November 08, 2014

[Travel] Tokyo trip with Tokyo Luxey

Ollaaaaaa...I am back from Japan!

I still can't believe that I got a chance to visit Tokyo for the 2nd time this year. Thank you Tokyo Luxey!

This October, by far the busiest month of the year. It was started by preparing lil love 1st birthday party, then travelled to Jakarta to let lil love stay with his grands, then to flew back to Singapore, pack some stuff then off to Tokyo by Japan Airlines.

I took 2am flight from Singapore and reached Tokyo at around 10ish in the morning. I already freshen' up a lil and ready to roll with Chie-san. Chie Maeda, or Chie-san - this is how i call her, is the founder of Tokyo Luxey; you wanna know more about them, do click on the link and don't forget to sign up :)

I had few hours of free time before heading to my first meeting, so i decided to check BIC camera and UNIQLO collaborated store at Shinjuku. At BICULO (this is how the pronounce the store name), i found so many things, and almost everything is available over there but food. Bought hot pink Tiger bottle, some Uniqlo baby for lil love, and i finally bought baby G watch!!! Oh yeah, been wanting it for a looooong time..and i finally got it.

Then I headed to Ginza to meet Hiromi-san for my very first meeting with Fleur De Mer.

This  French seaweed based skincare is new in Japan and asia. They have been around only for around 2 years, but don't let the short existence fool you - because surely, this brand will come up and compete with the others.

We already knew that one particular brand that using seaweed as a based of the treatment, but the price tag makes me wanna sing " Never mind, I find someone like youuuu..." - from Adele. The good news is, that someone or i rather say something, is finally here! 

So, do check them out and show them some love, yeah?
Available to ship in in to Singapore by TOKYO LUXEY.

 I sample up their product and my skin love it! It's moisturizing in different level, and it is safe to use, even on my eczema skin. 

With Fleur De Mer team, I tried one signature cheese cake that contain an argan oil! This is to die for! 
Sooo... goood, omg! It's avalable on their La Balance cafe at Ginza.

It's nothing more better to start my day in Tokyo with good time, good product, and good food!

I am positive with the good start.


Next, is NAIL QUICK - appointment.

Can you believe this??? I got to do my nail in Japan? 
My nail cost ¥10.000 which is equivalent with US$100.
We all know that Japan manicure is expensive, and yet..many people still coming to the nail salon to do their nails.

I went to NAIL quick to check out their service, and why it cost way higher than the same service in other countries.

First of all, the location.
It's located near Roponggi area, which is one of the quite expensive area in Tokyo.
Secondly, when i first came - I was greeted by their PR person. I mean, whenever I was invited to Nail salon in Singapore..there is no PR person attend to me. I personally think, this is one of the selling point :)

Thirdly, the ambiance! The decor, the smell and the whole atmosphere here in NAIL QUICK is gorgeous.

The last and the most important thing to me was the service!
The nail artist is really QUICK! just as the shop name - NAIL QUICK, and in the same time very details and gentle. They speak a perfect English as well! I guess, there will be NO ISSUE for us foreigner to communicate with them.

They are very precise in making the nails as per my request, the color mixing, the color tasting on my nail - just to make sure I love the color, is really top notch service. I am pampered!

Now i know why people pay this much for nail care in Japan, it's because the manpower is amazing! Their skill is superb, the ambience, and their interpersonal skill goes directly on your face.

 The moment you entered the shop: you can immediately feel the skill- or at least, that's how i felt with NAIL QUICK.


Done with the meeting and nail, we off to ASAKUSA OTO for my welcome dinner. It's really a warm feeling inside my heart with Tokyo Luxey team, they actually can just let me to have dinner my own, but instead of that..they did a " KAMPAI " and " WELCOME TO TOKYO!!! " for me :)


It's located opposite ASAKUSA hotel.
Do drop by here and enjoy the food.

The food is yummy! The companion is awesome! 
So it's really a good night to end.

With Chie-san and Hiromi-san

SERIOUSLY - This is yummy.


The 2nd day, i gotta woke up pretty early for breakfast with ROYAL PARK HANEDA General Manager and the PR team. I pick my japanese breakfast to be my breakfast of the day. They have a lot of selection in the buffet serving, but ever since i am in Japan, let's explore the local food.

The range of the breakfast buffet is wide and they do have some western food as well, all guest surely leave this place with a happy tummy.

Shortly after, i was on hotel tour with the concept behind every details. It's pretty interesting to know that the hotel was built with aviator concept in mind. When i mean by details, it is a real details.

The concept of Royal Park Hotel - The Haneda is aviator.
Everthing is based on Aeroplance, globe, and travel..which is make sense, because the location of the hotel is at Haneda airport.

This is their gorgeous suite :)
and as you can see they incorporate the travelling idea into the decoration, like globes over the wall and the center piece of the table.

I got to stay in double room.
It's simple and pretty spacious for Japan hotel standard.

 They have complete amenities for your stay, so not to worry if you left your toothbrush at home.

The next agenda of the day is make up session with Nonomari Yanagi, she's the up and coming talented make up artist in Tokyo. She spent 4 years in USA building up her portfolio by working with some big name like snoop dog, Alexandra-Stan and Marie digby :) It's been a nice experience to meet people with the same interest.

As a make up artist myself, I know my face very well, and to let someone paint my face it's a bit worrying, because i know exactly how to enhance my face and the other party might not know how to do it best. But i guess, when the talented make up artist paint my face..I can assure myself that I look god, and I think I look fabulous!!

Thanks Nono-chan!

I feel instant connection with her, we just talk and talk and keep talking the whole session and more. 


After the make up session, we went to CBON outlet at Shinjuku to have a super comfortable facial.

At CBON, I was introduced to the range of their products.

 i had my face assestment - which is very important to know what kind of skin condition i have before i proceed to the facial. I have almost 0 wrinkle, pores, and lines! Which is a good news, but i have an EXTREME dryness! So, the experienced therapist picked the hydrating serum for me.

Off I went for the facial.

The facial section is decorated with lavender and white elements that bring the zen out in the middle of busy Shinjuku.

Me, ready for the facial :)

Cleaning the make up.

..and ready to enjoy :)

Don't ask me further about the facial, i felt asleep during mask time! It's so comfortable, and every pressure is hypnotic. Simply put it, amazing. It's just too bad, it's too far from Singapore or else, i'll be start making appointment with them. :)

The best of all, they have full range of cosmetics for me to use after the facial session, so i won't looking like I just woke up when i leave the outlet. :)

Best idea ever.

While we had our facial, Nono had her ear massage :)
It's first time for me to know about ear massage, and she said it's really relaxing.

This is me looking pretty decent after the facial! haha! 
Usually I literally look like I just got up. omg. hahaha.


On the 3rd day, I started my day with delicious tea time by Royal Park Hotel - The Haneda.
It's just a perfect day to have an afternoon tea. Me and le hubby enjoyed the moment and every serving of the lovely canapes :)

The sandwiches.

The sweet treat :)

The scones

Afterwards, I met Eri - right at Hachiko statue in Shibuya. Then we off to mall to check some Shibuya fashion week collection and off to HOKUHODO store. Omg, this store is full of amazing brush that comes with steep pricing, but still, i indulge myself to have a feel around them.

After that, we just stroll around Harajuku before we bid each other goodbye. It's really been a fruitful days in Tokyo with Tokyo Luxey team.

Once again, domo-arigato gosaimas Tokyo Luxey for this awesome experience!

2 years ago, when i first started blogging about beauty stuff - i didn't see my blogging life will bring me to places, events and even 2 consecutive year as WINNER of  SINGAPORE BEST BEAUTY BLOG - Singapore blog award. (2012 & 2013), but apparently this blog bring me so much more than that. 

I'm forever grateful with my readers support, my family understanding, and the opportunities I have in this blogging journey.
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  1. First of all, congratulations on getting this wonderful and fully-pampered trip El. This was not only happened because of the blog, but also because you had the talent to begin with. There are so many beauty blogs out there but being consistent in your posts and being honest are the keys to success.

    1. Thank u le :)
      And one more thank you for giving me encouraging words all this time.

  2. wuiii asiknya jalan2 ke jepang.. :) yang paling bikin ngiler ya makanan2nya ya.. keliatannya enak2 semua...

    1. Iya man! Gila enak banget, lebih enak nya lagi..pas balik..timbangan gw ga naek. :)

  3. Congrats el lu mmg keren en informatif banget kok, gw sampe skrg jg kalo mau dandan hrs buka tutorial lu dulu buat nyontek hehe. *masih belajar bikin eyeliner kaya elo*

    1. Trima kasih, makasi ya masi tetep mampir walo sekarang isinya banyak sampah :) hahhaa

  4. Ohh this trip looks so lovely and luxurious~ ^ ^
    I adore the layout and the style of the room where you had your Facial done! ^ - ^

  5. Congrats ci..jadi kepengen juga nih main2 ke Jepang...hehehe...

  6. Oh my... congrats ya El, you deserve all of it:)


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