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Author Topic: A friend going to Hong Kong and wants to know what I want!  (Read 778 times)

SusieQ

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A friend going to Hong Kong and wants to know what I want!
« on: April 28, 2012, 09:50:50 AM »
I drew blank and still bank!  One of my lunch bddies at work is going to HK(her BF is paying for the entire trip - lucky duck)  in 10 day and wanted to know what I want and I drew blank.  But, I did think about you ladies.  :springbutterfly:

Any suggestions would be soo welcome! 
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makinalist

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Re: A friend going to Hong Kong and wants to know what I want!
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2012, 03:09:40 PM »
OMG!  (I've always wanted to type that!)  There is so much great stuff in Hong Kong, with no taxes and I think the exchange rate is still good.  I would probably give her a couple of ideas for you in case she has trouble finding your first choice.  The hardest thing will be keeping the list short!  Maybe caution her to skip any Chinese brands - the Japanese/Korean stuff is far better quality.

Number One Brand: Shu Uemura!  No longer available in U.S. stores, it is cheaper in HK than anywhere in the world.  Their lash curler and cleansing oil are top choices - also eyeshadow in browns (M871) or grays. 

Sasa Stores: Majolica Majorca, Shiseido, Kate, Fasio, Kanebo

Bonjour Stores: Etude, Kose, Maquillage, sponges of all kinds

Watsons: Bourjois

Of course, if there is a BB Cream you'd like to try, this would be a good place to get one.  Also tools of all sorts, including brushes.  I know I would choose a fabulous mascara for sure!

I will do a little checking around and try to make more definite suggestions for you.  Any particular categories of products you want most?
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makinalist

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Re: A friend going to Hong Kong and wants to know what I want!
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2012, 11:37:53 PM »
 :facepalm: What was I thinking?  Sunscreens!  Asian ones are the best and unavailable here. 
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SusieQ

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Re: A friend going to Hong Kong and wants to know what I want!
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2012, 09:16:17 AM »
OMG!  Thank you, thank you, Listy.  My old hamster in the wheel is turning. I will definitely give her some ideas and let her decide which ones she can get for me.

No, I don't have anything in particular that I want.  But, I am getting some ideas from your list.  :drool:
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  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: Black w/waves

makinalist

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Re: A friend going to Hong Kong and wants to know what I want!
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2012, 01:51:46 PM »
I don't know whether you are mainly interested in brands unavailable here, or just good deals in general.  Perfume, for example, is often cheaper there.  So are some of our mainstream brands.  It depends on how well your friend knows typical prices for things, I suppose.
  • Complexion: NW20 (cool light), normal-to-dry
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  • Hair: Silver; thin, fine, straight
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SusieQ

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Re: A friend going to Hong Kong and wants to know what I want!
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2012, 09:42:28 AM »
Thank you again, Listy!  I'll give her a list because I don't want her looking around too much.  I just one thing from the list.   :grin:
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  • Hair: Black w/waves