Monday, 6 July 2015

Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Starter

Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Starter Review - Sweetaholic Beauty


I've always had a fascination for Asian cosmetics, particularly those from Japan and Korea. They seem so different and out of this world, and somehow seem so much better than the cosmetics we have here in the Western world. 

When I first discovered Memebox, a different kind of subscription box, jam packed with beautiful Asian cosmetics and skincare, I was in heaven. I grabbed the Holika Holika box and received this Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Starter. I literally had no idea what this was, and really needed to do some research.

Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Starter Review - Sweetaholic Beauty

Upon browsing the internet, I've discovered that the best way to describe the Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Starter is as a primer. The brand describes their product as a "water-based makeup base."

The primer came in this adorable little bottle which is beautifully unique. There seems to be a fair amount of product in the bottle too, which means this will more than likely last forever. 


Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Starter Review - Sweetaholic Beauty

Yes, that's right, the product actually is a shimmery purple/pink shade. I was a tad worried when I first tried this out, as I wasn't sure I had read up correctly.

The consistency is very similar to a jelly; it's fairly thick in consistency but incredibly easy to work with and smooth out. The scent was nothing outrageous - it reminded me of most other Korean and Japanese cosmetics I've tried. A subtle scent that doesn't linger.

Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Starter Review - Sweetaholic Beauty

The weird thing about this primer is that it also came with a sponge, which is what you're supposed to use to smooth it onto your skin. I've been using the sponge, and I have to say it does make life so much easier when applying to your skin. It really helps to create a nice smooth finish and blend in the shimmer. When applied to your skin, it feels very wet, but dries very fast. According to Holika Holika, it contains Vitamin A and Vitamin C to help nourish dry skin. Sometimes I like to wear this alone, as it really cools down my skin and helps me feel refreshed.

Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Starter Review - Sweetaholic Beauty

Swatches - Not blended. Blended slightly.



As you can see from the above swatches, when it's only blended a little, it leaves a lovely shimmery finish which could be doubled up as a highlighter above makeup. Once you rub it in completely, the shimmer almost disappears and your skin is left looking fresh and clean. Apparently there are "water shine pearls" in the formula that reflect the light and help to make your skin glisten. In saying that, once applied and blended in correctly, you definitely don't look like a disco ball.

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I've been using the Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Starter as a primer for about six months now, on and off, and I've been loving it. As I mentioned before, it really does help to keep my skin looking refreshed, but I've also noticed it really helps keep my makeup looking fresher for longer. Once I apply my full face of makeup, it helps to keep everything in place for the entire day.

My verdict? I love the Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Starter, and will definitely be buying a replacement once this one is finished. (In about 50 years or so...) I would highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a nice hydrating primer; especially someone who may be travelling and double up and use this as a highlighter. You can grab this on eBay for a pretty decent price, too.

Have you tried the Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Starter yet? If so, what are your thoughts? What do you think about Asian cosmetics? 


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14 comments

  1. Hello!! Ive just watched Venus Angelic use a purple finishing powder and base...Im onto that giiirl!! Hehe :) it seems to be a nice way to look radiant and correct skin imperfections at the same time! Winning! Great review, as always xo

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  2. What an interesting product! I've never heard of this brand before, but the word 'jelly' in there makes it sound attractive to me. I don't think I have any experience with Asian beauty products, really!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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  3. Whoa, this is such a strange looking product! I've been loving glowy primers for winter, sounds like a lovely product!

    xo Kat @ Katness

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  4. Oooh I've heard so much about Holika Holika but I've never known where to get them from. Will definitely need to check out Memebox :)

    sayyip.blogspot.com.au

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  5. Ingrid - fabulous and fun life7 July 2015 at 21:00

    I've never used any Asian Beauty products! This one sounds like a great product definitely worth trying!

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  6. I'm always a bit wary of beauty products from Asia - I haven't had any nasty experiences with them, but then again I've not had any raging successes either. But this looks fab - I'm always in search of something that will hold my fact together for the whole day, thanks for a beaut review hon xxx♥

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  7. I've heard such great things about this! It looks so fun to play with and amazing on youtubers.
    Really want to try it!

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

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  8. Jasmine Huston13 July 2015 at 20:53

    YESSSS try it Sheri, you'll love it! xx

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  9. Jasmine Huston13 July 2015 at 20:53

    Aww that's fair enough. Most things I've tried from Asia I've loved, so maybe you're trying the wrong things haha! If I think of any more recommendations I'll let you know! xx

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  10. Jasmine Huston13 July 2015 at 20:53

    Ohh you really should give them a go! xx

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  11. Jasmine Huston13 July 2015 at 20:54

    Memebox is so awesome haha I love their boxes and just want to buy all of them! (Not good for my bank account haha) Holika Holika has some pretty cool stuff, I might do some reviews on some of the other products too! xx

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  12. Jasmine Huston13 July 2015 at 20:54

    It really is weird, I had no idea what it was at first haha xx

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  13. Jasmine Huston13 July 2015 at 20:54

    Haha me too actually. I saw Jelly and was like "yes please!" haha! You really should try Asian products, there's a lot of awesome stuff out there! xx

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  14. Jasmine Huston13 July 2015 at 20:55

    Hahaha! Thanks gorgeous, it really does do a great job on the skin ;) xx

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Monday, 6 July 2015

Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Starter

Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Starter Review - Sweetaholic Beauty


I've always had a fascination for Asian cosmetics, particularly those from Japan and Korea. They seem so different and out of this world, and somehow seem so much better than the cosmetics we have here in the Western world. 

When I first discovered Memebox, a different kind of subscription box, jam packed with beautiful Asian cosmetics and skincare, I was in heaven. I grabbed the Holika Holika box and received this Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Starter. I literally had no idea what this was, and really needed to do some research.

Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Starter Review - Sweetaholic Beauty

Upon browsing the internet, I've discovered that the best way to describe the Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Starter is as a primer. The brand describes their product as a "water-based makeup base."

The primer came in this adorable little bottle which is beautifully unique. There seems to be a fair amount of product in the bottle too, which means this will more than likely last forever. 


Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Starter Review - Sweetaholic Beauty

Yes, that's right, the product actually is a shimmery purple/pink shade. I was a tad worried when I first tried this out, as I wasn't sure I had read up correctly.

The consistency is very similar to a jelly; it's fairly thick in consistency but incredibly easy to work with and smooth out. The scent was nothing outrageous - it reminded me of most other Korean and Japanese cosmetics I've tried. A subtle scent that doesn't linger.

Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Starter Review - Sweetaholic Beauty

The weird thing about this primer is that it also came with a sponge, which is what you're supposed to use to smooth it onto your skin. I've been using the sponge, and I have to say it does make life so much easier when applying to your skin. It really helps to create a nice smooth finish and blend in the shimmer. When applied to your skin, it feels very wet, but dries very fast. According to Holika Holika, it contains Vitamin A and Vitamin C to help nourish dry skin. Sometimes I like to wear this alone, as it really cools down my skin and helps me feel refreshed.

Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Starter Review - Sweetaholic Beauty

Swatches - Not blended. Blended slightly.



As you can see from the above swatches, when it's only blended a little, it leaves a lovely shimmery finish which could be doubled up as a highlighter above makeup. Once you rub it in completely, the shimmer almost disappears and your skin is left looking fresh and clean. Apparently there are "water shine pearls" in the formula that reflect the light and help to make your skin glisten. In saying that, once applied and blended in correctly, you definitely don't look like a disco ball.

-- 


I've been using the Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Starter as a primer for about six months now, on and off, and I've been loving it. As I mentioned before, it really does help to keep my skin looking refreshed, but I've also noticed it really helps keep my makeup looking fresher for longer. Once I apply my full face of makeup, it helps to keep everything in place for the entire day.

My verdict? I love the Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Starter, and will definitely be buying a replacement once this one is finished. (In about 50 years or so...) I would highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a nice hydrating primer; especially someone who may be travelling and double up and use this as a highlighter. You can grab this on eBay for a pretty decent price, too.

Have you tried the Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Starter yet? If so, what are your thoughts? What do you think about Asian cosmetics? 


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14 comments:

  1. Hello!! Ive just watched Venus Angelic use a purple finishing powder and base...Im onto that giiirl!! Hehe :) it seems to be a nice way to look radiant and correct skin imperfections at the same time! Winning! Great review, as always xo

    ReplyDelete
  2. What an interesting product! I've never heard of this brand before, but the word 'jelly' in there makes it sound attractive to me. I don't think I have any experience with Asian beauty products, really!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

    ReplyDelete
  3. Whoa, this is such a strange looking product! I've been loving glowy primers for winter, sounds like a lovely product!

    xo Kat @ Katness

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oooh I've heard so much about Holika Holika but I've never known where to get them from. Will definitely need to check out Memebox :)

    sayyip.blogspot.com.au

    ReplyDelete
  5. Ingrid - fabulous and fun life7 July 2015 at 21:00

    I've never used any Asian Beauty products! This one sounds like a great product definitely worth trying!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'm always a bit wary of beauty products from Asia - I haven't had any nasty experiences with them, but then again I've not had any raging successes either. But this looks fab - I'm always in search of something that will hold my fact together for the whole day, thanks for a beaut review hon xxx♥

    ReplyDelete
  7. I've heard such great things about this! It looks so fun to play with and amazing on youtubers.
    Really want to try it!

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

    ReplyDelete
  8. Jasmine Huston13 July 2015 at 20:53

    YESSSS try it Sheri, you'll love it! xx

    ReplyDelete
  9. Jasmine Huston13 July 2015 at 20:53

    Aww that's fair enough. Most things I've tried from Asia I've loved, so maybe you're trying the wrong things haha! If I think of any more recommendations I'll let you know! xx

    ReplyDelete
  10. Jasmine Huston13 July 2015 at 20:53

    Ohh you really should give them a go! xx

    ReplyDelete
  11. Jasmine Huston13 July 2015 at 20:54

    Memebox is so awesome haha I love their boxes and just want to buy all of them! (Not good for my bank account haha) Holika Holika has some pretty cool stuff, I might do some reviews on some of the other products too! xx

    ReplyDelete
  12. Jasmine Huston13 July 2015 at 20:54

    It really is weird, I had no idea what it was at first haha xx

    ReplyDelete
  13. Jasmine Huston13 July 2015 at 20:54

    Haha me too actually. I saw Jelly and was like "yes please!" haha! You really should try Asian products, there's a lot of awesome stuff out there! xx

    ReplyDelete
  14. Jasmine Huston13 July 2015 at 20:55

    Hahaha! Thanks gorgeous, it really does do a great job on the skin ;) xx

    ReplyDelete

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