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Festival Fever

Festival fashion essentials are everything at a carnival or all-night rave, so throw on this pair of American Eagle Outfitters Embroidered Hi-rise Festival Spring Shorts to ace your style game. Inspired by vintage cutoffs, they sit high on the waist with a relaxed fit through the thigh. Pair with an off-shoulder top and a choker for a super cute look.

The Embroidered Hi-rise Festival Spring Shorts retail for $79 at all American Eagle Outfitters outlets. 

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Advanced System

There’s no better time to start maintaining your youthful skin than now, and a product to help you with that is Elizabeth Arden’s Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring System. This clinically and dermatologically tested formula delivers triple the anti-ageing power of the previous version to enhance the skin barrier’s repair function, deeply hydrate the skin and minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring System retails for $75 for 30 capsules, $146 for 60 capsules and $169 for 90 capsules at all Elizabeth Arden counters. 

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Restorative Sleep

Wake up to soft, luminous skin with Crème Simon’s Brightening Detox Restorative Sleeping Mask, an intensive moisturising overnight mask that smooths, brightens and hydrates while treating blemishes. What’s more, it requires no rinsing and contains over 90 percent natural ingredients, making it suitable for those with sensitive skin.

Crème Simon Brightening Detox Restorative Sleeping Mask retails for $68 at all Crème Simon outlets. 

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Sleeping Beauty

If you always doze off with a sheet mask on but dislike the overly sticky feeling of ordinary sleeping packs, it’s time to give Bonvivant’s Water Lock Sleeping Pack a go. Featuring a skin-soothing complex, this unique non-sticky formula not only locks in moisture but also strengthens the skin barrier. Let your skin recover while you snooze and wake up to a bright and clear complexion.

Bonvivant Water Lock Sleeping Pack retails for $35 at and

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Lippie Love

A long-time favourite, SILKYGIRL’s Moisture Rich Lipcolor is now available in new shades and packaging. Enriched with vitamins A and E and aloe vera, this highly moisturising formula nourishes your lips and protects against free radical damage. The addition of avocado oil also keeps your lips hydrated, so pucker up with the softest and smoothest kissables.

SILKYGIRL Moisture Rich Lipcolor retails for $11.90 at all major pharmacies and personal care stores. 

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Go Lite
Lose weight the natural way with Puváy’s Chia Lite, a 100 percent natural fruit puree-based drink. Specially formulated with organic whole chia seeds and chicory root extract, this nourishing drink is low in calories yet high in dietary fibre to keep you feeling full for hours (so you won’t be tempted to raid the fridge for snacks). It’s available in two super yummy flavours: wild berries and pomegranate, and passionfruit and mango.

Puváy Chia Lite retails for $8 per bottle at, and all Naiise outlets.

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Freshness Guaranteed

Formulated with eco-certified Inca Inchi oil and aloe vera extract, this body wash by Botaneco Garden helps to soothe and hydrate skin, as well as keep it smooth and supple. It’s also enriched with macadamia and ylang ylang essential oils, a calming combination that promotes skin radiance. Shower time will now feel extra nice, and you’ll also have the softest skin.

Botaneco Garden Organic Inca Inchi & Aloe Vera Body Wash retails for $7.90 at all Guardian outlets. 

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Total Tension

For skin that stays clear and dewy from the office to post-dinner drinks, check out MISSHA’s The Original Tension Pact, which is available in four types to suit different skin needs: Natural Cover, Tone Up Glow, Intense Moisture and Perfect Cover. Not only does this creamy beauty must-have keep skin moisturised, it also conceals even the smallest of flaws.

MISSHA The Original Tension Pact retails for $27.90 at all MISSHA outlets. 

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Acne Be Gone

Breaking out? Solve your acne woes with Ms.Artisan’s Acne Eliminator Alpha, an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial serum formulated to reduce redness and infection. A powerful skin regulator, this product contains 10 essential oils that tighten skin and heal scar tissue, leaving your face free of blemishes.

Ms.Artisan Acne Eliminator Alpha retails for $8.80 for 8ml and $31 for 30ml at

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So Soothing

Relieve red, sensitive skin with CNP Laboratory’s Aqua Soothing Gel Cream. Containing soothing plant-based ingredients and an Aqua Holding System that leaves a moisture protection layer, this non-sticky, non-greasy product not only reduces the temperature of heated skin but stabilises its waterlocking abilities, leaving your face with an enviable glow that lasts all day.

CNP Laboratory Aqua Soothing Gel Cream retails for $48.90 at and selected Guardian outlets.

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Daily Comfort

Pullover Power Browse and Buy Contact lenses are super convenient, but it’s common to suffer from discomfort and dryness when wearing them, which can leave eyes feeling irritated and itchy. However, this can all change with ALCON’s DAILIES TOTAL Water Gradient One-Day Contact Lenses. Offering day-long comfort, these lenses keep your eyes moist and will feel like you’re wearing nothing at all, so you can go about your day with the clearest vision in total comfort.

ALCON DAILIES TOTAL Water Gradient One-Day Contact Lenses retail for $73 per box at leading optical retail chains and outlets.

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Pullover Power

Stay uber stylish with PULL&BEAR’s trendy range of pullovers. The Spanish brand that focuses on casual, laid-back clothing and accessories has got all you need for you to rock that cool urban vibe. You’ll be more than ready to take to the streets with this season’s chic collection.

PULL&BEAR outlets can be found at Bugis+, Takashimaya, ION Orchard and VivoCity.