Things I’m excited about!

Summer has officially started, most schools are breaking up this week, the sun has started peering its majestic head and my first junk of the season will commence this saturday! I will then be heading to Thailand for a WHOLE month next thursday so I feel I should take full advantage of a HK summer before I jet off to participate in a 2 week Muay Thai Camp (Let me just say again…What was I thinking?!?!).

I have always been obsessed with Jewelry (if you know me well you’ve probably made a joke concerning my oversized rings) and have always wanted to take part in a little DIY Jewelry making but have never really known where to go to purchase the right materials. My dreams have finally come true! Cat has found a haberdashery located in Sham Shui Po. So friday, I will make that shop my bitch. Found some inspiration pieces of Tumblr – so excited to test them out!

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A high school friend of mine, Natasha, will be launching her new bikini line and my god, are they amazing. Can’t wait to get my hands on a few of these! Check out her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MerCulture

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Maiden HK are also set to introduce a new guest blogger, model and PR girl, Karina, who will be writing about Hong Kong’s clubbing scene including up and coming nights/events. So stay tuned !

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Beat the summer heat

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I reckon Hong Kong would be THEE best city on earth if it wasn’t for the humidity & pollution. Not only does it mess up our appearance but also decreases our mood. No matter how many showers we have a day, 10 minutes walking around central and we’re sweating bullets out of places we didn’t even think we could sweat from. And you can forget about wearing make up or deodorant….

Here are a few tips to beat the summer heat.

1. Store your moisturizers, eye gels, cleaners (basically any facial products) in the fridge. You will experience a cool sensation when you apply them but can also make them more effective as storing it at +35C or higher temperatures can cause chemical changes in the products. Try purchasing light moisturizers so your face doesn’t sweat more or clog up, causing blotchy skin. Also to the men who have dared to read this post, remember to moisturize before bed to help with sun damage. You do not want to be 50 year old with saggy, blotchy skin..trust me. Same goes for light sunscreen.

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Garnier Light Daily Moisturizer – Found in Sasa, Watsons & Mannings

2. Use a scrub once a week to remove built up dirt you’ve collected on various junk trips, pool days, hikes etc .. Exfoliation is a must as dead skin cells lead to pimples and skin irritation. According to Berg , one of the reasons men’s skin looks more youthful than women’s is because men tend to exfoliate daily when they shave.

3. Go for frozen yoghurt instead of Ice-cream! Less calories,more nutritious, gives you an energy boosts but doesn’t leave you with that groggy post sugar meltdown.

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Central – Infinitus Plaza, 199 Des Voeux rd, Sheung Wan HK, Wan Chai – Shop 12, Causeway centre, 28 Harbour rd, Wan Chai HK

4. Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate. Such an obvious one but we need to be drinking double the amount of water we usually do, especially when consuming alcohol!

5. Go Ice-skating at Festival Walk. Aircon, fun AND exercise!  $50-55 depending on how many hours you wish to skate. (http://www.glacier.com.hk/fun/fun_index.html)

6. Hit Splash in Macau.

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Booze, Bikini’s & Music. 
When: 14th July 2012 (Saturday)
Where: HardRock Hotel Poolside
Time: 2pm-1am
DJ’s: Miss Nine, Timo Garcia, Sonny Wharton
Price: $300 pre-booked, $350 on the door.
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7. Avoid Beer as It makes you sweat. Try Pimm’s, Sangria, Mojitos, Margaritas, G&T’s etc as they are more refreshing and tend to have less calories. To all you lads out there who need to be seen with a beer in hand in order to look cool infront of your mates, try a vodka lime soda instead. You’re more likely to throw up the next day but hey..all for the banter ay?
8. Avoid foods that make you bloat. No one wants to feel bloated in their swimwear. Keep these foods to a minimum before a junk trip: Salt, White Bread, Potatoes, Brocolli, Coffee & Tea, fried foods, chewing gum, carbonated drinks etc.
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Three Dimensions Exhibition
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See a different side of Hong Kong- Including prominent landmarks shot from odd angles and the modernization of old districts – In blindspot’s showcase of three photographers’ images of architecture. (HK Magazine)

When: now-July 7th

Where: Blindspot Gallery, 24-26A Aberdeen St., Central, Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Price: –
Phone: 2873-3819
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Hong Kong’s Pub Crawl’s 2nd Anniversary
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HKPC’s birthday bash takes place on the Handover anniversary weekend, with an itinerary including four bars and a club. Participants will enjoy a free shot, $30 cocktails and two-for-$40 beer specials at every venue. For the special occasion, also expect an HKPC birthday cake, a magician and live DJ sets at all the bars.(HK Magazine)

 When: Jul 1, 9pm
Price: Free for those wearing HKPC t-shirts, or $100 entry fee including a HKPC t-shirt
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 Fireworks Display to Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
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(The HK Times)
To celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Hong Kong SAR, a spectacular grand fireworks display will light up Victoria Harbour on the evening of 1 July. (Discover Hong Kong)
When: 1st of July
Where: Victoria Harbour
Time: 8pm (duration: 23 minutes)