I kept on telling those who asked me about my previous Japan trip that I will never go gaga over shopping-I'll just buy maybe one or two souvenirs and Green Tea Kit Kat for my family and friends. In the end, I swallowed my words and I even think I choked on 'em. I was in Japan last July 12- 14 with Shiseido Philippines, some wonderful magazine people, and Liz of Project Vanity for the 2013 Shiseido immersion and coincidentally, it's Japan's mid-year sale. (it happens every January and July) It would be a crime to not shop because everything, as in everything from luxury to outlet stores, was on a huge, huge sale.
Here's my loot. I've never ever shopped THIS much in a span of three days, (not even in 3 months!) but I don't mind the damage because I love all my purchases!
Welcome to my biggest haul post to date. :) First, lemme show you my nomnoms. :D
Royce Nama Chocolates, blue one for the BF and green one for my mom. Dang, Royce is so cheap in Narita Airport-got each for P300.00 only!
My folks kept on bugging me on Facebook for Kit Kat Green Tea, Sakura Matcha, and Sakura so I dropped by Don Ki (a supermarket) for it, and for some Rice Crackers! I also got Kit Kat Dark because packaging's cool and it looked tasty to me.
More hauls after the cut!
Welcoming gifts from Shiseido Philippines and Japan. I got an exquisite fan with bling-bling from Seibu, and butter cookies from Shiseido Parlour, a restaurant-slash-pastry shop. Yes guys, Shiseido does food as well-more about that in my upcoming posts! :)
Mochi and of course, Kit Kat Sakura Matcha and Sakura Green Tea. I got these in the airport already as it's quite hard to look for 'em around Tokyo!
Fuji Apple for mom, her special request, and Tokyo Banana Roar, a very, very famous pastry in Japan.
A few hauls I got in Shibuya, one of Tokyo's well- known shopping districts. After lunch, Liz and I went around the area and we both gravitated to this super cute store called It's Demo, a concept store that retails a lot of novelty items from candies to stationary. I got a cat iPhone 5 pluggie, a set of Sunflower- decorated greeting cards for mom, (she loves anything with Sunflowers) and my new iPhone 5 case, a soft case with a vintage Barbie design! How cute! :D
Collective haul from Matsumoto Kiyoshi and Don Ki, two of the very popular supermarkets in Tokyo. Matsumoto Kiyoshi is more of a beauty products supermarket, while Don Ki is a regular supermarket. I got Shiseido's Tsubaki shampoos (I thought they were conditioner, but 'twas too late already when I found out that they're shampoos. :p), Shiseido Fressy Dry Shampoo for the sake of trying out dry shampoo, Shiseido Perfect Whip Facial Foam, a much raved about skin care product in Japan and its neighboring countries, Bioré Facial Foam just because it's a childhood favorite, Bifesta Eye Makeup Remover, Shiseido Eyelash Curlers for me and my boss, and Chifure Lipsticks for our house helpers. :)
That Japan trip exposed me to H&M for the first time, and I fell in love with its style immediately because it's young, but with a touch of class. H&M was on a super duper cray cray sale so apart from hoarding at Ginza, I went to the Shibuya branch to hoard some more! :)
Aviators for my brother.
A weekender top for mom. Got this for Y300 or P150.00. I also got a polo for my BF, but forgot take a photo of it. The polo wasn't on sale, but it's only Y1190 or P595.00. :)
I bought two maxi dresses for myself because it's my kind of outfit. Check 'em out:
Bright Coral dress for Y1000 or 500php. :)
Leopard- printed maxi for Y500 or P250.00. :) (GASP!)
And last but not the least, this very fashionable poncho. From Y2290 (P1,145.00), it went down to Y700 or P350.00-it's the reason why this is my most favorite H&M find. :)
Pray tell me, with such rock-bottom prices, how can you not go on a shopping spree at H&M?!!?
While these are not from Japan. :D Mom also came back from a Singapore trip and she got me Philosophy's Living Grace, a new fragrance, and I bought Acca Kappa's detangler comb and paddle brush in Duty Free Philippines. (Acca Kappa's cheap there!)
This is just part 1 of my Japan diary. More exciting blog posts to come so keep your eyes glued on my blog this week! (And forever! Please? :D)
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