Monday, January 24, 2011

Some of My Favorite Gifts

Before I start off this post on it's topic, can I just remind you that I have some things listed on the blog sale page. There's still many items left and you can view it by clicking on the Blog Sale link to the right.

Over the holidays and up till now, I received many wonderful gifts from so many wonderful people. While I loved everything that I got (except maybe I was a bit ho-hum on what the hubby gave) there are some things that I wanted to share with everyone.

First up are gifts/love package items that I received from blogger friends. There are so many wonderful, kind and generous people that I have met through blogging and I feel so blessed. They seem to know me so well as to what I like and use.

Mezaik Double Eyelid Stretch Fiber. I use this every single day. It is a "must have" item in my daily routine.

Sleek and Barry M eye dust pigment powders. The colors that were given to me are amongst my favorites. Both are UK products and are not easily obtainable here--unless I get it off of ebay.

Lush soap. Although there is a Lush store here, I almost never go to it and the one time that I did, I got so overwhelmed by the products and overpowered by all of the scents meshed together that I left before purchasing anything. I've read so many wonderful reviews by K of cosmeddicted that I'm so happy that I received this.

MBD masks. I love these masks and one can never have too many of them.

Gokubuto mascara, my favorite of all time. I also received from the same person this super yummy chocolate candy. It's soooo delicious!

Now on to "family"...

FANCL Mild Cleansing Oil. I have never tried this before and I'm so glad that my son and his fiancee bought this for me as a Christmas gift. I really like it a lot.

Mai knows how much I love Hello Kitty.

A really cute HK calculator and a cute and blingy watch. I love it!

I have a really dear friend in Japan. Although born Japanese, I think that she was born in the wrong place. She loves Hawaii and whenever she's back in Japan, she tells me how homesick she is for Hawaii. She is like a sister to me and she even calls me "Oneesan" (Older Sister). I had a hard time taking a picture of this since it is so long. I wanted you to get the full effect of it but unfortunately I can't. This is a yukata--a summer kimono in a pretty floral design. She told me that it is a limited edition print. She also included a white obi, which is a sash, to be worn with the yukata. Hopefully we'll be able to go bon dancing in the summer when she's here.

Here's why it's limited edition--Hello Kitty is part of the print! It's so cute! It also has sakura (cherry blossoms) in it, which I also love.

She also gave me a couple of Japanese idol trinkets. My favorite singing group happens to be from Japan, an all-boy group called Arashi. My favorite singer in the group is Ohno Satoshi so she picked up a couple of items with him on it.

The hubby calls me a cougar! I can't help it, he's so cute!

Can you see some kind of theme going on here? First of all, all of the things that I really liked are all non U.S. items, with the majority of it being asian. Then there's my love for Hello Kitty.

Coming up soon will be another Hello Kitty post...



Jennifer said...

awww so much kitty stuff >v<! you got me curious about the mascara now :)

Steph said...

such sweet gifts =D
especially the kimono~ it's gorgeous~ when summer comes around can you take a pic of it on?

galpal.hi said...

@Jennifer--Gokubuto mascara is the only mascara that curls my eyelashes without using an eyelash curler first. It's also gentle on my lashes, isn't waterproof so it washes off easily with warm water.


galpal.hi said...

@Steph--Thank you! Yes, I'll take a picture of the yukata when I wear it. I'll have to find out if there are any summer festivals to attend during the time that I'll be in Japan. If so, then perhaps I'll take it with me.


Anonymous said...

Glad you liked the pigments!! i believe they will compliment you very well :D the kimono/yukata looks so pretty! i love the print on there. I left my yukata in the uk and decided to bring it back to japan... but then i left my beloved grey coat there -_-;; haha. Hope you're having a good week Kathy! Will email you again soon! :)

galpal.hi said...

@Nic Nic--Thank you again! They are so pretty and I love wearing them. I have to learn how to press pigments so that I can try pressing it.

Have a wonderful rest of the week!


astrorainfall @ beauty box said...

What lovely presents!! Totally recommend Fancl's cleansing oil. Sometimes they come in limited edition designs which sit so pretty by the bathroom sink ;-)

The yukata you've got is chooooo kawaiiii!

galpal.hi said...

@astrorainfall@beauty box--Thank you so much. I'm now interested in trying FANCL facial wash too. I will probably try ordering that unless I have enough will power to wait until I get to Japan in July.