Treat Mum Like A Queen This Mother’s Day With These Gifts | Clozette


Our mothers have always been there for us. Right from when we were in their wombs, they’ve done everything they could for our best interest. So, giving them a day of appreciation is the least we can do to show how much we value all the sacrifices they've made. Still have no idea what to get your mum this Mother’s day? Fret no more because we’ve listed down a bunch of things you can get for her to show your love.



A spa at home



A pink eye massager

FOREO IRIS, SGD 149


Help your mum relax and rejuvenate by bringing the spa to her home. Give her something she can use to pamper herself whenever like the FOREO IRIS eye massager. Advise her to use it to spread her eye cream to help illuminate and refresh her tired eyes, making her look like she’s fresh out of a spa. 


A youthful glow


A blue jar of face cream

Albion Embeage Cream Parfait, SGD755


Since we’re already in the topic of skincare, why don’t you spoil your mother a bit more by gifting her a beauty product that will envelope her skin in moisture? A product that revitalises cells like the Albion Embeage Cream Parfait should do the trick to help her achieve that supple, youthful complexion. 



Flawless coverage


A compact cushion

Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cusion EX Phoenix Limited Edition 15g, SGD80


If your mother is also a beauty and makeup enthusiast, then what better gift is there to give but a base that would give her a healthy glow? Surely, she’ll appreciate something like Sulwhasoo’s Phoenix Limited Edition Perfecting Cushion EX as it will help her achieve a long-lasting and moisturising coverage.




A farewell to bad hair days


A paddle brush, a blade-less hair dryer, and a black detangling comb

Dyson Supersonic hair dryer Mother’s Day 2019 gift edition, SGD599


You could also opt to give her something unique yet functional this year. Maybe she’ll like a hairstyling tool like the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer that, as part of their Mother’s Day 2019 gift edition, comes with a paddle brush and detangling comb. 



A way to express herself freely

pink and gold notebooks

Collins Debden Dazzle notebooks, SGD17.90


If your mum’s the type who enjoys recording her day-to-day in a journal, perhaps a brand new notebook would be the perfect gift for her. Choose one with high-quality paper, like one from Collins Debden’s Dazzle collection. Bound in an interesting embossed cover, the notebook will surely be a special place where she can pen down her unforgettable moments.



A luxe present


A beige handbag with a huge heart design

Dolce&Gabbana Devotion bag, price unavailable


Make your mum feel like the queen she is by gifting her a luxurious piece. Express your devotion to her by giving her Dolce&Gabbana’s Devotion bags. The bags are available in different elegant variations to suit your mother’s unique taste. Plus, with its heart-shaped design, it's like a tangible representation of your love for her, don't you think?  



Something to capture precious moments with


A pink camera and a black camera

Canon EOS M100, SGD599; GoPro HERO7 Black, priceunavailable


If your mum is one who enjoys documenting all the milestones in your family’s life, then a Canon EOS M100 is perfect for her. Weighing only 302 grams, the camera makes it convenient for your mother to carry it wherever. If your mum’s the adventurous type, then let her capture every fun action-packed moment smoothly with GoPro HERO7. 



An all-around luggage


White luggage

RIMOWA Essential Check-in M in White Gloss, price unavailable


If your mother is going on a trip this summer, why not make it more convenient for her by getting her a new suitcase? RIMOWA’s Essential Check-in M is sure to provide her with all the space she needs for her travel essentials. Not to mention, it’s sturdy enough to withstand being tossed about during her trip.



A stylish new look


A blue print chiffon dress, grey lingerie, a silver watch, silver pair of earrings, and a rattan handbag

ERES Pink-green Miste Lingerie, price unavailable; MARYLING Geometric Print Midi Dress, SGD825; Brooks Brothers Red Fleece Collection Ivory bag, price unavailable; Larry Jewelry Maia Circle Pendant, price unavailable; Tiffany & Co. Atlas watch, price unavailable; Thomas Sabo Heritage Sterling Silver Earrings, SGD279


Give your mom a makeover on her special day! Get her a complete outfit you curated especially for her. Since it’s summer, give her a chic yet breezy look that’s just right for the weather. A simple print chiffon dress that’s accessorised with the right pieces will make her feel the elegant lady she is for the day — and beyond.




A declaration of your love


A necklace with heart shaped pendant

Poh Heng Love Journey Heart Shape Pendant necklace, SGD950


Show her your adoration and appreciation by giving her a jewelry piece that lasts. Pieces like Poh Heng’s Love Journey Heart Shape Pendant necklace already speaks volumes, but be sure to still express your love with words when you give it to her to ensure maximum happiness. 



An indulgent food date


Two set meals laid down on fancy plates

Left: Singapore TWG Tea Salons' Mother’s Day Set Menu, SGD45; Right: Philippines TWG Tea Salons' Mother's Day Set Menu, Php1250


If you have no time to shop, then at least treat your mum to a sumptuous meal on her day. Restaurants everywhere are serving exclusive Mother’s Day offerings. All TWG Tea Salons and Boutiques in the Philippines, for one, are offering a delicate gastronomical experience for the queen from 5 to 26 May. For the mums in Singapore, TWG Tea Salons are also presenting a feast fit for the queen from 6 to 12 May. Meanwhile, Mandarin Oriental’s Melt Café is also set to serve a Mother’s Day Brunch Promo on 12 May. As they say, the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, so dine and enjoy together.




A day to unwind


Bedrooms of 2 resorts

Left: Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa; Right: Capella Singapore (source)


Your mums would probably say that there’s no better gift than your presence, but maybe don't heed her advice for once. Why not make it more memorable for the two of you by bringing her to a spa stay-cation? This Mother’s Day Weekend, check in at a five-star hotel like the Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa or stay at a top luxurious resort like the Capella Singapore and enjoy the lavish spa treatments they offer.

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How's the first day of the week for you? No matter how it went, we say a good ol' wrap-up of some of today's hottest news will do you some good. From Met Gala going Camp to Vans coming up with a Harry Potter-themed collection, this Insider Roundup's got the deets on these exciting bits and more. 


Met Gala goes Camp



The annually anticipated affair finally has a theme for this year, which goes by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay Notes on Camp. The essay talks about Camp being a 'sensibility' more than an 'idea' and straightforwardly looks like a handout on everything about Camp fashion. And while it is less controversial than last year's 'Heavenly Bodies' theme, it's still worth noting that with Camp revolving on the idea of 'it's so wrong it's right,' designers and celebrities will surely have a field day making this novel idea fit into Met's usual eleganza. P.S. We wonder what Rihanna is going to wear.


Vans x Harry Potter 



This year is really big on geeky energy and we are so here for it! While merch for Avengers: Endgame and Game of Thrones continuously pop up, the Harry Potter fandom is not backing down with its latest collab with Vans. Going through the brand's website, we're expecting designs that pay homage to the four Hogwarts houses, plus anything 'Potter' that both wizards, witches, and Muggles will 'Siriusly' love.  


Liquid pantyhose?



Following the fad of body highlighters (we're looking at you, Fenty Beauty Body Lava) comes this new release from Huda Beauty called N.Y.M.P.H., short for Not Your Mama's Pantyhose. Leg foundations are all but new but this takes it to a whole new level of shine with its high-metallic finish. And while it boasts to look gorgeous on the legs for a range of skin types, it also claims to be a multi-purpose product that works as a foundation mixer or a straight-up face highlighter. Now, is this something you'll be psyched to try out? 


Brows on fleek for less with Browhaus


browhaus brow resurrection promo


We all know that getting those arches on point is no easy task. It takes up a considerable number of minutes during our beauty routine so getting them groomed surely helps with the efficiency. And with some treatments costing a blow on your budget, you definitely want to take advantage of this Browhaus promo. From 29 April to 31 July, the Browhaus Brow Resurrection treatments regularly priced at SGD1,000 to 2000 will be available for a trial rate of SGD300 only. This will make you say hello to brows enhanced with strand-like strokes that mimic real hair, customised to the right colour for your hair and skin tone for that natural finish. Bye-bye sparse brows for less, indeed. 



Nike posts a model with visible armpit hair and the internet is divided



One of the criticisms about today's movements for inclusivity is that while advocacies are present on statement-making campaigns, it still doesn't reach the 'make it normal' treatment. But even when a brand like Nike tries to make no big deal out of natural body hair, the internet, of course, has a lot to say about it. We're talking about the brand's recent social media post featuring visual artist and singer Annahstasia who dons a Nike sports bra while having her arms raised, showing her armpit hair.


While some applauded the brand for normalising body hair, some have called it out saying it was downright unpleasant. Despite the divide in the comments section and in other social media sites, Nike still has not taken the photo down — a clear implication on their stand regarding the matter. How about you? What are your two cents on this?


(Cover photo from: @themetgalaofficial)


In case you missed last week's news, you can check them out here


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When we think of natural deodorants, the first thing that probably comes to mind would be that tin of alum powder or strange cloudy crystal our mother or grandmother recommended in our awkward teenage years when we started noticing a bit of odour developing in our armpits. Thankfully, we’ve come a long way since the dark days of rubbing potentially irritating crystal powder on our underarms. The present-day shift towards natural beauty and skincare has given us some great alternatives when it comes to caring for our bodies. One of these would be natural deodorants. Here, we breakdown this buzzy grooming trend for those of you considering living au naturel.


natural deodorant


What’s the difference between deodorant and antiperspirant?


First things first, labels do matter. Deodorants work by killing odour-causing bacteria on skin but don’t do much for over-production of sweat. Antiperspirants, on the other hand, control sweat but don’t control odour. Typically, the best way to address smelly, sweaty armpits would be to find a product that features both deodorant AND antiperspirant qualities.


Why go for a natural option?


Most drugstore antiperspirants contain an active ingredient in the form of aluminium salts that inhibit sweat-formation. Aluminium in antiperspirants started to receive a lot of flack after myths of them being linked to breast cancer and Alzheimer's spread. However, these myths have since been debunked.


One thing aluminium does though is it works to block your sweat ducts to prevent sweating. Many believe that sweating, being a normal bodily function, shouldn’t be prohibited as it helps get rid of waste and toxins from the body. Though the amount of toxins expelled by sweating is negligible, sweating does help regulate body temperature and keep us cool. So natural deodorants, being aluminium-free, are the option for those who would like to let their bodies do their thing without the off-putting smell that often comes afterwards. The clean and simple ingredient list also appeals to those striving for a more conscientious approach to their body care.    




What are some natural deodorants you would recommend?


Interested in going green? Here are the natural alternatives you can look up when shopping for deodorants.



Kopari Coconut Oil Deodorant


kopari natural deodorant

Kopari Coconut Oil Deodorant, SGD25/~USD18 (sephora.com)


Kopari’s deodorant makes use of a 100% plant-based active which prevents odour-causing bacteria. Its aluminium- and baking soda-free formula is perfect for even the most sensitive skin types.


Tarte Clean Queen Vegan Deodorant


tarte natural deodorant

Tarte Clean Queen Vegan Deodorant, SGD19/~USD14 (tartecosmetics.com)


Tarte’s aluminium- and alcohol-free cream-to-powder formula glides easily on the underarms. Using plant starches to provide odour control, the addition of soothing aloe prevents irritation for delicate skin.



Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant


lavanila deodorant

Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant in Pure Vanila, SGD16/~USD12 (lavanila.com)


Lavanila’s award-winning formulation promises long-lasting odour protection. Its Beta Glucan technology works as an antioxidant and antibacterial active to break down sweat molecules and prevent odour. Aloe provides a skin soothing effect while lemon peel oil keeps armpits clean.


Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant


schmidts deodorant

Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant SGD14/~USD10 (schmidts.com)


Schmidt’s bestselling deodorant is enriched with mineral ingredients and is free of aluminium, propylene glycol, parabens, phthalates, and artificial fragrances.



Human Heart Nature Deodorant Roll-On


human heart nature deodorant

Human Heart Nature Deodorant Roll-On, SGD3/~USD2 (humanheartnature.com)


This all-natural deodorant from Human Heart Nature contains its renowned sunflower oil that helps smooth and brighten skin.

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