Since my dad went to Korea this year (October), I ordered some stuff. This is my first haul, Holika Holika. I already reviewed Holika Holika Heart Ful Moisture Lipstick. Now I'm going to review Holika Holika Love Fantasy Blush...
Product Review: Holika Holika Love Fantasy Blush in Pink in #01 Pink Fantasy
Price: around $10
Made in Korea
Thoughts: One thing about Korean products, they sell me with the cute packaging. Okay it's not only Korean, but pretty much all Asian brands especially Korean and Japanese. Their packaging is so cute!
When it comes to tin containers, I wasn't a big fan but I don't mind now. For one thing, it doesn't come with a mirror. Then again I hardly reapply my blushes, as well as, carry them. My philosophy is that a blush should last all day unless you have really oily skin. It makes sense that you have to reapply. If a blush doesn't last all day, it's not worth it. Knowing I don't carry my blushes, I don't need a mirror. It actually saves money, as well as, I'm guessing tin would cost a lot less to make then the packaging of American blushes. I could be wrong, but that's what I think.
Secondly, I felt it was weak in comparison to the packaging of American blushes. Then I changed my mind when I saw the recycle logo on the back. I'm a huge believer in recycling. Anything to save this world for the future generation!
Unlike American blushes, Korean blushes come with a sponge or at least from my experience. They even add a ribbon so you can hold onto that as you apply the blushes. It's a such a cute idea! Even though it comes with a sponge, I hardly use it. I use brushes to apply my blushes because sponges grab germs. Yes, you can wash them and reuse. In all honesty, I'm lazy. At the same time, most people would put the sponge back into the container. It would contaminate the blush. So for that reason, I just use a brush.
Here's the bottom of the container. If you look at the dark print, it actually tells you the day the blush was made. In Korea, they don't write the expiration date. Actually, I have seen some products with the expiration date but most products they list the day it was produced. Mine was produced April 19, 2012.
The one blush I was drawn to was Red, but I wanted to be safe with Pink. I have never tried red blush and don't know if I can pull it off. It's always better to be safe than regret. The pink blush has three levels of pink. The top part is light pink with sparkles. The bottom part is medium pink, and the middle is bright pink with the word "Love". The patterns on the light and medium pink is pretty. It's the same pattern as the lid of the container.
Here's a swatch of the blush. The left one is the top part of the blush, light pink with sparkles. The middle is the middle with the word "Love". The right one is the bottom part of the blush, medium pink.
Here's how the blush looks on me. I applied it lightly since the bright pink, middle colored, is the main color my brush picks up.
My overall opinion, I actually like it! When I put my brush into the blush, it mainly picks up the middle color which can be bright on my light skin. Even though it picks up the bright pink color, it's easy to blend with the brush. I find it hard to blend with certain blushes but this one is pretty decent. I also like that it doesn't have a lot of sparkles. I tend to like matte to dewy blushes. I'm not a big fan of sparkle/glittery blushes. It can be overwhelming if your eyes are sparkly/shiny which I tend to grab for. The best part it lasts all day on me. I don't have to reapply.
* Cute packaging.
* Light weight.
* Comes with a sponge with ribbon.
* Manufacturing date.
* Three different degrees of pink.
* Different textures from sparkle to matte.
* Easy to blend.
* Not too sparkly.
* Lasts all day.
* Hard to find in stores.
* Does not come with a mirror if you need it.
* Do not have expiration date.
Would repurchase: Yes.
Rating: 4.5/5 Tobey's Paws
I haven't bought earrings in a long time from Forever 21. Actually, that's a lie. I bought one a month ago but I never took a picture of it. It's just a simple hoop earrings with fake crystals. There's nothing original about it, and for that reason I didn't take a picture.
I bought this past weekend. It's a simple earring, but it's not original. ;)