Taipei Haul


During my holiday, I wasn’t in the crazy shopping mood like I usually would. I usually come back with an extra suitcase full of new clothes, makeup, everything. Something has changed but I did pick up some bits and bobs. I had decided that I’ll only purchase items I couldn’t get my hands on easily in the UK. Most of my money was spent on snacks for my work drawer instead!

I did purchase a rose gold bracelet but I may have left it at the hotel when I was packing for my next flight. I was so baffled when I got back to the UK.

I was so excited when I saw a Daiso store in Taipei. For those who haven’t heard of Daiso, it’s a Japanese store where everything is $39 NTD. They sell a variety of beauty, interior decorations, kitchen items, household, food, living, stationary etc. This is the equivalent to Poundland in the UK but it’s a lot better! My friend and I had spent ages in there, scouring every inch of the store but we had to be careful and not buy too much as we didn’t have suitcases big enough to carry everything. They need to open a store in the UK.

Banila Co Clean It Zero Classic;
Rose gold necklaces;
Diaso Facial Wash Brush for Nose;
Daiso Makeup Brush Cleaner;

Being in Asia also means visiting relatives. I’ve been beautifully spoilt by my auntie and these are Asia exclusive.

Sonia Rykiel x Lancome Cushion Compact with Blanc Expert Cushion Compact in O-01;
Prestige White The UV Protector Youth and Radiance Rosy Glow sample;
Lancome UV Expert XL-Shield BB Complete;

Do you shop a lot whilst on holiday?


  1. Laiariel Samangka
    23rd October 2016 / 4:57 am

    There are as well Daiso branch here in the Philippines and I find their product really expensive and a quality products that are fresh from Japan. Enjoy buying! Good thing that they also have a branch in Taipei


  2. 23rd October 2016 / 7:18 am

    What a great haul! I am afraid I really dislike the whole shopping experience so I don't shop while on holiday. I will do entire trips and come back with utterly nothing but a bunch of awesome adventure memories. 🙂

  3. Erin Ek Rush
    23rd October 2016 / 8:03 am

    I used to shop but now that I have kids there's no room! Love the sound of Daiso!

  4. Jo Wiggins
    23rd October 2016 / 10:14 am

    That feather necklace is stunning. It's great picking up bits that you can't buy back home x

  5. The Ordinary Girl
    23rd October 2016 / 10:45 am

    Shopping while traveling is so so much fun! yes I definitely shop when I go on trips and buy something memorable. The necklace looks so dainty and beautiful! Wonderful memory for you!

  6. Stella Olojola
    23rd October 2016 / 11:55 am

    That necklace is a true beauty. Love it.

  7. Melanies Fab Finds
    23rd October 2016 / 3:09 pm

    I don't really shop much on holiday although I suppose it would depend on where I went. Love the pretty necklace.

  8. Behind The Scent
    23rd October 2016 / 4:10 pm

    I've heard quite a lot about the Banila cleanser, would love to see a review. You picked up some great stuff!

  9. Claire Cly
    23rd October 2016 / 4:49 pm

    I love the sound of Daiso! I hope your bracelet turns up x

  10. beautyqueenuk
    23rd October 2016 / 7:24 pm

    OOh I love the little leaf necklace and cant wait to see your gifts close up x

  11. Louise Joy
    23rd October 2016 / 10:04 pm

    I have a gold feather necklace just like that! It's so simple but sweet x

  12. Jodie Whitham
    23rd October 2016 / 10:37 pm

    I always like to buy stuff whenever I'm away from home. What I love most is having souvenirs to remind you of your amazing trip 🙂

  13. Fred Hawson
    23rd October 2016 / 11:46 pm

    We are planning a trip to Taipei this December. I hope you will write more about what activities you did and places you visited there.

  14. Rhian Westbury
    24th October 2016 / 8:47 am

    I always go so crazy when it comes to shopping when I go away, it's like I have no shopping filter x

  15. Melissa Major
    24th October 2016 / 9:31 am

    When on holiday I buy way more then I do at home, I like trying new brands 🙂

  16. 24th October 2016 / 10:37 am

    I like to shop in Daiso. There's a store here in my city. But I also love Taipei! I remember my trip there last November. I'd want to go back there again.

  17. Franc
    24th October 2016 / 11:38 am

    There are indeed a lot of beauty products available in Taiwan. It's nice that you did have a good haul.

  18. Jessica McDonnell
    24th October 2016 / 4:32 pm

    I love all those goodies, I enjoy trying new brands and I can't wait to buy things in Asia when I go next year!

  19. 25th October 2016 / 3:38 am

    I keep hearing about Daiso and the wonderful stuff they sell. Is it available here in the Philippines? I would love to try shopping there for some bits and bobs as well. 🙂

  20. Saminu Abass Ola
    25th October 2016 / 5:20 am

    Wow. This is just great and wonderful outfit. Shopping at the right place gives you satisfaction for any product you buy there. Thanks for sharing

  21. Tiffany Yong W.T.
    25th October 2016 / 6:59 am

    How do you find the products you've bought? Is it nice to use? I am intrigued by the nose brush cleaner… looks really interesting.

  22. Francesca Nelson
    25th October 2016 / 8:58 am

    Ahhh those necklaces are so gorgeous!! I love that they are subtle too!! the store sounds amazing too I'd LOVE to go!!!

  23. Bhushavali N
    25th October 2016 / 10:12 am

    The makeup brush cleaner looks a good product. I should get one too. Too bad you left the bracelet there!!

  24. Jason P.
    25th October 2016 / 1:05 pm

    The Banila Co Clean It Zero is insanely popular. It's a great buy! 😀

  25. Tanya Brannan
    25th October 2016 / 3:37 pm

    What an excellent haul! I love that feather necklace; so delicate yet impressive. I would love to try the makeup brush cleanser too

  26. Hannah Heartss
    25th October 2016 / 5:18 pm

    That necklace is a gorgeous piece, I would love something like that x

  27. Abie
    26th October 2016 / 7:48 am

    Last time I visited Daiso was almost 6 months ago. I love shopping at Daiso, they have cute stuff and they're cheap!

  28. Elizabeth O
    16th November 2016 / 4:12 pm

    I want that make up brush cleanser, I haven't buy one ever since. I will try it too!

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