A watch that’s fashionable, practical and athletic?

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A ladylike sport

A watch that’s fashionable, practical and athletic? We’re sold. The Tissot PR100 Lady Sport Chic is part of the sporty yet feminine Tissot PR100 Lady family of watches. Its robust 36mm case and unfussy face make it a perfect everyday companion, while its shimmering mother-of-pearl or sunray dials and dazzling index diamonds add a dash of luxury to any outfit.

Available at Tissot stores.

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Imagine being able to care for your scalp while giving your hair a natural long-lasting colour, all in the comfort of your own home. Infused with Korean ginseng, sophora root and dandelion nourishing essence, Ryo’s Mild Formula Hair Dye Cream comes in four natural yet vivid Asian shades that are perfect for touching up grey roots.

$18.90 for a box, from selected Guardian stores and online.

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A Sharper Profile

Attaining a higher, straighter and sharper nose bridge is one of the most sought-after treatments when it comes to achieving a more defined profile. Originating in Korea, the Hiko Nose Thread Lift is a non-surgical procedure that places threads in the nose (in the supraperichondrial and supraperosteal plane) to heighten the nose bridge. It uses PDO threads, which have been used in various medical disciplines, such as plastic surgery and gynaecology, for stitches. Also, the procedure is conducted by a doctor who has more than 20 years of clinical practice in medicine, and is trained to perform thread-lifting procedures.

Available at Amaris B, 140 Arab Street, tel: 6536-4211.

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Fit for a queen

Inspired by Elisabeth of France, Queen Consort of Spain, who was praised for her beauty and known for her intelligence and sophistication, Ange Gardien Paris La Royaute Elizabeth Coffre ($148) looks as good as it smells. Housed in an elegant case, the fragrance and hand cream boast fresh verdant and floral notes of violet leaves, sweet white strawberry, jasmine and gardenia, which evolve to a musky drydown of white wood and vanilla. The Elizabeth scent is also available in the Ange Gardien Paris Le Soin Essential Set ($19.90), which consists of a shea butter hand cream and 75 percent alcohol hand sanitiser with aloe vera extract.

Available online at, and at Tangs Vivocity, Robinsons The Heeren and Raffles City. 

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Did you know that non-visible dark spots are one of the reasons for dull skin? One way to lighten those spots is to target the skin’s melanin production, which Laneige’s Radian-C Cream aims to do through a concoction of three key ingredients: 8.5 percent vitamin C derivative ethyl ascorbyl ether (EAE), Amorepacific’s patented brightening ingredient Melasolv, and vitamin E, the perfect companion to vitamin C. The result is highly moisturised and brighter skin that is also protected against blue light and sunlight damage.

Available at Laneige boutiques.