Thank you, Year of the Dog, but now it’s time to pass the torch to the Pig!
According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2019 is the Year of the Pig. As the last of the 12 Chinese Zodiac signs, pigs are often seen as dirty, clumsy and lazy. In reality, they’re one of the cutest, most cleanliness-aware and smartest animals!
In Chinese culture, pigs symbolize happiness, wealth, abundance and fertility. Brides are gifted with gold pendants of suckling pigs beneath a mother pig as a wishful blessing. Even if you’re not a bride, you can still be charmed by piggy items. Pick your amulet from the list below!
So easy to fall in love with, Etude House’s Happy with Piglet collection includes blushers, lip tints, eyeshadows, primers, a moisturizing balm, a cushion case and skin care sets embossed with Piglet from Disney’s Winnie the Pooh. The blushers and lip tints have arguably the cutest designs with protruding silicone ear flaps.
innisfree celebrates the Year of the Pig more subtly with its Golden Luck 2019 collection featuring characters from Toy Story (also from Disney). The collection includes 3 Toy Boxes, each containing a bestselling innisfree skin care product, a polycarbonate cup and a Hamm fuchiko. For those less familiar with Japanese culture, fuchiko is a decorative figurine that sits at the edge of a cup.
Alternatively, you can opt for skin care with real pig ingredients. Elizavecca’s Green Piggy Collagen Jella Pack is formulated with as much as 50,000 mg pig collagen to firm and hydrate skin. The brand’s other products also boast cute pig motifs on their packaging.
YesStyle sells an array of trinkets with pig motifs. Choose from red cord bracelets and heart cutout pendants to resin rings incorporating realistic pig sculptures. They’re perfect as gifts for yourself or others!
Clothing & Gizmos
Is it their soft pink hue or their goofy appearance? Pigs are naturally suited to appear on homeware. A pair of soft fleece pig pajamas can be your Valentine’s Day outfit when lounging at home with your beloved. A piggy fleece headband is your best friend when doing your beauty routine. An LED light-up mirror comes in handy when you need a quick check of your makeup. Apparently, animal cable protectors that look as if they’re biting your cables are a thing now, and so are squeeze toys that help you de-stress. Got a new home? This key ring’s for you!