The weekend beckons, friends. But before you jet off to your weekend getaway, here are some fun bits of information you can share with friends and families.

Kaia Gerber for Penshoppe




Supermodel Cindy Crawford’s lovely daughter Kaia Gerber has followed her mum’s footsteps, and her modelling journey has taken her to Philippine shores… sort of. Gerber is the newest face of Filipino brand Penshoppe, joining its roster of international endorsers which include Gigi Hadid, Sandara Park and Mario Maurer.

Brow-quets



Over the past few years, people have developed a feverish fascination with brows. Lots of trends involving the hairs above our eyes have come and gone, but there are still bound to be more. The latest is turning your brows into mini bouquets. While we’re not sure if they can be sported on the daily, they do look good in photos.


Heel, there and everywhere



We’ve already seen watches whose straps can be changed to suit our outfits, but fashion continues to surprise us as there are now shoes with interchangeable heels. Munich-based company Mime et Moi has created a technology allowing heels to be changed depending on a person’s style option.

The perfect shade of nude



The struggle to find the perfect shade of nude lipstick is real. The hosts of the show Doctors — who are, well, real doctors — say it’s not as hard as you think, though. You just have to look under your shirt. Watch the clip to find out exactly how to do it.



Build a bag




Being able to personalise things is so much fun, so we're excited to be able to give our own spin to already wonderful Anya Hindmarch bags through fun accessories. The Build-a-bag collection will be available in Singapore starting 15 May.


Fragrant and sustainable




You may have already enjoyed the fragrances from Louis Vuitton and have almost finished your bottle. Before you grab a new one, though, you may want to consider having your bottle refilled instead. Being committed to making products that last generations, Louis Vuitton perfume bottles are absolutely reusable. Head over to the nearest LV boutique to have your bottle refilled.



More fun news bits from the worlds of fashion and beauty here.

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Isn't it a wonder how mums always know what to say? They always have reminders about need-to-know beauty practices and confidence boosters, and style tips and notes to bear in mind. There may have been a part of our lives when we thought they were being too critical or too strict, but looking back, we somehow learned to live by their words that contributed to our own empowered personas today. 


Read on as mums of some of our very own Clozette Ambassadors share their best beauty tips and words of empowering wisdom right in time for Mother's Day.


Grace, Juliana's mum

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"Best beauty advice? [Get yourself some] sleep. Sleep and eat, and sleep and eat. And make sure you're happy. For me, I'm happy when someone cooks for me, and massages me, so make sure you find something that makes you happy like that."


Josa, Cess' mum

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"The best beauty tip I could give [my daughter] is to be confident in her own skin. Accept your flaws and consider them as your assets. [For example,] stop struggling with your acne, give it time to heal, and the best way to do that is to get enough sleep and drink a lot of water."



Kristina, Cassandra's mum

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"Always cherish and love yourself first before loving others. That's the ultimate beauty tip I can give."


Rea, Mariane's mum

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"Stop looking at the mirror [often]! Don't worry [too much] about your hair, makeup, or what you're wearing. You're pretty just the way you are."



Rina, Aggy and Nina's mum

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"My three beauty tips? One: remove your makeup at night and let your skin breathe once in a while. Two: use makeup as a tool to magnify the beauty that already exists. Three: remember Proverbs 31:30: 'Charm can be deceiving and beauty fades away, but a woman who honours the Lord will be praised'. Write this on the tablet of your heart."


Beng Choo, Shivani's mum

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"In terms of beauty tips, I would have to say that my mum always told me that my skincare regime always has to be priority number 1, no matter what. This meant double cleansing at the end of the day after heading out and removing any excess dirt that was left on the face. This resonated well with me because I had always admired her youthful looking skin. This also bodes well, too, if you would want a flawless makeup finish."



Want to get styling tips from Clozetters' mums, too? Take a gander here.


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In our #AskClozette series, #TeamClozette addresses questions and helps solve beauty and fashion dilemmas from the Community.

The sun is out in all its glory, and this season is definitely the peak for staying radiant and glowing even under the scorching heat. In the first instalment of #AskClozette, the team answers three questions from some of our Clozetters on summer beauty.

What cosmetics do you recommend for people who work at an office and don't want their skin to get dry (particularly by the cold temperature of the air conditioner)? (Jiezl, 21)


Amanda says: Hey Jiezl, we get it. Living in the tropics can be crazy for our skin, considering that we switch from hot to cold temperatures in an instant every time we go about our daily routines. Besides going for cosmetics that are more 'glowy' or 'demi-matte' in finish rather than a full mattifying product, make sure you add in a hydrating moisturiser to your morning routine. Plus, keep a trusty face mist in your to-go handbag to always keep your skin looking fresh and radiant, even during long exposure to the drying and dulling effects of air conditioning.


Is it possible for your skin to get darker even if you don't leave the house? (Maria, 21)

Jorj says: You might think that being under a roof can already spare you from harmful UV rays, but that’s not exactly the case. UVA rays can still penetrate glass.  Fluorescent light bulbs also emit UV radiation, which also exposes your skin to potential damage and premature aging even while indoors. So whether you're out in the sun or inside your office cubicle, make sure that you still pack on that sunscreen.

What makeup and skincare products can you recommend people with oily skin to use this season? (Flordelisa, 22)

Therese says: Hi, Flordelisa. We feel you. Controlling oily skin during the summer months can be challenging. Ultimately, we just need the right products. Here are some of our recommendations to add to your AM-to-PM beauty routine. But before we start, remember that while these products are loved by many, each of us is unique and results may vary from person to person. That’s why it's always best to consult with a dermatologist first to avoid any complications.

For cleansing: Wash your face with a gentle facial wash like the COSRX Low-ph Good Morning cleanser. This cleanser has attained a cult favorite status because of its gentle yet purifying formula. It's best to stick to mild facial washes as moisture-stripping washes will leave your skin dry and will consequently force the skin to produce more oil to compensate.


For toning: The Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Toner and the Innisfree Green Tea Lotion will ensure that your skin's moisture is replenished. By keeping your skin's moisture balanced, your skin will produce less sebum. The formula from these products is very lightweight and perfect for the summer weather.


Eye creams: Most eye creams have a thick consistency, which makes sense since the skin around our eyes is more fragile and requires a more power-packed formula. However, for oily skin, these eye creams may be too heavy to wear during the summer months. Swap your regular eye cream with Laneige's Water Bank Eye Gel. It's a lighter version of a regular eye cream, but it's just as potent. 




For make-up base: Consider a change in your primer. Banila Co's Classic Prime Primer can be relied upon to give you that satin finish by controlling your sebum, thus, making your makeup last longer. Bonus: this will also effectively blur out your pores.

(Photo from: makeupinmanila)


For masks: Gently deep clean your pores and exfoliate your skin with Origins' Retexturizing Clay Mask with Rose Clay. It's important to deep cleanse once in awhile to get rid of the dead skin cells that can cause acne (eep!).



Have your own beauty or fashion dilemmas to share with the team? Message us over at Facebook or Instagram with #AskClozette, your name, and age in the intro!


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