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Posted on: 17 August 2014

ROSE Cleanse rosebud
RMK Cleansing balm and rose buds
I've been a long time fan of RMK since the counter first appeared in the Birmingham Selfridges a few years ago. Between my sisters and I, we've used a lot of their skin care and make up but our favourites remain the Creamy Foundation (in 102) and being a Japanese brand, the colour matches for my skin tone are always pretty good. The latest thing I've tested out is the Rose Cleansing Balm which is all kinds of awesome. I first tried it at the Selfridges counter and it's been on my mind ever since, so when RMK offered to send me a full size pot, it was a no brainer!
RMK cleansing balm on trayROSE Aerial tea, RMK, tea
All you need is a tiny scoop of the balm and once massaged into your skin, it melts away make up and feels lovely and moisturising. You're pretty much good to go with serum/moisturiser (or whatever you fancy) but sometimes I like to follow up with a face wash and I'm currently using Elemis Tri-Enzyme Facial Wash. Not everyone is into Rose but if only you guys could smell the fragrance through these photos! I've been preferring to use this over my Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil as sometimes I just don't want to put oil on my face and the balm feels so gentle and smells super luxurious.
ROSE Green tea and rose
Green tea and Rose
As a natural ingredient, rose is really great to moisturise skin and with it being full of Vitamin C it's antioxidant properties are beneficial too. Rosebud tea is a popular herbal drink but I find it far too fragrant and too much like I'm drinking pot pourri water (gross) So instead, I like to add it to green tea (or jasmine tea) to boost the antioxidants and well, it looks pretty too!

A little escape

Posted on: 10 August 2014

A Little Escape Title Flowers Blossom
Cos Collar and Necklace Outfit
Collar - COS, Jumper - Topshop, Skirt  - ASOS, Sandals - Carvela Bag - Vintage MCM, Necklace - ASOS, Bracelets - Gogo Philip and Love Hearts and Crosses Rings - Monica Vinader
COS Collar and Necklace
Blossom Flowers
MCM Bag
Mcm outfit blossom
It's SO nearly time for holidays. There is nothing like escaping for a little while where everyday is something new and exciting rather than the usual day-to-day in the ol' office. While flying back to Hong Kong is nothing new (to be honest, it's a 2/3 year necessity to keep my Hong Kong ID card going) it's good to go back to somewhere familiar with family and plenty of friendly faces. I'm beginning to think about what things to pack, what I need to purchase as well as gifts for family. In terms of clothes, this jumper is definitely NOT going to come with me seeing as I've been told the heat is kind of horrendous at the moment (think 28˚c and 90% humidity at 8am). Plenty of basics, shorts and definitely a light layer or two to fend off the extreme air con in restaurants/shopping malls. With just a couple of weekends to go...I better start making some lists!

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