Today, we've got some fabulous news to share. From a celebrity couple's 'secret' wedding to a collaboration between two big streetwear brands, here's some news that will kickstart your weekend on a good note. Keep reading to get updated, stat!
Jorja Smith for Dior Makeup
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British artist Jorja Smith is the latest ambassador of Dior Makeup. The young talent is expected to appear in the luxury beauty brand's future editorial and digital projects in partnership with Dior Makeup Creative and Image Director Peter Philips. We're so excited for what's in store for this collaboration. Is it a perfume, a makeup collection, skincare line or all of the above?
ReFa introduces their latest facial roller
From cleansing devices to facial rollers, there's no denying that ReFa beauty tools are some of the most innovative in the market. If you're one of those who loves ReFa products then here's a sweet surprise: they're about to launch a new gadget called RHYTHM roller. It's the first-ever shiatsu massager designed to loosen stiffness in the neglected facial muscles and promote circulation for beautiful skin. It's safe to say that we need to give this a try.
adidas Originals partners up with Billionaire Boys Club
We know what you're thinking, and no, not with the movie starring Ansel Elgort. The Billionaire Boys Club we're talking about is the one founded by Pharrell Williams and Nigo (who also founded A Bathing Ape). The up-and-coming streetwear line partners up with iconic sports brand adidas for a special collection featuring the exclusive elevated editions of shoes designed by Williams. Get ready to add these pieces to your collection.
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Smart and sexy products for the discerning consumer
Philippine beauty retailer Beauty Bar has recently launched its newest line-up of brands at a summer-themed house party. Showcasing the latest developments in body care, makeup, and skincare, these brands centre on being smart and sexy. From a clear and effective ingredient list to Instagram-worthy packaging, here are the fresh names to look out for on your next shopping session.
BOD (Body On Demand)
Focusing on achieving and reinforcing body confidence, BOD developed their cruelty-free “Anti-Spanx” regimen underscored by research on the causes of bloatedness. Their 20-Minute Bath Salts help your body detox and sweat out the toxins. Followed it with their Hydrating Glitter Body Scrub that makes use of sugar and biodegradable glitter to lift away dead skin cells. Meanwhile, their Body Sorbet smooths and tightens skin, leaving behind a lovely iridescent shimmer, while their multi-tasking vegan tanners deliver glowing and sculpting benefits.
Fun packaging is the strength of this Barcelona brand with designs mirroring their products’ key ingredients. Noteworthy mentions from Fancy Handy are the banana-shaped Banana Hand Cream from their Mini Fruits range and Clay Face Mask in an ice cream-like tub. Ease of use is also a priority with the brand with travel-friendly innovations like the Face Moisturising Stick which comes in Refreshing and Anti-Pollution variants.
Since 2005, this British brand has been advocating for clean, responsible beauty. Bringing the best in natural makeup, Lily Lolo’s range of mineral cosmetics are cruelty-free and made without parabens, fragrances, synthetic fillers or dyes. Their BB Cream boasts of a rare silicone-free formula, their Mineral Foundation SPF 15 features a stunning four-ingredient list, while their Mineral Eyeshadow and Blush are made of highly pigmented, skin-friendly mineral ingredients.
Patchology’s lineup presents targeted treatments based on what you need. Their Flash Patch collection of eye gels and lip gels are perfect on the go, delivering quick results in as fast as five minutes. For days when you get to take a break and have more time on your hands, their Intensive Special Treatments are a great option you can use to unwind. Finally, you can maintain your skin condition at its peak by using their Multi-Tasking Daily Essentials range.
The Inkey List
Straightforward skincare is at the heart of The Inkey List. Touted as your “beauty translator”, everything you need to know about what the product does, how the ingredients work, as well as how to pronounce them are all on the packaging. With friendly prices and a friendlier approach to skincare education, The Inkey List is sure to be a new staple in your beauty arsenal. Must-tries are the Retinol serum, Rosehip Oil, and Caffeine eye cream.
Check out these brands at Beauty Bar stores and the Beauty Bar website.
Ramadan is a time for prayer and spirituality. But it’s also a time where it reminds our Muslim friends and family to live their lives in a more mindful manner. So making sure that you’re ready for all the work, errands and gatherings you’ll be doing is still of high importance — literally and sartorially. And did we mention that Ramadan falls under the bright and sunny summer season? The perfect time for a wardrobe update, if you ask us. So for your style needs between suhoor and iftar, here are some trends for inspiration.
A printed hijab
It’s the season to explore prints, patterns and hues. So if you haven’t tried it before, now is the perfect time to try donning a printed hijab. When paired with a neutral outfit, it becomes a piece that lightens up and elevates the look. But before you set out to the world wearing your new hijab, make sure what’s underneath stays fresh despite the heat during the season.
The Rejoice Hijab Perfection series is great for this because it cleans the scalp thoroughly and gently without getting greasy or causing heaviness on the hair. It’s also been clinically proven to give a superior cool feeling on the scalp from the time you wash your hair until after the last prayer of the day — even when you wear a hijab under sweltering heat.
The series’ formula is also nourishing enough that it helps stop split ends from forming even though the hair is tucked under a hijab all day. It comes in two variants, 3-in-1 Perfect Cool and 3-in-1 Perfect Perfume, that are great depending on your need and mood. Perfect Cool has a menthol, fresh mountain breeze scent that will help keep you energised all day long. Meanwhile, Perfect Perfume comes in the scent of Kasturi flowers that are significant to Muslims, especially during the time of fasting.
There’s also the 3-in-1 Perfect Conditioning Conditioner to give your tresses extra care. And did we mention it looks just as stylish as the trends this season with its new packaging?
A pastel-coloured suit
Nothing’s sleeker than a well-tailored suit. Well, maybe one in a pastel colour. This is the best of both worlds because it merges the sleekness of a classic and the playfulness of a hue. Pink has been a go-to colour for suits for a while, so we say play it up a bit by going a cooler route instead. Think mint and periwinkle!
From skirts to trousers, high-waisted is the way to go. It lifts your silhouette up, making your figure look more slender. Opt for a pencil cut if you’re feeling for a streamlined look or go for a wide-legged one for a bohemian take.
Go for kimono
There’s a certain elegance lent by the kimono no matter if it’s the traditional one or the modern take to it. So a piece... or two will definitely be a valuable addition to your wardrobe. To go with the season, we say pick ones with loud prints.
Lounge in loud PJs
The pajama trend is here to stay. And if you’ve been hesitant to try it when it first came out, now’s the time to finally jump in. Make like Hollywood celebrities and local influencers who go about looking casually chic in their sleek PJs. To make it look more appropriate for going out, choose one that has a bold print or veer away from those that look conventionally like sleepwear and you’re good to go.