My 5 Best Beauty Brands from Korea

The cosmetics industry in South Korea is serious business and the Korean beauty market has surpassed its other neighbouring competitors in Asia. In fact, its global presence is growing stronger. There are many brands in Korea, in fact too many to list in one blog post, that are with visiting and stocking up your beauty counter with. I will give you my short list of the best brands and my favourite products from them!

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The Hello Kitty Lifestyle

In 2011, I went to the Hello Kitty and Friends’ convention in Seoul. Cute characters are serious business in Asian countries, and Korea is not an exception. Practically, everything can be made into a cute character much to my delight. It’s also appreciated and enjoyed by both adults and children.

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Shopping In Seoul

This post is actually waaaay over due! After living a few years in Korea and loads of shopping, it’s time to share the best places to get your shop on.

South Korea is a shopper’s paradise, and like most Asian countries you won’t be lacking for ANYTHING! The goods available and the variety will make you go nuts and the best part is that there are sales everywhere on everything. If you want something, you’ll get it!

Korean culture is very particular on one’s appearance so dressing well and looking good is essential to daily life. I will be constantly updating this post as fashion spots in Seoul are ever-changing!

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Shopping in Hong Kong

I decided to spend my summer holiday of 2013 in Hong Kong while living in Korea. I had heard so much about the wonders of Hong Kong and its shopping, that I decided to check out this city myself. Most goods are made in China, and Hong Kong is its fashion capital.
Hong Kong has shopping on practically every street corner. There are always bargain shops, local boutiques and various retail stores. It doesn’t matter where you stay in this lively city, because you will be guaranteed of having everything you could want on your door step.The markets offer the most value for money and they love to bargain. If bargaining is not your thing, then I would recommend you hit the stores and many, many malls.

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Harajuku Heaven

Tokyo is undoubtedly one of the fashion capitals of the world. Before the uprise of other Asian fashion capitals, Tokyo was the first to set it’s own unique style and have conceived many famous designers and brands even up till now.
Tokyo is full of hot spots, each with a fashion speciality that will spoil the avid shopper and fashionista. I went one Sunday afternoon to check out Harajuku. Harajuku is famous of it’s over top fashion led by Tokyo’s trendy youth with famous styles such as Harajuku girl, the Goth-Lolita and cosplay gatherings.

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Shopping In Argentina

After working for about one year in Peru, I took a vacation to Argentina with 2 friends. We decided to take a bus across the continent which took 3 days, as we were on a budget. It was not that comfortable, but what I saw on those 3 days traveling across that amazing continent was breathtaking. Seeing all sorts of terrains and climates under the scorching sun to tropical thunder storms, was worth it. I was still a freshly graduated student and I didn’t have much then. Just my traveling bag. No pc, not even a camera! I took all my pics with a those old cameras that had to be processed at the store. So I only have actual photos of that year abroad. It was 2008, so smart phones and Instagram didn’t even exist yet.

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Fashion Shopping In Cape Town

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At The V&A Waterfront
South Africa isn’t necessarily perceived as a shopping capital or the go to place to get your shop on, but that has not stopped fashion from happening on our shores! Fashion is big here as any other country, and it definitely has elements that make it unique and fun. We also have lots of fashion blogs popping up, making a buzz on what’s happening here and the latest styles seen on our streets and in our shops.

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