It’s starting to smell like Christmas with the festive Jo Malone London Starlit Mandarin and Honey cologne. Infused with merry notes of vibrant mandarin, sweetened with honey and geranium, and wrapped with the warmth with coumarin and balsam, it is just the scent for the holidays.
But if you’re not feeling this year’s limited edition fragrance, check out the seasonal favourite, Orange Bitters cologne that reminds us of a delectable party cocktail with its juicy sweet orange and fresh mandarin, or the delicately floral and woody White Moss and Snowdrop cologne with notes of snowdrop petals, forest moss and amber.
Available at Jo Malone London boutiques and counters, and via the Jo Malone London concierge service (WhatsApp 9732-9737).
Rescue your dull, tired and ageing complexion with theVitaLift A+ Intensive Youth Restoring Capsules. Each small, but mighty, capsule contains a blend of powerhouse actives like antioxidant-rich fullerene (250 times more powerful than vitamin C), a trio of anti-wrinkle and collagen-boosting peptides, moisturising oils and vitamin E to combat signs of ageing while strengthening skin barrier for a supple, glowing and youthful looking you. Best used every night as an intensive treatment.
$89 (jar of 30 capsules). Available at EstLab.shop.
Counting Hollywood A-listers like Reese Witherspoon, Cate Blanchett and Karlie Kloss as fans, you can now get your hair as lustrous, healthy and strong as them with the Viviscal Professional Hair Nutritional Supplement. A 100 per cent drug-free, clinically-proven and doctor-approved hair supplement, it promises to nourish and strengthen hair from the inside-out, providing follicles with essential vitamins and minerals and tackling your hair concerns at the root.
To complement the supplements, add the new Viviscal Professional Thin to Think Hair Care range, which compromises of a shampoo, conditioner and leave-in treatment, to your haircare regimen. Formulated with ana:tel, a proprietary complex that includes clinically tested actives like pea sprouts, along with biotin, collagen and keratin, the trio work together to make hair look and feel healthier.
From $54. Available at Viviscal Professional e-store.
From the lips to the cheeks, and now to the hands, the French luxury brand has launched a complete hand and nail care range to care for your hardworking hands. The Les Mains Hermes collection consists of 24 nail polishes – now you can match your nails to your Birkin, Constance or Kelly, a nourishing hand cream, a nail and cuticle oil, protective base coat, top coat and a set of nail files for a complete hand and nail care routine.
Our favourite picks: The Nail Polish in 33 Orange Boite, which pays homage to the brand’s signature boxes, and the Complete Hand Carethat contains white mulberry extract and shea butter to keep hands soft and comforted.
From $58. Available at Hermes boutiques and Hermes e-store.
Keep signs of puffiness, dark circles and fine lines at bay with the newDior Prestige Le Micro-Serum de Rose Yeux Advanced. Enriched with not only petals from the brand’s iconic Rose de Granville, it also contains extracts from flower’s hips and stem that keep the delicate eye area bright and youthful, while protecting against blue light damage from increased time spent in front of our laptops and smartphones at the same time. To enhance its absorption, the applicator boasts 10 micro-pearls and one macro pearl to encourage micro-circulation and smooth away fine lines and wrinkles.
$290. Available at Dior Beauty boutiques and counters.
Transform shower time into a cosmic wonder with the limited edition Lux L’Art Du Bain Celestial Escape. The secret lies in the first ever mood enhancement fragrance technology with notes of orange blossom, jasmine, coffee flower, cashmeran, patchouli, vertiver amber and vanilla, to whisk you away on a journey among the stars. A complete bath and body range, take your pick from a Shower Gel, Body Scrub, Shower Oil, Mini Bath Bombs and Hand & Body Milk.
From $12.90. Available at selected Watsons and official Unilever store on Shopee.sg
Put a smile on your loved ones faces or yours with the fun and quirky illustrations on the Innisfree 2021 Green Holidays collection. Working with LA-based artist and designer, Steven Harrington, for the second year running, the limited edition holiday packaging boasts bright and psychedelic-pop designs that make for the perfect gift. Choose from a range of gift sets that include Innisfree best-sellers, such as Green Tea Seed and Black Tea. But our party faves are the Airy Twinkle Eyeshadow Palettes and Airy Matte Tints, in two cheerful shades each, to get you groovin’.
Can’t live without your lipstick, even with mask-wear? Good news, the new Burberry Kisses Matte is just what you need. Designed to make a lasting impact, the formula boasts intense pigments for high coverage with just one swipe, and a long-lasting, luminous matte finish, so it stays on your lips and not on your mask. Best bit? Each lippy is enriched with hyaluronic acid ensuring that lips stay supple for the perfect kiss-me pout. Comes in 20 shades.
$52. Available at Sephora stores, BHG Bugis, and Sephora.sg.
Age is but a number, and sometimes you might not feel as old as you look. But what if you can match how you look with how you feel? The new Filorga Global-Repair Eyes & Lips is just what you need as it combines skin-loving cosmetic actives – ceramides, omega fatty acids, vitamins, peptides, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid, to mimic the effects of injectable aesthetic treatments to plump from within, erasing fine lines and wrinkles while firming the skin at the same time.
$139. Available at Filorga official store on Lazada.sg
Fans of Tom Ford’s playful and luscious Lost Cherry Eau de Parfum will want to get their hands on the complete Lost Cherry collection. Get a complete beauty look with the Eye Color Quad of four universally-flattering shades, and take your pick from two lip treats, the Scented Lip Color that delivers creamy colour and a polished finish or the new Lip Lacquer Luxe that boasts a pigment-maximising technology that envelops the colour pigments in a cushion-like emollient while keeping lips soft and supple thanks to the use of soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomilla flower oil. And don’t forget to finish with a spritz of the iconic Eau de Parfum.
The collection also includes a limited edition candy-like red Lost Cherry Cushion Compact Case to hold your favourite Tom Ford cushion foundation and a Lost Cherry Candle to scent your room and home.
From $76. Available at Tom Ford counters, Sephora stores, Sephora.sg and via the Tom Ford Beauty At Home Advisor (Tel: 6732-5002).
Let your Christmas countdown begin with the annual The Body Shop Advent Calendars. Each of the three calendars are not only filled with body-loving treats, but also a little act of kindness that you can share with your friends and family. Plus, we love that the packaging is not just sustainably made but it’s reusable too. After unboxing all your treats, why not upcycle the calendar, especially the Big and Deluxe versions, to store your crafts and jewellery.
And of course, Christmas is all about giving. With every purchase of an advent calendar, offline and online, The Body Shop Singapore will donate 10-cents to support the Daughters of Tomorrow, to help underprivileged women in their back-to-work journeys.
From $99. Available at The Body Shop stores and via its e-store.
Text: Vanessa Chia/Her World