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SASA HONG KONG: BEST SHOP TO BUY MAKEUP, NAIL POLISH, JAPANESE SKINCARE PRODUCTS. ASIA BEAUTY, FASHION TRENDS.


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You know you’re in Hong Kong…. when you see clothes dangling from every apartment balcony, feel queasy from the “interesting” scents in the streets, and get shoved by a five foot tall “louh poh” with linebacker strength.

I’m waiting for Sebastiano’s skinny butt to arrive at our Causeway Bay apartment, provided by the awesome team at Roomorama. Our room’s top quality, and has many clever ways to conserve space. We’ll take tons of photos from our Hong Kong stay. Til then, how about a teaser?

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I made a bee-line to Sasa, a Hong Kong chain of cosmetic stores known for its quirky Asian beauty products.

Drool over the grab-bag of glittery, colorful nail polishes. The price? Three bottles for $1.50 US — and no tax!

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Japanese makeup and trends are very popular in Hong Kong. Lots of colored and circle contact lenses, and Dolly Lash products.

A funny story: before the tsunami and earthquake, sushi restaurants advertised their fish as “imported from Japan.” Now, they’re reversing their claims: “we use radiation-free ingredients from Hong Kong!”

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I took tons of photos at Causeway Bay shopping malls (including Laforet, Island Beverley, Sogo and World Trade Center). Cute, sparkle-heavy iPhone covers are popular right now. (Can you identify the characters above?)

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Among the cute things I saw: smiley and glittered-out shoes, and a South Park dress.

Random thoughts and observations:
♥ It’s Buddha’s birthday today! There was a parade in the streets; happy drummers and dancers in yellow and red.
♥ Everyone still speaks English here (so you don’t have to worry about communicating, unlike in Japan). However, Mandarin is also widely used — much more so than a few years ago.
♥ I bought my cat Basil Farrow a blue rubber ducky. Miss him already.
♥ Soy lattes taste better here. And there’s a larger selection of healthy and vegetarian food now.

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This is only day one… get ready for weeks of adventures, videos, stories and scandal from Hong Kong and Macau!

I know you pirates love Japan, but is Hong Kong a place you’ve considered visiting? What would you like to see? The pop culture and shopping here are through the roof.

PS: One of my favorite artists in the universe, Dienzo, made this sketch of me (inspired by my Goth Royal Wedding outfit). He also turned me into a vampire painting for an LA exhibition.

Song of the Day: The GazettE – Filth in the Beauty (GazettE and X Japan will be playing Summer Sonic music festival, August 13-14 in Tokyo and Osaka.)

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50 Comments

  1. Posted May 10, 2011 at 7:57 am | Permalink

    Looks good! That line about Sebastiano’s butt made me laugh~ ( ゚▽゚)

  2. Posted May 10, 2011 at 7:59 am | Permalink

    I want to goooooooo here now *_*

  3. Posted May 10, 2011 at 8:01 am | Permalink

    i want the south park dress so bad
    thanks for the good post! otsukaresama

  4. Posted May 10, 2011 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    Whoa! I’d go nuts in that makeup store! That bright blue polish is awesome…and the bee shoes!

    • Posted May 10, 2011 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

      Yesss I saw lots of cute shoes here… will post more pics!

  5. Posted May 10, 2011 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    I want the kitty shoes!!!! And the drawings of you are dead cute, love them.

    • Posted May 10, 2011 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

      kitty shoes yess!!!

  6. Posted May 10, 2011 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    OMG OMG OMG OMG GLITTER! I love glitter nail polish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Posted May 10, 2011 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

      haha I am tempted to buy the whole pot!

  7. Posted May 10, 2011 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    I love love love Japan but it’s nice to see someone covering Hong Kong. Great job on the post!~

    • Posted May 10, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

      Yayy more to come!

  8. Posted May 10, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    I wished I could go to HK I have so many friends saying that it’s so friendly. :3 Did you see any anime figures?

    • Posted May 10, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

      Haven’t been to Mongkok yet – that’s where they are. Soon.

    • Posted May 10, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

      Haven’t been to Mongkok yet – that’s where they are. Soon.

  9. Posted May 10, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    I love it <3

  10. Posted May 10, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    I love it <3

  11. Posted May 10, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    So pretty!! I love this. <3

  12. Posted May 10, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    Omg I love those shoes! Please tell me that I can somehow magically get them here >.<

    • Posted May 10, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

      @LaCarmina do you remember where exactly you saw them? Someone might be able to get them for me =)

      • Posted May 10, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

        Yeah, they’re from Island Beverley in Causeway Bay. I think on the second level (there aren’t that many shops). They were arranged on the floor.

      • Posted May 10, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

        Yeah, they’re from Island Beverley in Causeway Bay. I think on the second level (there aren’t that many shops). They were arranged on the floor.

    • Posted May 10, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

      haha! You may be able to find similar ones online – or better yet, customize some!

      • Posted May 11, 2011 at 4:59 am | Permalink

        It might that I’m looking in the wrong places but the most similar I found was hello kitty…… *sigh* to be you oh for a day =D

    • Posted May 10, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

      haha! You may be able to find similar ones online – or better yet, customize some!

  13. Posted May 10, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    I am going to Taiwan this summer, so if I have enough money I would love to visit at least to Hong Kong since it’s so near! I’m afraid I will need a plane just for my luggage when I come back though -_-
    Honestly, I would like to visit all Asia if I had the money…

    • Posted May 10, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Permalink

      I was planning to visit Taipei (when I was supposed to be in Tokyo, but the earthquake shook everything up)… One day, I`ll get to every part of Asia!!

    • Posted May 10, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Permalink

      I was planning to visit Taipei (when I was supposed to be in Tokyo, but the earthquake shook everything up)… One day, I`ll get to every part of Asia!!

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  15. Posted May 10, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

    Wow, that drawing is really nice! It kinda reminds me of the original Alice In Wonderland illustrations by Jhonn Tenniel…

    Actually I know nothing about Hong Kong… So I’m looking forward to see your photo’s ^.^

    • Posted May 10, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Permalink

      Awesome!! Hong Kong rocks – I`m excited to share more.

      • Posted February 12, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

        thanks for posting..love the blog AND think i will LOVE HONG KONG…..

    • Posted May 10, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Permalink

      Awesome!! Hong Kong rocks – I`m excited to share more.

  16. Posted May 10, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    Looks awesome!

    My dad has been to Hong Kong on a business trip, and said I would love it~ He also really enjoyed it too, since he’s sorta a fashion geek/ nerd like me.

    Can’t wait to see what happens next in Hong Kong!

    • Posted May 10, 2011 at 11:46 pm | Permalink

      Nice!! Hahah you should ask your dad to bring you back items next time.. or better yet, take you along.

  17. Posted May 10, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    hope you’re having an awesome time traveling!

  18. Posted May 10, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    I
    love it !

  19. Posted May 10, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    so beautiful!!

  20. Posted May 10, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Permalink

    o.o Cute

  21. Posted May 12, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    I went there loads when I was younger, sadly I don’t remember much except for it being really hot. BUT I am going back at the end of the year, for about a week, along with a few other places. I’ll be sure to visit Sasa while I’m there. I’m totally excited. December can not come fast enough

    • Posted May 13, 2011 at 10:43 am | Permalink

      Yes you must! We have tons of Hong Kong reports coming up, which may give you even more places to visit!

  22. Posted May 14, 2011 at 2:12 am | Permalink

    OMG; I hope that I see you around while you are here in HK! 

  23. Posted May 18, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    ‘Saw the pictures of the HK goodies – my eyes popped out.  It looks like a flea market with more glitz and glitter! XD

  24. Posted October 19, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    wow sooo much nail polish:) i luv em:P
    THough do you know where i can buy the opi nail polish in sasa hong kong?

    • Posted October 20, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

      I think all Sasa locations sell OPI. There are Sasas everywhere in HK

  25. Posted December 26, 2012 at 4:13 am | Permalink

    Wow great article and blog too, i need know where i can get nail polish in hong kong. SEO Tools

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