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KBeauty by Lookfantastic

3. April 2018


I have some exciting KBeauty news to share: You probably have heard of the beauty box and online beauty retailer lookfantastic. Despite having wonderfully curated boxes with products from all over the world, they also have an online beauty shop where you can buy products that they have introduced previously. But did you know that they have started to include KBeauty products there, too? I kindly received a bunch of products that will be available on starting from 5th of April! Let’s have a look at KBeauty by Lookfantastic!

KBeauty by Lookfantastic

The package I received was packed so densely and was really heavy, so I was really excited to open it in first place. First of all, I was surprised and happy to see many products from Holika Holika. This brand is among the first KBeauty brands that I learned about. The unique packaging design targeting younger women has changed so much throughout the years. While in the past their products were very princess-y, they design now appears young but modern. Also, Holika Holika offers good quality ingredients and products at an affordable price.

KBeauty by Lookfantastic

I received a couple of sheetmasks from Holika Holika, like the adorable Holika Holika Baby Pet Magic Mask Sheet Vitality Panda, which is a print-type sheet mask, with a panda face printed to the cotton sheet. It contains Bamboo Extract and Niacinamide for brightening and strengthening the skin.

KBeauty by Lookfantastic

Other sheet masks from Holika Holika that I received are the Holika Holika Pure Essence Sheet Masks. There are in total 10 different versions of this mask available, each dedicated to a key ingredient. Here I have the Rice Mask and the Green Tea Mask. Green tea is dedicated to soothing and anti-inflammatory benefits, while the rice mask has brightening and moisturizing properties.

KBeauty by Lookfantastic

But it is not only the face we care for, but also our lips and hands. The Holika Holika Golden Monkey Glamour Lip 3-Step Kit has  a colorful and adorable design, and helps to make our lips smooth and kiss-able. The 3 steps start with a peeling napkin, infused with gold particles and plant extracts to care for chapped and flaky lips. The second step is a hydrogel lip patch for moisturizing and smoothing the lips. The last step is a rich essence containing honey and royal jelly to provide your lips with nutrients.

KBeauty by Lookfantastic

For the hands we have the Holika Holika Baby Silky Hand Mask Sheet. You can wear these cotton sheet mask gloves and let your dry and tired hands absorb all the goodness resulting in baby-smooth hands.

KBeauty by Lookfantastic

Holika Holika Aloe Facial Cleansing Foam and Aloe 92% Shower Gel are optical highlights. These two Aloe products come in the cutest shaped bottles, that resemble the Aloe leaf. Moreover they contain Aloe extract, which is great in soothing and cooling properties, which makes it super great for warmer seasons and/or irritated skin.

KBeauty by Lookfantastic

My personal highlight is the Holika Holika Good Cera Super Ceramide Gift Set, containing the Good Cera Cream in full size, plus the toner, emulsion, and cream in travel size on top.

KBeauty by Lookfantastic

I wanted to try more ceramide products for a while now and here is a whole kit containing this super beneficial ingredient for dry and sensitive skintypes. Ceramides are lipid molecules that help to retain the moisture level in skin, being a major component of cell membrane.The application of ceramides on our skin helps to strengthen the moisture barrier of the skin.

KBeauty by Lookfantastic

Apart from Holika Holika there are also other brands I received from lookfantastic. Especially, with upcoming summer and vacations it is also important to have smooth and beautiful feet. I love peeling masks for feet! The idea may sound gross, and when I say peel, I mean it like that too. The PackAge Korea Monthly New Feet Mask contains soaked cotton sheet socks. While wearing these your feet will be immerse into a peeling essence. You let the essence work for 40 min. Then wash them off. After a few days, the dead skin of your feet will start to peel off, and you will be left with new and smooth feet. But keep in mind to wear socks during the following days while the skin peels off, or you will have dead skin flakes all over your house (NOT KIDDING!).

KBeauty by Lookfantastic

I heard many positive things about the A. by Bom products, and here I have finally my first to try. The A. by Bom Super Power Baby Ultra Night Leaf Mask, is a two-step mask has a wonderful design! It consists of two steps: the first step are cotton sheet patches, and the second step is a thick sleeping pack. I’m really excited to try this one!

KBeauty by Lookfantastic

Lastly, the J,One Jelly Pack Concentrated Multi Functional Primer Gel is another product that I haven’t used before, but have seen the brand on various other blogs and social media. This multi-purpose product has the properties of a mask, treatment and primer. It enhances firmness and elasticity of the skin, and on the same time combats dullness and uneven skin tone. Sounds promising!

KBeauty by Lookfantastic

That’s a bunch of products to start with. Do you know any of these? How do you like the selection of KBeauty by Lookfantastic? Which one would you be interested to be reviewed first? Also, keep an eye open and visit by any chance to see what products they will add in future.

KBeauty by Lookfantastic

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KBeauty by Lookfantastic

Just as a short reminder: All products mentioned and reviewed on this blog are of my personal opinions. This product here was sent to me for reviewing purpose by which doesn’t influence me in providing my honest opinion on the products.
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Guestpost: Round-up: The Cutest Cat Cosmetics

9. March 2017
Here is a guestpost by the lovely Anne from the blog Cat Obsessed. I hope you will enjoy reading it:

I love Asian cosmetics for two reasons: firstly, the quality is great.  I have very sensitive skin.  Most western drugstore brands make my skin react.  However, I have no problem with Korean and Japanese products from inexpensive brands like Etude House and Nature Republic.

Cutest Cat Cosmetics

The second (less important) reason is the packaging.  When I see something cute, it’s easy to get me to part with my money!  Korean brands often team up with some of my favorite characters like Line Friends and Gudetama.

Given that I run a cat blog, it’s no surprise that I’m a sucker for any makeup with a cat theme.  Many brands have made adorable cat items.  It’s mostly just the outer packaging that has a feline appearance, but Japanese company Felissimo recently made a hand cream with the fragrance of a cat’s paw!

In this post, Fräulein Schnee has kindly invited me to share five of the cutest cat-themed makeup items I’ve ever seen.

1.  Skin79 – Animal Mask (Angry Cat)

Cutest Cat Cosmetics

Sheet masks with animal faces have become very popular in the last year or two.  Not only are they fun to look at, but they have all the benefits you’d expect in a Korean sheet mask.  In the animal mask series from Skin79 there are three options –  Angry cat, Dry money  or Dark panda.  These have different properties for various skin problems.  Angry cat contains aloe and tea tree extracts to soothe irritated and troubled skin.  It claims to moisturize and purify rough, flaky, dry and lifeless skin.

2.  Miss Hana x Choo Choo Cat – Waterproof Eyeliner Kit

Cutest Cat Cosmetics

The Choo Choo cat series is a range of adorable cat artwork from Korean company Jetoy.  The cats can be found on postcards, teacups, purses…and now a makeup collaboration with Miss Hana!  The Miss Hana x Choo Choo Cat Waterproof Eyeliner kit contains four colors – black, brown and glitter versions of both.  The pretty metal case also includes a sharpener.  This is one item I’d buy just for the packaging.  The blue-eyed white cat actually looks like a lot like my pet Saus (you can see my favorite picture of her at the top of this post – she’s so silly!).  I found the advert for this collaboration set and it’s so adorable I melted:

3.  Holika Holika x Audrey Jeanne – Dodo Cat Glow Cushion BB

Cutest Cat Cosmetics

Holika Holika is a famous Korean makeup brand.  You can’t walk down a street in Seoul without spotting one or two branches!  But have you heard of Audrey Jeanne?  Probably not.  She’s a French illustrator specialising in adorable cat drawings.  The Holika Holika x Audrey Jeanne collab is a strange combination but definitely a cute one.  The Dodo Cat Glow Cushion contains both foundation and brightener for a natural skin glow.  Used together they create a natural, radiant and flawless complexion.

4.  The Face Shop – Mini Pet Sweet Perfume Hand Cream

Cutest Cat Cosmetics

I have already mentioned Felissimo’s strange cat-paw fragranced hand cream – but other brands have created feline-themed hand creams too!  The Face Shop is one of my favorite brands when it comes to moisturisers.  They are generally effective while being gentle on my sensitive skin.  This Mini Pet Sweet Perfume Hand Cream has a floral fragrance (maybe how my cat smells after after I’ve washed her with scented shampoo!).  It’s only 30mls so it’s small enough to pop into your handbag.  There are also three other animal options to choose from if cats aren’t your thing.

5.  White Cat – Super Berry Silky Eye Balm

Cutest Cat Cosmetics

Another Korean brand which I hadn’t come across before is actually named after a cat – White Cat.  This brand is known for using nature-friendly and hypoallergenic ingredients. Not all of their products are feline themed but many of them have leopard print packaging.   One such example is their Super Berry Silky Eye Balm.  This product claims to provide moisture and increase elasticity in the sensitive eye area. It also improves wrinkles – I’m sold!  And look at the lovely fluffy pet in their promotional image:

Cutest Cat Cosmetics

I would buy anything that this kitty is selling!


I hope you enjoyed this round up!  If you’re not a cat lover, these items would make a good gift for a friend who is.  Crazy cat ladys are easy to buy for.  I would certainly love to receive them!

Where to buy?

Skin79 – Animal Mask (Angry Cat)

 Miss Hana x Choo Choo Cat – Waterproof Eyeliner Kit

  Holika Holika x Audrey Jeanne – Dodo Cat Glow Cushion BB

The Face Shop – Mini Pet Sweet Perfume Hand Cream

White Cat – Super Berry Silky Eye Balm

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The Blush Addict Tag

16. September 2015

I would never have considered myself as a blush addict since I have way more lip products than blushes, but after being nominated by KimKine (please do check out her wonderful blog!) I discovered that I have a bunch of blushes and for people with only one or two this might already be considered as an addict. Hopefully, you will enjoy my collection of blushes, although most of them are no high-end blushes and most shades are similar :’D

The Blush Addict Tag

1. What colour blush suits you the most?

I like rose shades, but I think coral/peachy shades suit me most…

2. Pressed/cream/loose blush?

I like cream blushes because it is so easy to use them on the go. Most of my blushes are pressed blushes though.

3. Favourite shimmery blush?

Usually I don’t buy any shimmery blushes. But my favourite of the two I own is the Etude House Princess Happy Ending Rose Cheek Blusher.

4. Favourite matte blush?

At the moment it is Etude House Lovely Cookie Blusher in shade #11, before it was Bellapiere Mineral Blush Desert Rose.

The Blush Addict Tag

1028 Visual Therapy Muse Powder Blush, Kryolan for Glossybox Blush, Bellapiere Mineral Blush

5. Favourite cream blush?

Skinfood Rose Essence Soft Cream Blusher and 3CE Creamy Cheek Stick

6. Favourite drugstore blush?

I used to buy the Manhattan Cream Blusher regulary, when I only used and owned one single blush.

7. Favourite high-end blush?

My only higher-end blush is the Benefit Dandelion Blush which is part of my Benefit Feelin’ Dandy Kit.

8. Favourite bright blush?

I don’t have any bright blushes. the brightest would be 1028 Visual Therapy Muse Powder Blush.

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Benefit Feelin’ Dandy Kit

9. Biggest blush disappointment/regret?

Holika Holika Love Fantasy Blusher. It is so pretty, but the lid doesn’t close properly and it largely depends on the brush you use whether the pigmentation is visible or not.

10. Best blush packaging?

Etude House usually does a great job in packaging, so I’m very easily tempted to buy them. I’m still lusting for Canmake blushes because they look super pretty, too, but I didn’t try any yet.

11. What’s on your blush wish list?

Canmake blushes are on my wishlist. And the famous NARS Orgasm Blush is something I would love to try. Kiko also launched a new ollection with some beatiful cream blush colors.

12. Number 1 holy grail blush?

I don’t have a real holy grail blush yet, but I was positively surprised by the Etude House Lovely Cookie Blusher, because I didn’t expected it to be too good. It is one of my most used blushes at the moment.

The Blush Addict Tag

I probably don’t have the most exceptional blush collection, but I hope you still like it. I have linked the blushes I reviewed in the text, so ou can read some more details about each blush if you are interested. You are also welcome to do the Blush Addict Tag yourself. I would have tagged Sharlynn for this post, but she already did the tag. she is one of the greatest blush addicts I know within my blogging friends :D. Other than her I will tag my sister MissLovelyAttitude, and Sooyoona, and everybody reading and enjoying these kinds of posts. :)

Here are the questions for the Blush Addict Tag:

1. What colour blush suits you the most?
2. Pressed/cream/loose blush?
3. Favourite shimmery blush?
4. Favourite matte blush?
5. Favourite cream blush?
6. Favourite drugstore blush?
7. Favourite high-end blush?
8. Favourite bright blush?
9. Biggest blush disappointment/regret?
10. Best blush packaging?
11. What’s on your blush wish list?
12. Number 1 holy grail blush?
Tell me about your favorite blushes :)
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Unboxing: MeMeBox My Cute Wishlist No. 4

17. December 2014

When I received and reviewed the MeMeBox My Cute Wishlist No. 1 I ordered MeMeBox My Cute Wishlist No.3 and 4 shortly afterwards. I was a bit dissapointed with No. 3, although it really contained some products which I use and like, but it simply didn’t give me the impression of being a “cute” box. Now, it’s time to show you the content of the most recent MeMebox My Cute Wishlist No.4, although it arrived some weeks ago:

Unboxing: MeMeBox My Cute Wishlist No. 4

MeMeBox is a box service company, offering a wide amount of different beauty boxes. Unlike most western beauty boxes which have to be subscribed for on a monthly basis, MeMeBoxes can be preordered but that doesn’t force you to buy more than the desired box. They ship to many countries and the products they send in their boxes are mainly Korean. Apart from their monthly Global Boxes, they also have a huge amount of themed boxes, MiniBoxes, Boxes where you know what is inside, so called Superboxes with a higher value and so on (check out the links at the end of the post)…just check out their online store and you’ll find a huge selection of different boxes. Since they have become very popular within the blogger community they sell out pretty fast, but they bring up new beauty boxes so fast, that you cannot keep up with them anyways. That was at least my experience during this year. At the moment they seem to be focusing on their own brand and some collaborations with well-known blogger in the asian beauty blogger community. At the end of this post I will make a list of all the discounts they offer at the moment, too.

Unboxing: MeMeBox My Cute Wishlist No. 4

“We bring you, the latest edition of our Meme-fans’ most favorite series, My Cute Wishlist #4!

For endless days and nights, we scoured through the entire country searching for the cutest, most lovable beauty products in the world! We went through a deluge of beauty product wonders and carefully selected only the best to bring you a box packed with whimsical – and effective- beauty products that will once again make the My Cute Wishlist series a Memebox fan favorite!

Loaded with some seriously adorable and hard-to-find beauty loot—straight from the hotbed of cute beauty products – this My Cute Wishlist #4 will make you ridiculously giddy with excitement!

Who else does cute like we do?”

According to the description, this MeMebox should contain a huge amount of super adorable products, which are partially not well known to the Korean beauty lovers. A first peek inside the box reveals that this box is far more fit for the My Cute Wishlist theme than the previous one- yet the amount of unknown products is kept at bay because surprisingly it contains some of the well known brands like Tonymoly, Holika Holika and even Etude House. Two other brands in this box are at least a name to the frequent MeMeBox buyers like ddung and the japanese brand Pure Smile. The only brand I didn’t know about is Yadah.

Unboxing: MeMeBox My Cute Wishlist No. 4

According to the product card, which comes with each box,  the MeMeBox My Cute Wishlist contains 8 fullsized products. I did some research on the Yadag creams, which have a fun design and I liked them from the first glance and I discovered that the creams are availbale in 50 ml jars. I don’t think that these two 5 ml jars are fullsize products, but rather deluxe samples. Anyways…let’s take a closer look at the content:

1 & 2. Yadah Vita-Whitening Aqua Gel and Puregreen Moisturizing Cream (fullsized product, each 5ml for US24)

I was happy when I saw these cute jars with the fun design. Since I didn’t know the brand I was curious to test them right away and both creams seem nice and feel moisturizing when tested on the back of my hand. I will make a more in-depth review once I tried them properly. Although described as fullsized items they are not. You can find the fullsized jars of the cream on the official brand page for 21000 Won (50 ml), which is around 21 US$. The two tiny sample jars here are worth 3000 Won (~3 US$)!

3. Tonymoly Apple Red Tox Honey Cream (fullsized product, 80ml for 12 US$)

This product from Tonymoly has a lovely design. I really adore the apple shaped container! This cream smells so nice of sweet apples and is not comparable to artificial apple scent. Also the structure of this yellow gel cream reminds me of apple purée…just it is more fluid :D It comes with a spoon and I love to use it over night as sleeping mask. I have no complaint about this one so far ♥

4. Etude House Sweet Recipe Candy Stick (fullsized product, 2g for 5US$)

Unfortunately, I received one of these already with the MeMeBox My Cute Wishlist No.1. At least it is not the same, but another shade called seedless strawberry candy. I didn’t open it because I have a lot of lip balms at the moment. It fits for the Christmas season at least.

5. Pure Smile Snail Hand Cream Milk (fullsized product, 60g for 5US$)

This hand cream has a cute design and it contains snail mucus. So I like it although I only tested it once so far. I will use up my other hand creams before I start with this one, but at the moment I’m using hand creams often because it is so cold here. It is good to have a tube in backup. :D

6. Tonymoly Egg Pore Nose Pack (fullsize product, 7ea for 4US$)

Since the moment Tonymoly renewed their packaging of the Egg Pore line I wanted to try a product from it. I think the design is very pretty although simple and the egg makes it somehow even cute. ♥ It is great that they included a whole box of these containing 7 pieces :)

7. ddung Liquid Eye Liner (fullsized product, 5ml for for 15 US$)

I use eye liner daily and it is great to have one in this box, especially since this box is mainly focused on skincare. I will use this for sure although the packaging design is nothing I would buy personally.

8. Holika Holika Pig Nose Clear Blackhead Steam Starter (fullsized product, 30ml for 6 US$)

I love this packaging! I don’t have a lot of Holika Holika products either, which makes me even more happy to receive one with a MeMeBox. The pink tube with the dots and the pig snout looks really cute and I’m looking forward to try it :) ♥

9. Pure Smile Choosey Lip Pack Milk (fullsized product, 1ea for 1US$)

I received one of these lip maks in an earlier box and it was fun to try. Also, this time the essence is milk type so I’m curious how the two versions compare. Maybe I make a review on both, too :)

Below you’ll see all the products of the box:

Unboxing: MeMeBox My Cute Wishlist No. 4

All in all, this box is a nice one, although probably not the best one I received so far. MeMeBox My Cute Wishlist No.4 has its focus on skincare mainly. The variety is nice, too! The products selected fit to the topic of the My Cute Wishlist and it contains products from some brands which are well known for their cute packaging design like Holika Holika, Etude House and Tonymoly. From the description of the box I would have expected some unknown brands, too, but the only real unknown treassure I found is the Yadah creams, which come in sample size jars -although claimed to be fullsized products by MeMeBox. I think this box would have a much more possitive feedback if they would have included a real fullsized product from this new Korean natural cosmetics brand. By the way, the brand name stands for “Young Adults with Determination to Achieve Happiness”. I’d like to see more products of this brand in future boxes…

What do you think of this box? Any product you love?

If you are curious about MeMeBox and their products, aswell as their enourmous selection of different beautyboxes check out their page >>here<<. Check out the value sets and the possibility to upgrade to free express shipping, too. MeMebox has also a couple promotions:

– receive 5 US$ OFF for purchases above 30 US$ in December using the code 5IO9V5.

using my affiliate link or the code AFFILIATE-7711-I8PV5-MWLL will get you $5 OFF discount on any orders above $100 (shipping charges not included, can be combined with other coupons)

– using my affiliate link or the code AFFILIATE-0319-ZKQVT-DBNX will get you $10 OFF for orders above 150 US$ (shipping charges not included, can be combined with other coupons)

– $5 off on entire order when purchasing over 3 Memeboxes: MEMEBUNDLE3

– $8 off on entire order when purchasing over 4 Memeboxes: MEMEBUNDLE4

– Free shipping on orders above $70 from Memeshop: FREESHIPPING


You can also read my previous unboxing posts:

MeMeBox My Cute Wishlist No. 3

MeMeBox GetItBeautyBox Global No. 15

MeMeBox Nakedbox No. 24

MeMeBox Diet Box

MeMeBox My Cute Wishlist

MeMeBox Oriental Medicine Box

MeMeBox Scentbox Bundle

MeMeBox 10 Minutes Box

MeMeBox GetItBeautyBox Global No. 11

MeMeBox GetItBeautyBox Global No. 10

 MeMeBox GetItBeautyBox Global No. 8

MeMeBox GetItBeautyBox Global No. 6

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Review: Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Tint Bar

2. December 2014

I had pretty dry lips the last days and so I started to use my lip balms again. One of these is the Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Tint Bar. This lip balm is supposed to give you lucious, jelly lips and moisturize and smoothen them on the same time.

Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Tint Bar

Holika Holika is a korean brand with a magic like brand image. The products are designed to look pretty, and magical in their way. The Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Tint Bar doesn’t look very magical, but rather simple. The color of the packaging is a pale blue and has pink lettering. Actually, there is nothing special about the packaging :D It is simple, but with some color. There are three shades available: Cherry Kiss (No.1), Orange Kiss (No.2) and Pink Plumping (No.3). I own the Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Tint Bar in shade Cherry Kiss .

Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Tint Bar

The color of the bullet is a cherry red shade with small shimmer particles within. It has a subtle fruity sweet scent. According to the description I hoped that it will give a super glossy and moist finish, but the bullet is really hard and I don’t have the feeling that it really melts on my lips in order to moisturize them. But on the other hand, it feels somehow cooling and gives them a slight shine. The color is not really visible or anything. Basically, it has a very pale pink color, almost clear. Luckily, the shimmer particles aren’t too obvious either. The ingredients are good according to COSDNA. It even contains a UV-A and UV-B protection which is always useful.

Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Tint Bar


All in all, this lipbalm is nothing special. It doesn’t hold up to its claim to be a jelly tint bar, because the consistency of the product doesn’t melt away nicely. It gives a light sheen to your lips and has a cooling effect, but other than this, I don’t think that it is worth so much money (there are lip bars which are much cheaper and more creamy). The Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Tint Bar contains 3.5 g and retails for around 11 US$. Did anybody try these?



♥ PS: Check out my post on Beautiful AM Moisturizer and PM Vitalizer. There is a giveaway for you, too :) ♥

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Review: Holika Holika Jewellight Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

5. July 2014
Holika Holika Jewellight Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

Here is another product review from Holika Holika. This time I’m showing you Holika Holika’s Jewellight Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner. I reviewed previously the Holika Holika Jewellight Pencil Eyeliner, and like this, the Jewellight Liquid Eyeliner contain shimmering particles. I usually preferr liquid eyeliner over pencil type eyeliner, so I was curious how this eyeliner would perform, esoecially since I never tried a liquid eyeliner from Holika Holika.

Holika Holika Jewellight Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

Holika Holika is a korean brand with a magic like brand image. The products are designed to look pretty, and magical in their way. The Holika Holika Jewellight Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner has a simple, but girly design, with some ornament lines looking like jeweles or stars. There are 5 different shades available. I’m reviewing color 01 called black gem. The other colors available are brown, olive, purple and pink.

Holika Holika Jewellight Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

The Holika Holika Jewellight Waterproof Liquid Eyeliners claim to be pigmented and shimmering, moreover they are waterproof andare supposed to hold up against sweat, sebum and humidity. The cap of the eyeliner includes a brush with a fine tip.

Holika Holika Jewellight Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

The consistency of the liquid eyeliner is a bit watery. You have to shake it well, otherwise the pigmentation is weak. I expected the color to be blacker honestly. Also the glitter particles don’t spread evenly and when dried up, they can be the cause of cracking. Other than that the eyeliner is waterproof. It is also rubb proof as long as you don’t use water and rubbing together. In that case the eyeliner comes of in chunky bits.

Holika Holika Jewellight Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

All in all, if you like lighter eyeliners and you like glitter particles, you might like this product. If you preferr more pigmented eyeliners like I do, you won’t be statisfied here. I have to point out that the advantage of these liquid eyeliners from Holika Holika is, that they are really waterproof. It is also easy to remove the eyeliner simply by combining rubbing and water together. These eyeliners are cheap, too. They cost around 9 US$ from testerkorea.


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Review: Holika Holika Pearly Eye Crayon No.06

14. May 2014
Another product from Holika Holika, which I received together with the Jewel-light Waterproof Eyeliner (click >>here<< for the review). Holika Holika’s Pearly Eye Crayon is a pencil-type eye product, too, but here the crayon is thicker and can be used as eyeshadow and eyeliner.

The design of Holika Holika’s Pearly Eye Crayon is quite cute. It is composed of a black colored pencil with a clear plastic cap. The end of the pencil is labelled in the color of the crayon. The logo of Holika Holika is displayed on the pencil, too. No. 06 is a light purple color with shimmering properties. In total, there are 6 different shades available.

It applies smoothly on the skin and can be blended in easily by rubbing, which makes it a nice eyeshadow. In contrast to the jewellight waterproof eyeliner this one is not waterproof. It can be used as eyeliner, too, but since the pencil has a broader tip it is not easy to create a thin line. On the other hand the broader tip works great for the inner corner of your eyes or for your eye bags. As you can see, this crayon is a multi purpose eye pencil :)


Here is a list of the ingredients:
Triethylhexanoin,Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mica,Titanium Dioxide, Ceresin,Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax,Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate /Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate,Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax,Microcrystalline Wax, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil,Tocopheryl Acetate,Propylparaben,BHT
There are two potential acne triggers within the list, but again (Candelilla Wax and Jojoba Seed Oil), as long as you don’t apply it on your whole face it should not be any problem. The other think is, that it contains the preservative BHT, which scores a red flag on COSDNA. This preservative is used often in cosmetics as antioxidant. The safety issue can be related to the point that it is not healthy to incorporate it, but as long as you don’t eat the crayon it should not be harmful either. I didn’t get any irritations while using it.

The only downside of this product is, that it doesn’t have an included sharpener or twist-up mechanism. The application would have been much easier- although this is only a minor downside, because it is nevertheless easy to use. On the other hand, this crayon is really easy to blend out. It feels soft while applying and the color is nice, too.The shimmering properties are only light which makes it wearable as everyday eyeshadow. since it is easy to blend out by rubbing I would recommend to use a eyeshadow base below.

If you are fan of eye shadows and eyeshadow crayons I can recommend you to try these. They are not expensive and easy to use. If you plan on using these as eyeliners keep in mind that the crayons have a broader tip and for creating a precise line you need to sharpen them.

You can get Holika Holika Pearly Eye Crayon here:

Twofacemall for US$ 8.05 ( free shipping option)
Testerkorea from 6000 Won onwards (around 6 US$) (shipping depends on weight)
Also check out ebay!


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Review: Holika Holika Jewel-Light Waterproof Eyeliner No. 07

6. May 2014


Today’s review is about Holika Holika Jewel-light Waterproof Eyeliner No.07. With Etude House’s Play 101 pencil liners coming up now it may be interesting to have another set of good pencil liners in the back of your head, especially if you like pencil liners with glitter particles. I received this one in the Lunar New Year Giveaway by Tiffany, Misa and Maryangela (check out their blogs by clicking on their names!:D). Thanks again to all three of them for the nice products!♥

There are 16 shades available in total and each of them does contain shimmer/glitter. The pencils have a simple design, each of them in the color of the eyeliner, so you can grab easily your desired color. The pencils are made of soft plastic, which can be sharpened easily. The eyeliners don’t contain a sharpener themselves, but any usual sharpener works.

The eyeliner I received has a white shimmering color which is nice for highlightening. It is supposed to be smudge proof, waterproof and long lasting and it fulfills all these criteria as you can see in the image below. Only with rubbing and warm water together it starts to give in.
The ingredients don’t contain anything harmful, even hydrogenated castor oil, which may cause acne, is nothing to worry about, since you don’t use this product on your whole face (hopefully :D – it won’t look pretty).

Cyclomethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Mica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene, Ceresin, Titanium Dioxide(Ci 77892), Silica, C12-15 Alkyl Ethylhexanoate, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil
All in all there is nothing negative to say about this pencil eyeliner. It applies smoothly, it is pigmented and it is smudge- and waterproof. Even the price is good ;)
You can get these at:
Twofacemall for US$ 8.05 ( free shipping option)
W2Beauty from US$ 7.52 onwards (free shipping option. You’ll get a 5$ voucher upon registration with this link, which is usable for orders of minimum 30$)
Testerkorea from 4900 Won onwards (around 5 US$) (shipping depends on weight)
Also check out ebay!

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Review: Holika Holika Love Fantasy Blush No.01

2. April 2014


I didn’t review any blushes for quite a while. Time to change this again :D Here is my review for Holika Holika Love Fantasy Blush No.01. This bush is available in 5 shades in total. By the way, I’m sorry for the lack of posts recently, but I’m working on my thesis at the moment. I’ll be done in about a week, so stay with me, I have some really nice upcoming reviews (^_^).

Somehow, I rarely buy any cosmetics from Holika Holika. Although they have quite a couple of things I would love to buy. This blush comes in a small metal jar. First of all, the packaging is beautiful and super girly. The tiny jar is so cute, you have to fall in love with it, when you are a fan of pink and ornamented items XD.

The jar is sealed with a sticker with the color of the blush written on it. This one is a pink blush.
When you open it, you’ll discover that a cute puff with an attached bow is included inside the blush.

The puff is super soft and feels smooth on the skin. The actual blush is separated by a clear plastic foil from the puff.

As you can see, the blush has a nice ornament imprinted on it. It consists of three colors. All of them are different pink shades.

Below you can see a swatch on my arm. As you can see it is not pigmented. I applied it with the included puff and with a brush, but there is not much difference. the color stays very subtle.

Apart from the lack of pigmentation (which could be a pro for those who want a soft blush effect), another downside for me is the metal jar. The lid doesn’t close properly anymore after the sealing sticker was removed. Normally I would say that it has the perfect size for travelling, but in this case, since the lid keeps opening, I wouldn’t dare to put it inside my bag…
You can get these blushes from Holika Holika here:
W2Beauty for US$ 15.39 (free shipping option. You’ll get a 5$ voucher upon registration with this link, which is usable for orders of minimum 30$)
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Review: Holika Holika Prime Miracle Snail Essence

5. June 2013
Hello ♥
I will do a review for Holika Holika’s Prime Miracle Snail Essence today. It may be gross for some of you, that there is more and more products coming up containing snail slime. I received my first snail creme sample (from Missha) around a year ago and I really liked it a lot and I bought the full size cream from Missha as a present for my mum. I really want to try more and different snail slime products since then and that’s how we come to this product now: I bought a miniature of Holika Holika’s Prime Miracle Snail Essence and used it once to twice a day.

Here is the description from Holika Holika’s US web page. You can have a look at the full size bottle there, too.
Holika Holika Prime Miracle Snail Essence is a deep penetrating treatment that will restore a youthful look by minimizing the visible signs of aging.This potent, fast-absorbing formula delivers noticeable results including a reduced appearance in scars, wrinkles, and acne with the use of snail slime extract. The high concentration of snail slime extract in this essence produces higher cell regeneration and more effective results.
Directions: After cleansing and using toner, apply an appropriate amount all over face.
  • High Concentration
  • Wrinkle Care
  • Brightens
  • Acne Care
  • Moisturizes
The miniature has a nice, but simple packaging with swirly letters and a small snail pictured on it. It’s milky plastic, so you can see how much is left. The cap has a bright purple color. I guess the full size comes with a pump according to what I can see in the images. A pump would be at least great to control the amount of essence for each use. Since this is an essence you only need a little product.
The essence is clear, but not really watery. Because of the snail slime it’s more viscous and a bit sticky. It absorbs rather quickly nevertheless, but a slight stickiness is remaining. After applying moisturizer and BB cream and going off to work the stickiness disappeared slowly. The scent of the essence is surprisingly nice and soap-y, and not like one would imagine snail slime to smell :D if snail slime has a scent at all…XD
Now, I used this essence quite a while. Since this trial tube contains 5 ml and you really are not supposed to use much  of the essence each time, this tube is perfect for seeing the effects of the essence in a short period of time. I agree to the point that this product is giving you some additional moisture. Nevertheless I would recommend not to stop using your moisturizing cream, because the level of moisturizing is not the same as you have in a cream. A really liked about that essence that it didn’t give me any breakouts, and each time I thought I’ll get a pimple at some certain part of the face and I cleaned my face in the evening and used the essence, too, I didn’t get anything! So I can confirm that it does provide some kind of acne care. The stickiness of the essence confirms also, that it contains quite some amount of slime. At least I hope that this is a true claim Holika Holika has given for this product. I didn’t see any brightening effect, though. Wrinkle care is a bit tricky to evaluate, since you can’t remove wrinkles which already exist or make them go back. I only can say, that after my normal face routine in the evening, my skin looks plum and moisturized in the morning and fine lines appear less. But I can’t really say if it is just because of this essence or because of any moisturizing cream you put over night. And since I really don’t have a lot of wrinkles I cannot judge this point perfectly, either.
If you’ve been reading my blog before, you know that I did a review on Missha’s Time Revolution First Treatment Essence. I really liked Missha’s essence more, and even if it was just one sample I saw more instant effects. Holika Holika’s Prime Miracle Snail Essence costs US$ 48 for 45 ml on the official US web page or US$ 40.34 on W2Beauty. I think this is also really expensive for such a small amount of essence.
Missha’s Time Revolution First Treatment Essence costs US$ 53.67 for 150 ml at W2Beauty for example. Honestly, if I would by a full sized product and would have to choose between these two, I would go for Missha’s Essence. Also, I discovered a set on W2Beauty for the Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence 30ml + Time Revolution Night repair New Science Activator Ampoule 10ml for US$ 25.40 which I personally have listed on my wishlist and would like to try. If you use my link or sponsor code 088505 for W2Beauty you’ll get a 5 $ voucher upon registration.