We Dare You To Take On These Detox Challenges | Clozette


The beginning of the year prompts us to discover and try new things. But aside from the things to look forward to, we can also take the start of the year as a sign to shed off figurative weight from the past year. It’s time to leave bad habits behind in order to make room for new good ones.

That said, we are challenging you to make a few changes this year by going on a cleanse in different aspects of your life. Want to win one of two perfect detox kits? Find our detox challenges below.


Hair Detox



Yes, just as other parts of our body get affected by stress, our hair gets stressed, too. Daily exposure to pollution also doesn’t help. So we dare you to pamper your tresses with the help of products that detox them from pollutants and damage.

We challenge you to: Embark on an everyday hair detox. The Herbal Essences Daily Detox Volume shampoo & conditioner are great for this. Both the shampoo and conditioner are silicone-free and pH balanced, which makes them gentle enough for daily use. The shampoo also cleanses the hair and scalp effectively but gently. The conditioner is great for keeping the hair looking radiant and full. Plus, they have a refreshing crimson orange and mint scent.



Digital Detox




Social media and anything digital has taken over a huge chunk of our lives. We’re glued to our phones more than we care to admit. But isn’t it nice to go back to basics? To enjoy things we used to be able to really savour before the pull of broadcasting our thoughts and sharing our photos was strong?

We challenge you to: Rewind a bit to when you enjoyed reading a book. We’re pretty sure you do that, too, with your phone or your e-book reader. But there’s still nothing quite like the real thing. Leaf through pages of poetry, be transported into a different world and fall in love with words. Brew yourself a cup of coffee or tea and go to your favourite nook. Our favourite's Lang Leav’s Memory.



Food Detox




There are giant burgers, pancake towers, and a variety of so many other foods to indulge in these days. You’ll never have a dull day when it comes to eating anymore. But as much as we support eating whatever makes you happy, we say now’s the time to be more conscious about what you consume.

We challenge you to: Erase greasy, fatty food from your daily menu and add more greens and grains to it with some HIC Superfood Blends. There are even different blends to complement your different needs. Feel Better, Sleep Better, Perform Better or Look Better — we dare you to make the healthy choice.



Skin Detox




We know you work hard for the things you have, so it’s only fitting that you give yourself some time to relax. And that includes every part of your body — including the biggest one: your skin.

We challenge you to: Give yourself an at-home facial. Double cleanse, and make sure there is no trace of makeup left on your skin. The Creme Simon Cleanse Duo, which contains their Micellar Water Makeup Remover for Face and Eyes and their Oxygenating Foaming Cleanser, is your best bet. Mud masks are also great for drawing out the impurities on the top layer of your skin. After it’s thoroughly cleansed, make sure to moisturise properly and thoroughly. We dare you to take care of your skin.



Start fresh this new year by trying one of these detox challenges. Get a chance to enjoy your own detox session with all the products mentioned above by joining our giveaway on Facebook or Instagram!



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Happy Valentine's Day! We're feeling all sorts of lovely and excited today. The romance filling the air is one reason, but the hot news we learned is another. Below, what you need to know right now.


Jason Wu exits Hugo Boss



After being at the helm as the brand's womenswear creative director for almost five years, Jason Wu is leaving Hugo Boss. The move is said to be prompted by the designer's desire to focus on his eponymous label. His replacement has yet to be named.


Backtalk



Urban Decay Cosmetics is not done releasing makeup palettes. After giving fans a preview of the Naked Heat Petite, the brand has teased an upcoming product named Backtalk. It features eyeshadows in the rose hue family, as well as four blushers.


Diesel sets up fake store during NYFW




Instead of putting up a store near the hustle and bustle of New York Fashion Week, fashion brand DIESEL set up shop at New York's famed fake-fashion destination, Canal Street. They sold merchandise under the name DEISEL. Shoppers unknowingly scooped up real DIESEL merchandise, which is likely to become collector's items.


MAC Whisper of Gilt is here to stay



After being released as a limited edition piece two times, MAC's Whisper of Gilt is returning once again, but it will no longer leave. The highlighter, which has amassed a cult-like following, will now be a permanent product on MAC's roster.



SM Woman The Styling Room



If you're still looking for a Valentine's Day date outfit, head to the SM Woman The Styling Room at the ground floor concourse of SM Makati and grab yourself a piece from their specially curated selections. There'll also be stylists to help you out pick the perfect date outfit. Visit them today until 18 February.

(Cover photo from: @jasonwu)


Here's what you may not have seen yet from earlier this week.

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We’re no strangers to product claims. They promise to be this or that; sometimes they live up to it, sometimes they don’t. Our curiosity never wavers, though, especially when the product promises results that are out of this world.

Benefit Cosmetics recently launched their BADgal BANG! Mascara and our Creative Director Kersie tested it out. Does the product give you a bang for your buck, and does it live up to the hype? Read on to find out.

Usage and claims




What does the Benefit BADgal BANG! Mascara claim to do? With its “gravity-defying” formula that uses aeroparticles, one of the lightest known materials derived from space technology, it promises to give 36 hours of full blast volume and length to the lashes. It also claims to be smudge-proof, flake-free and water-resistant.

As far as the product’s promises go, Kersie says she’s happy about the mascara’s ability to lift and lengthen her lashes. “With just about three coats, I’m amazed to see how lifted and lengthened my lashes are,” she says.




“I found the brush very flexible and effective,” she adds. “It’s a pretty long brush and the tapered ends help me reach the lashes in the corners of my eyes well. I can feel the mascara is quite light and fluid so it didn’t get crusty, making repeated application easy.” Kersie also says that she’s quite happy that the mascara’s formula didn’t weigh her lashes’ curls down; she didn’t need to use a lash curler at all.


Kersie likes to wear her lashes on the more lightweight and natural side, but if you’d like a more voluminous effect, you can definitely layer on the product to achieve it.



Kersie wearing the Benefit BADgal BANG! Mascara


As for its staying power, Kersie says a little caution should be practised when applying this product if your eyes are prone to getting watery especially when the weather is humid. Expect a little bit of smudging, or better yet, make sure you don’t encounter it by applying powder under your eyes.

Final thoughts


Overall, Kersie says the Benefit BADgal BANG Mascara is something she'll definitely pick up to give her eyes an instant POP. “When I apply it lightly, it gives me the feeling of having natural extensions,” she says. “And they look great on days where I go nude on my eye makeup.”



Get your own tube of BADgal BANG! Mascara at SGD42 here.

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