Shopee 3.3 Mega Beauty Sale

E-COMMERCE platform Shopee will hold a Mega Shopping sale from Feb. 28 to March 3 covering different categories including those in the newly launched Shopee Beauty page. Among the items are The Ordinary’s Niacinamide serum (on sale for P400) for those looking for a tried-and-tested serum to lighten dark spots, Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting BHA Liquid Exfoliator (on sale for P1,299) for those who want to handle breakouts, and Belo Tinted Sunscreen (on sale for P450) because even if one is spending more time indoors, one still needs to wear sunscreen because the harmful UV rays can still come through the windows and doors. These products and more are available on the Shopee Mega Shopping sale that promises discounts of up to 90% off.

Nivea Sun new products

GERMAN personal care brand Nivea has added several products to its Sun line including the Nivea Sun Face BB (P339 for 50 ml) and Nivea Sun Face Anti-Age and Anti-Pigments (P339 for 50 ml) creams alongside the Nivea Sun Protect & Moisture SPF50 Lotion (P349 for 75 ml) and Face Cream (P379 for 50 ml). The new additions to the line are targeted towards those who want a more natural face base as the BB Cream and Anti-Age face creams function as tinted sunscreens — it will not replace the function of foundations and concealers but it should work pretty well to even out one’s skin tone slightly while providing protection from the sun. There should also be no problem in layering other makeup products on top of the sunscreens. The products are available offline and online.

Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution promotion

American cosmetics brand Kiehl’s is holding a promotion for its best-selling serum, the Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution (P3,200 for 30 ml) that will run from March 1 to Oct. 31 with a special bundle priced at P5,500 which includes two 30 ml jars/bottles. The serum contains a stabilized form of Vitamin C to address uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation, white birch extract to restore hydration, and peony extract — a natural antioxidant that protects the skin and together with the other ingredients that enhances skin clarity. Kiehl’s has also introduced a subscription program for the serum where those who purchase three bottles within the promo period can get complimentary gifts and free shipping. The serum is available in offline stores and in Lazada.

ÀMEN launches new mask collection

IN CELEBRATION of Women’s Month, local brand ÀMEN will launch its newest mask collection on March 5 via a virtual fashion show on its official social media pages. The digital fashion show features highly produced 3D finger puppets that will serve as models and are inspired by empowered women like Selena Gomez, Black Pink’s Jennie, Frida Kahlo, Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller, and Michelle Obama, Heart Evangelista, Catriona Gray and Vice-President Leni Robredo. ÀMEN masks have passed the 4 Crucial Safety Test of The MASQ Collection standard. Each mask has nose contours and curve-structured silhouette for breathability; contains a silk pocket for filters; has adjustable ear straps that makes it comfortable to use; is uniquely designed (no two masks are the same); and each purchase comes with 10 sheets of PureMASQ Filters and a silk dust bag. ÀMEN will donate 10% of its proceeds to women in need. To know more about ÀMEN, visit the website at

MUJI opens largest store in the PH at Shangri-La Plaza

JAPANESE lifestyle brand MUJI is set to open its largest store in the Philippines at Shangri-La Plaza in March, offering everyday and specialty products and a suite of exclusive services focused on the in-store experience. The largest MUJI store in the country spans 1,400 sqm (previously 400 sqm). Around 4,000 items will be available including the brand’s array of health and beauty items, stationery, travel items, kitchenware, houseware, furniture, and electronics products, as well as men’s and women’s apparel, children’s wear, innerwear, bags, shoes, and accessories. There are also specialty products and services exclusively offered at the MUJI store in Shang. This includes MUJI Labo, MUJI’s unisex clothing line that can be worn by anyone regardless of age, gender, and body type with its simple and streamlined design featuring colors and shapes for easy coordination. Customers will also get access to MUJI Advisors, who will offer free consultation services for three specific segments: interior, styling, and experience. The Interior Advisor will provide recommendations on what MUJI furniture best fits a customer’s lifestyle at home. The Styling Advisor will help address styling concerns such as questions on fit, color, and sizing options. And the Experience Advisor will help customers better understand the different products that MUJI offers under the stationery and health and beauty departments. MUJI will also introduce a free water refilling station at its Shang store. As part of its efforts to further reduce plastic waste, it will start to carry reusable water bottles priced at P160 each that customers can use to avail of the free water refilling service. The store also has Open MUJI, a space where the brand can showcase MUJI concepts and house various activities. For inquiries, call 8-370-2597/98 or visit 

Longchamp unveils the Brioche bag

FOR its Spring-Summer 2021 collection,  the French leather goods brand Longchamp unveils the Brioche, named after the sweet pastry. To respond to a general desire for softness, Longchamp has created a bag that is silky smooth with a streamlined design that also features the puffy contours and shape of its namesake. Vertical quilting with tone-on-tone topstitching gives it a structured look, free of superfluous detail. The large flap is fastened with a rectangular metal closure, trimmed in leather. The shoulder strap consists of a sliding chain, attached to both sides of the leather handle. The chain is adjustable, allowing the user to walk hands free. It will be available starting March at all Longchamp points of sale. Longchamp is exclusively available at Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La, Rustan’s Cebu, Greenbelt 5 and

UNIQLO opens shop in Butuan

JAPANESE global apparel retailer, UNIQLO, is set to open its first store in Butuan City on March 26. Situated at the ground floor of SM City Butuan, along JC Aquino Ave., the opening of the store marks the brand’s commitment to provide affordable, stylish, and functional essentials to more locals in helping them with their everyday clothing lifestyle needs. The 859 sqm store will feature the complete lineup of LifeWear clothing for women, men, kids, and babies, including UNIQLO shirts, pants, jeans, denims, dresses, the AIRism collection, and UV Protection pieces. On the opening week, customers can enjoy special offers on selected UNIQLO items. For updates, visit UNIQLO Philippines’ website at and download the UNIQLO APP via Google Play Store or Apple Store.

VeMoBro holds 3.3 sale

VEMOBRO, the country’s newest Filipino-made e-commerce platform, will hold a day of nonstop promotions on March 3. There will be a number of deals including P300 off for the first 33 buyers with a minimum cart value of P1,000; flash deals of up to 50% off; discounts on some items like a wearable air purifier at 15% off, wireless Bluetooth earbuds at 20% off, and bacon and franks at 6% off. Then there are the BOGO deals: purchase two of some select items and get the second item at 20% off. VeMoBro will also give away discount vouchers (check out VeMoBro’s website and mobile app and follow VeMoBro on Facebook and Instagram). VeMoBro will be treating its customers to free shipping courtesy of its logistics partners, Blue Panther, Cargo Padala Express, and Byaheros Express. VeMoBro says its merchants undergo a stringent screening process before they can officially sell their products on the platform. VeMoBro will have a special giveaway from March 4 to 12 where shoppers can win up to P10,000 worth of prizes. Create a VeMoBro account at or download VeMoBro’s mobile application from the Google Play Store.

Swarovski to open new Wonderlab stores

THE NEW Swarovski Creative Director, Giovanna Engelbert,  has reimagined the Swarovski Swan through the filter of the Wonderlab, Engelbert’s imaginary crystal world. In her own words, “The Wonderlab is where science and magic meet, where extra and elegance collide, it is a feeling of wonder that everyone should experience as we invite them into our new world at Swarovski.” The swan takes on a streamlined form — with an elongated neck and positioning crafted to reinforce the brand’s ever-forward momentum. The finishing touch of Swarovski’s new brand icon comes in the form of a candylike octagon wrapping. Representing rebirth, the octagon is an immediate nod to a faceted crystal, evoking the craftsmanship of Swarovski’s master cutters. The Swarovski Wonderlab comes alive with the unveiling of 28 Instant Wonder stores in key global markets. Beginning with Milan’s Galleria on Feb. 23, a further 27 store openings will follow across North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, including new locations in Paris and New York. The retail spaces (designed in partnership with Paris-based Villa Eugenie) feature vibrant colors and textures, metallic sculptures, and innovative materials that work together to encourage exploration and self-expression, a candy-like dreamscape filled with the full spectrum of crystal lifestyle pieces — loose components, jewelry, watches, figurines and accessories — and furnished with a backdrop of Swarovski’s octagonal logo silhouette, created from the new packaging. The Instant Wonder store unveilings will be supported by both live and digital activations, including virtual tours, sneak previews of collection pieces and lifestyle content.  In the Philippines, Swarovski is available in Rustan’s Alabang, Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La, and Rustan]s Ayala Cebu. Swarovski is also available through boutiques owned and operated by Stores Specialists, Inc., located at Alabang Town Center, Glorietta, Newport Mall, TriNoma Mall, The Podium Mall, Power Plant Mall, and SM Mall of Asia.