Like I promised, I dropped by the Skin Food shop yesterday (MegaMall) to check the local prices of the items I had bought from Korea. You know how I estimated the eyeshadow would cost around PhP 400 here? Well, it’s a bit more than that — nearly PhP 500, actually. I ran out of there straight to the Etude House shop, where everything is cute and not overpriced. Ah, happiness.
First, there was the Henna Fix Proof 10 Mascara (PhP 628), as the Skin Food Egplant Perfect Waterproof Mascara my friend got me in Korea was, although nice and waterproof, was not enough to withstand my oils, as I sweat easily. Also, it did nothing to add volume to my eyelashes. I used to wear Code B, which was great, so I figured I couldn’t go wrong with Henna Fix. I’ll let you guys know how it works out for me. Oh, and because I had a Pink Membership card, I got a free Lip & Eye make-up remover. Of course, that’s just what I call it, as the bottle was labelled “Lip&Eye Remover”. Dear Etude House, ILY, but you need your people to write better labels.
Next up was the Collagen Moistfull First Essence (PhP 798), which is basically a serum almost entirely made up of collagen (90%). I was planning on buying the moisturizer (Collagen Moistfull Emulsion), but I thought I’d try this first as the saleslady said I could use it as a moisturizer (she was wrong, by the way — I just tried it now).
I also got the Yogurt Peel Cleansing Foam (Fruits Mix) (PhP 278), because they were out of my usual Happy Tea Time Cleansing Foam in Milk Tea. The saleslady suggested I get it in Peach, but I told her I’ve tried Peach, and it smelled great and all but the smell got weird when the the tube got nearly used up. I’ve never tried the Yogurt Peel, I’ll let you know how it turns out.
Then there were the tools: Oblique Shading Brush (PhP 378) and Eyelash Curler (PhP 198). I don’t use eyelash curlers normally, as they look like torture devices, but I figured it’s time for me to woman up and stop being so wimpy.
And last, the Nail Art (PhP 78 and PhP 58). I enjoyed the first one I’ve tried, so I’m up for trying some new designs.
Strangely, I get my nail polish from Face Shop, not Etude House. I love the Face Shop’s selection of polish, and although I did drop by there before I went to Skin Food and Etude House, I got only one item: the 5P Eyeshadow Brush (PhP 235). I normally buy my brushes from Etude House, but they didn’t have brushes as small as this.
In other news, I spent too much time at Etude House, I had to rush through grocery shopping and I forgot to get coffee filters. *sigh*