Friday, August 29, 2014

Mischa Jet Set Tote in Camo


Loving the new Camo pattern from Mischa's latest collection. Priced at HK$1690 and available at Lane Crawford and Kapok.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Rue Madame Moving Sale

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The Day The Crayons Quit


We rarely review books here at Geek headquarters let alone children's books but this is too cute not to give a shoutout. I have been on a reading binge since my sabbatical started and was mindlessly scouring Amazon for recommendations and came across this book. What drew my attention was the fact that the crayons each have distinct personalities and I had such a chuckle when I saw that the white crayon is having an existential crisis as to his purpose when paper is white and he's not sure what to do with himself. It was only after I read the blurb that it was recommended for ages 3 and up. Oops, I am decades too old for it but still entertaining nevertheless! Available at Eslite for HK$208

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sponsored Video: Choosing SK-II


I've shared in a previous post my opinion of the jewel in SK-II's crown, the Facial Treatment Essence. There are beauty products, then there are beauty miracles, and that definitely falls into the latter category. Sometimes when something works so well, you wonder why it's necessary to have things such as advertising campaigns, but I guess a company cannot rely on blog reviews and word-of-mouth alone -- which is why the luxury skincare brand released this "Skin Destiny" video, which brings to light all the choices we make in life: what clothes to wear, which hairstyle to rock, what to eat, who to date and, more important than all of those, which brand of skincare to use... in today's market, we are so very spoilt for choice. I may sound dramatic, but things like who you date COULD potentially be affected by what skincare you use, you know -- it's a superficial world, I'm sorry. I didn't create it, I just live in it with my millions of shoes.

As part of this Skin Destiny study, SK-II talked to over 140 women who have used the product for over 10, 20 and even 30 years -- and I'm sure you can guess the results, or if not, you can watch the video (in fact, please do, that's why we're posting it). But it does bring to mind a question, given that SK-II is a premium line with premium pricing. What would you pay to look younger for longer? In my 20s I would've laughed, as I fell asleep with all my make-up on after a day in the sun with no sunscreen. Now that I'm in my 30s, I wish I could go back in time and bathe daily in Facial Treatment Essence, no matter what the cost. I guess that's the price I'm paying, and the choice I'm making.

Sponsored by SK-II

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Beauty Notes: b.liv Great Summer Kit


I'm currently in the midst of planning my great European trip next month and I recently discovered that b.liv has launched a Great Summer Kit which combines three awesome items that is great for the travelling Geek. Comprising of an oil control toner that also hydrates the skin (Got Oil Relief), a blackhead sebum gel with an awesomely appropriate name (Off With Those Heads) and the Absolute Matt mask (which I had reviewed last month), the kit retails at HK$490. In addition to these three products, the kit comes with a complimentary power bank that is super cute, quite lightweight and has enough juice for 1.5 charges on the iPhone 5S. Perfect for Geeks who are prone to outbreaks when encountering changing climates and having the T-zone go a bit nuts.

Available at Sasa.

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