So here are my loots, I shall use the average conversion of SGD$1.00 to HKG$5.80.
Below, Some cute stuffs for my dear niece, Norelle (maybe I just want them for myself!):
Cute hor! These McDull Pig Peach (from Mannings aka our Guardian) and Doraemon Rose (from Watson's) shower gels were like SGD$5.00/- a bottle....
Master Q is real Hong-Kongy! Bought from a convenient store. Love this comic in color.
I should keep this for myself..? Spongebob Band-Aid plasters I have never seen in Singapore...I will stick it on even if it mean I am so not hurt... ha...
Hmmmmm. This original Ed Hardy T-shirt was a big bargain. Down from SGD$118, I got it for around SGD$23 only! Love it on Norelle, perfect print for CNY. Also a pair of Papilio Birkies for only SGD$23/- down from like SGD$70/-...
There were Marc Jacobs kidswear going at crazy sale prices too but I could not find anything her size.
A little shopping story behind these lovely finds.. Me n pal walking along busy Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, walked past un-inviting, quiet-looking, expensive SEIBU departmental store on street level with a little entrance, we spotted this little poster on standee that read "Branded goods Sales".. yada yada... So we hesitated for a moment and then decided to check it out... Went down to like B3 or something then spotted this sale area. As we begin to browse, we both knew we striked treasure. Moschino, Emily, Paul Smith yada yada going at great prices... I even spotted some cute pairs of MELISSA jelly sandals/heels but decided that I wasn't going to blow SGD$70-80 on a pair of jelly shoes though it is much cheaper than its retail price... My pal bought, 5 pairs of genuine leather made in Italy/Spain heels from this place, with a value of around SGD$1500-1800, for a mere SGD$150/-!
Too bad the Papilio Birkies is one size too small for Norelle, have to sell it off! Grrrr...... What a shame, they are lovely aint they!?
Hello Kitty hair brush form H & M, think its SGD$5.20/-
Ellese Watch for the BF from City Chain, as I found the brown face to be quite unique. After 50% off, ard SGD$118/-
These tops I bought for sister-in-law and a gfren from the famous Ladies Market, choose any 4 pieces for HKD$100/- = SGD$17/-. So just SGD$4.30/- each!
Minnie Mouse Lipgloss from H & M for someone, SGD$5.20/-
Boots with a flat sole I found, also from the Ladies Market, bargained down to SGD$27/-.
Leopard print wedge, only SGD$12.00/- from a random neighbourhood roadside stall... Kekek...
PUMA cap with a bling logo... LOVE! From PUMA's outlet at Tung Chung Citigate Mall. Think around SGD$13.00/-
Brown BOHO sling bag form H & M for ard SGD$25.00/-.
Black studded chain handle bag for ard $40-45.00 from a shop at The Peak shopping galleria. Fixed price store.... But I love this bag! *shrugs
A "Marc Jacobs" bag... from Ladies Market ard SGD$30/- *oopsy
A "Cath Kidston" postman bag from Ladies Market ard $40-45.00/-. This one was bought earlier when we arrived at Ladies Market and I had not mastered the art of bargaining. If not should be able to get it at a much much much cheaper price. Stupid me, ripped myself off for this one.
A matching wallet ard SGD$20/-. Think possibly be bought at ard SGD$10-13... Grrrr... Please don't tell me how much you bought your Cath Kidston from Ladies Market.. I will do better next time. *^__^*
Wallet from ESPRIT, ard SGD$23.00/-.
I was lucky to be there to catch the release of their COSMOPOLITAN monthly magazine with an ADIDAS shoe bag as a gift with purchase, so I did not hv to get it from KINOKUNIYA Singapore with a slightly higher price. So I got two. Magazine was around SGD$6-8.00/-.
From Disneyland, I got a purchase with purchase, SCRUMP plush, for a mere SGD$13.00 down from SGD$52.00/-. And a Stitch tumbler and pen... No no no no no. these r not for Norelle. It's mine to keep. *^___^* And also a Mickey Mouse bling watch for ard SGD$60.00/-..
Some I-Phone 4 covers from Ladies Market.. U will find tonnes of these at great prices... In Singapore, they are so so expensive.
Latest Miss Marc necklace from the Marc Jacobs SPRING 2011 collection at Lane Crawford Times Square. Yes, this Miss Marc is not "Miss Marc"....
Ard SGD$95.00/-. I gave it a pass after trying it for I am not a big jewelry wearing person. I prefer only wearing a watch. But I kept thinking about it after we left the store, even after we walked two streets away.. So had to go back for it. Heehee.. U know this feeling dont you? Wanna buy dont wanna buy.... Blah Blah Blah... BUY. Ha.
A brush roll with 18 brushes from beauy store ASTER a shop similar to Bonjour n Sasa but not as easy to spot/find. But they are the only store I know that have Lavshuca cosmetic so had to hunt it down. They have a branch around Times Square / SOGO. This is only for a mere SGD$15.00/-...
LUSH Honey I Washed The Kids gift soap, SGD$11.00/- from Macau's Venetian Shopping Gallery.
From Jill Stuart, the blushers are so smooth! I was also lucky to catch their two new range release dates so to have more selection of products.
From MISSHA, crackle nail polishes. They have 3 colors, Black, Navy and Brown. On a 20% sale, these were going for SGD$12.50/- each. Nice colors but shame that they are tricky to use and do not create good cracks like the O.P.I Shatter. I called the MISSHA store at Orchard Central before CNY, they have yet to bring these in but it is possible they would. The shower gel was a purchase with purchase for ard SGD$12.00/- and according to the SA, it is a limited edition. Oh well.. yeah I am sold the moment you said the word LIMITED EDITION....
And from Aster, Lavshuca loose powder for ard SGD$17.00/-. My first Lavshuca and I must say I am quite impressed. I find it to be long-lasting on my combination skin, didn't shine too much after a long day. Quite value for money.
KATE Nail Polish SGD$4.30/- and Nail Drying Spray SGD$6.60/-. We don't have KATE nail polishes in Singapore do we? Don't remember seeign them other than make-up items... I am a sucker for new things and I was curious to see if this nail drying spray works thus the purchase. If not it's not really important when you use a top coat like Seche-Vite... Yet to try it.. We shall find out soon....
From Biotherm at FACES, Aquasource Gel 125ml was a bargain at SGD$85/-. A 50 ml bottle in Singapore would be ard SGD$60/- I think... One of my fave scent... the Vitaminee spray.. And the 400ml Aquasource toner was a purchase w/purchase promo at SGD$22.00/- each.. It's SGD$65/- in Singapore. Save myself quite some bucks at this counter...
From SASA, some lip balms made in Europe in lovely vintage looking tin packaging. I am a sucker for vintage/tin packaging and could not say no to these. They smell so gorgeous, I hope they are good. these were going 3 for SGD$12.00/-.. And latest Puff De Cheek Blusher by Majorlica Majorca was already launched there. I am not sure bout now but when I returned before CNY, this has not been launched in Singapore yet...
At SGD$20.50/-. KATE Eyebrow gel SGD$12.00/- and brush SGD$3.80/- compared to SGD$19.00/- & SGD$6.50/8.50 here...
Biotherm eye make-up remover (lash care) at SGD$$23.00/-. I must comment about this product. It is great! Selling for SGD42.00/- here in Singapore, it removed my waterproof mascara so much easier than any others I had used before. N i did not have to lose some lashes due to hard removal of products. It is almost impossible for me not to lose a lash or two from mascara removal but I managed not to with this winner! It made me not find putting on waterproof mascara a pain anymore. Will definately re-purchase after this bottle even at a hefty price for an eye make-up remover...
I chanced upon this lovely shop call Two Girls while at The Peak shopping galleria, uncannily, both visits before, I managed to get plenty of stuffs from this dead-looking mall. Not at rip-off tourist prices. I don't understand why shoppers at the Peak are not uncovering this shopping gem.
Anyway back to this brand, they started in 1898, first cosmetic brand from Hong Kong. I read about it before from Hong Kong magazine and was pleased to kinda of chanced upon one of it's two stand-alone shops. Here's a link for you to check out more. So happy. I so want to buy everything in the shop with vintage pictures of the two sisters.... Got my mama this powder in tin case with a cute puff... ARD SGD$13-14.00/- I know she would love this. U would so smell it when anyone lift up it's cover, seriously!
Also a set of Rose shampoo and conditioner (500ml). SGD$10.00/- each. They also have it in Lavender and their classic Floral Water smell...I would so lug their shower gel too if I wasn't so afraid of excess baggage... Oh, if you have a HSBC credit card you get further 10% off... great nae! I foudn out when I paid for them... kekekek... My mama told me this is the brand she used in her younger days, and that most girls then used products from this brand... Imagine M.A.C going from generation to generation. It's cool. No one should lose traditions when it's good traditions.
Okay hope you enjoyed this haul post though its kinda of picture-heavy.
I wanna go back to Hong Kong & Macau again! Hope you get to go there soon too!