Saturday, March 8, 2014

Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly BB Review~

Hello beauties~!
I was in need of a new BB cream, so I purchased a fairly popular one in my last Jolse Mini-haul. They've recently  changed the packaging, I've noticed .-. But I think I prefer the current one to the old one x3
Polka dots instead of bubbles! I think it's cuter with them :3
It also comes with a sponge, which is a bit useless to me since I don't use sponges xD I prefer to blend with my fingers~
Here's a closer look at the box, though a lot of it is in Korean
Looong list of ingredients
Description of product: 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. Mint water hydrates facial skin, and marine jelly complex makes soft and bouncy skin.
Instructions: Take an appropriate amount with spatula and evenly spread onto facial skin by patting gently with its puff enclosed inside.
*Do not eat
I find it funny that they mention that you shouldn't eat it xD
Mostly Korean O-o Though there is a warning~
It's all in Korean O_o
And now some more looks at the product its self, which I think has a super cool texture that I like a lot~
The lid~
I love polka dots :3
The jelly textured product!
If I didn't know any better, I would think that there were something wrong with this product due to the very odd texture. However, these blobs melt nicely into the skin~
The spatula!
The spatula is really nothing special; it's plastic and boring, and doesn't reach the entire interior >_> I'll need to use a brush to get the product out once I've used up a lot.
Swatch of the product~
I need to say this: It blends out. A LOT. So you really don't need all that much.
Once blended out~
And now on to the reviewing~
Scent: The scent of this BB cream is sort of flowery/baby powder-y, but it fades pretty quickly leaving only a faint scent after application. It's not unpleasantly sweet, nor extremely artificial. I like it!
SPF?: Yes, there's SPF 20 and PA++, which I think is pretty standard for most BB creams. If you burn easily, I suggest you still use a sunscreen under this during the summer, since the sun's rays can be harmful.
Consistency: As you can see, this product is very unique in the sense that it's so strange and unlike a typical BB cream. However you don't need a lot to cover your whole face, since the lumps melt away and become smooth~ It's also pretty watery. It leaves a matte finish, so you don't want to apply too much otherwise it'll cake up. The oil control isn't great though, so if you have oily skin like me, you might want to keep a pressed powder or blotting sheets around.
Coverage: The coverage is quite good- it doesn't cover bigger blemishes, but it does brighten the skin and make it seem more flawless and glowy.
Before~ (Also, sorry about not wearing normal clothes. I was in pajamas while putting on makeup xD)
I'm overall really happy with this BB cream! I'd say it's one of the better ones that I've tried recently, though I'm not sure if I'd repurchase it, since I've tried one of the Lioele BB creams which is fantastic, but it's expensive >_> So I'll see~
Have you guys tried this before? What did you think of it?

Also, I was craving bubble tea  today, so I went into town and also bought a few things~
Raven skull necklace :3
Morbid, maybe, but I liked the vintage feel of this metal bird skull necklace~ (no real birds were harmed in the process of making it~). I recently got a stop watch necklace, and I wanted to get something to compliment it as well, and since this had the same vibe, I got it too~
Belgian Eggwhite Soap
When I first saw this a while back I was drawn to how good it smelled, however it was $4, so I thought that was too much to pay for regular soap. However, I looked it up and found out that it was facial soap, and apparently very good facial soap. It has egg whites and chamomile, and once it's foamed up, you leave it on your face for 5 minutes and it draws out impurities from the skin. I'm excited to try it~
I also stopped by Lush, because I've wanted to get something from there for forever, but the prices always intimidated me. Today though, I wanted to pamper myself, so I got a bath bomb!
The Sakura bath bomb! Felt fitting, considering that my blog name is Red Sakura x3
Here's a close up of the crystals on top, which I thought were super pretty.
It's sea salt on the top!
A brief description of the bath bomb from their website (or, not that brief): When the blossoms burst forth in spring, it’s a tradition to take a picnic and bottle of sake and enjoy the beauty. Noriko, one of our product inventors, hails from Japan and this beautiful Bath Bomb represents what it’s like to be in a park while the breeze blows through the blossoms in the trees. Instead of heading to the park, lay back in serene waters while the gorgeous scents of mimosa and jasmine envelop you to give you the joyful feeling of springtime. Sakura: simple, elegant, and endearingly beautiful bathing.
It smells very nice, so I'm excited to use it~
They also gave me a sample of the Rub Rub Rub shower scrub, which apparently has the same scent as this! (it does x3)
I love the mini container~
I really like all the stuff they have there, it's just so expensive! >n<
So yep, that concludes today's post~ Hope you found the review helpful, and the mini haul interesting~!


  1. this bb cream has been in my wishlist since forever ago but i never really got my hands to it bc all the reviews are from those people who dont seem to need base makeups. i needed someone who have oily skin to review this :< and finally you have a review for this bb cream!! i still really want to try this bb cream but i need something that lasts 8 hours :c if it doesnt have good oil control i will asume it doesnt have a good lasting power as well?
    thanks for the review btw <3

    1. Not the OP, but I had this BB cream and sold it after 2 tries. It's horrible on oily skin, even with an oil-control base. It might be a bit hard to see, but even if the blended out photo above, the BB still looks splotchy, uneven, and settled into pores on the hand (which is not her fault at all). This BB just has a really bad formula IMO...the jelly thing makes it spread the powder unevenly. Run the other direction from this one.

  2. Ooh, that shower scrub looks nice. Lush products are pricey, but they're great, from what I've heard.

    If you ever got get bubble tea again, I recommend avocado flavor. It sounds nasty, but it actually tastes really good! ^^

  3. I really want to try this BB cream by Holika Holika. I only see positive reviews about it. It looks very good on you! c:

    I just found your blog and I love it! It's super adorable!

  4. Oh they changed the packaging the bb cream now, looks much better, I actually have it too and love it to bits but it's the older packaging XD

    恵美より ♥

  5. This BB cream sounds pretty good! It looks nice on your skin, very natural even though it doesn't cover up everything. I don't like the packaging at all though.. why a bottle and spatula, can't they just put in a squeezable tube or something with a pump? :( Oh, and I like the raven skull necklace!

  6. Thanks for visiting! Great review for the bb cream! I bought thios but haven't received yet! Now i'm really nervous to get it as soon as possible hehehe I think it looks great on you, and the coverage is pretty good for a "light watery" bb cream :) I love the ingredient list OMG! Not much silicon and aloe extract so high on list!


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