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Butterfly (CD) L'Arc-en-Ciel

If a rock band stays relevant for a decade, they can consider they've had a great career. Yet Japanese rock band L'Arc-en-Ciel (French for 'rainbow') celebrated their 20th anniversary last year and show no signs of slowing down.

Friday, 18 May, 2012, 12:00am

Deja vu prevents top rating

If a rock band stays relevant for a decade, they can consider they've had a great career. Yet Japanese rock band L'Arc-en-Ciel (French for 'rainbow') celebrated their 20th anniversary last year and show no signs of slowing down.

Their 12th album, Butterfly, came out this year, and features the seven singles released since their 2008 album.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Powder room

Toni&Guy's Finishing Shine Spray (right, HK$118/100ml) is a lightweight, perfumed mist that gives straight hair a lustrous look.

Guerlain's Kiss Kiss Colour Play Lip Palette (below, HK$560) has three velvety lipstick shades (2.1g) that can be interchanged with a holder that evokes cigarette holders of the 1920s, a mini lip gloss (4.5g) and sharpener.

5 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

This week we test: lip balm

Licking your lips makes them dry. Use lip balm instead, either alone or as base for lipstick.

Benefit California Kissin' (HK$150/12.5g)

Not moisturising or long-lasting enough. However, the shimmer looks great and the mint taste keeps you feeling fresh.

Bliss Superbalm Lip Conditioner SPF15 (HK$100/4.2g)

27 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Modern Indian woman: a kiss-and-tell story

Kissing can damage your career and reputation. This is the lesson that India's most famous actress and one of its well-known female politicians have learned in recent days.

31 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Channel Hop

In one of the best sleeper hits of recent years, a loveable loser - played by Jack Black - shakes up a stuffy private school with his penchant for rock music, leading his 10-year-old charges to stardom at a battle-of-the-bands contest in the process.

28 May 2006 - 12:00am

Festival has best season in 33 years

Despite jazz violinist Regina Carter cancelling at the last minute and founding members of The Blind Boys of Alabama Clarence Fountain being too ill to travel with the rest of their gospel choir, the Hong Kong Arts Festival has recorded its highest ticket sales for 33 years.

21 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

REVIEW

The Kiss that Missed

David Melling (Hodder Children's Books, with audio tape) $110

Here's a morality tale that could have been written especially for Hong Kong fathers: the story of a king who is forever in a hurry, always working and never able to find the time to read his son a bedtime story.

8 May 2004 - 12:00am

Quote of the day

'All he can afford to give me is a kiss.'

Bankrupt singer Kenny Bee's girlfriend, Fan Chiang

21 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Introducing the tongue

The longest tongue in rock'n'roll will be in Hong Kong this weekend. Gene Simmons, lead poser in overly made-up American megaband Kiss, flies in on Sunday to record a special programme for MTV, before he heads to Beijing for what he mysteriously describes as a 'venture of enormous potential'.

13 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

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