Thursday, 31 March 2016

Makeup Review | Black Up Paris

Before now, I had only ever tried one product from Black Up, The Mattifying Fluid Foundation (review here) and I didn't get on very well with it. Majorly because of a wrong shade match more than anything else. I had planned to try more products from this brand because so many people I know rave about their products. Luck smiled on me though when Black Up sent me a HUGE load of products to review on the blog. Quick shout out to all the companies, big and small for your generosity, it is very much appreciated. 


Sunday, 27 March 2016

#HKDiaries Week 5

Catch Up: Week 1Week 2Week 3, Week 4


Most of Sunday was spent marinating in my bed after the weekend's shenanigans. I didn't even party that heard but I was blacked out for must of Sunday. Old age? 

I barely managed to make it to the supermarket before they closed at 10:30pm so I quickly picked up what I needed for the week. Was still way too tired to do my usual Sunday cooking so I just climbed back straight into bed. 


Thursday, 24 March 2016

Korean Beauty Review | Introducing Dr Jart

A big part of my experience here in Hong Kong is discovering the hidden gem that is Korean Beauty aka KBeauty. In the last few years, the whole world has clocked that Asians have that ever radiant, ever young game on lock down so KBeauty products have been all the rave from America to the UK. One of the many reasons I took this work assignment, shallow as it may seem was because I could get unlimited access to these gems at pump price. 

Over the course of my time here, I will be buying and trying things (because Guinea Pig) and sharing them with you. Today I'm introducing a brand called Dr Jart. 


Sunday, 20 March 2016

#HKDiaries Week 4

Catch Up: Week 1, Week 2. Week 3


I didn't go to Church last Sunday because the I went for that hiking thing with people from work but I made sure I made it this week. I think my jet-lag is finally getting better (somebody shout Hallelujah?) because I slept well and woke up in good time for church. 


Sunday, 13 March 2016

#HKDiaries Week 3

Catch Up: Week 1, Week 2 

So on my first day around Hong Kong with Cheryl, she mentioned to me that if you come to Hong Kong and never go hiking then you have missed out on seeing more than half of the city. My response to her was "I'll be fine missing out on that half" because navigating hills and mountains is not my idea of fun. However, I received an email last week saying the office had organised a hiking trip and BBQ in celebration of Chinese New Year. They had me at BBQ, so I opted in.

Bright and early on Sunday morning, Emma, her friend who was visiting and I set out for Tai Mei Tuk. This hiking trail along with a lot of the other ones are located outside of Hong Kong Island (north of the New Territories) so it took us nearly two hours to travel out there.


Thursday, 10 March 2016

Is Benefit's They're Real Mascara Worth The Hype?

I think Benefit They're Real mascara must have been the most hyped mascara in 2015. Everyone, their mama and their cat was singing high praises about this product claiming no better mascara had ever been made.

Every time I go to London, I go to Boots with the intention of buying it but that 20 pound price tag for a bloody mascara always put me off. I love the finer things but I still try to spend my money with sense.

After putting it off for several occasions, I decided to buy it because my mind wouldn't let me be. Bloggers, does this happen to you to? Like you keep wanting to try a product and until you do, you can't stop thinking about it!

Here's how Benefit describes the mascara "A lengthening mascara that curls, volumizes, lifts, and separates lashes for an "out-of-here" look. "

Here's what I think...

What's Not So Great About It
  • Gimmicky: It did not lengthen curl, volumize, lift or separate my lashes. to any reasonable extent
  • The Formula: It is really thick and gloopy so it makes my lashes clump together- no bueno. It also smudges quite easily aka panda eye
  • Price: For the price, I expected so much more from this mascara but it just did not come through

What's Great About It

  • The Brush: It is big enough to get through your lashes with ease
  • Color: It is a true jet black

Before & After Pictures

In simple words, there's not much to this mascara. I do not understand the hype at all. Maybe I suddenly don't know how to apply mascara well but I would rate Benefit They're Real a 2/5. I thought that wearing this mascara will give me the effect of wearing false lashes but nope, the name is just kind of misleading. Put up against my trusty Maybelline The Falsies mascara which I have used for several years, Benefit They're real does not quite match up. The Falsies retails for less than half the price and performs much better. To be honest if you have non-existent lashes like mine and you want really long lashes, then just wear false lashes. I don't think any mascara can really and truly elongate your lashest. Don't believe the magazine ads. 

What do you guys think about Benefit They're Real? Worth the hype? 

Peace & Love, 


Sunday, 6 March 2016

#HKDiaries Week 2

Waohhhhh...The love, positive feedback, prayers and encouragement I received from you guys on the blog and Twitter on the first #HKDiaries post (here) was amazing! You guys had me cheesing around the place! Here's saying THANK YOU!

I know my gratitude speech is not the reason why you guys are here so let's get the show on the road shall we...

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