Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Love Packages!

Despite the fact that I was super busy last week, I was truly blessed by a couple of friends who gave me love packages. Both will remain anonymous but they know who they are.

The first package was from my friends because I was their pet sitter. They traveled to Japan and Korea on a business trip and brought me back so many wonderful items.

From Japan, Tokyo Banana and Shiroi Koibito! The Shiroi Koibito is usually found only in Hokkaido. Both are so yummy!

The rest of the items are from Korea. A lot were skin care items from a brand called Nature Republic. I haven't heard of them before except that from their last trip they brought back small samples of foundation and serum. Has anyone reading heard of them and know anything information that they can share with me? I can't really find any reviews either. It looks like a really nice line of products and I can't wait to try them. It seems that they are a natural ingredients line.

Whitening face cleanser, toner and emulsion. I can't wait to try this but will use up what I'm using right now since I'm almost finished with it.

Two different cleansers, the lemon is a foam cleanser and the peach is a shower gel.

A bunch of samples of skin softener and emulsion, blackberry & blueberry sweet body wash and stem cell serum.

A couple of mystery items. I have no idea what is in these cute containers. Anyone know the answer?

From Etude, cute things...

A travel kit of body wash and intensive care cream.

Several lip glosses, including a Hello Kitty mini gloss (so cute!), something called Milk Screw (???) and Lash Designing Vitecara Curl Mascara

From Tony Moly...

Peach lotion. I just love this jar!

The other love package that I received actually arrived at my office on Saturday so I didn't see it until today. I was totally floored by the generosity of this lovely gift. While I was opening the box that it was mailed in, I could smell such a wonderful fragrance emitting from the box. When I finally opened it up....

Another box! LOL! This was wrapped in beautiful sakura wrapping paper! Sakura is my favorite flower so of course it was so impressive to me. On the card it says Hello Gorgeous! and it's from Lush. Lush put a sticker onto the wrapping paper that says the paper is made from 100% recycled paper. Please recycle again for a lush environment. I will definitely be recycling it but by keeping it for me to enjoy looking at.

In this Hello Gorgeous set, there is a Sakura Bath Bomb/Ballistic, MMM Melting Marshmallow Moment Luxury Bath Melt, Gorgeous Moisturizer, Rub Rub Rub Shower Gel and Helping Hands Hand Cream. I usually don't take baths, only showers but I can't wait to try out the bath bomb and melt. I will definitely use it one night when I am completely alone and can really relax and leisurely enjoy it. The Helping Hands hand cream I did use today and it's great. I use lotions a lot at work. I am so grateful for the generosity of this gift. I know that Lush products are not inexpensive and this gift was completely unexpected. Thank you, my dear friend!



BV said...


Oh, I have some of the Etude House products! The HK lipgloss... hehehe. I very much like the peach shaped lotion! I find the Lush smell a bit overpowering... hope you have fun using all the goodies!

I wonder if the starfish thingie is a soap..? Looks cute I wonder what it is..?

Chagirl said...

You have wonderful friends!

I heard about Nature Republic. The brand is fairly new to people outside of Korea, but in Korea there are many stores.
Nature Republic prices are very decent borderline drugstore price so they are very afordable!

I heard their foundations offer amazing coverage!

astrorainfall @ beauty box said...

I buy those Japanese sweets for my friends and family back home in Singapore and they love them.

Your friends are so lovely - what a wonderful care package. I'm envious!

galpal.hi said...

BV, I love the HK Etude lipgloss but it's so cute that I don't want to use it. I'll need to try all of the other items too. As far as the Starfish thing...I don't think it's soap because it's in a container with a screw top lid. I think that perhaps it might be lip balm?...

The Lush bath items do have a strong scent but it's quite pleasant and it's acting as a room air freshner right now until I am able to use it in my bath. It's doing double duty.


galpal.hi said...

Chagirl, thank you for commenting and for the information. I can't wait to try them. I'm trying to be good and finish up what I am using right now but it's getting more and more difficult each day.


galpal.hi said...

astrorainfall @ beauty box...I LOVE those two Japanese desserts! They know that whenever they go to Japan that is the two things that I really want.

I've been really blessed by having such wonderful friends, both in person and online.

Thanks for visiting and commenting.


Mari said...

While scrolling I really did think that was a peach! A VERY wonderful jar indeed! Tee Hee

You have very wonderful friends to think about you like that ^.^

galpal.hi said...

Hi Mari! Yes, that peach jar is so cute!

Thank you, I think that I do have wonderful friends. I'm truly blessed!

Oh, BTW, these friends are probably going back to Korea next month. They told me to prepare a wish list. I have no idea what I want next.