Monday, 24 August 2015

Off to Alaska


Feeling slightly optimistic and frighten all at the same time.
Gona get myself stuck on a cruise and off to Alaska!
Never been on one so this should be interesting. 

Hopefully, I'll be able to come back with some amazing shots. 

Bon Voyage! 

Monday, 17 August 2015

OOTD : Flying Attire


Cotton On V Neck Tee | Zara Demin Shirt | H&M Trousers | Topshop Shoes 

Comfort is always the key.
 I like to recycle till my clothings are to the point where they've definitely had their fair share of wear. Some things old but still fashionable and comfortable.
Especially when you're stuck on a long haul flight. 

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Work Out with Evian Brumisateur® Facial Spray


When you hear the word Evian, you'd instinctively think of their bottled water, from the glacial mountains in the alps of France. The little miracle story of how The Marquis de Lessert had drank the water from a spring in Evian, and had helped him with his kidney problems after sampling the water. Ever since, the spread of word began and with the approval from specialists back then, the miraculous water has then began it's fascinating journey to present day. 


SUMMERS HERE! 
Most of us would love a good work out under the sun (or not) and envying most of those who live in Los Angles, Australia or even tropical islands where you have the sun day in and day out. For us beauty lovers, this luxurious facial spray by Evian® can lift our makeup, make us feel refreshed after a spritz or two. Keeping our faces moisturised during a plane ride or even for my friends who work in an office, love a good facial spray to keep their face hydrated under the constant drying air-con.

With unique mineral balance and neutral pH makes it perfect for all skin types instantly absorbing the millions of ultra fine micro-droplets. Getting into a bit of science, 80% of air we breath is nitrogen, Evian® has produced a natural nitrogen which is safe to propel the water droplets and not harming the ozone layer all at the same time. The packaging is great with a bit of a curve design at the top for a better grip. The canister is recyclable too, feel less guilty after throwing it out. 


Few Fitness Ideas with
Evian Brumisateur® Facial Spray :

APPLYING SUNSCREEN / LOTION
Before doing any sports or activities outdoors, spray yourself allover with Evian Brumisateur® before applying any sunscreen, instant cooling before going into the heat and spray again after lotion application, because sometimes the SPF products can feel sticky. Give it good shake and spray all over for that cooling effect on the spot.  

SWIMMING
I've been to a few boat trips already this summer, and even been laying by the pool over the weekends to gradually add on my tan. Since it is a quick absorbent water, I use it before sunscreen for an instant hydration before applying. A medium to large bottle would be great to remove the salty water and wash off a little of the chlorine from being in the pool. Especially our hair girls! Unless you want to opt for the dreadlocks look after being in the salt water. Moreover, being in the sun prior to applying soothing aloe gel, spray some on again to cool off the slightly burnt skin. 

HIKING
It's great that you can use this Evian® facial spray for any parts of the body (Not recommended for drinking). It is one of the quickest way to cool down body temperature too. Many years ago when I was still studying in England, I had the chance to do a two day climb Snowdonia Mountain in Wales. One of the best trips I decided to go during my first few years of boarding school. I don't have a photo since it was years ago but thankfully to good memory, I did actually brought a medium bottle back then. It came in handy when I wanted to quickly wash my hands before eating when we made a pit stop and after freshening my face. Takes a little while to gather the water in one hand, have a friend to spray it into your palms. 

It also helps relief dry skin too if you're at a higher altitude than usual. 

RUNNING
It's hot, you're sweating, and been under the sun or even just at the treadmill.
Instant cool down is the only thing one can think of and a good spray on the face and top body is soothing and quite rewarding all at the same time.

I went running during university years with a friend of mine by the beach for training, and there was this zig zaggy styled route on the way. We decided to run a little quicker to test our limits up and down the zig zag route once. Its harder to run down hill than up, tired with weak knees and ankles, I tripped at the last leg (embarrassing story... but I'm telling you the truth. My friend still laughs about it till now and now you know). Thankfully, my friend has a bag back with him and some essentials just in case. Long story short, I tripped, I scrapped my knee and the Evian® spray came to the rescue to wash my wound. Something better than none. So it's turned into a bit of a first aid use instead of just a facial spray. 

YOGA
Recently, I've been to an outdoors yoga session with some friends. Apart from spraying on our faces and shoulders to cool down. It came in handy to wipe the bottom side of the yoga mat with a tissue because we've been working out on grass and soil. Spray some on the tissue and wipe it clean before I rolled the mat back into a tube form, saves me from bring soil and grass home. Since we were outdoors too, sweating off in the heat. The Evian Brumisateur® facial spray came in handy to wash my face too. Any one has the OCD like me and gets creeped out at public bathrooms. I literally sprayed the water onto my face for a little longer till I had the water dripping effect, cooling down all at the same time, I ended up feeling like I just washed my face. Who doesn't love a radiant glow? 

GYMING 
Running is one thing but after you've worked the hardest at the gym like I have. From being on your feet so much and you don't want to take a shower till you're home. I tend to have a bottle of Evian® facial spray in the locker not only to cool my face and top half of my body when I change but also my feet. TMI for some but it helps. I know most of you love to change into flip flops after a good work out and a good spray of on the feet actually gives an immediate cooling relief and helps me from swelling too much. Give it a try and let me know. 

For you gym bunnies who love to look your best even for your hair style too. Instead of using gel or hairspray, try using a facial spray into your hair, smooth it with a comb and you'll still get that sporty, sleek and chic look without all the fly-aways and baby hairs sticking out. Best thing is it doesn't clog your pores up.

SPORTSDAY
Apart from all the above, it's definitely great for a sports day for kids! 
Cooling, Cleaning and Comforting. 
All in one bottle! 
Great for mothers, great for you. 


For All Skin Types
Preservative- Free, Parabens Free, Sulfates Free, Phthalates Free & Hypoallergenic 

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Monday, 10 August 2015

Review : Maybelline | Rebel Bouquet


One thing I love about Maybelline lipsticks, they always have colours for everyone. Packaging is always clean and simple, however, I wished they left some of the design of "Rebel" with the floral print on! 10 shades available in Hong Kong and I ended up with the four I know I would wear the most. Part of the Color Sensational new range since my last favorite of their  Bold-Matte collection, in the states, the same range is known as Rebel Bloom. 


Yet again! It's been numbered without names. 



At a price of HK$89 each, you can't ask for a better drugstore product either! 

Even though the finish does give your lips the plump and pouty look, I can't stress enough that if you do have dry lips, make sure you moisturise before applying the lip stick. It can look slightly patchy if you do have dry lips. The formulation is creamy and soft but the texture do differ depending on the colour, personally, I would use a nude liner to prevent the colour from bleeding. Don't expect much for longevity wear either but it does leave a little bit of a stain. There is a slight stickiness feeling after the product sets a little. 

My favorite by far is REB06, a very natural nude, great for an everyday look. 


What's your Rebel experience? 



Monday, 3 August 2015

Benjamin & Blum @ Lane Crawford (Hong Kong)


A while back, I was lucky enough to be invited by DBS Treasures to attend a whisky pairing with Benjamin & Blum. Apologies for the late post. At first glance before you read into what they produce, the first instincts you get might be, whisky? Especially with the luxurious bottling, then you realise, it's actually a rare tea collection produced in small batches in the highest quality. 

Introducing the exquisite tradition of rare tea by Mr. Paul Benjamin himself (photo below), briefly giving us a little background of Benjamin & Blum's history itself with the roots of Germany and Austria, upon how two souls began their trade in the food and drink business. As the business grew, supplies began to be sold in high society in Vienna. Fast forward to present day on how tea and whisky actually came to be was all thanks to Queen Victoria II. Even though the reason to have a spiked tea was not the most pleasant for her majesty, however, I must most definitely thank her for this at the end of the day. Now London based and available for the finest spirits.

Tea and single-malt whiskys and even cognac compliment each other exceptionally well to create layers of flavors with harmony. Especially now with these two splended brewed teas available, the pairing with whisky releases a new aroma. 




The two main micro production rare teas are the following. 

Darjeeling White Peony (Bai Mu Dan), tea is grown and hand picked at the origin of tea from Chinese root stock, a floral tea with a hint of peach blossom and rose. Delicate, floral and sweet on it's own and with whisky it gave an extra layer of fragrance. 

As for the Connoisseur's Oolong, surprisingly, the leaves itself are from New Zealand, matching up with the finest tea you can buy. Hinted with a scent of honey and orange, it releases it's natural sweetness to the palette more suited with cognacs.

We were recommended to add a few drops of tea to the spirit of choice little by little first and enjoy adjust to your liking, preferably at 1:1 ratio. The tea must be consumed within a week once opened and stored in the fridge. 

Now for a spot of Scotch and Earl Grey. 


Retailing at HK$1,900 each or HK$3,600 for this Twin-Decanter set exclusively at Lane Crawford (CLICK HERE for Lane Crawford's website). 




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