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Yoga Must-Haves for 2021: Toesox and Manduka

To live through the longest lockdown, along with all the stressors that may or may not be related to the pandemic, it's best to have an outlet that will keep you relaxed and at peace. Yoga is definitely the top of mind activity for most, as it is beneficial for the mind and body. The best part is that you can do it at home, at your most convenient time, while getting all the physical and mental health benefits.

If you're looking into exploring yoga, I'd recommend two online stores that could cater to your needs! One is Toesox Official which is available on Shopee, and they have Yoga Grip Socks to help you perform at your best. Here are some of the reasons why you should try the brand:


Every single pair of ToeSox socks is created with a 5-toe design, giving a hygienic barrier for your feet while still allowing your toes to feel free and uninhibited. Also nice to know that it eliminates friction, chafing, blisters, and moisture.



If you're not into the 5-toe design, they also have a premium category called Tavi Noir Grip Socks. Their pairs are made from certified and ecologically produced organic cotton, guaranteed to make you feel luxuriously comfortable.

Another yoga store that you should check out is Manduka (also available on Shopee) that has yoga mats, towels, mat bags/carriers, props, and mat wash.


They have high quality yoga products that can help you practice free of distraction, so you can focus on the activity and not the product. 

What I have here at home is the Manduka Yoga Mat Eko Superlite Travel 71” in black, which is built with tightly woven scrim that resists tearing or stretching. It also has a closed-cell surface that prevents sweat from seeping into the mat, making it hygienic and easy to clean.

Add to cart and check out immediately before 7/7 ends to get the best deals! Namaste ❤︎

Manduka is a brand made by and for Yoga teachers and students worldwide. For almost 30 years now, Manduka has been the premiere provider of top-of-the-line Yoga Gear from Yoga Mats, Yoga Props and Accessories to apparel. 

The Manduka PRO Black Mat is our most beloved mat and is the golden standard of Yoga Mats for almost all Yoga Studios here in the Philippines and around the globe. Made in Germany, this yoga mat is guaranteed to last a lifetime, and if it doesn't Manduka will replace it! 

By providing good quality gear that lasts reduces our impact on the environment. Manduka has also made eco-friendly yoga mats, like the eKO Yoga Mats, that's 100% recyclable.

Affordable Elegance with Silver Kingdom

The past "Raid My Closet" blogger in me would be shocked to know that I shifted to the minimalist route in accessorizing. From bold and colorful pieces years back, now, I only keep timeless and elegant accessories that would complement any outfit.

I'm always on the look out for nice jewelry brands and I stumbled upon Silver Kingdom on Shopee, which boasts affordable elegance. They have all sorts of high quality blings, even the finest 92.5 silver that are specially crafted or pawnable 18K Saudi Gold.


I swear I could go hours just browsing through their Shopee page! Super love how stylish their pieces are. Actually bought necklaces, bracelets, rings, and other jewelry sets from them... and I still have a lot in my cart! Thank heavens for 7/7! :p


You wouldn't have to worry about maintaining the quality of your purchases because they also have Silver Liquid Solutions. According to reviews on their Shopee page, it's pretty effective in making your accessories look good as new!

Silver Kingdom is like a one-stop shop for silver jewelries, as they also have birth stone pendants, gift boxes, pakaw (plastic stoppers), and more!

Will definitely post my 7/7 budols from Silver Kingdom on Instagram. Tag me on yours, too!

New Korean Skincare Brand: Hello Glow

To those who've been following me, you probably know that I'm a big skincare junkie and I have great bias to Korean brands. Majority of Korean brands use natural, safe, and harsh-free ingredients to help achieve our skin goals. Glad to discover a new player in the market called Hello Glow, with sets for every skin concern.


Hello Glow is made in Korea and has a complete line of affordable skin care products that are vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, and SLS-free. 


HELLO GLOW CITRONELLA 4-in-1 BODY LOTION
Available on Shopee

As you may know, it’s so hard to get sick these days. We’ll need all sorts of protection, including one against dengue, and Hello Glow’s Citronella 4-in-1 Body Lotion can help shoo away annoying mosquitos. 

This product can moisturize, reverse visible signs of aging, and provide a cooling yet gentle effect on skin. It's formulated with Aloe Vera, Vitamin E, Peppermint, Vitamin C, and Citric Acid. You’ll get all these benefits while shielding yourself from dengue.


Hello Glow All Natural Whitening Set
Only ₱360.00 | Available on Shopee

Dark spots, acne marks, uneven skin tone… if you have any of these skin concerns, this set is for you! Hello Glow’s All Natural Whitening Set contains brightening ingredients like Apple Fruit Extract, Glutathione, Arbutin, Papaya Extract, Vtiamin C and Kojic Acid. 

You’ll know it’s really safe because even pregnant and lactating women can use this set!


Hello Glow Acne Defense Set 
Only ₱360 | Available on Shopee 

Breaking out? Have oily and acne-prone skin? This set might help you! Hello Glow’s Acne Defense Set contains great ingredients to remove pimples - Salicylic Acid and Tea Tree Acid. Both can cleanse your skin and calm inflamed pimples.


Hello Glow Advanced Rejuvenating Set 
Only ₱360 | Available on Shopee

Here’s a set that’s highly recommendable for those with combination to oily skin! Hello Glow’s Advanced Rejuvenating Set can help rejuvenate without disrupting the skin’s barrier, leaving visibly refined tone and texture.

There you have it! If you're purchasing any of these products soon, I'd love to hear your thoughts! Feel free to tag me on Instagram @arnievillanueva_ 

Makeup Spotlight: blk cosmetics

For years now, blk has been my go-to brand for cosmetics. Aside from having great quality, I love how their products are all paraben-free and cruelty-free. :)

This month, they have a special sale happening on Shopee Beauty! Enjoy up to 40% OFF on your favorite blk products! Here are some products that you should look out for:

blk cosmetics Fresh Sunkissed LED Mirror Beauty Fridge Set

from ₱6,336 now down to ₱4,999


This travel-ready beauty fridge contains blk cosmetics' Fresh Sunkissed essentials + a bonus LED mirror for easy touch-ups!


What’s in the kit: blk cosmetics Fresh Sunkissed Shimmer Jelly Multi-Pot Golden Hour (Glow and Blush), Fresh Sunkissed Creamy All-Over Paint (Poolside, Summer Time, Golden Hour, Palm Springs), Fresh Sunkissed Gloss Gel Tint (Poolside, Summer Time, Golden Hour, Palm Springs), Fresh Sunkissed Volume Boost Waterproof Mascara, and Fresh Sunkissed LED Beauty Fridge (with 3 Light Setting)

from ₱1,077 down to ₱999


These might be tagged as summer essentials, but these are definitely great all year-round! 

What’s in the kit: blk cosmetics Fresh Sunkissed Shimmer Jelly Multi-Pot Golden Hour in Glow, Fresh Sunkissed Creamy All-Over Paint in Palm Springs, and Volume Boost Waterproof Mascara

from ₱1,745 down to ₱1,596


What’s in the kit: blk cosmetics Fresh Sunkissed Creamy All-Over Paint in Poolside, Summer Time, Golden Hour, and Palm Springs. Plus, get a FREE blk cosmetics Fresh Deep Moisture + Collagen Face Mask in Coco Crush

You know where to find them: https://shopee.ph/blkcosmetics ;)