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9 post-breakup makeovers to do when you’re ready to move on

Accompanied by powerful songs to lift your spirits!

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Move over, Adele! When the time has come to really move on, you stop wallowing in despair and you let go of the void. Gone are the days where you lie down in your bed, tucked under the sheets, and listening to songs that make you dwell on sad feelings.

Think of this as the soundtrack in your own drama film where a song plays while you pick yourself up from pieces — trying new clothes on, getting a makeover, hitting the gym, or just turning your life around. Here are the post-breakup makeovers you need to do and the songs to listen to.

Make a statement

If you feel you’re ready to move on, find a new mantra and make a statement. Show the world that you’re moving forward and ready to face new challenges once again. You can get a tattoo, a new hair color, or completely different hairstyle.

Song to listen to: “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift

We are never ever, ever getting back together
We! Are never ever, ever getting back together
You go talk to your friends, talk to my friends, talk to me
But we are never ever ever ever getting back together

Pamper yourself

When was the last time you took time for yourself without feeling selfish and guilty? Now’s the time to book a spa treatment and get that much-needed mani-pedi session. Savor the opportunity to wear just a robe at night while you apply a face mask or some cucumber slices on those eyebags caused by the late nights you spent crying over your ex.

Song to listen to: “Love Myself” by Hailee Steinfield

I’m gonna put my body first
And love me so hard ’til it hurts
I know how to scream out the words
Scream the words

Change your makeup routine

Sport a new look by being more adventurous with your makeup. Try something new for the first time, perhaps a vibrant lippie and pop liner aside from the usual blush, pink, and red. Get out of the beauty rut so you regain any lost confidence. Giving ourselves a new look gives us a chance to be someone new.

Song to listen to: “no tears left to cry” by Ariana Grande

Right now, I’m in a state of mind
I wanna be in, like, all the time
Ain’t got no tears left to cry
So I’m pickin’ it up, pickin’ it up (oh yeah)
I’m lovin’, I’m livin’, I’m pickin’ it up

Sweat all the toxins out

If there’s one thing you can truly enjoy post-breakup, it’s breaking a sweat. You get endorphins from working out which makes you happy, and you’ll feel refreshed and alive after! Being healthier and getting abs are just a bonus.

Song to listen to: “The Greatest” by Sia

Well, uh-oh, running out of breath, but I
Oh, I, I got stamina
Uh-oh, running now, I close my eyes
But, oh oh, I got stamina

Purge and redecorate

Start letting go of the past and purge your closet. Throw away (or donate) the stuff that reminds you of your ex. Keeping it in won’t let you move on and next thing you know, you’re eating a tub of ice cream late at midnight.

While you’re at it, take the chance to redecorate your room. Paint your walls with new colors or rearrange your furniture. Make a new sanctuary for yourself.

Song to listen to: “Irreplaceable” by Beyoncé

Everything you own in the box to the left
In the closet that’s my stuff, yes
If I bought it please don’t touch

Treat yourself out

When you’ve finally let things go and made some space for something new, it’s time for retail therapy! Splurge on fashion and accessories, and look fabulous again. Buy that gorgeous handbag and that killer pair of stilettos. Don’t bother feeling guilty, you deserve all of it!

Song to listen to: “Material Girl” by Madonna

‘Cause we are living in a material world
And I am a material girl
You know that we are living in a material world
And I am a material girl

Start doing things alone

I know you’ve been used to doing things with someone else, but let’s face it: you’re now alone. Don’t think of it as a bad thing. Shift your perspective and think of it as an opportunity to learn new things or try activities you’ve always wanted to do but your ex didn’t want to.

Song to listen to: “Party For One” by Carly Rae Jepsen

Party for one
If you don’t care about me
I’ll just dance for myself
Back on my beat
I’ll be the one
If you don’t care about me
Making love to myself
Back on my beat

Slay in work and propel your career

Remind yourself of the great talents you possess. You’re strong and independent and you can get anything you want as long as you work for it.

Song to listen to: “Work B*tch” by Britney Spears

You want a hot body? You want a Bugatti?
You want a Maserati? You better work bitch
You want a Lamborghini? Sippin’ martinis?
Look hot in a bikini? You better work bitch

Show the world you’re ready

Update your social media accounts and show the world the new you. Socialize and let people see you’re doing well, even if your heart breaks from the memories of the past from time to time. Take the crown because the world is yours.

Song to listen to: “Sit Still, Look Pretty” by Daya

Oh, I don’t know what you’ve been told
But this gal right here’s gonna rule the world
Yeah, that is where I’m gonna be because I wanna be
No, I don’t wanna sit still, look pretty

Bonus: If the sadness creeps back in, embrace it

Just because you look well both in and out doesn’t mean you’re not vulnerable from heartbreaking memories and the sadness that comes after every breakup. Embrace it, but don’t sulk for too long. Just let yourself feel because this is going to pass. You’ll get through this.

Song to listen to: “Dancing On My Own” by Robyn

I’m in the corner, watching you kiss her, ohh
I’m right over here, why can’t you see me, ohh
I’m giving it my all, but I’m not the girl you’re taking home, ooo
I keep dancing on my own (I keep dancing on my own)

If you love the list, make sure to follow our playlist on Spotify! Now go ahead and move forward. You go, girl!

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BLACKPINK’s Jennie showed off a Red Samsung Galaxy S20+

And we want it!

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Samsung and BLACKPINK have been partners for close to a year now. The latest to come out of this collaboration is a “Jennie Red” Samsung Galaxy S20+.

Red has always been a stunning color, but it stands out even more when Jennie holds it.

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Jennie Red.

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The “Solo” singer is seen holding the phone in different outfits.

Towards the end of the video, it’s shown that there’s also an Aura Red version of the Samsung Buds+.

As of right now, the variant is only available with Korea Telecom.

Samsung Galaxy S20 series

The new flagship S series — while having top-of-the-line numbers in terms of specs — wants you to focus more on the experiences it will provide.

For instance, the new zoom capabilities on the main telephoto cameras are noteworthy. Samsung is calling the feature Space Zoom with the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ capable of up to 3X lossless zoom and up to 30X hybrid zoom. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S20 Ultra can handle up to 10X lossless zoom and a whopping 100X hybrid zoom.

Features and specs will mostly be the same as everywhere else in the world. We get the usual sensors and security features like the Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor and Face Recognition. The phones also have an IP68 rating making them dust and water resistant.

For more, here are the specs.

Galaxy S20
Galaxy S20+ Galaxy S20 Ultra
Display 6.2″ Super AMOLED, 120Hz 6.7″ Super AMOLED, 120Hz 6.9″ Super AMOLED, 120Hz
Processor Exynos 990 Exynos 990 Exynos 990
Storage and Memory
  • 128GB + 12GB
  • Expandable via MicroSD up to 1TB
  • 128GB + 12GB
  • 512GB +12GB
  • Expandable via MicroSD up to 1TB
  • 128GB + 12GB
  • 512GB +16GB
  • Expandable via MicroSD up to 1TB
Battery
  • 4000mAh
  • 25W charging
  • 4500mAh
  • 25W charging
  • 5000mAh
  • 45W charging (45W charger sold separately)
Cameras (Rear)
  • 12MP, F2.2 Ultra Wide
  • 12MP, F1.8 Wide-Angle
  • 64MP, F2.0 Telephoto
  • 12MP, F2.2 Ultra Wide
  • 12MP, F1.8 Wide-Angle
  • 64MP, F2.0 Telephoto
  • Depth Vision
  • 12MP, F2.2 Ultra Wide
  • 108MP, F1.8 Wide-Angle
  • 48MP, F3.5 Telephoto
  • Depth Vision
 

Camera (Selfie)

10MP, F2.2 10MP, F2.2 40MP, F2.2

Hopefully, the “Jennie Red” variant also makes its way out of South Korea and into other markets.

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Apple banned bad guys from using iPhones in movies, says Knives Out director

Keep an eye out!

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Mystery and thriller movies are undeniably fun to watch. You sit there in a dark theater, figuring out who the bad guy really is. Of recent movie history, Mission Impossible: Fallout and Knives Out have breathed fresh life into the mystery/thriller genre. Both films featured engaging twists and gripping action. However, for all the fun that the genre brings, what isn’t fun is running into spoilers.

To the mystery lover’s dismay, Knives Out director Rian Johnson revealed the most damning spoilers for audiences of the genre. From a Vanity Fair interview, Johnson shared how Hollywood films use Apple products.

“[Apple lets] you use iPhones in movies but — and this is very pivotal if you’re ever watching a mystery movie — bad guys cannot have iPhones on camera,” he said.

If you’re watching a thriller movie, watch out when the main character’s best friend is suddenly flaunting their new Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. Apparently, only good guys can use iPhones. Naturally, directors can bypass the rule by having everyone use Android phones or doing away with phones altogether.

Of course, product placement guidelines are common throughout the film industry. Some companies and entities don’t want to fall under a bad light. What comes off as unusual, however, is Johnson’s candidness with this fact, especially with a Knives Out sequel already in the works.

Regardless, you can now go back and watch your favorite thrillers again with this fact in mind. Knives Out is a particularly good one, even if you already know the twist.

SEE ALSO: Apple iPhone 9, iPhone SE 2 rumor roundup

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5 lessons we learned from ‘Crash Landing on You’

Let’s value offline connection

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Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t watched Crash Landing on You, please read with caution.

After a fantastic finalé, popular K-drama Crash Landing on You got me crashing down with emotions. Apart from the giggles, tears, and laughter, the beloved TV series brought unexpected nuggets of wisdom. Lo and behold, here are lessons from the hit show that everyone should remember.

Life without social media is great

When Yoon-Seri crash-landed into North Korea, she was totally bewildered. While the show is a fictitious attempt to portray the country, we all know from the books they’re totally isolated from the rest of the world.

Some of the basic necessities we enjoy are scarce, and they don’t have social media. But even though none of them enjoy these platforms we use to communicate, you can see that people have genuine interactions with each other.

When we’re hung up on social media, we rarely look around our surroundings. It’s time to appreciate the little things we have. For instance, the way the sunlight fills an entire room with warmth, or how the cold breeze in the morning hugs us while we sip hot coffee.

Cherish a disconnected life, connect with more people

What I love about Crash Landing on You is the banter between its characters. There may be no technology involved (and even if there was in Seoul), a lot of them stay connected with each other — not with the internet.

There were no distractions when they eat their meals; they share stories, burst into waves of laughter, and enjoy time with each other. With technology getting in the way we connect with our loved ones, maybe it’s time to bond the way the characters did in Crash Landing on You — disconnected online, but with a genuine connection offline.

Technology really made our lives easier

When Yoon Se-Ri and Ri Jeong Hyeok’s friends were sent to Seoul to bring back their captain, they’re filled with amazement. Even after going back, they missed how life was more convenient in Seoul. Back there, they didn’t have to wait for electricity to come back, and water flows freely.

Presently, homes are now protected with a security pass — which you can unlock with a code or your biometrics. You can turn off the lights when you clap your hands, too. Coffee machines are also here to serve us coffee, without grinding beans for god-knows-how-long.

Seeing the difference in the show’s portrayal of North and South Korea, you’d be grateful that we live in a world where technology is welcome and embraced.

We all need a strong support system

To survive in this world, we all need a strong support system. Your friends are important in navigating your life — connected or not. Crash Landing on You taught us that our friends are here and life’s easier when you have people around you. From Ri Jeong Hyeok’s men to Ajummas cheering Yoon Se-Ri, the right people really do bring the best in us.

There may be times when life seems unfair and struggles can be overbearing, but when you have people to lean on, you can survive anything.

Don’t be afraid to love again

In an age where romance and dating are complicated, people easily shy away from love altogether. I mean, it’s better to guard yourself up and not get hurt, right? But if we do that, we’re missing the spark and joy of life. If you’re afraid of the pain, remember that getting hurt is one of the risks of love.

Yoon Se-Ri and Ri Jeong Hyeok taught us the right person is always worth the risk. The amount of love we’re getting back will take away all the tears we shed. So if you feel like giving up on love, don’t. The universe is pulling all the strings for you. Magic is about to happen, just hang in there.

Bonus: Trust the universe

Lastly, live your life to the fullest. Trust that God, the universe, and other heavenly beings are working in your favor. After all, they’re true. It wasn’t a coincidence I watched Crash Landing on You. It was destiny. I was meant to learn from these lessons and share them with you.

Stream Crash Landing on You on Netflix.

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