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#108- APOTHIA +Cil d’ or +Padina

My eyelashes are soooooooo beautiful since last Friday.

Karen (who is a VP at Ron Robinson /APOTHIA at Fred Segal Melrose) invited me to a VIP Cil d'or eyelash extension treatment at APOTHIA (http://www.ronrobinson.com/APOTHIA-BEAUTY-s/82.htm).

Eyelash extensions by Japan's top salons, Cil d’ or (was sending their top specialists to this event / www.cildor.net) with Padina (eyelash conditioner / www.padinacosmetics.com).

I had a great time with Didi (who is a specialist and daughter of a founder of Padina, Daniel), Naho-san (who is another specialist from Japan), Ly (who is a graphic designer for Padina. I love the design on Padina!), Daniel(who is a founder of Padina) and Karen.

The treatment took one hour and I had a fun chat with all of them for another one hour. It was lovely Friday afternoon at APOTHIA.

Didi has a magic hand! I was in heaven during my eyelash extension and Padina eyelash conditioner treatment! I was relaxing and saying in my mind, “please don’t stop!” (ha ha ha!)

It was first time for the eyelash extensions for me and I loved it! These long beautiful eyelashes will last for three weeks. Great news! I can show my eyelashes to people at the next Los Angeles fashion market week(next week). Oh…one more great news…the Padina eyelash conditioner (created with Cil d’ or group) is a Botanical formulation to naturally enhance eyelash strength, growth and volume. Which means, non harmful. Great!

Didi has long beautiful eyelashes (she is a beautiful young woman. It makes sense that she is an older sister of MARIE who is a top model and TV personality in Japan. By the way, her mother is an owner of Japan's top salons, Cil d’ or), but her eyelashes are not extensions, Padina made her eyelashes natural long & beautiful.

I can’t wait my eyelashes grow like her eyelashes (I heard, it takes about couple of weeks)!

Karen has always fresh products and she starts fashion trends with her fashion & business sense. I really respect her business style and I love her thoughtful, smart and funny personality.

Many smart fashion people want to start business with her and Ron at Ron Robinson (and APOTHIA) at Fred Segal Melrose, because most of products usually become popular & famous by fashion people in LA (and in the world!) right away from Ron Robinson.

Anyway, every morning for three weeks, I don’t need to put on mascara, what a nice treat!!! and I will see my natural long & beautiful eyelashes soon! What a beautiful treat!!!

Do you like your eyelashes? If you want to have more long & beautiful eyelashes, try Padina at APOTHIA(Ron Robinson at Fred Segal Melrose)! xoxo

By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles
June 6, 2010

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東日本大震災(東北地方太平洋沖地震)被災者および日本の皆様へ

このたびの東日本大震災(東北地方太平洋沖地震)により被災されたすべての方々に心からお見舞い申し上げます。そして、犠牲になられた方々とご遺族の皆様に、深くお悔やみを申し上げます。

日本にいらっしゃる皆様、どうかご無事で、早く、安心出来る暮らし、笑顔が戻ってきますように、心からお祈り申し上げます。


*** 米国でも多くの人が心を痛めており、皆様のご無事を願っています

東北・関東地方で起った大震災に心を痛めながら、私は、「米国在住のライターの私に、日本の皆様のために出来ることをしたい」と、こちらで流れるテレビニュースの画面を見つめながら、ずっと考えていました。

そうしていましたら、本日(ロサンゼルス:3月18日/日本:3月19日)、仕事でお付き合いのある茨城県在住の女性(実際にお会いしたことはありません)から、「テレビでも、世界各国からの応援メッセージをもっと放送して欲しい」とメールをいただきました。

早速、私が報道の仕事で関わっている日本のテレビ局、ラジオ局の幹部、報道記者の方々へ、この女性のメッセージを届け、放送に関してのお願いメールを送信致しました。


*** 米国在住の私に出来ることを考えてみました

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