Despite the fancy-smancy location of my office, on my walk to work there are a series of 100 yen vending machines. Usually I can resist the temptation of a cheap shot of caffeine and sugar... until they started stocking Fauchon drinks. I have fond memories of eating wonderful Fauchon bread as a child in Paris, and am probably seeking to recreate those memories in tea-form.
So now each morning starts with a battle between myself and the vending machine, which seems to blink its lights more alluringly whenever I start to approach:
"Just one little matcha latte won't hurt...or how about some nectar tea on this lovely warm morning?" it seems to wheedle in a vaguely obaachan-esque voice... or perhaps I just anthropomorphize too much?
A slightly more expensive (and certainly healthier) little pleasure arrived by mail from Glossy Box, which sends boxes filled with samples of expensive cosmetics and beauty products for the very reasonable price of 1500 yen. I signed up to receive a special edition, with all-natural and organic cosmetics, and have been thrilled so far!
The face products from Trilogy are amazing, and have somehow tamed my skin. The GloMinerals powder foundation, something I usually steer away from, is also a hit. However, the jury is still out on the Chess hair care set (what does 'organicoside' mean anyway?).
The other samples I will try out during my upcoming trip to Taiwan (me, excited?! no, not at all...). The main reason I would recommend this small pleasure (besides being able to try products that usually retail around 10000 yen a piece), is that a lot of the cosmetics are imports from the US and Europe, which means they tend to be very good for Caucasian skin.
Any little pleasures you want to share?