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(SPOT.ph) It's official, folks, we're already halfway through the year. How in the world did time fly by so quickly? A lot has happened since the year started: from the Manila Central Post Office regretfully catching fire, everyone's sudden fascination with the Betty Go-Belmonte LRT station, the government in general, and, on the lighter end of the spectrum (the "shopping is my coping mechanism" side), Thai brand GENTLEWOMAN finally shipping to the Philippines.
Since nothing is set in stone, and we pretty much don't know what the future holds, we won't judge if your online cart suddenly has an item, or two, or three. In fact, we might be in the same boat by the month's end. So if you're on the hunt for an excuse to splurge, you know the drill: Start scrolling up and add to cart. This month's guide has everything you'll ever need for the rainy season, think power banks, waterproof bags, and more.
Below, check out 10 cool finds you might want to add to cart this June:
Retro Slide in Latte (P3,995) from Salt-Water
The weather's mood swings shouldn't deter you from wearing cute shoes that'll complement your amazing OOTD. Get yourself a pair of waterproof shoes like these minimalist-looking slides from Salt-Water. The shoe's upper is made from leather that only gets "better" the more and more you wear it. In fact, wearing your shoes in water can help speed up the process. Pair it with a dainty dress or a white tee and denim shorts combo and you're good to go.
Sure the rainy season may bring more overcast days but that doesn't mean you should forget to use SPF. If you're trying to make excuses about how SPF will leave a white cast, is heavy under your makeup all that jazz, Supergoop!'s Unseen Sunscreen doesn't have all of that, making it a great SPF product that you can use on a day-to-day basis. In case you want to test it out first, you can even head to Look Philippines branches inside the malls to get a feel of the product.
Canvas Tote Bag (US $18, roughly P673) from GENTLEWOMAN
Everyone knows that the secret to a semi-sane commute is to have a strong and sturdy tote bag that doesn't just keep your essentials secure, but also serves in the OOTD factor. If you've been spending a ton of time on social media, then you know that Thai brand GENTLEWOMAN is now the brand to cop. And if you've been thinking of getting their signature tote, you're in luck as the brand ships directly to the Philippines—eliminating the need for pasabuy.
Rainy days shouldn't deter you from looking your best. Instead, treat it as motivation to look extra cute. Why not rock something out-of-the-box to add zest to your life like these Produce Bag Earrings from local shop CraftLux? The earrings, depending on what fruit you get—there's kiat kiat, mango, apple, avocado, and lemon available—are packaged and put into these tiny net bags and hung on stainless steel or stainless steel gold hooks. The fruits are made out of polymer clay, making them all the more realistic.
Available on Shopee.
Trust us when we say that once the storms come in, you'll be needing a waterproof bag to protect all your things from getting wet. You've probably seen this bag on TikTok and wondered how you can get your hands on one. Well, turns out it's available on Lazada and Shopee. The bag is made from polyester and can fit your laptop (depending on the size, either a 14-inch or 15.6-inch), iPads, books and notebooks, and other necessities like water bottles in its countless compartments. There's a pocket in the back sheet to store your phone or wallet during long commutes and a side pocket for your umbrella.
We know how annoying it gets when your makeup melts after a long commute, and if it rains along the way? Game over. Invest in a setting spray that would work for the hot and humid weather of the Philippines. This one from Zeesea is described to be suitable for dry and combination skin and is said to control oil and leave a hydrating finish on your skin. It can be used before and after makeup application and has little to no transfer to things like a face mask.
Available on Lazada.
Everyone needs at least one denim jacket in their closet and what better way than to introduce the clothing piece to your wardrobe than by getting one from a known denim brand like Levi's? This particular one is at 50% off at the time of writing and has a button closure and chest pockets. Still unsure whether to get it or not? Just bite the bullet and add to cart since anything from Levi's can last you a lifetime—they're that durable.
If you've been to Japan, chances are you've discovered the brand TSUBAKI. They're known for using Camellia oil in their formula which gives your soft and bouncy hair. ICYDK, they're finally here in the Philippines so there's no need to sacrifice your baggage allocation on the flight home. Just add to cart via Lazada or if you're heading to the mall, check out the nearest Watson's branch.
Available on Lazada.
Sure, you may already own a power bank but there's nothing wrong with having a backup. In fact, why not get yourself one that already has built-in cables so you no longer have to worry about trying to find your cord? This particular one from Romoss comes in a 10,000mAh capacity and is already capable of fast charging thanks to its 15W charging port.
Available on Lazada.
Polarbox Cooler (starts at P2,950) from Certified Calm
It may be the rainy season but we all know that when it comes to living here in the Philippines, the statement "ang init!" will always be a staple regardless of the weather. If you want your drinks extra cold or you just want to carry ice around (and understandably so), you might want to do it in style with these reliable pop retro coolers. Depending on the size you get, you can comfortably store up to 30 cans. The box also floats in the water in case you want to take it on an out-of-town excursion. Just don't forget to bring it back home, okay?
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