Who's excited for the weekend? We are! We're equally excited about having things to read while we laze around and get our well-deserved rest. Here are just some of the tidbits we'll be poring over.


Massive Melissa



Melissa's largest store, MDreams, is coming soon — and it's going to be in Singapore! The 1,700 square foot store is the largest standalone store for the brand (save for their signature stores in London, New York and Sao Paulo). Visit the new store at Basement 1, Raffles City Shopping Centre.


KKW Beauty




Following her younger sister Kylie Jenner's footsteps, Kim Kardashian West is also releasing a beauty line. While she and her other sisters Khloe and Kourtney were tagged in Kardashian Beauty, the upcoming line from Mrs. Kanye West will be her sole venture. The flagship products by the brand are, of course, contour and highlight kits.

#ChiaraLovesTODS



Style star Chiara Ferragni is releasing a capsule collection for the summer with TOD's, which will be available in July at TOD'S flagship stores as well as TODS.com.


Ice Cream and Cotton Candy



After the success of their first collaboration, rapper A$AP Rocky and GUESS have partnered once again to release a collection of vintage-inspired apparel, including logo tees, cropped boxy jackets, and more. The collection will be sold exclusively at GUESS outlets at ION Orchard, Marina Bay Sands and Ngee Ann City starting 8 July.



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The world is becoming more and more conscious about product ingredients. Besides the functionality, the face value, and even the price, the call to 'go green' and be 'cruelty-free' is often used nowadays as a tag to attract a consumer's attention. But amidst the popular names like Anastasia Beverly Hills, Colourpop, Lush, and more, there are other cruelty-free brands that are worth your attention despite not getting enough buzz. 


So if you're on the lookout for hush-hush brands that are organic, high performance, and not tested on animals, keep on scrolling to find your soon-to-be faves. 


Pacifica Beauty



One of the most known brands when it comes to innovation and creativity, Pacifica has a full range of cosmetics, perfumes, and skin care. Their mission is to deliver products that are not substandard but rather elevated to something that all beauty connoisseurs can appreciate. Besides being cruelty-free, 100% vegan, and cruelty-free, their products also don't contain phthalates, parabens, and sulfates.


Plant Makeup


When it comes to social responsibility, Plant Makeup's got it all covered. Besides being cruelty-free, it's also free from harsh chemicals, and the packaging of their products are also 100% biodegradable. The entire line is not just a treat for your skin, but also for your eyes as it's packaged in a very artsy way that will tickle your aesthetics.

Beauty Without Cruelty



BWC offers a variety of hair, skin, and body products made from natural ingredients and aroma-therapeutic essential oils that will give you all the spa-like feels even at the comfort of your home. They also have a range of gluten-free products. Their name has been their testament ever since they were established way back in 1963 — now that's living up to your branding!


Emani Cosmetics



If other products can't beat your acne, make a skin-care line that will — at least that's what Emani founder Michelle Doan did. Drawing inspiration from her own experiences, Doan created the 'go green' beauty line by carefully formulating and screening the products based on the following factors: sensitivity, toxicity, performance, long-term impact, and comedogenic factors. The brand also claim to be vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, talc-free, and gluten-free, plus, they are so confident in their products that they even offer a 14-day money back guarantee!





Everyday Minerals



Custom makeup is all the rage right now. With Everyday Minerals, you can try out and get free samples of your custom selection, too, before you even purchase. You can even create custom kits with the recommended formulations for your skin, giving you an involved experience. Plus, besides being 100% vegan, sustainable, and cruelty-free, they also encourage their consumers to bring in their emptied packagings for recycling. 


(Cover photo from: @plantmakeup)



Want a more mainstream, but still organic, beauty brand selection? Check out this list.


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You’ve been working so hard, and you deserve to treat yourself. If you’re worried about going over your budget or if you feel like you might spend too much, though, here’s your chance to give yourself a present minus the guilt. Here are the Great Singapore Sale deals you can take advantage of this week.

escentials



It’s your chance to snag your favourite scent or must-have beauty product at escentials and maybe even throw in some extra. For every SGD350, you get SGD35 off; you can also get SGD50 off for purchases worth SGD500. You can avail of this promo on escentials’ website.


If you visit their stores in Paragon, TANGS and Tangs Plaza, you'll get an SGD30 voucher for your next purchase when you spend SGD350, and an SGD50 voucher when you purchase a total of SGD500.

Lazada




The leading e-commerce site in Southeast Asia is going big this GSS. Lazada shoppers can avail of the Surprise Boxes, which contain curated products from some of the 41 participating brands in the beauty and tech industries. There are also hourly flash sales going on, as well as free delivery and rebate deals.

TANGS



Singapore’s favourite shopping destination is also offering some good deals for GSS. Enjoy up to 70% off on selected items from today till 2 July. There are also under SGD80 fashion deals up for grabs.

net-a-porter




Satisfy your fashion cravings by getting your coveted piece at the net-a-porter sale. The discounts for selected ready-to-wear, handbags, sportswear, shoes, jewelleries and accessories can go up to 50%. Some of the brands you can shop on sale are Victoria Beckham, Charlotte Olympia and Altuzarra.


(Cover photo from: ChristabellePQZ)



Pamper yourself after shopping. Snag these beauty deals.

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