Teenage Gorgeous You 2016: Don't Chia Want Better Skin?

19 Aug 2016 by Venetia Sng

Ever wonder how our Teenage Gorgeous You! The Social Challenge 2016 finalists look so good all the time? They even look fresh after an intense session on the trampolines, which is pretty tough to beat. For the finalists’ first challenge, we got them to share their personal skincare tips and try out THEFACESHOP Chia Seed range! 

Featured Image Credit: Benjamin

TGY 2016 Challenge 1 THEFACESHOP Chia SeedImage credit: Xanelle

Like most teenagers, most of our Teenage Gorgeous You! The Social Challenge 2016 finalists have/had skin problems and often struggle to look for suitable (not to mention affordable) products for their skin. THEFACESHOP is here to the rescue with their Chia Seed range, which was developed to meet different skin needs. Plus, nothing is priced more than $33.90, so you can get the whole range without burning a hole in your pockets! 

#1 Always remove your makeup


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No matter how dead beat you are from a hectic day, always remove your makeup before going to sleep. We cannot emphasise how important it is to get those gunk off your face – no one wants nasty bacteria breeding on their faces.

#2 Cleanse thoroughly for 1 minute

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Gently massage your face thoroughly with the Chia Seed Fresh Cleansing Foam for 1 minute and wash it off! The massage improves circulation on your face and therefore encourages better absorption.

#3 Tone & moisturise

TGY 2016 Challenge 1 THEFACESHOP Chia Seed XanelleImage credit: Xanelle

A toner shrinks pores, balances pH levels, protects and revitalises the skin. So use a toner to prep your skin for better absorption of your skincare products. Dispense the Chia Seed No Shine Hydrating Water on a piece of cotton pad and tap lightly onto your entire face. 

TGY 2016 Challenge 1 THEFACESHOP Chia Seed JohnstonImage credit: Johnston

Skin hydration is key to supple and younger-looking skin no matter your age. With a small amount of the Chia Seed Moisture Recharge Cream, you’d be sure that your face is fully covered with the moisture locked in.

#4 Do you need serum?

TGY 2016 Challenge 1 THEFACESHOP Chia Seed YixinImage credit: Yixin

For people with dry-combination skin, the Chia Seed Moisture Recharge Serum is highly recommended as it provides a much needed moisture boost. However it doesn’t mean that people with oily-combination skin won’t find this useful! Pack it along when travelling to colder climates – your complexion will be extra dry as it’s used to hot and humid weather and the serum will give the extra moisture it needs to stay fresh and supple.

Verdict: It is a thumbs up from our finalists! They are loving THEFACESHOP Chia Seed range and would definitely recommend it to anyone. 

For an extra bonus, let’s see if Xanelle’s boyfriend knows the difference between a cleanser and moisturiser.


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Awww… Aren’t they adorable?!

Give THEFACESHOP Chia Seed range a go and let us know if you love it as much as our finalists. We have more exciting updates coming your way soon!

Read more about how their first meet up ended up in a showdown here!



Guide to Singapore Night Festival 2016 - 1st Weekend

17 Aug 2016 by Venetia Sng

Our favourite Singapore Night Festival (SNF) is back and the theme for this year is Inventions and Innovation – be prepared for performances and light art where science fiction and fantasy intertwine. Looking forward to this weekend but have no idea where to get started? Here’s the ultimate SNF guide you need for the first weekend!

Gear up

Singapore Night Festival 2016 Gear

SNF regulars should know this already but in case this year’s your first time attending, do note that like all festivals, it is going to be crowded and it really doesn’t help that our weather is so warm and humid. So be a festival pro by bringing these necessities on top of your regular items!

TIP: Bring a portable charger if you’re planning to play Pokémon Go.

Know where to go

Get yourself acquainted with the whole area before heading down this weekend so that you wouldn’t be looking at the map trying to figure out how to get one point to another all the time – missing performances as a result.

TIP: You can head down to the SNF website, register an account, mark the programmes you wish to go for as your favourites and you’d have all the information you need at your finger tips OR just bookmark this page.

Singapore Night Festival 2016 Map

Singapore Night Fest 2016 Zone 1

Singapore Night Fest 2016 Zone 2

Singapore Night Fest 2016 Zone 3

Singapore Night Fest 2016 Zone 4

Singapore Night Fest 2016 Zone 5


Too many things going on and have no idea which performance to go for or what activities to do? We sieve out the highlights for you so that you don’t have to. 

ZONE 1: KEYFRAMES by Groupe LAPS from France
19 – 27 Aug
7.30pm – 11.00pm (Sun – Thu), 7.30pm – 2.00am (Fri & Sat)
National Museum of Singapore, Façade
Free Admission

LED figures will be taking over the National Museum of Singapore’s façade at this year’s SNF! Seat back and relax at the lawn as KEYFRAMES offers narration in the city where bodies and their movements tell of urban stories.

ZONE 1: The Wheel House by Acrojou from UK
19 & 20 Aug
8:00pm – 8:25pm, 9:25pm – 9:50pm, 10:50pm – 11:15pm
National Museum of Singapore, Mainground
Free Admission

Singapore Night Festival 2016 The Wheel House

A “tender, post-apocalyptic love story”, The Wheel House is a unique, rolling acrobatic theatre show, which unfolds inside and around a stunning circular home as it travels with the audience walking alongside.

ZONE 2: The Siege by FightSaber from Singapore
19 & 20 Aug
9: 30pm – 10:00pm, 11:30pm – 12:00am
Armenian Street, Main Stage
Free Admission

Singapore Night Festival 2016 Fight Saber

Star Wars enthusiasts should totally catch FightSaber’s performances where the performers fight it out with lightsabers. Their choreography is inspired not only by the films but also Chinese martial arts and western action films as well. 

ZONE 3: House of Curiosities by Sweet Tooth from Singapore
19 & 20 Aug, 26 & 27 Aug
6.00pm – 8.00pm, 8.30pm – 10.30pm, 11.00pm – 1.00am
Cathay Green, Field opposite The Cathay
$16 (Adults) | $13 (Concession*) 
*Students (full time, with valid student pass), NSF (with valid 11B pass)

Singapore Night Festival 2016 House of Curiosities

The House of Curiosities is a story of adventure, curious man-made machines and the wonderful capacity of the human mind and spirit to discover and invent. Professor Chambers is a celebrated explorer and inventor. With his son Christopher, he builds a time machine that takes them on an expedition to find crystal caves in the subterranean depths. Find out more about their exhilarating adventure and catching them in person this weekend! Get your tickets here.

ZONE 4: Festive Village
19 & 20 Aug, 26 & 27 Aug
6.00pm – 1.00am
SMU, Festival Village
Free Admission

Singapore Night Festival 2016 Festive Village

Singapore Night Festival 2016 Festive Village Food

Everyone’s favourite part of SNF is definitely the Festive Village where food, music and shopping come together, making the festive atmosphere infectious. Foodies, do look out for cake donut balls by Sofnade, Spanish food by Sensus, bacon bombs by Swag, churros by Loco Loco, tacos, burgers, ice cream, satay and so much more! Performances by our local acts like Stopgap and HubbaBubbas plus late night shopping!

TIP: Head down early for the food before the crowd comes ’cause the queues do get scarily long plus the more popular vendors may sell out before the night ends!

ZONE 5: Light Force, Light Falls by GSM Project from Singapore
19 – 27 Aug
7.30pm – 11.00pm (Sun – Thu), 7.30pm – 2.00am (Fri & Sat)
National Design Centre, Water Feature
Free Admission

Singapore Night Festival 2016 Light Force Night Falls

Play on a series of drums to illuminate a waterfall and experience the shimmering light effects created as multi-coloured reflections and refractions dance across the water surface. Collaborate and improvise to collectively create a dynamic light performance.

We want to see #SGNightFest through your eyes, tag us on Instagram @TeenageMagazine! For festival programmes, detailed guides and more information, visit NightFest.sg


TGY 2016: How Their First Meet Up Ended Up In A Fight

16 Aug 2016 by Venetia Sng

No worries, no one was hurt in the ‘fight’. Now that you’ve met the finalists of Teenage Gorgeous You! The Social Challenge 2016 and saw what went down at the auditions, come take a look at what happened during their ice breaking session at Amped Singapore!

A few days after the announcement of the finalists, the contestants met up with the Teenage team at Amped Singapore for a quick ice-breaking session. Spoiler alert: it involves tons of jumping around, dodgeball and even a gladiator-style fight to the ‘end’! 

TGY 2016 Amped 1

The finalists got their hands on our August issue, and their TGY Starter Kit, which was filled with makeup, skincare and other awesome freebies! 

TGY 2016 Amped 3

Warming up with some basic trampoline techniques with the instructor. Good job Xannelle!


Off to some games after warming up!

TGY 2016 Amped 4

Yixin vs Chelsea at the Gladiator Pit.

And the boys, Joseph and Leon, fight it out!

Joseph sure looks comfy.

TGY 2016 Amped 5

We had so much fun at the Trampoline Park with the contestants and we can’t wait to show you guys more of what went on behind the scenes! 


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Keep your eyes peeled for more updates on the #TGY2016 challenges! 


We have met them, the finalists are picked and now the Teenage Gorgeous You! The Social Challenge 2016 is officially underway! In case you missed our updates on our Instagram, here’s what went down at the auditions!

The registrants dropped by Teenage HQ on a hot Saturday for the auditions to go through a series of wacky interviews and filming sessions throughout the day. We had so much fun interacting with every one of them, and everyone went home with an awesome goodie bag!

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We had them strike their best poses, good ol’ OOTD style! 

Some of them got a bit nervous and giggly.


They had to answer some questions.

Joseph’s favourite Singlish phrase is wah lau and you can tell that he really likes to say it a lot.

And if she has to pick only one makeup product, Chelsea can’t live without her brow products.

Leon even serenaded us with his very own original song.


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We’d like to thank all the TGY hopefuls who came down all the way for the auditions!


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After some serious deliberation, we’ve got our finalists! From left to right,

Top row: Shipei, Benjamin, Yixin
Middle row: Johnstan, Xinyi, Joseph
Bottom row: Xannelle, Leon, ChelseaTGY2016 Finalists Updated

What do you think of our finalists and who are you rooting for? Let us know by commenting below!

Read all about the finalists’ ice breaking session here!


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