Monday, May 26, 2014

Hong Kong Essentials


Now, I know many of you may not be traveling to Hong Kong in the near future, but I wanted to show you the staples of my makeup bag while I was there. Hong Kong's weather is very much like the southern United States in the summer---hot and very humid (think 85 degrees F and up, and up to 90% humidity daily). In fact, the weather is like any tropical region as well-- including Hawaii, so if you are hitting up a humid spot this summer, this just might come in handy!


Above are the very bare bones of what I brought ( I brought more, but these were the workhorses) mixed in with some of my kitschy finds!


1. It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Plus Keratin ($18): I received this free with an Ulta order (you can pretty much get this free at Ulta all the time) and a few spritzes made my hair look awesome, even with the crappy hotel blow dryer and the crazy humidity.

2. Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in Apricot ($4.99): This perfect peachy color and thin tube meant I could stick this in a pocket and I never looked overdone during the daytime of crazy touristy things!

3. Benefit Gimme Brown in Light/Medium ($22): A no fuss tinted brow gel that kept me polished for nice dinners out but never smudged or ran, even when I was 'glistening'.


4. bareMinerals Ready blush in The French Kiss ($22): Great staying power and a universally flattering color!

5. Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream ($35): A larger review of this will be up soon, but this kept me looking gorgeous (and people complimented my skin) even when it started pouring with monsoon-status rains.


6. NYX Collection Noir Liquid Black Liner ($5.99): Has officially made holy grail status as a black liner for me, especially since it withstood extreme humidity for up to 15 hours straight.

7. Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm in Grapefruit ($7.50): With SPF 25 and a cheery scent, it wasn't so hard to perk up from the jet lag with this.

8. NYX Matte Blotting Paper ($3.99): Blotting papers are a must in weather like Hong Kong's, and these are my favorite!


What are your favorite hot and humid weather products?

Oh, and more photos!




Above is my favorite pastel-colored building, the Stanley beach, and the entire city at night from the tallest point!


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24 comments:

  1. The Hong Kong photos are beautiful! This is a great post Margo! I love the it's a 10 leave in spray! Def one of my holy grail products!

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    1. Thanks Ashley! I am so glad I have so many samples of it's a 10 lying around! But I will totally be buying it when I run out!

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  2. Awesome products! All of these will definitely keep things in place when its hot.
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    1. Definitely, I was the only one that didn't have all my makeup sweat off!

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  3. Love the pics! So, I need to hear about the Clinique CC Cream! I haven't tried it yet, but it sounds like I need to!

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    1. Thanks! I think you will like it! Review will be up this weekend :)

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  4. I want to hear about the CC cream, too!

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    1. Yay! The review will be up this weekend!

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  5. 90% humidity is a serious NO GO for miranda's hair!

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    1. Aww, yeah it was a rough hair day for everyone there!

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  6. Your pics of Hong Kong are stunning! I give up on my hair in humid weather...

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    1. Thanks Ingrid! I figured we all were a bit frizzy there so I didn't care too much! :)

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  7. Blotting papers - definitely a must in a humid place.

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  8. Nice list! I really do have to check out that Jack Black balm one of these days. For hot weather, I ABSOLUTELY need a hair tie. So miserable without something to keep the hair out of my face and off my neck! Oh, and love that night shot of the city :)

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    1. Thanks MM! I think you would love the Jack Black. It was funny because at least 5 other girls had one with them on the trip as well!

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  9. Great picks dear. I am very eager to see your reviews on Clinique CC cream. I love Estee lauder foundation for hot weather and use it over a sunscreen. Happy weekend :-)
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    1. The review just went up! And thank you :)

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  10. Nice list and pics Margo! It looks like you had a nice time!

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  11. i had no idea about the weather there! i'd be set since it's so hot here in GA

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    1. I've been to GA in the summer and it is VERY similar in Hong Kong!

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  12. Yeah, damn heat + humidity! Looks like you're prepared though. A total essential for hot and humid weather for me is a good mattifying powder. And maybe a refreshing thermal water mist.

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    1. Yes, I forgot to bring a water mist!! Good call!

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