Thursday, January 26, 2012

Fang heels

I wouldnt mind having a pair of these shoes with fang heels by  Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen.
Paris-Haute-Couture-IrisV …

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tinted lenses by Dr. Jay Schlanger

I have teary eyes under the bright sun, so it is a nuisance and really screws up my performance when I am filming or having pictures taken.

I was so happy that Dr. Jay Schlanger in the US was able to tailor make me a pair of tinted lenses to filter out the glare from the sun.

Bring back Glitter Eyes

A few years back, Cibavision had these contact lenses called Glitter Eyes which had a glittering effect.

Glitter Eyes Product Information: Glitter Eyes soft cosmetic contact lenses add glitter to make eyes twinkle and shimmer. Available with or without vision correction, Glitter Eyes* are available in three different colors that look uniquely beautiful on any natural shade of eyes. "Crystal Splash" adds a subtle blue twinkle, "Orchid Ice" adds a glimmer of violet and "Beach Bronze" adds a bronzy glow. Glitter Eyes are for both light and dark-eyed individuals and look uniquely beautiful on each person. The layer of glitter is encapsulated within the lens material and never touches your eye.

I was lucky to get a pair before they were recalled, but I wish I had bought all three colours because the effects are striking.
The one featured below were Orchid Ice with a lilac shimmer~

Monday, January 23, 2012

Glowbys fibre optic hair lights

I love these fibre optic hair lights by Luminence, apart from blue there are several colours.

Purple One Day multicon

These purple contacts had a nice colour however they were uncomfortable.
They come in a pack of ten so you can try it for five days.

Crackling nail polish

Got the silver crackling nail polish, so tried it over some bright colours.

The brands I used were SASA and Pinkey.
SASA is an economic brand from HONG KONG, however their polishes do not dry so well.
The silver crackling polish was not as good as I expected, the finishing felt rough, and it was not shiny.
I needed a top coat to bring back the shininess of the silver.

O.P.I DS Shimmer

After using Sally Hansens holographic series I was obsessed with holographic nail varnishes.
I found out that OPI also had a holographic series, so I got their DS Shimmer polish, which is just plain silver with holographic particles in it.

This time I experimented it over nails inc magnetic polish because after I coated the magnetic polish with clear varnish it went yellow, so I tried a top coat of DS Shimmer to cover that horrid yellowness.

DS 001

Taken without flash

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Max 2 Delight blue contacts lens

The best coloured daily disposable contact lens I have come across, firstly they are daily disposables and secondly my eyes are dark brown and thirdly the power range goes up to minus 9 dioptres.

ONE-DAY Delight MAX 3 Silver Gray Delight MAX 3 Rose Purple
ONE-DAY Delight MAX 3 Honey Brown

Sunday, January 15, 2012

BED HEAD Tigi Dumb Blonde reconstructor

This is amazing stuff! I went from Black to platinum blonde which took two bleaching sessions at 20 per cent volume or 6% strength, but in between the bleaching sessions, I used this as a conditioner.
Usually people with lighter hair would not need to bleach their hair so extreme, but with the most extreme bleaching I tried this just as a conditioner and it really smoothed out my hair, even my hairdressor was impressed.
Next time I will use it as a hair mask the way it was designed for instead of applying it quickly and washing it off.
Anyway, I love the packaging, especially the holographic label and the smell was heaven, it was tropical with a hint of passionfruit and pineapple.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Unglamourity of shopping in Hong Kong

I have always hated shopping in Hong Kong, the sales assistants follow you as soon as you step in the store, and grab random items to persuade you to buy, or the items which they get the most commission on.

Another bummer is clothes!!! Alot of places do not allow you to try or exchange, so don't bother dreaming about a refund!

Some places that sell trainers have the trainers sealed in clear plastic wrap, how can you get a feel for the shoe. Recently I got an item which was wrapped, I assumed it was glossy because it looked that way beneath the wrapping, however when I unwrapped it, it turned out to be matt.

For digital products its even more annoying, they cant show you if the product actually functions unless you are paying for it! So once you've paid and found the functions not suited to you, your doomed!

Anyway heres the newspaper version in English and Chinese!
The Chinese article is much more juicy, one shopper was asked to GET OUT for window shopping!

There was feedback on the local television interviewing people about their views in HK, I felt that they only broadcasted the people with postive comments and if I was interviewed, I would probably say positive stuff about hong kong to get on TV!
Source: The Standard
Store spies trash popular HK shopping streets
Kelly Ip Wednesday, January 04, 2012

A secret survey of 30 world-famous shopping streets puts Hong Kong in 29th place because of the unfriendly attitude of salespeople and poor hygiene.
Singapore's Orchard Road tops the list followed by Luxembourg's Liberty Avenue.
A French company sent shopping spies to more than 400 stores in 30 popular shopping streets and asked them to grade their experiences, including customer service and restrooms.
Orchard Road scored high marks in nearly all areas, with excellent customer service in most stores and ultra-clean streets.
The Champs Elysees in Paris ranked only 16th. Researchers reported that customer services in most stores were unsatisfactory and the salespeople did not smile enough.
The results show that while 60 percent of salespeople in the 30 shopping streets were well-mannered, about 30 percent chit-chatted with colleagues in front of customers.
More than 70 percent of all shopping streets offered cultural activities, including concerts.
Also, road construction work being carried out in a large number of shopping streets affected the overall grading to a certain extent, the report said.
The French company conducted a similar survey in 2005 but that only involved 17 shopping streets. Hong Kong was not among them, but Beijing's Wangfujing Avenue was on the list.
In that survey, Madrid's Calle Serrano came out top while Wangfujing was bottom.
Tourism lawmaker Paul Tse Wai-chun said he was disappointed with the result of the latest survey, although he was not surprised. He said the most popular shopping streets in Hong Kong are Nathan Road, Queen's Road Central and Canton Road, but none of them has a special feature to attract tourists.
"I also fear that customer service in Hong Kong is moving backward," he said.
"This means not only that pedestrians are unhelpful, but also the overall attitude of Hong Kong people."
Hong Kong's service industry should concentrate on hospitality and be equally helpful to both mainland and Western customers, he added.
"We should not ask visitors to speak in our language, but we should try to speak in theirs."
Source: Sharp Daily HONG KONG

香港人唔Nice 購物天堂變地獄


齋睇被叫「Get Out」
英國的Stella更慘,試過挑選飾物只過了五分鐘,店員可能覺得她「齋睇唔買」,叫她「Get Out」(離開)。來自澳洲的Danielle則不明白,為何香港的時裝店可以不設試身,她只好無奈放棄心儀的裙子。
Although I am not fond of Singapore, but was surprised it is better than Hong Kong!
But one thing I believe is that they follow the British and therefore they would have better customer services.
Frankly I don't know how 項明生 could quote Singapore has less variety than HK, but there are more shops and restaurant in Singapore which are not available in HONG KONG such as Long Johns, Top Shop and many others!
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