Really, this is just a random post typing out what I have recently (un)intentionally purchased from Watson's and Mannings. They are the two largest drugstore chainstores here in Hong Kong - though I doubt if we do call them drugstore or pharmacy, or even, if they brand themselves as such? The real drug or medication section of these stores is limited, and not every single one has pharmacists at work. Anyway, I treat them as just another destination for my endless beauty and personal care shopping nonetheless.
Watson's vs Mannings
Out of the two, I feel like Watson's has more make up, while Mannings leans more on the skincare front. You may refer to their websites, Watson's // Mannings, for the brands they carry; but if you want me to type out a list of what I like/havebought/recommend, I may do so for you too, just comment below! Both chains make products under their own brand-name, not very attractive to me, but sometimes the cotton pads or wet wipes are really cheap and of decent quality. To be honest I do not have a preference of one over the other, except when there's special promotion or campaign going on.
One recent campaign I missed and regret missing was the 25% off open-counter make up at Watson's - similar to last year's. I really want to get myself some (more) Peripera eye crayons (featured in my latest Korean haul), Kate eye shadow palettes (the listed price of $110+ is a little high), and etc...
*Update: the past weekend there's another round of this 25% off, so I grabbed some items, Hurray!*
Mannings tends to do certain stamp-collection campaign every now and then, you spend certain amount, get some stamps, reach certain number then redeem gifts. Sometimes the gifts are duds, sometimes not too value-worthy to redeem, and sometimes surprisingly real bargain. Currently they're doing some Thermos thermal cups along with other appliances. Unpurposely now that I have enough stamps for redemption, I am considering getting a Thermos cup or pot...
REVLON ColorStay Longwear Nail Enamel #110 Marmalade $30 (was $45)