Feb 19, 2009|
Girls, have you ever wished you could have Angelina Jolie’s plump pout? Well, wish no more. SmashBox is introducing O-Plump, a lip enhancer that promises to boost the shape of your pout. The $205 formula also reacts to your skin’s chemistry, changing from clear to a customized shade of pink to suit your personality.
Smashbox Cosmetics, Shop 22, 2/F, Langham Place, Argyle Road, Mong Kok.
Tear your eyes away from this magazine and let them be pampered at Chuan Spa at the Langham Hotel. For a promotional price of $750, you can get a 30-minute eye collagen treatment, plus a 30-minute neck, back and shoulder massage. The promotion lasts until March 15. If that isn’t enough, bring your loved one along and try out an exotic champagne bath, cleansing body scrub, and relaxing body massage and wrap for two. The package costs $3,000 and is valid until February 28.
Chuan Spa, The Langham Hotel, 555 Shanghai St., Mong Kok, 3552-3510, www.chuanspa.com.
Designed to reverse skin damage and minimize the signs of aging, Karess skincare products are the newest members of the Joyce Beauty family. The Karess range includes an Oxy-regenerate Serum ($1,100), designed to increase blood circulation, minimize dullness and boost your skin’s natural glow, and a Hydralift Serum ($1,100), said to be a natural substitute for Botox.
Joyce Beauty, Shop 307, Times Square, 1 Matheson St., Causeway Bay, 2970-2319.
Hair cutting it a little fine these days? Image and beauty consultant Douglas Lillico shares some advice on how to deal with thinning hair.
Does it matter what kind of shampoos you use on thinning hair?
Yes, the shampoo you use does matter. The best kinds are professional brands that are organically based and acidic-balanced.
I hear that certain bacteria can make your hair thinner—is this true? What’s the best way to combat the problem?
There is a mild fungus that can thin your hair, and the best way to treat it is to use Nizoral, a shampoo specially made to deal with this problem.
What should you avoid doing to fine or thinning hair?
You should avoid wearing hats and wigs, avoid using petroleum-based hair products, and cut down on drinking alcohol and caffeine.
What kinds of hairstyles are best suited to this type of hair?
Blunt-shaped hairstyles would be the best.
Any other general-care tips for thinning hair?
There are a lot of reasons for thinning hair, including climate change, change of diet, weight loss, stress and a lack of protein. The most important thing for people with thinning hair is to have a healthy diet: eat lots of protein, drink less alcohol and caffeine, and use organically based hair products.
Douglas Lillico, www.hairhongkong.blogspot.com, 6607-3861.