04/29/16

Holika Holika Naked Face

Holika Holika Naked Face Series Review

Hello lovelys, today I have a review of the Holika Holika Naked Face Series for you!

It’s really hard to resist the huge sale they hold from time to time at the many makeup stores next to my university and this time I failed hard! But I don’t regret buying some stuff at Holika Holika because fortunately the things I bought turned out to be some of my favorite and even daily makeup products! Three of these products are from the Holika Holika Naked Face series: the Balancing Primer, the Fitting BB and the Cover-Up Concealer!


These are the products I bought! From concealer to lip tint ~

The products I will review today are the Holika Holika Naked Face Balancing Primer, Fitting BB in No. 21.5 Naked Beige and the Cover-Up Concealer in No. 1 Bright Beige

For this Review I wrote down a few facts so if you want the compact review just keep scrolling!

I used all products starting from the Primer to BB Cream to Concealer:

The Primer has three colors for three different effects in it: Green for reducing redness, Lavender for brightening up dull areas and Pink for evening the skintone. The texture is very light and doesn’t block the pores as some primers use to do. I feel like I am just applying moisturizing cream on my skin.

On days when I am super tired I prefer to use BB Cream first and apply concealer after it so the BB Cream doesn’t blend the concealer to much and the darker areas appear brighter. It depends on how you apply it and what effect you want, you can first apply concealer and then blemish balm as well. The BB Cream is also a very light and watery cream, that can be easily applied all over the face just by the fingers or a sponge and the coverage isn’t too high to give a natural look. Sadly the shade I bought is a hint too yellow for me. It was the lightest tone they had and even the shop lady said I have very fair skin. But with the brightening primer under it it blends just right. Plus the Cream has a SPF of 30PA++ which is important when the weather gets warmer. One thing that bothers me is the smell and that the cream is a little sticky after applying it. Some don’t care about this “Makeup” smell how I call it haha but I prefer ones that make my face smell sweet hihi.

The Concealer is also the lightest shade they sold there and has just the right shade to waken up my dark, tired eyes. The coverage is quite good and the texture is not too creamy. Sometimes if the concealer is to thick it happens easily that the product runs into my endless eye-laughter lines and I barely get it even without rubbing. Just now that the sun shines brighter I squint my eyes almost the whole time.

After applying it my face is almost flawless and ready for the next steps. Sometimes, for example when I used a sheet mask right before, I like to use some setting powder after it. But because I have very dry skin since I am in korea, I don’t need to use powder after it.

Holika Holika Naked Face

Holika Holika Naked Face

Holika Holika Naked Face

Holika Holika Naked Face

Holika Holika Naked Face

I changed my place of taking the photo for the last two pictures so the light looks different but I hope you can still see the progress from 1 without anything to last with all three products. I used the camera’s soft filter so my freckles don’t look to dark in the first picture.

The Holika Holika Naked Face Series Review

 

Balancing Primer

What I love:

  • The Texture – light and not sticky!
  • The Effect – Brightens up dark skin and reduces redness!

What I hate:

  • The Price – It’s a little expensive if you don’t hit the sale. Sadly I threw away my receipt so I don’t know the exact price..Something arounf 15.000 Won… affordable but there are cheaper ones that have almost the same quality.

Fitting BB in 21.5

What I love:

  • The Coverage – Not too high no create a natural look
  • The Texture – Watery, but compared to the Sweet Cotton BB Cream much more fluid. A little sticky.
  • The Price – Affordable. Compared to the price the quality is just right.

What I hate:

  • The Stickiness – after applying it, it feels a little sticky.

Cover-Up Concealer in 1 Bright Beige

What I love:

  • The Coverage – As the range is called – not too high but enough to hide tireness
  • The Texture – More fluid than others, doesn’t dry out and doesn’t feel sticky.
  • The Price – My new everyday concealer! Not the cheapest but affordable and longlasting.

What I hate:

  • The Application – To apply it under the eyes is a little difficult without a brush. If you’re in a hurry its hard to get the right amount of the product thanks to the tube applicator. Or maybe this just happens to me.

 

All in all good products for everyday use. If I need high coverage I prefer to use other BB Creams. But if you see there’s a sale at Holika Holika it is worth visiting!

As always here are some photos with my full makeup~

Holika Holika Naked Face

Holika Holika Naked Face

That was my review for the Holika Holkia Naked Face Serie! If you have any further questions or any comments, just let me know below! Or follow me on Instagram!

The weather is getting warmer here in Seoul! So I already grabbed a new sun cream and hair treatment! I don’t like warm weather but I guess I have to deal with it right? This week I went makeup shopping in Myeongdong and I am really excited to tell you what I bought and to recommend them if they turn out to be good! Anyway thank you for visiting and hope to see you around next time as well! ^_^

04/1/16

Seoul Diary #1

My first

Hey Hey, long time no see! Hope everyone is doing as well as I am! So a little more than one month has passed and a lot of things already happened. If you’re curious about what I was doing in here during the days, keep on reading~

University start was already near when I finally could enter the dorm and until today I changed my room already one time.. If you decide to live in the dormitory you have either luck or bad luck with your roommate if you accidentially got a double room like me. But in my case it’s all really hard for me since I have a light sleep so…

My language courses at Ewha Womans University are easy and end everyday at 11am. Except for one course I am taking at Korea University and a Ceramics Class I am maing cute figurines and other pottery (yeah not very korean I know haha) I have free time every day I mostly try to use for exercising. Also I don’t have any course on friday which means I have a 3 day weekend, yay! ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

Since I am here I changed my hair color 4 times already. I came here with silver hair, used my semi-permanent pink color I brought here and also thanks to a friend from Ewha I was able to get my hair dyed grey at a korean hairsalon. Now I have very similar to my natural blonde but thanks to the chloride in the water with a hint of green.

In the first picture I had silver hair (I used Gatsby Aqua Silver a friend gave me from Taiwan *thankyou*)

In the second I was at a hairsalon near Ewha ( I don’t remember the name right now.. J&..B? or somthing like that..) I paid 55.000 Won for color and bangs. The color should actually last for more than one month but my hair… I hate it, after one week it was all gone. It left me with a ugly greenish blonde.

In the last (which was actually the first color I dyed here) I had my candy floss pink (Renbow Crazy Colors) and I had to use all 4 bottles to get this result.. I really don’t know whats the matter with my hair.. If somebody can dye my hair permanently pink, and it really stays for more than one month, I’ll get him/her an award..

Also I tried many foods and still didn’t try all of it! Compared to eat at a restaurant every day is less expensive than grocery shopping. I gained so much weight because I go to convenient store more often and buy food there than going to buy salad and fruits at grocery store because its so expensive! compared to germany if you buy 4 apples in here you easily pay at least 4.000 Won which would be around 3€. In germany if I buy 4 apples I pay.. around 1,60-2€ (non-season).. also my beloved strawberries.. But what is a bigger problem for me is buying vegetables. I pay around 50cent for a big green cucumber while I pay more than 1€ for a small one.. Tomatos as well.. Eating low carb or even being vegetarian in Korea is not recommended since almost all dishesinclude rice and meat :D But let’s talk about the food next time.

It’s cherry blossom season in here~

I always just saw single trees in germany or just pictures of the famous cherry blossom, but now I saw it myself and it’s so beautiful! I went to 잠실 (Jamsil) and 여의도 (Yeoido) and took some pictures there~ I thought this must be a couple thing – and I was not dissappointed, couples over couples could be seen taking pictures everywhere. In general the couple-cult in korea is a thing you will notice if you stay here for a few days. But back to the cherry blossom! In areas with many cherry trees they hold big festivals and masses of people streaming there. Sadly I caught a cold and can’t go out again today.. Be careful with the spring weather! It’s warm but don’t overestimate the sun yet! The wind can be very cold so it’s easy to catch a cold these days!



Sakura Latte
  

I had so much fun already in these 2 months here, and I hope I will be able to make many more good memories during the next year~