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JAN 2013 ISSUE


2013 FRESH NEW YOU

Issue No 1

CREDITS Editor: Victoria Tan Editorial enquiries: editorial@vanitytrove.com Writers: Clare Victoria, Camy Ta-in, Ruth Tan, Terry Lee Design Team: Lim Xiaoyun, Claire Lim Advertising Sales: Amelia Chia (amelia.chia@vanitytrove.com) Deborah Gan (deborah.gan@vanitytrove.com) Brands Partnership Team: Douglas Gan, Kuik Xiaoshi Joelle Heng, Wendy Ng Kristal Ong Brands partnership enquiries: brands@vanitytrove.com Marketing Team: Pang Huishan, Phoon Zhijun Farhan Wahab Marketing enquiries: marketing@vanitytrove.com

CONTENTS 01 Editor’s Message 02 January Picks 12 Coveteur 14 Makeup Bag Essentials 15 Double Agent 17 February 2013 Edition 18 Men’s Troves 20 Festive Troves 22 Pink Carpet: Let’s Nail It 24 Beauty Buzz 31 Members’ Treats

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EDITOR’S MESSAGE

Hello Beautiful

VT is making being beautiful easier by bringing Vanity into your lives. Each month, I’ll not only give you beautiful surprises in your Trove but I’ll also share “how to” tips, inspirational ideas, and more, to make each and every day totally beauty-filled.

Beauty Tip No. 1 “Learn to make yourself a priority, not an option.” Start this new year. Celebrate a “Fresh New You” by getting your priorities in order ladies! It’s a simple fact that if we don’t feel fit, healthy, or happy, we wouldn’t have the strength or patience to continue our endless tasks in various roles, be they: working lady, busy mum, loving wife, or happy and carefree best friend. “You-time” is a priority. Do enjoy this edition, you’ve earned it! xoxo

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JANUARY’S PICKS

Albion Skin Conditioner Essential Retail Price: S$140 (330ml) S$82 (165ml) Available at our exclusive flagship counter at Takashimaya, Cosmetics Department Level 1

Stress, UV rays, pollution can wreck havoc on healthy skin. When your skin needs tender loving care, soothe it with the Albion Skin Conditioner Essential. This toner for sensitive skin contains Coix lacryma-jobi (Job’s tears) and is rich in ingredients that enhance skin’s selfrecuperative capacity and restores metabolic rhythm. Cool on the skin, easily absorbed and calms redness, watch fine lines melt away as skin becomes radiant again.

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JANUARY’S PICKS

TruLife Lingzhi Immunity Retail price: S$58.80 Available at and selected medical halls

This is perfect when you are feeling frazzled by hectic schedules or just looking to improve your general well-being. A delicious concentrated health supplement drink for people of all ages, TruLife Lingzhi Immunity combines Vitamins B1, B2, B6 and C, Zinc and Niacin with 100% Lingzhi spore powder as well as Red Dates, Longan, Wolfberries and Gan Chao extracts. Make this part of your daily regime!

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JANUARY’S PICKS

Slim Secrets Bars Retail Price: S$3.90 each Slim Secrets is available at Cold Storage, Marketplace, GNC and www.esslivstore.com

Mid-afternoon slump? Get an energy boost with the Slim Secrets Craving-Crusher! This yummy snack bar comes in tempting flavours and contains NeOpuntiaÂŽ, an antioxidant derived from the Prickly Pear Cactus that reduces fat absorption naturally. This snacking sensation is only 123 calories per serve, with generous protein content to keep you going.

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JANUARY’S PICKS

My BEAUTY DIARY Retail price: S$16.90 (10-piece SET) Available at Guardian, Sasa and Watsons

These soothing facial masks have become a favourite weekly ritual for those who crave a luxurious treat at an affordable price. The masks come in pampering varieties to suit different skin care needs. Each sheet mask is made from eco-friendly plant fibres and has a soft and unique three-layered structure that is perfectly plush and comfortable. Don’t forget to apply the moisturising serum on your neck and body too!

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JANUARY’S PICKS

Bifesta Make-up Remover Retail price: S$16.90 Available at Watsons, Guardian, Sasa, Meidi-Ya and Nishino Pharmacy

Sometimes it is a chore to remove a full face of make-up after a long day but Bifesta makes it so convenient and easy that you’ll have no excuse. This water-based make-up remover is gentle and yet powerful enough to get rid of the most stubborn make-up including waterproof mascara. The nonsticky and non-oily formula won’t clog your pores and leaves your skin feeling fresh.

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JANUARY’S PICKS

Dr Ci: Labo – Aqua Collagen GEL Enrich-lift-EX Retail price: S$150 (120g) S$75 (50g) Available at Takashimaya S.C Beauty Hall Level 1

Give your spirits and your skin a bit of uplifting with this Aqua Collagen Gel, which directly works on the causes of “sagging” skin. As we age, reduced collagen leads to oxidation, which damages, hardens and weakens the skin’s collagen, leaving it less resilient and elastic. All at once an antiageing lotion, anti-ageing emulsion, lifting serum, brightening and make-up base, Dr Ci: Labo – Aqua Collagen Gel Enrich-LiftEX is the perk you need.

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JANUARY’S PICKS

Yuskin A Hand Cream Retail price: S$14.90 Available at selected Guardian outlets, Meidi-Ya, Nishino Pharmacy

Finally, a rich, gentle and moisturising cream that will bring a sigh of relief to dry skins. This top-selling moisturiser in Japan is loved for its light and non-greasy application. It contains Vitamin E and Glycyrrhetinic Acid to heal chapped skins. There are no steroids, artificial colouring or preservatives. Always keep a jar nearby to combat dry, air-conditioned environments.

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JANUARY’S PICKS

ASTALIFT Retail price: ASTALIFT LOTION | S$64.00 (150ml) ASTALIFT ESSENCE | S$98.00 (30ml) Available at #02-04 The Centrepoint

Quench thirsty skins with the rich and pampering ASTALIFT Lotion, which prepares your skin for the benefits of the ASTALIFT Essence or Emulsion. Squeeze a 50-cent coin amount onto palms to warm the lotion and pat gently onto face. Then, massage the Essence into the skin for 30 seconds. Contains super antioxidant, Astaxanthin, three different types of Collagens to enhance hydration and Hyaluronan to help the skin retain moisture.

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JANUARY’S PICKS

essence

Cosmetics Retail price: S$3.50 Available at selected Watsons outlets (Ngee Ann City, Lucky Plaza, Plaza Singapura [Level 4, new extension], Sun Plaza, Parkway Parade, IMM, Lot 1 & Anchorpoint, Rivervale Mall, Park Lane, Bedok Central, Beautyworld Centre and SMU)

Perk up your peepers with the new mono eyeshadow colours by essence. Wear it yellow and sunny, brazen and blue, posh and purple, bold and black, and more. Have fun experimenting with the wide range of colours. These long-lasting shadows will take you through a work day and a dinner date! Visit https://www.facebook.com/essence.cosmetics.singapore for more information and updates!

Sampar Nocturnal Rescue Mask

Retail price: S$54 Available at Metro Paragon, Robinsons Centrepoint

This wonderful night remedy creates a reparative film that accelerates skin’s natural regenerative properties. On waking, rise to reveal matt skin with tightened pores, marks and redness eliminated.

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JANUARY’S PICKS

Kosé Cosme Decorte AQMW Cleansing Milk Formulated with botanical ingredients and thoroughly removes makeup and lifts impurities. Retail Price: S$88 Available at Cosme Decorte counters (Takashimaya, Isetan Scotts)

Hyaluronic Acid C Jelly Supplement (Pear Flavour) Packed with 7 active ingredients including CQ10, Vitamin C, Fish Collagen and Royal Jelly, this is a treat for immediate moisture. Retail Price: S$14.90 Available at 3 Nishino Pharmacy (Isetan Scotts, Takashimaya, Meidi-Ya)

Adore Sanitary Pad Premium, ultra slim and highly absorbent, these sanitary napkins suppress bacterial growth. Retail Price: S$5.15-S$6.35 Available at Watsons and Giant

Kérastase Specifique Fluide Purifiant This super leave-in treatment does exactly what it says on the package! Purifies, soothes and rebalances flaky scalps providing long-lasting results. Retail Price: S$36 Available at J’s Salon, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel

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Haba Powerful White Mask Formulated with active ingredients that lock in moisture, help collagen production and whiten skin. Retail Price: S$48 Available at HABA, Ngee Ann City

JuRlique Pure White Skin Brightening Essence This powerful concentrate has key ingredients that increases skin firmness, protects from environmental damage, combats discolouration and dark spots. Retail Price: S$119 Available at Escentials, Tangs Orchard, Tangs VivoCity, Robinsons Raffles City


In this century of fast fashion trends, La Mer stands out as a beauty label that holds true to its tradition of meticulous preparation – from hand harvesting sea kelp to hand filling each jar of product. 12


COVETEUR

THE LA MER STORY | By Camy Ta-In

The La Mer story was actually born out of necessity. Its founder Dr. Max Huber was an American aerospace physicist when a lab accident badly burnt his face and hands, spurring him to seek a cure.

services like hot towels and samples for interested customers. We can’t wait for the upcoming 2013 launches to extend its amazing product list!

Beauty bits The Miracle Broth™ contains natural ingredients like vitamins, minerals and essential oils. It also includes alfalfa sprouts. (Didn’t your mum tell you to eat your greens?)

Launched in 1965, La Mer revolutionised the beauty scene with the quality of its product and its ingredients – raising the label’s status as a symbol of luxury. In 2012, La Mer launched a new version of Crème de la Mer in the form of a soft cream filled with the same goodness but made suitable for Asian skins. The Crème feels richly nourishing, gentle and soothing. I only needed to work a tiny amount on my face for an amazing glow that helped my makeup glide on perfectly! La Mer Singapore’s revamped counter at Tangs Orchard is an impressive set up that offers personalised

La Mer is truly a love mark, which counts celebrity A-listers like Rihanna, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez as fans. It is also used on the set of movies and TV shows like The Amazing Spiderman and Glee! GET the Crème de la Mer at $255 (40ml) and $440 (60ml). Available exclusively at TANGS Orchard, Takashimaya and Robinsons Centrepoint.

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TIPS & TRICKS

M a k e u p B a g E ssentials | Nothing like a new year to inspire a spring cleaning frenzy. Don’t forget your makeup bag while you’re at it!

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Got a glowing vacation tan? Or is your favourite whitening skin care making you look fairer? Check that your powder foundation still works for your skin tone! If not, time to get a new one for your makeup bag.

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• Purge your bag of “toxic waste” like that year-old mascara. Cosmetics like mascara should be thrown out after four months.

• Chuck that empty pot of lip balm. It’s taking up precious space! Consider including skin care goodies in your makeup bag. We all have nights when we have to hunker down in our office cubicles to finish that urgent report. Get rid of your makeup and pat on some serum or cream. Your skin will look fresher the next day when you make that important presentation!

Fresh new skin

Finally, do toss your makeup bag in the washing machine or wipe it down and air it well!

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TIPS & TRICKS

DOUBLE AGENT | Aren’t our mums always telling us to save money for a rainy day? We deserve to treat ourselves to some luxury beauty finds now and again. But whilst saving for that desirable cult favourite, we may be able to achieve similar results with a little creativity and the treasures we already have! One of our favourite ways to perk up a look is to use a highlighter to add instant radiance. If you don’t have one, rummage around in your makeup collection for the next best thing. I’m talking about that shimmery eyeshadow that you love. Have fun experimenting!

How to use an eyeshadow as a double agent

A light pink or champagne colour works best

Add a tiny amount to the inner corners of your eyes to freshen your peepers

Dust some on the centre of your lips to plump them up

For a touch of allure, dab some on your cupid’s bow

Dust a little on the tops of your cheekbones and down your nose

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MAnGOSTEE N E DITIO N GOING JAPANESE AND MORE! There’s no better way to celebrate beauty in the New Year than the Japanese way! VanityTrove partners with Mangosteen Club to put together selected picks from some of the Japanese’s favourite brands as well as new faces to aid you in your beauty resolutions for 2013. Here’s to a more beautiful you! Available exclusively at http://www.vanitytrove. com/sg/mangosteen. Terms & Conditions apply.

Make a promise and sign a

beauty peace treaty with yourself from 22 Dec to 14 Jan!

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Pick your favourite item(s) from your January’s VanityTrove that best represents your beauty pledge for 2013!

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Take a photo and share your beauty pledge, do mention @ vanitytrove AND #vanitytrove.

3 Lucky winnerS* will win 500 credits each!

Share a photo of beauty pledge on your FB wall and mention @vanitytrove.

Subscribers can submit as many pledges as they like with different products in January’s trove. Be a positive beauty pledger. Rediscover a Fresh New You!

Tweet beauty pledge with photo and mention @vanitytrove and #vanitytrove. (E.g. Snap a pic of a Slim Secrets bar and write

“Snack healthy and maintain a good diet.” Post and Tag @vanitytrove and #vanitytrove.)

* Winners will be revealed and contacted on 21 Jan.

Post a photo of beauty pledge and mention @vanitytrove and #vanitytrove.


W e can ’ t wait to deli v er yo u r ne x t B ea u ti f u l S u rprise

February 2013 edition

To Beautiful You

Subscription for February 2013 Edition starts 15 Dec 2012. Meanwhile, why don’t you share your VanityTrove Beauty Secrets with a friend? Remember to like our page www.facebook.com/vanitytrove to get a heads up on the latest happenings at VanityTrove! Ensure you get updates by adding victoria@vanitytrove.com to your address book!


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S H O P T H I S W AY

GIFTS FOR THE GUYS |

Treat your loved ones to something special this holiday season. Whether it’s your hubby, boyfriend, brother or BFF, VT has sourced some fab products to keep the men in your life looking stylish and well groomed.

L ab S eries $ 7 0

SaSa $40

He will truly love this gift, almost as much as he loves you! For lasting handsome-ness, we’ve got him covered with this great range of facial wash, lotion and moisturiser. After your man has used this shampoo, you’ll be begging to run your fingers through his hair.

This exclusive Trove is packed with goodies for the manly man. Let DrG, GoodSkin Labs, Natio, Neogence and Albane keep the important guys in your life looking absolutely fantastic. VanityTrove Men’s Sasa Edition and Lab Series Edition are available exclusively at www.vanitytrove.com/men. Get them before they are gone!

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S H O P T H I S W AY

Beautiful Surprises

Gift, or indeed be gifted, this holiday season! Partying along with some of our fave brands, VanityTrove is bringing you exclusive Troves. Perfect for gifting or simply treat yourself, because you’ve earned it! Get into the festive mood at www.vanitytrove.com!

VanityTrove Holiday Season Special Miss your faves from our first year? Here are some of those goodies in a surprise mix Trove for you beautiful ladies. S$35.00

Etude House Hello Kitty

Be it the “Winking Wonderland” set or “Kissable Christmas” pack, your friends will love this gift. Who can resist that cute little Kitty? S$52.90 20

Know someone who is a “Christmasholic” or Holiday Dreamer? Mix and match treasures from these limitededition picks, which offer great colour choices for gorgeous nails, kissable lips and eyestopping shadow sets. S$59.90 per set


S H O P T H I S W AY

Decléor

Chic style and aromatherapy beauty direct from Paris. Each set is specially put together to cater to every need, whether you are a sensitive soul, stressed-out executive or mature woman. There’s even something for the man in your life! Prices start from S$89.10

Laline

Love the scent of the ocean? Then this Trove is for you. Packed in a pretty basket is everything you need for a body beautiful as well as some extra goodies! S$79.00

Superberry

The super new cosmetic store that’s bringing you the best goodies from all over the world has designed an exclusive Trove for you lovelies. A surprise Trove you will adore. S$40.00

Ujène

This is the perfect Trove for you and your BFFs. With the purest collagen and a 100% satisfaction rating, the facial serum fab and the eye serum are totally eye-mazing. S$150

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Skinc

Enjoy ample servings of this seasonal cocktail of goodies from SKINC’s ‘Beauty Bar’. Try these five gift ideas! They contain everything a woman needs, from ‘Pure Repair’, to ‘Daily Dose’ to perfect paws with the smiley ‘Happy Hand Dew’. Prices start from S$58


PINK CARPET EVENT

Pink Carpet:

LET’s NAIL IT | Hey Beautiful! When VT subscribers get together for a Pink Carpet event, it’s always fabulous! Our recent Sally Hansen nail care and nail art workshop was beauty-filled and wonderfully informative. Our lovely Sally Hansen expert, BG, says that the best nail shape varies: Long skinny fingers? Opt for square shapes. Petite fingers look longer with oval shapes. Chubby fingers look slender with round shapes.

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PINK CARPET EVENT

Want healthy cuticles and nails? Try this: • Banish dead skin with the gel cuticle remover – we love doing away with time-consuming soaking! • Use an orange stick to loosen dead skin. • Lavish nail beds with Sally Hansen Vitamin E nail and cuticle oil.

Ready for colour? Prep nails with a good base coat to seal moisture, prevent nail discolouration and give nail shades staying power. Follow this guideline: light shades on short nails and dark shades on long nails. Do you have short nails but would love to try a dark shade? Apply a coat of glitter varnish for amazing results! See you at the next beauty-filled Pink Carpet event! xoxo

Clare Victoria We have a surprise event coming up in January. Check www.facebook.com/ vanitytrove for updates!

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BEAUTY BUZZ

B edroc k B at h in g , A n y one ? | Burn calories and feel energised by doing absolutely nothing other than lying still? Sounds good to us! Named after the word granite, Ganban’yoku (bedrock bathing) has been a popular anti-ageing and wellness treatment in Japan for over 15 years. Now you can enjoy the benefits at Anti-Oxidant Centre. Dressed comfortably in yukata (traditional Japanese pyjamas), guests will be able to relax on a warm slab bed made of black stone silica. These anti-oxidant beds release Far Infrared Rays (FIR) and Negative Ions to help you “detoxify” naturally.

To ensure that the sessions are comfortable and safe for people of all ages, Ganban-yoku rooms are kept between 39°C to 41°C and the humidity level is kept at 30 percent. Each 45-minute session will burn calories equivalent to a five24


kilometre run. All guests will also enjoy refreshing shots of fruity enzyme drinks to help them further detoxify the body. Ganban’yoku costs $39 per session and affordable package deals are also available. For optimal results, we recommend that you schedule two sessions a week. Anti-Oxidant Centre is located at 1 Thomson Ridge. Opening hours: 10am to 10pm (Tue–Sat) & 10am to 7pm (Mon & Sun)

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Visit www.anti-oxidantcentre.com.sg or call 6756 0636 to make an appointment.

Pay

S$10 (Valued at $39) for a

Ganban’yoku therapy session! all you need to do is mention “vanitytrove”. Terms & Conditions • This offer entitles one customer to a 45-minute Ganban’yoku Therapy session • Applicable to new customers only • Appointment required. Call 6756 0636 • Valid till 22 March 2013 25


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Find your Inner Desire | Discover gorgeous and exquisite intimates to help you feel good from within. Treat yourself to a world of flattering, stylish swimwear and intimate wear from Inner Desire – an online fashion retailer that tailors to modern women. Tasteful designs featuring the latest trends and materials from runways

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worldwide will appeal to both fashionistas and practical females alike. We love how the pretty designs also keep our utmost comfort in mind. A wide selection of intimates, sleep and swimwear, ladies apparel and other charming accessories can be found at www.inner-desire.com. It’s consumer-friendly online shopping platform makes it easy for you to live beautifully.


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BEAUTY BUZZ

i de rm S kin Reju v e nat i on M a s k f r o m Sk i nStre e t.com. SG | We have really been loving the iderm Skin Rejuvenation Mask lately. These cool and soothing facial sheet masks contain active ingredients that inhibit the ageing of skin cells and feel so luxurious on the skin. Each mask moisturises and rejuvenates leaving your skin radiant and velvety-soft by

actively supplying nourishment. At the same time, it increases collagen and elastin levels and reduces irritation and blotchiness. Enjoy a 20-minute cat nap while the mask does its magic! S$45.00 (5-PIECE set)

Available at skinstreet.com.sg

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Terms and Conditions • This discount is valid till 30 April 2013 and is redeemable only for merchandise found online at www.inner-desire.com. Only 1 voucher is redeemable per transaction. • This voucher is not exchangeable for cash. • Inner Desire reserves the right to amend the terms & conditions without prior notice. For more information, please contact customerservice@inner-desire.com. Find us on www.facebook.com/innerdesire


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