China Haul

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A few things I copped during our Asian adventure.

I thought I’d soak up the last little bit of blogworthy travel news, so herewith my China Haul. AKA┬ájust a few of the not-so-boring things I came back home with, that don’t include my kitsch (but SO ADORABLE) Happy Cat money jar.

Muji Madness

Most of my China Haul comes from Muji! Here's just some of it.

Most of my China Haul comes from Muji! Here’s just some of it.

Muji is basically a Japanese minimalist brand that make everything from pens, to facial toning mist to earbuds. All of which I got. I couldn’t help myself – I’m a sucker for packaging. The best thing I got however, are these tiny elastic hairbands. Discreet and don’t pull half your hair out at the end of the day.

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These Muji hair elastics are gamechangers.

Aesop ASAP

Aesop treats

Aesop treats

I finally got to natural skincare brand, Aesop! I bought myself the rosehip lip cream (because it’s pretty much the only thing I could afford at the end of our trip!) and my cousin treated me to her face oil.

LIFESAVER with the dry air in China

LIFESAVER with the dry air in China

Sneaker Love

Old Skool Vans and Black Nike Roshe Runs

Old Skool Vans and Black Nike Roshe Runs

After walking my trusted Nike’s into the ground, it felt only fair to treat myself to these babies.

Music, Stationery, Books

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Notebooks from Muji, a (long-overdue) copy of Sophia Amoruso’s #GIRLBOSS, cat sushi stationery bag and some random local music we took a chance on, at a music store in Xiamen’s Art District. Check out Miserable Faith here.

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All Monki Everything

A few of my Monki faves

A few of my Monki faves

I’ve been following Swedish fashion label, Monki, on the Gram for a while so FREAKED out when I saw stores in Hong Kong. I got everything from good, basic tees to a jumpsuit I’d fight Brienne of Tarth for. The mom jeans, 90’s sweater and sandals outfit is also my new uniform.

90's mom transition COMPLETE

90’s mom transition COMPLETE

Totoro

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A little cutie from a Miyazaki anime film. #nerdout. I got it because I live for the cute.

Kinfolk

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Kinfolk: The Design Issue

This Kinfolk is in Chinese. So I have no idea what it says. I just know it’s aesthetically appeasing. Sociality Barbie would have been proud.

Transparent Raincoat

I'd totally go chasing waterfalls in this.

I’d totally go chasing waterfalls in this.

Maybe it’s my desire to ace the athleisure trend. Perhaps it’s my deep dream to star in a 90’s Missy Elliot or TLC music video. But I love this transparent raincoat from Muji.

Ratatooey

By Rich Phipson at Starcrossed Tattoo, Hong Kong

By Rich Phipson at Starcrossed Tattoo, Hong Kong

I love getting new ink when I visit a new country. Plus getting tattooed by family is a super special thing. Rich designed and tattooed this gorgeous tribute to all the little souls I’ve loved and lost and I couldn’t be happier with how it came out.

 

So that’s basically it from my China Haul. And now I’m ruined for life because nothing will be as awesome as shopping in Hong Kong. Dammit.

 

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