August 4, 2015
Anytime there’s a special limited-edition beauty product launching, we want to get our hands on that. It doesn’t matter if we already own the regular edition of the product, or it’s the same thing but in different packaging, or even if we don’t use that product in the first place – BUT IT LOOKS SO NICE AND SPECIAL PLUS IT’S LIMITED EDITION, and so we want it in our stash.
And as everything comes in a special SG50 edition this year, of course beauty brands are getting in on the game. Here’s a round up of what we’ve spotted.
La Mer Amber Heritage Creme de La Mer
Turns out the the legendary Creme de la Mer is the same age as our beloved sunny island, so La Mer Singapore is bringing in this very pretty Amber Heritage edition of the iconic cream. The reflective rose gold surface also bears the original brand signature that adorned the first ever jar of Creme de La Mer, created by physicist Dr. Max Huber. If you really, really love your Creme de La Mer, it comes in a gigantic 500ml tub, perfect for if you enjoy, say, covering every inch of yourself with the product. Price tag: $3,150. And there are only 10 of those in Singapore.
La Mer Amber Heritage Creme de La Mer, $480 for 60ml and $3,150 for 500ml. Available at TANGS at Tang Plaza from mid-August. lamer.com.sg
Dior Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet SG50 Limited Edition
One of our favourite Dior fragrances gets really patriotic this month, with a glass artist putting six Singapore-inspired designs on the perfume bottles, including the likes of the Merlion against our iconic skyline, Marina Bay Sands (but of course), and the national bloom, Vanda Miss Joaquim. These are truly limited edition, with each Dior counter and boutique stocking just 30 pieces of one design. See the full listing here.
Dior Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet SG50 Limited Edition, $182 for 100ml. Available from 1 Aug at Dior Beauty counters and boutiques. dior.com/beauty
The Body Shop Soft Hands Kind Hearts Hand Cream
This might just be the most environmentally-friendly hand cream this year, since proceeds from its sale will go towards the SG50 “Help Plant 50 Trees” initiative helmed by the National Parks Board, to plant 50 native trees at the Punggol Promenade Nature Walk. It’s infused with fair trade olive oil and citrus notes, and will only be available till 19 August, so grab yours soon.
The Body Shop Limited Edition Soft Hands Kind Hearts Hand Cream, $14.90. Available until 19 August at The Body Shop stores. thebodyshop.com.sg
Skin Inc Limited Edition Marsala My Daily Dose Custom-Blended Serum Bottle
If you didn’t already know, marsala is the Pantone colour for 2015, and makes for a very chic bottle to store your custom-blended serum in. It also comes with a SG50 tag, and overall is a very classy way to show your support for the nation turning 50, without being too obvious.
Skin Inc My Daily Dose Custom-Blended Serum, $169 (includes serum bottle). The limited edition Marsala My Daily Dose Custom Blended Serum Bottle can be purchased separately for $13. Available at the Skin Inc Concept Store at #B3-43 ION Orchard. iloveskininc.com.
Hairdreams Special Hair Creation For SG50
Of this list, we guess this one is the most obviously patriotic. We guess putting in red and white hair extensions would make you one of the most enthusiastic audience members at the Padang if you’re watching the parade this Sunday, but we can’t really imagine sporting this to school or work. Well… SG50 happens only once after all. We guess if you believe in going big or going home, you can invest in this.
Hairdreams Special Hair Creation For SG50 package, $630. Available till 15 August at Hairdreams, #01-09 51 Cuppage Road. Call 6589 8653 to book an appointment. hairdreams.com.sg