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This week has been all about comebacks. First, there's Jaclyn Hill who has announced the relaunch of her beauty brand just four months after the release of her controversial lipsticks. Next, we have the potential reunion of the cast and creators of Friends. Even Met Gala's theme next year is all about celebrating the yesteryears. Plus, there's also the launch of the new and improved THREE Balancing R Series. But on to more exciting and fresh news. Keep reading for more updates.


The new UNIQLO x Marimekko collab


UNIQLO x Marimekko Collab


Uniqlo and Marimekko have teamed up once again to create a new collection for this season. After garnering a positive response from their first limited-edition collaboration for Spring 2018, the two brands decided to come together again — this time concentrating to create apparel that celebrates Finnish winter traditions. Expect to see Ultra Light Down Cocoon Coat, Wool Cashmere Hoodie, shirt dresses, jumpsuits and other winter style essentials dressed in bold and colourful Marimekko prints. The upcoming collection will be up for grabs starting 29 November.


Essena O'Neill returns to social media



Back in 2015, Essena O'Neill made headlines when she left the influencer industry and quit social media at the height of her career. What was even more groundbreaking was when she edited all her Instagram posts to narrate what was really going on behind the seemingly effortless glam shots. "NOT REAL LIFE - took over 100 in similar poses trying to make my stomach look good," she writes in a now-deleted post. Now, four years after, O'Neill is ready to make a comeback in the digital arena. FYI, this is her new Instagram account.


R.A.F. Studios showcases holiday collection


R.A.F. Manila

Left: R.A.F. Studios pieces; Right: Celebrity stylist Liz Uy and Co-founder Roxanne Ang-Farillas


Yesterday, R.A.F. Studios (sister brand of Plains & Prints) showcased their 2019 Holiday Collection at their newly opened boutique at EDSA Shangrila Plaza. The brand has collaborated with celebrity stylist Liz Uy to create chic and festive pieces for the season. Visit the store soon!


Dior "Atelier of Dreams" pop-up at Jewel Changi


Dior Atelier of Dreams Pop-Up at Jewel Changi


Going abroad for the holidays? If you can, stop by at the Dior "Atelier of Dreams" pop-up booth at Jewel Changi. From J’adore to Rouge Dior lipsticks, the pop-up will offer beauty essentials from the Maison, along with the latest must-haves for the upcoming holiday season. The pop-up also offers engraving services so you can personalise your item. It's open until 31 December at Jewel Changi Level 1.


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It's true: augmented reality (AR) technology has been shaping the landscape of today’s beauty and fashion scene. One platform that banks on this trend is video-sharing app TikTok. Aside from the usual perks provided by the platform to its users, it’s also encouraging a style trend that started off digitally but had people wanting to bring it to life: adventurous piercings.


Now, you might be thinking that piercings are quite typical and there’s nothing wrong whether people are trying them out virtually or in reality. But the piercing filter on TikTok has sparked the Piercing Roulette challenge, where the filter would randomly suggest a piercing placement to the user and the person has to actually get it. It may sound cool and all, but people are reportedly doing it without any professional help. Yikes!


Girl with nose ring and big hoop earrings


Before you start calling us killjoys, let's be clear that we’re not here to stop you from trying the trend. We just want you to take a teensy bit of caution. So here's the 411 on what you need to know before getting a new piercing. 

Ask for your doctor’s advice prior to getting a piercing


While getting a piercing can be fun and spontaneous, getting the advice of your doctor prior to the procedure should also be a priority. Factors such as your blood sugar, blood pressure and pain tolerance actually play a big role in the process. The body has different — sometimes unexpected — ways of reacting to pain and dealing with healing. Since piercing is initially a punctured wound, knowing how your body will react to it is a must.


Girl with a septum piercing


Get pierced by an expert


If you’re thinking that it’s as easy as poking a balloon, let us be the ones to burst your bubble (pun intended). The chances of getting an infection when piercing yourself or having someone inexperienced do it is high. You might even end up spending more for getting treated than going to a professional piercer. There are many licensed tattoo parlours across the region — who use sterile tools (important!) — that offer the service. There are also jewellery shops found in malls that can do it for you such as Unisilver or Silverworks in the Philippines, Goldheart or Stellar in Singapore, and Attic Jewelry in Malaysia.



Different piercing placements = different initial pain levels 


For first-timers and repeaters alike, pain tolerance varies significantly. Where you're getting pierced informs this, too. Loose skin or body parts that don't have cartilages like your ear lobes, navel or tongue hurt less. Your septum or the upper and inner part of your ears are more sensitive so do expect more pain if you're getting piercings there.


Ear with many piercings


Check your skin's sensitivity


Does your skin tend to get easily irritated under normal circumstances? It's best to stick to hypoallergenic studs then. Some people still tend to develop extra pain and irritation no matter how clean the piercing process was or how high-quality the rings/studs used are. It's important to know if your skin is more sensitive than others so your piercing and healing process goes smoothly.



The area needs extra — but not too much — care days after piercing


The best thing about getting pierced by a professional is that you get to ask all the after-care questions you can and get reliable answers. Each body part has a specific way to clean and care for post-piercing. Take your specialist’s advice to heart. The golden rule, though, is to not move your piercing while it's still healing. A nudge here and there might cause swelling, bleeding or other negative after-effects. Should this happen, consult a doctor right away.


Girl with septum piercing and arm tattoo


Yes, piercing-holes heal but in varied rates


Got a piercing you regret? Don’t worry. They tend to heal. Non-cartilage piercings tend to heal faster than others. Piercings that also don't have earrings for a long while tend to become smaller (and sometimes close up completely) compared to holes that have jewellery.


Overall, similar to other fashion or beauty decision, getting a new piercing is an exciting prospect. But you still have to practice caution. Get pierced (or not), but do it safely. 


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Everyone has heard of Frozen. We’ve all probably watched it so many times now since its release in 2013. Raise your hand if you belt out the catchy hits from the animated film, too. Now, its sequel’s premiere finally draws near, and we can’t help but get excited for what’s awaiting us on-screen. To celebrate the six-year wait, ColourPop Cosmetics has decided to collaborate with Disney Frozen 2 for a makeup range. 



ColourPop x Disney Frozen 2




Who doesn’t like this makeup collab? It’s basically a marriage of our two loves: beauty and Disney.  And you’ll be delighted to know that ColourPop x Frozen 2 collection will feature two bundles based on the two sisters. ColourPop has yet to release more details on the collab, but luckily, friends at @trendmood1 gave us a peek of the much-awaited release. Each set includes an eyeshadow palette, a bullet lipstick, a glossy lippie, and glitter pots for more shimmer. 


Consistent with her icy powers, Elsa’s set is encased in blue packaging, with the makeup shades on the cooler side of the spectrum. Here, you’ll also find her signature dark red lipstick. Metallic silvers and holographic glitter also add sparkling highlights to the bundle.


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#SWATCHES 🚨 The #Elsa #Collection ❄️ NEW! #Disney Collaboration . #colourpopcosmetics X @disneyfrozen ❄️✨Celebrating the new movie! #Frozen2 ❄️✨ The Elsa Collection includes: #EyeshadowPalette $15 Ultra Glossy Lips in Mythic Journey $8 Lux Lipstick in Little Snow $9 Glitterally Obsessed in The Dark Sea $9 Set $38 The Anna Collection: #Eyeshadow Palette $15 Ultra Glossy Lips in Free Spirit $8 Lux Lipstick in Going North $9 Glitterally Obsessed in Waterfall $9 Set $38 . Will be available ➡️ NOVEMBER 15TH @ 10am PST online @colourpopcosmetics *use code: TRENDMOOD 10% off exclusions apply . . How cute!!! Is the packaging ❄️💗✨Who‘s excited for this? Are you loving Elsa or Anna Set? XO #Trendmood #frozen #colourpop . . #makeup #beauty #bbloggers #beautyblogger makeupoftheday #motd #makeupoftheday #mua #ilovemakeup #makeup #makeupaddict #makeuplover #makeupblogger #makeuponpoint #onpoint #makeuplook #makeuplove #makeuptalk.

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On the other hand, Anna’s is definitely a lot warmer. We see mauves and more earthy-toned eyeshadow colours. A brick red lipstick and soft orangey gloss make for versatile shades perfect for every day. Lastly, to mirror her bright personality, an intense gold glitter adds spark to the overall autumn hues of the set.


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#SWATCHES 🚨 The #Anna #Collection 💜💗 NEW! #Disney Collaboration . #colourpopcosmetics X @disneyfrozen ❄️✨Celebrating the new movie! #Frozen2 ❄️✨ The Elsa Collection includes: #EyeshadowPalette $15 Ultra Glossy Lips in Mythic Journey $8 Lux Lipstick in Little Snow $9 Glitterally Obsessed in The Dark Sea $9 Set $38 The Anna Collection: #Eyeshadow Palette $15 Ultra Glossy Lips in Free Spirit $8 Lux Lipstick in Going North $9 Glitterally Obsessed in Waterfall $9 Set $38 . Will be available ➡️ NOVEMBER 15TH @ 10am PST online @colourpopcosmetics *use code: TRENDMOOD 10% off exclusions apply . . How cute!!! Is the packaging 💜💗✨Who‘s excited for this? Are you loving Elsa or Anna Set? XO #Trendmood #frozen #colourpop . . #makeup #beauty #bbloggers #beautyblogger makeupoftheday #motd #makeupoftheday #mua #ilovemakeup #makeup #makeupaddict #makeuplover #makeupblogger #makeuponpoint #onpoint #makeuplook #makeuplove #makeuptalk.

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You can’t build a snowman with these, but you can surely create a chillingly fantastic look for the season. So make sure to grab them when the collection releases tomorrow for USD38/~SGD51.71 each bundle. But while waiting for that, why don’t you shop for other brand collabs with Frozen 2? Here are some other cool finds you can score:




Disney x Pandora Frozen 2 Collection


Disney x Pandora Frozen 2 Collection

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To celebrate the highly anticipated sequel, the jewellery brand decided to release a collection this holiday season. The Disney x Pandora Frozen 2 Collection features five new charms, with prices from SGD99 to SGD159, to give you more winter fun in the tropics. Each of the charms is inspired by the best traits of the beloved characters. And, for the first time in forever, you also get to meet Nokk, the mythical horse spirit that will protect Elsa in the upcoming film. 



Kipling x Disney Frozen 2 Capsule Collection


Kipling x Disney Frozen 2 Capsule Collection and ColourPop x Disney Frozen 2 makeup  collection are just two of the many Disney Frozen 2 collabs launching this season.


Experience magic during the holidays with Kipling and Disney’s collaborative release. Be enchanted by the mystical prints and colours that are designed to capture the spirit of family, adventure, and fearlessness at the heart of the story. The special limited-edition Frozen 2 capsule collection ties back to the Nordic setting of the film and includes a selection of bags and other accessories that range from SGD39 to SGD299. 


The style and beauty possibilities are endless — they’re a series of open doors! So indulge the Disney princess in you and shop them all as you wait for the sequel to hit the cinemas this 21 November.


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Next, continue your holiday shopping with November's beauty launches.

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