2014 Hong Kong: Travel Makeup Essentials

No doubt about it, Hong Kong is a shopper’s paradise. It’s even more of a BEAUTY shopper’s paradise as it’s near all the major Asian capitals of the world (Korea, Japan, Thailand) and has access to most of the major brands available at a relatively cheap price. Well, as cheap as you would get it here in the Western countries would.

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These are the basics that I can’t live without anywhere I go, even here at home. I will be probably tossing out the Revlon powder there as I’ve hit major pan on it and the L’oreal liner as it’s almost on its last legs, but the others are still good to go. Continue reading

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2014 Hong Kong: Skincare Toiletries

I can’t believe we have a week left before I embark on my journey to Hong Kong with my boyfriend and his brother. It seems like a LONG time ago since we actually decided to go and went to purchase the tickets. I can’t believe how fast time passed and now it’s down to the last minute preparations, last minute hanging out with friends, last minute doctor appointments to make sure everything’s good to go. Anyway! Enough babbling.

I am USUALLY the type of person to overpack, but as this is a type of trip where I am expected to make a lot of purchases, I have done my best and only packed what I’m using every day.

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1. Formula 10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Ultra-Cleansing Mud Mask (With Orange and Bergamot)
2. essie’s Millionails Treatment with Fiber Shield and Iron Strength
8. Urban Decay’s allnighter

I’m not going to lie, I’m a little nervous about the pollution level in Hong Kong. I’ve been to SE Asia but have been mostly indoors so things weren’t that big of a deal, but Hong Kong is a walking city and you can best believe I will be out and about as much as possible whenever and wherever possible. Because of that, I’m hoping a detoxifying mud mask would do just the trick. I’ve used it plenty of times before and it’s got a very nice citrus fragrant. As a mud mask, it does harden into a clay-like texture so I really hope the boys won’t be terrified when I walk out of the room at night with my skincare regime on. Sorry boys, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. 😉 Continue reading

Hong Kong 2014: Sight Seeing List (Poll at the end of post)

Next up, I want to keep a list of places and a way to keep track of our vague itinerary. My bf and his brother are very easy going type of guys and I’m afraid that an itinerary will feel like they’re being tied down, but I’d like to have some kind of bone structure to our trip as we’ll be out there for a while!

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Places I Want to go!

1. Ocean Park
This isn’t really on my “have to” list, but I heard there were pandas in Ocean Park and I’d probably cry of happiness and roll around on the same grass they are on when/if I do visit. There’s park rides and such, and I hope it’s bigger than the amusement park we have here in my hometown. There’s also a restaurant with an aquarium feel that I really want to see! Oh, I’m in such a rut. Maybe if my boyfriend’s relatives want to take us to Ocean Park I will gladly go with them. Continue reading

Hong Kong 2014: Trip Planning!

I’ve been a bit MIA, but that’s because I’ve been busy planning my Hong Kong trip! Since I was a little girl, I always wanted to travel the world with my boyfriend. Next year, in January, my boyfriend, his brother and I are taking Hong Kong by storm for a month and I want to fit everything that I want to do plus MORE! I’ve decided to put my planning on my blog so I can keep things in order instead of random papers everywhere lol.

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Planning for Oversea Vacation

Keeping a budget. This trip is mostly self-paid for so I have to keep my budgeting pretty wisely. The categories I’ve put in my Hong Kong in my budget notebook are: Food, Transportation, Entertainment, Sight Seeing, Shopping (Gifts, Personal). I am planning to bring this spiral bound notebook with me (it’s a tiny little notebook, about a quarter of a size of a regular 8.5 x 11 in page), and will calculate all my expenses at the end of the day. Especially for a really long trip, it’s smart to see in about two-three days how much in average you are spending, so you’ll know if you’ve brought over sufficient cash. Continue reading