Bask in a sea of poppies with Kenzo’s Flower By Kenzo Poppy Bouquet EDP
If you’re having cabin fever...
Spritz on Chloé’s Nomade Absolu de Parfum ($170 for 50ml), whose medley of woody (oak moss and sandalwood), sweet (Mirabelle plum) and fruity (davana) notes evokes exotic getaways. The most intense version of the brand’s Nomade line sparks a wanderlust of the mind, racking up the feel-good vibes that will help see you through the travel bans.
If you're feeling flustered...
Reach for Bvlgari’s Le Gemme Erea EDP ($534 for 50ml), which is designed to calm. Spicy top notes of green cardamom segue into a heart of calming, grounding frankincense before drying down to a base of sensual Madagascan vanilla, known for its ability to reduce stress and anxiety.
If you’re feeling lethargic...
Try Kenzo’s Flower By Kenzo Poppy Bouquet EDP ($134 for 50ml). The latest addition to the Flower By Kenzo fragrance family is an ultra-fl oral take on the original Flower, which celebrates its 20th birthday this year. This iteration opens on a fresh note with nashi pear before revealing a mood-lifting heart of Bulgarian rose and gardenia, and rounding out with a trail of powdery, sweet almond wood.
If you’re having trouble sleeping...
Give your pillows a generous spray of Jo Malone’s Lavender & Musk Pillow Mist ($55 for 45ml) come bedtime. The relaxing and calming notes of English lavender, harmonised perfectly with the powdery and sensual musk, create a warm, comforting cocoon that paves the way to a good night’s rest.
FIT TO A T
Gyms and fitness studios may have suspended operations temporarily, but that doesn’t mean that you’re doomed to turn into a couch potato. With the plethora of virtual classes available, you can now work out in the comfort of your home, with an instructor you’re familiar with. Lab Studios, which includes Barre Lab and Yoga Lab, offers up to four classes a day via Zoom, with a good mix of yoga and barre sessions so you can switch things up. If you’re already a MindBody app user, you can sign up for an online drop-in on its classes. There’s also ClassPass, where there are more than 2,000 online classes to choose from. Who knows, you may even find that virtual fitness classes are a better option for you in the long run, since they offer convenience and greater flexibility.
Work out at home with Barre Lab’s virtual classes
If you’ve decided to hit pause on your monthly facial appointments but need something more than just your regular skincare, beauty gadgets can bridge the gap. The FOREO BEAR is a facial firming device that utilises low-voltage microcurrents and the brand’s proprietary T-Sonic pulsations to knead and massage the way to more de ned contours and plumper, firmer skin. It comes with five intensity options, so you can adjust it to your preferred comfort level. An Anti-Shock System with smart sensors also minimises the risk of damage to your skin, automatically adjusting the intensity based on your skin’s resistance to electricity. The accompanying FOREO For You app guides you on your facial workouts, so you can achieve the best results.
BEAR Smart Microcurrent Facial Toning Device, $436, FOREO
BY ARISSA HA
Dip into sparkly metallics such as shimmering eyeshadows and glowy highlighters that cast you in the best possible light.
Baume à Lèvres Lip Balm in 1 Joslyn Clair, $53, Gucci Beauty
Single Eyeshadow in Goldfinger, $33, NARS
Dior Backstage Contour Palette in 001 Universal, $77, Dior
Corrale straightener, $699, Dyson
Orchidée Impériale Night Serum, $756, Guerlain
Dazzleshadow Extreme in Kiss of Klimt, $39, M.A.C
Vanish Airbrush Concealer, $58, Hourglass
Touche Éclat Blur Primer, $75, YSL Beauté
Les Beiges Exclusive Creation Healthy Glow Sheer Powder, $82, Chanel
BY ARISSA HA. PHOTOGRAPHY: SHOWBIT