Beaded bags—the ones we used to carry everywhere as little kids—they’re back, and it looks like they’re not going away anytime soon. We see them in the runways, carried by celebs and A-listers, and so unsurprisingly, many fashion brands have come up with their own versions of it.
But what recently caught our eye is The Paulina from local brand Baul. It’s available in various colorways such as baby blue, red, and lavender. While it’s small, its boxy shape is roomy enough to fit our childhood nostalgia—yep, you read that right. For this Handbag Edits, we are filling the beaded bag—a true piece of our childhood—with essentials that somehow remind us of the ’90s.
Ah, scrunchies. The one thing you couldn’t go anywhere without as a kid. Now our childhood essential is everywhere again, only now, it’s not just girls—and women—that are into them. Even the likes of Jason Momoa can’t get enough of them. Available at Cotton On stores.
Colourpop Disney Super Shock Cheek Highlighter in Part of Your World
What would our childhood be without Disney movies, right? The Little Mermaid is a particular favorite to most ’90s kids. Inspired by the classic animated film, Colourpop released their famous buildable Super Shock formula with a buttery soft texture in special edition shades, like this soft silvery pink one, aptly called Part of Your World. Available online.
Skinnydip London Liquid Heart Sequin Hair Brush
Speaking of The Little Mermaid, though we have grown old, we are obviously still not over our mermaid fantasies. If you’ve always dreamed of channeling Ariel, I may have found the cutest brush in the internet to do just that. If the cute brush reminds you of your first personal care set, I won’t be surprised—In fact, you may have had one just like this. Available on Zalora.
Sunnies Delta Sunglasses
The ’90s won’t be the same without The Matrix, don’t @ me. Apart from blowing our minds completely, the franchise gave us a distinct fashion sense. Remember the super-thin glasses Neo and Trinity wore? They’re super trendy again now. Sunnies’ Delt, with its slim frame with sharp rims, evoke the same vibe. Though it’s available in various colorways like the Cherry mirror, If you really want to channel Keanu Reeves or Carrie-Anne Moss, cop it in Charcoal Mirror. Available at Sunnies Studios stores.
Blk Soft Matte Mousse in As If
Blk’s “To the ’90s” collection is an ode to what the brand claims is “the coolest decade ever.” The line is composed of multiple, We recommend their bestseller matte mousse in As If. It has a weightless formula with a velvety texture and a matte finish. In case you didn’t get that, the nude shade with pink undertones pays homage to 90s fictional icon, Cher Horowitz. Available at Beauty MNL.
Fedoragraphy 90’s Pattern Phone Case
Just like the tie-dye belongs to the 60s, and the groovy mod prints belong to the 70s, the graphic, pattern art print is typically associated to the 90s. If you’re nostalgic for the MTV-esque print, here’s one way you can incorporate it. This handmade iPhone case with a solid back featuring the print will not only protect your phone from scratches, dust, oil, and dirt, but attract attention too—especially of fellow 90s kids. Available online.
Art by Marian Hukom
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