18 January 2014

Beauty HAUL from Vietnam!

I haven't been on a plane flight for yonks, so flying an eight hours plan flight to and from Vietnam definitely tired me. And the thought of being restless (and lonely) on New Years Eve made me even more sad *sigh

But you know what else tires me?!

The make-up that I've hauled back from Vietnam!! Yes, never thought I'd give Vietnam make-up a go, especially when their Maybelline was still more expensive than that those I could get from the markets. But besides that, I found many other brands for dirt cheap price tags!

Looking at the stash tires me though, I have no idea where to fit these new blushers, lipsticks and lip liners, but... Not gonna lie, I'm so damn excited!

  • Vacosi Blushers -- I actually bought one shade to trial first. Impressively pigmented at its price (80,000VND) so I went back and purchased the remaining 2 shades! It's labelled as "Made in Korean", but marketed in Vietnam, I think!
  • VOV (a drugstore Korean brand, I believe) Rose Lady Cover Foundation -- My sister and I bought two of these since it's quite handy for highlighting, concealing and sculpting the face.
  • mik@vonk Deep Black Liquid Eyeliner -- We bought about three of these for its deep and dark pigmentation. Can't remember the price, but it was fairly cheap. 
  • Shiseido Refining Makeup Primer Base -- Pretty much our first Shiseido product ever! My sister chose this after spotting it. A tad more expensive than others, if I could remember correctly. Would've convert to about $7~$8 in AUD. 
  • Vacosi Eye Lash Curler -- Cheap!! 28,000VND which is approximately $2 here in AUD. 
  • Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid Eyeliner -- I have this at home already, see that it's about half price in Vietnam... I don't see why not! Hue.

dem lipsticks *-*

Yes!! You guys know I'm still not ready for eyeshadows, so all I really purchased were ALOT of lip products. Here are the lipsticks I bought by a Korean drugstore brands and MAC. 

I tried my best to distinguish between fake and genuine MAC with my limited MAC knowledge... (never used MAC lipsticks before). I'm 70% sure they are same in terms of packaging, and 99% sure they are all genuine in terms of formula. I've used these and they are exactly what MAC lipsticks are described to be -- pigmented, damn long lasting with a yummy scent. They were expensive though... 400,000VND per lipstick *-*

Oh oh! And the top gloss sticks are by a Korean brand, called "3 Concept Eyes". I've used one of the shades, and I'd have to say they are pretty good! Looking forward to trying out the other shades too ^-^ 

Then, there were lip liners! 

I actually still don't have too many lip liners in my stash, so I decided to pick some up! These were cheapies, cheaper than a banh bao (pork bun). The pink colour by INTER-COLOR has been my faveeeee. It's a cute summery pink with a spice of coral. Loveeeee! 

That's ALL for my haul *so far* from one of the two stores I visited in Vietnam. In case anyone is interested, I'll list the store details here: 

Shop Ha`
664/19-21 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, P.3, Q.3, TP.HCM (Cho Ban Co)
Tel: (08) 3839 0336 - 2241 3341
Fax: (08) 3830 3227

It's a must-visit store for every beauty junkies out there! They cater from higher end brands to lower end brands, and Korean brands too. From hair to make-up and nails... They also had Bath & Body there, along with some Victoria Secret sprays, YSL, Estee Lauder, Dior and more! 

I've still got one more haul from another beauty store I visited, so please stay tuna'd! ;)


  1. Damn if I had known about this while I was still in VN ..... haha actually no it's probably a good thing I didn't know about it! Great haul!!!

  2. I went to Vietnam in December but I had no idea that that shop existed! I didn't think there was any beauty shopping to be done in VN! I did go to Hong Kong for a few nights on the way there though, so I definitely got my beauty fix there, haha :)

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  3. Wow great haul, some of that looks super promising! xx

  4. Nice finds. It's interesting that you can find Korean cosmetics in Vietnam as well, for probably even cheaper. I've been wanting to try out a few bits and pieces of the 3CE line, so it's great you've found some there. x

  5. MAC lipsticks *_* It's nice to try out some foreign brands :)

  6. I really want to see reviews on the 3 concept eyes products x

  7. It's been years since I've been to Vietnam, didn't even realised they kept a many overseas makeup brands. Makes me curious for next time. Thanks for the store details!
    - Mary


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