Make Your Own Hyrdogel Mask In 3 Easy Steps | Clozette

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If you are the type of person who loves using hydro gel masks regularly, you'll notice your skin's dramatic improvement. It's moisturised, firm, and radiant as ever! However, since it's pretty expensive to buy masks on a regular basis, you'll also notice your wallet going dry. We have one solution for this dilemma: make your own mask! 


With just 2 ingredients and 3 steps, you're able to get that soothing feeling and soft skin in an instant. So here's how you can make a hydrogel mask at home! 


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What you'll need: 



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Spring roll paper or rice paper and green tea water. 


Rice paper is what you'll use as your sheet mask, it has a similar consistency with your usual cotton and gel masks and is made from ingredients beneficial for your skin. The green tea, in addition to its benefits to our bodies, can tighten your pores, regenerate cell growth, and is high in antioxidants. You can use organic green tea for calming purposes. You can even add milk, honey, or aloe vera for additional vitamins and minerals.

Instructions:




1. Cut the rice paper into 2 or 4 smaller pieces according to your face's shape. 

2. Dip the rice papers one by one into the solution for about 1 minute, make sure the tea is already cold enough. 

3. When the rice paper turns soft and almost transparent, apply it on your face!



Enjoy Your Mask



(photo from JessyTheKLChic)


Leave your mask for 10-15 minutes to allow all the nutrients to seep in. Follow it up with your other skincare products and you're good to go!


So, happy masking everyone!


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Aesop, a brand known for their fusion of skincare and the arts, has collaborated with the Singapore Writer’s Festival to host the renowned Singapore author Josephine Chia to share her life and work to an audience of writers and beauty enthusiasts.  




Aesop has been in Singapore for a while now and if you happen to visit their shops, you’ll see that no two shops are the same in terms of its layout and design. For their newest branch in Capitol Piazza  they adopted the Peranakan culture. You can visit taxonomyofdesign.com to see for yourself how they adapted the said culture in their branch and more virtual tours of their other shops all over the world. 




In terms of products, Aesop's products are known for the nature-like scents. They have a wide range of bath and hair products, body scrubs, and balms. A personal favourite is their Geranium line-- a range of body scrubs, cleansers, and balms that provide clean, supple, and moisturised skin. 

Storytelling from the Lady of the Night


The evening started with some wine and a little chit chat. Then, Ms. Josephine Chia, clad in a traditional outfit, was introduced and treated to stories of Singapore's Peranakan culture. For some of us who have never seen Singapore in its non-urbanized state, this was a good learning experience. I for one was not aware that there were parts of Singapore decades ago that didn’t have water or electricity. One can only imagine how tough that might be, so for someone like Ms. Chia who lived and breathe this experience it was a very raw and genuine narrative.




After the story telling guests had a chance to interact with the others writers present at the event. We also got to know more about Ms. Chia’s works as we were given the chance to purchase her books. Lastly, we also had the chance to check on Aesop's products! 



 



The Singapore Writer’s Festival




Another objective of the event was to promote the upcoming Singapore Writer’s Festival (SWF) happening from October 30 to November 08. For those of you interested in joining the festivities of the SWF, there will be performances by foreign and local artists, workshops, and panel discussions--a mix of both paid and free admissions. For families, there are also activities suitable for kids from age 4 to teens like storytelling and type setting.


Check SISTIC for the schedules and events or the SWF website for more information. 


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One of our favourite K-Beauty makeup brands ETUDE HOUSE recently celebrated the brand’s first year flagship store anniversary in Wisma Atria, Singapore. To commemorate this milestone, they launched the ETUDE HOUSE Precious Mineral Moist Any Cushion – an updated cream moisturiser and makeup base from the brand’s bestselling cushion range in one nifty cushion. Say hello to ultimate moisture and evenly radiant skin wherever you go – even in cold weather!




An extension to the popular line of ETUDE HOUSE Precious Mineral Any Cushion, this richer variant’s creamy texture melts onto skin and bids bye-bye to that unwanted cakey, clumpy look. Now – the icing on the cake: it is exclusively boosted with Baobab Water, and contains four times more Hyaluronic Acid than other ETUDE House Any Cushion products.




Further enhanced with a Glow Lock Complex, it creates a light-refractivity layer that invites radiance and stops moisture from evaporating. The Precious Mineral Moist Any Cushion keeps your skin moist and comfortable throughout the day, making it the ideal companion for that gorgeous, dewy glow.




To apply, gently stipple the product on with the air puff. For extra coverage, simply layer on by stippling a bit more product on the desired area. With three colors to choose from – Light Beige, Natural Beige, Honey Beige – it is very easy to find your colour match.


The ETUDE HOUSE Precious Mineral Moist Any Cushion is now available at all ETUDE HOUSE Outlets in Singapore.

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