Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1: Aritaum Shopping & W Walkerhill Seoul Check-in

Now that I’m more or less re-energised from my whirlwind trip to Korea to attend their Global Beauty Camp last week, I’ve finally gotten down to editing the truckload of photos I took 😀 Rather than bore you with my usual verbal diarrhea, I’m gonna let my photos do the talking (because honestly, the photos are way more fun too!)

DEPARTURE

Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1 - take offPassport – checked. Boarding pass – checked. Invite to Global Beauty Camp – totally checked!

 

Day 1 MORNING: TOUCHDOWN & SHOPPING AT ARITAUM

Laneige global beauty camp touchdownI haz arriveddddddd

 

First up on our agenda was a stop at Aritaum – Laneige is defo a brand after my own heart. Some people require a shower to perk up after a red-eye flight, while I can totally settle for a wipe-out-the-shelves shopping spreeeeee (paid by me me me).

Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1 - Aritaum shopping 1Yes, yes, go ahead and judge me – I actually arrived earlier than the store’s designated opening time of 10am.

Now a lil background here – Aritaum is the brand emporium of AmorePacific (the parent company that owns a whole plethora of brands).

  • Here, you can find: Most of its mass market brands such as IOPE, Hanyul, Mamonde, Aritaum, Laneige, Laneige Homme, Happy Bath, Ryeo, VB Program, illi, Modi Nails, and Mise En Scene.
  • You will not find: Etude House, Innisfree, Sulwhasoo, Hera, Lirikos, Primera, Espoir here because they have their own free-standing stores.

Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1 - Aritaum shopping 2But enough with the rambling – the store is open zomg! It’s time to SHOP! But first – a commemorative shot, just because. Hah.

Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1 - Aritaum shopping 3This is what beauty heaven must look like – seriously, just take all my money already 😀

Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1 - Aritaum shopping 4Positioned right in front of the store to greet you – Rows upon rows of Modi nail polishes – they have all sorts of vernis 😀 From Gel to textured to normal and even neon and glow in the dark ones. Like whutttt. Their Gel Nail UV Lamp is also rather affordable – I remember seeing a price tag of less than SGD$100.

Starting from the back of the store, there’s IOPE, Hanyul and VB Program here

Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1 - Aritaum Shopping 14

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Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1 - Aritaum Shopping 16There’s even a dedicated Man Studio (le homme’s corner) where the gents can browse through their stuff – psst: spot the IOPE Cushion for men on the second row in the corner?

Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1 - Aritaum Shopping 19Ryeo is also under AmorePacific, and it’s a shampoo brand that I swear by. It’s full of herbal and ginseng goodness, and minimised my hairfall by 50% (I kid you not – my mom forces me to pick up my fallen hair from the drain cover after each shower, and I noticed a visible reduction in hairfall after I started using Ryeo)

Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1 - Aritaum shopping 5Aritaum carries products to cover you from head to toe – literally. Shampoos, body shower gels, hair dyes, etc. In fact, it could be inside to out as well, with their VB Program dietary supplements for slimming even. Like woah.

Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1 - Aritaum Shopping  10Shelves upon shelves of makeup and colour items this time – a consolidation of very affordable and high-performance products from their Aritaum line, as well as Laneige and IOPE

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Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1 - Aritaum Shopping 20The Aritaum-brand Mono Eyes eyeshadow pots are apparently really popular in Korea – strong colour payoff, good price, fine texture.

 Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1 - Aritaum Shopping 21Base products sorted according to brands – Laneige, IOPE, Mamonde, Hanyul and more. If only my room had such a storage space – IKEA, idea for you!

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Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1 - Aritaum Shopping 23IOPE’s Tinted Liquid Rouge that I’ve been wanting to try… to buy, or not to buy? Their Color Lips Fit is working really well for me though.

Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1 - Aritaum Shopping  12Now this is what I call a real sale – and it’s not even on super old stock! Their Honey Melting Tint was going at 1+1 (aka buy 1 get 1 free) 😀

Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1 - Aritaum Shopping 13Unfortunately, their latest offering – the Water Sliding Tint – is not on sale yet (not that it’s that pricey at just KRW9,000 each)

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Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1 - Aritaum Shopping 8Among the skincare products they carry – Mamonde’s products are pretty decent (I’ve tried some before)

Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1 - Aritaum Shopping 6Of course, you’ll also find one of AmorePacific’s top-selling brands here – presenting Laneige~ tadah~!

Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1 - Aritaum shopping 7Holy mama – What a huge cleanser Laneige has!

By this time, I more or less couldn’t contain myself (hey, I managed to retain some sanity as I went around taking photos for about 10-15 minutes hurhurhur). Let the photography stop, and the shopping commence! 😀

DAY 1 LATE MORNING: CHECK-IN AT W SEOUL WALKERHILL

After the whirlwind shopping spree and frenetic stuffing of the haul into the luggage, we cabbed over to W Seoul Walkerhill – they aren’t kidding when they named the place Walkerhill. It literally is located atop a little hill, and you gotta walk your buns off just to reach it (in the unfortunate event that you’re not cabbing up).

Amidst all the fumbling with the cash, wallet, gloves, scarf, luggages and the penguin suit, I really didn’t have any additional limb capacity to take photos, so here’s a photo taken off the internet on how the hotel looks out from the outside.

W Seoul Walkerhill Exterior

Now, note that it’s located right next to the Sheraton Hotel – the drive-in is ajoined (we found out the embarrassing way when the cabby dropped us off at Sheraton instead of W).

Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1 - hotel 1

But in any case, I managed to check in (after rolling my luggage out of Sheraton and into W Seoul heh). I opened the door to reveal this…

Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1 - Hotel 2Let .. there… be… light!

 Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1 - Hotel 3Woah mama – the room is gorgeous!

Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1 - Hotel 7First things first – getting cleaned up! But looking at the pristine state of the toilet – I felt like it was more of me dirtying the bath area instead hurhurhur.

Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1 - Hotel 8A generous amount of space in the toilet area…

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Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1 - Hotel 11Saving the world from idiots like myself – clearly-labelled towels (and with different qualities of towelling too!)

 Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1 - Hotel 13It’s all in the details – even the fresh roll of toilet paper has the W embossed into it – thank you room service staff for painstakingly embossing the W every morning for me. heh.

Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1 - Hotel 9aThe faucets of the sink are located along the side (kinda like a kitchen grill tbh) – a little hard to adjust to, especially when my face is covered with foam and I’m trying blindly feel my way with foamy hands for the cold (and not hot) faucet.

W hotel usually comes with Bliss toiletries, but for this Laneige Global Beauty Camp, they replaced them all with AmorePacific’s toiletries (yay!)

Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1 - Hotel 12Illi body products (which I love!)

Now that I’m clean, I can haz lumping session, yes yes?

Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1 - Hotel 4A hugeee bed that allows me to roll over 3x (yes, I gauge my beds that way), along with very considerately selected goodies, snacks and toiletries placed on the bed 😀

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Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1 - Hotel 6Views of the room from different corners (it was so, so hard for me to resist plonking myself directly into the bed immediately)

Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1 - Hotel 6aTHE VIEW. IT IS GORGEOUS.

Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1 - Hotel 16Packed nicely in the boxes and baskets on the bed – food and Korean snacks that are healthy and will make me beayoootifoool 😀

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Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1 - Hotel 15And look at this! A specially put-together kit with skincare products for me too – totally feeling the love, Laneige xoxo

At this point, I wolfed down my burger and fries, patted on some skincare and patted the happy belly as well. I blissfully snoozed off (only to awaken about an hour later for my Global Beauty Camp orientation) – Check out my next blog post as I officially begin my Laneige Global Beauty Camp!

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13 thoughts on “Laneige Global Beauty Camp Day 1: Aritaum Shopping & W Walkerhill Seoul Check-in

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  6. Last time I was at Myeongdong atrium, i was told that they were a specialised store and they don’t sell Ryeo. Ryeo is available only at supermarkets. Are there perhaps different range of Ryeo available? Cos these bottles in your picture looks different from the red bottle you use.

    • hello! I’m guessing each store carries a different range of products (depending on store space). Yes there are definitely different ranges of Ryeo products – for damaged hair, for oily scalp, for hair loss etc. In addition, they also differ cos some are the older packagings (with only Korean wordings) and some are the newer packagings (with English and Korean wordings). Ryeo can also be found at supermarkets such as Lotte Mart, and even Olive Young. You can check out my post on Ryeo shampoos on my blog – I did it a while back and it showed the different types of shampoos available. 🙂

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