead, our tips for getting these looks. 

The Rockstar

Dyson 2019 Hair Show Singapore

A timeless look that any gal can rock, this hairstyle is great if you're going for that effortless vibe. To achieve the Rockstar style, start by using the Dyson Airwrap™ styler pre-styling dryer on a high heat and high airflow setting, and blow-dry the hair until 80 per cent dry. You can also scrunch the hair roots to create more volume around the crown.

Then, create outward-facing curls by manually winding a small section of hair around the 30mm Airwrap™ barrel on a high heat and medium airflow setting. Remember to heat each section of hair for five seconds and set the curl with the cold shot setting for three seconds. Next, switch to the 30mm Airwrap™ barrel to complete the other half. Once done, seal with a setting spray.

'80s Front Flip

Dyson 2019 Hair Show Singapore

Sported by the most famous female celebrities of the 1980s, such as Linda Hamilton, this updated version of the Front Flip is much more relaxed and easier to achieve. To get the look, start by blow-drying hair with the Dyson Airwrap™ styler pre-styling dryer. Next, create outward-facing curls by holding the hair mid-shaft and apply the ends of the hair to automatically wrap around the 40mm Airwrap™ barrel. As the hair curls, gently move the 40mm Airwrap™ barrel towards the scalp. For added volume, you can use the volumising brush attachment on a low heat and low airflow setting. That's it; you're good to go!

'90s Bombshell

Dyson 2019 Hair Show Singapore

Want a more daring look? Go for the subtly sexy '90s Bombshell hairstyle. It's ideal for those who want to style their long, thick hair. Begin by rough-drying the hair using the Dyson Supersonic™ hairdryer, with a focus on the roots and leaving the ends 50 per cent damp. Once done, separate the hair into eight equal sections. Then, using a medium round brush and the styling concentrator attachment on the Dyson Supersonic™ hairdryer, smooth the hair from roots to mid-shaft on medium heat and medium airflow setting. 

Upon reaching the ends, wrap the hair outwards around the brush and apply high heat and medium airflow until the hair is completely dry. Comb the hair into one side for a sleek, elegant finish.