Beauty: unbiased ABH Subculture palette review + 6 looks

Beauty: unbiased ABH Subculture palette review

Damn. When I started getting into makeup a couple of years ago, I would never have guessed that an eyeshadow palette would ever become as hotly debated, as loved/hated, as controversial as the ABH subculture palette. But for some reason (that reason being wrong expectations and beauty guru clickbait culture, or possibly inconsistent batches), this palette has been on every beautylover's lips for the past month or so.

Let me summarize the story.

Wishlist: boho and layering for late summer

Shop: 1//2//3//4//5//6//7//8//9

OK guys so let me talk about my latest style obsessions, both of which are totally not a new thing but stuff I have loved forever and have a newfound crush on after my holiday at the Côte d'Azur. I rounded up some of my fav pieces on Shein to demonstrate the aesthetic I'm falling for.

First: relaxed, breazy, romantic/bohemian inspired pieces that will work just as well during those last days of high summer as during early transitional weather, especially if you pair them with some layers (think leather jacket and chelsea boots). Basically every stylish French woman I saw on the streets or on the beach was wearing something along these lines, which made me realize that while I already have a sizable collection of perfect boho dresses, you can never have quite enough. I'm particularly enamored with this baby blue tasselled frock, and this white embroidered ankle length dress. Pair with a straw bag, flats, naturally textured hair and a tan (or some bronzer), and you've got that gorgeous, timelessly feminine French babe vibe. Obviously, I live for this look, as I demonstrated in this outfitpost.

Second: dungaree/jumper/jumpsuit type pieces for layering. I spotted a girl in Grasse looking so effortlessly fab wearing Birkenstocks, a white tank top and that adorable lemon printed H&M trend playsuit, and my love for dungaree type situations was instantly rekindled. To the point where I ordered one of the last pieces online via a friend in the UK, two sizes too big (but on sale!), because even my boyfriend had noticed the girl and said "her outfit is so you". I mean, it was meant to be. Whether you go for a more relaxed/cute look like this raw hem romper, or a more polished look such as this denim overall dress (ugh so sexy), just imagine the fun you'll have layering these with everything from frilly blouses, basic tees and bikinis to rainbow striped cashmere sweaters

You feeling me? 

Outfit: channeling the 60s, supporting Pride week

Outfit: channeling the 60s, supporting Pride week

Travel: California diaries - San Francisco pt. 1

Travel: California diaries - San Francisco bernal heights

Ah, finally, I've managed to make my way through all of the pictures we took in San Francisco to put together two blogposts that share the San Fran vibe with you guys. As you know, we spent about two weeks in California at the end of May and the beginning of June, and we ended our trip with 3 days in San Francisco. This city is one of the most beautiful, memorable, colorful and welcoming places I have ever visited, and I am delighted to give my readers a small taste of everything SF has to offer! Today's post will tick off a few of the tourist hotspots but also some lesser known gems, showing you our Airbnb and its neighborhood Bernal Heights, Chinatown, the financial district, Golden Gate bridge and the Fisherman's Wharf.

Outfit: white eyelet dress and bamboo bag

Outfit: white eyelet dress and bamboo bag

Outfit: goldenrod off-shoulder dress

Outfit: goldenrod off-shoulder dress

Outfit: 60s vibes in jumper dress and fiddler cap

Outfit: 60s vibes in jumper dress and fiddler cap

Outfit: Grey hair, feminist tee

Outfit: Grey hair, feminist tee

Outfit: off shoulder pinstripe dress and leopard mary janes

Outfit: off shoulder pinstripe dress and leopard mary janes