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A Skin Frenemy? – Nano-sized Chemical in Sunscreen & Cosmetics May Raise Cancer Risk: Study

The next time you buy a skincare product, you might want to read more about its contents. New study by the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore found that nano-particles of zinc oxide in products could potentially cause cancer. Known for its effectiveness in protecting the skin against UV rays, zinc oxide is commonly used … Continue reading

5 Cool Ways to Sparkle this Winter Holidays

Call us princesses, magpies, or whatever…we just love our blings and sparklies! While we gravitate towards all things glittering and glam, but competing with the Christmas tree is definitely not our intention. Here are 5 unabashedly cool, sophisticated ways to holi-dazzle this season. No batteries needed. 1. Candied Gems: Dripping in a mouth-watering array of … Continue reading

Adipotide – New Miracle Fat-Attacking Drug?

The anti-obesity scene is abuzz with news about a bright & shiny new weight loss drug called Adipotide. This blub-busting jab born of a revolutionary approach to cancer treatment (yup…you heard right) causes rapid weight loss and improved metabolic function in monkeys (our closest cousins), scientists have found. In the study, 10 obese female rhesus macaques … Continue reading

Hangover Beauty Tips – Look Fresh the Morning After

With the holiday season looming upon us, chances are you’ll be getting into the spirit with a few festive alcohol-fuelled late night parties. So how are you going to handle Frankenstein’s sister staring back at you in the mirror the morning after? When you’re looking haggard after a night out, your main concerns are dull … Continue reading

Beauty Tips to Go – Look and Feel Gorgeous on Your Holidays

It’s time for your well-deserved holiday or yearly Christmas get-together. The last thing you want is to arrive at your destination looking a wreck. But we all know being on the road can leave us feeling far from our best. Here are some first-class tips to help you look immaculate and feel fabulous when you’re … Continue reading

Makeup Tips – Best Eyeshadow to Make Your Eye Colour Pop

As the saying goes, “the eyes are the windows to your soul”. They are one of the first features others stare into, and you would certainly want to play them up. But where’s a girl going to start when faced with a dazzling colour palette? The rule of thumb is to wear the opposite colour … Continue reading

Foundation of a Good Career – Tone Down Your Makeup, Say Bosses

Trying to dress to impress your boss for the coming yearly evaluation? Wear less makeup, says a new survey by officebroker.com. This poll of 500 male and female bosses found that more than a third of these bosses thought some of their female co-workers wear too much cosmetics to work. The worst makeup sins? Having … Continue reading

Fang-tastic Beauty Trend – Fashionable to have Fangs?

With the Twilight mania, half of the female population fang-tasize about Edward (the other half is probably on Team Jacob). And we adore Kirsten Dunst for embracing her sexy snaggle fangs. But paying big bucks for vampire teeth? Besides night-dwelling Gothic vampire fans, many trendy Japanese women are also rushing to their cosmetic dentists’ to get their pointy canines with a crowded, crooked-teeth smile – known … Continue reading

Are Bad Handphone Habits Causing Your Skin Problems?

Handphones have become indispensible today. Can you remember the sinking feeling in your stomach when you realized that you’ve left home without your mobile phone and were incommunicado?  But as they have become part of our lives, daily exposure but neglect in hygiene can lead to skin problems. Pimple Breakouts: Take a look at your … Continue reading

Window Display – Festive Eye Makeup Inspiration

Move over, eye shadow! From glamorous glitter to rich velvet, draw inspiration from these dressy lids to create your very own stunning statement this party season. Adding a little bling to your lids has more dazzle than shimmering eye shadow or bold metallic liner ever could. Glittery eyes that blazed the Vena Cava 2011 show … Continue reading