When you think about it, fragrances are important especially in Singapore where the heat can make you sweaty and smelly. If you’re one of the dudes who already wear perfumes or colognes, you’re already on the right track! But if you don’t do it yet, don’t worry! We got you covered with this basic guide to men’s fragrances.

Why should I wear cologne?

First of all, let’s discuss some reasons why you should wear cologne or at least any type of fragrance. This is because there are still a lot of men who think either think it’s a hassle or just make excuses saying it’s not necessary.

It’s easy to remember someone by their scent

Among the basic human senses, our sense of smell is the most powerful. Because of this, smell can trigger memories significantly better than our other senses. Think about it, how many times do you remember thinking about someone when you catch a whiff of a certain scent.

This is why it can be very advantageous to wear a fragrance. You can establish better connections with people because they can also remember you better. Of course, you wouldn’t want to be remembered as that guy who smells simply like body odor.

You leave a better impression

That being said, if you smell nice, you simply leave a better impression. When a man dresses well, it can be a big confidence booster. In addition to that, people will also see this person as sharp, confident, and put-together.

However, if you wear good cologne, man, that confidence will skyrocket! There’s just something about it that makes you feel better in your own skin. It won’t matter if you’re going on a date or just having a casual meet-up with friends, you’re sure to leave a good impression.

When do I put it on?

Actually, there are different types of fragrances and some will last longer than others. But as a rule of thumb, you can apply cologne immediately after taking your morning shower. Especially if you take a bath with warm water, the heat will help open up your pores and hold the cologne’s scent for longer.

Sometimes it’s also okay to put on a cologne if you’re a bit sweaty, but it’s not generally recommended because the combination of smells won’t be that pleasant.

Where should I apply it?

Around the base of your throat should be the best place, generally speaking. When you do apply the cologne, don’t spray it too near. Basically, just let the mist get on you instead of directly pointing it towards the base of your throat. Your wrists and the area behind your ears are also good spots since this is where our natural odors typically exude from. Remember though, when applying in these spots.

Cellulite can be frustrating. Not only do they look like stretch marks, they are also very difficult to get rid of. Unfortunately, most women will get them at some point of their lives regardless of the body type. But even if it is so common, there are so many misconceptions about how you’re supposed to get rid of it.

What Causes It?

Cellulite isn’t like stretch marks, because it’s a buildup of fat deposits that push through the collagen fibers in the skin. However, just like stretch marks, they often appear on the arms, stomach, buttocks and thighs. The collagen fibers, also called connective tissues, become weak because of poor circulation, excess fat, lack of exercise, and hormonal changes. If you see a product in Singapore that will get rid of toxins to reduce cellulite, then you know now that it’s lying.

Who Can Get It?

Anyone can get it regardless of the body type, but women are more prone than men because anatomically, women have more fat around the thighs and hips. It also gets worse as the individual ages, because the body will produce less estrogen, which is responsible for good circulation. This in turn will weaken the connective tissues and lower the production of collagen. Some people are also more prone to getting cellulite because it’s in their genes, but if you’re active and fit, the chances will be reduced.

How to Prevent It?

So, what can you do to avoid it if even slim people still get cellulite? Regular exercise cannot get rid of cellulite if you already have it, but it will prevent the appearance of more cellulite because regular stretching will tone and tighten the skin. Wearing clothing that will compress some of the fat will not help and might actually contribute to the appearance of cellulite because they can cause poor circulation. Unfortunately, creams that claim it can make the skin firm and reduce the cellulite do not work at all. There are temporary solutions like dermal fillers that will plump up sagging skin for a while, but procedures like liposuction will just distribute the fat unevenly.

How to Get Rid of It?

Thankfully, some non-invasive procedures such as massage, radio-frequency, and laser are effective against cellulite for short-term relief. Changing your diet and keeping your body hydrated can also help if you choose a plant-heavy diet that will reduce the inflammation in your body. A healthy diet can also help you lose excess weight, especially if you increase your intake of fruits and vegetables that have a high-water content. Next time you buy a product for cellulite, remember that there is no permanent solution for cellulite as of today and that all the procedures listed above provide only temporary solutions.

If we’re talking about the hottest items in the make-up industry, BB and CC creams are guaranteed to be included on that list. The two ‘miracle’ products have sparked a buzz in the Asian beauty market, which soon spanned to a worldwide scale. It is not a surprise how they are revered to as an all-in-one product, as they are famous for offering myriad benefits to the skin which can only be achieved through applying various products.

However, a number of people still remain clueless and confused as to how these two products differ from each other. While both the BB cream and CC cream function similarly when applied on the face, there are actually differences in terms of their texture, coverage, and benefits.

• Meaning: BB cream stands for Beauty/Blemish Balm cream, while CC cream stands for Complex/Color Correcting cream.

• Texture: The BB cream has a thick and heavy texture, but the CC cream has an airy and light texture. The former has a thicker pigmentation, while the latter is perfect for acne-prone skin types which only require light touch-up.

• Coverage: BB cream has a light and medium coverage. This makes it perfect to use as a make-up base. CC cream, however, has a notably full and medium coverage considering its color-correcting benefits on the skin. It is also used to conceal light scars, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone for hours.

• Benefits: The BB cream acts as a primer and moisturizer. It brightens your face and smoothens out your skin. Meanwhile, the CC cream primarily conceals imperfections and corrects the uneven color of your skin.

Which is best for you?
If you are blessed with a clear skin, using a BB cream is ideal for everyday wear. It can be a good pick-me-up product as it provides a natural-looking finish.

CC cream is best suited for sensitive skin. This includes acne-prone, oily, and problematic skin types. It is also perfect for skin which suffers frequent discoloration such as redness.

If you’re looking for a practical buy, a BB cream not only saves your time but it also saves your money. It is considered a jack-of-all-trades in a single product with all the benefits of a serum, primer, foundation, and moisturizer.

Achieving that youthful glow doesn’t have to be difficult. With added skin care benefits, CC cream is your ticket to regaining the natural vigor of your skin.

The SPF in CC cream is also relatively higher, thus it protects the skin better especially if you’re planning to spend long hours basked under the summer sun.

Commercial branded products often vary in terms of their properties, so it’s still best to conduct your own research. Take into account your personal skin condition in order to buy the product which is the best fit for your skin.

One dash of lipstick can already complete your look for the day. For instance, most beauty junkies only feel their look is complete after a coat of lipstick since it adds glamour onto the face. This classic beauty product comes in a wide range of colors, from deep velvet to shocking pink. They also come in variants such as your traditional, matte, semi-gloss, or liquid lipstick.

But while we rely on lipsticks for our cosmetic needs, most of them do not last long as much as we need them to. When we choose to eat something with light grease or have a drink, some pigment fade away from your lips. The traditional lipstick is not meant to last the whole day in general. The good news is: there are a few easy and efficient tips into making your lipstick last long.

1. Exfoliate your lips
When your lips are hydrated and soft, the pigment on lipsticks is likely to stay more evenly onto its surface. Thus when you apply lipstick on properly exfoliated lips, not only does it look better but it also feels better.
You can opt to make your lip scrub at home by combining honey, lemon, and sugar. Apply the scrub onto your lips thoroughly yet gently, effectively exfoliating dead skin cells through the use of a soft-bristled tooth brush.

2. Moisturize
Aside from exfoliating, you might as well moisturize your lips in order to prevent it from drying. Matte lipsticks, for one, are notorious for leaving your lips dry after a long day’s coverage. Chemicals in lipstick have poor adherence on dry lips, thus you are better off moisturizing them regularly. Apply your favorite lip balm or petroleum jelly such as Vaseline before you apply a coat of lipstick.

3. Apply foundation
While foundation is a staple make-up base on the face, a little trick is that it prolongs the coverage of lipstick when applied on the lips. Take a small amount of foundation or dab an amount of concealer on your lips before you apply your lipstick. The product will make your lipstick stick much better, hence it is likely to last longer than usual.

4. Use a lip liner
Every beauty guru knows applying lip liner as base coat will help prevent your lipstick from sliding off. Not only that, it also boosts the color of your lips. Gently fill the entire surface with liner, from the center of your lips before you work your way outwards. Apply a lipstick of the same shade afterwards!

5. Practice layering
Sometimes, one coat of lipstick just isn’t enough. Layering it up twice will make your lipstick last longer. A second layer of lipstick is guaranteed to withstand activities such as eating or drinking, especially if its pigmentation is designed for long coverage.

It seems that the last thing you can do when you’re a hot mess with unbearable cough and sore throat is putting on a full-glam look, but there are some techniques that require very little effort to look good—perfect for when it takes a lot of effort just to bring yourself to the mirror. Here are some ways to look fresh and presentable the next time the unpredictable weather takes its toll on you.


1. Try Caffeinated Face Scrub

When you wake up feeling sick, taking a shower may not be on your priority list, but at least wash your face. An energizing caffeine-powered face scrub is just the thing to wake your senses and make you feel refreshed. Any caffeinated beauty product brightens and tightens the skin and leaves you with that delightful tingling sensation, perfect to start the day when you’re not feeling your best.

2. Moisturize Your Skin

One of the easiest ways to look healthy when you’re sick is to keep your skin hydrated. Just because you’re not feeling well doesn’t mean you can forego skin care. Facial moisturizer instantly gives your face the glow it desperately needs—and also protects the skin against constant friction from all the tissue you will be using on your nose. For more skin moisturizing effect, use a tinted moisturizer instead of a foundation as your base.


3. Sculpt the Brows

You’d be surprised how well-groomed and sculpted brows bring life to the face. Not only does tamed brows make you look put-together, a nice arch also lifts the face in a snap. So, whether you have naturally full brows or a sparse pair, a tinted brow gel is the quickest way to colour and shape your arches.

4. Put Some Colour On your Skin

It’s normal to look pale when you’re sick. To bring back the colour, put on some cream bronzer and blush. Apply bronzer on the perimeters of the face and blush on the apples of the cheeks. The right amount of bronzer and blush will add the much-needed healthy colour on the skin.

5. Swipe Some Gloss

Cracked lips are obvious signs that you are terribly sick, but a swipe of lip gloss can easily bring those puckers back to life. Pick a sheer lip gloss with a light pink hue that’s close to your natural lip colour. As much as possible, avoid nude shades as they only wash you out even more.


Being sick can make you feel down, but sometimes you just need to bring yourself up and face the world. These simple ways to look good are worth the extra effort, because after all, when you look good, you feel good.

Making yourself prettier nowadays can be very easy. There are a lot of products you can choose from depending on your preference of prize and skin sensitivity. If you are a newbie, don’t fret. All you just have to do is equip yourself with the right start-up kit that you can use and practice with. Here are the must-haves the Singapore women listed as they started their beauty journey:


  1. BB Cream. There are many BB Creams offered in the market by well-known brands or even locally made products. For a tip, go for something that you are sure how to use, perfect fit to your skin like those lightweight creams with SPF, etc. These types of products can give you that warm pinkish glow and spreads in your face in the right amount of coverage making you as fresh and young-looking as ever.


  1. Liquid Concealer. If you have beauty problems like zits and freckles, it is mandatory that you use liquid concealer to hide them instantly. This beauty product can help you look flawless and can even your skin tone if properly used.


  1. Face Palette. For a make-up noob like you, this should be your BFF. If you want to try different types of make-up looks to beautify your face, buy one of these. You can ask someone more experienced to help you out or you can practice by yourself with the help of YouTube and other beauty or fashion websites.


  1. Gel and Liquid Eyeliner. This is probably one of the products that are the most challenging to apply. If you’re still new at this, try to find those types with angle tips that can help you to draw lines easily as you paint your lid.


  1. Mascara. Part of baby steps is to use mascara. You need this in order to get full and thick set of lashes. Usually you have to buy an eyelash curler as mascara’s partner but there are tons of products and brands nowadays that offer both. If you have mastered putting your mascara, you can take one step further by buying false eyelashes and lash extensions for better looks.


  1. Lipstick. You can never go wrong with wearing lipstick. Whatever shade you like or fits with your look and mood, lipsticks deliver even without the need to put more make-up on your face. For beginners, the usual colors are red, pink and other light colors. You might want to add some lip balm or lip gloss to give it an extra shine but nonetheless your start-up kit will then be complete once you purchase this one.