Thursday, May 03, 2012

Holiday Mode

Oh I have definitely enjoyed my first day of 'holiday mode' in HK which was spent eating Vietnamese with a friend and then mooching around the shops with my aunt. It's definitely been nice to experience working in HK and while I expressed my desire to stay a little longer in my last post...it's something that is certainly do-able in the future but not right now. High on my list of things to do when I move back home is to find a job in London and move there pronto. I suppose I'm lucky that I get to come back to HK often and I know the next time I'll be back will probably be with my parents and sisters in tow, maybe in a year or two! But let's not jump ahead too much, I still have a few weeks which means lots of lunches, meet ups and shopping with friends and family. Excellent. 

A quick outfit picture below but it is now far too hot for tights. In HK, the humidity levels are announced everyday and these days it's been 31c and humidity in the high 80s. I can't believe I arrived in Feb when layers and jumpers are needed and now I am bare legged and wishing for air con most of the time!
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Blouse (HK) Skirt (Miss Selfridge) Shoes (Converse) Bag (HK)
A few of my favourite buys this week have been some Canmake products. If you're not familiar with Canmake, they're a Japanese brand which is affordable and available in Sasa (which is so much better than Boots/Superdrug back home!).
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The eyeshadow in Perfect Brown Eyes 03 is slightly glittery which is popular with a lot of Japanese cosmetics but the lipstick is LOVE! I bought it in Sweet Cherry 03 which is a reddish-coral colour. The colour in the tube is fairly bright but the application is sheer but pigmented and buildable which is awesome. I'm tempted to buy another tube as a back up! I should probably take a photo of me wearing it next time.
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Funnily enough, I'm not really a bracelet kind of girl but things have changed. I used to wear a crazy amount up my arms during my teeny bopper phase, only for me to switch quickly to wearing none at all because well, they just got in the way. However my friend sent me the little friendship bracelet (so nice to receive mail in HK!) and I bought the plaited bracelet randomly. They go really well together but I'm tempted to remove the tassle because it's just going to get super dirty. Anyway, I'm back on the bracelet bandwagon.
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I should probably mention that my healthy detox is over. My 21 day detox basically consisted of no carbs, gluten, pork, sugar but with with the addition of coconut oil incorporated in your meal somehow - often I just added it to Chinese soups or used it as a salad dressing. The detox cut out SO many foods including fruit, soy products and flour which was torture as HK streets are full of temptations but it really made me feel healthier and my skin was clearer. The aim was to flush out toxins but you also lose a little water weight. It's not really advised to detox for longer than 21 days as you do need some sugars and carbs but it certainly made me view food in a different light! Still...my Instagram (find me as diamondcanopy) food photos are now back in full force, Yay!
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30 comments

  1. I want those bracelets...so cute!

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  2. love that blue blouse!!

    awww Canmake does great quality stuff at a fraction price (compared to Jill Stuart - right?!) Those bracelets are awesome!

    Good for you for detoxing 21 days.. I don't think I can do it since I like indulging every now and then but I know what you mean about staving away from the heavy stuff!!

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  3. looks like a fun holiday

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  4. Woah no carbs for 21 days is too hard core LOL, did you eat rice though? (like you said last time rice doesn't count).

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  5. Wow, your time in HK is flying! Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Where can I find details of your Chinese detox?

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  6. Love your blouse!

    I could never give up carbs for so long!

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  7. that lipstick is such a sweet colour!

    love,

    helen @ http://thelovecatsinc.blogspot.com

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  8. love your skirt and your bracelets are so cute. i can't wait to buy new bracelets on holiday this year! looks like you're having an amazing time in HK :) x

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  9. You are completely adorable!

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  10. what a pretty skirt! you look so cute! im also loving that bracelet!

    http://yuliconversations.blogspot.com/

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  11. i love your blog! super cute! x and those arm swag, eeeep! too perfect :)

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  12. Oh wow, I didn't know it got so hot in HK at this time of the year! Here the weather is so shitty still :(( I love your buys, and please post a picture of you wearing your make up, yes yes :)) I'm just like you, also wore way to many bracelets when I was a teen and then stopped and now I've stoles some that my mom used to wear and I like them haha!
    I'm so proud of you for sticking to your detox, I tried doing that (only no sugar though, even easier!) and only made it through 3 days haha XD Congrats!

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  13. Those bracelets are lovely! Can't wait to see all your foodie pics back again!

    Maria xxx

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  14. I recently stumbled across your blog and I LOVE it! I love the layout to the content and everything in between! Your style is just impeccable and your blog is simply the epitome of perfection! I am your newest, most avid follower, I look forward to reading your future posts. I would love it if you could perhaps follow me back too?
    PS: I love your Instagram photos! I am following you on Instagram. My username is missiffa. xxx

    Love from, THE EASTERN PEARL

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  15. i really wanna try cnmake! and the lipstick looks cute aswell as your outfit ^_^

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  16. i really wanna try cnmake! and the lipstick looks cute aswell as your outfit ^_^

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  17. that eyeshadow is REALLY pretty. and i love that color. and your skirt is so cute! i remember boots in the UK - my sister lived there for quite sometime - and it's where i bought my first camera, randomly. i've never heard of sasa. when i am in different countries (or even states), i always love going to different super store/market things like that.

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  18. hello~ feel free to join this if you like the earrings.. thank you. =]
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  19. that skirt is sooo cute!

    xx

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  20. Wow, you've such an amazing skirt ! :)
    xo xo

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  21. I love your flowy blouse! (:

    Check out my blog & follow? (:
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  22. Love the skirt! It
    reminds me of
    kimono prints :P

    I detox myself by
    drinking tea?
    Lol don't know if
    that's enough~
    Really thumbs you
    made it 21 days!

    xx

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  23. i love the shape of your blouse! i just found your blog and i already see the post below is full of bright colors...going to go check it out now. happy blogging from a happy new follower! xo.

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  24. Although I've never been to London, it's also one place on my 'bucket list' of places that i would love to travel to!~ There's something about the architecture..life..and culture there that is so different and intriguing to me ahahah..also great shopping ~~ whoo i wanna check out primark!

    Funny to hear that it's really hot in HK. (It's really weird..in NYC...it's not hot yet >< and we're in the month of may..)

    Lovely outfit :D I really like the bright blue top and the floral skirt! You rock it well~

    Ouu that shade of lipstick looks perfect for warmer weather. Neutral palettes are the best! Yes, take a pic next time~

    <3

    -Joyce
    carouselstreet.com

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  25. looks like so much fun!
    love that blue blouse.
    that colour is my absolute fave
    <3
    Caroline

    www.girlygirlvsworld.com

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  26. "Holiday mode" sounds amazing! My semester just ended, so I am on my own kind of break right now. Loving it!

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  27. Thanks, I am following you now. I hope you do the same. You can follow me (via GFC) by clicking this link. :)

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