Archive | July, 2012

Random ASOS Purchase

11 Jul

I feel like I’m doing the exact opposite to what I said earlier. Oh yes, I recently made another purchase through ASOS again in May. Well, I had been looking for an umbrella for a long time, I guess for at least 2 years and finally found one that I like and what’s more, it was on sale, so I immediately bought it.

My previous umbrella was purchased in Japan 5 years ago, and it’s a black umbrella with colourful polka dots on it, it’s small and light but very sturdy. I remember using that umbrella in Atlantic City, USA on a super windy day, only my umbrella survived while my friends’ umbrellas either broke or flipped inside out, so I really like it. After 5 years, the umbrella is still in okay condition, just a tiny hole in the center of the umbrella ( but don’t worry, I don’t get wet at all), and the nylon string wrist strap attached to the handle is brittle.

What I look for when choosing an umbrella:

  • Small and light
    I carry my umbrella most of the days, so I need one that’s small and light-weight.
  • Unique pattern
    Somehow I’m very picky when it comes to the pattern, I don’t really like floral print or strips, I like an umbrella that’s more unique and not just in plain colour.

Cath Kidston Umbrella

Cath Kidston Tiny-2 Umbrella – Shooting Stars Blue (HKD$165.74)

It’s my 3rd time buying things from ASOS, and at the moment I’m generally satisfied. However, I do agree with Fleur, who did a ASOS haul video on Youtube (http://youtu.be/Y1TZKKtijmA), that it can be a hit and miss. Although it does have a return policy, we have to pay the postage fee to return things back to UK in Hong Kong, so sometimes I’m hesitant when choosing things and try my best to buy less than buy more.

Review: July 2012 Glamabox

7 Jul

July 2012 Glamabox

[Back: From left to right]
Kose Clear Turn White Mask – Gaba
Lucky LT Eye Mask
Celebrity Slim Meal Substitution Shake

[Front: From left to right]
Chocola BB Drink Bit
Axis Sense of Space Perfume
For Beloved One Melasleep Whitening BB Cream (Ivory)
For Beloved One Melasleep Whitening Treatment Toner

Got my July Glamabox today, it was very heavy but later I realized it was because of the drinks. To be honest, I’m totally not into beauty food or drink, so I’m not excited to try the Chocola BB drink and Celebrity Slim banana shake.

Well, I’m more interested in trying Kose’s mask and Lucky LT eye mask, though I still have loads of masks to finish up, I don’t mind having more! The perfume seems pretty interesting, the packaging isn’t great, because it doesn’t come in a spray bottle or a roller, and I’m not too sure why there are little beads inside. As for the 2 products from For Beloved One, I’m more into trying their BB cream, but the product size is ridiculously small.

P.S. Product reviews will be up once I have tried them.

Restaurant Review: Cafe Loisl

3 Jul

Met up with a friend who I haven’t seen for a very long time, and she chose this cafe. Well, I have to say, if it wasn’t suggested by my friend, I don’t think I would ever come here. Even though it’s not far from my home, the location is very inconvenient. There are some tables outside, not the best outdoor view, but nice and calm environment.

We went there on Sunday at around 12:30pm, and there weren’t a lot of empty tables. We were lucky to find a table near the window. My friend and I each got a breakfast set and a raspberry sparkling and then shared a piece of apple strudel.

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Enjoying my raspberry sparkling

I know we should order Vienna Coffee, but I don’t drink coffee at all, so I chose Raspberry Sparkling to cool down myself on a hot sunny day.

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Omelet on sourdough (HKD$59)

Sorry for the bad photo above, I’m still not used to my new phone yet, still trying to figure out the functions. Anyway, back to the omelet, it was just average, but I really like the sourdough. I think my friend’s one tastes better. Hers came with 2 eggs, some avocado and tomatoes, with sourdough.

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Apple Strudel

I think most people, who have been to this cafe, would have tried this apple strudel. However, it wasn’t as good as expected, a bit disappointing; I would prefer apple pie or apple crumble more!

Environment: 8/10 (Inconvenient location, but quiet environment)

Service: 7.5/10 (Average, the man who I guess is the boss is friendly)

Food:  7.5/10 (Not particularly great)

Overall: A nice place to relax yourself.

Address: Shop A, G/F, 8 Tai On Terrace, Sheung Wan