(Cover photo from: beyonce.com)


Ah, love is in the air, friends. The month of romance has started, and we’re blushing with excitement. But despite having so many things to forward to, there are also some we’re ready to leave behind. Just the same, we’re feeling bright and ready for what this month has to offer. It’s only been three days but major things in the worlds of fashion and beauty already happened. Let’s go over some of them. 

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Bey’s Buns 

Beyonce ushered in February by announcing the news that she is pregnant. The pop superstar and her hip-hop mogul husband, Jay-Z, are expecting twins. 

Tisci Leaves Givenchy 

(Photo from: @givenchyofficial)

While the news of a new addition to the Carter family is nice, the same cannot be said about Tisci’s exit from French label Givenchy. The designer has left the brand after twelve years and is rumoured to join Versace.
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Gaga for Tiffany


Lady Gaga is the newest face of Tiffany. The popstar’s first campaign for the brand will premiere at the Super Bowl LI. 


The Ultimate Travel Jacket

(Photo from: kickstarter.com)

Fashion and utility marry in Sheer, a jacket created by Singapore's Minimalist Brand. It’s got everything you’d want in a travel jacket and more — seriously! It’s water-resistant and odour-proof, has compartments for all your gadgets, and it even has a bottle cap opener. Check out everything the jacket can do in action below.



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Harry Potter Beauty


(Photo from: @storybookcosmetics)

Harry Potter fans, rejoice! The first look at the Storybook Cosmetics' eyeshadow palette inspired by the beloved book series created by J.K. Rowling has been released, and it looks absolutely gorgeous. See it in action here.



Better Together



If Harry Potter’s not your cup of tea, perhaps you’d like this one: Kat Von D and Too Faced’s the Better Together Ultimate Eye Collection. Marrying the two brands’ different aesthetics makes the palette versatile and fit for any of your needs.

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Illustrated Fragrance



We’ve all seen nice packaging before — here are a few whimsical ones that caught our fancy. — but there’s something special about a design that depicts fragrance. The artwork in Diptyque’s limited edition Valentine’s Day collection in collaboration with domino paper does just that. Take a whiff of the Rosa Mundi collection at escentials Paragon and escentials TANGs at Tang Plaza and discover how accurate the packaging is in describing the products’ scent.


The Weeknd x H&M


(Photo from: @theweeknd)

A few weeks after surprising the world with news that he and Selena Gomez are dating, The Weeknd dropped another bombshell. This time in the form of a clothing collection with H&M.

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“The Girl means being true to yourself and having fun while you’re at it,” said ‘girl of the moment’ Gigi Hadid, muse of the new The Girl by Tommy Hilfiger Eau de Toilette. “For me, that’s appreciating every moment, laughing at myself, and surrounding myself with everything that makes me feel happy.”



Is that girl power we hear? Very much so – and that is what Tommy Hilfiger’s latest scent is all about: everything that screams effortless energy and an irrevocable confidence that is as authentic as the wearer.

Fronted by Hadid, who is also the iconic American brand’s global ambassador for womenswear, accessories and fragrance, The Girl by Tommy Hilfiger Eau de Toilette is clean and fresh; airy and crisp; fun and incredibly sexy.



With an energising concoction of green pear, violet leaf, and green fig as its top notes, followed by heart notes of jasmine petals and silky muguet; finishing with a musky blend of cedarwood and cashmere, this fruity-floral fragrance captures the unique individuality of the girl.

Who is ‘the girl’? Ahead, we asked five digital beauty influencers – Chin, Kat, Nina, Lexie, and Faye – to share their definition of The Girl. Well then, which of these five personalities of ‘the girl’ are you? Read on to find out and you might just win a set of The Girl by Tommy Hilfiger Eau de Toilette and a Tommy Hilfiger bag!

Remember: whatever your personality, don’t forget to stay true to yourself – and have fun while you’re at it.
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Chin Obcena



"The Girl is someone who knows how to carry herself; she is confident of who and what she is. Having fun and spending her life to the fullest are the things she is focused on." – Chin Obcena


Kat Valdez



"For me, being The Girl means being tough, adventurous, and independent. She is a woman who is strong enough to shun the negativity around her and never lets anyone steal her own sparkle." – Kat Valdez

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Nina Nuguid



"The Girl, for me, is someone who relates to youth. One who trusts her inner senses and strongly pursues her passions in life to reach her utmost dreams. Most importantly, she knows how to enjoy life with a good heart." – Nina Nuguid


Lexie Puzon



“The Girl is never afraid to try something new. She doesn't fit in a box or stay between the lines, but instead, she has integrity greater than any rule book and loyalty thicker than blood.” – Lexie Puzon
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Faye Balogo



“The Girl means living boldly and pushing yourself. In my opinion, it means empowering myself and not settling with what’s ‘okay’ but confidently striving to achieve something that I really want despite of all the hindrances that I may encounter.” – Faye Balogo


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Want to win a set of The Girl by Tommy Hilfiger Eau de Toilette and a Tommy Hilfiger bag? Go to any of the above beauty influencer’s Tommy Hilfiger blog/Instagram post and you might just stand a chance to win!


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(Cover photo from: RUTHJAELJIMENEZ)


First dates are nerve-wracking. It doesn't matter if you've known the person you're going out with for a long time or they're someone you just met, the pressure to make a good first impression is on. Before you get overwhelmed with jitters, however, take note that you only need one thing: be yourself. But we're not going to discount the fact that preparation can help in making a good impression. We're sure you'd do well in the personality department, so we'll cover the exterior instead.


If you're stressing about what look to go for on your first date, here are some sweet ones that will surely make you look blooming.



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Pink Perfection




If you're in a romantic mood, try following this makeup tutorial by Sona Gasparian. The pink and gold on her lids are definitely pretty. If you haven't perfected the winged eyeliner yet, you can forego it and this look will still be gorgeous. The pink gloss on the lips is a sweet touch, too.



Just Peachy




While pink is the colour that's often associated with romance, you can definitely veer away from it if you're more of a warm-toned kind of girl. Peach is a pretty hue to sport, too. You can even try a monochromatic peach look like this one made by Pony.

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Glowy goodness

 



For a first date, you'd want to look glowy and well-rested despite your nerves. If you missed a couple of hours of sleep or if you're just one to hit the sack later than most, take a cue from KathleenLights and glow!  



Keep it light





Don't feel like doing an elaborate look? Go simple and enhance your features. Accentuate your eyes with a bronze product on the lid and pucker up with a pink lipstick just like what Jessica Clements did in this video.  


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Go for bold
  



There are no rules for what to wear on your first date. Just be yourself. So if you're feeling bold, definitely go for it. Red is romantic and classic. Let your lips do the talking and don a simple eye look just like Teni Panosian did in the video above.  


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The makeup's covered, but do you already have something to wear? If not, here are some stunning dresses to take inspiration from.


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