Saturday, 13 April 2013

Hong Kong: Etude House Haul ♡

Hello everybody!

I hope everybody is doing well, because I know I am. I'm excited to share with you guys my Hong Kong Etude House haul. Looking back, I thought I purchased a lot but now that I think about it... not so much.

But now, without further ado, here's my haul ^^~

All the prices listed here will be in Hong Kong dollars. Luckily I took a picture of the check out monitor so I don't forget the prices.

 Cupcake All Over Colour in Orange Choux Cake (OR201). One of my favourite purchases! ($60)

2. Nymph Aura Volumer #3 Transparent. I regret not purchasing the #2 instead... ($148)

Proof 10 Eye Primer! This product is actually extremely popular as it is supposedly the dupe for Urban Decay's Primer Potion. I'm loving this so far. ($55)

Baby Choux Base in #2 Berry. First impressions: dries out skin. I have combination skin so I was quite surprised... ($118)

This sample came with the Baby Choux base!

Proof 10 Auto Pencil! This was recommended by Youtuber 'Yellowycream' so I decided to buy it. Definitely would stock up. ($58)

Drawing Eye Brow Pencil in #6, the darkest colour. ($28)

Cherry tint in PK001. This is perfect for achieving the natural, dolly look. I am wearing this everyday as a blusher, underneath my normal NP powder blush. ($58)

 The hyaluronic acid facial mask was bought in a pack of 10, but It was purchased for my friends so I gave them all away. The little tub is the Etude House Yogurt Wash Off pack. ($180 for Hyaluronic Acid mask and $100 for the Yogurt Wash Off). The pearl mask was a sample given with the Hyaluronic purchase.

Skin Malgem Smoother. I'm very excited to use this, as it acts as an exfoliant as well. ($150 = the most expensive item)
 Two Moistfull skin care kits were given to me as part of their promotion. For every HK$600, you get one kit.

And lastly... the generous samples! I'm glad they didn't change their sample policy ^_^

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Thursday, 11 April 2013

Hong Kong Trip: Day 4 - Etude House in Mong Kok! (Korean beauty stores)

Hey guys! Today will be a full post dedicated to Etude House and a few minor places here and there. I'm excited to blog about this! It was definitely one of the highlights of my trip.

Today, we had to change hotels L'hotel elan to Regal Oriental.

They had a small cafe store inside the hotel and they had a delicious display of cakes!

The first Korean makeup store I visited was one in Tsim Tsa Tsui. Emily (my cousin's girlfriend) was kind enough to take me to Etude House. However, she remembered that there was a store in Tsim Tsa Tsui so we followed her there, but found out that it was closed (?). And in its' place, was this store! I forgot the name of the shop, but they sold a variety of brands like Sulwhasoo, Laneige, The Face Shop etc. The Face Shop can be seen quite regularly in a lot of stores.

The small Etude House display. They didn't have any of the products I wanted.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Hong Kong Trip: Day 3 (continued) in L'hotel élan, Tsim Sha Tsui (SASA and Colourmix) and Kowloon Bay

Let's play spot the SASA stores. I'm not kidding you when I say that I have seen 3 SASA stores in the same street. And probably more than 10 in the whole suburb. I did end up buying a lot at SASA since I am a huge fan of them. I ended up creating a list of everything from their online store SASA.COM and refrained myself from spending money online.


Another popular chain store in Hong Kong is Colourmix. The only store I didn't get to visit was Bonjour HK. Usually, you'll be able to purchase Bioderma in their stores but they now ONLY stock another brand with similar packaging called Inseta. My cousin's girlfriend Emily told me that it's best not to buy this brand, even though I had no intention of doing so. Beware of the sales people trying to sell you extra items you don't need.

 Colourmix sells The Face Shop products. I'm interested in their Pore Minimizing cream but didn't get to buy it. Boo.

 One of my father's relatives owns a fabric company which works with suits. We got to see the newest season styles.

And to end the day, we ended up having dinner at a Japanese restaurant at Kowloon Bay! It's extremely easy to get here. All Hong Kong rails have english, but be careful not to get confused with another Kowloon stop. There's a level with only restaurants and electronies in the mall.

Beef rice bowl and pickled radish. It was my first time (to my memory) eating pickled radish, the popular side dish companion with many Korean dishes. It contains just beef, a special sauce and rice. A very lovely dish even though it was fairly cheap.

Pork katsu curry rice! My dish. Japanese curry is definitely an acquired taste.

Special rice bowl with sashimi. The most expensive order we had. I don't eat raw fish so I cannot say if it was delicious or not.

L'hotel élan level 32! The weird thing about this hotel was that its' reception is in level 32 (my memory is failing me but it was definitely either 32, 34 or 36).

The gym room was gorgeous! It's such a shame that I couldn't utilist it properly because we only stayed for 3 days. Imagine working out with the lovely view.

At the back of the gym equipment, they provide free fruits, drinks and snacks. No one was supervising this area so patrons could take more than what was needed.

The seating area for the people who just wanted to chat.

Okay, the next post will be about beauty stores in Hong Kong! Please anticipate.

Until next time, annyeong~
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