• Technology

    How To Compare Products Online Effectively

    When comparing a product, what is the first thing you look at? No doubt this will be the price! Of course, the cost of something is important, but this is not the only thing you should look at when you are buying things online. There can often be hidden costs, which you have to go looking for! Knowing how to compare products effectively is vital. Below, we will discuss the things you should be looking out for when purchasing something…   Delivery Costs This is something that often catches people out on sites such as eBay. You may have browsed the popular auction website looking for some rings, for…

  • View from Lei Yue Mun


    Rainy Hong Kong Day + Lei Yue Mun

    Saturday was another on/off rainy day in Hong Kong, but we didn’t let that slow us down. As mentioned in previous posts, Hong Kong is made up of different islands. We took a taxi to Lei Yue Mun, which I knew was across the harbor since we took a tunnel there, but I wasn’t sure exactly where it was. My dad said something to me about being by an inlet, but I looked it up on Google and learned that it’s a short channel separating Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. It’s also a fishing village, which I knew since we were going there specifically for a seafood lunch. While there…

  • Life

    Online or In-Store Shopping?

    Do you prefer to shop online or in a physical store? It’s a question that comes up quite a bit these days with the ever growing popularity and convenience of online shopping. SwiftMoney has been interested in whether people are more in to “retail or e-tail” and it’s pretty interesting to look at the statistics. I love looking at statistics like this and truth be told I thought that the percentage of people who prefer online shopping would be much higher! Honestly, I can shop anywhere (mostly) and have no problem with either. But, I have to say that these days I find myself doing a majority of my shopping online.…

  • Fashion

    Unplanned Shopping Trip & Haul

    So this past Friday I really had no intention of shopping, yet it ended up happening – let me explain! A girl friend and I had talked about going to see Into the Woods since before winter break began. We made plans to go this past Friday to a matinee show. When we got there, about 20 minutes before the movie, we walked into the theater (inside a small mall nearby) and saw wall to wall people! Seriously, it’s like everyone decided to go to the movies that day. We couldn’t believe it – it was 1 in the afternoon! Needless to say, the movie was sold out and the next…

  • Beauty

    Sephora VIB Haul

    A couple of weeks ago I got the invitation in the mail for the Sephora VIB Sale. Since Sephora only has these 20% off sales two or three times a year, I definitely take advantage of them. I use these opportunities to stock up on items I’m running low on and buy some more high-end items since I have the discount. This time around I got: Caudalie Grape Water – I recently dedicated a post to this. I’m running low and wanted to purchase a back-up. Marc Jacobs Style  Eye-Con No. 7 Plush Shadow (The Dreamer) – I have been wanting to try something from Marc Jacobs Beauty for a…

  • Beauty,  Fashion,  Looks

    Sephora VIB Rouge Event: OOTD & Haul

    Yesterday I went to the Sephora VIB Rouge closed door shopping event. Thanks to a few splurges on myself and birthday and Christmas presents for family and friends I earned an invite to the event. It was nice to look/shop around the store before the mall even opened and there were plenty of sales associates and even brand reps to help. There was also pastries, water and coffee, but I was too busy wandering around the store to partake. If you spent a minimum $35 you got a goodie bag and let’s face it – I got one because 1) it’s not difficult to spend $35 at Sephora and 2)…