Glamour gurus

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 06 July, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 06 July, 2003, 12:00am

Maximum workout

I want to get the most out of my workout. Is it better to exercise for 50 minutes three times a week, or for 30 minutes five times

a week?


NATHAN SOLIA SAYS: If you are a beginner, start out three days a week and build up to 50 minutes. This will allow you to recover for your next workout. Combine high and low intensity workouts into one session. If you have been exercising for a while, then work out five times for 30 minutes per session. Try a high intensity workout three days a week for 30 minutes, and a low intensity workout two days for 30 minutes.

Hair extensions

I hate my short hair. I can't wait to grow it long, and I want to get hair extensions. How much do they cost, and how long do they last?

Scooter Chick

VIKKI NGAN SAYS: Real hair extensions look much more natural than fake ones, but are much more expensive - about $25 a lock (you would need 100 to 150 locks). Fake extensions are cheaper ($5 a lock), and come in a wider range of colours. So if you want something funky, think fake extensions. It takes about five to six hours to put them all in, and they should last about three months.

A brush with blush

Does blush really give you that just-exercised healthy glow? Which type is the best? How do I know which colour will suit me? Is it good for your skin? I'm just a regular teenager, so I don't have loads to spend on a fancy brand.


LISA B SAYS: Yes, blusher can give you that healthy glow if you choose the right colour and don't overdo it. Choose a colour that's one or two shades off your natural colour in the pink or peachy range. Cream blush gives the most natural look, as you can apply it to bare skin with your fingers. If the blush goes on too heavily or not smoothly enough, apply some moisturiser first. If you buy a known brand, blusher won't harm your skin. The Body Shop has cheaper brands, and also a bronzer, which gives a more sun-kissed look. But if you're really after a healthy, sporty glow, get down to the gym and get it for real.

Nathan Solia

Fitness Manager, Fitness First

Lisa B

Make-up artist,

Vikki Ngan

Hair stylist, freelance

Dr Constance C Yam