We know how nasty it feels when you are broke, but you still want to look like a million bucks! We took the inspiration of this article from Youtube sensation, Amber Scholl who shares spellbinding tutorials on how to look extravagant even if you can't afford the luxury lifestyle. Her DIY videos on how to replicate Ariana Grande, Selena Gomaz, Kardashian-Jenner sisters Kim / Kylile / Kendall branded clothing *for cheap* are our favourites. You go, girl! We signed ourselves up at Amber Scholl of looking expensive even though we are #brokeaf. 👯
Learn the Art Of Mix and Match
When you are a poor uni student, you'll understand the pain of having to style your #OOTD every day since all of your friends are famous Instagrammers. You should learn the art of how to style and mix and match your favourite pieces in a million possible ways. If paired creatively, you'll have a fun and versatile personal fashion style with only a few items. Get lots of basics and a good quality and stylish jacket to jazz up your look.
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If You Feel Like Splurging, Invest In Shoes and Handbags
Fashion trends come and go like the speed of light so it is meaningless to splurge on clothes. Instead, invest in good quality shoes and handbags to brave through wear and tear as you are more likely to use them more often. What's more, fashion powerhouse such as ASOS, Forever 21 and Banana Republic offer special student discounts.
Master a Sleek Ponytail for Sweaty After Parties
Don't neglect your tresses as a sleek and sophisticated hairstyle will make you look two million bucks even if you are in a plain t-shirt and ripped jeans. So take some time + effort out and master a hairstyle that made you look like you just left the hair salon. Doll, you'll sparkle like two million dollars.
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Boost Up Your Lips
Instead of visiting an aesthetic clinic to get Kylie Jenner's kind of lips, here is a good trick to pump up your pout more naturally. Apply a blinding highlighter like KAT VON D Metal Crush Extreme Highlighter Palette to the cupid's bow and a glistening lip topper URBAN DECAY Vice Special Effects Long-Lasting Water-Resistant Lip Topcoat to the center of your bottom lip. The glitters will reflect light and create an illusion of a larger, poutier and more kissable lips.
Make Your Sleepy Eyes Appear Brighter
You may be the studious student who studies all night long or the party goer who parties till you dropped, there will always be days when your eyes look lifeless and sleep-deprived. Triumph over this by applying a white or nude liner to your waterline, this trick will send a twinkle to your eyes making them larger and shinier!
Skin Consultation with an Aesthetic Doctor at less than S$100
Glow Up is an initiative by SW1 Clinic to help students under 25 years old kickstart their beauty regime before stepping into the working world. SW1 understands that it is extremely intimidating to step into an aesthetics clinic not knowing how much you will be charged, but it is also at this tender age one may face insecurities with skin problems such as recurring acne, acne scarring, and oversecretion.
Limited to only 50 slots per month, students on a budget will have the consultation fee of S$88 - $128 with SW1 aesthetics doctors waived off. Instead, the student will pay S$98 (worth more then $200) is a free skin consultation and analysis with one of their panel of skin doctors and leave the clinic with a customized skin care regime of 3 trial sized skincare products and a spot treatment if applicable. SW1 products start at S$60 per item, while laser treatments typically start at S$600.