10 Cool Finds That Made Us Happy in May
Tumblers, makeup, and cases that will boost your mood!
(SPOT.ph) It’s easy to drown in your thoughts especially when you’ve practically been on house arrest for over two months. While the feeling of uncertainty can be overwhelming, one way you can distract yourself and feel a sense of normalcy is by online window shopping (keyword: window—we trust that you have self-control and would know better than to overspend).
We’re here to share some of our favorite finds that will lift your spirits in May:
Flavorful Fun Collection (P695 to P1,545) from Starbucks
If you're feeling down in the dumps and need an instant pick-me-up, Starbucks just came out with a super cute mug-and-tumbler collection that's sure to brighten up anyone's day. This 10-piece collection features mugs, cups, and tumblers that come in bright summery colors inspired by fruits like strawberries, peaches, lemons, and pineapples. A lot of them even have popsicle elements—perfect for summer!
Available at Starbucks stores.
Luma Earbuds (U.S. $99/each; roughly P4,981/each) from Urbanears
Looking for wireless earphones? Urbanears recently unveiled the Luma Earbuds which come in the prettiest colors. The earbuds feature a sleek, matte finish and come in four shades: a pastel purple known as Ultra Violet, a deep Teal Green, and neutral shades like Charcoal Black and Dusty White—and they all come with a matching charging case for a monochromatic look. The Luma earphones are designed so they just sit on the outer portion of your ear. It promises up to 25 hours of total playtime with five hours of playback in one use.
For more information, log on to Urbanears' website.
Chuck Taylor 70 Ox Upcycled (€89; roughly P4,800) from Converse
Converse just gave one of their classic styles a sustainable update from their new Chuck 70 Upcycled collection. The Chuck 70 Ox silhouette is made out of upcycled materials, perfect for those who try to live a sustainable lifestyle. You'll love its monochromatic off-white colorway, which is made with undyed fabric scraps for a rough-around-the-edges look.
Rocket Bottle Holders (P520/each) from Renegade Folk
Local footwear brand Renegade Folk teamed up with social enterprise Grow PH to create these gorgeous, handwoven Rocket Bottle Holders. The holders can fit any tumbler and will give your water bottle a soft outer cushioning to help prevent bumps and scratches. Now you can bring a water bottle everywhere you go and be hands-free!
Face Mask (P95) from Regatta
Regatta has created two-ply reusable face masks that come in plain colors and one that has a bit of a nautical twist—it's what the brand is known for, anyway. The masks feature a contoured shape for a snug fit, soft ear loops so your ears stay comfortable, and a pocket where you can insert filters for an extra layer of protection. They come in three colors: Blue Stone, Black, and Navy Blue.
Prism Pop Tumbler Collection P2,490/each) from Hydro Flask
These eye-catching tumblers from Hydro Flask are sure to boost your mood. Each bottle features a predominantly light pastel hue with bright neon accents on the Hydro Flask logo in front, the top handle, and the protective boot on the base. The tumblers are available in two sizes: 16 oz. and 21 oz. Both are available in three colors: Bubblegum (a pastel pink with hot pink accents), Seafoam (a mint shade with neon green details), and Lemonade (a muted lemon with fluorescent yellow pops).
Cooling Lip and Cheek Tint (P399/each) from Happy Skin
You might feel a little dead inside but you don’t have to look the part—especially not in your video calls! Happy Skin just came out with lip and cheek tints that can add a subtle flush of color to your face. It comes in four shades: Sunrise, Cold Brew, Pink Skies, and Latte Fix and each one is specially formulated to moisturize your pout while feeling light on the skin. The tubes are also formulated with peppermint oil, which leaves a nice cooling sensation.
Bra Tops (P990/each) from Uniqlo
Perfect for lazy girls and those who hate wearing bras, Uniqlo’s Bra Tops will change the way you dress. These padded tops are now available in four styles: Seamless, AIRism, AIRism Cotton, and Cotton. Each piece offers support and style without sacrificing comfort—and they all come in different colors, too, so you can mix and match with your basics.
See a list of Uniqlo stores.
Hello Kitty Phone Cases (U.S. $45 to U.S. $55; roughly P2,280 to P2,780) from Casetify
Casetify is a Hong Kong-based brand that creates protective cases for gadgets and other tech accessories. Their latest collaboration features Hello Kitty and everything is looking kawaii—especially these phone cases that come in the coolest designs!
Nimbus+ Wireless Gaming Controller (U.S. $79.99; roughly P4,050) from SteelSeries
SteelSeries is a Danish gaming accessories brand that manufactures gaming peripherals like keyboards, headsets, mice, controllers, and more. The Nimbus+ Wireless Gaming Controller functions like a joystick that you can use to play games on your phone. It has a built-in battery that offers up to 50 hours of playtime on a full charge, and is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. You can play games like Monster Hunter, Minecraft, Bastion, Crashlands, and more using this controller. Check out the complete list of compatible games when you download the Nimbus app to your device.