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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 03 March, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 03 March, 2009, 12:00am

Giorgio Armani's new Second Skin Nude lip colour collection (HK$200) includes 10 easy-to-wear, translucent shades inspired by different shades of daylight, such as beige, soft pale pinks, coral, purple pinks and vibrant sunset pinks. A shiny, silky texture makes these a covetable new-season product. Available from Lane Crawford Canton Road and Times Square, and the Armani shops in Chater House in Central, Festival Walk Kowloon Tong, and Elements mall, TST.

Little Joey Organics Baby Shampoo in Bush Fuchsia (below left, HK$109/250ml) is a sulfate-free hair wash that contains no harsh ingredients and is ultra-gentle for your little one's hair. It also contains organic lavender, an essential oil to soothe and relax. Most of the ingredients from the Little Joey range are sourced from the Australian bush and are 100 per cent natural. Available from Watson's in the Capitol Centre, Causeway Bay, and Discovery Bay.

Pevonia's Seaweed Exfoliating Soap (top centre, HK$240/150g) contains active ingredients to remove dead cells and toxic build-up. The small seaweed particles gently exfoliate, activating blood circulation and help to smooth orange-peel skin. Available from Healing Hands Spa, L9, Harbour Plaza Metropolis Hotel, Hung Hom, and More than Skin Urban Spa, 1/F 8 Gilman's Bazaar, Central.

Mac's Hello Kitty collection encompasses a rainbow of lip glosses, eyeshadows, glitter eyeliners, powder blush and nail polishes. The Popster Lively lip conditioner in coral pink (HK$125) smells like a sweet shop and is a shiny, sheer shade when applied, but looks like a neon sign in the pot. The Lucky Tom eye shadow (HK$340) contains four sparkling shades in one compact - from yellow gold to charcoal. Available from March 9 at Seibu, Langham Place, Mongkok.

Red Earth's Lash Wonder mascara (bottom right, HK$110) is designed to give longer lash length and be long-wearing, smudge-proof and resistant to rain, tears, perspiration, sebum and humidity. Its stay-fast ability means the Sweet Dreams Gentle makeup remover (HK$90/125ml) might be needed to take it off. Soak a cotton bud in very warm water (39 degrees Celsius), and wipe it away. Handy products for a good price. Available from SaSa stores.

OPI's South Beach Collection is another fun nail lacquer offering that comes in colours including the unique lilac shade of Done Out in Deco and the shocking pink Feeling Hot Hot Hot (bottom left, both HK$135). Sand in my Suit is a more muted beige tone, but the rest are as bright and loud as Miami itself. Available from leading nail salons throughout Hong Kong and Sephora, Kowloon.