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, had 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. oh sya surprise na lang.