BAM. It's February.
If I'm honest, I've no idea how January passed by so quickly. Spending holiday season at home is just like watching your favourite TV show. When you thought you just started episode 1, the next thing you know its already the season finale. And you got months to wait..again. Look, I just only recovered jet lag, start being productive with work and school, resumed my workout routine at the gym. Then BAM. It's February. But lets stop all this time-talk. After all, it's time for some January Favourites.
1. Kenneth Jay Lane Statment Necklace
A sale splurge on Net-A-Porter. Totally a grab-and-go piece, specially when you're always rushing out the house hoping to not miss the 9:28 tube. Put this beauty on while riding the lift, and your'e outfit is complete. It doesn't matter if you're wearing it over a chunky knit or having it peak out a button down shirt, it's just as good as it gets.
觀望這條 Kenneth Jay Lane 項鍊好幾個月了，但價錢實在好讓人猶豫。前陣子 Net-A-Porter 在打折（現在還在進行中！），一下子打了對折，看到立刻手刀到購物車結帳！這麼好的價錢如果被搶走就太可惜了。像這樣的項鍊，其實基本上只要是素上的上衣都可以搭配，早上趕地鐵來不及選飾品的時候，我都會直接抓這條跑出去，在電梯裡面戴（笑）
2. This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray & Silk Eye Mask
Normally, I spend 1-2 hours tossing around before I actually fall asleep. I sometimes even find myself waking up in a nightmare of unfinished projects and double booked schedules. Yaks! This lavender pillow spray is truly a life saver, the soft scent really calms my brain down.
As a light sleeper, nothing's more depressing when there's a blink of sunlight shining straight through your curtain on a 8am Sunday. I found this Olivia Von Halle silk eye mask online, and not only it helps me block out the light, it is also really comfy. Unfortunately, this one sold out, but I did found two similar ones (scroll down to the shop area!).
戴眼罩是我一直都有的習慣，只要隔天不需要特別起床的話我就會用眼罩擋住早上從窗來透進來的陽光。Olivia Von Halle 是出名的睡衣品牌，上個月入手了他們的眼罩，除了很可愛以外，質料也非常好，出國在飛機上我也都會帶上它。剛剛上網查的時候發現已經沒貨了，不過我有找到另外兩個類似的，連結就在文章最後喔。
3. Sothys 2-in-1 Mask Exfoliant
Berries are apparently good for you skin. I bought this Sothys Exfoliant mask in Paris, it was a new product then. As I don't usually have acne problems, so I never really use to exfoliate often. But when I got back to London, my skin began to have some minor breakouts, perhaps its because of all the travelling? I started using this once a week, every Sunday, and it works absolutely great with my skin. Plus, it smells so nice, just like a nice berry smoothie from Boost. Bye bye, breakout!
4. PASTEL By Viction:ary
When photography and imagery are your main means of expression, its really important to always look for inspirations. I love sourcing creative picture books, looking through the beautiful images gives me so many ideas. I found this PASTEL books from The Cornan Shop sale near South Kensington. I really reckon you check it out, they have quite a collection.
因為工作和學業的關係，每天吸收不同的圖像靈感和資訊非常重要。我個人除了雜誌，更喜歡看各種圖片書籍，不管是建築室內還是平面設計都會翻來看看。最近在 The Cornan Shop 的打折季發現了這本粉彩色調的圖片書，因為冬天過後就是春天了，在裡面找到很多點子。除了書，The Cornan Shop 也有很多獨特的傢俱和設計小物，很建議去看看，除了倫敦，日本也有分店唷。
5. Anya Hindmarch Beauty Pouch
Cynthia bought me this for my birthday, I was absolutely surprised when I opened the cute Anya Hindmarch gift bag! They say your girl friend always know best! You see, I lost mine in Tokyo cafe last winter. I was so sad, and I probably spammed her with loads of crazy WhatsApp messages. How could someone steal a girl's beauty pouch?! Thats a serious crime. Anyways, this is probably my favourite thing of the month, every month! Thank you missy!
這是我幾個月前收到的生日禮物，收到的時候真的超開心的。其實是有一次在日本的咖啡廳本來放在桌上的化妝包不見了，那時候真的很生氣，感覺旅遊的心情都被破壞了。我當初應該有和身邊的朋友抱怨過，沒想到 Cynthia 在我生日的時候居然找到了一個一樣的給我！實在太感動了，失而復得的感覺真好，我這次一定會小心保護它！一直都很喜歡 Anya Hidmarch 的設計，童趣又可愛，每次從包包拿出他們的配件心情就莫名的很好（笑）
There you have it, my January Favourites! I apologise for the missing December post, a few unexpected work projects came to my door and I got busy. But no excuses, really. I hope you all had a successful and great first month of 2016. Mine was pretty crazy, the thing about living in Europe is that opportunities are everywhere, you just have to be brave enough to go for it. Speaking of Europe, I'm going to Germany in a few weeks (for the first time!), I am so excited! Any suggestions for a good meal?
Meanwhile, I should really leave the house. I'm picking up my mum & Eugenia in the airport. The Yang family is here to celebrate Chinese New Year together.
Life is good.