Shop For These 6 Christmas Gifts Online | Clozette

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Have you started Christmas shopping yet? We know it can be stressful, and expensive for that matter. And we know that it’s not fun to have to wiggle your way into a rack or a display, just to come out empty-handed. So why not try online shopping?

It’s easy, safe, you don’t have to fight anyone to get there, and you can get amazing discounts! At ZALORA’s 12.12 Online Fever, shopping for your loved ones is made easier, faster, and way more affordable as you get to access to more than 100 brands at discounted prices.


Best thing about all of this? We've partnered with our friends from ZALORA; and together, we're sharing the holiday cheer with our Clozetters in Singapore, Philippines, and Malaysia with an extra 15% OFF during ZALORA's 12.12 Online Fever.



Just enter the code 1212CLOZETTE upon check-out and get 15% OFF, with no minimum spend and applicable on top of discounted items. The code is valid from 12 - 15 Dec 2015 (for ZALORA SG and ZALORA PH); valid from 09 - 12 Dec 2015 (ZALORA MY)

Ready to shop? Scroll down to check out these 6 categories at ZALORA Singapore, ZALORA Philippines, and ZALORA Malaysia for that perfect gift for your loved ones this holiday season.

New Arrivals


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There’s nothing more satisfying than the smell of a brand new item. Check out the new arrivals to learn what’s on trend for the season -- be it for casual outfits or glam ones, they have it all! And give your loved one a gift that's literally hot off the rack! 


Jewellery


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Jewellry make great gifts because every one needs at least one piece, be it a pair of earrings, a simple necklace, or a bracelet! They can emphasise any outfit in a sophisticated and chic manner, and they never go out of style — allowing you to wear it year after year, trend after trend!


Bags


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A good bag is a must for any woman. Satchels, totes, and clutches, these are just a few versatile pieces that can be taken from day to night. What would we be without our bags, which is why this makes such a great gift for your mum or your bestie! It will carry all the essentials and will work as a good accessory to complete a look!


Makeup


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All beauty experts and newbies need a kit of makeup essentials that consist of a red lipstick, concealer, powder, mascara, and blush! These five things can transform any face and make anyone look polished and ready to take on the day. So if you know anyone who loves beauty or is experimenting with it, you know where to find them gifts they'll love!


Skincare


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A good skincare routine is a must if we all want to look our best every day, with or without makeup. And we all know that even a simple regimen of a cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and toner will make a huge difference. For this season, combat dryness together with your friends and loved ones by stocking up on important skincare products such as sunscreen, moisturiser, and eye cream! 


Gifts for the men in our lives


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And of course we can't forget the men in our lives! If he loves music, get him a good pair of headphones; if he’s into fashion, some leather shoes would be great! Or if he loves skincare as much as you do, a good moisturiser and cleanser will do. So show your man your love for him by giving him a gift he will never forget!


Check out more holiday gift ideas at ZALORA Singapore, Malaysia, & Philippines!




·  Enter the code 1212CLOZETTE upon check-out and get 15% OFF, with no minimum spend and applicable on top of discounted items 
· Valid from 12 - 15 Dec 2015 (for ZALORA SG and ZALORA PH); valid from 09 - 12 Dec 2015 (ZALORA MY)*

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Code is valid from 12 - 15 Dec 2015 (for ZALORA SG and ZALORA PH); and from 09 - 12 Dec 2015 (ZALORA MY)
·  Not applicable on items sold by third party merchants and non-sale brands listed at www.zalora.sg/faq-non-sale
·  ZALORA Singapore/Malaysia/Philippines reserve the right to amend/cancel the promotion at any time.
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Starting your own business at a young age, with no experience whatsoever and every one telling you it’s not feasible, is risky. And that’s exactly what the young founders of HollerMall did — they ignored all the negativity, persevered, and worked hard to materialise their dream. And this past Saturday, they had their grand opening at Paranaque City, Philippines where guests, bloggers, and our very own Clozette Ambassadors Klaopin, AaliyahBenisano, iamaly, and NellCabanban got to shop from a vast collection of brands, ranging from fashion to lifestyle!



HollerMall, home to 44 online-based brands in the Philippines, aims to finally allow shoppers to immerse themselves in a wide range of labels under just one roof, making it easier and faster!


Co-founders Chesca de Mesa and Maelyn Hung

So how did founders Chesca de Mesa and Maelyn Hung do it? For all you entrepreneurs who want to learn the secret to their success, we caught up with them during the grand opening and got an exclusive interview on how they turned their dream into a reality!

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How did the idea [of Hollermall] come to you?

Maeylyn: We started as course mates, we both were in the same org — Industrial Design and Society — then after we graduated, because I had an online shop before, I saw that there was a need for this kind of service. Which is collaborative marketing; we do all the dirty work for you if you want to start your own business, especially for the fashion industry.

It’s so hard to start an online shop especially when there are so many competitors. So what we did is we envisioned to help other online emerging brands grow. 
 
Chesca: Then, we also wanted to create a community for everyone who loves fashion, beauty, etc. So our business actually started because we saw problems when people buy online — like damages, [issues with] quantity, and quality.

Maelyn: Our main concept is we want to help small and medium enterprises through collaboration.



How many brands are hosted right now?

Chesca: As of now, we have 44.

Do you have a criteria when choosing which brands to take in?

Chesca: At first, we didn’t even filter anything.

Maelyn: But we decided that we wanted to help other brands as well, so we’re going to have adjustments so that we can cater to everyone. Our business [motto] is actually, “You grow first, before us.”

How did you come up with the name ‘HollerMall’?

Chesca: As Maelyn said a while ago, she had an online store named “Hype,” so she wanted to rename it to something that started with the letter ‘H’ too. We were joking around and then we came up with “holler”! 


As entrepreneurs, what’s the biggest challenge you’ve had?

Chesca: The biggest challenge is how fast fashion trends come and go, so we have to move fast too.

Maelyn: So when we work, we really work fast. And if we have an idea, we try to execute it as fast as we can. We need to implement the idea…

Chesca: We don’t care about the data as of now. If it doesn’t work, change it again.




Do you have any tips for people who want to start their own business?

Chesca: Actually we attend startup business seminars, which is like a big community filled with startup companies.

Maelyn: Our tip for entrepreneurs is to always keep yourself inspired and to do your own thing. If someone tells you it’s not a good idea, who the hell cares, just do it! Because you never know, it might click [with the people], and if it doesn’t, come up with ways for it to work.

Chesca: Join other startup business communities as well because that’s where you get to learn. You’ll find out their strategies and challenges, and you’ll learn from their experiences too.

Maelyn: Since you’re all startup companies, in a way, you’re helping each other too. And again, always keep yourselves inspired.




How do you deal with competitors with the same concept?

Maelyn: We’re not bothered by it because we see competition as an opportunity for growth. If they have these brands, that’s okay with us because that means the community is growing, you see that there is a demand [for this type of business]. What we’re doing is in a way, supporting the community. So if you were to start your own online shop, it would be easy because these types of businesses exist. Even if it’s just for part-time.

Chesca: Because a lot of online shop owners are only part-time.

Maelyn: We envision a place where you really work for yourself. Instead of working for a big company, why not start your own, right? And we’ll help you with it too. We want our services, as much as possible, to be affordable; we want to cater to all your needs, and if you need tools we have it. Like if you need to do product shots, we have a studio that we can lend you. We want to build a strong support system for the fashion industry.

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Which brands are you excited to shop from at HollerMall? Let us know in the comment section below!

HollerMall is located at 32 Aguirre Avenue, Barangay BF Homes, Paranaque City, Philippines

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Hydrate, exfoliate, tighten, brighten, and many more — these are the reasons why we use face masks. From the ever-so-popular sheet masks to ones with charcoal that just suck out all the dirt in your face, you got to admit, face masks are pretty much the bomb.

Every skin type can use them because they’re not as abrasive as exfoliators, and they make a great addition for pampering or relaxation sessions in the bathroom. But the downside, is that face masks (especially the most effective ones) can often break your wallet.

Our solution? Make your own! Natural, DIY face masks are often even better than store-bought ones because they don’t contain added preservatives and fragrances. So if you want to go the healthy way to clear, glowing skin, here are 4 2-ingredient DIY masks that are extremely easy to make!

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Green Tea + Honey


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Perfect for those who want a good dose of exfoliation, a green tea and honey face mask will slough away all of your skin’s dead cells, calm redness, reduce pimples and other blemishes, without drying them all out! Honey, a good moisturiser, will quench your skin’s thirst for that radiant glow, making this face mask a cheap 2-in-1 product that zaps blemishes away and moisturises your face! Just cut out a used (cold) green tea bag and put all the leaves into a bowl and add a teaspoon of honey to make a paste. Apply it after cleansing your skin, let it sit for 5-10 minutes and rinse with warm water, and that’s it!

Papaya + Lemon


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A mask made of pureed papaya and pure lemon juice will refine and tone your skin for a healthier, younger you! The vitamins and enzymes in papaya are good for anti-aging benefits and helping fight pimples and scars as it gently exfoliates the skin and hydrates it. The vitamin C in lemon juice will control oil production and lighten up scars and acne marks -- a powerful, acne fighting mask indeed!

Mash up a few chunks of papaya and mix it together with a teaspoon of lemon juice, apply it all over your face and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Moisturize well after and you will soon have smooth, clean skin!


Banana + Yogurt


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Love putting bananas in your sandwiches and shakes? Or just eating it as it is? Well you’ll love this DIY banana and yogurt face mask that will refine and brighten your complexion! Bananas have good anti-aging benefits as it combats dryness and smoothens out your skin’s surface, as well as cleansing your pores to remove any impurities hidden within. When combined with a teaspoon of yogurt, which fights acne while hydrating the skin, this easy-to-make mask will make it into your skincare routine in no time!


Apple Cider Vinegar + Water


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Using vinegar as on your face? Don’t be afraid as this method dates back to ancient Greece! Usually used as a toner, apple cider vinegar and water can be transformed into a face mask by mixing 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of water, gently applying it all over your face, and letting it dry! This mask is perfect for those suffering with acne as apple cider vinegar is known to kill bacteria that clogs pores and reduces inflammation by softly exfoliating the skin, and lessening the marks and scars. But remember, never use this on its own as it might be too abrasive on your skin and cause even more damage.

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What are some of your favourite DIY masks? Tell us in the comments below!

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