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Self-care has never been more important especially amid a global health crisis. People tend to forget to take care of themselves, but it’s important to eat right, exercise regularly, take a break from negativity, and yes, practice self-care. Erika, owner of Whiff & Co. said, “Self-care is very important, not just for women, but for everyone especially during this time because we’ve all been trying our best to adjust to the new normal.”
Eunice, owner of Eight Hours of Silk, added, “A woman who takes care of herself first is a woman who knows how to handle herself well.” And Shane, owner of WrapIt Nails, believes that “self-care can simply mean giving yourself the time to pause and relax once in a while.”
With that, here are 5 local shops where you can treat yourself as you deserve the best of everything!
1. Eight Hours of Silk
This student-owned shop offers pretty and comfortable pillowcases and scrunchies made from charmeuse and 100% mulberry silk. Eunice came up with this idea during the community quarantine as she wanted to sell something useful. Guaranteeing premium products that can help provide better sleep, this brand will surely aid you in the self-care process! Their products have even been tested by celebrities such as Liza Soberano, Janeena Chan, and Rei Germar!
Best sellers: Classic Silk Pillowcase, Cloud Scrunchies, and Evie Ruffles Silk Pillowcase
2. Skin Care by dadi
Love Korean skincare? Then, you’ll love this fan-favorite brand on Shopee! Two friends started this business during the lockdown, selling cruelty-free and fragrance-free products. Since K-skincare is usually expensive here in the Philippines, they managed to find an authentic supplier based in Korea and made the products more affordable for local K-skincare lovers.
Best sellers: Pyunkang Yul, The Ordinary, and CosRx
Shopee: skincare by dadi
3. WrapIt Nails
Sometimes all you need is 10 minutes for self-care. In that short time, you can now get salon-quality manicures — perfect for ladies-on-the go. WrapIt Nails offers women convenience and pretty nails anytime, anywhere, especially from the safety of their homes. Their nail wraps are long-lasting with no drying time, smudges, or pungent scents. Plus, they can last up to 10 days!
Thanks to WrapIt Nails, you can say goodbye to expensive manicures and still get your nails done perfectly. They offer a wide range of designs, such as basic, glitter, abstract, and floral. They also carry designs specially for any kid in your family. Can you say, “matching manicures”?
Best sellers: Goldrushed, Bloom, and Boombayah
4. Whiff & Co.
Out of Erika’s curiosity on how to improve her self-care habits, she came across essential oils, and voila! Whiff & Co. was born! She uses international and certified essential oils and each blend is 100% organic and locally handcrafted with love. The brand features wellness blends that help fight stress and aches. And for all the plantitos and plantitas out there, they also offer plant sprays to help keep your greeneries healthy and safe from pests.
Best sellers: Stay Safe, Well Well Well, and A-shoo wellness blends
Facebook: Whiff & Co
Shopee: Whiff & Co
5. Night/Day Mnl
Lastly, this online clothing and accessory shop was established last year with a mission to make fashion easily accessible for every woman in the new normal. Their pieces are carefully curated from different countries such as China, Hongkong, and Singapore. Aside from the exquisite Asian-inspired earrings, they have comfy pajamas, too! Of course, Night/Day believes that shopping can be an avenue for a woman to express herself freely.
Best sellers: Dorothy Premium Silk Pajamas and Lily Earrings
From pillowcases to pajamas, Korean skincare to essential oils, and accessories to wrap nails, nothing’s going to stop ladies from spoiling themselves with these amazing products.