Usher in the Year of the Dog with these lucky fashion and beauty picks

‘Cos we’d never pass up an opportunity for extra huat!

Usher in the Year of the Dog with these lucky fashion and beauty picks
Usher in the Year of the Dog with these lucky fashion and beauty picks
09 Feb 2018

Usher in the Year of the Dog with these lucky fashion and beauty picks

Usher in good luck and fortune while updating your wardrobe and beauty routine? Yes, please!

Shoba Haridas, a Fengshui and Bazhi consultant who is known as the 'Energy Coach', explains the importance of auspicious colours: “You use a colour to protect yourself and the most protective colour is red. Red is representative of yang energy. Too much yin energy makes you susceptible to illness and catching flu and bugs. Yin energy is also associated with the 'evil eye.' If your chi is not strong, you will need Yang energy to bolster your resistance and keep the yin energy at bay.”

“Those born in the years 1952, 1976, 1985, 1994 and 2003, your chi is also weak this year. Reduce risky outdoor activities and certainly consider wearing as much red as possible to protect you this year. Wearing a red strong around your waist is also advisable,” she adds.

But red, as they say, isn’t the only auspicious hue around. Each Zodiac sign has its own set of lucky colours. Read on for stylish ways to increase your Year of the Dog luck!

 

Zodiac sign: Dog
Zodiac sign: Dog
09 Feb 2018

Zodiac sign: Dog

Lucky colours: Green, red, and orange

Celeb: Carrie Wong

It may seem like the stars are not aligned in your favour, but fear not! Like Carrie Wong, pick one (or all) of these bright auspicious hues for your wardrobe. Or, if you’re not partial to bright outfits, bring in pops of colour with accessories like handbags or watches that make a statement.

Photo: Instagram@/carriewst

Zodiac sign: Dog
Zodiac sign: Dog
09 Feb 2018

Zodiac sign: Dog

We recommend: CASIO’s has released a special edition G-SHOCK in commemoration of the Year of the Dog. Don’t miss out on this chance; it only comes once every 12 years! Get one at G-Factory outlets islandwide for S$229.

Zodiac sign: Rat
Zodiac sign: Rat
09 Feb 2018

Zodiac sign: Rat

Lucky colours: Yellow and grey

Celeb: Felicia Chin

If yellow and grey sound a tad dull, perk it up with fresh pink, like an au naturel pink blush will subtly enhance your cheekbones.

Photo: Instagram/@felicityfanclub

Zodiac sign: Rat
Zodiac sign: Rat
09 Feb 2018

Zodiac sign: Rat

We recommend: MAC Cosmetics’ Mineralize Blush in the shade New Romance, $48.

Zodiac sign: Ox
Zodiac sign: Ox
09 Feb 2018

Zodiac sign: Ox

Lucky colours: Red, orange, yellow, and gray

Celeb: Romeo Tan

Looks like love is in the air for those born in the Year of the Ox. Keep an eye out for fellow Oxen or Snakes, as you’re highly compatible! Don’t be afraid to turn heads with upbeat colours paired with neutral greys.

Photo: Instagram@/romeotan

Zodiac sign: Ox
Zodiac sign: Ox
09 Feb 2018

Zodiac sign: Ox

We recommend: For the perfect accessory, Fossil has come out with its Limited Edition Smartwatches to add a vibrant touch to any look, from $328 at Zalora.

Zodiac sign: Tiger
Zodiac sign: Tiger
09 Feb 2018

Zodiac sign: Tiger

Lucky colours: Green, blue, and black

Celeb: Rebecca Lim

The Tiger’s auspicious colours allow for chic and sleek looks. Do like Becks and pair your green outfit with a bold, red lipstick that both catches the eye and brings in luck

Photo: Instagram@/limrebecca

Zodiac sign: Tiger
Zodiac sign: Tiger
09 Feb 2018

Zodiac sign: Tiger

 We recommend: Guerlain’s Limited Edition CNY Rouge G will give your lips the intense pigment it needs, $77.

Zodiac sign: Rabbit
Zodiac sign: Rabbit
09 Feb 2018

Zodiac sign: Rabbit

Lucky colours: Yellow and brown

Celeb: Ya Hui

While luck and wealth are high for rabbits, more importantly, there’s a super high chance of romance! Floral dresses in your sign’s auspicious colour will have you looking - and feeling - fresh and flirty. 

Photo: Instagram@/yahuiyh

Zodiac sign: Rabbit
Zodiac sign: Rabbit
09 Feb 2018

Zodiac sign: Rabbit

We recommend: If the combination of yellow and brown sounds a little blah, stick to flourishes. The Printed Mandarin Collar Dress With Trimmings at Zalora has a traditional neckline perfect for CNY, S$29.90 at Zalora.

Zodiac sign: Dragon
Zodiac sign: Dragon
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Zodiac sign: Dragon

Lucky colours: Red, blue, and black

Celeb: Qi Yuwu

“Those born in the year of the Dragon are said to be offending the Grand Duke Jupiter which is residing in the Dog palace. So you definitely want to wear red to protect yourself this year from the wrath of the Grand Duke,” says Haridas. 

Photo: Instagram@/qiyuwu

Zodiac sign: Dragon
Zodiac sign: Dragon
09 Feb 2018

Zodiac sign: Dragon

We recommend: GLAMGLOW’s Limited Edition Gravitymud Firming Treatment is not only the reddest thing on our beauty vanity, but it will give your skin the youthful, radiant boost it so greatly needs. Available at Sephora.sg for S$101.

Zodiac sign: Snake
Zodiac sign: Snake
09 Feb 2018

Zodiac sign: Snake

Lucky colours: Red and orange

Celeb: Ian Fang

Out of all 12 Zodiacs, 2018 is the best year for those born in the Year of the Snake. Luck, wealth, and romance are at an all-time high, so make the best of it! Maximise your huat with a bright top, like this ginger check shirt that isn’t too OTT.

hoto: Instagram@/ian_ianization

Zodiac sign: Snake
Zodiac sign: Snake
09 Feb 2018

Zodiac sign: Snake

We recommend: ASOS Stretch Slim Check Shirt, $53.88

Zodiac sign: Horse
Zodiac sign: Horse
09 Feb 2018

Zodiac sign: Horse

Lucky colours: Yellow and brown

Celeb: Jean Danker

Congrats! Your hard work will totally begin to pay off this year as the Horse’s wealth metre shoots through the roof. Keep up the ascent to success and don’t forget to treat yourself (or your special someone) to a sparkly, well-deserved gift.

Photo: Instagram/@jeandanker

Zodiac sign: Horse
Zodiac sign: Horse
09 Feb 2018

Zodiac sign: Horse

We recommend: Deck yourself in auspicious red with Swarovski’s jewellery line “Reunion Dinner”, priced from $279 at TANGS in Tang Plaza or Swarovski at Marina Bay Sands.

Zodiac sign: Goat
Zodiac sign: Goat
09 Feb 2018

Zodiac sign: Goat

Lucky colours: Yellow and brown

Celeb: Jeanette Aw

So this isn’t quite the year to wear bright colours, but no one said anything about throwing in a dose of pretty pastels and airy white to accompany all that yellow and brown hues. 

Photo: Instagram@/jeanetteaw

Zodiac sign: Goat
Zodiac sign: Goat
09 Feb 2018

Zodiac sign: Goat

We recommend: Dress to impress this CNY with a stylish new qipao from The Closet Lover. With a whole CNY 2018 line, there are many options to choose from, but we recommend their Avelinn Floral Printed Qipao for a softer, feminine look, $36.90 from Theclosetlover.com.

Zodiac sign: Monkey
Zodiac sign: Monkey
09 Feb 2018

Zodiac sign: Monkey

Lucky colours: Red, orange, blue, and black

Celeb: Julie Tan

Romance? Forget that. This year, focus on giving yourself the luxurious self-pampering you deserve. Run a bubble bath, treat yourself to some fro-yo, or try the Korean 8-step skin care routine - your skin will thank you for it!

Photo: Instagram@/julietan_cxq

Zodiac sign: Monkey
Zodiac sign: Monkey
09 Feb 2018

Zodiac sign: Monkey

We recommend: The Lucky Puppy SoonJung Skin Care Set comes with a pH5.5 Relief Toner, 10 Free Moist Emulsion, and three other little gifts for your skin. You can get the cute, puppy-themed set at Etudehouse for $45.90.

Zodiac sign: Rooster
Zodiac sign: Rooster
09 Feb 2018

Zodiac sign: Rooster

Lucky colours: Red, orange, yellow, and grey

Celeb: Huang Biren

Roosters, patience is your most important virtue this year! In terms of luck and wealth, slow and steady wins the race. In the meantime, enjoy some well-earned me-time with some beauty pampering, from relaxing face masks to sweet-smelling (and utterly cute) bar soaps. 

Photo: Instagram@/huangbiren

Zodiac sign: Rooster
Zodiac sign: Rooster
09 Feb 2018

Zodiac sign: Rooster

We recommend: Inspired by astrology, Fresh has released their limited-edition Zodiac Oval Soap Collection. Get them at Fresh boutiques ION Orchard B3-46 and Raffles City 01-43 for $25 each.

Zodiac sign: Pig
Zodiac sign: Pig
09 Feb 2018

Zodiac sign: Pig

Lucky colours: Green, yellow, and brown

Celeb: Kate Pang

With good fortune for those born in the Year of the Pig, it’s the perfect time to take the plunge and do that one thing you’ve been thinking about for ages. Don’t just talk the talk -walk the walk, literally, with a pair of killer heels to compliment any daring ventures you do.

Photo: Instagram/@katepang311

Zodiac sign: Pig
Zodiac sign: Pig
09 Feb 2018

Zodiac sign: Pig

We recommend: Aldo’s Stessy Flora Print Stiletto Heels is a perfect blend of burgundy and brown tones, $79.50 at Tangs.com.

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