Watsons is definitely a one-stop shop for anything and everything that you may need in life. That sounds a bit much, but really – you can get your shampoos there, wet wipes, cotton pads, makeup, skincare, and even over-the-counter medicine. This writer has an obsession with loves checking them out and is more than excited to be at their media preview event, where we have the opportunity to get to know more about and try the new products that have recently been or are going to be launched.
Some of these products are exclusive to Watsons, so you can only get them there!
Hot, new products you need to check out
After going through the many, many new products in Watsons, we’d like to share our favourites.
1. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer (SGD19.90)
This concealer has been tried and tested, and much raved about everywhere. We’ve been waiting for it to be available in Singapore and it’s finally here! Perfect for those of you who just want a light concealer for the under eye area. It blends so effortlessly, and instantly makes you look much more awake!
2. Maybelline the Nudes Palette (SGD26.90)
Looking for a neutral eyeshadow palette at a drugstore price? HERE YOU GO!
3. Bio-essence Deep Exfoliating Gel
In the same range as the best-selling Bio-Essence Face Lifting Cream, the Deep Exfoliating Gel promises to gently exfoliate your skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth. It comes in two versions: for Sensitive Skin (SGD36.90) and for Oil Control (SGD32.90)
4. La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-light Invisible Mist SPF50+ (SGD38.90)
Why slather yourself with sunscreen when you can just spray it on? This gives a high SPF of 50+, but still offers a lightweight, non-sticky texture. It also doesn’t leave a white sheen behind, making it a great sunscreen to pack in your beach bag.
5. Loreal Extraordinary Oil Hair Care (SGD16.90 – SGD19.90)
While this is suitable for all hair types, we think this would work particularly well on dry, damaged and frizzy hair! Despite it being an oil-based hair care line, it does not weigh the hair down, and will not leave your hair greasy.
6. Toni&Guy Dry Shampoo Series (SGD15.90 each)
Say goodbye to white residue with the new Toni&Guy Dry Shampoos. These are dispensed as mist, and comes in Matt Texture, Perfect Tease, Sky High Volume, and Express Reboost – you choose the type based on the look you’d like to achieve.
7. Rimmel 60 Seconds Super Shine Nail Polish (SGD4.90 each)
These fast-drying nail candies are retailing at SGD4.90 each – definitely a beauty bargain. The ones featured above are from the Rita Ora collection and it comes in 11 shades alongside the regular 60 Seconds Super Shine Nail polish collection.
8. OPI ColorPaints Blendable Nail Lacquer (SGD16 each)
Probably the coolest nail polish product EVER. Using a special silver base coat, and whichever formula you’ve picked, you can now easily create an ombre nail.
These nail polishes are blendable, so you can literally mix two colours together to create a unique shade.
Watsons’ Elite Membership Program
If you are a Watsons member, you would probably know that you can accumulate points. When you reach a certain amount of points, you can actually use it to offset your total bill!
However, with so many members already, Watsons felt that they should show more appreciation to their regular members and introduced the Elite Membership Programme. To qualify, customers just need to spend a total of SGD900 from 4 June 2015 to 31 October 2015 with a minimum of 10 different day receipts.
Being an elite member doesn’t just entitle you to the regular perks of a regular member, of course! Aside from discounts at establishments such as Skinny Pizza and Yoguru, Elite Members get to enjoy a free MobileCare insurance. This means that when you drop your phone on the floor and the screen cracks, fret not! If you’re an Elite Member, your phone screen will either be repaired, or replaced with a refurbished version of the exact same phone.
Note that you have to re-qualify for Elite Memberships every year. For more information, click here.