Saturday, 29 December 2012

Wanderlust PART 1: Korean and Japanese beauty stores in Sydney, Australia + Boxing Day sales shopping

Hello readers~
So I've decided to start blogging about my daily adventures other than beauty related reviews, tutorials etc.

 On the 26th of December, my parents and I decided to go to the City for sushi at Umi Kaiten Zushi before joining the bodies of sale hungry consumers.
We went to Paddy's Markets first, which is an 'underground' market under Market City filled with stores selling various miscellaneous items. You can buy beauty products, clothing, accessories and much more. The prices are fairly affordable depending on what you purchased. I purchased a Maybelline Colour Sensational lipstick in Fifth Ave Fuchsia for $6.

The sole purpose as to why I visited Paddy's first was to purchase a black floppy sun hat. It's currently Summer here in Australia and I am trying not to tan (unlike the majority here). What other way to avoid the sun than to wear a hat which could act as a fashion statement?

I visited AHA Japanese Cosmetics in Market City. Tsubasa Masuwaka!
AHA Japanese Cosmetics is a store which focuses on Asian products ranging from beauty to health.

They have three stores in Sydney, and there addresses are as follows:

Market City
9-13 Hay Street, Haymarket NSW 2000
(02) 9280 2559

Sussex Street
389-391 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9211 0668

Summit Arcade
559 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9283 9288 


A'HA Cosmetics opened in Strathfield and Parramatta.

Also Blush Cosmetics is another store that sells Korean, Japanese, Chinese and Taiwanese beauty products. They have several stores in Central, Haymarket and World Square.

Sorry about not taking more photos. I get really immensed when shopping for beauty products but my parents were waiting so I decided to go before I got too attached.

Espirit was having a 30% off everything for their Boxing Day promotions. The reason why I only took a photo of Espirit was because all of the stores were packed.

I wanted the heeled boots in Espirit but my mum doesn't allow me to wear heeled shoes due to my height. I'd be too tall, they said. This is probably why I don't have a lot of shoes.

 Market City was decorated with spiralling snowflakes for the festive season, so pretty. 


 I found a newly opened (?) beauty store which sells brands like Clio, Dolly Wink, Dr Jart and various other brands. The prices are differ slightly. Some products are cheaper than other stores while there are some which are more expensive. For example, the AKA Japanese beauty store sells the Dolly Wink Eyelash Fix for $25 while this store sells it for $26.50. However, their Koji eyelash glue is cheaper than AKA.

 The store is situated between Meet Fresh and Media Asia in Chinatown.

 Couldn't resist taking a photo of Sunggyu's poster... His face is half covered.

Meet Fresh is a store which was started by a Taiwanese couple with the sole dream of making Taiwanese desserts! I have yet to try it, but many people have told that their portions are huge! So bring a group of friends to try their desserts.

Until next time, annyeong~

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GIVEAWAY???? (edit: 4/06/14)
I’m excited to share with you that I am planning on having a (big) giveaway for my blog followers and readers soon! I have been collecting products since a while back that I wanted to send to followers for being with me while this blog grows. The giveaway will be opened internationally 

HOWEVER I will not announce it until I hit a certain amount of followers on Google Connect! (It's on the side of my profile~)
But not need to worry, if you invite your friends to follow my blog, the number will be reached in no time.
The giveaway so far include Korean and American beauty brands but I have not finished collecting all of it yet. If you want a specific product for me to add into the giveaway, do not hesitate to tell me in the comments or send me an email.

Until next time, bye bye~

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