Lipstiq.com https://www.lipstiq.com Fashion Beauty Malaysia Mon, 18 Jun 2018 06:25:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 https://www.lipstiq.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/cropped-lipstiq-ico-1-32x32.png Lipstiq.com https://www.lipstiq.com 32 32 MTV Movie & TV Awards 2018: Stars Who Killed It On The Red Carpet https://www.lipstiq.com/2018/168619/mtv-movie-tv-awards-2018-stars-who-killed-it-on-the-red-carpet https://www.lipstiq.com/2018/168619/mtv-movie-tv-awards-2018-stars-who-killed-it-on-the-red-carpet#respond Mon, 18 Jun 2018 06:25:38 +0000 https://www.lipstiq.com/?p=168619 The 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards kicked off on Saturday at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, and while the winners have yet to be unveiled as the show is technically pre-taped, why not focus on the event’s red carpet meanwhile? Granted, this isn’t the Met Gala and stars have the liberty to inject […]

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The 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards kicked off on Saturday at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, and while the winners have yet to be unveiled as the show is technically pre-taped, why not focus on the event’s red carpet meanwhile? Granted, this isn’t the Met Gala and stars have the liberty to inject playful hints into their ensembles for the night as it hits summer season, so here are 11 of our picks for the best-dressed female stars.

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1. Zendaya in August Getty Atelier – The volume on the structured dress is in stunning contrast with her lanky figure and slicked-back hair.

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2. Tiffany Haddish in Galia Lahav – Looking ultra fine in metallic silver, the comedian and actress’ Galia Lahav gown with tulle cinches her figure flawlessly at the waist.

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3. Halsey in Julien Macdonald – The “Bad at Love” singer stunned in a red hot floor-length gown with a thigh-high slit and more than flattering cutout at the midriff.

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4. Kristen Bell in Julien Macdonald – Yes, she’s a Hollywood mom, but that doesn’t mean she turned up in anything boring. We adore the crochet details on this black and gold number.

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5. Yara Shahidi in Tory Burch – Though loose-fitting, the Grown-ish actress looks like a boss in her power suit that exudes pastel perfection.

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6. Mandy Moore in Alberta Ferretti – The This Is Us star turned up in a metallic suit of armour embellished with irregular studs.

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7. Lily Reinhart in Izeta – Some may call this look safe, but to us, it’s simple yet effortlessly classy and the tulle ruffles add a little somethin’ somethin’ too.

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8. Camila Mendes in Elisabetta Franchi – You may call this a naked dress, but it is a tasteful one indeed with delicate lace concealing the chest region.

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9. Jasmine Sanders in Alexander Terekhov – Matching her shoes to her suit dress, this shade of yellow on the model is anything but mellow.

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10. Olivia Munn in Galvan London – Trust Olivia Munn to slay in a emerald green velvet jumpsuit complete with a plunging neckline.

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11. Katherine Langford in custom Armani – Looking like a goth bride in black, the 13 Reasons Why actress’ whole ensemble, from the giant bow to the smokey eyes and the gown, just works.

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Beauty Hacks I’ve Picked Up To Make The Most Out Of The SK-II Facial Treatment Essence https://www.lipstiq.com/2018/167810/beauty-hacks-ive-picked-up-to-make-the-most-out-of-the-sk-ii-facial-treatment-essence https://www.lipstiq.com/2018/167810/beauty-hacks-ive-picked-up-to-make-the-most-out-of-the-sk-ii-facial-treatment-essence#respond Mon, 18 Jun 2018 03:30:21 +0000 https://www.lipstiq.com/?p=167810 The SK-II Facial Treatment Essence has long been an indispensable cult favourite with an endless resume of benefits. And fortunately, I was recently given the opportunity to experience a bottle of the Facial Treatment Essence to form my very own opinions on this miracle water everyone knows so well and adores. While there are no […]

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The SK-II Facial Treatment Essence has long been an indispensable cult favourite with an endless resume of benefits. And fortunately, I was recently given the opportunity to experience a bottle of the Facial Treatment Essence to form my very own opinions on this miracle water everyone knows so well and adores.

While there are no two ways about it and you either apply the Facial Treatment Essence onto the skin with a cotton pad or straight on with the hands, I’ve picked up a few little tricks along the way to get the most out of this beauty elixir to further maximise its advantages on my combination skin. You reap what you sow, after all.

Hacks I love to get the most out of the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

On top of using the Facial Treatment Essence the conventional way, transferring a small amount into a travel-sized container and carrying it around has been a godsend. It works as an instant fix for dreaded dry patches that pop up throughout the day, and I found that it works great over makeup, as long as you don’t douse your entire face in it.

The Facial Treatment Essence also works wonderfully as a skin saviour before a special event the day after. Simply pop a few dry sheet mask tablets into a clear bag, saturate them in the Facial Treatment Essence and chuck it in the refrigerator to have them on hand whenever. Aside from revealing a glow the morning after, I find that it relieves redness like a dream.

No time for a face mask? Soak some cotton pads in the Facial Treatment Essence to be used as eye masks instead. Once out of the refrigerator, these cooling little pads feel so refreshing over the eyes even just for a couple of minutes before getting ready in the morning. They work like a charm especially when my insomnia kicks in and I lack beauty sleep!

Just in case you are unfamiliar with the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, I have also took the time to pen down in detail exactly what this fascinating product is, the ingredients that make it so special, and my personal thoughts about it after having used it for an entire month. Read on to find out more:

How to use SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

What is the Facial Treatment Essence made of?

I was initially sceptical. Its formula has remained unchanged for over 38 years since being introduced in 1980, however that isn’t the biggest shocker – The price is. A 230ml bottle of the Facial Treatment Essence is now RM715 at the time of writing. Certainly an investment, but one that guarantees the future of youthful skin on the assumption that it works for you.

By now you probably would have heard of Pitera™ – The Facial Treatment Essence’s prized active ingredient jam-packed with vitamins, amino acids and minerals. The essence promises the transformative power of crystal clear skin in a bottle and the noticeable result you see overnight is only a fraction of the cumulative benefits it extends after a period of time.

Before and after with the Facial Treatment Essence

How does the Facial Treatment Essence benefit the skin?

The miracle water essentially stimulates the skin to function at its prime. This signifies improved texture, ample moisture, a boost in radiance, minimised signs of ageing, overall clarity, and a glowing complexion. More importantly, it strengthens the skin’s resilience against pollutants and prevents future damage such as dullness, fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation.

In spite of minor setbacks like enlarged pores, redness, an uneven skin tone as well as the occasional hormonal breakouts, it’s been a somewhat passable journey with my combination skin. It’s oilier on the T-zone and normal on the rest of the face, except it sporadically gets flaky. Sleep is a major factor, and so is my water intake as well as the climate.

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My experience with the Facial Treatment Essence

The coveted anti-ageing elixir smells mildly unpleasant from the get-go. That is due to the Pitera™, which is essentially a derivative of yeast. It reeks right as you drizzle out the essence, but that disappears almost promptly soon after the Facial Treatment Essence gets absorbed. It’s a minor drawback for those sensitive to scents.

Texture-wise, it’s very fluid. Albeit not quite like water, it isn’t viscous whatsoever. While many prefer using a cotton pad to apply the Facial Treatment Essence, the mighty palms work best for me and hey, I ain’t wasting any of that precious liquid on a cotton pad that gets tossed in the bin after!

Experience with the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

How I use the Facial Treatment Essence

Every application starts out by drizzling a teaspoon worth of the essence onto my palm before rubbing my hands together to distribute it. It continues by patting the liquid gently onto my face and décolletage region. It literally doesn’t take any effort at all to incorporate the Facial Treatment Essence into your existing skincare regime and I use it before a serum.

My combination skin drinks up the adored tonic immediately upon contact each time and responds with instant softness and plumpness. Thankfully, the Facial Treatment doesn’t leave a tacky, if not any, residue on the skin. It’s an intolerable skincare pet peeve of mine and that’s an immense plus point as far as I’m concerned.

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Does the Facial Treatment Essence work?

It’s safe to say that the Facial Treatment does work. Aside from the extra luminosity and smoother texture, my skin is now less erratic. My pores are looking more refined whereas the hormonal breakouts have lessened significantly. I also found that it plumped up my smile lines as they are now barely apparent.

Is the Facial Treatment Essence worth the investment? Hell yes. The outcome after a month of use is far greater than what I had first anticipated and I cannot wait to reap even more benefits in the long run. It definitely takes patience, so stay devoted to the miracle water and you’ll see exactly what I mean.

Does SK-II Facial Treatment Essence really work?

Where to buy your very own SK-II Facial Treatment Essence?

Get started on your skincare transformation with the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence by purchasing the PITERA™ Welcome Set at RM260 featuring the Facial Treatment Essence and two other best-sellers – the Facial Treatment Clear Lotion and R.N.A.POWER Radical New Age. Alternatively, purchase your very own bottle of SK-II Facial Treatment Essence (RM239, 75ml; RM529, 160ml; RM715, 230ml).

The SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, along with SK-II’s other offerings, are available online at www.sk-ii.com.my or at these stores and counters near you.

You may also learn more about the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence by accessing our previous articles about the product via these links:

The Acclaimed SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Goes Boldly Edgy This Holiday Season
Review: Get Your Beauty On With SK-II’s Pitera Essence Set

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Charlie Puth Is Bringing His Voicenotes Tour To KL This November https://www.lipstiq.com/2018/168607/charlie-puth-is-bringing-his-voicenotes-tour-to-kl-this-november https://www.lipstiq.com/2018/168607/charlie-puth-is-bringing-his-voicenotes-tour-to-kl-this-november#respond Mon, 18 Jun 2018 03:16:39 +0000 https://www.lipstiq.com/?p=168607 Brought to you by PR Worldwide and Live Nation, multi-platinum singer-songwriter Charlie Puth will be performing in a one-night only concert in Kuala Lumpur this 14th November, bringing his Voicenotes tour to Malaysia. It will be taking place at the Malawati Indoor Stadium, Shah Alam. Born December 2 1991, Charlie Otto Puth Jr. studied to […]

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Brought to you by PR Worldwide and Live Nation, multi-platinum singer-songwriter Charlie Puth will be performing in a one-night only concert in Kuala Lumpur this 14th November, bringing his Voicenotes tour to Malaysia. It will be taking place at the Malawati Indoor Stadium, Shah Alam.

Born December 2 1991, Charlie Otto Puth Jr. studied to be a jazz pianist at the Berklee College of Music before getting signed by Ellen DeGeneres’ record label eleveneleven after getting noticed via his YouTube cover of Adele’s “Someone Like You” right ahead of his 20th birthday.

Since his debut single “See You Again” in 2015, the American singer-songwriter has gone on to reach number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 for 12 non-consecutive weeks with the track, and then gained more traction for his success with “Marvin Gaye”.

His debut studio album Nine Track Mind was unveiled in January 2016 after his singles “One Call Away” and “We Don’t Talk Anymore”. In 2017, he released his second studio album Voicenotes, with two songs, “Attention” and “How Long” currently peaking on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Charlie Puth Voicenotes Tour Live in Malaysia

Date: 14th November 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 8.30pm
Location: Malawati Indoor Stadium, Shah Alam

Ticket prices

RM228, RM328 and RM428 (excluding ticket fee and processing fee)

The tickets for Charlie Puth Voicenotes Live in Malaysia will go on pre-sale beginning 10am on July 4th 2018 and normal sale from 10am on July 5th 2018 via www.prworldwidelive.com or www.myticket.asia. Those interested in the pre-sale may subscribe to prworldwidelive.com to be entitled from today onwards.

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7 Golden Rules To Combat Bloating & Flatten Your Tummy https://www.lipstiq.com/2018/168598/7-golden-rules-to-combat-bloating-flatten-your-tummy https://www.lipstiq.com/2018/168598/7-golden-rules-to-combat-bloating-flatten-your-tummy#respond Thu, 14 Jun 2018 04:09:19 +0000 https://www.lipstiq.com/?p=168598 Everyone experiences bloating at some point. Whether it is due to an indulgent meal or swallowing excessive air, this swollen belly, often dubbed “food baby”, can become uncomfortable and painful, while in extreme cases, ultimately distressing particularly when someone points out that you’ve put on weight or asks if you’re expecting. How does it happen? […]

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Everyone experiences bloating at some point. Whether it is due to an indulgent meal or swallowing excessive air, this swollen belly, often dubbed “food baby”, can become uncomfortable and painful, while in extreme cases, ultimately distressing particularly when someone points out that you’ve put on weight or asks if you’re expecting.

How does it happen? Bloating is often times caused by excess gas production and agitation in the movement of the muscles of the digestive system. It could also be due to serious medical conditions, but in most cases, it is your diet and intolerances to certain foods that is the root of the problem.

Here are 7 ways you can avoid bloating once and for all:

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1. Practice intermittent fasting – How intermittent fasting works is that it shortens your eating window within 24 hours of a day to lower blood sugar levels in order to prevent overeating and binge-eating, aside from helping you lose weight. Over time, your body will require less food to be full, and the digestive system will be trained to function normally. You can find out more about intermittent fasting here.

2. Find your triggers – Everyone’s body is different and may be allergic or intolerant to various things. Yes, it may take a while for you to pinpoint the foods that cause you to bloat, but it will be rewarding once that happens. Some ingredients and common foods many people are intolerant to include lactose, fructose, eggs, as well as wheat and gluten. Find alternatives that wouldn’t cause a reaction in your digestive system.

3. Load up on fibre – Constipation is one of the most common digestive problems out there and can be the reason why you bloat. In light of that, consume more soluble fibre to ease your way to go number two daily. With that said, too much may just make things worse, so find the fibre sources that do not irritate your digestive system. In tandem, try taking magnesium supplements or increase physical activity.

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4. Take probiotics – Probiotics are made of live bacteria and yeast that are wonderful for gut health, and it helps to regulate bowel movements by balancing out the bad bacteria that produces gas. Popping one probiotic pill everyday not only helps prevent bloating, but also helps the gut system ingest foods more efficiently so as to increase the body’s immunity against things like diarrhoea and food poisoning.

5. Drink loads of water – We all have cheat days once in a while and eat whatever the hell our heart desires. When this happens, drink as much water as possible to help lessen the bloating effects from eating too much sugar or processed carbs. It helps two ways – It reduces water retention, and also prevents constipation. On top of drinking water, include foods with high water content like watermelon and cucumber.

6. Be wary of sugar alcohols – What exactly are sugar alcohols? It is a sweetener that is most commonly found in sugar-free foods and chewing gum. While it is deemed as a safe alternative to sugar, it can cause digestive issues and produce gas. To spot them, look out for ingredients such as xylitol, mannitol, sorbitol and erythritol. They may seem harmless, but can prove to be lethal for the stomach.

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7. Avoid these foods – Certain foods are known to produce excessive gas. This list includes beans, onions, broccoli, cabbage, sprouts and cauliflower. Should you be vegan and dependent on these ingredients in your diet, be wary of the amounts you consume or substitute them for other alternatives that extend a similar profile of nutrients your body may be in need of.

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You Might Want To Read This If You’re Completely New To Spinning https://www.lipstiq.com/2018/168592/you-might-want-to-read-this-if-youre-completely-new-to-spinning https://www.lipstiq.com/2018/168592/you-might-want-to-read-this-if-youre-completely-new-to-spinning#respond Wed, 13 Jun 2018 17:16:37 +0000 https://www.lipstiq.com/?p=168592 Spinning is awesome. You’re indoors away from the sun, that euphoria that comes from pushing yourself to the max while you ride to killer music is indescribable, and as opposed to popular belief, you do get a full-body workout beyond those legs! There’s literally no wondering why this form of exercise is so beloved, and […]

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Spinning is awesome. You’re indoors away from the sun, that euphoria that comes from pushing yourself to the max while you ride to killer music is indescribable, and as opposed to popular belief, you do get a full-body workout beyond those legs! There’s literally no wondering why this form of exercise is so beloved, and most importantly, you burn a ton of calories in an intense but short amount of time.

With all that said, doctors are now warning first timers who are attempting this high-intensity workout about exertional rhabdomyolysis. This rare but severe condition can occur after a muscle injury in the past and can be triggered by various causes such as overdoing it at the gym and car crash injuries.

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What happens is that damaged skeletal muscle fibres start to disintegrate rapidly, releasing its substances into the bloodstream. In extreme cases, it can lead to life-threatening kidney damage. Symptoms of exertional rhabdomyolysis that may occur after a first spin class include nausea, vomiting, tenderness, weakness and swelling, whereas treatment involves aggressive intravenous fluid hydration.

Before you dismiss the condition thinking it won’t happen to you, think again. A 2017 study has attested that 42 out of 49 reported cases of this condition occurred after a first spin class, and three out of the 42 then developed acute kidney injury. While the authors of the study do not discourage spinning, they are advising first timers to take it slow when they start and gradually increase the intensity over time.

The takeaway from this is not to overexert yourself during any activity your body isn’t quite capable of managing. This applies to any form of exercise of course, but pay extra attention when you do decide on spinning!

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Let’s Talk About Young Love & Settling Down Too Soon https://www.lipstiq.com/2018/168577/lets-talk-about-young-love-settling-down-too-soon https://www.lipstiq.com/2018/168577/lets-talk-about-young-love-settling-down-too-soon#respond Wed, 13 Jun 2018 04:47:02 +0000 https://www.lipstiq.com/?p=168577 #ICYMI Ariana Grande is now engaged to SNL comedian Pete Davidson. The pair first announced that they were dating in May (two weeks ago), the same month Ariana declared her break up with Mac Miller. Meanwhile, Pete also just ended a 2-year relationship with Cazzie David, a writer/actress who’s also TV legend Larry David’s daughter. They were apparently […]

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#ICYMI Ariana Grande is now engaged to SNL comedian Pete Davidson.

The pair first announced that they were dating in May (two weeks ago), the same month Ariana declared her break up with Mac Miller. Meanwhile, Pete also just ended a 2-year relationship with Cazzie David, a writer/actress who’s also TV legend Larry David’s daughter. They were apparently on good terms just 13 days before, as she posted a photo calling him her BFF.

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Okay he’s cute, he makes her happy and all — I totally get what Ariana sees in him. But, do you think the engagement news is too soon?

Wether you’re a celebrity or just normal non-glamourous peeps like us, when it comes to choosing a partner for life, PLEASE CHOOSE CAREFULLY, because racing to get married is dangerous not just for a relationship, but also one’s own sanity.

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More often than not, couples who rush into marriage tend to do these risky and possibly disastrous things:

#1 Fall passionately in love and commit immediately, Romeo and Juliet style.

#2 They can, especially as they reach their 30s, commit out of desperation, for fear that no one better will come along.

#3 Drift or fall into marriage without the choice or its reasons ever becoming clear to themselves or others.

Whether it is an impulsive move, a perceived last-chance leap or a slide into the inevitable, you should stop, look, and listen — to yourself and others. Question the decision, then question it again — because a marriage is not just about the wedding.

Take some time to do a background check on your partner and find out their true intention to rush into marrying you. Is it for love? Career advancement? Or simply because they want to escape from home? Whatever it is, get to know your partner for at least 2 years before you take a step further.

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3 Luxury Rehab Centres Within Asia To Kick Your Vices To The Curb https://www.lipstiq.com/2018/168528/3-luxury-rehab-centres-within-asia-to-kick-your-vices-to-the-curb https://www.lipstiq.com/2018/168528/3-luxury-rehab-centres-within-asia-to-kick-your-vices-to-the-curb#respond Tue, 12 Jun 2018 08:50:23 +0000 https://www.lipstiq.com/?p=168528 We often are unsure about what goes on behind closed doors, and more often than not, everyone has their own vices, whether it is an unhealthy addiction or an ongoing fight with depression. Granted, some manage their problems way better than others with the right mindset, whereas others go out to seek the guidance they […]

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We often are unsure about what goes on behind closed doors, and more often than not, everyone has their own vices, whether it is an unhealthy addiction or an ongoing fight with depression. Granted, some manage their problems way better than others with the right mindset, whereas others go out to seek the guidance they require. Either way, it takes more than just willpower to kick these vices to the curb and move forward.

While the availability of rehab centres around the world is more than necessary, the recent booming of medical tourism within Asia has paved the way for a new era of luxury rehab centres to thrive in paradise destinations such as Indonesia, Thailand and Sri Lanka. Unsurprisingly, it isn’t merely the Asians who are frequenting these said centres as thousands of foreigners are also following suit and taking advantage.

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For the same reasons these are prime travel destinations, the cheap food, warm climate, affordable lodging and lenient visas make these rehab centres more than enticing. They evidently cost way less than similar facilities in their homeland for the same, if not more superior, services and amenities. And though they are branded as rehab centres, most will contend that these patients live better lives than the average people.

Clients stay in lavish villas dotted within verdant gardens, expansive paddy fields or secluded private islands with all-day meals prepared by a team of excellent chefs and top-notch housekeeping as well as 24-hour assistance to answer to their every need. It’s cushy and nothing like the ramshackle centres of the past, commonly attached to negative connotations that come with these facilities. Here are a handful we recommend:

1. The Dawn, Northern Thailand

Tucked away by the Ping River in the south of Chiang Mai, The Dawn is perched on a two-acre private estate with lush surroundings of the rainforest and mountains as well as rice paddies and orchards. For US$10,000 a month, the all-inclusive programme at The Dawn includes three meals a day, minimalist air-conditioned rooms with sweeping views that guarantee tranquility, internationally qualified therapists, counsellors and trainers, as well as activities including Thai boxing, meditation and yoga, and facilities such as a gym and swimming pool, amongst others. Clients are encouraged to stay at least a full month and to take part in additional pursuits with nature walks, elephant bathing and touring the Thai countryside.

2. Sivana Bali, Indonesia

This world-class facility specialising in drug and alcohol rehab is located not too far from idyllic beaches at the higher end district of Bali in Canggu offers highly personalised treatments together with professionally certified professionals to assist clients on their road to recovery. With programmes ranging from 28 days to 6 months, clients are given opulent accommodation with en-suite bathrooms and are encouraged to engage in fellowship meetings with other patients as well as play and recreation with activities such as mountain biking, surfing, yoga, snorkelling and hiking. Sivana accommodates 8 patients per intake so as to give each patient maximum focus and care.

3. The Cabin, Chiang Mai, Thailand

The Cabin extends all-encompassing programmes fully personalised for each individual client based on his or her needs, whether pertaining to trauma, drug or alcohol detox or mental wellness. Clients work through their internal challenges with comfortable first-class bedrooms, the company of round-the-clock specialists, premium facilities including a swimming pool, massage centre and gym, as well as fine fusion cuisine that heals, all surrounded by abundant foliage to soothe the soul as much as it rejuvenates the mind and body. Other excursions comprise trips to the ice skating rink, temple tours, cycling tours, white water rafting, kayaking and more.

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8 Ways Millennials Are Doing Things Better Than Baby Boomers https://www.lipstiq.com/2018/168495/8-ways-millennials-are-doing-things-better-than-baby-boomers https://www.lipstiq.com/2018/168495/8-ways-millennials-are-doing-things-better-than-baby-boomers#respond Tue, 12 Jun 2018 08:04:54 +0000 https://www.lipstiq.com/?p=168495 Pitting age-based stereotypes against each other has become a norm because duh, what else is new? It just burns the older generation’s eyes to see us flailing around with no money tied to our name (yet). However, although the lives of many millennials are unfolding somewhat awfully to our elders, we do think and behave differently […]

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Pitting age-based stereotypes against each other has become a norm because duh, what else is new? It just burns the older generation’s eyes to see us flailing around with no money tied to our name (yet). However, although the lives of many millennials are unfolding somewhat awfully to our elders, we do think and behave differently in some ways — primarily thanks to our far shakier economic circumstances and our high expectation of life.

1. Millennials prefer to drink at home than at bars

There is definitely an appeal to inviting friends over rather than meeting up somewhere. Drinking at home is cheaper, we don’t have to wait in lines, we don’t have to strain to hear our friends speaking over loud music and background noise, not to mention the bathrooms are probably cleaner, and there’s wifi. Plus, it’s also easier for us to control our alcohol intake, essentially making us much more responsible young adults.

2. Millennials are breaking the stigma of mental health

Every generation has faced problems and millennials are no different. We have new issues and concerns that, perhaps, our parent’s generation never lost sleep over. But we’re on the right track to becoming a more self-aware and self-loving generation. With the help of social media outlets, we’re able to normalise mental illness. We can promote and increase the understanding of it, as well as decrease the stigma by letting the world know mental illness doesn’t have a face. It can touch the lives of people you least expect.

3. Millennials don’t have a “Keeping up with the neighbours” mentality

Even when we do care about what others think, we prefer to appear thrifty, rather than flashy. Today’s most influential young entrepreneurs, like the guys from Nas Daily and Cheap Thrills, show they’ve made it without donning Tom Ford suits. In other words, we’re not going to purchase a new car because our neighbours did. We make our own decisions rather than be peer-pressured into reckless spending.

4. Millennials don’t f-ck with family planning

We’re not only delaying kids, but we are also having less of them. The economics is depressing enough on us tqvm, so how are we supposed to take care of so many babies while juggling full-time jobs? For me, when I was growing up, I saw how stressful it was for my parents to keep a roof on our head. Ever since then, I’ve promised myself not to have too many children (or any) in the future.

5. Millennials don’t trust the government blindly

I think you and I both know what I’m referring to. As of late, millennials, especially in Malaysia, have become more detached from major political parties that are surrounded by financial scandals and abuses of power. I mean, throughout all these years, how could our parents turn a blind eye and and still support these practices just to ‘save our race’?

6. Millennials aren’t rushing to own a house

Now, millennials are not a different species. Most of us still dream of getting married and owning a home just as our parents did. However, this is probably happening later in life for us than for our predecessors, because there are so many important things that needs to be done first, rather than be home-owners.

7. Millennials would much rather spend money on travelling

We are the generation that takes back control, so we can put life at the forefront of work-life balance. As society continues to move away the guidance of traditional authorities, we are looking for more adventurous experiences to define ourselves, and avoid from being programmed by dreadful routines. On top of that, travelling also means that we get to escape, from parents, cities, towns or friends.

8. Millennials have faith in streaming services like Netflix

With a subscription fee of only RM50 per month, Netflix is generally cheaper than Astro’s RM100++ monthly bill. You’d think that I would be able to discontinue my house’s Astro subscription. But for some reason, my parents hate Netflix and will still put on That 70s Show on Astro’s B.yond PVR recording, every time we have dinner. Same. Episodes. Ever. Time. WHYYYY?

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Functional Gifts That Will Impress Your Old Man This Father’s Day https://www.lipstiq.com/2018/168317/functional-gifts-that-will-impress-your-old-man-this-fathers-day https://www.lipstiq.com/2018/168317/functional-gifts-that-will-impress-your-old-man-this-fathers-day#respond Tue, 12 Jun 2018 04:38:06 +0000 https://www.lipstiq.com/?p=168317 Father’s Day is round the corner and should you still be scrambling trying to find the perfect gift for your super-dad, we’ve got your back. As it is, men are already so hard to shop for, so what more for a special occasion such as this? Perhaps you may just find some practical gift ideas […]

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Father’s Day is round the corner and should you still be scrambling trying to find the perfect gift for your super-dad, we’ve got your back. As it is, men are already so hard to shop for, so what more for a special occasion such as this? Perhaps you may just find some practical gift ideas here that would win daddy’s heart this coming Father’s Day!

The Stylish Fashionista

Fred Perry Country Shirts

If your dad loves looking good and is a football enthusiast, you’re in luck with Fred Perry’s new Country Shirts for the upcoming FIFA World Cup season. The collared shirts have the names of various national teams embroidered below the laurel wreaths and each one boasts colours representative of the respective teams. Get yours at the Fred Perry Authentic Store in Pavilion KL, Suria KLCC or 1 Utama Shopping Centre from 18 June 2018 onwards.

Royal Selangor Shaver & Brush Stand

Nothing screams old school gentleman more than this stylish Shaver & Brush Stand that’s going to look bomb on your dad’s vanity. The brush is made of genuine badger bristles accompanied by a pewter razor in sculpted oak and elm leaves. You can get your hands on this at any Royal Selangor retail store, authorised dealers and online at royalselangor.com.

HUGO BOSS Bottled eau de toilette

The BOSS man is timeless, masculine, driven and ambitious, and these qualities are encapsulated in a bottle. It features a fresh and fruity top note, balanced out with a spicy-floral heart with geraniums and clove before ending with a macho base note of sandalwood, cedar and vetiver.

The Adventure Junkie

Under Armour RailFit

The best gift you can extend to your outdoor-loving dad is a solid pair of shoes and Under Armour’s RailFit will be as functional as it is convenient for your old man as the adaptable laces make for a custom fit. These slip-ons also have optimal cushioning, great responsiveness and an unbeatable energy return for the ultimate adventure. Priced at RM459, cop a pair at all JD Sports stores, selected Under Armour brand houses and the Under Armour online store.

Karrimor Panther 65 Backpack

Great for hiking, camping and everything else in between, your dad will surely appreciate this Karrimor backpack that comes equipped with a plethora of useful features such as the size adjustable back system, a ton of compartments for organisation, compression straps, a built-in rain cover and more. You can find this backpack at any Sports Direct outlet or online.

Oakley Flight Jacket

If he’s passionate about cycling, nothing will impress him more than this pair of Oakley Flight Jacket sports performance sunglasses. On top of protecting the eyes from harmful UV rays, this pair is enhanced with aerodynamic engineering and the world’s first airflow innovation that avoids fog and overheating with its Oakley Advancer™ technology. Available at Oakley.com, Oakley stores and selected premium retailers.

The Serious Businessman

Cerruti Oddisea Master Watch

What’s a better gift than the gift of time? Better yet, the Cerruti Oddisea Master Watch measures time in style with its square case, three-dimensional infinity box effect and matte black rubber strap. This sleek beauty with intricately crafted details are bound to turn any business day into an extraordinary one.

Tumi Breast Pocket Wallet

While minimal, the pop of citron on the ultra sleek wallet makes a bold statement. Don’t be fooled by its exterior as this bad boy features 14 card slots, two open compartments and additional pockets so your pappy can have everything, including his notes, business cards, access cards and membership cards, all at easy access. Purchase it for RM570 via tumi.my.

The Culinary Amateur

Philips Avance Collection Airfryer

The airfryer is one of those things you’ll always be skeptical about.. until you try it for yourself. If your household is lacking one, score it as a gift for your chef dad! Philips’s Airfryer’s unique TurboStar technology allows for all types of cooking like frying (duh), baking, roasting and grilling with less fat and little to no additional oil. That way, he can stay healthy without sacrificing his favourite foods. It retails for RM1,414 via philips.com.my.

Samsung Convection Microwave Oven with HotBlast™

This nifty state-of-the-art gadget is bound to lessen cooking time by leaps and bounds with the HotBlast™ technology that releases powerful hot air through multiple air-holes directly onto food. It also boasts other features for various types of food comprising defrosting, grilling and fermenting functions. Bring it home from RM1,131 via samsung.com.my.

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Pregnant Male Models Just Stole The Show At London Fashion Week https://www.lipstiq.com/2018/168504/pregnant-male-models-just-stole-the-show-at-london-fashion-week https://www.lipstiq.com/2018/168504/pregnant-male-models-just-stole-the-show-at-london-fashion-week#respond Tue, 12 Jun 2018 03:32:42 +0000 https://www.lipstiq.com/?p=168504 London Fashion Week Men’s has been relatively quiet so far (I just found out about it this morning tbh). However, today, show-goers got something of a wake-up thanks to designer Xander Zhou, who paraded pregnant male models down the runway in a show that explored the line between human and alien. This is what they […]

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London Fashion Week Men’s has been relatively quiet so far (I just found out about it this morning tbh). However, today, show-goers got something of a wake-up thanks to designer Xander Zhou, who paraded pregnant male models down the runway in a show that explored the line between human and alien.

This is what they looked like:

On Instagram, Xander posted a photo of one of the models with the caption, “At Supernatural, Extraterrestrial & Co., we’re prepared to welcome a future of male pregnancy.”

Held in the newly refurbished Queen Elizabeth Hall at London’s Southbank Centre, Xander Zhou’s SS19 show felt like a proposition on how people might look in the future – as the models wore super-terrestrial extraterrestrial prints, high tech layers, and articulated trousers with knee pads.

Ok wtf is happening here?
Yowza.. lab project gone wrong?

In spite of the questionable runway concept, and although the garment designs for his SS19 collection are somewhat mediocre, Xander Zhou sure knows what he’s doing to put himself on the map. Find out more about the designer here.

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