It’s a new week! Are you excited about what’s to come? We definitely are. In fact, we’re already hunting for interesting things to indulge in. Here’s what we’ve gathered so far.

The 2018 Met Gala theme



We’re still hungover with how good the ensembles were during this year’s Met Gala, but the next one is already in the works. It has been announced that the exhibition, and the gala to celebrate it, will centre on the theme “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.”

Missguided stops editing their models’ photos



Missguided did not announce it, but fans of the brand discovered that they no longer edit the perceived imperfections of their models. On the flip side, many have said that instead of just leaving the photos raw, Missguided actually digitally imposed imperfections (such as stretch marks) on their models' photos. The brand, however, has yet to speak on the controversy.


Love Lumine



Fashion lovers in SG, unite! A new haven for your sartorial needs has come. LUMINE carries 20 Japanese brands that range from minimalist to edgy but all chic. Visit the store and their offerings at #02-20 The Central 6 Eu Tong Sen Street.

Super… shampoo



YouTuber Lilly Singh, better known to her fans as iiSuperwomanii, is the newest face of Pantene. Singh joins a stellar roster of ambassadors for the brand, which includes Priyanka Chopra and Selena Gomez.


(Cover photo from: @missguided)



Let's take a look back at all the fun stuff that happened last week here.

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As a beauty lover, it can be challenging to pinpoint great products to try with the hundreds of thousands of choices on the shelves of our favourite beauty counters. This is why in our Clozette Beauty Awards 2017, we try to narrow down which products are worth our money and attention and give them all the credit they deserve for making us look and feel beautiful. 


And what better way to do it than through a collaborative approach with our beloved Community, whose passion for beauty goes beyond looking at labels and actually trying and testing out products themselves to find out which ones are truly holy grail material. 


So the question lies: what makes a great product in our beauty panel's book? Keep on reading to find out. 


(Photo from: beautifulbuns)


Starting with our very own Editor, Becks Ko, she highlighted, "Efficacy must come first, followed by texture, application, and packaging! If it doesn't work, no matter how amazing it looks or smells or feels, chuck it." 


One of our Clozette Ambassadors, Ryan Sim, shares, "A great product does not need to be expensive or fancy. What matters more is if it can deliver what it claims and if the ingredients and science used are sound. I believe there is no lousy product, just product that is not suitable for you."


Meanwhile, Hazel Vinluan, a Clozette Ambassador from the Philippines says, "I always consider the price and the quality of a beauty product. Whatever the brand name, it should be what it promises to be. I love hoarding great beauty products that are consistent, affordable and of course cruelty-free!" 



(Photo from: paradeoflove)


Our guest panelist Lolent Lee Chu Wan also gave us her two cents on the matter. "[Something that makes a great product is when it] delivers the results that it's supposed to give ( i.e. radiance or anti-ageing) and maintain it for a few days even after you had stopped using it". 


Last, but not the least, Romana Hashim, one of our Clozette Ambassadors from Malaysia and resident beauty lover shares, "[A great product is not just about] the results it gives me but the overall experience whilst using it. The brand itself, the scent, and texture of the products, as well as the aesthetics of the packaging [adds on to the factors to consider it great]."


How about you? What makes a product great in your book?





Give your favourite beauty product a shoutout by voting in this year's Clozette Beauty Awards 2017.

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Forget the ‘business’ in ‘business and pleasure.’ As modern women, we prefer to use the word ‘power’ simply because gone are the days when only women in the corporate world excel. Being an empowered woman today, whoever you are, is being a movie star in your life’s narrative, where no subject is taboo. It’s knowing the art of marrying power with pleasure and vice versa. Because really, we only have one life to live. Might as well live it the way we define it.

Ahead, we share five empowering rules of having both power and pleasure, exactly how you’ll like it.

Make your own rules




The first rule of embracing both power and pleasure? Take charge and write your own rules! There’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all. So think about how liberating and fulfilling life could be when it was on your own terms. Become your own trailblazer.

Demand your own standards


Declaring and demanding your own standards mean respecting yourself. Be a woman with a voice. If it’s not good enough for you, don’t accept it. Know what you want and make your opinion known, one way or the other — sometimes quietly, sometimes loudly.


Rouge it




Make yourself your priority. The more you take care of you, the more confident and empowered you become. So go on, rouge it. Wear your opinion on your lips — literally. The Rouge Dior Liquid is Dior’s latest — and most intense — liquid lip colour that celebrates power and pleasure unlike any other. It is the perfect personification of the ‘power look’ — it delivers major couture colour impact with up to 12 hours of long wear. And the pleasure? It glides on smooth and velvety and indulges your lips with irresistible comfort and lightness.

With four types of finishes — Liquid Rock Matte, Liquid Electrical Metal, Liquid Pop Satin and Liquid Velvet Nude — you can easily alter your look or your mood however you want it. There is a sort of fearless attitude behind this and we’re definitely not complaining.




Value your passions




Pursuing your passions can inspire you in many positive and rewarding ways. Remember, your passion (or your hobby) is worth making time for. Who says you can’t work hard and play harder? Do what you love and you’ll love what you do.

Form your tribe


You know what they say: your vibe attracts your tribe. Surround yourself with people who boogie to the same tune as you and establish a network of people who empower each other. That way, you’ll empower them and be empowered, too.


Make yourself your priority. Discover the Dior Rouge Dior Liquid here.

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