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:

February 22, 2014

Garnier BB Eye-Roller : Instant Fairness BB Eye Roll-On

I was looking for a liquid concealer that's long lasting and doesn't crease, and this is definitely the one! The Garnier Liquid BB roll on. I did have my pros and cons with this but if you're looking for a long lasting, non-creasing, and non-drying liquid concealer, this would be perfect for you.

February 13, 2014

CHOCOLATE-SCENTED Eyebrow Powder ~ Skinfood

I was looking for a good eyebrow powder that would help my eyebrows look more neat and I found this - Skinfood Choco Eyebrow Powder Cake. It smells and looks like chocolate which is so cute! I've seen good reviews on this one which urged me to get it allthough I couldn't compare it with other ones since it's my first eyebrow powder. With that said, here's my review:

February 6, 2014


Here's a review on a very cute! yet very unique blusher from the Korean brand, Etude House - The Water Color Blusher!

February 5, 2014

IBUYBEAUTI is in search for 10 Beauty Bloggers!

Are you an active beauty blogger? Would you like to make sponsored reviews on Korean cosmetics of YOUR CHOICE? Then don't miss this opportunity!

February 3, 2014

The Liebster Award!

I was nominated for the Liebster Award yesterday and I just want to say - THANK YOU Jessica for nominating me! Check out her cool blog, Youtube Tutorials and Vlogs. I'm very honored to receive this award and pass it on. Gomawo!

January 31, 2014

REVIEW: Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer - Balance

If your looking for a high-definition primer that will cover your pores, Smashbox Photo Finish Primer works pretty well. This product has been popular with professional makeup artists which is why I got this a while back. However, it's really pricey for a makeup product that's only 30 ml. After using this for a while, here's what I think:

Holika Holika Strawberry Pore Magic Cover SPF 50+ PA+++

Here's another product that can protect you from the sun - Holika Holika's Strawberry Pore Magic Cover SPF 50+ PA +++! 

REVIEW: Missha Signature Extreme Cover Concealer SPF30 PA++

As I was looking for a high-coverage concealer, I stumbled upon this one - Missha Signature Extreme Cover Concealer SPF30 PA++. After reading a lot of reviews, I decided to get it. Here's what I think so far: 

REVIEW: Skinfood Fresh Fruit Lip and Cheek Tint in #3 Grapefruit

Here's a really awesome blush from the Skin Food - the "Fresh Fruit Lip and Cheek Tint". I prefer cream blushers than powder ones because cream ones make your cheeks look like their glowing and moisturized. So I gave this one a try and here's what I think:

January 30, 2014

REVIEW: The Face Shop Lovely Me:ex Aqua Proof Marker Tint in 01 Cherry

This is a review of an interesting waterproof lip tint from the face shop. Yes, you heard it right - WATER PROOF. This lip tint doesn't smudge or budge even when you eat or drink, and i got it for that reason.

REVIEW: Tony Moly BB Fit Perfect 24 BB Cream SPF 30 PA++

A lightweight BB cream with full coverage. This is actually a freebie I got after buying a certain amount at Tony Moly and it's now my current BB cream.

REVIEW: Tony Moly Pocket Bunny Sleek Mist for Oily Skin

This is probably the cutest facial mist I've ever had! It has 2 variants - Sleek Mist (for oily skin) and Moist Mist (for dry skin). I've been using this a lot lately and it's almost empty.

REVIEW: Etude House My Lash Serum

Are you tired of your mascara clumping on your lashes? Do you want a healthier looking lashes? Then this is the product for you. The Etude House My Lash Serum!

January 29, 2014

REVIEW: Skinfood Tomato Jelly Lip Tint in #3 Orange

Lip tint, Lip Balm, & Lip Gloss all-in-ONE! That was my first impression of this product. Seems too good to be true but let's find out with this review:

Easy DIY Green Tea Skin Treatment

Here's a skin treatment that will give your skin that noticeable improvement - minus the smell, stickiness, and expense. All you need is green tea and some cotton pads!

January 28, 2014

REVIEW: Holika Holika Oil Queen Cotton Primer SPF15

Do you have oily skin? Does your makeup oxidize faster than you can say sayounara? Here's a product from Holika Holika that will make your oil-related makeup problems go away. The Holika Holika Oil Queen Cotton Primer!

January 27, 2014

REVIEW: Etude House Lip & Eye Remover

This is another product from my latest haul and it has the funniest name - "Lip and Eye Remover". It's basically a makeup remover for the eyes and lips and it works pretty well. 

REVIEW: The Face Shop Dessert Lip Balm

Hate applying lip balm with your fingers? Try The Face Shop's Dessert Lip Balm! I bought this product for the exact reason - I hate touching my lips and the balm. It's just so unhygienic. This product is already half empty, and here's my review thus far:

January 25, 2014

REVIEW: Etude House Dear Girls Cute Eyes Maker

I finally got a decent aegyo sal maker! <3 <3 <3 Or as Etude House calls it, "Cute Eyes Maker". As I promised I'll make a review from stuff I bought on my Haul from Etude House (SEE HERE).

REVIEW: Etude House Fresh Cherry Lip Tint (Pink & Red)

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My latest favorite lip tint! The Etude House Fresh Cherry Lip Tint! I used to love The Face Shop's Lovely Me ex Tint because it looked so natural but it doesn't last long and it just dried out my lips eventually. EH lip tint is less drying and longer lasting. So here's a short review - 

January 24, 2014

HAUL: Etude House 2014

REVIEW: Tony Moly Latte Art Milk Tea Morning Pack

Here's a review on Tony Moly's Milk Tea Morning Pack. You're supposed to leave it on your skin for 30 seconds before applying makeup and makeup application will be all the more easier! It really does smooth out the skin and make it feel really silky to the touch.

REVIEW: The Face Shop Eco-Therapy Arsanite Crystal Water Super Gel

The Face Shop's Eco-Therapy Arsainte Crystal Water Line (Blue) is the newer version of Eco-Vert Line (Green). Both lines target sensitive skin. and lately everyone's been raving about this "Super Gel" and the sales personnel from TFS also told me that this was the best seller from the line so I decided to check it out. 

January 23, 2014

REVIEW: Etude House Rose Collection

Hi there! Lately I've been loving Etude House's & Rose Collection since the line is composed of all my favorite colors (red&pink shades, so cute!) I've been using these products for more than a month now so deem my review credible (haha :D) Here it goes..

January 21, 2014

REVIEW: Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer

Today I'll be reviewing about my favorite eye primer of all times, the Proof 10 Eye Primer from Etude House! I got this on sale when I went to Etude house and the sales lady told me it's one of their best sellers so i bought it haha :)) You guys understand me right? x3