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BEAUTY BUZZ

THE SANCTUARY - CENTRAL'S HOLISTIC HEALING HUB

Newly opened on the 29th floor of Universal Trade Center, The Sanctuary wellness center is an ideal after work respite offering holistic treatments to rejuvenate from the inside out – something that standard massage joints do not provide.

BEAT SUMMER POLLUTANTS @ ORGANIC PHARMACY

With temperature and UV levels surging to record heights, it’s time women jump on the organic skincare bandwagon to beat pollutants by introducing natural and chemical-free skincare products.

London based cosmetic skincare company 'Organic Pharmacy' has recently launched a fresh collection dubbed 'Organic Glam'. Here at Hip Hong Kong, we have tried and tested the products and have fallen in love with the brilliant, fresh result!

IYARA - CUTE BOUTIQUE SPA WITH THAI CHARM

Tucked away in the relaxed green lane of Prince's Terrace, Iyara is a boutique day spa center offering a range of traditional beauty services as well as a series of signature spa treatments.

The intimate venue is down-to-earth with its approachable Thai charm…upon entering, their friendly staff soon hand you a cup of calming lemongrass tea.

ECO CHIC SNIFF CANDLES @ TREE

TREE has fallen madly in love with these eco-chic candles from Australian brand Sniff, now available at TREE’s flagship store in Horizon Plaza, as well as the Soho and Sai Kung branches.

MOIST, MOIST, MOIST! @ PLATEAU SPA, GRAND HYATT

I occasionally have problems with fine lines, and last week they just got so out of hand that I whizzed down to Plateau Spa, Grand Hyatt for a quick fix.

I tried the new Carita’s Cinetic Lift Expert Moisturizing Treatment, a clinical facial using microcurrent, luminotherapy and ultrasound to nourish and plump up the skin.

ORGANIC SKINCARE PRODUCTS PERFECT FOR THE SUMMER

Summer's arrived in Hong Kong, while we are happy that the sun is finally out, the heat, humidity and pollution is making our fair skin sticky, sweaty and dull. We recently discovered Amazing Care, an organic shop specializing in organic skincare products using sustainably and ethically sourced products.

GET WAXED @ THE RITZ CARLTON SPA BY ESPA

The bikini season is approaching, and it's time for a wax. I heard that Ritz Carlton Spa by ESPA offers 5-star waxing services at affordable prices, so I went there to try it out.

GIVE ME THAT GLOW @ CHUAN SPA

Chuan Spa has just introduced OSKIA facial treatment, which is said to give your skin a special glow by providing it with necessary nutrients and high-tech active ingredients. The polluted summer weather has been taking a toll on my sensitive and oily skin, so I went to try it out.

SPA RETREAT @ MELO SPA

Sometimes, the best way to unwind yourself in this stressful city is to escape to the New Territories. This is why we think that Melo Spa, located in Hyatt Regency Hong Kong in Shatin, is the ideal weekend getaway.

M.A.C 2013 SPRING & SUMMER MAKE-UP TRENDS

M.A.C 2013 Spring and Summer trends are all about simplicity, minimalism, fluidity and details.

Sig-nature is a trend featuring naturally luminous, statuesque and smoothed skin. "Almost as if you are seeing makeup through skincare," says MAC artist Terry Barber.

Essentials: Posh Tone Mineralize Rich Lipstick is synonymous with the new nude lip. Strobe Cream adds a lustrous, warm highlight to the high planes.

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