Wandering Around Herald Square

5:10:00 PM mandy 21 Comments

I rarely do this, especially by myself, but I went to Herald Square yesterday after prep school & lunch with my Aunt. It was weird walking around by myself. And I had no idea where the stores that I wanted to go to were. I just knew they were around the area. And on these streets.

The first store I went to look for was the newly opened The Face Shop in Koreatown. (If you need the address please click here). Mona posted about it and I was so excited! This meant I didn't have to travel all the way to Flushing in Queens to go to TFS :) I didn't expect a big store since TFS isn't as well known in America. In the store itself, there were a lot of products. Some of the products in the store aren't on the website, so if you have a chance go and see for yourself! The price ranged was okay (I guess). Of course the prices are higher than if you were to buy it online or in Korea, but for me I'd rather go to a store and see the products myself.

Then I went to Macy's. I don't think this needs a lot of explanation. It's pretty much a "must go to" place if you come to NYC and want to shop. ^__^ I'm not interested in the clothing there as much as I use to. Now I'm more interested in the makeup counters. I'm growing up! LOL I'm not sure if it's just me, but when you first went up to the makeup counters, did you feel awkward or out-of-place?

When I was walking from TFS to Macy's, I saw the Duane Reade that Mona blogged about. I tried to google map it's location, but I couldn't find it. It was a great surprise to see it near Herald Square. The store is like a mini Sephora but for drugstore. They had everything normal drugstore has and more! Some extra goodies I remember seeing there: Essie, OPI, Ecotools, Beauty Blender, Too Faced, Yu-Be, Rosebud Salve, and a small travel sized version of a dry shampoo. I'm sure there were more, but I can't remember all of them :X It's going to my new favorite drugstore. Only problem is...it's all the way in Manhattan. >__< Mona's blog! :) (I mentioned her blog a lot.) It's great to follow bloggers who live in the same city as I do. I get to learn about places that I would never go to. It's so interesting! Thank you Mona!!

21 comments:

  1. That sounds like a fun trip with loads of shopping options!! Did you buy anything? xx Livia

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  2. @Princesa Livia

    I bought 1 item each from The Face Shop and MAC. Being in Duane Reade was really tempting though.

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  3. Hi Mandy!! LOL do you live in HK anymore?? The Jill Stuart Xmas sets started selling yesterday :X
    Btw you have nice hauls (i saw your previous posts :P) How does that Maybelline mineral power conceal works for you?? i was curious about this product when I saw it in the stores, does it cover your eye circles well? blemishes?

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  4. Hiya Mandy!

    Please review the products that you bought in your previous entry especially the primer from Banila Co =D

    I hope the Castledew foundation work out for you! Maybe you can post a picture of yourself up with the different shades on each side of your face, and we can help you decide =D

    Ahhh, these Japanese Kit Kats aren't available at my place either =(

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  5. Hi hi Mandy! Decided to follow your blog and thanks for you comment!

    I think Banila cos let me finish bad the best pol control for me! And I think it also could suit a medium skintone. Not sure about the hanskin one except the glossy hanskin one which is really sheer and gives you a glowy (slightly shimmery but not much) look! The pol control was good on that one too! I hope this helps ^^

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  6. @ Jennifer

    I've never lived in HK. I only went there once when I was 1 for vacation. I wish I could live there, even if it was for just a while. It'll be interesting :D Hmm..I haven't really used the concealer a lot but I'll try it tomorrow and tell you :) I should really review some of the things I haul!

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  7. @ Blair

    I have so many things I want to try and review. But it seems so hard :X Should read more and note how they are. I'll try my best to get some reviews up soon!

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  8. @ Sofie

    It makes me want to get the Banila Co BB Cream even more now :D Thank you so much!

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  9. mandy, you should def. do some reviews of your haul lol!

    i saw your post below, where can I find Gmarket??does it ship for free or something??:O

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  10. @Jennifer

    I'm not 100% sure. I order my gmarket items through another seller. But I know Mona from makemeblushhh.com and Kathi from lotuspalace.blogspot.com recently posted on how to order from there. I hope this helps!

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  11. Hi Mandy! Thanks for your comment :)
    I will try to swatch the lippie and it will most likely be posted on Beautyswatch.com (Akisa's project site).
    Glad you had a fun time in NYC~ I love shopping in Soho, did you stop by there?

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  12. @ Beauty Snap

    I usually walk along Broadway. But last Saturday, I walked around Soho. There are so many pretty stores there! But it's intimidating looking around high-end stores :X

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  13. I'm the same! I'm too lazy to use masks so my stash only increases. The only time it'll decrease is when I send packages out hahaa

    I used the YSL foundation in my Cargo Sunshine Coast FOTD. A tad pink though. I'll post a proper review soon =D Haven't used the base yet, I'm too in love with Castledew's hahaa~

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  14. Hi mandy! the benefit boxed powder is going to launch internationally i think :) (unlike its loose powder Matterial Girl which was launched in Asia first, now its also available)

    do u own any stuff from Benefit?

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  15. Not yet, their products look really pretty. I don't colored makeup enough to buy and and use it everyday. Maybe in the future when I feel more comfortable wearing makeup to school :P

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  16. Thanks for your sweet comment Mandy~~! are you getting any *hauls* for christmas :D?

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  17. LOL I'm buying too many things, but there are so many sales. It's so hard to resist. I might end up buying one or two things and then stop buying until maybe my birthday. :X

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  18. Hi friend this is vennilla here.. ur doing a wonderful job.. can we exchange links..

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  19. haha!!! Sadly I have to throw almost all my product packaging away coz we're moving :( otherwise i'd love to keep them!

    you should do some review lol mandy!!

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  20. I really want to but I don't wear most of the things daily, so I can test it out properly. It'll be my new year's resolution! Update my blog more & do reviews :P

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  21. Thanks for popping by Mandy :)I love wondering around myself actually back then but now I have to wonder around with a pram and little pork bun hehe :)

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