Add to Cart: 10 Cool Finds for All the Temporary Highs You'll Chase This September

Nothing beats that sense of satisfaction a new purchase can bring,

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PHOTO BY Skincare for Hope, Adidas, HUGH Inc., Beats, MUJI ILLUSTRATION War Espejo

(SPOT.ph) Lo and behold, the -ber months are here—wait, we’re not still stuck in 2020? Yeah, we can’t believe it either. At this in point in 2021, it feels like there’s not much to look forward to on most days—traveling is out of the question, having a meal at our fave restaurants isn’t allowed, dressing up seems like a prehistoric pastime, heck, most of us can’t even head to the office to have some time away from home. Thankfully, there’s one hobby (read: obsession) that we can all still enjoy despite the current state of the world and that’s online shopping. It’s a brand new month and we bet you’re excited to take that fresh paycheck and use it to treat yourself to some cool new finds—all for that fleeting, ever-elusive sense of thrill and satisfaction that those purchases often bring. We’re right there with you, which is why we’ve listed a few things you may want to add to cart this September. This month, we spotted holy grail-worthy beauty products, stylish home finds, comfy-but-cute clothing, and so much more.

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Add these 10 cool shopping finds to your cart this September:

Beats Studio Buds (P8,190) from Beats by Dr. Dre

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Audio brand Beats by Dr. Dre—or just Beats for short—released cool new wireless earbuds in June and they’re finally available in the Philippines! They’re built with Active Noise-Cancellation and promise crisp, true-to-production output for an immersive sound experience. While many noise-cancelling audio devices can quickly run you well over P10,000 (if not more), these stylish earbuds go for just P8,190. You can get them in black, white, or red, with each colorway sporting Beats’ signature aesthetic.

Available on the Apple website and the Power Mac Center website.

Mild Shampoo (P286) from Skincare for Hope

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Those of you with sensitive scalps—or who are just generally picky when it comes to haircare—may find it difficult to find a shampoo in the grocery store that fits your standards. If you’re looking for a gentle option with no excessive fragrance or colorants, check out local brand Skincare for Hope. Their Mild Shampoo is SLS- and paraben-free, making it suitable for sensitive or color-treated hair. It’s formulated with sunflower oil to moisturize the scalp as well as citrus extracts with antioxidant and disinfectant properties.

Available online.

Classic White/Gold Candle Warmer (P4,250) from Lit Lifestyle

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By now you probably have a pretty sizable candle collection. To make the most of your fave scents, try this candle warmer from Lit Lifestyle. Not only does it feature a chic eggshell-white exterior with gold accents—so your candle looks extra pretty on your desk or side table—but it maximizes your candle’s scent by melting the top layer instead of burning the wick. That way, you get a cleaner and stronger scent diffusion and a more even melt. Plus, you can finally stop using that finicky old lighter.

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Available online.

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Adara Circle Canvas Tote (P749) from Élan

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Spice up your canvas tote collection with this cool shoulder bag from local brand Élan. It sports a circular silhouette—even with a minimalist design, it’s sure to stand out from the rest of your collection and catch someone’s eye. Trust us when we say that as soon as you strap this on to your shoulder, you’ll feel instantly more chic. The rounded structure just gives the piece a more elevated look without compromising its rustic, laidback appeal. They also make crossbody bags in the same shape!

Available online.

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Day Dream Airy Sunscreen (P499) from BLK Cosmetics

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It seems like pretty much every beauty and wellness brand offers sunscreen these days and while there many popular picks, the process of choosing is still dependent on several factors. If what you’re looking for—aside from sun protection, obviously—is a lightweight formula that moisturizes without leaving you greasy, BLK Cosmetics' new Day Dream Airy Sunscreen may be worth checking out. With SP50 as well as UVA, UVB, and PA+++ defense, it provides broad spectrum protection that doesn’t feel heavy on the face. It has a milky consistency, allowing for a finished application that is breathable and even helps soothe skin and minimize inflammation. You can opt for a sheer formula or one with a subtle, complexion-evening tint.

Available online.

Ada Long Handle Water Ladle (P280) from Tinda MNL

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We already know that those of you who love minimalist interiors can’t get enough of anything that mixes white details with wooden accents. That being said, this oh-so pretty bath dipper (a.k.a. Long Handle Water Ladle) from Tinda MNL might just make you swoon—yes, an #aesthetic tabo. With a cream-colored body and light wooden handle—complete with a rustic rope tie on the end for easy storage—it’s the perfect addition to your Nordic-inspired bathroom!

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Available online.

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Indian Cotton Ribbed Bra (P1,150) from MUJI

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PHOTO BY MUJI ILLUSTRATION War Espejo

This one’s for the bra haters out there. Despite society’s expectations, you can’t force yourself to love strapping on that tight, restricting prison of an undergarment and we totally get it. However, we also know that even those who aren’t fans of wearing a bra don’t exactly feel comfortable letting it all hang out, so here’s an easy compromise: this Indian Cotton Ribbed Bra from MUJI. With a no-frills triangle silhouette that offers light support and just enough coverage, this bra will feel as lightweight and comfy as your fave at-home crop top—no underwires, bulky cups, or fussy hooks in sight.

Available online; see a list of MUJI stores.

Leverpresso (P7,000) from HUGH Inc.

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When it comes to coffee, few things hit the spot like a strong, fresh cup of espresso. Unfortunately, most commercial espresso machines can be pretty pricey, not to mention bulky—not exactly ideal if you live in a small condo or are mostly just brewing up batches for yourself. If you're looking for something more compact and more likely to fit your budget, we'd like to introduce you to the Leverpresso from HUGH Inc., a portable coffee-making device that lets you manually brew espresso in a flash. It provides about nine bars of pressure, which is just about the minimum level you need to whip up espresso!

Available online.

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Hoodie in Black/Sesame Street (P1,990) from H&M x Margielyn Didal’s The Skate Drop

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Filipina skateboarder Margielyn Didal won everyone’s hearts at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo thanks to her infectious positive attitude and knack for photobombing pics. Many viewers at home and across the world also admired the athlete’s laid-back style. If her cozy-cool looks inspired you to spice up your usual OOTDs, you’ll want to check out The Skate Drop, a collection of stylish skater-style pieces handpicked by Didal in collaboration with H&M. One of our fave picks from the line is this cute hoodie featuring Cookie Monster from Sesame Street!

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Available online; see a list of H&M stores.

Nizza Trefoil Shoes in Off White/Red/Cloud White (P3,300) from Adidas

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Feast your eyes on Adidas' sleek new sneaker: The Nizza Trefoil Shoes in a colorway featuring the shades Off White, Red, and Cloud White. The understated style takes inspiration from '70s fashion with a predominantly off-white exterior finished off with pastel accents. The soft tones bring to mind vintage sportswear while the classic silhouette keeps the pair fresh and timeless.

Available online; see a list of Adidas stores.

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