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Insider Roundup: J.Lo Beauty Is Coming & More

This week’s biggest news

So many news bites have come to light over the past few days. Jennifer Lopez dropped the bomb that she will be coming out with her own beauty brand, aptly named JLo Beauty, via Instagram. BLACKPINK adds Selena Gomez to their roster of bigtime collabs — plus, a teaser for the music video is coming. Another childhood classic is set to get a live-action reboot. That's just the tip of the iceberg, so fasten your belts for this week's Insider Roundup. 

JLo Beauty is coming

While not a newbie to the beauty industry, Jennifer Lopez is set to make a name for herself with her own beauty brand. In an Instagram post last Tuesday, the singer-actress uploaded a photo with the caption "Sunset glow… #JLoBeauty coming soon". According to a trademark filed late last year, JLo's brand will be coming out with skincare that will help us regular folks achieve that JLo glow. However, we also think that makeup is in the works too. Can't wait!

BLACKPINK teams up with Selena Gomez

BLACKPINK is the revolution, indeed! The girls' comeback has featured a host of big Western artists like Lady Gaga, Dua Lipa, and now Selena Gomez. It’s looking to be a sweet-themed performance, with their newest single titled "Ice Cream" drawing inspiration from the cool treat. Gomez made her first appearance wearing a vintage-inspired bikini driving an ice cream truck while BLACKPINK was decked out in youthful pastel hues. The music video teaser already amassed almost 13 million views in under 24 hours — the power of BLINKs and Selenators united.

The Powerpuff Girls is getting a live-action reboot

From the folks at The CW, who brought us Riverdale and Supergirl, comes the news of a Powerpuff Girls live-action remake. According to Variety, the crime-fighting trio will be aged-up and tackling darker topics. So while sugar, spice, and everything nice might be scarce in this remake, it's still an interesting angle for this childhood classic.

Bali delays tourism reopening

One of our favourite beach destinations, Bali, will be delaying the fulfilment of our sand, surf, and sun dreams a little while longer. While people were expecting the popular travel destination to reopen next month, Bali's Gov. Wayan Koster announced in a statement to Reuters that they will not be accepting visitors until the end of the year, citing the rising number of COVID cases in the island.

NYFW announces the official show schedule

Meanwhile, New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2021 is officially pushing through next month. Despite being one of fashion's biggest events, there will be a limited number of brands and attendees as well as the imposition of social distancing precautions this time around. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has released the official schedule, showing that notable brands like Marchesa, Carolina Herrera, Anna Sui, and Tom Ford will be unveiling their collections in-person or virtually.

Dyson unveils the Dyson Digital Slim™ vacuum

The Dyson Digital Slim™ vacuum has a lightweight yet powerful design made for Asian homeowners

More compact design with the same powerful suction.

Moving on to tech, Dyson just revealed their newest power vacuum: the Digital Slim™. The lightweight and powerful cord-free vacuum was designed for Asian homeowners with its lighter motor and shorter wand. At 1.9 kilograms, it doesn't sacrifice Dyson's impressive suction power — making it great for cleaning hardwood floors and ideal for compact living spaces. You can now purchase it in Singapore for SGD849 at and Dyson Demo stores.

Fitbit debuts new Sense™ smartwatch

The new Fitbit Sense™ fitness watch when worn

The new Fitbit Sense™ focuses on managing your stress levels for better overall health.

In the market for a new fitness watch? Fitbit has just released the Fitbit Sense, which features the world's first electrodermal activity (EDA) sensor on a smartwatch that promises to help manage stress, along with an advanced heart rate tracking technology, a new ECG app, and an on-wrist skin temperature sensor. It will be priced at SGD 488 and available starting late September in retail stores in Singapore like Best Denki, Challenger, Courts, E-Gadget, Gain City, and Harvey Norman. You can pre-order it here.

(Cover photo from: @jlo)

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