Thursday, February 25, 2010

First update abroad

I can't seem to figure out how to get my camera to work with my computer, so for this blog post, it'll be a short story.

The first several days of Shanghai were quite interesting for me... my school is in a more quieter and run-down section of Shanghai. It feels like I'm living the in the 1960's with dingy buildings and old taxis in every color. I thought to myself "where is this amazing Shanghai city that I've heard so much about?!". I finally went to the city part of Shanghai today where I had amazing dumplings. The nighttime view is also amazing and the weather here is nice enough that you can walk around at night without feeling cold.

Purchases-wise, I bought cute mix-style earphones today. Can't seem to find a picture online, but they're white in-ear headphones with little black stars. It was only the equivalent of $4 USD! Hope the sound quality isn't terrible... The store also had the big mix-style headphones with the star on each side. Only about $8 USD... maybe they're fake but they are cute! They only had blue so I didn't buy them... will check again in a few days for other colors.

Speaking of fakes... I went to a cute little shop and saw a bunch of benefit makeup. I wanted to buy the discontinued Gilded eye pencil, but it was fake! The funniest thing was a box and a tube labeled "bad gal lash" but was actually just a black eyeliner >.<  Discovered recently that every cute little shop has a bunch of makeup, especially MAC, The Face Shop, Skinfood, Missha, and some Japanese brands. Some are obvious fakes, but others look very legit! I bought a couple of Skinfood mask samples and a Missha fruit mask.

Before Shanghai, I spent 2 days in Korea. Most of the time was spent visiting relatives, but I did get a chance to go to the Lotte duty free shop. There were SO MANY PEOPLE THERE! It took me 40 minutes just to get inside the LV store. But I did finally get the bag I've wanted for so long!

Damier Azur Speedy 25 = my new baby! <3 <3

Also bought Missha and Etude House BB creams. I'll do swatches and reviews when I can.

I discovered it's going to be hard to blog here. The internet is incredibly slow... and Blogger (along with Facebook) is blocked in China. I got around using my school's VPN, but it's still so slow. I will try my hardest to keep everyone updated though!


sophia said...

Oooh which color mix-style did you get??!? I'm contemplating getting some, but they would only be for taking pics? lol.

sunniipinky said...

Can't wait to see your updates. :) & yeah, I heard about the FB ban in China, but blogger too? Goodness...

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