Trekking up and down Hong Kong’s winding streets in 30 degree heat is not ideal – and not kind on our feet. That’s why we’re keen to find comfortable, stylish shoes for summer. Enter Soludos! Our Sassy Senior Editor Lauren is slightly obsessed with these cute espadrilles, which come in a range of colours and designs. Choose from various, adorable embroidered images such as coconuts, flamingos, watermelons and even pizza to add a bit of fun to your toes!
Available at Kapok from $590, www.ka-pok.com/webshop/designers/q-to-t/soludos
Who doesn’t love a bit of coconut oil? These days coconut oil is used for everything from cooking, to cleaning, to beauty products. We recently tried out the new Craft Kit from Coconut Matter, a Hong Kong based coconut oil brand that uses only the highest quality oil. The craft kit includes everything you need to create your very own coconut lip balm, with all measurements laid out for you. It couldn’t be easier to make and you end up with a silky smooth and wonderfully coconut smelling lip balm with a hint of colour, perfect for hydrating lips over the summer. Grab a kit and spend the night in with your friends getting crafty!
Available from $395 here.
When we think of Christian Louboutin, that flash of the signature red sole comes straight to mind. But not only do Louboutin excel at creating the most stunning shoes, they also have a line of exquisite nail polishes that come with a stiletto inspired lid. For your next summer holiday you’ll want to have the perfect digits, and Louboutin’s new red shades are what we’re lusting after. Choose from Jazzy Doll, Lady Peep or EdgyPopi for the ideal, classic red hue. Expect a high-shine polish that will see you through the summer… go on, treat yourself! We will be.
Available for $460 per bottle here and at the flagship store: Christian Louboutin Wyndham, 10-12 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2530 2198
Sick of the same old scent? Add a light, bright new fragrance to your vanity this summer and try out the new Mademoiselle Azzaro perfume. The sweet bottle will sit oh-so pretty on your counter and the notes of mandarin blossom, peach, Syringa flowers and iris wood blend perfectly to create a romantic, unique floral scent. Switch up your perfume and add a fresh new fragrance from Azzaro that will have you dreaming of summer days in Paris…
Available for $490 at SOGO Causeway Bay.
We’re all about supporting local businesses, brands and stores, so of course we can’t rave about the wonderful Callixto enough! Founded by the gorgeous Sasha Dennig, this bright pink shop stocks the most tantalising treasures from all over the world. Whether it’s striking ginger jars from Thailand, gorgeous Aztec gems or brightly coloured rugs, Callixto is our go-to store for unique accessories and home-ware. This summer we can’t wait to adorn ourselves with fun and fabulous jewellery, and Callixto’s ‘Rajput Jewels‘ are firmly on our must-have list. We love the contrast of the gold with the turquoise stone, perfect for adding a touch of glamour to your summer maxi dress.
Available from $698 at www.callixto.com.
We’ve already started planning all our summer trips abroad and to capture our travels we’d love to have this uber cool Lomo’Instant Honolulu Spring Edition camera. The palm tree print makes this the ideal camera for all those tropical beach vacays, and we love the photo-booth inspiration. You can capture those spontaneous moments with just one click and have an instant snap printed in seconds! Say bye to Instagram, it’s all about the polaroids.
Available for $1,290 here.
With summer knocking on our door, we can’t get enough of a bright bold lip, but with the welcomed sunshine also comes the dreaded humidity, the patchy lips and smudge-stained chins. Fret not though girls, if you’re on the hunt for a matte lippy with a high staying power, KIKO MILANO have just launched their Velvet Passion range and we’re going bananas over their gorgeous Papaya shade! With heaps of cool and appropriately named summer shades to choose from however (Sangria and Wine are also firm Sassy favourites…), these glide-on lipsticks are shaped for easy application, are ultra creamy and look fresh on the lips without being drying – the Hong Kong heat already has that one covered.
Want to try out this lush lippy yourself? You’re in luck, as we’ve got an exclusive offer at KIKO MILANO just for you, girls! The first 50 Sassy readers will receive a complimentary Smart Lipstick (not pictured above) with any purchase… simply quote that you’re a Sassy reader at check out to redeem the gift.
Grab your for $99 from KIKO MILANO counters at LCX in Harbour City, the basement of Times Square and from May, 20 at amp UC-22.
Spruce up your home for summer and stop by iDecorate‘s new stand alone store at LAB Concept in Admiralty. We’ve been fans of this online home-ware store for a while now, so we couldn’t wait to check out the products in person. They have you covered with everything from cutlery and crockery, to cards and candles… we absolutely loved the framed prints as well, which would look great above the sofa! Choose your favourite inspirational quote and you can also opt for a frame chosen by the artist themselves.
Prints available from $326 here or at the store: LAB Concepts, Shop B07, 93 Queensway, Queensway Plaza, Admiralty, Hong Kong