Wednesday, January 28, 2015

missing my colorful hair?



i made my hair back to normal color.. like a usual ashy brown. this is probably the last shot i did before going back to normal. oh.. i kinda miss it now. but whenever i think of the times when they fade out super fast, or when bleaching making my hair super fragile and dry, i will hate it. so anyway... as long as i have it back to a normal shade, i still need extra care to maintain it's silkiness and shine to look like normal healthy hair. friends often ask me on how to keep my super damaged hair looking so "healthy". (as you can tell they are expecting them to look super damaged and matte and ugly...) see below for the several hair products i cannot live without. i just can't stop ever since i used them. they maybe my hair care secret, or they only work on me, but why not give it a try if you are looking for something new.   


ok.. they said this is when we take our blowouts seriously. what i like about this hair dryer from amika is that, the dryer itself is light-weight, yet powerful enough to do my blowout in less than 10... or maybe just 5 minutes. i cannot explain the mechanism of the dryer, but i can definitely tell you it did make a difference from those normal, general dryer. hair feels softer, healthier and with less static. with hair dry like mine, can surely tell the difference. trust me!   



i am still using general vidal sassoon shampoo, which feels pretty good, not bad, at least it's ok for my hair. but i am always looking for hair masks or good conditioner to pamper my hair. i get this from tokyo, loretta, sorry you won't be able to get it in hong kong as it's not launching here yet. but i have to say, if you are ever going to tokyo, get one and try it. firstly, the packaging is amazing. all their products are wondering. i have their rose water as well, which i shared in my makeup tutorial videos earlier, it's good, effective and in a pretty packaging. how nice! second, as a conditioner, it smells good, feels good and leaves a very comfy sensation to my hair. you will know if you have dry hair, sometimes your hair just feels dead, like dead dead, when your comb, or brush, can't really get through your hair, and getting stuck and feeling like stinky and kinda like pulling, those are what the bad conditioners do. leaving a fake hydrating touch, i would say it's more like sticky... anyway, this is one of the best buy and must have for me every time when going to tokyo. go look for it and i'm sure you will love it too. 


yes, it's amika again. thanks to ankie who always send me amika products to pamper my terrible hair. this is the treatment oil i got from her in the lovely christmas box set. i've tried a couple treatment oils before, from loreal, from some small brands making morocca oil, and from aveda as well (i shared this earlier), i would say this is not the best best, but for sure one of the friendly and good ones. it smells so good, feels very light weight and most importantly, for hair dry like mine, it does miracle. so if you are bored with those i just mentioned, get one from amika. pretty like theirs can be a lovely deco in your bathroom as well. how pretty~* 


last but not least, i know it's a little weird to just put the logo here, but i would like to predict with you, ghd is launching some powerful hairstyling tools in march very soon. i am happy to receive one of the new comers in the event i went to earlier this week. feeling ashamed that i've never tried their hair tools before, i fell in love with the combs and brushes and the styling tools instantly. this is my selfie with hair done by renowned hair stylist jamie scott using ghd. so wait and see. i will try to do a video maybe. will show you guys the new styling tool, to see how powerful and amazing it can be. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

1 coat 2 ways, both with pink





photos by Tony


it looks funny to me when i see myself in 2 completely different hair color but in one same trench coat and similar outfit. yes, i made my hair back to normal now. it's an ashy brown which will fade out slowly into brown again, i wanna keep doing it ashy till it turns dark greyish and washes away all those reds and pinks from these 2 years' of pink and purple. 

lucky me to grab this lovely trench coat from REDValentino at the winter sale. it's 40%off from original. i haven't decided to get this when it first came out because it's a little not so carrie and it's a little pricy. haha* lucky that i can still get it when it's on sale. so to enjoy styling with this, i got some of my favorite pieces from this season to match with. both going along with some pink, in different tones. as to match with my ugly hair before it's pampered, i go for something warmer. those fleamadoanna lace shirt and skirt are from the last season. super happy to grab them in their sample sale online. sometimes shopping can be so much fun when you can get something in their best deal. i don't really care about the seasons, as long as it's a timeless piece, it's okay for me no matter it's from this year or last. some tips for sample sale shopping, make sure you have had one of their pieces before, so you will know clearly about the sizing. and bear in mind that for the samples, sometimes they are not looking completely new, (as they maybe used or by models for shootings), make sure you wash them once you got them. (just to be on the safe side).

for the second look with my better looking hair, i can't wait to put on my new goodies from roger vivier. oh my god, they are like my dream coming true, and made me going crazy and addicted and bought them once they come out online (even earlier than in store). this lovely lilac pink is irresistible at all!!! roger vivier is sometimes mature looking, so color and styling are both important when you wanna look young and cute in them. pink of course is one of the best choices, white and baby blue are both good for this spring. a tip to buy roger vivier, go to mytheresa.com, they are the cheapest! my friend told me it's like almost the same price as if you are getting them from france. and for their shoes, they tend to be half size bigger than normal. i am a 38 and i often get their 37.5. but make sure you check clearly on the descriptions, mytheresa is so nice that they state everything super clearly. and i also got my big rockstud bracelet from valentino... oh my god. all pink is coming!!!

which look do you like better? :)

Saturday, January 03, 2015

go go goals!


coming to this very first blog post of the year, i have been thinking of what to write on and what to share, i want something a little more thoughtful and personal to share with my readers than just words about trends... so, here we go... go go goals!

if you know me a little deeper, you must have noticed i am kind of an aggressive girl who's a like workaholic and of course a pinkaholic. i am very happy and satisfied that i have published a makeup book, co-launched my skincare brand, set up my company, did the very first launch event for varrie and got my brand assistant, my casey dear. it's really been a fruitful 2014. so it's time to think of some targets and goals for 2015.

when i turned 18, i planned ahead in 5 years' time, and i went to LA for my makeup studies and tried different working modes and confirmed to stay in beauty industry. then when i turned 22, i decided to do part time studies and got my bachelor degree and targeted to go all the way up to my desired position in the ex-brand i worked for. and when i turned 26, i fulfilled all those targets and i moved to education and stayed till now. i strongly recommend all my friends to set goals in 3-5 years. it's motivative if you have a target! but if you wanna ask what's mine now, i am not quite sure. maybe i will want a healthier body, of course i'll continue on my hard work, i want to take my mum go traveling at least twice this year and i wanna go europe! all these start with a healthy body, so maybe less time for fancy editorial posts, (but for sure the less, the better quality and prettier pics), more time for lifestyle sharing.

just as this blog post, i am trying on something which i don't personally fancy. i never own one single leather biker, never. as i find my body shape not quite matchy with chic and stylish looks, i am always those girlie ones... but lucky me finding this lovely knitted dress from kookai, comfy and well fitted, it will be nice to match with something skinny and warm for the chilling winter, so i gotta try on a leather biker from salad and go with this chic ice bucket bag from kate spade. this look is good for girlfriends' date or a fancy weekend party. to stay girlie, sheer socks are always cute to go with high heels. what do you think? i look ok in leather? happy new year again and wish you've enjoyed reading my blog. stay tuned,  lovely! *3*

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

last day of 2014




time flies and it comes to the very last day of 2014. i'm still remembering the "re-appearance" of Tony in last winter and we decided to be back together after 11 years on the 1st of Jan. so it's not only everyone's last day of 2014, it's also the last day of the first year of our relationship. this is somehow like a miracle coming true out of a love story book. it's totally unexpected. after all the busy stuff in this christmas holiday, it's time to go check out a little first anniversary gift for him, what shall i get? do you have any idea? gosh... haha*