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Archive for January, 2009

Muahhaha, i’ve taken over.

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Ruff Ruff!  As you can see, I’m cute as a button and happy217 spends all her time taking care of me now.  So you can blame me for her time away from blogging.  Now where’s my treat?!  Muahahahhaha.

 

I started my own blog, so if you’re looking for some “cute” stuff, go to:  Happy Doggy


$175 million dollars of Free Beauty products given away

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Starting today (Jan 20th), several big retailers will giveaway $175 million worth of free high-end cosmetics as part of a class-action settlement alleging that the stores planned to fix prices. Department stores such as Macy’s and Nordstrom will distribute free cosmetics as long as supplies last to shoppers who bought certain cosmetics between May 29, 1994 and July 16, 2003 to settle claims that the stores violated antitrust laws and tried to fix prices.

 

All you have to do is show up to the beauty counters at your major department store (if they are participating), sign a form stating that you did buy cosmetic between the dates listed above.  They will be giving an assortment of small and full size products valued up to $25.  =)

 

Shoppers are only permitted to receive one product made by cosmetic companies that include Chanel, Estee Lauder and L’Oreal USA, among others. Stores participating in the settlement include: Bergdorf Goodman, Bergner’s, Bloomingdale’s, Boston Store, Carson Pirie Scott, Dillard’s, Gottschalks, Herberger’s, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Parisian, Saks Fifth Avenue.

 

The following is a list will be distributed, while supplies last, through the stores listed above:

  •     Boucheron (USA) Ltd.:            Femme Eau de Toilette (1 ounce/30 ml) 
  •     Chanel, Inc.:             Coco Mademoiselle body lotion (3.4 fluid oz) 
  •     Christian Dior Perfumes, Inc.:             J’Adore Eau de Parfum (15 ml) 
  •     Clarins U.S.A., Inc. (customers will have a choice of ONE of two products, while supplies last):                                         Clarins Energizing Morning Cream (30 ml) OR Clarins Beauty Flash Bomb (30 ml) 
  •     Conopco, Inc. (distributed by Coty, Inc. on behalf of Conopco, Inc.) (customers will have a choice of ONE of three products, while supplies last):                                                                                                                                                                Calvin Klein Euphoria Bath and Shower Crème (6.7 oz)  OR  Vera Wang Princess Body Polish (5 oz) OR Lovely Sarah Jessica Parker Shower Gel (6.7 oz) 
  •     The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (customers will have a choice of ONE of two products, while supplies last):             Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair (15 ml/0.5) OR Clinique Moisture Surge (30 ml/1 oz) 
  • FOR A COMPLETE LIST, PLEASE VISIT:  http://www.cosmeticssettlement.com.

These are the only products that will be distributed, while supplies last, as part of the settlement product distribution. Not all products are available in all stores; rather, stores will be distributing products from the participating brands that the particular store ordinarily sells.

For more info, go to:  http://www.cosmeticssettlement.com.

 



Out and about (day 15)

Today was definitely more eventful, since I didn’t have to roll solo.  Enjoy!

 

Favorite shopping area - Shibuya

Favorite shopping area - Shibuya

 

Some crazy rocket like building

Some crazy rocket like building

I spy...McDonalds!

I spy...McDonalds!

Yep, it was so for real...stand & eat

Yep, it was so for real...stand & eat

 

A cute noodle shop

A cute noodle shop

 

order ramen fr vending machine first

order ramen fr vending machine first

Ewww...Ed Farty & Christian Audinger in Japan.  bleh

Ewww...Ed Farty & Christian Audinger in Japan. bleh

 

Lil Sheep Hot Pot in Japan!!!

Lil Sheep Hot Pot in Japan!!!

Japanese girls promoting something on the street.

Japanese girls promoting something on the street.

Lots of Japanese school girls

Lots of Japanese school girls

 

Subway map is like a puzzle.

Subway map is like a puzzle.

Cute ski poster in subway

Cute ski poster in subway

Woohoo! I finally found my tokyo bananas!

Woohoo! I finally found my tokyo bananas!

 

Shinjuku is a happening place!

Shinjuku is a happening place!

Huge jumbo trons with super advertisments

Huge jumbo trons with super advertisments

 

Shinjuku @ night

Shinjuku @ night


Roaming around Roppongi (Day 14)

I woke up today still feeling a bit sick from my PI trip.  = (  This is the 1st year I actually skipped Tokyo Auto Salon, but I heard the attendance was pretty light anyways.  Sooooo, I spent the day browsing the shops and having a quiet day to myself.  Here are just a few things that caught my attention.  Enjoy!

 

Spaghetti w/basil and cheese. Tasty!

Spaghetti w/basil and cheese. Tasty!

 

Beautiful mini arrangements @ the local florist shop

Beautiful mini arrangements @ the local florist shop

Special preserved flowers that still look fresh & vibrant

Special preserved flowers that still look fresh & vibrant

 

Fillico water from Japan.  $100 per bottle!

Fillico water from Japan. $100 per bottle!

 

This packaging makes Voss look like 99 cent water.  hahah

This packaging makes Voss look like 99 cent water. hahah


Tokyo! (Day 13)

It feels lovely to be back in Tokyo again and my first day was very exciting!  Our journey started with long commute on the “limo bus” to Roppongi Hills.  Can’t wait to have a hot bowl of ramen.  Yummmmmy.

 

Checking in...

Checking in...

Hahah..caught this guy wearing silver glitter shoes!?

Hahah..caught this guy wearing silver glitter shoes!?

 

Ice cream on demand!

Ice cream on demand!

Japan never fails to impress w/novelty drinks

Japan never fails to impress w/novelty drinks

All smiles...

All smiles...

 

Famous ramen joint @ Roppongi crossing

Famous ramen joint @ Roppongi crossing

Japanese deserts after dinner

Japanese desserts after dinner

 

Creme puff shell w/green tea ice cream & azuki beans

Creme puff shell w/green tea ice cream & azuki beans


Alas, I’m back in Singapore (day 12)

The weather in Singapore has been pretty cool this year with less humidity and rain.  It’s really abnormal weather, but I must confess, it feels great.  

 

I’m back in Singapore for just one day, which means more relaxing time by the pool & good eats.  Next stop, Japan!

 

 

Chilling by the clubhouse...

Chilling by the clubhouse...

More fun in the sun!

More fun in the sun!

 

The Official National Geographic Store...so cool!

The Official National Geographic Store...so cool!

Lots of beautiful gifts and photos in the NG store.

Lots of beautiful gifts and photos in the NG store.

 

Oodles of coin operated toy machines @ ToyRus

Oodles of coin operated toy machines @ ToyRus

 

Finished the day with massages @ the mini-spa in Vivo City

Finished the day with massages @ the mini-spa in Vivo City


3 weeks, 3 countries…shall we continue? (Day 9, 10, 11)

The final 3 days in the Cebu (Philippines), consisted of more local food and several trips to the spa.  Unfortunately I fell sick, either because of the water or I ate something with germies on it.  =(  

 

Anyhow, here are a few pics from the last few days in Cebu.

 

Eye glass store & Mac computer store...all in one!

Eye glass store & Mac computer store...all in one!

 

The Spa @ Cebu was grrreat!

The Spa @ Cebu was grrreat!

 

Very festive decor @ the Spa

Very festive decor @ the Spa

 

Relaxing scenery

Relaxing scenery

 

Very tropical!

Very tropical!