August 3, 2014

Holika Holika Aqua Petite Jelly BB Cream SPF 20 PA++

Today I'll be reviewing a BB cream everyone's been raving about - Holika Holika's best seller - Aqua Petite Jelly BB Cream in #02! (See picture below)

[UV Protection and Sun Care Cosmetic]
Fully Water-Charged Aqua Petite Jelly

Jelly BB makes moist and bouncy jelly skin.
Has jelly texture that helps spread evenly and creates
fully hydrated and shiny skin. It is also perfect for covering
up facial blemishes.

Two Shades:
#01 - Aqua Beige (lighter)
#02 - Aqua Neutral (darker)


I won't say this is cheap but it's not that expensive also compared to most BB Creams.


Very jelly-like, very thin and a little difficult to spread because it dries really quick.


Light-medium coverage. Not exactly as good as I expected but since it has a thin consistency, light coverage is what you should expect. It can be built up but just be careful not too put too much for it can make you look a little cakey.

Lasting Ability:

This lasts reaaaally long! Which I love specially in a humid weather.


I got #02 which is the darker shade but it's still very light on me. I can pull it off in the morning though but I advise you not to wear this at night for it will make you look like a ghost. People with very fair skin might like the shade a lot I think.


The finish is definitely matte for this is meant for oily skin however a lot of people with dry skin tends to like this a lot too because of it's moisturizing properties. 


  • The texture is great for oily skin! Non-sticky, non-greasy, you won't feel like there's any oil content!
  • Has a matte finish
  • Longest lasting BB Cream I've tried
  • Really good oil control
  • Has SPF 20 PA ++ (which is low though I always wear sun cream underneath anyway)


  • #02 (darker shade) is little too light for my skintone. I asked my friend to try it and she has the same opinion!
  • Not ideal for night time (will make you look like a ghost)
  • Dries really quick 
  • Difficult to spread (I advise you to pat it on)
  • Contains paraben and dimethicone :( ..and gave me little bumps :(

This would have been the perfect BB Cream for oily skin however it contains harmful ingredients which made my skin feel irritated and itch. At the first few days I felt fine but after wearing this everyday for two weeks I noticed that my skin felt a little itchy so I stopped using it and the feeling went away. The worst part is what I read on the box, it says:

1. If you experience ant of the following symptoms while using this product please terminate use immediately. If you continue to use and problems persist consult a dermatologist.
a.) Please terminate use if your skin develops bright spots, experience selling or itching
b.) Please terminate use if your skin experience the above mentioned symptoms after direct exposure to sunlight
2. Do not use on scars, blisters, or skin inflammations.

I've never had a BB Cream with a warning as scary as that! OH WELL, so much for the hype.. I won't be using this again any time soon. Or I might not use it anymore! I understand why people have been loving this BB Cream a lot but I'd rather be on the safe side. 

June 22, 2014

The Face Shop Haul

Picked up a few things from The Face Shop and they had this 1+1 promo where you buy two things and get them both at 50% off. I got a few stuff that I didn't expect I would like but did, like their Collagen Water Toner and The Calming Seed Resting Cream. Moreover, I received some freebies like the cleanser, and some facial masks which was awesome.  Here's a list of what I got:

June 16, 2014

Favorites of The Month

These are the products I've been loving these past few weeks and I find them worthy to be called HG:

March 22, 2014

The Face Shop HAUL + REVIEW

As you all know, I live in Asia and there's tons of Asian makeup stores everywhere. One of them is The Face Shop. Last week I bought a bunch of my favorite products and if you want to know more about them, please continue reading below.

March 20, 2014

Arsainte Eco-Therapy Essential Cream ~ The Face Shop

This is my HG night cream and my third purchase of it. I like it because it never broke me out and it absorbs really well and makes my face feel really supple. If you want the full review, please continue reading.

Special Zone Care: Neck Lifting Mask ~ The Face Shop

If you're like me are starting to have noticeable lines on your neck, I suggest using products like these. I got this from The Face Shop just to try it out. And now, only one question remains, is it effective? Continue reading below for a full review.

Power Perfection BB Cream ~ The Face Shop

I've heard good review about this BB Cream so I decided to try it out. It seemed to be a pretty decent BB cream with a dewy finish. If you want the full review, please continue reading.

March 19, 2014

HD Perfect BB Cream ~ The Face Shop

This was my first HG BB Cream and this is my third repurchase. Even if I try other high coverage BB creams, I always go back to this one because it never broke me out and works well with my acidic skin.

March 1, 2014

Look at My Eyes Icing PK001 Strawberry Icing ~ Etude House

So this is my first eye glitter - Etude house Icing. It definitely has a similar consistency to icing! It's eye glitter but has a slightly creamy consistency which is nice and makes it adhere pretty well. It's definitely suitable for special occasions as it looks really pretty compared to when using just you regular eye shadow. So here's a detailed review:

February 25, 2014

Dear My Blooming Lips-Talk ~ Etude House

I was looking for a good lipstick and since I heard good reviews from this, i decided on buying it - The Etude House  Dear My Bloming Lips Talk. After using it about a year now, I say it definitely lives up to the hype. Check out the full review below: