If you guys weren’t aware, I posted earlier on that I wasn’t going to do my usual post about the odd skincare product I’ve been using recently. Nope, instead I went out with one of my readers, who happens to be a friend of mine. As you guys might have noticed, Perth city is thriving with lots of little shops and so many locals taking to the streets to eat out and spend away. Today, I was one of the locals having a good time for myself and this is what I got myself into. By the way, please excuse the bad photo qualities, as I’m having trouble with my phone.
STOP ONE: OGILVIES CAFE AND SPECIALTY FOODS
I left the house and met up with my friend at the station in Cannington, where we were confused as to what to do today. We also learnt that I have no idea how to catch public transport, nor have any navigational skills whatsoever. Alas, I received a message and our journey began in the hub of Subiaco. My old coworker Michelle left us at Cosmehut and decided to take a different path from beauty, to open up her little store in Subiaco central. The once thriving restaurant, now a vintage cafe is back up and running, making beautiful foods and coffees with not only great taste, but they are all beautiful pieces of art as well.
The coffee at the store is not only one of the best coffees I’ve ever had in my entire life, but the little designs they make with the milk is to die for. The barista specializes in coffee art, and today, I wanted a kkuma coffee, that is to say, a cup of joe with a little teddy on it. Here’s what I got.
If you’re around Subiaco and want really tasty foods, drinks or have time to kill, then please check out the cafe because you won’t be disappointed. The menu is well priced, the store looks vintage but well decorated, and the boss is definitely friendly. I’m not just saying that because Michelle used to work with us, I’m genuinely saying she is a nice person and definitely a great manager of the store. Her food quality is great, her ability to keep customers happy is also something to note on, and she sells Blk water in her store, so two HUGE thumbs up for that. I ordered myself the signature steak sandwich (my favourite item on the menu) with a side of potato salad and fried noodles.
Please note, because I know some of you may be asking, I’m not just suggesting this cafe because I know the owner, but because putting my networking aside, I’d happily come here as a customer to purchase food, drink, or just hang out here. The atmosphere is awesome and I truly love being inside this little cafe.
SHOP 273 ROKEBY ROAD, SUBIACO WA 6008
PH: (08) 9382 1736
MONDAY TO FRIDAY : 7:30AM – 4:00PM
SATURDAY : 8:30AM – 2:30PM
SUNDAY : CLOSED
STOP TWO: FAILED PHOTOSHOOT
So, after eating, we decided to go down to the little park nearby and take photos of our water bottles. One thing led to the other, and I somehow ended up getting photos taken of me. HAHA, here’s the results.
***DISCLAIMER: I am ugly
HAT : Topman – $49.95
JACKET : Myer – $69.95
SHIRT : Factorie – $20
PANTS : Myer – $60
SHOES : Hype – $120
BAG : Online from DTEA – $25
WATCH : Pulsar $299
STOP THREE: SHOPPING TRIP
We had to burn off (well, I did since I ate the most) all the calories, and what better excuse to use when there are shops lined side by side literally everywhere you walk? First store was some fancy jewelry place that looked like it was catered for elderly women. Had I known that they only sold pearl items, I wouldn’t have walked inside, but my curiosity got the better of me. Ugh, I hate pearls so much.
After that, we went to another jewelry store, except this time, everything was fake and incredibly cheap. I’m not one for fake rings or ear pieces, but they’d make really cute presents especially with Christmas drawing near.
Second, L’Occitane and I thought they would sell more skincare products, but instead, I was shocked to see how many scented items they have. The smell was overwhelming and I chose to leave without a proper examination of what they had for sale. No purchases yet.
Third stop and we walk into Mecca to see what the huge hype was about. Surprisingly enough, it had La Mer right at the entrance door and I was incredibly amazed. I have not been able to find La Mer anywhere in Perth, and the only way I was able to get my hands on it was to order through the service desk in special stores, or online. What took me into the most shock, was the Soft Cream retail price for only $420 where prices online that I thought seemed normal began at $3000. Bruh, how in the hell do I live when there is THAT MUCH of a price difference? Again, no purchase, but I now know where to get my supply of La Mer once I’m ready to purchase another cream.
STOP FOUR: HUNTING GAME
I was on a mission to find other beauty stores to expand my knowledge and products, which proved difficult since a lot of beauty stores are tucked away in so many alley ways or just strewn about in the most random areas. As soon as I stepped into the central heart of the city, we made our way into Cosmehut NB, the sister store of the carousel store I work in. Met by Sherry, L and I walked around trying to find things we don’t have in our store, and I picked up the Moistfull Collagen Trial Set from Etude House, and some rose bathing salts.
Etude House Collagen Moistfull Trial Set – $8
I haven’t used the Moistfull Collagen before, so this was a little experience for me to give a shot as I’ve seen online that people either love it, or hate it. It does come a lot cheaper than other branded collagen products, so I’m keen to see how this works out for me. The bathing salts however, are one of my favorites and I’m excited to use these on my days off. They not only provide you with soft skin and a beautiful aroma, but they’re enriched with collagen and hyaluronic acid, so beauty benefits whilst taking a bath! By the way, can I comment here at how beautiful Sherry looked that day. Unfortunately, I can’t post a photo of her, otherwise she’ll punch me in the face. BUM-BOW!
We then stopped off at the Faceshop after their reopening a few months ago. I honestly wondered why they even shut down in the first place, since their traffic hasn’t changed since the beginning of their opening here in Perth. Probably to gain more traffic as it definitely made people aware when they did shut down temporarily. Nonetheless, the store is open once again, and I picked up a few sheet masks and a face mist.
The Faceshop Argan Oil In Water Radiating Moisture Mist – $35
The Faceshop sheet masks – $4.90 each (per piece)
I completely forgot how damn expensive the Faceshop is, picking up 7 sheet masks and a face mist cost me an arm and a leg. If the prices were sky high (well, I really should say, if I actually paid attention) then I’d not have made a single purchase at all. These sheet masks better be the best damn sheet masks I’ve used in my entire life, or I will be heavily disappointed with myself. On top of that, I got shit all testers that aren’t even worth mentioning about, since they’re all products I KNOW are useless, especially for my skin.
SHOP T233 LAKESIDE SHOPPING CITY, JOONDALUP WA 6027
PH: (08) 9300 9360
MONDAY TO THURSDAY : 10AM – 6PM
FRIDAY : 10AM – 9PM
SATURDAY : 9:30AM – 5:30PM
SUNDAY : 11AM – 5PM
Now, everyone is familiar with Lush, besides me. I haven’t heard of Lush unit AFTER the huge trend of bath bombs went viral on twitter. Finally having the day off to explore, I went to see for myself as to why Lush has become so popular amongst all of Perth. There were literally soaps EVERYWHERE from the moment I walked inside the store, and the place was packed full of people of all ages. It was a spectacular to see and I’m glad I made the effort to go inside and purchase something.
Lush Tisty Tosty Bath Bomb – $6.50
Lush So White Bath Bomb – $6.50
For the time being, I purchased two bath bombs that I am eager to try, as they smell divine. The shop assistants at Lush aren’t the best, and to be very honest with you, I wasn’t planning to go until my coworker told me to check one of the Lush staff members out. Unfortunately, the person wasn’t working there today so eh, but buying two bombs might make me a regular if these are as good as people claim them to be. I got one called So White, a bomb with an apple scent and Tisty Tosty with a floral scent infused with rose buds. Going back to the assistants, I found them to be way too pushy and very in your face with they sees technique. For me, being a more reserved and conservative person (quite a shock, right?) I found their tactics to be a bit overwhelming, and none in the least exciting from a customer’s point of view. Eh, other people like it so if that’s their style, then two thumbs up for them. For me, the blank face emoji and a hand emoji, ie: 😒✋
650 HAY STREET, PERTH WA 6000
PH: (08) 9325 8974
MONDAY TO THURSDAY : 9AM – 5:30PM
FRIDAY : 9AM – 9PM
SATURDAY : 9AM – 5PM
SUNDAY : 11AM – 5PM
Now this was the most difficult task of all. Finding other Asian beauty stores. We ended up only finding one that day, and boy am I glad I did. The store is called Fabulous Beauty and inside, they sell almost similar products to what we sell in ours. The store may be small and very cramped, but the goodies inside are like, OMG WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE!
The store person was incredibly pushy and telling me about all these products that I already knew about, but at least she’s enthusiastic about her job. Damn girl, I just wanted a price, not an explanation of what the product is. I will say though, her knowledge is amazing and she truly knows her stuff. My real mission was to compare prices between Fabulous and our store, and instead, I walked out with products I necessarily don’t need, but wanted for a while. Oops. The investigation did however, go to planned and I found out that our prices in our store and fairly similar to the prices in Fabulous beauty. If I had to choose where to shop, then I’d choose for convenience and that would be Cosmehut. Nonetheless, if you’re in North Bridge, then take a look for yourself. The Wechat service they provide is appalling though. They update their stock advertisings regularly, but don’t expect them to even reply to you through the messages.
The History of Whoo Luxury Golden Cushion SPF50+ / PA+++ – $115
EVERYDAY : 11:30AM – 6:30PM
I’m excited to try all the goodies I picked up from each respective store; in fact, I’m throwing in a bath bomb now and seeing what the hype is about. Give it a like if you found this post interesting and don’t forget to leave comments down below if you’ve ever been t these places before. Do you know any other places I can get beauty products from? Let me know too, because I’m always on the prowl for more products and more locations around Perth. You can find me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram if you wanted to talk to me online, or look at my beautiful face, and if you have Wechat, then scan the QR code below.
Anthony signing out.