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Herbal Essences Japan Series!

March 29, 2014 in Commercial Break 6 Comments

What would excite me more than getting me to try out everything Japan-related!

Herbal Essences’s new series is Japan-inspired and formulated with its brand new blend of aromas. And as Jane and myself are big fan of Japan, we were very honored to be selected as the special guests for the media launch + tea party.

The visual is so pretty and indeed very Japanese ♡

There are two variants, one is Sweet Rose, aka Touchable Smooth haircare, in pink color. With sweet and gentle Rose scent, the new formula of naturally derived ingredients works for hair which is dry and unruly. If you love smooth silky hair, this is the one for you.

The other variant is Soft Lavender, aka Touchable Moisture haircare. With soft and creamy floral scent and natural formulation, it repairs sorely weakened hair due to chemical procedures. Use this to give your hair moisture deep from within.

 

Anyway back to the party!

The reception area is beautifully decorated with roses. ♡

 

Here’s how the new products look in real life!

I actually discovered Herbal Essences when i was a teenager, and fell madly in love with the scent. Even though the packaging was totally different back then, it was embedded in my memory and whenever i pick up a bottle and sniff it i get all super nostalgic about it!

The media who arrived for the product launch and our sharing session.

Jane and i were both color-coordinated to suit the theme of Sweet Rose and Soft Lavender respectively, although we coincidentally turned up in dark shades of red and purple (i could hardly fit into my usual dresses now!!) XD

During the sharing session, we talked about our bath time tips! Jane prefers a quick refreshing shower and i loooove a long bath. And to me the aroma of bath products is super important because a scent that you like makes your bath time one of the best unwinding moment of the day. I love how Herbal Essences Sweet Rose leaves a lingering sweet scent that makes your hair smell good for the rest of the day!

After that, Jone, P&G Communications Manager detailed the alluring scent and benefits of each variant.

Photo op!

Which scent do you think you will like? :D

In conjunction with the launch, Herbal Essences will be giving lucky winners the chance to transform your current bathroom space into a sweet escapade, which includes a bathroom makeover and one year’s supply of the new Touchable Smooth and Touchable Moisture hair care range.

That said, Jane and i will also be working on our own bathroom to give them a make-over! As i will be away to Japan for a month, i will be decorating my “ofuro” in my Tokyo apartment instead! :D

 

Here’s how you can participate:

1. Upload your Before bathroom photo onto your Instagram account
2. Hashtag: #sweetscentsation #cheesiejane #HerbalEssencesJapan

Contest runs from: 26 February – 1st April 2014.

Grand Prize:
1 x grand prize to win: RM5,000.00 worth of makeover items (accessories, new mirror etc) plus one year’s supply of Herbal Essences Japan series products.

2 x consolation prizes:
Each to receive: RM1,200.00 worth of bathroom accessories including a full set of Herbal Essences Japan series products (bathroom accessories worth RM1,000.00 and products worth RM200.00)

 

Good luck! ^^

Also, don’t forget that the Neo Gal Party is happening! Jane and i will be there and there will be lots of exciting activities going on!

Neo Gal Party

Date – 13th April 2013 (Sunday)
Time – 4.30pm – 730pm
Venue – The Pool, Jalan Ampang

See you there!

 

 

 

BABY G Neon Illuminator

March 26, 2014 in Commercial Break 3 Comments

I am becoming a fan of Casio!! (Just got two of their cameras, but more review on that later.) Earlier on i had my first Sheen watch, and today i’m showing my brand new Baby G!

Baby G is soooo nostalgic! It has been popular since high school time, and it was so so so cool to own a Baby G back then.

The latest Baby G Neon Illuminator, and here are the color variations!

Cute right????

The sweetest one is of course baby pink with a splash of pop colors for the facial elements. The heart on 2 is too cute!! ♡

 

 

My favorite is actually this white one with rose gold motif that’s feminine yet elegant at the same time, but my Sheen is already white and classy, so i end up picking…

 

This darker rose hue with rough metallic colors, which is more chic and distintive, and easier to match my wardrobe!

 

For a MODE day i would wear my Sheen, but most of the time i just like being relaxed and casual, so here are some of the coordinate pictures with my new Baby G!!

 

Coordinate 1

Relaxing at the beach in Australia.

The series is 100m water-proof, so it’s really safe to hang around the beach side wearing it. ^^

 

Coordinate 2

Also a casual day off at the beach house in Gold Coast.

 

Coordinate 3

Party night in Tokyo!

 

Coordinate 4

Shopping day in Tokyo with RinRin

 

 

Coordinate 5

This was what i wore to take my passport photo at Japan immigration haha.

 

Coordinate 6

Out for a dinner date.

 

Here are some of the other features of Baby G Neon Illuminator:

  • Neon Illuminator (Blacklight LED)
    Selectable illumination duration, afterglow

 

 

  • World time
    29 time zones (27 cities + greenwich mean time), city code display, daylight saving on/off
  • 1/1-second stopwatch
    Measuring capacity: 59’59
    Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
  • Countdown timer
    Measuring unit: 1 second
    Countdown range: 60 minutes
    Countdown start time setting range: 1 to 60 minutes (1-minute increments)
    Others: Auto-repeat, progress beeper
  • 5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm)
  • Hourly time signal
  • Full auto-calendar (to year 2039)
  • 12/24-hour format

 

You can view the watches here!

You can buy the watches at G-factory outlets, available at Sunway Pyramid, Mid Valley, Fahrenheit 88, Paradigm Mall, Isetan KLCC. In other states, it is also available in East Coast Mall, Gurney Paragon, Dataran Pahlawan Melaka, JB city Square, and Suria Sabah. A new G-factory outlet will also be added in Nu Sentral mid-April!

G-Factory is a concept store by Casio, carries the wide range of the 5 major brands – G-Shock, Baby-G, Edifice, Sheen and Pro Trek. Happy shopping!!!

 

 

Tokyo is way too fun for me to sit down and blog.

March 25, 2014 in Japan 12 Comments

This is so crazy. And this is not really a blog post. This is just me explaining why this isn’t a real post.

Time has never been more valuable and i am so anxious to even waste one second of my time here in Japan since i probably won’t be back here for the year T__T. The calendar is dotted with exciting events the entire month. There are too much new food and old favorite to try and go back for, there are too much sakura to see. Tokyo is too fun to be missed out at a time like this.

This is the longest i have stayed in Japan for one stretch in total (4 weeks), yet i feel like time is just slipping away from me and more than two weeks are already gone and there are still so much i need to do!!!!!!!!!!

I know right! I am so lucky! Every single day i thank the world for allowing me to be here safely, having a great sunny day, going out with people i like, eating the best food in the world, shopping for the cutest things (although my bank account is going mad), having the mood to dress up fashionably (or otherwise outrageously), meeting the nicest people… etc etc etc. I feel like only good things can happen when one is here feeling happy and grateful. And so far it has been so true.

Also today i officially enter the third trimester!!!

 

My god time just flies like crazy!

It amazed me how good i still feel. What heaviness? What headache? What pelvic pain?!?! DEAL WITH IT LATER!!! I was warning RinRin before i came that she would have to put up with walking alongside a heavy beach ball at tortoise speed. But i couldn’t feel more normal (except maybe it’s harder to tie my shoe laces now).

These two weeks had been the best weeks ever, i’ve never had more energy and appetite! I eat sooooooooooo much and i walk soooooooo much and it just made me feel nice and healthy (never mind the overdose on top-grade Japanese beef)!!!! (Oh and yes, it is true. Despite all that i still gain less weight than when i was back home. The magic pill is called JAPAN. It’s Cheesiely-proven. Don’t ever argue with me about this.)

Do i sound high? Yea i think it’s the hormone. That or it’s Japanese air. Either one. For sure.

I guess i was too busy doing stuff to feel miserable. Now when i think about it, there are indeed time when i wanted to cry out at horrible leg cramps at night, and also almost went crazy with the belly itch that doesn’t go away (applying cream makes it itch, not applying cream makes it itch more due to dryness T___T). So it’s not all perfect and trouble-free of course.

BUT THERE IS NO TIME FOR WHINING!!!

Maybe since the third trimester has hit now all the new woes will occur very very soon, but i am really really thankful for this perfect timing for a last wonderful trip in Japan.

Update soon again! :D

(And i have no time to check the grammar of this post so yea this really isn’t a blog post.)

 

 

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Tokyo Fashion Week 2014

March 20, 2014 in Japan 7 Comments

Quick update from Tokyo!

It’s impossible to have a boring day in Tokyo, especially in spring where the whole city is buzzing with pink sakura delight and endless fashion events!!

So today the girls and i attended the first show Stretsis Autumn Winter 2014/15 (it’s crazy to keep up with world fashion! barely even warm enough to throw away down jackets and it’s winter again?!), a fashion brand by 3 sisters from Thailand.

Fashion show was in Shibuya Hikarie!

 

MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK

Pastel ride ♡

Flower girls

The show was AMAZING it was beyond cute and all the Japanese girls loooooove it. Thailand’s got talent!!! <3

Spot the bloggers lololol.

 

With Maya ♡

Yuri and Momo  ♡

 

ANDDDDDDD

Beni remembers me from Tokyo Kawaii TV T____T super starstruck.

Super cutie DJ Caroline  ♡

All these fashion people are impossibly gorgeous and fashionable i cannot take it anymore T___T

 

 

HARAJUKU FASHION TOUR

After that rushed over to Harajuku to join another fashion tour hosted by Seto Ayumi, Anna and Achinami. Completely different genre but it’s so fun!!

Cute girls guiding us shopping in Harajuku.

With the Harajuku girls.

And Ayumi ♡。

 

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HERBAL ESSENCES NEO GAL PARTY!

Confused by the many sub-culture of Japanese fashion yet??? Me too!

But anyway, as i have mentioned before, Herbal Essences is holding the first Neo Gal party in April!

What is Neo Gal?

Neo Gal is a relatively new fashion subculture in Japan right now, namely the new Gyaru culture. Different people give it different definitions, but to me it’s a fashion trend that is a blend between Shibuya and Harajuku sub cultures, as well as the old gyaru style with a lot of international influences.

Some of the brands that are officially branded as “Neo Gal” fashion are Gyda, EMODA, and Resexxy. And fashion icons who are labelled as Neo Gal are producers like Alisa Ueno (Fig & Viper) and Sasaki Ayano (Evris).

 

So back to the party!

Details:

Date – 13th April 2013 (Sunday)
Time – 4.30pm – 730pm
Venue – The Pool, Jalan Ampang
Dresscode – Neo Gal

Remember remember to show me your Sweet Rose or Soft Lavender best Japan inspired OOTD/Make-up Styles/Hairstyles and upload your picture on Instagram with #HerbalEssences @Nuffnang @Cheeserland ! More information here!

See you at the party! 

 

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Tokyo parties!

March 15, 2014 in Happenings / Japan 8 Comments

There are so many fashion parties in Tokyo it is crazy!!!

Yesterday (on an unrelated note it was also White Day in Japan) it was a non-stop party day for RinRin and me, and instead of spamming Instagram i’m posting all the pictures here!

Here’s how our day went:

First went to number76 Omotesando Tokyo for hair pampering!

Magic treatment and styling by Dejima San! You can go look for him if you wanna fix your hair in Tokyo!

RinRin highlighted her pair pink again too at 76 salon!

 

Yummy Mart Opening Party

And then heading towards Laforet Harajuku for opening reception of Yummy Mart, a lingerie fashion store.

Cosplay lingerie super cute!!

With a blog reader in Japan!

Rainbow Popcorn!!

 

 

lilLilly Anniversary Party

in Harajuku

Loveeeee lilLilly! There fashion stuff are getting cuter and cuter each season! This season’s theme is “Pinup Baby”, so lots of cute gingham check, pastel and pop colors!

Anniversary cake

Cookiessssss

Door gift <3 It’s Japanese manjyu in heart shape!

Love this dress!

Getting a sticker tattoo

With the Mini, RinRin, Yuri and Mayu

 

 

Maybelline Party

Next stop lol

Misha!!

Maybelline hot dog XD

Ueno Alisa who was DJing.

 

That’s all!

And even though we didn’t celebrate White Day we got tons of thoughtful gifts from many people!! Thank you everyone!!!

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Living in Tokyo

March 13, 2014 in Japan 51 Comments

This time i had to come back to Tokyo all by myself before the danna joins me later because i had to renew my residence visa before it expires. And i will be here for a month so i rented a small apartment and live like everyone else would in Tokyo.

The living spaces in Tokyo are miserable, but you get used to it. I was just mostly very very very very happy to get out of the whole haze situation in KL that had made me depressed and angry for a long time. All i wanted was to have the freedom of breathing some decent air and not feel like i’m  trapped indoor indefinitely.

Rinrin is very sweet to move in and be my roommate for now to keep me company. Living in Tokyo for a month is gonna be expensive, which means we can’t afford to eat out the whole time, which also means we will have to start cooking, go to the mart and save some money.

And here’s what we do everyday!

My dream breakfast!

Japanese milk, cereal, banana and Hakata Amao strawberries. Best strawberries in the whole world.

Or a combini sandwich, milk and strawberries.

For lunch we usually go to the combini to get sandwiches/onigiri if we are in a rush.

If we have some leisure time we would go to a nice cafe for lunch. Usually the lunch sets in Tokyo cost about 750-1000 yen (RM23-RM32), which is not too bad!

So dinner we go frugal. Usually we buy vegetables, eggs and natto from the nearest mart and just cook nabe (hotpot) for a meal. It is surprisingly affordable!! Grocery costs about the same or even less here in Japan than KL, and it is insanely convenient. Supermarkets open until late night, and they have all the ready sauces/soup base for anything. If i live in Tokyo for years i really don’t know how i can survive anywhere else in the world being so spoilt by all these conveniences.

This our entire kitchen XD

And the only seasoning we had are soy sauce, frying oil and lemon juice XD

Dinner-making

This is my happiness. Freshly cooked rice.

This is the standard combination i can have everyday, forever.

Always batch-cook white rice and cling-wrap-store it for days.

Speaking of natto!!! It has just become my favorite food in Japan.

We bought 3 boxes from the mart for…. 78 yen wtf.

That’s like less than RM1 per box!!!! So yea the moral of this blog post is, learn how to eat natto, and you will survive (financially) in Japan. It is a vital skill.

Natto, hijiki and vege-galore hot pot. Looks gross but actually very yums!

Natto, tamagoyaki, consomme vege soup and just 随便炒一个菜 (stir-fry vege with beef). We didn’t even have salt lolol. Everything is soy-sauced but the vegetables are sooooooo fresh and yummy!!!

And during dinner time we switch on the TV and watch variety shows.

Everyday.

And already living like an old couple lolol.

 

That’s all for now!

Anyway if you have seen my Instagram, the early bloom sakura species have already bloomed :D More updates soon!

Good night!!

 

 

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