LiYing is the Senior Digital Content Manager of STYLE Magazine. She was previously the Beauty Editor of Harper's BAZAAR, and writes for the STYLE website about topics that range from fashion to beauty and travel.

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Review | Dior or Nars? We review two major beauty brands’ festive collections

Nars conjures up the era of Studio 54 when Elton John, Mick Jagger and Andy Warhol took centre stage, and Dior rings in 2020 with shimmery palettes

13 Dec 2019 - 4:16PM

Nars conjures up the era of Studio 54 when Elton John, Mick Jagger and Andy Warhol took centre stage, and Dior rings in 2020 with shimmery palettes

Dior or Nars? We review two major beauty brands’ festive collections
Non-vegans are loving these vegan foods: 3 plant-based places in Hong Kong to try for Christmas dinner or winter solstice

From vegan roasted duck using and golden fried Brussels sprouts to plant-based tea cakes – here’s our favourite vegan fare of the season

11 Dec 2019 - 5:08PM

From vegan roasted duck using and golden fried Brussels sprouts to plant-based tea cakes – here’s our favourite vegan fare of the season

Non-vegans are loving these vegan foods: 3 plant-based places in Hong Kong to try for Christmas dinner or winter solstice
Does rose quartz enhance your skincare routine and your life?

Alternative health therapies, like crystal healing, are gaining in popularity, and despite the scepticism, are more popular than ever

13 Dec 2019 - 10:56AM

Alternative health therapies, like crystal healing, are gaining in popularity, and despite the scepticism, are more popular than ever

Does rose quartz enhance your skincare routine and your life?
Review | Want to look like Rihanna? Wear cruelty-free make-up? We review Fenty by Rihanna and Hourglass Cosmetics’ Christmas beauty collections

Christmas is surely the season to splash out (and stand out) with some limited edition beauty collections – so we put two of beauty bloggers’ favourite brands to the test on film

5 Dec 2019 - 11:08AM

Christmas is surely the season to splash out (and stand out) with some limited edition beauty collections – so we put two of beauty bloggers’ favourite brands to the test on film

Want to look like Rihanna? Wear cruelty-free make-up? We review Fenty by Rihanna and Hourglass Cosmetics’ Christmas beauty collections
What’s hot in Korea: top K-pop news about Song Hye-kyo, IU, BTS and others in November

Who were Song Hye-kyo’s other alleged lovers before Song-Song couple, why K-pop fans went crazy for IU and will BTS appear in K-pop’s first movie

11 Dec 2019 - 11:36AM

Who were Song Hye-kyo’s other alleged lovers before Song-Song couple, why K-pop fans went crazy for IU and will BTS appear in K-pop’s first movie

What’s hot in Korea: top K-pop news about Song Hye-kyo, IU, BTS and others in November
Will Alpha’s vegan nuggets turn non-vegans on to a plant-based diet?

Huge interest in class action lawsuit against Burger King and Netflix series The Game Changers shows how vegans and non-vegans have taken to ‘meatless meat’

30 Nov 2019 - 8:19AM

Huge interest in class action lawsuit against Burger King and Netflix series The Game Changers shows how vegans and non-vegans have taken to ‘meatless meat’

Will Alpha’s vegan nuggets turn non-vegans on to a plant-based diet?
Power brows are out – so it’s all about hair and nails: tips and tricks to get you party ready in time for the holiday season, and 2020

Experts at Glow Salon in Central reveal hair and nails tips and tricks for the Christmas season and explain why power brows are no longer on trend

23 Nov 2019 - 6:34AM

Experts at Glow Salon in Central reveal hair and nails tips and tricks for the Christmas season and explain why power brows are no longer on trend

Power brows are out – so it’s all about hair and nails: tips and tricks to get you party ready in time for the holiday season, and 2020
How plant-based diets and ‘impossible’ meat substitutes ruled the conversation in 2019, as we enter World Vegan Month

Vegans and vegetarians have plenty to celebrate as restaurants across Hong Kong adopt the Green Monday movement and plant-based meat substitutes are now commonplace even in fast food chains

4 Nov 2019 - 12:51PM

Vegans and vegetarians have plenty to celebrate as restaurants across Hong Kong adopt the Green Monday movement and plant-based meat substitutes are now commonplace even in fast food chains

How plant-based diets and ‘impossible’ meat substitutes ruled the conversation in 2019, as we enter World Vegan Month
Sulli’s death, Claudia Kim’s marriage and other news from Korea for the month of October

Korean celebrities and K-pop artists are constantly in the news, and this month, we’re mourning Sulli, celebrating Claudia Kim’s marriage and wondering what G-Dragon is up to

31 Oct 2019 - 10:29AM

Korean celebrities and K-pop artists are constantly in the news, and this month, we’re mourning Sulli, celebrating Claudia Kim’s marriage and wondering what G-Dragon is up to

Sulli’s death, Claudia Kim’s marriage and other news from Korea for the month of October
Video: Why a HK$50,000 Chinese tea is worth every cent – according to a five-star hotel's traditional tea master, anyway

We found out everything you need to know about enjoying Chinese tea ‘properly’, and why expensive brews make a world of difference, from the traditional tea master at Rosewood Hong Kong

25 Oct 2019 - 4:52PM

We found out everything you need to know about enjoying Chinese tea ‘properly’, and why expensive brews make a world of difference, from the traditional tea master at Rosewood Hong Kong

Video: Why a HK$50,000 Chinese tea is worth every cent – according to a five-star hotel's traditional tea master, anyway
Move over, Jennifer Lopez: here’s why millennials and Gen Z are choosing niche fragrances over celebrity brands

Bespoke fragrance companies are getting their inspiration from cities such as Hong Kong and gaining popularity among the younger generation of perfume lovers

22 Oct 2019 - 11:23AM

Bespoke fragrance companies are getting their inspiration from cities such as Hong Kong and gaining popularity among the younger generation of perfume lovers

Move over, Jennifer Lopez: here’s why millennials and Gen Z are choosing niche fragrances over celebrity brands
‘What did I do to deserve this?’: Instagram video reveals K-pop star Sulli’s final months of mental health struggle

The troubled K-pop and K-drama star left the poem on her Instagram account six months ago. Live video has also surfaced of Sulli asking the audience to ‘cut her some slack’

16 Oct 2019 - 12:18PM

The troubled K-pop and K-drama star left the poem on her Instagram account six months ago. Live video has also surfaced of Sulli asking the audience to ‘cut her some slack’

‘What did I do to deserve this?’: Instagram video reveals K-pop star Sulli’s final months of mental health struggle
K-pop star Sulli, of girl group f(x), found dead at her home in Seoul aged 25

Known for suffering panic disorder from an early age, the troubled K-pop star caused controversy after hosting a live drinking party session on Instagram this year

15 Oct 2019 - 6:17PM

Known for suffering panic disorder from an early age, the troubled K-pop star caused controversy after hosting a live drinking party session on Instagram this year

K-pop star Sulli, of girl group f(x), found dead at her home in Seoul aged 25
Opinion | Powder versus liquid foundation: which is the better make-up for every season?

Are two-way cakes and powder compacts not as good as liquid foundation when it comes to achieving a dewy complexion? We ask the experts to weigh in

10 Oct 2019 - 5:51PM

Are two-way cakes and powder compacts not as good as liquid foundation when it comes to achieving a dewy complexion? We ask the experts to weigh in

Powder versus liquid foundation: which is the better make-up for every season?
Why Song-Song Couple, BTS and Filipino boy band SB19 have been in the news this month

As fans of the couple Song Hye-kyo and Song Joong-ki reel from the news of their divorce, a new Korea-trained Pinoy band is rising on the music scene, while K-pop group BTS contemplates military service – among other headlines

30 Sep 2019 - 12:00PM

As fans of the couple Song Hye-kyo and Song Joong-ki reel from the news of their divorce, a new Korea-trained Pinoy band is rising on the music scene, while K-pop group BTS contemplates military service – among other headlines

Why Song-Song Couple, BTS and Filipino boy band SB19 have been in the news this month
Why do brands like Chanel and Dior adore Neelofa, one of Malaysia’s hottest Instagram influencers?

The beloved actress and Muslim icon known as Lofa boasts 6.1 million followers, was the face of Dior, Lancome and Swarovski and sits front and centre at most fashion shows

3 Oct 2019 - 10:25AM

The beloved actress and Muslim icon known as Lofa boasts 6.1 million followers, was the face of Dior, Lancome and Swarovski and sits front and centre at most fashion shows

Why do brands like Chanel and Dior adore Neelofa, one of Malaysia’s hottest Instagram influencers?
Review | We review Elu Spa: is the indulgence treatment, which includes a jade stone facial, worth HK$3,000?

The therapist used a mixture of Swedish and ‘neuromuscular’ techniques said to promote blood circulation and knead the stress knots

26 Sep 2019 - 5:39PM

The therapist used a mixture of Swedish and ‘neuromuscular’ techniques said to promote blood circulation and knead the stress knots

We review Elu Spa: is the indulgence treatment, which includes a jade stone facial, worth HK$3,000?
Today I learned how to make vegan mooncakes – just in time for Mid-Autumn Festival

The Cakery shares its special seasonal recipe for vegan mooncakes

9 Sep 2019 - 3:25PM

The Cakery shares its special seasonal recipe for vegan mooncakes

Today I learned how to make vegan mooncakes – just in time for Mid-Autumn Festival
Will vegan dairy alternatives be the ‘next Beyond Meat’ success story?

As global interest in plant-based meat substitutes surges worldwide, other vegan products such as non-dairy milk and chocolate are tipped to benefit

4 Sep 2019 - 6:00PM

As global interest in plant-based meat substitutes surges worldwide, other vegan products such as non-dairy milk and chocolate are tipped to benefit

Will vegan dairy alternatives be the ‘next Beyond Meat’ success story?
How do celebrities Kate Moss and Sienna Miller get their red-carpet glow?

Teresa Tarmey, London-based facialist to the stars, has launched a range of luxury skincare products at Lane Crawford in Hong Kong, including the Cryotherapy Kit, an essential red carpet prep for her celebrity clients

3 Sep 2019 - 1:00PM

Teresa Tarmey, London-based facialist to the stars, has launched a range of luxury skincare products at Lane Crawford in Hong Kong, including the Cryotherapy Kit, an essential red carpet prep for her celebrity clients

How do celebrities Kate Moss and Sienna Miller get their red-carpet glow?
Middle Eastern fare with flair at Bedu on Gough Street

From falafel to tahini, the sharing plates at Bedu in Sheung Wan are ideal for everyone, even vegans

3 Sep 2019 - 9:00AM

From falafel to tahini, the sharing plates at Bedu in Sheung Wan are ideal for everyone, even vegans

Middle Eastern fare with flair at Bedu on Gough Street
Seasonal and organic vegan food at Café Gray Deluxe in Admiralty

Chef Gray Kunz has really delivered the goods with the menu, which aims to stay eco-friendly, vegetarian and seasonal, so no dish is ever the same

3 Sep 2019 - 5:56PM

Chef Gray Kunz has really delivered the goods with the menu, which aims to stay eco-friendly, vegetarian and seasonal, so no dish is ever the same

Seasonal and organic vegan food at Café Gray Deluxe in Admiralty
Celebrity chef Will Meyrick’s flagship Southeast Asian restaurant Mama San offers authentic vegetarian flavours

No scrimping on rich regional tastes and textures as executive chef Budiana goes the extra distance for vegan and vegetarian diners

3 Sep 2019 - 8:15AM

No scrimping on rich regional tastes and textures as executive chef Budiana goes the extra distance for vegan and vegetarian diners

Celebrity chef Will Meyrick’s flagship Southeast Asian restaurant Mama San offers authentic vegetarian flavours
What’s hot in Korea: Can K-pop band BTS ever be ‘ordinary’? Is divorced K-drama star Song Joong-ki dating again?

Members of boy band BTS want to enjoy ‘ordinary life’, while actor Song Joong-ki has been seen with a mystery woman

31 Aug 2019 - 12:00PM

Members of boy band BTS want to enjoy ‘ordinary life’, while actor Song Joong-ki has been seen with a mystery woman

What’s hot in Korea: Can K-pop band BTS ever be ‘ordinary’? Is divorced K-drama star Song Joong-ki dating again?
Why millennials love these 3 beauty concept stores in Hong Kong

Pop into Sephora for a cool chemist experience, enjoy counter service at Facesss, or test drive DFS’ Meitu Lip Bar. You’ll love these beauty playgrounds

29 Aug 2019 - 4:33AM

Pop into Sephora for a cool chemist experience, enjoy counter service at Facesss, or test drive DFS’ Meitu Lip Bar. You’ll love these beauty playgrounds

Why millennials love these 3 beauty concept stores in Hong Kong
From Hong Kong to Paris: 4 of the world’s best destination scents

These garden fragrances evoke memories of different places and times, from Le Labo Bigarade 18 and its echoes of Hong Kong’s Repulse Bay to Hermès’ Un Jardin sur Le Toit, which is redolent of the fashion house’s rooftop garden in Paris

15 Aug 2019 - 12:00PM

These garden fragrances evoke memories of different places and times, from Le Labo Bigarade 18 and its echoes of Hong Kong’s Repulse Bay to Hermès’ Un Jardin sur Le Toit, which is redolent of the fashion house’s rooftop garden in Paris

From Hong Kong to Paris: 4 of the world’s best destination scents
Today I learned how to make vegan Scotch eggs from Lady Gaga's private chef, Tom Burney

We meet executive chef of Invisible Kitchen, Hong Kong’s sustainable catering service, who has caught the eye with his ‘Vegan Vs’ canape challenges that compare meat and non-meat versions

15 Aug 2019 - 4:21PM

We meet executive chef of Invisible Kitchen, Hong Kong’s sustainable catering service, who has caught the eye with his ‘Vegan Vs’ canape challenges that compare meat and non-meat versions

Today I learned how to make vegan Scotch eggs from Lady Gaga's private chef, Tom Burney
What did K-pop stars Red Velvet have to say to us when they visited Hong Kong?

The five-member girl group has been in the city to mark the first anniversary of The Shilla Duty Free’s Beauty & You store at Hong Kong International Airport

7 Aug 2019 - 9:51PM

The five-member girl group has been in the city to mark the first anniversary of The Shilla Duty Free’s Beauty & You store at Hong Kong International Airport

What did K-pop stars Red Velvet have to say to us when they visited Hong Kong?
What’s hot in Korea: Top K-pop stars on Instagram, new K-dramas on Netflix, and the 6-year-old YouTuber who just bought an US$8 million pad

Lisa from BLACKPINK, Mamamoo’s Hwasa, YouTube star Boram’s expensive new home, Oliver London and Jimin, and Romance is a Bonus Book

1 Aug 2019 - 2:53PM

Lisa from BLACKPINK, Mamamoo’s Hwasa, YouTube star Boram’s expensive new home, Oliver London and Jimin, and Romance is a Bonus Book

What’s hot in Korea: Top K-pop stars on Instagram, new K-dramas on Netflix, and the 6-year-old YouTuber who just bought an US$8 million pad
Review | We review Fivelements Habitat in Hong Kong, a wellness hub that can spark a spiritual awakening

Visit to jaw-dropping, Bali-inspired space in Causeway Bay helps writer to become calm as the weight of the outside world recedes

30 Jul 2019 - 5:51PM

Visit to jaw-dropping, Bali-inspired space in Causeway Bay helps writer to become calm as the weight of the outside world recedes

We review Fivelements Habitat in Hong Kong, a wellness hub that can spark a spiritual awakening