Saturday, September 28, 2013

Shopping Kate Spade Outlet Citygate Hong Kong

My first time roaming around Citygate outlets without naughty baby :) 
Here's my loot from Kate Spade.
This bag is light, can be a shoulder/sling bag. The color should be pretty easy to go with anything. HK$1,650. Ooops. SC just found out & is now scolding me.

My wallet is falling apart & this one is too cute to be true! It has notes & coin & plenty of cards compartments. HK$800.

I'm now officially banned from shopping. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

OB's Outfit

Look at my boy werking it. Fierce!
Mama's proud :D
He's wearing Uniqlo tee, earthy tones Hawaiian shorts from Global Works, Hallmark socks & Adidas sneakers.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Navy Blue & Pastel Yellow

What I'm wearing to work today. I just realized that my necklace matches my pants & my shoes matches my dress! 
Lady story dress (I have this in 3 colors), uniqlo pants (I have this in 5 colors!!!), M&S shoes (I can only wear it in the office) & monki necklace :)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Make Up Shopping - NYX

OMG, can someone stop me from shopping? We just got a car & SC's nightly driving practice to the malls isn't helping my shopping madness!

Last night I saw a huge NYX counter in Tsuen Wan's City Landmark & could not resist getting this make up palette in a cute box. It has neutral shadow colors that I already have (sigh...), few shades of blush & bronzer. It cost HK$290.
It'd be great for business trips (more excuses from a shopping addict).

I also have a major addiction to buying eyeliner pencil, so I'm trying out this brown one. So far so good, it costs HK$85.

Please no more shopping mall tonight.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Shopping Hong Kong - Chic & Bitter

Another round of crazy summer sale shopping. Here's one favorite item from my recent haul. The hilariously absurd text on this pastel mint stretchy tee caught my eye, the cut fits me (yay!) & the price isn't too bad. HK$249 from Collect Point.  
H&M shorts, big big pixel clutch, Union wedges, various bangles. Wore this for another round of what else? Shopping! Yay!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Summer Sale Shopping For My Boys

Fab shirts for papa & OB. Plus a cool hawaiian themed print shorts for OB at awesome prices! Shopaholic mama is very happy despite getting nothing for herself...
All from Collect Point, Mongkok, Hong Kong.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Crazy Summer Sale Shopping - Hong Kong Cotton On

HK$ 5 Cotton On Jewelry Shopping Spree
I literally went MAD buying HK$5 jewelries from Cotton On.
HK$5!!! Too awesome!
I've been wearing these babies in the past few weeks.
The mad shopping will continue.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

My 5 Tips to Photograph Kids - aka My Naughty Boy

Marcus OB 2 years 9 months
OB doesn't follow any photographic instructions such as "smile", "make V sign", "don't move", "look into the lens, baby".

So here are some tips to photograph naughty kids like him :D
Marcus OB 2 years 9 months
1. Be Patient & Be Quick
Wait patiently for golden moments, and when the moment arrives, be ready to fire that shot.
This moment when he looks into my lens happen only in a split second. I had to point my lens waiting for the moment for a bit. Arm starting to ache, nose starting to sweat, but it was worth it :)
Big aperture (f/ 1.4 here), plenty of natural light, fast shutter speed (1/80 here)

Marcus OB 2 years 9 months
2. Get over blurry/out-of-focus pictures
Sometimes you get beautiful smiles like this but you don't get the perfect focus. Get over it, make it work, and frame that photo anyway :D

Marcus OB 2 years 9 months
3. Very close up objects make beautiful foreground
That white flare is actually a pillow placed very close to my lens. It gives the shot a heavenly effect.

Marcus OB 2 years 9 months
4. Get them to do things they love
Most of the time, I've made my peace for never having my son posing against a beautiful background that I wanted. So, I often photograph him when he's watching his favorite shows on iPad (Thomas the tank engine, Chip & Dale...) or listening to dad reading him a story book. His eyes sparkles when he does things that he loves.

Marcus OB 2 years 9 months
5. Place the point of interest behind you
Not the case of this picture. The iPad was on my left, that's why he made that funny face when Chip & Dale tricked Donald Duck yet again. I should've placed the iPad behind me :)
Oh gosh, I need an assistant.

Have fun & take lots of pics. Every moment is precious!

What I used to take these pics:
Canon EOS 7D & 50mm f/1.4 lens
iPad with his favorite shows 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Gray & Glitter Nails

Nails for this week. Bought a couple of Revlon polish from Sasa (couldn't resist!)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

DIY Repurposed Upcycled Home Decor & Toy - Happy World Environment Day

Some of the fun repurposed/upcycled things in our little home :)

Apart from not letting things go to waste, we adore the rustic aesthetics of repurposed things & doing these projects helps keeping our creative juices flowing too!

Our little king.

DIY Home Decor Toy Recycle Repurpose Upcycle

This is made of cardboard from a toy box with shredded & crunched brochure.
DIY Home Decor Toy Recycle Repurpose Upcycle
So easy & so fun.

The feature wall in our flat.
DIY Home Decor Toy Recycle Repurpose Upcycle
The most left is a map from Skyrim (SC's an avid gamer), crunched up and fitted into a cheap frame. We also use cutouts from old magazine, an old postcard, and accessories that I don't frequently wear anymore. They look great on the wall!

DIY Home Decor Toy Recycle Repurpose Upcycle
Magazine cutouts make really cute wall art :)

This is a super old & unused table lamp we found in SC's grandma's place in China.
DIY Home Decor Toy Recycle Repurpose Upcycle

We simply changed the bulb and use it.
DIY Home Decor Toy Recycle Repurpose Upcycle
Works perfectly & look oh-so-good!

My favorite. Kowloon Dairy milk glass bottles.
DIY Home Decor Toy Recycle Repurpose Upcycle
They are perfect for these water plants.

Happy World Environment Day!
Have a Repurpose Driven Life, & create, create, create.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Cute Neon Laptop Bag & Shades from Bershka

Neon Laptop Bag & Shades from Bershka Hong Kong
Recent purchases from Bershka :)
In love with neon and immediately grabbed this cute quilted laptop bag (HKD169). Perfect to carry my work laptop home when needed. The shades? I love the shape - flattering for my face :) and it's hard for me to resist the price (HK$79)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Denims & Big Big Pixel Clutch

Currently in love with denim shirts & this super cool iPad sleeve from big big pixel which I use as a clutch :)

Unbranded denim shirt, uniqlo denim pant leggings, M&S heels, big big pixel iPad sleeve.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Wedding Cocktail Party Outfit

Wore this to a wedding last week :)

Unbranded dress, vintage clutch, M&S shoes, laka nail polish :)

Friday, March 8, 2013

I love blue.

When I was a kid, my sis and I picked a favorite color so that our mom could buy two desks of different color. Weirdly, my seemingly boyish sis chose pink, which left me with blue (there weren't so many choices back then). I kinda brainwashed myself into liking blue, either that or I just wanted to be different from pink-loving girls, or maybe I really loved blue. Clearly, I'm overthinking this.

After a phase of loving a mix of random bright colors, now I am back to loving blue. As you can see from the amount of blues I wear and buy.

I wore this to work yesterday.

Vintage dress, H&M socks & belt, unbranded jacket, Veeko shoes, marc by marc jacobs bag

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Old Argyle Socks & Nude Heels

Currently obsessed with socks :)
Worn with my favorite floral vintage dress.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Cute Little Navy Vintage Jacket

Currently in love with this jacket... I don't think I can ever part with it.

Vintage jacket, monki skirt, uniqlo cabbage x roses tee, M&S shoes

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Mint & Peach Sparkles

This week's nail colors. Very spring!
Mint one from Laka, peach sparkles from Essie.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Navy & red wine

Wore this for an afternoon of shopping :)

Vintage polka dot shirt, H&M tiered scallop skirt, vintage purse, forever21 bangle, unbranded shoes

Friday, February 1, 2013

Glam Girl Goodies - Organic and Handmade

Glam Girl
At a recent conference for work, I won a goodie bag from Glam Girl, thanks to my cute twitter name @mochachocolata. I quite like the perfume balm. The scent is subtle, not overwhelming at all and it's handy to keep in my purse. Plus, it has a cute name too!

Glam Girl 
And they are organic & handmade :)

Glam Girl
I thought it's a lip balm ^_^' silly me.

Glam Girl 
But after reading the descriptions carefully, it can be used on not just the lips. Great! Multi-purpose moisturizer! I can't wait to give it a more thorough test :)
I wish the packaging between the two are different though... I wanna be able to differentiate them right away when I blindly grab one from my purse... while fiddling with my phone :)

Glam Girl
Thanks, Glam Girl! Check out their goodies here

Monday, January 28, 2013

Baby & Mama Weekend Outfit

First time having my hair half up like this, courtesy of SC ;)
He did baby Marcus' hair too :D
You like?

On mama: uniqlo tee, vintage jacket, M&S shoes, H&M bag, jeans from i.t

On Marcus: all unbranded & we forgot his shoes. Ooops

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hong Kong Shopaholic

How much stuff I can buy within just a few hours?
Hong Kong Shopaholic
First these cute stuff for home, I spent HKD38 x 4 (the mugs and notebooks cost HKD38 for two) in a shop called Doilies G/F, 50 Jardine's Bazaar, Causeway Bay.

Hong Kong Shopaholic
This super cute cat bag, HKD100 near the above shop, Jardine's Bazaar, Causeway Bay.

Hong Kong Shopaholic
From Forever21 Basement, mint and grey cardigans HKD99 each, bangle HKD20

Hong Kong Shopaholic
From Kwai Chung Plaza, Kwai Fong, leopard print flats HKD115, front hair bands HKD49 each, the ones at the back, HKD59 and HKD69.

Phew! Not to mention the snacks and ice cream bought while shopping...
I spent a total of HK811 (around USD103).

Opppps! What have you purchased recently?