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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
4 WAYS TO SLEEP BETTER

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Few things are as refreshing as a good night’s sleep. It helps memory, attentiveness, productivity, and of course, our general well-being. But many of us live in a state of continual sleep deprivation. To help, we asked Hong Kong-based, internationally board-certified sleep physiologist, sleep science coach and founder of Sleep HQ, Kate Bridle, for her thoughts on how we can sleep longer and more deeply.

 

RELAX YOUR EYES

Eye relaxation is important as part of whole-body relaxation, which impacts significantly on sleep. Try giving yourself an eye massage before bed or using a warm compress to relax eye muscles and relieve dry eyes.

 

Kate says: “A great trick to relax eyes before you go to sleep is to soak a small towel or microfibre cloth in hot water. Squeeze any excess water out, lie down in a dark bedroom and place the cloth over your eyes. Focus on relaxing all facial muscles and keep the cloth in place for five minutes as part of your relaxing bedtime ritual.“

 

 

 

USE GOOD-QUALITY BEDDING AND SLEEPWEAR

Recent studies including one from the US National Institutes of Health have shown that breathable material is best – that could be silk, wool or cotton. If you choose cotton, don’t be seduced by thread count – it doesn’t necessarily indicate quality. And very high thread count means the fabric might not breathe well. The maximum should be about 500.

 

 

Kate says: “Investing in good bedding is important. High-quality, breathable sheets are known to promote better sleep through improved body temperature regulation. Keeping your bedding clean and well-aired is also important. Low body temperature and comfort are significant factors in better sleep quality.” 

 

 

USE WARM LIGHTING

Exposure to blue light – the type commonly emitted by digital devices – suppresses our “sleep hormone” melatonin. This is particularly bad at night, as it disrupts our circadian rhythms and may lead to long-term health effects, according to Harvard researchers.

 

Kate says: “Light is the main external influence on our sleep-wake cycle, and unfortunately we live in a world of artificial light. Stick to ‘warmer’ low-light lamps in the hour before bed to ensure your brain can start preparing for sleep adequately – candlelight is also excellent in that time.”

 

 

 

 

 

MEDITATE


Meditation is a great way to relax before bed. For beginners, simply sit or lie comfortably, close your eyes, breathe naturally and focus on your breathing and the way your body moves with it.

Kate says: “Many of us are always on the go, so our bodies are in a chronic state of stress or ‘high alert’ and we find it hard to switch off at night. Meditation is a way to calm and focus the mind, to prevent ourselves from worrying about things that may have happened during the day or that may happen the next day. It helps us to control which hormones are surging around our body, switching from those associated with stress and worry to those that help us to rest and relax. I recommend that around 30 minutes before bed, you write a list of anything you need to do tomorrow – putting it on paper gets it off your mind – followed by 10 to 15 minutes of meditation. Apps are excellent help for beginners.”

 

 

 

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Friday, July 20, 2018
SLEEPING BEAUTY

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Discover the new beauty and wellbeing products which help you get the most from your beauty sleep.

 

 Charlotte Tilbury – Overnight Blonde and Glow Mask $420

 

 

If it’s the bright, radiant skin you’re after, seek for Charlotte Tilbury 's Overnight Bronze & Glow Mask. Formulated with natural tan pigments like nourishing blackcurrant seed oil and oat kernel extract, it allows you to get the bronzed, healthy glowing skin you have long desired.

 

 UMA - Total Rejuvenation Night Face Oil $1,190

 

Incorporating a luxe face oil into your evening beauty routine can help your skin maintain much-needed hydration. This Total Rejuvenation Night Face Oil from UMA is blended to combat imperfections and appearance of fine lines. Enriched with natural essential oils, this ultra-rich overnight formula will instantly boost your skin's complexion and radiance.

 

 

 This Works - Evening Detox Collection $280-410

 

Introducing This Works' new Evening Detox collection – nightly natural essentials for optimal skin recovery, providing resilience to the damaging effects of pollution. In synergy with the skin’s internal body clock, this 3-step range of naturally effective anti-pollution skincare rejuvenates pollution exposed skin and boosts overnight detoxification - resulting in a clean and radiant, younger looking complexion.

 

 

 

Vitajuwel - ViA Sunny Morning bottle $770

  

Inspired by the tradition of ancient Greek crystal healing, this ViA Sunny Morning bottle by VitaJuwel will be your special companion that simultaneously lifts the spirit and calms the mind. Made from durable lead-free glass, this container has an interchangeable gemstone pod filled with orange calcite and clear quartz.

 



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THE BEAUTY CHEF - SLEEP INNER BEAUTY POWDER $310

 

SLEEP Inner Beauty Powder is your inner beauty night treatment, helping to rejuvenate and repair the skin from the inside as you sleep peacefully.


As the name suggests, SLEEP is scientifically formulated to soothe your nerves and deepen your sleep. The formula contains natural sedatives, passionflower and lemon balm, alongside sour cherry - naturally rich in the sleep-giving hormone, melatonin. With bio-fermented pawpaw leaf and turmeric root and 1.5 billion probiotics per serve, the formula is supercharged by The Beauty Chef's exclusive Flora Culture™ fermentation process, for greater potency and absorption. 

 

 

 

VITACLEAN HQ - SHOWER HEAD AND CITRUS FILTER SET $660

 

Upgrade your shower experience with the Shower Head set from Vitaclean HQ. Relieving your water of limescale and chlorine, the citrus filter is supplied with Vitamin C and essential oils to nourish your hair and skin. Filter last up to 4 weeks and the cloth & ceramic balls are recommended to change every 2/3 months. 

 

VITACLEAN HQ – GOLDEN SHIMMER COFFEE SCRUB $210 

 

The Golden Shimmer Coffee Scrub from Vitaclean HQ is the best way to complete your perfect shower routine. The formula contains coffee, dead sea, coconut oil and mica which are balanced to gently exfoliate, soften, hydrate and create shimmer for your skin.

 

 

 

 



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JO MALONE Queen of Pop Collection
Bubble Bath 500ml HKD 980 | Candle 200g HKD 695 | Cologne 30ml HKD 630


Playful in polka dots. Colourful Colognes. Stripy Candles and Brilliant Bubbles. Bath time has never been this fun! Jo Malone’s Queen of Pop collection curated by Poppy Delevingne is exclusively available now at Lane Crawford. Try the bubblicious Bubble Bath and the specially-decorated limited-edition Colognes and Home candles. Rich and dreamy. They are the perfect excuses to spoil yourself in summer.

 

NARS The Endless Summer Collection

 

NARS Cosmetics introduces the Endless Summer Collection, featuring four gifting sets with dusky shadows, luminous highlighters and undressed lip colors from saturated satin to true matte. The heated lineup is inspired by the seductive warmth of summer. Feel the heat, from sunrise to sunset. Get a youthful, sun-kissed look this summer. The collection will be exclusively available at Lane Crawford in July. 

 



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Radiant skin starts from inside out. The key to glowing skin is to stay hydrated from the inside and keep moisturised on the outside. We have rounded up 5 beauty and wellbeing products to keep your skin glowing this summer. Beauty is a journey that starts from within, The Beauty Chef makes the trip easier and delicious with the Glow Advanced formula. Packed with 26 skin-loving super foods and probiotics, this powder supports skin rejuvenation and aids digestive balance. Mix it into your favourite post-workout smoothie for a quick way to get the daily requirement of powerhouse vitamins.

 

 

Another all-in-one daily green superfood for nourishment from the inside out, WelleCo's THE SUPER ELIXIR™ Alkalizing Formula is a green multi-vitamin powder blend to optimise the function of your body systems. Made from 45 wholefood ingredients and packaged in a ceramic caddy, this formula removes harmful toxins from the body while encouraging a healthier metabolism.

 

 

If you would like to boost your outer glow, This Works' energy bank skin glow is a must try. Formulated with algae and corn seed extract to fight against external aggressors. Plumping skin with hyaluronic acid, this one can be worn alone or under makeup for a refreshing, balanced glow. A restful sleep will also give you that healthy natural glow, This Works' deep sleep™ night oil’s soothing formula has a 100% natural blend of provencal lavender, vetivert and chamomile that promotes sleep while restoring natural radiance.
Pure and clean water is always the best beauty elixir. Refresh your everyday water drinking habit with this Vitajuwel's ViA Beauty bottle. Inspired by the tradition of ancient Greek crystal healing, this container has an innovative gemstone pod filled with amethyst, aventurine quartz and rose quartz – a powerful combination widely used for beauty treatments that calm and soothe the mind.

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Summer comes early this year. You’re probably planning the perfect summer escape, and your holiday wardrobe with swimwear. Whether you prefer to enjoy a poolside cocktail in the balmy sunshine or find a shady spot on the beach and relax, here are some ideas to help you get ready for summer!



Get a Pretty Swimsuit! Soak up the sun in style with designer swimwear from Zimmermann, Lisa Marie Fernandez, and more. From bohemian to retro style, you can surely find the perfect swimwear for your resort look. 



Go Bright with NARS Orgasm Collection! Indulge your senses with three new Orgasms for lips and cheeks. Feel the sweet peachy-pink colour. Swipe on seduction with Afterglow Lip Balm, and give cheeks sensational dimension with Illuminating Loose Powder. They will give you a sun-kissed glow this summer. 



Listen to the summer playlist! There is no better way to get yourself into the holiday mood at home than listening to some music. Crafted from high-end materials, the Native Union PR/01 speaker can deliver high power, high fidelity sound in a minimal form, and support wireless charging. If you want to chill out on the beach, try B&O E8 Pink to enjoy beautiful listening experiences. Inspired by the pink blooms of the Yoshino cherry tree, the E8 Pink Edition is elegantly designed. 



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TOM FORD BEAUTY Fabulous Eau De Parfum 50 ml | HKD 2,400

 

Coming in hot! A decadent oriental leather with an intoxicating grip captures a rarefied air, the scent can only be described in one way - Fabulous. With a name that says it all, the vibrant opening makes an instant statement as clary sage and fresh lavender command attention. Delectable bitter almond and vanilla inflections infuse textural richness to the leather heart. This one is bold and sweet, making it the perfect summer scent that everyone loves so much.

 

CHARLOTTE TILBURY Hot Lips Lipstick | HKD 270 each

 

Turn on the heat with Charlotte Tilbury’s Hot Lips Lipsticks inspired by the world’s beautiful women. In collaboration with incredible celebrities, including Kim Kardashian-West, Kate Moss and Carina Lau, etc., the collection features 12 shades from rose petal-pink to fresh geranium red. Powered with light-diffusing pigments, the lipsticks will give your lips a lasting impression on hot summer nights. 


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