CELEBRATE LOVE, K-DRAMA STYLE
DRESS LIKE YOUR FAVOURITE K-DRAMA SWEETHEART ON YOUR NEXT ROMANTIC DATE
ATHLEISURE: LEE SUNG-KYUNG IN WEIGHTLIFTING FAIRY KIM BOK JOO
If you love being comfortable and stylish and have a soft spot for athleisure, Lee Sung-kyung is your boo. Get inspired by her love for stripes to add some visual interest to the most boring jackets. You can also make a statement with colourful varsity jackets (which are all the rage now) and even knits (borrow one from your brother or a cousin!). And since all types of denim are in trend right now, you can even wear a comfortable pair and peg the jeans to show off your sneakers. A cutesy bob (you can create a faux bob too) will complete your look.
THE WORK-TO-DATE LOOK:
PARK MIN-YOUNG IN
HER PRIVATE LIFE
How many times have you been looking forward to a date night only to be bogged down by a workday gone late? Worry not, your work wardrobe can also be as fun and date-worthy as Park Min-young in Her Private life. A museum curator in the show, Min-young dresses in fun pantsuits (her all pink one is perfect for perfect for a date) and coordinates to show that a boss lady can be a fun dresser too. Solid coloured coordinates dominated her looks on the show, with an an occasional plaid sneaked in for visual interest.
VINTAGE LOVE: IU IN HOTEL DEL LUNA
Wearing vintage fashion is a stylish way to save the planet by avoiding the clutches of fast fashion. If you love to style vintage looks with a mix of contemporary to not look dated, watch Hotel Del Luna for inspiration. Be it frills or shoulder pads, IU gives many examples of yesteryear trends in the show that saw her serve over 100 looks. You could look for coats with wide lapels and even pants with a high waist and accessorize to give the look your unique touch.
THE FASHION ICON LOOK: SON YE-JIN IN CRASH LANDING ON YOU
If you are someone who knows fashion well and is proud of it, Son Ye-jin as Yoon Se-ri in Crash Landing on You should be a favourite. You could either pick a pretty, fitted floral dress for your date night or wear your hair in neat soft curls. As a chaebol heiress, her style is demure yet fierce, which means she is always dressed in tailored blazers and feminine blouses. She loves to add a little fun with frill and bow accents and loves tweed. A big part of her look is her hair, which is long and frizz-free, always.
HAIRDOS FOR YOUR NEXT DATE
HERE ARE FOUR DIFFERENT LOOKS FOR ALL HAIR LENGTHS THAT YOU COULD TRY FOR A ROMANTIC NIGHT OUT
TEXTURED, VOLUMINOUS PONY
Spray Livon Heat Protect Serum on your hair along with a mousse to dampen your hair.
Blow-dry hair well. Section the hair into six to seven sections.
Spray very little constructor. Take thin sections of hair and tong them inwards and outwards using a conical barrel.
When you reach the crown, tong the hair away from the face in one direction. Spray a strong-hold hairspray once done
Take a bungee and secure the hair in a ponytail
Pull out tiny wisps of hair around the face for a soft look.
You can add some hair accessories to elevate the look.
SLEEK LOW BUN
Sprey super styler Serum on your hair
Straighten the hair well from roots into a poker straight texture,
Super Styler Serum will protect your hair during the straigthening process.
Use hairspray for sleek hair and secure the hair into a low ponytail with a center part using a comb.
Take another rubber band and fold the ponytail halfway so that the ends are out of the band and secure the hair in a low Japanese-style bun.
Make sure the ends of the hair are poker straight and are sitting on the nape of the neck.
Spray the hair with Livon Shake and Spray Serum and clean the front to achieve a sleek look using a mascara wand or a thin comb
SOFT ROMANTIC CURLS
Blow-dry your hair if you have slightly wavy curly hair to make them look smooth on top
Apply a little bit of mousse on the ends to create a wave.
Take sections from the bottom. Create vertical sections two and a half inches broad and long. Hold the tong vertically, curl around, and follow the same until the top. Always tong away from the face. Let it sit and cool down.
Take a flat brush or a paddle brush and brush out the whole hair. Don't let the curls remain as it is, smoothen hair out, and accessorize with clips on the side.
FLAT IRON CURLS ON SHORT HAIR
Prep your hair with Livon Heat Protect Serum.
Take one-inch sections, and turn your hair as you go around the hair shaft for a straighter curl using a flat iron. To create a textured and messy look, alternate your wave, around your face and always curl it away.
Let it cool down for five minutes. Use your fingers to lightly tousle and dust with a mattifying powder or dry shampoo
QUENCH THE THIRST
WHAT ARE HUNENCTANTS? WHAT DO THEY DO FOR YOUR SKIN NAD HAIR? HERE'S YOUR ANSWER ALL YOUR QUESTIONS
Several ingredients can moisturize your skin and make it soft, and then there are some that help replenish your skins' water levels and make it plump. Humectants are moisturizing ingredients found in a wide range of cosmetic and personal care products, including hair conditioners, body cleansers, face creams, under-eye creams, frizz serums, lip balms, and soaps. Humectants are organic compounds that are hydrophilic and hygroscopic, which means they attract water from the air or deeper within the skin. They are classified into three types: natural or unchanged, naturally derived, and synthetic. Look for glycerine, glycerol, sorbitol, propylene glycol, butylene glycol, sodium PCA, urea, collagen, hyaluronic acid, or lactic acid in the
Natural humectant ingredients include aloe vera, honey, hydrolyzed wheat, rice protein and mango butter. Other commonly used natural moisturizing ingredients, such as coconut oil and other natural oils, are occlusive, which means they create a barrier on the skin that doesn't let the moisture evaporate. They work in tandem with each other attracting moisture while preventing moisture loss.
Humectants aid in the hydration of the skin's outer layers, improving the appearance of the skin. Well-hydrated skin appears radiant and youthful.
The best way to hydrate your skin is to incorporate different types of humectants as layering via your skincare products.
Squalane, niacinamide, ceramides, and fatty acids all help to provide deep moisture, while alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) act as humectants as well as chemical exfoliants. lactic acid and mandelic acid are gentle AHAs and are used for chemical skin exfoliation. What is lesser known is that they both serve as good humectants, capable of drawing moisture into the deep layers of your skin.
If the humidity in the atmosphere is low, humectants can cause your skin to become even drier by drawing water out of your skin. Furthermore, they almost always need to be combined with occlusive ingredients that trap moisture in the skin. This can lead to skin congestion over time depending on which occlusive ingredients are being used.
Besides this, strong humectants, such as glycerine, can attract too much water to your hair in humid conditions, causing frizz, fluffiness, and out-of-shape curls.
Humectants are ideal for people with oily or acne-prone skin because they do not leave a film on the skin and thus do not risk clogging pores. Hydrating products are also beneficial for people who want to improve the appearance of sagging skin or fine lines as some humectants can promote collagen repair.
If you have oily skin, opt for light humectants like hyaluronic acid and propylene glycol. Those with dehydrated skin can choose richer ingredients like shea butter and urea. If you have sensitive skin, go for natural humectants like honey, aloe vera, or mango butter.
You can find the right humectant for your skin type based on the amount of moisture you require. Use once or twice per day with your moisturizer and other hydrating skincare products.
AS BLACKPINK'S LISA BECOMES THE MOST SUCCESSFUL K-POP ARTIST ON BILLBOARD'S CHARTS, WE LOOK AT ALL THE FASHION FORM HER SINGLE, MONEY
When it comes to style stakes, Lisa Manoban of Blackpink has proved that she is the style queen. Great choreographies and snazzy styling have made Lisa's singles (Calisa and Money) hits across the world, not just dominating reel trends but fashion trends too. If you too love the peppy vibe of Lisa, here's the style of Money's MV decoded for you to try at home.
All shades of brown and tan are a big rage at the moment, often different tones are even combined in the same look. We see Lisa's take on this trend as she adds more browns to match her outfit with her shoes. The only colour contrast we see is her red braids that whip around as she completes her perfect choreography. A harness-style accessory adds to the edginess of her look. Lisa's makeup makes her look fierce in this look even more with boldly lined eyes. You can do the all-tan look day or night, or even at your workplace where this colour scheme fits perfectly. For a casual day look, you could pair a fitted brown top (a crop-top, or a bodysuit) with a pair of camel trousers or wide pants, based on your silhouette. For evening, you could switch to brown heels in the same look and add brown glitter to your eyes, and don nude lipstick.
Lisa is known for her love for sporty clothes which she makes glam with a few additions. Pairing a cropped jacket and a sports bra with shorts, Lisa ups the game with her signature long pigtails and fringe combination paired with furry boots to make her dance kicks look more fun. A little bit of glitter twinkles add some glam to this look. An all-out baggy athleisure look can sometimes not suit all body types, so the key is to mix and match and make it look like you ran a race but are still ready to chill with your friends. For this, think of pairing a fitted piece with a baggy one (a body-hugging top with baggy sweatpants), or you could go crisp and wear fitted tracksuit-inspired formal pants and wear a blazer in the same colour on top. Like Lisa, you can instantly make your athleisure outfit glam by wearing statement footwear. You could also wear a pair of heels instead of Lisa's fur boots which are more MV-friendly.