Photo Story: The Inaugural r/AsianBeauty Hawai’i Meetup!

I’m so happy! Last Sunday, we had our very first r/AsianBeauty meetup on O’ahu, the island also rightly known as “The Gathering Place.” The Brown Eyed Fox kindly took the initiative to plan and organize. Here’s my own recap as we had some adventures at Ala Moana Mall, featuring Nature Republic, Sephora, and Bloomingdale’s Aritaum counter.

(Also posted on Reddit!)

First of all, it was January 31, Probowl Sunday. A couple of us had a nightmare fun experience driving there:

Phew. Now that that’s over, we can get down to business… But first, let’s take a selfie.

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First stop: Nature Republic. And their famously cheap aloe gel tubs!

On to Sephora we go:

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Chosungah! I didn’t even realize we had this in Sephora. Not pictured: Too Cool for School!
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Overpriced sheet masks…
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And pretty boxes of SK-II Facial Treatment Essence (FTE).
Thanks, but no thanks; we’ll take the cheaper Missha dupe!
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Haha, I had to take a picture of these eye creams because they look like tiny dog bowls.

And back to home base, I mean, the Bloomingdale Aritaum counter:

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Trying out Sulwhasoo’s Snowise EX exfoliating gel. Dat ginseng! There was only one bottle left in stock… Obviously, one of us bought it! :’)
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Hnnnng. I wish they had the Sulwhasoo Snowise EX Cleansing Foam here!
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Let’s just swatch ALL OF THE THINGS.
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To end the day, we each got something in a Little Brown Bag. ^_^

Thank you all again for a fun shopping Sunday! Let’s meet again soon and have a proper sample/mask swap!

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