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Friday 7 March 2014

This Week the Mice have Mostly Been

Another week bites the dust, and now it's time for the weekend! Woo hoo!

This week one Mouse has been up to her eyeballs in work, while the other two have been lazing on various white beaches in Barbados... 

Sometimes life just isn't fair! And when we haven't been smugly sipping cocktails at sunset or forlornly lamenting our lot, this week the Mice have mostly been...

Nailing it at the brand new luxe mani spot in town, the Loft. If you can't have your toes buried in Caribbean white sands, they should at least be perfectly pedicured and painted a bright holiday coral. So HK Mouse thought it was basically essential to spend a whole morning getting seriously spoilt at the Loft, little sister of Sheung Wan's beauty hotspot, the Nail Library. Perched on the escalators just above Iyara, the Loft is without a doubt our new favourite place to get pampered in Central.

The Loft offers flawless manis, pedis and nail art as well as a variety of decadant treatments. Owner, Ping Lam, ensures that from the moment you arrive you're relaxed, happy and super indulged. The Loft's library of nail polishes is the best we've ever come across anywhere in the world, a rainbow of colours await you far beyond the usual nail bar offering of Essie and Opi. Choose from high fashion options like YSL, Tom Ford or Marc Jacobs or detox and go for one of the 5-free brands that the Loft carries, think - ncLA and Kure Bazaar.

The decor at the loft is urban-chic with vintage touches throughout. Settle your weary Hong Konged-out self into one of the leather armchairs, grab a stack of mags (handily stored in a dresser and sorted into separate drawers for fashion, gossip and Lifestyle), and prepare to be beautified. 

We were treated to a Panpuri Path Less Ordinary foot ritual  - a blissful 45 minutes of toe-curlingly amazing foot scrub, massage and mask - topped off with a pedicure and an ncLA coral paint job. Next up, a spin in the vintage barber's chair (the comfiest perch in Hong Kong by a long shot) where we tried out the men's wet shave, energising massage and facial treatment (excluding the wet shave part, obviously...).  

We can confidently confirm that whether you're a girl, a boy or an alien, if you're feeling even vaguely stressed or in need of a little love this weekend, a time out at the Loft will leave you feeling like a whole new person with very pretty nails! HK Mouse even forgot her Barbados Blues for a couple of blessed out hours... 

Getting Oscars Fever and poring over the Vanity Fair Party photos from Hollywood's night of nights. 

Monday morning saw us up as the sun rose to pore over every sequin and stiletto that strolled down the red carpet at the 86th Academy Awards. We brought you our round-up of what we loved and what we loathed earlier this week, but we're still swooning over all the post-ceremony party pics. If you haven't caught up yet, here're our favs...

And on that note, it's probably time to wish you all a VERY...

Have a wonderful weekend!
The Mice

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