Cover photo’s background photo by Gabriele Tozzi
Collage & crappy handwriting by yours truly.
My favoritism game with my wardrobe is strong. The cycle goes like this, I purchase something, I fall deeply in love with it, I use it almost everyday until it gets really worn out (sometimes beyond recognition), and that certain piece (may be a pair of shoes or a bag, etc), only gets away from my clingy clutches when I acquire a new piece that I am even more crazy about. Only then will my former favorite finally gets its well deserved rest.
I want to share with you guys what I’m currently hyped about. Nope, this is more than your “monthly favorites”, these are stuff I think I’ll be into for more than a month, and these are stuff I’ll constantly be hunting for.
My first set has one thing in common — they’re both majestically shimmery :P After being engulfed by everything matte, it’s refreshing to have some new texture (or finish) around.
Satin Bomber Jackets
I’ve always been a fan of bomber jackets. There’s just something very comforting about poofy outerwear that feels like a pillow against your skin… plus they instantly dress up a rather plain looking outfit. My two new additions in my bomber collection are something way different from my old favorites, yep you guessed it, they’re satin and they’re full of embellishments. I acquired my first from Zara, in a neutral khaki color patched with loads of quirky icons and badges. My next purchase, this luxurious midnight blue and cream combo with floral embellishments from H&M. I fell in love with it the moment I laid eyes on it. I didn’t purchase it right away though, had to think long and hard if it was worth its hefty price. Here’s my first outfit wearing it:
Definitely worth it <3
I do expect that brands are going to release more of these satin jackets soon. I’ve already seen a couple of people wearing them and man, they do look gewd. I believe this’ll be the next big(-ish) thing.
If you follow me on Twitter or Snapchat (idaandu), you probably know by now how crazy I am over highlighting lately. I didn’t really join in the contouring bandwagon. I’m super bad at it, I feel like I look like a member of the Addams family every time I attempt to do it. So yeah…. never mind contouring. Hello, highlighting! I don’t remember how I’ve come to like that dewy, glowy look. What I do remember is how much I preferred the matte face before mainly because I have such oily skin but hey, people get tired of doing the same old thing and I’ve grown tired of a plain ‘ol matte face. Highlighting definitely adds a whole new depth to your face.
As of now I have three highlighters which I love and cherish (I mean it, I keep them all in their boxes inside another special box lol). My first one is the Mary-Lou Manizer from The Balm. Their Sexy Mama translucent powder has been my holy grail setting powder for so long now. So I figured why not buy my first highlighter from a brand I super trust? This one did not disappoint me at all. It has the most intense shimmer, perfect for those who want everyone to know that they’re indeed wearing highlighter hahahaha and for those night outs, too. My second is the Ilia Illuminator in Polka Dots & Moonbeams. It’s an organic highlighter packed with skin goodies that comes in a stick form. It gives a lot more subtle glow compared to the Mary-Lou Manizer, well, unless you pile it on, which I don’t recommend ’cause its finish lies more on the creamy-borderline-greasy side. Finally my third jem, the Nars Illuminator in Copacabana. There’s a stick version of this too, but since I already have my Ilia Illuminator, I got the liquid version. This gives off an ethereal, white-ish glow and I find that it works best when you blend it with a beauty blender as it seems to set immediately when you apply it on your skin. So work quickly if you plan to get this!
My rational self is pretty happy with the current highlighters that I have but my obsessed self lusts for more! Haha. I’m thinking about getting the Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator and/or the ever famous Becca Pressed Shimmering Skin Perfector… but yeah I can also wait ’til I use up all my existing highlighters before I purchase anything else. That would be wiser, right?
These are pretty much the (material) things that I’m currently obsessing over. I’d like to know what you guys are going gaga over though, mind to tell me in the comments? ;)