HUGE HK shopping haul ! / beauty & gadgets from Sasa + Innisfree + Watsons + Co.

Hello lovelies and beauty addicts !
This blog post might be interesting for those who will visit Asia and are thinking of buying lots of beauty products !
I did lots of research online prior to my HK trip and went shopping with a long list of TO-BUYS ~
I’m only going to list up all the beauty stuff and gadgets I bought so there will be NO REVIEW in this post .
I will definitely make lots of reviews about some products that I think are worth showing to you !
But if you are particularly interested in one product – make sure to comment below and tell me !
Actually can’t wait to make reviews to show you but my time is limited in these three months due to my bachelor thesis . . . x.x
Anyway ~ let’s start of with my
INNISFREE haul
I got this nice “Heritage Set” from Innisfree including three products I would have bought individually – but this set was really cheap !
330 HKD for all five products !
This is the widely known Super volcanic pore clay mask .

Said to be successful in minimizing the appearance of black heads !

Will try it out for sure ~

This Jeju volcanic pore cleansing foam I wouldn’t have bought if it wasn’t in the set .

Simply because I have not heard of it yet :D

I’ll be sure to give it a try !

This Green tea seed serum is said to work miracles to the skin !

The long days ( and nights ) for my architecture studies really drain me and I hope to look less tired with the help of this serum ~ Hope it will work !

This Green tea balancing skin ( moisturizer ) in combination with the serum is said to keep your skin looking fresh and balanced ~
Green Tea balancing lotion ( body ) – just like the other green tea products it smells really nice and decent .

I don’t like switching lotions ( I ‘ve only been using a baby lotion – since years and it always gives me soft skin hehe . . . ) but I’ll give this one a try .

Next :
faux eyelashes 
I got a few of them and was struggling not to buy more . . .
Because I like how it looks when using fake lashes . . .
BUT I AM A RETARD when it comes to using them on myself XD
Haha ~ . . .
I hope I’ll get better . . .  it would be a waste otherwise !
Got two of these ( accidentally ) ~

This series is promoted by one of my top favorite japanese models ( also a VIVI model ) !

I loooove her <3

This series eyelashes aren’t completely black but they are more like dark brown – mixed with strands of black lashes .

They look really natural this way !

These look really natural :)

Charming Kiss – I also got their eyelash glue because it looked just too small cute and handy to skip on it !

I wanted to give lower / bottom lashes a try so I thought these “natural” brown ones from Dolly Wink might be the right choice .

Hope I’m not wrong XD !

I had to get this one .

Dolly Wink‘s eyelash case .

Actually you could use any tray to store your eyelashes but it wasn’t that pricey .

Hehe ~

The next things I bought on mass are eyeliners and similar !
With similar I mean things like these :
Highlighter – actually this package had two different colors inside !

Silver and Gold .

Gold .

Gonna highlight my eyes ( face ) golden no thank you .

See ?

: D

This handy beauty products does three jobs :

There’s a brow pencil ( bottom left )

brow powder ( bottom right )

and brow brush ( top right ) .

I think that’s awesome and it really works well !

I saw this in a recommended list from a beauty blogger and thought I should try this out :

The Tinted Tattoo Kill Brow from CLIO has two functions .

One is to draw eyebrows with a decent color that is said to last for days ( thus tattoo ) and

the other is a simple brow mascara ( I have never used any before :DDDD . . . ) !

Also got this as a special gift for buying two of these tattoo brow tints hehe ~
Here’s the list of
eyeliners
I got :
(You may notice – they are mostly DARK BROWN colored .
I think dark brown looks less harsh and little more natural .
But it depends on the quality to look not too fake brownish . )
Used this one right away – it draws extremely thin lines !

If you are accurate enough – it might be perfect !

Love it .

Bought two of these eyeliners from Wink Up simply because it is highly praised .

It’s a thicker eyeliner brush but last pretty good !

That’s the eyeliner above .
Not tried yet – from the same brand as the eyeliners I loved to use the last years : K-Palette .

This looks unusually cute compared to their usual very simple packaging haha . . .

Simple : I HAD TO BUY THIS .

One word : Sailor Moon .

Oh that’s two actually nvm ~

Not tested yet . Another K-Palette eyeliner with 0,1 mm precision .

I love these thin eyeliners ~

Next is :
wash & soaps
( after makeup products so to say :D )
This cleanser from Bifesta got recommended to my by a friend of mine .

I gave it a try and it’s awesome really . . . No oil – similar to the Micellar Makeup Remover from various brands but a little bit better .

This peeling gel aka gommage from DTC I got in expectation it would be similar to the CURE Japan peeling gel .

NOPE .

I guess nothing can keep up with the original .

SADLY I didn’t find the CURE peeling gel . . .

These eye remover wipes from SASA are better than expected .

Bought last minute in Macao when I forgot to bring any makeup remover I got this .

And it’s working pretty well !

This vibrating TONYMOLY cleansing brush gets all the pores . You might feel it or you don’t .

Like me haha XD

My rather small
Etude House haul :
I got a few of these and used up all of them except this one .

It’s not bad at all ! But a little too pricey . . .

But their smell . . . soon niceeeee ~

This one here does magic .

The Black Head Remover-X (set) from Etude House .

Used properly it really reduces the appearance of black heads !

Either this or the usage of Evian water for my skin as part of my skin routine worked miracles haha ~

This cute Rosy tint Lips from Etude House really works well !

I shall show you at another occasion / blog post haha ~

Next is :
masks
I didn’t buy many masks because they are way too heavy for my luggage .
But the few ones I did buy – are said to be great ~
My friend recommended this one to me .

Especially because she saw how I love the Milky girl !

It’s a milk sheet mask ~

Looks too cute <3

Hehe . . . how could I have said NO to this handsome face ?

Kim Soo Hyun is the endorsement partner of the korean brand BEYOND now – almost all their products have his face on them haha ~

I found this on the web and thought to give it a try .

It’s a very interesting products – supposed to whiten up the skin .

The famous Rice Scrub from Skin Food <3

Definitely one of my top favorite buys this journey !

ACTUALLY . . . almost half the asian products are whitening products . . .

That Milky mask might be one too without me ever knowing it . . .

I just noticed the Beyond sheet masks above really are whitening masks haha !

( They say brightening . )

But that mask doesn’t brighten / whiten up my skin ( gladly ) .

I already used it twice ~

Other makeup products I got :
This Banila Co. CC Cream is 

awesome .

I like how it really keeps my skin moisturized .

It’s kind of a tinted moisturizer while also evening out my skin tone and giving my skin a natural glow .

It’s said to be the BEST CC cream out there .

I’ve tested others so I must admit : I believe it is .

The pore primer powder from Banila Co.

I was searching for a powder that doesn’t look cakey at all when applied and reapplied during the day and here it is :

One of the best no-color powders I have ever owned !

I’ve been using the MAC Studio Concealer for years now but at times it gets a bit too cakey and dry when applied .

This other MAC concealer , the Pro Longwear concealer , is much smoother on the skin and easier to apply .

Also more hygienic :D But it’s a bit less covering .

This BB Foundation Lunch Box from
too cool for school
is more of a fantastic foundation than a BB Cream ~

There is also a concealer and a highlighter included with a mirror on top of the the “lunch box” <3

Awesomeee ~

One of my favorite buys !

This Primer from Banila Co. is said to work reaaaally really nice !

The classic one was the most recommended one but I got myself this instead :D Hope it works just as well ~

Didn’t try this one yet but it looked like a nice new handy brush for to-go .
These cute new puffs I bought in case I need to switch the puff from the Banila Co. powder .

They look cute don’t they haha ~

In Asia they have these handy cheap tools . Just look at the bottom end of these qtips .

They are made for makeup haha ~

Now it’s time for some NON-beauty products I got which are worth mentioning !
These are actually NOT tip-ex !

They are decorators for any letter / paper etc. ~

Too cute !

Rilakkuma ? 
Yes – of course <3 !
These sandwich cutters look too adorable to pass on them !
Hope they really work well !
This uber cute silicone mold can be used for making ice Rilakkumas or even chocolate Rilakkumas ~

I will try to make lovely chocolate Rilakkumas one day ! ! !

Got a few of these cases haha ~
Do you know this character ?

And if you do – you might be awesome .

I love this little girl – that was my idol about 15 years ago haha !

A new ( and hopefully longer lasting ) rosé golden watch from BERSHKA .

Why I never get expensive ones ? Because I break ALL watches .

And even a little amount of food :
You should try these ( and also Puccho’s other candies ) if you haven’t already !
These are like topping for rice .

I like to eat these with rice only as a meal ~

Full of flavor ~

But some may NOT like it . . .

This is a package of 20 satchets of similar rice topping .

Little did I know that each satchet had an individual print . . .

Well . . . that’s it !
This sure was a lot x.x . . . thanks for scrolling all the way down to here haha !
These are the products I wanted to show you haha ~
I hope this gives you a little inspiration on what to get on your next trip to Asia / China / Hong Kong !
( I managed to take some puris <3

But… That’s actually the lowest level of enhancement of the puricura machine I used lol )

lots ‘n’ lots of love ~
~jen

Secret resort of Hong Kong : Tung Ping Chau ! / 3 weeks in Hong Kong – part 5 : bachelor thesis

Hey everyone ~
In this fifth and last part of my HK trip journal I wanted to share something special with you !
Remember when I said that the real reason I went to HK was not actually the food or the clothes and stuff here :D ?
It’s about my bachelor thesis I am going to do about the home isle of my family called
Tung Ping Chau
Only a few people even know about this place ( even locals don’t know for sure ! )
The reason why it is called Tung Ping Chau / 東平洲
is because :
Tung /  = East 
-> The isle lies east and it’s actually the remotest island of Hong Kong .
 
Ping Chau / 平洲 = flat isle
-> The isle highest point is about 48 meters . Not really than much in comparison to other islands !
What is so special about this island ?
It’s the only place in Hong Kong where you can go diving .
Why you would want to dive there ?
Well – it’s been given the title of a Marine Park a few years ago because of the variety of corals and reefs ~
Actually it has two other titles : it’s a Geopark and it’s also part of a Country Park !
The water there is nearly all clears – BUT it was way clearer back in the days when my fathers family still lived there .
Now there are only a few people left who live there .
It’s become quite difficult for the people to live there as there is less fish .
But they grow their own organic produce there !
I’ve tasted a papaya there and it sure is yummy despite its looks ~ !
The small island port :)
All the tourists ( mostly locals ) arriving at the isle .
Actually there are no water pipes or electricity on the island but I found this solar  street light which also produces electricity for cooking water or similar .
The island has been completely deserted years ago as all the villagers went to Hong Kong and even to Europe to strive for a better life – just like my father did !
Thus most of the houses look like this :
Only a few houses like the one from my family has been able to withstand time and nature up until now !
The people seem to try to revitalize the island by moving back there and doing business there for the tourists ( restaurants ) .
What is so special about this island to me is not only the origins of my family but also the silent beauty of it .
With my bachelor thesis I want to draft a plan for the use of the island part where my family has a house .
I want it to be a crucial part of the revitalization of the island – luring in tourists and showing them the beauty of this island ~
I don’t plan to make the island into a tourist peaked resort or whatsoever ! I want it to remain the way I remember it from my childhood memories until now :)
These two following photos were taken ( by my father ) at another day when it was low tide .
Now what do you think ?
It’s a sight known to only a few people about Hong Kong .
Haha –  yes , this is still Hong Kong though it is much nearer to mainland China ( 4km ) than to HK itself !
I hope you liked this post and if you are interested in Tung Ping Chau –
be sure to keep on following my blog !
I will make sure to update you on anything about my bachelor thesis in the following 3 months !
AND ALSO – don’t forget to visit Tung Ping Chau next time you visit Hong Kong !
lots ‘n’ lots of love ~
~jen

A day at Disneyland Hong Kong ! / 3 weeks in Hong Kong – part 4

Hey lovelies ~
This is part 4 of my journey and . . .
it’s all about – guess what !
My day at Disneyland Hong Kong !
 
My very first expression :
dafaq is with this FAKE CASTLE back there ? !
You know how every Disneyland has a Disney princess’s / tales castle and how they all one of a kind ?
Now this castle is sure to be one of a kind !
Tsssss – how dare you be fake . . . it’s my VERY FIRST time in a Disneyland ;A; !
Well – all the other things except that castle were lovely though haha ~
Just take a look at these Mickey Mouse waffles !
( Expensive shit though . . . 50 HKD ? That’s european prices ! )
The mainstreet reminded me of the mainstreet at the Phantasialand in Cologne though . . .
Nothing new here :D

All theme parks are divided into many themes and so is this Disneyland .
The theme I liked the most is this Toy Story Land !
This is truly one of a kind !
I like how you seem so small next to all these gigantic props / toys ~
I can’t help but LOVE these green three-eyes aliens from Toy Story !
In all the three movies they were always so adorable ~
Had to take a picture of this !

Which Disney fan wouldn’t know where this is from ?

Pricey ballons x.x But so beautiful ~

But you know what ?

They only look this beautiful together .

Not single .

I took part in a short Disney Creative Academy class haha ~

This is the outcome :

Not that bad , right ? ?

But Minnie looks a little bit more grown up here XD

Every day at 3 o-clock there is this parade where all the Disney stars gather and dance ~

Luckily we we’re there in time to get a good spot to take photos from !
It’s ok . I like walking alone .
Beautiful Disney princesses ~
At the end of the day I went to a shop to see these awfully beautiful phone cases . . . 250 HKD each ! No ways I could have bought one ! Not if they don’t even ensure the life of my iPhone !
Instead I got myself this :
Gotta wear it on a photoshoot hehe ~
Take a look at this ! I stumbled on this when I went through the shops :D
Not sure if the upload worked as a video . . . ~
Even my father got a little souvenir from Disneyland hehe . . .
( He only picked us up , didn’t visit it XD )
I really enjoyed the day in Disneyland ~
But I do hope that Disneyland Paris is a bit more exciting
lots ‘n’ lots of love ~
~jen
 

Between traditional and modern China ! / 3 weeks in Hong Kong – part 3

Hello lovelies ~
This is part 3 of my HK trip blog posts :D
You know why I love China so much and I also think why many people like it that much ?
It’s because everywhere in China you can still see its traditions . And the Chinese still live their traditions .
Seeing the people put so much effort in saving their heritage is something any country should do .
Because it’s where we came from , who we are .
It fascinates me how such old traditions such as the one I was able to be part of are still being kept . . .
This is a tradition in which all the villagers celebrate , honor and thank the teachers of their children for their efforts with a feast . And it’s no small feast ! Every teacher is invited and the represantatives of the village .
 
 
How I sneaked myself in there ? Not sure – my father got asked by a friend of his haha :D
Traditions like these show the moral of the Chinese people which is simply part of every childs education to honor and be thankful to teachers ( actually anyone who teaches you XD parents etc too ) .
The traditional rice bowls looked like this .
Not round but octagonal ! Way easier to make by handcraft than perfectly round ones !
Then there is this new China .
Most objects build nowadays have a really western touch .
They don’t resemble the traditional China at all . . .
This architectural style is global , international .
These buildings beauty has nothing to do with the old China which is ok .
But I don’t like how almost every new building follows this global style . . .
Yes, this is still in China ! It’s the university isle of Macao .
The university isle is completely new ( thus there are almost no people on the photo ) .
Would you have guessed this photo is taken in China when you would have stumbled upon it on any other website on the web ?
The way Macao is growing into a greater Las Vegas with lots n lots of luxurious hotels and loads of casinos . . .
In the Venetian Macao – shopping level with canal . Just like in Venice . Look at the sky . It’s fake .
I must admit that on one hand I don’t like the way Macao is . . . but on the other side I can’t deny that I like it there . Going there is always like diving into another world to me . If that is a good thing – I guess there ups and downs of anything .
I only know that Macao is making a whole lot of money for China and thus it can do about everything it wants haha ~
In those three weeks in Hong Kong I stayed in Macao 4 times !
I always have the best sleep of my life there because the beds are so ultimately comfy ~
Just take a look at this Dim Sum !
It has gold leaves on top of it !
I don’t mean to brag . . . it’s just that everything in Macao is sooooooo exaggerated .
It’s a bit too much I think . . .
Even making me feel bad staying there !
But what my dad says is so true . . .
Everything there is TOP .
Never had such yummy food as there
Truffle Dim Sum . . . I can’t describe how good this one was ;A;
Kobe beef . . . first time eating it . . . damn – too good . . .
I guess I like Macao haha . . . because of the food . . .
Who could ever say NO to such good food ? !
I would never dare x.x !
Until the next part of my HK trip !
lots ‘n’ lots of love ~
~jen

Shopping and Dining in Mong Kok ! / 3 weeks in Hong Kong – part 2

Hello everyone ~
It’s been about three weeks since my last update and I am already back in Germany ! Sadly . . .
There will be about 5 more posts ( so many photos ~ ) about my trip to Hong Kong and this is already the second one :3
I hope you’ll like it !
I have a lot of relatives spread all over the world .
I don’t even know how many haha . . . Too many Yuens out there .
This time I got to meet this cute little girl here ~
This is Maya and she is actually half chinese half japanese !
Her beautiful japanese mother is standing in the background hehe ~
She’s just 1 year and 3 months old <3

They live in a typical Hong Kong flat with a window sight similar to this :

You only get these views unless you are really wealthy and you can afford a flat with greener view or even a house :D
Everytime I am in Hong Kong I need to go to Mong Kok for shopping ~
It#s the district with the most people and at weekend or only holidays the streets are packed with masses of people .
Glad I went there on a week day !
There are actually a whole lot of new shops there . Most of them are korean beauty brands such as this one :
Can’t possibly miss it . It’s Etude House ~

There is a street , a center for any of your cravings in Mong Kok .

The only thing you need to know is where to go .

You can easily get lost not finding anything you want like I did haha . . .

The first shopping centers I entered had the themes men’s clothing and formal wear . . .

Then I finally found this haha :

I actually bought one ~

These iphone cases looked just too adorable ~ !

After a long shopping day we had dinner at one of the many sushi restaurants in Mong Kok !

You need to be careful when choosing a sushi restaurant ! Otherwise you may risk to get sick . . .

Which is why I got recommended to this restaurant by a friend of mine ~

Saw lots of crazy , cute and adorable stuff in Mong Kok . . . like this haha :

You may probably know this weird little peach here :
Kobito Dukan peach dwarf
Yes, he is of the same series as the weirdos above !
I soon wanted this . . . but it was too expensive and didn’t even include the toy food !
You had to buy them separately !
Gao Zhi – a little snack while shopping ~
Beautiful cakes ~ But who would ever eat this ? !
Best takoyaki in Mong Kok ~ Yummyyy <3

I went to Mong Kok twice actually :P

I didn’t buy that much the first time and at the second time I went there with a local friend who showed me around !

No more getting lost with here haha ~

We also went to a “secret” shop in the top floors of a building – had to take a lift to the shop !

It was full of imported japanese and korean goods ~

Japanese snacks which were cheaper than in supermarkets ~

My friend also showed me this awesome korean restaurant in which I had my first ever very typical korean dish called :

Budae Jjigae

It’s a hot pot served with lots of meat , ramyun noodles , veggies and spicy soup .

It’s not that old of a tradition but is really popular as it is very easy and a bunch of people can share it ~

Fried rice cake with cheese filling and cheese topping !
Only tastes good while still hot !
Korean beef stew – was kinda sweet yet full of flavor ! I liked it :)
And lastly Dolsot Bibimbap ! How could I ever pass on this ?

After this feast we went back to the district where I stayed ( Yuen Long ) and had another meal XD . . .

No srsly . . . I had too much food . . . not only that day but actually every day of my three weeks stay in Hong Kong !

Which is why I am on a diet now . . . !

This is a rather healthy and low calorie dessert though !
Loads of various fruit with herbal jelly at the bottom ( black jelly ) ~
Still I was way to full to eat more than a few bites of this . . .
Very typical dessert my dad ordered .
Mango cubes in coconut milk soup with pearl sago ~

lots ‘n’ lots of love ~
~jen