Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Quick Hydration

It's been a while since I've posted! School's finally done and now I have nothing to do. It's so difficult to find a temporary retail job, some of the places I've been to say they're hiring, but I don't hear from them =/ Am I over qualified to work because I'm gonna be a teacher? haha
Since I'm currently unemployed, it gives me a chance to use up the products that I ignored. At least this keeps me from buying more new stuff.

I suffer from flaky cakey foundation cheeks after 6-8 hours. I have stopped applying powder to the areas that tend to get dry and this has helped a little, but sometimes, there's still a bit of dryness.
To help prevent this from happening, I use makeup mists before applying makeup/during the day or a mask. For a review of the Shu Uemura and Paul & Joe mist, click here.
I have since finished those mists, but I still had 2 more and some masks that I have not touched since purchasing them from Japan.

Shiseido Hadasui Skin and Body Lotion Mist 240mL 550yen
I saw this on Pink's post but couldn't find it until I went to Tokyo. You can spray this almost anywhere on your face or body and even your hair. You could also use this after you've been in the sun, or according to the picture on the bottle, after shaving. It's 100% mineral water and doesn't have a scent. I spray this on my face and massage it in before applying base makeup.

Kanebo Freeplus Air Shower Mist 50g 850yen
If I'm out and my skin gets dry, I use the Paul & Joe Moisture Gel or this mist that's more convenient for putting in the purse. I don't really like this as much as the other ones I've tried because it smells kind of like alcohol, but the Freeplus line is supposed to be free of preservatives. It makes my skin feel refreshed and adds a bit of moisture back to the dry areas. The mist also spreads out to cover a large area so I only need to spray it 2-3 times.
Adambeauty carries this line, but not the mist. However, I've read from other blogs that he did special orders before, so I don't see why he wouldn't be able to get this.

If I have lots of time to get ready then I slap on a Beauty Diary Mask or I use another quicky mask instead of the mists. I'm not sure if this is the actual Angel Cotton Purified Water Pads that Fuz talked about on her blog, but it looked close to it. All I know is this Selena brand also makes a cotton puff that Imomoko sells. I got this at a daiso for a buck a pack (5 in a pack) so it was worth a try.

I would consider this a 2 minute mask. Each pack is individually wrapped with 2 pieces of cotton (75mm x 75mm) that's soaked in what I assume is the purified water. I think it works the same as the mists but since I leave this on my cheeks for 1-2 minutes, there's more time for my skin to absorb more moisture. There's no scent and it feels very refreshing after I use it. The cotton pads are thick and soft and have lots of liquid in them.

I don't use these on top of my makeup like the mists. I'm worried that it'll smudge something or melt my makeup, so I use these before applying base makeup. These are very convenient to travel with.
Each piece fits on my cheek nicely as long as you put it on properly. The first time I used it, I put it on upside down so it kept falling off. You're supposed to put it on with the bend side facing out so it hangs onto your skin...like so

I know Imomoko sold these, but I couldn't find it on the website =/ I've also seen these sold at Pacific Mall but I'm not sure how much they were. Or.. if you want to save money and already have a makeup mist, you can try buying Shiseido cotton pads and soak it with the mist and use it as a mask or put it in a small ziploc bag for travelling.


miss wiggle said...

Welcome to the Unemployed Club! It's great isn't it? xD

Lulu said...

haha aww, well use it as a chance for you to relax a bit before real work starts! and now you can finally have some time to play with your makeup, like you said <3 two minute mask sounds great, it'll be nice to take it along roadtrips and just slap it on whenever your skin feels dry in the car.

ChyiX2 said...

I tend to buy Vichy water atomizers I rarely use. Only when I'm on a plane I spray myself regularly. Reading your post made me realize I should sart using them some more.

K /BihadaDiaries said...

Girl if you need anything more from Daiso or anything, let me know!!!

fuzkittie said...

Those look exactly like the angel cotton pads! Mmm makes me wanna mist something on my face right now, haha.

trina's reality said...

The mists seems pretty cool! I have dry skin sometimes, but I use Vaseline--I will definitely try a mist for moisture. Thanks ;]

Dina (XYYan) said...

the two minutes mask looks so nice. I'll check it out in daiso soon :D

lou said...

I'm curious about the science behind those water-cotton-masks, what exactly about it makes your skin absorb the water? I was wondering if this would work with just regular cotton pads and distilled water.

acutelife said...

I want the hadasui mist spray!!! The size is generous n it can be applied everywhere @.@ thanks for reviewing it :))

Anonymous said...

i like hadasui a lot.. you should be careful it changes colour after some time!

ohh i tried angel cotton too, you can get them in pack of 20, i bought a box of that really cheapily and still some left over. i was surprised how cheap they were! but they dont them much in a lot of places in tokyo tho

Pop Champagne said...

the mask seems really nice. And dont' worry about the job, one will come and it will be the right one when it's meant to be, enjoy your time off while you can and good luck!! :D

MiuMiu said...

Hi Lou
Well I only bought it to try after reading Fuzkittie's review of it. The water particles are supposed to be smaller than usual to absorb better..i could be wrong though. I think it's similar to the evian water spray but this one you leave it on rather than spraying

DiWiMakeup said...

That looks cool! Your school ends early; I have one more week left!

xo, Diana

Becky said...

Ah~ I know exactly how you feel. I'm desperately searching for a job right now but doesn't seem like my profession is in demand for now... sadly... maybe I'm just not looking hard enough???

my cheeks get so so flaky after several hours too... i use Avene's water mist and that usually does the job for me. i only apply powder to my t zone area which tends to be most oily.

Becky said...

Oh and not to sound totally creeper-ish but I swear I've seen you at Pacific Mall before XD

izumi said...

interesting.. i've never really had DRY skin problems, but more OILY skin problems.. haha. glad you found a solution!

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Anonymous said...

Welcome back, Millie! I'm also looking for a job, I hope some clothing place hires me cos I'm getting really bored not being able to haul xD Thank you for the reviews on the face mists, I'm on a hunt for a face mist for the summer right now and this review came just in time! I've tried both the Shu Uemura and the Paul & Joe sprays before, but now I'm thinking of trying a face spray frmo Skindinavia, heard raves about them on MakeuAlley. I've tried Freeplus product before and they're really do help with redness and sensitivity. Pretty expensive though. I want to try the Hadasui but can't find it anywhere. What a cute bottle!