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Shape Singapore April 2016

Shape Singapore is the country's leading active lifestyle guide for women. Packed with useful health, fitness, nutrition and beauty tips, Shape Singapore addresses every concern of the busy modern woman. Every feature is based on extensive research and expert opinions to give our readers information and advice they can trust.

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1 min.
get fit & fantastic!

After months of testing exercise gear – everything from sports shoes to swimwear – we’ve finally assembled our list of favourite products! But before you go shopping for a new workout wardrobe, find out which items made this year’s Shape Sports Awards list first (pg 59). And, if you’re ramping up efforts to get strong and svelte this month, The Walking Dead’ Lauren Cohan offers some great tips for sculpting a hot physique (pg 22). Also, don’t miss the top seven proven moves to burn calories (pg 78). On recovery days when you want to take things a little easy, learn how both indoor and natural light can boost your slim-down efforts and energy level, as well as keep you healthy (pg 34). For the perfect post-exercise meals that won’t leave you sluggish,…

1 min.
shape buzz

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7 beauty hacks you should know!

1 Brush your nails to whiten them. Yes, with a toothbrush and whitening toothpaste. For stubborn stains, let the toothpaste sit on your nails for five minutes before washing it off. 2 Make eyeshadows pop by applying white eyeliner first. Used as a base, it will help grip more product, resulting in a more vibrant tone that’s true to the eyeshadows’ actual hues. 3 Spray hairspray onto your bobby pins before using them. This makes sure they don’t slip out over time. 4 Antiperspirant roll-ons can also be used on feet. Swipe over your heels or around your toes to protect against blisters. The powdery finish helps reduce friction. They’re deodorising too. 5 Loose powder can double as dry shampoo. Besides setting makeup, it works wonders on greasy hair as well. Just dust some onto the roots when locks…

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birthday surprise

PLUS! RECEIVE FREE BEAUTY TRAVEL SETS WORTH $164 (Limited to the first 100 subscribers each month) Repair damaged hair and split ends with the botanical-keratin-rich Phytokeratine Reparative Kit worth $75.90 Looking your best from head to toe is easy with Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Coffret worth $88 Subscribe to any of these titles to enjoy this promotion. You can also send your best wishes with a special e-card when you subscribe. To subscribe, log on to http://sphmagazines.com.sg/digihatch2016 or scan the QR code. ALSO, YOU STAND A CHANCE TO WIN: • A CHAUFFEURED KOMBI ROCKS JOYRIDE AND LIMITED-EDITION COLLECTIBLES FOR TWO WORTH $288 . • A 20% DISCOUNT WHEN YOU DINE AT KOMBI ROCKS DINER. Retro Kombi Rocks Diner offers Teochew and Thai fusion dishes. It even boasts a fieet of restored classic vehicles, including the VW Kombi, Beetle, and…

1 min.
cry it out

Having a bad day? Shedding tears is not only cathartic, but said to be trendy, too. A hotel in Tokyo recently made headlines for offering “crying rooms” stocked with everything you need for a good sob: luxe tissues, tearjerker movies, and even de-puffing eye masks. There’s actually science behind the concept, says Jon Rottenberg, director of the Mood and Emotion Lab at the University of South Florida in the US. His research shows that holding back tears (say, because you’re in public) cheats you out of a therapeutic purge of tension. So, the next time you’re upset, take all the time and tissues you need to let it go.…

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the sexiest scent is...

...that of garlic. This date-night dread is – surprise, surprise – an aphrodisiac. In a new study published in the journal Appetite, women rated men as smelling sexier after they had eaten a clove of garlic hours earlier. As it turns out, garlic helps neutralise foul-smelling bacteria in the body, making one’s natural scent more appealing – this applies for both men and women. The key is to eat it about four hours prior to locking lips – the time it takes for garlic breath to vanish, say the study’s researchers. That said, you may still want to have mints on hand.…