Last Friday, I was able to attend Nature Republic Philippines' grand opening at SM Fairview. I was surprised that they opened a branch in this area when there's already one at SM North EDSA, but I'm thankful nonetheless.
|Marjorie Lee and Tad Huang for the ribbon-cutting of their 3rd branch|
I didn't get the name of the priest who graced the event and blessed the boutique. It was too cute of him to check out the accessories section of the store, hehehe!
It didn't take long before the store got bustling with eager girls!
Like most Korean products, the brand combines state-of-the-art technology in beauty with high-grade natural products to create a whole line of skincare and makeup. I think what sets them apart from the other brands is their ability to utilize a longer list of hard-to-find and unique natural ingredients. Aaaaand, Nature Republic has tons of good products, MUA must-haves even, that are more affordable compared to the other Korean beauty brands.
The shop's interior is reminiscent of every Korean beauty store I've visited (Skinfood, Missha, The Face Shop, Etude House, and Tony Moly). But I love their informative bricked-wall portion:
|Nature Republic boasts of the diverse natural ingredients they use |
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Here I am checking out the famous Aloe Vera tub on the wall display. I already told you that this ran out very, very quickly, didn't I? Also, I'm happy that I was assisted by the shop's helpful SA.
Here are some tidbits on the brand's timeline:
- Jun 2006~Feb 2009 : Preparation for Brand Launch
- Apr 2009 : 1st store opened at Myung-dong, South Korea
- May 2009 : Overseas store opened in Taiwan
- Jul 2009 : Opened the biggest Myung-dong World store in Korea
- Oct 2009 : Overseas store opened in Thailand
- Jan 2010 : Overseas store opened in Malaysia
- Mar 2011 : Overseas store opened in Cambodia
- April 2011: Brand launched in Japan
- Sep 2011 : Overseas store opened in Philippines
I will be sharing tons of stuff soon about their awesome ingredients. I also have more photos of what's in store for you when you visit Nature Republic! Right now, you may want to check out their Facebook page or Twitter for updates!
|I look so EMO on that corner while I secured some shots for the blog!|
I enjoyed the entire time I was inside the store! I will not hesitate to secure a membership card once I'm done testing the stuff I bought (so far, I'm lovin each and everyone of em!!!). I'm pretty sure most of you are hoping that they'd open Nature Republic in Ortigas or Makati... let's all cross our fingers that they soon do.
Nature Republic Philippines' Branches and Contact Numbers:Festival Mall Alabang, G/F, 822-2953
SM North EDSA, The Block, 3/F, near People are People/Flavours Of China, 921-4781
SM Fairview, Main Building, G/F, across Chinabank, 921-3829