[HONG KONG] Happy Horsie Year! Chinese New Year Festivities!

It's been a two months hiatus for me! Lots of things are going on in my life and there are a lot for me to adjust to. 
They call it quarter life crisis, who knows. 
I needed to find my inner self being away from everything including my precious blog. 

Believe it or not, part of my recent Hong Kong and Vancouver trip was to visit friends and family for Chinese New Year! It is the biggest (and longest) celebration of our Chinese tradition and to be honest with you, I'm still receiving red pockets this week (almost the end of the 2nd week already!)

This is the coolest and most fashionable red pocket I got aside from all the Hello Kitty and cute characters..

Red Pocket envelopes by Celine. 
My aunt said the designer brand only gives them out if you spend a certain amount and it's extremely limited.

  This year because I was in Hong Kong for all the pre-festivities, I'll share some pictures of some of the decorations!

This was at Langham Place of Hong Kong
This is too cute of horses hahah! 

 Harbour City, Hong Kong

They had the pink lanterns which was super festive! People were literally EVERYWHERE, almost impossible to take a perfect picture.

While I was there at Harbour City, here's how the Benefit Costmetics Counter looks like. 
I haven't seen one in Toronto so I thought it was really cute =))

This year around, Benefit Cosmetics provided me with Asia's bestsellers to do a Chinese New Year Look!

Here are Asia's Best Sellers:
Benetint – lip and cheek stain 
They're Real Mascara 
POREfessional – Pore minimizing Pro Balm 
Gimme Brow – Brow Volumizing Fiber gel 
Fake Up - Hydrating concealer

I'm totally not surprised Benetint and They're Real are on the top of the list! My sister is on her 3rd bottle of Benetint while I'm on 2nd! It's our favourite stain ever!! I gave They're Real a 2nd chance this time around and I am VERY happy with the results. Even my Asian stubborn lashes stayed up and curled. When I first applied my make up, I was so shocked that I posted a photo to my instagram right away! 

I like applying on my lids because it gives a very youthful look. I noticed that lids tends to lose the blushed look as you age. 

First time testing out the Hello Flawless Oxygen foundation, I find that it's a bit drying for my skin so I had to spray my face with Hyalouronic Acid mist right away. I kept my look very very simple so my lips and cheek colour are all the works of the Benetint... fave!! 

I hope you all had a great Chinese New Year, how was your celebration??
And what's your favourite Benefit item?? 

Thanks for reading, see you soon =)