We're on our way into the second half of the year. At this point in time, it's important we refresh our outlook so we can take the rest of 2020 in stride. Give yourself an upgrade. Experiment with new styles, stock up on your beauty essentials and pick up lifestyle products you think would help getting through every day easier for you. Go the extra mile with your self-care and check out our curation of lifestyle picks from our fave homegrown brands that'll make you feel re-charged and ready to face the coming days. And BTW, make sure to keep reading till the end to find out how you can score these goodies!
Revolutionise your skincare routine and target the root cause of pigmentation with The Lightening Serum from 28Cubed. The complete set has everything you need for the first 28 days of your journey towards brighter and more radiant skin. Apply the exact needed dosage twice — morning and night — with its hygienic, recyclable dispenser that's completely easy to use.
Elevate your style with one-of-a-kind pieces from One Orchard Store, Textile and Fashion Federation's (TaFF) newly launched e-commerce platform showcasing creations from local designers. It's a treasure trove for unique finds like these Handbeaded Clutches by Quintessential — just the accessory you need to complete your look.
In desperate need of de-stressing? Take your mind off your worries for a while and pick up a new hobby. Try your hand at crafting resin art with Resin Play's Flowers Forever Trinket Tray Starter Kit. Perfect for beginners, this kit has everything you need to create a resin trinket tray, which you can personalise and decorate with the flowers you love.
Take a break and soothe your nerves with The Tea Story's exquisite range of healthy, organic, and caffeine-free selections. Those who enjoy brewing high-quality blends themselves can try out the Special Edition Tea Canisters containing pure loose leaf tea in select best-selling flavours like Royal Earl Grey, Rose Blanc, and many more.
Give your wardrobe an update with light ensembles by Malaysian fashion designer Alia Bastamam for her label's latest LUMIÈRE capsule collection. Her easy-to-style pieces like this embroidered ALIA B Wander Bolero add gentle whimsy to your everyday. Whether you're out exploring the city or enjoying a quiet night at home, her pieces are here to give you stylish comfort.
Clear your mind by planning your days ahead and journalling your thoughts. Jot down significant moments of your day in the Classic Notebooks from ana tomy. These modular hand-bound notebooks are completely customisable — from the satin ribbon markers and right down to your insert papers — you can have one made specifically for you and your needs.
Clear the clutter and store your essentials neatly. For a durable yet eco-friendly storage option, check out Biji Biji's Kemperfuli Multipurpose Pouch Bag that's handmade from discarded seat belts. You can use it to store your cosmetics, toiletries, or even stationaries at home or when you're on the go!
When doing your skincare, don't forget to pay attention to your lips as well. Pucker up and ensure its delicate skin is soft and plump with Handmade Heroes' lip care products. First up, gently exfoliate and rehydrate your lips with the Cocolicious Luscious Lip Scrub, then, finish up your perfect pout with the soft hues of Cocoa Friggin' Fantastic Lip Tint.
Glam up every time you step out of your house. Invest in classic jewellery pieces that add a minimalist elegance to your look like Wanderlust + Co's Always Gold Necklace from their Heart Space collection. Sleek, simple, and sustainably plated in gold, this accessory is exactly what you need to give your ensemble a polished touch.
The added "oomph" of bold lippies never fail to give us that extra boost of confidence we need to face the day. But now in a time where it's a must to wear masks, make sure you're applying one that's long-lasting and smudge-proof . Try out Colourette Cosmetics' oil-based Colourtints and their powder matte Velvetints. Both are highly pigmented and are available in a wide range of shades to fit most skin tones.
Looking for affordable products that can effectively address your specific skin issues? Colourette Cosmetics' sister company, Fresh Formula's Face Series is here to help you out. Each of the three skincare kits is designed to moisturise and protect each of the main skin types. Whether your face is acne-prone, dry, or both, you need not worry as the kits are complete with everything you need for your day and night beauty routine.
Ellana Mineral Cosmetics has skin-boosting self-care products for your hair, skin, and body. But if you're looking for makeup that cares for your skin, their nourishing base products like the sun-protecting DD+CC Primer and oil-controlling Stay Matte Poreless Powder are worth checking out. For a radiant glow, set it all and refresh with the Glass Skin Glow that's packed with refreshing Vitamin C.
Aiming for a dainty yet polished look? Filipino homegrown jewellery brand Lily has a wide range of accessories that could make even the simplest days special. Just take a look at their gold-plated Micaela pearl necklace featuring hand-woven freshwater pearl balls. When worn with Louise pearl earrings, they become the perfect set to heighten your look with sophistication.
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