Summer is on the horizon, and this May we’re gearing up for the sunshine! Pack you bags with these goodies from our May edition of What Sassy Wants before you jet off on that beach vacay and you’ll feel like an instant summer goddess. Here comes the sun…
1. Shanghai Tang perfume
We big fans of the sophisticated Shanghai Tang, so we couldn’t wait to check out the brand new line of fragrances they’ve launched (just in time for summer!). The five female fragrances are inspired by the journey across the world from East to West, and are handcrafted using 100% natural ingredients. Choose from the feminine ‘Gold Lily’ scent with notes of lily, jasmine and patchouli, or go sensual ‘Oriental Pearl’ which uses amber, rose and vanilla to create a unique scent. Our fave? The floral, berry-scented ‘Orchid Bloom’.
Available at Shanghai Tang stores in Hong Kong for $880 per bottle – see all store locations here.
2. Apologie Paris slippers
‘Eye’ see you! Slip on these cute Salvatore Karung shoes from Apologie Paris (available at newly opened French store, Chateau Zoobeetle) to add a fun and flirty update to your outfit. The quirky design will make you stand out from the crowd and we can always do with an extra pair of flats when pounding the pavements of HK!
Available for $2,400 at Chateau Zoobeetle, 38 Sai Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.zoobeetle.com.
3. Karen Walker sunglasses
One of our favourite accessories boutiques, The9thMuse, never fails to provide staples for every season, and summer is no exception. Snap up these gorgeous Karen Walker sunnies to shield your peepers from the sun’s strong rays – and look pretty cool while you’re at it.
Available here for $2,900 at The9thMuse, 12/F, Unit 1204, One Lyndhurst Tower, No.1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, 2537 7598.
4. Vamastyle El Kabron kimono
If you want easy, breezy summer outfits then Vamastyle should be your first stop. The new Tropicale Resort & Swim collection ’15 is truly stunning, and we love the unique, tribal-inspired blue and white print on the El Kabron kimono. Don’t forget to check out the whole new collection here for all your go-to summer pieces.
Available online here for $120 (USD).
5. Aesop Protective Body Lotion SPF50
As much as we love getting a golden tan, we’re all about keeping our skin safe! Enter Aesop’s Protective Body Lotion SPF50+, which is sure to guard you skin from harmful UV rays. This wonderful lotion is so easy and smooth to apply, and absorbs quickly into skin. Rub some in every morning to guarantee you keep your skin protected when the sun comes out!
Available online here for $295 – see all Aesop stores in Hong Kong here.
6. Diptyque Florabellio scent
We’re huge fans of the heavenly scented goodies from Diptyque, and their latest offering is definitely on our lust-list. The new Florabellio eau de toilette has notes of apple blossom and apricot-scented osmanthus, followed by a hint of roasted coffee. This unique fragrance evokes images of the coastline… just where we want to be this summer.
Available for $780 for 500ml and $990 for 100ml at the Hong Kong Diptyque store: Shop 1080, Podium Level 1 IFC mall, No. 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong. See all Diptyque stores here.
7. TŌTL M.E. 2-in-1 Mascara and Eyeliner
With the rising temps and the sticky humidity, make-up isn’t exactly easy to apply. That’s why we’re all over this two-in-one genius product from TŌTL M.E.! Now in one swift go you can apply eyeliner and mascara – easy peasy. Plus, it takes up less room in that favourite (but tiny) clutch of yours…
Available here for $19.99 (USD).
8. Island State Santorini bikini
Looking for a new bikini for your upcoming summer hol? Check out Island State! This cool Aussie brand has recently set up shop in Hong Kong, and you can choose from a selection of kaftans, bikini separates and swimsuits. The talented Jenna Moss behind the brand has cleverly designed prints that reflect images from her travels around the world, and nothing says ‘beach’ to us like photos of Santorini in Greece! That’s why we love this Santorini bikini… hello sunshine!
Available online here for $40 (AUD) or at their Hong Kong store, 22 Mosque Street, Mid Levels, Hong Kong.