Stay Cool: 7 Summer Must-Haves to Keep You Refreshed All Day
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Beat the Heat: Summer Favorites to Keep You Cool, Stylish, and Refreshed

Summer Must Haves Faves to Keep You Cool and Fresh

As the summer sun blazes overhead, having the right essentials can transform your experience from hot to cool. Whether it's staying refreshed with a nice drink, keeping cool with a sweet treat, or looking effortlessly stylish at the beach, here are some summer must-haves you won't want to miss to ensure that your days are both enjoyable and chic. Check them out!

Something to Quench Your Thirst

Macao Imperial Tea’s Halo-Halo Series

Macao Imperial Tea’s Halo-Halo Series
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Need a cool drink but also want a dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth? Why not have both! Beat the summer heat with Macao Imperial Tea's newest Halo-Halo Series for a unique twist on our favorite Filipino dessert.

This refreshing lineup, which is available until May 15, comes in three flavors: Ube, Matcha, and Roasted Milk Tea. Each variant is ice-blended with your chosen flavor and layered with traditional Halo-Halo ingredients such as pudding, colored jelly, sago, red beans, and black tapioca pearls for that chewy goodness.

Need more thirst quenchers? Check out their menu here to discover more flavors, from cheesecake to tea coolers, that will suit your taste buds.

Where to buy: Order via GrabFood or foodpanda or visit any branch near you

Something to Help You Cool Down

Papa Diddi's Handcrafted Ice Cream

Papa Diddi's Handcrafted Ice Cream
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Next to Halo-Halo, there's nothing quite like indulging in a scoop of ice cream to help cool us down. While there are several options out there, handcrafted ones — like those from Papa Diddi’s — are an ideal choice as they’re made of local ingredients like carabao milk that are sourced from our farmers.

If you're looking for a sweet-salty mix, Papa Diddi's Salted Yema has taken the nostalgic taste of yema candies and transformed it into a creamy dessert. For coffee lovers, you can order a pint of their Kafe Kalinga which infuses Arabica roast from the Kalinga province with generous drips of condensed milk.

Need more options? Browse through Papa Diddi’s website and let their flavors transport you to a world of cool and sweet bliss.

Where to buy: Order online via their website or visit any of their branches at Quezon City (Maginhawa, PD Café, and Eastwood Mall) or Makati (Zuellig Bldg. Laza Food Court)

Something to Protect Your Skin from the Sun

blk cosmetics Universal Sheer Sunscreen Primer Stick

blk cosmetics Universal Sheer Sunscreen Primer Stick
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Reduce the layers you apply on your face with this TikTok viral, easy-to-use Universal Sheer Sunscreen Primer Stick. With SPF 40 UVA/UVB PA++++ protection, this innovative product can shield you from sun damage while providing a mattifying base for a flawless makeup application. Its lightweight formula visibly improves skin texture, minimizes pores, and leaves a grease-free finish. It’s also sweat-proof, waterproof, and foolproof and requires no blending!

Where to buy: Order online via Shopee or Lazada or visit their website

Something to Level Up Your Beach Look

GRWM Seaside Glam Collection

GRWM Seaside Glam Collection
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Now that you’ve applied a good amount of primer and sunscreen, it’s time to level up your beach look with GRWM’s Seaside Glam Collection!

Add to cart their Glam and Go Stix – Blush to achieve that flawless, long-lasting flush of color. Their pigmented and creamy formula comes in seven stunning shades (Fig, Pink Malibu, Pumpkin Spice, Bubblegum, Candyman, Sunkissed, and Pablo’s Latte) that you can easily sheer out for a subtle radiant look or build up for a vibrant beautiful flush. It provides a velvet matte finish, so it stays put while you enjoy your day out with friends and loved ones.

Apart from the multi-use blush stick, the collection also has a wide selection of highlighters, contour sticks, and bronzers. The best part? They’re travel-friendly (about the size of a regular lipstick) and won’t take up much space!

Where to buy: Order online via Shopee or Lazada

Something to Keep the Icky Feeling Away

Gatsby Deodorant Body Wipes

Gatsby Deodorant Body Wipes
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If there’s one thing we hate about summer, it’s the icky feeling brought by sweat. Taking a bath isn’t always an option, but there’s a way for you to feel cool without the unpleasant odor: using cooling wipes! Gatsby’s Deodorant Body Wipes contain antiperspirant and deodorant properties that provide a lasting cool sensation, along with a touch of your preferred scent (Ice Citrus, Ice Fruity, and Freeze Peach). It’s made of 100% botanical and zero plastic fiber, so it’s an eco-friendly option for staying fresh on the go!

Where to get it: Shopee, Lazada, Watsons online and physical stores

Something to Make Your Commute More Comfortable

JISULIFE Portable Mini Fan

JISULIFE Portable Mini Fan

Stay cool on the go with this Portable Mini Fan by JISULIFE! Featuring an ultra-slim (21mm) and lightweight (104g) design, it's as light and compact as a smartphone. You can either keep it in your pocket or hang it with a lanyard. It can also be used on any surface with its convenient stand. Operating at a super quiet 30dB, it won't disturb your surroundings as well. What’s more, it boasts a durable 2000mAh rechargeable battery with a 13-hour ultra-long battery life.

Where to get buy: Order online via Shopee or Lazada

Something to Keep You Hydrated

Klean Kanteen TKWide Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler

Klean Kanteen TKWide Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler
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Stay hydrated all the time with this Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler by Klean Kanteen! Designed for versatility and portability, this vacuum-insulated 32-ounce tumbler is the ultimate wide-mouth water bottle for hydration and outdoor adventures. Its TK Closure™ internal thread design features a rounded lip, so it’s easier to drink and clean. This tumbler also features Climate Lock™ technology to keep contents iced for up to 75 hours and is BPA-free to avoid retaining or imparting flavors.

Where to get buy: Order online via Shopee or Lazada

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