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Insider Roundup: Taylor Swift Wins Big At MTV VMA & More

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They say that Tuesdays are boring, but today is an exception. It's just the second day of the working week, but there's already a lot of newsworthy events that happened. From Taylor Swift's big win at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards to the relocation of Indonesia's city capital, here are some of the big updates that you wouldn't want to miss.

Taylor Swift wins big at MTV VMA

It's official: Taylor Swift has risen from the ashes of controversy. She has patched her friendship up with Katy Perry, is now enjoying a quiet relationship with long-time boyfriend Joe Alwyn, has a clothing line with Stella McCartney, and just won big at the 2019 MTV VMA. Taylor Swift bagged several awards such as Video of the Year and Best Video for Good both for You Need To Calm Down, and Best Visual Effects for ME! You go, Tay-tay!

Senka launches two new products at the Senka Beauty Festival

Beloved Japanese skincare brand Senka introduced two new products to its product roster — the Senka Perfect Whip Acne Care and Perfect Aqua Bouncy Masks. The new addition to the Perfect Whip Family is the first-ever cleanser to be infused with Kyoto Chamomile, which is known to aid skin healing. It also contains salicylic acid to further enhance its purifying and anti-acne properties. Meanwhile, the Perfect Aqua Bouncy Masks feature ingredients that will deeply hydrate the skin such as royal jelly, CoEnzymeQ10 and natural silk cocoon essence.

Rouge Dior releases the first flower oil-infused lipstick

Facial oils are all the rage right now, but lip oils are also catching on. Just recently, Dior Makeup launched the Rouge Dior Ultra Care lipstick, which is the first flower oil-infused lipstick. Like the other lipstick products from the beauty brand, this new release highlights long-wearing pigment with a comfortable texture. Here's a trivia: the flower oils are packed in the middle where the Dior Makeup logo is. If you're not a fan of bullets, the Rouge Dior Ultra Care lipstick also comes in liquid format with satin and matte finishes.

L'Occitane opens its flagship store in Singapore

L'Occitane has opened its flagship store in Singapore at ION Orchard! The new retail space, which has unique design elements like the use of real dried flowers called immortelle flowers (Helichrysum arenarium) as a backdrop, was designed in collaboration with students from LaSalle College of the Arts. It also boasts the brand's skin testing service, which is available exclusively at this branch. This system scans your skin using a pair of lens and benchmarks it against a database of over 30,000 Asian skin profiles to determine your skin's health. Give them a visit soon.

Indonesia to move its capital to Borneo

In the near future, Jakarta will no longer be the capital of Indonesia. It was recently announced that the country will move its capital city to the island of Borneo in East Kalimantan. The decision is due to the sinking of Jakarta into the Java Sea, which has left many areas in the city submerged in water. Although it is a sound move, some expressed concerns over the possible destruction of wildlife in the jungle area of Borneo, where the new capital city will be built. However, it's been said that the move largely considers the environmental impact to preserve the ecological integrity of the area. 

(Cover photo from: @taylorswift)

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