Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Beetles in the Garden



After a summer shower when I saw you standin'
In the garden in the garden wet with rain.

-- Van Morrison "In the Garden"


NOTES

    It is springtime, the perfect time to break out the flowers and the bugs! A while ago, I retrieved from the post office a boxful of Cor-date jewellery, and I spent a night oohing and aahing over the ravishing sparklers with my friend. One of our favourite pieces is this lovely scarab beetle necklace, which is available in an assortment of stone or pearl settings. The work is exquisite, and it is surprisingly versatile despite the fanciful design. Here I pair it with florals, but really it goes well with many things, even denim. You can find more looks with it on my Instagram (@bonjourjasmineblog) !

    春天來了~是時候讓花朵與昆蟲們出來透透氣啦!前陣子我從郵局那裡領回一大盒 Cor-date 的飾品,結果我跟一起買的朋友一整個晚上對著那閃亮亮的美物們在發花癡 XDD  我們的最愛之一就是這條《童話故事,尋覓》短鍊,上面的金龜子可以選擇各色天然石或珍珠。 這條項鍊的作工很細緻,而且雖然花俏華麗卻意外的好搭 >///<  這裡我是搭印花上衣,但實際上它跟很多風格都撘得來,甚至是丹寧也沒問題喔!(偷說其實我已經在 Instagram 放了不少這條項鍊的照片 XDD):)




Top :  Nicole
Skirt :  Taobao
Necklace & Earrings :  Cor-date
Shoes :  Vincci


Bises


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Tangerine Dream



    I've been hoping to try this look on Korean actress Yoon Eun-hye in her ad for M.A.C. but of course, being late to the craze, the Tangerine Dream lipstick that she was wearing is out of stock. I recently got a similar yellow-orange lip colour, albeit a slightly more vibrant one. Needless to say, I went into action with my tools on hand and tried the look. To be honest, it's a rather simple one with focus on the lips and minimal makeup on the eyes. Yet, as I lack her flawless skin and delicate features, I can only strive to make this look suit me and hope it does not make me look sickly and dull-looking. 

    我一直很想仿這個妝 -- 尹恩惠在 M.A.C. 廣告中的橘色唇膏妝。可惜看到圖片的時候,熱潮早就過了,Tangerine Dream 的唇膏色號也賣光了 OTZ  不過最近入手了有點類似的帶有黃色調的橘色唇膏,雖然大概比起 Tangerine Dream 顏色稍微濃烈一些。想當然耳,我馬上搬出道具來嘗試仿妝。說真的,妝本身並不難,主角是唇色,所以眼妝什麼都從簡!只不過我沒有尹恩惠無暇的肌膚跟細緻的五官,沒辦法畫得很像,只好努力讓這個妝達到看起來有精神的效果,大概只要看起來不病懨懨就勉強算是成功了 T___T





Here're the products I use :

以下是使用的產品喔:



    As I was going for dewy skin, I mixed the ZA foundation with some Holika Holika CC cream and covered up dark circles with the Holika Holika stick concealer. After setting the foundation with a very light pat of loose powder, I applied ZA highlighter on my browbones and the 'C' area outside the eyes. Unfortunately, as I was busy experimenting with the lipstick, I forgot to apply highlighter on my nose and chin, it would have given the look a little more glow.

    因為目標是像海報裡那樣的亮澤肌,底妝我混合了 ZA 的粉底跟一些 Holika Holika 的 CC霜。之後黑眼圈的部分再用 Holika Holika 的遮瑕膏補強(這條滋潤好用 >///<)。用蜜粉稍微輕拍定妝後,將 ZA 的打亮刷在眉骨跟眼外的 'C' 字部位。很不幸的,因為原本只是想試畫而已,忙著想上唇膏就忘了給鼻樑跟下巴打亮了(哭)。



    For the eyes, I used a brown pencil for the brows and lighten the colour with Kate Eyebrow Color. Then I line the upper eyelid using In2it eyeliner gel pencil in Extreme Black. As my crease tend to disappear when I do not use eyeshadow, I sort of drew a line along the crease with my brow pencil and dab it out to achieve a more accentuated crease.

    眼妝的部分,我用棕色眉筆畫了粗眉後,再用 Kate 的染眉膏讓眉色淺一些(我畫粗眉很容易畫太深 orz)。接著用 In2it 的極黑眼線膠筆畫明顯的粗眼線。然後因為我的雙眼皮摺在不畫眼影的時候很容易變超不明顯,所以我都會用淺棕色眉筆沿著摺痕處畫一道,然後稍微暈開,製造陰影感來強調雙眼皮。



    As for the lips, I do not have any special techniques. I use In2it Moisture Intense Lipstick in Tangerine. I just apply it from the tube, my lips are hopelessly chapped and lined and this lipstick does not really help in that regard. The colour payoff is good though, so I count myself satisfied.

    至於唇妝,我是完全沒技巧可言啦!XD 我用的是貌似泰國品牌的 In2it 唇膏(不過我是在馬來西亞買到的),色號是 Tangerine。我都直接擦上,我的唇是萬年乾裂又多唇紋,這支唇膏在這點上大概沒什麼幫助 ^^"  不過顏色倒是滿顯色又遮唇色,所以我想我還算滿意啦!



    That's all, folks! It's not really a look-alike, but this is a look I would definitely wear in everyday life. If you have any questions, you can always leave a comment or find me on Instagram ( IG : bonjourjasmineblog ), I'm so addicted to it right now I did this look while referencing Eun-hye's picture on my IG, haha!

    就醬啦!雖然不是很像,但這個妝我想日常生活中也可以畫,算實用款吧  XD!然後有問題都可以留言問我噢,或是來 Instagram 找我(帳號 bonjourjasmineblog),我現在根本 IG 上癮啦~就連畫這個妝的時候也是拿著手機看尹恩惠的 IG 照片參考著畫的,哈哈!





Bises


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Monochrome



The world is black, the world is white
It turns by day and then by night.

-- Three Dog Night "Black and White"


    I've been planning to write this since two weeks ago, when some bloggers featured black outfits in support of the Sunflower Movement (find out more here) where hundreds of thousands of civilians in black garb took to the streets to protest the Taiwan-China trade pact. Work and illness got in the way, but I guess better late than never, eh?

    會寫這篇其實是之前看到欣匠跟西喜的Instagram上放了『黑。台灣』一週黑色穿搭的串聯。無奈那陣子在醫院忙到大病了一場  T︿T   轉眼週四就要退出立法院了,不過這不是結束 ... 所以,黑色穿搭還是可以寫的吧? @.@←話題也轉太快 XD



    I always thought myself as a pastel person with limited black in the wardrobe. I guess these dark rascals have a way of hiding themselves, and with some rummaging I managed to accumulate enough to muster one week worth of black outfits. A close one, I'd say!

    我一直覺得自己是個執著於粉彩色系的人,大概衣櫃裡的黑色單品也寥寥無幾。不過我想這些黑傢伙大約只是很有藏身的辦法,某天下午挖一挖衣櫃就成功拼湊出一週的黑色穿搭。但也只是一週而已,再下去大概就黔驢技窮了(這成語是這樣用的嗎? XDD)



Top :  Earth, Music & Ecology
Pants :  Two Do
Bag :  Taobao

    I bought these black trousers a while ago, they're sort of my workwear staple. The best thing about them is that they're not too thick for warmer weather even though these are basically a fall/winter item.

    這條黑褲是去年在Two Do入手的,已經算是我上班服中不可或缺的一員。我覺得最讓人欣慰的是雖然它是秋冬商品,但是春夏天的氣候穿起來也不會太熱  :P




Top :  YFS Ladies
Shorts :  Romwe.com
Bootees :  Romwe.com
Bag :  Taobao

    I wrote about these leather shorts last year, and it is really a nice piece to have if you're going for the urban chic look. You can see more looks here.

    這條皮質短褲其實去年已經寫過心得文了。不得不說,如果想要走都會俐落風的話,皮質單品真的是很不錯的投資。這條短褲的更多穿搭請點這裡  ;)




Top :  Pazzo
Jacket :  Romwe.com
Skirt :  forMENgirl
Necklace :  Parco diViale

    I love flouncy skirts, and the satin finish of this one gives it a more sophisticated feel than if it were, say, tulle. A leather jacket completes the rock chic look.

    我很愛形狀較蓬的裙子,而這件跟日貨 Bin 買的短裙材質有點偏緞面,比起蓬蓬紗裙更有洗鍊感。加上皮衣就是個都市搖滾風啦! XD




Jacket :  Mot de Passe
Skirt :  Kooki

    Military chic have sort of cooled down lately, but I still love the very masculine edge of this jacket. It's almost like soldier-in-a-sec, you expect to receive salutes with it.  LOL

    雖然最近軍裝風貌似沒那麼夯了,但是這件軍裝外套的帥氣感我還是很愛的 >///<  整個就好像一秒變軍人,穿上後別人要對你敬禮啦 XDD




Cape :  from Dolube
Jeans :  Q-House
Bag :  ShopAkira

    Capes are just such a fashion statement, you can look chic in an instant. I have this gold-buttoned cape in two colours, just perfect for say, London streets  :)

    斗篷真的是超主角級單品啦,只要披上立馬變得很時尚 XD  這款金釦子短版斗篷其實我買了兩色,版型超適合走在,呃,倫敦大街上  :)




Top :  Jeanasis
Salopettes :  EMODA (here)

    Here I am impersonating Esther from "Orphan", haha! Well, nothing says school girl more than salopettes, and you can see more of it here.

    哈哈~這光線跟妝髮,我根本是在上演《孤兒怨》啦!!XDD 這件EMODA的連身裙根本是學生妹的代名詞,有興趣可以點這裡看之前的穿搭心得噢! :)




Blazer :  YFS Ladies
Dress :  from In-house Gallery
Shoes :  Grace Gift

    I bought this black dress with asymmetrical hem a while ago, and it is something that, with adequate adornments, can be worn on the streets or to a party.

    前陣子入手了這件黑色的雪紡前短後長洋裝。只要用對配件,它可以平日穿去逛街也可以拿來出席派對,算是不錯實搭的單品  >///<


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Well, that's that then!
As per tradition, some photos of various knick-knacks used!

穿搭部分就醬啦!
照例來一些雜七雜八的配件照片!



    Here're some of the accessories I use for this post. In keeping with the monochrome theme, I kept the palette simple with black and white and occasional gold or silver embellishments.

    這是這篇穿搭所用的部分配件。為了配合這次單色調的主題,主要都用一些黑色或白色的配件,偶爾加入金/銀的五金元素。



    This time I'm mainly using simple gold or silver jewellery to keep the outfits chic and simple. These grey Cor-date earrings appear in almost all of the outfits and add a glam factor to the black ensemble.

    這次我使用了比較簡單款式的飾品讓穿搭顯得比較俐落一些。不過這對華麗麗的 Cor-date 灰色耳環倒是很常出現,為黑色衣著增添一些貴氣。

 

    As usual, I'm ending the Style Guide post with a colour-coordinated medley of my Instagram posts. You can join me @ bonjourjasmineblog if you like!

    用同色調的 Instagram 照片來結束穿搭教學文好像已經變成傳統啦! XD  大家可以來我的 IG (bonjourjasmineblog) 找我聊天噢!:)






Bises!