My brother flew in from Asia and one of his short stops was New York City, so I flew down there to meet up with him. We had some great meals and museum visits, but of course, when it came to beauty shopping in Korea Town, he opted out. No worries, my trusted roommate from college @concon95 (who lives in NYC) was more than happy to go with me since she's just starting to dabble into the exciting world of Asian Beauty!
Given my 24-hours time limit in the city, I could only afford to be in K-Town for 1.5 hours. It's not an issue as it was a Sunday and all the shops were pretty quiet. I drew up this so-not-to-scale map of the key part of K-Town we ventured to - On West 32nd St, between Broadway and 5th Ave. In this short block, you can hit all the major K-Beauty brands and taste some super yummy Korean food and desserts.
~ FUeling up before our express shopping spree ~
I've been to a few really great dessert places in NYC, but I've never ventured into K-Town before. I did some homework prior to arrival and found Grace Street as one of the new faces in the K-Town dessert scene. It has some rave reviews and it sure did not disappoint!
P.S. I included 2 honorary mentions on the map for food - BCD Tofu House (which I frequently visit in California and love their tofu stews) and H-Mart (which is a Korean supermarket...I don't think I need to tell you why it's a must-see!)
~ ready for some k-beauty shopping?? ~
With that yummy meal in our stomach, @concon95 and I said goodbye to Miss S and began our express shopping spree.
// The face shop //
// nature republic //
// The Mask Bar//
~ must shop more! ~
I can't believe I live so close to New York City and I don't go down there more often! But now that I know all the "treasures" I can find there, plus having found my new Asian Beauty shopping buddy, I'll be making more visits to the fabulous Big Apple. I do want to venture into Chinatown on my next trips to explore other Asian Beauty brands that are not available in K-Town. Any suggestions on other Asian Beauty brands I should explore? Leave me a comment below!
~ and i want to share this with you... ~
Needless-to-say, @concon95 and I have collected quite a few pieces of new masks to try (and nose strips for her)! It's been so much fun reading all of your mask reviews on Instagram and I love it when you ladies share some honest insights to help me figure out if a mask is "worthy" to be added to the stash. With that inspiration in mind, I am launching a new series where me and a few guest writers will share our utmost honest reviews on sheet masks we love and, sometimes, meh, not love. I hope you'll join us on this new adventure on Hula With Me!
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