If, like us, you're all about getting surprised by things you learn, you're in for a treat. This week's Insider Roundup is going to inspire awws and ohs. Here are just a few of the fun things we discovered. 


Nail polish that's not haram has come. Muslim girls and boys can now paint their nails freely with this collaboration between Muslim Girl and Orly.

Dress like Audrey

If you love Audrey Hepburn as much as you love nail polish, you'll love this. Sotheby's is auctioning off some of the late iconic actress' personal possessions, including a few clothes and some ballet flats.

A crystal wand?

What's the strangest thing you've seen a person carry in their bag? Right now, ours would have to be the crystal wand Miranda Kerr brings everywhere with her. The Aussie model says it's great for meditation and on acupressure points. (While this is new to us, it's apparently something a lot of famous people have been doing. Victoria Beckham has a crystal in her bag at all times, too.)

Bridal Tresses

Wedding season has started in Southeast Asia, and we're super excited to see new trends. Before we dive into the pool of newness, though, we're taking a look back at how things were with this clip on 100 years of bridal hair.

(Cover photo from: @muslimgirl)

Catch up on last week's happenings here.



Just when you think you know everything about the beauty industry, a new trend, an innovative product, or a new brand comes along. But more often than not, we only look into the surface of these emerging additions to our beauty-ridden consciousness  (a.k.a. we get swept into excitement), not realising that we're in for a surprise if we choose to dig deeper. 

And because we got curious, we decided to investigate the ins and outs of the industry and found some interesting beauty lines that are owned by the most unexpected brands. From a home appliance manufacturer to a company that creates probiotic milk drinks, find out which well-known brands are also venturing into producing makeup and skincare lines without you knowing.

LG Electronics: Various K-beauty brands

(Photo from: Jeankuah)

Mobile phones and household appliances are not the only ones bringing in the moolah for LG Electronics. K-beauty brands such as belif, Phyto Derma, philosophy, and Dermalift are some of the well-known beauty lines under their umbrella. LG believes in the holistic approach to an easy lifestyle; it's the very reason why their beauty lines offer similar conveniences as their appliances — versatile depending on one's lifestyle. 

Fujifilm: Astalift

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Revolutionising the connection between photography and skincare, Fujifilm's 80 years of research in improving their brand segued into beauty when their various technological assets involving collagen and nanoparticle formulation were tested for cosmetics and skincare.

By 2007, when digital media started to take over and photographic film became outdated, they used their findings to turn around the business, leading to the birth of Astalift. Now, resurfacing to the top of the game with their production of digital cameras, they focus on the complementary relationship of making the subject (a.k.a. you) beautiful with Astalift and capturing it through their Fujifilm gadgets.

Yakult: Yakult Beautiens and various Japanese beauty brands

Who would've thought that the probiotics drink you were most likely fond of as a kid is also behind various skincare lines in Japan? Parabio, Bellefin, and Lactdew are just some of the brands they own; the range focuses mostly on anti-ageing, makeup, and skin repair products. And did we mention that they're luxury products, too? 

Clorox: Burt's Bees

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Well known for their natural-made products, it's no wonder why people are in for a surprise when they find out that Burt's Bees is owned by the cleaning supplies and bleach manufacturer Clorox. Almost 10 years ago, it was sold to the company for USD970 million, sparking the interest of its patrons as to how this will affect the practices of the beauty brand, especially since the ventures are almost at two different ends of the spectrum. But rest assured, Burt's Bees swears by sticking to their original organisational 'culture' despite being owned by a different (and larger) corporation.

Samsung: Deoproce

Need another K-beauty brand to fall in love with? Look no further than the epitome of Korean brands itself —Samsung. The well-known tech brand also has a beauty line up its alley under Deoproce, which has skincare and makeup products that are sure to find its place into your daily essentials, just like their Android gadgets.

(Cover photo from: Jeankuah)

On the lookout for more interesting beauty trivia? Read all about the most expensive beauty products in the world here.



We’re huge advocates of taking care of yourself, and we say you shouldn’t wait long to do things that make you feel good. If you’re waiting for a cue, though, here it is. Take advantage of the Great Singapore Sale to enjoy pampering and beautifying sessions. Here are just some of the deals you can avail of.

A Makeover

Have you been dying to learn how to do makeup that looks natural but definitely eye-catching? Well, here’s your chance to get a makeover and learn a few tips and tricks on how to achieve a glowing look courtesy of the experts at Make Up For Ever for only SGD25.

Bold Brows

(Photo from: Leekaja Beauty Salon Facebook)

Frame your face by getting your eyebrows micro-bladed. Now, for a discounted price. Get your brows done at 50% off at the stylish Leekaja Beauty Salon.

A Brand New ‘Do

Try out a new hairstyle and get those locks trimmed by a professional at the contemporary Scissors Art. Grab the offer for a haircut, colour and hair treatment for SGD138.

Full-Body Relaxation

(Photo from: Caribbean Spa)

Leave your stress out the door and forget about all your troubles when you enjoy a full-body massage at the Caribbean Spa worth SGD74.

For The Tips

It’s easy to forget the nails, but it’s high time you give them a treat. From typing to carrying to washing, these little tips are in dire need of care and attention. Give your nails some lovin’ by availing of the Luxe Werx treatment — manicure, pedicure and treatment — at 8twenty8 nails for SGD85.

(Photo from: chloewl)

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