I’ve been falling in love all over again with Innisfree these days. While I like a lot of the products I’ve bought from stores like Etude House and Tony Moly, I have to profess my love for Innisfree. As soon as I found out they were having a 5 day sale, I made great haste check out their website to see what I could get.
The timing was perfect since I had been testing out their Green Tea Seed Serum & Cream. Both are pretty pricey items so I wanted to take advantage of the sale. Another thing I had been eyeing for a while was their Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam. I’ve been using their Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask for the past few weeks and I’m just in love with it. I really wanted it but I had just gotten a cleanser from Etude House a few weeks ago. In the end, I decided to go for it since the one by Etude House is more of the moisturizing type and I wanted something to clean out my pores.
In the end, I walked away with all of this and roughly 119,000 won poorer ;p:
I can’t wait to start using some of the stuff I got. A few of the items were not purchased for me but for the boyfriend. Innisfree is also his go-to store for skincare products. We are regulars at Innisfree XD. We stand out everywhere we go because it’s not often people meet interracial couples and we’re always speaking in English.
One of the things I had to get used to in Korea was learning how to shop comfortably with the clerks just standing there watching me. I understand why they do it but I still feel really uncomfortable to peruse products when I’m being watched from time to time. There have been times where I felt so uncomfortable that I just gave up looking and left the store. So if I’m ever left alone, I usually feel really thrilled because I can just take my sweet time.
Anyway, when I visited Innisfree with the boyfriend, we basically had an idea of what we wanted so we were just loading up our shopping baskets. And lucky for us, the clerks there gave us some space and time to get what we need without being too friendly and advertising certain products. By the time, I made it to the counter to check out, I thought it was weird because one of the clerks there just kept looking at me. She then asked me if I was an English teacher. My boyfriend replied yes and we both just assumed she thought so because I was speaking in English the entire time. Then she asked if I had worked at so and so school. That’s when I was like “Do you know me?” Then it hit me when we started to exchange a few more words that she was my student’s mother and the owner of the store we were at. I met her back in 2008 and had seen her a number of times when I visited Innisfree. She was the reason why I loved going to the Innisfree store near my home. Then suddenly one day, I never saw her again. I just assumed then she had moved or handed over the store to someone else. Needless to say, we were both so happy to see each other and tried to catch up during the short time I was there. Right before I left, she gave me two mugs as a gift. She’s so sweet and I was just so glad she’s still around!
All in all, I had a pretty good weekend. Hope you also had a good weekend!