As the -Ber months arrive in a few days (we still can't believe it, too!), it's just about time to revamp your vanity tables, bathroom cabinets, closets, and bedrooms with the latest finds from the internet. Here, ABS-CBN Lifestyle lists down the best picks—from beauty sales to new releases and exciting talks—that might tickle your retail therapy fancy!
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What's the Buzz
After almost a five-month hiatus, Sephora.ph is finally back online—and this time, with their upcoming Sephora Beauty Pass Sale! From August 26 to 30, 2020, shop your favorite beauty products with up to 20% off! Gold Beauty Pass members can enjoy 20% off site wide and in-app, and get a limited edition Sephora Facial Roller with any purchase. Meanwhile, Black Beauty Pass Members can get 20% off and get a free limited edition laptop bag with a minimum purchase of PHP 3,000; while White Beauty Pass Members can get 15% off. Mark your calendars!
Everybody loves discounts and promos, but shopping for a cause is just another pursuit. This August 29-31, you can avail of up to 70% off on your favorite Unilever Beauty and Personal Care products on Shopee, and a portion of the proceeds will go directly to Mano Amiga’s Skills for Success Grant and Training Program. “Our purpose is to create a positive impact for the people, for the planet and for the society. With the ongoing health crisis, we’d like to do our part to help fellow Filipinos who have been most affected, particularly small businesses struggling to keep afloat. We are bringing back the #BeautyThatCares sale this year, focusing our efforts on helping them,” says Dorothy Dee-Ching, Unilever Philippines’ Vice President for Beauty and Personal Care. Unilever Philippines has also partnered with their brand ambassadors Coleen Garcia, Laureen Uy, Ylona Garcia, Aryanna Epperson, and Vina Guerrero to curate limited edition Beauty Care Kits (includes their favorite products and a specially designed face mask) that will be available during the three-day sale.
Even when at home, don't forget to keep yourself fresh and cool. Closeup's new Cool Mint variant not only keeps your mouth fresh all day, but gives all the important all-around care it needs: fights bacteria, cleans deeply, lifts plaque, and prevents cavities!
Personal protective equipment such as face masks and face shields are a must-have these days. While N95 and surgical masks are the recommended ones, others lean towards reusable face masks like cloth masks for economical and sustainability reasons. But what if we tell you that there is a reusable mask that is of similar standard to that of the American N95 masks that is proudly manufactured in the Philippines and certified in both Europe and Asia? L&G Creation’s Basic Nano Mask is eight times more effective than your regular surgical or cloth mask; it's made with technology and materials from Korea and Denmark, it has a Fibertex Adhetex filter, a purely mechanical filtration layer which thoroughly and efficiently filters out nanoparticles during the mask’s lifetime, it's washable up to five times, it's breathable and hypoallergenic, too! The Basic Nanomask is just P150 and P180 for the Medico mask.
If you're looking for decor to spruce up your room, why not get yourself an artwork? These ones from illustrator Jan Almonte are just some of the chicest prints you'll find—and it's for a good cause, too! 100% of the profit from these prints will be donated to #ShareTheLovePH, a volunteer group that "has been continuously leading COVID-19 relief efforts across the metro to help frontliners, displaced workers, and other beneficiaries."
Avon ambassador Paulo Avelino, Beauty and Lifestyle Vlogger Say Tioco, Designer and Fashion Blogger Camille Co join together for Avon's free three-week online program called Digital Divas for registered representatives. Now that Avon Lady representatives are shifting their jobs online, the beauty company is investing on online training so they can continue to keep up with trends in beauty, fashion, as well as skills in sales and marketing. “Given the nature of Avon, the reps that are drawn to the business are usually those who are at ease with having flexible working hours and those who have an interest in entrepreneurship and being their own boss. They may be independent, but that doesn’t mean they’re left to fend for themselves. We back every rep with programs and tools they can rely on for training, sales, and marketing support," says Nanette Roxas, Sales & Commercial Excellence Director for Avon Philippines.
Who says you can't enjoy concerts during a pandemic? Axe and MYX Philippines takes on the "new normal" with an online concert called #AxePlayItFresher Online Concert to be held on Saturday, August 29 broadcast on MYX Philippines' YouTube channel. Get to jam along with up-and-coming local artists Lola Amour, Matthaios, Arthur Nery, and Leanne and Naara part of the cast. Joining, too, are Iñigo Pascual and Kiana Valenciano who will also be singing their new singles “Lost,” and “Safe Space” live for the first time ever!
Where's the Buzz
Need a new hair dryer? Or maybe some skincare and toiletries? While there's a plethora of options online, you do want to make sure to that the products you buy are legit and are from a trusted seller. Luckily, there's LazMall on Lazada! LazMall is a curated selection of leading international and local brands like Sunnies Face, Ever Bilena, Maybelline, Estee Lauder, M.A.C., Dyson, etc., top-rated online brands and authorized brand distributors. Not only are they legit and 100% authentic (Lazada promises to give shoppers twice their money back if proven that their items are not authentic), but customers can return their orders within 15 calendar days from the delivery date! Plus at LazMall, you can avail of huge discounts and promotions through Brand Mega Offers and Super Brand Day, and free access to membership shopping brands like S&R!
These days, online is really the way to go—from buying groceries to take-outs, clothes and even plants! Now, Araneta City has made it easier and more convenient for shoppers to get their needs through their Araneta City-zen Personal Shopper services! Buy anything from Ali Mall, Farmers Market, Gateway Mall, and Farmers Garden through the MyKuya App, which can be downloaded from Google Play or App Store. Plus, from August 15 to 31, 5 lucky shoppers will win Php1,000 worth of grocery packs when they use the app!
It is true that September marks the best time to start on your (Christmas) shopping—a wais move as you get to your long list of friends and inaanaks to gift. These days, amid the pandemic, online shopping becomes more fun with top apps like Shopee launching star-studded gimmicks for the ultimate retail experience! This 9.9, Shopee is showing an in-app program featuring the likes of Catriona Gray, Ai Ai delas Alas, Rhian Ramos, and, of course, its most iconic 'mascot,' Jose Mari Chan! Next to the show, the app has also prepared an "upsized" pool of rewards from various in-app games, including Shopee Catch, Shopee Shake, and Shopee Quiz!
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