Saturday, 24 April 2010 I miss that Fragrant Harbour............

I have been working hard. So I have missed blogging and doing YT vids. But there's been nothing better than from a long and hard day at work, coming back home and relaxing watching other YT vids and reading blogs.

There's loads I want to say and video - but I am just a bit tired. I've bought a few things and treated myself to a massage at a spa - all great pick me ups to reward myself.

...but in the main I am missing my family and Hong Kong life. I just want a change of scenery, bit of convenience and to be back in the arms of family. I'll be flying outt at the end of this week and am very much looking forward to it. Fingers crossed the volcano behaves : D

So, I've compiled my hols beauty list....

1. Check out Asian brands like RMK, Sofina, Sonia Rykiel, Shiseido Maquillage, Shu Uemura, Cle de Peau etc
2. Check out Mario Badescu (lemming Glycolic wash)
3. Check out Sasa, Angel Cosmetics and other non-descript shops
4. new MAC collections if Hong Kong gets them as I'll miss out on the launch of Pret a Papier in London

.....any suggestions from my readers?

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

TAG - 3 questions and you're out

So I enjoyed reading this 3 tag on Ondine's beauty blog: and decided to give it a go myself

Three jobs I have had:
1. Arts assistant
2. Arts Manager
3. Project Manager

Three places I have lived:
1. Los Angeles
2. Singapore
3. Hong Kong

Three favourite drinks:
1. Vita Lemon Tea (mmmm, yum - I grew up with this, in fact did a Hong Kong TV commercial for it)
2. English Breakfast tea (Sainsburys Red Label to be exact)
3. Diet Coke

Three TV shows I watch:
1. True Blood
2. Damages
3. Glee

Three favourite old TV shows:
1. My So Called Life (man, I loved this show during my teens)
2. Sex and the City (could watch re runs endlessly)
3. Miss Match (had high hopes for this one, thought it was a cute show)

Three places I have visited:
1. Russia just before the Communism regime fell - the history, so much of it turbulent, the tough people and you could sense that a change was in the air
2. China - because it's where my mum is from. Like Russia, the history, so much of it turbulent, the tough people and the phenomenal changes it has been through which would not have been anticipated 20 years ago.
3. Australia - it just feels like the other side of the world : D

Three places I would like to visit:
1. Cambodia
2. Sri Lanka
3. The South of the US - never been there e.g. Louisiana, New Orleans, Tennessee

Three people who text me regularly:
1. My boyfriend
2. My best friend
3. My workmates

Three favourite dishes:
1. Phad Thai
2. Spaghetti Vongole
3. Sticky Toffee Pudding

Three makeup products I couldn't live without:
1. Becca Duo Concealer in Tahini
2. Maybelline Waterproof Full&Soft mascara in black
3. Stila Convertible Colours

Three things I am looking forward to:
1. Taking a well deserved hols soon to HK (I have been working so hard!)
2. Seeing my family and meeting my newborn niece for the first time
3. Spending the weekend with my boyfriend

Three 'life' lessons I have learned/am learning (this last one I have added to the tag)
1. Don't take life so seriously (am working on this!).
2. You don't need approval from other people that you are kind, loving, fun or whatever it is that you are seeking approval for. The only person you need approval from is yourself. (This is a tough one for me!)
3. Treat yourself and others with love and kindness - no matter what shit is thrown at you.

I tag all of you!!!