Not sure if I’ve mentioned this but I happen to be Asian. Well, one-half Korean to be exact. My mother was born in South Korea and met my American father when he was drafted and stationed in her country in the late 60s. So, going to the Asian market has been a constant throughout my life.
When I was growing up in Maine, we had to drive an hour to get to the closest Korean grocery store. Asian markets much more common now. If you live anywhere near a city or college town you can probably find one. Lucky for me, I live in Chicago and there is one down the street.
Not only do these stores carry delicious foods, but they are a goldmine of awesome, inexpensive beauty products. Click through the slideshow of a virtual tour through my local store, Joong Boo Market in Chicago and some of my favorite products they carry. I’ve left the price tags on all my purchases so you can see what a steal these items are. I prefer many of them over more expensive options. I can’t promise you’ll find these exact products in your local store but these types of products are a sure thing.