Mom-Finds for May: Round-up of Summer Finds

May has been a very good month and one of the most memorable, mainly because we were able to travel with the kids to Cebu last weekend. June is considered rainy season na kasi so nakahabol kami sa summer vacation, and I am very thankful that we had chance. Sadly, I missed posting my Mom-Finds feature last Friday, so pahabol na rin itong post since last day of May na today. =) I've discovered a lot of amazing new products this month which I also shared on my Instagram, and rounding them up here for all of you.

PRANA - Eco-friendly Yoga, Travel and Adventure Clothes

I attended the #prAnaxRegettaCanoe yoga session at One Life Studio last month and was introduced to American eco-fashion brand prAna, which uses natural fibers, organic cotton and recycled materials to produce their premium line of active and leisure wear. While on the high-end price points, their designs are very attractive with stylish prints for their bras, tops and bottoms, sweater, dresses and swimwear. Super comfortable to wear, whether for low- or high-impact activities such as yoga and surfing, pilates, swimming and running, dance and gym activities.

Find prAna at: Aura Athletica stores, and select GRIND and R.O.X. stores.
Follow prAnaPH on Facebook and @prAna.ph on Instagram for the latest updates.

I got this pretty purple prAna Soleil Bra top with double layer design, worn under a halter top when I joined a 'pop hits' cardio-dance class. It fits so well and did not budge one bit during the intense 90-minute workout with all the movement and sweat! The bra is made with quick-drying stretch fabric with multi-strap detail. It was just challenging for me to put on and take off since it's very snug.

This prAna Gabi Leggings in black/plum, which I wear in heavy rotation when I attend pilates classes, is cool to the skin. Flattering fit with wide waistband, fitted leg and in quick-dry stretch material. Wearing size Small for top and bottom.

FRENCH SOLE - Liberty Collection

A few weeks back, I enjoyed an afternoon of "sip and shop" with friends at French Sole's newest branch in Greenbelt 5 when they launched the brand's latest collab with iconic London department store, Liberty, in celebration of its 140 years. French Sole founder and designer, Jane Winkworth, was asked to design a unique collection which combines iconic Liberty floral prints with the classic leather ballet flats. It's a favorite brand of ballet flats all over the world, made of the highest quality leather that will last you years (I have a four-year old London Sole and still in perfect condition) and insole is cushioned so it's very comfortable to wear. Even the laces can pulled and adjusted to your preferred fit. You have to try it on yourself.

Shop for the original French Sole in High Street - BGC, Greenbelt 5, and Solaire Resort.
Follow French Sole Philippines on Facebook and @frenchsoleph on Instagram for updates.

Look at these timeless styles in butter-soft Italian leather with the distinct Liberty print around the trim and bow.

Aside from the Liberty collection, I also spied this black velvet embroidered slippers, and classic Henrietta in bright patent croc and woven leather.


My preferred style for blouses are those with a relaxed fit, in cool fabrics, no need to be tucked in, and easy to wear and match with pants. I already own several tops from local clothing brand, Cole Vintage. They have a wide collection of tops, dresses, even bags and shoes. Their clothes have clean, timeless cuts and colors, mostly in cotton and jersey material. Their Cole Vintage Signature line is where they offer customization of some designs where you choose you specify your size and chosen color. Prices are very reasonable too!

Shop for Cole Vintage on line at www.colevintage.com
Stores:  Trois - Archaelogy Makati; Powerplant Mall - Rockwell; SM Department Stores - SM Aura, Makati, BF ParaƱaque; Cinderella - Glorietta and Alabang Town Center; Markati Palazzo - The Podium
Follow Cole Vintage on Facebook and @colevintage on Instagram for updates.

For the summer season, they launched new styles that caught my fancy -- like these two pieces (my have color is white so I ordered both styles in white). Here, I am wearing the Mirabelle blouson top, with extended sleeves and gartered hem, while Martha is an off-shoulder top that has a nice swing to it with it's flared cut.

BETADINE Dry Powder Spray

Gone are the days of swabbing cuts and wounds with greasy ointments and anti-bacterial solutions that drip off the skin. Now, there's Betadine Dry Powder Spray. It's a super convenient antiseptic for cuts, wounds and minor burns. Easy to use with its no-touch, no-drip, no-sting formula in a spray bottle. Perfect for active kids and travelers.

Find Betadine Dry Powder Spray in Mercury Drug Stores and S&R.

I first saw one from my co-parent in school last January and I knew I have to have one for our first aid kit. I couldn't find one at that time so I forgot about it afterwards. Recently, a package arrived from Betadine and was so happy to receive this spray bottle! I still have the Betadine antiseptic in their famous green bottle but will now use this more convenient spray.

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