Travel Haul

Thursday, May 6, 2010

So I will be traveling overseas to Asia in two weeks for a business trip and figure it'd be the best time to do a beauty haul! My favorite place for the goodies is Duty Free Store Galleria at the airport where I can save the awful 9.25% sales tax.  I plan to pick up a couple of Chanel lipstick/glossimers, Laura Mercier, and possibly Guerlain/Dior products.

Do you lovely ladies have recommendations of other good makeup/brands I should check out while in HKG/China?

14 comments:

Tiptoe21 said...

Lucky you!! Enjoy all you can while you're there.
Some recommendations:
- Jill Stuart blush compacts
- Lunasol eyeshadows or base makeup
- Kose Esprique Precious eyeshadow quads and lipsticks (this brand is a lot more reasonably priced)
- Beautymaker skincare(also very reasonably priced)

naturalnchicmakeup said...

Thanks Tiptoe!! I've heard a lot about these 3 brands so will definitely check it out. Are they ever on sale at places like SOGO?

kali said...

I don't know why I always skip these Duty Free shops..! Definitely take advantage of them. =) I'm not sure what brands are available in Asia as I'm not too familiar but seriously, I'd haul like there's no tomorrow! Oh and if you go anywhere that has Shiseido's Majolica Majorca line, I'd check that out. I've heard that mascaras are awesome and have been wanting to try it forever.

Oh and I wanted to let you know that I've just given you an award over on my blog. =) Go here to accept:
http://themakeupdrawer.blogspot.com/2010/05/sweet-blog-award-washable-pads-yes-ones.html

naturalnchicmakeup said...

Kali - Will do! It shouldn't be too bad to find Shiseido since it's so popular with asians.

Leah- aww thank you!

Connie said...

Get some My Beauty Diary Masks!

I like them a lot. I think you can get them at stores like Watson's or Sasa in China/HK

Here's a website in English that tells you a little about the masks. http://www.mybeautydiarymask.com/

Sarah said...

Can't recommend anything, but have fun!!

PinkOrchids said...

I definitely recommend Hanskin BB Cream! It's really popular in Korea and Hong Kong. Have a safe trip and enjoy yourself ^.^

Miss♥Nikka said...

Try some skincare products. Dont really know any at the moment but Ive heard they are good. Have fun.

By the way, I receive the mac undersurrent eyeliner yesterday..i love it! Thanks so much sweetie! :]

Leenda said...

Not too sure what they offer over there in terms of makekup and etc..., but have fun on the trip! Although it may be for business purposes, I say make the most of it! =]

resham said...

I would spend money on WATCHES, FRAGRANCES, JEWELRY....Make up wud be my last option..lol!

good luck wth ur trip!

Nic Nic said...

KATE, Maquillage, and other japanese products are pretty cheap there. The face Shop and other korean brands are also cheap in Hong Kong. i dont know about you but I find european brand cheap in HK.. so maybe you should check it out

naturalnchicmakeup said...

Marie - great idea!

Connie - Thanks for the reminder. I'll also check out Silk Whitia as well.

Sarah - will do. Thanks!!

PinkOrchids - BB Cream! omg..I have a long story on that one =) Thanks!

Miss Nikka - Yay! I'm glad you got it. Enjoy =)

Leenda - Thanks, will do.

Resham - LOL good point! Thanks =)

Nic Nic - I'll definitely check out all those brands. Thanks for the suggestions!

Monica @ Beauty Parler said...

Have a safe trip! In Hong Kong I mostly just buy Japanese products, Shiseido Tsubaki Shampoo, Shu Uemura Cleansing oils & you have to go to the FANCL stores. I know there's one at Harbour City Mall in the KowLoon area. Have fun & be safe! Oh last thing as mentioned BB Creams, my fave is Perfect Cover by Missha.

naturalnchicmakeup said...

Thanks Monica!

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