February 21, 2011

Monday's Beauty Bit: Beauty Shopping in New Zealand

Hello lovelies!

Am back from a glorious vacation on New Zealand. Words cannot begin to say just how much I needed that holiday. Truth to tell I'm still in no mood to work so this is going to be a wee bitty lazy post. Forgive me! =P

Anyway, about beauty shopping in New Zealand, in a nut shell I'm going to have to say, just don't. Really. Prices there are insane, for example a tube of MAC lipstick is NZ$40!! That's almost DOUBLE the price here! And The Body Shop's wares are dollar for dollar which means, they are MORE than double the price they go for  here. 
Nevertheless there are brands available in that remote island that we don't get here (a fact which frankly, boggles the mind). You'll find Lush, Australis, and Chapstick. Another brand that's pretty worth buying is Cover Girl - when it'son sale. Available at Warehouse (that's the shop's name) outlets, Cover Girl was going at buy-one-get-one-half-price and I admittedly went batty over (you guessed it) the lipstains. You'll also find Revlon lines that aren't available here (including the *cough* lipstains). Same goes for Natio, Maybelline and L'Oreal. Shiseido also has a line (Moisture...something... it slips my mind) JUST for Caucasian women available there. 

Budget Bodycare lines are also not exempt. Dove, Clairol Herbal Essences and even Lux all have larger product lines there so if you're coveting the Nectarine scented volume shampoo and conditioner from Clairol (which I am.. but didn't get due to weight and space constraints), it's available there. *sighs*

Finally, if you're a manuka honey fan well you'll find honey infused skincare and bodycare products everywhere, from pharmacies to souvenir shops. 

Anyway that's it for now, it's me for bed and battling jet lag!


xin said...

ahh i am a fan of manuka honey! if only we could find manuka-infused skincare here...

Connie De Alwis said...

glad you're back! Ooh, and they have sheep stuff!

Amy C said...

kahani & syen, i'll be back in may so place your orders if you guys want anything.

tickets are booked and confirmed, so i will DEFINITELY be back this time round :D

Syen said...

Aww!!! Thanks couzzie! Will let you know if we need anything. So sorry again I won't be there for your wedding. Boo. =(