1. Aveeno positively radiant moisturizer with SPF 15 – I put this on every morning and it leaves my skin in the perfect condition throughout the day.
2. REN clearcalm 3 night serum – My friend Mariane, who used to work for Teen Vogue, posted this on her instagr.am and I decided to try it out post-finals week because my skin was under a lot of stress. Glad to make this purchase because I can see that it has calmed my skin
3. Vaseline – Literally a staple for everyone. Perfect for taming eyebrows and flyaways and for use as lip balm. Also great to patch up dry skin during the winter.
4. Orabrush tongue cleaner – THIS THING IS AMAZING. I got two in my order, a black one and an orange one, and also decided to buy the foam cleanser and I absolutely love them. Definitely cleans your tongue and it just looks cool!
For Christmas, my cousin gave me $40 so I decided to spend it on some ALDO Killion patent loafers which were on sale for $27. I got some insoles too but I’m planning to exchange them for a smaller size. I like these a lot. I didn’t own any “dressy” shoes prior so these are great.
Stray Rats tee in Mustard! Also received a sticker but upon putting it on my wall, it fell between my wall and bedframe (which is too hard to move), ha!
Probably the best Christmas present ever! Comme des Garcons sa 8100 wallet from my Mama ❤ Definitely beats all the iPads and iPhones and Kindle Fires everyone got.
King Krule’s Self-Titled EP. KK is formerly known as Zoo Kid but that doesn’t mean his style has drastically changed. This ginger makes the best music and he’s only about 17/18 years old. This EP is available on Spotify. Give “The Noose of Jah City” a listen.
MOVIE of the month
A mix of comedy and suspense, this movie ranks up on the top of my list. A group of young British boys try to figure out as to why these fuzzy aliens with glow in the dark teeth are out to attack of one their friends. Karma’s a big B, man!
TV SHOW of the month
I’ve started 3 tv series since Christmas break began which includes Arrested Development. I paused that for a while and also started the American version of Being Human. And I know, “A vampire-werewolf story with a ghost. COOL” BUT I really like it so far, hahaha. I also started The Fades and it’s pretty cool.
VIDEO of the month
Hairy Days by Austin Green. Really enjoyed the simplicity of this short video. Austin Green is a photographer/filmmaker out of Orange County, California. He’s a very talented dude so check out his stuff over here and here!
ICON of the month
Lea Seydoux is a French actress and model who appeared in movies such as Ingluorious Basterds, Midnight in Paris, and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (which in my opinion, is a pretty cool movie considering I don’t get too excited over action movies).
She was featured in Oyster Magazine and has modeled for Prada and American Apparel.
A very stylish lady, too! And you can never get enough of gap-toothed models!
Anyways, I hope you all had an amazing 2011! Let’s ring in the new year with lots of positive vibes!
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?