The Busy Girl’s Guide To Rejuvenation After The Holidays | Clozette

The presents have been given, the lists have been checked, and the merriment has simmered down. After all the hustling during the holidays, what’s next? Some well-deserved pampering and rejuvenation, of course. It’s time to put the focus back on yourself after you’ve treated all your loved ones during the season of giving. But you’re still a busy girl, and the activities can’t be elaborate. So here are easy ways you can revive your energy after all the rush.

Stretch it out

There’s nothing quite like rejuvenating your muscles than stretching them out. It doesn’t matter if you’re an expert at yoga or not. Some stretching exercises can not only help relieve your muscles from strain due to too much walking (for holiday shopping) or dancing but the endorphins released when you move your body can actually calm your mind. The best part? You can do it in between other activities.

A refreshing me-time

We’re all familiar with the feeling of a nice shower after a long, hard day. So it’s only right that you indulge yourself in this relaxing activity. But kick it up a notch by treating your olfactory senses and your hair — yes, at the same time. The hair, although our crowning glory, is often overlooked. A relaxed state of mind with refreshed hair is a combo you definitely deserve.

Envelop your senses with the refreshing scents of coconut, cucumber and green tea as you nourish your tresses with the Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Coconut Milk Shampoo and Conditioner and the Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Cucumber Green Tea Shampoo and Conditioner.

The products from the Herbal Essences Bio:Renew line are formulated with a signature blend of essential antioxidants, aloe and sea kelp that brings hair back to life in just 21 days.

Do a digital cleanse

We all have this urge to constantly be “on.” Having smartphones has made so many things in our lives easy and effortless, but we just have to turn it off sometimes. Scrolling through social media as a way to get sleepy is an excuse many of us make. You’ve already done a lot of coordinating and tech-involved planning during the holidays, so you owe yourself some digital detox. Put your phone away two hours before you doze off and you’ll find yourself more energetic in the morning.

Think green

Surrounding yourself with greens is one way to revive your senses. If you haven’t tried or are scared to do so, now’s the time to finally cultivate a green thumb. Get yourself a plant; it doesn’t have to be grand. A little pot of succulent can do just the trick. Spending time in nature, and nurturing one member of it can not only give you more time to do mindful thinking but also a sense of pride and accomplishment for keeping something well and robust.

The Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Coconut Milk Shampoo and Conditioner and the Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Cucumber Green Tea Shampoo and Conditioner are now exclusively available at
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Everyone has that one friend who’s super into astrology and knows the ascendant signs of everyone in the group, attributing all their personality traits to where the moon was when they were born. Don't know what to give them for Christmas? Let us inspire you with some cool gifts that would suit every sign. 

Aries: PUMA Suede x En Noir


Someone like strong, passionate Aries needs a pair of these PUMA Suede x En Noir sneakers as they chase down every opportunity life presents. Bold and sophisticated, this limited edition pair is in their signature all-black style and features an intricate spider web design on the heel.

Taurus: Covergirl TruBlend Matte Liquid Foundation

An array of foundation shades that deliver a matte finish that isn't cakey or dry? It's the perfect gift for a Taurean. A reliable Taurus girl needs an equally reliable makeup base, and this one fits the bill.

Gemini: Centifolia and Damascena candles from diptyque 

Roses is to love is what perfume is to diptyque — inseparable. Gift your Gemini girlfriend a pair of Centifolia and Damascena scented candles from diptyque’s latest collection and let the smell of roses fill the air around her as she relaxes after a day’s work.

Cancer: JOY by Dior 

Water signs are all about emotional connections and personal reflection. This Moisturizing Body Lotion and Foaming Shower Gel combo from Dior will do just the trick for the Cancer who loves to soak in a bath and contemplate the deeper meaning of life.

Leo: Clarins Limited Edition Highlighter Palette 


Help her sparkle so others may bask in her glow with this gorgeous Clarins Limited Edition highlighter palette. Easily applied with a brush or fingers, set her on the right path with some shimmer. Your Leonine friend will thank you kindly for making her the star of the show.

Virgo: L’OCCITANE x Rifle Paper Co. Ultimate Love Box 

You can’t go wrong with presents for a Virgo if it’s from a brand that calls to her appreciation for all things natural. Combined with a cult stationery brand that is inspired by nature, this gift box is practical for the body as it is beautiful for the vanity.

Scorpio: Iris & Ink Choker 

Let’s face it, every girl likes a little gold once in a while, and a Scorpio is no exception. She’ll love this slinky snake chain choker from Iris & Ink to go with all her outfits. Cast from 18-karat gold-plated sterling silver, the make is suitable for even the most sensitive water sign.

Sagittarius: Mattemoiselle in Tiger Tini by Fenty Beauty 


Oh, fiery Sagittarius, how brightly you burn. Score some major points with Fenty Beauty’s Mattemoiselle in Tiger Tini, velvety smooth in a soft matte finish to suit every skin tone. Bold, brave, and free, like every woman should be.

Capricorn: Kanebo Holiday Night Collection 


For the sign that has an eye for quality craftsmanship, look no further than KANEBO’s Holiday Night collection — an effortless set of essentials, Moisture Rouge lipstick, Mono Eyeshadow and Mono Blush – that was made to accentuate a Capricorn’s best features this festive season.

Aquarius: Les 9 Ombres - Edition N°2 Quintessence from Chanel 

Get your party on and pamper your best Aquarius gal with this limited edition Les 9 Ombres palette in Quintessence from Chanel’s SS19 collection, which has nine gorgeous shimmer shades that will leave her spoilt for choice and sparkling the night away.

Pisces: Guess 1981 Indigo 

What a Pisces needs is a scent that's dreamy and evokes memories of adventure. Intriguing, self-confident and "a rebel in the pursuit of her dreams," are the qualities that inspired the fragrance, which are apt characteristics to describe a Piscean.



The holidays are all about giving and sharing. But it can also be about heading out, going from one place to another and sleepless nights. All the festivities are fun to partake in, but they can take a toll on your skin. Don’t let the stress of all the planning and partying leave you with dull skin and make sure you bring back your glow right on time for the new year. Here’s how to do it with the help of Origins.

Don’t forget your body

Your body’s skin needs some lovin’, too. So make sure you keep it hydrated and glowing with extra-hydrating moisturisers. For skin that’s velvety-soft to the touch, be generous with the Soufflé Try Me Trio (SGD58). Leave the stress away and even play with this array of Ginger Soufflé Whipped Body Cream, Gloomaway Grapefruit Body Cream and Smoothing Salt Whipped Body Cream that are all great for keeping the skin smooth and soft but also scented to suit whatever type of mood you have.

Hydrate and rejuvenate

Just like our bodies need hydration in order to be re-energised and refreshed, so does our skin. Forget flakiness and dryness by making sure you moisturise well. The Make a Difference Rejuvenate Regimen (SGD89) ensures you’ll have skin as soft and smooth as silk even with the stressors of the holiday season. Formulated with ultra-hydrating Rose of Jericho, Lychee and Watermelon hydra-sustain complex, you’ll be able to quench your skin’s thirst for hydration. The regimen consists of Make A Difference Plus+ Rejuvenating Serum, Make A Difference Plus+ Rejuvenating Treatment, Make A Difference Rejuvenating Cleansing Milk and Make A Difference Plus+ Rejuvenating Treatment Lotion.

Melt away the stress 

The glow won’t come out if your muscles are knotted and your mind is clouded. It truly helps if you have a positive mindset despite the busy-ness. But we understand that it’s easier said than done, so here’s a little tip: wash it away. Having a warm bath is a sure-fire way to calm your nerves and make you forget your troubles. It’s even better when you have a bath-time and after-bath arsenal that’s made especially to melt your stress away. The Warm Ginger Wonders Set (SGD78) is perfect for those who want both warmth and zing during the holidays. It contains Ginger Soufflé Body Cream, Ginger Burst Savory Body Wash, Ginger Body Scrub, Ginger Gloss Smoothing Body Oil, Small Ginger Candle tin and Body Puff.

Renew, repair and promote radiance 

It’s been proven true that stress can lead to premature ageing… even for the skin. Ensure you mirror the radiance you carry from within by taking care of your skin by renewing and repairing it when needed. A regimen that’s made especially to keep a youthful glow, like the Three Part Harmony Nourishers Set (SGD138), is key. Infused with various skin-loving ingredients such as Theobroma Seed Butter, Tazetta Lily Bulbs, Myrtle, Crambe Oil and Scutellaria, the products in this set is sure to make your skin revived and renewed from cleansing to treatment. The set contains Three Part Harmony Nourishing Cream, Three Part Harmony Foaming Cleanser, Three Part Harmony Triphase Essence Lotion and Three Part Harmony Oil-infused Serum.

Joy in a jiffy

Sometimes, you just really don’t have time to spare. That doesn’t mean you have to completely let stress take away your glow, though. Pamper yourself in a jiffy with something that’s warm but also spicy. We all know how much scents play a part when it comes to getting more energy and conjuring up imagery. So you can imagine yourself being at the top of your game even during the busy holidays with this fresh yet warm Ginger to Go Kit (SGD88). Envelop yourself with the warmth of ginger while the collective scent of lemon, lime and bergamot gives you the pick-me-up you need. Indulge in the kit that contains Ginger Essence Sensuous Skin Scent, Ginger Essence Intensified Fragrance roller ball, Ginger Soufflé Whipped Body Cream and Ginger Burst Savory Body Wash.

Learn more about Origins here.