I've been trying to kerb my spending on memeboxes, as I'm planning on doing a huge US haul again shortly. However, I couldn't say no when I found out about Holika Holika and Tony Moly (review to come shortly) memeboxes. Both Holika Holika and Tony Moly are Korean brands which I am familiar with. I do not own many products from either brands, so I thought purchasing these memeboxes would be a great way to try products from each brands. It's all in the name of beauty!
1. Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Starter - 40ml (RRP: $16)
"Formulated with glacier water, mint, and fine aqua pink pearls, this jelly-textured starter is the perfect 1 step primer for your base makeup. It instantly delivers hydration and brings back a natural glow to otherwise dry, dull complexion. Its jelly like texture also works to double makeup adherence for a lasting finish.
How to use: Take out the formula using the spatula and softly pat it over face with the included puff."
I've just used this product this morning underneath my foundation. I scooped some product up and wiped it on the back of my hands before smearing it all over my face with my fingers. I didn't bother with the puff. I was actually quite surprised at the colour of this primer. On the hand it has a metallic pink sheen. However, it is not too visible on the face. The jelly texture makes it a breeze to spread on the skin. I didn't really see much difference "natural glow" wise.
2. Holika Holika Aloe 99% Soothing Gel - 250ml (RRP: $7)
"Over 99% of the soothing gel consists of organic aloe vera leaf water from the island of Jeju, Korea. Non-sticky yet highly moisturizing, it soothers, cools, hydrates and rejuvenates skin with a gentle formula free of paraben, benzophenon, mineral oil, BHT, artificial coloring, etc.
How to use: It can be used as a hair essence, hair treatment pack, facial cream, soothing pack, eye patch, aftershave gel, body soothing gel, hand and foot essence."
I applied a small amount on my legs on Saturday when it was boiling hot. It instantly cooled my skin down and it made me want to soak in this gel! I love that it's non-sticky too. It also smells amazing, which is an added bonus!
3. Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing BB Oil - 150ml (RRP: $17)
"Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing BB Deep Cleansing Oil is a low stimulating cleansing oil that clears blackheads and whiteheads for a clearer complexion. Formulated with olive oil, argan oil, and Harrogate water, this unique soda pore cleansing oil increases skin elasticity, regenerates new skin cells, heals tissue (scars), and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent to soothe irritated skin.
How to use: Lather well with water and gently massage over skin. Rinse off with lukewarm water."
I am inundated with cleansers at the moment, so I'm not quite sure when I will get the chance to use this. It sounds like an interesting product though. Although I hope this doesn't make my oily skin feel even oilier.
|L-R: Jewel-light waterproof liner; Jewel-light shimmer eyes|