30.3.15

Drive straight ahead

Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: what i wore, outfit of the day, hong kong fashion blogger, tai po
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: what i wore, outfit of the day, hong kong fashion blogger, tai po
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: what i wore, outfit of the day, hong kong fashion blogger, tai po
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: what i wore, outfit of the day, hong kong fashion blogger, tai po
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: what i wore, outfit of the day, hong kong fashion blogger, tai po

Striped cropped top, H&M; Leather skirt, Forever 21; Slip-ons, A boutique in Mong Kok; Mulberry Bayswater Shoulder; Jewellery c/o Daisy Mae Jewellery.
A casual little outfit for a Sunday spent chilling out in Tai Po. Literally obsessed with A-line skirts and cropped tops at the moment. One of these days I'll have a pause at the weekend and take stock of things but currently I just need to do more, see more, and keep myself occupied. Do you ever worry about wasting time? I'm currently stuck in a rut of never spending time at home for fear of wasting my time here in Hong Kong. It's been an odd week to say the least and I couldn't be more pleased about the four-day week and impending Easter break. ♥
Get excited about the little things. About wearing a new outfit for the first time. About Sunday brunches with your best friends. About the new cute guy in your class. About finding an extra dollar in your pocket. About anything that even remotely makes you happy because as you grow up, passions fade and enthusiasm gets mistaken for foolishness. So don’t let the grey world stop you from shining.
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: what i wore, outfit of the day, hong kong fashion blogger, tai po
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: what i wore, outfit of the day, hong kong fashion blogger, tai po
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: what i wore, outfit of the day, hong kong fashion blogger, tai po
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: what i wore, outfit of the day, hong kong fashion blogger, tai po
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: what i wore, outfit of the day, hong kong fashion blogger, tai po
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: what i wore, outfit of the day, hong kong fashion blogger, tai po
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: what i wore, outfit of the day, hong kong fashion blogger, tai po
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: what i wore, outfit of the day, hong kong fashion blogger, tai po

29.3.15

A Collective March Vlog

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I dipped my toe into the vlogging world! (Hong Kong, March 2015)
Happy Sunday!

As promised, I filmed some snippets from my weekends this March in a bid to do more, document more and remember more. Sophia and I did lots of laughing, walking and attempting to do well at life. We went to Tai O, the Science Museum, ate fish and chips and hung out at the beach. And actually, it wasn't all as awkward as I imagined it to be! Kudos to anybody that vlogs because the editing for this bad boy was somethin' else...! So here's to more vlogging and adventuring next month (: I promise I'll remember to film more but Instagram comes more naturally to me.

Love you all lots ♥

27.3.15

My Current Beauty Essentials

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5 beauty essentials for spring in Hong Kong.
Spring has sprung in Hong Kong and it is nothing like back in England. In place of light breezes and soft sunshine, I deal with extreme air conditioning and humidity, and in place of easing out the tights and shorter skirts, I'm pretty much already in bare legs. To cope with this intense overnight change, here is the beauty bounty that accompanies my (nearly) everyday routine.

Ellovi Body Butter: When the team at Ellovi introduced me to their body butter, I was instantly interested. It's difficult to find aa really-good body butter that'll sink in to post-shower skin without you having to avoid leather sofas, and especially so when the heat starts to set in here. I've utterly fallen in love with this body butter - a little on the firmer and greasier side, it sinks in to the skin within a matter of minutes to leave your skin feeling moisturised, with a slight sheen. It smells amazing, like warm vanilla, and is made of 6 natural ingredients. A winner all around!! I also like to concentrate it in my elbows.

Etude House Face Conditioning Cream: In a similar vein, it's been so warm recently that I've already semi-retired the wearing of make-up. I recently picked up this Face Conditioning Cream (see my haul video here!) and it is the dream. A light and soft cream, this bad boy from Etude House 'smoothly conditions' the skin to boost your skin and prime it for make-up. Of course I'm currently not wearing much make-up on top of this, but it gives a brightening effect, smooths pores and has SPF 25. I then follow with a touch of concealer under my eyes, brow pencil, a slick of liner and mascara.

Etude House Drawing Brow Pencil: I'm mildly concerned that I can't find this online, but this is easily my favourite brow pencil of all time. Slightly waxy with a slanted nib, this pencil is the perfect match to my brows as I like a touch of a shade lighter and it makes it so easy to achieve perfect brows that last all day. Obsessed - if you're near an Etude House, make this a must.

The Saem Micro-Peel Soft Gel: Currently my skincare essential is this gel-based exfoliator. City-living often means that my skin doesn't feel as squeaky clean as I like so I've upped the exfoliating step in my routine. Three or four times a week, I'll follow my cleansing routine with this light formula. It has little exfoliating flakes that peel away dead skin cells ever so gently. My favourite.

Essie's Maxmillian Strasse Her & Ciate Speed Coat: My March mani has pretty much just consisted of this. I bought this Essie shade a few years ago and adore the muted green colour that can lean a little blue-greige at times. Perfect for the office but also to match up with weekend outfits!

26.3.15

My Hogwarts Hanging Heart

Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: DIY Harry Potter decoration

A pretty damn awesome present from my friend Erin. Tutorial here.
Nothing astounds me more than the kindness and thoughtfulness of fellow bloggers. Every day I feel grateful and bewildered for the friends I've made since starting up this little site. When I moved here to my dinky little apartment in Hong Kong, the ever-lovely Erin sent me the sweetest housewarming gift - this wooden Hogwarts hanging heart.

Like jeez, I seriously regret not bringing my DVDs and book collection with me. I have the most insane Harry Potter memorabilia collection and I'm so sad I had to leave it all behind, but with this hanging heart I get to build up another collection! Hi, I'm an obsessed Hufflepuff. Did I just lose coolness points for admitting to being a Hufflepuff? I don't care, I'm loyal to my clan.

Erin posted a DIY tutorial of how she made this hanging heart and it looks relatively simple if any of you want a go! Head over to her blog here (: she also posts regular fandom DIYs and runs a pretty awesome shop that I've bought from many a time.

25.3.15

Little Things

Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: IFC Mall Chinese New Year 2015
Find the beauty in the everyday mundane. Issue One.
In the vein of posts by Bee and Katy that I adore reading – btw Bee, I found myself lurking in 2011 like a creep again last night – I knew instantly that today I wanted to pare things back and note down a few of my little happy things.
  • Cherry blossoms, faux or real, being everywhere in Hong Kong. Next year I am determined to spend cherry blossom season in Japan, but for now I adore the beautiful decor in every mall in this perfect city. I think they'll forever remind me of my first Chinese New Year away from home.
  • Air-con marketing scents in malls. I’m borderline obsessive about spending time in IFC Mall.
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  • Seeing my houseplants blossom at home.
  • Listening to my iPod library in its entirety on shuffle and not having to skip a song.
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  • It being no-tights weather already.
  • Savouring being praised for being kind and witty. Apparently the latter does happen sometimes! ;)
  • Sims 4. I’m not sorry, nonono.
  • Realising your best friends are even best-er from nearly 6,000 miles away. Insane postcards and belated birthday mail from home are the best surprise to get home to.
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  • Knowing that an impulse decision to move paid off when you spend Friday lunches assigning Sailormoon characters, choosing anime sidekicks and accidentally dressing like a girl band with your colleagues.
  • … Being offered a job at ELLE Magazine HK and despite not taking it feeling back on track, career wise.
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  • Good hair days.
  • The weekend city skyline at sunrise. And being awake in mornings in general.
  • When things fall into place all on their own. Hindsight is beautiful.
  • Finishing pages in my scrapbook.