3 lifestyle must-dos of the week

When better to think of someone other than yourself? Here are three brands that make it easy to do sweet charity this festive season

1. Give a kiss to disadvantaged girls
1. Give a kiss to disadvantaged girls
29 Dec 2015

1. Give a kiss to disadvantaged girls

At SHU UEMURA, all you have to do to help a sister out is to leave a lip imprint on cards at any of the beauty brand’s 10 stores, using their wide array of lipsticks — no purchase required.

For every lipstick print collected in this Gift A Kiss campaign, Shu Uemura will donate $1 to Beautiful People, which supports disadvantaged females and youths. And while you’re there, check out the SHU UEMURA X MAISON KITSUNÉ Holiday 2015 collection, an adorable collab between the Japanese beauty brand and the French fashion label. Featuring specially-created make-up colours inspired by both the east and the west, the packaging is also adorably fusion — French berets and croissants flirt with kimonos and plum blossoms. Très kawaii!

Gift A Kiss runs from Dec 10 to 31. Shu Uemura X Maison Kitsuné is available at Shu Uemura stores and counters.
 

2. Buy arty pouches in aid of autism
2. Buy arty pouches in aid of autism
29 Dec 2015

2. Buy arty pouches in aid of autism

Local beauty company ESTETICA knows beauty inside and out. It has partnered Pathlight School in a collab called Beautiful Inside: Where Beautiful Minds Meet. Art pieces from the students of Pathlight School, which is an autism-focused school, have been reproduced on canvas pouches, which retail from $5 to $10. Proceeds go to the Autism Resource Centre (Singapore), Pathlight School’s parent charity. While you’re at it, grab some skincare goodies from Estetica, such as their popular Optimalift A+ Multi-Repair Eye Essence, a de-puffing and firming eye serum.

From Estetica salons and www.esteticabeauty.com/eshop.
 

3. Get a sweet tote that supports the visually handicapped
3. Get a sweet tote that supports the visually handicapped
29 Dec 2015

3. Get a sweet tote that supports the visually handicapped

Did you know that most L’OCCITANE products come with braille on the packaging? Now, to show more love for the visually-impaired, the beauty brand has come up with a limited edition honeycomb-patterned tote ($20), inspired by L’occitane’s shea butter products — including the new Shea Butter Melting Honey collection, which contains a unique blend of shea butter and a rare organic lavender honey. Proceeds of the tote go to the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped. Each bag comes with a short quote from visually-handicapped folks, which highlights their struggles and dreams.

Available in Jan from L’Occitane stores.
 

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