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h3>Essential Hong Kong Apps for 2019! March 25, 2019

We all know the life of an HK Chica is anything but slow. We have workouts to plan, work deadlines to meet, and what is this “self-care” that so many love to preach? Fortunately, here is a little list of apps to make city life that much more manageable and your work commutes more productive. Instead of Instagramming on your phone, research the following:

 

Eatigo

Make last-minute dinner plans and avoid the hustle of LKF. Thanks to Eatigo, Southeast Asia’s food popular food reservation app, this handy tool comes with discounts and allows the user to find the perfect meal locale within minutes. Very user-friendly and offering a number of options, one can choose to eat based on district, cuisine, time, and more, all while giving a discount code to use upon reserving. New users can also get a $25 discount (on top of the reservation!) with the code BLOOMME.

 

Klook

You know this scenario: you’re on your way to the Airport Express and you don’t want to pay the ridiculously expensive fare to get yourself to the airport. Thank goodness for Klook! This travel discount app allows you to book tickets to many attractions, including that attractive Airport Express, at a discount and from the convenience of your smartphone. This is available in many countries and also suggests activities and trendy hotspots. Writing reviews is encouraged by giving you Klook credits which can be used for even more discounts.

 

BloomMe

You didn’t think we’d make this list and not toot our own horn, did you? Schedule pampering for the moment you step out of the office. Using Hong Kong’s premiere beauty scheduling app, BloomMe, you have 12 categories of self-care from which to choose and from a variety of 1700 spas here in Hong Kong. Get the most out of this free service by enabling notifications on your phone to be informed of the best deals-particularly on weekends! Services offered are always at a discount, and you can make the most of your beauty budget with credits from each booking and bonuses for referring friends.

 

OnTheList

We all need a little luxury to congratulate ourselves for our hard Hong Kong work. OntheList is a fantastic way to get that luxury without the buyer’s remorse of the high price. Offering over 100 brands, you can sign up to receive notifications (at least weekly) of sales on luxury items, from handbags to sunglasses to essential oils. With notifications, OnTheList will also tell you when a coveted item has been replenished or newly marked down. While the service is free, you must register to attend the sale event, which is usually held in Central.

ClassPass

Afraid to commit to a specific workout or gym? Download and register for ClassPass, the worldwide exercise scheduling app that allows the user to select the specific regimen at a specific time and a specific centre. This subscription plan also has an option for ClassPass Live, which connects you to live, interactive workouts for home if your busy city life doesn’t allow you to sign up for the class you desperately wanted. And after working out, connect to HealthKit to find out how many calories you burned and your average heart rate.

 

Mobijuce

The dread of many a city-dweller: low battery power with no charging bank in sight. Fortunately, MobiJuce comes to the rescue with its low-priced services and “JucePacs” (aka power banks) available to rent. For the low price of $2 per half hour, use the app on your phone to find a “JuceBox” where you can pick up a rental power bank to be used and dropped off at another location, if necessary. And with the code: BM2019 new users can get 5 days of free charging($100 value).

 

Pacific Coffee

Another tragic scenario is the dreaded Missing of the Morning Alarm. While this may be a jarring start to your day, the direction can swiftly be changed with the blessed Pacific Coffee. Using your registered and loaded Perfect Cup Card, you can conveniently order coffee from your phone and have it waiting for you at the nearest shop before rushing off to work. With that registered card, you will also be the first to know about new seasonal specialities and promotions. Forgot about a birthday gift for your work spouse? Send them a Pacific Coffee gift card via the app, as well.

 

HK Movie

So many films, so little time to decide which selection is best. The HK Movie app makes these decisions significantly easier. By filtering your selection of film, time, location, language, and even 2D vs. 3D, one can instantly see what showings are available and how close they are to being sold out. After making your entertainment selection, pick your seat and order tickets right from the app, too.

 

Hong Kong is a busy but lively place to be. With the help of these 8 apps, life just became a bit more manageable with a few simple smartphone clicks.

h3>A Culinary Bang for your Buck(et) List March 13, 2019

Mmmm…March in Hong Kong. Can you feel the excitement building? Spring is returning to the city,  and we are busy preparing our costumes for the Hong Kong Sevens while also trying to figure out how we will undo the rugby weekend calories in time for junk season. But a better way to treat your body and your wallet arrives in town a few weeks before the foreign athletes do. I am speaking about the fourth annual Taste of Hong Kong which takes over the Central Harbourfront 21-24 March. For a list of the most satisfying selections from the savoury to the sweet of this year’s line-up, continue to scroll below!

Start with what you know and love! Warm the taste buds up with local favourite Little Bao and its selection of popular burger baos and side dishes. Do not forget that while you may often frequent the Soho restaurant, Little Bao’s chefs, as well as those from other local favourites Haku, Pici, and Zuma will be serving up exclusives for the Taste Festival.

After teasing the taste buds with familiar favourites, move in the direction of Le Comptoir Group’s collaborative effort from the chefs of  Bibo, Silencio, and The Ocean.  Entitled the “Six Hand Collaboration Dish,” this creation is sure to tempt and satisfy any palate with its use of pigeon, pork, and even an oyster cream containing whole oysters and squid ink nori chip.

 

Six Hand Collaboration Dish

Now are you ready to try something entirely new? Well, relatively speaking? Then look no further than to newcomer Old Bailey. Stepping outside of its Tai Kwun home for the weekend, this restaurant debuts its “Buddha Jumps Over the Wall” xiao long bao. Who doesn’t love a fresh take on an old standby? These new Buddha baos that originated in the Jiangnan region feature Iberico pork while being spiced up with Sichuan peppercorns.

 

Buddha Jumps Over the Wall

After all this savour it is time for some dessert. While Italians may have invented gelato, the Australians have spent a considerable amount of time perfecting it, and thus are sending Hong Kong their most beloved of gelaterias, Gelato Messina. Handmade chocolate and high quality jersey milk will be found in Gelato Messina’s concoctions, whose names are as catchy as their premium ingredients. Sample “Dr. Evil’s Mini Magic Mushroom” cake or the “PayLOVA Sundae” in additional to more traditional desserts, such as a Dulce de Leche.

 

Dr. Evil’s Mini Mushroom Cake

 

No mouth-watering feast is complete without some substance to actually water the mouth. A selection of beverages both alcoholic and non is always available, but for those looking for something as unique as the food being purchased, be sure to check out the Stella Artois World Draught Master Competition, being sponsored by Taste’s 2019 major beer partner, Stella Artois. Hometown Glory actress Kelly Cheung will make a special guest appearance at the competition, which is being held exclusively on Friday evening, 22 March.

 

Give your tummy and taste buds a rest at Central Harbourfront by taking in all the other attractions that come with your general entry ticket purchase. Chefs will be doing on-stage demonstrations at The Wolf Theatre, Gourmet Market will be sampling different artisan producers of food and drink, and live bands and DJs will be occupying The Sound Stage. Do not forget that parents can bring their children aged 12 and under for free, and there will be a Kids Zone to encourage the next generation of chefs with culinary activities (as well as other non-food-related crafts).

 

Finally, while Taste of Hong Kong celebrates all that is food, do not forget to stop by the BloomMe booth to celebrate all that is skin pampering. Skin Laundry has partnered with the popular Hong Kong app to give away FREE facials at the Hydration Station (to help the skin after all that Stella Artois), sample skin care products, and spa cash. Also, BloomMe is offering an exclusive discount code for tickets to Taste! Use code “BLOOMMETASTE” at checkout to claim!

 

So there you have it: new food, familiar food, beer, bands, and some beauty.  It is the Bang for your Bucket List for this year’s Taste of Hong Kong presented by HSBC. Find it all at the Central Harbourfront this 21-24 March!

h3>Fun Ways To Celebrate International Women’s Day! March 8, 2019

International Women’s Day 2019 is all about one thing: #BalanceForBetter. On March 8th, Hong Kong and the world are celebrating the achievements and the inspiring journeys of our women and promoting the need for a gender-balanced society.

This year, we say the best way to promote balance and raise awareness for charities and causes across the city is to do something fun and empowering. From fund-raising cocktails to a culinary class, from celebrating the achievements of women of the world to celebrating the love of women close to us, International Women’s Day is the perfect excuse to bring #balanceforbetter into our everyday lives.

Girl Power!

 

Selfies For A Good Cause

International Women’s Day doesn’t just last for one day, it runs every day all year round.

This year use your social media for a better cause, and instead of posting a photo your avocado toast or your new sneakers post a photo promoting International Women’s Day and #BalanceForBetter.

Post a photo with the iconic balance pose and the hashtags #IWD2019 and #BalanceforBetter and join the global movement dedicated to change and awareness. Check out our favourite Instagram Hotspots around the city and snap your #balance photo in style.

 

An All-Out Girls Night

How often do we grab our best gal pals and take them out to celebrate sisterhood? Not often enough, that’s what we say. International Women’s Day this year is all about balance, and with our full schedules and hectic lives, we often neglect to spend time celebrating the most important women of all: our family and friends.

This International Women’s Day, we say the best way to celebrate is to treat the women in your life by taking them out for a celebratory meal. Ramen in Soho, Italian in Causeway Bay, even just a small sandwich in Tin Hau can mean to world to someone special to you. Book in with Eatigo to snag a stunning deal on reservations and cuisine, and use this year’s International Women’s Day to celebrate the women who influence and inspire you.

 

Private Cooking Class with Chef Vicky Lau

International Women’s Day is all about celebrating women and their accomplishments, and we are over the moon to be celebrating the success and accomplishments of Hong Kong’s very own Vicky Lau. Known amongst culinary circles as the French Chinese fine dining queen (yass queen!) Vicky is using her culinary skills to help raise money to empower women through The Women’s Foundation. The Women’s Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the impactful community programs, and by promoting education and the empowerment of the female voice.

From 11 am to 2 pm at  V-ZUG in Causeway Bay, Vicky will be hosting a private cooking lesson for a class of 10 students. A hands-on, completely immersive, entirely divine class includes a three-dish lesson and a glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs champagne. Can’t cook without a glass of something, right?

For bookings and more information, head to The Fork And Spoon.

Where: 12/F, 8 Russell St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

When: Friday 8th March 11am-2pm

How much: HK$2,500 with proceeds going to charity

 

 

#BalanceForBetter at Old Bailey

Looking to indulge in some custom-made cocktails and have a great night out with the girls, all in the name of charity? Who wouldn’t be!

Old Bailey on Old Bailey Street is celebrating International Women’s Day by throwing a #BalanceForBetter cocktail party with some of Hong Kong’s premier bartenders. Get ready to luxuriate in cocktails and beverages made by bartenders Masumi Tomioka from Duddell’s, and Chanel Adams from PDT- Please Don’t Tell. Using the night’s theme of balance, the mixologists will balance out the notes found in the little-known but much loved French wine-based aperitif: Lillet.

Grab your girlfriends, put on your dancing shoes, and start off the night right with a healthy balance of cocktails and charity. As an added bonus, the night will also be used to showcase Old Bailey’s upcoming Friday night Happy Hour: Book Club. What’s not to love?

For more info, head here.

Where: 2F JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun, Old Bailey Street, Central 

When: Friday, March 8th 6 pm – 9 pm

 

 

“Women for Women”

Where: Stockton, 32 Wyndham Street, Hong Kong

When: Friday 8th March 7:00pm – 10:00pm

 

Hosted by Maximal Concepts, Women for Women is celebrating 3 of the top female bartenders from Hong Kong and Singapore. Come join these mixology powerhouses for an evening of artisanal cocktails, good conversation, and supporting charity at the ever-beautiful Stockton bar in Central.

Bartending the event will be Arlene Wong, who comes from Hong Kong’s very own Pontiac Bar and has worked at other top bars such as The Butchers Club, Steakfrites, 11 Westside, Elephant Grounds, and Wilshire.  From Singapore Michelle Ki, Bartender at Chihuly Lounge. Michelle has recently won the title of Best Female Bartender at the SG Magazine & Night Life 2019 Competition, so you know she has some tricks up her sleeve when it comes to drink making.  Last but not least, Yana Kamaruddin from ATLAS in Singapore, who has been bartending since high school and is said to be a master at mixing.

If these incredibly talented bartenders don’t draw you in, then you’ll be tickled pink to learn that 10% of each of the drinks purchased on the night will go to the local charity Enrich HK, promoting the economic empowerment of migrant domestic workers. The perfect #balance of mixology, charity, and fun.

Looking to add this event to your calendar? Of course, you are! Find out more here. 

 

Where: Stockton, 32 Wyndham Street, Hong Kong

When: Friday 8th March 7:00pm – 10:00pm

 

Women’s Adventure Film Tour – Hong Kong 2019

When: Sunday 10th March 5:00pm– 7:30pm

Where: Leo Lee Arts Center 37 Nam Long Shan Road Hong Kong

How much: Tickets are priced between HK$105.99 – HK$158.99

 

If you’re a lover of cinema, travel, adventure, success in the face of failure, and incredibly inspiring journeys then surely you have blocked out your schedule so you can attend the Women’s Adventure Film Tour of 2019.

Presented in partnership with The Women ’s Five, this cinematic tour is showcasing 12 short films dedicated to fantastic women in the world who are achieving the impossible and changing the game.

Films include Nepal’s leading female mountain sherpa who teams up with an unlikely partner to make the first ascent up the world’s deadliest mountain and an insight into the journey of 13 women who are travelling across Mongolia in aid of female survivors of war.

You’ll discover first hand the true grit and determination of Blue Mountains Rock Climber, Monique Forestier, and follow the journey of the youngest Australian climber to summit Mt Everest.

There is a film following the journey across Greenland by bicycle with record-breaking expedition cyclist, Kate M Leeming. Or if extreme sports are more your thing, then strap in for a snowboarding adventure in Iran with international snowboard competitor Michaela Davis-Meehan, or come with Olympic skiers Anna Segal and Janina Kuzma through the wilderness.

Grab a friend and get ready to be wowed by the world (and our women!)

 

Celebrate Hong Kong’s own Wellness Warriors, and discover how these women are making waves across the city for their integrity, innovation, and inspiration. 

h3>8 Hidden Gem Spas in Hong Kong For Mind Blowing Massages! August 3, 2018

Everyone loves a massage, but we all go through that internal struggle: “do I go to a big name and play it safe, or try somewhere new and unknown?” Luckily for you, BloomMe is the best at finding Hong Kong’s finest spas from the big players to the little leagues. We are the beauty equivalent to pigs searching for truffles, so without further ado, allow us to share with you our top 5̶   (updated now to our favourite 8) massage spots that you probably didn’t know about!

*** 💆Updated August 2018 with Top BloomMe User Favourites!💆***

Zhen Massage and Foot Spa

Although located in Central, this spa is tucked away on the 18th floor of Century Square, so unless you’re the BFG, it’s unlikely that you’ve aimlessly spotted this massage haven on your way to LKF.

The artistry and precision of their massages are honed and perfected through years of training and practice. The therapists are warm and friendly, but make a conscious effort to put all their focus and energy to ensure that your individual needs are met within the massage with thorough attention to every inch. Their expert touch is so refined that Zhen’s full body massages have become famous within Hong Kong’s athletic community for their ability to sooth muscles that are frequently tested and pushed to the limit.

BloomMe Loves: Zhen Signature Body Massage (Head, Shoulder & Neck Reflexology, Acupressure Massage or Aromatic Oil Massage). 50mins for $298 HKD

First time using BloomMe? Get $88 off your 1st booking with sign up code “talk88”. Get the massage above for only $210 as well as any discounts offered in the app!


Levo Spa (NEW – Central)

Levo Spa is a new spa located in the heart of Central. It’s super convenient location on Wellington Street, means its just a quick walk away for all those working in the area. Levo Spa offers a wide range of bespoke services including massages, facials, eyebrow & eyelash care, manicures & pedicures and body treatments. This new spa on the block is the place to relax and rejuvenate from the fast paced life of Hong Kong.

With an interior reportedly designed by the same team that decorated the interior of the world-class Four Seasons Hotel, this spa will truly transport you away from your hectic schedule to an oasis of calm and tranquility. Equipment and fixtures here are first class – from the plush robes provided for guests enjoying massages to state-of-the art technology used to provide revitalising, skin-clearing facials.

The quality of service provided by the therapists at Levo Spa is second to none- they listen to and understand the unique needs and opinions of each guest with each treatment – staff here are trained by an Austrian spa and wellness consultant, to ensure each stroke of every massage reaches the hardest to find knots. In order to provide the highest quality treatments, Levo Spa utilises a variety of lavish organic beauty products, with spacious rooms and private baths, so that guests can get rid of all the troubles and enjoy the real relaxation while enjoying the treatment in a luxurious environment.

Prices here are also comparatively affordable (massages start at $398!) for the five star quality that you can enjoy. If you’re looking for a new spa to try, this is the one!

BloomMe Loves: Deep Tissue Massage – 60 mins for $598 (before BloomMe’s discounts of 11-30%)

First time using BloomMe? Get $88 off your 1st booking with sign up code “talk88”. Get the massage above for only $510 , in addition to any discounts offered in the app!


D’Varee Spa & Beauty (NEW – Central)

D’Varee Beauty and spa is located on Jervois Street in Sheung Wan and provides a cosy space of calm in Central. It’s head-to-toe beauty services including massage, facials, hand manicure, nail art, eyebrow beauty, body care and hair removal services. D’varee Beauty & Spa was formed from the idea that corrective and calming treatments need to be performed in a nurturing, warm, and inviting space in order to truly be effective.

D’varee Beauty & Spa offers a comprehensive collection of treatments and services to bring tranquility, calm and relaxation into your life. Their experienced team of professionals, therapists and practitioners were been hand-picked to ensure a warm welcoming experience with a holistic approach; and they have one of the most positive reviews of any salon on BloomMe. Staff here are attentive and friendly – and no request is too small, allowing for a truly personalised experience! We’ve heard that some of the therapists here had their training at the world class five star Hotel, and their massages are truly sublime.

To top it all off – D’Varee definately does not break the bank, with full body massages starting at only $280! (😲😲😎What a steal!)

BloomMe Loves: Aroma Therapy Massage (90 Mins) for $400  (before BloomMe’s discounts of 11-30%)

First time using BloomMe? Get $88 off your 1st booking with sign up code “talk88”. Get the massage above for only $312 , as well as any discounts offered in the app!


Soul Feet (NEW – Central)

Soul feet is an upcoming massage spot in Central Hong Kong, located on Stanley street, it is a quick walk from the MTR. Despite the name, Soul feet does not specialise only with foot massages as they offer full body, aromatherapy massages and even an express head and shoulder massage (15 mins) that is perfect for a quick lunch break relaxation session.

This oasis is designed and crafted by a professional spa & salon designer of Alexander Chang of A&A Designs, transporting you to a chic, hip, yet cosy ambiance to help melt the stress away. Currently one of our user’s favourites, this spa has a 4.5 out of 5 star rating – with most users praising the the quiet and calm environment alongside the skilled masseuses available.

BloomMe Loves: Foot Express (35 Mins) for $238 (before BloomMe’s discounts of 11-30%)

First time using BloomMe? Get $88 off your 1st booking with sign up code “talk88”. Get the massage above for only $150! , as well as discounts offered in the app!


Melomist Beauty Expert (Central)

The Melomist is Hong Kong’s hottest new day spa! perched on a corner building on Conchrane Street, Central, their 5 star treatments have caused a record number of booking frenzy among our BloomMe Girls! As of today they are BloomMe’s highest-rated spa with over 120 reviews, and an average rating of 4.8/5 – WOW😎!  The Melomist is a comprehensive day spa, offering a range of services from luxurious therapeutic massages (must try their Jade Stone Massage – so, so good!), rejuvenating facials and chic mani pedis. They also offer specialised services such as as pre-natal treatments and even treatments for the little ones and teens, so it really comes to no surprise that BloomMe Girls often opt for a full spa day at The Melomist Spa.

The Melomist Spa focuses on four key areas which we feel are pillars to their success; with each client, they focus on hygiene, comfort, safety and results. Ensuring that each and every person that walks through their door is satisfied in every way. It is this attention to detail that separates this spa from the rest. Everything from a hot and cold selection of drinks, to a neck massage as an end treat for a facial has been carefully constructed to ensure that you leave satisfied and feeling bliss.

BloomMe Loves: Evening Primrose Oil Mother to Be Massage– $1080 for 90 mins & Signature Jade Stone Lymph Drainage Massage $980 for 60 mins -(before BloomMe’s discounts of 11-30%)

First time using BloomMe? Get $88 off your 1st booking with sign up code “talk88”.


Spa L’Occitane (Wan Chai, Tsim Sha Tsui, Elements Mall & V City)

L’OCCITANE is a brand that has a world wide following. Many love its natural, environmentally friendly ingredients that the French brand is known for – and now in Hong Kong, you can enjoy these magical soaps, serums and more at Spa L’OCCITANE. The full day spa features nine-rooms in a tranquil oasis in Star street, Wanchai. Spa L’OCCITANE is a natural extension of L’OCCITANE: authentic ingredients with proven effectiveness are fused with traditional therapies, to offer a true voyage of the senses. Spa L’OCCITANE is providing you a true sanctuary of tranquility to rejuvenate your body and soul.

Spa L’OCCITANE is truly unique as it offers a real day spa environment to Hong Kong that feels like a mini holiday in the Mediterranean. With the dimly lit lights, rustic wooden flooring, cream brown color scheme, the entire space carries cozy urban vibes, whilst exuding the therapeutic ambience of Provence. With a total space of more than 3000 square feet, it allows you to shortly escape from the hustle and bustle life in Hong Kong. Alongside the very soothing atmosphere, staff and therapists are well trained and highly experienced. You won’t be disappointed!

BloomMe Loves: Relaxing Aromachologie Massage (Swedish, Chinese and Balinese massage techniques with essential oils)- $900 for 60 mins & Journey to Provence Signature Massage ($1,700/135 mins)

First time using BloomMe? Get $88 off your 1st booking with sign up code “talk88”.


Nutri Slim Spa (Yau Ma Tei)

This cosy spa in Yau Ma Tei feels like you’ve walked straight through the doors of Hong Kong into a relaxing haven in Bangkok. This no-frills, affordable spa transports you straight back to Thailand with a sawadee kap! Thai owned, this spa guarantees you an authentic and affordable Thai massage experience! With a 4.8 out of 5 star rating, from 29 reviews – Nutri Slim is quickly becoming a BloomMe Girl Favourite!

BloomMe Loves: Ancient Thai Massage– $168

First time using BloomMe? Get $88 off your 1st booking with sign up code “talk88”. Get the massage above for only $80, as well as any discounts offered in the app! (😲Wow!)


Foot Health Care (Central)

Foot Health Care is the underdog we all love. Although this Central Spa will never boast as fancy or chic, this hidden gem is one of our favourite spas for massages in Hong Kong for their commitment to providing top notch massages. From their Chinese acupressure, to their foot reflexology you’ll never leave dissatisfied from this highly affordable spa!

BloomMe Loves: Foot Reflexology with Aromatherapy– 60 mins for $228

First time using BloomMe? Get $88 off your 1st booking with sign up code “talk88”. Get the massage above for only $140 , as well as any discounts offered in the app!


So there you have it; 10 incredible massage spots to sooth and satisfy your whole body! The best part about these spas is that they’re all available through BloomMe, so daily discounts of up to 30% off are always available to make booking a massage even more relaxing!

Don’t Have BloomMe Yet? Make bookings at over 1000+ of HK’s Finest Spas & Salons, and save up to 30% off list prices.

Download BloomMe and use code “Talk88” to get $88 off your 1st booking, FREE!

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h3>The Wedding Makeup Trends We Love In 2018! May 15, 2018

Da-da-dada….da-DA-duh-da!

That was to the tune of wedding bells, and if you’re an upcoming blushing bride (or just a romantic-at-heart who is day dreaming about future weddings) then it is time to sink your teeth in to some 2018 wedding trends we are seriously digging. This year, it’s all about effortless beauty combined with subtly chic. Gone are the days of heavily contoured cheekbones and smokey eyes, it’s time to keep it nice and simple and let your natural beauty shine through on your day of days.

 

 

Metallic Liner

Brighten your eyes and nail that angelic look with a small line of metallic eyeliner underneath. For this look, you should aim for a soft metallic rather than something too bold. Gold, silver, even a soft pastel can give you that extra oomph without taking away from your natural beauty.

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Dewy and Fresh

Although this trend has been going for a while, having a dewy and fresh makeup look paired with 2018 effortless-angelic hair is suddenly taking centre stage. For this look, you’ll have soft highlights on your cheekbones, cupids bow, and eyes, which is then paired with a barely there glossy lip (preferably in nude). Keep this look simple and effortless, some small earrings work best.

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No lashes lahes

Gone are the days of huge bar lashes, and now is the time for au naturale lashes, baby! For this trend, brides are ditching the heavy glue and going for soft, and very natural looking lashes with maybe just a suggestion of mascara.

Be sure to try out some of Hong Kong’s best lash extension parlours for lashes that turn heads as people wonder if you’ve always had Bambi eyes.

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Blown the budget on the wedding and need to get a little DIY with your beauty regime? Why not make your own cosmetics and save some cash money for a little pampering after the big day?

Or instead, get a preview of what the massages are like in Thailand before going there on your honeymoon. After all, you are the bride and you should be pampered.

 

 

Download BloomMe and use code “Talk75” to get $75 off your 1st booking, FREE!

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h3>How to make the most of Mother’s Day this year May 10, 2018

Lioness’ and cubs, queens and kittens all have one thing in common with us: the intangible bond between mother and child. If we’re honest with ourselves, we don’t spend enough time with our mothers and there is no denying that she’s a rock star from top to bottom and deserves some quality time and pampering. From wiping snot from our noses to tucking us into bed at night, we at BloomMe want to thank mothers this mother’s day. Whether it’s your mother by birth or mother by choice, we all want to say thank you for being awesome. 

On top of some truly amazing deals across Hong Kong, we’ve also found some places you can take your mother after your pampering for a full-blown treat. A massage/facial/mani/pedi followed by nibbles, drinks, and a good time!

 

 

The Right Spot

Quite literally the right spot to go in terms of fancy massages and celebrity sightings, this wonderful salon is the right spot to take your mother for pampering galore. On top of these deals, The Right Spot is offering having 30% off all facials until 4th June, and 25% off Massages, nails, and hair removal. Book all the deals!

 

2 x The Half-day Beauty Getaway: SELA Dead Sea Mineral Facial (75 mins) + 50 mins of massage of their choice – ($2400 before discount)

Inspired by the city of Jordan and bursting with skin beneficial minerals like magnesium, calcium, bromide, and potassium, The SELA Dead Sea Mineral facial will help to soothe, hydrate, and recover your skin during the 75 minute session. After that, Mum will be over the moon with a choice between massages lasting 50 minutes. Facial and massage? What a winning combo.

Book here!

 

2 x Full Hand & Foot pamper: mani-pedi combo + 50 min foot massage – ($1700 before discount)

Heading out for the night on the town with your best friend (your mum)? Why not get those hands and feet pampered and polished, followed by a 50 minute foot massage and cheeky nap as you fall asleep in the chair? Bliss.

Book here!

Address: 20 Stanley Street, 5/F, Central, Hong Kong

 

After your treatment: Dinner at Fofo by El Willy

Just one street over from The Right Spot, Fofo By El Willy is serving up a delicious Mother’s Day Special menu that includes welcome montaditos with Iberico
iberico ham, foie gras and cured beef, Oysters platter with condiments and much more, as well as a main course and a dessert for just $498 pp (+10% service).

 

More info here

 

 

Emanuel F

Renowned for their stunning haircuts, 100% organic, eco friendly, harsh chemical free products and furnishings, this luxurious spa is cutting a deal just for you this Mother’s Day.

2 x Sensorial Getaway Full Body Massage – 60 minutes ($1500hkd , originallly priced at $830hkd each)

Book here

This glorious massage utilises blends of sesame and apricot oils, with the aromatic healing power of lavender and orange essential oils to give you a relaxation treatment like no other. Usually priced at $850HKD per session, you’ll be treating mum to a cool discount at $1500 for two (and that’s before the BloomMe discount).

Address: UG, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

 

After your treatment: Brunch at Gough’s on Gough

Only around a 5 min walk away from this gorgeous multilevel spa,  Gough’s on Gough are holding a tremendous 3 course brunch in their cosy restaurant, consisting of delights such as roast sirloin with Yorkshire puddings and asaragus risotto with an amazing free- flow option for an extra $248! 

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Ayana Spa

Ay ay ay! This luxury spa only uses the best products, and if you or your mum haven’t experienced the ALQVIMIA range then you are in for a treat. Using all natural ingredients, your mum is going to think she’s on cloud nine after being immersed in the aromatic realm of Ayana Spa.

2x Facial or Massage, and Eye Treatment Mask – 45 minutes ($980 before discount)

Choose from the ALQVIMIA Aromatherapy Massage or the ELEMIS Express Moisturising Facial when treating your mum, and follow up with a luxurious eye treatment mask to really pamper her (and you!).

 

2 x 70 minute massage ($1480 before discount)

You can choose between either the ALQVIMIA Aromatherapy Massage, or the Deep Tissue Massage with Essential Oils for 70 minutes. Your mum and you could choose different ones and compare notes (and book again).

 

2x ALQVIMIA Aromatherapy Massage + Phytomer Balancing Facial, and Eye Treatment – 120 minutes ($2760 before discount)

For this deal, you can enjoy an aromatic massage, a skin balancing facial, and a free eye treatment to boot. Perfect for feeling (and smelling great), this pampering session takes things up a notch with the Phytomer Balancing Facial.

 

2 x  Aromatherapy Massage + ELEMIS Rose Deep Exfoliating Facial, Free Eye Mask – 105 minutes ($2360 before discount)

If your mother is looking for relaxation followed by an invigorating exfoliation, then this is the treatment for you both. In this deal, you’ll not only get the famous ALQVIMIA massage but you’ll also get roses for your mother in the form of a rose exfoliant.

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Address: 12/F, Jade Center, 98 Wellington Street, Central Hong Kong

 

After your treatment: head to Mezcalito for Happy Hour Drinks and Beverages, the best views in Hong Kong, and a ladies night like no other. A five minute walk from Ayana Spa, this hidden gem is a favourite of working professionals and those ladies who know how to enjoy ladies nights. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for Ladies’ Nights free drinks and cheap nibbles.

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Want to get your mom some well-deserved alone time? Treat your mom to some R & R with a BloomMe Gift Card! She’s earned it! Choose from any of our gorgeous card designs to allow your mom to decide not only where she gets her pampering, but she also gets to choose the exact package or treatment she likes that suits her! Not to mention with a gift card she gets to do pamper in her own time and you get to spend quality time at home (or doing other family activities). It’s time to cherish your time together and thank mom for all the love she gives!

Psst. Hubbies, gift cards are also great if you want to pamper your wife and are a little clueless on spas! Buy a gift card here!

 

Download BloomMe and use code Talk75 to get $75 off your 1st booking, FREE!

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