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Finally, i have the chance to visit Nature Republic, but i didn’t go all the way to sm lagro.  this is the boutique in SM North, the block, on the 4th level.  since i didn’t know where it was, i had to ask two information desks at sm dept store and main mall.  neither information desks knew where it was and their listings were at the time, have yet to be updated.  but i hear this shop opened last november, my visit was last dec 10.  but oh well, eventually, sm admins for north edsa would update their listings. 

i eventually found it thanks to google and my phone and beauty bloggers that wrote about it.

and here’s Jang Geun Suk.  He’s the lead actor in You’re Beautiful and Marry Me Mary. 

Nature Republic used to be endorsed by Rain, which is how i found out about this brand.  but now Nature Republic has Jang Geun Suk, Kara, and JYJ.  that’s pretty amazing for a cosmetic brand as the talent fee for these folks is by no means peanuts.

the shop itself is pretty big, about the size of etude house or slightly bigger a few floors down.  and you have your basic makeup, the only difference would be the price range and packaging.  and possibly the formulation of the skin care and makeup itself.

and i ended up with a small haul, i got a baked shadow, a lippy to match the shades in the baked shadow, an israeli but from korea volcanic ash mask thingie something, a couple of lip glosses with spf for Christmas gifts several bb cream samples, a membership card that entitles me to a 10% discount from now on, one JGS clear file, and a JGS zip lock packet and that paper bag.  

I had them reserve for me a 3 step black head removing thing.  so hopefully i get a text soon LOL.

by chance the store manager was there and i asked her as to when they would open up shop in mega, the sales lady and not the store manager immediately and enthusiastically answered, ma’am next year na! oh ha, i jokingly replied, ah eh next year is already in 2weeks! LMAO ay honga naman ang sagot, sabay defensa ng manager, next year, december din, oh ha, mabuti kalog din ako, gets ko na joke rin lang yun hahaha eh kung maselan ako 😛   oh sya sige surprise na lang.


 

As you know i follow Korean cosmetics because of their endorsers.  Nature Republic is no different.  I have a big poster of RAIN when he was the main endorser for Nature Republic.  

 

I heard that Nature Republic opened at opposite poles of the metro and while i wait i finally use their brightening mask sheet, a gift from a friend.  thanks, Mai!

 

 

ah these three, the survivors, in my opinion the victors and the talent.  from left to right we have Junsu, one of my first favorites since he’s the weirdo. in the middle is the over-singer, Jaejong, and leader’s bff, and there’s mister talent himself, Yoochoon.  they are the three that left the biggest KPOP group called TVXQ or DBSK – the rising gods from the east (translated).  one of the first Koreans that filled the humongous tokyo dome at least twice.  and one of the first Koreans to have sung a theme song for a Japanese anime – a sign that a kpop group is no longer kpop but Japanese.   

 

all this Korean thing? apart from the rest of the world, their real target is Japan.  i will stop there, before i really step in ‘it’ politically-correct-fully speaking.  so i go back to the product, hahaha.

 

ther are instructions but are in Hangeul but the diagram is simple enough to follow, and since i can read some Hangul, i read that the i should keep this soaked on my face for about 25mins.

 

the ingredients are at least in english.

 

 

 this covers the entire face with a little room for men or women that have bigger faces.  what i really liked about this is that the mask is wet but not dripping wet.  i’ve had experience with masks that drip, so dripping that it drips down to my neck. LOL.  so this was a nice surprise.

 

 

 i keep it on for 25mins.  it had the greatest minty refreshing feeling, THE ENTIRE time i had it on.

 

 

 after i was it off with just plain tap water.  a fresh face and ready for bed.

 

 

and yes, i wear scrubs at night, hahaha buhay pa til now, a remembrance from days of old.

 

Likes:

 


 

  • nice size since it considers men’s longer faces or people that may be bigger than i or mine but the product is NOT too big that it reaches my hairline
  • the cool refreshing feeling the entire time i had it on
  • hardly noticeable scent, very fresh scent but hardly noticeable
  • no harsh skin reaction as in no stinging, no weird tightening of the skin, no surprise welts or zits the next day
  • nice convenient packaging, a tad smaller than missha’s and the face shop’s face sheets.
  • easy to wash off at the end of the 25mins
  • my skin was left feeling soft, supple and velvety soft 
  • velvety soft feeling remained throughout the night until i had to wash again in the morning
  • sorta brightening? right? well i think so

 

Dislikes:

 

  • NONE

i’m glad i have another piece of this.  this is a mask i’d wear again.  somehow i couldn’t bring myself to use the others, from the competitive brands, either they’re too big, or too dripping wet.  

 

currently there are two nature republic branches one in the south, festival mall, and another up north, at sm lagro.  

 

I’ve yet to find out about their prices.  i’ve waited this long.  i can wait a little more til they open up shop in other branches.  but other beauty bloggers from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, generally give Nature Republic products good reviews.  I can’t wait to try some more and report back to you all.