Getting Clean

Getting Clean

Do excuse the one non-fashion post on this sticky Saturday.  I spoke too soon yesterday about grey days because in the rollercoaster weather we’re experiencing in the UK, it is now unbearably hot.  You know what central London needs?  Face cleaning pods at every street corner, because walking in this heat on the streets, every two minutes, I get this urge to to wash my face and splash it with cold water in an OCD obsessive way (kind of like how James I used to wash his hands constantly…). 

Luckily I took a nice trip back to outer suburbia of London where my family have returned from Hong Kong and they have saved me from resorting to unfamiliar skin routines.  A lot of you commented on my *umm* nice skin on those DDD pictures.  Despite having the help of Alistair Allan’s airbrushing skills, I’ll admit that my skin ain’t too bad but not without help though.  It’s incredibly sensitive and after much trial and error have I realised exactly what products I need to use in order for it not to react immediately.  The tried and tested cleanser which my mum bought back from Hong Kong for me is Water2 Square’s double moisturising cleanser.  It’s from a Japanese line of cleansers that supposedly uses different waters in Japan in the composite.  Mine is made up of Tokachigawa’s spring water.   It does sound incredibly hokey but hey it works for me, makes my skin feel SUPER cleansed as opposed to dry and taut and I don’t even have to use moisteriser afterwards ( it leaves a nice subtle scent).  It’s not hoity toity expensive either costing around ¬£10.  I’m not saying it’s a sure fire win for any of you but if you’re intrigued, where all four different kinds of Water2 Square cleansers are available. 

Despite lugging home my cleansers, magazines, snacks, sadly I haven’t gotten my share of cheap HK thrills.  Like these black and mustard patent lace-up flats that my sister got.  Cheap, cheerful, yet not in the way that would incite ‘Urgh, those are tacky!’ comments.  Gah… roll on February, roll on February I say….

14 comments

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  1. e

    2007-08-25 at 4:56 PM

    PERFECT SHOES!!!
    i can’t stop looking at them

  2. gloria

    2007-08-25 at 6:30 PM

    Where is the shoes from??
    please tell me
    i m from HK haha
    share more about places in HK

  3. Joyce

    2007-08-25 at 6:34 PM

    I-want-those-shoes.

  4. Anonymous

    2007-08-25 at 6:36 PM

    i hope FEB will roll by! I AWAIT a fantastic HK guide to shopping!

  5. kim

    2007-08-25 at 8:49 PM

    damn. i want those shoes.

  6. susie_bubble

    2007-08-25 at 11:31 PM

    Gloria: I have no idea as my sister bought them… I think she said some new mall in Mong Kok?

  7. Anonymous

    2007-08-26 at 2:47 AM

    I agree! Tips on HK shopping (and general what to do) are in order

  8. Therese

    2007-08-26 at 4:42 AM

    I figured your sister would say that. I used to live in MK and it seemed every other day there was a new store in the mall (just as another would close or completely change its stock/focus).
    My favorites for accessories are the one by Prince Edward Station (United Plaza?), but for shoes I like to go to the New Territories malls — they’re more likely to have crazy shoes from China. New Town in MK is probably the closest to that….

  9. emma

    2007-08-26 at 5:32 AM

    thanks for the rec susie!
    have you bought from that site before? is it legit?

  10. Aya

    2007-08-26 at 11:36 AM

    They also have packets of sheets soaked in those cleansers. They are much cheaper and much more convenient. I think it’s only available in Asia though.

  11. grace

    2007-08-26 at 3:24 PM

    Where can i buy that Japanese line in hong kong?? Im going back soon but ive never heard of this brand before, do they sell it at sasa, bonjour, those sorts of places???

  12. Irina - The Queen of Balloons

    2007-09-12 at 3:40 PM

    Heat you say? I live in Miami, Florida.. Come to Miami if you want experience heat, heat, heat and more heat and then a hurricane or two.. LOL..

  13. jan

    2008-03-16 at 7:56 PM

    susie,
    does this stuff take makeup off effectively?
    thanks!

  14. susie_bubble

    2008-03-16 at 7:57 PM

    Well, I personally use wipes first and then use this stuff for night and day cleansing….but I reckon it’s ok for taking off light make-up…

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