Wednesday, October 29, 2014

farewell october

Ba&sh hat and dress / Furla bag / Juicy Couture bracelets

finally edited my last youtube video right before october ends to share my beauty, makeup and haircare updates for the season. i find myself busier and busier even i blog less (and work less as i have recently hired my lovely assistant, casey, to help me with all the crazy stuff happening around me.) if you have followed me on instagram and facebook, you must have came across my latest project on the hot pink, chic and most trendy skincare brand, Luxelab. it's a brand founded by 3 beauty experts and carried super powerful products currently made in USA. thankfully i will be representing the brand for PR and marketing, and also being the image girl for all promotional materials for this first season. i will do a video on those super highly effective products soon, so stay tuned. i feel lucky that i've started blogging. it made my life so much different than before. i am definitely not a full time blogger, and of cos i can't really live by blogging. but blogging does brought me so much opportunities and fun. i met a few beloved friends, i met some helpful and honest PRs, and i got exposure and thanks to all followers for all the support. sometimes i get frustrated when my job has been so annoying with stupid people and repeating and repeating stuff to do. teaching is fun, but there's still some complicating paper works and boring sleepy meetings... anyway, i am happy with whatever i am doing now.

maurice is kind of "mean" when he only sent me this shot of me in this ba&sh look. he said this is the best shot among all and he'll only send this to me. well, well, well. as said, i am never a "black" kind of person, but i somehow like this dress from ba&sh, matching the hat from the same brand with this cute little pouch from furla. i always work with furla as they have all those colorful bags in just the perfect size to carry in a photo shoot. i love this look in particular, it looks so parisian. haha* i am serious! it's comfy, it's chic and carefree. it was a sunday afternoon in stanley when we took this shot. imagine walking along the beach in a pair of soft ballerina, looking at the warm peachy sunset, having a honey comb soft ice cream cup with your lover... how romantic is that. how parisian is that. it made you feel like parisian in ba&sh, ok? haha* anyway, farewell october and looking forward to the layering outfits for fall to come. *3*

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

it's fall

Juicy Couture dress / Chanel bag

the temperature is dropping a little week by week, so as the autumn breeze slowly sneaking into us. it's fall. are you ready for it yet? i am still in my summer wardrobe while throwing some bright colors behind and started shopping for some scarfs and leathery accessories. my wardrobe won't get ready till it's completely fall, but my skincare definitely is all ready for it! thanks god that my skin often shows very mild signals when the weather changes, unlike some unlucky friends who got really easy in allergies and gone all red and itchy for moments like these. i feel a little tense and dry on my cheek area and less shiny on t-zone (which is good honestly). my makeup stays on pretty good still but feeling a little tried by the end of the day. so this is time for some updates in my skincare range and here are some goodies i am recently using.  

this is my very first time ever using Fresh products and this is just amazing. i myself have a big problem on my eye bags and i hated it so much. this lovely eye cream with noni fruit juice diminishes and prevents signs of aging while moisturizing and visibly firming the eye area. i always heard my mum saying noni fruit juice is so good for health and i can't believe there's finally something who carries this ingredient. its cooling formula also works to reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness and illuminate and revive tired eyes. a proprietary complex proven to inhibit damaging free radicals and help improve elasticity is further optimized by antioxidant-rich noni fruit juice, known to retain and increase moisture, improving the appearance of the skin. i am now using it both day and night, with a very small amount and it's very silky and easy to spread out all over the delicate eye area. it's also a good eye care to apply before makeup.

then here comes the always the best and favorite Sisley product. known for its luxurious and highly effective skincare ingredients, this black rose precious face oil feels like ruby, smells like garden and works like magic. it's such a beautiful scent with the extract of black rose which delights your application like diving in the sea of roses. we often heard that pure rose water products does magic on hydration on our skin, so what about this precious face oil with the extract of black rose, bulgarian rose, magnolia and geranium. for the first time i am using this, it feels really silky and soft and pampers the skin really well. feeling so lucky to have started using this right when the temperature and humidity tend to drop, it saves me from feeling tense and dry on my cheeks. it's super comfy when applying, feeling exactly like beauty therapist massaging your face for a soothing, plumping and lifting effect. skin feels energetic and relieved. i personally highly recommend this if you are those who love rich and nourishing stuff.     

fall has come and color fades. it's time for less is more. try not to wear as much foundation and color as before, have a touch of the blushed glow for fall can highlight your look with a more natural and subtle elegance in your style. laduree got its magic to softly beautify everyone of us. it's like brushing a magic wand on the petals, lightly indulge in with soft colors and an elegant fragrance. it looks so pretty, made us feel pretty and does pretty.  

and last but not least, fragrance does has its trend and season as well. i went to my hairstylist last week and i am quite surprised that he can tell i changed my fragrance. it was chloe always, but it's time for the love story to happen. this is the new chloe fragrance. love story happened on her in the night of paris, with beautiful music and dimmed lights, she's the one. feeling less rosy and sweet as chloe, love story freshens the fall with neroli and jasmine stephanotis. it's a little warmer  with cedar as the base note. i love this love story too. it's still the elegant, romantic, passionate fragrance by chloe, representing the chic, unique and memorable love story of every charming young lady.

Friday, October 17, 2014

weekend getaway

look 1 in pics 1&4. Juicy Couture tank top / EQ:IQ full skirt / Roger Vivier flats / Furla bag
look 2 in pic 2&3. Ba&sh top / Juicy Couture skirt, necklace and bracelet / Furla bag 

thanks God it's friday! (although it doesn't make much difference when i still have loads of work and shooting and editing to work on...) still, weekend is coming up, no more crazy morning waking up, no more tiring workshops and annoying schedule, i wonder, how will i ever spend my weekend if i don't have so much work to complete before deadlines??? i came across an article link on facebook sharing the "48 signs you've hit your late 20s, are completely ancient and love it". well, maybe. there are some points i would like to highlight. so, here you go.

3. You voluntarily stay in on Friday nights in order to be productive the next day
well yes, for tonight, a friday night, i am going to an event for Versace shop grand opening, then to dinner with mr. tony and back home to pack and prepare for the shooting tomorrow. 

12. If you’re a female, you’ve started buying shoes based on practicality, not heel height
i have been buying ballerina since last summer. i started with those comfy and reasonable pricing ones from maud frizon, and now moving a little bit onto roger vivier...i never think of buying expensive flats ever, but now what...

21. You can’t sleep later than 10 am on the weekends
this is not accurate on me at all! i can sleep from 1am till 1pm the next day. just this doesn't seem so right. all i need is my beauty sleep. haha*

25. You’ve stopped making excuses not to go out, you just, well, don’t
um... let me put it this way. i really seldom find friends. they date me, then i'll mark it on my calendar and make sure i remember and i'll go. if not that, i'll just follow my schedule day by day, week by week... with all the busy stuff from work, from varrie, from carriebloomwood... 

48. You read posts like this to reinforce the fact you are not alone in your quest into adulthood
and yes, i started to read stuff like these on facebook. whenever my friends or people i followed shared something like so, i will read it. honestly i am not a reading person at all, but now i started reading articles at the end of magazines where they wrote about relationships and sex and health...

yea... so i am hitting my late 20s and i love it. i am less dressy when it's weekend, (or when weekdays when i don't have to attend anything...) wearing something comfy becomes the way i style for work. i used to walk all day in heels, and i find that i can't now. i start to wear tops which are slightly looser, bigger, and simpler, with just a statement and it's good enough for everything. i am still always a skirt/ dress person, and i love colors and patterns. ballerina and flats become my good friends. i am so excited when i can still find this lovely pair of pink roger vivier online when it's already off season from last summer. see, i remember i told myself i won't get roger vivier till i turn 30. it's somehow a little more mature and elegant but pink is still okay for now (a year before 30... omg*) will see when i will get the miss V. maybe when i turn 31, 32, or 35? god knows.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Hong Kong is such a beautiful city.

look 1 in pics 1,2&5. PORTS 1961 fw14 floral dress / Valentino boots
look 2 in pic 3. Max&co. fw14 floral coat
look 3 in pic 4. PORTS 1961 fw14 embellished shirt and floral skirt / Joy&Peace boots

i am a 100% hongkongese. (people always wonder i have been studying aboard or was born somewhere else... i've only been to LA for 7 months for my makeup studies and that's it.) i love traveling. i haven't been to too many places, but at least to los angeles, new york, sydney, beijing, shanghai, wuhan, tokyo, kyoto, hoihaido, osaka, bangkok, phuket, phataya, taipei, seoul and that's all. i've never imagine myself moving out of hong kong as i guess this is the city i wanna spend all my life living in. honestly new york is not bad, my sister's family lives there and i once spent a christmas there and it was wonderful. and shanghai is good too despite the terribly hot weather in summer. (i haven't been to europe yet, i can't swear till i go there and feel. planning to go next summer, *u* will see!) 

if you have followed the hong kong news lately, you will find people are occupying central, admiralty, causeway bay and mongkok since late september. it has been almost a week now. i am not very much into this as i am unsure and unclear of what's exactly it's going to happen and what can be done for better sake. all i concern is how the government will solve all these and let all hopeful and powerful hongkongese satisfy and get back into their normal lives. it's terrifying whenever i heard the news saying they got attacked or the police force is planning on some violence actions or whatsoever. mum is always right when she signed why not they think about their parents who are worrying about them at home, yet the chief executive really sucks when he never responses to them. it's a difficult moment. these pictures are shoot in early september. it's nothing for these revolutionary actions occurring lately, i was just too busy and kept forgetting to write. yet, feeling like such a coincidence now to look back at them. hong kong is such a beautiful city. i never imagine these revolution will ever happen. may god bless all people to be safe at least. no more bleedings or injuries, no more bombs or fights, and no more crazy argues please. 

these amazing pictures are taken on the ifc mall podium in central. love the way how maurice captured the colorful light boxes and those gigantic buildings. i am wearing something more dressy than formal working outfits, just to be a little more beautiful for the seductive wonderful hong kong.