Missha Haul & Korean Cosmetic Bliss

11:16:00 PM mandy 13 Comments

I have been fairly good at not making any spontaneous trips to beauty and drugstores. But once I go into a store to get something that I need, all the can't buy won't buy chants leave my mind. My recent trip to this Korean cosmetics pop-up store was exactly this case.

The reason why I said I needed to go? Ran out of makeup remover.
The main culprit to why I decided I had to make the trip? Discount & GWP

I am a sucker for deals. Even though this isn't the best deal that is around, I still got drawn in somehow.
When I received an e-mail from Missha saying that their brand & a few others were going to be available in a pop-up store in the city, I almost immediately got the shopping itch. It also didn't help that the e-mail included a 30% discount AND a GWP for orders over $30. I was actually waiting for Missha to have a big sale (40 or 50% off) on their website. But impulses got the best of me! Plus, I wanted to see what other brands and products the pop-up store had to offer.

Various Samples .......... GWP makeup pouch with more samples
2 Missha M Super-Extreme Waterproof Soft Pencil Eyeliner (Auto) in Brown and Khaki
Missha M Perfect BB Deep Cleansing Oil

I did walk out with the items that I wanted. But the trouble is I came out with 2 extra eyeliners in order to meet the $30 GWP point. These definitely aren't needed in my collection but my reasoning at the time was "I finished my favorite brown eyeliner and need a replacement." Does this happen to anyone else?



It was definitely an interesting visit. The store layout was very spacious. When I visited, I was the only one there so I received close attention from the SA. But she wasn't the pushy type. There were many brands that I was not familiar with (isoi, Mizon, Gosso, and a few others). I did recognize a few like Missha, BRTC, and Dr. G. A majority of the store's selection is of BB Creams with one or two skincare lines from each brand and some sporadic makeup items. Unsurprisingly, most of the items were on the pricier side.

For anyone else in NYC who is interested the address of the pop-up store is:
379 Broome Street
New York, NY 10012
It is right off Chinatown and touching a section of Little Italy. This is an area of Manhattan that I don't ever remember going to and I went to Chinatown a lot growing up. Then again, there are still tons of places in NYC that I haven't explored yet. So I shouldn't be one to talk :P

For any who may be wondering about the 30% off and GWP...I am not sure if it is still available. But I think you could check via Missha USA's website

13 comments:

  1. I didn't know of this place. When I went to NYC, Chinatown, and Koreatown I bought several Asian cosmetics but I never saw this store. Awesome find xx

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    1. I almost didn't find out about this one! Pop-up stores are harder to keep up with.

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  2. I was thinking about going to this on Sunday too but restrained myself because I don't NEED any new beauty things (for now) XD Glad to see you got some good deals and that you had a good experience. It's a pity that this is only a pop up store but hopefully we'll see more Asian beauty brands in NYC soon!

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    1. Same! I heard from my friend that there's now a Nature Republic in Chinatown. Trying my best to not visit or else who knows what kind of damage I'll do there :P

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  3. GWP's are always so tempting aren't they ;p I haven't been able to check out this pop-up yet since my walking is still limited but you've piqued my curiosity about it. It'll be cool to check out some BB creams in person and I also wanted to see Missha's CC cream.

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    1. I don't remember seeing the CC cream when I was there. But they might have gotten new things since.

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  4. I looove Missha! My favorite BB cream is M Perfect cover BB Cream! have you tried it?

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    1. I actually got it a while back & think it works pretty good. I wear it sparingly though since it's a bit heavier than the other makeup bases I have.

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  5. We should make a petition for those who are into Korean cosmetics to open a store in NYC. Hope they would carry such as Innisfree, Missha, BRTC, Isoi, Iope, and etc

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    1. If all those brands came to NYC my wallet would be in trouble :P

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  6. I've read that the store might be closing at the end of the year, do you know if that's true? Also, how much is their bb creams there? Curios if the ones online is cheaper to purchase or from their store.

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    1. Since it is a pop-up store, it won't be around after a certain date (but I don't remember when that is exactly, sorry!)
      I also don't remember how much many of their BB Creams were, but for the Missha ones they were the same price as online.
      Hope this helps!

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