Tuesday, 30 August 2011

30KG Life

So if you were jetting away for a few months and possibly for the long term but had a size and weight limitation, what would you bring? Well it's all down to what you'd be doing at the said destination and what you can't go without, it's about asking yourself what's important to you not only day to day but also what is more worthwhile in the long run. Now I'm not too sure how much of my luggage and personal belongings I want to share with you, but I'll dive in with the beauties and accessories. I must begin with apologising (in good british fashion) about the background as I couldn't find anything else to make an infinity board with other than my cousins exercise mat glamourous as it is!

(From L to R) I couldn't leave without my go-to perfumes not only casual or formal, laid back or done up these complete anything for me. Body Shop Green Tea Mask even though it's available within Hong Kong it's more pricey furthermore no-one's gone use it while I'm gone so I might aswel! Laneige Water Sleeping Pack was packed for the same reason although this isn't readily available within the UK. Heel To Toe Foot Cream can be considered as my HG for foot cream, this I can't buy in HK so I had to take it with me! Same again for BioOil, there are alternatives but you cant get your hands on this over here! Body Shop Tea Tree Spot Treatment, same as the mask! Suqqu Rice Mask, even though it's a japanese brand stocked in Selfridges, you can't actually purchase this within Hong Kong! Boots Botanics Make-Up remover, well you just can't find a Boots in Hong Kong!

In terms of make-up brushes I know myself that most of my make-up consists around my eyes with some face contouring and blush, so as you've guessed most of my brush collection reflects that! Essential brushes for everyday consists of my forgotten cheap eyeshadow brush, my MAC 231 shader for under eye and the E.L.F Angled Liner, other eye brushes often used are my Sigma Pencil and Blending brush. Everyday face brush consists of my Ping Pong blush brush and E.L.F Kabuki, other face brushes are my Sigma Duo Fiber and E.L.F flat top Kabuki, I also packed the E.L.F small smudge brush for seldom use. No make up look of mine is complete without my MAC Gel Liner, other liquid liners were left in UK as they're readily available over here.

I don't tend to play around with lip colours much as they all tend to wear away during the day anyway so I brought a few pinks, a coral and a couple trusty nude lippys with me, I did however forget my MAC Gina and ended up packing my MAC GaGa which I don't love as much and doesn't go with as many looks *slaps wrist* this ladies and gents shows that you should take your time in packing - especially when you don't know when you have a chance to get your hands on them next!

For foundations and concealers I brought my creamier formulations so they won't melt off my face so much as liquid ones would, in terms of eye liners I brought my trusty UD 24/7 and MAC's in wearable everyday colours such like black, brown and white, also fun brighter colours like silver and green. I wouldn't leave for anywhere with my HG Rimmel Kohl Eyebrow Pencils and my HG mascara's Jill Stuart, Imju Fiberwig, Majolica Majorca Lash Expander!

For makeup palettes, I chose to bring my day-to-day and few wearable (UD Naked, Sleek Storm) on occasion palettes (Sleek Graphite) with me. I only ever wear slight tints on my cheeks and face so I only brought back my Nars (Gina&Orgasm) and my Maybelline Mineral Blush, one thing I did forget to bring is my bronzer :( I also packed a few Benefit & Mac pot shadows that aren't in the palettes I brought with me that I also reach for often :)

I'm increasingly becoming more fond of my ring collection so I brought a selection of my basic rings and go-to rings
1. TopShop 2011s/s
2&3&4. H&M 2010a/w
5. ASOS sale 2011s/s
6. Langham Place, HK 2007s/s
7. Yenchi (Viv West) 2010a/w - sentimental
8. Kwun Tong Market, HK 2005s/s
9. Mother's Engagement Ring - sentimental
10. Earnest Jones 2009s/s - sentimental
11. TopMan 2011s/s
12. TopShop 2010a/w

Next up, although I have many necklaces some I often don't even wear, not only that but I also have a sensitivity on my skin (ear's and neck) but what the heck I thought I'd bring a few necklaces back with me to wear on occasion anyway!
1. TopMan 2011s/s
2. Korea Forev 21 2010s/s
3. Sum Shui Po, HK 2009s/s
4. Korea Forev 21 2010s/s
Again, with my simple jewellery are my bracelets. The simpler the easier they are to match different outfits.
1. Korea Dundaemun 2010s/s
2. GMarket 2011s/s
2a. Bicester Vill Viv West Charm 2011s/s
3. Links 2011s/s
4. This one's so old I cant remember sorry
5. Links 2011s/s

Although I like putting lots of holes in my ears I'm too lazy to keep changing and like my jewellery in not only odds, but simple. So I brought a couple all time favourites back to swap and change my bottom lobe with :)
1. TopShop 2011a/w
2. J.Lewis Armani 2005a/w
3. H&M 2011s/s

Lastly, tampons are one thing that are sparse in stock within Hong Kong, not only that but they're rather expensive (in comparison to Britain) So these were a must have within my suitcase whether I'm here for a short holiday or long-term!

Whether you're packing for a short/ long holiday / migrating / abroad or to uni, even staying at home what you decide to keep or take is down to knowing yourself and your own routine and what works best for you.

all the best x

Tuesday, 9 August 2011


How much in this world is true?

How much is a dream?

I'm a fan major fan of spontaneous behaviour but sometimes life can really smack you in the face and give you all kind of things that you're not only unprepared for but will literally shake up your whole life. Natural disasters, man made disasters, unpredictable events, they really can take you through a whole roller coaster of emotions.

To be as safe as you can there are things that you always plan for and predict but sometimes there are just the moments that you're thrown into the deep end and you just have to deal with it.

start kicking those legs because no-one else will save you but you.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

The Clown's Faces

As an apology I've compiled several FOTD's I had lined up for you guys, some looks I've been sporting this summer season :)

This look is the one from the day out with my friend Jenny, you can see her Vlog of the day here
This look comprises of thick liner, 'bare' lids and a statement colour under the eyes (I chose white) you can switch up as you wish, I feel it makes the eyes look slightly bigger, personally I feel this is more suited for casual / party looks.

This look was sported on a casual shopping trip, also seen on my latest OOTD post here
to create this look, use earthy/taupe toned colours, tone down on the liner (I just used shadow on the lashline to thicken the lashes and smoke it out a little). I've also applied demi lashes UNDER the lashes - this hides the lash strip and gives a more natural effect to using falsies, I've been sporting this a lot lately, as this look is toned down it's highly suitable for daytime casual and formal events, finish the face with bronzer as a contour and/or a peachy blush.
This look was worn to a coffee shop meet up with some old college friends, it's highly toned down so you're more than welcome to wear it for a daytime casual or formal event.
Lightly wash a mossy green colour onto the lids and contour the eye slightly with a darker brown shade, finish the bottom lash line with the mossy green on the outer 2/3 and touch the darker brown under the lashes, use a light shade in the inner corners, apply falsies and thinly line the eyes.
The summer child, I wore this when we took a trip to the park for sunbathing. When you're spending long hours in the sun the last thing you want your face is to feel cakey and over-done.
By using copper, bronze and golden tones on the eyes it'll nicely draw out your eyes ever so slightly whilst complimenting the tones of your tan. Add a slight eye liner on the outer half of the upper lid and use a shadow to fade towards the inner corner of the eye, rest of the face is left blank for natural tan to show through, remember spf lip balm on your lips, you don't want them drying out and chapping now!

That's all for now! I hope you've enjoyed the scorching weather and if you're stuck indoors like me avoiding the rain.. What are you doing? GO OUT THERE AND PLAY IN THE PUDDLES!