When in HK, all I do is pretty much shop and eat. One of the top things on my shopping agenda is stocking up on Asian beauty essentials. I could literally spend hours in Sasa, browsing all the brightly packaged Japanese make up. It’s just a much more fun experience than Boots or Superdrug in the UK. I always buy Clean and Clear oil control films, sheet masks and BB creams. I bought the Shu Uemura eyelash curler at the airport as it’s so much cheaper and a must-have tool in your make up bag.
I love a good clay mask and I had to try Korean brand, Innisfree’s best seller, the super volcanic pore clay mask in the brown tube. The clay features little volcanic clusters (from Jeju Island) and it really helps to exfoliate your skin, tighten pores, control oil and it’s full of natural ingredients. I like doing masks on Sunday nights as a bit of a pamper in prep for another week at work and I really like this one and I’ll certainly be repurchasing. The Innisfree green tea serum in the little green bottle has also been part of my daily routine and seems to be a great partner before moisturiser.
I feel as if this has become a bit of an Innisfree post but I really like their BB cream which is a natural coverage (my Dr. Jart BB cream has a slightly fuller coverage) and brightening. My mum also gave me a couple of sample bottles to try and they’re pretty fab to use after cleansing for that extra moisture boost. A lot of the products I’ve mentioned are available over at Yes Style including Innisfree, Etude House and Majolica Majorca but at slightly higher price than that of HK/Asia prices…but certainly worth a browse!