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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Japan 2009- shopping loot!

i just returned from Japan yesterday, was a great trip, Japan never fails to fascinate me time and again, each time i visit, there is always something new that amazes me.

my shopping loot from Tokyo!

these clothings are from Harajuku (Takeshita Dori), price range are about 2000-3000 yen:
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This lingerie set costs 1990 yen.

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i highly recommend this brand "Mighty Soxer", their leggings/tights are made of very good and comfy material, super stretchable too.
This pair costs about 600yen.

Clothings from Shibuya:
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Armani exchange was having sale, so i grabbed these items on sale:
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Clothings from H&M (i got these from Harajuku branch)
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Accessories from Paris Kids (each at 315yen):
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Stuff from Daiso (100 yen each except for the pink toiletries bag: 525yen and the box of 10 fake lashes: 1000+yen)
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Cosmetics:
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Dramatical mascara, my HG :thump:

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Visee and Kate gel eye liner and Kate liquid eye liner which was going on sale at Matsumoto Kiyoshi (at 300+ yen, Ikebukuro branch)

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Lavshuca eyeshadow palettes, i personally find them very long lasting and colours do not oxidise on me, very good buys.

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Visee eye shadows, haven't tried them.

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Kate e/s, going at 999yen at Matsumoto Kiyoshi

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Coffret D'or e/s and lipstick

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Revue foundation refill, i like this alot, my HG foundation.

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Fancl retractable face+cheek brush and eye brush.
the brushes are super soft and easy to carry around cuz they're retractable, they cost slightly less than 1000 yen each.

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more falsies!

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Ibiza Cathay Guetta, Angel Heart, Juliet Love Letter perfumes.

Miscellanous accessories:
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DS skin

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Naval ring

Food from Narita airport:
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We received a free bag cuz our total purchase was above 5000 yen.

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Green tea mochi (costs 600yen for a pack of 3)

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Tokyo Banana and the little chick pastry which has red bean fillings inside.

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i highly recommend this, its fantastic esp if you're a chocolate lover.
It has a slight banana flavour outside, and the filling has raisins and some chocolate buttery cream, very yummy!

more info at: http://tokyobanana.jp


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this is the same as the above but not chocolate flavour.

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my favourite potato sticks snacks, they sell it at about 100 yen in Japan, it is also available in SG (you can find it at Japanese supermarkets or Shaw Centre supermarket, they're more ex in SG, at about sgd$3+ per can)

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skinny umbrella (525 yen)

i'm back from Japan.

Here are my buys from Hokkaido:



The very popular Potato Farm snack (its by calbee by the way) and exclusive to Hokkaido only.
It's not available everywhere but a few of the gift shops we went have it and its only limited to 1 box per customer. (costs about 800+yen per box)

However, i personally find that it tastes about 80% similar to Calbee's JAGABEE potato sticks, you can find this easily in our local supermarkets, and i remember seeing these in Watsons too.


Shiroi Koibito aka Bai Se Lian Ren (white lovers) - this blue packaging has white chocolate fillings.
(1 box of 12 costs about 740yen)


Shiroi Koibito- brown packaging has milk chocolate fillings
(1 box of 24 pcs costs about 1000+yen)

i personally prefer the milk chocolate fillings, whereas actually the white chocolate filling is the more popular one, its nice too, but just my personal preference as i've always been a milk chocolate person :)

more info at: http://www.ishiya.co.jp/english





this is really yummy too, its comparable to Shiroi Koibito, sweet chocolate biscuit on the outside with buttery sugary fillings inside.



This is another very popular and super delicious product of Rokkatei, its called the Marusei butter biscuit, however, it has to be refrigerated, otherwise, the fillings will melt.
We bought a total of 3 packets of this and consumed them all in Japan.

More info at: http://www.rokkatei.co.jp/


Black beans (my mum asked me to get these for her, she says they're good for hair growth)


Hokkaido scallops


Asahikawa Ramen

Some gifts from Furano:

Lavender pillow satchets, Lavender essential oil and Lavender pot pourri satchets


Home made jam



Post cards by Takushinkan



wind chimes



Musical box from Otaru Music Box Museum:

i chose this because of the very sorrowful melody it plays.


the melody's name is written on the label at the top. (they have hundreds of melodies available to choose from but i dunno why this one just catches my attention the most)



CD of the magical musical tunes (costs about 1500yen)

Hokkaido is a wonderful place, lots of yummy food and there are lots more i want to post about Hokkaido which i will be doing so soon, feel free to visit for more info (i will be posting gradually over time, so stay tuned)

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