Where are all the single pringles at? Happy Singles Awareness Day (SAD for short)! Now, it might sound like a cynical alternative to Valentine’s Day, but it really doesn’t have to be all that. In fact, it’s the perfect day to embrace the freedom that comes with being single.
Instead of sulking and pining over the one that got away (or the one that has yet to come), why not do something special for yourself today? Perhaps some retail therapy will do! Here, we list some awesome online budols to spoil yourself with. From cool gadgets to trendy skincare goodies; surely, there’s something worth adding to your cart. Read on to find out!
Also read: 8 Self-Care Ideas for Valentine’s Day
Online finds to spoil yourself with this Singles Awareness Day
For the tech geeks
1. This magnetic power bank
Anyone with a phone knows that running out of battery is the worst thing that could happen when you’re out and about. On top of that, finding a power outlet to charge your device is another struggle. Fret not! This magnetic power bank allows for portable, fast, and hassle-free charging that can last up to 17 hours. It features USB-C ports to recharge the power bank and MagSafe technology for optimised charging. Say goodbye to having a drained phone battery!
2. This portable neck fan
Whether it’s the Valentine’s Day hysterics or the incoming summer heat, this hands-free, bladeless neck fan is sure to cool you down! It has three fan speed levels, so you can adjust it to your liking. Plus, with a battery life of approximately 16 hours, you can keep cool anytime and anywhere for long periods of time. Clearly, we’re a fan!
3. This pair of aesthetic headphones by Rock Space
Looking for an affordable yet high-quality pair of headphones? This one by Rock Space has been trending all over social media and is even said to rival the Sony WH-1000XM4! Apart from having excellent audio quality, it comes in a sleek, portable, and lightweight design. With 15 hours of play, you can enjoy your main character moments with your fave soundtracks!
For the hobbyist
4. This painting by numbers set
Seeking yet another hobby to try out? Much like the adult colouring book craze, this painting-by-numbers set offers a therapeutic experience to get lost in for hours. Each kit comes with acrylic paint, quality brushes, and a pre-printed canvas with numbered areas to colour in. Paint your stress (or heartache) away and unleash your inner Picasso!
Price: Starts at ₱248
Where to buy: Shopee
5. This transparent sticky notepad for annotating books
Who else is planning to just cosy up with a book on Valentine’s Day? Book lovers and stationery enthusiasts will find this clear sticky note especially handy! It’s perfect for annotating your reads, note-taking, and even journaling. Grab yourself a cuppa and get lost in a different world. Who knows, a good book might do a better job at pulling your heartstrings than any Valentine could!
For the strong and independent girl boss
6. This self-heating water bottle
While insulated tumblers can keep your drinks hot or cold for hours, a self-heating water bottle like this one lets you control the temperature of your beverage! It’s perfect for those who are always busy and on the go. Now, you can stay warm during the coldest time of the year: Valentine’s Day. Kidding!
7. This self-care planner and journal
Got your 2023 planner already? Great! If you haven’t already, maybe consider this two-in-one planner and journal. Not only does it help you keep track of schedules and deadlines, but it also allows for mindful journaling. It has dedicated pages for your monthly and weekly planning, cash flow, habit tracking, and journaling prompts. Even strong, independent girl bosses need some downtime for some self-care, too.
Where to buy: Shopee
For the makeup and skincare enthusiast
8. This TikTok-viral cushion powder by Barenbliss
In case you missed it: makeup lovers have been raving about this Barenbliss cushion powder all over social media. Rightfully so, as it offers long-lasting coverage, while still being very lightweight on the skin. While it’s limited to three shades, it’s still quite versatile for light to medium skin tones. No more cakey and patchy makeup from now on!
9. This Fairy Skin derma skincare set
Whether it’s breakups or breakouts, making time for self-care goes a long way. The first step to self-care: skincare! This set from beauty brand Fairy Skin helps you get that Korean glass skin glow. The bundle comes with a toner, cleansing bar, brightening cream, and sunscreen — essentials for a fresh and supple face. This Singles Awareness Day, why not treat yourself to new products to incorporate into your skincare routine?
10. This jade roller and gua sha set
The best way to finish off your at-home pampering session is a relaxing facial massage, of course! Use a jade roller or gua sha to relieve tension and drain puffiness around the face. Made with precious stones like jadeite, rose quarts, or amethyst, these beauty tools come with healing benefits, too.
In the words of queen Lizzo herself: in case nobody told you today, you’re special! So, why wait for that special someone to shower you with presents? Go ahead and spoil yourself with these finds this Singles Awareness Day. You deserve it!
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