Traveling this summer might just be the break that you need. But before you pack that bag, a little shopping won't hurt, don't you think? If you think that this season's offerings may be a little overwhelming, well, this curated list might be of help to you.
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Fashionista-meets-adventure is the name of the game in H&M Studio S/S19 collection. “With H&M Studio S/S19, we wanted to capture the free-spirited day to night glamour-mood of a collection which is made for a modern, continent-crossing lifestyle. The way cool girls are dressing now is to combine a statement piece with something very low-key—it’s that relaxed decadence that fuels this H&M Studio collection,” says French fashion stylist Geraldine Saglio.
Summer is synonymous with color, and there's no denying that Superdry's SS19 collection is all about that. Influenced by the different international stop off points, the collection features designs and fabrics that cater to every style—boho, skater, athleisure, and preppy.
Now that summer is here, we're on to the search for the perfect swimsuit. But the search stops here with Seafolly's range of environmentally conscious swimwear printed in high-quality recycled nylon fabric. For summer 2019, Seafolly features five main summer trend stories: Inka Gypsy, Cut Copy, Splendour, La Luna and Ocean Alley—showing a play of on-trend colors (tangerine, turquoise, and emerald green), prints (vintage florals and scarf-prints), and detailing (tie-front maillots, cut-out details, split-side Brazilian suits, and more).
Keds' latest Rise sneakers will take your look to new heights—literally. The iconic pair features a hidden two-inch wedge, which aside from adding extra inches to your height, also allows good posture and flexed calves, plus an all-new Dream Foam™ footbed that ensures everyday comfort and breathability. Choose from the premium white leather, pink velvet, or grey velvet hues, and go and give your look (and height) a boost!
If you're thinking that you need to sacrifice your footwear for walking shoes to tour the city or the countryside, then you haven't seen Ancient Greek Sandals' SS19 collection yet. Each of their sandals "feature a soft moulded sole with inbuilt cushions to help support the foot during extended wear." Best of it all, it has an extensive range of stylish flats and slip-ons for you to wear throughout summer!
We'll never get tired of nude lippies, and so when L'Oreal Paris launched Earth on Fire by L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Mattes, we screamed in delight! “L’Oreal Paris seeks to deliver everyday affordable luxury, with the ten shades of the Earth on Fire collection representing a rich mix of natural brown hues to bring out the warmth of the morena skin tone,” shares Maia Ang, Group Product Manager of L’Oréal Paris Makeup. She adds, "Our customers now frequently look for lipsticks that are lightweight. So these were especially formulated to deliver luxurious application, without drying and chapping out the lips!” Now, we can't wait to add them in our kikay kits!
Behind The Body Shop's Shea product range is an inspiring story that should be shared. Since 1994, The Body Shop has paid a premium in addition to paying a fair price for shea butter sourced from Ghana. And since then, the Northern Ghana Community Action Fund, has helped around 49,000 people every year in terms of healthcare, sanitation, water, and education. This year, the brand will source more shea butter and extend its range to products shuch as Shea Exfoliating Sugar, Shea Body Butter, Shea Shampoo, Conditioner, and Hair Mask, and more, which will boost funding for the community projects by 30%!
It's hard to find the perfect skincare, one that will do its job without compromising your skin. But the Céleteque Hydration Facial Wash is just what you're looking for in a cleanser. It gently strips off dirt from your skin without drying it out, thanks to its Natural Moisturising Factor. BRB, while we stock up for summer!
Leading international nail polish brand ORLY recently celebrated three inspiring Filipinas who have made an impact in their respective fields, namely Dra. Geraldine Zamora, author and doctor; journalist Margaux Salcedo; and actress Pinky Amador. These women discussed how they used their expertise in lifting other women up and how they connected with people in celebrating their uniqueness and in make a world a better place.
Getting a new haircut is always empowering—it symbolizes change, a fresh start, and for some, a new opportunity. Denman, the renowned hairbrush brand, together with their ambassadors celebrity hairstylists Lourd Ramos and Anton Papa, and Hair Aid, "lent their expertise in a week-long workshop aimed to teach participants about the proper tools and techniques in cutting hair" in Barangay Nagkaisang Nayon in Novaliches. This way, unemployed men and women were given the opportunity to learn new skills for livelihood. “I wouldn’t be where I am now if it wasn’t for the support and generosity of teachers and other people who believed in me and who gave me the chance to learn. Through this training workshop, I hope to pay it forward and allow others discover their own path and passion in hairstyling,” says Anton. Lourd adds, “I think helping others is an innate want and need, and I’ve always found great satisfaction in teaching others. Hair styling is an art, but you can easily learn the basics just through practice.”
Kendall Jenner is on the roll! This time, as the face of the recently released adidas Originals women’s-exclusive silhouette called Sleek. What's unique about this pair is that each of the models' designs are slightly adjusted to fit every taste. There's the original that features a classic lace closure, and the Sleek Z with a zipper closure. Whichever you choose, it sure will look cool on you.
What's summer without gorgeous models in their best swimwear? Penshoppe officially welcoms summer with their Penshoppe Swim campaign featuring Victoria’s Secret Angels Josephine Skriver and Lais Ribeiro; model Francisco Lachowski; actor, influencer, and model Matthew Noszka; and Penshoppe ambassador Jordan Barrett. The collection includes cheery-colored pieces, classic prints, lightweight fabrics, and tech-infused garments, like solar-activated prints for tops and color-changing swimsuits!
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