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Friday, February 13, 2015

Hong Kong Beauty Haul


Hi everyone! If you don't already know, I was in Hong Kong a couple of weeks back. Rumour has it, this place is a shopping paradise. But I have to disagree. Okay maybe I'm not being entirely fair here because since it was winter, all I could find was winter wear. And obviously, I ain't buying no winter clothes for SG's weather! Eventhough there's H&M, Forever 21 and etc, we can already find them here in SG. And if you think shopping in HK is cheap, think again. 

I was impressed by the MTR. Although it's constantly filled with commuters, they sure get from one place to another in a jiffy. That's because the arrival frequency is at every 1-3 minutes; and the train is double the length compared to our MRT. No delays or technical faults whatsoever. Kudos HK MTR! The only thing which becomes a hassle is going up the stairs cus there are exits without escalators or elevators. First world problem much?? Haha! But hey, I think they really need to look into this with the whole ageing population issue.

Before I move on, here's to excite you with some visuals of Hong Kong from a mandatory visit to The Peak and Tsim Sha Tsui!

What I love most about this bustling city is the narrow lanes, crowds, signages after signages, conceptual cafes, and good food! If I have anything else to blame for the lack of shopping was being too busy getting lost; looking for Halal eateries. It was worth it!





Hong Kong is also really big on is skincare. Shops like Bonjour, Sasa and Colourmix are hard to miss; they're literally everywhere! For the most part, I get too fickle on what to get! Here's updating you my finds from Hong Kong:




WHITE-T
TADAAA! First up is the teeth whitening and polishing kit, White-T. Cosmetic dental procedures can burn a big hole in your pocket. So no harm DIY-ing them right? Knowing that this is going to be my first attempt on teeth whitening, it can be quite daunting. Hope it doesn't burn my gums or something. Haha! Here's a little write up on what magic it's supposed to do your teeth. I've yet to give this one a try. If all goes well *fingers crossed*, you'll get see a review on this ;p
White-T whitening and Polishing Powder is a revolutionary take-home whitening treatment. Adopting advanced USA blu-ray teeth whitening technology, White-T has proved to deliver whitening effect in only 3 days.
The kit includes Advanced Teeth Whitening Powder, Professional Teeth Polishing Powder, Intelligent Ionic Toothbrush that bring you excellent dental maintenance and gorgeous new smile.
The polishing powder facilitates deep tooth cleaning and removing of plaque, calculus (tartar), and stain from your teeth. Its unique combination of ingredients with BCC (Blue-ray Polishing Compound Crystal) reduces tartar effectively, prevents plaque from calcifying, helps get your whitest, most polished and healthiest smile ever!

BULGARIAN ROSE WATER
Moving on to my favourite purchase, is this 100% certified Organic Bulgarian Rose Water! Don't you just love multi-purpose products?? I used this for my hair, as a toner, make up setter and as a mid-day moisturiser when I need a little spritz of pure freshness! 

Here's a list of it's benefits and uses extracted from Alteya Organics:
Bottled in the heart of the Valley of Roses in Bulgaria, Alteya’s certified organic Bulgarian Rose Water is world’s most exquisite 100% pure, natural, organic flower water. The beautiful fragrance, special qualities and plants’ synergy of our organic rose water are well known all over the world.
Alteya’s Pure Organic Rose Water is Therapeutic and Food Grade product. By using a unique distillation technique, which embodies century-old traditions and modern technology, we distill a special grade rose water that completely preserves the biodynamic energy of the rose plant.
Benefits:
  • Therapeutic, cleansing, and detoxifying
  • Anti-inflammatory, acne-preventing, and balancing
  • Anti-aging and moisturizing
  • Rejuvenating, stimulating, and harmonizing
  • Digestion-stimulating and anti-septic
  • Food and beverage flavour enhancer

Uses:

  • Skincare
  • Haircare
  • Aromatherapy
  • Cooking 
  • Household  
  • Pet-care


GREEN TEA CLEANSING WATER
Next up! i-MIIX Green Tea Cleansing Water for the face, eyes, and lips. Bought this one cus I wanted  try an alternative to the Bioderma Cleansing Water that I've been using for the past 2 years before switching to Olive Oil. Way before that I used make up wipes remover, the formula leaves my skin feeling very greasy which is definitely not suitable for my skin. Cleansing water on the other hand is more gentle to the skin and it doesn't clog the pores. But it takes double the effort to remove waterproof eye makeup.

In terms of removing stubborn eye make up, I don't know how this one fairs yet. The pump dispenser comes in really handy and hygienic. 


TEA TREE OIL
This one right here is my holy grail product to keep the pimples and acnes at bay. Bought 4 of these babies just to stock up! I'll apply directly to on my face at night to treat my problematic skin after a whole day in an air-conditioned room, exposed to hard uv rays and pollution.

At any time you feel a pimple is developing, pack this on that little bugger and POOF! It'll be gone the next morning.

Here's what Body Shop has to say about their best selling product:
Our best-selling Tea Tree Oil is a natural, targeted solution to help clear blemishes quickly and effectively without over-drying the skin. Renowned for its anti-bacterial benefits, the Tea Tree Oil also helps to soothe blemished skin.
Ingredients:Community Trade organic tea tree oil from Kenya - an ingredient renowned for its anti-bacterial benefits, an infusion perfect to help blemished skin
Tamanu Oil from Madagascar - traditionally used to promote healthy-looking skin and has fantastic skin moisturising properties
Lemon Tea Tree from Kenya - Anti-bacterial to give the products a zesty fragrance

EYELASH FIX
This Dolly Wink lash adhesive is a random purchase. I RARELY put on fake lashes. How ironic cus I actually have tons of them sitting in my drawer, collecting dust. But you'll never know when it will come in handy! 



 MACARON FACIAL MASK
Aren't they just the cutest?? They looks so yummy I almost ate them! Haha okay I exaggerated. 

It consists of 5 different ingredients which consists of Hyaluronic Acid, Collagen, Q10, Red Wine Polyphenols, Canadian Glacial Mud. All these goodness. I can't wait to try them!

That's all for my HK beauty haul! I'm excited to give them a try and probably do a review or two. Do let me know which you would like me to review! Until then..... till the next entry!

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart" - Helen Keller

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