IS BEAUTY SHOPPING IN HONG KONG BETTER THAN SEX?

IS BEAUTY SHOPPING IN HONG KONG BETTER THAN SEX?

Beauty Shopping in Hong Kong

Beauty shopping in Hong Kong is like sex. Even not so great sex is still somehow kind of good.

On Day 1 of Hong Kong, Bridgit and I take you with us on a tour of a few beauty stores....cause it's the first thing we wanted to do. 

>>Where we went:
Our favorite beauty store today was Facesss at Harbor City (just a short walk from our hotel, The Shangri-La. 

While it housed many well known brands, (and nothing you haven't seen before) I will say this....the store MADE you want to shop for all the pretty things. It hit all of your senses at every turn. Not only was it well decorated, it was experiential and impeccably clean.  This type of makeup shopping was so much different (and better) than any Sephora could even dream of.
As I walked through the store, it was a painful reminder how we have completely lost this experience in the USA. 

The "beauty advisors" in Hong Kong are so much more helpful, without the hard sell and without the ATTITUDE. Never once were you made to feel "inferior" or looked down on if you didn't look like your favorite Youtube star or Instagram photo... It was if I had stepped into my own little slice of heaven. 

What we didn't see? Bronzer. Contouring. Heavy Foundation. Instabrows. Can we move here? I will say this about Hong Kong. I find myself very at home here. #winning.

Here are our photos....Hope you enjoy....

This was our favorite beauty store today in Hong Kong.....

This was our favorite beauty store today in Hong Kong.....

Urban Decay's lipstick display...

Urban Decay's lipstick display...

Benefit display.....

Benefit display.....

Pony Effect Magnetic Brushes.....

Pony Effect Magnetic Brushes.....

RMK...How adorable is this bay??

RMK...How adorable is this bay??

Real flowers create a beautiful shopping experience...

Real flowers create a beautiful shopping experience...

I love how much skin care they incorporate to the makeup as well....

I love how much skin care they incorporate to the makeup as well....

Flowers were a theme throughout the store....

Flowers were a theme throughout the store....

Paul and Joe had the cutest displays...

Paul and Joe had the cutest displays...

the most adorable packaging...

the most adorable packaging...

Paul & Joe's nail polish display...

Paul & Joe's nail polish display...

Take your pick of cushion makeup...

Take your pick of cushion makeup...

Cushion makeup is big....obviously...

Cushion makeup is big....obviously...

I love all the different colors of packaging....

I love all the different colors of packaging....

What's your favorite packaging?

What's your favorite packaging?

Beautiful holiday packaging.....I love the water color style...

Beautiful holiday packaging.....I love the water color style...

I could have stayed here all day smelling all the smells...

I could have stayed here all day smelling all the smells...

Laduree..so French, but so pretty! 

Laduree..so French, but so pretty! 

doesn't it make you want to get one of each?

doesn't it make you want to get one of each?

How adorable is this blush? Yes girl, blush. Precious!

How adorable is this blush? Yes girl, blush. Precious!

delicate, pretty packaging...

delicate, pretty packaging...

I love that everyone wants skin that looks like skin. I didn't see any "Instagram" looks in Hong Kong....#refreshing

I love that everyone wants skin that looks like skin. I didn't see any "Instagram" looks in Hong Kong....#refreshing

everything is better with a kitten....beautiful fragrance packaging from Miu Miu

everything is better with a kitten....beautiful fragrance packaging from Miu Miu

I really love the design, don't you?

I really love the design, don't you?

lighting display...while beautiful, the lighting could be better in the stores....

lighting display...while beautiful, the lighting could be better in the stores....

Even Mr. Bones look smart.....their beauty style is fun and approachable....nothing felt "stuffy" even with high end prestige brands..

Even Mr. Bones look smart.....their beauty style is fun and approachable....nothing felt "stuffy" even with high end prestige brands..

Once we left Facesss, we took a quick tour thru the Shu store....always cute....

You're greeted by this guy when you walk in....

You're greeted by this guy when you walk in....

I love that folks in Hong Kong all had great skin...the message is very clear....

I love that folks in Hong Kong all had great skin...the message is very clear....

Wall of beauty...

Wall of beauty...

Shu's EYECONIC lashes....

Shu's EYECONIC lashes....

Doesn't this make you want to buy them all? 

Doesn't this make you want to buy them all? 

Party without the Panda Eyes...

Party without the Panda Eyes...

Another store we stumbled on was Colormix. It was more of a pharmacy type store that had all kinds of fun things...and it was right next door to the hotel...

What's not to love about cats in a bottle? Fragrance...

What's not to love about cats in a bottle? Fragrance...

I plan to come home with all the travel sizes for my kit. 

I plan to come home with all the travel sizes for my kit. 

Snail skin care is one of my all time favorite things..I will be stocking up here too! LOL!

Snail skin care is one of my all time favorite things..I will be stocking up here too! LOL!

Snail goodness...gimme!

Snail goodness...gimme!

Never met a snail product I didn't love. I better get another suitcase...:P

Never met a snail product I didn't love. I better get another suitcase...:P

sheet masks are a very popular thing....how cute are these? 

sheet masks are a very popular thing....how cute are these? 

Until tomorrow, hope you enjoyed this quick trip of beauty shopping in Hong Kong.

XO,
Sonia

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