I made a trip out to Times Square today to do some spontaneous shopping. Actually, I wanted to stop by the Sasa store for something specific but I'll get to that soon. Got some Korean food at Lee Fa Yuen Express again, since I remember it was pretty decent the last time I stopped by. Definitely not the ideal place to get Korean food, but hey, it works for a quick meal. I realized that I get Korean food cravings almost every week.
Then it was shopping time! Causeway Bay is a prime example of how notorious Sasa stores are in Hong Kong. Walk up one street alone and you can easily spot 3-4 of them not even within half a mile's distance. It's worse than Starbucks in the states. The specific item I was looking for was Kose's MEDICATED SEIKISHO Whitening Mask. I remember the first time I tried it was in Las Vegas. The mask comes out black and acts like a pore strip for your entire face. They only had one left in stock, but being me, I wanted to go to other stores to compare prices before I purchased. I went to Bonjour (another popular beauty store) and found it for almost HK$40 cheaper! Funny thing is that I didn't even end up buying it. The store associate showed me something that was less harsh for my skin called Jeju Volcanic Clay Mask. It's from the Korean company Ciracle.
I was sold when she explained what the benefits of it were. First of all, it's organic. Second, it has everything I need in one jar! The mask is good for removing waste/toxins from my heavily congested skin. It helps to absorb and control sebum. It prevents the occurrence of pimples and blackheads. It even helps to eventually remove those stubborn skin-colored bumps. Lastly, it helps to minimize and tighten pores. If it does everything it claims, it will be my holy grail of skincare products!! Sounds too good to be true right now, but I'll see how things go in 2-4 weeks.
Finished off my day with Honeymoon Dessert. Got the black glutinous rice with mango, but it wasn't as good as the one back in Beijing. This one didn't have the tiny ice shavings that I liked. I'm going back to try the one I mentioned in my previous post next time. Hopefully it'll be the same as I imagine it to be.
So I used the mask after I showered and the texture is actually really nice. It's smooth to the touch and easy to apply. Just make sure you layer a thick layer on (about 2mm). With this one, I didn't get the stiff feeling that I usually get with other masks I've tried. It washes off easily, too. I'm liking it so far.