One of the things I miss about the days pre-pandemic is going to the mall. Whether I’m actually out to shop or just to window shop, it gave me great pleasure to walk around the mall, going from one store to another. The Philippines, specifically, Metro Manila, we’re under what the government calls Enhanced Community Quarantine, which is supposed to be a lighter, less scarier term for lockdown so the malls are closed. But I’m still shopping from time to time, only this time, I’m shopping more online.
To help prevent COVID-19
Because according to studies, the virus can stick to surfaces for a couple of days, we’ve to clean house more so I bought a natural all-purpose cleaner from Zero Basics. We want to avoid the virus but I also want to prevent us from getting sick from inhaling too many chemicals.
Wearing a mask when you go outside is now part of the new normal so I bought my mom and I these washable masks from Style Ana, It’s stylish. It’s cost-efficient. And it’s better for the environment because I don’t have to dispose this after using once.
Health and Fitness
Since I sheltered in place, the beauty items I’ve bought are all skincare products. No makeup (though yes, Happy Skin and Ellana Minerals, I see you and I want those lippies you’re selling!) and no new clothes or shoes. Since the ECQ started, I’ve bought skincare items that are what I call essentials and items for pampering.
This one’s part of those pamper me purchases. It promises to clean and moisturize my skin. Also it says it can help treat common skin issues. It’s also all-natural, made with pure plant-based glycerin, aloe vera, extra virgin coconut oil, moringa oil, moringa powder, and tea tree essential oil.
Bought these from Beach Born back in March, when the ECQ had just started. I love Beach Born products and the clay mask is a new item. I bought it since I wanted to detox my skin, remove the deep seated dirt, toxins and excess oil which can also cause acne!
And speaking of acne, I’ve been suffering from body acne – more than ever I noticed. I read that tea tree helps to fight off acne, I bought the tea tree soap as well. Actually worked!
Another pamper my skin item. I was pitching for a beauty account before which wanted to push for the use of masks more as part of women’s skincare routine and so it got me interested to try. And Ryan convinced to go for it when he shared that he’d been using face masks more often nowadays as part of his own skincare routine. His face looks amazing!
Another Beach Born haul – bought the much raved about Balm Balm and their witch hazel moisturizer which I’ve been using for awhile now and I love! The Balm Balm is a lip scrub which can help slough off the dry skin from your chapped lips.
So that’s my ECQ shopping loot so far. Have you guys been buying stuff online too? What have you guys bought? I’d love to know!