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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On the small screen, Shay Mitchell plays the character of Emily Fields — a “jock girl” who is struggling to come to terms with her sexuality. But in real life, the Pretty Little Liars star is the complete opposite of Emily, especially when it comes to style.

She loves to glam herself up wherever she goes, likes to rock amazing makeup looks, has a ton of awesome collaborations with makeup and fashion brands, does YouTube on the side, is one of our inspirations for achieving that bedhead hair look, and fights for causes such as sex trafficking, cyber bullying, and LGBT rights. In other words, she’s #goals for us.

So if you want to see which of Shay’s numerous looks are our faves, keep reading.

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Perfect Beachy Waves



No one can do beachy waves better than Shay. She’s able to combine the effortless vibe with the sophisticated and sexy finish, making it look like she barely spent any time on it.

Bronze Goddess


Bronze eyeshadow looks amazing on everyone, but the way she pairs it with extra highlighted cheekbones and a nude glossy lip ups the ante of her motd (makeup of the day).

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Monochrome Queen



Just one look at her slaying in her complete white ensemble and we’re already planning our own monochromatic outfits.

#LobGoals


A lob with a textured, wavy look creates one fresh hairstyle. So now you know what to ask your stylist the next time you head into the salon!



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Effortless Summer Look



You might be tired of the off-shoulder trend already, but the way Shay wears it will surely revive your love for the fashion piece. When paired with angular sunnies, slip-ons, denim shorts, and big hair, you get a summer look that you can wear to the beach or to parties.

Eyes to Kill


Thinking of rocking a smoky eye for your next night out with the girls? Then here’s a look you can easily cop. All you’ll need is black eyeshadow, kohl eyeliner, waterproof mascara, and a nude lippie. Sounds easy to do, no?


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Boho Babe



Since we have tropical climate, this boho look is the perfect one to wear when running errands, heading down to lunch with your BFFs, or when you just want to explore the city.

Bedhead Hair


Perfectly messy, voluminous, and chic. Whenever we need a little inspo on how to rock and style bedhead hair, Shay’s our girl.


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Sassy Yet Classy



Whenever it’s one of those days when you feel like you can’t deal with the world, this sassy and classy look by Shay should be your go-to. It’s stylish and easy to put together — perfect for lazy days.

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Want more celebrity style inspiration? Then read here for the seven style tips we learned from Kendall Jenner.


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