Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Gift with Purchase Score - Harajuku Lovers Beauty Bento

Before my heart belonged to Russia, I was a bit of a Japanophile. I studied abroad there twice, once in high school and once in college. So when Gwen Stefani created her world of Harajuku Lovers, I might as well have gotten "A Fatal Attraction to Cuteness" tattooed on my forehead because I started to fiendishly collect whatever I could from them.

With the new release of the Harajuku Lovers Wicked Style perfume, Sephora had this cleverly packaged gift with purchase they were giving away when you bought a full sized bottle. Called the Beauty Bento, it contains eyeshadows, lipglosses, fragrance samples and eye and lip liners.

Even though I'm sure everyone knows this, a bento is a Japanese lunch box with little compartments to separate the food. I have fond memories of bentos, since my first hostmom would send me off to language school with the yummy lunch she made tucked into a cute Sanrio food container. For reference, here is an example of a typical lunch: where was I?

Oh yes, the makeup. Here are some more images of what is inside the Beauty Bento:

Sample vials of all 5 fragrances.

The eyeshadows and lip gloss pots up close. Notice the cute little fake grass separator, just like you'd find in a real bento!

And finally, the perfume I bought. It is Music (my favorite of all the 5 fragrances), in a Wicked Style outfit and hairdo:Now cross my heart and hope to die of makeup withdrawl, this is my last fragrance purchase for a long time. I still have to get through a full bottle of Benefit's Ready to Rock Rita, a bottle of Lolita Lempicka and my Tokyo Milk Kabuki fragrance. I'll also be working on a no-buy for makeup, but details on that later!


  1. wow such a cute perfume! it seems i'm more interested in the food bento then the make-up bento. *drools*

  2. Lol, ditto! You know the sad part? I kinda did buy the perfume because I really wanted the GWP. I may have bought it anyway, but the GWP was that extra carrot dangling in front of me.