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7 Affordable Ways to Keep Cool During Hell Week
Nothing over P100, promise!

People are quick to dismiss teenage girls, but what they often forget is that we actually have a lot to deal with: heartaches, not-so-nice friends, and of course, schoolwork. Life isn’t just about oppas and fangirling, you know.

It’s hard to stay on your A game when you’re all frazzled, which is why you deserve a little pick-me-up from time to time. Read on for seven wallet-friendly indulgences that will help you keep your cool throughout hell week:

1. More school supplies (P25 – P60)
There’s something oddly comforting about spending 30 minutes in the supplies section of a bookstore, testing out new pens and highlighters. If you have to be stressed, your notebooks might as well be pretty, right?

2. Assorted pins, stickers, and patches (P100)
Scour a street fair or bazaar for the coolest pins, stickers, and patches. You can also test your haggling skills by trying to score three to five items for less than P100 (it’s possible!).

3. A new lipstick (P80 – P100)
Lippies have the power to make you feel like you can conquer anything, and they don’t always have to cost you a limb. Check out department stores and local brands to cop a cool new shade for under P100!

4. Face masks (P40-70)
Nothing spells zen like putting on a cold face mask, lying down for 15 minutes, and promptly forgetting everything you had to cram into your brain before your last deadline.

5. A secondhand book (P70-100)
A true bookworm knows that reading doesn’t always feel like a chore. When you find a good read, it’ll be almost impossible to put down. Take a much-needed break from your textbooks, pick up a secondhand book, and lose yourself in an imaginary world.

6. A cool haircut (P50 – P100)
This might sound drastic, but there’s a reason why some girls would chop off their hair after a breakup. Getting a fresh, new hairdo can feel liberating.

7. A yummy frozen treat (P29)
Life’s greatest pleasures can be as simple as keeping cool with something extra refreshing, like McDonald's new McFreeze flavors! The McFreeze in Frozen Dalandan, which is available for a limited time only, is a light, citrusy-sweet treat, while the McFreeze in Frozen Sprite is a cool twist on your fave soft drink. They only cost P29 each, so we suggest you try both—available only in McDonald's!


Available at select stores only. Visit the McDonald's Facebook page for more information.

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