3.3.15

Workout Wishlist

Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: adidas, Nike, Lulu Lemon wishlist

Little things of note on my workout wishlist. Sadly you heard me correctly...
And now for something completely different! Since getting into the whole fitness and improved health thing, I find myself lurking sportswear realms much more often than before. I dutifully send a snap over to Sophia and then dither for 10 minutes before also dutifully clicking ‘Checkout’.

Currently I need to build up my light gym work and running kit. This means cropped leggings with invisible zip pockets to put my keys in, loose-but-not-too-loose tops with mesh panels for comfort and lightweight jackets that don’t scream ‘my Mum bought me this for P.E.’ I'm also building up quite the trainer repertoire - not only for running and hiking, but also because Hong Kong living literally requires it. There is no place steeper than HK Island...!

Additionally I'm hunting down super lightweight and breathable tank tops because it's already getting humid and warm here and no-one needs to see that combined with my post-run state ;)
  1. Eulampis 2 Shoes, £140, adidas.
  2. Run Seven Eighth Tights, £75, Stella McCartney for adidas.
  3. Nike Pro Core Compression Indy Polka Square Sports Bra, $259, Nike.
  4. Flow Y Bra IV, £38, Lulu Lemon.
  5. Printed Panel Vest, £12, F&F Active.
  6. Bobble Sport.
What are you hankering for at the moment?

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2.3.15

Twenty Four

Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Repulse Bay Beach
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Repulse Bay Beach
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Repulse Bay Beach
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Repulse Bay Beach
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Repulse Bay Beach
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Repulse Bay Beach
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Repulse Bay Beach

Beachy birthday fun.
It's my BIRTHDAY! I turn the grand old age of 24 today and it couldn't feel more anti-climatic this year, hahah. I think I spend most of my year counting down to 2nd March and 25th December and build it up so much that nothing lives up to expectations, but at least I've been dreaming and hoping for 363 days, eh?

As I'm out here 'on my own', I celebrated with Sophia on Saturday by hanging out at Repulse Bay Beach and having some food in Stanley. A refreshing, unplugged day by the sea and with soft sand between the toes was just what we both needed and it provided the perfect blank canvas space for our month of March! Repulse Bay is so serene, quiet and pretty. I instantly fell in love with the surrounding villas but I'm sad I didn't get to go to the wishing statue! Next time we're going to attempt Sai Kung beaches and Deepwater Bay (:

Pretty winter paradise, check.

Here's to turning 24 and a much better time for all! ♥

1.3.15

A Triumphant Return!

Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Firmoo prescription glasses review

Honey I'm home, and I got new glasses, it's my birthday tomorrow and I heart the Internet. 
Hihi darling blog! I have been reunited with my MacBook and everything is nearly peachy again.

Thought I'd drop by to say hello and show my face seeing as I've had the most detoxing and insane February ever, but you heard about that already, huh? I wish I could say my impromptu break from the Internet was a good thing but it meant I left the apartment more which lead to many fails in life ;) and it also meant that I hand-wrote many blog posts in a spare notebook. I also finally started using my 100 Stories notebook, did lots of reading and got addicted to the SacconeJolys' vlogs.

It's been Chinese New Year whilst I've been gone and despite all my best intentions to vlog the celebrations, I haven't really felt up to it. Lemme file that under boy problems and never speak of it again (: It was so much fun to celebrate it in Hong Kong for the very first time but I missed my family a lot this time round. CNY felt much more holiday-esque than Christmas did, that's for sure.

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What else has happened? I met up with the beautiful Kim at the weekend for food and a very overdue catch-up. I'd missed her so so much!! I remember feeling SO excited and sad when I heard she'd be heading out to Australia for a year... 13 months on and we're doing a switch! Meeting people that I can now count as genuine friends is one of my favourite things about poring my heart and soul online. Non-weird Internet friends assemble!

Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Firmoo prescription glasses review
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Firmoo prescription glasses review
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Firmoo prescription glasses review

I also got a beautiful new pair of glasses as demonstrated above ^____^ Super overdue as I've worn my Osiris ones for the longest time. I've been itching for new frames for months but it's been a hectic few. This pair was kindly gifted to me from Firmoo and I am seriously over the moon with them. Rendered in a deep burgundy, they perfectly complement my super monochrome outfits and I really like the sweet, rounded shape. So different from my previous pair! I can't fault this service, super speedy delivery even here to Hong Kong and they make my wardrobe feel new again. You can get 50% off site-wide here if you're looking at snapping up some new frames!

Aside from that, I'm just so glad to be able to fuel my Internet addiction again. And I turn the grand old age of 24 tomorrow. Birthday girl ahoy!

Michelle x

Disclaimer: I received my glasses for press consideration. Opinions remain honest and all me own! I wasn't paid to create this post. I paid in embareassment for my lack of Apple knowledge in getting my MacBook Pro fixed.

27.2.15

February Lessons

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Farewell February, you will not be missed.
‘Sometimes it has to get worse before it gets better.’

All hail my favourite fictional heroine Blair Waldorf and real-life reality princess Lauren Conrad for getting it SPOT ON once again. I had a couple of setbacks this February, unexpectedly and kinda all consuming amidst actually feeling like I’d got myself on track at last.

In an age where women can have it all and apparently should want it all, I toppled slightly from where I was. Yes, you can have a sparkly career, even sparklier friends, the best family and a glittering social life and enjoy luxurious me-time. But in a tough lesson, I also learnt that in doing so, I shouldn’t be so cynical, hot-headed and stubbornly independent. Words that I would never associate with myself but somehow all feel (felt?) apt.

So don’t be so cynical, Mish. They fuss because they care. They’re not all like the others; they’re not out to get you or drag you down. Once in a while – maybe more – believe in your instincts and wholeheartedly believe in the good of others. Honestly, no-one knows you better than you know yourself. Trust is a virtue, in fact. It’ll take a while to build any concept of that again, but do so. If someone gives you their time, be certain to give them yours. There’s plenty of time to play, work, self-promote and improve, but moments are certainly fleeting.

Geez. That sounded less weird and oddly epic in my head. Honey life is just a classroom.

Here’s to a better month in March (a.k.a. my birthday month)!

Disclaimer: I'm fine btw, please don't worry about me.

26.2.15

Throwback Thursday: 2014


A snap from summer 2014, post-Hyper Japan and pre-sitting in Hyde Park until it got cold. Cheers London.
I wanted to write a Throwback Thursday for last year, today. I had quite a tumultuous yet defining year in 2014 and there are so many stories to be told that haven’t quite made it out of my mind or out of screenshot-heavy WhatsApp conversations!

This snap is from when I decided to take my sister to HyperJapan. She applied as a photographer – proud big sis moment – and I went as press for Aesthetic (R.I.P.) and we got to spend the day together being professional sisters. I also bought an Alpacassa and Lily got to meet Babybutter so it was a winner all around.

Actually whenever I look at this set of photos, I remember how stupid we felt sitting outside Earl’s Court (also R.I.P.) taking selcas and wondering when this craze of taking photos of ourselves all the time began. I remember feeling grateful that I could treat my favourite girl to a working-leisure day in London, feeling out of place because I hadn’t cosplayed, feeling pretty pleased about my outfit and also feeling pain in my stomach from laughing at the woman who kept accidentally photobombing us.

Louise a.k.a. Babybutter has some strange obsession with the Royal Family and Buckingham Palace so we also went there to snap my outfit photos and so she could admire the architecture (she studies it now!) and wish for the Queen to pop up.

Just a small memory that might sound insignificant but this was a fun day!