In-flight Indulgences

I’m still reeling from my 27 hours of travel, but I certainly have many positive things to share about this journey:

I was initially quite dismayed to learn that we had a second stopover, making my journey SIN-ICN / ICN-NRT / NRT-LAX (or, Singapore to Seoul, Seoul to Tokyo, and Tokyo to Los Angeles, if you don’t speak airport code).

However, during our brief stop in Japan where I had about 20 minutes to spare, I chanced upon my new favorite face wash!

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They retailed for ¥680 at the airport, or just under US$8, so I snapped up two tubes. I absolutely LOVE the rich, thick, foamy lather, and I imagine it would work splendidly with my Olay Pro-X cleaning brush!

And of course, with Korean Air’s formidable arsenal of in-flight shopping merchandise, I did not leave empty handed. They take in-flight shopping VERY seriously, with stickers for your headrest, lest you miss out!
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Despite the protests of my wallet, my vanity succumbed to the allure of SK-II, having used their range of products for a week in NYC with great results, and most recently enjoying a very decadent facial treatment at their boutique spa.

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I purchased the Cellumination Essence, and Whitening Spots Specialist, both of which cost $40 less on KoreanAir than if purchased in the US. It’s a huge splurge for me, but they really do seem to work, so I’m going to give it a shot. I can’t say that I will be willing/able to afford the rest of their range, but… oh, the scary slippery slope that is SK-II!

But it’s not all about expensive purchases on the flight. KoreanAir also had these products by Jurlique, and because I absolutely LOVE the fresh scent of lavender, I made many more trips to the bathroom than necessary, just for another spritz of the hydrating mist on my face and for a dab of lotion on my hands.
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Flying Trans-Pacific is so much more fun with lovely free toiletries and good deals to be had!

Mile High Mall

I took my first flight with KoreanAir yesterday, on its brand new A380s from Los Angeles to Seoul.

What I completely did not expect was this mini mall of sorts at the back of the plane, complete with displays, product samples, and a flight attendant manning the counter the whole time!! (I snapped this picture while she was delivering products to passengers)

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And their inflight catalog is possibly the most comprehensive one I’ve seen yet.

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I have to admit that I actually seriously considered a couple of purchases, and may even buy something on the flight home!