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February 8, 2007

CNY – The Glam Get-Ready Guide

Ready to hit the beach? Not lookin’ like that you’re not! You’ve got 10 days before your fabulous Chinese New Year holiday begins, and we want you lookin’ hot! Follow our get-ready guide, including both professional and do-it-yourself treatments, and you’ll be makin’ waves, not cowering in the shade!

1-2 weeks before: Fitness or Yoga; tone and firm those muscles, bathing beauty!
Leave it to the Professionals: Hit up one of these fitness studios for drop-in classes, trial days or 1-week memberships. Seasons Fitness (http://www.seasonsfitness.com, 2878 6288) offers a 1-week membership for $1000 or a 1-day free trial. California Fitness, (http://www.californiafitness.com, 2522 5229) has a special 1-week membership offer for $750. Arrange for 3-complimentary trial visits at Pure Fitness (http://www.pure-fit.com, 8129 8000). Or, drop in at Pure Yoga (http://www.pure-yoga.com) for $200 per class. Call 2971 0055 to book at the Central location.

DIY: Hot Yoga with Almen Wong DVD, $99 (Pure Yoga, Central Studio)

1-week before: Deep Conditioning Treatment; sun and sea can wreak havoc on your tresses.

Leave it to the Professionals: The experts at Triple Edge (3/F Century Square, 1 D’Aguilar St., 3102 0238) will customize a conditioning treatment based on your hair type to guarantee glossy and fabulous locks throughout your trip, from $700+.

DIY: Frederic Fekkai Hair Mask with Shea Butter, $250 (Lane Crawford, IFC Mall)

1-week before: Facial; achieve the ultimate dewy glow in your holiday pics.

Leave it to the Professionals: Swiss-born Brigitte Niederberger offers discreet, personalized service along with top product lines Elemis and Dr. Murad at her in-home spa studio, You Shine (9615 8432, brigitte@youshine.net). Mention Dim Sum & Then Some when booking and receive 20% off any facial through Feb 28, normally from $500+.

DIY: June Jacobs Cranberry Pomegranate Moisture Mask ,$510 (Plateau Spa, details below)

3-4 days before become the girl from Ipanema!

Leave it to the Professionals: Request the “hot wax” at Plateau Spa (1 Harbour Road, 2584 7688) with expert waxers Gaya, Vivian or Winnie for an almost “ouch-less” bikini wax experience, from $200+. Paraffin, coconut oil and palm kernels considerably reduce the sensitivity. You can save the tequila shots for after instead of before!

DIY: Girl, you must be crazy! This is not the place to scrimp and save!

2-3 days before: Body Scrub and Massage; remove dry winter skin and relieve stress, perfect before self tanning (see below).

Leave it to the Professionals: Body Conscious Clinical Spa (60 Wyndham Street, 16/F, 2524 6171) can tailor a specialized massage and body scrub combination to suit your personal needs. Mention Dim Sum & Then Some and receive a discounted rate on certain treatments. Massages normally from $650+, scrubs normally from $495+.

DIY: Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish, $600 (Lane Crawford, IFC)

2-days before: Self Tanning; look like a bronze goddess no matter what the weather!

Leave it to the Professionals: Sense of Touch (2 Arbuthnot Road, 2869 0939) offers the latest technology in airbrush tanning, which results in an even, natural looking tan that lasts about 5-7 days, $390. We recommend you exfoliate beforehand, wear dark clothing and plan it on a night when you are not going out.

DIY: Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning, $171 (Clarins, 1/F, IFC)

1-2 days before: Mani/Pedi; complement your open-toe stilettos with the perfect poolside polish.

Leave it to the Professionals: Book these essential pre-holiday treatments at Feel Good Factor, $420 (1 Lyndhurst Terrace, 2530 0610) or Indulgence, $450 (33 Lyndhurst Terrace, 2815 6600) for lasting results. We recommend a dark polish on toes as light ones tend to yellow from the sand and sea. For hands, stick with a classic nude polish.

DIY: Essie Polishes in Wicked and Prima Ballerina, $98 (Indulgence, details above)

Best Buys for Your Beauty Bag:

- Dr. Murad Waterproof Sunblock SPF 30, $260 – rich sun cream infused with pomegranate, perfect for sensitive skin (Lane Crawford, Pacific Place)

- Clarins Spray Lotion Solaire, Trés Haute Protection SPF 15, $171 – sprays on with the flair of tanning oil, but offers a high protection block (Clarins, 1/F, IFC)

- Kiehl’s Lip Balm SPF 15, Hue No. 30G, $90 – moisturizing lip balm with sun protection in a sheer cherry colour (Seibu, Pacific Place)

- Kerastase Reflection Crème Chroma Protect, $275 – leave in conditioner with a UV filter to protect hair from sun damage, leaving it silky smooth (Triple Edge, details above)

- Nars Monoï Body Glow II, $530 – deliciously scented body oil to quench the skin and add subtle shimmer and shine (Lane Crawford, IFC)

- Cake Desserted Island Supreme Body Mouse, $310 – all-over body moisturizer that will leave you glowing and gorgeously scented (Harvey Nichols Beyond Beauty, The Landmark)

Bon Voyage!



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