Summer Essentials

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Hi there, it's been a while. Apologies for the MIA, I hope you all are still there. I'm currently back in Taipei for holiday. It seems like just yesterday I'm in Copenhagen and now I'm back home. I'm constantly amazed by how fast time goes by. So life back home has been great, catching up with friends, spending time with family, and sleeping a lot. I'll be meeting some interesting people for a new project next week, can't wait to share their story by the end of the month. For now, you can follow me on Instagram for some instant updates, though it's mostly photos of me eating cake or on my way to find new dessert places (no joke). 

Anyways, I'm back with a new article. Today I'm sharing something slightly personal — My summer everyday essentials. The 6 things I'm merely obsessed with, and I never leave the house without them. 

假期過得太愜意,一個不小心就消失了好幾個星期。欸,是的,我悄悄地從歐洲搭飛機回台灣了,這兩個星期,除了與許久不見的朋友吃飯聊天,和家人相處,也補充了很多睡眠。另外,還參加了楊小妹的高中畢業典禮,時間實在過得很快。休息了好幾天,下禮拜終於要再度開始工作了,這次同樣與許多有趣專業的人相約,等不及再把更多精采的故事帶給大家。在那之前,大家可以追蹤 Instagram 看到許多即時的照片,雖然大部分我分享的都是甜點的照片(笑)

今天的文章主題比較私人一點(好啦,真的只有一點點),那就是要來分享我夏天都一定會帶出門的物品。一起來看看吧!

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1/ Cushion Compact & Colourless Lipstick

For the past two weeks, I started testing a few products from Lancôme, and I absolutely love them. The Miracle Cushion Compact is a great day-to-day foundation, the texture is so light-weighted which doesn't make your face look cakey. The coverage  works well if you don't have a lot of acne, or if you want to achieve an easy and minimal look. 

The Lancôme replenishing lipstick is infused with moisture-boosting Pro-Xylne, helping you stay moist and comfortable through the day without making them sticky. Perfect for summer! 

嚷嚷著說要買氣墊粉餅很久了,但一直到前陣子剛回台灣才入手第一個。在朋友的推薦下,我入手了蘭蔻的激光煥白氣墊粉餅。因為還沒有用過其他品牌的,所以沒辦法做比較,但以質感來說,我覺得保濕效果很好,同時粉本身的質感非常細緻,妝感很自然清透,用的第一天剛好是前陣子最熱的時候,但完全不會有粉掉或很油的感覺。另外,這款本身的防曬係數就有 SPF 50+++,完全不用擔心曬黑。

以美妝類的東西來說,在我的包包裡面一定會出現的就是護唇膏。聽起來或許很普通,但我覺得要找到好用持久的唇膏真的不容易。加上台灣的天氣這麼悶熱,不黏膩也是很重要的。我個人認為,蘭蔻的無色唇膏非常適合夏天,不會太油,有時候可以一直到下午的時後再補就好,而且它的外殼好有質感,放在化妝包裡很賞心悅目啊(笑)

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2/ A Smaller Camera

Even though most of the time I always carry my DSLR, there are times when I feel like I need to give my arm a rest. Being a photographer, it is so important to step back and take photography not so seriously. I bought this Sony A5000 for personal use two years ago for all my non-work related photos. The focus is fast, and the images come out crisp and sharp, this is definitely the perfect leisure camera.

基本上,我都習慣帶著單眼出門,不過有些時候為了讓肩膀和手臂休息一下,我會選擇攜帶小台的相機在包包裡。當然,是在沒有任何拍攝行程的情況下。由於工作和課業的關係,我長時間都在拍照,但我覺得有時候放寬心,不要太拘泥於達到所謂「完美的照片」,讓自己在輕鬆的清況下來攝影,也是很重要的。使用這台 Sony A5000 已經將近兩年,不管是畫質、對焦速度或本身的色系都很令人滿意,在沒有單眼的狀況下,是很好的替代品。

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3/ Crossbody Bag

Usually during my day-offs, I prefer to carry a smaller bag with me, and that is why I've been loving this Chloe Jane bag so much. I love how this bag creates a great summer vibe, and it also goes perfectly with the ever growing denim trend. 

每到夏天,我就特別喜歡背小包包,不管是肩背或側背的,重點就是要小,這樣除了輕便,也能避免自己帶太多根本一天下來用不到的東西。最近特別喜歡 Chloe的Jane包,流蘇和拼接的設計真的好適合這個季節啊!簡單的搭配t-shirt 和牛仔短褲就很好看了。

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 4/ Statement Jewellery

Though I'm all up for minimal jewellery, in summer, I tend to go for statement rings and bracelets. I literally have been wearing these three gold pieces every day since I bought them. The Chloé ring and Vita Fede bracelet is probably my favourite delicate statement, and it matches every single outfit. And of course, the Isabelle Michel ring for an edgier look, it makes the simplest outfits super stylish and cool. 

飾品早就成為一整天穿著的必需品,但比起秋冬的極簡飾品,到了夏天我更偏好款式較大或明顯的戒指手環。這些年,收集的飾品已經數不清,不過雖然一直有在注意新的設計,許多時候還是會翻出以前入手的單品搭配。像是 Vita Fede 的珍珠手環,就是兩年前購買的,與同樣是珍珠系列的 Chloé Darcey戒指,營造出個性但同時保有女人味的風格。當然,若是當天的穿著更中性簡單些,就會拿出最近從 #accro 新入手的 Isabelle Michel 的戒指,雖然是稍微大膽點的設計,戴起來卻一點也不誇張違和,反而有種更精緻的美感。

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5/ Slip on

I'm back to loving platform slip-ons lately. The Stella McCartney black one is my favourite go-to pair; because it creates a cool and edgy look. However, I sometimes change to this super cute Joshua Sander emoji slip-on, if I'm feeling fun and casual. Both of them are great for walking, especially when you're doing loads of shopping with the girls (wink!). 

身高不到160的我,在穿球鞋的時候,習慣挑選厚底的款式。不過,穿鞋子不能只顧比例或好看,舒適度也是很重要的,不合腳的厚底鞋非常容易「翻船」,很危險。Stella McCartney 的厚底休閒鞋,一直都是我的心頭好,不只款式多樣,就算逛了一整天的街也不會有任何的不舒適。最近也在網路上發現了 可愛 Joshua Sander 的鞋款,觀望了許久,終於在購物網站打折時下單。看看那使人莞爾的笑臉,一整天下來工作再累,低頭一看就嘴角就忍不住上揚,好心情也跟著回來了呢!

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For someone who calls a city like Taipei home, sunglasses have become a crucial accessory. The skin around your eyes is thin and very sensitive, so the easiest way to protect it is to always have your shades in your bag. My favourite pair for the moment is from Celine. Square sunglasses has always been one of the significant styles of the brand, not only they are timeless classics, they also help flatter your face shape if you happen to have round face like me. 

其實以前一直覺得在台灣戴太陽眼鏡很彆扭,收集了好多支都只有回英國或出國玩的時候會戴,不過前幾個星期剛回來發現今天夏天台灣的太陽真的太大了,好像不帶不行。眼周的肌膚是臉部最薄且最脆弱的,長期日曬容易形成黑眼圈。況且,墨鏡除了遮陽,選對款式也有修飾臉型的效果。照片上這只是 Celine 的,是品牌本身很經典的方形框款,幾乎每季都會推出。我選的是玳瑁色,可能因為我本身就是黑髮的關係,戴起來比原先考慮黑色框架更有精神。 travel essentials

And there you have it, my summer essentials. Share yours below!! I would love to know. Signing off now, I'll be back soon. x 

好咧,今天一口氣分享了六樣我在夏天必備的大小物品。希望你們覺得有趣,也歡迎在下面分享你們自己的喔(笑)