The world is a place filled with wonders. A place where cold pizza is almost as good as sex, where your dentist will ask you where you graduated when your mouth is full with saliva and you’re in agonizing pain, where 9% of the times when you are feeling absolutely exhausted riding the public transport, a granny will assure you she is most surely more exhausted than you and demand you give her your seat. Wonders I tell you! This is why I wasn’t surprised, when I spent three months searching for an orange eyeliner in the most expensive stores, when I finally gave up and found one in a dodgy looking Chinese shop near our neighborhood.
I first saw the orange eye makeup in the Spring 2015 trends and I fell madly in love with it. Surprisingly it works well with hazel eyes, double yay!
The great thing about my new dodgy eyeliner is that it’s a lip liner as well, so if you have herpes you can directly transfer it to other parts of your body! Cool! If I have to be serious though and this is a hard task right now, cause I just ate a pancake and I’m feeling fuzzy inside, the eyeliner is everything I wanted ever! It’s vivid, the texture is perfect and it’s easy to apply. I’ve never heard of this brand USHAS, have any of you guys heard of it?
Moving onto pink territory let me introduce you to my new cutesy wutesy sneakers! You saw them debut on my Instagram, but photos don’t do them justice, because they’re more amazing in person and up close. They have a slight platform and make me taller, and the platform has glitter inside………GLITTER I TELL YA! An outfit post featuring these babies is coming soon!
Two cosmetic favorites in one month? This is madness! I’ve never been into makeup that much, but I’m slowly starting to understand what the hype is all about. I found this adorable egg-like lip balm in another Chinese store and it was called “Bear lipstick”. I think it’s supposed to say Berries instead of Bear, but hey, I might be mistaken. This could be a lip balm especially for bears, they are prone to dry muzzles.
Last year I was searching for a good book on the history of fashion and I wanted one that had a wall of text, but pretty pictures as well, to help me visualize. My brain has trouble visualizing, it feels challenged every time you make it do something different than think of dark scenarios that would absolutely go wrong and think of what to wear tomorrow. Fashion: A History from the 18th to the 20th Century is exactly the kind of book my brain needed. It is a two volumes set that comes with a luxurious case. The overall weight of everything is around 6kg….Now, that’s a fashion book!
The volumes consists of 500 photographs of clothing selected from the Kyoto Costume Institute. The Institute was established in 1978 by Koichi Tsukamoto and its collection consists of over 12,000 costume items, and more than 20,000 printed documents. What’s most interesting is the Kyoto Costume Institute made its own mannequins according to the various body types people had in the past, understanding that today’s mannequins are shaped quite differently and wouldn’t represent the clothing in a realistic manner.
The downside is the book is mostly centered on Western fashion, but still, it’s a brilliant and informative book with lavishing photos that are so detailed it almost feels like traveling back in time.