From sustainable local kids clothing to vintage jewellery, skincare for up here and down there, and even designer bags for less, here’s what’s new this month
New month, new finds! We’ve got a sustainable-themed lineup this month, including some cute homegrown kidswear brands and eco-friendly online shopping for mamas. Find out where to get luxurious skincare for pampering your ladyparts, and news on a delivery service for beauty essentials and pharmacy needs – in under an hour. Plus we hook you up with a new home tuition service by former international school faculty!
Swipe through to see what’s new in Singapore for July 2020!
Lead image by RAPH&REMY
Our little ones can never have too many onesies! Personalised baby gifts brand RAPH&REMY has recently introduced a range of luxuriously silky soft, stretchy and breathable Premium Bamboo Zippies. These short and long onesies have been designed for our tropical climate, made with sustainable OEKO-TEX Certified bamboo to ensure the utmost comfort without chafing or irritating your kiddo’s delicate skin. An earth‑friendly and amazingly soft material, bamboo is three times more absorbent than cotton, and has natural moisture‑wicking abilities that help keep tots feeling and feeling fresh.
Both the Short and Long Zippies come in five designs and five sizes (newborn to 2 years old), with no-fuss zips and a nifty two-way zip on the Long Zippie for easy nappy changes!
Find it: Shop the new Zippies range online at www.raphandremy.com with worldwide shipping available, or browse their collection in stores at Motherswork Great World City + Tanglin Mall, Mother & Child Tanglin Mall, TANGS at Tang Plaza & Robinsons The Heeren.
Need a trusted home tutor for your kiddo who’s in primary or secondary school? Natalie of Spark Revision has just started her new tuition, revision and home-schooling service after ending her tenure at Dover Court International School. The highly experienced former international school teacher is a Chemistry and Molecular Biology Masters graduate who went into teaching 16 years ago in the UK. She has since taught the IB/IGCSE/’A’ Level/Middle School Science for 15 years at various international schools in the UK and Singapore (she also had stints at UWCSEA and Tanglin Trust!).
Whether you’re looking for one-on-one Science tuition or small group classes, Natalie offers lessons both via Zoom or in Holland Village for Biology (A Level/IB), ESS (IB) IGCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics, Middle school Science, and preparation for the 11+ and common entrance exams.
Natalie is also an IB examiner and has extensive experience with the internal Assessment for IB and the Extended Essay as well as TOK (Theory of Knowledge). She’s currently working on offering free short video clips and fun experiments on the Spark Revision website and Facebook page, which can be done at home with primary and secondary kids.
Book 4 lessons and get 1 free for the month of July!
One of our favourite pilates studios, Moving Body Group, relocated their River Valley studio from Robertson Walk to the up-and-coming Herencia building on Kim Yam Road (also home to our friends at Crane Club). Well known for their excellent mat and reformer pilates classes, Moving Body also offer Gyrotonic, fitness classes, and kids’ pilates classes!
Moving Body’s team of physios can support clients with post-natal recovery, surgery rehabilitation and sports injuries, and can recommend appropriate classes to join as clients recover. Their post-natal services also include dedicated pre- and post-natal pilates classes, and a special 3-week Diastasis Recti Recovery Program.
Currently you can join classes in the studio or online, check out their current promotions here.
The Moving Body Group River Valley, 46 Kim Yam Road, #01-15, The Herencia, Singapore 239351
Started by mama-and-papa duo Doranne and Charles (you may know them as @themerriedlife on Instagram!) Little Happy Haus is a lovely new online kids’ lifestyle store with sustainable clothes, open-ended toys and handmade home decor. We’re loving the selection of breezy linen clothing sets, and their range of rattan wall hooks are fantastic functional wall decor for kids’ rooms!
You know we’re big on #SupportLocalSG here at Sassy Mama, so we’re always excited to learn about new online stores supporting homegrown brands! The One Orchard Store is an e-commerce pop-up launched by the Textile and Fashion Federation (TaFF), showcasing and retailing SG-based designers and their products. Available online till 19 July 2020, the One Orchard Store carries a variety of local fashion labels including Sassy Mama-approved kidswear brands like Hunter + Boo, Ans.ein and Minor Miracles. We love that there are some affordable options for mamas too.
Image by Hunter + Boo
Now that Phase 2 is upon us (!) and we can FINALLY visit our hair removal studios, after 3 months of no waxing I went to my beloved waxing studio STRIP and their recently-launched TWO L(I)PS Ice Calming Rescue Cream could not have fallen into my lap (pun intended!) at a better time! This calming rescue cream is formulated to bring sweet relief to irritated skin. It’s sulphate and paraben-free, and packed with sea algae, menthol and liquorice root extract to soothe inflammation and irritation associated with hair removal and environmental stressors, anywhere from your face to your vulva while keeping skin moisturised, firm and happy!
Ever since my first sugaring session in Phase 2, I’ve been making a little nightly ritual out of the TWO L(I)PS Bumpps Sebum Control Serum, Pout Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum and Blackout Activated Charcoal Vulva Mask – all of which have left me with such supple skin (and no ingrowns!). I also love that all the products are safe for use on both the face and body!
TWO L(I)PS is currently having a 25% off sale sitewide till 31 July 2020!
Singaporean mama-of-two Sherry Libedinsky started her vintage jewellery brand pequitobun 14 years ago while she was just a graduate student in the USA. After the birth of her second child and a hiatus from designing, pequitobun is back in the scene with a completely revamped website and a new range of earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Sherry combines high quality, unique vintage and found objects like brooches, chandelier crystals, buttons and lockets with modern-cut gemstones and fine metals (14K, 18K , 14K gold-fill and sterling silver) to create new jewellery designs that are affordable, eco-friendly and truly one-of-a-kind.
Her designs have appeared on the TV show Gossip Girl (so cool!); in publications like Lucky, Life, Style Weekly and the Boston Globe, and online at Glamour.com and FabSugar.
We’ve shared our love for Swapaholic in the past thanks to their sustainable mission (not to mention the fun swap parties that have led us to discover so many great gems!), so we’re excited to share that they’re now offering an online swap service! The brand new online subscription platform now has monthly membership packages for fashion swapping all year round.
Simply choose a plan, pack up your swapalicious items for collection, and you’ll receive an email with the points you have earned for your items. Then you can use those points to browse the website for unique finds! Find out more about the process here.
Play your part in helping to rescue more garments from entering the Semakau Landfill, mama!
Swapaholic is offering a storewide promotion of $15 off selected membership packages! Sassy Mama readers can enjoy an additional $5 off (that’s a total of $20 off!) with the promo code SASSY5. Valid till 31 July 2020.
If you’ve always wanted to splurge on a designer bag but can’t bear the retail price tags, why not shop sustainably and buy secondhand? And we’re not talking beat-up, overused items with lots of wear-and-tear – ZALORA now houses over 5,000 authenticated pre-loved designer goods in excellent condition so you can choose to extend the lifespan of fashion products. Brought to us by global leading pre-owned fashion platform Vestiaire Collective, the partnership is grounded in a shared commitment to promoting the adoption of circular fashion. The Pre-loved section offers both men’s and women’s products, including clothes, shoes, and accessories from luxury labels like Christian Louboutin, Hermès, Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent.
Vestiaire Collective boasts a knowledgeable team of experts who conduct two rounds of checks to ensure the authenticity and quality of its products before they appear on ZALORA’s website and app. Each product page also comes with ZALORA’s Condition Guide, detailing the state of each item from Gently Loved to Brand New.
foodpanda has partnered with Guardian to offer over 280 health and beauty products from foodpanda shops, the on-demand delivery service for groceries and household goods. Look forward to receiving beauty essentials, baby wipes, feminine care products, toothpaste & toothbrushes, and much more in under an hour, mama! On top of personal care and beauty products (including those from K-beauty brands Kundal, Aprilskin and Medicube) you’ll also find health supplements and over-the-counter medications. Order now to enjoy free delivery for a limited time!