I found My Beauty Diary Masks! Went a little bit overboard and bought way too many. I got 1 box of Black Pearl, 1 box of Rice Peptide, and the Asia Treasure Hunt Set (10 pieces of natto mask, 10 pieces of Japanese cherry blossom mask, 10 pieces of sake yeast mask, 2 pieces of platinum hydra mask and 5 ml of extremely hydrating essence). I also bought Silk Whitia HANFANG Whitening Revitalizing Mask and HANFANG Anti-Oxidizing Mask. These are supposedly the new whitening masks from Silk Whitia. The boxes for the Asia Treasure Hunt set is so cute but I had to throw it away b/c it was too darn heavy.
Stopped by Paul & Joe Beaute and got the whitening serum everyone's been raving about. I'll try this out and see if it works well but it is a pricey product. The salesman was very helpful and friendly in showing me around. Overall Paul & Joe products all have very beautiful packaging that are sturdy and not made of cheap plastic. The eyeshadow and eyeglosses are pretty and shimmery. The lip pencils glide on effortlessly and the lipglosses are nice versatile colors. If you like soft shimmery eyeshadows and lipglosses with great packaging, this is the brand to go to.
I also stopped by to check out Jill Stuart at the Langham Place Mall. The packaging is very nice but it is made of plastic and not as sturdy or heavy as Paul & Joe. I have a love/hate relationship with this brand. I hate the ridiculously high price and how they made me buy the packaging in order to get a powder foundation. I hate even more the fact that the Silk Smooth Powder Foundation N is so nice. I'm usually weary of powder foundations because they go on dry and cakey. This powder provides incredible coverage and is finely milled with light shimmer. You cannot see the shimmer at all but it gives the face a really gorgeous satin/matte finish. I dare say this might be my HG powder foundation and I'm seriously considering a back up (the powder refill only) and I NEVER buy foundation backups.
Here are the foundation and compact. You have to buy compact the first time. Afterwards, you can buy refills of the foundation.
The compact with a cute bow string attached at the top.
The top drawer holds a sponge so it doesn't sit on top of the powder and is more hygienic.
The bottom drawer is where you insert the powder refill which sticks to the bottom when you peel off the sticker. This compact also comes with a mirror on the bottom drawer for ease of application. I bought the powder in 103 "Natural" color so it blends flawlessly with my NC30-NC25 skin.
Last but not least, I actually hunted down the MAC BB Cream and found it at the DFS Galleria on Canton Road. It is a DFS exclusive product and retails for $30.71 USD. I was so excited to see this and tried it on my hand immediately. In the end, I could not justify spending the money to buy it home to review for you. This is not like other Asian brand BB Cream since it's not as thick and there is little to no coverage. The texture is much thinner than other BB Creams, it has a pink undertone, and has a chemical smell that's unbearable to me. Come to think of it, the smell is probably the same as other BB Creams which I strongly dislike. If you are not sensitive to fragrance, this shouldn't be an issue.
When I commented to the MA how little coverage this provides, she mentioned this is used as a base for foundation. I would say this is more like a sheer tinted moisturizer so don't expect medium/full coverage. Given the price, I'd rather spend another $20 bucks to buy Jill Stuart and get great coverage without the overbearing fragrance.