We're halfway through July. Ah, can time stop going by so swiftly? While we ponder on the things we're doing and how they relate to how time whizzes by, here are the things we are learning in between. Hot news and more coming your way.


Can you spot Gong Yoo?



It's a given that we're excited when we see our favourite K-stars, but it's even more exciting when we see them outside their turf. So you can just imagine how fast our eyes lit up when we saw Gong Yoo in this Louis Vuitton video. Can you spot him, too?


MUJI Exhibition



Muji is opening its flagship store in Plaza Singapura. To usher in the occasion, the brand will hold an exhibition titled "What is MUJI" from 21 to 30 July at Plaza Singapura Main Atrium Level 1. Admission to the exhibition is free, and guests can learn more about the brand's iconic products, such as the wall-mounted CD player and aroma diffuser.


New shops to visit

We'll never run out of fun things to do as long as exciting brands continue opening their doors for us to explore and have fun at. Here are just some of the new ones we'll pay a visit to during the weekend.


Jurlique at Plaza Singapura


Jurlique opened a new store at Plaza Singapura, and we were there, along with some of our ambassadors, to see firsthand what they have to offer.


MDreams




Melissa Shoes' largest store is in Singapore! Visit MDreams at Raffles City Shopping Centre.


The Shoppes




There are lots of new cool additions to the already vibrant roster of brands available at The Shoppes. Among those that you can watch out for are Balmain, In Good Company, Kwanpen and Nirav Modi.




Forever Against Animal Testing


Last Tuesday (July 11), we attended the launch of The Body Shop's Forever Against Animal Testing campaign. The brand continues its fight and hopes to finally end the cruelty done on cute animals in the name of beauty. If you want to support the campaign, sign up at foreveragainstanimaltesting.com.


Meet Sir and Rumi


Meanwhile, here's something to temper your spirit. Beyonce has shared the first photo of her and Jay-Z's twins. The two are now a month old. 


(Cover photo from: @beyonce)



The beginning of the week was just as packed.

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Just when you think you've heard the last of the weirdest beauty trends, there comes another one. And whether they're your cup of tea or not, there is something intriguing about what the fuss is all about. If your curiosity has finally gone off the rails, we're sharing some of the brow-raising trends we have boldly decided to take on during the weekend.


Mixing translucent powder with liquid foundation


(Photo from: Slowbrogal)


Baking and setting... these are the uses of the translucent powder — or so we thought. Recently, many beauty gurus have been mixing their powders with liquid foundation to create a more full coverage and flawless finish. Now, our makeup-loving instinct is telling us that this might lead to looking cakey throughout the rest of the day, but maybe after trying, we'll get mind-blown. 


Heating up your sheet masks


(Photo from: Jeankuah)


Sheet masks are refreshing, especially after a long and tedious day. But getting a cold and moist sheet on your face isn't exactly the most exciting thing, especially now that the weather has started to get a little colder with the rain. So if you want a new take on how you put on your masks, setting an unopened packet over warm water is the way to go, according to many beauty enthusiasts. You can also warm the sheets using your palms. This technique is said to be good in opening your pores, thus, making the essence from the sheet easily absorbed by the skin.


Lollipop lips

One of the things that beauty brands are very keen on nowadays is producing budge-proof makeup. And of course, the main product on that list are lippies. But what if we tell you that smudged-up and post-makeout looking lips are making rounds right now? Maybe it'll work on a girls' night out — but we'll skip it for office MOTD.



Cupping therapy

Okay, it's not exactly a new practice. But cupping has been making a comeback in the beauty — and sports— community as an alternative to acupuncture. In summary, it requires alcohol, cotton balls, fire, and — you guessed it — cups. Sounds crazy, but definitely worth a try since weekends are for 'relaxing', right?




Reverse Hair Washing


(Photo from: tebisha)


Conditioner first before shampoo? Not exactly the craziest, but still a little iffy. Apparently, this beauty trend results to more luscious-looking locks. But the idea of putting conditioner over your dirty hair immediately makes us think of clogged hair follicles and greasier-feeling hair. Still, for the love of a glorious-looking mane, we say 'just for the weekend, right?'


(Cover photo from: qiyunz)



Want your own share of weirdness this weekend? Give these face masks a try!

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If you're thinking of having a makeover, consider trying something new like bangs! Whether you're going for a simple side-swept on or something blunt, here are some style inspirations from the Community.


Choppy Bangs


(Photo from: qiyunz)


Blunt Bangs


(Photo from: StilettoesDiva)



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