16 new launches across fashion, beauty, food, and tech that you need to lay your hands on this March

March is already here and we’re back with yet another one of our top favourite topics to talk about: shopping!

If you’ve been looking forward to another much-needed shopping spree (because who isn’t?), we’ve got your back. We’ve collated 16 new launches and categorised them according to fashion, beauty, food, and tech for you to easily browse through. These products are definitely items that you need to lay your hands on this March, so shop away!

New fashion drops to spice up your wardrobe

1. PUMA Stardust collection

There’s almost always never enough clothes that one can have, and if you’re looking to update your activewear wardrobe with some new clothes, the latest PUMA Stardust collection is one that you can consider.

The collection features sportswear and footwear, such as lightweight jackets, leggings that are highly stretchable so they are squat-proof, sports bras that provide sufficient support, as well as matching workout accessories like gym bags and a skipping rope.

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Our top picks for this collection include the Mid Impact Printed Women’s Training Bra (S$59) and the High Waist Printed 7/8 Women’s Training Leggings (S$89). We definitely love the sparkle design that reminds you to reach out for the stars no matter what you do!

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You can browse the full collection on the PUMA website

2. UNIQLO x Studio Ghibli

Fans of Studio Ghibli will be delighted to know that they can now show their love for the Japanese animation studio through clothes with iconic characters thanks to the latest UNIQLO x Studio Ghibli collaboration!

This collection brings Ghibli movies to life, and it serves to commemorate a major exhibition of Studio Ghibli works that recently opened in Bangkok, Thailand. While we aren’t able to enjoy the exhibition, we can still enjoy it through this collection. It features a lineup of 12 styles of colourful graphics based on My Neighbour Totoro in sizes for both adults and kids. This will definitely be a hit amongst those who love Studio Ghibli’s characters and those who appreciate adorable T-shirts.

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Every T-shirt purchased will also come with a pocketable tote bag with a Ghibli graphic on the front. This is given while stocks last, so do make sure you purchase the T-shirts early if you don’t want to miss out on this adorable free gift!

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To make things more exciting, UNIQLO has also introduced the UTme! service for this special collaboration, where you can make your own original T-shirt with specially-designed stamps from the commemorative exhibition, photos from Kanyada, and drawings from the grandson of Toshio Suzuki.

View more on UNIQLO.

3. TUMI Alpha Bravo Collection

Head back to the office in style with TUMI’s newest Alpha Bravo Collection which comprises backpacks and tote bags that are focused on modularity, sustainability, and durability.

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The bags are made with recycled ballistic nylon, which offers great durability so you won’t have to worry about your bag becoming damaged from carrying too many work essentials to and fro. The bags are also strategically equipped with daisy chains and D-rings so that you can personalise your bag with TUMI+ accessories if you require more storage space.

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And here’s the best part of all: if you happen to accidentally lose your bag, or if it gets stolen, you can make use of the TUMI Tracer, a complimentary programme that tracks your bag down and lets you be reunited with it!

Shop the entire collection on TUMI.

4. PUMA x Minecraft

PUMA has recently joined hands with one of the world’s favourite games, Minecraft, to launch an exciting streetwear collection that features apparel and footwear for adventurers and explorers of all ages.

In this collection, PUMA’s iconic Suede sneakers have been transformed from its usual sleek black and white silhouette to a pair of sneakers befitting of the blocky world. The first design features the sneakers in colours that represent the main building blocks of Minecraft – dirt, grass, and water – while the second design features the sneakers in grey with blue pixelated accents. The sneakers also come with the the ‘Creeper’ face graphic on the tongue labels in place of PUMA’s usual logo, as well as on the small flap near the top of the eyelets.

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Other products you can look forward to are hoodies, graphic tees, and sweatpants emblazoned with beloved characters from Minecraft, including ‘Creeper’. Available in sizes for both adults and kids, this collection is truly one that caters to all adventurers regardless of age.

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The PUMA x Minecraft collection will be available on PUMA from 19 March onwards.

5. New Balance Uni-ssentials

New Balance is back with another new collection and it has aptly called it Uni-ssentials to describe modern, gender-neutral sportswear staples that fit anyone and everyone. The collection is versatile, and is most certainly essentials that you should have in your wardrobe.

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Our favourite is the Uni-ssentials French Terry Sweatpants (S$89) which are perfect for those days where you’re just lounging around at home as you hide from the heavy rain. We also like the Uni-ssentials Cotton Tee (S$49) which you can just throw on, making you look effortlessly chic.

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Do check out the full collection on the New Balance website!

6. Marvel x Pandora

If you’ve been eagerly waiting for the Marvel heroes to get together again on the big screen, perhaps what Pandora has recently put together would help with enduring the wait a little longer. Pandora has gathered the Avengers through a special collaboration with Marvel and we couldn’t be more excited about it.

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The charms are painstakingly crafted such that they accurately depict the heroes’ suits, and they also come with an engraving of each hero’s signature phrase. Wear them on the iconic Pandora bracelet, or wear the charms as pendants on your necklace.

Those who don’t usually wear jewellery can also enjoy these charms in the form of keychains! All you have to do is purchase the Pandora Moments Charm Key Ring (S$89) and add on whichever Marvel charm you like.

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Browse the full collection on Pandora today.

7. Nike Valentine’s Day 2022 Collection

Even though Valentine’s Day is over, White Day has yet to pass! Nike’s Valentine’s Day 2022 Collection has just dropped in Singapore and perhaps it’s time for you to drop a hint to your partner so that they can purchase a pair of new kicks for you just in time for 14 March, the day where the rituals of Valentine’s Day are reversed!

The collection features the Nike Court Vision Low (S$119) and Nike GTS 97 (S$105) in off white. The sneakers are embroidered with hearts and flowers which add a romantic and girly touch to them.

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They look like regular sneakers, but Nike has manufactured these sneakers with recycled textiles that can be dyed. This means that you can let your creativity flow as you add colours to the sneakers to make them one-of-a-kind. How cool is that?

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Get the sneakers on the Nike website today!

Beauty launches for that much-needed glow-up

8. NUDESTIX Nudies Matte Blush in Picante

NUDESTIX has recently partnered up with Canadian beauty and lifestyle blogger, and Youtube Influencer Allana Davison to create a new shade for the brand’s iconic Nudies range.

The Nudies Matte Blush in Picante is inspired by Allana’s time spent under the hot sun of Mexico, sipping tipples, and walking on sandy beaches, and the colour perfectly represents summer.

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While this is a blush, it can also be used on your eyes and lips thanks to its coral shade that is natural and flattering for all skin tones. Bring this along wherever you go so that you can just put it on whenever you need an extra pop of colour!

Just like every other product in the Nudies range, the Nudies Matte Blush in Picante (S$50) comes with a blending brush on the other end that can be easily twisted off for washing.

This product will be available from 10 March onwards, and it can be purchased from Sephora

9. Kakao Friends x Origins

Kakao Friends has teamed up with skincare brand Origins once again this year to bring us a collection of the brand’s best-selling masks, this time adorned with adorable Kakao Friends characters.

There are a total of five masks available: Clear Improvement Charcoal Honey Mask (S$64), Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask (S$39), Original Skin Retexturising Mask with Rose Clay (S$39), Drink Up 10 Minute Hydrating Mask with Apricot & Glacier Water (S$39), and Drink Up Intensive Overnight Hydrating Mask with Avocado & Glacier Water (S$48).

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Other than getting to enjoy rejuvenated skin thanks to these products, you’ll also get to receive exclusive Kakao Friends gifts once you spend a minimum of S$120. The gifts include an Apeach makeup bag, Ryan handheld mirror, and a Ryan headband that will keep your hair away from your face as you do your skincare routine.

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Shop now on Sephora or Origins!

10. Chanel Rouge Coco Baume

It is no secret that many ladies are always on the lookout for lipsticks that offer the My-Lips-But-Better (MLBB) look, in fact, we are too! There’s just something about that natural look that intrigues us, and if you’ve been looking for the next shade to add to your collection, look no further. Chanel’s Rouge Coco Baume is part of the brand’s latest Spring 2022 collection, and the shade #914 Natural Charm in particular has garnered quite a lot of attention on social media.

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The colour is dubbed an “almond milk tea” shade, and we can definitely see why. This shade is quite possibly the one you need to add to your collection for that natural, rosy look. Surprisingly, this isn’t actually a lipstick, but a lip balm instead. Apply one coat of this and you’ll get a sheer wash of colour, and three coats of it will give you a lipstick-like intensity, allowing you the versatility to use the lip balm however you’d like.

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And of course, since this is a lip balm, it is filled with ingredients such as shea butter and oleoactive that will keep your lips feeling moisturised all day.

You can purchase this on Chanel’s official website for S$53.

New food items that you need to get your hands on

11. Peanuts Nougat Ice Cream

Last year, there was a lot of hype over the launch of the White Rabbit Ice Cream because it was reminiscent of White Rabbit Creamy Candy, the childhood treat that all of us indulged in. If you were a fan of that, you’ll probably be excited to know that the companies behind the creation of that ice cream, Bright Dairy & Food and Shanghai Guan Sheng Yuan Food, have worked together once again to bring to us a brand new flavour called the Peanuts Nougat Ice Cream!

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The Peanuts Nougat Ice Cream features three flavours that will surely delight your tastebuds – a complementary blend of sweet milk, frozen peanuts, and nougat.

Just like the White Rabbit Ice Cream, the Peanuts Nougat Ice Cream is sold in boxes of five sticks, with each box retailing for S$12.50. As part of a launch promotion, you can enjoy two boxes of the Peanuts Nougat Ice Cream or White Rabbit Ice Cream for just S$21.90 (U.P. S$25).

You can purchase them on Shopee, Lazada, and FairPrice.

12. Wellnest

Many of us are aware of the benefits of bird’s nest, but not many of us have the time to prepare and double boil it, especially since it is a very tedious process. Luckily for us, the Asia Bird’s Nest Corporation has launched Wellnest, a superfood that is packaged in a modernised and convenient sachet that allows you to enjoy the benefits of bird’s nest without any hassle.

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The recipe is a combination of the micronutrients from bird’s nest, prized six-year Korean Red Ginseng, and Aronia Berry, and it is said to boost your immune system and aid in digestion.

From now until 19 March 2022, those who purchase Wellnest will be eligible to take part in the Star Influencer Awards 2022 and win S$367,888 worth of cash and prizes!

Wellnest currently retails at a promotional price of S$69 (U.P. S$99) for a box of 30 sachets and it is available on the official Wellnest website.

13. Lyre’s Pink London

Toast to a new month with Lyre’s new non-alcoholic spirits: Pink London (S$59), Agave Reserva (S$59), and Agave Blanco (S$59). For the uninitiated, Lyre’s spirits look, taste, and smell just like the original, but they’re non-alcoholic. This gives you the freedom to drink without feeling the aftereffects of a hangover the next day, especially on a work night. This also offers an alternative to those who don’t wish to consume alcohol.

Lyre’s range of spirits are made using the finest natural essences, extracts, and distillates from the world, and the result is a range of clean spirits that allow you to recreate your favourite cocktails and enjoy them the non-alcoholic way.

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Pink London is inspired by a rosy Pink Gin, with hints of rosehip, raspberries, and red currant, while the Agave Reserva is inspired by aged agave spirits, with notes of lemon, saline, agave, chamomile, and pine. It also has a Sichuan pepper-like spice, which makes for the perfect evening aperitif when mixed with equal parts of Lyre’s Italian Spritz and Lyre’s Aperitif Dry.

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Agave Blanco is perfect for those who are fans of Margaritas, as it is rich with citrus notes, roasted agave, and peppery spice. Three parts of the Agave Blanco, one part Lyre’s Orange Sec, 0.5 parts simple syrup, and two parts lime juice will give you the ideal blend of a much-needed Margarita on a weekday evening.

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Purchase Lyre’s new range of non-alcoholic spirits on their official website.

New tech products to make your life easier

14. Sony LinkBuds

Sony has returned with another life-changing product, the Sony LinkBuds, which boasts a unique open ring design that allows you to tune into the outside world without having to compromise on your listening experience. This makes it very suitable for your everyday use, regardless of whether you’re exercising, working from home, or gaming.

Despite its size, the Sony LinkBuds is packed with a number of smart features that make life so much easier than before. Unlike other devices which require you to touch the device to adjust your playback, you can simply double or triple tap in front of either of your ears to do so thanks to the Wide Area Tap technology.

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We’ve all encountered situations where someone stops us to ask for directions, or situations where we bump into an acquaintance. If your hands are full and you’re unable to remove your LinkBuds, don’t worry, because all you have to do is speak and the Speak-to-Chat function will cause the music playing in your ears to automatically pause. Once your conversation is over, your music will resume playing, all without you having to physically control the LinkBuds.

Interested to get a pair? The Sony LinkBuds is available on Sony for S$269. As part of the opening promotion, you will also receive a S$30 Nike E-voucher once you purchase a pair and register for your warranty!

15. HUAWEI MateBook 14s and Matebook D15 2021 Edition

For those looking to purchase a new laptop for work, you might want to consider the latest HUAWEI MateBook 14s and Matebook D15 2021 Edition. These two laptops boast high performances designed for smart productivity and portability.

The HUAWEI MateBook 14s (S$1,998) features a 14.2-inch display in a lightweight 1.43kg sleek body, and it comes with a 2.5K HUAWEI FullView Display which offers a crisp-clear resolution.

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If you have a HUAWEI tablet, you can now have a dual-screen workspace where you can open two programmes at the same time, one on the HUAWEI MateBook 14s screen, and the other on the tablet screen. This makes it easier for you to take down notes during work meetings without having to miss out on any important details shared on the screen by your colleagues. You can also drag files and texts back and forth across your tablet and laptop, creating a seamless experience like no other.

The HUAWEI MateBook D15 2021 Edition (S$1,098) is equipped with a 15.6-inch display in an equally lightweight 1.56kg body.

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Despite its size, the HUAWEI MateBook D15 2021 Edition delivers an amazing performance across all scenarios. The laptop is also fitted with custom audio algorithms that boast a pristine surround sound that lets you hear every detail. Just like the HUAWEI MateBook 14s, the HUAWEI MateBook D15 2021 Edition also allows you to enable a dual-screen workspace with a simple tap on the touchpad.

 You can purchase the new HUAWEI additions on Shopee, Lazada, Challenger, Best Denki, and Courts.

16. OPPO Enco Air2

Not everyone is willing to spend a fortune on a pair of wireless earphones, and if you’re looking for a pair of good quality ones in the entry-level price tier, you can check out OPPO’s latest launch, the Enco Air2.

Just like its predecessor, the Enco Air2 features the earbuds encased in the much-loved translucent case lid design. With a 24-hour battery life, TÜV Rheinland certified high performance, smart controls, and more, the OPPO Enco Air2 is the ultimate pair of earbuds to get for your everyday use without breaking the bank.

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In its bid to enhance the sound quality and elevate the experience of its users, OPPO has incorporated two brand new Enco Live sound effects, the Bass Boost and Clear Vocals, so that you can have an immersive audio experience.

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The OPPO Enco Air2 is available for S$89 in white and blue and it can be purchased from Shopee and Lazada.

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