These Goodies Might Be Our Last Splurge For 2017 | Clozette

After all the Christmas shopping for our loved ones, it's time to give ourselves permission to indulge in one last splurge for 2017 because, after this purchase, we'll already start saving up for next year. With that said, here are the items we'll spend the remaining of our Christmas money on.

Kersie

Creative Director



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"The marriage of fashion and tech in this timepiece is impressive. Unlike other bulky techy watches, this one is presented in a customizable and sleek design that easily goes well with any outfit. You can even personalize the face with a photo from Facebook or Instagram. The new Michael Kors Sofie Smartwatch proves that you truly can have both brains and beauty!"

Becks

Editor



SGD289


"'Tis the season to... rose gold everything! The super-sleek and modern Daniel Wellington Melrose 32mm timepiece is anything but plain with its black face and rose gold finish. Curated just for the holiday season, this set also features a classy rose gold cuff that lends a sophisticated touch with minimal effort. Can't say no to something that keeps me on time and on trend, can I?


P.S. Daniel Wellington has also come up with a gentlemen's version, which includes a Sheffield 40mm timepiece in rose gold with black leather strap and an additional black Nato strap."


Jordianne

Sub-Editor



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"I'm an old soul, and I am particularly enamoured by '70s style — not the psychedelic prints and bright hues you would have seen on That '70s Show but the more muted tones and Bohemian-inspired ensembles worn by the likes of Stevie Nicks and Joni Mitchell. So the Bally SS18 collection is right up my alley. The silhouettes and the colours ignite my vintage sensibilities."

Amanda

Features Writer and Campaign Executive



SGD620


"I've always been a massive fan of Sanrio characters growing up and it's so nice to be able to bring the nostalgia of my childhood in the form of this elegant piece. It looks fun and playful without being tacky and the Pink Sapphires on Poh Heng's My Melody Limited Edition Pendant makes it ten times cooler and gives an air of adult sophistication, in my opinion."




Therese

Features Writer and Community Specialist



Cupid Cross Back Cami Crop Top, SGD29; Mini Heart Studded A-Line Skirt in Pink, SGD34


"I've always loved sweet and fun outfits, that's why Pomelo Fashion's 'Sweet Escape' Holiday Collection immediately caught my eye. I particularly love the Cupid Cross Back Cami Crop Top and Mini Heart Studded A-Line Skirt in Pink. This season, I can throw some nice knee-length cardigan for warmth and for the summer I'll just wear it as is with some bright espadrilles." 

Dhivya

Campaign Executive



SGD90


"I love Kat Von D Beauty. I swear by their Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, so naturally, when we received the Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Eyeshadow Palette I was excited beyond words. The packaging resembles cathedral doors to reveal two sides. The 'Saint' side contains neutral everyday shades like brown and light pink, and the 'Sinner' side has bold and intense colours like bright red and dark green. This palette is so versatile and great to use for every event. To all my friends who are reading this, you know what I want this Christmas!"


Check out our Fall-Winter 2017 wishlist, too!

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Our “I Am Her” series features the female movers and shakers of the industry to learn how femininity and power coincide beautifully and seamlessly together.


We all know how amazing it is when women come together to help each other and raise each other up. There are those who teach other women. There are also those who offer a helping hand when one is in need. And there are those who build avenues for women to discover hidden possibilities that lie within them. Holly Spierings, co-founder of Eye of Horus Cosmetics, belongs in that category. With a mission to "Awaken the Goddess Within" women through her products, she strives to empower women everywhere. With such an inspiring advocacy, we just had to learn more about her. 




Fill in the blank: I’m an entrepreneur, a creative and ___________.


A wife-to-be – to be completely fulfilled I need to balance my business with my love of family.

What pushed you to get into creating natural — and now vegan-friendly — cosmetics?


I studied Naturopathy and Marketing at University and with the influence of my Mother began making my own cosmetics from a young age. Natural and Vegan makeup is becoming an emerging trend and there is an increasing demand from consumers choosing to use natural makeup rather than products with animal and chemical ingredients. We have worked hard with our manufacturers to produce products that are both vegan and natural with still the high performing benefits of chemical cosmetics.

We are consciously striving to become a 100% Vegan and cruelty-free company and we are always looking for ways to improve our manufacturing processes to remain ethical and environmentally friendly.


What’s the most challenging part about being an entrepreneur?


The risk of failure and its implications, the time and commitment required to produce something new, the constant learning and sometimes mistake making, the challenge of balancing personal life with business life.



Give us your best beauty tip.


Highlight your best asset. This could be enhancing your eyes with a beautiful eyeliner, applying our favourite shade of lipstick or wearing something that shows off your best feature. Confidence is always the key to feeling and looking beautiful.


You are the definition of looking good while doing what you do. How do you stay empowered and inspired to do that every day?


A combination of choosing a healthy plant-based diet and beach lifestyle and loving and taking pride in what I do. It’s rewarding and satisfying to see the business grow. I enjoy the creative aspect of collaborating with my team and seeing our ideas materialize into great products. 


What are your Clozette essentials?


My essential beauty go-to product is our Isis Sun Goddess Palette, for so many reasons. This product is Italian Baked and hand-pressed, with the ability to be used wet or dry. You can apply it with water for a more intense payoff for night or use dry for a soft beautiful look; the colours blend perfectly together. The Isis Sun Goddess palette can also be used as a bronzer or highlighter by taking a bronzing brush along the three shades, it adds a stunning glow of colour to the cheeks. It's the perfect dual-purpose palette.


(Cover photo from: eyeofhoruscosmetics.com)


Find more admirable women here.

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Woohoo! Let's shake off those Wednesday (a.k.a. hump day) blues with fun news. Here are the things you need to know right now.

Zodiac brushes


Astrology became quite a hit this year. (We're not saying it's just a trend, of course. But we did notice the interest in it.) Some brands, however, have taken it to a different level and have come up with their own astrology- or zodiac sign-inspired products. Here's the latest: a brush set inspired by your star sign.


Oui, Mattemoiselle


As suspected, Rihanna has been sporting fun lipstick colours as a way to tease fans about her upcoming releases for Fenty Beauty. The singer's cosmetics line is set to launch a matte lipstick line called Mattemoiselle on 26 December.

Cathay Pacific Lai See



Cathay Pacific has found a way to breathe new life into old uniforms of their flight attendants. They have been repurposed as Lai See or red envelopes. You can watch what happened behind the scenes of the process here.

Ruby Rose vs. Prada

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Actress Ruby Rose has accused Prada of using a photo of her in one of their new bags. The fashion house has denied the claim, but Rose is adamant that she looks exactly like the woman printed on the bag.


(Cover photo from: @spectrumcollections)


Catch what happened earlier this week here.

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