February 2011 Collective Haul
China Glaze Sea Spray
Physician's Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Day & Night Lash Boosting Serum
I got these when CVS had $3 off $10 Physician's Formula purchase :P
Physician's Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum in Deep Brown 7366
I also got this during the $3 off $10 at CVS. But since my grandma and my mom had cards I got two =X
Soompi Korean Skincare Haul
L to R: Skinfood Omija Whitening Serum and Skinfood Facial Water Vita-C (Mist)
The skin on my face is already rather light. But I have a lot of acne scarring and uneven skintone that I wanted to try to fix. However I won't be using this soon only because I want to target one problem at a time. I've been on a facial mist kick lately. If only I had more funds I'd want to try so many lol. However, facial mists not in aerosol cans are a little difficult to find (I heard from gossmakeupartist that the nitrogen in the aerosols aren't so good for the skin). I have a few on mind to get after I finish this one already! ^__^
Samples the seller included!
Bag from Gmarket.
I've been wanting a small bag/purse to carry around when I go out. (This is my first small bag can you believe it?) I love the long chain handles..perfect for using on one shoulder or cross body! I thought it would be a softer material and less reptile skin like. But it's nice for the price none-the-less.
Hat from Gmarket.
I think I chose to buy a hat too late into the winter season. Although it is still cold I think it might turn spring soon! =X I haven't worn a hat in a longg time! I'm more of a hoodie person lol But it just hasn't been enough recently..I wore it once on a relatively cold day and it kept my head and ears pretty warm :]
Philosophy Purity Made Simple
I went shopping with bestfriend a few days ago in Soho. We both wanted to try out this cleanser (especially with our new Clarisonics). But neither of us really wanted pay the price for it since it is quite expensive. So we chose the best value for our money, the biggest size 24 fl oz for $40 at Sephora, and halved it. She wanted to keep the bottle (so did I but a pump is great too lol) so we went to Muji's and I got the latter.
My Beauty Diary - Bird's Nest Mask
I got this at one of the small beauty stores in Chinatown. The one that I got it at sold MBD at one of the lowest prices that around in Chinatown (there's one other store but I was closer to this one at the time). HOWEVER..I do not recommend going to this particular one for the costumer service. Product wise it's great. They have a lot of brands that NONE other beauty store I've seen has. But the lady that works/owns the place...is very rude IMO and some what annoying. I've been in that particular store on three occasions and each time she would eye me like I'm going to steal something. Maybe she knows that I might not purchase something but who ever said a person is required to buy when they walk in. Not only but once I had my headphones in and couldn't hear her asking me for help and she tapped on me and said "Can I help you?" I replied "No just looking" and she had the nerve to say "Well why didn't you answer me? I've been calling you for a long time now." Does that sound a bit ridiculous or maybe it was just me? Then during this recent occasion I went in walk around..browsing through her selection of products. I swatched a BB Cream I was interested in and she came over staring at me like I wasn't suppose to (but the ones I chose were obviously testers..). So I told her I was just looking around. Then a little while lately, she came over again and kept asking me "Are you looking for something? Are you looking for something? Do you need help? I'll help you look for it." Even though I specifically said I'm just looking around. She continued to say "Are you looking for makeup? BB Cream? Masks? etc etc." I got really annoyed and frustrated at this lady. When I told her "masks" just to get her off my back, and picked this box up and asked "What is this one for?" Her answer was "Masks. You put this on your face" as if I didn't know what they were for..So I clarified and said "No like what is it targeted for?" She just gave me short responses like I was asking the obvious "Brightening" (or maybe she said whitening..I don't remember too clearly now =X). "Are you going to buy it?" That was it..I was very annoyed at this point but just to I guess prove her wrong I bought them. *Sigh* Impulse buy much? lol But I really did want to try these.. My plan for whenever I want to purchase something that only she has now will be to bring only that much money and be positive that is the only thing I want to purchase so I can go in, pick up, make purchase, and walk OUT.
Do you think I was just being too sensitive or was this lady really out of lines as a seller/owner of a store? Maybe she sensed that I was only a looker and not a buyer...
I'm very sorry if this rant bothered you! If anyone is planning to go purchase from these beauty stores in NYC and would like to avoid this lady...email me :P
Has anyone had bad shopping experiences before? :P