I've been searching for ages for a gel or clay or wax that controls my hair so I can spike it, and this summer I bought Got2b Glued Spiking Glue - and it worked! I've looked everywhere in Hong Kong and I can't find it. I'd rather not use the internet. Got-2-Have-It, Ap Lei Chau The Dictator rules: Tough luck, kid, it's not available here. The website, www.got2b.com , claims they sell their products at Watson's and Mannings. We went to several branches and found zilch, and the sales staff had never heard of it (surprise). We know you'd rather not order online, but if you get desperate try www.cosmeticmall.com ($7.69, not including shipping). Otherwise, my friend, you'll have to do some growing up. Since you're obviously too shy to ask a stylist, we had a chat with the people at Toni & Guy (15 Wyndham Street, Central, tel: 2801 7870). They suggested the Tigi Bed Head Stick ($154), which they sell, for spiking short hair. Others worth trying from Tigi are the Bed Head Manipulator ($146), and the Catwalk line's Catfight ($138), a purple goop housed in a cool orb-shaped container. We've also heard good things about Ice. Not the kind in your freezer, the brand that has a Spiker series of products, including Ice Spiker Water-Resistant Styling Glue and Ice Spiker Blast Spray Adhesive, both $79 at Sasa (Euro Trade Centre, 21 Des Voeux Road, Central, tel: 2525 2877). I like the idea of a cardigan that wraps or ties as opposed to just buttoning up at the front. Where can I get one? All Tied Up, Yuen Long The Dictator: So you like being tied up, do you? We like these tops for accentuating curves, just make sure you don't have a pot belly. BCBG Max Azria has a lovely blue/grey ballerina tie top in a silk/cashmere blend that's perfect for the cooler weather ($1,500; Lane Crawford, 70 Queen's Road Central, tel: 2118 3388). If you like pretty embellishments, you'll love Kenzo's hot pink or beige wool with multi-coloured floral appliques ($1,950; 2/F, The Landmark, Central, tel: 2868 3147). Settle down, bargain shoppers, I'm getting to you. Safari (104, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, tel: 2523 1950) is flogging some ballet sweaters in black with a white or yellow check on the front that could get you mistaken for a New York taxi ($550). They've also got pre-sewn, crisscross sweaters by Ann Taylor in black or beige that elegantly achieve the same look ($360). Nearby C-2 Boutique has similar sweaters in sea moss green or orange with subtle beading ($389; Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, tel: 2821 9778). Or check out the selection of sweaters at Giordano Ladies (1/F, Capitol Centre, Jardine's Crescent, Causeway Bay, tel: 2923 7118), including a cardigan-cum-wrap in black or cream ($650). Where can I buy cream blush? I don't like powder blush because it doesn't blend well. Peaches And Cream, Kennedy Town The Dictator: MAC (Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong, tel: 2265 7218) offers several options. Try Cheek Hue ($160) or Color Base ($120). Shu Uemura (38 Russell Street, Causeway Bay, tel: 2506 4283) makes a nice, natural cream blush in pink, orange or brown ($145) encased in no-nonsense packaging. Chanel's Aqua Blush ($170; First Basement, The Landmark, Central, tel: 2868 5389) only comes in pink, coral or bronze. If oranges or browns tones suit your skin type, check out Chanel's fun Double Contrast compact ($270) with four tones for cheeks, eyes or mouth and a mini lip pencil. Looking for something different? The unusually packaged Stephane Marais cream blush comes in 10 colours ($290; Joyce, Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2367 0860). P.S. Applied properly with the right brush, powder blush can work well too.