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Shu Uemura x Karl Lagerfeld Shupette Holiday 2014 Swatches

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Here’s one for all you cat lovers! Shu Uemura’s Holiday 2014 collection is centered around a cat… Karl Lagerfeld’s famous feline Choupette, to be exact!

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Karl Lagerfeld is no stranger when it comes to working with Shu Uemura – in fact, the famed designer has been using Shu Uemura’s eyeshadows to color his collections for the past two decades. Here are some information in bite-sized pieces:

  • Shu Uemura x Karl Lagerfeld’s collection is named Shupette”, after his pet cat, Choupette (french, pronounced as “shu-pette”)
  • This is Karl’s second Holiday  collection with Shu Uemura – the previous was in 2012 with a mascot he created called Mon Shu.
  • Choupette belonged to a male model – Karl house-sat the cat, fell in love with it and simply refused to give it back
  • The feline has her own instagram account and has over 40,000 followers as of blog entry
  • The cat has its own iPad, 2 maids, and a book dedicated to it (coming soon)

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The Shu Uemura x Karl Lagerfeld Shupette Holiday 2014 collection contains:

  • Shupette Has-it-All Eye & Lip Palette (with 8 full-sized eyeshadows & 6 lip colors, $128 SGD)
  • Eye Need Shu Eyeshadow Trio (in #01 & #02, $55 SGD each)
  • Rouge Bonbon Fantasy Lip Trio (in #01 & #02, $55 SGD each)
  • Eye Need Shu Liner Pencil (in 2 colors, Midnight Black & Gala Brown at $33 SGD each)
  • Silk Cushion Cheek Colors (in 2 shades, pink & orange at $45 SGD each)
  • My Precious Glitter Set (3 colors in a set – pink, gold, silver $ SGD55 / set)
  • Pam-pearl Me Face Powder (ultra shimmery, $60 SGD)
  • With Love From Paris Brush Set ($125 SGD)
  • Fabulous Cat Nail Enamel (2 colors, silver & gold at $29 SGD each)
  • Shupette’s Flair Eyelash Curler (with an adorable Shupette charm, $30 SGD)
  • 2 sets of Eyelashes – Eye Need Shu ($34 SGD) & Fairy Fantasy Premium Lash ($125 SGD)
  • TSYUA skin UV Underbase Mousse ($68 SGD)
  • Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil ($160 SGD)
  • Shupette Make Up Trunk ($500 SGD)

I don’t have the whole collection with me but I have swatches of many to share with you all before it officially launches on 1st Nov, 2014! : D I LOVE PREVIEWS.

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Shupette Has-it-All Eye & Lip Palette

8 Eyeshadows & 6 lip colors in a $125 palette!

Shupette has-it-all contains a massive 8 eyeshadows and 6 lip colors!

Shupette has-it-all contains a massive 8 eyeshadows and 6 lip colors!

The eyeshadow palette is housed in a reusable furry pouch with blue eyes like Choupette's

The eyeshadow palette is packed in a reusable furry pouch with blue eyes like Choupette’s

A reflective cover - Choupette's eyes are blue and reflects under favorable lighting conditions

And the adorable palette – A reflective cover – Choupette’s eyes are blue and reflects under favorable lighting conditions

The palette comes with 2 double edged mini brushes - a sponge tipped and a bristled one

The palette comes with 2 double edged mini brushes – a sponge tipped and a bristled one

Behold. *gasp*

Behold. *gasp* At first glance the colors may look similar to the ones in the singles – but you actually get more shades in the eye & lip palette (which has 4 full sized eyeshadows as compared to 3) and the mauve is absolutely gorgeous!

PAW PRINTS ON THE PLASTIC SHIELD!

PAW PRINTS ON THE PLASTIC SHIELD!

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Eye Need Shu Eyeshadow Trio

in #01 (blues) and #02 (neutrals)

The eyeshadow trios comes in a portable, cute size and holds 3 eye shadows (not full sized)

The eyeshadow trios comes in a portable, cute size and holds 3 pressed eyeshadows (not full-sized)

#01

#01

#02

#02

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Rouge Bonbon Fantasy Trio

Comes in #01 and #02

#01 - left  #02 right

#01 – left
#02 right

Shu Uemura Rouge Bonbon Fantasy Trio in #01

Shu Uemura Rouge Bonbon Fantasy Trio in #01

Shu Uemura Rouge Bonbon Fantasy Trio in #02

Shu Uemura Rouge Bonbon Fantasy Trio in #02

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The lip palettes are the same size as the eyeshadow ones and the colors can be easily rearranged by simply pushing up the side.

The lip palettes are the same size as the eyeshadow ones and the colors can be easily rearranged by simply pushing up the side.

Eye Need Shu Eyeliner Pencil

2 new shades - Midnight Black & Gala Brown

The pencils have shiny. cute little paw prints all over too!  Midnight black - black with blue shimmer

The pencils have shiny. cute little paw prints all over too!
Midnight black – black with blue shimmer

Silk Cushion Cheek colors

Creamy mousse and soft to the touch - comes in pink & orange

The cheek colors come with  a see through lid which makes it so much easier to identify the colors!

The cheek colors come with a see through lid which makes it so much easier to identify the colors!

Pink & Orange

Pink & Orange

Such pretty shades once you apply it on!

Such pretty shades once you apply it on!

My Precious Glitter Set

3 tubs of fine shimmer/glitter - in pink, gold and silver!

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3 little tubs of shimmer (which is more than enough unless you use it all over your body lol)

3 little tubs of shimmer (which is more than enough unless you use it all over your body lol)

Shupette logo on the screw cap

Shupette logo on the screw cap

Tip from Shu Uemura was to "just use/dispense a LITTLE bit" - I just press my finger over it and inverted the bottle to get color on my fingers!

Tip from Shu Uemura was to “just use/dispense a LITTLE bit” – I just press my finger over it and inverted the bottle to get color on my fingers!

Shiny, shimmering, splendid

Shiny, shimmering, splendid

The glitter's insanely pretty - here's a slightly out of focus shot to show you how shimmery it is! Perfect to compliment the eyeshadows in the middle of your eyelid!

The glitter’s insanely pretty – here’s a slightly out of focus shot to show you how shimmery it is! Perfect to compliment the eyeshadows in the middle of your eyelid!

Pam pearl Me Face Powder

Face powder infused with gold and silver shimmer

The puff handle has paw prints all over it too ♥

The puff handle has paw prints all over it too ♥

Thankfully the lighting was great enough to capture those fine shimmer! But in reality it is very, very, very shiny and I did not try this on my face - however I was advised that if I had huge pores, this would actually accentuate it > <

Thankfully the lighting was great enough to capture those fine shimmer! But in reality it is very, very, very shiny and I did not try this on my face – however I was advised that if I had huge pores, this would actually accentuate it > <

But ahhhh it would be SO perfect for your decolletage!

But ahhhh it would be SO perfect for your decolletage!

I had a wonderful time looking through and swatching these – Hope you enjoyed looking at them too! Thank you Zee, for being my arm model, hahaha.

Here are some packshots of the items not photographed from the Shu Uemura X Karl Lagerfeld Shupette Holiday 2014 collection:

With Love From Paris Brush Set

With Love From Paris Brush Set (high quality, made in Japan)

Eyelashes - Eye Need Shu (the one with blue gems) is a 4 piece set (inner lashes are smaller and outer lashes are bigger), and Fairy Fantasy with the fur is a pair of premium lashes.

Eyelashes – Eye Need Shu (the one with blue gems) is a 4 piece set (inner lashes are smaller and outer lashes are bigger), and Fairy Fantasy with the fur is a pair of premium lashes.

Shupette's Flair eyelash curler, Fabulous Cat enamel, TSUYA skin UV Underbase Mousse, Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil

Shupette’s Flair eyelash curler, Fabulous Cat enamel, TSUYA skin UV Underbase Mousse, Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil

Shupette Make up Trunk

Shupette Make up Trunk

The Shu Uemura x Karl Lagerfeld Shupette Holiday 2014 collection is slated for release in Singapore on 1st Nov.

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OOTD: Jeffrey Campbell Draco Stud

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Can’t find words to describe how elated I was upon learning that this pair of Jeffrey Campbell Dracos was available in Singapore so I could try the size on for myself.
The best part? It was on SALE. Yes lah, DESTINED TO BE MINE!!!

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The Jeffrey Campbell Dracos fit true to size, but I got a size bigger so that I can wear socks inside. It’s zip up (zips are on the inside) and buckles are adjustable – they cover shoelaces. It isn’t too heavy and has a wedge heel of 3 1/4″ heel, and a 1/2″ platform according to Solestruck (yay more height for the shorties!).

Believe it or not I actually styled my entire outfit around this pair of shoes because I wanted to wear it out so badly! Was a refreshing change from my frilly flouncy clothes hehehe and it was so comfortable because I felt like me again. The red interior of the shoe is just ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ !

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Denim Shirt: GAP (Singapore) 
White Top: From Korea
Skirt: The Velvet Dolls
Bag: The Velvet Dolls  (upcoming)
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell Draco Studs
Accessories: Bracelet – Bottega | Twistband | Rosary Necklace – Butler & Wilson 
On my face / lips: Lancome Teint Visionnaire | Lancome Lip Lover in 339 Fuchsia Attitude

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Wanted to say this for a long time but… Thank you, @pvs_sg for bringing Jeffrey Campbells into Singapore!  ♥

You can find P.V.S (short for Provisions) in Cathay Cineleisure #02-05 or their temporary outlet (for past season shoes) at The Cathay #02-09. Facebook | Website | Instagram. They also stock Dolce Vita, Miista, Dr Martens, Hater Snapbacks, Jeremy Scott and many more interesting brands in their main store! ; )

{ Pictures made possible by awesome photography skills of  Yina Goh, using my Canon 50D! }

Sephora's Beauty Night Out, 11th Sept at Sephora ION Orchard!

Sephora Beauty Night Out 2014 + EOTD / FOTD!

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No one throws a party like Sephora does! Champagne, Magnums, MAKE UP MAKE UP MAKE UP, a catwalk, and even bringing in Jonte Moaning, who is famously known as Beyonce’s choreographer! And as a long time fan + ambassador of Sephora Singapore how could I miss this party out? Hehehe. sephora-beauty-night-out-2014-1 Wearing a Love, Bonito neoprene dress here. I’m officially in love with neoprene fabric now after wearing this dress. It’s so light, airy and comfortable! It’s also known as scuba fabric but I can assure you it feels nothing like a diving suit, haha.

Sephora's Beauty Night Out, 11th Sept at Sephora ION Orchard!

Sephora’s Beauty Night Out, 11th Sept at Sephora ION Orchard!

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Sephora’s Puckerlicious set retailing at $29 SGD – containing minis and full sized lippy items from Too Faced, NYX, Tarte, Givenchy, and of course, Sephora!
Only 2000 sets are available and it’s really worth it since this pounch containing 5 items (2 full sized, 3 minis) are worth as much as 1 full sized ones. It’s while stocks last and exclusive to the Sephora ION outlet, so I suggest you check out Sephora ION asap!

There are also plenty of lipstick deals that run till 21st sept – plenty of minis and freebies for lip purchases in store at Sephora ION only – deals for:

  • Sephora (full sized lip product with min $50 Sephora purchase),
  • Urban Decay (free 24/7 lip pencil with purchase of lip stick or naked lip gloss),
  • Lancome (mini lancome lip lover with purchase of any 2 Lancome lippies),
  • Guerlain (mini kiss kiss lipstick with min $80 Guerlain spend),
  • Givenchy (complimentary mini gloss with purchase!), Dior (free polish mini with purchase!) and
  • Shu Uemura (free mini lip gloss with purchase of 2 shu lip products)

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Hello, Joy!

Hello, Joy! Your eyes are amazing and I noticed them even before you said hi!

Hi, Felicia! : D

Hi, Felicia! : D (I was also looking for the little moet flute all night but couldnt locate anyone to accost for it!)

Jasmine, Jayne's sister and mother of two SUPER adorable kids!

Jasmine, Jayne’s sister and mother of two SUPER adorable kids!

Steph from Sephora! : )

Steph from Sephora! : )

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  • Base: Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation
  • Concealers: Lancome Le Correcteur Pro, Make Up For Ever Full Cover, Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer
  • Eyeshadow: Laneige Pure Radiant Shadow in No. 7 Miss Twinkle, M.A.C Maleficent Eyeshadow Palette & Lancome Ombre Hypnose in Erika F (bottom lashline)
  • Eyeliner: Dollywink Pencil Eyeliner
  • Mascara: Lancome Grandiose
  • Eyebrows: Shu Uemura Hard Formula Pencil & Heavy Rotation Eyebrow Mascara
  • Blush: M.A.C Sweet Williams (Sharon Osbourne collection)
  • Contour: Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Powder in Fawn
  • Face Powder: Guerlain Meteorites
  • Lips: Givenchy Hydra Sparkling Lip & Cheek Balm

evonnz-fotd-1 Dug into my stash and rediscovered Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation which I fell in love with again. It went on surprisingly well (now that I have peely skin) and yes, coverage was indeed good! I still had to conceal my spots but color correction was minimal. I don’t recommend this for oily skins though, it tends to oil up quite badly by the 3rd – 4th hour. Here’s a process of my bare face > all made up. fotd-bno

  1. My face without any make up on – scary huh, all the spots and how red it is >_<
  2. With Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation on! I’m using shade Fair Sand here. It does seem lighter than my shoulders but I am a little more tanned on my arms anyway – and it’s okay if it’s a little too light, cos I can always contour!
  3. After Concealing
  4. After Contouring + blush + eyeshadow + eyebrows!
FOTD 11 SEPT 2014!

Mascara, lip balm… Andddd done! FOTD 11 SEPT 2014!

evonnz-eotd-tarte-foundation-laneige-eyeshadow-mac-blush-23 Love how crazy sparkly the shadows from the Laneige Pure Radiant Shadow palette in No. 7 Miss Twinkle are – my camera couldn’t capture them all and does them no justice! I certainly made the right choice by choosing this – I remember I was kindda mulling over which palette to pick, heh. This is a palette from their Spring 2014 collection. laneige-pure-radiant-shadow-no-7-miss-twinkle-1 Some swatches on arm which shows the twinkle in the shadows clearer. I think I just died and went to sparkle heaven. laneige-pure-radiant-shadow-no-7-miss-twinkle-2 laneige-pure-radiant-shadow-no-7-miss-twinkle-3 I first contoured my eye with the M.A.C Cosmetics Maleficent palette (which has the most amazing matte neutral browns ever!), then I patted the sparkly Laneige shadows over my eye with my fingers. Pat and dab, not swipe or rub them on. You can use a bit of primer if you want them to adhere better (to minimize irritation from specks getting into your eyes). I used pink/yellow sparkle in the middle of my lid, and the olive sparkly shade at the outer corner. If you feel that you over did the sparkle, tone it down with a brown shadow. evonnz-eotd-tarte-foundation-laneige-eyeshadow-mac-blush-7 A friend didn’t really like the Lancome Grandiose mascara because it’s too wet, but I’ve been using this for a few weeks now and I quite love it! It gives my lashes volume AND a bit of length – defined lashes was what I needed and it’s not waterproof, but works well in my favor since I am quite lazy to remove WP mascara sometimes. It doesn’t smudge on me. evonnz-eotd-tarte-foundation-laneige-eyeshadow-mac-blush-9 evonnz-eotd-tarte-foundation-laneige-eyeshadow-mac-blush-10 evonnz-eotd-tarte-foundation-laneige-eyeshadow-mac-blush-13 I do my brows with the Shu Uemura Hard Pencil in a grey shade which isn’t warm since I have blonde hair now, but it’s still too dark for me – so i colored it with a brow mascara from Heavy Rotation. Japanese brow mascaras are the best because… blonde is a popular hair color there! Hahaha. evonnz-eotd-tarte-foundation-laneige-eyeshadow-mac-blush-15 evonnz-eotd-tarte-foundation-laneige-eyeshadow-mac-blush-19 I haven’t done a beauty post in a while and I miss it so much. Hope my skin recovers faster so that I can come back to doing this more often! The photos you see here are not in any way photoshopped (no blemish correction, no liquifying), just color corrected – all I can say is.. I LOVE BOTOX & MY SKIN DOCTOR. Thank you, Dr Ivan Tan from Nu Reflections!

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OOTD: Dior Doll

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Ironically, this post has nothing to do with Dior fashion hahaha.

The Dior SG team (beauty) sent over a bunch of really pretty balloons and that promoted me to bring it out for a shoot!

I didn’t have to spend much time to figure out what to pair this with – I just received The Velvet Doll’s Sora Skirt from their LUXE Label and it went fantastically well with their mesh panel top which gave me slimmer arms! Hehe.

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The skirt is of great, comfortable material, with a mesh mermaid bottom that flares out just nicely at the right length – it spells CLASSY at every angle! It think it’s worth every cent of the $39.90 SGD on TVD’s website. I (usually) wear size S! ; )

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Top: The Velvet Dolls Mesh Panel Top
Skirt: The Velvet Dolls Sora Mermaid Skirt
Shoes: Christian Loubutin
Bag: The Velvet Dolls (upcoming)
Accessories: Windy ring from Sretsis (carteblanche-x) & Headline Seoul bracelet

It was really windy and the balloons refused to stay upright for about 90% of the shots. It was really annoyinggg but okay, I had fun swinging the balloons about! Hehe.

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Thank you, Dior SG for bringing a smile to my face with these balloons! It’s day 3 as I’m blogging out this post and they’re still very much afloat, haha.

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Tokyu Hands “Japan’s Creative Life Store” opens in Singapore at Westgate!

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Shopping in Jurong just got a little bit more awesome. It’s not hard to love JEM/Westgate, malls which are linked to each other by a very punny sounding “J-walk” and together have Kinokuniya, Muji, Robinsons, Sephora, Isetan and many food outlets between them for a shopper to get lost in for the entire day.

And now we have Tokyu Hands, Japan’s “Creative Life Store”‘s second overseas store in Asia – right here in Singapore’s Westgate mall!

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You cannot compare Tokyu Hands massive stores in Japan to the 7,500 sq ft Tokyu Hands Singapore store, but it certainly wasn’t any less interesting!

If you’ve been to their pop-up stores (back in 2012/2013, I made a beeline for both their pop up stores!) which brought in a small selection and wasn’t feeling too fangirl-ly about it, fret not – the temporary store’s got much more space, and many more interesting items – me and my girlfriend were going “wah wah wah!” non-stop at the items they’ve brought in, which are specially curated with the Singaporean shopper in mind! 

If you already love Tokyu Hands in Japan and feel like buying the entire shop when you’re there, keep your wallet tight – because this store’s got me feeling the same too. I had to resist carting more of their quirky and cute items into my basket! 

Less talk, more pictures. In case Jurong is too far for you, here’s a peek of what’s in store for you if you decide to take a quick jaunt in the west!

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Flanking the front of the store, you have RooTote, which lets you customize tote bags to your desire with their hot-press technology (sort of like what used to go on in pasar malams and tee shirts, but with better quality patterns!).

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And right beside it, you have B-side label, a sticker brand with a store in Harajuku! I’ve actually purchased their stickers before on 2 previous trips and I’m glad to see them in Singapore! Decorate your MBP, Files, iPhone casings etc with these waterproof stickers – in fact I bought some “I LOVE TOKYO” ones but haven’t had time to get them onto Ah Teck yet. (“Ah Teck”‘s the name of my ride hahaha) As you can see, they have stickers of all sorts, from the cute to the sexy and text based ones and they’re all designed by B-side Label themselves! It’s worth a look and I can foresee this being popular with students especially!

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And at the front of the beauty section, which are all located on the left side of the store, we have Vecua Honey, a skin / body care line from Japan AND made in Japan with naturally derived ingredients of the finest quality! Their body scrub is da bomb and their body shampoo smells soooo good. I’ll talk about them a little more in a separate blog post because they have quite a huge range of products, but trust me, you’ll love their body scrub! It leaves my skin soooo smooth and happy ; D

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Display items / Kooky Stuff

Clocks, Nanoblocks, Bags, miniature display shelves etc

Toys and display items like Nanoblocks

Toys and display items like Nanoblocks

Cute owl pots and cups!

Cute owl pots and cups!

decorative clocks! These are mighty cute and I'd imagine the shops in Haji lane loving 'em.

decorative clocks! These are mighty cute and I’d imagine the shops in Haji lane loving ‘em.

Nani Kore?! HAHAHA.  On the right we have book marks with eye drawings over them hahaha. And on the left, I thought they were acrylic rings, but let's take a closer look...

Nani Kore?! HAHAHA.
On the right we have book marks with eye drawings over them hahaha. And on the left, I thought they were acrylic rings, but let’s take a closer look…

SOLD. I WANT ONE PACKET PLEASE. But I forgot all about it till I made payment and was scurrying out of the store -.-

SOLD. I WANT ONE PACKET PLEASE. But I forgot all about it till I made payment and was scurrying out of the store -.-

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Bags & pouches by Chums!

Bags & pouches by Chums!

And more bags - this one's really nice and I would have walked away with one if I had a use for tote bags.

And more bags – this one’s really nice and I would have walked away with one if I had a use for tote bags.

And we have here, umbrellas. Not sure if all of them are typhoon-safe but boy, are they cute!

And we have here, umbrellas. Not sure if all of them are typhoon-safe but boy, are they cute or what?! This display spans over TWO shelves.

Stationery

Notepads, Diaries, Tapes, Post-its, rows & rows of pens and more craft supplies!

Their stationery portion takes up practically 1/3 of the store and I nearly went bananas checking everything out. Everything's interesting! Everything's worth a second look!

Their stationery portion takes up practically 1/3 of the store and I nearly went bananas checking everything out. Everything’s interesting! Everything’s worth a second look!

Rows and rows and ROWS of neatly designed pens. For now. They were starting to get a little disturbed by the time I arrived.

Rows and rows and ROWS of neatly designed pens. For now. They were starting to get a little disturbed by the time I arrived.

Now these pilot parallel pens (on the bottom row) are actually calligraphy pens, and I had been looking for them in Singapore but it was discontinued AND the price of the remaining stock? It was $26++ in Kinokuniya. GUESS WHAT? BROUGHT BACK AT $10.70 (which is even cheaper than USA prices of 10 USD). HELL YES, TOKYU HANDS! And refill inks at $1.80! The inks also work with the other Pilot pens you see on the first row which are fountain pens. These pens were $16.75 each but they were too pretty to be resisted! Into my basket you go!

Now these pilot parallel pens (on the bottom row) are actually calligraphy pens, and I had been looking for them in Singapore but it was discontinued AND the price of the remaining stock? It was $26++ in Kinokuniya. GUESS WHAT? BROUGHT BACK AT $10.70 (which is even cheaper than USA prices of 10 USD). HELL YES, TOKYU HANDS! And refill inks at $1.80! The inks also work with the other Pilot pens you see on the first row which are fountain pens. These pens were $16.75 each but they were too pretty to be resisted! Into my basket you go!

Midori makes a LOT of pretty stationery, and this is one of their more famous products, the beautifully rugged looking Traveler's Notebook. It comes in two sizes and colors here - passport sized, and a longish one in either brown or black leather.

Midori makes a LOT of pretty stationery, and this is one of their more famous products, the beautifully rugged looking Traveler’s Notebook. It comes in two sizes and colors here – passport sized, and a longish one in either brown or black leather.

The notebooks come in 2 different sizes, and sort of like a filofax without the metal bindings and the holes, it allows you to add on notebooks with the type of pages that you kind (lined? squares? blank?) and it's sort of like a mini scrapbook of sorts.  I got the passport sized one  for my upcoming trip! ; D

The notebooks come in 2 different sizes, and sort of like a filofax without the metal bindings and the holes, it allows you to add on notebooks with the type of pages that you kind (lined? squares? blank?) and it’s sort of like a mini scrapbook of sorts.
I got the passport sized one for my upcoming trip! ; D That set me back by $50.

They also have tape, and behind the Traveler's notebooks are more notebooks, and more accessories to pimp up your notebook(s)!

They also have tape, and behind the Traveler’s notebooks are more notebooks, and more accessories to pimp up your notebook(s)!

Did I mention that they sell instax cameras and films in here too? Prices are a little on the high side though.

Did I mention that they sell Fujifilm instax cameras and films in here too? The instax printer costs $277 SGD. I have both cameras they’re selling – I’m definitely an Instax fan!

Instax stickers and albums!

Instax stickers and albums!

It's actually an accordion album!

It’s actually an accordion album!

A closer view! Now I think I'm gonna take 5000 pictures during my europe trip and maybe get one or two, hahahhaah!

A closer view! Now I think I’m gonna take 5000 pictures during my europe trip and maybe get one or two, hahahhaah!

They also sell albums with photo pockets!

They also sell albums with photo pockets!

The Japanese use a lot of notebooks and diaries, but in Singapore it's not as big - but Tokyu Hands still brought in a small selection to Singapore.

The Japanese use a lot of notebooks and diaries, but in Singapore it’s not as big – but Tokyu Hands still brought in a small selection to Singapore anyway.

And you know what else they are crazy about? POST IT NOTES. There are at least 4 shelves dedicated to post it notes here and some of them are irrefutably ADORABLE!

And you know what else they are crazy about? POST IT NOTES. There are at least 4 shelves dedicated to post it notes here and some of them are irrefutably ADORABLE!

Sticky notes with messages - Thank you, Sorry, For you...

Sticky notes with messages – Thank you, Sorry, For you…

Such. cute.

Such. cute.

and WOW LOOK AT THAT!!! It nearly got me grabbing a few into my basket even though I have no use for it!

and WOW LOOK AT THAT!!! It nearly got me grabbing a few into my basket even though I have no use for it!

Aren't they just the sweetest post it notes ever?!

Aren’t they just the sweetest post it notes ever?!

And you thought it was over? Nope. These are even cuter sticky notes!

And you thought it was over? Nope. These are even cuter sticky notes!

Me: Eh what's this?  GF: Confetti? Me: No leh *squats* can hang on your computer one leh like display accessory  GF: *takes closer look* OMG THEY'RE POST ITS!  Indeed. o_O.

Me: Eh what’s this?
GF: Confetti?
Me: No leh *squats* can hang on your computer one leh like display accessory
GF: *takes closer look* OMG THEY’RE POST ITS!
Indeed. o_O.

White board note books. Wut?

White board note books. Wut?

Chalkboards! AND IT'S LIKE THE CUTEST THING EVER! It immediately went into my basket hahahaha

Chalkboards! AND IT’S LIKE THE CUTEST THING EVER! It immediately went into my basket hahahaha

The symbol and number stamps I regretted not bringing home in the end. I love how the letters have a more hand written touch and it was only $30! Problem is if I bought this I would need the box of alphabets too...

The symbol and number stamps I regretted not bringing home in the end. I love how the letters have a more hand written touch and it was only $30! Problem is if I bought this I would need the box of alphabets too…

Crayons which are transfer proof and and safe for kids to play with!

Crayons which are transfer proof and and safe for kids to play with!

And more patterned chalk which makes... patterns.

And more patterned chalk which makes… patterns.

They also have a range of super cute photo albums,  both self adhesive and with slots. And of course being a Japanese store they HAVE to make demo samples using the things they sell in-store! Here's an album with a pop up greeting

They also have a range of super cute photo albums, both self adhesive and with slots. And of course being a Japanese store they HAVE to make demo samples using the things they sell in-store! Here’s an album with a pop up greeting

Another one! This one comes in 2 sizes and many fun prints. These are $24+, there were cheaper ones ($17, though not as cute but thicker and bigger) in a notebook design which I pulled out from the bottom row. Perfect to tuck away my memories from blog events in!

Another one! This one comes in 2 sizes and many fun prints. These are $24+, there were cheaper ones ($17, though not as cute but thicker and bigger) in a notebook design which I pulled out from the bottom row. Perfect to tuck away my memories from blog events in!

Fitcut Scissors with an ergonomically designed grip - they didn't bring in the non-stick version but they have many other kinds of cute scissors available!

Fitcut Scissors with an ergonomically designed grip – they didn’t bring in the non-stick version but they have many other kinds of cute scissors available!

 

And the notepads! So many notepads and these ones are origami note pads! Write a note, then fold them up. You can find them in Kinokuniya too but they're well priced here as well.

And the notepads! So many notepads and these ones are origami note pads! Write a note, then fold them up. You can find them in Kinokuniya too but they’re well priced here as well.

What's this? Looks like a normal note pad, but then you open it up and realize...

What’s this? Looks like a normal note pad, but then you open it up and realize…

Hmmm?! They are actually note envelopes!

Hmmm?! They are actually note envelopes!

"Looks like memo, but kinds of envelope" hehehehe.

“Looks like memo, but kinds of envelope” hehehehe.

It comes in cute, small sizes too. The 14 year old me would have purchased the entire row. I still do feel like purchasing the entire row actually.

It comes in cute, small sizes too. The 14 year old me would have purchased the entire row. I still do feel like purchasing the entire row actually.

Even their envelopes are PRETTY. And this one has a matching notepad set mind you. I didn't see much cute notepads like what they always have in Tokyo though.

Even their envelopes are PRETTY. And this one has a matching notepad set mind you. I didn’t see much cute notepads like what they always have in Tokyo though.

Need a pup to carry a message for you? This is so cute lah! Reminded me of Jayne immediately haha

Need a pup to carry a message for you? This is so cute lah! Reminded me of Jayne immediately haha

And surely you cannot miss the huge MT island (somewhat) in the middle of the store?! So. much. tapes! And yes I expected it to be in Tokyu Hands, no less! You can grab an exclusive Tokyu Hands Japan tape but it's not anything special looking. I do hope that they start doing some kind of limited edition Tokyu Hands Singapore tape someday : p

And surely you cannot miss the huge MT island (somewhat) in the middle of the store?! So. much. tapes! And yes I expected it to be in Tokyu Hands, no less! You can grab an exclusive Tokyu Hands Japan tape but it’s not anything special looking. I do hope that they start doing some kind of limited edition Tokyu Hands Singapore tape someday : p

Various ways of using washi tape and the post-its they sell in case you're out of ideas

Various ways of using washi tape and the post-its they sell in case you need some ideas

Homecare & Lifestyle

Towels, Bath stuff, Cushions for your butt, exercise gadgets, anti-dustmite etc etc

The SOFTEST fluffliest towels! $22 a face towel and $63 for a body one. Can you tell that I'm TEMPTED? My face deserves a fluffy and soft washing cloth!

The SOFTEST fluffliest towels! $22 a face towel and $63 for a body one. Can you tell that I’m TEMPTED? My face deserves a fluffy and soft washing cloth!

Did I say butt cushions? I said butt cushions.

Did I say butt cushions? I said butt cushions.

Core exercise equip that also doubles up as butt seats

Core exercise equip that also doubles up as butt seats

Tried the one on display. OH MY GOD IT'S SO COMFY I WANT IT TOO.

Tried the one on display. OH MY GOD IT’S SO COMFY I WANT IT TOO.

Tokyu Hands x Columbus special collab!

Tokyu Hands x Columbus special collab!

Leather care items.

Leather care items.

I was staring at it because of the pretty packaging before I realized that they're... TOOTHBRUSHES. Wot. Seriously they look like hotel toothbrushes BUT they're so well packaged that it makes you want to buy them!!!

I was staring at it because of the pretty packaging before I realized that they’re… TOOTHBRUSHES. Wot. Seriously they look like hotel toothbrushes BUT they’re so well packaged that it makes you want to buy them!!!

AND MORE TOOTHBRUSHES.

AND MORE TOOTHBRUSHES. They had almost an entire shelf of them what’s with the craze hahaha.

Kitchenware

Kitchenware

CAST IRON WOKS!!! Wah I don't mind buying one back so that I can fry more vegetables hahaha

CAST IRON WOKS!!! Wah I don’t mind buying one back so that I can fry more vegetables hahaha

Actually i REALLY need this in my kitchen. It's so damn hard for me to open bottle caps and all (sorry my hand is weaksauce). Any simple problem you can think of, the Japanese have a solution for it. Salute.

Actually i REALLY need this in my kitchen. It’s so damn hard for me to open bottle caps and all (sorry my hand is weaksauce). Any simple tiny problem you can think of, the Japanese have a solution for it. Salute.

One of the more interesting things (to me) was this anti dust mite thingy. I was amused by the NINJA branding (it's specially rebranded for overseas market as the original Japanese packaging was just not attractive enough).

One of the more interesting things (to me) was this anti dust mite thingy. I was amused by the NINJA branding (it’s specially rebranded for overseas market as the original Japanese packaging was just not attractive enough).

They even brought in dust mites (from japan, the sales staff said) to show you and he gave a very detailed explanation about dust mites and how we can zap them with his $35 a piece technology. Yes I was sold.

They even brought in dust mites (from japan, the sales staff said) to show you and he gave a very detailed explanation about dust mites and how we can zap them with his $35 a piece technology. Yes I was sold.

Japanese Cosmetics / Beauty

Facial massagers, grooming kits, drugstore brands etc

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Other than Vecua Honey which I’ve mentioned at the top of the post, Tokyu hands also carries in an impressive range of Japanese beauty brands, such as Koh Gen Do, Haba, Canmake, Chacott, Makanai Cosmetics, Jozen Mizuno Gotoshi, Wasser, NOV, as well as drugstore brands like DollyWink, Heroine Make etc!

You can also find Koh Gen Do at Takashimaya, but it is pretty well stocked here as well!

You can also find Koh Gen Do at Takashimaya, but it is pretty well stocked here as well!

Chacott can also be found in 100AM and in Rose Bullet Orchard Central

Chacott can also be found in 100AM and in Rose Bullet Orchard Central

An entire shelf of rollers from the roller / massage obsessed country, no less.

An entire shelf of rollers from the roller / massage obsessed country, no less.

Oro? An entire shelf of men's grooming products, visibly distinguished by the simple blue packaging.

Oro? An entire shelf of men’s grooming products, visibly distinguished by the simple blue packaging.

Nalis Brushes hail from Hiroshima Kumano, a town known for their brush making capabilities

Nalis Brushes hail from Hiroshima Kumano, a town known for their brush making capabilities

Makanai cosmetics was a brand I was happy to see! It was founded in Kanazawa by women working in a foundry which pounds gold leaves with materials and ingredients from the workshop and kitchen.

Makanai cosmetics was a brand I was happy to see! It was founded in Kanazawa by women working in a foundry which pounds gold leaves with materials and ingredients from the workshop and kitchen.

See the logo? It's a rabbit pounding mooncake on a wooden mortar!  I became acquainted with this brand because my eyelash sponsor bought me a pack as omiyage from their trip back to Kyoto and this facial washing powder was so interesting! Rice powder is contained in a sachet and you have to wet it to get suds out - then wash your face with it. I think it's a pretty interesting novelty item and was a good omiyage as I had fun with it.  It costs $8 in Tokyu Hands and comes in 3 different scents/ingredient combination for different skins.

See the logo? It’s a rabbit pounding mooncake on a wooden mortar!
I became acquainted with this brand because my eyelash sponsor bought me a pack as omiyage from their trip back to Kyoto and this facial washing powder was so interesting! Rice powder is contained in a sachet and you have to wet it to get suds out – then wash your face with it. I think it’s a pretty interesting novelty item and was a good omiyage as I had fun with it.
It costs $8 in Tokyu Hands and comes in 3 different scents/ingredient combination for different skins.

Japanese staff: "this is not cotton candy! do you want to try a bit of foam on your hands?" and he obligingly posed for a picture when I asked for it hahaha  Always been amazed by how the Japanese take foaming to a totally different level!

Japanese staff: “this is not cotton candy! do you want to try a bit of foam on your hands?” and he obligingly posed for a picture when I asked for it hahaha
Always been amazed by how the Japanese take foaming to a totally different level!

Kabuki face pack to scare your husband/parents lol. I must say it's interesting and i was almost tempted to get one just to see how it looks on my face!

Kabuki face pack to scare your husband/parents lol. I must say it’s interesting and i was almost tempted to get one just to see how it looks on my face!

Something about beautifully packed cosmetics that wants to make you pick it up. I think it's a japanese thing, they are so meticulous and pay so much attention to branding and packaging! I have much respect for their designers.

Something about beautifully packed cosmetics that wants to make you pick it up. I think it’s a japanese thing, they are so meticulous and pay so much attention to branding and packaging! I have much respect for their designers.

Even plain soaps look good.

Even plain soaps look good.

They have hair chalk too!

They have hair chalk too! It’s $14.90.

I initially planned to spend like maybe max 30 minutes in there but there were so much stuff to explore that I ended up spending nearly 2 hours, and left the store nearly $200 poorer.

In actual fact it wasn't a lot of things hahaha BUT it was a happy day of shopping!

In actual fact it wasn’t a lot of things hahaha BUT it was a happy day of shopping!

Felt like i didn’t spend enough time there as I was too busy taking pictures to soak up the full experience in-store. Now that I’ve blogged about it I’m gonna head back some time soon and slowly comb every inch of the store. Hehehe.

Thank you Dily, for inviting me over and the generous bag of delightful skin/body care items!

Thank you Dily, for inviting me over and the generous bag of delightful skin/body care items!

It was also my pleasure to meet Mr Sakaki, CEO and Mr Fujikawa, GM of Tokyu Hands who so very nicely allowed me to take pictures in the store! Thank you so much for the kindness, Fujikawa-san!

It was also my pleasure to meet Mr Sakaki, CEO and Mr Fujikawa, GM of Tokyu Hands who so very nicely allowed me to take pictures in the store! Thank you so much for the kindness, Fujikawa-san!

I love anything Japanese la. Even the "Do not enter" sign looks so cute!

I love anything Japanese la. Even the “Do not enter” sign looks so cute!

Price range wise, it’ll definitely be a little more expensive than Japan, but it’s not that unreasonably priced and the inflation differs from item to item. I couldn’t do price check for all the items but most of the Japanese craft items are same price, if not cheaper than other stationery stores out there. I’m more than happy to give support to the local store because I don’t want them to ever close down! I’ll be back, Tokyu Hands Singapore! <3

Tokyu Hands Singapore is located at #01-36/37 in Westgate, 3 Gateway Drive Singapore 608532.
They operate from 10am – 10pm daily.
www.tokyu-hands.com.sg | Tel: +65 6710 7100

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