I walk through Chinatown, NYC in order to go to work every morning and I noticed a new store was about to open on the corner of Catherine Street and East Broadway. There was no signage but I can look in easily through the ceiling to floor windows and saw a design board with Club Clio’s logo on the color samples for the walls! I was psyched that another k-beauty store was coming into town so I took a picture of the storefront for my records and waited for some sort of announcement before I leaked my photo out. Through IG, there was a Sample Sale announcement from JKNLee, a new k-beauty ecommerce site that houses Club Clio, Goodal, Peripera, Dr. G, Ostia, SOO AE, and even Tony Moly. Click through to see my SNEAK PEEK PHOTOS BEFORE IT OPENS TO THE PUBLIC TODAY!
BREAKING: There is a Whamisa Real Sea Kelp Sheet Mask DUPE
Two weeks ago I was browsing on my favorite etailer, RoseRoseShop, and noticed that they stocked a new sheet mask made out of 100% SEA KELP from TonyMoly. TonyMoly released a new sheet mask line called Earth Beauty but it’s pretty much a copycat line of popular sheet masks that have changed the landscape of sheetmasking including a bubbling sheet mask, a rice paper mask with a gel essence that you pour into a tray and a mud peeling sheet mask that’s supposed to be a thin layer of mud which dries and pulls out pore gunk. This is PART ONE of my 4-PART SERIES reviewing all the new masks in the Earth Beauty line.
One of Glow Recipe‘s cult products is the Whamisa Organic Sea Kelp Mask but it’s a very expensive one-time use mask priced at $14 USD. I jumped at the chance to try this more affordable option so I can see what this new sheet mask trend is all about. I made sure that it was a SEA KELP mask made out of sea kelp and not a cotton sheet mask with sea kelp essence. I’m going to try and compare the two as closely as I can even though I don’t have the Whamisa one. I looked like a rejected cast member from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and I certainly smelled like I came from the sewer but I’m going to let the results do the talking. Read on for the full review. (more…)
I was right when I said that TonyMoly is out to take over America! TonyMoly stores have been multiplying here in New York City and another one opened in Chinatown, New York City. This new location is on a more obscure street of Chinatown where locals go to food shop, bank and run errands. It looks like it will open sometime this month as I was able to see products being stocked on shelves and they are still hiring sales associates who speak Chinese and English. Click to see my spy pictures of the new location on East Broadway! (more…)
Today’s the last day for the EPIC $5 sale at Memebox but you must act quickly otherwise items will sell out even as you’re checking out. In the old days when Memebox was shipping internationally, they would feature a few $5 items to lure you in with a great deal. Now Memebox occasionally have blowout sales for the USA but it’s frustrating when these items are only available for a couple minutes before selling out!
I’m on a “low-buy” from now until eternity so I would need a very good reason to impulse buy and this sale was nudging at my wallet. I happen to check at the right time yesterday when fresh stock was uploaded and impulse-bought so quickly I didn’t even know what I really bought – sorry, not sorry. Click on to see my $35 order valued at $223.80. (more…)
[UPDATE 8/2017] This is no longer a Tony Moly Flagship Store. It is now known as Kosette and sells multiple K-beauty brands such as It’s Skin, Too Cool For School, Innisfree and of course a ton of Tony Moly’s offerings. [Original Post] The cuteness mothership has arrived. Pandas, apples, bananas, peaches, snails and bunnies – REJOICE! I’ve had the pleasure of attending the VIP opening event for the Tony Moly Flagship Store opening on Friday, June 26, 2015. The celebration included a social media contest drawing, an in-store raffle, free gifts, hair/makeup makeovers and grand opening specials! This space was formerly the Koryo bookstore that also shared space with The Face Shop. When renovation was underway, The Face Shop moved a few stores down into a new storefront and I suppose this was the perfect opportunity for Tony Moly to take over Ktown! The entire space reopened with Kpop and books/media on the right side, Tony Moly on the left side and Shine 32 (Kpop style accessories and jewelry) taking up the second floor.
The Flagship boasts a Tony Moly Lifestyle experience because it has a hair styling and makeup area in the back where you can make private appointments for a makeup and skincare consultations. There is also a Brow Lounge that displays their selection of false eyelashes and recommended brow makeup to complete your look.
The Flagship also operates the official U.S. ecommerce site,if you’ll remember from my Chinatown Tony Moly Photo Tour, the site was still under construction! Now it’s officially opened for business so if you’re not located in New York City, this is where you can buy authentic product direct from Tony Moly and not through a distributor. Click on to see my photo tour of the new space and enter in my FIRST GIVEAWAY! (more…)