Insider Roundup: Zendaya’s First Emmy Nomination & More

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Welcome to August, the month of new beginnings. New gadget and beauty launches, as well as several award nominations (including Zendaya’s first Emmy nom for Euphoria), are just some of the positive vibes welcoming us this month. Get ready to jump into a new chapter of 2020 with this week’s Insider Roundup.

Zendaya’s Euphoria performance gets an Emmy nod

Last year's Euphoria craze has brought the singer-actress Zendaya her very first Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category. Zendaya, who plays Rue on the show, posted on her Instagram immediately after the news broke saying, "I’m honestly speechless, my heart is just overflowing with love and gratitude." So while we wait for the show's second season, we’ll just reminisce some of the most beautiful looks from the show.

BTS gets three nominations for the VMAs

Meanwhile, BTS seems to be set on keeping their crown as the K-pop group to beat. The boys just received nominations at this year's MTV Video Music Awards for the Best Pop, Best K-pop and Best Choreography categories. They’ll also be performing live their upcoming single, "Dynamite", at the show. The MTV Video Music Awards 2020 will stream on 30 August, 8PM EST (that’s 8AM in our area) on MTV’s digital platforms.

Samsung launches five new gadgets

Samsung's latest releases.

Heads up, Android users! Samsung just unveiled its biggest launch yet with not one, not two, but five new gadgets for you to cop. During the Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event last 5 August, we got a first look at the Galaxy Note20, Galaxy Buds Live, Galaxy Watch 3, Galaxy Tab S7, and Galaxy Z Fold 2. Did we get you excited? These new releases are already out for pre-orders in official Samsung Experience stores, authorised retailers, and online platforms. For more information about the products, click here.

Our first look at the G-SHOCK × Rui Hachimura collaboration

A collage of G-SHOCK × Rui Hachimura photos

The GST-B100RH will retail for SGD599/~USD437.60.

For those who need a timepiece that can keep up with their active lifestyle, G-SHOCK just announced that they’ll be adding to their line of shock-resistant watches. The GST-B100RH is the first collaboration model created with professional basketball player Rui Hachimura of the Washington Wizards. Already thinking of getting it? You might have to wait for a while, as it will only be available at all G-SHOCK Boutiques starting the end of August.

Start a conversation with Mentos Printed Candy — This or That Rolls

A photo of the Mentos Printed Candy — This or That Rolls

Your favourite Mentos candy with a new look.

If you find yourself at a loss for words most of the time, Mentos become the perfect icebreakers in the new limited edition Mentos Printed Candy. The This or That Rolls have 35 different topics ranging from your pet preference (Team Cat or Team Dog?) to your fave way of communicating (Call or Text?) This fun release comes in single rolls and multipacks with flavour variations of mint, fruit, and spearmint. Both are now available in major stores in Singapore.

Chantecaille opens new flagship boutique at TANGS Orchard

A photo of the new Chantecaille boutique at TANGS Orchard.

Chantecaille's newest boutique has a sleek and modern design.

In the realm of beauty, you can now shop for your favourite Chantecaille makeup and skincare at their recently opened boutique at TANGS Orchard. It boasts of a new private facial cabin — the first for the brand in the region — where VIP customers can indulge in Chantecaille's signature facial treatments. Head over to shop some exclusive bundles, like the anti-ageing Mother's Beauty Special and Bio Lifting Collection Special Sets, that are only available in Chantecaille @ TANGS while stocks last.

Go to bed earlier with the Bifesta Sebum Micellar Makeup Remover Wipes

A photo of the Bifesta Sebum Micellar Makeup Remover Wipes


If you find taking off your makeup at the end of the day to be a bit tedious, Bifesta’s new Sebum Micellar Makeup Remover Wipes will make it easier and faster to do so. Formulated for those with oily to combination skin, it contains green tea extract and hyaluronic acid that nourish your skin as you cleanse away the dirt and sebum. Plus, it’s alcohol-free, oil-free and hypoallergenic so even those with sensitive skin can use it. It's now available in Watsons, Guardian, Fairprice, Don Don Donki and Welcia-BHG as well as online at and

(Cover photo from: @zendaya)

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