Friday, May 25

China Glaze Metallic Muse

From the Khrome Collection in 2009, China Glaze released Metallic Muse. It's a blue-green "seafoam" chrome, and highly pigmented. You could very well pull it off with one coat. Now on my wishlist is Millenium, a beautiful silver metallic from the same collection, but its no where to be found available.

Wednesday, May 16

summer wishlist

HENRI BENDEL Mykonos Necklace // MULBERRY Alexis Peach-pink leather bag // TULESTE MARKET Small Claw Bracelet // BERDOUES Violette Divine Eau De Parfum // MIISTA lasa Sling Back Flats

Since uni is over for me and got nothing planned for an entire month, I have been doing nothing but "window shop" online. These are just a few of the things that I am longing for. Time to urge my dad for my grad/bday present!

Tuesday, May 15

Hey, I put some new shoes on, and suddenly everything is right

So I used to think that the shoe stores in hk sold super tacky shoes, (eg. staccato, millie's, joy & peace..etc) but recently I have found myself liking their collections. Venilla Suite is a rather new brand that is under I.T. and last week I went with my mom and ended up buying 5 pairs of shoes! 3 for her, and 2 for me.

First pair is a python print wedge. I normally don't purchase heels unless I really like them, because I rarely ever get a chance to wear it. For one, I feel like a giant walking in the streets in hk, and two, because of the endless walking that I'd rather not do in heels. However, I tried these on for fun, and instantly fell in love. They are sooo comfy, I almost feel like I'm floating.

(Lol at Bootboot in the background)

The second pair, is a sandal that is from an italian brand which Venilla Suite carries: Pour La Vie. It's a little more expensive since it is a brought in brand. At first, my mom really liked it but then thinks its too 'young' for her, so she insisted I wear it. I love love love the hardware, makes it super edgy, but also quite chic, no?

Monday, April 30

Pharrell Williams and Angelababy for GAP in Hong Kong

GAP got good reception for their campaigns in Hong Kong featuring one celebrity from Hong Kong/China and one from the U.S. This one was released most recently, and I'm pretty sure Pharrell took it when he was (still is, maybe?) in Hong Kong for his talk at Liberatum. I must say I'm a little jealous of Angelababy at this point, not only is she considered to be Asia's hottest model and every guy's goddess, she got to shoot with Pharrell.

Topshop in Shen Zhen

I've always wondered why there isn't Topshop in Hong Kong, seeing as it's available in Singapore and Japan, both comparable metropolitan cities in Asia.. Anyway, news is that Topshop is going to be having a "pop-up store", in other words a temporary store in ShenZhen, which is really convenient to get to by MTR (Lo Wu Station) from Hong Kong. The store will open in May 1st at King Glory Plaza, Renmingnan Road, Luohu ShenZhen (深圳罗湖区嘉宾路铂金广场).

I am expecting a lot of people going to be there on the first day, as May 1st is labor day, and also cause they are doing a promotion limited to the first day, where if you gather 50 people to enter the store at the same time, you get 15% off your purchase!

For more information and updates, you can following Topshop's Weibo account (equivalent to Twitter in China) and the Popup store website!

Friday, April 27

Revlon Guava vs Mock Snob

The two polishes were both super pigmented and easy to apply. Could pull it off in two coats. However, one huge disappointment is that it dries significantly darker than in the bottle. I know a lot of polishes tend to do that, but it made me really sad since I originally bought them because of how bright they seemed.

Guava on forefinger and Mock Snob on the rest. Because of how it dries a lot darker than it is in the bottle, Mock Snob turned out to be more of a red-orange than a coral.

The brush for Top Speed in comparison to the Colorstay series is a lot thinner and longer. I think both are easy to work with, it just depends on your personal preference.

Wednesday, April 25

Revlon Polishes: Mock Snob, Guava, Buttercup

Yesterday I stopped by Watsons and picked up three nail polishes. Yesterday was their last day for 20% off on Top Speed polishes. The two I got from that collection is Mock Snob, and Guava. I also got from their Colorstay collection, Buttercup.

Left to Right: Revlon TopSpeed Mock Snob, Revlon TopSpeed Guava, Revlon Colorstay Buttercup

Buttercup is a really pretty pastel yellow. The formula is a little bit streaky but still workable. I applied three coats to get a better texture, even though I usually only like to wear two coats. The brush is really flat and thick, similar to the OPI ones. The Colorstay collection claims to last for 11 days, even though I would hardly ever want to wear a color for 11 days before wanting to switch it up. I'm quite excited to try Mock Snob and Guava in the next few days and will probably do a comparison swatch since the colors are a little similar, with Mock Snob more coral, and Guava pink.

Sunday, April 8

Butter London Tart with a Heart and Essie Lady Like

I used one coat of Essie Lady Like underneath a thick coat of Butter London Tart with a Heart. The photos really don't do the real combination justice because it is so much more glittery than is shown through the camera.