We made it through another month. Woo hoo! From the arrival of the vaccine to the ending of the MCO (movement control order), things are slowly starting to look up. Even our houses are beginning to feel more like home again, with work moving back to the office and workouts moved back to the gym. 

 

Since you loved the self-love gifts we shared last month, we’re going to make it a monthly feature – just in time for payday! Take it as a much-needed reminder to do something nice for yourself because you deserve it. You’ll also be supporting some stellar local brands, so it’s a gift that’ll keep on giving. Spoil yourself with these self-care picks:

 

 

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You can never have too many candles, especially when they’re from Barn & Jones! The natural soy wax candle brand offers an array of soothing scents that allow you to experience the tranquil outdoors in the comfort of your own living room, such as hiking through alpine trails and dancing among wildflowers. What we love about their bestseller, Northern Lights, is that its scent evolves with each burn – the lemon, bergamot, winter berry, flowering succulent, violet and white musk take turns to shine.

 

 

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A tote bag created to be carried through heartbreak, joy, celebrations, speed bumps and high roads, this item from Oh Sebenar is a classic. A wardrobe staple, it goes with everything and can fit more than just your essentials! It can also help reduce decision fatigue – just grab your trusty tote bag and go, instead of wasting time and energy trying to decide which bag to carry.

 

 

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As calming as they are, you can’t fall asleep with candles lit, but you can enjoy the same aromatherapy with Vase Creation’s pillow mist. Spritz it on your pillows and linen, get comfy, and slowly start to breathe in and out. The hand-blend of organic pure essential oils (lavender patchouli, sweet orange, roman chamomile, vetiver and cedarwood), will help you journey into a deep, quality sleep. Enjoy the smooth, relaxing ride!

 

 

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Known for their ‘boxes of happiness’, Sugar And I are on a mission to make people smile with their delicious desserts. Their combo box includes fan-favorites, Bombolonis and Japanese Cream Puffs, which are comfortingly soft, bursting rich and fabulous flavours in your mouth – a celebration (of happiness) indeed!

 

 

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If your self-care rituals include following a therapeutic skincare routine before bed, add this hydration booster from Millefleur to your nightly roster. The organic serum is rich in vitamins and antioxidants that aid in the repairing of cells for healthier, radiant skin. Its gel-based vegan formula is gentle enough for those with sensitive skin to also be able to achieve a fresh feeling and glowing complexion!

The COVID-19 pandemic has unmasked plenty of negative environmental impacts and one of them is single-use surgical face masks. These disposable face masks are plastic-based, water-resistant, and allegedly have a lifespan of 450 years – making them a big problem for our oceans and landfills. To add insult to injury, a lot of people carelessly discard their disposable face masks on the streets, drains, and even beaches, causing pollution.

There is no running away from wearing a face mask during these dire times, but we can limit the negative impacts of it by using eco-friendly and reusable face masks – while also supporting local Malaysian brands!

 

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These Pestle & Mortar Frontal Utility Face Masks are made with a durable ripstop outer and an ultra soft mesh inner for breathability. They also feature adjustable and removable nylon straps that take the strain off your ears! The straps also have a quick release clip and can be used with other face masks. 

All of their masks have a filter pocket for disposable PM2.5 filters.

 

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This 100% recyclable face mask utilises antimicrobial nano-copper technology to stop germs from growing and spreading. The face masks have also gone through several tests and is approved by FITI, SGS. It is one of the only 16 products reviewed and recommended for COVID-19 Response by the Malaysian Ministry of Health (MOH). 

Each mask also comes with a foldable pouch for mask storage, antimicrobial cooling layers, a necklace to hang your mask on (yes to accessories!), and an antimicrobial inner copper sheet.

 

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Oh Sebenar’s washable and reusable face masks are made of two-ply linen and hemp that comes with an additional three pieces of removable mask filters and a face mask casing. Linen fabric is known to have antibacterial and hypoallergenic properties while hemp fibres are antimicrobial and breathable.

The masks come in a variety of natural and earthy colours that go with any outfit! 

 

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Hanya’s Reusable Satin Silk Face Mask features soft elastic ear loops and a customisable conforming nose bridge for comfortable wear! Its modest-friendly option has a string extension that allows the face mask to be hung around the neck when it’s not worn, as well as a stopper.

This four-ply face mask is WHO-compliant, safe to wear with or without a filter, and has a pocket for adjustable and removable filters. 

 

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The Botanica Series Everyday Face Mask from Whismsigirl is made of three-layered 100% cotton, with breathable cotton lining fabric, and features elastic ear loops that can be adjusted for ease and convenience. It also has a soft nose wire for a better fit and a pocket for filter inserts!

The masks come in several adorable colours and prints, making them perfect gifts for your loved ones. 

 

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SilkFairy’s silk face masks are hand-sewn and made from three layers of 100% pure mulberry silk that is dermatologically approved – making it the perfect mask for those who experience maskne! 

The masks also feature an adjustable nose clip, built-in filter socket, and adjustable ear loops. 

Protect yourselves and the environment by using sustainable and stylish face masks!