Cosmetics and tea tasting at Sephora

September 19th, 2008
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Nadine Kam photos
The Harajuku Girls handed out scent cards yesterday at Sephora Ala Moana Center, each representing the scents and characters from the Harajuku Lovers Fragrance Collection. They’re at the Pearlridge Sephora today, to 6 p.m.

The Harajuku Lovers Fragrance Collection arrived at Sephora Ala Moana Center yesterday with five scents: Love, Lil’Angel, G, Music and Baby available in .33 ounce ($25), 1 ounce ($45) and solid perfume ($60) sizes. Those who bought all five would receive a cute metal charm bracelet with the faces of the five characters.

I already had the G and floral Baby scents thanks to a friend who saw them in New York and sent them to me. Yay! Now I’m just wondering where to get my hands on those cute T-shirts and tank tops they’re wearing!

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Earlier that day, Sephora was introducing some of its Christmas collection of holiday palettes and products, and to go with the product demonstrations, Lynette Jee was enlisted to share some of her teas, macaroons and other confections from her Pacific Place Tea Garden Cafe.

Adding a twist to the idea of the culinary tasting, Jee created some teas inspired by the chocolate, vanilla and fruity flavors that fill today’s cosmetics. The cosmetics aren’t really edible, but their bouquet did blend beautifully with Jee’s warm and spicy holiday chais, vanilla Hojicha roasted green tea and fruity tisanes. It was a very pleasant experience.

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At Sephora, Lynette Jee shows the Korres Cherry lipgloss that inspired Pacific Place Tea Garden’s Very Cherry Tisane. The flavor was very cherry indeed, but the dry tea had a strong li hing scent.

In town for the event was Pamela Fischer of DeVries Public Relations, and after all the cosmetics talk was pau, I had to ask her how she kept her layered necklaces from tangling. She guessed it was a matter of varying chain weights, but she also stacked them side by side, rather than vertically.

She mentioned she had picked up one Alliway necklace she was wearing on her trip and was happy about her “discovery” of the Hawaii designer. Today would have been her lucky day if she wasn’t en route home. Alli is having her first store anniversary celebration to 8 p.m. at Ward Warehouse with prizes, refreshments and discounts on clothing, jewelry and accessories, including 30 percent off Alliway jewelry. See you there!

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