Gong xi fa cai! We wish you a very happy and prosperous Chinese New Year. May the Year of the Dog bring you much health and wealth. If you’re stuck listening to yet another relative’s advice on why you need to get married as soon as possible, distract yourself instead with this week’s edition of The Cheat Sheet.


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Hands-free, trendy, and fits the colour code for the Lunar New Year.

Forget clutches and opt for a crossbody bag this Chinese New Year (CNY) instead. Why? Well, all the better to keep your hands free so you can give out more wishes and receive more red packets, of course. But in case you weren’t able to get yourself one of these crossbody bags in time for the Lunar New Year, get them anyway for the rest of the year. They’re worth it.


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Use the MAC Cosmetics’s Prep + Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base to keep your eye makeup looking on point.

Those of us on this side of the world are all too familiar with the swelteringly hot weather that each CNY brings. We don’t want your makeup to melt off before you even arrive at the first house for visitations, which is why we’ve compiled tips and products for you to keep your makeup looking fresh all day long.


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You’ll even find a Salvador Dali piece in one of these hotels.

In a generation that lives and breathes design, we’re constantly on the lookout to further deepen our knowledge of culture and art. One way you can do that is by checking in to one of these hotels that feature an impressive selection of art. In fact, some of these rooms are even masterpieces in their own right, and are designed by artists like Cecilia Berkovic and Bob Blumer.


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Sleek, powerful, luxurious, and comfortable — a classic grand tourer of the finest degree.

Bentley raises the bar for grand tourers with its new, third-generation Continental GT. This sleek beast boasts more room, a better engine, higher technology, and all-round comfort for both passenger and driver.

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Inject some Vitamin C into your skin with the new Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate.

Kiehl’s iconic Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate just got an upgrade, and we’re loving it. The new formula now has hyaluronic acid and a greater amount of Vitamin C for even better results.

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PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.