Over the three weeks we’ve spent in Japan of course I bought more than only food. Whenever I travel, I always try to buy a souvenir I can use or wear to remember a trip afterwards. However, this time I came home with other things than I had planned. Those Japanese and all their kawaii stuff made me love wandering their shops way too much!
Clothes I got from Japan
What I thought was remarkable was that there are a lot of shops in the metro and train stations. Seeing so many clothes shops with cool clothes was heaven to me, but somehow I didn’t buy anything until the middle of our trip. Having to try to stuff it in my already quite full backpack might have something to do with that, next to the heat wave and the sweaty temperatures… By the middle of our trip we decided we would buy an extra bag for so we didn’t have to put our hiking shoes to climb Mount Fuji in our backpack on the plane. And that did unleash me a bit. Oops!
I started by buying a super cute pair of ORiental TRaffic sandals that always feel like walking on clouds. Super weird: they work with sizes S, M and L for their shoes. o.O
Ever since I bought my grey backpack last spring I always look for another one. I definitely found it in this simple black one which I can actually close!
The dress is from (and I’m ashamed to say it because I’m in Japan and I really tried on so many Japanese brands but nothing fit really) Forever21… When we left to Japan, I knew I wanted to go to Forever21. When a friend of mine returned from her trip to Japan end of January, we had a sushi lunch so she could give us some tips. One of the things she said was “and OMG Noor they have SUCH a HUGE Forever21 store in Tokyo!” Yep, my friends know me so well… 😉 I was looking forward to shopping there, because the Forever21 stores in Belgium closed down last year. Little did I know I would only be buying a dress in that store really… Either way, I just looove this striped dress from Forever21! ♥
Beauty supplies I got from Japan
But enough for the clothes. Let’s start with some skin care. Yep, skin care, who would’ve thought!
It all started when we were on the metro, of all places. They not only have advertisement banners in their cars, but also video advertising. So when I saw this girl showing how elastic a face wash was, I just had to have it. 😀 We looked almost two full weeks for it but finally the boyf found it. Mochi is a Japanese rice cake which is a bit gel like. Hard to explain, but it’s what this product is named after.
The product is really fun to play with before applying to the face and clean your face with it. The elasticity is not as exaggerated as in the commercial, but it’s still cool. And even though I just picked it up because it looked fun, it also works and isn’t too harsh on my face. Yay!
I also picked up some face masks, also because I thought they looked cool. The one comes in a gold package and the other is in the shape of… you guessed it: Pikachu! How cool is that?! 😀
I also bought some nail polish (duh), a blue one (duh) only because it was from Hello Kitty. I’m SUCH a sucker for cute/kawaii stuff, agh! I also got these nail stickers, which were quite expensive, but I just wanted to get some nail art stuff from Japan. I had really thought I would be able to buy tons of (rather cheap) nail art supplies here, but alas!
Bullet journal supplies I got from Japan
To finish I bought some bullet journal supplies. Back in March I told you how I really wanted to buy a bullet journal, which I afterwards got from the boyf. I could choose the color and (obviously) went for blue, so when I saw the juice paint markers and washi tapes I also went for blue. 🙂 But more on their use and my bullet journal later!
As you can see I didn’t buy thaaaat much during our three-week trip. A heat wave (“Oh that looks cute but it’s too hot to try it on.”) and a full backpack really set me back in the beginning. However, the things I did buy are really amazing and I’ll remember them forever as the things I got from Japan. 😀
Do you also love to buy souvenirs you can use or wear afterwards, remembering a trip every time you do? 😀