The Singapore Writers Festival And Aesop | Clozette

Aesop, a brand known for their fusion of skincare and the arts, has collaborated with the Singapore Writer’s Festival to host the renowned Singapore author Josephine Chia to share her life and work to an audience of writers and beauty enthusiasts.  




Aesop has been in Singapore for a while now and if you happen to visit their shops, you’ll see that no two shops are the same in terms of its layout and design. For their newest branch in Capitol Piazza  they adopted the Peranakan culture. You can visit taxonomyofdesign.com to see for yourself how they adapted the said culture in their branch and more virtual tours of their other shops all over the world. 




In terms of products, Aesop's products are known for the nature-like scents. They have a wide range of bath and hair products, body scrubs, and balms. A personal favourite is their Geranium line-- a range of body scrubs, cleansers, and balms that provide clean, supple, and moisturised skin. 

Storytelling from the Lady of the Night


The evening started with some wine and a little chit chat. Then, Ms. Josephine Chia, clad in a traditional outfit, was introduced and treated to stories of Singapore's Peranakan culture. For some of us who have never seen Singapore in its non-urbanized state, this was a good learning experience. I for one was not aware that there were parts of Singapore decades ago that didn’t have water or electricity. One can only imagine how tough that might be, so for someone like Ms. Chia who lived and breathe this experience it was a very raw and genuine narrative.




After the story telling guests had a chance to interact with the others writers present at the event. We also got to know more about Ms. Chia’s works as we were given the chance to purchase her books. Lastly, we also had the chance to check on Aesop's products! 



 



The Singapore Writer’s Festival




Another objective of the event was to promote the upcoming Singapore Writer’s Festival (SWF) happening from October 30 to November 08. For those of you interested in joining the festivities of the SWF, there will be performances by foreign and local artists, workshops, and panel discussions--a mix of both paid and free admissions. For families, there are also activities suitable for kids from age 4 to teens like storytelling and type setting.


Check SISTIC for the schedules and events or the SWF website for more information. 


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One of our favourite K-Beauty makeup brands ETUDE HOUSE recently celebrated the brand’s first year flagship store anniversary in Wisma Atria, Singapore. To commemorate this milestone, they launched the ETUDE HOUSE Precious Mineral Moist Any Cushion – an updated cream moisturiser and makeup base from the brand’s bestselling cushion range in one nifty cushion. Say hello to ultimate moisture and evenly radiant skin wherever you go – even in cold weather!




An extension to the popular line of ETUDE HOUSE Precious Mineral Any Cushion, this richer variant’s creamy texture melts onto skin and bids bye-bye to that unwanted cakey, clumpy look. Now – the icing on the cake: it is exclusively boosted with Baobab Water, and contains four times more Hyaluronic Acid than other ETUDE House Any Cushion products.




Further enhanced with a Glow Lock Complex, it creates a light-refractivity layer that invites radiance and stops moisture from evaporating. The Precious Mineral Moist Any Cushion keeps your skin moist and comfortable throughout the day, making it the ideal companion for that gorgeous, dewy glow.




To apply, gently stipple the product on with the air puff. For extra coverage, simply layer on by stippling a bit more product on the desired area. With three colors to choose from – Light Beige, Natural Beige, Honey Beige – it is very easy to find your colour match.


The ETUDE HOUSE Precious Mineral Moist Any Cushion is now available at all ETUDE HOUSE Outlets in Singapore.

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Colouring your hair is one of the easiest ways for an instant makeover. Just choose a colour and you're done! It changes everything--right from how it makes your eye colour pop to the clothes you wear. If you're into colouring your hair but seem to be getting a bit bored with it--don't fret.


Here are 5 hair trends we love that are totally worth trying out for a more exciting look! 


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Soft Ombre



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To start this list, we have a hair colour that's both trendy and classy. If the ombre look is too over-the-top for your taste, we suggest you try its downplayed and toned down version, the soft ombre. It's subtle, chic, and you don't have to surprise anyone with the drastic hair colour change. 

Ash Blonde



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Going blonde was such a big hair colour trend last year but it just didn't suit all skin tones. Thankfully, Ash Blonde came to the rescue! This one's the perfect light brown or dark blonde colour with a dash of grey shades--perfect for light to medium skin tones and bright pink lippie! 



Silver Grey



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Who knew a hair colour sported by our grannies would actually make it to this list? Yeap, the granny hair is in and we're obsessed with it. This one's great for all skin tones and can range from light grey to silver. You can even mix in a few purples, pink, and reds for an edgier look!  



Bright-Coloured Tips



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If you're still loving your current haircolour but feel like it needs a punch of colour, go to your hairdresser and ask for a set of bright colours to add to your tips! Purples, blue, and pink seems to be a popular choice but go ahead and get creative with it! 



Rainbow/Unicorn Hair


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This kind of hair colour trend aren't for newbies, but if your feel like taking the plunge, go ahead. The so-called rainbow hair or unicorn hair is a mixture of several colours that are either opaque or hidden, but is seen when a beam of light hits their hair--like magic! It's fun, and definitely a statement maker for one who loves to wear colour! 


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Which hair colour trend would you like to try? Let us know in the comments below!

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