Saturday, 26 December 2015


Despite having an extensive makeup collection, and fairly well resourced in the accessorise department; there are times when I would still feel that something is missing and I need a bit of newbie to make me to look forward to getting nicely dressed the next morning.

So I had a few moments to shop in the past few weeks and found a few new bits that I've been obsessed with.

The Balm makeup bits are not easy to get hold of in HK so I snapped up this - In theBalm of Your Hands Holiday Palette when I saw it in a little independent shop recently. Oh wow this palette is sooooo beautiful. I love the fact that it has most of the Balm's most popular face products- blushers: hot mama, instain and cabana boy. The bahama mama's bronzer is something I've wanted to try for such a long time, it's BRILLIANT. I like that it doesn't make me look orange but gives a natural shading to my cheeks. It also comes with 3 eye shadows, the very famous Mary-Lou manizer (love the name!) and 6 lip colours. This will be anyone's perfect travel palette, good to go!

I'm really loving the Oil Control Fixing Spray by Makeup Revolution. Not only is it wallet friendly, it's also effective in keeping oil at bay and making my makeup lasting for longer and better. When its first sprayed on the face it feels a bit tacky but settles supple very soon and absorbed so quickly by the skin. I normally wear my makeup for a good 8 hours and my T-zone is no more greasy and oily. My skin is not so dry now that I live in Hong Kong so controlling a bit of the oil situation has become a bit of a duty for me.

I'm a nail polish junkie so my nails might not be at their best conditions all the time. Cuticles are dry and regular trimming is definitely required. I like to apply this Nail Essence Oil by innisfree (A Korean brand) at night. A recent discovery as well which I'm pleased about. It's not greasy at all and absorbed so easily by my dry cuticles. I have also noticed a difference at the state of my nails. Love it and totally recommend it.

It's the festive season so I wanted to make an extra effort to add some accessories to jazz up my boring usually black outfits. I saw these types of earrings worn by many girls on the street and I really like the look of them. So I picked up 4 pairs to match with my clothings. They are special and unlike any earrings I have worn before. Both the front and back bits of the earrings are designed in their unique ways. It makes them look so much more interesting. I especially love this pair with red lips on the front and pearl baubles at the back- so chic and so stylish. I have been wearing all 4 pairs interchangeably, and feel so special in them.

What are your recent favourites? Have you discovered anything new like I did?

Saturday, 19 December 2015


There are a couple of products which I find myself reaching for every night without fail. An eureka (well not quite) moment sparked and I thought I should share with you what they are and why I stick to them religiously.

Lip balm is something that I simply cannot live without. This Rose Salve by C.O. Bigelow; I'm still trying to use up from last year's Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar. I just love to slather my lips with a ton of lip balm once dinner is done and teeth are brushed (sounds like a little nursery rhyme there!). Then the rest of the evening until the moment I fall asleep, I would just keep reapplying it to keep my lips as moisturised as possible. If I wake up in the middle of the night, I would try to reapply again. I do notice such a difference the next morning when I have my lip balm on the night before.

Next up is some kind of a mentholatum. Oh my nostrils, they are so sensitive to the change of weather.  I simply can't control the number of times I sneeze in the morning, in the evening or in the middle of the night at the peak of season's changes. It's so annoying. So I like to pile a ton of this mentholatum on the surface of my nostrils area, it really helps to calm the symptoms down.

Are these something that you can relate to as your evening staple products?  If not, what products do you swear by at night?

Tuesday, 1 December 2015


Hello! In the run up till Christmas, I'm going to do snapmas this year. I'll be bringing you update on "what's in my beauty advent calendar" each day. It's such an exciting time! Plus all the trimmings will mainly be featured on my snapchat- add me on beautyorbread.

This year I have gone the extra miles to own 2 beauty advent calendars- one by Tanya Burr, Deck the Haul. And the other one is by Lane Crawford (HK version of Selfridges) which I'm so exciting about being able to get my hands on it!

Look forward to sharing more with you through snapchat!