Nail Autumn's Hottest Polish Trends | Clozette

Along with the cooling weather and the changing of the racks in our favourite shopping outlets come fall. We may not have the exact A/W vibes around our region, but as fashion and beauty lovers, we get on with the tide. But whether or not you're keen on sporting the more obvious trends for the season even when living in the tropics, you can always exude the autumnal spirit using your nails.


No fur coats or thick scarves to take into consideration, getting your 'tips ready for the season's vibe is almost fuss-free. And that's the very reason why we're giving you these top nail ideas to get you started. 


Classy nudes


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Autumn is either all about bold and deeply saturated colours or clean and minimalistic neutrals. If you're the type who prefers the latter, a pinky nude or even a straight up flesh-coloured nail coat is the thing for you. The last quarter of the year is also usually the busiest for most of us, so this spells practicality, too.


Whimsical



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Prismatic looks are all the rage right now, whether it be in makeup, makeup tools, clothes, and of course, nails. And the trend is not going anywhere. Complement your fall neutrals or burgundies and reds with this simple yet eye-catching whimsical nail finish. 


Neutrals with a twist


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Muted pinks, khakis, and greys get more exciting if you mix them together in one nail look. But why not step up your fall game by going for a little texture, not just with your clothes, but with your 'tips as well? Nicely polished and even matte nails are still cool, but go for something a little edgy this season and incorporate autumn's call for faux fur and sparkly silvers with this trend. 


Classic but rustic


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There's nothing wrong with sticking to tradition! Rustic colours will always reign during this time of the year. So whether you're a glossy, matte or gel kind of lady, this trend is definitely something to go back to.


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We're all creatures of habit; no matter how carefree or spontaneous someone is, chances are they're still predisposed to a set of solid habits. And that's both good and bad depending on which habits you cultivate.


When it comes to beauty habits, we probably already have detailed skin care routines. But there are still some little practices that we should not overlook. Read on as we list beauty habits that you should start doing now. If you can master your 10-step skin care routine, then you can do these too.


Flossing


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This is the one crucial dental hygiene step that surprisingly most of us skip. Flossing is just as important as brushing your teeth. When you don't floss the food debris stuck in between your teeth will contribute to the formation of plaque and tartar. And this will eventually destroy your teeth's protective enamel and damage your pearly whites (plus, it will make you more vulnerable to gum-related problems). Yikes! 


Reapplying Sunblock


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Here's the truth: sunblock must be reapplied at least once. We get it, it's a hassle to reapply sunblock because there's the worry that you might smear your mid-day makeup, get an unsightly white cast or you simply just don't have the time. One solution that you can try is to reapply sunblock using a beauty blender or a cushion puff to blend your sunblock seamlessly onto the skin. It will just take ten minutes.


Applying Skincare Underneath Your Makeup


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When we're in a hurry, we tend to skip our morning skincare routine and go straight to makeup. But just as how we don't sleep with our makeup on, we shouldn't face the day without at least moisturiser underneath our makeup. This ensures that our skin stays hydrated, protected and healthy all day. Spare a few minutes for this and we promise that the skin benefits you'll reap will be worth it.


Trimming Your Hair Regularly


 

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Getting a regular trim is a must if you don't want to end up with dry-looking hair. Since we all have different hair conditions, the frequency of your trim depends on the texture, length and other factors (such as if you have bangs or if they are dyed). So just listen to your hair. A good indication that you already need a trim is when you start noticing split ends. The sooner you cut them off the better because if you don't, the damage will continue and you'll end up with lackluster locks.




Applying Eye Cream


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The skin around our eyes is very sensitive and fragile when compared to other parts of our face, but it's often the most overlooked part, too. So start giving them attention and care by making it a habit to apply a potent eye cream to soothe and moisturise the eyes. You can even use your regular face moisturiser if you like.



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When skincare is backed by medical science, consider us intrigued. After all, medical skincare is not just on the rise. It plays a central role in our relentless treasure hunt for the shiniest skin-lovin’ gems. When we got the invitation to join Taiwan’s number one derma skincare brand DR.WU, on a trip to one of our favourite cities, we knew we had to tag along.



From left to right: Dr. Wu Ying-Chin; DR.WU ambassador/Taiwanese actor, Mark Chao; Eric Wu


Powered by both biotech and plant ingredients with advanced patented technologies, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn that DR.WU currently retails mainly at Watsons. Founded in 2003 by accredited dermatologist Dr. Wu Ying-Chin (fun fact: his first name translates to mean ‘handsome’ in Chinese!) and his son Eric Wu, DR.WU boasts an extensive range of products — 12 products lines, 70 SKUs to be exact — with safe ingredients and affordability in mind.


DR.WU Mandelik Renewal System


DR.WU is also said to be the first in the world to introduce mandelic acid, a type of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), from clinic to public. The brand’s upgraded Mandelik Renewal System, in a nutshell, is a comprehensive yet gentle at-home chemical peel treatment of sorts for daily skin renewal. Renewed skin every day? We’re sold!


So, what have we been missing out from a brand so close to home? Well, you’re about to find out. Watch the video above as we bring you through our journey in Taipei with DR.WU for the launch of the upgraded Mandelik Renewal System. Then, venture below to see our favourite DR.WU product picks and tips.




DR.WU Daily Renewal Essence with Mandelic Acid




When we first heard about the brand’s mandelic acid range, we felt a little sceptical. “It’s like doing a chemical peel every day, right? Will it ‘thin’ my skin? Are you sure that’s safe?” These questions clouded our minds prior to the media trip. As it turned out, with its MA3PEEL Technology, the Mandelik Renewal System range targets rough, acne prone and dull skin. And guess what: it’s perfectly ideal for sensitive and dry skin types.


One of the latest additions to the range that is launching in Singapore this October is the Daily Renewal Essence with Mandelic Acid. Made up of mandelic acid combined with three probiotics, its featherweight texture works to lighten dark spots, smooth uneven skin, and minimise enlarged pores.

Also try: DR.WU Daily Renewal Serum with Mandelic Acid

The star of the range is none other than its serum, designed to penetrate deeper and faster into your skin for instant skin regeneration. When asked if layering serums are acceptable, Eric Wu said: “Your skin type changes over time depending on your current environment, stress levels, and skincare habits. Focus on solving one problem and treating one skin concern at a time.” So instead of layering serums, we say, separate them by day and night, or during weekdays and weekends.




DR.WU Extra Hydrating Lotion With Hyaluronic Acid




Hailing from DR.WU’s hero product range, the Hyalucomplex Hydrating system (now in its 5th generation), is the Extra Hydrating Lotion With Hyaluronic Acid. Designed to let moisture penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin for longer, this hydration-intensive moisturiser smells refreshing and feels luxurious on the skin without weighing it down. We tried this during our stay and our skin felt soft and plumped the next morning.




DR.WU Deep Hydrating Capsule Mask



There is good reason why the DR.WU Deep Hydrating Capsule Mask is priced at a relatively higher cost compared to other regular brands. The answer lies in the quality of its material. 1% of the essence from the cotton linters transforms the mask into a high elasticity, high ductility microinjection sheet. It not only feels smooth yet adheres closer to the skin for optimal penetration.

“Don’t mask longer than the recommended duration,” warns Eric. “Don’t think that the longer you leave the mask on your face, the better. It’s actually quite the opposite. When the serum is absorbed and the mask starts to dry out, it will start sucking moisture from your face. Falling asleep with the mask on the whole night would likely leave you with a nasty dehydration disaster in the morning.”




DR.WU Intensive Repairing Serum With Squalane



According to Eric, the Intensive Repairing Serum With Squalane is “like repairing an old broken cement floor”. This peptides-focused formula from the Ageversal Repairing range is formulated to boost collagen production through the use of peptides. Its oil-based texture is surprisingly light on the skin and delivers hydrating, anti-ageing benefits.

Take heed, it’s never too late to start on anti-ageing skincare. “To repair is always harder and sometimes too late,” shares Eric. “So it’s good to start early to maintain and attain good skin health that will stand the test of time.”


Stay tuned for our upcoming interview with Dr. Wu himself. Meanwhile, find out more about DR.WU here.


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