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V ICTORI A ’ S ME S S A GE

Hello Beautiful As this bumper April issue of Vanity arrives at your doorstep, we see Spring making our days brighter after the dull rainy season. You’ll find beauty-filled pages of tips, tricks, hints and secrets — everything you need to continue being beautiful this bright, new season. Fashion goes Bright with a capital ‘B’ this Spring! Our favourite online stores tempt you with cool vibrant pieces in Fash Flash on page 31. Meanwhile, update your signature scent with tips on choosing a fragrance to match your mood. Also, more from our Beauty Bloggers as they share their beauty expertise with us. Also, let’s not forget that Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Check out our can’t-go-wrong gift ideas for the No. 1 lady in your life!

Beauty Tip #4 “Stop and smell the roses!” As we rush around and often see things go by in a flash, we may miss the true beauty of the day. My hope is that you lovely ladies take the time to slow down and enjoy each and every moment. xoxo

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CONTENTS 05 Victoria’s Message 08 April Picks 14 Fragrance, Mood and Style 16 Making Sense of Scents 17 Make it a Beauty-filled Mother’s Day 20 Tackle Your Makeup Mess 22 Sleeping Beauty 24 Spring 2013 Bigger and Brighter 28 Miracle or Myth 31 Fash Flash 44 Pink Carpet with Neogence 46 Beauty Blogger Buzz 57 April Member Exclusives


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A PRIL PICK S

ELIZABETH ARDEN VISIBLE WHITENING Retail price: Visible Whitening MultiTargeted UV Shield BB Cream SPF 30 PA++ S$80 (125ML) Visible Whitening Melanin Control Night Capsules S$140 (50 Capsules) Visible Whitening Smoothing Cleanser S$55 (125ML) Available at OG (People’s Park, Albert Complex), Robinsons (Raffles City, Centrepoint), Metro Paragon and Takashimaya

Start your morning with the Visible Whitening Smoothing Cleanser featuring melting micro beads and enzymes to remove surface melanin. Then pat on the Visible Whitening Multi-Targeted UV Shield BB Cream SPF 30 PA++ — a daytime formula that comes in three shades. It has biomimetic peptides and other ingredients to keep your skin hydrated and even toned. Treat your skin to the Visible Whitening Melanin Control Night Capsules at night — its serum-filled capsules contain SpectraBright™ technology and plant-derived extracts to help prevent melanin synthesis.

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DR.CI:LABO Retail Price: BB Perfect Cream White377+ S$67 (30G) Super Cleansing EX S$50 (100G) Super Washing Foam EX S$47 (120G) Aqua Collagen Gel Super Moisture EX S$130 (120G) S$65 (50G) Available at Takashimaya Level 1 and ION Orchard Visit VanityTrove.com for more reviews.

The new and improved Aqua Collagen Gel Super Moisture EX is formulated with 120 natural skin beautifying ingredients in nano capsules, an exclusive nanotechnology to Dr.Ci:Labo. Use this miracle worker all day. The BB Perfect Cream White377+ is a multifunctional cosmetic cream made of 85 per cent beauty ingredients. It smoothes wrinkles, regenerates skin cells, moisturises and protects skin while concealing flaws. Remove makeup with the Super Cleansing EX, an anti-ageing cleanser. Then freshen up with the Super Washing Foam EX — a facial cleanser formulated with collagen, hyaluronic acid and ceramide.

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Cetaphil GENTLE SKIN CLEANSER Retail price: S$38.90 (1L) S$21.50 (473ML) S$14.90 (237ML) Available at Guardian, Watsons, Unity, Cold Storage, NTUC FairPrice, hospital pharmacies, clinics and other major independent pharmacies

Highly recommended by dermatologists, this gentle formula is ideal for the most delicate of skins. It is the perfect cleanser to combat serious skin irritations and helps keep skin silky smooth every day. While many cleansers tend to be harsh, Cetaphil’s fragrance-free formula does not alter the skin’s natural pH balance and effectively removes impurities.

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RoC MULTI CORRECTION™ 5-in-1 Anti-Age Moisturiser Retail price: S$82 (50ML) Available at Guardian, Watsons, Nishino (Shaw House), Essential Pharmacy, National Skin Centre Visit VanityTrove.com for more reviews.

Newly-formulated with HEXINOL™ technology, this 5-in-1 anti-age moisturiser should be part of your day and night time beauty regimen. Use it regularly and wrinkles will become visibly smoother and saggy skin will look more toned. It boosts hydration and transforms skin, revealing a clearer and brighter complexion.

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Soothing comfort for your digestive health We often get cravings for comfort foods and unhealthy snacks. Fighting off these cravings is possible but sometimes, there are moments when we give in to our temptations and indulge!

So, whether you are a busy professional, a frazzled mum or a stressed-out student, these easy-to-carry sachets of detoxifying fruity drinks are ideal after a meal. Enjoy the taste of Huiji Fruity Lite or Huiji Fruity Lite Extra every day!

The build-up of toxins from eating unhealthy food can leave us feeling bloated and uncomfortable. That’s where Huiji Fruity Lite and Huiji Fruity Lite Extra comes to the rescue! These delicious fruity-drinks are packed with all-natural ingredients to help eliminate toxins and soothe any discomfort.

Finally, detoxifying and cleansing our bodies is easy and convenient. Here’s to your good health! Available in leading supermarkets, pharmacies and medical halls. Retail Price: Huiji Fruity Lite (pink) at $6.90 and Huiji Fruity Lite Extra (yellow) at $7.90

Both Huiji Fruity Lite and Huiji Fruity Lite Extra are flavoured with hawthorn fruit, sour plum and honey. These ingredients improve digestion, blood circulation and reduce lipid levels. Need something sweet after lunch? Try Huiji Fruity Lite Extra, which contains Xylitrol — a healthy alternative to sugar.

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Fragrance, Mood & Style By Clare Victoria

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Sophisticated Elegance Chic style calls for a slightly understated yet truly beautiful fragrance. The white flowers of jasmine with bergamot and musk is the ideal combination for you. Try: Chloé Signature by Chloé, Optimistic by Paul Smith, Boss Femme by Hugo Boss

Sweet as Pie For the feminine lady who likes to show her girlie side, scents of rose, peony, sweet vanilla and jasmine are best. Try: Pure by DKNY, L’eau d’Issey by Issey Miyake, Rose Water & Vanilla by Jo Malone

Team Game Player The energetic and sporty lady will love lemon, mandarin and crisp, green apple. Add the scent of the ocean and a hint of musk to soften the impact. Try: Be Delicious by DKNY, Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana, Sport by Burberry

Carefree & Spirited She is thinking vanilla and caramel ice cream, combined with sandalwood! Allow the mix to awaken with hints of citrus and juicy fruit. Try: Body by Burberry, Coco Madamoiselle by Coco Chanel, Oh, Lola! by Marc Jacobs

Flower Power Imagine a huge bouquet filled with pink roses, peonies and lilies, and enlivened with scents of fresh fruit. Try: Rose by Paul Smith, Daisy Eau so Fresh by Marc Jacobs, Sunflowers by Elizabeth Arden

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The layers of a fragrance Opening Notes Fresh and vibrant Heart Notes AppearS after 10 minutes and has a more fulfilling feel

By Clare Victoria

Base Notes These are the scents that HAVE real staying power

VT is your perfect portal to discover new fragrances, so why not update your signature scent this Spring? Simply follow these tips, and you’ll be scented to perfection in a mini spritz! When trying out a new perfume, spritz it on and then take a stroll around the store for 30 minutes and allow the fragrance to come to life. As fragrance is layered, it’s only after one hour that we can appreciate its true essence. Of course, the best tip I can give is to obtain a sample size of the perfume you have in mind and put it to the test before investing in a full-size bottle.

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Make it a beauty-filled Mother’s Day By Clare Victoria

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Follow these suggestions and you won’t go wrong with your gift selection this Mother’s Day. Here are my favourite picks: Skin care regimen update Cleanse, tone and moisturise. Yes, she already has her routine all mapped out, but does she know there are special ranges available for the “aged-to-perfection” lady? The Dior Hydra Life range is the luxury your dearest mother deserves. It will refresh skin, help erase wrinkles and remove fine lines. Gift wrap her new beauty products together with a soft washcloth, facial cleansing brush or sponge.

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Makeup treats I bet your mum has some out-of-date items in her makeup bag – how positively ghastly! Why not treat her to some new beauty goodies? Give the gift of lasting perfectly-curled lashes with the Virtuose mascara by Lancôme. Pop all the goodies in a gorgeous makeup pouch.

Give great hair days Has your mum got stuck in a routine of simply washing, blowing and brushing? Help her add an extra step with the Phyto hair-care range — it has everything she needs to cure bad-hair days. Hair masks are easy to use, apply after washing and work the mask into the hair minutes before rinsing. Why not treat her to a plushy hair turban and a new hairbrush too?


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Hands on with hand and nail care Help her nail a fabulous look this mothering Sunday. I’m guessing your mum will need a little push in the right direction to update her nail colour! Ladies of a “certain age” look good with pink, nude or mushroom shades. Treat her to a “mani make-over” with Essie’s Ballet Slippers, Sand Tropez, Glamour Purse or Case Study. Be sure she moisturises and protects her busy hands every day with Skin Inc’s Happy Hand Dew.

Show your appreciation in a “spritz” Perfume is always a sure winner and each time she sprays the scent, she’ll think of you and your love for her. There’s a perfect scent to suit every mother!

PERFECT SCENTs FOR MUMS Practical mum Choose a perfect everyday scent like Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker or L’Air du Temps by Nina Ricci Feminine Mum Choose a clean and flowery scent – try For Her by Narciso Rodgriguez or Attimo by Salvatore Ferragamo Career Mum Choose a citrus and woody fragrance like Code pour Femme by Giorgio Armani or Eternity by Calvin Klein Glamorous Mum She’ll love a rose and honey scent by a glam designer like Classique by Jean Paul Gaultier or Gucci by Gucci Classic Mum Understated yet adorable scents are good. Try Burberry Brit by Burberry or No. 5 by Chanel Young@heart Mum A feminine and flirty fragrance like Daisy Eau So Fresh by Marc Jacobs or something cute from the Hello Kitty range

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Tackle your Makeup Mess By Lee Yumei Stop procrastinating! Try five easy steps to fix the mayhem on your vanity table!

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1. Assess the situation

3. Separate your brushes

Examine your makeup stash by gathering everything and placing it on your table. You will see all the items at a glance, and even discover things you didn’t know you had!

After tossing frayed and thinning brushes, store the functional ones upright in a container or invest in a brush roll. Do clean your brushes once a week with warm water and shampoo. Treat them with TLC because these beauty tools help transform you from blah to beautiful!

2. Divide, filter and toss Divide your makeup into different categories e.g. eyes, lips, cheeks, face. You’ll get a sense of what you need to keep or toss for each category. Any item that’s broken or hasn’t been used in a year belongs in the trash. Old, expired or split makeup can host harmful bacteria.

4. Categorise, categorise, categorise! Organise your makeup into categories and keep them in a clear drawer organiser so you can find everything easily. Store your beauty treasures away from moisture or direct sunlight so they last longer.

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5. No Stacking Staying neat and organised can be difficult when you come home with new purchases every now and again. Avoid stacking up products like eyeshadow and blush palettes, or an all-too-familiar scenario will reoccur. Don’t end up with the mess you started with! One way to organise your makeup is to stick magnetic strips to your cases and lay them on a framed magnetic “makeup board”.


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Sleeping Beauty By Clare Victoria

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Why is sleep so important For a healthy and radiant complexion? When free radicals are produced, skin cells are damaged, leading to the degeneration of your skin’s condition. Happily, though, fewer free radicals are produced while we sleep because our metabolic rate is lower when we are resting. Your skin can actually be repaired much more effectively while you sleep.

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Start with the very basics of skin care — Thoroughly cleanse your face to rid your skin of the build up of dirt and your “day-time” products. Use a facial scrub to whisk away those dead skin cells, but only do this two or three times a week to avoid damaging skin. Time for serum — Those precious miracle products “wake up” and work while you sleep. They are potent little packages of goodness and although seemingly rather expensive, a little often goes a long way. Finish off with a specifically formulated night product for your final step to perfect beauty sleep. A night balm, midnight mask or extra rich moisturiser is a sure way to pamper your skin to feeling soft and supple. Following this simple, yet effective routine will leave you looking radiant. Sleep well, beauties!

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SPRING 2013 Bigger & Brighter By Lee Yumei Spring 2013’s colour palette features on-trend hues of dynamic brights. Re-energise your wardrobe and make a statement with this season’s vibrant colours!

Tender Shoots The bright, yellow-green shade of tender shoots is a showstopper on the runway. To pull off this glamorous, free-spirited colour, match a fitted dress in an invigorating shade of green with gold and nude coloured assessories. You’ll see that being loud can be very tasteful!

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Poppy Red Timelessness and sophistication meets flirty and bold! This gorgeous shade makes any outfit look hot! Perk up your wardrobe with red skinny jeans and accessories, then wear a warm and bright poppy red on your lips for the perfect pout.

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Monaco Blue Described as a “navy and cobalt hybrid�, this classic shade is simple and chic. Throw on a statement necklace and a pair of bright blue pumps to jazz up a plain-looking ensemble.

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Linen Simple and safe, but definitely not boring — linen is a neutral, light and airy colour. You can pair it with almost anything, even poppy red and tender shoots. To avoid looking washed-out, try introducing prints or add layers to your outfit. The tip is to accessorise and texturise!

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Miracle or Myth By Lee Yumei

Think you’ve got your beauty facts figured out? Don’t be too sure. We did our homework and are ready to debunk beauty myths and share remedies that work!

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Miracles

Cucumbers banish eye bags Its high water and mineral content makes this understated fruit a cheap cure for pesky eye bags and a wonderful soother for puffy eyes. Cucumbers help reduce swelling and moisturises the delicate eye area. They contain Vitamin E, K and C — key ingredients in most eye lotions and creams!

A base coat works wonders Dark nail polish can stain your nails when worn for prolonged periods. Apply a base coat like the Salon Manicure Smooth & Strong base coat by Sally Hansen to protect nails and create a smoother canvas for your nail-art!

BB creams ARE a good substitute for foundation BB creams are often formulated with ingredients beneficial for the skin. While foundations tend to stay on top of your skin, some BB creams repair your complexion. Whether you choose a BB cream or foundation depends on the coverage you want. Try the Elizabeth Arden Visible Whitening Multi-Targeted UV Shield BB Cream SPF 30 PA++ or Dr.Ci:Labo BB Perfect Cream White377+.

cold water boosts shine This “locks” the cuticles, making them lie flatter and reflect more light. After washing hair with lukewarm water, finish with a blast of cool water! But nothing beats a good conditioner or hair treatment! Try the Ichi-Kami hair care range or the Josie Maran Argan Oil.

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Myths

You can get rid of cellulite Cellulite consists of fat deposits trapped between the fibrous bands that connect the skin’s tissues. When the bands squeeze the fat under the skin, it results in a lumpy appearance! Unfortunately, nothing can eliminate cellulite. However, you can reduce the orange peel-like appearance with exercise and “cellulite-busting” creams like the Sisley Cellulite Pro.

Chocolate causes acne Have you heard someone refuse a piece of chocolate to avoid getting a breakout? This is a common misconception. In fact, the over production of oil, buildup of bacteria, heredity and hormonal changes contribute to a bad complexion. Keep skin fresh with the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser.

Catch up on beauty sleep With a busy schedule and a heavy workload, you may say: “I’ll catch up on sleep over the weekend!” Unfortunately, the effects of sleep loss are not magically erased so easily. Sleep debt leads to dull skin, reduced collagen production, increased stress hormones and even liver problems! Get eight hours of sleep every night. Try GabaNite for a more restful sleep!

Shaving causes hair to grow back thicker Shaving has no effect on hair growth or thickness! The “fuzzy bits” are the thicker part of the hair shaft growing out. The razor cuts the hair straight across at its widest when you shave, which is why the stubble feels stiff.

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Fash F l ash

Spring in Style Introducing our Fash Flash section! Each month our favourite online stores will bring you fashion updates and how-to-wear looks. You’ll find everything you need to know in this ever-changing world of fashion. We’ll help you stay at your most stylish every beauty-filled day!

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FE A TURE DENIM ESCAPE MAXI DRESS, $31.90 FROM FOX-OUT.com

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Fash F l ash SPRING FLING TOP IN WHITE, $26 FROM apparelize.livejournal.com

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FE A TURE Floral Denim Shirt Dress, $27 from www.thedesignclosets.com

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FE A TURE Avernia Pleated Peplum Dress, $27.50 from www.LACEANDEBONY.com

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FE A TURE Tartan Boyfriend Shirt, $28 from www.gipsyscarlet.com

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FE A TURE Susanne collar crochet romper, $29 from www.therosettelabel.com

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FE A TURE Crane Prints Dress, $28.90 from www.laceandbuttons.com

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FE A TURE Libby Mazi Dress Forest, $27 from www.cremeontop.com

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FE A TURE Ariel Baroque Mesh Dress, $30 from www.chitzabelle.com

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FE A TURE Katy Floral Dress, $28 from www.vauntcloset.com

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FE A TURE Treasures of Heavens Lace Flare Dress, $30 from www.pearlavish.com.sg

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FE A TURE Yellow Bustier, $24.90 from www.quinze.co

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PI N K C A RPET E V E N T

Pink Carpet withBy Clare Neogence Victoria

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Take a team of dermatologists, a bio-medical doctor, a professional pharmacist and the result is the Pore Solutions Series by Neogence.

When skin produces too much sebum, pores become blocked, resulting in white heads and black heads. Blocked sebum can enlarge pores, causing them to be less elastic. When pore size is increased and left untreated, it can result in unsightly marks. To combat this, try the Neogence range, which includes: • Pore Purifying Cleansing Gel to improve oily skin conditions

Presented to VT at a recent launch event held in collaboration with Sasa, we were happy to discover this miracle worker with a unique pore-purifying formula that completely cleans oily skin and leaves us with zero pore marks! Neogence is most definitely not just another line of products that masks our pores. It actually works deep down to eliminate the causes of those nasty open pores.

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• Extreme Pore-Reducing Serum for oil control, rebuilding and reducing pores leading to smoother skin • Anti-Blemish Treatment Gel for continued oil control and fresh skin daily • Extremely Off-Heads Serum — a unique purifying formula that controls acne and oil. Enjoy the astonishing results!


TIP Blogger S & TRICKBUZZ S Beauty

Runway Ready Hair By Poached Mag, Heat In A Beat

We’ve moved on from last season’s infatuation with all things ombre to this season’s wearable and straightforward styles. Fresh off the runways of SS13, Poached Mag brings you the five hottest do-it-yourself hairstyles.

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Beauty Blogger BUZZ

Low-Knotted Bun

Faux-undercut

Fashion houses such as Marni, Bottega Veneta and Chanel have demonstrated that hair need not be bunned up conservatively at the top of your head to grab attention.

The undercut hair trend was first made popular by edgy model, Alice Dellal. No doubt it’s a cool hairstyle, but it’s one of the riskier ones to pull off. Thankfully, Tracy Reese has got the perfect solution for you: a braid that runs under your hair to make it look like an undercut. Edgy yet pretty, complete the look with tousled hair and smoulder your way through the day with this sexy hairstyle.

A loose, carefree and unique style warrants a second look. The low-knotted bun boasts a laid-back feel that’s easy to pull off during the day and at night.

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Beauty Blogger BUZZ

Bed-Head Rock and Roll Waves

The Updone Updos

Models from Versace, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Calvin Klein and Diane Von Furstenberg strutted down the runway with wavy, nineties grunge hair this SS13. We hate to disappoint. This loose, tousled hairdo may look easy to replicate but it requires more effort than simply waking up with bed-head. Here’s a tip: tie your hair in braids the night before, untie them the next morning and spritz sea salt spray to the lower ends of your hair.

Intentionally tousled hair seems to be one of the biggest styles on the SS13 runway. From braids, buns, waves, and basically almost any other hairstyle, the semi-fastened strands lend the whole look an effortlessly confident finish. Olivia Palermo proves that the bed-head look can be a refreshing change from the neat and perfect tresses ensemble. We say go ahead and let your hair down!

The Deep Side Part A deep-side part can give an illusion of wider eyes, and it seems to be the current go-to hair-parting of snazzy runways and red carpets. We love its versatility! Slick your hair down and finish off with a knot to show off your shoulders and elongate your neck, or let hair flow carelessly into curls to ooze femininity.

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Beauty Blogger BUZZ

What is your latest beauty obsession? By Camy Ta-In Being in-the-know for the latest beauty launches, you can count on beauty bloggers to be the first to get their hands on pretty palettes and skin saver solutions. The ladies behind the blogs share their must-haves for Spring.

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Beauty Blogger BUZZ

Derma-Rx Toner

The Etude House Etoinette Heart Blusher

Why I love it:

Why I love it:

Using a toner is really important. You have to make sure that your face is oil and dirt free before applying any skincare product. I love Derma-Rx Toner because it helps remove every last bit of oil that was not removed by my cleanser.

The light, fresh and pink combination of the heart shapes give my cheeks a lovely springtime glow, perfect for this season’s makeup looks.

Elrica Diona, http://pink-buble.blogspot.com

Katelyn Tan, www.katelyn-tan.blogspot.com

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Lady Jayne Hair Extensions

Chanel CC Cream

Why I love it:

It’s light and easy to blend and gives my complexion a flawless, matt look.

Why I love it:

The extensions add a pop of colour to my otherwise mundane mane and gives my tresses an instant makeover without damaging them. I’m obsessed with this!

Katherine Sng, bubbamama.com

Juliana Chong, www.ilovebunny.net

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SCARLET SIREN If you’re planning a night out, try wearing a red lip — one of the hottest colours for Spring. Pair it with winged cat eyes for comehither appeal and vamp it up with false lashes. Who says you can only emphasise one feature? The secret to pulling off this look without going overboard is confidence!

Spring in Beauty

Trends Check List Winged Cat Eyes Red Lips False Lashes

We picked our favourite runway trends and created two bold but wearable looks for Spring 2013! By The Cambelles

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1. Structured Brows Brows with a structured shape will give balance to bold attention-grabbing lips. Use deft strokes with a light hand for a more natural look.

2. Bright Eyes Apply champagne-coloured shimmer eyeshadow or any light neutral shade all over your eyelids. Shimmery shades are best for brightening up the eye area. Tip: Avoid doing a smokey eye when you’ve already got a dramatic eyeliner, false lashes and bold red lips.

4. Kohl Drama Soften the line with a kohl pencil and blend with a fluffy brush!

5. Peachy Blush Pink may be too sweet for such a bold look. Choose a peachy blush and apply with a kabuki brush for a less intense colour on the cheeks.

3. Wing It You may need to experiment to find the right wing to suit your eye shape. We’ve chosen a long straight wing to lengthen and open up the eyes. Draw an even line close to the lash line.

6. Classic Red Russian red is the perfect femme fatale shade but feel free to choose any deep shade of red to suit your skin tone. Scan and watch the Scarlet Siren tutorial

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Beauty Blogger BUZZ

TEAL ME ABOUT IT Get playful with a mix of sweet colours like teal and pink and add a dash of sass with Twiggy inspired eyeliner. This is our interpretation of a girl-next-door look – good girl meets flirty cheerleader (minus the drama). Trends Check List Twiggy Mod Eyeliner Teal Eyeshadow Bold Pink Lower Lash Line

1. The Eyes Have It Apply baby pink eyeshadow all over eyelids. Then add teal eyeshadow to your upper lash line. Build up the colour until you’ve got the desired thickness. If you have double eyelids, apply the colour up to your crease line. If you have single eyelids, add until the colour shows up.

Scan and watch the Teal Me About It tutorial

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Beauty Blogger BUZZ ABOUT THE CAMBELLES

2. A Splash of Hot Pink Line your entire lower lash line with a hot pink shade of eyeshadow. Keep close to your lower lash line.

4. Lengthening Lashes Sweep lengthening mascara in upward strokes to achieve longer lashes. Two coats is plenty! Don’t forget to apply mascara to your lower lashes too.

3. Mod-Inspired “Half Stroke” Line your eyes using a clean stroke as close to your lash line as possible. Then, connect another line half way across your upper eyelid. The line should “sit” atop your teal eyeshadow.

5. Plump Pink Lips Add a pink lip gloss to complete your sweet, approachable look! Tip: Concentrate on packing on the colour! Have some cotton buds on standby and use them to clean up any fallout and smudges later.

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