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To mark the country's Golden Jubilee, these beauty brands are offering giveaways, discounts and limited-edition products.


If Singapore were a perfume, what would it smell like?

Sephora has launched a Singapore-inspired eau de parfum, Little Red Love Singapore.

The citrusy and powdery floral perfume is blended with accords of the Singapore orchid Vanda Miss Joaquim, tea, mint, white rice, osmanthus, citrus, plum blossom, musk, resin, sandalwood and cashmere wood.

Concocted by French perfumer Alexandre Freile, who spent eight years living here while working for the local arm of Swiss fragrance and flavours manufacturer Firmenich, the perfume is sold exclusively at Sephora Ion for $88.


French beauty brand Yves Rocher will be giving away 3,000 pieces of the Pur Bleuet Express Eye Make-up Remover, worth $10 each, to Life readers.

Made with cornflower, which is known for its soothing and astringent properties, the make-up remover gets rid of stubborn eyeliner and mascara. The product is a bestseller - 2.5 million bottles are reportedly sold every year.

To redeem a free 125ml bottle of Pur Bleuet, SMS 9765-9372 with your full name and e-mail address by Monday.

Instructions on how to collect the product will be sent via SMS.

Those born in 1965 or earlier will also enjoy a 50 per cent discount storewide at Yves Rocher stores at Westgate, Takashimaya Shopping Centre and BHG Bugis. The promotion ends on Aug 12. Do note that your contact details will be used by Yves Rocher for future marketing purposes.


Home-grown home spa label Javaglow is giving away 50 home spa sets worth $30 each.

The set contains a sachet of coffee scrub (30g), a bottle of shower oil (15ml) and a bottle of body lotion (10ml). The scrub - blended with ground organic coffee, Himalayan pink salt, coconut oil, jojoba oil, sunflower oil, grapeseed oil and olive oil - can be used on the scalp, face and body.

Go to and fill in your contact details under the "Contact" tab. Then redeem the scrub at Color Bar, 02-13 Claymore Connect, while stocks last.


For this year's annual JewelFest in October, the National Museum of Singapore is collaborating with six Singaporean designers and jewellery houses to create special pieces influenced by the watercolour paintings of William Farquhar, who is regarded as a pioneer of colonial Singapore.

A portion of the proceeds from the festival will go to the museum.

The six designers and jewellery houses in this collaboration are Simone Jewels, Kavant & Sharart, Caratell, Jaipore by Ritu Aurora, Vihari and Lee Hwa Jewellery. Pieces include this ornate double ring (above) by Simone Jewels, influenced by Farquhar's depictions of the Black-capped Kingfisher.

The festival will be held from Oct 9 to 18 at the Jewel Pavilion in Ngee Ann City.


American fashion designer Jeremy Scott has come up with yet another whimsical design for Longchamp's iconic Le Pliage bag.

Titled Humpty Dumpty, the bag evokes the popular childhood rhyme, but without any king's horses or king's men. Scott's quirkiness is evident in its unusual print - a mix of rabbits, elephants, mushrooms and tortoises. The limited-edition bag is available for $440 at all Longchamp boutiques here.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 06, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - GCSTYLE06'. Print Edition | Subscribe