Our DIY Makeup Alternatives

It’s been quite a while since I’ve dedicated myself to wearing a full face of makeup. By that, I mean committing to the whole, foundation – powder – eyes – lips routine. I can’t even remember the last time I wore BB cream.

Well, to be honest, my BB cream/foundation supply has all run dry and truth be told, so has my very small student bank account.

To me, I believe that the best and most invaluable thing anyone should have in their beauty arsenal is healthy and happy skin.

I also refute the idea of spending $30 on foundation and another $20 on lipstick.

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Runner’s World: Shattering Stereotypes about Fat and Fitness

by Laetitia Wong

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I’m pretty sure plus-sized Erika Schenk has better stamina than I do!

The 18-year-old has been running for nearly a decade, but her body type is definitely different than those typically featured on the covers of fitness magazines. I guess that’s the reason why the world was shaken up when images of Schenk grazed the cover of the August issue of Women’s Running, knowing for a fact that the magazine’s decision to feature a plus-sized model was a huge one.

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Celebrity gym style steals!

by Laetitia Wong 

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They may always give the impression that their makeup’s to a T, with the poreless complexion and on-point smokey eye. In fact, those lean thighs takes a lot of hard work to achieve! Nonetheless, when celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Jessica Alba and Sofia Vergara hit the gym and manage to look just as standoffishly cool and chic just as ever, we’re starting to get a little jealous.

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A guide to active wear: Curvy Edition

by Laetitia Wong 

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It’s becoming more and more commonplace for health and fitness to take priority on a girl’s to-do-list. With fitness gyms popping out on every nook, cranny and corner (along with those stellar sales techniques to rope you into purchasing year-long memberships), let’s face it: Singapore’s been hit with the fitness bug.

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Having been a devout follower of yoga for the past 5 years, I was recently intrigued by a conversation that I had with a fellow gym auntie, someone that I saw from time to time in my condominium gym.She was close to 50, with hair the colour of pepper and salt. But unlike most women her age, her body was tight and sinewy, having been honed over years of practicing hatha yoga and pilates.

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5 of the most annoying people you’d meet at gyms!

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Just a gentle disclaimer before we go full-throttle into this subject – I must admit that I’m kind of a gym bunny. No, not the overly muscled weight-lifting kind or “that chick” who spends hours on the treadmill hoping to burn some semblence of butt-fat with hopeless consistent uphill walking (read: walking).

Having frequented gyms since I was 15 (and having discovered that constant dieting did nothing for my waistline, it was time to up the ante and step into that place of sweat and intimidation), I have more than a bone to pick with some (or rather, most) of these people.

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