In the fashion life of a girl who is <160cm.
Picked up some good bargains on my shopping trip last weekend.
I have to try and squeeze these into my luggage now.
Definitely not an easy task.
Forever 21 top, Levi’s jeans, Banana Republic Belt, Zara brogues, Alexander Wang Emile, ASOS necklace
My comfy and simple outfit for a relaxing day of brunching and shopping with the world’s greatest mum.
Happy Mother’s Day to every beautiful mother!
The weather in Hong Kong has been hot and humid and so I have been trying to keep my makeup as simple as possible.
I love using Laura Mercier’s primer in Radiance to prep my face (which prevents my makeup from melting) and then apply a lightweight foundation like the Healthy Skin by Neutrogena with my current favourite brush by Artiste. Then dab some of Revlon’s PhotoReady concealer on areas around my face where I need extra coverage. Set everything in place with my HG powder by Hera (which I will be stocking up on when I go to Seoul).
As for cheeks, this face palette by Too Faced is just perfect for travelling because it has everything you need. There is a luminizer, concealer, brightener, blush (in both a cream and powder form) and a bronzer.
Lastly for the eyes I just add a bit of colour and definition by using this neutral Sleek palette and then coat my lashes with one of my HG mascaras by Max Factor. Groom my brows and fill them out with my Anastasia brow pencil.
Paint my lips with one of my Revlon lip stains and I am all set to go :)
Mission of the day was to find some of the new things I’ve been eyeing on Zara’s website. In the end I only managed to track these two down.
I went to a far away Zara because I thought there would be a better chance in finding the stuff I want since less people shop there. I saw the clutch on the mannequin in the display and asked if they had any more stock in the shop. I was told that it was the last one and unfortunately they could not give me that one and I would have to wait for a month before they could change the clothes on the mannequin.
I quickly made my way to another Zara and finally was able to grab one of the few ones left.
Since I couldn’t find the Tiger top (it sure looks like a leopard to me), I decided to travel to a third Zara. Luckily I was able to snap the last one in my size and I finally went home feeling content. Almost.
Why? Because of this pair of slippers. All gone in my size. No where to be seen. Hopefully one of the staff rings me tonight and tells me differently.
Missing the beautiful pale pink cherry blossoms in Yeouido.
It was the first time I saw an endless street of sakura trees.
Such simple colours yet so enticing.
Top & bag from Seoul, Zara shorts, Topshop sandals (here)
New way to share my OOTDs since my photographer aka boyfriend is not with me on this trip.
Wearing all my new summer items as the weather gets increasingly warm here in Hong Kong.
Today is all about black and white along with some statement jewels.
Surprises come when you least expect them.
I have been eyeing the small Alexander Wang Emile in black for a while. I managed to talk myself out of it since I have way too many black bags so I really don’t need another one just because of the pretty rose gold hardware.
Yesterday my mum and I decided to go to the Citygate Outlets in Dung Chung to try our luck at finding a new bag for her. So it wasn’t her day after we browsed through stores like Coach, Kate Spade and Burberry and we were about to leave when I decided to go into this last one called Pedder Warehouse. I was initially drawn to the Givenchy Antigona Stars on one of the shelves but then I immediately saw this little baby on the other side of the shop.
For $4000 (AUD$500), yes there are a few scratches on the bottom and it’s also missing the shoulder strap (which I probably won’t use anyway), but I really have not much to complain given that it was 55% off!
In the end my mum went home empty-handed and it’s funny because this happens all the time. When she asks me to go shopping with her to look for something in particular, she never ends up finding anything but then I will always be the one to go home with a great surprise find.
5 days in Seoul, 1 day of sightseeing and 4 days of shopping.
I have to say it is one of my favourite places to visit in Asia. If only I could communicate better with the locals.
Luckily we can still use body language :)
Falsies from Sasa, Maybelline EYE STUDIO Hyper Cosmos Duo Eyeshadow (WN-1), Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder, China Glaze Nail Colour (Stellar), O.P.I. Nail Colour (My Very First Knockwurst), L’Oreal LUCENT MAGIQUE Liquid Light Touch-Up Pen, Maybelline Lashionista Mascara
Got myself a bunch of beauty goodies to try out.
As much as I love Sydney, I have to say the shopping in Hong Kong is just so much better!
I travel at least once every year to Hong Kong and I have picked up some little tips that I find very useful myself.
As much as it is stressed that you shouldn’t wear makeup while you travel on the plane but if you are like me who feels absolutely naked and awkward without any makeup in public, then only wear what is needed.
First, I like to use a moisturising primer that also corrects my skin tone so I don’t need to apply as much foundation after. I’ve recently discovered this one by Paul & Joe which has a pearl pink undertone so it can help brighten my complexion too.
Then I use a foundation as concealer only on my problematic areas (dark circles, acne scars, redness and pigmentation). BB creams are always said to have ingredients that benefit your skin and they are usually more moisturising than foundations so it is perfect to wear on the plane.
I haven’t tried a lot of BB creams but I really enjoy the Detox Healing BB Cream by Dr.Jart+. Set off with a bit of powder if you feel you need the oil control.
One tip I have loved myself is on the day or night or whenever you have time before you go off to the airport, pamper your skin with a moisturising mask. I used to break out every time after a plane ride and I have read somewhere that it’s because your skin gets extremely dry on the plane and your skin produces more oil than normally and so increasing the chance of a nasty breakout.
Of course this might just be a myth but since then I have tried to let my skin drink up as much moisture as possible before I go on a plane. It’s probably even better if you do this on the plane but only if you are prepared to get weird stares from other passengers. The mask I like to use every time is a super moisturising one by a Japanese brand called Mandom which is sold at Sasa in Hong Kong.
I also always have two absolute essentials with me when I travel. One is my favourite hand-cream by Herbacin and a lip balm by Mentholatum.
I am all ready to head off. Here I come Hong Kong!