Small Weekend Haul at Mitsuwa Market

Having a long weekend is bad because I always tend to buy extra stuff by doing some shopping. Coming back from a long weekend is even worse, that means no more shopping.

There will be several haul posts coming up this week. Today I’m just going to show you what I got from my local Mitsuwa Market last Friday. Of course we bought some grocery but I’m only going to show you the stuff I picked up. Here we go.

Needless to say, this is the Shiseido Tsubaki Head Spa Massage Spa Mask. I’ve been wanting this since I first bought the extra cleansing from the same line. This stuff is a lot more expensive compared to the rest Head Spa products. I only used it twice so it’s still too early to give a full review. But it did smell wonderful after all.

One thing I really like this hair mask is that it can be directly worked on the scalp. Normally I only apply conditioner and hair treatment on the tips of my hair because they’re too rich (oily) for the scalp. But for this one I don’t need to worry about it.

Palty for $3.99 (or $4.99?) couldn’t resist even though I already have a Prettia sitting on my vanity. It runs around 10 bucks normally so she’s going home with me. There’re only 1 box left when I picked it up. I wonder why, maybe the color is not popular.

The color I got is “Vanilla Beige”. It’ll end up different shade depending on your original hair color. I really want something light (bottom 2 shades) so I’m going to use my Prettia first then this. So my hair will go from dark brown to light brown and finally blonde.

The manga style instruction is really cute. “OK!”

I start to like bar soap since I bought a piece of Huge Naturals at Whole Foods Market. Mitsuwa is having the Cow Soaps on sale so we decide to give it a try. They also have the green tea one but both my husband and  I think the charcoal is better. This stuff ain’t cheap.

Charcoal is known for effectively cleansing and unclogging pores, drawing impurities from skin. So it’s more like a detoxifying cleanser.

It comes with an instruction and a foaming net. Believe me the little net really makes a huge difference when working with any types of cleanser. Whoever thought of that idea must be a genius. If you haven’t got a foaming net for yourself, you should run to the store and get one right now.

The last thing I bought is this, a bag of collagen candy. One of the tricks of having younger looking skin for Japanese women is collagen. There’re not only collagen powder, supplements available, collagen drinks and candies are also everywhere in Japanese drug stores and convenience stores. Here in my local Mitsuwa market, it’s the first collagen candy I’ve seen. It’s called Kabaya collagen 10000 gummy soft candy.

There’re 3 flavors, Lychee, Lemon and Grape. They’re all really tasty. None of them have a weird taste.

They’re also high in collagen. 10000 mg is about twice the amount of Meiji’s collagen drink. I’m just wondering how many pieces will give the 10000 collagen, one candy or a bag.

Stay tuned, there will be more haul posts coming.

13 Responses to Small Weekend Haul at Mitsuwa Market

  1. reene September 7, 2010 at 8:16 PM

    I was thinking of getting Meiji’s collagen drink too lol. Collagen candy.. Genius. I recently dyed my hair with Prettia Royal Brown. It got lighter than I thought it would, but I like it! I keep seeing Palty everywhere though so I’m thinking of trying that next. Thanks for the post! Next time I go to Mitsuwa I’m definitely going to look for those collagen candies! 😀

  2. Starryxuan September 7, 2010 at 9:09 PM

    Nice haul! the collagen candy sounds interesting :):)

  3. Denysia September 7, 2010 at 10:01 PM

    I’m in love with Mitsuwa! Great haul! I’m planning on going next weekend! 🙂

  4. Laura September 7, 2010 at 11:46 PM

    You are so lucky in USA… I really want a Japanese market in Spain!!

    It’s so cute the manga advertising!! haha


  5. Dina (XYYan) September 8, 2010 at 5:56 AM

    Lovely haul! The collagen candy looks interesting 😀

  6. Lulu September 8, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    oo the collagen candy seems interesting! i used to buy those meiji collagen powder but then got lazy from drinking them. now i take those collagen pills from costco, they are pretty good! but this candy sounds so enticing, esp since it’s got yummy flavors! how much was it per bag?

    I need to find myself one of those gold line tsubaki hair care stuff! I’m so jealous you get to go to mitsuwa often hehehe

  7. Beauty Addict September 8, 2010 at 5:26 PM

    Can’t wait to see your hauls!!!

  8. Pop Champagne September 9, 2010 at 7:26 AM

    hehe I’ve used that hairdye before, I think it worked very well for me!

  9. Cherry September 9, 2010 at 5:02 PM

    Hope the hair dye goes well. I am sooo afraid I am gonna mess up that I am never brave enough to try dying my hair.haha.^0^

  10. Blair September 10, 2010 at 4:06 AM

    I need to get myself some collagen supplements! The only collagen thing that I have going on are some collagen sheet masks haha~~

    Have you tried the Meiji collagen gummies? They are seriously delish!!

  11. Cheryl September 10, 2010 at 9:26 AM

    wow you really did haul. i like the hair product.

    and i know what you mean about long weekends. and when the weekend is over you don’t want to go back to work/school.

  12. Ahleessa September 10, 2010 at 9:37 PM

    I’ve heard of good things about eating/drinking collagen. I definitely should check out the candy… hehe~

    It reminds me I should dye my hair with the Palty dye I have… hehe~ :X

  13. Nic nic September 11, 2010 at 6:56 AM

    nice japanese haul!! collagen is in EVERYTHING here in japan haha


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