Pack Light For Any Trip With These 5 Tips | Clozette

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Going on a vacation is a lot of fun; packing for one? Not so much, especially when there’s a specific rule to “pack light”. We’re all women here, so let’s just address the elephant in the room - we suck at packing light. We always have to be, and want to be, prepared for the worst case scenario. And there’s nothing wrong with that!

But since we can’t dictate the rules and how much our suitcases and bags can fit, we have come up with ways for you to pack light for any and every trip you'll be taking this upcoming holiday season!

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Fold and roll


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The denser you pack your clothes, the better because the less space it will take up in your suitcase! Always tightly roll your dresses, shirts, jeans, and anything that can be worn, pack them tightly together, and you will see just how much of a difference this makes.

Take only the necessary beauty products


Skincare Body Greats Set (SGD $79)


Yes, makeup and skincare are the hardest to pack because we think we need all 10 face oils to make our skin glow, or those five blushes that will give us different levels of flushes. Which is why the Clinique Holiday Travel Sets are a god send - there are different kinds for skincare and makeup, and you can just mix and match to cater to your needs! All the travel kits contain travel-friendly sized products that are small and light and will barely take up any space in your toiletries bag! 

We personally love the Best Of Clinique Set (SGD $85) that features 6 of the most loved Clinique products; and the Clinique Sonic Purifying Cleansing Brush Set (SGD $149) that makes it easy to have clean, purified skin while on the go.


Pick your best shoes for the trip


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When packing, you don’t need different pairs of shoes for every outfit (always repeat that to yourself). Depending on where you’re going, the general rule for shoes is to take one pair of flip flops, flats, and sneakers/slip ons. Those three are all comfortable on the feet and can be paired with any outfit you’re going to wear!


Maximise your phone (and its apps)


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A laptop, a tablet, and a phone - we have all of them, but we can actually live with just one. Unless you’re going on a business trip (which isn’t exactly a vacation), you only need your phone. That’s your camera, your book, your tablet, and your laptop all rolled into a compact device. This way, you’ll only be bringing a charger and power bank for one!

And if you ever need extra help from your apps, your phone has them too!


Mix and match your outfits


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Neutral coloured clothes are great space savers when it comes to your luggage because everything goes and matches perfectly with each other. One nude jacket of yours could be worn with your white dress, or your black trousers! But if bright and boldly coloured outfits are your style, by all means put them in your suitcase! Just make sure they’ll match with the other bright and bold pieces too. This way, you won't have to pack a lot of clothes!

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What are your tips for packing light? Tell us in the comment section below!

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In the beauty world, what was once a high demand for whitening products, has now turned into an unyielding obsession with anti-aging products. Which isn’t surprising since according to a study by AMOREPACIFIC, women begin looking out for anti-aging skincare products at the average age of 23 – a two-year difference from the previous study of 25. Nowadays, it doesn’t matter if you’re 23, or 33, or even 43, there is no better time to begin your anti-aging routine than now.



Some people might say that you can do only so much to look young, but that’s just because those people haven’t seen and tried Laneige’s new Perfect Renew Regenerator. Unveiled with the newly reformulated Perfect Renew line, the grand launch brought together the brand’s longstanding ambassador, Korean actress Song Hye Kyo and various media around the region — coming together for a memorable and extravagant gala night at The South Beach, Singapore.
Working on the basis that skin is made up of triangle shapes — the younger you are, the more dense and well-formed each ‘baby triangle’ is — innovative technology Skin RebirthTM was used, with AMOREPACIFIC R&D Center collaborating with Singapore’s A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research) to develop it.



Designed to combat PYCR1, a type of gene that can speed up skin cell’s aging process, the new Skin RebirthTM Technology works by targeting deep within the skin’s surface to restore its youthfulness.


Together with Advanced Ceramide Water, the Perfect Renew Regenerator works to re-energise dull, rough skin by tightening its structure at the epidermis layer. The result? Restored baby triangles for hydrated, younger-looking skin that radiantly glows! We knew there was a reason Song Hye Kyo looks like she hasn’t aged a day!




If you hate the rich, greasy texture that usually comes with anti-aging products, great news! The Perfect Renew Regenerator serum is incredibly lightweight and easily absorbent thanks to the atomisation of oil through intense air pressure. Now you can get your skin in baby triangle shape – exactly the way you like it!

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Mark your calendars: the Perfect Renew line – now redesigned in elegant shades of royal blue and gold – is set to launch at all boutiques and counters come January 2016.
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The holidays are practically knocking on our doors and soon we’ll be stressing about gifts and parties and whatnot. A bunch of late nights will happen, hangovers from celebrations, eating a ton of food we normally wouldn’t, and a whole lot more. Not only will this stress out our minds and bodies, but our skin as well! Add to that the cold, dry weather and it’s like a recipe for disaster.

So, if you don’t want dry, flaky skin this season, scroll down to see our tips on how you can prep your skin for the hectic holiday season!

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Take a chance on oil


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Face oils are perfect for the winter months as they’re very emollient and moisturizing, and they really penetrate the skin to hydrate it. There are a ton of oils to choose from with different ones for each skin type, so take your pick and watch your skin come alive again! A great way to use face oil is to add a drop of it to your favourite foundation, and it will give you that gorgeous, healthy glow!

Remove makeup religiously


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Since you’re going to be attending a lot of events, celebrations, and parties, of course you’re going to want to look your best — and besides wearing a fabulous outfit, you’ll be wearing a ton of makeup too! So however tired you are every time you get home, make an effort to remove every blob and smear. You’re skin will definitely thank you for it, and you will be much happier the day after when you wake up with blemish-free skin!


Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate


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The dry weather will really take a toll on your skin, especially if you already have dry skin to begin with. One thing you can do to combat it? Drink lots of fluids, particularly water. Slather on your moisturisers and night creams, and flaky skin and dry patches won’t stand a chance!


Don't skimp on the eye cream


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One thing you should never, we repeat, never, forget during the cooler months is your eyes — specifically, your eye area. Skin there is thinner and drier, which might cause it to become dehydrated during this season. So day and night, dab on some heavy-duty eye cream for a smooth surface perfect for putting on concealer.


Be gentle with your skin


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With all these tips in mind, remember to still be gentle with your skin. Don’t tug and pull every nook and cranny because this might just cause premature wrinkles, no matter how much moisture you put on top of it. When applying eye cream, use your ring finger as it has the lightest touch; and when applying your moisturizers and creams, pat it in and slowly massage your face to stimulate blood flow and promote cell renewal!

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How will you prep your skin for this festive season? Let us know in the comment section below!


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