To learn more bout Korean products, I thought I would start featuring them on A Very Sweet Blog. So that's the reason for this introduction. There are MANY Korean brands! This week, I will cover Holika Holika, Skin Food, and Etude House. So as I test them, I'll give you a brief introduction into the company, so that you may become familiar (if you don't know). I've also added a Korean/Asian tab to my header where I'll place all of my reviews.
The first brand that caught my eye, was Holika Holika! They have a "magic-like" image when it comes to their products. Think cute little potion bottles & jars. I decided to try their dessert time lip balms. These were initially released the end of last year and have remained in production due to their popularity. How sweet is the packaging!?! Packaging alone they get a SUPERsweet rating! But let's see how the actual product rated.
Red cupcake is Bittersweet!
The outside packaging contains strawberries nestled in white frosting. It's VERY cute! The lip balm is red and sits in a brown or "chocolate" colored cupcake holder that snaps close. The balm feels really creamy and good to the lips. It does have a red tint, that shows up on the lips. The scent is very light. I would describe it as a hint of berry scent (the description says a sour strawberry flavor). Honestly, the scent is barely there. That's why I gave it a low rating.
Chocolate Cupcake is Bittersweet!
The outside packaging looks like a flattened cupcake with icing & multi-colored sprinkles! HaHa It's still really cute! The lip balm is nestled in a brown or "chocolate" color cupcake holder. This lip balm has a cocoa powder (like dry cocoa powder) scent to it. It's very light. If you're looking for something chocolatey or really chocolate, this is not it. HaHaHa This just has a subtle chocolate scent. It has a smidgen of brown tint that does show up on the lips. The balm feels ok on the lips.
Pink Cupcake is Sweet!
The outside packaging for this is a mint green frosting with gold sprinkles. It's topped with a pink bow. The balm is nestled in a pink cupcake holder that snaps close. I would say the scent of this balm is fruity. The package states it's a sweet watermelon flavor, which I agree.This lip balm is clear when applied to the lips.
Peach Cupcake is SUPERsweet!
Surprisingly, this was my favorite! The outside packaging is topped with white frosting and colorful candy sprinkles. A bright red heart tops the frosting. The balm is nestled in a plastic yellow cupcake holder, that snaps close. This particular balm has an authentic and REALLY peachy scent to it! I LOVE IT! It makes you want to bite into it. hahaha It feels good on the lips. This lip balm is clear when applied to the lips.
When I finish these lip balms, I'm totally saving the packaging. HaHaHa I usually don't keep anything, but they're too cute to throw away. You can purchase Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balms HERE or on eBay (they're slightly cheaper on eBay). Just realize, they take about 2 weeks to a month to arrive in the US from S. Korea. Hope you enjoyed my review! Have a great day!