January 11, 2010

Monday's Beauty Confessions: Hong Kong Haul!

Happy Monday everyone!

Hope this is a great start to your week ahead. Kahani and I did a short trip together to Hong Kong over last week, and boy did we have fun!

There was the shopping, the clubbing and insane amount of yakking. So check out what I hauled back.

1. St Ives Soothing Oatmeal & Shea Butter Advanced Body Moisturiser - I've had crazy body moisturiser lemmings lately, and this was on my list of wants. When I came across this one on the Net, I wanted it, but it wasn't available here. So what joy when I found it in Mannings over there!

2. Nivea lipbalm in Pink Grapefruit - I got ANOTHER back-up. Because I love it that much. =P

3. Gal Collection Peach Vaseline (lipbalm) - Smelled of peach and was on offer. Enough said.

4. NARS Torrid blush - Because it's not available here?

5. Clinique High Impact SPF15 in RSVPink - Found this in Sasa or Bonjour for HKD19 (~RM8). Need I say more?

6. LUSH Mask of Magnaminty - Kahani and I shared a tub of this popular LUSH mask. Not photographed as it's currently still with her.

Not much makeup compared to my first trip there, but here's what else I brought back!

A H&M semi-trench coat - I've been searching for a decent jacket of late, and Kahani proclaimed that we would go jacket-hunting for me in HK. We found this lovely gem of a jacket in H&M going for HKD399 (~RM200) in a brown-taupe shade.

It was love at first sight. Being on the more vertically-challenged end on the spectrum of things, I thought this jacket's length was perfect for me. You can wear it light, or pad it up for colder weather by wearing a woolier top or cardi underneath. Whatafind! Wheeee!

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Lens - My priciest purchase in HK at HKD1,620 (~RM736), I've been eyeing this zoom lens for a while now, and when I found that it was about RM300 cheaper there... uhh... you guessed it. Granted it's made in Malaysia, and not Japan. But I've been playing around with it and so far I'm well pleased with it. A great general zoom lens for those on a budget. Awesome!


Life's Simple Pleasures said...

Aww lovely small haul. I am going to HK end of the month! I didn't know there was a H&M!? Where is it!? Must go! I've never been to one.

I just got a Canon 450D. Does that lens fit on it? And why is it made in Malaysia? And cheaper than here? Confused.

Love your NARS find! And Clinique! Am visiting LUSH for sure!

plue said...

Lush's Mask of Magnaminty is lovely! I do like it quite a bit myself, tee hee!

me like the Clinique lippie! Gorgeous colour and oh-so-cheap!

AskMeWhats said...

eeeeekkk! more makeups, more outfit and new lens!!! I love your HK hauls! I'm going to show my husband your post, he'll die of jealousy as he's been wanting to shop for a new lens ! :)

Fem Wynn said...

I'm sooooo jealous....especially of the Canon lens....

Btw, check out my blog and follow me! Tell your friends, cuz I only have 3 followers :(

xin said...

wow! clinique lippie so cheap?!
and WOW again on the new babyy

Syen said...

Abby: Thanks. It's small but I'm mucho happy all the same. =P There are two H&M's that I know of. One is in Langham Place in Mongkok, and the other is on Canton Rd in Tsim Sha Tsui. I believe the one on Canton Rd is bigger, and that's where I bought my jacket from. =)

And yes, the zoom lens I got would fit your 450D, but do scout around and do your homework before purchasing to see if it's really what you want/need. As for why is it made in Msia, that one I'm not too sure. A fellow camera buff said it could be that the parts are all from Japan, but it's just assembled here. But I'm not too sure, will have to find out more.

Plue: Hehe.. yes, we got that mask. And the Clinique is surprisingly cheap, no?

Nikki: This is for Keith - MUAHAHA. =P Anyways, I found that some (not all) lenses are cheaper in HK, so if you might be headed that way anytime soon, it's worth checking out. Happy shopping!

Syen said...

Paloma: Helloo! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Hope to see more of you around. =) I did stop by your blog. Great job! Keep it up girl, and hugs for Regina. =)

Xin: Thankeee! =D

Connie De Alwis said...

ooh that clinique lippie is a very pretty color! booo... I want a NARS blush too :(

bought new barrel for your gun eh? hee hee

Meldee said...

The coooooaaaaaaat!

Eli said...

Love the trench! Another lipbalm? I am expecting you to post your number of lipbalms next. *hint hint* ;)