Insider Roundup: The Saem Coming To The PH & More | Clozette

We've come to the end of another week, friends! Oh, and before we forget, welcome to a new month. Let's ring in February with these fun news from the worlds of fashion and beauty.


The SAEM is coming to the PH



We were all saddened to hear the departure of LANEIGE from the Philippines. But as was teased, something will take its place. While there's no formal announcement yet, a billboard for The SAEM featuring K-Pop band Seventeen has been spotted along one of the country's biggest national roads. 


All love



Kim Kardashian West has recently launched fragrances inspired by Kimojis in the shape of a heart. Since it's February, West says she's all about spreading love to everyone... as in everyone — even her haters. The reality star shared a photo of a list of recipients of her fragrances and it includes people she's known to have a beef with. Just a few of the names we spotted were Taylor Swift, Wendy Williams and Blac Chyna. 


FENDI in Orchard




Fendi fans, rejoice! A new Fendi store to explore and shop to your hearts' content at is now open at ION Orchard. Inspired by the brand's Roman roots, the store is refined and grandiose. Aside from marvelling at the clothes and accessories, you may also enjoy looking at photographs of the FENDI headquarters taken by Karl Lagerfeld.


Shopping for men just got better



Don't know what to give your significant other for Valentine's Day? Visit The Gentleman's Collective and you might just find what you need. From suits to cufflinks, you'll find just about anything you need for your man's polished wardrobe. Visit them at Orchard Central.


(Cover photo from: @thesaem.official)



Missed what happened earlier this week? Catch up here.

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The 2018 Grammy Awards was filled with so many fashion highs, but we didn't forget to look at the beauty highlights, of course. There were so many good looks! But we're quite excited to see the debut of Fenty Beauty at the Grammys. Rihanna performed Wild Thoughts alongside DJ Khaled and also received an award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for Loyalty with Kendrick Lamar. And in what can only be expected from Rih, she wore two different looks. If you're curious to know how to achieve them, Fenty Beauty's global makeup artist Priscilla Ono shared the products she used. 


For the performance



Rihanna wore a very glowy natural base with deep eyes for her performance. To create the look, Ono made sure she had the perfect base and started off with the Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Primer. She then followed it with the Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation in Rihanna's shade, 330. Ono concealed under Rihanna's eyes and slightly contoured her cheeks. She focused on the colour and highlight of the cheeks and used the Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Chili Mango and Ridiiic. For Rih's signature killer glow, she used the Killawat Freestyle Highlighter in Girl Next Door and Hu$tla Baby. For the eyes, she used the Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Mocha and Espresso.


For the ceremony



Since Rih's base was already laid out for her performance, Ono only made one tweak to her look after. She changed the colour of the lips into something with more depth: the Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Shawty, a warm chestnut shade. For a bit of sheen, she dabbed a bit of Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer on top. She topped the look off with a light layer of the Invisimatte Blotting Powder.


(Cover photo from: @badgalriri)


Take a look at our top fashion picks at the Grammys here.

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Once upon a time, on-fleek and flawless looks can only be achieved by professional makeup artists and glamorous mani-pedis are only made tediously by certified nail technicians — but not anymore. The emergence of beauty Instagrammers and vloggers paved the way into a whole new world of DIY-ing.


Because of this, us 'normal' folk also believed in the illusion that such perfection can be achieved without the help of experts in the hopes of saving some moolah on paid services, but alas, it usually takes a wrong turn for us to realise that some treatments are not meant to be done at home and spending extra on getting them actually makes more sense


So to avoid any more beauty disasters like wiry orange hair or painful and crooked acrylic 'tips, we list down beauty treatments that are best left to the experts. 




Bleaching your hair


Dyeing our naturally dark Asian hair with fun colours usually require bleaching — a lot of it. And because of how expensive it is to achieve the perfect blonde as either the base or the actual hair colour you're gunning for, heading over to the nearby beauty supplies shop and doing it by yourself really does sound tempting. But learn from a lot of DIY-bleachers when they say that it can cause irritation and irreversible damage to your hair when not done right. So we say either save some moolah for better chances of not butchering your hair and scalp or stick with more natural tones that work with your dark hair.  

Getting acrylic nails


Unless you're someone who has dedicated most of your life and passion into nail tech, like popular YouTuber Simply Nailogical, trying out acrylic nails for the heck of it is not the best idea. Sure, they're pretty and long-lasting if you get them right, but it takes a lot of practice and precision to work on acrylics before they dry down into a plastic-like texture that literally takes a tub of acetone and hours of soaking to get off. Not to mention how painful they can be and how deep they can dig into your nailbeds when not done correctly. 


We suggest sticking to regular manis and pedis or try gel polish instead since they are more manageable and less damaging even when done at home. 




Multi-step facials that require layers of acids


Your usual deep-cleanse-clay-mask-combo may be a great at-home activity, but going beyond extraction, deep exfoliation, and peels in one go should be done with caution. Research can only do you justice when it comes to recommendations and tips, but having an expert to monitor which acids and beauty substances you layer during your multi-step facial is still the best way to go. 



Anything that's injected


A lot of beauty products emerge left and right, and while some of them actually work, there are some that need a double-take. For instance, any treatment that requires a syringe and a super-complex substance name should be done in a certified beauty clinic — not your bedroom! 




Anything that requires puncturing the skin


We all dream of waking up with our brows on fleek. And a lot of people started resulting to microblading for a more semi-permanent effect. However, with the treatment not exactly easy on the pockets, there are people who took matters into their own hands and decided to try to copy the procedure at-home. While there are fair cases of successes and fails, we suggest that going for the safer route is the best way to go. Similar to how at-home piercings can easily go wrong and cause an infection, these more complicated methods that involve puncturing your skin should be something you should not compromise on. 

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