Want some tips on how to get glam in a flash and score some fun reader freebies while you’re at it? Read on, mamas.
I don’t know about you, but after having both babies I spent a good few weeks in my pyjamas. Getting dressed up was glamming up in a pair of trackie bottoms! So if the frump has got you in a hump then it’s time to check out these little tricks and treats to release your inner glama-mama. Oh, and I have managed to track down a few little free fixes just for you.
Make up time
OK, first up, I have managed to bag a free make-up makeover for all Sassy Mama readers. All you need to do is drop Sassy Mama’s name when calling the By Terry counter at Sogo Tsim Sha Tsui (which is on the ground floor of the Sheraton Hotel) on 3911 1647.
And yes, you are going to thank me big time; not just for scoring an amazing complimentary makeover by By Terry’s expert makeup artists but if you have not come across this sensational makeup brand before, you will fall in love and become a fan, just like me. So where do I start? By Terry has got a case full of fabulous make-up products so let me pick out a few favourites you must give a try. For foundation, By Terry’s Illuminating Flawless Foundation Brush is going to become your everyday essential. It does exactly what it says on the tin… illuminates the skin, provides a flawless finish all in just one click of its brush! For eyes, their mascara is non cloggy and you can reapply as and when needed to get a flattering flutter. I love their kohl eyeliner, especially in gold, it surprisingly shimmers and shines just as your eyes should do. And finally for my ultimate fave… the Terrybly Velvet Rouge liquid lipsticks in a rainbow of popping colours.
By Terry, Sogo, 20 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3911 1647
Call By Terry for your free, exclusive makeup consultation on 3911 1647. Don’t forget to mention Sassy Mama.
Have a good hair day
A new hair do is an instant pick me up. Head to ghd’s Lane Crawford counter at Times Square or Canton Road to get a free hair styling consultation. Whether you are longing for curls, wondering whether waves would work or want polka straight locks, the new ghd platinum (HK$2,580) means you can change your look with your mood. Once the ghd style squad has shown you how to create your new look you can create it time and again at home. Get that just stepped out of a salon look for less by doing it yourself.
ghd, Lane Crawford, Times Square, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong; Lane Crawford, Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.ghdhair.com/hk
Date night designer dress
Whether you are still trying to find size normal or not (I have a fat, normal and thin wardrobe!), a designer frock always flatters. Rather than splurging on a new wardrobe, try different dresses on for size with online designer dress rental service www.yeechoo.com. Giving you access to their couture closet for just a fraction of the price, Yeechoo is packed full with brands like Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang, Victoria Beckham to up and coming designer brands, suck as Keepsake, Cameo and Three Floor. Chose from a 1,000 dresses and pay as little $80 upwards for a four day rental; Yeechoo will deliver, collect and dry clean so all you have to do is dress to impress.
To make sure you are looking glorious in your gown, you need to consider what’s going on under your attire. As fashion god, Gok Wan in “How to Look Good Naked” would say, you need to make sure your assets are working for you. A bad bra can leave you bulging out back fat or leave you looking a little too limp upfront. The perfect bra will transform your wardrobe and leave your body looking its best. Smoothing out any bumps and bulges, Regina Miracle bras with their revolutionary Miracle wing, cushion wire, seamless bonding technology and 3D hemming in both push up and thin pad styles, create the perfect flawless silhouette. Offering free bra fitting services at each of its 16 stores, Regina Miracle can give your body a makeover without working up a sweat! This little lacey number will only set you back $386 for the bra and $108 for the matching panties.
Regina Miracle, Shop 210, Level 2, Man Yee Arcade, Man Yee Building, 68 Des Voeux Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.RMreginamiracle.com
Something to smile about
Teeth whitening is fast becoming all the rage and at The Smile Bar you can lighten your pearly whites between 2-9 shades lighter. Pop in to the Wan Chai spa and sit back and relax, although not for too long as one treatment is just 20 minutes! Starting from $588, this is a tiny touch up that will transform your teeth into a brilliant smile.
The Smile Bar, 1/F, Hang Wai Commercial Building, 231-233 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.the-smile-bar.com