I am back for 2015, firstly with a Thailand makeup haul. As many of you know I spent the first three weeks of the year exploring three different cities in Thailand – and of course I did some shopping! Thailand is lucky to host some amazingly huge malls as well as a lot of makeup filled pharmacies and Sephora! I managed to get a few good products and quite a few things off my makeup wish list while I was there. It was so interesting looking at the different brands and products which haven’t made it to NZ shores yet. I also discovered my new favourite makeup shop… can anyone guess what it is?!
It was so nice to be in the midst of a Sephora once again. The stores were beautifully set up (as always) and had the biggest set up range of the Sephora brand products I have seen, much bigger than in Toronto. However I was disappointed that they had no Kat Von D products and only the eye cream from Glam Glow. These were two brands I really wanted to go crazy on!
I got: UD de-slick makeup setting spray, Stila stay all day foundation, concealer and brush kit, Stila stay all day waterproof liquid eye liner, Sephora eyeshadow in ‘first glance’ and Sephora contour eye pencil in purple.
I found a MAC store in one of the high end malls in Bangkok. Although the shop assistant didn’t really speak English and my Thai is limited to ‘hello’ and ‘thank you’ – we managed to make sure I didn’t leave the store empty handed. These are two products which have been on my list for ages! I was planning on buying a bit more at MAC however even with the currency conversion and taking off VAT (Thailand tax) the products were only marginally cheaper than buying at home.
I got: Mineralize skinfinish in ‘lightscapade’ and Pro conceal and correct palette.
Watsons is a pharmacy which is based more on beauty products than medicines and heath products, and they are everywhere in Thailand. It seemed like the go to for all your drugstore needs as it was always full of teenage girls.
I got: Watsons deep cleansing nose pore strips, Hydrogel eye therapy patch and SunSilk damage therapy hair masks.
♥Eve & Boy (spoiler alert, NEW FAVOURITE!)
Coming across this store after discovering a huge Hello Kitty restaurant and spa, I knew it was going to be a good thing. I had never seen or heard of Eve&Boy before, doing a little research online it seems to be only in Thailand. We could so do with one of these here! The store has a mixture of high end and drugstore products including brands like Loreal, Maybelline, Wet n Wild, NARS and a lot of fab asian brands which I hadn’t heard of before. It also has a huge hair care section. It’s a two story beauty extravaganza! Although I didn’t actually end up buying much there I loved every minute of that store and spent ages wandering around and then went back for a second look.
I got: Ashle double cheek colour, Maybelline clean express miracle water, Wet n Wild lipstick in ‘don’t blink pink’ and a Sivanna Natural palette.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on any of these stores, who else has discovered Eve&Boy?