Follow our new CNA LIFESTYLE page on Facebook for more beauty stories and videosSINGAPORE: Every year, more beauty products are introduced in the market with the promise of a better, prettier and younger you. But while there are certainly more choices, it also means there are more underwhelming products released – competent, not necessarily great, and benefits that fall short of promises.With your hard-earned dollars getting you less these days, perhaps it’s time to spend more smartly. Which means thinking twice about that fancy packaging and celebrity endorsements, and putting time-efficient, fuss-free results at the top of your buying criteria.It could also mean streamlining your complicated, wallet-draining, way-too-many-steps skincare regime. There are multi-action products that do more and cost less.From skincare to make-up, hair products and even grooming tools, here are definite keepers that pay out better dividends for what you invest. … [Read more...] about Face value: 7 beauty products that give you more bang for your buck
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By Katherine Rodeghier Chicago Tribune Wed., April 18, 2018 Sure, you'll be enlightened by visits to the Louvre in Paris, the British Museum in London and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. But for an atypical take on the human experience, check out these unusual museums and their oddball collections. Icelandic Phallological Museum This storefront museum in the major shopping area of downtown Reykjavik, Iceland, displays the male reproductive organ of almost every land and sea mammal in Iceland —and several more from outside this northern island nation. It devotes itself to phallology, the scientific study of the male member, and includes 282 specimens from 93 species of animals, most of them preserved in jars of formaldehyde or dried and displayed on the wall or in glass cases. The smallest, the baculum (penis bone) of a hamster, measures 0.08 of an inch and must be viewed with a magnifying glass, while the largest, from a blue whale, spans 67 … [Read more...] about Seven strange exhibits around the world
UPTOWN/DOWNTOWN - Joanne Zapanta-Andrada (The Philippine Star) - April 15, 2018 - 12:00am Want a put-together yet natural look this summer? Uptown/Downtown invited ace makeup artist Rey Legarda to share his go-to step-by-step summer party protocol. To make the look even more achievable, we challenged Rey to only use drugstore products to achieve the finished result. With this seven-step routine, you should be out the door in under 20 minutes! 1. Rey applies BB Cream on Katharine’s clean skin. ‘Keep BB Cream in your purse for regular touch-ups. Also, use a BB Cream that has high SPF and PA rating. This will protect you from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays,’ he says. (Rey uses The Face Shop’s Miracle Finish BB Powder Perfect Cushion SPF 50+, PA+++.) 2. Rey immediately applies loose face powder under the eyes and allows it to ‘bake’ for a few minutes. This technique allows the base foundation to have a creaseless, … [Read more...] about Hello, summer!
Many people dream of traveling the world full-time, but it can seem expensive and out of reach. Luckily, there are ways to make travel cheaper and even profitable if you are willing to think outside of the box and work hard. Some options include teaching English, WWOOFing, travel-blogging, and working on a cruise ship. Traveling the world is a dream for many people. While there are ways to do it cheaper and safer than ever with sharing platforms like Airbnb and Couchsurfing, and more information on budget backpacker travel than could fit an encyclopedia, the cost is still out of reach for most. But what if you could travel and not spend a dime? What if you could even get paid? Many would jump at the opportunity to experience new cultures, traverse through beautiful landscapes, and satisfy their insatiable wanderlust. Luckily there are more ways than ever to travel and get paid. They aren’t easy, most are a lot of … [Read more...] about 15 ways to get paid to travel the world
We’ve all been there. You’ve gone to the Eiffel Tower on your first day in Paris. Now you’re three hours deep in queues and your schedule for the rest of the weekend has been thrown off. Then you reach the top of the iconic tower, take in your surroundings, and realise that the very best thing about Paris’s skyline is missing from your view. There are many tourist traps which sound great in theory but will eat into your holiday in a big way. Once you go, you realise that – although they look great on a postcard – they aren’t entirely worth the visit. But there are plenty of landmarks that are worth the wait. Business Insider asked travel experts from the likes of Lonely Planet, Rare Escapes, and KAYAK for their favourite European landmarks that are actually worth visiting. Scroll on to discover their top 26, ranging from London’s Big Ben to the ornate gardens of Manoir d’Eyrignac in France.The Shard in London, UK. … [Read more...] about 26 tourist landmarks in Europe that are worth lining up for, according to top travel experts