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Insider Roundup: PUMA Releases Weave XT & More

Monday's best

Some days — like today — are less buzzy than others. But even so, there are still exciting updates worth knowing in the worlds of fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. This afternoon, we discussed Natalie Portman's casting as Jane Foster a.k.a. the first female Thor. Now, let's talk about some other fascinating news tidbits ranging from the release of an anticipated shoe design endorsed by a former Victoria's Secret Angel to the birthday of an adorable royal. Keep reading to get updated!

PUMA releases Weave XT

Puma Weave XT Adriana Lima

PUMA finally released Weave XT, the anticipated training sneakers made especially for women engaging in high-intensity exercises. Endorsed by fitness advocate Adriana Lima, these versatile shoes feature a braided midsole for added flexibility which will come in handy during hardcore training movements. Plus, it comes in a chic colourway that can match any workout ensemble. You can now grab a pair at PUMA stores for SGD109/~USD80. 

Dr. Dennis Gross on LED masks

Days after news broke out that Neutrogena decided to recall their Light Therapy Mask due to the potentially damaging effects to the eyes, Dr. Dennis Gross published a video on his brand's Instagram account talking about the benefits of using their own version of the LED mask and how their device (DRx SpectraLite™ FaceWare Pro) is regulated and approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the United States. Amidst all the controversy, will you still give this product a try?

Instagram is now hiding like counts

Last April, we discussed the pros and cons of Instagram possibly hiding the like count. But now, it's finally rolling out in several countries for a preliminary test. The main goal behind hiding the like counter is to reduce anxiety among users and harness creativity. It also happens that at the same time this test is being done, several articles have reported low engagement among influencers the world over, which is speculated to be the direct effect of overflowing sponsored posts. With all these happenings, it sure looks like we're entering a whole new era of social media. 

Cara Delevigne is the face of Dior Dreamskin

British model Cara Delevingne is the new face of the Dior Dreamskin line. According to the beauty brand, she was chosen because of her "luminous beauty and vibrant energy." It's not the first time the Delevingne starred in a campaign with Dior Beauty. She was also the face for the Dior Addict Stellar Shine, which became a well-loved lip tint by beauty enthusiasts.

It's Prince George's birthday!

Prince George, one of the most adored young royals, just celebrated his sixth birthday. A true social media darling, his cute birthday photos have already garnered a million likes just hours after posting. The future king caught the eyes and hearts of netizens with his funny antics and loveable poses during royal events.

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