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Weekend Collective Haul

8 Jun

Last weekend, I went to Central Chitlom (one of the posh malls here in Bangkok) to look for a birthday present for my boss. I was debating whether to get her a beauty product or a statement necklace, but I remembered that the last time I got her a beaded necklace, she only used it to the office once so I decided to get her a makeup item instead, of course with the hope that she ย makes use of it well. After going up and down the different department store levels and sections and checking out several makeup counters, I settled to give her ย Dior (not pictured). I didn’t get myself anything from any high end brand because I am saving it for duty free shopping at the airport when I travel next month.

As for my own goodies, I got mine from The Body Shop, The Face Shop and drugstores, Boots and Watsons.

The Body Shop

Shea Soap (I love its mild scent and its relatively moisturising effect.)

Shea Lip Butter (I had this ages ago so I thought it would be good to get another one again. I’m not liking its smell but it does relieve dry lips.)

Peppermint Intensive Foot Rescue (I only used it once but I’m partial to anything mint.)

Born Lippy Stick Lip Balm Pomegranate (I didn’t use it yet but swatched it at the store. It is very sheer, almost colourless.)

Some of the succeeding items are not tested nor swatched yet, so please pardon if I have no comments for other products enumerated.

Boots

17 Photo Flawless Eye Pencil in Black Blue

No7 Stay Perfect Nail Colour in Temptress

Leif on Location 6-Piece Long Handle Brush Set (They’re very soft. I got this set for my trip next month.)

Revlon and The Face Shop Nail Polishes

Impulsive

– ย Fearless (Both Revlon polishes are really creamy and opaque. They got small and narrow brushes, though.)

Lovely Me:ex PK109

Lovely Me:ex WH002 (This bottle has no Lovely Me:ex label which is weird.)

The Face Shop

Herb Day Lip & Eye Makeup Remover (This smells good and is gentle, too.)

Honey BB (One of The Face Shop’s new products, its consistency is like a mousse unlike regular BB creams.)

Mini Pet Sweet (This is the newest variant in the Mini Pet series.)

Lovely Me:ex Happy Chu Lip in PK101 (It is a lightly-tinted lip balm which is comparable to its competitions, Companies E and T’s products.)

Lovely Me:ex Nail Polish Remover (It smells good and not drying.)

It’s the weekend once again but I will not be doing a lot of shopping for beauty items after this haul. Aside from not really needing anything, I should be saving for my upcoming trip because I am certain that I will not be able to hold off the urge to purchase when I go to the Philippines.

I am planning to make detailed reviews and swatches of these items (maybe not all of the products) but if you are interested with anything, please don’t hesitate to let me know so I can review it first.

Hope you all have a fun and productive weekend! Don’t shop too much ๐Ÿ˜‰

Cheers ๐Ÿ™‚

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The Face Shop Mini Pet Floral

19 May

I always drop by The Face Shop shop whenever I see one. Declaring (repeatedly!) that The Face Shop is one of my favourite brands is an obvious understatement. Anyway, one lunchtime when I couldn’t resist going to the mall, I knew I had to check out The Face Shop even though I don’t need anything.

And then I saw this (I actually have three – one I gave away and the other one is still unopened)…

The Face Shop Mini Pet Floral

The Mini Pet Floral is an uber-cutely packaged hand cream which was launched here around 2-3 months ago. Aside from Floral, there are actually three more variants – Fruit, Baby and the newest one, Sweet.

First Impressions: The cute package with a kitty peeking out the pot is so adorable to ignore. Though it may look bulky, it is really small at around 2 inches in height and the base measures at 1 inch in diameter. It can easily be tucked into my big office purse so the mini pet comes with me to work. It is a little unhygienic though as I have to dip my fingers in the pot every time I apply the hand cream.

Scent: The Mini Pet series is a perfumed hand cream. According to The Face Shop Thailand Facebook, Floral is inspired by Dior’s “Addict to Life”. I haven’t really smelled that perfume but Mini Pet Floral does not contain that overpoweringly heady floral scent. I’m not really into floral scents (well, except for cherry blossoms!) but this one is very mild and with only little hints of flower scents (but I can’t figure out what flowers they actually are).

Hand Cream: It does not really moisturise or soften my hands that much but it can counter the effects of the drying hand wash we have in our office toilet, so it’s good and helpful enough for me.

Price: THB245 (at 30 grams) =approximately US$8.50 It is probably reasonable if for the novelty of the packaging but there should be similarly-priced hand creams with better moisturising effects.

Availability: The Mini Pet hand creams are available at The Face Shop. There are several The Face Shop shops that can be found in Bangkok and other areas.

Do I recommend/ buy again? Yes, if you like cutely-packaged products but if you are looking for a moisturising hand cream, the mini pet may not be the one for you. And will I buy again? I have an unused one, remember? ๐Ÿ˜‰

*** I realised that it will be such a waste to just chuck it in the recycling bin when I finish so I’ll recycle it myself and make it as a paper weight. Do you think it’s a good idea? ๐Ÿ™‚

What’s your favourite hand cream? Care to share?

Hope you’re all enjoying your Saturday!

Cheers ๐Ÿ™‚

P.S. If you haven’t entered my Thank You and Birthday Giveaway, please don’t forget to join and check it out here.

Haul from Seoul: Etude House

27 Mar

This is FINALLY my last “Haul from Seoul” entry. Whew! Although, this collective haul is the first among my many purchases in Seoul, I post this the last since I bought a lot from Etude House. You see, Etude House is a fairly inexpensive brand in South Korea targeted to the young (but there are also products for the not-so-young anymore ;)) and I’ve been dying to get my hands on their well-received and cutely packaged products.

I bought my Etude House products in Everland Resort (yes, they there is an Etude House in Everland) and Hongdae.

Here are my Etude House goodies:

Bebe Foot Mask, AC Clinic Mask Sheet, Princess 3D Mask, Essence Masks

Quick Review: AC Clinic Mask Sheet

I tried it at the height of the breakouts on my chin. It did not tingle but I did not notice any immediate effects since I only used it once.

Petit Darling Nails Matte

To compare with the price here in Thailand, I got similar matte pink nail polish at THB200 (approximately US$7/ KRW7,000) and I got each of the matte nail polishes at KRW2,000 each (approximately THB62/ US$2). It is a little streaky when applied but it got smoother and cleaner when I put a matte top coat (Skinfood Gunnpang).

Total Age Repair Royal Cream, Missing You Bee Hand Cream in Rose and Acacia

Happy Teatime Waterproof Lip & Eye Remover Tissue

Happy Teatime Green Tea Cleansing Tissue

Quick Review: The green tea cleansing tissues smell so good and refreshing. It doesn’t sting and dry my face. Although, it easily removes traces of makeup and BB cream, this is not the only cleansing regimen I follow.

Petit Bijou Allover Spray in Baby Bubble

Quick Review: This is an allover spray, meaning it can be sprayed not only on your body but also on your clothes, pillows and room. I tested it in the shop and it smelled so clean and pure and I really regretted not getting one for myself.

Proof 10 Eye Primer

Quick Review: I love this! It does keep my eye shadow the whole day albeit my really oily face and super humid weather in Bangkok. This is really worth it. I should have gotten a back up.

Look at My Eyes Eyeshadow in PP04, BK01 and SL02

Dear Darling Tint

Apricot Sticks

Look at My Lips Lipsticks

And the freebies from Etude House…

Goodbye Pore Ever & Be Clear Moisturizer Samples

More Freebies and Samples

two mugs (yes, I brought them all the way from Seoul hehe), cotton pads, pear extract mask, stickers, baking powder pore cleansing tissue, Silk Scarf shampoo, Dressing Room lotion, Moistful toner and emulsion

Like all the other goodies I got from Seoul, most of what you can see here are for family and friends. I can do more comprehensive reviews, though, of the products which I quickly reviewed (except for the Petit Bijou spray) since they are mine.

Do you use Etude House products? Which products are your favourites? Care to share?

Cheers ๐Ÿ™‚