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CONTENTS 06 Victoria’s Message 07 May Picks 16 Lunamer: A New Star is Born 18 Lunamer: New Skincare Items 20 The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift 22 Discovering the Power of the Plate 25 In Full Bloom 35 Flowers: Emotions We Can See 38 Loving Your Locks 40 Nail Trends 44 3 Glam Tips with Kristen 50 May Member Exclusives


V ICTORIA ’ S ME S S AGE

Hello Beautiful Here comes May. For me, May always brings me joy. Why? The fifth month of the year is the perfect time to do everything you want. Whether you want to boost your career or make a career shift: “You’ve got the moves like Jagger!” Bring out the best in yourself and you will glow as you enter the stage. Beauty-wise, May is the month of beauty glory. Not only will you get beautiful surprises in your trove to make you feel beautiful and full of confidence, this month’s issue is also loaded with excitement. Please welcome new and improved beauty articles that will keep you informed, as well as fashion scoops to help you sharpen your personal style. Last but not least, let me share with you my favourite beauty mantra from inspirational super woman – Oprah Winfrey:

Beauty Tip #5 “Put on a happy face.” It is simple, yet meaningful, isn’t it? Make sure you always practice this powerful mantra, anytime, anywhere… and you’ll see the results yourself! xoxo

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MAY PICK S

Lunamer Brightener Retail Price: S$60 (100ML) Available at ASTALIFT boutiques (The Centrepoint, #02-04 and ION Orchard, #B3-66) Visit VanityTrove.com for more reviews.

The signature product of the Lunamer skincare line, the Lunamer Brightener is an energising beauty essence that recharges your skin by removing dullness-causing keratin. This brightener also has the highest concentration of Clear Nanovitamin E in the Lunamer series, which means it boosts active skin cell renewal effectively to promote collagen synthesis. When applied, this hydrating formula locks in moisture to maintain supple and dewy skin. The result? A brighter and smoother complexion!

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MAY PICK S

KosÉ Infinity Retail price: Infinity KOSÉ Deep Protection UV S$54 (30G) Infinity KOSÉ Realizing White Lotion XX S$110 (160ML) Infinity KOSÉ Realizing White Serum XX S$110 (120ML) Available at leading departmental stores Visit VanityTrove.com for more reviews.

The Deep Protection UV has an emulsion-like sunscreen formula that protects your skin’s translucency, firmness and resilience. Its highly adhesive base spreads smoothly over the face and hydrates. Brighten up with the Realizing White Lotion XX, which contains kojic acid that produces whitening effects. This whitening lotion cares for blemishes and dullness. Lastly, the Realizing White Serum XX is a whitening emulsion that delivers active beauty ingredients to create fair, bouncy skin.

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MAY PICK S

Nuxe Retail Price: Melting Cleansing Gel S$28 (125ML) Gentle Toning Lotion S$38 (200ML) Clarifying Cream Mask S$48 (50ML) Gentle Exfoliating Gel S$42 (75ML) Available at BHG, John Little, Robinsons, Metro*, Watsons*, Unity*, Beauty by Nature at VivoCity, #01-06/07 *selected stores only

Nuxe presents a gentle skincare range with rose petals for sensitive skin. Clarifying and purifying, the Melting Cleansing Gel cleans and helps to relieve any tightness. The Gentle Toning Lotion is for meticulous cleansing without water. Its non-alcoholic formula provides immediate freshness. Treat your skin to the Clarifying Cream Mask for a clear, matte complexion. With its thick and creamy texture, the cream mask contains decongesting properties. Then, exfoliate with the Gentle Exfoliating Gel, which gently eliminates impurities and dead cells with its 100% natural origin exfoliants.

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MAY PICK S

Sampar Retail price: Ultra Hydrating Fluid S$119 (50ML) Street A Peel S$72 (30ML) Glamour Shot Eyes S$54 (10ML) Nocturnal Rescue Mask S$54 (30ML) Available at Metro Paragon and Robinsons Centrepoint Visit VanityTrove.com for more reviews.

The Ultra Hydrating Fluid is formulated with retinol and vitamin E to stimulate cell regeneration and protect your skin from environmental stressors. The Street A Peel is a serum that gives you a bright complexion. With perfectly unified and rejuvenated skin, you could even give your makeup a miss! Try the Glamour Shot Eyes transparent undereye corrector. Thanks to its exceptional formula, it blurs wrinkles, fine lines and gives a lifting effect around your eyes. The Nocturnal Rescue Mask eliminates redness and creates a matt effect for your skin. Rich in essential nutrients like vitamin F and soy protein, it is indeed a nighttime solution for blemish-prone skin.

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MAY PICK S

GO60 Mask Retail Price: S$60 for 5 pieces Available at Esplanade Xchange #B1-24 Visit VanityTrove.com for more reviews.

GO60 is a spa concept boutique by beauty and wellness chain Mary Chia. It offers quality treatments at affordable prices with a series of facial masks. The Go Hydrate! Treatment Masque quenches your skin’s thirst and locks in moisture with its hydration formula. The Go Age-less! Treatment Masque gives you the absolute age-defying treat by tightening pores and reducing fine lines. Pamper yourself with the Go Radiant! Treatment Masque to boost radiance and add shine to your otherwise dull complexion.

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MAY PICK S

Bach Rescue Pastilles Retail price: S$18.90 Available at selected Guardian and Watsons stores, online store (www.esslivstore.com) and the retail showroom at 545 Orchard Road, Far East Shopping Centre #15-08 Visit VanityTrove.com for more reviews.

Pop these alcohol- and sugar-free pastilles for some relief amidst your hectic schedule. Made from natural remedies of flower essences, Bach’s Rescue Remedy Pastilles have been recommended for generations to help restore inner calm, control and focus. All that power-packed goodness is stored in addictive, blackcurrant pastilles. What’s more, these deliciously chewy lozenges come in a handy pop closed tin – perfect for any rescuing while travelling around.

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MAY PICK S

Aqua Rine Japanese Aroma Bath Sea Salt Retail Price: Peach Bath Sea Salt S$10.80 (400G) Rose Bath Sea Salt S$9.80 (400G) Available at Watsons, Sasa, BHG, Pink Beauty Venus Beauty and Lovely Kay (www.lovelykay.com) Visit VanityTrove.com for more reviews.

The Aroma Bath Sea Salt range helps to exfoliate dead skin cells and cleanse your skin. Say hello to a wrinkle-free free complexion! The Peach Bath Sea Salt detoxifies the skin and reduces signs of ageing with its special peach leaf ingredient. For the girly girl, opt for the Rose Bathe Sea Salt. It comes with a tingly scent of rose that keeps you feeling fresh all day. Both Aqua Rine Japanese Aroma Bath Sea Salt products come in Fine and Coarse Salt versions.

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MAY PICK S

Sebamed Feminine Intimate Wash Retail price: S$17.45 (200ML) Available at Unity Healthcare, Robinsons, John Little, OG, selected Guardian and Watsons, the outpatient pharmacy at KK Women and Children’s Hospital, Changi General Hospital and other selected pharmacies and department stores

Specially developed to reactivate and maintain the health of the skin in the genital region, Sebamed Feminine Intimate Wash is formulated to regulate feminine hygiene at an optimal pH value of 3.8. This lotion is gentle, soothing and moisturising. And beyond its calming properties, the powerpacked hygiene care is also effective against pathogenic micro-organisms.

Visit VanityTrove.com for more reviews.

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B EAUTY REPORT

Lunamer:

A New St r Is Born By Yustiniani Mouton

A high-pressure job and active lifestyle coupled with irregular sleep patterns or insufficient rest will leave your skin exhausted. Your skin will experience dryness and a dull-looking complexion. Furthermore, accelerated ageing could also occur. Are you one of those active women who worry about losing your skin’s glory? Fret not. Good news is: Astalift has launched a new skincare line, Lunamer. It targets women in their 20s

Meet the Five Star Ingredients

and 30s, who are juggling high pressure jobs and active lifestyles which cause persistent dryness, erratic acne outbreaks, visible pores and dull-looking complexion. “Lunamer is formulated to address common skin problems faced by busy, young women, providing them with the essential skincare needed for healthy and glowing skin,” said Mr Hiroyuki Sakai, Corporate VP and Managing Director of Fujifilm Asia Pacific.

Lunamer is not just another skincare line. At the core of Lunamer’s advanced skincare science is the signature ingredient: Clear Nanovitamin E. Fujifilm’s patented nano technology harnesses active vitamin E to develop Clear Nanovitamin E (tocopherol and tocotrienol). It penetrates deep into skin to boost skin renewal and promote collagen synthesis. With an innovative approach in skincare technique, to detox and recharge,

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Lunamer contains several other miracle ingredients. To purify and detox, Crown Sugar, teamed with Japanese herb, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, have the ability to remove impurities, as well as protect skin from damage. To energise and recharge, Nanovitamin A and Japanese herb curcumin (turmeric) is added. With their cell-generating properties, they are instrumental in strengthening the skin.


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What Makes The Clear Nano Vitamin E Special? The Clear Nano Vitamin E has several powerful benefits. This ingredient extracted from palm oil has the ability to boost skin cell renewal and promote collagen synthesis to strengthen skin. The Clear Nano Vitamin E also protects skin from hazardous materials such as fumes and pollution. This powerful ingredient also detoxes these hazardous materials to maintain our skin health. The Clear Nano Vitamin E is the world’s smallest at 60 nanometer, which allows it to penetrate through the corneal layer eight times more effectively than other forms of conventional vitamin E nano-particles. That’s why all products in Lunamer skincare line are suitable to beat skin damage caused by the environment.

The Story Behind the Technology

Welcome, Our New Star! The Brightener is the signature product of Lunamer. It’s a beauty essence formulated to remove aged keratin and prevent dull skin. Lunamer’s Brightener will also help you achieve a smooth and translucent complexion. With Clear Nanovitamin E in the highest concentration, it will boost active skin cell renewal and promote collagen synthesis to strengthen skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Last but not least, a generous dose of moisturising ingredients helps nourish and soften skin.

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Not many people know that FujiFilm Corporation is the force behind Astalift and Lunamer. The company was established in 1934 as a photographic film producer. Its extensive knowledge in photo film technologies, among others, antioxidation technology, collagen synthesis and nanotechnology has allowed it to diversify its expertise into the anti-ageing skincare business which also focuses on oxidation control, collagen synthesis and nanotechnology for rapid product penetration. Now Fujifilm has established itself as a leading player, delivering scientificallyadvanced products such as Astalift and Lunamer.


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New Skincare Items Every Young Busy Career Girl Should Have

DISCOVER THE NEW 7 WONDERS

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Want youthful-looking skin? These hot new skincare products from Lunamer will help you uncover the natural glow of healthy skin.

PRICE: S$60

Environmental and internal factors can contribute to the build-up of aged keratin and skin troubles such as visible pores. With its groundbreaking approach in skincare technology, Lunamer believes in these two basics: detox and recharge.

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The right skincare products will help you eliminate the effects of environmental damage, UV rays and negative elements. Lunamer clarifies skin by removing impurities such as dirt, excessive sebum and countering keratin build-up in pores. It also protects skin from UV exposure. Nourishing ingredients in Lunamer hydrate and rejuvenate tired-looking or problematic skin by boosting skin cell renewal.

PRICE: S$36

Lunamer Brightener Beauty essence that erases dullness-causing aged keratin and dirt and recharges skin by delivering moisturising ingredients deep into the corneal layer. HOW TO USE: Dispense an appropriate amount on cotton pad. Gently glide it over skin.

Lunamer Lotion Delivers moisturising ingredients to replenish moisture. It also conditions skin to give a clear complexion. RANGE: • LOTION I for normal skin • LOTION II for dry skin HOW TO USE: Take an appropriate amount onto cotton pad or dry palms and apply gently over face.

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PRICE: S$40

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Lunamer Emulsion Delivers moisturising ingredients to replenish moisture and achieve optimum water-oil balance. It softens and hydrates skin for a luminous complexion.

Thoroughly removes makeup, pore-clogging sebum and dirt.

RANGE: • EMULSION I for normal skin • EMULSION II for dry skin

PRICE: S$32

HOW TO USE: Dispense an appropriate amount onto dry palms and apply gently over face.

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Lunamer UV Protector Protects skin from UV ray damage, dryness and other environmental damage. It contains SPF40/PA++.

PRICE: S$42

Lunamer Clear Cleansing Oil

PRICE: S$30

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HOW TO USE: Dispense a pearl-sized amount and apply evenly over face. Reapply in event of heavy sweating. Also apply on neck, nape, the area under the ears and the back of hands.

PRICE: S$52

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HOW TO USE: Take an appropriate amount onto dry palms and massage all over face.

Lunamer Clear Wash Removes dirt, sebum and aged keratin that causes skin dullness. HOW TO USE: Dispense approximately 2cm onto wet palms and lather well. Gently massage foam over face. Rinse off.

Lunamer CREAM Delivers moisturising ingredients to restore healthy skin damaged by environmental stress. HOW TO USE: Take a pearl-sized amount and apply evenly over face. Gently massage until cream is fully absorbed into skin.


B EAUTY IDEA S

The Perfect Mother's Day Gif t She Deserves

Why mum will love it Combining the power of science and the beauty of results, Jelly Aquarysta brings youthfulness to the skin. Now three times more powerful than ever, the new Astaxanthin formula enhanced with antioxidant Lycopene, will help nourish and strengthen the skin against ageing.

Still looking for the perfect gift for your mum on Mother’s Day? Give her a gift that she’ll LovE: youthful skin.

What’s inside the box? • Jelly Aquarysta (40g) • Moisturising Mask (1pc) • Astalift Deluxe Travel Kit (6pc) • Collagen 10000 Drink (2X30ml)

When? Available from 3–18 May 2013, while stocks last.

Where? Available at Astalift boutiques: • The Centerpoint, #02-04 • ION Orchard, #B3-66 • JEM, #01-20 (opening soon)

How much? S$158 (U.P. S$250)

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DISCOVERING THE POWER OF THE PL ATE! By Clare Victoria


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Have you seen this lean, mean, workout machine? I was told that this miracle machine aka the Power Plate ® sculpts your body in no time. 1 PBASIC The PowerPlate class for beginners where you can learn the basics and get a fairly low intensity and easy to follow workout without compromise on the results. 2 PTONE Inspired by Pilates, this workout focuses on posture, balance and provides a total workout. 3 PARB It’s AeRoBics exercises on the PowerPlate with high intensity. 4 PABT This class works abs, butts and thighs to the very max.

Not one to take things at face value, I set off to test the true power of the Power Plate ® at Croyez Studio! A little background on Croyez Studio… Croyez, pronounced “krwah-yay”, means “believe”. Nestled amongst the greenery of Dempsey Hill, Croyez Studio has been offering Power Plate ® workouts since 2009 and is currently the largest authorized Power Plate ® studio in Asia! Armed with this knowledge, I stepped through the doors of Croyez Studio. Pamela (one of Croyez’s Master Trainers) was my assigned instructor and boy, did she take good care of me! Before my first class, I was given a thorough fitness assessment, which also included a blood pressure and body composition test. According to Pamela, this enables her to assess my fitness level and recommend the classes most suited for my needs. So twice a week for 2 weeks, I religiously worked out at Croyez. Of the 10 available classes, I participated in 4 classes:

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The verdict? I think the statistics speak for themselves! After just 4 albeit intensive sessions, I have trimmed off almost 6cm and dropped an impressive 3kg! When I look at myself in the mirror, my waist and hips definitely look shapelier! More importantly, the workouts not only helped sculpt my body in record time, they left me feeling energized and wanting more!

What is Power Plate 速 ? Many A-list celebrities like Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Courteney Cox Arquette, just to name a few, are big fans of this workout machine. What does it actually do? Using vibration technology, the Power Plate 速 makes exercising more effective by causing our muscles to contract between 25 and 30 times per second. In other words, 25 minutes on the plate is equivalent to 2.5 hours working out at the gym! CROYEZ@DEMPSEY ADD: Blk 8D Dempsey Road #03-06 | TEL: 6474 4133 VISIT WWW.CROYEZSTUDIO.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION

Exclusive for VANIT Y TROVE customers: Try a class at only S$24 (U.P. S$48). Sign up and get 10% off! (valid till 31 May 2013)

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IN FULL BLOOM What’s hot for this season? It’s floral prints! Flip over and discover floral print outfits from our favourite online shops. Find fabulous dresses, tops AND playsuitS for all occasions!


rosebud bustier peplum, $24.90 FROM www.redpoppiezlabel.com


Drop Shoulder Peplum Romper, $25.50 FROM www.thedesignclosets.com


Vintage Floral Shirt, S$23.90 Light Denim Jeans, S$28 from www.quinze.co


Genev’e Padded Floral Jacket, $26 from www.treslovechic.com


FLORAL BUSTIER TUBE DRESS, $26 from www.ASHINCANS.LIVEJOURNAL.COM


Musical Chimes Frock, $28 from www.swv.com.sg


Fleur Toga Maxi, $28 from www.laceandebony.com


MERYL MINT ORGANZA OVERLAY CHIFFON DRESS, $32 from www.shopmissypixie.com


Floral Blossoms Bustier Dress, $31 Stylista Boyfriend Blazer, $33.50 from www.flymetoparis.livejournal.com


Flowers: Emotions We Can See By Laced Ivory

Flowers. Everybody knows them, from rose, jasmine, iris, to gardenia. From eons ago, flowers have had a special place in people’s hearts. They are a symbol of beauty, love and bittersweet memories one holds long after life has passed.

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Why Floral Scents are Our Favourite Flowers are almost always there when significant events happen to us, such as a wedding or Mother’s Day. They touch us deeply and remain forever a subtle reminder of the milestones in our lives. Blooms are synonymous to spring and the start of parties on the beach house patio. A single red rose means, “You’re the only one for me.” Sunflowers epitomise infatuation while purple tulips are reserved for royalty. Then there are flowers that for the not-so-

desirable, the bellflower for disappointment, the lobelia for malevolence and yellow hyacinth for jealousy. It’s only natural that we realise flowers are the emotions we can see. Little wonder then, that countries and cities worldwide dedicate special days to celebrate the existence of flowers; that beauty brands incorporate florals into their fragrances. A picture may paint a thousand words, but a flower and its scent can tell so much more.

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Things You Should Know about Floral Notes

1 Florals are the most popular fragrance family and can range from sensual to refreshing. 2 Floral scents can be classified according to the flowers or extracts used. Examples include classic or oriental scents. 3 Floral scents can also be heavy or light.

DID YOU KNOW? Best time to wear perfumes with floral scents: Spring!

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4 Fragrances consist of top notes, middle notes and bottom notes. 5 Not everyone loves the same perfumes, so pick those that resonate best with you.


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Celebs Who Can’t Live Without Floral Perfumes 01

We Recommend

Sarah Jessica Parker She loves perfumes so much, she created her own!

COCO MADEMOISELLE BY CHANEL AMAZING GRACE BY PHILOSOPHY IVOIRE BY BALMAIN

02 Marilyn Monroe

Her favourite scent is Chanel No. 5. 03

LE PARFUM BY ELIE SAAB

Kate Moss She’s an ambassador for several highend brands and the owner of her own!

VERY ESTÉE BY ESTÉE LAUDER ROSE BY PAUL SMITH SEE BY CHLOÉ

04 Britney Spears Fantasy is definitely a keeper.

GARDENIA BY ELIZABETH TAYLOR

05 Taylor Swift

DAISY EAU SO FRESH BY MARC JACOBS

She can’t resist Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf!

BLUSH EAU DE TOILETTE BY AUTOGRAPH

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About L aced Ivory: Laced Ivory was set up by Roxanne Isabelle Chia in 2010 with the strong belief that the desire for beauty is universal. Roxanne has a strong passion for cosmetics and skincare. Apart from blogging and her full-time job, she writes and beautifies others freelance.

Oprah Winfrey She was once spotted buying several Lily of the Valley perfumes!

08 Chloe Sevigny

She’s admitted to wearing Rose by Comme des Garçon all the time.

Visit www. lacedivory.com/blog

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Great days always start with good hair days. Let’s take a step back and find the root of any problem in order to achieve our best hair days ever. Happy scalp = Happy hair

Loving your lock s By Clare Victoria

Hair loss, dandruff and even dehydrated hair all start with scalp problems. Find a shampoo and hair care range that offers the exact fix for your hair woes. A good tip is never to use water that is too hot, as this can dry and damage the scalp and lead to hair growth problems.


MANE KNOW - HOW

A change is good Change your shampoo every 6 to 8 weeks. Your hair can become accustomed to the same shampoo day in day out, and this can reduce the shampoo’s effectiveness and results. If you usually use a moisturising shampoo then try a clarifying shampoo every third or fourth wash.

Think before you swim We know we should, but who really likes to don a swim cap (not very trendy are they)? The best advice is to thoroughly wet your hair (tying it up if long) with clean water before diving in. This will “coat” your hair so that the chlorine doesn’t soak right in and start its path of destruction.

1. Overall beautifying mask WHAT YOU NEED: > > >

1 ripe avocado ½ cup coconut milk 3 teaspoons olive oil

Mash up the avocado, add coconut milk and olive oil and stir quickly. Warm up the mix slightly, place it in a bowl over a pan of boiling water or microwave it for a couple of seconds. Apply the mask to your hair, starting from the roots. Massage into the scalp then leave for 30 minutes before washing off thoroughly and styling.

2. DE-FRIZZ MASK

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Apply mask to hair and massage from roots to ½ cup honey ½ cup cup natural yogurt ends. Leave for 20 minutes 1 tablespoon almond oil before washing off thoroughly and styling.

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3. SUN CARE MASK WHAT YOU NEED: > > >

sunscreen conditioner a little water

At VanityTrove, we love homemade masks and have three wonderful recipes that we want to share with you, beautiful ladies.

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Mix equal parts of sunscreen and conditioner and dilute with a little water. Put your mix in a spray bottle. Spray on hair liberally before hitting the beach or heading out into a sun-drenched day. If your hair is light, add a few of squirts of lemon juice for sun-kissed, California-style highlights.


NAIL TRENDS By Xun-lin and Magdalene from Legally Nailed


NAI L - IT

Thinking of giving your nails a makeover? You don’t need to spend a fortune at the salon. We’ll show you how to create these trendy looks at home!

Camouflage it Camouflage prints are really popular now. Here’s our favourite (and most convenient way) of wearing it – on our nails! Get hold of dark green, brown and khaki shades and use a thin brush to recreate this look. Don’t worry about making it look perfect, the beauty of this design is that it is super flexible and your attempt is sure to be special!

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Pastel gradient Pastel shades are really perfect for spring! They are great for doing subtle gradients because the colours are so complementary! Gradients are also easy to create. Just use a make-up sponge for this great look! Top it off with a shimmer or fine glitter polish to really blend the colours together.

Tribal nail art Tribal prints have been on trend for a while now. A lot of work goes into such an intricate design but practice makes perfect! Mix and match different colours to create a unique design every time! Be creative with dots, chevrons and by varying the thickness of your lines.

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Flower mani You can also jazz up plain, pastel manis with some flower nail art. These nails are super cheery! You’ll see how the addition of a bright yellow flower motif can make any outfit look spring-ready! Such nail art can be achieved with everyday items like a toothpick to draw the petals, and the end of a bobby pin to dot the centres.

About Legally Nailed: A nail polish blog run by two law students who spend their time (when not staring at their reading assignments) painting their nails. For more information on how to achieve these nail looks, check out www.legallynailed.blogspot.sg!

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THREE GL AM TIPS WITH KRISTEN By Kristen Juliet Soh

My mum was my first beauty role model. She bought me a “beauty kit” featuring dummy lipsticks and eyeshadow palettes when I was a little girl. She also taught me how to deal with oily skin when I became a teenager, and got me my first sunscreen. Eventually I became an editor, rubbing shoulders with high-profile beauty experts from all over the world, she still manages to inspire me with her dose of healthy vanity. As we usher in Mother’s Day, check out three activities you can do with your mum.

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DIY Facial

Manicure at home

shop together

Sure, going for a spa session with your mum is great. But doing it for her (and she for you!) can make for a great bonding session.

Why not give her a manicure as a gift? Those hands that have helped care for you and the family need some pampering!

Prepare: Essential oils, exfoliator, a facial mask, toner, eye cream, moisturiser. Tips: Remember, your skin condition and your mum’s may be different. You may be more concerned with brightening, while she may want skin firming therapy. Use suitable products for your skin type and needs.

Prepare: Nail clipper, buff, cuticle cutter, file, cuticle oil, nail polish. Tips: Get matchy-matchy with her. While matching outfits are cheesy, similar nails aren’t. Remember how you used to wear friendship bands with your BFF? Tell your mum you’ll stand by her by donning the same nail colours.

Unless you absolutely know what she wants, shopping with her will be the best way to get her the perfect gift. The trip will also help you bond and understand each other more. Prepare: Your credit card. Tips: Find out what her favourite products are – you may get introduced to great brands. Share with her your favourite ones too! Invest in products that are suitable for both of you so you can nick from her stash and vice versa.

About the contributor: Kristen Juliet Soh is the editor of GlamAsia.com, a luxury e-magazine for discerning women, which covers topics from beauty and fashion to celebrities and weddings. She is also the founder of DailyVanity.com, a popular beautyonly site where she shares her latest beauty finds and inspirations. For more fashion and beaut y tips, visit W W W.GlamAsia.com

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IS THIS YOU? A modern-day young woman pursuing a dynamic career who is often on the road meeting clients or business partners. Business trips leave you exhausted due to irregular sleep patterns. Your skin suffers from spells of persistent dryness, erratic acne outbreaks, visible pores, and is sometimes rough and dull looking.


HealthY glowing skin & YOU! Invitation to VanityTrove X LUNAMER Skincare workshop

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Say goodbye to dull and dry skin. > Love yourself – purify and energise your skin inside out.

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17 May 2013, 1.00–3.30pm

Venue: Food For Thought @ Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Tanglin Gate, #B1-00, S259569

S$10 (fully redeemable for products) > Registration closes 13 May 2013 HURRY! ONLY LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE! To register, simply send us an email at rsvp@ vanitytrove.com

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Workshop includes: Goody bag worth S$30 Refreshments > Exclusive product sale > >

In-store Promo: Exclusively for VanityTrove members! With every purchase of Lunamer Brightener, receive a complimentary Lunamer travel kit worth S$32. From 1–31 May 2013. While stocks last. >


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LUNAMER KOSÉ NUXE GO60 INNER DESIRE


REMOVES IMPURITIES THAT CAUSE SKIN DULLNESS RECHARGES YOUR GLOW SUPPLEMENTS NUTRIENTS

FLIP OVER!

Exclusive Treats for VanityTrove Members.


ENJOY A “PURIFY AND REVITALISE” PAMPERING SESSION, FEATURING: • ONE-ON-ONE SKIN CONSULTATION • A 3-PIECE TRAVEL-SIZED KIT (CLEAR WASH, 5G; LOTION 1, 30ML; EMULSION 1, 20ML)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS • Limited to one redemption per customer • Only the original card will be accepted • Not valid with other promotions, offers and discounts • Only while stocks last • Expiry date: 31 May 2013

LUNAMER IS AVAILABLE AT ASTALIFT BOUTIQUES: The Centrepoint #02-04 Tel: 6737 1203 ION Orchard #B3-66 Tel: 6238 6386 Visit us: www.astalift.com.sg Follow us:

Astalift Singapore


VanityTrove Beauty Buddies Share your VT experience with your best pal so she can start receiving a delightful beauty surprise every month! You can even unveil your personal trove of beauty goodies together. As a special welcome, we’ll send your beauty buddy an exclusive beauty treat! Simply pass her this page and scan this QR code to join VanityTrove today!


Terms and Conditions • This discount is valid till 31 December 2013 and is redeemable only for merchandise found online at www.inner-desire.com. Only 1 voucher is redeemable per transaction. • This voucher is not exchangeable for cash. • Inner Desire reserves the right to amend the terms & conditions without prior notice. For more information, please contact customerservice@inner-desire.com. Find us on www.facebook.com/innerdesire.

Terms and Conditions 1. Valid in Singapore only 2. Promotion valid till 14 April 2013 3. Promotion strictly not to be used in conjunction with any other discounts or special codes 4. Delivery of Trove takes place from the 21st to 25th of each month 5. Please ensure that you have purchased the correct edition upon checkout 6. VANITYTROVE PTE LTD reserves the right to modify any terms and conditions without prior notice


You could BE one of the

Lucky Ladies selected every month to receive a

Golden Ticket in Your trove! Other than surprise beauty picks put together by the VanityTrove team monthly, you also stand a chance to win fancy prizes that VanityTrove will specially prepare for you!

Step 1 Be a subscriber of VanityTrove!

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W to be A

Lucky Lady

Step 2 Look out for the Golden Ticket in your trove!

Step 3 Take a photo of yourself together with the Golden Ticket (P.S. We really look forward to seeing your pretty smile upon receipt of the Golden Ticket!) and tag us on Facebook! Or send us an email BY THE LAST DAY OF EVERY MONTH TO luckylady@vanitytrove.com with the Subject: I’m a Lucky Lady!

Step 4 Expect to receive your prize in your next trove, unless otherwise stated! Terms and Conditions • Valid only in Singapore • Valid for all new and existing subscribers • Winners are required to send in their photos in order to be eligible to claim their prizes, also note that winners’ photos would be shared on VanityTrove Singapore Facebook page • Prizes are strictly non-exchangeable and non-refundable for cash • VANITYTROVE PTE LTD reserves the right to modify any terms and conditions without prior notice


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