I love love love Shu Uemura's cleansing oil, and I swear by the purple one - White Recovery EX+ Brightening Cleansing Oil (although honestly, castor oil + olive oil works just as well! Promise! But I have yet to get myself a bottle of castor oil here, which reminds me, I should ask my mom to bring me one from Mercury Drug when they come over...).
Now I like pretty things and I am a major sucker for anything that comes packaged so adorably! Hence, vanity and frivolity get in the way of practicality and thrift sometimes, hahaha! Why scour the aisles of Whole Foods looking for castor oil when I can buy a bottle of my favorite cleansing oil that would look so charming by the bathroom sink...
This bottle is just part of a new set of Shu Uemura limited-edition cleansing oils (make-up junkies take note, there's a limited-edition brush set and train case to watch out for too!) done in collaboration with author and Japanese manga artist, Moyoco Anno (she writes books and draws Josei manga - the Japanese equivalent of what we know as "chick lit", hence she is very popular among young Japanese women).
I'm not too sure when this is due for launch in Manila, but for those in Singapore, there's a Tokyo Kamon Girls party on June 26, 2009 from 6pm - 8pm at the Shu Uemura counter in Robinsons Raffles City!
Expect a Tokyo Kamon Girls-inspired makeup demonstration by makeup artists, themed refreshments, double points for Shu fanatic members, and an exclusive door gift worth over $30 when you join the fun!
Places are limited for the party, so you'd have to RSVP to Jean Tan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 6233 0207 by June 25, 2009.
If you're based in Singapore, get in the loop on activities such as this, by signing up at Cozycot.com
For those in Manila, you can buy these limited-edition Shu Uemura Tokyo Kamon Girls cleansing oils and the travel make-up kit online through makeupkit.multiply.com! These are arriving by June 27 from Singapore so get them early! Call (0917) 8810681 for questions or reservations. Prices are as follows:
Tamaki (enriched/orange) - for dry skin P3200
Matsuno (A/O/ green) - anti-aging P4200
Sakurako (fresh/pink) - for oily skin P3200
Katsura (brightening/blue) - for whitening/brightening P4200
Tsuruha (classic advanced) - all skin types P3200
Travel Make-up Kit - P2795