This post is probably more for the girls.
I personally feel Korea is catered more to the female species with their endless cosmetics, skincare, photo booths, cutesy gifts and 'interesting clothes'.
I went through my goody bags and decided to pull together a post on the different stuff I got. I've given away at least half of my stash before I did this post so there's plenty of things missing, but it's still quite a substantial amount of stuff.
Here we go:
there's the never ending bulk of sheet masks.
Every corner you turn, there will be a really REALLY persuasive lady or man (usually with feminine features and insanely fair skin) handing out masks. If you make eye contact, you'll probably get a mask and an entire lecture about all the beauty stuff you 'NEED' to get in their store.
Then, we visited this place called 'Art Box'. That's where the cute lil notebooks came from. Beautiful store with lots of cute random things that cost way too much money but you'll still probably buy it all anyways.
Korea and their packaging.
I even decked out my phone too.
HOW CUTE ARE THESE?!
Korea is makeup heaven.
For the longest time, I just never bothered giving it a shot. I'm really tan and can't do that many crazy colours. BB creams, CC creams and all the other alphabetical jazz still doesn't suit me, gives me a weird lingering white cast so I'd still stick to my own foundations.
(I use Shu Uemura skin:FIT in shade 564 medium light sand) ---> LOVE!
But everything else was quite a nice surprise. Compared to western makeup, their stuff is pretty reasonable. Some of the brands I found myself liking were Innisfree, Etude house and the Face Shop.
Bronzed out all day errday.
If I had to pick favourites it would be these:
(Left to right)
1. Nature Republic Aloe Vera mist
2. Innisfree NO-SEBUM Mineral Powder **freakin' magic
3. Etude House Soft Touch Auto Lipliner in some brown shade, can't read Korean (I just use it all over)
4. Etude House 'BLEND' FOR4EYES
5. Etude House Dear Darling Water Tint (Orange)
6. Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer
In terms of lip products,
I've always used mainly neutral-brownish shades. I don't take light colours or pinky colours well.
So these are my main go to colours.
ANYTHIN' BROWN WILL DO.
I also got this cute lil marshmallow puff ( sponge) that has been borderline life changing and also all these other random things that I picked up along the way.
ALL GOOD IN THE HOOD.
clothes and accessories....
Tbh, I don't exactly like the typical Korean style of dressing but I do like their colour palette. Lots of neutral shades, nudes, browns, olives, whites and pastels.
I found most of these in random street side stalls and underground train stations. All real cheap, 5000 - 10,000 won. Basically 5-10USD per piece.
But you really got to mix and match it yourself.
Most of the styles in Korea is severely oversized...
Can work for some I guess.
This picture speaks for itself;
and it's only half of what I got.
And the highlight goodie of my trip was definitely the chokers.
I AM IN LOVE WITH CHOKERS.
They're fairly cheap and show up just about anywhere and everywhere. So i bought a handful, some for Pris (little sister) too.
I also got a pair of sunnies.
I don't know if it's just me, but I find it really difficult to wear shades out.
I feel self conscious.
Is it me? Just Me? Yeap. Just me. okay.
It was a good trip.
KA CHING $$
You can watch my Korea Vlog here!