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with that worldwide
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Pro Filtr
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and undoubtedly the only cult we would sign up
Fenty Beauty Pro for, especially since they went fur-free Spring/
Filtr Foundation Summer 2018. Here are a couple of the best
In 390 Warm
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runway looks, if you still need persuading.

Guess he flirted
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Thoughts of Thanksgiving took a back seat when the New York


Times published an article revealing sexual harassment
allegations against one of Hollywoods most powerful men.
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harsh, with these female artists leading the pack.

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time when women
opinion corner is in any field, of Weinstein since
need to send a
Donna Karan with any country is the news broke.
unacceptable, the In October, she clear message that
her victim-blaming mother of six said also alleged the this is over, Ms
narrative. Tsk... in an email. producer raped her. Paltrow said.
Donna Karan

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your hands on these Justin
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It seemed in 2017, nothing united Malaysians more Insta-storied their road trips, vacations,
than a collective thirst for Khairy Jamaluddin. This house parties, not-house parties or lie-ins
was evidenced, on the fateful day of June 22, with this tune in the background, your liver
where he asked why people called him Daddy would have stopped working in November.
on social media. Take a guess why. Do you still love the tune, though?

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Dida Cosmetics Iconic
Shadow Palette, RM115 nasi lemak
dress
If there was anything more amusing and
polarising this year, it would have to be
Malaysias National Costume segment in
Miss Universe. Guess we are what we eat...

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Nita Cosmetics
Matte Lipstick in
Langkawi, RM59

malaysian The delicious

made beauty
dress, designed
by Brian Khoo
and worn
by Samantha
Nothing has made us more excited about the Katie James

beauty scene than the increasing numbers of


local beauty brands. With names like So.Lek,
Dida, Nita, Wunderbath and Velvet Vanity on

o
the rise, it wont be long till our clutches are
overflowing with six different shades of red that we
wouldnt need on a Tuesday noon.

Paul & Joe lipstick


case, RM20,
Theres a new only available in
Big-O in town Sephora KLCC

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product from Paul and
politics, can we Joe if youd just look
at that packaging!
finally get down Paul &
They even have a
cat-shaped lipstick
to business? All in Joe Pearl
Lipstick,
RM80, only
bullet! Consider your
Christmas gifts, sorted.
So suave,
while so
favour of his style, available
in Sephora
chilled
say Mm-mm. KLCC

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With 145 golds, 92 silvers, and
86 bronzes medals, we couldnt
quentin be prouder of the Malaysian
returns SEA Games contingent for their
We really dont condone staring at relentless passion and constant
people in public but after learning that
Quentin Tarantino and George R. pursuit to bring pride to our
R. Martin were both in Kuching,
country. #BangkitBersama.

r
Sarawak (and no one knew!?), we might
be making some exceptions to that rule.

No child

rohingya
should have to
live like this

refugees
The humanitarian crisis on everyones lips
and screens. As of now, plenty of aid and
volunteers are still needed. You can
help, through The UN Refugee Agency
( donate.unhcr.org/int-en/rohingya ) or
Mercy Malaysia ( mercy.org.my ).

Haunting
In the life of
and heart-
a refugee
wrenching

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tykes
An iconic
photo
during her
pregnancy
Virgil at work

virgil abloh
Combine Nike and the
designer and owner of
Of course, no list would Off-White, and youll have
be complete without
Beyonc (did you think we a sneaker furore. But it
forgot?!). Congratulations
were in order to Queen Bey isnt all just hype. His
and Jay-z who recently
welcomed their twins,
Nike Air Jordan 1, part of
Rumi and Sir Carter
into the world in June.
The Ten collection, has
The pregnancy photos already picked up the
up to the final reveal of
Queen Bey and
her two tots the twins made ovaries Shoe of the Year Award.
explode collectively.

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Nike Air
Force 1

uber eats

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Ahh, the endless debate: Uber
or Grab? Now, its FoodPanda,
or UberEats? Earlier this year,
UberEats was introduced
in Malaysia. As of now,
its still just servicing some
areas, though, so hang on
tight while they update their
delivery radius.
Nike Air
Jordan 1
What would Have all your
you order meals sorted!
first?

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End your year on a high note with this festival.

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Pattaya, create a positive impact through creativity.

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Dance from sunrise

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to sunrise with artists
like Nicola Cruz,
Khruangbin and Or learn a new
Eduardo Castillo. skill! Our favourite Malaysian has had one of
Explore the art and her best years yet from being the first
structures by sculptors Malaysian to be nominated a BET award,
and engineers, and to getting engaged to Adam Sinclair, our crush
enjoy theatrical Reconnect with on her shows no signs of ending.
performances while you your inner-self
roam free on The Fields. through Shamanic
traditions or other
ancient methods.
Mad props to
Thanks to OurArtsProjects
Morimoto Bangkok, CLEO for revitalising
the art scene
Healthy Food Check out your
hippie retreat at
Trucks and Dean

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Wonderfruits website.
& Deluca, squash
your munchies and
Or join in on a midnight craving.
wellness class!

the xx

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concert
Put everything On
Hold right this second
ZHONGSHAN BUILDING
because Angels just Located in Kampung Attap,
answered our prayers:
Wipe away those The XX announced you can now colour up
Teardrops if you
missed the Early
See you at the
concert?
their tour dates in
Malaysia. If your Heart your weekends at this arts
Bird sales. Buy
a ticket to catch
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hub, whether its by joining
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give up our Shelter or eat something
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FASHION

IN THE
TEXT VOON WEI PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF MOSCHINO

SADDLE
This season, sparkle like a
rhinestone cowgirl and show off
your gams to level up that hot
Moschino dayum. This aint your first rodeo.
Cruise 2018

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fashion shop

Tommy Jeans
Pre-Spring 2018
Sneakers, Golden
Goose Deluxe
Brand at M Store

Watch,, RM335,
W
Swatch
S a ch

Embellished
denim jacket,
H&M

Pleated tiered skirt,

time
Duchess & Co.

to play
Heres cheers to a hi-low year-end.
Get playful and toughen up girly
skirts with rugged denim.

Handbag,
Striped socks, $12 H&M
(approx. RM51),
Happy Socks at
Happysocks.com

Slim straight fit jeans


with embroidery,

TEXT VOON WEI PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF TOMMY JEANS


RM159, Pull & Bear

#TEAMCLEO
T-shirt, SAYS: Say it
RM79.90,
Pull & Bear
proud! Graphic
statement
T-shirts are
#trending so
wear your heart
on your tee.

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fashion
n style star

This famous last


name can do no
style wrong

Get geometric
Ultimate 80s vibes =
highlight that money
a knitted technicolour
maker with sharp,
Cosby sweater (just
square frames to add
dont pull a Cosby)
angles to your face

Crossbody bags for


the year end? And in
red? Yes please!
TEXT STEPHANIE BOEY PHOTOGRAPHY TPG NEWS/ CLICK PHOTOS

hustle Catch the light in baggy


spaceman trousers and
moonwalk to the dancefloor

like hailey
Ring in 2018 like its 1987. Keep it chill like
Hailey Baldwin in the prettiest ugly
sweater and super-high metallic shine.

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J U 2017
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fashion hot looks

dear

deck santa
Slide into
Santas DMs
with red and

IT OUT
gold, and youll
be a shoo-in on
the Nice list.
iPhone case,
Tis the season to be jolly, RM49.90, H&M

so sleigh your #OOTDs in


these festive picks.

sweater twin
weather peaks
Lifes too Give the kitty
short for uggo ears a break.
Christmas Tinsel trees
sweaters. are the stars
Be merry in a of the month.
fluffy puffball Headband,
RM29.90, H&M
jumper.
Pom pom sweatshirt,
28(approx. RM154),
Riverisland.com CLEO
Click for our top picks
from the Beyonc
holiday collection.
http://cleo.com.my/
holidayonce-is-back-
and-this-sweatshirt-
is-in-my-christmas-
wish-list/ candy
white land
christmas The perfect
party bag to
This snowflake stuff real, edible
in glovetanned peppermints
leather is a chic (and other sweet
addition to treats). #MetaAF.
your tree. Peppermint crossbody
Snowflake ornament, bag, US$40 (approx.
RM175, Coach RM168), Belk.com TEXT STEPHANIE BOEY PHOTOGRAPHY SHUTTERSTOCK

bah
humbug frosty
Been naughty? eyes
Swap stockings Swarovski
for socks with crystals around
sassy slogans to the peepers
match that RBF. add twinkle
Slogan socks, and sparkle to
RM25, Topshop
your Xmas
#OOTD.
Sunglasses,
Dolce & Gabbana

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fashion label love
Want to know a
secret? You can

make it
now dazzle like the
star you are

your own The gifting season is here,


so here are the reasons why
bracelets work like a charm.

W
hat colour is your heart? It surely cant
be black (oh, the shade), and with
Pandoras latest collection, you can
brighten up with a flurry of colours.
Bedeck your wrists and stuff stockings
with Hearts of Pandora, which sees sweet hues in ruby,
emerald and pink, while sterling silver adds a touch of
modern luxe. The charms also come in button shapes that
feature halos of micro-set cubic zirconia and airy cut-out
hearts with Danube-cut stones surrounding the gorgeous
stones. Drop hints to bae of which exactly you want just
wear your heart on your sleeve (wrists and fingers, too!).

Smooth Silver Clasp


Shine in all your
Bracelet, RM329;
party snaps!
Winter charms, from
RM189

Optimism Charm, RM329


& Passion Charm, RM329

Timeless Elegance
Rings in green, red
and blue, RM329 each

SHINE like a star


Dress like
ke the cosmos and go out with a bang in a star-studded get-up.
TEXT VOON WEI PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF PANDORA

Tu Paieras De Ta Chair book


clutch, RM6,155, Olympia Le-
Tan at Matchesfashion.com

Cosmic star
embellished
slip dress,
RM585,
Topshop

Sequin houndstooth
drawstring pouch, RM1,465, Sequin ankle boots,
Attico at Matchesfashion.com RM2,625, Rochas at
Matchesfashion.com

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fashion ICON
Pebble
leather bag,
RM2,550,
Wrap choker , RM63.52, Coach
Wanderlust + Co

Slogan tee,
RM40, Monki
Studded belt, US$13
(approx.
pp RM55),
S e .com
Shein.com

Kick flare jeans,


RM199.90, Pull & Bear Studded denim
jacket, US$446
Bend style (approx. RM1,887),
rules like Frame at Net-a-
Charli XCX with
wi porter.com
denim, studs
and leather

#TEAMCLEO
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Studs, buckles
and everything
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TEXT STEPHANIE BOEY PHOTOGRAPHY TPG NEWS/CLICK PHOTOS


your denim. studs for that rebellious streak.

iPhone case,
RM34.90, H&M
Monki patches,
RM20, Monki
M ki

Buckled sandals,
RM229, Pull & Bear
Studded card
holder, RM25, Monki

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news! NEWS! NEWS! NEWS! fashion
hion NEWS

#TEAMCLEO COVETS:
CHRISTMAS EDITION
Dear Santa, weve been very good this year.

All it took
Puffer coat,
RM469,
was a shoe
Bershka cameo on
Hawaiian shirt with
Stranger
jellyfish print, US$179
(approx. RM757),
Things to
Doublerainbouu.com add this to
my list.
Natasha
Breezy, slouchy Iman, Beauty
and definitely Writer
cheaper than a
holiday in Hawaii.
Ah, all the bottoms
I can pair this with!
Joceline Yan,
Features Writer Classic Cortez
sneaker, RM319, Nike
Selah Marley
wears a Suede boots, 415
rampant lion (approx. RM2,035),
as her coat Kenzo at Mytheresa.com
of arms

ketchup or
mustard? Faux patent leather
trousers, RM110.90,
Pull & Bear
sweet
pair
#TeamCLEO says both! Colour
coordinate ths month like Ronald
McDonald yellow and red are
the new colours to show up in.
Remember those
Yoke & Theam x Alia B
shoes that debuted at CLEO
KLFWRTW2017? Get Click to get
your hands on
them now! The Emily your next pair
of stylish kicks.
and Emma mules
from the footwear
label have swapped
out their sporty
laces for contrast
stripes cut from the Winning stripes

same cloth as Alia


Bastamams Resort 2018 collection. New to
the mix are the rubber pool sliders with
ribbon detailing for casual days. Prices start
Box clutch
cross bodybag,
at RM190. Get them now at Robinsons at
Texture play
like Chelsea
RM149, Mango The Gardens, Isetan at KLCC, Fashion Valet
Leyland in dyed and Yokentheam.com .
denim and
patent leather

32 CLEO.COM.MY
C O.CO . DECEMBER
C 2017
0 7
shopping list
Tis the season to give! Check these
latest stores for fresh ideas.
Christmas COACH @ THE GARDENS MALL
brings The newly renovated concept store comes with
nostalgia a craftsmanship bar for monogramming services.
for some. In Customise away at Lot G.228, Ground Floor.

Oversized face Malaysia, it


knitted sweater,
US$390 (approx.
means staying
RM1,649), in with a warm,
Alexachung
comforting
drink.
A mohair Mils Gan,
and wool A. Art Director
sweater with
dropped sleeves
and a hanging
grin. Whats H&M @ BINTANG
not to love? MEGAMALL
Stephanie Boey, Mirians can now get their
Swedish fast fashion
Fashion Writer Milo pin, RM25, Pantunpins.com empire fix at Lot G.16-18
& Lot G.75-81.

H&M @ IK ANO
POWER CENTRE
H&Ms unofficial song
VETTED CLOTHING for 2017: AnothaOne
These Supreme-inspired by DJ Khaled. Head
tees (RM35/RM40 to East over to Lot G- 01 for the
Malaysia) are in favour of latest store in PJ.
our furry friends: 10% of
the proceeds go to local
animal shelters! Join the REEBONZ
rally at Instagram.com/ @ LOT 10
vettedclothing Get a dose of luxe
with their first

fashion for store in Malaysia!


Purchase online
and self-collect

good
Shop with a clear conscience this month with
or go nuts at
the 4,000 sq ft
standalone at Lot
S4S11, Level 2.
these Malaysian labels that give back.

H ELPING
PHOTOGRAPHY TPG NEWS/ CLICK PHOTOS

HAN DS PENAN
With a goal to empower
the Penan people,
this local NGO works
together to sells bags,
TEXT STEPHANIE BOEY

baskets and mats made


from traditional weaving GOLDEN GOOSE @ M PAVILION
methods. Your purchase Shopping for a sneakerhead? This Italian footwear
goes into filtered brand creates kicks with an artisanal fashion slant.
water, solar panels and Check Lot 3.52 and 3.53 on Level 3.
scholarships to the
neighbourhood.

CLEO.COM.MY DECEMBER 2017 33


fashion style bender
PARTY DOWN
Go from pool to cool and into
the warm arms of a jacquard
coat. It totes makes sense to
do one in a tropical print.
Swimsuit, RM290, April Pool Day
at Snackfood; tropical print coat,
RM650, Lana; gold crescent and
eclipse necklaces, RM1,050 each,
The Straits Finery; round tinted
sunnies, RM240, Polaroid; woven
bag, RM80, Helping Hands Penan

LIGHT
AND
EASY
From poolside to the lounge.
Heres how to chill down and
look extra, with half the effort.

Text and Styling Stephanie Boey


Art Direction Voon Wei
Photography Lilian Tan
Fashion Assistant Gan Sher Rhie
Hair Victor Ng
Make-up Siiew Wen
Model Kiki P/Attitude Models
MORNING AFTER
The recipe for #IWokeUpLikeThis
take one sexy off-shoulder,
add a pyjama top, mix with satin
shorts and cute crossbody and
top with fab bed hair.
Off-shoulder top, RM159, Kanoe; satin
shorts, Monki; pyjama top, RM250, Sare
and crossbody bag, US$162 (approx.
RM642), Repleat, both at Snackfood

LA BODEGA
The only exception to the
plastic bag = Repleats
laser cut polypropylene
masterpieces. Theres less
guilt on cheat day
buys when theyre in
a bag this pretty.
Box tote, US$112 (approx.
RM474), Repleat at Snackfood

DRAPE-SHIFTER
A flowy wrap dress is amazing
on all shapes. The easiest way
to look good for a night out
without sticky zips or fussy
buttons.
Wrap dress,RM489, Alia B; heart-
shaped shoulder bag, RM40, Monki

CLEO.COM.MY DECEMBER 2017 35


fashion style bender

FUZZY FEELS
Win at the snug life with soft
sweaters in sweet, pastel hues.
All the better to Netflix and
Chill with.
Classic cut swimsuit (worn
underneath), RM290, April Pool Day
at Snackfood; furry hoodie, RM180,
Monki; double arc ring, RM380, tiny
half moon and eclipse rings, RM370
each, The Straits Finery

GOT A CRUSH
Wear your hearts on your heels,
then fall in love with Merrack &
Cos silver espradilles.
Metallic espradilles, RM189, Merrack
& Co; furry tote, RM150, Monki

36 CLEO.COM.MY DECEMBER 2017


FANCY PANTS
Wide-cut airy pants are
the perfect couch-to-party
essential. Lush tropical
print trimmed with pom-
poms will do the trick.
Pyjama dress, RM180, Sare
at Snackfood; batik pants,
RM159, Kanoe
BEAUTY
BEAUTY
TEXT NATASHA IMAN PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF M.A.C COSMETICS

PEARL JAM
Go tribal or go home. This party season,
adorn your face with temp accessories
for a look youll love forever. Manish Arora
F/W 2017
beauty
uty hot looks Sephora Collection
Puff & Shine Glitter
Puff, RM60

Paskal F/W 2017

Benefit Go Go Tint
Essence ZA Perfect Fit Cheek & Lip Stain
I Love Concealer, (10ml), RM160
Extreme RM32.90
Volume
Mascara,
RM16.90

QUICK TIPS
1 Even if brows are
unruly RN, hide
away regrowth by
dabbing concealer.

2 Lay on a softer
pink beneath
your red lip tint for a
Tarte Ready, Set, halo effect.

3
Radiant Skin Stuck for looks?
Mist, RM115
Zoeva 331 Precision Fiery lips are
Lip Brush, RM48 right for any party
dress code.

Eyeko
yeko Brow
Gel,
el, RM119
ODD Fenty Beauty Pro

ONE OUT
Filtr Instant Retouch
Primer, RM140

TEXT NATASHA IMAN PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF M.A.C COSMETICS


Party season always seems to equal to being
#extra. But this time around, you dont always
have to go the way of sparkle, glitterati and
everything OTT. Do less with more and stand
out with pared-back, as shown at Paskals
Fall/Winter show. Let your best skin steal the
limelight with a soft nod to the 80s and blot CLEO
away shine, with matte skin to turn those#TeamCLEOs
heads. Laneige
Delights Pop Holiday
And the focal point? A power neon pop Collection
pout breakdown.
that s almost sci-fi meets glam. With just http://cleo.com.my/
this
beauty-breakdown-
one bright spot doing all the talking, who laneige-delights-
says
Laneige Holiday
2017 BB Cushion
an awky-girl cant get the party started? pop-holiday-
collection/
Whitening, RM165

M.A.C Lip Pencil in


Candy Yum Yum, RM80

40 CLEO.COM.MY DECEMBER 2017


beauty eds faves

out of
this
WORLD
Go supernova with cosmic
colours and mega-lit chromatics.
This is one party look you can
see with the naked eye.
TEXT & STYLING NATASHA IMAN ASSISTED BY GAN SHER RHIE
PHOTOGRAPHY RAISA AZZAM

CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP:


Fenty Beauty Galaxy Eyeshadow
Palette, RM240; Laneige Holiday
2017 BB Cushion Whitening,
RM165; Urban Decay Troublemaker
Mascara, RM98; H&M Infinite
Impact Eye Colour in Stargazer,
RM29.90; M.A.C Snowball Lipstick
In Shimmer and Spice, RM78; Fenty
Beauty Starlit Hyper-Glitz Lipstick in
Gravity, RM80; Sephora Collection
Top Coat in Fireworks, RM18
beauty loved by you

Bioderma Sebium
MELANIE CHOW, H20, RM116
WEB WRITER
This removes all make-up without
leaving your skin oily or stripped
of moisture, so skin feels so
refreshed. No panda eyes, too!

PRISCILLA

PARTYS CHEAH, 27,


LAW YER
I only wear sunscreen
and loose powder, and

OVER
this is a really great
everyday cleanser. This
soft milk is so gentle, yet
it cleanses really well.
Cheers to taking the night Best part is that this
doesnt dry out my
off before you hit the sack. skin at all.

Estee Lauder Take It


Simple Skin Quick Away Makeup Remover
Fix Cleansing Lotion, RM150
Wipes, RM20.90

Too Cool For


School Egg
gg
Cream
C ea Maskas
Set,, RM79

ALYSSA SOON NIKKI


ASOHAN, 21, MEI, 22,
STUDENT NUTRITION
These are a quick and ASSISTANT
easy way to take the The formula doesnt
day off. Its also great leave your skin oily or
because these wipes leave any greasy residue.
are so accessible and Definitely a must-have
they dont burn a hole if you love waterproof
through your wallet. mascara like I do.
So, win-win!

LOral Paris Gentle Lip and Eye


Make-Up Remover, RM29.90

VANESSA LIM ,
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
This micellar water is nothing MEGHAN ANGELICA
but magical water in a bottle. PAUL , WEB WRITER
Removing waterproof make-up This is gentle enough on my
has never been easier as this eyes but removes stubborn
micellar water is convenient, mascara as well. My absolute
removes makeup easily and ride-or-die when it comes to
doesnt tug on my eyes.
COMPILED BY GAN SHER RIE

removing eye make-up for sure!


Garnier, Pure Active Micellar
Shu Uemura, Anti/Oxi +
Cleansing Water, RM29.90
Pollutant & Dullness Clarifying
Cleansing Oil (150ml), RM145

42 CLEO.COM.MY DECEMBER 2017


beauty Q A
Go from eek
to fleek with
Benefits brow SOOTHE IT
waxing, RM58

No hair raising Mamonde Rose


situations Water Toner
(250ml), RM69

S O O T H E IT
BROW JOB:
THREADING
Pros Using
BROW JOB:
WA XING twisted thread, this
Pros Its quick, pulls hairs out at
easy, relatively Young Living lightning speed.
Essential Oil in It s fast, cheap, and
painless, you Lavender (15ml),
get really RM148.70 gives you a super-
gorgeous smooth finish.
arches if you Cons Though your
go to the right place, threading lady will claim
and hair grows back it pulls hairs from the
softer and thinner.
Cons Its relatively
more expensive than
all good, roots, experience will
show you otherwise.
Regrowth is pretty fast

brow?
threading and plucking, (youll need a touch up
and since hair grows every week).
back after three weeks, Tip Communicate with
it adds up. your brow lady, lest you
Tip At home, beat after- Waxing, threading or embroidery. How do end up with Pamela
wax redness with aloe you really tame the beast? Anderson arches.
Ouch Level

Q
vera gel or lavender
Heres the sitch: I'm one of those
essential oil. Sheelas Beauty
lucky-unlucky girls with full-on & Boutique
Ouch Level @ Bangsar =
brows and plucking just does no
good-lookin
good. I know there are a ton of ways brows from only
to de-fuzz without any fuss, but which one RM10
would suit me best and most importantly,
which do I choose?

A
Full and thick brows? Girl, youre
lucky! But we totally get the whole
maintenance thing. Grooming, and
keeping them under wraps, can get
Beauty Gene pretty annoying, but thankfully there are quick
has the best fixes. From bushy madness to clean, long-
embroidery in
town, from RM650 lasting frames, here are the 4-11 on the different
techniques that wont raise any eyebrows.

THE UNDERCOVER
SO OT HE IT BROW JOB: MICROBLADING/ BROW JOB
EYEBROW EMBROIDERY Epic eyebrows without
COURTESY OF BENEFIT; SHUTTERSTOCK

the pain? Use a


Pros Perf for the lazy girl, this is a semi-permanent
TEXT NATASHA IMAN MAIN PHOTO

concealer one shade


tattooing technique that creates hair-like strokes
lighter than your skin
using a small, angled blade. tone, and trace it
Cons Only really useful if you have sparse brows. around your brows.
It s pricey (one-off) and can be painful. Blend it out, and BAM!
Tip Use coconut oil to moisturise brow area. Hi-def eyebrows. Huge
Ouch Level bonus? It also covers
up any brow-stubble.

Country Farm Extra Virgin Revlon PhotoReady


Coconut Oil, RM20.65 Concealer SPF 20,
RM49.90

44 CLEO.COM.MY DECEMBER 2017


beauty
y insider
Get artsy with your gift-
giving with Man Ray for
Nars, from RM97

MODERN
MASTERPIECE
Paint your holidays outside the
lines with this make-up collection.

H
oliday collections immediately conjure
up the image of sparkles, glitter, and
OTT. But with Man Ray for Nars this
season, get drawn into subdued tones
and surrealist packaging by the late
artist. If youve been lucky enough to
have marveled at a Man Ray artwork or photograph,
own a masterpiece this month. Here, #TeamCLEO
learned more from art historian Wendy Grossman

COMPILED BY NATASHA IMAN INTERVIEW & PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF NARS


about the man himself.

My works were designed


to amuse, annoy, bewilder,
mystify and inspire
reflection. Man Ray
HES THE MAN
Man Ray was a visionary who
dabbled in Dadaism and
Surrealism in the early 1990s. SELF -PORTRAIT
Having moved to Paris from Be a walking work of art with
America, His main motto these inspired picks.
was to always do something GOLDEN HOUR
different, said Wendy. Get a camera flash-like glow
He brought avant-garde with this limited edition
ideas and aesthetics to the highlighter that blends
main audience, blurring A self portrait effortlessly like second-skin.
of the man
the lines between art, himself, Man Ray Man Ray for Nars Double
Take Overexposed Glow
fashion and beauty. Highlighter, RM169

LOVE GAME
Inspired by Ady Fidelin,
Man Rays muse and her
vibrant personality, go
Man Rays famous ahead and rebel out loud
Glass Tears
is featured in with this palette.
the collection Man Ray for Nars Love Game
Eyeshadow Palette, RM230
GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE THE LIPS
Man Ray and Franois Nars, Wendy believes, Surrealism aside, your
share the same unconventional vision of lips will do all the talking.
beauty. I think he (Man Ray) would appreciate Colour up your holidays
seeing his work embraced this way as his iconic with this glitterbomb.
photographs gave the collection a mysterious Man Ray for Nars Photogloss
Lip Lacquer in Off Limits, RM97
and surreal vibe that would be loved by all.

46 CLEO.COM.MY DECEMBER 2017


scarlet letter
The first ever CLEO red
lip is here. A matte liquid
lipstick in collaboration
with Velvet Vanity, this hot
hue was inspired by the
fire eye'd girl you. No
guesses where the shade
name came from Take
Me Out will rock you right!
Shu Faye wears velvet baby crop
tee, Forever 21; jeans, models own

in the red
Kiss up with the hot new CLEO x Velvet Vanity matte liquid
lipstick, Take Me Out. Red, set, go!
CLEO x Velvet Vanity
Liquid Lipstick in Take
Me Out, RM59, on
shopvelvetvanity.com

WAKE UP,
MAKE-UP
From brunch to work,
slick hair back into a
high ponytail.
Give lips a quick
slough then slick this
shade. Youre
red to go!

Seeing Red
This chilli hue is not your average red
it glides on smooth and dries to a soft
matte, with a payoff that lasts through
coffee. It suits any skin tone and any
pucker... Now how would
you do your red?
Tasha wears top, Forever 21; skirt, Uniqlo
Velvet
Underground
Velvet Vanity is proudly
100% Malaysian and
cruelty-free. Founded by
Adlina Nadirah, Velvet
Vanity uses only the most
nourishing ingredients for
your lips. With this lipstick
collab, you not only get
your hands on one of the
hottest buys this year, you
#supportlocal too!
Shu Faye wears striped top and
leather skirt, both from Forever 21

THE DARK NIGHT


Vamp up any look with
sultry eyes and contour
for days.
A red pout seals the
deal dinner, drinks,
dancing? We say,
Take Me Out!

CLEO x Velvet Vanity


Liquid Lipstick in Take
Me Out, RM59, on
shopvelvetvanity.com
night rider
The classic red lip. Designed to look bomb whether in the AM or in a dimly-lit club, when you wear Take Me Out,
youre red-dy to paint the town. Want to nab it? Follow our socials @cleomsia and @shopvelvetvanity!
Tasha wears leather jacket and black shirt (worn underneath), Forever 21; sequinned skirt, stylists own

Art Direction Lina Esa, Mils Gan and Adlina Nadirah


Photography Robin Yong
Styling Natasha Iman
Make-up Shiyo Joo
Hair Cody Chua
Styling Assistants Gan Sher Rhie, Alani Azul Sidek
Models Shu Faye and Tasha Aleia
Digital and Videography Mohd Nazrul
beauty NEws
news! NEWS! NEWS! NEWS!
now you
see me
Be the star of the party and switch up your look
with coloured contacts. Party season is perfect for
trying out a different look, plus if you do anything
embarrassing, they might not remember you!

REBEL OUT
QUICK TEARSHEET:
Get over year-end blues with
aquamarine lids.
DAZZLE WITH: Brown aint
boring! Nobody can take their
eyes off that blue-brown combo.

BOLD VISION STEEL CHIC


QUICK TEARSHEET: No better time to QUICK TEARSHEET: Your
paint the town red! NYE look: copious coats of
DAZZLE WITH: Green lenses, because mascara and a plum lip.
they work for almost everyone, and the DAZZLE WITH: Go for a
red eyeshadow will make em pop more. steely grey for pure mystery.

NAUGHT Y
NAUGHTY, PSA: Time to stock
up on skincare!

OR NICE?
YOU FORGET
TO BRUSH
YOUR TEETH
Fell asleep? What will Santa say? Check
Brush up with (and check again) to see
a peppermint- what you deserve.
citrus toothpaste
so good even NICE YOUVE
when youre SWITCHED
bleary-eyed. TO ONLY
CRUELT Y-
Marvis & The
Wonders of the
FREE
World Limited PRODUCTS
Edition Karakum Youre #done
(75ml), RM49 with animal

SWEET SPOT
The Body Shop testing. Just
Frosted Plum Tin of
Delights, RM99 like The Body
Anna Sui Shop. Yasssss!
Beauty Box, Thalgo has always been our go-to to feed
RM130 NAUGHT Y YOUR LIFE (AND
our skin with marine-based goodness. With
DRESSING TABLE) IS A HOT MESS
We get the aint nobody got their signature skincare boutique now open
time for that thing but life is at Dataran Hamodal @ Section 13, PJ, take
truly easier when everythings the time to look through all their products.
in one place. Organise your Your access to Thalgo essentials just got
vanity and keep it all together a whole lot easier as you can test, swatch
with this Anna Sui beauty box. and even get an in-depth skin analysis
done by their beauty experts right here.

52 CLEO.COM.MY DECEMBER 2017


A quick fix at this
cute AF nail bar?
Yes pleaseee!

thats the spirit!


Keeping the festive season low-key? Treat yourself to a mani-pedi
and feel pampered before the start of the new year.
NO MORE T YPOS
ONE FOR THE GUYS Give your digits a time off
Plan a mani-pedi date with with this soothing Chamomile
#bae! The Nail Parlours treatment followed by a
exclusive treatment for honey scrub for softer hands.
men includes nail clipping, Chamomile & Mint Mani-Pedi,
starting from RM68.90
shaping and massages.

PAMPER PREP
From a fruity bath to a
honey scrub that softens
and rehydrates skin,
get ready to indulge.
The Manly Man Pomegranate & Fig Mani-Pedi,
treatment, RM125 starting from RM68.90

#BTS of the the


Erdem x H&M
campaign shoot

LOccitane Terre
de Lumire LEau
EDT (50ml), RM280 WEAR WITH...
A floral dress and

ON THE
strappy heels.
Make it last use
unscented lotion

EDGE
before spritzing.

Make-up expert Isamaya Ffrench dishes on what


face to pair with the Erdem x H&M collection.
What was the inspo for the look?
A nod to the British eccentricity, we
wanted the look to be unifying but
also adaptable to each girl.
How do you think the make-up
H&M; INSTAGRAM; SHUTTERSTOCK; THE NAIL PARLOUR.

FRENCH KISS
TEXT NATASHA IMAN PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF

complemented the collection?


The collection has a sense of Isamaya
Bloom in LOccitanes masculine graphicness and floral
feminity, so we translated that into a soft
Ffrench

latest fragrance and up-do paired with a strong, graphic eye.


How do we recreate the look using H&M Beauty?

experience fresh Keep it very fresh and natural with liquid


foundation for a sheer look, then sweep blush to

bergamot in the morning, sweeten things up. The hero product is


the black liquid liner for strong,

pink peonies in the noon thick-winged graphic eyes that


give off a new-vintage vibe.

and tonka beans for a For the lips, we just


applied a balm
for a minimalist H&M Beauty Natural
little warmth at night. H&M Beauty Drama
Cream Eyeliner in
approach.
Satin Foundation,
RM74.90
Pitch Black, RM44.90
CLEO.COM.MY DECEMBER 2017 53
REVLON PRESENTS

FACING
THE MUSIC
Steal the limelight wherever you go
with one of these show-stopping party
looks this holiday season.

CODE RED
The struggle to nd the perf
red lippie is real; so how?
TIP:
Friends
iends may come Fairer skin can get away with
and go, but we a berry-red like Revlons
know a good coat Berry Rich while medium
of mascara that skintones will denitely
wont ake on
look bangin in orange-y
you through rain
or shine while reds a la Kiss Me Coral.
speaking volumes. Darker skinned sistas, look
no further than a blood-red
shade like Seductive Sienna.
Revlon Mega Multiplier
Mascara, RM45.90
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in
Love That Red, RM37.90

COVER ALL BASES


Make luminous, airbrushed skin your
thing with a medium-to-full coverage
foundation that we just cant get
enough of. For the best coverage, we
recommend dotting the product onto
your face evenly and bufng it out
with a dense bufng brush. When
youre done, who needs lters for your
#FOTD post?

TIP:
Prep and prime so
your make-up lasts
long past midnight
just enough time
to score the prince
Photoready Airbrush charming of your
Effect, RM78.90
dreams. *wink*

Photoready Perfecting
Primer, RM69.90
FEELING CHEEKY
Being too cheeky isnt always a bad
thing when youve got it down pat.
The best kind of blushes can be
taken with you wherever you go and
give you colour when you need it
the most. Swipe on this cream-to-
powder formula, and blend out with
your nger tips for natural ush that
you can build to your satisfaction.
Photoready Insta-blush
in Candy Kiss, RM55.90

TIP:
No look is complete
if the brows arent.
Use the angled tip
of this waterproof (it
Revlon ColorStay Brow
Pencil, RM45.90
lasts up to 24 hours!)
pencil to ll in,
then soften with the
spoolie.

Revlon PhotoReady Primer


+ Shadow, RM55.90

LOOKIN' SHARP
Keep all eyes on you with a versatile
eyeshadow palette like this (it even comes
with its own primer). Follow the palettes
eye-shape design to colour within the lines
start from the inner shade for your crease and
blend it with the outer shades. For even an
more dramatic look, apply the shadow wet!

LOCK YOUR LOOK


FROM A.M TO P.M
WITH THESE TIPS. TIP:
Bold cat eye = love,

1
Ran out of setting spray? Dont sweat but twist it up with
it! A hydrating mist works just as great funky graphic liner
to secure your makeup and keep you instead. These ball-
feeling fresh all day. tip liners will take
you there with their

2
Hack the matte lip look by dusting on specialised tips.
translucent powder over a single ply
tissue placed on your lips. Dab more
for a darker look.

3
No cakey situations, here! Mix your Revlon ColorStay Liquid
primer and foundation evenly then Eye Pen, RM45.90
apply for a flawless and even base.
From the best shoes to
walk a mile in to the hottest
brands you voted, we
styled. Here are the major
fashion #winners to know.

Creative, Fashion Direction


& Text Voon Wei
Photography Raisa Azzam
Styling Stephanie Boey
Make-up Marcus Chuah
using NARS Cosmetics
Hair Cody Chua
Styling Assistant
Gan Sher Rhie
Model Sofia Jachimczyk and
Karolina Niczyporuk/Icon
Model Management
BEST LOCAL STREETWEAR
Pestle & Mortar
From T-shirts to statement pieces, you know
youre different with this homegrown label.
Hoodie, RM160 and skater skirt, RM80, all from Pestle & Mortar
BEST DAILY WEAR MOST STYLISH SPORTSWEAR
Uniqlo Lululemon
Highly comfortable: Check.
Timeless, essential and easy to style: Check. Dress to impress your personal trainer.
On Karolina: Striped T-shirt, and checked cotton skirt, both from
On Sofia: Striped T-shirt, and checked cotton skirt, both
Ines De La Fressange X Uniqlo; sports bra, RM218, Lululemon;
from Ines De La Fressange X Uniqlo; sports bra, RM218,
studded booties, H&M; Heart shapes bag,
Lululemon; glittering booties, H&M; Heart shaped bag,
Kate Spade New York; watch, RM499, Ice Watch
Kate Spade New York
BEST GO -TO BRAND
Mango
Their mix of trendy pieces and stylish
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h e s
' b
s b om
t h e Though shes played
a mummy and an
undercover agent, theres
nothing covert about
Sofia Boutella.
S
ofia Boutella has fast-tracked to fame in the last few years.
First came Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) and before
that, the screen siren upped the ante with a key role in Star Trek:
Beyond (2016). Then she exploded onto the screen again,
playing the title role in The Mummy (2017) opposite Tom
Cruise. Most recently, she burned up the screens in Atomic
Blonde (2017) alongside Charlize Theron. Theres something
about the Algerian bombshell her unique features, striking
physique and exotic accent is
now drawing all eyes on her,
even after initially not being
able to find her niche. Casting
Its exciting for
directors couldnt figure me out,
she revealed. Regular Hollywood standards aside, Sofia me to suddenly
is now attracting massive attention from major studios,
and shes glad to have had the chance to work with the be on a set with
some of the top
biggest in the business. Im humbled to have been able
to be on set with so many great actors at this stage in my
career, Sofia said.
Its certainly glory days for the 35-year-old Algerian-
born actress whose family fled to Paris in 1992 during
people ... I find
the height of that countrys civil war, who would later
study gymnastics (she made the French Olympic
myself doing
gymnastics team at age 15), ballet, and modern dance,
often earning money by break-dancing in the streets of scenes with
Paris. After moving to Los Angeles in her mid-twenties,
she landed gigs touring as a principal dancer with people I once
dreamed about
Madonna and studied acting for six years. Here, she talks
acting and about how she fit in, by standing out.
Sofia, you seem to be making one big
Hollywood movie after another. How working with.
does it feel?
Its pretty phenomenal and it feels like
I havent stopped working over the past two years. It s exciting for me to suddenly
be on a set with some of the top people in the business and find myself doing
scenes with people I once dreamed about working with as a teenager.
How was it playing opposite Charlize Theron?
It was mind-blowing to work with her. She made things very comfortable for me
especially in those intimate scenes and it wasnt that hard to work with someone
whos so gorgeous. She is such a great actress and I really appreciated being
able to have the chance to work with a woman who has accomplished so much
and is both a very strong and generous woman.
In Atomic Blonde , you and Charlize share some very torrid scenes
together. What was it like doing that very intense scene? Was it awkward
at all for any of you?
I was very nervous at first and it took me a bit of time to get comfortable. But
Charlize was so cool about it that I was able to relax pretty quickly and just be in
the moment. You crack a few silly jokes to loosen the tension but you also need
to pay attention to a lot of the technical aspects of shooting a scene like that
which is not sexy at all.

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How does it compare to your experience on
The Mummy ?
The biggest difference is not having to spend four hours
in makeup every morning to become that character. It
was a pretty intense process but it also added so much
depth and feeling to the way you become this monster.
You needed to have all that makeup and clothing to get
you into that kind of a character. The worst part was when
I had to be buried in the coffin. It was not the greatest
experience while they were wrapping me and I couldnt
move or speak it was frightening.
Is it odd to play a monster, especially since you
havent had that many acting roles before?
One of the main reasons I wanted to do the film was
because they made the Mummy a woman. That was a
first and even though it scared me at times to transform
into that kind of personality it was also what appealed to me
about her. I think its important to explore why a woman like this
becomes a monster and understand the terrible f**ked-up things Alongside Charlize
Theron in Atomic Blonde
that turn some people into monsters. Shes a metaphor for what can
happen when people suffer through very bad things we all have sides
of us that are ugly and monstrous. That was why having a lot of backstory
to her was important to explain what happened to her that she turned into
this kind of being.
You grew up in Algeria before your family moved to Paris while
the Algerian Civil War was raging. What was it like adapting to DID YOU
Y
ACTUALL
a new culture?
It was difficult at first but then I grew to love French culture and start to get
involved in gymnastics and dance. I loved expressing myself through that
and I hoped that I would be able to make dance my life at some point.
KNOW?
She was a graduate from the
When did you first start dancing? Berklee College of Music.
At the age of five. My mother is an architect and she wanted me to learn The King of Pop himself,
something artistic outside of school. She dropped me off at class and Michael Jackson, wanted her to
she expected me to take it very seriously, and I did. My father, whos be a part of his This Is It tour in
a composer, also encouraged my interest in the arts. My home was a 2009, but she declined due to
wonderful environment which gave me this beautiful feeling about wanting the extension of the Madonna
to do something creative with my life. They never really had to push me. tour she was dancing in.
So while that didnt work out
in the end (because of MJs
death), she ended up playing
the main role in a music video
for Hollywood Tonight, a song
from his post-humous album.
She loves beauty products
(just like we do!). Her Parisian-
pharmacy faves include La
Roche-Posey creams and
Elemis Pro-Collagen
Hydra-Gel Eye Masks.

Oh, just snapping a selfie Hitting the streets in


with Charlize, nbd... double denim

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Acting was always
enticing me ... at
least I had to try.
I was probably a
little crazy and
nave, but I had
a lot of passion
and ambition.
How difficult was it to make the switch to acting after ten years as
a professional dancer?
I studied acting for six years and during that time I was also going on many
auditions and getting rejected a lot. That s part of what you have to go through
but I didnt allow myself to get discouraged... Acting was always enticing me.
INTERVIEW JANE TAYLOR/FAMOUS MAIN PHOTO ZOEY GROSSMAN / CPI-SYNDICATION / HEADPRESS

Even if I was not going to be successful, at least I had to try. I was probably a
little crazy and nave, but I had a lot of passion and ambition.
Was it frustrating dealing with the rejection from casting directors?
For about two years, I was always hearing No which begins to make you lose
your confidence or you hear nothing at all! That s even worse. I didnt fit inside
any box. Casting directors couldnt figure me out. They thought I was Brazilian,
I was half black, half white. They didnt get me...
Do you think youve found a niche in Hollywood while playing in all
these big action films?
Sometimes you wonder about whether you can be boxed into those kinds of
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Just a cash day out at


roles. Theres a danger in that even though I have the physicality to play these the Blitz, London
characters I dont want that to be all I do. Im not complaining, but Id like to do
more drama and maybe some comedy and not always rely on my body.
You spent eight years touring with Madonna as a dancer. What was your
impression of her?
Madonna is an amazing person. It was out of this world to be able to work with
her. Yes, she has this out there persona, but shes the sweetest, most down-
to-earth woman. Shes taught me so much about the world, about myself. Shes
shaped a lot of who I am today.
Did Madonna help you in terms of your desire to break into acting?
She knew I wanted to go into acting, and always encouraged that. She
personally introduced me to Marion Cotillard she really cares like that. A lot
of my success in acting so far is down to learning and working with Madonna.
She wanted us dancers to create a story with our movements and really believe
and embody that. You have to mean what you do and Ive learned to do that Just lounging about,
with my acting. all prettied up

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YOUR LIFE
LIFE trending

YOUR
YOUR RULES
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your life, your
you rules HER SAY

YOU DO
YOU!
Five reasons why going stag during
the festivities (or any time) aint a
bad thing at all. Yay singlehood!
2PM + Netflix + just
me time = Love!

1
YOU CAN GO TO THE
NORTH POLE. Or go anywhere you want.
wan
For as long as you want. Care to spend three
months learning Italian in Tuscany and want to lleave
next week? You tell that passport whos boss.. You Your
freedom is your greatest asset, so use it. This requi
requires
funds, but youll have the money you saved from not

4
buying Christmas presents for #bae. YOU WILL HAVE BET TER SEX.
You might be engaging in less bump and grind

2
YOU CAN SWIPE TO YOUR on the regular, but the nookie that you do
HEARTS CONTENT. And flirt have will be better. Statistics show that while
with anyone you like. Flirting is one of single shave about half the amount of sex as those
lifes most satisfying pleasures. Its not so in a committed LTR, theyre having a sweeter time
appropriate when you have someone in your life, but thanks to oodles of sex hormones flying around when
the glorious freedom of being youre sleeping with someone new.
able to flirt with wild abandon If youre single And even if youre not, you have
with any Hemsworth lookalike
shouldnt be sneezed at. Not
at the moment, the promise of hooking up with
someone fresh and exciting in the
only has it been shown to aid
in the release of dopamine,
youre part of the not-too-distant future. We all know
that the anticipation is half the fun.
serotonin, and adrenaline biggest social

5
YOURE PART OF
(a.k.a happy juice, sexy serum
and adventure elixir), it is its own change to happen SOCIAL CHANGE.
reward. So go forth. this decade. If you didnt already realise,
single people outnumber

3
YOU CAN (FINALLY) UPGRADE married people in several parts of the world. And
YOUR LIFE. Being single means you those numbers continue to climb as people become
can work on the empire of you. Sustaining increasingly unwilling to settle for subpar
a healthy relationship takes serious elbow anything. Its causing a trickle-down effect, too, with
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grease grease that you can use to slide towards a the way that people live, work and socialise changing
better career. In fact, if youre in the market for a new across the board. Basically, if youre single at the
job. Youre actually more likely to score the role thanks moment, youre part of the biggest social change to
to your single status, plus youll be able to dedicate happen this decade. Yep, youre kind of a big deal.
yourself to climb the ranks.

JUST BROKE UP?


Dos and Donts this silly season if youve just jumped on the single train.
DONT B**CH TO HIS NO FEELS ON INSTA. DONT DRUNK TEXT. TAKE THAT #OOTD.
FRIENDS. Skip counsel Youre better off not Tis the season to Do your hair. Wear that
from his mates. If revealing things; this be jolly, so turn off new dress. Upload that
anything, you should can be a massive c*ck- your phone and save pic and wait for those
unfriend them too. block for the next guy. the tears for never. likes/serotonin bump.

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your life, your rules lust for life

All eyes on her!

why her?
You know those girls theres just something about them that
makes them so magnetic. And if you really want to be just the
same and stand out at a party, its not rocket science.

I
have a friend (let s just call her Amanda) who can enter a room and effortlessly
have all the dudes there eating right out of her hand. On three occasions,
three separate male friends contacted me within 24 hours of meeting her to
ask if she was single. The thing is, Amanda isnt a Gigi Hadid look-alike or a
bombshell with a perma-blowdry. Shes a down-to-earth and adorable. She
wears reading glasses, peasant dresses and an open smile. A sexpot she is
not, yet everyone wants to bask in her presence.
LET YOUR FLAG FLY
We all know it when we see it that ineffable quality that settles like fairy dust on
certain people wherever they go. It s a genuine sexiness, not just 'Im trying to look
like that hot girl on Instagram'," NY-based sex therapist Sari Cooper has revealed.
(She calls it sex esteem.) And as more flirting takes a place within Tinders messaging
system, face-to-face magnetism is rare. Weve become lazy and have forgotten
that charisma is still essential in dating, explains Matthew Hussey, the dating
coach behind howtogettheguy.com (and all those vids you watch obsessively on
Facebook). What works online quick and snarky humour doesnt always work so
well in person.

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People want to talk to the person
everyone else wants to talk to. Sprinkle
a little attention around yourself,
and itll spread.
That charisma can help your dating life and it can also keep the MOVES TO
spark strong in a relationship and boost your success at work and
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ORIGINAL REPORTING ANDREA BARTZ ADDITIONAL REPORTING JOASH KONG PHOTOGRAPHY SHUTTERSTOCK

in other aspects of your world. While this appeal involves a level


of cool that seems undefinable, anyone can master it. As Matthew COOLEST,
says: If youre good with people in a world where everyone else is
just getting worse, youre going to win.
ILLEST PARTY
CHICK
GO OUT WITH A #GIRLSQUAD
Prep your answer to
It was funny asking Amanda what makes her so magnetic it s
How s it going?
nothing shes aware of, so it s like asking a tiger why it s striped. Never go out without knowing
It only happens when Im out with the guys, she says. Guys dont the most interesting thing
come up to me when Im just sitting by myself. She meant that as thats happened to you all
a deflection, but turns out, shes onto something. People want to week, says Matthew.
talk to the person everyone else wants to talk to. Sprinkle a little Ask a favour
attention around yourself, and it ll spread. Ask a guy to hold your coat
When youre at a bar or party, you become desirable when while you grab a round,
as research shows that doing
a guy sees other people enjoying your presence, says Sari. And
you a favour makes someone
a study from the University of California at San Diego even found
like you more. Whoa.
that people in groups look more attractive than the same people Take sides
on their own. Having fun, as opposed to staging carefully curated, Get his opinion on something.
broody poses, is key. Mike, 29, says, When a you see a woman in a My friend says The Hunger
group of people putting out a positive vibe and you get a sense that Games franchise is stupid, and
that joy is genuine, that s attractive. I freaking love it. What do you
think? That way, youre
GET CHATT Y giving him an in on a
Rather than waiting around to spot and chat up someone youre fun conversation.
strongly attracted to, make a habit of socialising with as many
people as possible, I encourage my clients to say Hi to as many
people as possible in the first 10 minutes of the evening, so that
an hour later, all those people feel that youre the most approachable person in the room,
says Matthew. Just think about it: when a hottie wants to flirt with someone, who is he going to
approach the girl he hasnt said a word to or the girl
he shared some fun banter with?
Secret: Say hi
to everyone, KNOW HOW TO REALLY CONNECT
laugh a lot Ask more emotional questions instead of logical ones
(like, What do you like best about being an engineer?
vs How long have you done that for?). This trick
breeds a convo both of you will find more engaging and
revealing. Nobody cares to hear routine facts about
another person at the start, Matthew points out. So
when youre socialising, connect.
Part of Amandas secret is that shes chock-full
of stories and interest you dont see coming, and the
surprise factor is so sexy. When someone comes out of
the left field with a hobby or experience that s different
from what Id expected of them, it s sexy and intriguing,
said James, 30. So, now you know the answer to the
question: Why her?

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your life your rules
rule career coach

up your
oral
skills
And improve your speeches,
speech that
h is.
Heed these tips and youll ace those
Christmas party toasts, no jitters.
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THE IMPROMPTU TOAST/SPEECH


TOAST/ H
It happens and it can creep up on you. There are the h times
where you know it s coming, like your best friends
fri wedding g
(doesnt mean you still like it!) then it suddenly happens at
your Christmas party, your birthday, heck even youry first dayy on
the job. Its a major compliment to give a toast in some cases
but in others, just petrifying.
THE EXPERTS ADVICE: While you may be tempted te to dish
h
the dirt on your friends at the year-end festivities
festivitie (especially
after a gulp of wine or two), speechwriting pro Ian
I Heydon
urges you to remember it s all about celebration,
celebration not
humiliation. Think about the achievements, hurdles
hur overcome
and the future. Theres room for embarrassing anecdotes
an
but keep it light.
THE BONUS TIPS YOU NEED TO KNOW RN:

1
Consider your audience. If it s a family affair, expect
mums, dads, gong gongs and po pos to be scattered s
through the crowd. Before launching into An And that s why
shes never had another threesome story, make su sure yyou wont
set someones heart rate through the roof.

2
Be heartfelt over going for laughs, always. Gently
Ge pokingg
fun at someone is fine, but making them the butt b of a joke
isnt. Humiliation isnt traditional, it s mean.

3
When coming up with material, school should be your
starting point and the memories will flow. Your aim is to
have people feeling better about themselves after af your
speech. Not drowning their shame in booze.

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Umm... So,

u h....
uh
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"But what do
I say ahh?"

THE WORK PRESENTATION


The day has come
me you have to present all those
spreadsheets andd etc to those clients and, to quote
y
your boss, Cant screw up. Nail it, and youre on the
lane to fame (Hello,
( lo, promotion!). Stumble, and it s a
long climb back up. So how do you navigate?
THE EXPERTS ADVICE: First of all, dont
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y yourself
y f out.
t. Be yourself, and try to keep it
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conversational. Imagine
magine youre chatting to your delivery tips
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ll but make sure youre sweeping Remember these, and public
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suggested. Keep it tidy and easy to follow. That Dont write your speech out
way, you wont lose the plot while getting your point word-for-word. Notes are key.
across, said Ian. Nobody wants to hear what
they are reading on the screen.
O SHUTTERSTOCK

THE BONUS TIPS YOU NEED TO KNOW RN:


S OC

Practice out loud in front of

1
Be wary when h trying
rying to crack a joke, as the risks your mirror/dog. Anything to
outweigh the benefits.
enefits. If you really want to, make get you as comfy as possible.
sure it s a generalal statement (ie. the wonderful Deep breaths. Take one
S

sstate of the economy)) that wont offend anybody. minute beforehand to


O G IILLUSTRATION

2
A work presentations,
At ations, you never know who centre yourself.
Talk slower than you think.
is sitting in the room
oom and who you might offend.
Nerves often speed us up
S

You should avoid d the big topics like sex,


that one hour you thought
politics and religion.
gi Iff there is a butt of any joke,
O S KONG

you were talking for? Yeah, it


make it yourself, f said our go-to expert David Smiedt. was only two minutes.
TEXT JOASH

Iff you bust out a joke and nd hear nothing but crickets, Pause and make eye
you might h h have to do some ome back-tracking. Many a contact. It keeps your audience
career has been damaged ed by an ill-advised attempt at engaged and focused on you.
h
humour, David warned.

Be wary when trying to


crack a joke, as the risks
outweigh the benefits. If you
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BODY
BODY
SOUL
SOUL

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WHAT
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You really are what you eat, since your gut
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Up your culture with more good bacteria. Stuck on Humpday? Think
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body soul wellness

the colour
green
Bye bye, boozy nights. Heres how to keep your health intact for the new year.

F
irst there was kelp, then there was kale. You were
Fun festive idea:
Staying in to slinging wheatgrass shots since 2007, colonic
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juice fast fad came and went. What could possibly
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You want to enjoy a drink or two (or three, let s face it) without
the dread of a hangover, and have the energy to be able to
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Smoothies are good for you and


theyre not. Make sure theyre
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Make your own with chia seeds,
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and raw ground flax seeds.

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body soul mind matters

I wish the earth


would swallow
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status:
anxiety
Racing heart, walls closing in and its getting harder to breathe anxiety is
more than just freaking out, and CLEO digs deeper into the disorder.

I
was painting the town red with my crew, and everything was fine,
until I felt a lump rising in my throat. It wasnt that I didnt want to
talk or socialise I physically couldnt. I stammered an excuse and
left without even finishing my drink. You know when youre on a
rollercoaster and feel your stomach drop? It felt like that, out of nowhere
and all I could think about was: What the f**k is happening?
Jane* was diagnosed with anxiety two years ago, after spending a year
suffering horrible bouts like that in silence. But she told herself that it
was just a phase; after all, she had just turned 25 and it was probably just a hit of the
quarter-life crisis... right? She figured it would pass after recharging over a long weekend.
But it didnt, and spiralled into something worse. She began to withdraw from her
usually thriving social life, choosing to spend more time alone and at home for fear that
another bout would trigger while Instagramming over brunch. She once even went to the
hospital thinking she was having a panic attack.

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PANIC MODE? tenseness, restlessness, shallow and fasting
She had often heard of the famous mid- breathing, fidgeting, or feeling cold, clammy and
life crisis, and the even more infamous shaky. Mental reactions include thinking that
quarter-life crisis, so she chalked it up to something bad is going to happen, withdrawing from
that. But it got the point where I thought situations you were once comfortable in and feeling
I would just quit my job, move back to like you cant cope.
Penang, and work in the coffee shop that I The important difference between having an
was working in when I was in high school, anxiety condition and simply feeling anxious is the
Jan recounted. That s when I snapped situation and length of symptoms. Getting nervous or
out of it I had to go and see a doctor. anxious before a job interview is normal. However,
When she was diagnosed with severe experiencing intense anxiety with symptoms that
anxiety, it was a relief. I wasnt crazy! is unwarranted and grossly disproportionate is.
He suggested Sometimes these symptoms
cognitive behavioural
therapy and a
When these persist even when the threat or
the cause of stress is absent,
therapist but after
hearing I may not see
feelings says Dr Gurdeep Grewal,
Consultant Psychiatrist from
a difference for eight
weeks; that was too
are intense, Tropicana Medical Center.
When these feelings are intense,
long for me, given I
couldnt face day-to-
persistent and persistent and start to interfere
with your day-to-day life, theyre a
day, so I said, Give me start to interfere condition ratherthan just feeling
anxious what we usually get.
the meds!

THE SCIENCE
with your day-to- HELP YOURSELF GET
BEHIND ANXIETY day life, theyre THROUGH IT
If you are having a panic attack,
Anxiety comes in many forms
and can be part of your genetic a condition. Dr Carbone advises deep
breathing. You have this surge
makeup most of the time it s
not situational and anyone can of adrenaline, so one of the ways
get it. Studies show that globally one in 13 suffer from to stop [it] is to sit quietly and take slow, deep breaths
anxiety, affecting six per cent of Asians. Numbers with your eyes closed. While it can be managed
also show that anxiety affects Malaysian women aged with medication and therapy, anxiety conditions are
between 25-29 the most! lifelong and symptoms can evolve.
We talk about anxiety but it s shorthand for Anxiety is a totally different experience for
anxiety conditions [such as] phobias, generalised everyone, but with treatment, most symptoms can be
anxiety disorder, social anxiety and obsessive managed, especially if you seek help early. Listen
compulsive disorder, said Dr Stephen Carbone, to the subtle signs of the body before the attack
policy and evaluation research leader with Beyond and take steps to derail the emotional build up,
Blue (an Australian site that provides comprehensive says Dr Carbone. So while having anxiety can be a
help and information on anxiety and depression). harrowing experience, living with it doesnt have to
Each have their own symptoms but the classic be. Remember to take a step back if things get too
features are panic attacks, a pounding heart, overwhelming, and remember that you are loved.
ORIGINAL REPORTING MEL EVANS ADDITIONAL REPORTING

Get the best


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Look to www. Visit the If a private
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my. They provide Medical Centre at option, contact them to
emotional support their psychiatry explain your condition.
24 hours a day for clinic every Mon They can help manage
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hose in distress, so to Fri, 8am 11am. your illness or connect
hit them up if you Anyone can walk in you to the best
need any help. for consultations. possible help for you.

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Gorgeous inspo
for your next
watercolour piece
PLAY
PLAY

draw
TEXT JOCELINE YAN ILLUSTRATION COURTESY OF ELLIE YONG (@ELLIETHOPIA)
me in
Drawing fantastical
subjects like mermaids
and fairies makes me
happy; I do it with the
hopes that it transports
people from the trappings
of real life. Ellie Yong
(@elliethopia), mural artist.
PLAY travel
l bug

DOWN
UNDER
Fill your Melbourne summer days
with this everything-to-do guide.

T
heres really nothing like an Aussie
summer. This December, steal away on
a quick eight-hour flight to Melbourne,
slip on your thongs (for your feet!) peel
away the layers to bask in the dry,
Explore the hidden
back lanes of the CBD
balmy heat, then hit the lanes to discover art,
culture, food and fun for all the senses.

FROM BROAD DAYLIGHT... ...INTO THE NIGHT


In the AM, set out to see the sights or When the sun sets, watch a movie
appreciate the arts. So much to do! outdoors or slink away to a quirky bar.

vs
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VICTORIA (NGV)
Sip on your cocktail of
Wine while browsing art
choice, and beat your mates
after-hours? Uhm, do you
at vintage arcade games.
need to ask twice?

PENINSUL A HOT SPRINGS @ BOSOZOKU HQ @


MORNINGTON SOUTH YARR A
Experience hot springs and a This Japanese biker gang-
day spa centre which fuses a themed burger bar has drinks
unique bath experience with and meals with bite. Speed on!
Australian nature.

MOONLIGHT CINEMA @ ROOF TOP BAR @


ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS CURTIN HOUSE
Watch a movie beneath a star- Cap off your evening with a
filled sky, or head to Coburg view of the Melbourne skyline
for a drive-in movie. What while having artisanal beer.
scene are you in?

E
FRE E THI NGS TO DO IN ME LBOURN

1 For a view
of the city
like no other 2 Rekindle
your love
for nature
by taking a
Road trip!

3 The
Great
Ocean
Road drive is
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visit Melbournes
war memorial, walk through marvel at the
For those The Shrine of the beautiful 12 Apostles
who have Gorgeous
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Royal Botanical for the
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PLAY geek chic Technically
speaking...

new
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Round off the year end with
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thought you needed.

SO CLOSE
Its almost 2018, so
trust that youll now
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Tile Mate can attach Nightmare scenario: Battery low. RM210), from boostcase.com
to anything and all you Kill-me-now scenario: Ugly
need to do is log in to powerbank. Well, no more.
the Tile app and ring Tile Mate, $25 Run out the house with this
it if its nearby. You (approx. RM100),
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can also check its last chic accessory and mirror.
known location!

Yashica digiFilm Camera STEP ON IT


Y35, estimated at $215
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GO JET IT Fitness trackers and step
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(matte or glossy), this your day-to-day, but always
bags ergonomic handle complements your style game.
doubles as a scale (no Sync it to 200 different apps,
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luggage). Best parts you never miss a step or text.
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Photophiles, hold your breath. This new Raden A22 Carry, $295 (approx.
creation from Yashica is essentially an RM1,300), from raden.com
Ringly Luxe Smart Bracelet, $165
analogue camera in appearance and use, (approx. RM700), from ringly.com
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but takes digital photos with digiFilm.


Due only in April 2018, so keep your eyes
peeled on kickstarter.com .

3 top tech tips

1 2 3
PHOTOGRAPHY SHUTTERSTOCK

Up your selfie For awesome Sometimes its


game by investing macro shots, the simple things
in a camera with lighting is that count. A
an LCD monitor so you important. Opt for touchscreen panel and
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for your photos that ll reduces highlight and Scroll and transfer to Get all this in one
boost your insta-feed shadow cripping for a your device easily. stylish compact
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The only kind of smooth
PLAY eating
eati out operator we want filling
mouths (and tumtums)

stay in,
chill out Head out to these hot KL
food stops, or #JOMO and
recreate their recipes at home.

SMOOTHIE SWEETHEART
SIGNATURE AAI BOWL BY
Going out with the fam
THE GOOD CO just for the gram.. err,
Nice to photograph but even nicer to just we mean bonding time
INGREDIENTS
gobble down in its entirety, this is the (SERVES 10)
healthy aai route this month (put away For smoothie pure:
those Asahis!). 1 whole banana
TELL ME HOW: For the aai pure: 1) 1 100g (3.5 oz) pack
Add banana, aai pulp, red dragon fruit frozen unsweetened
into the blender. (Adding in that order, aai berry pulp
1 cup frozen red
starting with the soft fruits, will make it
dragon fruit
easier on your blender blades.) 2) Blend on low until larger chunks are
broken down, then gradually increase speed. 3) When ingredients have Garnishing
2 whole strawberries,
mostly come together, blend on high for 15 to 20 seconds more.
sliced
Final touches: 1) Pour aai pure into a bowl and alternate piping bags 6 small slices of
to create lines with two different colors. 2) Then use a tooth pick to pull red dragon fruit
the lines to form a pattern as shown on photo. 3) Form a half moon by 1 tsp desiccated coconut
alternating strawberries and red dragon fruit slices on the side. 4) End 1 cup granola, optional
with sprinkle of granolas, desiccated coconut and acai berry freeze dried 1 tsp aai berry freeze
powder. HEAD OUT INSTEAD: The Good Co, 184, Jalan Maarof, dried powder
Taman Bandaraya, KL . www.thegoodco.my 3 small twigs of
mint leaves

BREAKFAST FOR CHAMPS NUT BUTTER BACON


WITH GRILLED PUMPKIN SANDWICH BY ZAO:
BREAKFAST ANYIME
Nothing screams festivities like a massive hangover cure, so if
you can drag yourself to the kitchen, whip this up.
TELL ME HOW: 1) Cut pumpkin into slices and grill with a little
cooking oil. Avoid cutting them into too-thin slices to make
sure they dont overcook. 2) For that crispy mouth-watering
bacon, grill bacon strips for about five to seven mins til they
turn that sexy shade of dark red. 3) After applying a layer of
butter or margarine, toss your toast on the grill too. 4) Apply
Better than a the peanut butter onto your toast and stack on the grilled
greasy spoon... pumpkin and bacon. HEAD OUT INSTEAD: Zao: Breakfast
in just four steps!
Anytime at 50G , Jalan 19/3, PJ. fb.com/zzzaooo

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LIFE OF THE PARTY
AVOCADO PARTY QUESADILLA BY FIR IN G UP
THE MOCKINGBIRD W ITH OUT GO IN G
TEXT JOCELINE YAN PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF COURTESY OF ZAO, THE GOOD CO; THE MOCKINGBIRD

Nothing says comfort food like quesadillas. And


don't worry about busting your budget because UP IN FL AM ES
with The Mockingbird's recipe, you dont have to Avoid these amateur mistakes and
kill any dollars to make these. Do it and impress star with the best food forward.
your mates (just dont reveal your sources!).
TELL ME HOW: 1) In a bowl, mix black beans, EGGS? WHISK IT!
bell pepper and cherry tomatoes with the olive Whisking whips air into
the eggs, making your
oil. Add salt and pepper to taste. 2) Spread a
omelettes or scrambled
spoonful or two on the half side of the tortilla in
eggs light and fluffy.
a U shape, leaving the middle space for an egg. The froth is egg-sential,
3) Using a flat pan (no oil required), place tortilla so keep at it til they
on the pan on low heat. Break the egg onto the have to go in the pan.
tortilla within the U shape. Add a spoonful or
more (to your liking) of the black beans salad.
Grate some parmesan cheese on the top. 4) Fold
MEAT? COOK IT!
the other unfilled tortilla and leave for a minute
But dont be flippin
to cook the egg slightly. Then, flip the tortilla every few secs.
and cook for another 30 secs. 5) Remove the Like your partner,
quesadilla from the pan onto a chopping board sometimes your
and slice it into half. 6) Repeat with the rest of meat just needs
the tortillas. 7) Stack the tortillas gently on top a little more time to
of each other and make a few stacks. 8) Serve be ready.
with rocket leaves, cherry tomatoes and English
parsley for garnishing. HEAD OUT INSTEAD:
Find The Mockingbird at Damansara City VEG: DRY IT!
Excess water in
Mall at Level, 1-08, Jalan Damanlela, KL .
your veg is not only
fb.com/eatatthemockingbird messy, but creates
steam, which means
Theres nothing cheesy you end up with
about dreaming of being soggy veggies.
a Masterchef...

INGREDIENTS
(SERVES 10)
10 pieces wholemeal tortilla
5 medium to large avocados
(roughly mashed)
10 medium-sized eggs
1 can of black beans
1 tablespoon olive oil
Chill out and let 1 whole green bell
the pros do it?
pepper, chopped
Nahh...
12 cherry
tomatoes, quartered
Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Garnishing
Rocket leaves
Cherry tomatoes
English parsley

CLEO.COM.MY DECEMBER 2017 99


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