Tuesday, 19 November 2013

NEW IN - The Holiday 2013 Edition

So, as is obvious from the Title, I went on holiday with my family to Hong Kong recently (just got back today). It was a really fun trip, with lots of walking, eating and shopping! The place did not disappoint, and I'm going to have some serious trouble stomaching "indian" chinese.
I had this huge list of products I wanted to try, but alas, they darkest shade they had was often too light for me. But I did get to see brands I had only otherwise read about in person, like Aesop, Origins, Philosophy, Laura Mercier, Shu Emura, Diptique, Jo Malone and so many many more.
Anyway, enough jabber and onto what I bought.

  • Bioderma for Oily/Combination skin. Now, I have the original, but since I hadn't tried this.. I thought I might as well take the plunge. Especially since it was a discounted price. 
  • Armani Si Eau da Parfum, okay, I wanted Vera Wang Princess, but since it wasn't available in the Duty Free, I saw this and it was love at first whiff. Oh dear, I do have expensive taste. 
  • Makeup Forever HD Primer in 6. I went there hoping to find the Clinique Superprimers, which hasn't released yet.. so when it came down to a choice between Porefessional and the MUFE HD, mufe went straight into my shopping cart. 
  • Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 7.5. I'm an avid reader and watcher of both Vivianna (VDM) and Liana, both of whom have convinced me I need certain products, without which my life would be incomplete. LSF was one such thing. I was lucky that 7.5 suited me because that's the darkest shade they had in HK. Worth the hype? Only time will tell.
  • Makeup Forever Full Cover Concealer in 10. Another VDM influenced purchase - originally on the list with Kevin Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer and NARS Creamy Concealer - but as there was no shade for me, they didn't make the cut. 
  • Shu Emura Lash Curlers - self explanatory. The best in the bizz, 'nuff said.
  • Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask, I recently found out that I had dehydrated - oily skin, it produces excess oil due to the face its so dry, so this is my attempt at adding more moisture into my skin. I will report back on this one. And the rest. 
So these were my purchases (I may have bought a few - few things at HnM, shuusssh). What do you think? Have you bought anything lately?