Winona Tan: Sustainable and Socially-conscious Skincare

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Singaporean ethical skincare brand WANT is one of the forerunners of the sustainable and socially-conscious beauty movement. Local founder Winona Tan sources organic and fair trade ingredients from local communities and women co-operatives in Bali (Indonesia) and Benin (Africa) to create a range of handmade beauty products that are natural, sustainable and cruelty-free. We sat down with Winona to find out more about WANT.You used to work in the IT industry. What led you on the path of wanting to create your own beauty brand?I quit my job and moved to HK. During that time, I was switching to natural...
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Balanced like a fine cocktail, intoxicating in every way, Spa Esprit launched their latest Plantation shower gel blend, Gin & Detox, at one of Spa Esprit Group’s F&B establishments, Ding Dong restaurant last Thursday. Gin & Detox was created in collaboration with Compendium, a local distillery that aims to encapsulate Singapore’s myriad flavours in every bottle they produce. Founded in 2019, each of Compendium’s products are made from scratch, with the base spirits being fermented in-house, then distilled and infused with raw ingredients native to the local community. Their flagship product, the Rojak Gin, was the main inspiration behind the...
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4 Trend Pairings We Are 100% Loving In 2020

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We’re almost at the end of January and still feeling pumped up about the fresh decade. What’s your take on making 2020 even better? Our vote is on staying on top of the trends that are making 2020 super hot! We’ve rounded up 4 trend pairings we are 100% loving so let us know if you love it or tried it. 1. Puffy Sleeves x Fluffy Brows We first spotted the Puffy Sleeves fashion trend on Cosmopolitan and it has been popping up everywhere! The volumes on your sleeves can make you look dreamy and romantic or polished and fierce,...
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I first met Daryl Chew, founder of Nail Deck, back in law school when he had a pushcart at the SMU basement and I was still blogging on Legally Nailed.We lost touch but because Singapore is disturbingly small, we reconnected in 2015 when we ended up working in blocks right next to each other in one-north!In my last week at ShopBack, I was happy to do a review of his latest product, the Nail Deck Lacquer Kit!All their nail polishes are cruelty-free, vegan and 9-free (i.e. free from Formaldehyde, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Camphor, Formaldehyde Resin, Xylene, Ethyl Tosylamide, Phthalates...
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Is this the most diverse beauty campaign ever?

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Beauty brand Babor have put together a campaign, and it’s absolutely stunning. It’s also gloriously diverse. The campaign features a variety of models from 58 year old Nicola Griffin, the oldest model ever to appear in a Sports Illustrated shoot, to Charli Howard who was famously told she was too big for modelling, despite being a size six. All of the photos are unretouched, so what you’re seeing is real, unvarnished beauty. It’s not just the campaign which does good, either. The product is working to change lives too. The line has been created in collaboration with the All Women...
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