I’m bringing you guys a pretty cool post today that I’ve been excited to write about since I received my goodies last week! As regular readers will know, I love anything to do with Japan, especially the food, games and anime and manga.
A while back Tokyo Direct followed me over on Twitter and mentioned to me how they were looking for bloggers and vloggers to talk about their brand and some of the stuff they sell. Months later I FINALLY got back to them about this and they agreed to send me some goodies in the post to talk about on my blog.
Tokyo Direct are a UK-based online shop that sell Japanese products and ship worldwide.
Tokyo Direct is founded in 2017 to bring amazing Japanese products directly from Japan to UK, Europe and worldwide. Our products are carefully selected by our Japanese staff and imported from Japan so that genuine products and trends in Japan are guaranteed to deliver to you.
I was so excited for what they were sending me and let me know what I would be expecting. They sent me some Japanese candy, as well as a sheet mask. I’ll be talking about them on this post of course!
The first thing I took out of the package is this sheet face mask!
- Hadabisei 3D Mask Series in Ageing Care Whitening* – (link)
The first thing I want to mention about this product is that on the website they actually sell a box of 4, which is the item I’ve also linked in this post. So sadly if you only wanted to buy one, I don’t know if you could or not!
I noticed on the packaging that there isn’t any English on it, apart from a few little bits and pieces. This doesn’t matter though really as it’s fairly straight forward how you use a sheet mask, you know?
I was sent the ageing care whitening mask which contains highly pure vitamin C, which is said to help brighten your skin.
As of yet I haven’t given this face mask a go as I’m waiting for the right chance to use it, which will probably be during my week off work this month. I cannot wait to give this a go as I’m such a sucker for face masks to be honest with you, especially sheet masks on a warm evening!
The Japanese candy that I was sent are some old favourites of mine and I was happy to receive them!
I’m no going to sugar coat this when I say it, but to send a blogger stuff is amazing, absolutely amazing! But to send someone out of date stuff is pretty shocking. Sorry Tokyo Direct but whilst I’ll still eat these, it’s still pretty lame and it’s a tad disappointing.
I used to love Hi-Chew’s back in the day when I first discovered Japanese sweets and snacks and I would always make sure to pick up a tube of the grape flavour! I always buy these in my local Japanese supermarket if they have my favourite flavours too, which includes peach alongside grape.
Hi-Chew are fruity chew sweets and were first released in 1975. The sweets were created so that Japanese people could have an edible chewing gum which could be swallowed. This is because of the Japanese taboo against people taking food out of their mouth/
If you have never given Hi-Chew sweets a go then I HIGHLY recommend them, especially the strawberry and apple flavours, as I know so many people who love those flavours.
Also, the links above aren’t for single packets of the sweets, but actually for a pack of 12.
Overall I love my little blogger package that Tokyo Direct sent me, although very disappointed with being sent out of date products.
Would that put me off buying food products from them? Oh definitely and sadly I doubt I ever will due to that! I’d definitely love to try to order some of the beauty products from there in the future though, as well as the stationary items! I’ve already got my eyes peeled at some I’d love to pick up for work. 😛
I’ll pop all of Tokyo Direct’s links down below!
What do you guys think of Tokyo Direct? Would you order any of your Japanese goodies from them? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below!
Until next time all, take care and I hope you’re ready for the weekend.