Just a couple of things I want to share.

First, congratulate me for I dared to go where no men have gone before. I've been looking for MUFE in Japan for the longest time and supposedly there's a store in Shinjuku where I can get it and it's in the Subnade. Subnade, not subnode, as Google insists every time I do a search. It's this underground mall near the East Exit, which now I am so familiar with because it's the exit I take when I visit MAC. Anyhoo, no one I know has ever been there but I really wanted to try the HD so I just trooped over there by myself and I found it quite easily! Hah!

The bad news is, they had limited shades of the HD foundation, and I found it too cakey, so I bailed. And then, as per Anj's advice, I also tried the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer and a couple of Chanel liquid foundations and the crazy thing is the cost for all three is the same which I find unbelievable. A tube of tinted moisturizer = a bottle of Chanel foundation = MUFE HD = 10 ebi burger meals in McDonald's? In the end I just decided to not get anything.

Well, at least I didn't get any more makeup. My skin is in crazy mode again. It was fine prior to the arrival of my humidifier, now it's bonkers and oily. In winter. How annoying. So now it's skincare, and then some.

I'm giving up on my one-scent-for-every-stage-in-my-life thing because it kinda got screwed up. So now I'm probably sticking to Elizabeth Arden Green Tea just because I really really like it (and it's dirt cheap here). I intended to make Lanvin Eclat d'Arpege my "one-year-in-Japan" scent but sometimes the smell annoys me. I don't really do florals.

So I bought the huge bottle because it costs only 500 yen more than the tiny bottle. And I also got the Green Tea Honey Drop Body Cream which smells wonderful. Well, it smells like the perfume which smells wonderful.

And then I dropped by Clinique because they were having a promo thing and I really really wanted to try it and see what the fuss was about. Now in Takashimaya, if you can't speak Japanese and the sales assistant can't speak English they call a translator (who wears an "I speak English" pin). Thank God I was actually going to buy because well, after all the effort, it seems a bit embarrassing if I just thank them and go. So we'll see how this turns out. I can't decide if the bag is kinda cute or just plain fug but I guess I'll just use it when the need arises.

Speaking of, I usually hate buying makeup bags; I prefer the freebies from Clinique and MAC and what have you, but this one I bought and I really really love.

I forgot how much I paid for it, but it's probably worth it. It's from Wicked Sista, and it opens like this:

And it holds so much junk! (The second bottle on the left pocket is the perfume my friend Chelo gave everyone one Christmas. ^^)

And then, quick story. So yesterday I was, well, in engineering attire which consisted of a sweater over a tee, jeans, and my hot hot pink Chucks. And then surprise! Meeting at the mothership office. The minimum get-up is smart casual. Now, the big boss tells me it's no problem because the meeting is after the official workhours anyway. But, our meeting room is in the control center of the mothership and I just can't go there in pink Chucks with silver glitter. So I had to go home on the way to the mothership office and did a quick change ("like a Cinderella" - Mr. S). And apparently that was hilarious because after the meeting, Mr. S, having ran out of ideas for a non-project related conversation, told the customer about it. Hmf. He seems amused though, so I guess it's not such a bad thing.

Why, yes, I'm vain like that.


  1. mommy! pag-uwi mo pwede bili mo din ako nung Elizabeth Arden Green Tea perfume (isang big and isang small para sa gimiks) and nung body cream? thanks thanks! love ko yun e. un din gamit ko now and i think i'm sticking to it.

  2. haha onga i saw the perfume hihi :)

  3. yes naman! may mga chuvaness poses ka pa! love the shoes! hehe! :)