Review: H2O+ Face Oasis Cleansing Water

Hard to see but it's the cleansing water. Very hard to take the picture when it was just creeping through all the cracks and crevices of my brother's hand.

How it comes out of the pump bottle as it's near the end. I had to pump a bajillion times to get this amount of foam though. I don't recommend it xD Just pour it out!

How it lathers if you do it prior to rubbing your face.

Product Description (from website):

-Technologically advanced, oil-free foaming liquid effectively breaks down make-up and dulling impurities without irritation, restoring skin's natural radiance

-Hydrating marine botanicals nourish and protect skin's moisture balance so it feels refreshed and revitalized
-Sea-derived essential minerals work synergistically with Sea Mineral Complex, scientifically advanced delivery system to ensure vital nutrients are rapidly absorbed at the cellular level

Ingredients (from website):
Water (Aqua), Decyl Glucoside, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Polyaspartate, Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance (Parfum), Allantoin, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Linalool, Butylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Sea Salt (Maris Sal), Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Lecithin, Methylisothiazolinone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Ulva Lactuca Extract, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Retinyl Palmitate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Fruit Extract

From website: Pump a small amount into palm. Add water and work into a lather. Massage over damp face and neck. Rinse.
From bottle: Apply to dry face and neck, add water and massage into milky lather, Remove with washcloth or rinse.
What I did: I sometimes followed bottle's directions. Other times I'd forget I needed to have dry hands and wet my hands prior to pumping the product out. But either works fine. In fact, I think have wet hands helps create a better lather than trying to do it when it's already on your face. Also, I had to pump at least 3 pumps sometimes 4 before I felt I had enough to rub/lather enough on my face.

Comes in a plastic bottle with a pretty short pump. It has 8.25 fl oz or 243 mL of product. It seems like a lot of product but it really isn't when you start to use it. It might be a bit messy at first when you pump the product out because it is water so it'll spurt out pretty far (further than what I anticipated the first few times I used it). But you should get the hang of it. I can't complain much about the packaging for this specific product because I really can't think of another way to hold cleansing water either than in a toner-like bottle with a spout nub (I don't know what they're called so I'm going to call it a spout nub =]). Also as I got towards the end of the bottle, it was difficult getting any water to squirt out. Instead, it came out as a very weak fluffy foam that wasn't enough to use to wash my face. So I ended up having to twist off the pump and pouring the product into my hand. Which was very difficult because the water would always end up dripping out of my hand.

H2O+ website or store
8.25 fl oz / 243 mL for USD$24
16 fl oz / 474 mL for USD$28 (jumbo size. I'm not completely sure if this is LE or not)

-Doesn't break me out
-Makes my skin feel soft
-No residue left over
-Doesn't sting

-Difficult to use since it's just water. A lot of it falls off my hands before I can even use it >__<;; But then again I have very small hands...
-Scent may bother some people. I think they made it to smell like sea/ocean water...but it's a little too fragranced IMO
-My face is a little tight after it dries but definitely not as drying as some other cleansers I've tried.
-Not as hydrating as it claims to be IMO
-A bit expensive for what it is. If I actually used this night and day I would probably have finished this within 1 - 2 months tops.

I'm not sure how well it removes makeup. I never tried it because I only used this in the morning as a gentle cleanser.
Also, the site says you could use this to clean brushes and sponges but I didn't know that until after I finished the bottle so I can't test this claim anymore.

Nope. I use it up way too quickly and the price doesn't really help either =X I'm sure there are other gentle cleansers that are probably cheaper that can do the job...

To me it's just average. Nothing too special.

Probably not. Unless it comes in a gift set that isn't too expensive.
Maybe to those who want a gentler cleanser than foaming ones.

Disclaimer: I purchased this product with my own money. I am not affiliated with the company or any other sites mentioned above. These are just my opinions so please research more about a product before buying it. I'm just trying to share the experiences I get from using a certain product. I'm not endorsing it or anything. If anything this is for my own memory of what I liked and what I didn't like. skin is my skin...your skin is your skin, please don't blame me if the product doesn't work for you. Appropriate credits mentioned wherever I copied and pasted from the brand's website.

May 2011 Collective Haul

Finally my purchases of May.

I'm warning everyone beforehand that I did a lot of damage last month. A lot of it was because my friend offered to order from Sasa (but because most of the items I wanted went OOS) I went a little crazy on Imomoko and Adambeauty trying to satisfy my lemmings. The stuff I bought will probably last me a I hope I won't have the urge to buy more in the next couple of months. The rest of the items were bought in preparation for prom. (I only have a couple of other things in mind but those are drugstore items. After that, I definitely need to stop and save for college!) All these purchases already made up for the month of April where I purchased close to nothing xD

On with the haulage!!
Picture & text heavy!!!~

Origins Haul
L to R: GinZing, Modern Friction Face Scrub, VitaZing SPF15 Energy Boosting Moisturizer

I'm a little upset that Origins is promoting a set that has all three of the products that I wanted to try a month after I made my purchase :(

Origins GinZing

Origins Modern Friction Face Scrub & Origins VitaZing SPF15 Energy Boosting Moisturizer

1st Imomoko Haul!!

Items came very fast. But they sent me the wrong foot pack yet charged me for the other one (which was $2 more than the one they sent). Mistakes happen & they were nice about it and allowed me to return it for an exchange. Shipping was also very quick. Which is strange because my friends who ordered had mixed shipping lengths from them. =T

Kao Essential Damage Care Nuance Airy Treatment

I really wanted to try the hair mask that so many people were raving about. But Sasa has been OOS of that particular item, especially after Bubz recommended it. So I thought this might be similar. I've tried it once during my busy month last month. It made my hair feel very soft but I don't know if I'm just not used to using these types of products or such but I felt my hair turning oily slightly faster. But then could have been that I was touching my hair a lot more because it felt that soft =P Will try it again and try not to touch my hair and share my findings again!

Hada Labo Gokujun Cleansing Oil

I thought I should find a cleansing oil before my Origins one runs out (even though I still have more than enough to last me maybe this entire month). I cannot wait to try this and see if it's moisturizing or not. I do not know if it claims to or not because I do not read/understand Japanese but coming from Hada Labo I think it should/might be moisturizing..right?

Hada Labo Shirojun Arbutin Whitening Set (Lotion & Milky Lotion)

I was running out of my H2O+ moisturizer and slowly using up my Hada Labo SHA Lotion AND saw this awesome set on Imomoko so I wanted to give it a try. I haven't started it yet but hope to soon! Hopefully, it'll help brighten my skin and maybe lighten my neck *cross fingers*!

1st Adambeauty Haul!!
L to R: Mentholatum Skin Aqua UV bihaku Milk WHITE, Hadalabo BB Moist Emulsion SPF 50+ PA+++ - Natural Ochre, Hadalabo Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Acid Face Wash

Baby Foot East Pack (Size M)

This was the foot pack that I originally ordered. I really wanted to try it after seeing it on LotusPalace's blog. It sounded really interesting and I wanted to pamper/splurge on myself for prom and graduation. (I don't take care of my feet! So I must do so now, especially for the summer haha)

Benefit Feelin' Cheeky Set

Been meaning to get this since April. I planned to get this when Sephora had the 15% off but when I went to the Sephora I went to I didn't see any of the other items that I also wanted so I put it off and lost the chance to save some $$. =( I've only tried the Benetint so far and I really love it. It isn't as bold as my TonyMoly tints and isn't as quick drying. It's also very sheer unlike the TonyMoly tints so it's much easier to build up to desired intensity (maybe I haven't tried) whereas the TonyMoly ones come out very opaque the first layer you apply. Especially since TonyMoly's is a doe foot applicator and Benetint is a brush. Really like! I might even buy a full sized when..if I ever run out =D

Nanoce BB Set

Bought from the beauty store I previously ranted about. This time she was busy on the phone the majority of the time and didn't stare me down or even bothered to talk to me and best friend until we asked her for price and such. Maybe she sensed we were buying? Haha. Actually, I wasn't even intending to purchase this because I thought she only had the BB Cream alone. But I saw the set and it was only a few extra dollars (from her BB Cream price) and I was swayed. Bestfriend can attest to my vulnerability LOL She witnessed it firsthand.

Nanoce BB Moist Cream No.2 Healthy Ochre

I really wanted to try this after how many bloggers said this was a better match for slightly darker than the usual Korean BB Creams AND after seeing how beautifully Nic Nic looked in her face shots when she wore her's. I've been wearing this for the past week and I really like it! Hasn't broken me out. I don't think it clogged my pores. It didn't make me look uber pale or white-faced. Although..sometimes when it's especially hot and my makeup wears off a little faster than usual my normal face color starts to show up and makes it look slightly off but no biggie. I even got a compliment one day from a male friend that usually doesn't compliment me LOL It was surprising and might not have had anything to do with wearing this but I want to give it some credit. I do not know if it was a joke but it felt nice Haha

Nanoce BB Mineral Powder

I haven't tried this. But the powder jar is much smaller than what I expected. And much pinker than I expected as well. I hope it isn't light for me. Will try soon but want to use up some of my current powders before I open this one.

Koji Eyelash Curler No.73

I bought this mainly for prom. I decided to purchase this after scouring the beauty shops of Chinatown. The particular store that I went in had the wider curve and standard curve. The shop owner (I think or SA) allowed me to take out the curlers to try in-store which I thought was nice of her...was not expecting it! I was surprised that my eyes fell under the wide eyes range! I've used this a few times and it doesn't pinch my eyelids like the Kirkland one did (that came with the brush set I purchased a year or two ago). However, I think it is a little too curved for me because the curler never gets the inner corner lashes. I may try the new Shiseido ones which have a bit flatter/straighter curve. I don't know though. I'm not in need of it. One is enough LOL

Sephora Haul :D

I purchased these while waiting for my mom to get off work one Saturday. We were taking a trip to Queens to search for some things for our new house (YAY!). I was only thinking of purchasing the primer and the Jack Black lip balm duo but saw the Benefit set and changed my mind. Hehe It's very rare for me to see Online Only items in stores and I wanted to try these products! (Excuses I know...don't judge! lol)

Mini Benefit Erase Paste No.2

It looks very pink/salmon-y. Definitely doesn't look like it would fit my skin tone but you never know. I haven't tried it out yet since I have so many under-eye concealers that I wanted/need to use. Maybe I'll give it a try next week.

Mini Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in R.S.V.P.

Been wanting to try this. I'm a little disappointed though because it isn't as pigmented as I thought it would be but it's still a nice wash of color and shimmer for a person who prefers less eye makeup.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

After some suggestions and based on my budget and resources...I decided to get this primer. The only reason why I didn't get the ELF primer even though it is 1/6 of the price of UDPP was that I'm pretty sure the Target I go to does not have it and I didn't want to go through the trouble of purchasing a $3 item and paying for the shipping. Also, I thought if UDPP didn't work I'd return it to try the NARS primer instead since Sephora has a great return policy. I've tried it a few times. Once with just the Milani liner and I'm sad to say it didn't help with that. I'm going to try this again soon with just shadow to see if it helps that though *cross fingers*!

This or That?


Hopefully I'll get enough responses before I go shopping tomorrow to exchange the ones that I ordered. ^___^

I was shopping for shoes to wear with my dress on Memorial's Day and I thought I finally found something. But unfortunately the store didn't have my size and when I received the order in the size that I thought would fit it didn't...(if only they had half-sizes!). Plus my pinkie toe is too short and falls right out of the gaps!

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Credits to Call it Spring

So now I'm going to exchange or return the shoes for another pair but I'm in need of opinions. Who better to go to than the blogging community :D

Here's a picture for reference!

Credits to Call it Spring

Credits to Call it Spring

I think the sandals go better with the dress but I'd probably wear the pumps more often in the future than sandals =T

So hard to choose!!