2017 Favorites: 7 Products By Local Brands
Lo and behold we’re going forward to another year. Before 2017 ends, I would like to share some notable products I loved this year. I looked through my stash and noticed many of the things that I loved using/wearing are from local brands. Thanks to bazaars, sponsored features/posts, “online influencers” and hashtags, local brands could easily put their wonderfully-crafted goods out there and garner a handful of supporters in a snap.
Aside from comparable affordability, what made me try and #supportlocal is that it is a simple act of alleviating local artistry whilst getting rewarded by good quality products. Here are my favorites:
Winter Solstice Eau de Toilette by Sparrow Fragrances
Described as “A romantic and mysterious fragrance infused with sweet jasmine and camellia, capped with a deep sexy aroma of sandalwood.” To me, t is simply fresh, warm and feminine. The scent, packaging, and price are big thumbs up that’s why it landed as a must in my purse for everyday use. I’d definitely purchase the perfume version next time for a longer wear.
Although I wear another sunscreen with SPF 50 for when I go to work or out the whole day, this clear, lightweight gel wins a spot because of its formula. It doesn’t leave a white cast, dries matte and fast, and is super affordable. I love using this when I’ll only stay at home. Yes, girl, you need SPF every single day.
Nida hoops, Paiva earrings and Rio rattan bag from Kera and Co
All in stunning brown and they scream earthy and stylish. I was so lucky to have won Kera and Co’s giveaway so I got these for free. Huge, flirty hoops from the 90s had a big comeback this year and I must confess I am obsessed with the trend. Nida and Paiva earrings are a stunner which is part of their holiday collection; and Rio, a button up rattan bag, is cute and convenient enough for housing my simplest everyday essentials. I only got these at the end of the year but I’ve been wearing them non-stop.
Clover macrame earrings from Bonita Philippines
I’ve always been into cute earrings since I was a kid. I remember having a pink crocheted flower pair when I was in high school and when I saw these macrame ones I just had to have it. It’s unique, crafty and I’m loving the gold hoop detail.
This is the first bag I ever purchased online and I’m glad I did. If you’ll ever get your hands on this, you’d get the feel how it’s really sturdy and well-made. It is huge enough that your long envelopes and laptop could fit in perfectly. Although my petiteness gets emphasized whenever I wear it, I prefer not to mind ’cause this is the kind of bag you know could last longer than your current relationship. Of course, I’m kidding. Wishing they’d create a smaller version though!
What have you got on your favorites list? It doesn’t have to be tangible “things”. Maybe you discovered a new go-to restaurant, tried hiking for the first time, or just kept any memorable experience that made your 2017. Look back with a smile and a grateful heart.
Have a happy new year, everyone!