I am back with a new TC’s Treasures post. When I posted this in April, before my trips, I hadn’t had many favourites then. After my trips? My list of favourites went on a major expansion. From a tech gadget to Japanese and French beauty products to Japanese snacks to Japanese airline, this list just exploded. Do check out the things I have been loving! Let me know if you’ve tried any of my favourites. My next post will be about my Fukuoka trip. But first, my favourites!
Amazon Kindle Voyage
After three-plus years of using my first generation Kindle Paperwhite, I finally upgraded to a Kindle Voyage and the origami case. I bought this when the Voyage was $50.00 off for Prime members, and I applied my gift card balance of $169.69 to that and the case. The grand total? $40.29! I love it when I can make bargains like this. As for the Kindle Voyage and the case — I am really liking it. It’s a lot faster than my lagging Paperwhite, and the origami case is actually really useful. I doubted on the case, but it’s actually really good. I am happily reading on my new Kindle Voyage that I named “Rin”, which means “companion” according to Babynames.com. Very fitting since I use my Kindle almost daily.
Hada Labo Gokujyun Clear Lotion
I have been using this hydrating toner as my summer moisturiser, and it’s been working out really well for me. Not only is this solution light, it’s full of hyaluronic acid, which is a good thing for my face, and it doesn’t have a whole bunch of ingredients. Even better, that there is no scent, so my nose is happy to not breathe in overpowering scents that exist in some products.
Cure Natural Aqua Gel
This is the best exfoliator. Ever. It’s a gel you apply and massage on your face. In a few seconds, little balls of dead skin gunks are formed, and then you rinse them all off. My face feels so great afterwards. This has no rough micro-whatever found in scrubs, so this is perfect for those with sensitive skin. This is the holy grail of exfoliator for me!
L’Occitane Citrus Verbena Shampoo and Conditioner
When I stayed at my hotel in Hakodate, I chose the L’Occitane set. This is my first time using L’Occitane bath products. I love the citrusy scent, and the shampoo and conditioner really works well with my hair. I’m glad to have an extra set of these to use in the future!
Rokkatei Marusei Caramel
These crunchy caramels with soybeans are actually quite tasty. The tour guide I met took me to the Rokkatei dessert shop, and this was one of the sweets she recommended. It’s really nice. I like how it was actually not too sweet. The soybeans make them very interesting!
Rokkatei Marusei Butter Sand
On the flip side, this sweets is a chocolate rum and raisin biscuit on crack. I kid you not. The buttery, creamy, chocolatey, liqueur-filled concoction in between the two soft biscuits is to die for. Of all the things I wished I’d bought more of in Hakodate, this was it. This was another sweets recommended by my tour guide. I want some more of these. Next time I go to Hokkaido, I’m buying me twenty boxes of these for myself and to share with my family and friends!
Calbee Jaga Pokkuru
These potato sticks are also excellent. I don’t know what seasoning they use other than the salt from the Okhotsk region, but they are utterly delicious. I actually bought more of these back with me when I went to Fukuoka . . . haha! These are way better than any potato chips, and I like that these aren’t too salty!
Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory
My last snack favourite are these unusual honey and gorgonzola cheese chocolate (?!) biscuits. Chocolate or not, the honey and gorgonzola combination works for me. I was actually given a sample in the airport duty-free shop during my Hakodate trip. I bought some then and bought some more when I went to Fukuoka, haha!
All Nippon Airways
Last, but not least, I’ll talk about my love for ANA. I really liked flying with them. The crew were so helpful and polite, both in and out of the aeroplane. Due to my adoration to them, I even signed up for the ANA Mileage Club programme, haha! I’ll definitely be flying as much as I can with them, along with Asiana since they are in the same alliance.