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Tissot’s latest, Lovely Square, is from its archive of  ’60s ladies’ watches. With its small square dial (just 2x2cm), it can be worn like delicate jewellery. It comes in seven elegant versions, with dial colours ranging from rose gold to navy, paired with either Milanese mesh or satin straps. At #B1-21 Ion Orchard.

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Beauty Inside Out

Local skincare brand Re:erth tackles uneven pigmentation and lack of radiance with its skinbrightening supplement, Phytobright. Ingredients include Phytofloral (a tomato extract), a patented Japanese turmeric root extract, L-cystine, and Bioperine (made from black pepper) to inhibit melanin synthesis and reduce UV-induced cellular inflammation for a brighter, more even skin tone. A bottle of 90 capsules (one month’s supply) for $105, at
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Pinko’s S/S ’19

To create a versatile collection that can be worn round the clock, the Italian brand looked to today’s women for inspiration and took ideas from different influences. Flashes of neon brighten neutrals; prints – from stripes to exotic tropical motifs – are used for dramatic effect; and all the silhouettes are feminine. At #03-21 Ion Orchard.
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Scar-healing Specialist

The secret behind Bio-Oil’s scar-fading and radiance-boosting powers: its cocktail of ingredients that includes vitamins A and E, lavender, calendula, rosemary and camomile in the brand’s trademarked Purcellin oil, which keeps it light and easily absorbed. The ingredients help to fight free radical damage and infl ammation, and calm skin. Go to for more information. From $15.50-$35.90.
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Skin Lift

Astique The Aesthetic Clinic may have the solution to saggy skin and droopy eyelids. Its non-invasive face-lifting High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) treatment uses Ultracel Q+ technology to tighten and firm tissue. This gives the face, brow, cheek and neck a lift while improving the appearance of nasolabial folds and double chins – all in one procedure, for $699. The clinic says most of its patients experience no downtime with this treatment. Visit or call 6732-3801.
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"For hairbands this thick and with so much wow, neat hair – with or without a gamine fringe – is best."

Prada’s Hairbands x 9

Miuccia likes headgear, whether it’s bathing caps or berets, to anchor her seasonal POVs. But hairbands are a favourite. Some understated, some not, they have had a starring role since 2005 (then 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2018). For S/S ’19, her puffy, satin/leather versions – some plain, some embellished – were on all her 50 runway looks, giving each a girlie feel. From $350. - JE
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