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Things You Can Look Forward To This September

by stephie
Friday, September 5th, 2014
Posted in Candy, What's Up |

1. The Candy Cutiepedia Special. I know that you’re still on a high from the September issue but we’ve got even more for you this month! 100+ Hottest Boys? Yes please! My personal faves are Kim Soo Hyun, and The Vamps, of course!

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2. I’m a huge K-pop fan and I would love to go back to Korea again and again! I was able to meet Kim Hyun Joong a few years ago and I felt like the luckiest girl in the world! Find out how you can go to Korea too. Click on the image to know more about how to be a Top Girl.

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3. #CandyFair2014. Need I say more? I’m already stressing thinking about what to wear. How about you?  :x

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Looks like September is turning out to be fantastic! <3

 

3 Ways to Get Things Done (w/o Breaking Down)

by marla
Thursday, September 4th, 2014
Posted in Candy, Get Inspired |

I’m no stranger to procrastination, and I don’t always get things right 100%, but I do succeed in keeping my goals in mind AND my keeping sanity at the same time. Here are three tips I can share with you:

1. Set daily goals, but be stricter about weekly goals.
My dad used to have a poster in his study that says “You can always try again tomorrow.” Over the years I’ve learned how important it is to be kind to myself, and to not beat myself up when I don’t get to follow my schedule to the letter. Setting weekly goals allows you to accomplish all your duties without getting too stressed—and without neglecting your health, happiness, and social life.

2. Don’t waste time ranting, and don’t wear “busy” as a badge.
A lot of people either a) waste so much time ranting on social media about all the things they have to do—time that could’ve been spent actually DOING, or b) talk excessively about being busy that you almost wonder if they really are that busy. Arriane of Wanderrgirl.com is a huge advocate of “less talk, more do,” and I think we should all be, too.

3. This one is probably the easiest: surround yourself with cute things!
I recently moved into a new place, which I finally got to decorate with bright furniture, cheerful knickknacks, and stuff that instantly puts me in a good mood. I used to just spend my evenings aimlessly surfing the net or literally staring into space, but now I’ve been feeling so much more motivated to read, write, and be productive. A space you love truly makes such a huge difference, and if you can’t decorate your room or study area just yet, you can start with colorful, functional school supplies. I love FILED’s pieces because they’re both practical and pretty—perfect for stylish students like you!

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My picks: blue linknotes, pink catcher folder, and orange carrier folder, all available on their website

How do YOU stay focused, organized, productive, and happy? We’d love to know!

xx,
Marla

So You Think You Can’t Dance?

by macy
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Posted in Candy, Get Inspired, Spotlight, What's Up |

A ton of you have been messaging to ask what this year’s Candy Fair theme is (it’s EDM!) and we know it’s because you’re already prepping what you’ll be wearing to the biggest teen event of the year. EDM, or electronic dance music, might sound a little intimidating or even foreign (believe me, even I don’t really know much about it), but we’re here to make things simpler for you. Just keep checking back because we’ll have style guides and an EDM primer to help you out.

In the meantime, why don’t we work on your dancing? (; We enlisted the help of some very cute boys to do so. If you haven’t already seen The ABCs of Dance with this year’s adorable Candy Cuties, let us run down some of the steps that you can start practicing in your bedroom in time for September 27 (there will be a lot of dancing!).

Start with something simple.

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That wasn’t too tough, right?

How about a little foot action?

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Switch up your hands too for more variation.

Turn everyday, ordinary actions (like cleaning your ears, for example) into dance moves!

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And like Be Careful with My Heart’s Marlo Mortel, pretend to throw the Q-tip away.

Nothing better than dancing with friends!

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So get three of your besties to do this classic step with you.

Watch the full video (by our super awesome video team!) for the complete alphabet. Plus, lots and lots of cute boys (you just might spot all of them at the Candy Fair—so make sure to buy your tickets now!)

Don’t forget these important details: The #CandyFair2014 is happening on September 27, Saturday from 10am to 6pm at the Metrowalk Tent. See you there!

Hi, Candy girls! I’m Ning, fashion and beauty intern at Candy. My job is to work with the fashion and beauty editor, Jed, in producing shoots and pages for the magazine. Below are five things I’ve learned from three months (so far!) of being an intern.

5. There is no need to serve anyone their coffee.

Being a fashion intern at Candy is nothing like working for Miranda Priestly! There is this preconceived notion that being an intern would mean doing menial tasks. Interns here are going to be utilised with their given skill set, assuring them of a very enriching and worthwhile work experience.  As a fashion intern,  I’m always on the go sourcing clothes, or even attending events. The work is hard, but it’s really fun, and no, I don’t have a terror boss. There are so many things I wouldn’t have known had I not been an intern under Jed, the Fashion and Beauty Editor. I was guided through the entire process of conceptualizing a shoot down to thinking about the right words for the captions and titles. Since issues are done in advance, a lot of fashion foresight is needed, so I updated myself on the runway trends as well as familiarizing myself with the designers. This is to ensure that the quality of style we give to the readers is up-to-date and on par with international magazine titles.

 

4. Everything is always at top speed. 

There is always a lot of things to do and they have to be done quickly. Efficiency is key, but it can really take a lot out of you. I noticed that the publishing industry is inherently fast-paced because the magazines have to be printed just in time to be released. Deadlines are always upon us, so I consider my planner as an extension of my soul. With regards to being a fashion intern, there is this constant cycle of scheduling shoots, getting pullouts, returning pullouts, and planning for the next issue. Looking back at the past two months, I’m surprised that I’ve worked on four issues already!

 

3. There will be some heavy-lifting, and some other nitty-gritty stuff. 

In theory, working in fashion can just seem to be super fun all the time, but no, it’s really hard work. That notion is from what people already see in the magazines, but what they don’t see is what happens behind the scenes. Doing pullouts and carrying them to and from the shoot is an insane arm workout. Once you’re in the studio, you have to make sure that all the clothes and accessories are properly laid out, so the shoot can run as smooth as possible. You have to do things like tape the soles of the shoes, steam then hang the clothes, and if you’re unlucky enough to acquire a stain on an outfit, you’ll have to do some laundry. With all these things that have to be taken care of on top of the actual styling, I realized how taxing it really is to be a stylist. I’ve actually asked Jed several times how he manages to do all of these things without an assistant!

 

2. Tasks are comparable to a mind-boggling sudoku puzzle. 

There are times when you have to make the impossible…possible.  I learned that I always have to be on my heels (literally and figuratively). You’ll never know when a snap decision has to be made, and you always have to think fast and adjust to any given situation. Your mind has to be working almost 24/7 to make sure you’re on top of things. It’s also fascinating seeing an entire fashion editorial unravel in front of you. At first, certain things may not make sense such as how the clothes are all going to come together. During the shoot, I get to understand the importance of having good styling. What I learned was that what a fashion editor does is not all about putting together cute outfits, but it’s more of making the entire editorial go together. Jed always does a mixing of high and low with the different brands, and the result is always interesting but cool!

 

1. It’s not like your ordinary job, it’s a cool job!

Working under fashion in a publishing company is very challenging and fast-paced, therefore you need to think and act quickly. What I like about working in this industry is that each day is different and a lot of the work is done outside of the office…so it really isn’t your ordinary desk job.  The fashion and beauty pages of Candy have always been particularly cute and cohesive. I have always wondered how the pages turned out like that, but ever since I started interning, I got the privilege of knowing what makes or breaks a page. I was made to be more particular with the wittiness of my writing as well as filling up the page with relevant yet eye-catching visuals in an effort to make it look and sound more “Candy.” Since everyday isn’t the same, the experiences I encounter are always new and it forces me to unleash some creativity. I like the adrenaline rush I get when the work I do is challenging.

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Look Who’s Talking

by ayessa
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
Posted in Beauty & Trends, Get Inspired |

…about makeup, that is!

If you talked to me about makeup a few months back, I’d probably freak out and excuse myself or pretend I’m doing something to save the world so I can skip the topic. Nowadays, it’s a different story. I think I’ve been bugging the Candy eds about makeup more than I should because learning about it has made me really, really happy these past few days.

It all started when I asked fashion and beauty girl Erin to help me do my makeup for an event. She taught me how to do it for the next few days, patiently checked on what I’ve done (and whether I’m still alive after attempting to put on makeup, LOL), and added a few magical touches when I’ve made a mess of my already messy fez, haha. Macy, Marla, and Stephie joined in on my little adventure, too. They send me makeup tutorials and articles, answer all of my questions, and even give me a few pretty things to start my makeup kit with. Thank you, girls! Heehee.

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What I’ve been using so far (nuuuks!): Urban Decay’s Naked Basics (fine, I only use 3 colors  as of now, hehe), The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream, The Face Shop’s eyelash curler, K-Palette’s 1-Day Tattoo Liquid Eyeliner, Maybelline’s  The Rocket Volum Express Mascara, Tony Moly’s Petite Bunny Gloss, The Body Shop’s Eye Definer, Pixy’s Blush On (which I’m still learning how to use, hihi), Happy Skin’s Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Lippie, and Chic’s Shadow Nail Polish from the Kathryn Bernardo collection.

My goal for this month (yes, that’s how serious I am because I have goals, hehe) was to do the perfect cat eye. After trying and trying to do it for a week, I can now do a messy version—but you can’t really tell, unless you make me close my eyes and look at them really closely. Hehe. My next goal? Kardashian-level contouring. Hahaha! :D

The most important thing I learned from this? That we shouldn’t be afraid to try new things. We’ll surely make mistakes the first time, the second time, and even the third time. But that’s how we learn, right? Besides, we always have our family and friends to tell us how to do it better next time. So if you’re scared to try something new, do it today! You’ll never really know, unless you try.

What new things have you tried doing recently? Tell me in the comments!

Love,

Ayessa

P.S. Want to learn how to do your own makeup, too? We have very helpful tutorials over here;)

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