Neutrogena Body Moisturizer

The number of lotions and body creams in the market is enormous and it is hard to know which one is good or not. I have been using Nivea lotions for years already since I moved in Korea but recently I have been reading good reviews about Neutrogena and Cetaphil Products, I would like to try any of of the two but I have found out that they are a bit expensive for my budget.

Neutrogena Body Moisturizer 450ml

With this, I decided to look online because most items are cheaper in Gmarket then buying them in local stores. Neutrogena body moisturizer was on sale from one seller so I ordered immediately using the coupons I found under member’s benefits. It was a good deal, I can only buy one Neutrogena moisturizer in the local supermarket at this price but online it was for 2 items.

Retail Price in Supermarkets: ₩14, 000 – 17,000 /450ml
Online Retail Price: ₩20, 200 – 450mlx2

Online Sale Price: ₩19, 900 – 450mlx2
Gmarket Coupon: ₩1, 990
Total Price after discount: ₩17, 910 450mlx2

Gmarket Savings – ₩2, 290
My Savings (from buying online): ₩14, 000 – 17,000

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Mise en Scene Shampoo and Conditioner on Sale

There are lots of things a smart shopper can do to save money at everything. I love frugal shopping and I consider myself as frugal shopper because I love buying things when they are on sale. The other day in the supermarket while pushing my cart I stumble to a sale bin of Mise en Scene Shampoo and Conditioner.

Mise en Scene Shampoo and Conditioner

It was a huge sale from ₩11,800 to ₩3,800 thinking how much I can save buying this items, I bought three pairs of shampoo and conditioner. I have first used these brand when my husband bring home the gift he receives from his employer when it is Chuseok in Korea. It was pleasuring experience because my hair feel smooth and silky.

Mise en Scene Shampoo and Conditioner

As expected my husband was not happy seeing my haul, for him it is not saving money but spending money to the things I don’t really need. Oh, well I am planning to include this haul on my balikbayan box.

Retail Price: ₩11,800
Sale Price: ₩3,800
My Savings: ₩48,000

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Big Sale on Pantene Shampoo

On Saturday while waiting for the pizza I have ordered I decided to go the nearby Nonghyup supermarket to look around, I want to buy items on sale that I can add into the box I am going to sent home. While walking in the aisle I have seen again the pantene shampoo, I almost bought it a day ago by impulse.

Pantene Shampoo Brown

Well if I have won the first time, not this time. I bought the shampoo after few thoughts, it is really hard to resist on big sale, it cost $11.21. It will actually cost four shampoo in the price of one. Pretty good deal huh?

Retail Price: ₩8,900/500ml
Sale Price: ₩14,800 – 500ml x 4
My Savings: ₩20,800

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Buying Strawberries from the Shopping Street

When I report my new passport in Suwon Immigration I also went to postal office in Icheon downtown to mail our travel documents to the travel agency in Busan. After mailing our documents I go home and passed by in the shopping street and decided to went inside the Naughty Cat shop to buy some key chains, I am planning to included them when I  mail post cards to my friends.


Aside from buying key chains I also bought few earrings so I have new accessories to blog.  When I went out the shop I look for the couple that I saw outside selling strawberries and persimmons I thought they were gone when I can’t find them to where I saw them but actually they just moved. So I went near them and buy strawberries, I handed 5,000 won and took one container but the man gave me another container he is saying two for ocheon won. As I already forgot how much is 5, 000 won in Hangul I just said I only want one believing ocheon won is 10, 000 won.

The strawberries are sweet that I don’t need to keep them in fridge with water and sugar but as I cannot eat them all at once though I’d like too I keep them in the fridge, what is left is almost one container.

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Freebies from Watsons

This is the freebie I received from Watsons last week, I went to the store to buy some chocolates.  I already stopped buying beauty products because I have ample supplies, if I buy new one they will just keep filing up and my husband will not be happy and I am also saving for my new laptop. My husband wouldn’t shoulder my laptop so I have no choice but to save  my little allowance so I can buy one.

The freebies consist of vanity tissue, 2 pieces original recovery serum, 2 Beyond all-in-one Recovery, rough skin remover,  and  Collage mask sheet pack.   I always love freebies and sample can’t wait for another freebie from Watsons, just too bad I cannot activate my point card because we don’t have a phone.

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Pepero Day is Coming Soon!

It’s not yet November but stores already displays a lot of loot for Pepero Day,  small and big pepero. I normally feel ashamed taking photos but this time I took my chance to take a snap and as what I am expected my husband walk away from me.  It looks like it is a crime to take photo ah, anyway he don’t like it when I always snap here and there, he always said I am embarrassing him.

Pepero Chocolates in Korean Supermarket

Pepero Day is an observance in South Korea similar to Valentine’s Day. It is named after the Korean snack Pepero and held on November 11, since the date “11/11” resembles four sticks of Pepero. The holiday is observed mostly by young people and couples, who exchange Pepero sticks, other candies, and romantic gifts. Lotte denies starting the holiday and instead states that they noticed a bump in Pepero sales around November 11th and after continued popularity they decided to then encourage the holiday with special gift boxes and other promotions.Some consider it to be a contrived holiday and some teachers have encouraged children to exchange healthy snacks to help combat obesity. An alternative “Garaetteok Day” (sticks of white tteok) has been proposed.

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Inexpensive Blinds for the Apartment Window

Few months ago my husband and I went to the super market to shop goods for our weekly supplies but before we did, we first went to a store for home supplies and decorations, we are trying to look for blinds for our window but the store is quite big that we almost lost our hope to find one. As we cannot find it we try to look for floor lamps but we all we found are table lamps, so we just walk around passing every shelves and we finally find the window accessories including blinds, hangers and metal pipe  or curtain holders. They have abundant supply of blinds and we try too look for something we are gonna like but the realization came, we don’t  know the size of our window. If we are going to buy,  either we are  going to waste money or be happy if the blinds fit the size of our window, it is hard to gamble and wish for luck so we decided not to buy last night. We walk out the door and went to the supermarket to shop our food supplies.

Window Blinds, Office, Office Window, Horizontal

[Photo courtesy of tookapic/]

I am trying to find the tape measure on my bag as what I have remembered I brought one here when I left my home country but I can’t find it, wish to find it soon so we can buy blinds for our window. It is quite disturbing  when the light in the garage is on.

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Assorted Korean Donuts

Here’s a serving of donuts, I love these donuts because they are so sweet and in different flavor too,  the bigger one is like a sandwich donut with meat, onion, garlic and mayonnaise,  the other one is a red bean donut and of course my favorite, I don’t know donut (lol), because I don’t know what’s inside it is white paste and I like it.

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New Electric Grill from Nonghyup Supermarket

We had a long day today, Pookie bear and I wander around to look for laptop and a DSLR camera but we are not able to find one. So we decided to go to E-Mart just by walking, its our first time to go without taking a taxi and so lucky that we are able to find the right direction. It took us 35 minutes just by walking, when we got there we didn’t find anything as well so  decided to go home and Pookie bear bought two tiny box of pizza for me. We also walk home that’s why I am very tired tonight.

Korean Electric Grill

After few hours Pookie bear he feel like eating meat, so we went to Nonghyup Super Market to  buy meat then he thought of getting an electric grill, the meat has seasoning  already and ready to be grilled or barbecue. We had fun while cooking, after eating our bounty,  we re-design the things here inside our apartment. Pookie bear also fixed our closet, so we don’t need the clothes rack anymore.

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