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Hot Stuff: Splurge-Worthy Essentials You Should Stash For The New Year

Hot Stuff: Splurge-Worthy Essentials You Should Stash For The New Year



The season of giving has come and gone, so we're quite sure that you've already exhausted your generous spirit. But after all those presents you gave out to your favorite people, we hope you don't forget treating yourself, too! And as we look forward to a brand new year, it's only apt to freshen up your personal stash of essentials.

Whether you're gifting yourself with a brand new gadget or overhauling your everyday beauty kit, we've got the perfect splurge-worthy shopping guide for the person who deserves only the best: you! These key items will surely come in handy as you face the New Year ahead!

1. A camera to capture your new memories

New year means new memories! And if you're the sentimental type, a camera can come in handy. Yes, we all have our camera phones. But an actual printed photo never gets old. For an OG retro touch, we recommend the Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 i-Type Camera which is the millennial version of the vintage Polaroid instant film cam. This makes taking photos a tad cooler which is why it sits right on top of our gadget wishlist!


Polaroid OneStep 2 i-Type Camera

2. A trusty all-around backpack

Whether you want to go back to school with a new bag or looking to replace your travel carry-on, you can't go wrong with sturdy backpack. Jansport is a no-brainer if you want top quality, so their latest Wanderer backpack is an easy pick!


Jansport Wanderer Backpack

3. A jacket for the upcoming chilly months

We all know that the first couple of months of the year can get chillier than usual, so make sure you have a comfy jacket to get you through the temperature drop! You can never go wrong with a denim jacket which will surely go well with just about any outfit. GUESS's new collection in collab with rapper A$AP Rocky includes a classic denim jacket you can effortlessly throw on whenever the weather requires!


GUESS x A$AP Rocky Dillon Jacket, P8,998

4. A whole new makeup collection

Okay, maybe you don't need to replace your whole makeup collection, but hear us out when we say that we've got the perfect selection of beauty goodness if you're ready to do a haul. Gigi Hadid's exculsive collection with beloved brand Maybelline is totally worth the splurge! And believe us when we say you would want to splurge on this because every piece in her collection is a definite must-have! The lip kits and the Jetsetter palette are our faves!


Gigi Hadid x Maybelline Lipstick in Austyn, P349

Gigi Hadid x Maybelline Jetsetter Palette, P1,899

5. A piece of jewerly you can wear on the daily

If you want to add a bit of sparkle to your everyday look, a minimal piece of jewelry can  surely make a simple statement. Braveries, an empowering homegrown brand, is literally a gem if you're looking for the perfect bling to complement any outfit! What makes us love this brand even more is how they publish stories of bravery from real people on their website. Make sure to check out for a boost of inspiration and some chic bling!

Braveries Bow and Arrow Necklace, P1,100

6. A fresh signature scent

And to round up your essentials, spruce up with a new scent to make a lasting impression this year! If you're ready to splurge, there's nothing like owning a Jo Malone perfume because you can still catch a hint of the scent until the next day! Nope, we're not exaggerating, so believe us when we say it's truly an investment!

Jo Malone Green Almond and Redcurrant Cologne

Go ahead and treat yo self! Cheers to the New Year!

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