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Whether it is skincare products or makeup, we cannot do without them in our daily routine. But what beauty brands and retailers do most of us can’t live without? Here are the top five favourites of Yahoo Singapore readers.
Founded in 2004 in Singapore, Browhaus is the first and only concept store in Singapore and other Southeast Asian countries to specialise in brow and lash grooming services. The name is a wordplay on Bauhaus, the German artistic movement characterised by an abstract and geometric design.
Browhaus offers an effective range of specially formulated pre- and post-treatment care products to target various brow and lash concerns. It has also ventured into producing a makeup range and face care products.
The Body Shop is often the go-to store when you need exquisite gifts that suit people from all walks of life. With a wide range of products that cover face care, body care, hair care, fragrance and makeup, it’s no surprise The Body Shop is among the top five favourite beauty brands.
Thanks to all the Korean dramas that have witty product placements, Korean beauty products are on the rise together with the popularity of K-dramas. Among all the Korean brands, Innisfree seems to be the most popular.
Powered by the finest ingredients from Korea's pristine Jeju Island, Innisfree has got you covered, literally, from head to toe. Some of their best sellers include the Green Tea Seed Serum and the Black Tea Youth Enhancing Ampoule.
Kiehl’s may have started as a single pharmacy in New York City more than a century ago. But it has found international fame as a luxury cosmetics brand under L’Oréal. The best part? It offers products for all skin types, which is good news for people with sensitive skin!
Blessed with the crown is none other than Sephora, the French multinational retailer of personal care and beauty products. Although Sephora does offer products under its own private label, it also features hundreds of other beauty brands, such as Clinique, Estée Lauder, and SK-II, making it difficult not to take the top spot.
Polling began in the second round of elections for Tunisia's toothless parliament on Sunday, but as the divided nation grapples with economic woes, all eyes will be on turnout.The latest polls, whose first round in December saw just 11.2 percent of registered voters take part, are seen as the final pillar of Saied's transformation of politics.
Teacher Oleksandr Pogoryelov occasionally strolls up the sloping road to the school in his village in the eastern Donetsk region of Ukraine where he taught for more than two decades.Parents have been supportive, he said, but the village is emblematic of tensions in many communities in the Donetsk region, where pro-Russian separatists had been fighting Ukrainian forces for years.
The idea of New York in wintertime conjures up images of Manhattan's Times Square and Central Park shrouded in snow.Meteorologists define snowfall in NYC as snow that measures at least 0.1 inches in Central Park.
US trade flows are realigning on the back of pandemic shocks and tensions with China, but efforts to reduce interdependence between the superpowers have not brought a swift decoupling."The recent (Inflation Reduction Act) and Chips Act, and related sanctions are clear indicators of the Biden administration's efforts to decouple from China" in these areas, said Koopman.
"A week before my mother died, her house was broken into and burned down," said Mathieu Okoma Agoa, from a village in Ivory Coast.Okoma Agoa's mother suffered from leprosy, a disease that made her a social outcast long before she died.
North Korea on Sunday denied providing arms to Moscow after the United States said the nuclear-armed state supplied rockets and missiles to Russia's private military group Wagner.Kim Jong Un declared North Korea an "irreversible" nuclear state in September, and the country conducted sanctions-busting weapons tests nearly every month last year -- including firing its most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile.
BENGALURU (Reuters) -Indian carmaker Tata Motors Ltd said on Friday it would hike prices of its passenger vehicles by 1.2% on a weighted average basis from Feb. 1, citing a rise in overall input costs. The price increase comes a month after the maker of the Tiago and Harrier cars raised commercial vehicle prices by up to 2% in January.. Earlier this month, rival and India's top car maker Maruti Suzuki raised prices by an average of 1.1% across its models, blaming similar cost pressures.
New York officials and members of the city's Jewish community called Friday for the removal of plaques bearing the name of French Nazi collaborators from Manhattan's celebrated Broadway street.The parade took place before they worked for the Nazis during Germany's occupation of France during World War II.
"Removing the plaques is not a whitewashing of history.
India's rising tide of Hindu nationalism is an affront to the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, his great-grandson says, ahead of the 75th anniversary of the revered independence hero's assassination.Today, Gandhi's assassin is revered by many Hindu nationalists who have pushed for a re-evaluation of his decision to murder a man synonymous with non-violence.
First Valentyna's gas was cut when Russia's invasion came to Bakhmut in Ukraine's Donetsk region.They are just two among some 8,000 Bakhmut residents whose precarious existence in the city has been thrown into even greater uncertainty since water supplies were fully cut in October.
The United States said Friday it would refuse entry to two Serbian ultra-nationalist former members of parliament wanted by a UN court for witness tampering in a trial over crimes against humanity."The United States continues to stand with all Serbians in support of democracy and the rule of law and will continue to promote accountability for those who abuse public power for personal gain," State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement.
Two Indian Air Force fighter jets crashed Saturday, killing one pilot and injuring two others, in an apparent mid-air collision while on exercises south of the capital New Delhi."The aircraft were on routine operational flying training mission," the country's air force said in a statement, adding that one of the three pilots was fatally injured.
Hundreds of people, including foreign diplomats and activists, paid homage Saturday to a human rights lawyer who was shot dead in Eswatini, sparking alarm over political violence in Africa's last absolute monarchy.EU ambassador Dessislava Choumelova called for the "safety of all citizens including political activists".
The pensioner who allegedly sent letter bombs to Spain's prime minister and the Ukrainian embassy was placed in pre-trial detention on Friday on grounds he could flee to "Russian territory". The home-made devices were sent in late November and early December to Spain's prime minister and defence minister, the Ukrainian and US embassies, the European Union Satellite Centre near Madrid and to a Spanish arms manufacturer in the northeastern city of Zaragoza.
Demonstrations in Lima turned fatal on Saturday as one protester died in clashes with police near Congress after lawmakers rejected a request by Peru's embattled president to bring elections forward.In the early hours of Saturday, lawmakers had rejected her request to move the polls forward to December, even as anti-Boluarte protests raging across the country have left dozens dead.
Italian energy giant Eni signed an $8 billion gas deal with Libya's state-run National Oil Corporation Saturday as Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni visited Tripoli.Meloni also visited Algeria this week seeking supply deals from Africa's top gas exporter.
With anti-France feelings running high in many of its former colonies in West Africa, Paris is being forced to retreat ever further from the increasingly unstable region and re-think its presence, experts say.After the ruling junta in Mali forced French troops out last year, the army officers running neighbouring Burkina Faso followed suit this week, asking Paris to empty its garrison in the next month.
Rwandan authorities on Saturday said they had arrested six people for allegedly hurling insults at a woman who made history as one of the first female referees chosen for the men's World Cup.The 34-year-old made history last year by becoming the first woman to referee at the Africa Cup of Nations.
The Indian rupee rose marginally against the dollar on Friday, but ended the week lower due to suspected intervention by the central bank. For the week, the local currency was down 0.5%. The currency came under pressure after it managed to climb above the 81 level on Monday thanks to dollar purchases from public sector banks, likely on the directions of the Reserve Bank of India.