New Releases From Etude House | Clozette

This July, the Korean beauty heaven Etude House introduces 3 new ranges for the face and body! One for the face, a product that promises to minimize pores. A new fragrance line infused with subtle hints of fruits, flowers and citrus scents. And lastly, a new range specifically for the legs to keep it feeling rejuvenated after a long and tiring day.


Face: Wonder Pore Range



Pore size is a universal beauty obsession. We all know when it comes to pores, the smaller the better; however, the size of our pores is dependent on climate and genes. With the new Wonder Pore range, neither humidity nor DNA will come between your quest for a perfect, clear complexion. 


Its key ingredients are Mint Vinegar and Anti Pore-Dex Complex are vital in this comprehensive pore solution. The combination not only removes Dermodex, it also prevents their future growth! The duo components also balances skin pH levels, controls sebum output, and removes dead skin cells for pores that are clean on the inside and tight on the outside.   

                                    

Fragrance: Loving Days Line



Korea’s No. 1 Makeup Brand has introduced an all-new line of scented body care products, specially designed with a dash of vibrancy to take you from day to night, no matter what the occasion. Ignite your senses in a truly decadent experience with the new Loving Days Fragrance Line that comes in three girly ranges - Blooming Love, Sweet Sparkling and Cool Sugar. Scented with natural and subtle hints of fruits, flowers and citrus, the line will leave you feeling lovely and refreshed from head to toe with every spritz!


Legs:  Leg Stretching Patch and Cream



Soothe Tired Legs with their new Leg Stretching patch and cream! The latest range promises to give your tired legs some much-needed love and care. The cream contains pumpkin and red bean extract that absorb cleanly into the skin to keep your legs rejuvenated, as if legs have just been given a good stretch! While the highly adhesive hydro­gel patch delivers a cooling effect to exhausted legs that are stressed from sitting too long. A perfect perk­me­up treat after a long day in the office!   


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(cover photo from Xinlinnn)

 

You may think that "one size fits all" when it comes to your hair and nails, but just like your skin, your hair and nail's current situation still remain as the major factor in choosing the product that addresses it best. Give your hair and nails the attention they need with products that are tried and tested by Clozette's beauty girls! 


Say goodbye to dull, dry, and oily hair and nails with these products tired and reviewed by our very own beauty community!


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Babyliss Big Hair Tool

by rinicesillia




"Start my day with Babyliss Big Hair to create gorgeous finish as if from salon. Easy to use because of its auto-rotating feature."


Innisfree Eco Nail Color PRO

by myBeautyCravings




"Innisfree Eco Nail Color PRO has so many great features, including quick-drying formula and easy application (with its flat, wide brush). However, all it takes is a single major flaw to push it out of my 'repurchase list'."


Click here to read her post



L'Oreal Paris Extraordinary Oil haircare range

by Xinlinnn





"It's been weeks since I've received the newL'Oreal Paris Extraordinary Oil haircare range from Japan’s No.1 Treatment brand. Infused with 6 luxurious flower oils for 6 benefits. I've been loving what it has done to my hair! While I love the entire range, the hair mask and hair treatment in particular, have been my go-to products!"




Depend gel polish in Midnight Glitter

by fifiliciousify




"Been rocking this gorgeous gel polish by Depend Cosmetis in Midnight Glitter for a couple of weeks now & am loving the longevity and sparkle of this color."


Click here to read her post





L'Occitane body and strength shampoo + hair essence

by Paperkitties




"Goodbye flat hair days with L'Occitane's new body and strength shampoo + hair essence! Suited for fine, limp hair that's prone to breakage and hair fall, this new hair care range is a combination of 5 essential oils to treat your hair! I've been using this combo for a few weeks now and am absolutely in love with its calming scent."




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(cover photo from Jeslyne)


It's all over the Clozette Community, your Instagram feed, blogs, and basically everywhere on both digital and print media. Yes, flat lays are taking the millennial world by storm. But do you know that behind those perfectly-angled, flawless looking shots are a series trial and error styling and a whole lot adjustments? It takes artistry and a good eye to get that one perfect flat lay shot for your feed.


If you're wondering how everybody does a flawless flat lay shot, here's a basic guide for you!

 

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Rule # 1: Establish the Focus



(photo from Junedujour)


The flat lay shot is mostly used by beauty and fashion bloggers where they lay out the products on a flat surface and take a photo of it from the top. Most of the time, everything's just scattered or looks sloppy but for those who take it seriously, they establish a focal point that acts as the subject's photo. By doing this they are able to present their message clearly.

Rule 2: Stick to a Theme



(photo from PhyliciaMarie)


A theme can either be a colour combination, a style, or something related to the product itself. This is the time for you to use your imagination in styling the shot. But don't worry, your flat lay's theme is what makes your photo stand out because you injected your creativity and effort in putting it together!



Rule 3: Add Colour



(photo from itsjustroxy)


A basic white background never fails but a pop of colour never hurts either. Colour breaks the monotony of the usual flatlay and adds mood to your photo's overall feel. You can also use colourful products and play with the colour combination. Just remember to always keep it balanced and put colours that complement each other well. 


Rule 4: Make use of Props



(photo from marieanjelica)


You can't always rely on the products itself. Spark up the photo with some props that are perfect for your flat lay's theme. You can use flowers, sketches, books, pens, and other nick nacks available lying around the house. These are also good as "fillers" if you want to occupy space for a full frame. 



Rule 5: Play with Spaces, Angles, and Lighting



(photo from AnastasiaLove)


It's best to shoot outside for natural light but you can also play around with it and use shadows to add more drama to your shot. Experiment with angles and space as well and place your products or camera in a different angle for a different look. This makes your flat lay worth the "double tap" and your account the next #feedgoal of your followers. 



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