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The week is coming to a close. We're looking forward to what next week will bring, especially since we're so close to celebrating the day of hearts, but we also can't help but look back at what happened in the past week. There have been fun new things to discover, but there is also one that is not too peachy. Despite that, we're ending the week with more learnings, and we're looking forward to new ones. Let's recap the week together, shall we?


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Calvin's New Look


You've seen the logo in countless undergarments sported by models and celebrities before, but now it has a new look. Calvin Klein has changed their logo, but it's still as cool as ever.


Au revoir, Lancome


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Following the footsteps of its sister brand under the L'Oreal Luxe Division, Shu Uemura, Lancome is leaving Philippine shores. The brand has yet to announce when their last store in the country will close.

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Long live, Lady Gaga




Lady Gaga performed at the halftime show of Super Bowl LI, and it was spectacular, to say the least. On top of it all, she also slyly addressed discrimination issues in the U.S. during her performance.


Logo mania is back


(Photo from: TheAmbitionista)

Did you used to sport shirts, shoes and other articles of clothing with logos on them when you were younger? Well, if you still have them, it's time to whip them out because logo-mania is coming back. The bigger the logo, the better!


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Have you Jamsu-ed?




This beauty hack surfaced late last year, but it looks like it's not going to go down any time soon. This Korean trick, which requires you to put baby powder on your face before submerging it in cold water for 30 seconds, is believed to be the secret to a flawless base of face makeup.



Victoria Beckham x Estee Lauder



The collaboration between Estee Lauder and fashion designer slash former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham is available again. Get your hands on the collection, which will feature new shades as well as previously released ones, while you can.



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Missed last week's fashion, beauty and lifestyle highlights? Catch up here.


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For some, their better half is a significant other. For others, their better half could be a close girlfriend or a sibling. This February, while we agree that love should be celebrated every day, Valentine’s Day serves as a beautiful timely reminder that love is love for all. As digital influencer and fashion entrepreneur Lucinda Zhou puts it: “Valentine’s Day is that special day to show even more appreciation towards every significant person in my life – whether it’s my husband, close girlfriends, or even my sisters.”



It’s not too far off to say that her sister and business partner, Jolene, is Lucinda’s better half. “Jolene and I have very different personalities. I am more outspoken, whereas she is the one with a cooler character. In many ways, because of our differences, we complement each other – which makes working together a lot easier. Most of the time, we would even know what each other is thinking without verbally sharing it.”

Read on as Lucinda rounds up five Valentine’s Day gift ideas for the better half in her life – her sister. Plus: find out how you can win an SK-II Crystal Clear Skin Set worth SGD259!
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Choo Yilin Earrings



“I am a huge fan of Choo Yilin’s designs. I always find it amazing how they make their jade pieces very wearable by adding modern elements like rose gold or silver hardware to it.”

Glasshouse Triple Scented Candle



“Jolene loves scented candles, so this is a practical gift that she will definitely love and use.”

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Victoria’s Secret Crush Eau de Parfum



“When I was thinking of an appropriate fragrance to give my sister on Valentine’s Day, Victoria’s Secret Crush was the first that came to mind. Its pink colour and feminine packaging is such a fitting V-Day gift.”

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick



“A girl can never have too many lipsticks. I decided to get the popular Lolita II shade – that is always sold out, by the way – to add to Jolene’s collection.”
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SK-II Facial Treatment Essence



“Good things are meant to be shared. Since I’ve already kickstarted my SK-II journey with the iconic Facial Treatment Essence, it would be nice to have Jolene join me towards the road to crystal clear skin. The FTE is lightweight, absorbs fast, and feels literally like water – perfect for humid weather!”

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GIVEAWAY: Win an SK-II Crystal Clear Skin Set (containing a full-sized Facial Treatment Essence and Facial Treatment Clear Lotion) worth SGD259!

Simply leave a comment below and tell us who you’d like to gift the set to stand a chance to win.

*Giveaway ends 20 February 2017, 11:59PM, and is open to Singapore residents only.

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With only a few days left before the 14th, we bet you’ve already got the outfit, makeup, and hair look all planned out for that special day. But because life is life, suddenly many things that require your immediate attention are taking up your time — it doesn’t help that the most romantic day of the year lands on a Tuesday this year — causing you to only have a few minutes left to spare before that romantic night out with your significant other.

So if you have to get “pretty in a jiffy” for Valentine’s Day, keep reading for five tips that will help you look polished and gorgeous in a short amount of time.

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Use a wave or texturising spray


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No time for a shower? No problem. To get your tresses ready for date night, simply spray on a ton of wave or texturising hair spray. This will give your locks volume, grit, and texture for that sexy, effortless look.

Go for double-duty makeup


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Foundations that can be built up to conceal dark circles, lipsticks that can work as blush too, and an eyeshadow that will work as a contouring product — keep your makeup process quick and fast by sticking to double-duty makeup products. But of course, you should never forget your brows and lashes, too.
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Put on a dress


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A dress is the easiest look to wear on Valentine’s Day as it styles itself. Whether you go for something bold and unique or something elegant and sophisticated, you’ll still look beautiful. And the best part: it’s only one item of clothing, so you don't need to spend minutes trying to piece together a complete ensemble.

Freshen up your perfume


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Spending eight hours or more at the office can completely erase any scent of your fragrance. So before heading out to your date, make sure to spritz on your go-to perfume. That way, you’ll feel and smell fresh all night long.

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Switch from flats to chunky heels


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Thank goodness that chunky heels are having a moment right now because these trendy heels give you that extra height and glamour without hurting or pinching your feet. They will allow you to walk comfortably with your boo however long you like.

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Need some Valentine's Day gift ideas? Then read here for gift options for both men and women.


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