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Everyday Necklaces

A few months ago, I wrote a post called “Statement Necklaces Confuse Me,” and frankly, they still do. Fortunately for me, I’ve shaken off my tendency to be attracted to them and have been switching around necklaces—one of my accessories of choice—to wear everyday. Here are some of my favorites: Sofie Lunøe — This is a random necklace I found at the ICA in Boston. Sofie Lunøe is a Danish goldsmith and I can’t, for the life of me, figure out how to get a hold of her stuff online. I was hooked on the stunning geometrical shape at play here that it didn’t even matter that I rarely wear silver jewelry. (I do now.) Double Arrow Necklace by BRVTVS (Of a Kind) — Made in just a batch of 50, this necklace by BRVTVS in collaboration with Of a Kind is still a firm favorite. The pair of open ‘v’s juts out of the circle and sits on top of your collarbones, which adds a lovely effect.

Feelin’ Fancy

I’m not really that fussy or picky with my things—usually—but I do recognize the power that something fancy holds. When I put on something just a little fancier than my normal wares, I feel my mood perk up a little bit. Call it superficial, but it’s the truth! (Perhaps I am just a superficial person? Cue another existential crisis for Carina.) I don’t really rely on much makeup for pick-me-ups, though I do have to hand it to Guerlain Rouge G L’Extrait in Orgueil for making me feel like the HBIC and not a tiny, awkward mouse. I also feel a little bit better about myself when I pull out the Dior Addict Lip Glow to moisturize my lips, which was given to me by Laala from our swap! Recently, I’ve taken it upon myself to spritz on some perfume, something I used to do a lot in high school, but have outgrown now that I’m actually at an age when perfuming yourself is the norm. For extra fancy fumes, I use Diptyque’s Vetyverio. Normally, …

Carina Santos: Outfit Repeater

I claimed, once upon a time, that this was a beauty and style blog, and I did in fact post the occasional OOTD here and there. I think the reason for that is that I am the type of person who chooses comfort over style, always. The other reason is that I am a complete outfit repeater. I don’t really have a lot of outfit pictures, so I looked for instances that I repeated whole outfits, or at least the major components of them. For your reference and for the sake of this post: when I started caring about clothes (after college, sadly, lol), I went for better-looking comfort, so I had a lot of cardigans, pull-overs, short-sleeved sweaters, vests, etc. to make my outfits look a bit more put together than your true blue basics. I mean, these are still basics, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. Ahem. Okay, so let’s start with a really funny picture in which I try to look “fierce,” lol. This was from a magazine feature! The makeup was …

FOTD + OOTD: Yummy Umami

This is not how I looked like, after sampling one (or three) Umami burgers. It just so happens that I’m prone to making such faces. The burgers were quite good, actually, but that’s another tale for another time. Angry Face of the Day. This is just here because it shows off the mauvey-ness of my makeup the most. On my face: Face: Ahava Light Foundation, The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Pore Minimiser, Guerlain Météorites (Perles d’Azur) Eyes: Benefit Lemon Aid, The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Concealer, bareMinerals A Vision in Velvet (Satin Gold, Velvet Mauve, Velvet Vanilla), Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura Painting Liner (Blackish Satin Purple), The Body Shop Brow Kit, Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus 12 Cheeks: NARS Illuminator (Orgasm), Revlon Color Stay Mineral BLush (Roseberry) Lips: NARS Sheer Lipstick (Vendanges) This was my outfit for the day! As you can see, I am quite an awkward individual (with funny proportions), which explains the surprise displayed by people who know me in real life, upon learning about this recent beauty …

FOTD + OOTD: Transition

What I wore to my mom’s exhibit: Shirt from Primark, skinnies from Zara, Clarks Desert Grace, leather bag from a market. Super light FOTD: Mac Paint Pot (Rubenesque), NARS eyeshadow duo (Paramaribo), NARS blush (Orgasm), Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Lipstick (Celebrity Beige), Guerlain Météorites (Perles d’Azur). Photos by Sarie Cruz

FOTD & OOTD: November 6

Behold, my Face of the Day! Get it? No? Oh, okay. I was rushing out of the house so I only had time to swipe a light wash of bareMinerals’ The Happy Place over my lids, put on NARS blush in Orgasm, and Guerlain Météorites in Perles d’Azur. I had to put my lipstick (Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited in Celebrity Beige) on in the car, on the way to the MRT. Sometimes I wonder how much easier life would be if the public transport system in the Philippines was better. I think about that a lot, especially when I am in the train cars, fearing for my life and my possessions. It was a pretty busy day, so I’m glad I wore comfy things, but before I move on, please check out my necklace. It’s a release by ofakind and Brvtvs, and ever since I got it, I have rarely left the house without it. If you care, dress is from Asos, shoes are from Muji, Chambray shirt is a Sarie hand-me-down. My bag is …

FOTD: Last Sunday

An almost-week-old FOTD, which I know means like a trillion years in Internet speak. But lo! Behold my look of victory for having successfully used NARS Ramatuelle (eyeshadow trio). Also, I just really, really like this shirt, which if you care, is by Lifetime Collective over at Need Supply Co.