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Run the World

You’ll feel as if you’re running on clouds with the Skechers GoRun 400, which provide comfort, durability and energy return while keeping things light. Specially designed with quality woven fabric and synthetic support, the shoes are perfect for running or even day-to-day wear, making them an ultraversatile choice for both fitness freaks and girls on the go.

Skechers GoRun 400 retails from $109 at all Skechers concept stores.

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Food for the Hair

If your hair has been looking dull and frizzy lately, it’s time to give it some TLC and bring it back to life with HASK Superfruit Healthy Hair Shampoo. Containing acai berries, which strengthen strands, and mangosteen oil, which adds a glossy sheen, this shampoo will leave your hair looking fabulous in no time. The fruity scent will also leave you smelling great all day!

HASK Superfruit Healthy Hair Shampoo retails for $19.90 at Guardian and Cold Storage outlets.

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All About the Vitamin C

The easiest and fastest way to get your daily dosage of vitamin C is to have it in one go. YOU C1000 lets you do just that. Packed with 1,000mg of vitamin C, drink it daily and you’ll be on your way to having healthier skin and a stronger immune system. The best part? The drink is super yummy!

YOU C1000 retails at all major supermarkets and convenience stores. 

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Nails On Point

Find waiting for your nail polish to dry a pain? Try Yves Rocher Express Drying Drops, which get the job done ASAP. Just one coat and your newly painted nails will dry almost instantly. Suitable for all polishes and gel effect lacquers, this is a musthave to add to your beauty collection.

Yves Rocher Express Drying Drops (5ml) retails for $5 at all Yves Rocher outlets and counters.  

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Shave It Off

Shaving your legs can be time-consuming and exhausting, but Braun Silk-épil SkinSpa makes it a much easier and more enjoyable experience. Besides removing hair, it exfoliates and massages the skin, leaving it smooth and relaxed after. What’s more, it can be used with two exfoliation brushes to reduce ingrown hairs and visibly refine skin. Get your skin properly cleaned and restored with this epilator before flaunting those gorgeous legs.

Braun Silk-épil SkinSpa retails for $259 at

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Play It Cool

It takes a lot of willpower not to pick at an irritated spot on your face, especially when your blemishes are still healing. Instead of bearing with the itch, cool your skin with Proactiv+ Skin Cooling Serum. Dab it onto the affected areas or, better yet, use it as a face mask. Not only does the serum soothe, it also hydrates and pampers the skin with ingredients such as hyaluronic acid.

Proactiv+ Skin Cooling Serum retails for $39.90 at BHG, OG, Robinsons and selected Guardian stores.

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Skinny Love

The tropical heat is every woman’s nightmare for one reason: dryness. Hydrate your skin before it’s too late with Botaneco Garden Trio Oil Body Lotion, which contains ingredients such as Babassu, argan and Inca Inchi oils that help to moisturise the skin and prevent dryness. It’s also free from parabens and colourants, making it suitable for sensitive skin.

Botaneco Garden Trio Oil Body Lotion (400ml) retails for $9.90 at major Guardian outlets.

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Acne Away  

If you’ve been dealing with acne for a long time and nothing has worked, perhaps it’s time to try something new. The Skinlycious Anti-Acne Trial Kit is an easy three-step sample bundle that lasts up to 10 days. Packed with active ingredients like salicylic acid, the products help to exfoliate skin and unclog pores, leaving your face clean and clear.

Skinlycious Anti-Acne Trial Kit retails from $24 at and Toy Outpost at Bugis Junction.

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Shine Bright Like a Diamond

If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, JannPaul Diamonds has the perfect best friend just for you. Not only do they offer high quality diamond cuts at relatively affordable prices, they also provide ring customisation services. Best of all, each order includes a life-sized wax replica of the custom-made designs, so you’re sure to love the actual ring once it’s in your hands. How’s that for service?

JannPaul jewellery retails from $1,600 at JannPaul Diamonds.

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Gently Does It

Having to apply skincare after removing your makeup can be tiring, so simplify your routine by combining the two with Uriage Thermal Micellar Water. Just a single swipe removes makeup and leaves skin feeling refreshed. Containing cranberry extract, the product hydrates the skin, leaving it supple and baby smooth.

Uriage Thermal Micellar Water (250ml) retails for $26.90 at all leading pharmacies and department stores.

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Of Care and Comfort

Every girl can agree on one thing: periods suck. That’s why it’s important to make sure you’re always comfy and prepared for the worst. With Softex Hello Kitty Sanitary Pad, your period days will be over before you know it. Ultra-thin and silky soft, it has a barely-there feeling. Plus, it’s super absorbent, so you can say goodbye to period stains (ew) once and for all.

Softex Hello Kitty Sanitary Pad retails from $5.20 per pack at leading pharmacies and supermarkets. 

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Bright Future Ahead

Unsure of what you want to do in the future? Seek out your ambition at SIM University, which offers over 50 academic programmes ranging from Arts to Science. Attend talks by industry practitioners, speak to alumni ambassadors and learn more about the various programmes during UniSIM Open House. Don’t miss this chance to find out what lies ahead of you.

UniSIM Open House will be held on February 25. Pre-register at and receive a gift while stocks last.