Did Someone Say "Hello Kitty"?

Sharing Hello KItty beauty products from Hong Kong.

My fellow beauty lover on Instagram, @blanckittyyy, and I were sharing our favorite mascara on one of her recent posts.  I mentioned to her that, don't laugh, my fave was a Hello Kitty version I bought from City Super, a popular store in Hong Kong.  And she asked me to do a blog story about it, so here you go my dear...along with a few other items I picked up + a surprise!

Confession of a former hello kitty addict

Yes, when I was little, I was all about Hello Kitty, down to my nickname "Kitty".  I know, why would I confess to that, but in case someone from my elementary school in Hong Kong has a picture of me all decked out in HK gear, I may as well spill the beans here!  I remember first day of First Grade, I had pencil case, stationery, backpack and hair pins all in the classic red and white style.  I felt fearless even though it was a new school and I didn't know a soul there.  Funny how little things made us so happy when we were kids.  Fast-forward to today, I'm still a huge fan, just in a more toned-down version, but I'd still get excited when I see special Hello Kitty merchandise!

About city super

Quick intro to this awesome shopping heaven in Hong Kong.  It's dubbed the "mega lifestyle specialty store" - Think Whole Foods + MUJI + Container Store + Sephora all in one place.  Pricing is definitely higher than the local supermarket, but you're paying for the convenience of a one-stop-shop.  There are several locations throughout Hong Kong...I know it's not a typical tourist attraction, but if you're ever visiting the city, it's worth popping into a City Super for the experience and for some of their unique beauty finds.  For more info, check out their site.

 
 
Reviewing Hello Kitty beauty products bought from City Super in Hong Kong - Hand Cream, Hair Styling Stick, Sheet Mask and Mascara.
 

~ bcl hello kitty edition ~

~ browlash ex long separate mascara ~

Hello...Long Lashes // Reviewing Hello Kitty beauty products - BCL Hello Kitty Limited Edition Extra Long Separate Mascara with Comb Wand.
 
Hello...Long Lashes // Reviewing Hello Kitty beauty products - BCL Hello Kitty Limited Edition Extra Long Separate Mascara with Comb Wand. I'm very low-key when it comes to makeup.  I'm usually either MU-free or go with the bare minimum and I think that's why I like this mascara so much.  It's definitely not for the date-night dramatic look, but good for everyday use.  Here are some highlights: Comb-style brush helps separate and elongate the lashes. Quick-dry formulation minimizes clumps. Water-resistant, but yet easy to remove. Special formula helps keep lashes hydrated and prevent breakage Coverage is light and more suitable for casual minimal look.
 
Hello...Long Lashes // Reviewing Hello Kitty beauty products - BCL Hello Kitty Limited Edition Extra Long Separate Mascara with Comb Wand. Application // I must confess that my MU application skills are so-so.  Picture here shows my left eye with the mascara on - Lashes are higher up and very separated.  I use only one coat.  Usually when I do two coats, it looks more full. Alternative Use // If you like dramatic look, you can still make use of this mascara.  Apply first coat with a volumizing mascara.  For the second coat, use this Hello Kitty wand to comb through and clean up any clumps. 

To Buy Online // YES STYLE or eBay (try to check for authenticity if buy on eBay!)

 

~ matomage x hello kitty ~

~ hair styling stick super hold ~

Hello...Smooth Hair // Reviewing Hello Kitty beauty product - Matomage x Hello Kitty Hair Styling Stick Super Hold.
 
Hello...Smooth Hair // Reviewing Hello Kitty beauty product - Matomage x Hello Kitty Hair Styling Stick Super Hold. I'm constantly fighting with my flyaways that like to stick straight up around the top of my head!  I've tried the water trick, but it only lasts for a short while.  Then comes other hair products that leave my hair a little too sticky.  This Hello Kitty Hair Stick is a good compromise as it has a long-lasting hold without the super stickiness. Here are some highlights: Direct application from the tube allows you to apply product without getting fingers dirty/sticky. Formulation creates a nice natural shine on your hair. Perfect to keep those flyaway on an updo in-check without having to rub hard and possibly messing up the updo. Compact size makes it great to carry around if needed.
 
Hello...Smooth Hair // Reviewing Hello Kitty beauty product - Matomage x Hello Kitty Hair Styling Stick Super Hold. Before and After Use.  

To Buy Online // eBay (try to check for authenticity if buy on eBay!).  This also comes in a red version for "regular hold".

 

~ hello kitty hand cream ~

Hello...Smooth Hand // Reviewing Hello Kitty beauty product - Hello Kitty Hand Cream.
 
Hello...Smooth Hand // Reviewing Hello Kitty beauty product - Hello Kitty Hand Cream. Does anyone else have a collection of hand cream and still continue to buy more?  I hope I'm not alone in this obsession...and when I saw these Hello Kitty ones at City Super, I could not possibly pass on them!  Here are some highlights: The rose scent is just right - Smells like rose and not too strong. Formulation is not greasy at all - Doesn't leave a sticky residue. Hydration level is not as long-lasting as other hand creams I've used in the past. The super cute packaging makes up for it though...a collector item in my opinion!
 
Hello...Smooth Hand // Reviewing Hello Kitty beauty product - Hello Kitty Hand Cream.

To Buy Online // YES STYLE carries other Hello Kitty hand cream. Just search on their site.  Here's one offering - HK Shea Butter.

 

~ hello kitty cherry blossom ~

~ essence face mask ~

Hello...Glowy Skin // Reviewing Hello Kitty beauty product - Hello Kitty Essence Face Mask.
 
Hello...Glowy Skin // Reviewing Hello Kitty beauty product - Hello Kitty Essence Face Mask. I bought these masks purely because of Hello Kitty and had pretty low expectation of their quality or effectiveness.  After one use though, I'm pleasantly surprised!  Here are some highlights: Fit // The fit isn't quite right for me.  To fit right at the mouth, it means pulling the mask down, but that also means my forehead is not completely covered. Also, the nose part only covers half my nose vertically. Fabric // Sheet is of ok quality, not rough, but not ultra soft like others I like. 
 
Hello...Glowy Skin // Reviewing Hello Kitty beauty product - Hello Kitty Essence Face Mask. Essence // There's a stickiness from the mask's essence.  I thought this would be a case of say-no-to-the-mask, but then I took it off and waited about 10 minutes for the essence to absorb before applying moisturizer.  It actually went from that slightly sticky feel to fully absorbed into my skin. Result // Skin feels so soft, moist (not greasy), and glowy!  This is such a pleasant surprise...now I just need to get someone to re-purchase these for me in Hong Kong!

To Buy Online // eBay and various lesser-known sites (try to check for authenticity).

 

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hello kitty x character giveaway

Hope you've enjoyed this Hello Kitty tour!  I want to share the love with all of you...enter this giveaway using the Rafflecopter widget below for a prize pack that includes:

  • 2 x Hello Kitty Cherry Blossom Essence Face Masks (as shown in this post).
  • 1 x Hello Kitty Cherry Blossom Sakura Hand Cream (as shown in this post).
  • 4 x SexyLook Disney Princess Character Sheet Masks (One each: Snow White, Ariel, Belle, Sleeping Beauty). To see what they are, go to my Instagram feed @hulawithme.
  • Plus some surprise bonuses.

TO ENTER & QUALIFY

  1. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. 
  2. Very Important! Be sure to follow instructions in the Rafflecopter widget to complete the 4 qualifying requirements.
  3. Also very Important! Entering your handle in the Rafflecopter widget does not count. You must follow and repost within Instagram app.
  4. Participants must be 18+ years of age.
  5. Giveaway, fake, or business accounts will not be considered.

DEADLINE + WINNER NOTIFICATION

  1. All entries must be submitted by 11:59PM EST (Eastern Standard Time) on June 12, 2016.
  2. One winner will be chosen at random and to be announced on June 14, 2016.
  3. The winner's name will be listed in this blog post & on Instagram post.  Winner will also be contacted via IG.  Be sure to keep your IG account in “public” mode to receive notification.
  4. The winner will receive prize pack as stated above.

DISCLAIMERS

  1. Please use caution when trying a beauty product for the first time.  Spot-test your skin first to test for any reaction.
  2. Winner is responsible for any applicable taxes and custom/import fees.
  3. This is not sponsored, endorsed, or administered by Instagram.
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