15 Homegrown Brands That Give You Reasons to Shop Online

These talented homegrown entrepreneurs give you a reason to shop online.
IMAGE Pearlypop Swimwear, via Pinterest
  1. Neptune_ph

I've always been a stud kind of girl but looking through this site's elegant array of dangly rockin' earrings makes me want to venture into new territory. Choose from minimalist marble designs to chic ombre pieces.


If you're a certified jet-setter, consider going for a customized luggage cover that you can easily spot in a sea of luggage at the airport. You can also pick from this site's unique and trendy covers. Do I see squad goal designs in the making?


A skin care option that is cruelty-free, all-natural and easy to get your hands on! It's always skin before makeup which makes this brand a good investment.

  1. Pearlypop Swimwear

The swimsuits here are so affordable and cute. You can wear one for each day at the beach! #SOTD

  1. Einora_ph

Native woven bags with pompom trims and embroidered designs turn it into a summer staple and a pretty addition to your bag collection.

  1. Zero gravity MNL

This one's for the guys in your life. But if you're into sleek, no-fuss pieces then these bags can work for you, too!

  1. Green Mama ph

Make a conscious choice to switch green whether it's the soaps you use or the cleaning solutions in your household, browse this brand's eco-friendly and natural alternatives.

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  1. Teavolution Manila

It's just as relaxing browsing through their online shop with loads of varieteas to compliment a perfect book reading session.  Check out Matcha, Rose, and some exotic blooming ones.

  1. Yarns and Beads

This start-up brand is run by a talented Pinay who crochets beautiful and intricate bathing suits. She does them all by hand so you can assure a unique bikini made with love!

  1. Beach Born ph

A beach bum's go-to for proudly all-natural and handcrafted skin care and hair care products when you're out and about in summer, which is like half of our weather anyways.

  1. Lace & Rue

A brand that's really taken the time to come out with quality versus quantity products, their four body scrubs are cruelty-free, eco-friendly and contains no preservatives. We’re talking about items that are good for you and the Earth.

  1. Art Whale ph

Art junkies rejoice! If the art supplies in your mall just don't cut it for you then head onto this site for premium brushes, papers, watercolors and other nifty tools your creative minds desire.

  1. Milk Man Dairy Bar

There's a LOT of amazing cooks whipping up delicious snacks online so I definitely had to include this one that sells decadent cookie dough jars. YUM! Stay tuned to their page to get notified on their restocks.

  1. Kim Creates

My headboard space suddenly feels empty after looking at these wonderful dream catchers. You can check these out at IRL at Common Room, Craft Central, and Hey Kessy stores or order yourself one online.

  1. 23060 ph

Match your phone case to your notebook for the loveliest pair! Check out other beautiful mugs and paper products you can include in your school stash.









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A Simple Learner Who's a Great Pretender

Maybe I'm just a learner, not a weirdo. A learner that knows how to listen and pretend. A simple learner who's a great pretender. Pretending to be slightly dumb enough not to be judged and criticized by those who do not appreciate my existence. We surround ourselves with people who's levels are either beyond or below our intellectual behavior, because as for reality, people may use you either for their success or your downfall. Since then, people tend to judge someone who has an intellect with things they shouldn't be. Making them a criticizer, and most of all, calling them weird.

Honestly, I'm one of this "weirdo" who actually loves to learn things, and for the record, I'm bullied and stressed out for making myself not to learn more and go with the flow to dumbness I had. Have you ever feel being assigned to some task where you know every process to make it easier and faster to finish but turns out to hesitate to voice out because some of your mates put themselves in charge. There are times where I know what to do, what to say, or how to react, but kept myself silent and pretend not to know anything that may help us. Maybe it's a good thing to just go with their ideas and learn from their perspectives, but sometimes you can't control it and says something, and once again called to be a weirdo and let you finish the work by yourself.

It's annoying that you only know one process yet they gave you the whole work and let you finish it by yourself because they insist that "MAGALING KA DIBA?". It's not your fault being an intellectual person, knowing such things that may help you to pursue your dreams, and have the basic knowledge about something. You don't need to know everything, just the basics. And as for those people who do not appreciate your existence, let them be and continue what's the best for you. In some cases, you'll be annoyed by this but most of the time you'll be thankful for it. Not for now but maybe later. Just be yourself either a weirdo, a great pretender, or a simple learner, and always remember to lower your voice and behavior because no one loves that.

Just be a great pretender not to hear any runts and be a good learner that appreciates everything. It's out of nowhere thoughts of mine, but simply I leave you this my favorite life quotation; "Don't introduce yourself, Let your success introduce you"

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