From Japan, With Love Giveaway! 3 winners

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Yes, you read it right. It's a giveaway! YAY!
I know, it's been a really long time since I last hosted a giveaway on this blog (mainly because I was inactive due to busy sched) that's why I'm very excited to share this to all of you. :D

First, you might be wondering why I'm giving away Japanese stuff and not Korean. If you look through this blog, you will notice that the reviews posted here are only about Korean products. That doesn't mean I don't use Japanese skincare or cosmetics at all, as a matter of fact, I used to be so in love with the brand called Dolly Wink and my favorite cleansing water that I keep repurchasing up until now is from Bifesta.
From where I live, Japanese cosmetics aren't really as accessible as Korean ones which is why I'm always on the hunt for Japanese online shops, unfortunately, there aren't really that much of them. My best bet is Ebay but lately some shops stopped shipping to my country. /weeps
Last August, while I was watching Japan haul videos, I found a Youtuber that received plushies from a website called Samurai Buyer. It's a Japanese buying/proxy service similar to Tenso except it's much easier to register and purchase from Samurai Buyer. Sketchy is the first word that came to mind when I first visited their website. Not gonna lie, it took me about 3 months to finally decide to purchase products from them. lmao They recently revamped their website and it looks 10x better now if you ask me. If you've seen their old layout you will definitely have second thoughts. lol My order didn't go smoothly but it is in no way Samurai Buyer's fault. I'm not sure why but it took Japan EMS such a long time before they shipped my order to my country. It was kinda frustrating for me and Misaki (owner of Samurai Buyer). We kept in touch while waiting for my order to arrive and to make the long story short, he offered me to do a giveaway for my blog and I gladly accepted . lol I received my haul a week ago and I will be posting about it next week so keep your eyes peeled for it!

Here are the items for the giveaway! I chose some highly raved products and some of these received high ranking in Cosme. There are 3 sets; skincare, cosmetics and snacks. I will be adding product description to each item just in case you're not familiar with it.

 Hadalabo Gokujyun Foaming Face Wash (link)

Preserve your skin's natural moisture as you wash. Instantly foaming and easy to massage, this wash rinses clean without drying out your skin. Use morning and night for a luxurious yet practical start to softer, more supple skin. (5.4 fl oz/160mL)

Instructions : Moisten face and hands with lukewarm water. Dispense 1 to 2 pumps of wash into hands. Gently massage onto face, using circular motions. Rinse thoroughly. Use twice a day or as needed.

Ingredients : Water, PEG-8, Butylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, TEA-Cocoyl Alaninate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Glycerin, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hyaluronate, Methylparaben, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Starch Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Succinic Acid
cr: Hada Labo USA

I got this one too and I really like it. This product is highly raved but I didn't really expect it to work on me because I have tried some popular products before *cough*SU:M37 miracle rose cleansing stick*cough*Banila Co clean it zero*cough* and those just didn't work.

 ROSETTE Ceramide Gel (link)

This is a multi-functional gel that provides all your basic skincare benefits: toner, serum, moisturizer, cream. Rich in moisturizing ingredients like ceramide, marine collagen, hyaluronic acid, and Japanese bloodgrass root extract, the fresh gel blends in effortlessly to nourish and condition the skin’s moisture balance. Also good for sensitive skin.

 Fragrance free, artificial color free, mineral oil free.
cr: Cosme

 This one I regret not getting. Been hearing a lot of good stuff about this, Rosette has 3 ceramides in it while other ceramide creams only has 1 and another important factor to consider is the price, this is one cheap! It's 856 yen which is around $7.

Melano CC Intensive Anti-Spot Essence (link)

New formula. With moisturizing Alpinia White, derived from ginger-lilies. The active ingredients, vitamins C and E, quickly soak into the skin, reaching deep down to create a more translucent, brighter complexion. Also contains active ingredients to prevent acne and breakouts. Provides hydration support to help reduce the appearance of hyper pigmentation and scars left by acne
cr: cosme

I decided to give this one a  go. Haven't opened mine yet though because I need to take photos of it first. #bloggerproblems
This one is a best seller on Amazon Japan and a lot of people has been raving about it so why not.

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ (link)

New Formula

. SPF50+ PA++++. 
This sunscreen now features PA++++ sun protection, for even better sun protection with the same great benefits its users love. This is a refreshing sunscreen serum that blocks even intense UV rays. It may have an SPF of 50+, but it is incredibly lightweight and easy to remove with any regular cleanser.
cr: Cosme

Number 1 sunscreen in cosme rankings and also the number 1 bestseller in Amazon Japan.
I think that's enough. lol I got the gel instead of  this one because it's more suitable for my skin type, I suppose.

Lululun Mask (link)
You can choose which color you like.
Lululun Pink (7 masks)
This face mask now offers a well-balanced complex of all the things you could want in a mask. Rich in rice ceramide to enhance the skin’s absorption of ingredients, avocado extract to nourish, as well as aloe vera leaf extract and panax ginseng to provide glow and elasticity to the skin. The new sheet is easy to unfold, and it stays on the skin with a softer touch.
LuLuLun Face Mask White (7 masks)
This face mask is rich in a new moisturizing ingredient, Fucogel. It now has a unique, nourishing texture that smooths and refreshes the skin while providing lasting hydration. Vitamin C and plant extract promote even more luminous skin. The new sheet is easy to unfold, and it stays on the skin with a softer touch.
LuLuLun Face Mask Blue (7 masks)
This face mask now contains 3 times more of the highly moisturizing ingredient Lipidure. It is also rich in royal jelly extract and sweet marjoram to keep your skin smooth, hydrated, and rich. The new sheet is easy to unfold, and it stays on the skin with a softer touch.
cr: Cosme

 Kiss Me Heroine Make (link)
Long & Curl Mascara Super WP
This mascara elongates lashes and creates a beautiful look that lasts as long as you want. The formula contains Instant Lock ingredients and Shape Memory Polymer, which keep the lashes lifted and separated all day long. It features a waterproof and oil-proof formula to prevent smudging and fiber fall-out throughout the day.
cr: Cosme

If I remember correctly, this is number one in the best mascara category last 2014. unfortunately it dropped to number 2 last year but that doesn't it's not good. A lot of people raved about this and it's an amazon best seller too! Oh, I heard this is difficult to remove.

 Canmake Cream cheek (link)
Creates a complexion that exudes health from deep within your skin, like a fountain of happiness.Blends in with your skin as though melting into it, ensuring that your complexion stays looking dewy-fresh for hours on end. Surprising texture! A melting gel-type formulation that becomes dry after application.
・The melting gel-type texture, which is silky-soft on your fingers, becomes dry from the instant you apply it to your cheeks!
・Contains masses of emollient agents that are highly compatible with your skin (squalene of vegetable origin and amino acid-based emollients), enclosed in a special stretchy gel, which not only protects your skin from drying out, but also improves the blusher's adhesion to your skin, making it longer-lasting.
・Highly compatible with all foundations!
Can be used on top of powder foundations and liquid foundations.
Versatile coloring
・Gel-type formulation for vibrant color that looks just as it does in the container.
Melts into your skin, revising your complexion to make it look as though it has been lit from within, and lasts for hours and hours.
cr: Canmake

Canmake Marshmallow Finish Powder (link)
Create the perfect sweet-looking face that's as soft and light ♡ as a marshmallow!
Achieve a matte finish that conceals pores and hides any unevenness in your complexion ☆
A face powder for finishing your foundation and touching up your make-up through the day. Handy pressed formulation that's easy to carry in your bag.
3 shades:
[MO] Matte Ochre A matte light ochre that will make your skin look brighter in an instant
[MB] Matte Beige Ochre An ochre shade that quickly and easily blends into your skin
[ML] Matte Light Ochre A bright ochre, for a highly translucent look
cr: Canmake

Canmake Your Lip Only Gloss (link)
For your lips only - a lip color that's unique to you
● An astonishing gloss that turns pink as it reacts with moisture
It reacts with the moisture in your lips, so the precise shade and depth of color differ from one wearer to another. Won't wear off when you eat
● The color actually gets brighter over time, so it stays firmly on your lips. More than 92% beautifying and emollient agents
3 shades
[01]Add just the right touch of gloss and complexion which makes natural lip
[02]Colorful pearl that looks cute makes shining pink lip
[03]Formulated for a richer color. Now available in a mysterious clear purple!
cr: canmake

For this one, Samurai Buyer will just send the winner some random Japanese snacks. I suggested the ones in the photo above but they might add some more, I don't really know.
It is no secret that Japan has a lot of strange flavored Kitkat so if there are flavors you want to try, do let me know in the comments and I will ask them to get it for you. :D Not just Kitkat, any Japanese snack that you want to try. Here are the links, you can check which flavors are available.
Poppin Cookin
Tokyo Banana
All snacks

Giveaway Info
This giveaway is open worldwide.
 Enter as many different ways as you like! You can enter via twitter and facebook daily.
  More entries means more chances of winning.
Winners will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter.
Giveaway will end on March 20.
Winners will be announced on March 25.
  The winners will be contacted within 24 hours via email after the giveaway ended and will be given 48 hours to respond, if they do not respond within 48 hours a new winner will be selected.
If they do not respond to the email within the 48 hours a new winner will be selected.

You can enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter but I also listed the things you need to do below. You don't have to do everything if you don't want to.

There are lots of ways to enter:

 1. Sign up on Samurai Buyer (click this)
2. Share this giveaway on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Mention @marxiekim and use #samuraibuyer as hashtag.
 You must be able to verify your share or tweet by linking to your post.You can find the URL for your post by clicking on the timestamp.
3. Share Samurai Buyer's video (click this) on Facebook or Twitter. Mention @marxiekim and use #samuraibuyer as hashtag.
 You must be able to verify your share or tweet by linking to your post.You can find the URL for your post by clicking on the timestamp.
4. Like Samurai Buyer's Facebook page. (click)
5. Like my facebook page. (click)
 6. Follow Samurai Buyer on Twitter (click)
7. Follow me on Twitter (click)
8. Follow me on Instagram (click)
9. Follow me on GFC (click)
10. Follow me on Bloglovin' (click)
11. Blog about the giveaway. Use this image on your blogpost. (click)
12. Put this banner on your blog's sidebar (click)
13. Browse the store (click) and choose a product you want to try. Put the link on Rafflecopter widget.
14. Leave a comment below. Choose which set you like and why.
 15. Your name, email and link to your Facebook or Twitter so I can contact you if you win.

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 I hope you guys like this giveaway and good luck to all of you! :)

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  1. i just follow your blog <3
    nice post and blog.

  2. I'd like to win the skincare set because most of those products are my HGs anyway. :D

  3. I'd like to win the snack set because as much as I love cosmetics my shelves are over-flowing and I can't purchase any other Japanese snacks but over-priced Pockys here in Finland :(

  4. I'd like to win the skincare set because I recently bought some Japanese vitamin C face masks and love them, so I'm open to finding new products that makes my skin better!

  5. Thank you so much for this giveaway!! I would love any of the makeup or skincare kits, but if I had to chose I would go for the skincare because many of those products are popular around Asian Beauty, and I would definitely love to give them a try :D

  6. I would love to win the Make up set. I never tried any of these products, but would love to.

  7. Thank you for this lovely giveaway! I like all the prizes! :)

  8. SkinCare set! Skincare from Japan always have good reviews, I really want and experience the goodness in Japanese products.

  9. I would really love the make-up set! Always on the look out for new products to try. I'm also probably going to Japan in the summer, so it'd be nice to know what to expect <3

  10. i pick
    ♡rossette ceramide gel
    ♡ Canmake Your Lip Only Gloss
    because i'd love to try it and never hear it before so i hope i have chance to win your amazing giveaway @marxiekim #samuraibuyer wish me luck

  11. The skincare set catch my eyes <3

    i hear so many good things about japanese skincare especially that biore uv. since a lot of beauty blogger pick that biore as a holy grail.

  12. I want to win cosmetics set because I love make up so much!

    Name:Princess Neverland

  13. What an amazing giveaway! I would love to try the skincare or the makeup kit, although I must admit that I do adore the green tea kitkats. I really do like Japanase Cosmetics, but since it is more difficult to get I usually end up buying Korean stuff :D

  14. It is a tie between the skincare and snacks for me. Take care of my skin, or act like a little piggy? Japanese snacks are so yummy.

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

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  16. I like to win the Skincare Set because I adore japanese cosmetics !

  17. I'd like to win the skincare set or the make up set!! Sorry, candies T-T
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. I would like to win skincare set because I love trying a new products for my skin.

  19. I would love to win the skincare set because the products deliver great results and my skin really needs all the help it can get. Thank you for the giveaway :)

    Rafflecopter name: Li Na

  20. Skincare products, look amazing!!!!

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway! I want the Skincare set because I've been dying to try some of those products!

  23. I would you like to win the makeup set because I'm a big fan of makeup :-)
    thanks for this lovely giveaway! ♥

  24. Hey Marxie, you sent me an e-mail less than a week ago announcing that I'm a winner (yay) and I replied to you twice, but I haven't had a response back. I'm just a little worried my mails didn't go through, so could you let me know whether they did? Thank you! - Olivia


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