10 Fresh Shopping Finds to Add to Cart This July
Treat yo' self!
(SPOT.ph) Here’s a quick little fun fact that might just make your brain explode: In about six months (give or take), it will be 2022. In other words, in just a handful of months, we’ll be able to refer to the roller-coaster, paradigm-shifting year that was 2020 with the phrase "two years ago." Don’t worry, we don’t understand the passage of time either, but here’s what we know for sure: July has officially arrived, as the earth’s rotation has dictated, which means it’s once again time for SPOT.ph’s monthly shopping list. And with the aforementioned facts now lodged into your mind, you may just need it to distract you from the unnverving awareness of time’s ceaseless nature. Life is short—so hit add to cart on these 10 cool new finds! For July, we spotted comfortable sneakers, awesome audio devices, great beauty products, and so much more.
Add these 10 cool shopping finds to your cart this July:
Therapy Shoes (P5,950) from Harlan + Holden
There are many available options in the local market when it comes to sneakers, but anyone who wears them often enough knows that the pairs that aren’t comfortable just never became mainstays in your shoe rotation. If you’re looking for a go-to pair that promises maximum comfort for long-distance walks and lengthy bouts of standing, check out Harlan + Holden’s new Therapy Shoes. Available in white, black, and brown, they feature memory foam soles as well as soft poly fiber knit uppers, which keep the pair lightweight, breathable, and even odor-minimizing. Plus, we love the sleek minimalist silhouette and fuss-free slip-on design.
13 / Trese T-shirt by Dan Matutina (P695) from Team Manila
If there was one thing everyone was talking about this past June, it was Netflix’s animated adaptation of Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo’s Trese comic series. To celebrate the release of the anime, which highlighted Filipino culture and talent, Team Manila teamed up with renowned Filipino designer Dan Matutina to create a T-shirt inspired by the show. The logo up front, printed on eye-catching orange, features Alexandra's Trese’s weapon of choice, Sinag, which she wields in arnis-fighting style. It's also a stylized form of the number 13, the literal translation of the Filipino word "trese." On the back of the T-shirt, you'll see the word "Trese" in full, also inspired by Sinag’s curved form as well as by the Kambal and Maliksi from the graphic novel, whom Matutina shares are his favorite characters in the series. Underneath the back logo, Tan's and Baldisimo's names are printed, honoring the original creators of the story.
Elevate Set (P2,549) from INEX Active
Anyone who has a lot of activewear sets knows that they serve two purposes: The first is (obviously) as comfortable and movement-friendly clothing for exercise and the second is as a body-hugging, form-flattering fit that you can wear while lounging or working from home. That means whether or not you actually enjoy working out, you can rock stylish gym clothes. Try this sports-bra-and-tights set from local brand INEX Active if you’re looking to stock up. We love the monochromatic ensemble’s lightweight material and stretchy fit.
Second Skin Serum Cushion Foundation (P999) from Happy Skin
If you prefer the natural, no-makeup makeup look, then you know it can be hard to find a base product that looks almost undetectable on the skin—you might want to try Happy Skin’s Serum Cushion Foundation. It’s enriched with hyaluronic acid, squalane, and kahai oil to keep your skin hydrated and leave it looking smooth. It even has SPF 15 that can block out blue light and harmful UV rays. It creates a soft matte finish on the skin that won’t mask your natural texture, but lets you subtly even out your skin tone and conceal any dullness.
Marshall Mode II True Wireless Earphones (P12,290)
Audio tech brand Marshall has been a favorite among music lovers since the '60s and in 2021, they finally released their first-ever wireless earbuds. The Mode II True Wireless Earphones—as with every other product in Marshall's lineup—sport the British brand's signature black-and-gold colorway with their logo molded onto the top of the casing's leather-cracked finish and onto the outer side of each earbud. Connect them to your phone, tablet, or computer via Bluetooth—it’s recommended that you download the Marshall Bluetooth App on iOS and Android devices—and you get rich audio quality and clear sound that brings out the bass tones of your fave tunes, creating a listening experience that's sure to be immersive.
Clear PVC Tote Bag (P300) from The Plastic Bag PH
If you're the type to disinfect your handbag as soon as you come home—and amid the pandemic, everyone should be doing the same—then you'll love this cool tote from The Plastic Bag PH. Its PVC material makes it easy to wipe and clean without damaging the bag. Plus, we love the transparent design, which would match your casual outfits. You can use it on your grocery runs, outdoor walks, beach trips, and everything in between.
LIZ Smart Bottle (P3,950/350ml, P4,650/480ml) from Noerden
Stay hydrated all day long with Noerden’s LIZ Smart Bottle, which can connect to your smartphone and keep track of your water intake. It offers all the features of an insulated tumbler—a compact design for holding a variety of beverages and a double-wall construction that can maintain a drink's temperature for up to 24 hours—but with the added bonus of hydration reminders. The bottle’s cap actually lights up and gives you a glowing reminder every two hours to take a sip of water, so you'll never forget to rehydrate even on busy days. It’s also self-cleaning thanks to its built-in UV-C light that can kill harmful viruses and odor-causing bacteria.
Available at Rustan’s.
Moist Gel Cream (P895) from Momo Puri
It’s no easy feat finding the perfect moisturizer for oily or combination skin—that is, one that delivers enough hydration to keep the skin healthy without leaving it greasy—so if you haven’t found your holy grail just yet, try Momo Puri’s Moist Gel Cream. It promises to firm and plump the skin with lactobacillus paste and peach ceramides, so you always look fresh and dewy. But don’t worry, the lightweight formula will sink right into the skin, so you never look overly oily.
Serie Expert Absolut Repair Mask (P1,150) from L'Oreal
If your tresses are dry and damaged from years of hot styling tools and dye jobs, this hair mask from L'Oreal could be just what you need. It promises to restore hair fibers thanks to the proteins and quinoa in its formula, leaving your locks softer, shinier, and best of all, healthier—and you only need to use it once a week!
Clip 4 (P3,549) from JBL
We recently listed some great audio devices—including headphones, earbuds, and headsets—that you can purchase in Manila for less than P5,000 and one of our faves has to be the JBL Clip 4 Bluetooth speaker. If you’re looking for a portable speaker that’s perfect for trips out of town, you’ll love this compact gadget. Its carabiner-style shackle lets you clip it onto your bag, so you can always reach for it in a snap. It offers crisp audio that allows vocals to come through with clarity—ideal for casual listening and fun sing-along sessions with friends. You can get it in a variety of cute colors!
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