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Wow, the standard of drag is really elevating and becoming more and more artistic and experimental, with lace fronts, tucking, cinching and padding looking more professional and feminine than ever, drag is really an entertainment category to watch out for.

With a high demand for drag shows in Australia, the arrival of Drag Race in the UK,  the worlds first Drag Convention held in LA last week & up and coming shows in HK that are garnering more attention with those not directly within the community. Drag has come a long way from its small ballroom voguing battles and runways from the houses that started it all, Extravaganza, Saint Laurent, Ninja, Princess, PenDavis.

To my loves of season 7, good gawd. You can’t take it.

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Max

PEARL 

 

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VIOLET CHACHKI

 

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Calling all Wellness Warriors!

For the past few months, Living Alive and the Sassy Hong Kong team have been planning Hong Kong’s very first Wellness Walk!

It’s taken a lot out of us but we’re finally ready to tell you all about it!!

With over 40 vendors in the wellness arena, from food to fitness to ayurvedic and herbal treatments and workshops, we’ve got you 100% covered so you can try out new fitness exercise at Epic MMA, Barre 2 Barre, Torq Cycle, XYZ or food at Anything But Salads, The Awakening or Locofama, exclusively for our Wellness Walk Warriors. 

Simply go to this link to check out how you want to plan your day (Starting at Lot 5 to check in) then you’re off to start your wellness walk!

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How would I plan my day?

10am: Check in at Lot 5 and get my Wellness Walk Wrist band, then head to Stretch to prepare and warm up for the rest of the days activities, then head to The Sanctuary  for their Hypnotherapy or Millennium Method classes then to Balance Health  (just 2 floors down) to their Mindful Meditation Class (They are also holding individual consultations on how to achieve better health with essential oils)  which ends at about 12:30pm.

12:30pm: Then walk down to Nood Food for some nutritious healthy samples and sampler drink. Then walk down to Sweet Secrets to taste some of their range of healthy snacks then head next door to SOL Wellness for their raw food cooking class at 1:30pm then head to Epic MMA, (as i’m a huge fan of MMA- Lyoto Machida forever Sohofama for a fresh coconut and cold noodle salad then to pick up my eco friendly toothbrush from Bamboa then head across the block to A Day with Fe to try on some of Fé’s beautiful activewear while busting some yoga moves for photographer Beatrice Lee (known for her stunning yoga/active photography and her composition) and get an awesome shot of yourself to hang in every corner of your home and your boyfriends wallet.

Then I’d wind down the day by walking to Sai Ying Pun Area through Tai Ping Shan to get a free mini coconut Parfait courtsey of Anything But Salads, then quickly pop into say hello to yoga instructor Win SIe who will be teaching at Yoga Bam Bam .

3:45pm  Locofama for a yoga session with Play with Cora. I’d then head back to Lot 5 where you can check out the Wellness Bazaar with 10 vendors that will be there all day.

And thats just 30% of the fabulous vendors we have contributing to Hong Kong’s first Wellness Walk. Check out the facebook page to keep updated.
Be sure to call ahead and book your classes in advanced if you see something you like! (SPACES ARE LIMITED!)  BUY YOUR TICKET HERE 

Download the Schedule HERE

We’re so excited about this and we hope you’ll be a part of it! 

*ALL DEALS ARE EXCLUSIVE FOR WELLNESS WALK PARTICIPANTS. 

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The Met Gala 2015: China

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The theme and costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit this year was China: Through the Looking Glass, and i found myself asking here are my faves for this year!

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Emma Roberts in Ralph Lauren green silk gown; Monique Pean three-tier kite-shaped diamond earrings; Edie Parker clutch.

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Amanda Seyfriend in Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci custom made gown; TIffany & Co. jewelry.

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Kate Hudson in Michael Kors custom suntan stretch-tulle open-back gown with gold hand-embroidered pailettes; Edie Parker clutch; Charlotte Olympia heels.

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Sarah Jessica Parker in Philip Tracey hat; H&M dress; Cindy Chao brooches; Fred Leighton jewelry.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in  Atelier Versace gown.

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Emily Ratajkowski in Topshop bespoke dress; Effy jewelry; Rauwolf clutch; Brian Atwood shoes.

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Irina Shayk in Topshop (what?!?!)

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Bee Shaffer in Alexander McQueen custom burgundy embroidered gown.

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Chloe Sevigny in  J.W.Anderson custom contrast tie knot bustier top and front split skirt in vintage silk crepe de Chine; Cartier jewelry.

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Georgia May Jagger in Gucci

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Cara Delevingne in Stella McCartney black silk duchess embroidered all in one, perforated gunmetal clutch, and black chain link sandals. ( I have major Ink envy)

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Wendi Deng, formerly Murdoch, also went with Oscar de la Renta.

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Lizzy Caplan in Donna Karan Atelier, Carla Amorim ruby ring; Edie Parker clutch.

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Karolina Kurkova in Tommy Hilfiger

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Always Wear Protection- LUXOLA.COM

I was contacted by the lovely LUXOLA team to review a few of their sunscreens and with summer coming up it was perfect timing to have a discussion about sunscreens and protection.

Check out their sunscreens at Luxola.com/hk and enjoy a 15% discount upon check out with the code BLX-PETRA (Non valid on discounted items)- AND free shipping on orders over $250HKD – bargain!! Not to mention they over 600 cosmetic products ranging from lip balms to concealers and blushers. They also have Sleek palettes that are super pigmented and up until lately were only available in the UK! Yeay!

Now for the protection talk…..
I remember watching a video titled “How The Sun Sees You” and showed how people looked in ultraviolet which I have to say was pretty shocking. Just because we don’t see the harm the sun is doing to our skin doesn’t mean it’s not happening. You can noticeably see the damage in the video below but you can also see the affects of sunscreen when applied under UV which appears completely black.
So i hope this video shows you how important it is to use a daily sunscreen and especially when you plan a trip to the beach where you want to intentionally soak up the rays.

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Lunamer’s SPF 40  /   Astalift Sunscreen SPF35  /  Supergoop! SPF 30 (2.4 fl. Oz)

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Lunamer’s SPF 40  PA++ ★★★★★

This one was definitely my fave of the bunch. The nozzle is great for accurate application and has a thick lotion-like consistency. It blends well and was absorbed quickly which left my face smoothy and slightly dewy. It also has a higher SPF of 40 and the size is perfect for your bag and daily use. PA is a Japanese/Korean rating system in place before the new regulations that was a way to show how much protection you are getting from UVA rays. You will see either PA+, PA++, or PA+++ on the label, with more + signs meaning a higher level of UVA protection. The ranking, which refers to the amount of protection the sunscreen offers from the UVA rays that may cause long-term skin damage. PA rankings are listed as PA+, PA++ or PA+++. The more +’s, the more protection from UVA rays.  Will definitely use this again

Astalift Sunscreen SPF35 PA+++ ★★★★

My second favourite and almost tied for first was almost identical to the first one (maybe because they are the same brand but different level of SPF and UVA protection) but it had a tint to it like a BB cream or tinted moisturiser however i didn’t notice any difference when i applied the sunscreen and it quickly disappeared and was absorbed really well and left my skin also smooth and dewy. I think with these two that are from the same company ,choose the higher SPF or PA++ as I only really noticed one difference about the two which was the colour. 

Supergoop! SPF 30 (2.4 fl. Oz)  PA+++ ★★★

Super goop indeed, really messy because of the runny consistency and every time i opened it I found myself wasting the product because it ended up on the table and floor. The applicator nozzle is definitely not designed for the consistency of the product although it did absorb well and did act as a good moisturiser.  As a daily sunscreen and having it in your bag all day is a disaster waiting to happen, it has heavier sunscreen smell as opposed to the other two with a fainter smell. However it is animal cruelty free– which we love.  They also have another size which is great for large families or refills. 

So enjoy the -15% with the code: BLX-PETRA 

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The Real Deal Inc.

Wow I really didn’t have any expectations for the night ahead as I have never partied in Shenzhen before, but It’s so inspiring and refreshing to have a group of people with just plain ol’ love for the music put on an event (like the fantastic Bunker crew HK) thats all about the tunes, people, venue and experience rather than just going to some gogo dancer infested club because its the best place to be seen, hook up or because thats just where “everyone” goes- which usually features premixed electro hip hop with the occasional Lil’ Jon screaming YEAUGH (or Fatman Scoop) as a transition to the next track.

That aside.. Thank you to Magnus and Sumi for your hospitality and Adam introducing me to Xinjiang food, well not really introducing because i didn’t have a choice HAHA. But I’d happily go back just for the grub! I won’t forget that sneaky waiter that sat down at the table with us while we ordered and immodestly helped himself to some of the change as his tip and put it in his pocket before we were even handed the bill- ha!

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