Wednesday, April 18, 2012
A year ago, nobody even knew what a beauty subscription service was. And then all of a sudden, Hong Kong has three companies purveying boxes of beauty goodies and tester products to people paying a monthly subscription fee in the region of $100. Of those three, the one that's been getting the most press has been Glamabox, mainly because this particular brand is fronted by the Glama-rous local model (and envy of all women, because she's married to Daniel Wu) Lisa S. It seems like a lot of the top models in the city have been branching out into other industries -- Jocelyn Luko and Anthony Sandstrom have a life-coaching service, Cara G has a health-drink boutique, etc -- but since modelling is an industry whose chief export is beauty, this deviation into entrepreneurship seems to actually make sense. If you can't trust a model to give you tips on how to look good, then who can you trust?
We chatted with Lisa in our usual Geek Peek format, and she shared a few of her beauty faves, as well as a few other cute details about her life and loves.
HKFG: What’s on your lust list?
LS: Elishacoy Snail Cream, Kamill Hand Cream, Coco Rouge by Chanel lipsticks.
HKFG: Name your favourite thing about Hong Kong.
LS: I love everything about Hong Kong, there is something for everyone here with the eclectic old Hong Kong to new Hong Kong you can enjoy traditional culture from the food to the quirky
shops and at the same time you can experience the most modern and up to date trends here
also. It’s definitely a busy city, you work hard and you play hard here and I love that.
HKFG: What's your ultimate indulgence food or go-to food when you’re stressing out?
LS: I really enjoy indulging on carbs, who doesn’t?! So many cupcake shops have opened in
Hong Kong lately, I’m as obsessed as everyone else – I love them!
HKFG: Who is celebrity you would most like to trade places with?
LS: Tough question! I’m pretty happy being me to be honest, I’ve been so lucky growing up and
had so many wonderful opportunities, I can’t complain!
HKFG: What was your first big investment purchase?
LS: My apartment in Hong Kong!
HKFG: What's your secret-weapon beauty product.
LS: My current obsession is the Talika Smile & Kiss, which was in one of our recent Glamaboxes. This magic wand comes from Paris and is wonderful! The duo stick plumps and brings colour to your lips on one end and whitens your teeth and freshens your breath on the other. A perfect little weapon to keep in your handbag!
HKFG: What’s your favourite iPhone app?
LS: At the moment, I’d have to say Instagram is my current iPhone obsession.
HKFG: What were your last five Google Searches?
LS: - Symptoms of tick bite fever in dogs
- Weather in South Africa
- Jeremy Lin
- Photos by Herb Ritts
- Jewellerry designs in silver