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Beauty, Korea, Product Reviews

[REVIEW] Holika Holika Golden Monkey Glamour Lip Patch

Have no fear! Fall is FINALLY here! That's right, 'tis the season of delicious pumpkin spiced lattes, cozy sweaters, rainy days, snuggles by the fire, more pumpkin spice anything, and...chapped lips?! Unfortunately, colder weather causes all of us to experience dry, chafed, chapped lips and it's no fun. Sure, you can always slap on your favorite chapstick for instant relief, but it always comes back to haunt you.

Thank to the wonderful innovators in the Korean beauty industry, we have amazing Korean lip patches to save the day!​ After coming back from Korea just a few weeks ago, I decided to check out what all the hype was about with these nifty little masks. Though there were many different options to choose from, my heart was set on the Holika Holika Golden Monkey Glamour Lip Patch. I decided to share with you my experience using this product for the first time.

PACKAGING

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The packaging is, honestly, pretty frickin adorable. I mean, you'd really have to be a monster to not smile when first setting eyes on one of these patches. Holika Holika never fails to keep the cute in all of their product branding, which I definitely appreciate. 

What I love about this product is that it comes with a 3 step process, unlike other lip patches that include only just the patch. The package is perforated between each step, so if you have butterfingers like me, you don't have to worry about tearing into any of the other steps while opening.​

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Unless you're fluent in Korean or an expert at deciphering hieroglyphic as a profession, you may not be able to understand the instructions. However, they do provide a pretty straightforward step-by-step pictorial instruction, so no need to fret. To save you from all the hassle, I now provide you with a list of instructions in English for your viewing pleasure:

How to Use:

    1. Apply Step 1 Exfoliating Pad to clean lips and gently massage dull skin depending on your lip sensitivity.
    2. Apply Step 2 Hydro-Gel Mask to your lips and remove it after 15 minutes. Then, gently dab lip area to absorb remaining residue.
    3. Apply Step 3 Honey Treatment to the lips, especially on the dry areas.

The list of ingredients are also in English in case you have any specific allergies.

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STEP 1: EXFOLIATING PAD

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STEP 2: HYDRO-GEL MASK

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STEP 3: HONEY TREATMENT

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BEFORE

AFTER

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OVERALL RATING

Pros

  • Moisturizing
  • Fun to use
  • Adorable packaging and branding
  • Exfoliating
  • Bullet Point 2
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Moisture doesn't last
  • Slightly gimmicky
  • Very messy
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