There’s a lot of heart and soul that goes into Stitchworks, from handmade pieces to the use of pre-loved fabrics, the slow fashion label has become a safe haven for dreamers, lovers and survivors. With a focus on hand embroidery and repurposed up-cycled clothes, as well as accessories, each design stays true to the authentic brand by being one-off pieces that are tailored to charm and provide comfort. Now, almost a year later, StitchWorks has blossomed into an independent textile, design and creative line.  

 

Behind the bubbly brand is its founder and designer, Hannah Nazasli, who developed an interest in fashion while living in the UK. At age 10, after laying her eyes on the prestigious Central Saint Martins building, she vowed to return to the art school and study the vibrant world of fashion – she ended up doing so in 2020, and thus Stitchworks was born out of drive, passion and inspiration. We spoke to the budding entrepreneur about starting a business as a creative, sustainable fashion, the challenges of opening a store, and squeezing in self-care as a one-woman show.

 

 

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What do you love most about owning a business?

The fact that I am my own boss and answer to myself. It teaches me to be more responsible, but also driven to keep learning and growing from my own business as there’s always more to learn. If I do something right and customers are happy, that adds value to my customers and my business, and if I end up making mistakes along the way, I learn from that and challenge myself to seek stronger strategies – to be better not just for me, but for the people I meet and encounter for StitchWorks. 

 

What advice do you have for other creatives looking to start their own business?

JUST GO FOR IT! There is no right or wrong time to start your own business – especially if it’s something you love and are passionate about. I had my doubts while creating and assembling plans for StitchWorks and even when creating designs, but then I realised that it’s all in my head and I have to push through it to prove to myself that I can do it. I believe that we all have the power to create our own realities, we just need to keep working towards our goals and out of our comfort zones to achieve success, greatness and above all, do everything with LOVE. 

 

How would you describe Sitchworks’ style?

Bringing together simplicity, contemporary design, and abstract / experimental form, StitchWorks’ style translates emotion into wearable products. It has notes of Y2K vibes, as well as a sophistication for emotion and passion. Whenever I create a design, I am channeling all my emotional energy (whether I’m sad, angry, stressed, happy, excited, in love) and that drives me to create my designs and see them come to life. 

 

 

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You recently opened your first store, what would you say was the biggest challenge in doing so?

Yes! We have opened a small studio at KEDAI, Level 3 Mahsa Avenue. We opened on the 9th and 10th of January; however, the week I was supposed to officially launch the studio quickly turned into MCO 2.0 on the 13th of January. I had my friends and family help me out at the end of December and I had the opportunity to paint a mural with Adam Ummar – a talented aspiring local artist. It was my first time painting a mural, but it was a lot of fun! We felt like mad scientists expressing our colourful passions on a massive blank canvas. The biggest challenge was time and the short time frame we had with potential closures from the MCO’s extension. However, we managed to pull everything together in 10 days and the studio was ready for operation. All I had in my head was MCO or not, “The show must go on!”. If you put your mind, heart and soul into anything, you can achieve what you envision!

 

Your studio also showcases other brands, what are your favourite local brands at the moment:

 

How does Stitchworks itself practice sustainability?

StitchWorks uses purely up-cycled materials, fabrics, threads and beads to create our designs and apparel. For example, using vintage jeans to make denim tote bags. I used to study textiles in school and have made many passion projects for myself throughout the years, so I never threw my materials away and have a good collection of them. This gave me the opportunity to repurpose those fabrics and threads into new creations. If I ever need to resupply my materials, I will seek items from second-hand shops, friends’ or family’s pre-loved clothes, or thrift shops. StitchWorks is also open for donations of pre-loved clothes, so if you’ve spring cleaned your closet and found that you have clothes you want to donate, feel free to give them to us – we’ll be happy to recreate and transform your pre-loved items!

 

 

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As a one-woman show, what do you do when you feel yourself burning out?

I always need to take a step back into nature, or travel somewhere for the beach where I always feel calm – I am always inspired by flowers, the ocean and even animals for textural designs. As well as listen to my favourite tunes and have a boogie to relax and unwind. I usually need to treat myself a little, (whether it be getting my nails done, a massage or my favourite ice cream) to get back into a lucid state of mind and dream bigger about future designs. It’s the little things you do for yourself that matter too, to get yourself back into the groove. 

 

What are your self-care essentials?

I take my skin care very seriously, so I must have my holy grails with me at all times. I have practiced a strict skincare routine for myself by cleansing, toning and moisturising my face every morning and every night at the bare minimum. I can’t leave anywhere without a facial cleanser, face toner, face moisturiser and body lotion. 

 

Any last words?

I believe that even through pain and suffering, you can utilise that energy and manifest beauty in your own creations – I perceive it as alchemy! There is always something new to learn whether it be a sewing technique, knowledge or an experience shared with friends, and I am excited to see where and how StitchWorks will grow, independently and with fellow creatives. StitchWorks is not just a slow fashion label, it is also a hub for any creatives (artists, writers, musicians, foodies, health and fitness) to share their vision and passions, as well as a creative event space for anyone who wants to share their work. 

 

Shop Stitchworks here and follow them on social media to stay-up-to-date with their drops.

Looking to level up your self-care beauty routine? Drop by ZALORA‘s week-long digital festival starting March 8th and celebrate their dreamy beauty category! Show your skin some love with deals, giveaways and gifts from the biggest makeup and skincare brands. This includes getting up to 50% off on must-haves from their participating brands: Paula’s Choice, FOREO, Laura Mercier, NARS, Benefit, Sulwhasoo, Make Up For Ever, Laneige, Aveda, Elizabeth Arden, Shiseido, Ogawa and more. We’re already excited for our next pamper sesh! The party continues on their social media platforms with Instagram Live tutorials by beauty experts, and amazing giveaways.

What we love most about The ZALORA Beauty Festival, other than it’s what dreams are made of, is that it’s also using this incredible opportunity to create conversations surrounding beauty in the world today: celebrating diversity, inclusivity, and female empowerment over International Women’s Week. As unrealistic beauty standards start to fade to allow for more inclusive beauty to shine through, ZALORA is taking this opportunity to expand the discourse of representation in beauty and celebrate women from all walks of life.

Shop the ZALORA Beauty Festival here from the 8th to of 15th March!

Quoting Martin Luther King Jr., ​“We are made by history”;​ so it’s important that we touch base with the history of women’s rights in Malaysia for a firmer grasp on how we want to shape our future.

Ever since Malaysia gained Independence in 1957, girls and women in Malaysia have always had open access to education. However, it came with more constrictions and cultural rules, as compared to their male counterparts. Hence why women aimed for simpler positions such as clerks, typists, and teachers. Only in the 1970s did we start seeing girls courageously crossing the barrier, persevering, and proving the earlier stigmas wrong – that women were not suitable for “manlier” jobs involving technical education, engineering, or even court duty.

Regardless of women progressing in education, as well as the country developing more and more everyday, and in spite of the policies set by the government to support women’s entry and retention at the workforce, barriers such as lack of mentoring, stereotyping, and being excluded from networks still exists.

People across the world have many misperceptions about equality: we underestimate women’s experience of sexual harassment, and are overly optimistic about when economic and pay equality will be achieved. In reality, women in the Malaysian workforce still face unjust challenges every single day.

A ​survey done by Women’s Aid Organisation shows that up to 21% of women have encountered a form of sexual harassment, but many are still misinformed on what entails as sexual harassment in the workplace. Many still think that behaviours that their colleagues do, such as unwelcomed touching or grabbing, stalking or repeatedly making advances after being rejected, as “unprofessional behaviour”. Education on women’s safety and rights need to be boosted to ensure that women know that they are being treated respectably and just.

In June 2016, women accounted for only 15.2% of director positions in the top 100 listed companies on Bursa Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange). According to ​this study by the Human Resource Management Academic Research Society, 75% agree that the stereotypes about women’s abilities and roles still exist in the industry and 51.9% receive less mentoring than men in this industry. The ‘glass ceiling’, which still exists in most organisations, acts as the biggest barrier in women advancing in their careers.

The ‘glass ceiling’ refers to the invisible barriers that prevents qualified women from reaching their full potential within their company. Women are inclined to be over-represented in the junior level, but under-represented at the senior level in a company. It has resulted in a disadvantageous effect on the economy and morale of any organisation.

Unfortunately, there are many who still perceive women as weak, unable to carry out certain roles, or that women are only to play the “caring” roles in organizations. This phenomenon is also known as ​“Stereotype Confirmation Bias​”, and it happens when leaders confirm their stereotypes while filtering out all other examples. This adds on to the factor of discrimination.

According to a ​survey done by Women’s Aid Organisation, 56% of working women have experienced one or more types of gender discrimination at the workplace, including being asked personal questions regarding their marital or family status, being tasked to perform jobs that are not asked of men in the same position, receiving questions or comments about their ability to perform certain tasks, and being omitted from promotions even though their qualifications surpass the other candidates.

What To Do If You Encounter Discrimination?

If you feel that you are being discriminated against, there are many organisations that you may reach out to seek help. You can consider getting in touch with:

  • The Human Resource Department (who deals with internal grievances)
  • The Malaysian Labour Office
  • Your Trade Unions

The first thing to do would be to contact the Human Resource Department to find out about your company’s grievance processes. If the situation cannot be resolved internally, you may escalate it further to the labour office.

Although there has been significant progress in the representation of women in the workplace, women are still far from being seen as an equal. Katherine Davis, the former Managing Director of IPSOS in Malaysia said, “Where women are fully represented, societies are more peaceful and stable. Standing up for women’s rights and development is standing up for the global good”. We need to keep spreading awareness on this issue and keep talking about it in our conversations in order for real change to take place!

There’s a difference between working hard and working smart? Of course!

Working hard is what work is said to look like – long hours, barely any breaks, burnouts. As millennials, we’re also faced with the pressure of hustle culture, but grinding isn’t the secret to success: alignment is. When you work smart, you’ll be able to efficiently manage your time and increase productivity. Isn’t that what we all want? It’s so much easier to thrive when you’re not trying to survive the stress of clocking in the hours, and instead are focused on how much work you can get done.

Even when it comes to working at home, where structure is hard to maintain and distractions are everywhere (my bed has never looked this comfortable) – working smart can help you fix your focus and finish your tasks for the day without tiring yourself. Here are 3 ways you can get your work done and still have enough time for self-care:

  1. Organise your tasks by energy level
    If the underlying reason for your procrastination is actually anxiety, Dr. Courtney Tracy, better known as ‘The Truth Doctor’ on social media, shared a TikTok tip on how you can organise your tasks by how long it’ll take and how much energy it requires. This allows you to pick which task to do based on the time available, as well as your energy level.
  2. Follow the 4 Ds of time management
    A well-known method for efficiently managing your time, your tasks are divided into four categories: do it now, delay it, delegate it and drop it. You’ll be able to focus on what’s urgent and important, and if you’re running a team – you can also offload tasks to your members to maximise productivity and optimise your work schedule.
  3. Try the Pomodoro Technique
    The Pomodoro Technique was developed by Francesco Cirillo, and breaks down your tasks into 25 minutes of work followed by a 5 minute break. These short bursts will keep you fresh and focused knowing there’s a break coming up. Once you’ve done this four times, reward yourself with a longer 15 to 30 minute break.

Time management is the true key to productivity – by ensuring you have enough time to work and rest, you’ll have the energy to power through the day. Try these methods and let us know which works best for you!

There are two nights in KL that has everyone out to celebrate – Halloween and New Year’s Eve. Clubs, bars and even the streets are packed with people in high spirits and celebratory gear. You finally get to see the friends who usually pass on a night out, as well as find yourself bumping into others you haven’t seen in a while.

Sadly, that isn’t the case this year with everybody confined to their homes (for the better!). But that doesn’t mean it can’t be celebrated! Dig up your eccentric makeup palettes and get inspired by these mind-blowing looks from some of the most talented makeup artists in town:

1. @vvnloll

 

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#myinglothalloween2020 #inglotmalaysia INKTOBER / rip / DAY 23 Beautiful lacy lingerie top from @questchic.co 🖤 3hr – Recreated @gabxxrielle’s look which was inspired by @yashinss’s artwork! I made the inside gold because well, I AM GOLD. ✨ that’s it, thank you 💛 Inglot products used: • Black Gel Liner • AMC Blusher #inktober2020 #inktober #makeup #beauty #art #muamalaysia #mua #artistsoninstagram #makeupinspo #makeupideas #makeuplooks #svslearn #halloweenmakeup

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2. @sickly.friday

 

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⚠️READ CAPTION⚠️ 🥀🐇”The little girl just could not sleep because her thoughts were way too deep.Her mind had gone out for a stroll and fallen down a rabbit hole.The End”🐇🥀 This is my entry for @yoruworldshop @psyforetell Halloween contest.Cosplay Gategory.I did a look inspired by @charlotteroberts . How to vote: 1)Like this post and the one on @yoruworldshop 2)Share (Optional) 3)That’s it! #yoru_spooktobercontest #halloween #aliceinwonderland

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3. @fyi.khoo

 

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#Halloweenmakeup Look 17 – Like a moth to a flame, but this one won’t burn up ⁣ ⁣ Serving some ashen looks with another creepy bug but I swear, I really really hate bugs 😰⁣ ⁣ This one was inspired by @jharnabhagwani ‘s blue butterfly look but mine’s a moth. ⁣ ⁣ MAKEUP CREDITS:⁣ ⁣ MOTH:⁣ ⁣ 1. #toofaced Better Than Sex easy Glide ⁣waterproof liquid eyeliner 2. #nyxcosmetics Epic Wear liquid liner ‘white’⁣ 3. @topface_official @chinies.official InStyle Metallic Liner ‘Silver’⁣ 4. Dash of blue from @lagirlcosmetics Neon Shockwave Pencil Eyeliner ‘Electric’⁣ ⁣ EYES⁣ 4. @arganiahq Eyebrow Pencil ‘Dark Brown’⁣ 5. #stilacosmetics Stay All Day Waterproof liquid eyeliner ’Alloy’: grey eyeliner ⁣ 6. #dionbeautemalaysia Duochrome ‘Florida Kilos’ on the lids⁣ 7. #vesperlex Rozov’s Diamanté using orange, holographic shimmer on eyes ⁣ ⁣ FACE⁣ 8. #benefitcosmetics Hello Happy 3 Velvet Powder foundation ⁣ 9. #vesperlex Stardust highlighter palette: using pink shade ’Juniper’⁣ ⁣ #inktober2020 #undiscovered_muas #31daysofhalloween #makeupfordays #beautywellnesstribe #wakeupandmakeup #fantasymakeupworld #sephora #sephoramy #butterflymakeup #mothmakeup #facepainter #spooky #greyhair #noretouching

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4. @muhd.aniqqq

 

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-LATHI- . LETS’ NOT FORGET THIS MOMENT😌😆 . . . . . . . . . . #undiscovered_muas #undiscovered #underratedmuas #underratedmua #underratedartist #explore #abh #abhprsearch #abhprlist #makeuptransformation#makeup #makeupideas #makeuplook #makeupjunkie #makeupartist #makeupaddict #christmas #holiday #loreal #abh #abhprsearch #tarte #farsali #benefit #lauramericer #toofaced #hudabeautygiveaway #hudabeauty @hudabeauty @wakeupandmakeup @100daysofmakeup @blendingrules @menthatblend @jamescharles @lanceaguas @nikkietutorials @nikkietutorials @bretmanrock @abhinsider @norvinanavy @lanceaguas

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5. @hammadart

 

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👼🏼💀I’m no angel either, baby💀👼🏼 I rarely do skulls but when I do, I wonder why I don’t. It’s such a fun process seeing it slowly come to life with every brushstroke. I used one of @the_wigs_and_makeup_manager many skulls as a reference to make sure I get my placements right, especially the nose! Products: @hauslabs liquid Eye-liner @hankandhenrybeauty The Kings Queen lustre lights @nyxcosmetics ultimate shadow palette in warm neutrals @graftobianmakeup white creme foundation @anastasiabeverlyhills x @alyssaedwards_1 palette in beast & h.o.e. @craftiviti ultra light air dry clay ( for the skeleton headpiece) NAILS BY @MONSTERMANICURES #hammadart #malemua #muamalaysia #halloweenmakeup #sfxmakeup #angel #skull #dragartist #boysdoittoo #queerartist #thedragqueendom #mehronhalloween

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6. @afierhm

 

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it’s just me and my ghoulfriends! 👻 . This is a make-up collab I did with 8 other amazing and talented people and we were inspired to do characters from Monster High and as you can see, your girl is Ghoulia, the zombie! I honestly have so much fun with this look since I was such a big fan of MH (kinda wish they come out earlier when I was younger lol) also get to experiment with more new things 👻💙 . product deets @ucanbemakeup anthena face painting palette @l.a.s.h.e.s.s the lashessmuse collection 2 @morphebrushes 35D palette @cheekdourlofficial enchanted velvet matte shade velvet ruby . #makeup #makeuplooks #editorialmakeup #makeupart #makeupartist #makeupideas #makeuplife #undertheradar_makeup #uncensored_mua #makeupmalaysia #makeuptutorial #motd #makeuponpoint #modelmalay #editorialmakeup #theartistedit #artistrymakeuep #editorial #fentybeauty #artmakeup #art #wakeupandmakeup #avantgardemakeup #strangeeditorial #faceart

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7. @_syaart

 

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#2 : THE INFECTION☠️🧪 POV: you one of the person incharge to handle the most dangerous virus 🦠 in the world but you accidentally inject yourself💀❗️⚠️AND YOU GONNA BE NEXT⚠️❗️💉 . . -Hello guys🥰 this look inspired by @karolinagriciute but I modified it alittle bit🧪🦠 so how it turn out?? Yeay or nay!!😅 . . . . . . . #infection #infectionmakeup #sfxmakeup #sfxmua #sfx #sfxartist #sfxmakeupartist #sfxmakeuptutorial #sfxgore #sfxtutorials #sfxmalaysia #sfxmalaysian #makeupsfx #crazymakeup #crazymakeups #crazymakeuplook #makeup #makeuplooks #halloween #halloweenmakeup #halloweencostume #halloween2020 #halloweenlook #horrorhags #jhnettles_muas_supporter

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8. @sabrinalexandr

 

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This is how my inside looks like ☠️🥰 finally had the time to do a makeup look 😪 Look inspired by @bygeorgiam – Lens : @qaylaa_lens Lashes : @l.a.s.h.e.s.s – #october #halloween #halloweenmakeup #skullmakeup #spooky #spookyseason #makeup #makeupmalaysia #sfxmakeup #makeupartistmalaysia #underratedmuas #wakeupandmakeup #muamalaysia #muakl #muagombak #dinnermakeup

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When we lose someone we love, it is natural for us to grieve. The grieving process is how we deal with loss – the more significant the loss, the more intense the grief may be.

In many ways, grief can manifest and have an effect on your overall wellbeing, from mental to physical health. You may also experience a number of emotions, such as anger and guilt – not just sadness.

There are usually five stages of grief that end with acceptance. The Mind Faculty explains these below:

  1. Denial

This is actually a coping mechanism – it helps us process news that is too difficult to handle, and can make us feel like someone else is going through the tragedy.

  1. Anger

“What did my loved one do to deserve this?” “Why is this happening to me?” During this time, when feelings of loss feel the most painful, these thoughts are normal.
Anger is a natural reaction to injustice, and when we feel scared, it is also a way to protect ourselves.

  1. Bargaining

You could find yourself thinking, “If only I had done this” or “Is this part of a master plan?”
when trying to make sense of what has happened. Confusion, longing and desperation can accompany this.

  1. Depression

When the news starts to settle in, and you finally start to accept your new reality, you may find that grief arrives in waves of distress or sadness.

  1. Acceptance

The last stage – when you’re to start rebuilding your life without your loved one in it.

It is important to know that grief is not linear – you may find yourself moving two steps forward, only to have something set you back five steps. Not everyone will go through these stage, some may even merge with each other: anger mixed with bargaining, sadness mixed with acceptance. Remember – everybody grieves differently and at their own pace.

If you need professional help when grieving, you can find out more about The Mind Faculty’s services here.

 

The COVID-19 crisis has caused an economic downturn with businesses being forced to either shut down or implement cost cutting measures that include pay cuts and layoffs. This has many employees living with the fear and anxiety of losing their jobs.

By creating an emergency fund, you’ll be able to financially prepare for any emergencies, such as unemployment, with a safety net to fall back on. Emergency funds can keep you covered during a time of need without having to depend on credit cards or high-interest loans. If you already have debt, this can help prevent you from accumulating more.

Ideally, an emergency fund should cover 6 months of your expenses, but during pressings times like these – here’s how you can start saving right away:

1. Calculate your expenses

It’s important to know where your money is going rather than wondering where every time you check your bank balance. Go through your recent account statements and create a spreadsheet that shows your daily, weekly and monthly expenses. This will help you understand your financial situation better.

2. See what you can cut out

As we’re not encouraged to eat out and saving travel costs by working from home – put aside what you would usually spend instead of using it to shop online (we know how tempting it is!). Find and cancel any unused paid subscriptions, as well as review your current plans, such as cellphone and insurance, to see if there’s a more cost-effective alternative.

3. Create a savings account

It’s easier to see, and not touch, your savings when it’s kept separately from what you spend. Open a savings account at the same bank or one that has a higher interest rate – it needs to be accessible in case of an emergency.

4. Set a savings goal

Moving forward, set a target for you to save daily, weekly and monthly to get into the habit of saving regularly. You’ll be able to see that even saving RM5 a day can amount to almost RM2,000 at the end of the year! This makes it more encouraging and easier to do.

It’s become more essential to start an emergency fund for both your financial stability and peace of mind. All you need are the right goals and a realistic plan to match!

You can’t escape the sun’s ultraviolet rays, even with social distancing in place (ugh!). So whether you’re working from your bedroom, the kitchen, or the living room, you still need to wear sunscreen to protect your skin from those sneaky UV rays that still manage to enter through the glass of your windows. But what exactly do they do?

Types Of UV Rays

There are two types of UV rays: UVA and UVB.

UVA Rays

UVA rays cause skin cells to age.

This results in premature ageing and the appearance of wrinkles and sun spots.

UVB RAYS

We’re sorry to say, but it gets worse with UVB rays – they can cause skin cancer by damaging the DNA in skin cells. Yikes…time to make SPF your new BFF!

Sunscreen vs Sunblock

Most of us remember sunblock as a messy chore before beachside fun – it was thick, sticky and left us looking like Casper the Friendly Ghost. This is because sunblock physically protects you from UVA rays by forming a visible barrier on top of your skin.

Sunscreen, on the other hand, is a protectant that penetrates the skin and absorbs the sun’s rays. This allows it to be light, smooth and usually unnoticeable – making it the perfect ending to your morning skincare routine!

Facial Sunscreens

Here are a few facial sunscreens you can try out:

  1. Biore – UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50

Easy to find, and affordable, this non-greasy option leaves your skin feeling fresh and hydrated with its fast absorption.

  1. La Roche-Posay – Anthelios Invisible SPF 50+

A brand that focuses on sensitive skin, this lightweight product has a high SPF without looking or feeling like you’re wearing anything at all.

  1. Neogen – Day-Light Protection Sun Screen SPF50

Protect your skin from the sun without having to worry about it clogging your pores. This sunscreen will have your skin feeling moist and supple throughout the day.

  1. Neutrogena – Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF50

This shine-free formula uses the latest technology to ensure that sun protection doesn’t break down, effectively blocking you from the damaging UVA and UVB rays.

  1. Supergoop – Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40

One of Sephora’s best-sellers, this clear sunscreen is a favourite for those who wear makeup as it manages to prevent it from smudging throughout the day.

Protection

Make sure you look out for products that are labelled broad spectrum sunscreen or PA++ (the more pluses, the better) to ensure that you’ll be protected from both UVA and UVB rays. Aim for an SPF that is higher than 30 and don’t forget to reapply it every 2 hours, especially if you’ve been sweating in this hot, hot heat!

 

Don’t knock TikTok until you’ve tried one of their quick and easy recipes – the app, better known for bringing out the dancer in everyone, is actually a treasure trove of tips and tutorials covering a wide range of topics from taking care of your mental health to decorating your bedroom.

With users given only 60 seconds to share their recipes, the steps are explained in a straightforward manner – following the fast, no-frills style of Tasty’s famous cooking videos. You’ll find that preparing a healthy, delicious meal doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming.

Here are a few dishes from TikTok you can whip up at home:

@aridaylopezzOvernight oats recipe, especially for those that don’t have time to make breakfast in the morning☀️ ##recipe ##healthy ##foryou♬ original sound – aridaylopezz


Let’s start with breakfast – if you’re one to hit the snooze button (a couple of times), overnight oats are a great way to have a quick nutritious bite to eat before you’re out the door. You can also grab it and go by putting it together in a reusable jar. Try this recipe with Granos – they make customizable granola for you to enjoy your favorite flavors.

@alwaysmelissFave breakfast! Protein pancakes. ##WhatsYourStuf ##fyp ##foryou ##food♬ original sound – alwaysmeliss

Instead of having a protein shake after your morning workout, sprinkle protein powder into your pancakes for a more fulfilling meal. Pancakes always hit the spot and make for a sweet reward after an intense sweat sesh! If you’re interested in plant-based protein, Heal Nutrition offers both dairy and vegan protein powders with real ingredients to give it a great taste.

@monavandThis is salad is so dank and great for the summer!! ##healthyrecipes ##skincare ##learnontiktok ##tiktokpartner♬ I Wanna Know You – BLVKSHP

Salads are the easiest to prepare for lunch – you’ve just got to toss in the ingredients and do the infamous Kardashian salad shake to evenly distribute. These refreshing fruits and vegetables can help keep your skin hydrated while working in an air-conditioned office.

@lizmoodyBet you have everything you need in your pantry right now ##mealprep ##healthyrecipe ##strengthtraining ##vegan ##healthyfood ##MoodBoost ##happyathome♬ original sound – lizmoody


If you’re still stuck on having a plate of mee goreng for lunch, we’ve found this healthier version that only takes five minutes!

@iamtabithabrownSpinach tortilla Gluten free quesadilla! ##tabithabrown ##vegan♬ original sound – iamtabithabrown


Vegans can still enjoy the goodness of a quesadillas with this gluten-free recipe. Even if you’re not vegan, you’ll be able to satisfy your cravings with this fast meal.

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Unwind after a long day with a hearty bowl of broccoli cheddar soup. It’ll have you feeling all warm and cozy – ready to curl up in bed and sleep without a worry.

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No, we didn’t forget the snacks – how could we? These banana bites are a guilt-free alternative to ice cream. Yum!

Whether you’re tight for time or just think cooking’s a chore, these TikToks can provide you with a shortcut to eat healthy and save on delivery. We hope you enjoy your meal!

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