It’s that time of month again!
First favourite product of the month is my new school bag. It is The North Face’s Isabella backpack. Back in September when Via and I visited Hye Chung in LA, we noticed her pretty cool backpack and she swore to the man upstairs that this is a really good investment. And if I could put my two cents in, I would have to agree. HOWEVER, it really depends on the user.
I go to CC and because of my schedule, I don’t necessarily have to bring a lot of books at once when I go to class so it is fairly small which is fine by me. Despite its size, it’s very sturdy. My back doesn’t feel uncomfortable when I wear it, which is one of the reasons why I bought it. It has cool compartments and I can surprisingly fit my 13″ Macbook Pro in one of the pockets. I’ll probably do an obligatory “What’s in my school bag?” post soon.
I decided to try a new toner and got one from Origins. They were having a promo which included 3 free samples (one of them not pictured because I forgot, ha). But I’d have to say the toner is great. It’s not too strong in a way that it doesn’t dry out my skin which is good because I having combination skin kinda sucks. The charcoal mask and the micro-dermabrasion exfoliator aren’t my cup of tea, however.
Ahh, the infamous BAGGU bag. I love this bag because not only is it eco-friendly, but it’s just so damn cute!!!! One of these standard bags can hold up to about 50 lbs/3 full bags of groceries if I can recall. They come in all different colours, designs, and sizes. BAGGU also has zipper pouches and backpacks.
Needed a light denim button down so I got one from H&M. A very versatile piece.
Definitely my favourite-favourite of the month. J. Crew’s downtown field jacket. I went to the outlets on Black Friday and copped this for 40% off discounted retail. Great gold accents against a dark olive green. Has a relaxed boyfriend fit! Very happy camper.
ALBUM of the Month
Emily King’s The Seven EP. I don’t know why I haven’t heard of this girl a long time ago. Amazing singer and lyricist. If you like jazz, R&B, and all that smooth funk goodness, I suggest you listen to this album. My personal favourite is “Radio”.
Movie of the Month
Now I know it isn’t Halloween anymore, but I’ve been wanting to watch this for a while. Partly because Rory Culkin is in it and I think he is fantastic (just like the rest of his brothers). Overall, I enjoyed it partly because plot is very unexpected. A few scares and laughs here and there. I mean if you have spare time, go ahead and watch this.
TV SHOW of the Month
I love this show because I think the Pan Am girls are absolutely gorgeous. I have a girl crush on all of them especially Karine Vanasse. She makes me want to take up French again. Besides the fashion and all, I do love the story – a mix of drama, comedy, adventure, action, and romance.
VIDEO of the Month
Just a favourite video in general. Pharrell and Justin Timberlake in the studio working on the song “Take It From Here”. So much talent!
ICON of the Month
Model Victoria Darlington photographed by David Urbanke. She is so beautiful. I love her hair and the fact that she has multiple piercings.
by Grant Yoshino
Hope you guys had a great month! Christmas is around the corner so what’s on your wish list?
Hi all, it’s Jireh here! So, I decided to try something new for the blog and start a “Monthly Favourites” edition; that way, the blog doesn’t seem to be dead for a really long time. Fall is shortly ending, and with the on and off weather San Diego has been having, I’m pumped for the transition into winter. I’m a little down in the dumps for the remaining days of October, so I thought it’d be a good time to compile some favourite things of mine that I’ve been loving for the past few months! Let’s start with some products…
MAC Taupe in matte. I love brown/nude shades, so this is a great addition to my growing lipstick collection. Also, a tip for putting lipstick on is to apply primer (I use Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance) before applying color!
HEMPZ Original Body Moisturizer – a fragrant lotion that actually soothes skin? Get outta town! This lotion is the holy grail. It is also THC-drug free, paraben and gluten free, AND 100% vegan. Ordered mine through Amazon since my mom told me the shop back home is out of stock for them!
STASH Black Earl Grey Tea – I was never an avid fan of tea, coffee, or soda (very rare to see me drink any of these), but I figured I needed some sort of caffeine in my system so I opted for tea and this is one of the flavours I used to order at Cup & Saucer. Just add 1/2 teaspoon of sugar and some milk and I’m good to go.
ALBUM of the MONTH
Now in the span of 1 month, I could be into so many albums and artists, but the one album that I really enjoyed this month is IIOI’s “Proper”. One can still distinguish Evan’s unique style, yet notice some nice progression. Give it a listen for yourself!
MOVIE of the MONTH
October is all about horror films, but the only movie I look forward to watching during this month is Hocus Pocus. (Image from Tumblr)
TV SHOWS of the MONTH
It’s honestly hard to choose only one favourite tv show for this month! Parks and Recreation came back for another great season. FX’s new show American Horror Story is a bit weird…but weird is good! I enjoy the characters Tate and Violet a lot. And last but not least, season 2 of How to Make It in America premiered a few weeks ago and I couldn’t have been any more excited. I’ve been hooked since the first season aired when I was a senior in high school. Bryan Greenberg has never looked so good! (Images from various Tumblrs)
VIDEO of the MONTH
Skateboarder Walker Ryan’s A Day in the Life: Thailand Edition
PERSON of the MONTH
Evan Tetreault. A great photographer and a well-dressed man. Check his stuff out!
Anyways, I hope you enjoyed this post! xx
Gap button down, Thrifted cut-off shorts, H&M hat, distressed Jeffrey Campbell Lita, gold Nixon watch, Forever 21 necklace, Herschel backpack, drinking Assam Black Tea
I was blessed with fourteen weeks of freedom, yet eleven weeks consisted of stress and exhaustion devoted to summer school. For now, I am just glad it’s all over and looking forward to two weeks of relaxation, food-tumblr-facebook-Filipino television consumption, some cardio, plus sleeping 12+ hours per night. Speaking of exciting plans, tomorrow Jireh and I will be putting together our itinerary for our trip to LA this weekend! Lastly, today’s weather was the epitome of bipolar San Diego climate–thunderstorms in the morning, but by 2 p.m. the sun was shining high. Felt like I was in a sauna!