The Reality Of Going On A Juice Cleanse | Clozette

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Juice cleanses have been famous for a while now with the maple-syrup-cayenne-lemon mixture being the most known. It’s even created a debate between people who praise it, and those who say it’s not actually doing anything for your body.

I, for one, wanted to try it out for myself to see whether either side’s claims were true. Instead of doing a typical 3-day or 7-day cleanse, though, I opted to just dip my toes by trying it out for 1 day – drinking 2 bottles of juice per meal. Sounds easy, right? Well, you’d be surprised at what actually happened.

If you’re curious to try juice cleansing, then keep reading below to find out what my mind and body went through when I went on a “solid food strike”, as well as tips on how to power through it! 


Breakfast: the easiest meal of the day

Since I had technically been fasting the whole night (aka sleeping), drinking juice for breakfast felt easy. It even gave me a boost of motivation that I could do more than a 1-day cleanse! Sadly, it didn’t last.

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Mid-morning: in a state of shock

I love food, especially carbs. So once I stopped ingesting solid food, drank two bottles of juice, and called that a 'meal', my body went into a state of shock. It craved and craved solid foods.

To handle my cravings, I constantly drank water and tea. Not only is it a recommended partner for juice cleanses, but it actually helps you feel full and assists your body in purging out the bad toxins!

Lunch: hungry and tired

Any optimism I had during the morning disappeared by lunchtime as it was one of the worst parts during the cleanse. It was the first time I could really feel every bit of my body being hungry. I had no energy, I was cranky, and I was craving salt because all my juices were leaning toward the sweet side.

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Afternoon: don’t eat that banana

By the time the afternoon rolled in, my mind and body wanted two different things. My body wanted to badly eat a piece of banana, while my mind wanted to just sleep. Luckily in the end, my mind won and I took a very long nap – I don’t understand how Beyonce was able to do this for a week!

Word of advice, whenever you’re on a cleanse, make sure to have a small pillow right next to you because with your body running low on energy, you’re bound to take a nap or two.

Dinner: too much of a good thing

Remember how people tell you that too much of a good thing can be bad for you? Who knew it was applicable to juice too! I had been drinking the same juice since morning, which is why by dinnertime, it already tasted icky in my mouth. My tip for you if you're experiencing the same thing while cleansing, is to drink it quickly and follow it up with water immediately! 

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Nighttime: near the finish line

I felt proud of myself for not eating a single piece of solid food; I was so near the finish line that I started to think about what I would be eating the next morning, excitedly picturing pancakes, French toast, eggs, and bacon! 

My post-juice cleanse thoughts

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Yet, the morning after felt weird. I thought I would eat every piece of food that was within my reach, but it turned out to be the opposite. It suddenly felt foreign to me to eat solid food, as if my body was already getting used to drinking it. So I eased into it and slowly took in every bite, and boy was it good.

Now you may be wondering if I lost any weight or if my energy’s improved or if I feel any different. Well, I didn’t shed a few pounds as the cleanse was too quick, but I’ll tell you this: it made me feel lighter, as if all the toxins in my body were removed! I guess the people advocating for juice cleansing were right.

But would I recommend this for losing weight? Yes and no, because whatever you do is always up to you, of course! 


What do you think about juice cleanses? Have you tried it out? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below!



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Walking into the office sporting your best power dressing OOTD is exciting. Your demeanour and outfit makes you appear strong and independent, capable of achieving your dreams.

However, when you’re a working girl, the struggle of waking up early in the morning just to plan your day’s outfit is real. You want to be able to show off your personality, without looking over-the-top, or like you didn’t put in any effort at all, right?

So if you’re stuck in rut trying to figure out how to plan your next “work-fit”, here are our 4 tips on how to choose the perfect looks without having to sacrifice your beauty rest!


Plan ahead of time

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Extend your beauty sleep on weekdays by planning your outfits ahead of time! You can hang them in your closet in a chronological order, so this way, you won’t be rushing every morning and you’ll wake up calm and relaxed.

Take note of your office's dress code

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Working in a place without uniforms is an opportunity to bring out your personality. But you should always remember to take note of your office’s dress code when planning your ensembles. You can use it as a guide to avoid looking “inappropriate,” and if you’re having trouble putting your outfits together, you can always go with neutrals as they’re safe colours that still look sophisticated and elegant!

Put a twist to your look

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Forget about a typical pantsuit and rock a denim one instead! It will instantly make you look chic and professional, but with a youthful and modern twist.

Add a personal touch

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To give your “work-fits” more oomph, try adding personal touches to your look such as bright heels or bold accessories or rocking different prints together. There are numerous ways on how you can make your outfit look unique, so just trust your instincts, go for it, and confidently flaunt it!


Got any more tips on how to keep your work outfits on top of their game? Share them with us below, and don’t forget to snap and share them with the Community too!


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Last Thursday, 7th July 2016, the Grand Marriott Ballroom was packed with fashion enthusiasts and lovers, designers, editors, and international buyers for the first ever Fashion Exchange International.

With the goal of promoting and selling ready-to-wear fashion labels for distribution overseas, its four partners, Carmina Sanchez-Jacob, Robby Carmona, Valerie Lim, and Henry Chan all saw an opportunity to connect local talent to the international audience by creating this fashion marketing and brand management platform.

By partnering with Samsung Electronics, it enabled and encouraged the audience to capture their chic experiences, as well as see and understand what it takes for a product to go from “raw” to “rack”! Plus, in addition to homegrown talents such as Rosenthal Tee, Proudrace, Aranaz, and the like showing off their best pieces, a stellar lineup of Filipino fashion designers also showcased their latest collections. 

So keep reading below to check out some of Ivarluski Aseron, Rajo Laurel, Francis Libiran, and Dennis Lustico’s latest pieces, as well as their inspirations behind each collection!


Ivarluski Aseron

“I found The Broad museum a fascinating and mesmerising sight during a recent trip…as a fashion designer, I hoped to translate those architectural details to my collection. By employing tailoring techniques with a straightforward palette, I evoked the museum’s qualities – a piece of art that captures your attention from afar, and when you get up close, you can better appreciate its beauty.” - Ivarluski Aseron

Rajo Laurel

“The collection that I am showing for Fashion Exchange is called ‘Magpie+Memphis’. It's really based on my memory as a teenager. I wanted to capture that sense of wonder, abandonment, courage, and joy...[with] the music of the New Wave as the starting point for the collection…This is, in a way, a personal fragmented walk down memory lane, answering questions like why I do what I do and what I love about it.The fusion of all these memories and emotions is what the collection is all about." - Rajo Laurel

Francis Libiran

“The collection that I created for Fashion Exchange International makes use of my signature Art Deco detail. I drew inspiration from my fascination for lines and structures. Being true to my design aesthetics, my creative team and I designed a collection of wearable art pieces through different detailing techniques such as embroidery, laser-cutting, custom felt appliqué, digital printing, and quilting.” - Francis Libiran

Dennis Lustico

“The Japanese culture is an endless well of inspiration...The colours and textures are often unexpected and seemingly random, but their manner of putting the elements together still results in a harmoniously beautiful creation…With that as my inspiration, I used hand-applied beads, sequins, and embellishments in my collection; together with a mix of fabrics (such as thick mesh, medium-weight satins, lamé) and techniques (like beading, cutouts, layering).” - Dennis Lustico


Want to know more about the designers and brands that showcased their collections at Fashion Exchange International? Then click here to find out more!