Trends: Environment In Fashion

The week’s best beauty looks got a head start on the holidays with festive hair and makeup tweaks that met the darker nights with glowing, split-second polish.

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning British monarch, is the subject of an upcoming American-British television drama series, The Crown, set to premiere on Netflix November 4. The first season looks at Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II during the early years of their marriage, but we’re just as attuned to the rest of her extraordinary life story. In honor of the occasion, here are five things you may not have known about her royal majesty.

Never throw away these bags

After you read this article you will never throw away these bags.

The small bags, which seem stuffed with tiny salt grains, are in fact filled with silica gel – a chemical desiccant. This is a substance that can absorb and hold moisture. Due to its porous surface area, a single bead can absorb up to 40% of its mass in water. That is why we find them in many products that can be damaged by water. They are perfect for reuse and, even if toxic, the only caution you should take is to keep them out of the children’s reach as to them from swallowing it.

Opening on 19 November, NASA - A Human Adventure will be the largest space flight exhibition ever to be held in Singapore. The exhibit tells the inspiring story of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) huge achievements in space flights and exploration, from the time the first space rocket was launched to the latest accomplishments in manned space flights. Held in the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, the exhibition celebrates the spirit and fortitude involved in surviving in space, and reflects on the sacrifices of the men and women whose own journeys into space ended in tragedy.

Whoever said that punk is dead was clearly not at Toronto Fashion Week’s Fall 2016 shows. “Courtney Love on a long, long bender. A hot mess but like, pretty” was makeup artist Grace Lee‘s interpretation of the look at Helder Diego, while ultra-glossy black lips and white-out brows at Mackage took centre stage.


Thought contouring was only for women? We went backstage at TOM 2016 and learned that that could not be farther from the truth. Which makes sense, because who needs a chiseled, defined jawline more than male models? And to make our first time backstage at TOM even more exciting, it also happened to be M.A.C’s first time doing the shows.

Finding a good beauty product is like making a new friend, but finding a product that can help with practically everything is like finding the holy grail.

Coconut oil, which is all natural and available at just about every grocery store within a two-mile radius of wherever you are right now, is that holy grail.

From working as a natural sunscreen to helping rehydrate your dry hair, below are 12 weird beauty uses for coconut oil. 

As our world gets greener, bamboo is becoming more and more popular.  Because it grows so quickly, bamboo is an easily renewable resource.  It requires 1/3 the amount of water to grow that cotton uses and has no natural pests.  

DuPont and Reebok agreed to multiyear contract for the latter's use of Kevlar in its Spring-Summer 2015 CrossFit collectionDuPont and Reebok agreed to multiyear contract for the latter's use of Kevlar in its Spring-Summer 2015 CrossFit collection

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