WARNING: Photo heavy!
Now, if you are a close friend of mine, you will know that I have gotten into makeup fairly recently. And you would also know that I am a sucker for Korean cosmetics and skincare shops and am a face pack/mask hoarder!
NOW IMAGINE MY HAPPINESS WHEN I FOUND OUT THAT THERE WAS A SHOP THAT SELLS THAT IN DUMAGUETE. YES. MY MANILA HEART IS BEATING MADLY FOR THIS SHOP.
Even though I don’t have spending money, I just couldn’t resist taking a look at the new store above Penshoppe, along Perdices Street (it’s walking distance from Lee Plaza, and very near McDonalds).
A photo of ONL Dumaguete’s stairway up to the store! Photo grabbed from Nessie of Shades and Highlights. (Click the photo to view her post, there’s an ongoing giveaway!)
The stairway leading up to the second floor. Photo by Nessie of Shades and Highlights.
And once you’re through the doorway, up the stairs, and in past the door.. you get a whole lot of this:
Skincare, cleansing, and hair care as well as hair colouring products. /drools/
Skincare and makeup, including a fairly wide array of BB and CC creams. They even have Tony Moly’s BCDation! Do you see any of your favourite products here? /drools again/
I may or may not have freaked out inside over this counter – CLIO PRODUCTS OH MY GOODNESS. LEE HYORI MY GODDESS OOHLALAAAAAA. (Sorry, Dara!) Also, those Etude House Color My Brows browcaras! I’m seriously contemplating on purchasing one as my Majolica Majorca one is harder to find here in Duma. Also,check out those cute sets of cleansing wipes!
A counter full of lip products. OH MY. I love love LOVE lip products because sometimes, the lip makes all the difference. And how easy is it to swipe on some lip balm or lipstick on the way to school? Easy-peasy, lemon squeezy.
See those little boxes and tubes behind the pink and green-tubed lip products? Those are CLIO Lipnicures. One of my close friends Chesra (whom I totally miss, btw) told me about them and I actually saw a seller of Lipnicures (along with other Korean cosmetics) at the last Trendsetters Bazaar at World Trade Center. I swatched them on my hand and OH MY. Once they dried, they wouldn’t budge. Seriously. Their staying power is amazing. No amount of rubbing or handwashing made a serious smudge or mark. You definitely need an oil-based remover to get these stubborn babies out. But that colour payoff, WOW! Seriously cool.
Now please enjoy these swatches featuring the lovely Sandara Park:
I seriously am lemming Revenge Pink. Such a gorgeous colour.
I love that they have testers of practically all their available CLIO Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner. I had a wonderful time swatching them – and true to their claims, are pretty much smudgeproof and waterproof once set. I had to do some good rubbing with a cleaning wipe to get them off my hand. Also, those pretty tubes of Tony Moly Double Needs Pang Pang Mascara are beckoning to me..
Their nail polish selection is quite limited, but the colours are lovely nonetheless. Couldn’t try any on because my manicure is only a couple days old, meep. And look, even more bubble hair dye down there!
ONL Dumaguete also sells clothes! I didn’t really check them out because.. they mostly will not fit my large frame. Heehee. If skater skirts were not practically panties on me, perhaps I would try those the ones with cute designs on.
More pretty clothes (that I cannot wear, huhu.)
And they have bags, too! Maybe you need a pretty bag to store all your pretty makeup and skincare products in?
The lovely ONL sign behind the counter. Isn’t it cute?
ONL does not only carry various Korean makeup and skincare brands such as CLIO, Peripera, Etude House, Tony Moly, Missha, and the like, but they actually have their own products as well. And from what the saleslady said, their products’ formulation do have a slight bit of medication, so they don’t just make you pretty, but they’re good for you too. Now how’s that for multipurpose?
Gah, I can’t wait to try out and review their products! *3*
P.S. They actually gave me a free face mask to try out! Snail.. ooooh. Let’s see how it goes, I’ll try to make a review of it soon.
ONL Today Dumaguete is located along Gov. Perdices St., Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, right above Penshoppe. Check them out on Facebook as well as their website, which is also their online shop!
If you can read Hangul (which I can’t), check out ONL Today’s official website!
DISCLAIMER: I am not in any way sponsored by ONL Dumaguete. I just really, really like Korean makeup and skincare, and Korean culture in general. Heehee. (Would be nice to be sponsored though. Ah. I am, admittedly, a frustrated beauty blogger!)
Again, the first two photos are from Nessie Marie of Shades and Highlights. ^^