I am back from Taipei!
It was an okay trip overall cos when I went there there was a typhoon, so 3 out of 5 days were super rainy. BUT this obviously did not dampen my beauty shopping mood ^^
I got most of the stuff on the first day, I mean the first 2 hours cos it was already 8 when I arrived at the hotel. I stayed at East Dragon Hotel in Ximending. Extremely convenient! Most of the beauty stores have branches in Ximending. I will go through the haul according the stores I got them from.
Watsons in Taipei is amazing! They carry a whole lot of beauty brands that they don't in Singapore. Most of the drugstore beauty products are cheaper as well! When I was there, Watson's was having a 15% discount for drugstore beauty products so yay for me :)
There are ALOT of Watsons all around so you'll deffo spot one.
*All the prices stated are before discount
1028 TA Whitening Sunscreen - 350NT
1028 is the brand by Xiao Kai Laoshi who is one of the main makeup artist of 女人我最大. He's makeup line is really quite popular in Taiwan. I love whitening suncreens^^
1028 Whitening Essence Foundation - 680 NT
This felt SO AMAZING! I think I might have found a really good dupe for the Gorgio Armani Silk Maestro Foundation.
Heroine Make Long and Curl Mascara - 329 NT
The Heroine Make products and some Japanese brands were not on sale though :( but this is cheaper in TW than it is in SG ^^
Integrate Eyeshadow (PK 333) - 390 NT
I always have to get something from Integrate everything I am in Taiwan.
自白肌 Whitening Toner - 269 NT
They were actively promoting this, so I thought I would give it try. Plus 杏仁酸 (Mandelic Acid) has anti ageing and antibacterial properties. So means that it is good for adult skin with acne problems since it would not overly dry out the face.
Ponds Cleanser - 209 NT
Ponds has quite large range in TW as compared to SG. Their bi facil eye makeup remover is really popular!
Acne Treatment Cream - 164 NT
The Watsons I went to in Ximending had a section on dermalogical skincare products (医学美容). There is a whole variety of such stuff. Totes had to try one.
Divina Moisture Cleansing Wipe
Dont remember how much they were cos I snuck them into my mum's shopping basket hehe. But they were buy one get one free.
菜瓜水 - 59 NT
It is some 古早 or traditional moisturing spray.
巴黎草莓 Paris Strawberry
My favourite beauty store hands down!!! It stocks brands that you can normally only get online. So it is perfect for those who don't know how to shop on the taiwanese online shops (like me hehe).
Directions: It is in the lane that is beside Uniqlo in Ximending. It is in the lane with many tattoo shops. It is on the second floor. There is a huge sign with a strawberry, so I dont think you'll miss it :)
Bonanza Black Membraneous Jelly Mask - 499 NT
This is the main thing I wanted no NEEDED to get when I was in Taiwan, I was quite worried that I wasn't able to find stores that would stock them (yes I do get worried about these things).
I was so freaking happy when I found it, plus the black one I wanted to get was on sale *ecstatic dance*
Jelly Masks or 冻膜 is really popular in Taiwan. They are awesome for deep cleansing. Many use them before extracting because it helps to brings the dirt to the surface so extraction becomes much easier. I will do a tutorial on it v v soon!
Deep Cleansing Mud Mask - 549 NT
Just another deep cleansing jelly mask
Dr Douxi Snow Whitening Jelly - 199 NT
I had to try a whitening one. Plus this brand has the cheapest jelly masks.
Bevy C Lumi White Moist Up Elixr - 580 NT
This was HUGE in Taiwan a few months back I think? It is meant to be used before makeup, and apparently it is sposed to help your makeup last all day. The store has a ranking of the best selling products and this was one of the top sellers!
Pencil Eyeliner - 99 NT
I have not tried these before but I am confident that they would be awesome. It is specially designed for asian eyelids (the skin on asian eyelids is different from angmoh's?)
Dr Douxi Acne Gel
Avon Dry Ends Serum - 99 NT
This smells soooooo good~
Body exfoliator - 39 NT
This was a purchase with purchase so it was was very heavily discounted. This is some indonesian body exfoilator I think.
86小铺 (86 Shop)
This is quite similar to paris strawberry. The store I went to in Ximending was not that good imo cos it was really small, but it was pretty well stocked~
Milk Bath Salt
I don't really remember how much this was, but it would be around 100 NT ish?
Ms Hana Smoky Eyeliner - 199 NT
I freakin love eyeliners and all the shizam from all these Taiwanese brands. They know what we want and their products deliver. These eyeliners are waterproof, smudgeproof and it can be removed like a dream.
Body anti cellulite Brush thingum - 139 NT
I haven't figured out how to use it yet thou.
Blackhead Extraction Tool - 79 NT
I got this from a random lifestyle store in Tamshui, but I think you can find this in most beauty supply stores.
Maybeline Pure BB Mineral Stick - 342 NT
This is different from the one that we have in Sg. I just used it today and I really liked it! Unlike traditional foundation sticks, this is really lightweight and feels very good on the skin. I did not feel that my pores were suffocating under the product so thumbs up for that.
I got this cos I thought this would be very travel friendly since it is in a stick form.So means no worries about spilling or leaking or it exploding in my luggage.
I got this from Sasa
Diffuser - 99 NT
I got this from Raohe Night market when i was looking for shelter from the rain. This is to be attached to my hairdryer. Apparently it would yield better results if we used this to dry our hair.
Lavshuca Eyebrow Gel - 290 NT
I have been quite obsessed with using eyebrow gels lately. I like how the design of the brush is different from the rest.
Jill Stuart Mix Blush Compact (112 Musing Pansy)- 1309 NT
My biggest purchase! I was contemplating on getting a Jill Stuart something when I was in Taiwan cos 人家还是少女 *shy* hahahha. So I finally decided to get one of their blushers from the Taiwan Airport's Duty Free.
I decided on a blush over the other product cos it came with a retractable brush which I felt that it was more value for money. It makes it very handy for application.and I can use it with other products #excuses
Only when I came back did I discover that I got the travel exclusive designed palette! The flowers are adorable^^
TADAAAAA. I have to admit if you are not a fan of more girly, lighter colours you would not be a fan of Jill Stuart's blushes or products in general.The blush selection tends to be more pink/orange. I chose this palette cos it was the least glittery out of most of the palettes.
Okay that is all for now!! Till next time then!!!