Beauty enthusiasts and fashion lovers would know that shopping for beauty and fashion items on international sites can be a love-hate relationship.
On one hand, you get tons of brands that are otherwise unavailable locally in Singapore. On the other, prices can sometimes cause a serious dent in your bank balance – particularly because of the fluctuating exchange rate.
But what if we tell you there’s a workaround to maximise our online cosmetic shopping? Yes, you heard that right – there is indeed a way to save while you shop online and that is with YouTrip.
- What is YouTrip?
- Snag an extra YouTrip bonus with a DV-exclusive code!
- Top 3 beauty products to get from Sephora
- Top 3 beauty products to buy from Cult Beauty
- Top 3 beauty products to get from ASOS
- Top 3 beauty products to buy from Zalora
- So, what are you waiting for? Sign up for a YouTrip account with our exclusive code to enjoy the complimentary S$5 credit today!
What is YouTrip?
YouTrip is Singapore’s first multi-currency travel wallet with a prepaid Mastercard, thus allowing you to pay in over 150 currencies with no fees.
Combining the convenience and security of bank cards with the affordability of traditional money changers, it also supports in-app exchanges of 10 currencies – including popular ones like US Dollar (USD), British Pound (GBP), Euro (EUR), and Japanese Yen (JPY) – so you can lock in competitive rates anytime, anywhere – even for online payment.
You know what this means? No more having to pay hefty bank fees of 3-5% for your overseas online shopping – yay!
In addition to enjoying competitive rates, you’re also more likely to get cheaper price tags from overseas online stores when you pay in their local currency! In other words, you can save more as you shop your fashion and beauty treats online, even at your favourite websites such as Cult Beauty and ASOS when you check out in GBP!
Snag an extra YouTrip bonus with a DV-exclusive code!
Now that you know how you can save while you shop with YouTrip, here’s something else that we think you’ll love: you get to receive S$5 credit when you sign up for a new YouTrip account to shop at Sephora, Cult Beauty, ASOS, Zalora, and more!
All you need to do is to register for the multi-currency travel e-wallet using the exclusive Daily Vanity code: DV5 – no minimum spend required. Simply sign up by 17 August 2021 to score this special offer!
To help you with your retail therapy, here’s a round-up of the Daily Vanity team’s hot favourites for your shopping consideration. Happy shopping!
Top 3 beauty products to get from Sephora
Here’s what we’re eyeing on at the candy store for beauty junkies.
In conjunction with Coach’s 80th anniversary, Sephora teamed up with American fashion house recently to launch a quirky makeup collection that got the Daily Vanity team swooned! The one that caught our eyes: the Coach x Sephora Collection Rexy Eyeshadow Palette (S$80), a limited-edition palette featuring six pigmented shadows and Coach’s all-time favourite mascot, Rexy the dinosaur.
For a flawless base, we like the new Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Powder Foundation (S$55), a long-wear, light-as-air powder that provides buildable coverage in a non-cakey, soft-focus finish.
This all-time fan-favourite just got a major upgrade with an exclusive aloe bio-ferment capable of delivering – wait for it – 100 hours of hydration, and it’s now known as the Clinique Moisture Surge 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator (available in three sizes, from S$23).
Top 3 beauty products to buy from Cult Beauty
For brands that are not accessible in Singapore, we always look to Cult Beauty. If you check out your cart in GBP using YouTrip, you might score a whole lot of savings on already discounted skincare and makeup.
Beauty devotees are probably no strangers to dermatologist-to-the-stars Simon Ourian – he counts the Kardashians, Jen Atkins, Jenna Dewan, Sofia Vergara, and Lady Gaga among his celebrity clients.
Now, you can cut yourself a slice of the A-lister life with his skincare line, MDO. Start with MDO The Serum, approx. S$130.88 (£70), the star product that functions as a do-it-all treatment to turn your complexion around regardless of your skin concern.
Get transported to your favourite beach with Sol de Janeiro Biggie Biggie Brazilian Bum Bum Cream Curl Duo Set, approx. S$135.43 (£72), the brand’s best-selling firming and nourishing body cream that smells like piña colada and coconut all rolled into one but doesn’t leave your skin greasy.
You’ve probably heard the wonders that silk pillows can bestow to your skin – and hair by now, so why not go one step further by investing in silk scrunchies to keep hair creases and kinks out while minimising the damage done to your hair at the same time? Our current favourite is the Slip Desert Rose Collection Hair Scrunchies, approx. S$72.82 (£39).
Top 3 beauty products to get from ASOS
ASOS isn’t just our go-to for all things fashion, it’s where we bag some of our beauty goodies too! And, just like Cult Beauty, you’ll get to save money shopping on ASOS in GBP using YouTrip.
Revolution Beauty is known for its wide range of popular and affordable makeup and skincare products, but what we have our eyes on this time is the Revolution Beauty x Friends Monica Lip Kit ($16.99). The set, which comes with two lip glosses and a lip liner, is exactly what we need to cop Monica’s style.
Cleaning your makeup brushes doesn’t have to be a chore when you have a nifty gizmo like the Stylpro Makeup Brush Cleaner and Dryer Gift Set (S$74.09), which renders your makeup brushes spotlessly clean in seconds. What’s more, the set is currently going for 20% off which means you can score it for under S$60!
Beauty aficionados would probably have heard Sunday Riley and its range of effective skincare products. Another product that you need to try from the cult brand is the Sunday Riley Charcoal Smoothie Jelly Body Scrub (S$59.99), which refines skin and unclogs pores with activated charcoal, salicylic acid, and zinc PCA while hydrating and protecting skin with coconut water and jojoba oil.
Top 3 beauty products to buy from Zalora
Most of your wardrobe staples probably come from Zalora, but did you know that the e-commerce site has an extensive beauty section too? Check out what we’ll be adding to cart!
Got a case of dark spots bothering you? Look no further than the SK-II Cellumination Deep Surge EX (S$207), which brightens and hydrates skin with a three-pronged approach by evening out the skin tone for improved radiance, inhibiting melanin production for dark spot prevention, and plumping up the skin for better texture.
Replicate your in-salon gua sha facial in the comfort of your home with ReFa Caxa Ray Red (S$375). Thanks to a combination of micro-rollers and CAXA lines (made up of the Seagull Line and Crescent Line) designed to scoop and knead your skin from every angle, this face-contouring tool can help to visibly reduce puffiness and distortion of the muscular system of the face (known as the superficial muscular aponeurotic system, or SMAS) for a sharper-looking jawline.
Expand your fragrance wardrobe with Dolce & Gabbana 3 L’Imperatrice EDT (S$87 for 100ml). Part of the Anthology collection, this vibrant scent is a cocktail of pink pepper, kiwi, watermelon, jasmine, citrus wood, and sandalwood that fans love to reach out to whenever they need a mood booster.
So, what are you waiting for? Sign up for a YouTrip account with our exclusive code to enjoy the complimentary S$5 credit today!
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