Last week I was able to go to the newly-opened Etude House store in Mega Mall. This is one of Korea's premiere brands for skincare and makeup and we in Manila are so lucky that they have opened a branch here. Next branch is in Festival Mall in the south, I believe.
The best thing is their prices! Unlike other Korean brands (Skin Food, ehem-ehem) Etude House has kept their prices affordable for all the kikays out there. They are in fact cheaper than resellers or those who offer pre-orders at Multiply. Hurray!!!
Here is my tiny haul on that fateful day I went to Mega Mall (I haven't set foot there in a year):
All of the above for around Php 1000 only (around $20).
Speedy Total Mineral Base (Php578)
Nail Sticker (Php78)
Sponge Nail Polish Remover (Php98)
Nail Polish Remover Refill (Php78)
Beauty Stand (Php198)
This is a Code B Eyelash Curler- FREEBIE if you reach P1K
Also for free are those 2 plastic folders with a Korean actor on the cover (I chose this over a box of cotton). The Beauty Stand is really so cute! I put all my eye brushes in it:
I wanted to get the Beauty Box as well but it was out of stock. So with their much raved about Dual Fiber Brush (P400+). I hope they'll be available soon.
There are still so many items on my wishlist but I still need to research on them because they were mostly written in Korean. Also, their SA's weren't much help because they are poorly trained-- didn't know anything at all about the products they are selling. Much as I loved the store, the SA's are a complete turn-off.
On my list are their Cleansing Oil in Light, a Pact - still don't know which one) and maybe other skin care items. Their blushes have very cute packaging too but when I swatched them most were very shimmery. A trip back is definitely needed but I don't know when because the mall is far from where I live.