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 to 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 20% cashback 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 20% cashback* (up to S$10) when you shop at Sephora, Cult Beauty, ASOS, Zalora, and more from now until 30 April 2021!
The best part? There’s no minimum spend required if you sign up for the multi-currency travel e-wallet using the exclusive Daily Vanity code: DVBEAUTY20. Simply sign up by 28 March 2021 to score this special limited-time 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$52), 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.
Curly-haired girls, meet your hair saviour in the form of Bouclème Curl Duo Set, approx. S$59.78 (£32), which is a pair of shampoo and conditioner formulated to nourish, rehydrate, and strengthen fragile strands with high-performing natural ingredients.
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.
Beauty aficionados would probably have heard of the Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrate, which has made itself a backstage staple for makeup artists thanks to its multi-purpose formula – it’s a creamy moisturiser-primer that can pull triple duty as a gentle makeup remover and also a mask.
Another product that you need to try from the crowd-favourite brand is the Embryolisse Beauty Oil (S$46.99), which is enriched with nourishing botanicals to moisturise and protect both skin and hair without leaving a greasy residue.
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 on 20% off which means you can score it for under S$60!
Revolution Beauty is known for its wide range of popular and affordable makeup and skincare products, but what we’re intrigued by this year is the Revolution Beauty Rehab Brow Care Mask (S$11.99). The formula is infused with deeply moisturising cocoa butter and anti-inflammatory shea butter, making it ideal for arches that have recently underwent microblading or hair removal treatments.
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 skin for better texture.
Lack of sleep can really do a number on your skin. To beat fatigued skin, count on the Skin Inc Nightly-To Dew Kit: Armour (S$576) which helps to strengthen your skin immunity and restore skin barrier while improving elasticity and the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
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 20% cashback today!
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