I recently came back from fall break which i spent in Seoul -basically around Dongdaemun, Namsan, Myeongdong, and Ewha Women's University (which i would love to just live there....so much oh yes) and i did shop....alot.
First, our hotel was epic...and we were fortunate to live so close to the mall districts in dongdaemun, which was where we stayed. there sure were several cafes.... for dinner, i snarfed down jeon...i think it's a seafood and green onion pancake...that's one way to surprise people right? XD
There's this epic plumbing shaped ice cream cone that was delicious!!
and later on, at ewha, i discovered that they had bingsoo, in mango flavor!
a delicous shaved ice made from milk with fresh mango slices. BEST DESSERT EVER...so now i'm in need for some more of that pancake ....effective immediately.
The first place we went to was Ewha Women's University which is known to have makeup stores and ladies' fashion, although not as much as myeongdong (or cosmetic street)
I went into the Faceshop and bought a decently sized tube of the cleanser i like (the rice water bright cleansing foam) ...and apparently the faceshop was having a 50% off sale..whenever we saw cosmetic stores, that was the only one that seemed to have 50% off. hmm.... i also went ahead and bought a lemon mask and mung bean mask.
The lemon mask is said to brighten the skin and the mung bean mask is said to help clean out the pores. ^o^
Tried that lemon mask while giving my mother the innisfree acai berry mask...lol
the second day, we went to the nandaemun (i think that's it>) market and had fun touring around, and bought (finally the perfect present)....
the next day we spent in myeongdong. i had some rice porridge and that is a huge comfort food of mine XD< i can eat that anytime anywhere....like hot pot. oh yeah XD
i went a bit crazy ehe....first i went and got presents for friends....even more again ^^ you know who you guys are....and one of the presents was on sale...! ^o^ i was happy they still had that line since i wasn't sure how popular it'd still be in 2014 considering all the cushions and stuff coming out.
I first entered Etude House, and because the faceshop concealer i wanted was gone, i bought a good undereye one from etude house...well i hope it works ^^
It's the Etude House Surprise Essence Concealer in #1
-edit- works on my under eyes!!
it didn't seem too drying when i swatched it on my wrist. It also seemed to be their lightest color too...speaking of which when i went to wudaokou with a friend, accidentally found perfect shade in a mamonde bb cream...even though i have a sun bb cream from the etude house ac clinic line, and a taiwanese myhime bb compact...XD
(i should have gotten a etude house cc cream in silky. oh well XD at least they finally opened up the etude house store in beijing. it was totally cute when i took my mother touring there two days ago)
The next store i went to was tonymoly...and i was immediately drawn to their apple skincare and the panda dream line...so cute XD<
Then I went to Skinfood, and laksdjflkasdlkfalksd I just love love the fact they use so much fruits and vegetables as ingredients, so you know what you can get. It reminds me of Innisfree in that they both use natural ingredients.
I got their Egg White Pore Wash Off in addition to their Black Sugar Washoff...both of which i have used today.... my skin has never felt smoother~
and they didn't cause bad reaction.
(i need to bring some of this with me to cons....especially for my res. evil shoot...gotta look fresh ;-D)
The final cosmetic store i went to was innisfree, and this was to get a red lip colour that i got interested in for the first time...and thanks to pony's beauty diary....on her hyuna's red mv makeup tutorial. I got their Innisfree Creammellow lipstick in #7
instead of the #8
which she used in the video. i was a bit afraid that it'd be too much for me ^^ since i like pinks and corals better. I also got their green tea oil free toner
The next day: We went to Namsan Tower!
It's beautiful up there...and the fact that they tempt you with macaroon ice cream...RAR THAT ....is evil
Finally, we returned to the Lotte Department Store and Dongdaemun. I got a couple shirts and a tight/skirt set c:
It went by far too fast for my liking, to be frank. It's been a bit over a month that i've been in beijing....wait for me in december
(when i get wifi i'll post a few pictures on this journal)