January 12, 2010

Hong Kong Haul: Grapefruit Madness

Syen and I went off to Hong Kong and pursued our respective crazes. Grapefruit appears to be a far more popular scent in Hong Kong than it is in Malaysia. Alas for Malaysians. So yes I went a touch mad over there and bought (clockwise from left):
1. Giant bottle of Mannings (aka Guardian) Grapefruit Strengthening Repairing Shampoo (HKD27.90)- I have no idea if it works well, but by gum it smells like fresh grapefruit juice! Not unlike Lush's Happy Hippy which I got to experience thanks to the lovely Plue.
2. Yes to Carrots lipbalm in Citrus (HKD19.90) - more lemon than grapefruit it's still nice and zingy.
3. The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Lip Butter (HKD69) - Pricey but no longer available in M'sia and chock full of the scent that started the entire craze in the first place!
4. Dove Go Fresh in Grapefruit & Lemongrass (HKD27.90) - Sadly more perfumey and powdery than its grapefruit-fresh shower gel counterpart. Boo. It was sealed up so I had to buy it unsniffed. It's pleasant and has some citrus just not what I was hoping for.

Lover of Art Deco and Art Noveau that I am these tins of deliciously scented lipbalm were impossible to resist. I'm planning on giving it a coat of clear lipbalm (edit: NAILPOLISH - can you tell I have lipbalm on the mind?) to protect the lovely artwork.

And as Syen mentioned, we shared in a large tub of Mask of Magnaminty. Let's see how this pricier mask measures up to Himalaya Herbals' Neem offering shall we?


plue said...

surprisingly grapefruit is popular in HK, TW and JP but sadly not here :(

I think the most common smell around here is rose? =_= And it's pretty aunty-ish too!

Kahani said...

Plue: It must be a chinese thing to like grapefruit. *sighs*

Ooh and I forgots I also got the Clinique lippie that Syen got. =D

beetrice said...

ermm...I think you meant to give it a coat of clear NAIL POLISH to protect the tin decor, and not lipbalm? ;)

lovely haul of the grapefruit though, dying to know how the shampoo turns out!!

Meldee said...

Jeeeaaaaaalousss! The Body Shop lip butter I remember smells delish!

jeen said...

oo... is that a perfumeria gal lip balm with the gorgeous tin?
*love* the packaging

Kahani said...

Bee: Tee hee.. corrected! The shampoo is "so far so good" Will keep using for a week then review. If you go HK you should check it out. I wish I had bought the condi but the bottles are so huuuge.

Mel: It could almost function as a solid perfume! aweesome.

Jeen: Yes it is! Goodness I must have been more tired than I thought to make the "lipbalm / nail polish" mistake and forget to mention that it's Perfumeria Gal.

All Women Stalker said...

I love grapefruit, both the fruit and the smell. LOL. It's so fresh and uplifting. So envious of your stash.

Eli said...

o.O Looks like you got your grapefruit fix for the year. Now I know what to get for you when I get back in March.