Thursday, 3 December 2009

Majolica Majorca x Seventeen

Kinokuniya is giving a 20% storewide discount to its cardmembers from 3-27 December. I picked up the January issue of Seventeen magazine (S$14.90) which comes with a large Majolica Majorca pinkish red plastic mirror. After the discount, it costs just S$11.90. I also got the new issue of Chic magazine (S$2.80) which comes with a free Julie Hewitt Camellia Lip Balm and $5 Springfield voucher.

According to the package, the mirror is a large size which makes it convenient for makeup application as you can easily see your whole face in it.

If you're a Majolica Majorca fan, this is a great collectible! Majolica Majorca hardly ever does these freebie tie-ins with Japanese magazines. I can't remember them doing any over the past 2-3 years at least. The plastic lid and back cover are infused with silver glitter throughout.


The plastic lid also acts as a stand so this is convenient for keeping on your desk.

Inside, there is a detachable 8-page Majolica Majorca Christmas makeup booklet.





The February issue will come with a large shoulder bag. The release date is 26 December.


The Julie Hewitt lipbalm's manufacturing date is Feb '08 but it smells fine.

14 comments:

shopaholic said...

hmm, i like the mirror. may I ask how much does seventeen cost in JPY originally?

Haru said...

It's 530yen.

kuri said...

Thanks for the update! I'll check out Seventeen soon. Haha, can't believe I'm going to buy Seventeen now.

Haru said...

Yes, I totally understand! I don't want the magazine at all except for the mirror. But at least it wasn't that expensive, with the Kino 20% discount. I'll probably pass the mag on soon to my office bar!

It's understandable that MM collaborated with a teen mag for this promotion as in Japan, MM is targeted towards the teenager-young 20s market.

rene said...

Julie Hewitt... I have never heard of this brand. Sounds high end to me.

Where is it from Haru?

Haru said...

Hi,

Julie Hewitt is a niche line based in LA, started by a makeup artist. They used to have a boutique at Pacific Plaza but closed down several months ago. Not sure where it is still being sold in Singapore.

kuri said...

Yeah, the cost of the magazine is worth it for the mirror :)

effloresce said...

I got the Julie Hewitt lipbalm and like it a lot! Am getting a friend to pick another one up for me :P

Haru said...

I tried it and liked it too! Not greasy or heavy and it applies smoothly too! But it will take me several months just to finish one so I won't be getting a back-up.

reggi said...

I just saw the seventeen magazine at the bookstore in the Mitsuwa market... but I didn't pick it up. After reading your post, I might have to go back to pick it up haha =P

reggi said...

actually... would you recommend the magazine? i'm just looking for some makeup tutorials and some pictures of hair styles (getting my hair permed/cut next month and want to bring in a picture). let me know what you think about the magazine! because... isn't seventeen magazine more about.. boys and life as a teenager? O_o??

reggi said...

hmm i don't know if my 2nd comment went through or not but it didn't show up. i was just asking if you thought the magazine was any good. i was looking for a magazine with lots of pictures of makeup and hair styles since i'm getting my hair cut and permed next month and want to bring in a picture! please let me know what you think! thanks! =)

Haru said...

Hi,
The Japanese version of Seventeen magazine is quite different from the Singapore/US versions. The Japanese version is more about clothing, hairstyle and makeup so I think it would be useful reference for you. You can browse the magazine at Kino before buying it. Just bring it to the Japanese books service counter.

reggi said...

thanks so much! unfortunately the magazines at the bookstore that i went to (in a mitsuwa market in the US) has the magazine wrapped up with the mirror inside so i can't look through it before i purchase it =( there were so many cute magazines! i just wish they werent wrapped up so i could look first!