Things You Should Buy While You're Travelling | Clozette

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Travelling is one of the best things you can do for yourself; and whenever you plan a trip, don't forget to include shopping time! Shopping for things from your travel destination is also one way of collecting memories (aside from taking lots of photos). It's also a great way to get to know the culture. However, you don't want to commit that big mistake of buying something that is already available in your own country.

So here's a short shopping guide on what to look for during your travels!



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Eating local food is a must, and so is buying local snacks. There are different and sometimes weird but delicious versions of chocolate, biscuits, and chips in different places and it's best to try them out to get a taste of what the locals like. Plus, these are good to bring along whenever you're walking around and you suddenly feel hungry! You can buy these at local grocery and convenience stores.


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Here's the truth: there are hundreds of makeup brands you haven't heard of (yet) because they're not available in your country. Countries considered as makeup havens such as Korea, Japan, US, and UK carry a wide range of both local and international brands. Plus, you can also check out their special promos and shop your heart out!  

Something From Local Stores and Brands

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Local shops is a way for you to go beyond the usual shopping mall destinations. Give local shops and stores a try so you can learn and familiarize yourself with local life: like what their style is, the things they love to read, and their overall aesthetic. Our suggestions would be a local bookstore filled with the country's old and new literature, art shops for small trinkets, stores of local fashion brands, and other quirky shops. 

Airport Items

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The airport is the best place to shop for souvenir items, especially if you're trying to kill a few hours before boarding time. It's a bit cheesy but those "I heart ___" shirts, mugs, key chains and such is a no-fail way to remember your trip. You can also snag items at a cheaper price because they're duty free inside the airport. 

Bazaar Finds

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If you happen to come across a bazaar then don't be afraid to let yourself in and revel in the wide spectrum of things you can buy that are locally made. Night markets are also a good place to go to if you're saving a few bucks. Everything is cheap and you can even get them at a bargained price if you're buying a lot! 



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For bloggers and instagram superstars, taking the perfect selfie is not as easy as it looks. It's all about finding the perfect angle and lighting that complements their style and look--all while ensuring that they keep a steady hand for a clear, sharp photo. So if you want to up your selfie-game, here are a few selfie tips and tricks to take note of from Youtube Beauty icon, Michelle Phan.

How To Take The Perfect Selfie

by Michelle Phan

See how she experiments with her angles, lighting, and even poses for that perfect selfie every time. Let's break down her tips even further:

Find Your Light

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Apply the basic rules of photography by finding your light. If you're indoors and the light is behind you it creates a softer look but it won't be as clear. The best way is to shoot from the source of the light. It lightly hits your face giving you an illuminated face and a clearer photo.  

Find Your Angle

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Finding your angle doesn't just depend on your face's position, it actually depends more on the way you hold your camera, horizontally or vertically, how far or close the camera is to your face, and how high or low you're shooting it from. Find the most flattering combination of these angles and stick to the one (or two) that suits you best. 

Have Fun With It

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After finding your angles, it's time to have fun with your new discoveries! Since you know your face better than anyone else, stick to the poses that flatter your face shape and make your neck look longer. And according to Michelle Phan, the universal selfie angle is the 3/4 tilt of the head with the camera slightly above your face. But of course, it still depends on your preferences. So go ahead--take that selfie! 



Award-winning K-drama queen Kong Hyo-jin steps into the biggest role of her life as the new face of Clio. The actress who started her acting career in 1999 with the horror flick ‘Memento Mori’ is best known for her roles in ‘Ruler Of Your World’, ‘It’s Ok, This is Love’ and most recently, as the feared lady boss in the ‘Producers’. 

Over at Clio however, Gongvely (as she is affectionately known to fans) is busy launching the Clio Virgin Kiss Tension Lip, the Kill Cover Liquid Founwear Cushion SPF50+ PA+++ (both of which enjoyed screen time on the ‘Producers’) and the Tinted Tattoo Kill Brow. And anything good enough for Hong Hyo-jin is good enough for us! 

Clio Kill Cover Liquid Founwear Cushion SPF50+ PA+++

Achieve a flawless and refined complexion with this foundation that provides perfect long-lasting coverage to hide blemishes, minimise the appearance of pores and prevent darkening with a mix of ingredients like pearl, apple blossom, rooibos and honey. You can even get the dewy skin you’ve longed for thanks to the foundation’s high refractive-index oil that keeps skin moisturised with a luminous, velvety finish. Bonus: It’s easy to carry around (and apply) without making a mess. 

Clio Virgin Kiss Tension Lip 

Available in six gorgeous shades, the semi-matte formula hugs your lips for long-lasting colour pay off and the lip-plumping formula ensures even the driest lips look full and luscious. All you need is a single swipe and you’re ready to go. 

Clio Tinted Tattoo Kill Brow 

It’s now easier than ever to get trendy Korean ulzzang brows. The two-in-one brow tool features a pen on one side and a brow mascara on the other to help you get the brows you want. The pen helps ‘tint’ the skin with a natural plant-based ingredient called D.H.A (Dihydroxyacetone) that won’t irritate the skin, and the mascara helps add colour to the hair and keeps it in place. 

The Clio Tinted Tattoo Kill Brow, the Clio Kill Cover Liquid Founwear Cushion SPF50+ PA+++ and Clio Virgin Kiss Tension Lip are now available at selected Watsons stores in Singapore.