Clothes and coffee, merci
Say bonjour to a new Parisian-themed cafe in town. A collaboration between fashion label Love, Bonito and rewards website and app ShopBack, The Love, Bonito x ShopBack Cafe is a delightful 20-seater bistro located within a floral-strewn wonderland.
Shoppers can nibble on desserts like Champion Bolo Bun's French Cold Tarte or Museum of Ice Cream's signature ice cream, and wash them down with coffee or tea by PPP coffee.
Simply make a purchase with ShopBack PayLater at Love, Bonito Funan to indulge in this free treat. You can also enjoy discounts and stand a chance to win Love, Bonito shopping credits as well as other prizes.
The pop-up is held from noon to 9pm from Friday (Aug 19) to Aug 21, at Love, Bonito Funan (02-09 Funan mall, 107 North Bridge Road).
German leather goods company MCM has just earned The Butterfly Mark, a prestigious certification awarded only to a luxury brand when it has shown commitment towards sustainability in all aspects of its business.
Apart from using only LWG-certified leather material, MCM also works with sustainable materials like koba (eco-friendly faux fur), re-silk (regenerated silk by-products), econyl (nylon made from ocean and landfill waste) and bananatex (a type of canvas made from banana plants organically cultivated in the Philippine highlands) in its collections. LWG refers to the Leather Working Group, a non-profit which champions sustainable leather production.
In its press statement, MCM says it has also set carbon-emissions reduction targets according to an ambitious corporate climate programme called the Science Based Targets initiative, and will continue to invest in "innovation, circularity and inclusive growth".
A stroke of Genius
If your sparse brows are getting you down, check out Anastasia Beverly Hills' new vegan and cruelty-free brow serum. Brow Genius is formulated with ingredients such as peptides, panthenol (vitamin B5), Korean ginseng, biotin and castor oil. It is also free of nasties such as parabens, phthalates and triclosan, making it suitable for daily use.
Swipe it on in the morning and night for a minimum of eight weeks for "smoother, softer, tamer, fuller-looking brows", says the brand.
Available at Sephora's website and in stores in Sephora at $99 a pop.
Do your part by participating in Join: The Power of Clothing, Uniqlo's new global campaign to raise awareness of marine biodiversity protection.
One of the activities falls on World Cleanup Day 2022 on Sept 17. You can opt for two sessions of beach clean-ups at Yishun Dam held over two Saturdays: Sept 17, 8.30 to 11am; or Sept 24, 2.30 to 5pm. The best-performing participants will be rewarded with Uniqlo freebies.
Customers can also shop for an expanded line-up of sustainable clothing at Uniqlo stores, including Dry-Ex T-shirts (priced from $19.90) made of recycled polyester recovered from plastic bottles, as well as BlueCycle Jeans (from $59.90) that purportedly use up to 99 per cent less water in the finishing process.
For more information or to sign up, go to this website.