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Almost intended as a piece of high-tech interior, Samsung’s The Frame TV redefines what a TV can be. When you’re not watching any shows, you can enjoy an art gallery in your own home as it provides access to over 1,200 pieces of art by prestigious artists, galleries and museums from around the world. The Frame is also designed to be mounted as closely to the wall as possible to look like a picture frame, making your living area less cluttered. It also has a lighting system that allows the images to look like actual paintings without that reflective sheen you usually see on television screens. The TV’s sensors will adjust to different lighting to conserve energy, too. There’s a motion sensor that turns off the power if it detects no motion in the room after a specified amount of time. The bezel is customisable, and are available in black, white, beige and brown. From $3,499 to $7,799.
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To keep nails strong, and cuticles soft and comfy, slather on a protective oil like Nail Palace Perfect 10 Cuticle Oil ($40.65, 15 ml) every day. This lavender-scented cuticle oil helps to condition your cuticles, encourage nail growth and enhance nail strength. For those with extremely weak and dehydrated nails, opt for a more intensive treatment like the Nail Palace SOS Nail Rescue Serum ($72.75, 15 ml). Safe for delicate skin, these are free of dibutyl phtalate, formaldehyde, toluene, formaldehyde resin, camphor, triphenyl phosphate, xylene, phthalate and animal ingredients. From Nail Palace outlets,
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If you have been sitting at your desk for long periods, running after your kids, or perhaps a bit of both, take time out and bring your tired self to for their Gateway To Vitality treatment ($155, 60 mins, inclusive of spa admission that includes free use of its facilities). This deep-tissue body massage works to leave you refreshed and revitalised as it targets pressure points to help ease muscle aches and tension, boost circulation and flush out toxins. The best part? You can pop by any time as the spa is open 24 hours.
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On days where you can’t spend a lot of time dolling up, skip a few steps with the Decorte Sun Shelter Tone Up CC ($40, in three shades). Aside from giving you high, broad-spectrum sun protection with SPF 50+/PA++++, this also works as a moisturising makeup base. The formula is easy to spread and sets quickly without leaving any sticky or greasy film. Best of all, you can simply use it on its own as a sunscreen and a light-coverage, soft radiance foundation.
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The first step, after you’ve cleansed your skin, Sulwhasoo’s First Care Activating Serum – its fifth edition – has a reformulated key ingredient, the Jaumn Activator, that can support the formation of the skin barrier and outermost skin layer at the DNA level. This way, it can help promote tissue regeneration, fortify skin structures and protect against skin sensitivitiy and premature ageing. At $65 (30 ml), $118 (60 ml) and $160 (90 ml).
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While a skincare routine can help maintain the look of healthy skin, it cannot tighten your skin. To give droopy skin a lift, you can opt for non-invasive face procedures like the Fotona 4D Laser Face Lift by Cambridge Medical Group. This laser treatment uses a combination of four laser technologies to target different layers of the skin for all-rounded skin rejuvenation. It includes a light peel to refine skin surface and remove dead skin cells, and a laser that targets the deeper skin layers where skin’s building blocks reside to stimulate collagen production for firmer skin. $1,000 per session for the first trial. 
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The LG AI DD Washer aims to give you a break. Instead of pushing a button for the washing mode for different fabrics, like cotton shirts or silk bedding, LG’s latest washing machine has sensors to identify fabric types and will proceed to use the suitable washing mode. Fill its detergent and softener compartments with product, and the foolproof machine will prescribe the right amount of detergent and softener for every wash after detecting the volume and weight of each load. When your detergent’s running low, this washer can notify you through LG’s ThinQ mobile app.
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The Senze Vitality Facial by SK-II Boutique Spa by Senze Salus goes miles beyond the works of a basic facial: First, it triple-cleanses, steam, extract and prep skin to receive the treatment’s full benefits. Then, skin is treated to a relaxing massage as the therapist stimulates facial acupoints and boosts blood circulation with a special microcrystalline rock tool and certified organic essential oils. Once, the facial muscles are relaxed, toxins flushed out and energy blocks removed, the therapist applies SK-II’s skincare products, including the Facial Treatment Essence and Facial Treatment Mask, leaving you with soft, supple and radiant skin. At $348 (90 mins), more details at
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The Bioderma Atoderm Huile de Douche is an anti-irritation shower oil that provides all-day hydration and comfort right from the shower. Deeply nourishing, it has a pH level of 5 to 5.5, and relieves any skin tightness by forming a protective film on the skin’s surface. Suitable for dry and eczema-prone skin, this lightweight cleansing oil creates a fine lather that spreads easily over the skin and washes off without leaving any greasy or sticky film. This can be used for babies from 6 months old onwards, and can also be used for the face. At $39.90 (1 L) from Guardian and Watsons.
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In an effort to help WildAid reduce global consumption of wildlife products, such as shark fin and manta ray, Chantecaille supports the shark and manta ray programs at this non-profit organisation with the launch of two limited-edition Radiance Chic Cheek and Highlighter Duet palettes ($143 each). Formulated with gel-powder pigments that adheres well on skin, these powder duos leave your complexion looking naturally flushed and radiant. At Takashimaya D.C.
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Korean body care label, Derma B, offers body moisturisers for sensitive skin of varying needs: The Daily Moisture Body Lotion for eczema-prone, the fragrance-free Mild Moisture Body Lotion for eczema-prone skin that’s allergic to fragrance, Daily Moisture Body Oil to strengthen skin barrier, Mild Moisture Milk Oil to address dry and cracked skin, and Ultra Moisture Body Cream for severely dry skin. You’ll love how these leave the skin soft and supple, and not greasy. From $24.90 to $37.90.