Thursday, 1 March 2012

White Day Giveaway!

So Valentine's Day has gone by and barely a peep out of me! But I will pipe up to tell you about White Day and my White Day giveaway! 



For those of you who haven't heard of White Day, it's related to Valentine's Day and falls on the 14th of March, one month after V-day. It can be observed in South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and China and is a day for women to receive back some for what they've done on Valentine's Day. 

Huh?


Let's go back to Valentine's Day! 

In Japan, Valentine's Day is not celebrated the same as it is in the US or UK or maybe where you are. It's a day for women to give chocolate to men only. That's it! That's right, men get spoiled with chocolate and women do all the hard work. 



There's several types of chocolates given, but they are generally of the milk or dark varieties of chocolate. It's common to give 'giri choco' or 'obligation chocolate' to male friends and coworkers on Vday and is not sign of any romantic interest. While 'honmei choco' or 'real feelings chocolate' will be given to a man that a woman has romantic feelings for. The more homemade the honmei choco the better. 

White Day was created for men who received chocolate on Valentine's Day to return the favour to women. Because the traditional gift was white chocolate, the day is called White Day, but it can be common to give the women any manner of gifts, although it's often wrapped in white. 



So I imagine you're probably not expecting a White Day gift, so I wanted to give you one! And it's all the way from Japan with love. 



That's right, I've got a Visée meets blondy Glam Nude Eyes limited edition eyeshadow palette to giveaway!


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Want more info about the prize? 
Visée meets blondy Glam Nude Eyes Part 1
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19 comments:

  1. Now that's the strangest way to celebrate Valentine's Day I ever heard of. Thanks for telling us about it. What a nice giveaway Isolde.

    Ali x

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    1. You're most welcome! Good luck, Ali! x

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  2. That is the coolest! I love learning new things like this.

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    1. Thanks, Jade, I'm glad you like it! x

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  3. I hadn't ever considered that V-Day might go the other way in some cultures and I've never heard of White Day before. What a cool idea!

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  4. Great story, this seems to have much more meaning than the way V-day is celebrated around here. Home-made choco, mmmm...

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    1. Ha ha, well I think both V-day and White Day in Japan were 'created' by the chocolate companies. But still, I'm always up for a holiday if it benefits me! Good luck!

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  5. Erm... GFC has been discontinuted as of yesterday :(

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    1. Hmm, I've heard this, but it seems to be working fine for me. Is it regional? Sorry if this isn't working for you. >_<

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    2. GFC was only discontinued for non-blogger (blogspot.com) sites. So this is still up and running on my site.

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  6. Oh I love a good give a way and that shadow is just my color.

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    1. Thanks! That's good to hear! Good luck!

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  7. Actually, and shockingly, I had never heard of it! How I missed this in all my Japan exposure is beyond me. I am glad to know of it now though!

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    1. How could this be!?! Oh well, I am glad I can still find something to educate you about! x

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  8. Wow something I haven't heard before, and I am always looking for good eye shadows! Thanks!!

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    1. Glad to share something new with you!! good luck!

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  9. Ohhh where did you get the eyeshadows? I've been looking for them all over the place!

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    1. Hi Brenda! I got them from Ichibankao, but I can see they're not there anymore. These were limited editions and released in January. You've got a chance to win one here! Good luck!

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