Cole Haan ‘Air Bria’ Wedge
Love the slight heel, and the sole is Nike air technology so I can walk for ages in them!
Shopping loot from Hong Kong
So most of the shopping in Hong Kong included makeup and cosmetics shopping, as well as those Cole Haan ‘Air Bria’ Wedge shoes I bought (up yonder in 1st photo). And since a lot of you love beauty reviews….. here ya go :)
La Roche Posay Physiological Soothing Toner – I was after a toner that was light, contained NO fragrance and alcohol, and that I could swipe over my face after washing (I like it because it gets the last bit of grime off your skin). This one had loads of stellar reviews online, and I can see why. It’s gentle, does the job, and makes my skin feel pleasant, clean and moist. I use my serums afterwards and they soak in beautifully.
Christian Dior Lip Glow – this is packaged in a lipstick tube and is a soft balm that swipes on my lips easily. It’s thick and creamy but doesn’t feel too heavy on the lips, and isn’t sticky at all (bonus!). Moisturizing and lasts for a decent amount of time, with no scent. Best part? It turns into a pretty pink shade on the lips.. so you’re moisturizing your lips AND looking freshly-kissed at the same time :P Downside? It’s exorbitantly priced at over US$30 for the small tube.
Kiehl’s epidermal re-texturizing microdermbrasion – the best physical scrub I’ve tried. The particles are the finest I’ve ever used (try it and you’ll see what I mean) and it really polishes the skin on my face well. I just went through a horrific break-out (10 or so zits merrily adored my face) so this is much needed to smooth my skin and lighten those scars. I rub it in with a few drops of water for a minute or so, and rinse off to really clear, glowy skin.
Kiehl’s fruit oil nourishing conditioner – a sample sachet from the sullen salesperson (seriously, why are so many sales staff in Hong Kong so snotty-faced?) after I forced it out of her. Nice and moisturizing but I wouldn’t purchase because Kieh’s is mad expensive here in China. I still like my Kerastase Oleo masque the best anyway.
Kose Perfect Cleansing Oil – I bought this mini because I wanted a small makeup remover for travel. This one had great reviews and I liked that it had herbal extracts. You massage the oil into your skin and then add water, then splash it all away. Great for removing makeup and doesn’t leave an oily residue at all.
Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation – love the portable size of this GWP! A nice, silky foundation that doesn’t make my skin oily later in the day, and with medium coverage. Not as amazing as my favourite Covermark but it’s still pretty good with a lovely texture.
Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Blush – adorable lil tube that is small, but will last for yonks because the blush is SO pigmented. Rich and creamy, it blends really easily so it can even be used on top of powder foundation. I like how it’s buildable, I use 2 layers to get the blush to last longer, and it actually does a pretty good job of staying put. It lasts til around 4PM for me whereas almost all blushes last until noon on my cheeks.
Givenchy Printed Lips – ADORE THIS!!!! A fat marker pen that you draw onto your lips to colour them in. The colour is better than other lip pen stains, and doesn’t settle into spots as much. It truly does an amazing job of sticking onto the lips, and is perfect for when you’re out and don’t want to keep re-appying lip colour. I use the Christian Dior lip glow ontop to keep my lips moisturized and to give it some shine.
That’s it. Hope the reviews helped you in some way.. well, assuming you’re female and into this sort of thing :P
And so that was my little beauty loot from Hong Kong. I was pretty proud that I exercised some restraint and didn’t try and buy all the products from all the beauty counters ;) Was fairly well behaved in my spending habits, if I do say so myself!
Well…. that is……….. except for a leeeeeeeetle something when I popped into the Balenciaga boutique……………………..
What’s in the bag? :D