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Tokyo Part I : Shiseido!

March 10, 2016

Looking and writing about my Japan trip is tugging my heartstrings. I haven’t had such a good trip since my previous Europe summer getaway and Tokyo is one of my favourite cities in the world. It’s been 3.5 years since I gone there, and I swear it’s pretty much one of the best feelings I’ve experienced this year. I’m super grateful to Shiseido for sending me there this time to learn about the brand’s history and culture, which got me massively mind blown I have to say. I never knew there was SO MUCH to a beauty brand and I’ve a newfound respect for Shiseido. I hope through this post, you will not only know more about Japan but more about Shiseido as well.

No plane selfie but yay to Singapore Airlines! My favourite airline of all time!

Shiseido put us up in Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills for the first three days and I LOVE IT! It’s the best hotel I’ve stayed in so far and if you have the means to splurge, please please please stay here when you’re in Tokyo. It’s under the Hyatt group and is located pretty near to Ginza, the main luxurious shopping district!

View from my room!

And as usual, Shiseido was so thoughtful to provide a whole range of products for me to use when I was in Japan. In fact, they surprised me with different gifts in my hotel room almost every day! *blows flying kiss*


Grabbed some photos of the hotel from Google to show y’all.


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The bathroom is siiiiiiiiiiick and it’s my favourite part of the room! Open concept bathroom always all ways!


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Explored the neighbourhood before heading back to the hotel for a spa sesh arranged by Shiseido! What did I say about being thoughtful right?DSC04036 The weather was pretty gloomy on the first day but thank God it didn’t last through the trip. Temperatures ranged from like 5 degrees to 18 degrees on a good sunny day! I really enjoyed the weather though people usually avoid Tokyo during winter. It was kinda beautiful in its own way.DSC04042

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After an hour of pampering, it was time for Shiseido kick-off party/gala dinner with all the other influencers from other parts of Asia ; Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, S.Korea and Japan. Aarika and I were reppin’ Singapore! So glad to have her with me!

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Obligatory selfie because make up was super on point plus I spent 30 minutes painting this face (quite long compared to my usual routine) so really must take selfie to commemorate hahah.

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Outfit for gala dinner!

Outercoat and lace up heels – ZARA
Clutch – CHANEL

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Jun Yong from Malaysia!

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Won’t you just look at the intricate Japanese bento box. This was provided for us in the Shinkansen (bullet train) enroute to Shiseido museum in Kakegawa. Yes, they have a bloody MUSEUM!


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Past Shiseido ads back in the 1800s? People in the past sure have the patience to read hahaDSC04062 DSC04063 DSC04069 DSC04070 DSC04074 DSC04080 DSC04081 DSC04094 DSC04099 DSC04116

Spotted the majestic Mount Fuji on the way back to Tokyo. Train ride view on fleek!DSC04179 DSC04184

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With the super pretty Elva Ni from HK!

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With all the bloggers!IMG_6902DSC04185 DSC04187

With my cute thai counterparts!

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So this marks the end of my 3 days with the Shiseido team before I embarked on my 5 days alone in Tokyo and Kyoto! I’ll be back to blog more about that (: Once again, thank you Shiseido for the super pleasant 3 days. I had fun with you guys and thank you for taking care of me like a queen indeed!

Sophia Chong

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