FRUITY AND FUNCTIONAL
Add a dash of colour to your workout ensemble with these adorable drawstring bags from local designer Ang Ku Kueh Girl’s Best Fruity Friends collection. Inspired by a sporty and healthy lifestyle, the Pineapple and Strawberry Backpacks are great for toting to a yoga class, while the Apple, Beetroot and Carrot pouches will keep your knick-knacks organised. Every bag comes with a zippered pocket for stashing away cards and smaller items. Available at www.angkukuehgirl.com, Isetan Scotts and Chinatown Visitor Centre from $22. Complimentary delivery applies to online orders above $40.
If you’re a beauty lover, you’ll deﬁnitely want to add Palladio’s Eyeland Vibes Eyeshadow Palettes to your makeup collection. Each palette comes with a wide assortment of 10 richly pigmented shadows that blend easily and are super complementary. Pick the Sandbar variation to create an everyday look, Paradise for a daring pop of colour and Horizon if you’re a big fan of rose gold hues. Available at selected Guardian outlets islandwide at $19.90. Visit www.palladiobeauty.com
A WOMAN’S BEST FRIEND
One app all women should have in their phones is a period tracker. Newly launched by PSLove, this app allows users to predict up to a year’s worth of upcoming periods and ovulation dates, so you know when to plan for that beach holiday. Pick up tips on managing symptoms, receive personalised insights to understand your menstrual cycle better, and get super discreet notiﬁcations – no one will ever know. Download the free app at the App Store and Google Play. Visit www.pslove.com
CRUSH YOUR GOALS
Before the year ends, challenge yourself by joining the annual HomeTeamNS Real Run 2018 race on October 21. Held for the ﬁrst time at The Meadow in Gardens By The Bay, it boasts an all-new route and a carnival with largescaled games like giant Jenga and human foosball to boot. Push your limits by running a half marathon ($55 for HomeTeamNS members, $60 for public) or 10km ($50 for HomeTeamNS members, $55 for public) competitively and take home a gorgeous ﬁnisher’s medal, or bond with your family over a 3km fun walk ($35 for HomeTeamNS members, $40 for public). Sign up at www.hometeamns.sg/realrun
HEALTHIER CAFFEINE FIX
Skip your regular cuppa joe and sip on JJ’s aromatic Shiracha White Tea instead. White tea not only boasts more antioxidants than green tea and builds bone strength, but also aids in lowering cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Brewed from organic white tea leaves, this Halal-certiﬁed drink comes in three ﬂoral ﬂavours: Sakura, Rose and Jasmine. Available at minimarts and supermarkets. Visit www.jjdrinks.com.sg
Yearning for a good foot massage after a long day of walking? Kyusoku Jikan Relaxing Leg Care adhesive pads are a quick and hassle-free ﬁx for any sore feet situation. Simply stick the moisture-rich gel pads on and leave them overnight. These easy-to-use stick-ons are made in Japan and formulated with aromatic oil fragrances. They are also extremely gentle on the skin. Use the Kyusoku Jikan Cooling Foot Gel Pad ($18.95 for 12 sheets) on the soles of tired feet and the Kyusoku Jikan Cooling Leg Gel Pad ($7.50 for six sheets) on aching calves. Salvage dry and rough heels with the jojoba oil-ﬁlled Kyusoku Jikan Moisturising Heel Gel Pad ($18.95 for eight sheets). Available at selected leading supermarkets and personal care stores. Visit www.lioncorp.com.sg
Heat therapy has been proven to be a super efficient method for treating pain and muscle stiffness. For women in particular, portable heat packs like PSLove’s MenstruHeat pain-relieving heat patch will come in handy, especially when you’re hit with unbearable menstrual cramps. The range also includes NeckHeat and BackHeat patches to soothe soreness in your neck, shoulders and back – perfect for sedentary office workers or new mothers suffering from post-partum aches. Bonus points goes to its ergonomic design that ﬁts the contours of your body, such as the nape of your neck, very comfortably. Available at Guardian, Watsons, Unity and Cold Storage at $4.90 per pack of two. Visit www.pslove.com.
REVIVE TROUBLED SKIN
Want smooth and supple skin? Level up your regime with Kose Cosmeport Artisan Masks soaked in a rich essence made with water from the Mimasaka Hot Springs. Rejuvenate dull-looking skin with the Clear Turn Beautiful Skin Artisan Coix Seed Mask and improve its elasticity with the Clear Turn Beautiful Skin Artisan Black Pearl Mask, which is said to have anti-ageing effects. If a moisture boost is what you need, use the Clear Turn Beautiful Skin Artisan Saké Mask. Available at selected Guardian outlets islandwide at $10.90. Each pack comes with seven sheet masks.