Friday, June 8, 2012

Taiwan Beauty Haul!


My Beauty Haul!

Luckily I had some foresight before we left for Taiwan and I actually packed my foldable Longchamps weekender. To say it came in handy would be an understatement muhahaha. 


Some of the free stuffs I got when I purchased my beauty products!!  Loveeee free stuff :) 

Makeup Removers
I tried grouping my purchases by the type of products they are so it would be easier to show you guys the things I picked up.

I purchased a random selection of makeup removers.. some Neutrogena and Biore (along with the refillable packs and travel packs).  As well as some liquid removers for eye makeup.  The smaller bottle is oil based whereas the larger bottle is water based.  The sales girl said the water based makeup remover is UBER popular and always sells out unfortunately the bottle is in Japanese so I don't know the name of it :(

Rilakkuma!
I heart Rilakkuma!! :) 

I got these super adorable wipes and a pink sequined makeup bag and a bottle that smells like apple.. it says "Body Soap" on it... but it has a pump on it so I'm assuming it's just a mistaken case of "engrish" and it's hand soap and not a body wash haha.

Face masks
I also stocked up on face masks!  My favorite brand of face masks are from a Taiwanese company called My Beauty Diary but I still have quite a few of those left so I'm trying out this brand from Sasa.. it's called Sasatinnie. They were buy one get one free!  Woot!  I haven't used all of them yet but I did try the Red Wine and I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it!!  I was really apprehensive at first because I was really afraid they would smell like rubbing alcohol or something but they don't smell like alcohol at all!  The scent is a floral and fruity mixture and it smells soooo good.  My skin was plump, dewy GLOWING for a good 3 days after.  I'm OBSESSED!

As for the Hello Kitty masks.. well.. it's HELLO KITTY!! Haha how could I not get them?! :p

Oil Blotters & Clay Mask and Firming Masks
I only just recently discovered facial masks.. and I'm obsessed especially with clay masks!!  Clay masks are amazing and I really love this one I picked up in Taiwan it was roughly $20 US but that's definitely on the pricey side.. and probably difficult for most of you to find as well because I couldn't find it online after I got home.  I also just started recently using an american brand called Queen Helene's mint julep mask.. I think it was like $5 bucks for a whole tube and it's pretty awesome too really helps with acne!

I tried the firming mask and I really felt my skin tightening while I had the mask on.. I have no idea and can't really vouch if it ACTUALLY firmed my skin up but it definitely felt really tight on my face while the mask was on.

Liquid eyeliner
Picked up some brown and black liquid eyeliner.. I'm trying out the Charm Color for the first time because the sale girl said they were really popular in Taiwan.. and the Majolica Majorca is an old favorite that I love it (thanks Wei!!:)  It works really well almost like a pen so it helps especially if you have shaky hands like I do.

Random Stuffs
I also picked up some Nexcare acne stickers.. they are little stickers that you stick on a pimple the stickers have some kind of medication on it.. and it helps to target the pimple.  They use to have really cute ones in the shape of stars and hearts.. but I couldn't find them this time :(  These are just the normal circle shapes.

I also bought some spray on SPF!  I loveeee spray SPF!  I hate the greasy feeling of putting on SPF from a squeeze bottle.  This one is from Cyber Color and it's a Korean company and it's SPF 50 PA+++.  I was really sold on it because it claims that it is oil-free, non-greasy and waterproof!  We shall see!!

I also stocked up on eyebrow shapers!  These work REALLY well and are SUPER sharp.. you have to be really careful when you use them or you can seriously accidentally slice off your entire eyebrow. Serious.  No jokes I sorta sliced off the tail end of my eyebrow. FOR REALS. #NOTCUTE bahahaha!

Gradient nail polishes
I also stocked up on gradient nail polishes! WOOT!  These are from a Taiwanese company called Beauty World.  I'm super excited to use these!!  They're sorta like eyeshadow quads but for your nails hahahaha.. it's gradient nails for dummies.. painting by numbers if you will :p! 

Eyelashes

I'm a lash girl through and through!  I love lashes and I made a point of stocking up on them in Taiwan.  I love wearing lashes and wear them whenever I wear makeup but they can get REALLY pricey especially if you are purchasing them at your local drugstore.  A pair of Ardell will normally run you about $4-5 bucks.  Especially for someone like me who tends to layer several lashes on top of each other when I wear them so that gets really expensive fast!  In Taiwan a box of 10 pairs will run you roughly $6 US.  WOOT!

That's it for my beauty drugstore haul!  

Stay tuned for my Chanel make-up haul coming soon!

60 comments:

  1. OMG, what a haul Lisa! I've tried those Hello Kitty face masks before and like them a lot. Also, I totally want those gradient polishes... so cute.

    xo, alison*elle

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  2. goodness! Look at all those goodies. I remember when my grandmother went to Korea last year, she literally walked through a beauty department store and came out with 2 bags of free samples. I'm still not done using them. But Asian beauty products are so adorable, I'd totally stock up again!

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  3. oh wow - what a haul! i think it would be safe to say that i would come back with extremely heavy bags and very poor if i ever get to go to japan... bwhahaha.

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  4. So many goodies! Great haul!! I can't wait to go Taiwan and splurge myself! :)

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  5. now this is my kind of post! ;)
    i am lusting after those lashes-- i am a major lash novice... i love the effect, but have no idea which ones to look for! you must do a lash/eye makeup tutorial!

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  6. woah! that's a lot of falsies! i have to purchase some soon xD i kinda feel naked not using it.

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  7. btw, don't you get a hard time applying them? any tips? cus i have a hard time putting them sometimes..

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  8. oh wow what a haul. How I wish I could go to Taiwan just to going shopping.

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  9. WOW, i love your haul!!!! So many goodies! Wish i was in Taiwan right now! lol
    The nail polishes look so pretty and i'm so fascinated with that spray on SPF, tell us how that works out for you.
    OMGGGG so many lashes! i have a lot too but i never put them on due to laziness and i'm so bad at putting them on, every time i do it takes me 10 minutes AT LEAST!

    can't wait for you to show us your next haulage!

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  10. awesome shopping spree :) Would love to try those face masks

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  11. ohmygoodness gracious, best haul everrr right here!!! ;) these all look amazing, lisa! i want to try each and every product here, especially the face masks! :D

    <3, Mimi
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  12. Gerrghhhhhhhh - that was pretty much the sound I was making and my expression throughout the whole post. I'm SO HUNGRY FOR BEAUTY PRODUCTS (and food) now. My favourite is the gradient nail polish, no idea those even existed!! Taiwan has definitely shot to the front of my to visit and shop at list now

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  13. Aah, your Rilakkuma wipes are so cute and the Hello Kitty face mask is super adorable! :D

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  14. I'm drooling right now! The packaging is just so cute! I would love goodies as fun as these look.

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  15. I personally love Biore's makeup removing wipes, works incredibly well! I love nexcare as well, at first I was skeptical, but it work wonders on my pimples!

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  16. I like My Beauty Diary too and got a bunch at Sasa while I was in Taiwan too! I will definitely have to try the one by Sasa. My favorite clay mask of the moment is the White Umbrian clay mask bar by Fresh (the trick is to just wet your fingers and pat on the targeted area so you don't wet the entire bar and it cracks/crumbles on you).

    Thanks for sharing and have fun using your beauty finds!

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  17. SO.. MUCH.. STUFF! I am overwhelmed just looking at it all! That is an awesome haul. Now you get to store things away (which I love doing!!). Organizing my cosmetic collection is so enjoyable! haha.


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  18. FANTASTIC HAUL! I love the gradient polishes you got! And the Biore make-up removal wipes work really well.

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  19. This was such a great haul! I loved reading through all of this. I NEVER wear make up but I love reading about facial cleansers all the time!

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  20. Lashes <3!! Girl, you sure know how to shop!!

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  21. Darling, you make the most out of the Taiwan trips! I really need to hit up Sasa when I am there again. Thanks for the tip - i'll get masks there!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  22. Jealous! I haven't done a big beauty haul in a long time :( so drooling over all your lashes. I'm not a lashes girl myself but I love love love putting them on models :p It's like a finishing touch

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  23. Wowie!! Look at all your goodies, Lisa. Can't wait to see your Chanel make up haul, too! How have you been? Good, I hope. :)

    xx Love & Aloha
    http://elisharon.blogspot.com

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  24. I've never tried face masks before. You got a lot of stuff! I want those pimple sticker things. Haha.

    Richelle
    www.rarepersona.com

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  25. lashheess!! btw I don't see a problem with body soap having a pump o.0

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  27. oh how i miss asia, them and all their free gifts with purchase are no joke! i love your haul Lisa!

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  28. Wow, very-very cool post! I love make-up!:)

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  29. Honey, it's fantastic! Everything's sooooo cute, i wanna go shopping:D

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  30. Wow! It looks like you had fun looking round all the drug stores :) You have got some CUTE stuff! :)

    Love, Rachel

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  31. WAHHHH! you got so much cute stuff! those neutrogena makeup remover wipes are my favorite! i think i use them more than i wash my face -_________- sick i know.. my youngest brother is leaving for tw on monday..i need to print these pics out for him so he can get me stuff hahaha

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  32. I'm having some SERIOUS taiwan withdrawls now!! first, it was your amazing taiwan food post, and now beauty post!! My friend's mom owns a Shiseido store and buys TONS of lashes from Taiwan. Literally, they are small boxes of lashes in bigger boxes, stored in cardboard boxes, and piled up to the ceiling in their living room. Oh gosh, I miss Taiwan!!

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  33. wow, so much goodies! Envy envy! My sis-in-law is from Taiwan and when she goes home for visits, she would bring back the cutest souvenirs for me.

    New follower and loving your awesome blog!

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  34. SO MANY cute things! Cuteness overload!!
    xx
    The Fashionable ESQ
    http://www.thefashionableesq.blogspot.com/

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  35. such a good review, your blog is just lovely by the ways, keep up the good work, ill be visiting again very soon :)

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  36. omggg your posts make me SO jealous lol...first paris and then the walk in closet and now this!!! i love everything you got, it seems awesome. i need to go to japan/korea/taiwan soon but work is so busy :( love the post!

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  37. Nice, I like flash too, but I till not successes put it on me , lolzz. I can;t wait for next post.
    xoxo
    Christy

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  38. OMG there're so many!!!! I could use all of them for years :D
    Esp those fake eyeslash, now im really good with those, really make everything looks better :D

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  39. omgg this is a totally huge awesome haul!!!!i'm super jealous :p

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  40. That is a HUUUUGE haul! I thought I bought a lot in Hong Kong but you totally beat me haha! For the Rilakkuma body soap - it actually might be body wash! A lot of the body washes in Asia are sold in pump form :)

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  41. i LOVE taiwan!!! :) heheh!! and wow that's a lot of eyelashes!!

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  42. I love this post! I love to look at all these cute Taiwanese and Japanese beauty hauls. It seems like your Long Champ weekender came in handy with so much beauty loots.

    That is a lot of fake lashes! You don't reuse your lashes? Gee, I feel so dirty. I reuse them to death coz I can't always find suitable ones and I feel they are too expensive to be thrown for one time use.

    I would so love to try the gradient nail polish for dummies coz I'm a dummy and I like the outcome of the gradient nail polish.

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  43. That is quite some haul! LOVE IT! I'm a makeup junkie too! Love love all the lashes you bought. Do you wear them everyday?? I have always wanted to try them but I'm scared I will glue my eye shut. Any advice would be fantastic!

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  44. I enjoyed reading your post! That's a lot! I am particularly intrigued by the spray spf! Will buy that when i visit sasa soon!

    Vanessa

    http://thepinkmateproject.blogspot.com/

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  45. What a haul, Lisa!! I can just imagine you hyperventilating in the Sasa store! hahahhahaha.... I stock up on masks and eyebrow razors as well. This should last you until your next trip back :P

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  46. Hi Lisa, I love all those eyelashes! I wonder if it's the same ones we have here at our Daiso store (Japanese store, $2 per item).

    xo Jo

    http://whiterosesandcoffee.blogspot.ca/

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  47. omg so many goodies! definitely taking notes for my next asia trip! xo

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  48. i think my first reaction when i saw the first pic was "holy crap"!!!

    I'm heading back to Asia for a visit later this year (YAY! watch out, hawker stalls!!) and I've just made a list! thanks!

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  49. Holy cow, Lisa! What a haul! I am glad you were able to stock up on your favorite beauty products. They sure will last you for a while =)

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  50. OMG LADY YOU ARE CRAZY and so I am HAHAHAHAHA! Next time you know you need to bring along TWO longchamp bags and I don't mean the tote sized one people carry but the extra large ones LOL Actually my body soap comes in a pump bottle too! There's so much cuteness in this post I wanna barf and I also wanna punch you so that when you're holding your guy from the pain I can run away with your goodies, wait was that too graphic or mean? Oo

    All those lashes just look like creepy spiders to me LOL <-- got a funny store to tell with that one! And holy F me, spray sunscreen? I need some now!!! I also love clay masks and personally like "liquid" masks over sheet masks, I have a small shrunken raisin face so the sheet masks never fit properly and half the time I can't breath.

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  51. Such a great HAUL Lisa! I LOOOVE stocking up on eyelashes in Taiwan! And that Hello Kitty Mask is too cute!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  52. OMG! those really get me on. you did shop alot for make up things at there. haha:D the eyelash was really nice one.

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  53. I like some of the masks from My Beauty Diary too.
    My friend just gave me two sachets of Sasatinne which I've yet to use.

    Have you been to Korea? That's another skincare heaven....

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  54. Seriously jealous of all those cute little things!! :p
    I really want to try those Sasatinnie masks...

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  55. Whoaaa..this i such an awesome haul..and everything looks soo cuuute!!! Amazingg!!! :)

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