Let’s go to Tokyo Skytree Town – Tokyo Solamachi !!

This year [2012] on the 22nd of May [2 months ago], Tokyo Sky Tree was opened to the public!
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And underneath it, a new mall opened on the same day. Its called Solamachi.
Last month [ it was a month old ], i paid it a visit with a good friend [Miss Lynette] and it was packed!!!!

First floor, there is Samantha Thavasa Sweets Store 😀
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The Disney Store is very much worth a visit as well!
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Many stores had Tokyo Sky Tree limited edition items [you can only buy it in this mall]
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Blotter paper and hand cream from Makanai Cosmetic [from Kyoto]

Hello Kitty lovers do not miss out on the Hello Kitty Store!
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Tons of items to buy [a lot of them are exclusive to the store and some exclusive to Tokyo Sky Tree]
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Huge hello kitty doll in front of a Tokyo Sky Tree miniature heehee
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You can see what i bought here

Rilakkuma lovers do not fret! There is a Rilakkuma store as well!
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And of course, tons of limited edition items!
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I didnt buy anything from the store as the register queue was insanely long.
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Maybe next time. 😀

For something a little different, visit the tv channel stores!
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They sell items from the shows they broadcast  [eg pikachu, anpanman] and Gachapin!
There are many Tokyo Sky Tree related items limited to this store.
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Domokun!
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For JUMP lovers, there is a JUMP shop there as well [they own the mangas/animes like bleach, one piece, gintama, naruto etc]
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And those looking for something to buy home..dont forget the super exclusive Tokyo Banana Tree
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See my post on it here

Or you can visit the Lupicia here! The store exclusive tea here is the Jack & The Beanstalk tea.
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There are so many things to do, see , buy and eat here. What i have shown you is just a tiny fraction [i will try to more again next time!]
FYI, though I went on a tuesday and it was packed out.
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If you intend to go, try to go on a weekday!!

Tokyo Sky Tree town has a gorgeous aquarium on the 5th floor as well. [i did not visit as it was crazy packed]
Note: you must pay admission to the aquarium as well.
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[Photo taken at Oshiage Station’s SkyTree Exit. Direct access]
How to get there:
There are two stations close by, you can go to
1. Tokyo Sky Tree Station [new station!]
2. Oshiage Station [this is the one i went to]
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For more info please visit the website: http://www.tokyo-solamachi.jp/
Note: The mall is open to public but if you wish to visit the Sky Tree itself, you have to join the ticket reservation queue and its sold out months ahead of time. Please take note of this before visiting 😀

In other news, did you have a good weekend?
Unlike other weekends, i got up uber early on Saturday [even though i went to bed at 4am on Friday night XD] to watch the Olympics Opening Ceremony. I thought it was pretty good! I enjoyed the ending most of all [Sir Paul McCartney!! omggg!]
What did you think?

Have a wonderful week ahead!
XOXO Yumeko

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Weekly Photo Challenge #9 – All Star [Makeup] Edition

Its FRIDAY AGAIN!
Time to do another weekly photo challenge!
Regulars here will know the drill but for those new here..every Friday, i do a photo meme of 5 photos about different themes!!
Hope you guys join in!

Yumeko’s Weekly Photo Challenge #9 – All Star Makeup Edition
1. The Super Star . Something you have used for over a year and will still be using
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Ultra UV Base by Clover – i have been using this for over 2 years now. Non greasy, no scent, absorbs well, just works great, 50spf PA++ Cant ask for more.
Kpalette Real Lasting Eyeliner 24h WP – no need for introductions. Amazing stuff. Buy the WP version and it will be sweat proof too.
Eyelashes Fixer EX – HG. Hands down. Fake eyelash glue that is easy to apply and WORKS.  The falsies will stay on forever. Been using this for 4 years now.
MUFE Aqua Eyes – long time readers will know. These pencils are my HG and i adore them.
Canmake Nudy Gloss – love this in 06. Very sad it was a limited color. BRING IT BACK!!

2. The Fast Rising Star. Something you have used for over 6 months and will still be using
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KORRES Antiageing primer – love it. Non greasy, no weird smell. Warning: if using base or sunscreen or moisturizer, make sure it is completely dry/absorbed before you apply the primer or it will “peel off”
KORRES Concealer – got this in Sephora FF sale last year, havent looked back. Been buying their Quercetin and Oak range just because this worked so well
Revlon Lip Butters – Recently completed my collection of them [all 21 colors. 20 from usa + 1 color that is exclusive to UK and some parts of Asia. its called macaron]

3. The Number 1 Draft Pick. Something you just started using and am loving it.
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Sephora Jumbo Liner – ok i admit.i wanted to buy the MUFE versions of this but the sephora brand makes one in glittery black so i had to buy it to try XD I think its pretty good. Definetely keen to buy the MUFE versions [maybe wait for FF sale?]
Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation – ok i didnt just start using this but doesnt matter, its newish to me and i love it. its not easy for a foundation to overtake my beloved bb creams and this has done it.

4. The FAIL. Something you tried recently and does not work for you.
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Canmake Coloring Eyebrow – WORST EYEBROW MASCARA EVER! Why is there glitter in their eyebrow mascara?! Sorry but i do not need glittery or shimmery eyebrows. [not daily anyway haha] Canmake is such a hit and miss at times.
Kpalette Real Lasting Eyepencil 24h – More proof that a brand that makes a great product [liquid eyeliner] can also make a horrendous product which has a similar use. Though i love my MUFE eyepencils, i bought this to use on the go as it does not require sharpening. The lead is HARD and hardly any color comes off. I understand why its long wearing cos you just about need to cement [you need to push SUPER HARD] it on for any color to show.

5. The Experiment. Something you bought and am going to try next.
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Revlon PhotoReady Blushes – i am having a good run with Revlon so lets hope this works out.
Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Eye Corrector and Concealer – Having a good run with the foundation of the same range, will be trying these out.

Wanna take part?
Here’s a recap of the list!
Yumeko’s Weekly Photo Challenge #9 – All Star Makeup Edition
1. The Super Star. Something you have used for over a year and will still using
2. The Fast Rising Star. Something you have used for over 6 months and will still be using
3. The Number 1 Draft Pick. Something you just started using and am loving it.
4. The FAIL. Something you tried recently and does not work for you.
5. The Experiment. Something you bought and am going to try next.

Or try the ones from previous weeks
http://bittenbefore.com/tokyolife/tag/weekly-photo-challenge/

Leave a comment with a link to your post if you do take part!! I’ll pop over to read it and leave you a comment!
Thanks for playing!
Have a GREAT weekend!
XOXO Yumeko

p.s if you tweet, feel free to tweet me the link to your post too. 😀 [my twitter handle is yumeko55]
p.p.s if u have a locked twitter account and you tweet me often, do let me know else i have no idea if u tweet me XD

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