Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Huge Bangkok Haul: Jo Malone, Chanel, Chloe, NARS, Tom Ford, Laura Mercier, Caudalie, Benefit Cosmetics, Fresh, MAC, Laneige, Avene

Hi all,
I visited Bangkok on November to attend some events. While there I got a chance to do some shopping. It was really fun trying makeup, perfume, and other things. I had a really good time there. Do you want to know what I got? Let’s check them out
Here are the goodies, yay!
Jo Malone Amber & Patchouli Cologne Intense

I always wanted Jo Malone Cologne Intense, originally I intended to buy the Rose & Oud however it was too woody for my liking. Other Cologne Intense scents are not really my thing either. This Amber & Patchouli is not for me. It is for someone very special.

Price: I don’t remember the exact price, they took my receipt when I did VAT refund at the airport. As per November 2014, it is listed for USD 155 in Jo Malone website. Due to some taxes the Cologne Intense range is much more expensive in Bangkok. 

Jo Malone Nutmeg & Ginger Cologne
I bought this small bottle for travel purpose. I have reviewed Nutmeg and Ginger before on this blog, kindly check this link

Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia Cologne
So far, English Pear and Freesia is my favorite Jo Malone Cologne. Like the Nutmeg & Ginger, I purchased this small bottle for travel purpose. Smaller bottle is more convenient to carry. Read my review on English Pear and Freesia here

Chanel No. 5 Eau de Parfum

For several years, I always tested Chanel No. 5 either on the paper strip or on my wrist whenever I had a chance to visit some duty free airport shops. Several years ago, Chanel No. 5 smelled too mature for me. But this time I finally got it!

Chanel No. 5 has remained being one of the most popular perfumes for decades. Marilyn Monroe wore it to bed and Gisele looks amazing on the commercial! Of course I need to get it. I will do in depth review on the future.

Price: I got mine at Chanel Counter Siam Paragon, unfortunately the bill was taken when I did VAT return at the airport but I saw it was listed at Bath 3,220 (around Rp 1.255.800,-)  for 50 ml in Don Mueang Airport.

Chanel Hydra Beauty Nutrition Nourishing Lip Care

Lately I have an obsession about high end lip balm. I have tried Clarins, I love Fresh Lip Treatment, and now it is time to upgrade to something more sophisticated, that’s the reason I got my hands on Chanel Hydra Beauty Nourishing Lip Care. This sweet smelling candy-like balm packed inside a black and white pot with Chanel logo on it. I feel very special when I use it. In the future I’m going to try La Mer, Sisley, and By Terry. Let me know if you want full review on this product.

Price: Bath 1,150 (around Rp 448.500,- ) at Don Mueang Airport

Chloe Parfum de Roses

I remember several years ago, I got a sample of Chloe EDP that I really liked so much. The weird thing is I never really had the urge purchase the full size bottle. This time I purchase this cute box contains:
2 Chloe EDP @ 5 ml. I have reviewed Chloe EDP here
2 Roses de Chloe EDT @ 5 ml
1 L’eau de Chloe EDT 5 ml

All these cute little bottles are perfect to bring inside my purse. A lady needs to smells good all the time.

Price: Bath 1,725 (around Rp 672.750,-) at Don Mueang Airport

NARSissits Cheek Kit

It contains Laguna Bronzing Powder, Orgasm Blush, Devotee Highlighter, and No. 20 Blush Brush. I have the full size Laguna that I really like, however Orgasm Blush was the main reason I got this palette. Let me tell you something, I always think that peachy blush doesn’t really look good on me. That’s why I always hesitant to get the super popular Orgasm because it looks really orange on the pan. However this palette comes and oh boy, Orgasm is beautiful! On my cheek it gives the prettiest peachy glow that looks bright yet natural at the same time. I will definitely repurchase full size Orgasm blush in the future.

*Price: Bath 1,750 (around Rp 682.500,- before 7% VAT reduction for tourist) at Sephora Siam Center.

NARS Matte Multiple in Anguilla

So many bloggers rave about this Matte Multiple from NARS. They are not wrong. This product is amazing. It is free of shimmer, melts into your skin and leaving a velvety powdery finish. There is other color that I want to buy which is Cappadoce, but they were sold out everywhere when I was in Bangkok. If you pass a NARS counter, I recommend you to try it. It is such a beautiful product.

*Price: Bath 1,700 (around Rp 663.000,- before 7% VAT reduction for tourist) at Sephora Siam Center

NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Kauai

This eye shadow duo has a very unique and unexpected color. One is described as ‘gold lame’ the other is ‘iridescent smokey orchid’. The texture of both color are buttery smooth. Both give beautiful color pay-off and very easy to blend. Overall I’m very pleased with this product.

*Price: Bath 1,400 (around Rp 546.000,- before 7% VAT reduction for tourist) at Sephora Siam Center

NARS Blush in Deep Throat

NARS Deep Throat is described as ‘flirty sheer peach’ however on my cheek it shows up to be more pink than peach. I think Deep Throat is perfect choice for people who don’t like Orgasm. Deep Throat is like the sweeter younger sister of Orgasm. It is natural and goes well with everything.

*Price: Bath 1,200 (around Rp 468.000,- before 7% VAT reduction for tourist) at Sephota Siam Center.

NARS Single Eye Shadow in Night Flight

This Night Flight eye shadow can be described as blue black with navy blue shimmer that looks super gorgeous on the pan. However the shimmer doesn’t translate really well onto my eyelid. It is still a very pretty color though. Looks more interesting than regular black eye shadow.

*Price: Bath 980 (around Rp 382.200,- before 7% VAT reduction for tourist) at Sephora Siam Center

Tom Ford Lip Color in 07 Pink Dusk

This is the most expensive lipstick in my collection. I feel slightly ridiculous when I spend this much money for one lipstick. However this is Tom Ford, nothing cheap comes from Tom Ford.

I’ve wanted to try Tom Ford lipstick for so long, this time I finally got one. The square tube feels heavy and luxurious. I love the feeling whenever I apply this product. The color that I purchased is Pink Dusk. Subtle pink with fleshy tone to it. Bright, neon, or bold color are not really my thing. Pink Dusk is pretty everyday color. If I spend this much money on one lipstick I must be able to wear it every day.

*Price: Bath 1,900 ( around Rp 741.000,- before 7% VAT reduction for tourist) at Paragon Dept. Store

Laura Mercier Secret Comuflage in SC – 3

This concealer is not your ‘dab and go’ kind of concealer. You need specific technique to use this product. Here’s what I learn:

  • Make sure your skin match the largest pan. You can use the smaller pan, which contains peach or pink tone to counteract redness, blue-ish or purple-ish skin imperfections.
  • Use concealer brush to pick some concealer from the largest pan, put it on your palm. Next use concealer brush to pick some concealer from the smallest pan. Mix it on your palm with the first concealer. You can customize the color by adding more products.
  • Secret Comuflage is such a heavy duty, dry, dense, and opaque concealer. It needs to be warm up before we apply on our skin. You can blast the pan with hair dryer, put the compact inside our jeans pocket for 30 minutes, or my favorite trick just put mix the two colors together on our palm. The heat from our palm helps melt the product together.
  • Apply the mixture of concealer with our finger or concealer brush onto any blemishes, scarring, and veins.
  • Because of the dry texture, I find it not really suitable to use for under eye area. The Sales Associate at Laura Mercier also told me that this one is not for the under-eye area. Laura Mercier has other concealer for that purpose. If you insist to use it to cover dark circle, I suggest to apply creamy eye cream first to make it glides easily.
  • Overall this is not practical concealer. But if you know how to use this, the result is much better than any other concealer in the market.

*Price: Bath 1300 (around Rp 507.000,- before 7% VAT reduction for tourist) at Paragon Dept. Store

Caudalie Divine Indulgence Set

I love beauty oil. So automatically I was tempted to try this cult-favorite Caudalie Divine Oil.   It contains 50 ml bottle and  smaller 15 ml bottle.  It can be used for hair, face, and body. So far I like it. It makes my skin really supple. Great moisturizer.

Price: They took my receipt when I did VAT refund at the airport. There is no price tag either on the box, I got mine at Sephora Siam Center

Caudalie Beauty Elixir

I’ve seen so many celebrities swear by this face mist by Caudalie. I haven’t really seen any noticeable improvement on my skin, however this face mist does help refresh my tired skin and make my makeup looks more dewy.

Price: Again, they took my receipt when I did VAT refund at the airport. I got mine at Sephora Siam Center

Benefit Cosmetics Fun-Size Flirt

Deluxe sample sized of Benefit Cosmetics best-sellers? I’m sold. This limited edition contains: The Porefessional, They’re Real, Sun Beam, Stay Don’t Stray Light-Medium, BadGal Lash, Instant Comeback Facial Serum, Dandelion, Ooh La Lift, That Gal, and Posie Tint.

I will do in depth review in the future.

*Price: Bath 2,000 (around Rp 780.000,- before 7% VAT reduction for tourist). I got mine at Sephora Siam Center.

Fresh Cosmetics Sweet Nudes

If you have read my blog for quite sometimes then you know that I love Fresh Lip Treatment. This time I got the limited edition kit contains a petite size of:
Sugar Petal Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15
Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15
Sugar Honey Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15
Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15
Sugar Lip Polish

This kit is perfect for people who liked to try Fresh Lip Treatment but don’t know which one to choose. I’m telling you, you’ll love this lip balm.

Price: Receipt being taken by VAT Officer. I got mine at Sephora Siam Center.
Fresh Rose Hydrating Eye Gel Cream

My Kiehl’s Eye Cream is almost finish, that’s why I decided to purchase this baby. I’m 24 years old, no wrinkle yet. So for now my main concern is hydration. This one seems good for me.

Price: Receipt also being taken. I got mine at Sephora Siam Center.

MAC Blot Powder in Medium Dark

My sister is Blot Powder aficionado, she has finished like 3-4 Blot Powder before and I can see why, this Blot Powder suitable for oily skin, keeping your appearance fresh and semi-matte. Doesn’t add too much color or create cakey-ness like so many powders in the market. Suitable for people who love super natural look.
*Price: Bath 1,250 (around Rp 487.500 before some discount and 7% VAT reduction for tourist). I got it at MAC Cosmetics Counter at Siam Center.

Laneige White Plus Renew Original Essence

I had worn this light weight essence on the past and I really like it. I have no picture to prove but I feel that this essence lighten my skin. Not drastically whiten, but it does brighten my skin without making it oily.

Price: Bath 1, 570 (around Rp 612.300) at Don Mueang Airport

Avene Cold Cream

When I was in Bangkok, I suffered from a very bad cracked, peeled, dry skin. That must be because I started using acne regimen from Erha Clinic again. Because this is emergency situation I decided to buy this super rich creamy cold cream and slather it on my face several times a day. It does help making my super dry skin more tolerable and not as tight.

Price: Bath 522 (around Rp 203.580,-) at Boots, MBK

Some Free Samples

So that's all from my Bangkok Haul. It seems a lot but you guys know how I love beauty products. Not to mention I've been saving my money to bought all these things. If you have specific product you want me to review don't hesitate to let me know on the comments below. Have a great day all!

*Bath 1 = IDR 390.  That was the rate that being used when I bought my Bath. Noted that Bath rate may change daily and varied in different places. Noted that if you are Sephora Card Holder, you can also get some additional discount. Sephora has different program from time to time. In some places like Paragon Dept. Store and MAC counter, additional discount was being used. Unfortunately my receipt was being taken when I did VAT refund at the airport so I can’t precisely tell you how much I bought some product mentioned. The prices that being marked (*) above, taken from the price tag on the packaging. 

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Seems like you enjoyed a lot shopping at Bangkok.
    ~Pauline @ Nars Philippines


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