Monthly Archives: December 2014

Through The Looking Glass’ Top 11 Posts of 2014

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Because not getting in on all this end-of-year list action would kill me, here are TTLG’s Most Read Posts of 2014:

1.  Hong Kong Murders: The Braemar Hill murders
2.  Clinique Chubby Sticks in Two Ton Tomato, Mighty Mimosa & Pudgy Peony review
3.  Barbie: still the Best
4.  SK-II Facial Treatment Essence review
5.  MAC Stay By Me Pro Longwear Blush & Coral Bliss Cremesheen Lipstick review – going coral cray-cray
6.  Lancome Blanc Expert Ultimate Whitening Hydrating Cream moisturiser review
7.  Innisfree Hand Cream Collection review
8.  MAC Stay Pretty Pro Longwear Blush & Sunny Seoul Cremesheen Lipstick review – think pink
9.  FACESSS Hong Kong gets a makeover – Innisfree, Philosophy, Tony Moly and beauty brands galore hit LAB Concept!
10.  Don’t wake me up…
11.  The Nail Library review – nailing it in Hong Kong!

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… And here’s six of my personal favourites that just missed out on being in the top eleven this year:

The one with the most hits for a restaurant review: Mott 32
The one that brought back my nail polish mojo: YSL Bleu Celadon
The one with ALL THE DESSERTS: ATUM Desserant
The one that fixed my hands: The Best Hand Creams Ever
The one where I was on The Crystal Maze (sort of): Freeing HK
The one that got my boyfriend’s hands on Buzzfeed: 7-Eleven Noodles

It’s been a great year guys *sniff sniff*; thanks SO much for reading and see you all in 2015!

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Airplay Blow Dry Bar review – hairway to heaven

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Tis the season to go party, fa la la la la la la la…

Yep, it’s that time of year when even the most shy and retiring wallflowers find themselves being dragged along to burn the midnight oil and stick tinsel in strange places at seasonal soirees and holiday parties galore.

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It’s occasions like these where you might find yourself lacking the time or indeed, inspiration to get ready for a night out… and as someone who has put serious consideration into whether pyjamas fit the description of “smart-casual” and whose most adventurous hairstyle is the ponytail, I definitely know the feeling. Which is exactly where Airplay Bar comes into play.

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Airplay is Hong Kong’s very first blow dry bar – no cuts, no colours, just simple (or not so simple!) styling – a concept that’s big in the States and Europe but which, in true HK fashion, took absolutely bloody ages to reach our shores. Their first location in Central is exactly the kind of space you’d like to enjoy some prime pampering time in; the décor is soft and feminine, with invitingly comfy white leather chairs and Project Runway on loop on giant screens, whilst the place itself is far bigger and more open than the photos do justice.

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Chesa restaurant review – Swiss bliss at The Peninsula Hong Kong

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Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful…

There’s just something about Chesa in The Peninsula Hong Kong that makes me want to sing Christmas carols whatever time of year it is. (Luckily, we’ve now hit the festive season full-swing, so I sound somewhat less of a loon.)

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One of the only Swiss restaurants in Hong Kong, Chesa has been going strong for over 40 years – and once you’ve stepped into its cosy chalet surroundings, you’ll understand why. It feels like a secret Alpine escape, not just from bustling Tsim Sha Tsui, but the whole of Hong Kong itself. With its dark wood panelling, rustic furniture and cute mountain chalet details (think cross-stitch cushions and cuckoo clocks), it’s a gorgeous little grotto that just begs for curling by the fire with a cup of cocoa and comedy Christmas jumper.

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Winter Want List 2014: Beauty

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It’s a shame there are officially only Twelve Days of Christmas – as there’s definitely way more than twelve things I’d like my true love to give to me! And yes, they’re all cosmetics – #beautybloggerproblems yo’.

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Winter Want List 2014: Style

grana hong kongFeel that tiny drop in temperature in Hong Kong over the past few weeks? Well that, my friend, is what us shopaholics know as a trigger… a trigger to buy new things because it’s a whole new season! Right?! RIGHT. It’s called Becky Bloomwood logic, y’all.

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