Thursday, May 22, 2014

My Hong Kong Adventures and Etude House Dear My Jelly Lips

Miss me?

If you have been following my personal Instagram, you may have noticed I have been having some adventures in Hong Kong! I'll give you some more pictures at the end of this post, but it was really fun! Of course, I had to get in a little beauty shopping while there though, right?

When I walked out of my hotel, I was delighted to see a giant Etude House glowing pink and frilly across the street. I dragged my roommate in and managed to only walk out with a lipstick.

Etude House Dear My Jelly Lipstick review

But oh, it is a glorious lipstick. Hong Kong is a pricey city and on day one, I was a little shaky with the currency conversion so just bought one thing. Turns out, this lippie was only $11 USD, but you can find it cheaper here if you so wish!

etude house sweet recipe dear my jelly lips-talk review

The full name of this is Sweet Recipe Dear My Jelly Lips-talk in JPK002, which is a raspberry color.


I am a sucker for the aesthetic of Etude House, and I have to admit, it was so fun shopping in the store. Everything was so pink! I love the white bejeweled packaging. It almost looks like doll/play makeup.

Etude House Sweet Recipe Dear My Jelly Lips-Talk in JPK002

I also fell in love with the jelly-look of the lipstick itself. My friend and I had a ball swatching them, and I decided this one looked the 'juiciest'. It also has a sweet Hawaiian Punch smell to it, which is fun!

dear my jelly lips sweet recipe etude house

The color is sheerer, but buildable, and honestly more pigmented than I thought. I did not have high hopes for the quality of this, but it feels good on my lips, lasts about 2 hours, and has a lovely color.


Overall, I am glad I picked up this little gem from Etude House. Have you tried any of their cosmetics or skincare? I wanted to pick up a BB Cream, but I was constantly out of time to go shopping!

Now, as promised, a peek into my Hong Kong adventures!


The skyline is amazing!! I really fell in love with this city!


It was monsoon-rainy and windy there, but here is me in front of the harbor. Also...85 degree heat and 90% humidity made my skin feel great! But the rest of me...not so much!


Also, this little dumpling guy was kind of the cutest thing ever. 


Missed you all! 

xx
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14 comments:

  1. Welcome back Margo! What an amazing trip! I want to see more pics! My daughter has been bugging me about going to Tokyo-that's her dream place!

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    1. We were going to go to Japan too, but the itinerary just didn't work out. I bet it would be amazing! I will definitely post more pictures as well :)

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  2. Welcome back doll. Loved the snapshots. Would love to see more and your Hong kong haul too :-)
    Happy weekend !!
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    1. Thanks love! Happy weekend to you as well!

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  3. i tried that lipstick! the color you chose was amazing. mine was an orange which didn't show up as much. felt good to the lips.
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    1. I saw the orange as well and was pretty tempted by it kim! I love the way these feel on the lips too!

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  4. I'm so glad you had an amazing time on Hong Kong! That's so awesome that you got to go there! The lipstick is gorgeous! I love the packaging and the color looks beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Ashley, it still seems so surreal!!

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  5. Margo!!! Yes, I did miss you a lot. Are you back in the U.S. now? When are you going to UK? Hong Kong is an amazing place and I am glad you had the chance to go makeup shopping. I would love to visit an Etude House store some day in the future. The color is lovely of course. Did you try out the EH liquid lipsticks or stains? I saw Judy from ItsJudysLife haul the stains and they are gorgeous too. Let me know when you are heading over to UK because I have a lot of suggestions for you (not that I have tried any myself, but will get to enjoy it through your posts). Will email you other deets. :)

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    1. I am back here until September!! I wanted to get one of the lipstick stains but I only had a few moments to shop, unfortunately. I can't wait to get your list of suggestions for UK makeup!!

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  6. Welcome back!!! It's been fun following your IG adventures but I'm glad to see some blog action again ;) That lipstick-- I adoooore that packaging, how utterly unique! And nice to be able to walk out of Etude House with just one item, and one that didn't exacerbate your sticker shock. Such a pretty, wearable shade, too. Just curious-- any fume at Etude House? For some reason, when you mentioned the name, my mind immediately went to perfume.

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    1. I am glad you liked my adventures! Everything in Etude House had fabulous packaging. If I had had more time and was with someone as crazy about makeup as I am, I probably would have bought much more in the store. They had a ton of perfume, including these girls ( http://www.amazon.com/Etude-House-Princess-Perfume-Ms-Sunshine/dp/B00COYIBXI) that I was kind of obsessed with!

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  7. How adorable is that packaging! And a great color too. Looks like you're having a great time.

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    1. Thanks! It is a great conversation starter when I pull it out!

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