It's only a few days 'til Christmas, and you know what that means—presents! To make Christmas shopping easier for you, we have compiled the latest products, deals, and newest brands to check out this December below. Have fun!
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What's the Buzz
Don't let yellow teeth ruin your picture—get your smiles ready for the camera now that MySmile has just launched! MySmile is a Premium Teeth Whitening System that is manufactured in the US and is US FDA-approved. All you need to do is apply the twist whitening gel on your teeth, then connect the portable LED whitening tray to your phone or power bank, and viola, wait for 16 minutes! MySmile promises very little to zero sensitivity while improving your smile 2-6 shades whiter in about 2 weeks. Not only that, you can make children with cleft lip and palate happy every time you purchase because MySmile donates a portion of their sales to non-profit organizations that give free surgeries to children!
Party like it's the 70s with the NARS Studio 54 holiday collection! This über gorgeous and dreamy collection is inspired by the famed nightclub's night life scene, showcasing sparkly and glittery lipsticks, eye and cheek palettes, mascara, and must-have accessories—just what we need for the festive season!
Get easy access to your favorite Shiseido products now that the Japanese cosmetics brand is now available in Lazada! Plus, they've got limited edition holiday products and exclusive Lazada sets that will let you save as much as P4,850! What a steal, right?
We can already predict your reaction once you see Swarovski's Tarot Magic Collection. Inspired by the elements of tarot and astrology, Swarovski depicts magic symbols and tarot cards into its designs, with a touch of sparkle for more festive feels.
If you’ve ever need to update your shoe closet, now is the time to do that. With the holiday season officially in our midst, Cole Haan has launched ZERØGRAND—a re-imagined year-round footwear and lifestyle essentials for you to strut and flex wherever you are in the Metro. The ZERØGRAND footwear comes in six special water-resistance designs, ZERØGRAND Anorak and 48-Hour Backpack, a carry-on compatible for long weekends. Aside from the launch of the ZERØGRAND line, Cole Haan also announced the opening of the first GrandShøp in the Philippines located in SM Aura Pemier. It’s the perfect stop for young, urban professionals who want to explore the brand’s latest innovations. — Christina Zabat
Presents need not to be fancy or grand. Sometimes, the littlest things or the small guestures are enough to show that we are grateful for them. If you're looking for pracitcal gifts, MUJI has Christmas Bundles for as low as P500! You can find everything—from stationary sets for your classmates, travel kit sets for your jetsetter friend, or a diffuser kit for your mom—all in one place.
With Holiday parties here and there, we need clothing and footwear that are not only stylish, but comfortable, too! The Sperry Plush collection for men is what dreams are made of because it's super lightweight. It’s made of luscious nubuck leather with a velvety texture and softer feel, not like your usual boat shoes.
Go for the timeless in preppy classics. Regatta's Regatta Heritage collection features iconic preppy varsity classics with a modern twist in plaids, rugby stripes, emblem patches, and color blocking shades of forest green, burgundy, navy blue, mustard, and white.
Get your friends nice, thoughtful, and super cute stocking stuffers from Lush! “Lush is so pleased to celebrate Christmas in such a spectacular way. It’s always a busy season for us and this year we have created even more original products for everyone,” says Mark Constantine Obe, Co-Founder & Managing Director. This year, Lush makes gift-giving more exciting with a new packaging, a Knot Swap initiative (where you can exchange your old Knots for newer ones for half its price), bath bomb holders made of recylced materials, and so much more.
Where's the Buzz
Save a lot on your Christmas shopping with 50% off and Buy 1 Get 1 Free deals at The SM Store Christmas Warehouse Sale! Shop your favorites from SM Men, SM Woman, SM Youth, SM Kids at the SMX Convention Center Hall 2 beside SM Mall of Asia on December 6 to 8.
Anastasia Beverly Hills has launched in Manila and now you can get your hands on and try out the most coveted eyeshadow palettes and brow products at Rustan's Makati. Its founder Anastasia Soare was first to introduce brow shaping and products based on her patented Golden Ratio Eyebrow Shaping Method. Now, her most-recognized products are the Brow Wiz, Contour Kit, and Liquid Lipstick.
The Body Shop opens its flagship store in SM Mall of Asia! Shop your favorties, including their super cute Special Edition holiday treats. More importatnly, The Body Shop is working with several chosen charities as a way of giving back. For the whole month of December, 100% of the proceeds from their Moringa shower gel will go to the Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation; while a portion of the sales from all other TBS products will go to the The Body Shop x Plan International advocacy that provides education and skills training for girls in Indonesia and Brazil.
Chinese sportswear brand Anta's first Manila flagship store in SM Megamall features the signature apparel of superstar athletes like Manny Pacquiao, Klay Thompson, Gordon Hayward, Rajon Rondo. It also features a wide range of sneakers in different styles, colors, and functions, as well as apparel for both men and women. Shop for your sporty relative or friend here!
From Singapore straight to Manila—Beyond the Vines finally opens its door to the Philippines! With a philosophy of providing well-crafted, timeless silhouette pieces for everyday dressing, the contemporary fashion brand is known for minimalist basics in high-quality materials. Visit Beyond the Vines at Mid-Level 2/3, Shangri-la Plaza Mall East Wing, Ortigas Center to see more of their clothes.
Your one-stop-beauty shop BeautyMNL just opened a pop-up store in Glorietta! et to try (and buy!) beauty, skincare, and wellness goodies and get lots of freebies!
OPPO is getting bigger and better! With the opening of their newest (and biggest!) OPPO Experience store,—in SM City General Santos to be exact—consumers can expect better customer relations services and product experience with a bigger support team and product immersion areas available for display and trial. “This new OPPO Experience Store in SM General Santos City is just one of our many efforts to help push our commitment in providing the best brand experience to the Filipinos. As we upgrade our smartphone offerings, we are also expanding and enhancing our store operations in order to provide the best consumer experience wherever you are from the Philippines. We have a strong following in the Southern region so we think that it’s only fitting that we also put up one of our key experience centers in the south,” says Raymond Xia, Marketing Director of OPPO Philippines.
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