Get ready for the weekend by putting your feet up, grabbing a warm beverage, and doing what you do best with us a.k.a. catching up on the latest buzz in beauty, fashion, and lifestyle. Gear up because we’re delivering the latest on the third instalment of the To All The Boys movie, SK-II officially launching in LazMall Singapore, Selena Gomez releasing a new single, and more, in this week’s Insider Roundup.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before 3: Always And Forever drops official trailer
Dear TATBILB fans, in case you missed it, Lana Condor and Noah Centineo are back for the third and last instalment of Netflix’s To All The Boys movie series. Jumping off from the events of P.S. I Love You, Lana’s Lara Jean Covey and Noah’s Peter Kavinsky navigate new challenges in their relationship as they start deciding on their university life in TATBILB 3.
Will the life-changing circumstances they’ll go through — you know, after overcoming their fake-turned-real relationship in the first film to the issue with Jen in the second one — be the final breaking point of their relationship? We’d have to wait until 12 February 2021 to find out.
Nintendo Unveils Super Mario Bros. Limited-Edition Switch
Here’s another thing to look forward to on 12 February: Nintendo is launching a limited-edition Super Mario Bros. Switch console. Dressed in Super Mario’s signature red-and-white colours to celebrate the game’s 35th anniversary, this release will convince you to pick up a Nintendo Switch (that is if you didn’t already get lured by everyone’s obsession over Animal Crossing in 2020).
SK-II is launching its official LazMall flagship store in Singapore
Onto some beauty news: you can now get your holy grails from SK-II, including their bestselling Facial Treatment Essence, without leaving your home starting this 16 January via LazMall. This serves as the brand’s official online flagship store in Singapore.
Aside from carrying your SK-II favourites that were previously only available in offline stores, the online flagship store will also have a beauty consultant available in live chat to give you recommendations and tips to help you maximise your beauty e-shopping.
Loewe’s latest collection features Studio Ghibli favourites
Moving from J-beauty to J-fashion, Spanish luxe label Loewe gets the Studio Ghibli treatment in their latest collection. The brand recently revealed their array of bags, clutches, and wallets designed with My Neighbour Totoro characters which are “translated into leather with marquetry, a process that calls upon the expert craftsmanship of the artisans.” We can’t get enough of the cuteness!
Simone Rocha is H&M’s latest collaborator
Here’s another collection to be excited about: renowned Irish designer Simone Rocha joins forces with fast-fashion brand H&M for a new release this March. While there’s no official preview yet, the collection is said to cover not just casual wear but also gowns and other formalwear. Talk about range! Rocha joins the likes of Moschino, Balmain, and Karl Lagerfeld who previously collaborated with the Swedish brand.
Selena Gomez debuts first Spanish single, De Una Vez
Looking for a launch that you no longer have to wait for? Selena Gomez has your back. The singer-songwriter has dropped her latest single De Una Vez (At Once in English), which — as you guessed it — is her first-ever track in Spanish.
Selena says that the track is a song about a person’s own journey in healing from any type of heartbreak, according to Vogue. She also revealed that the ethereal music video for the song takes inspiration from her Mexican heritage and was made possible in collaboration with native Spanish-speaking creators. The video has been well-received by fans since its release, with almost two million views in just four hours after premiering on her YouTube channel.
Gentle Monster to launch dessert brand in Seoul
It looks like we’re all about launches this week. Gentle Monster also has a new launch for their fans — though it’s not exactly related to their signature eyewear products. The South Korean fashion brand is bringing its dessert store Nudake to Seoul. Yes, you read that right — desserts! The first two branches of Nudake can be found in Shanghai and Beijing. Nudake Seoul officially opens on 24 February.
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