After my manic shopping at Aritaum and manic photography in the gorgeous W Seoul Walkerhill room, I dozed off and woke up to prepare for the Orientation of the Global Beauty Camp. Essentially, it was just a welcome note as well as an introduction to what we would be undergoing in the next two days.
DAY 1 4PM: ORIENTATION
After dressing up (and trying to figure out if I should bundle up or ditch the heat tech), I took the lift down. I’m always very bemused by the lifts in W Seoul Walkerhill – the place is PITCH DARK, save for these lighted handles on the ceilings. I have really bad night blindness, so it was really like stepping into a black hole whenever I took the lift. But still, it was fun!
There are 3 lifts – and each one is colour differently (much like a traffic light!) Now I took the photos of the red and yellow handles, but the green ones were taken off the internet (cos apparently, I forgot to take a photo of the green ones).
Anyhoos, down to the lobby to Woo Bar where the briefing was to take place. This bar is GORGEOUS – the seats are scattered over a really wide surface area, including these stadium-like step-seats. It’s said that you have to open a bottle of (pricey) alcohol just to get these seats on a normal basis.
The briefing didn’t take long – about 10-15 minutes at most – telling us what activities we would be undergoing for the next few days. Short and sweet – totally my style. Following that, we headed back up to our rooms to change for the Gala Dinner.
DAY 1 6PM: GALA DINNER
After (even more) hemming and hawing, stripping and changing, I was ready for the gala dinner (much thanks to my stylist friends JA and LL for helping me plan all my outfits, and to Larry for planning my makeup – seriously, I feel so so loved by the amount of help that my friends are willing to dispense to me all the time~ xoxo)
Being a true-blue Singaporean – Being the first into the experience zone meant that I managed to get this shot with nobardy blocking my shot – Presenting to you – the NEW Water Sleeping Mask (not to be confused with the Water Sleeping Pack or Water Sleeping Pack EX)
The texture of the product is somewhat similar to the Water Sleeping PACK EX, but it smells slightly better, and comes with better technologies such as the MoistureWrap, SleepScent and SleepTox. It also contains new ingredients such as the evening primrose oil (and more!). First impressions: easily absorbed, lightweight, VERY hydrating, and smells heavenly. Check out my review here (after almost 4 weeks of testing!)
After I had my fair share of trying the product (aka product hogging), I decided to (finally) head into the dinner hall.
Tucked in a corner of the dinner hall is this little Laneige corner (in case we couldn’t get enough of the product). But enough with the mucking around. Time for the gala dinner to begin!
…followed by hot hunky pretty Korean male assistants walking around with a tray of Water Sleeping Mask tubs. It’s basically a lucky draw, with the grand prize being a staycation in one of W Seoul Walkerhill’s suites. ZOMG I must winnnnn. I must pick the winning tub! (psst, shouldn’t there be a consolation prize of a date with one of the boys too? hurhurhur).
Never mind, the fact that I was actually there in Korea for this Global Beauty Camp was good enough – thou shalt not become yet another deluded pompous self-entitled blogger “influencer”. (see what I did there hurhurhur?)
Plus, I was distracted from my disappointment by the arrival of superstar and long-time Laneige ambassador Song Hye Gyo OMGGGGG. I somehow managed to zoom all the way to the front to sneak some paparazzi shots (before getting very politely shooed back to my seat by the staff)
Song Hye Gyo laughing sheepishly (and yet so gorgeously) when asked why she was seen buying Laneige products from the duty-free zone during one of her trips 😀 Isn’t she so lovely? The fact that she could have asked Laneige to provide her with more products, but she didn’t, and decided to fork out money to gift her friends the very products she endorses – what a wonderful example she sets.
Anyways, after the goddess Song zipped off (she was only there for a short while), I closed my mouth from the excessive fan girling and put it to better use – time for dinner!
I wasn’t the least bit worried about the amount of calories I’d just wolfed down – after all, the night was still young. We still had plans after dinner (oh yes, Sleepless in Seoul is totally the theme for this year’s Global Beauty Camp!)
I headed up back to my room (cos the dinner was held in the same hotel), and changed for the next item on the agenda – SHOPPING AT DONGDAEMUN! YAYYYYYY!