Taipei Haul! Aesop, Becca, Cle de Peau, Dior, Dolly Wink…

(Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Facial Treatment, and sample sachets of Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Serum)

Hey everyone!

I’m back and I’ll soon be in the full swing! Today I’m showing you my haul (probably the biggest you will see to date) from Taipei! I will do my best to test these things out and review them ASAP!

Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Balm

Aesop Rosehip Seed Lip Cream. I know that’s a lot of Aesop right there but I couldn’t help it! I’ve had good experience with the brand, and the ingredient lists are impressive!

Becca Boudoir Skin Mineral Powder Foundation in Dream.

Cle de Peau Translucent Corrector

I got the Cle de Peau Gentle Balancing Lotion and Eye and Lip Makeup Remover as samples. The miniature bottles are pretty yeah?

Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner. It’s time for me to see for myself how impressive this is!

Dior Golden Jungle Crocodile Leather Effect Nails. I got the makeup bag, mirror, and Diorshow New Look as GWP. Fancy!

Escents Roll-on Headache Relief and Feminine Cycles. I have been using these ever since I discovered them 5 years ago. I’ll review them soon!

Two items from two Taiwanese brands: Gin Ger toothpaste and Yuan Alpinia Speciosa Anti-aging Mask!

NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base. So many people have told me this is THE primer and I can’t wait to test it out!

Oh and please forgive me for forgetting to photograph the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler. I got it in gold (it’s their anniversary special edition), and I will compare it with my current go-to (the Shiseido one) for you!

What do you think? Is there anything you have tried and liked/disliked? What do you want to see reviewed first?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    Nice haul! You got some great stuff for sure! I can hardly wait to hear about that Dollywink eyeliner! And welcome back! :)

    • Sunny

      Thanks Tracy! I’ll photograph everything ASAP and start playing with it!

  • Esmay

    I’m curious to that Dior products, because Dior has too much pretty stuff hihi!
    Nice haul 😀

    • Sunny

      Thanks Esmay! Dior indeed has a great autumn collection!

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    You haven’t tried the Nars Primer yet? Ooh you’re in for a real treat–love that primer! And so jealous of all those great Aesop products–especially the Anti-Oxidant Facial Treatment. I’m obsessed with antioxidants!!!

    • Sunny

      *looking sheepish* no… I started out with UDPP which works really well, until I realized some shades are difficult to blend on top. I’ll keep you posted about the Anti-Oxidant Facial Treatment as well, though it’ll take me way longer to test it out!

  • mjacqueline

    Great haul Sunny! The Nars primer is indeed great although I must say the Dollywink liner does not work on me. I hope you will get better results with it.

    • Sunny

      Haha it feels like I’m very late to the party when it comes to this cult favorite! Can’t wait to play with it now :)

  • Phil (@Mirror_Reality)

    Oh here we go! Fellow Aésop buddies 😉
    Let me know if you want to try the geranium body scrub.

    • Sunny

      You know I’m not going to let this offer pass by right? 😉

      • Phil (@Mirror_Reality)

        I’m counting on it 😉
        I’ll set it aside for you, I had my playtime with it and LOVE it.

  • ValleyDoll

    Oooh nice shoplog ! Since I saw Aésop for the first time in Brussels a few weeks ago, I can’t get it out of my head. Next time I’m there, I’ll go for a little haul 😉 !

    • Sunny

      You should! I’ve really been digging their hand cream, and I wanted literally everything I saw that day!

  • Libby

    Welcome back! 😀

    eeeee a haul from Taiwan! I must admit I have a soft spot for miniature ANYTHING (often times this winds up with me just buying mini things even though I don’t need them…) and those mini Cle de Peau items are absolutely adorable!

    I’ve got oily oily oily lids and that NARS primer is about one the only things that work for me. I put some on even if I don’t use eyeshadow (which I usually don’t but I use eyeliner a lot) and it keeps the oil at bay! The new MUFE eye primer is pretty awesome too though! (I have discovered that a tiny amount of the NARS primer works best since too much of it seems to make my eyeshadows harder to spread!). I can’t wait to see how you like it (if you do!).

    Also loving your GWPs! I hope you had fun in Taiwan and sorry for the length of this comment! It’s like I wrote a mini-essay T_T

    • Sunny

      I’ve heard about the new MUFE one, but apparently everybody still prefers Smudge Proof so I thought I’d start from there! And I love your mini-essays so don’t worry! I’ll keep you posted about how these work for me :)

  • Teri

    omg, looove this haul! I want to see the dior np on you!!!!! It’s so pretty! And omg you got the Nars primer, I heard it’s the best primer ever! And please tell me your experiece with the dolly wink eye liner, I hope you like it as much as I do! So much awesomeness!

    • Sunny

      Hey Teri, I’ve definitely made some progress since the first time I played with the crackle at the launch event in Taipei, so I’ll show you soon!

  • Memoiselle

    I love your haul! The dior croc nail effect is gorgeous, waiting for your swatches :) I am sure that CDP skin care works wonderfully, have heard tonnes of good things about them but it’s only the price tag that distracts me from buying them.

    • Sunny

      Oh yeah the price range of CDP is gasp-inducing! I do like the pore corrector I got, and the whole counter makeover experience is impressive, but I’m not sure I’d want EVERYTHING they have!

  • Carmen

    Ik would really like to see a huge Aesop post, really curious about those products! God, how I would like to have gifts with purchase like that here in Belgium…

    • Sunny

      Haha I’ll test those out as soon as I can, Carmen! We do get sample sachets, and I’ve seen some GWP promotion from time to time, but it’s true that back home they spend A LOT on such promotions.

  • Winnie@ RRRawr//NAILed

    oo!! Motherland FTW!!!
    I am so clueless when it comes to makeup and skin care products, so I’m definitely looking forward to your reviews on these awesome looking products!! <3

    • Sunny

      LOL I’ll keep you posted Winnie!

  • Larie

    Woohoo, nice collection of stuff, there, girl! I like the NARS primer, and oooh, Dior boxes…*happy sigh*

  • Daphne

    Wow, parsley seed?! How did you like the Aesop Anti-Oxidant Facial Treatment?

    Love your blog by the way! Definitely enjoyed this haul :)

    • Sunny

      Hey Daphne, I heard parsley contains a good dose of anti-oxidant so it makes sense that they would base their anti-oxidant line on parsley! I actually haven’t opened the majority of the stuff I bought because I have to photograph them in detail first. I’ll keep you posted though!

  • The Procrastinator

    Ohhhhh my gosh — are Becca and Aesop much cheaper in Asia? I can’t wait to hear what you think of your new goodies!

    • Sunny

      Hey girly, it’s hard to say because euros are very low at the moment. I did some rough calculations and found they’d cost about the same now, which means normally it’d be cheaper in Taiwan. Once my cold is over I’ll start working HARD! Promise!

  • Kim

    I’m interested in the roll ons as I’m having lots of headaches these last weeks

    • Sunny

      Hey Kim, I’ll blog about them in depth soon, but I use Headache Relief for a lot of things (headaches, carsickness, bug bites…). I’m not too sure about availability out of Canada and Taiwan, and that might be a problem. Some other brands have similar products, though I can’t say how well those work.

  • Dovey

    Hi Sunny, I’ve been waiting for your Taipei haul!! Wonderful picks… the Cle de Peau… sigh :) I’d love to hear your thoughts on the Becca powder. It’s brand I’m always on the brink of trying. I love your Taiwanese brands too; there’s something so fun about place exclusive buys!

    • Sunny

      Hey Dovey! I’ll definitely keep you posted. I do really love the Becca Damselfly, which is why I wanted to try their powder as well!

  • Ruby

    Can’t wait for your review of Cle de Peau corrector :)

    • Sunny

      I’ll try my best to push the review out, Ruby!

  • Peggy Timmermans Visagie

    I say: you are already on a roll! Well shopped Sunny!

  • Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    Fun! I think I’ve reloaded this post like 10 times because I keep forgetting to comment lol. I definitely need to try Becca and I’ve always been interested in dolly wink – we have it at Asian marts here. But I don’t use much liner so it would be a bit pointless lol. I think the Taiwanese products you got look nice packaging wise. :) I hope you enjoy the nars base as much as I do!

  • Kathleen

    Wow this looks so exciting! I’m interested in the roll ons, nails, and curler- you’re constantly introducing me to my favorite items!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Kathleen! I’ll try my best to review those ASAP :)

  • petra

    Oh my, you bought soooo much cute stuff!! Love the Dior goodies!!

  • sneezy

    I just stumbled upon your awesome blog. *bookmarks page*. I will also be visiting Taiwan for the first time soon and I’m wondering if you can let me know where you got your cle de peau and becca products? Thanks!!

    • Sunny

      Hey Sneezy! Eee you’re going to Taiwan! That’s so cool!

      Cle de Peau is easier to find. It has counters in many department stores (chances are if you walk into a sizable one you’ll see it). You can find the information on their website, but the address is in Chinese and I’m not too sure if you read Chinese?

      Becca is a bit more complicated. If I’m not mistaken there are two counters in Taipei, and you can find the addresses on their site. It is at the same counter with Dr. Brandt and some other brands, so you have to keep an eye out (there won’t be a big sign that screams “BECCA!”). Also the shades they have are limited. In terms of blushes for example, they only have a couple that they estimate would sell well in Taiwan. Still it’s worth a look especially if you’ve never felt how fine the Becca powder is!

      Hope it helped! Let me know if you have more questions xx

      • sneezy

        Thank you soooo much!! I just found the Becca addresses =) sqeeeeal…can’t wait!