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  • Hello from Taipei.

  • One of my absolute favourite things to do when I'm travelling is to visit the local drugstore.

  • In Taiwan there are so many different chains - Watsons, Tomod's, Sapporo Drug Store.

  • They're all over but we have just come across Mirada, which looks huge and I can't resist going inside

  • so I thought it would be fun if we went inside and looked around.

  • Let's go.

  • It's huge in here.

  • Oh my god!

  • Oh!

  • Okaythis is the number one thing I'm looking for - face masks.

  • This brand - I've actually used this brand before.

  • It's called My Beauty Diary.

  • These have hyaluronic acid, which is really good for moisturizing.

  • Usually these are way more expensive but because they're a Taiwanese brand,

  • you can stock up here for a lot less money

  • and already I'm seeing here there are way more kinds than I've ever seen before.

  • So I'm going to get hyaluronic acidooh!

  • Black pearl.

  • Some of these I don't even know what it means but I'm going to get it anyway.

  • And look!

  • They have a best-seller mini-collection so you can try different ones.

  • Ooh they also have imperial bird's nest and a fermented moisturizing mask.

  • Hmm!

  • I'm going to stock up.

  • K that was face masks and they also have foot masks

  • if you're in the market for a foot mask.

  • I don't think I am right now but this is really cool.

  • I've only ever seen this in Taiwan.

  • It's called paper soap and it's this little dispenser with little sheets of one time use soap.

  • And a lot of times, you know in public restrooms they don't have any soap so this is really cool.

  • Never seen this before.

  • I like the different flavours too.

  • Lemon, strawberry and lavender.

  • It's so cute - that's such a good idea.

  • I've been on the lookout for these.

  • They're from Bonanza Cosmetics - they're face masks

  • and apparently these are extremely popular in Taiwan.

  • People will often do like one face mask per night so that's why you get these huge packages.

  • They also come in smaller packaging

  • but the blue one is more for lightening

  • and the purple one is more for hydration.

  • Almost this entire aisle is full of sponges for your face.

  • All different kinds.

  • And then I randomly found this squidgy bowl

  • Silicone cup.

  • It looks like an implant or something.

  • It's probably just to put your dirty sponges in.

  • This is just like a small part of the skincare section - well sun care section, same thing.

  • It's so important here to wear sunscreen

  • and there are so many different products that you can buy here.

  • My favourite though are the actual sprays.

  • So when the sun is really hot and you've already put on your sunscreen in the morning,

  • you just spray this on midway through the day to make sure that you stay protected.

  • These look like lip tattoos.

  • I think.

  • I don't know if it tastes or looks like chocolate but it has something to do with chocolate.

  • Okay, I found two things that were on my list of recommended things.

  • Both of these are kind of multi-use products

  • that are really popular to stock up on if you're in Taiwan.

  • This one is called Green Oil and even if I just read the side it says:

  • 'For nose complaints, stomach aches, headaches, mosquito bites, burns,

  • muscular pain and sea sickness.

  • So you just rub a little bit of this oil on your temples or here if you're kind of having trouble breathing.

  • It's supposed to be very, very good.

  • And then this…I can't get enough of this.

  • I saw someone had this little tin - it's a tin inside.

  • And I just thought it looked so cute that I asked what it was

  • and apparently in Taiwan, they've actually nicknamed this product Little Nurse because of the picture

  • and because it's all purpose so it's good for lots of different things

  • and it's very popular to just keep in your bag for whatever you need.

  • This looks like a torture device but I think it's just a massager.

  • The perfect gift to take home with you for your loved ones.

  • I always look for toothpaste when I'm travelling as some of you might remember from my last videos.

  • This one is supposed to be extremely minty, which is a very good thing in a toothpaste I think.

  • And then whenever you're brushing your teeth you have that nice memory of your trip.

  • I love that you never know quite what you're going to find in the face mask section.

  • They sell them individually here.

  • And here you can see there's jellyfish

  • and bird's nest,

  • snail essence is very popular

  • and 24 carat gold when you're feeling like some luxury.

  • Look at how beautiful the packaging is.

  • How can you resist this?

  • That was fun!

  • I hope you guys enjoyed going into the drugstore in Taiwan.

  • Do you think this is weird?

  • 'Cause this is really fun to me.

  • Let me know what you think about going into drugstores in different countries

  • and subscribe if you haven't already and I'll see you in my next video.

  • Bye!

Hello from Taipei.

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    佳萱 posted on 2018/09/03
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