Being a New Yorker, I have had pretty easy access to Japanese drugstore type of cosmetics since I have been going to asian supermarkets (esp mitsuwa) all my life. Recently after subscribign to fuzkittie and other asian blogs, I have been OBSESSED with asian cosmetics but the kind I can't find here!! =( I am interested in trying out Laneige, Hanskin, & CastleDew from Korea but I would like the opportunity to swatch the products first. Does anyone know of anywhere in NYC they have this line? I am even willing to go out to NJ- which is really not that far haha. I am going to check out a couple of stores in Flushing and K-town today after work. The stores I have in mind are Amore, Magic Castle, and the counter at Hanahreum on Union St. ahha. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Also has anyone gone to the Sheseido store across Mitsuwa in Edgewater, NJ?
Do they carry any of the lines from Japan?
On another note, I ordered from 8ty8beautysupply abotu 2 weeks ago and still didn't receive my order even though they are located in New York too. I emailed them 2 days ago and they responded saying that they never got an order from my email address. Luckily, I had printed out the order. I almost freaked out because I came across a site online that 8ty8beautysupply was not a trustworthy dealer. I emailed them back telling them how I had a copy of the order and my card was charged and he then responded saying it was going to ship out regular ups ground instead of usps priority now. EXCUUUSE ME, I think that douchebag should've freakin overnighted that shizzle!! Anyhow, word of advice - don't trust your vendors to be on top of their stuff, always print out copies of your order as soon as you pay out! oh yes- and what did I buy? 15 china glaze polishes including some nice spring colors. They are the sister company of OPI and the polishes are GREAT QUALITY!