Keep the Bad Vibes Away: 10 Fresh Picks Worth Copping This August


( Can you believe we’re less than a month away from -ber months? We don’t know about you, but 2022 seems like flying by pretty fast with no regard whatsoever for our current emotional, physical, and mental state. Our coping mechanism? Shopping. Whether that’s window shopping or mindlessly hitting “add to cart” regardless if you hit check out or not. There really is nothing like retail therapy. Just, remember not to go overboard. And in case you need something to distract you from the current situation of the world (hello, first-ever case of Monkeypox in the Philippines), you know we’ve always got your back.


Also read: Tried and Tested: 10 Fashion Finds From Shopee and Lazada That Didn’t Hurt Us in the End

Below, check out 10 cool finds you might want to add to cart this August:

MACAROON TINY Mystic Club Series in Nautical x Caramel (P2,495) from Doughnut

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If you’re finding yourself mesmerized by all things tarot recently, this tiny little bag from Doughnut’s Mystic Club Series is something that’ll surely catch your attention. Even if we like to believe it’s made from magic and stardust, this deep navy blue crossbody bag is adorned with golden prints inspired by the stars. Do not underestimate its size: It’s got ample space for all your everyday essentials like your wallet, phone, power banks, alcohol sprays, and more. Plus, it even has zip pockets and slots to help keep your things organized when you’re on the go!

Available online.

622 Magnetic Battery (P3,195) from Anker

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We’re more than halfway through 2022 and if you’re still living with wires, we have this to say to you: You good? We know it can be daunting to get with the times but listen: going wireless can change your life for the better. Case in point: the 622 Magnetic Battery from Anker. This baby is a 5000mAh wireless charger that doubles as a phone stand, so you never have to run out of battery when you’re bingeing videos on YouTube or immersed in your favorite mobile game. It can last up to 17 hours of extended use, which is not bad at all!

Available on the Anker website, Shopee, and Lazada.

Midnight Dream 16oz (P699) from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf


Shhh, it’s okay. We know you’re going to say you have too many tumblers. We’re here to tell you that there is no such thing. Just check out this handy tumbler from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. It comes in a sleek black color with the CBTL branding emblazoned across the body. Our favorite feature? The nifty handle, which makes it so much easier to carry around!

Available at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf stores and online on Lazada and Shopee.

Airbrush Flawless Foundation (P2,774) from Charlotte Tilbury

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Makeup lovers know that Charlotte Tilbury’s Airbrush Flawless Foundation is a holy-grail-worthy product that deserves a spot in your makeup collection. This long-lasting foundation is weightless and promises to deliver a poreless-looking finish so you can flaunt a flawless complexion all day long. You’ll love its smoothing, pore-blurring, airbrush effects on your skin! Plus, it’s formulated 2% Replexium™ which helps to significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles with regular use—so not only is it a makeup product, it doubles as skincare, too. Worth the price tag, if you ask us!

Available at Look located at UG/F SM Aura Premier, Taguig City. Also available on Look Philippines.

Solihiya Bottle Carries in Uno (P1,490) from Orias Studios

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Are you even a true millennial if you’re not allured by all things solihiya? Apart from aesthetic furniture featuring the Filipino style of rattan weaving, you can now incorporate solihiya in your everyday care of Orias Studios’ Solihiya Bottle Carries in Uno—a tumbler holder that lets you carry around your water bottle in true millennial fashion. It features a detachable strap in brown with black trim for contrast. Now you’ve got no excuse not to stay hydrated!

Available on Orias’ website and Shopee 

Second Skin Seamless Bra with Convertible Bra Strap in Caramel (P849) and Herah Second Skin Seamless Panty in Caramel (P229) from Herah

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Hurrah for local brand Herah for coming out with size-inclusive innerwear! Their Second Skin Collection features sizes from XS to 2XL—which can fit women of all shapes and sizes, and that includes women whose bra sizes are up to 44D. The innerwear features a barely-there fabric that feels soft and butter against the skin and looks seamless under clothes. Plus, the bra top features convertible straps so you can adjust it accordingly. BRB, hoarding brand-new undies.

Available on Shopee and Lazada. 

CK25200033 (P11,300) from Calvin Klein

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Treat yourself to a brand-new timepiece from Calvin Klein—yup, they’ve got chic watches worth adding to your watch collection! This model in particular features a subtle two-tone design, which is proof that you can mix silver and gold when accessorizing. It has a chic minimalist look that will elevate your everyday ensembles. How gorgeous is the watch face featuring the CK branding?

Available at The Watch Store website, Lazada, and Zalora. 

12oz Acrylic Tumbler Beige EcoCamping (P845) from Starbucks

starbucks acrylic tumbler beige
PHOTO BY Starbucks

Remember what we said about how there’s no such thing as having too many tumblers? Good. Because this is something you wouldn’t be able to resist: the 12oz Acrylic Tumbler Beige EcoCamping tumbler from Starbucks. How adorable is this little coffee cup? It comes in a creamy beige monochromatic color that’ll surely fit your IG-worthy aesthetic. Not to mention, it features a cover that will help keep your drink warm and protect it from spillage!

Available on Shopee.

Pet Food Container (P2,400) from My Domesticity

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If you’re into that vintage or shabby-chic aesthetic, this pet food container from My Domesticity will fit right into your home. Not only will it make your pet pantry area look a little more pleasant, you’ll also be supporting local because each piece is handcrafted by Filipino artisans. This food container in particular is made from galvanized iron sheets adorned with a genuine leather strap and metal rivets for that Old Manila charm.

Available online 

Scannable Spotify Embroidered T-Shirt (P1,250) from Ben & Bart


Put your favorite song on a tee with this cool Scannable Spotify Embroidered T-Shirt from Ben & Bart! This cool shirt features a Spotify code that’s actually scannable, making it a thoughtful and fool-proof gift idea for your loved ones. To order, simply select the size, color, and indicate the title of the song and artist you want on your shirt. It comes in two colors: Cream and Navy, so you and your beau can be matchy-matchy without looking too cheesy.

Available on Ben & Bart’s website.

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