Thursday, November 07, 2013

Haul: Korean cosmetics from

Korean cosmetics shopping from
Korean skin care and makeup products have been making waves around the globe over the last few years. Names such as Etude House, Tony Moly, Holika Holika, Innisfree, Nature Republic.... I've been lusting after them for a while and finally went on a Korean shopping binge from 3-4 websites from the region, so much so I'm on a shopping ban till December. had some very good offers - if you buy for $20 you get a nose pack. If you buy for $50, you get those plus free registered shipping and a sheet mask as well. If you buy more than two products, you get six samples and a blotting paper pack. Moreover, the prices of Korean beauty products were different on different websites and some of the items on my wishlist were priced lowest on Jolse, so I went in for the kill.
My box arrived today and inside were products from Korean beauty giants including:
1. Holika Holika Magic Pole Mascara
2. Holika Holika Baby Silk Foot Mask Sheet
3. Tony Moly Hello Bunny Perfume Bar
4. Etude House Rich Butter Foot Mask
5. Mizon Special Therapy Good Night Sleeping Mask
6. Missha Glitter Nail Polish
7. Missha Glitter Nail Polish
Korean cosmetics shopping from
Everything from Jolse came in nicely sealed. I've been wanting a sleep mask for a while now, since there is very little time for a mask during the day. I love the many options you get for Korean sleep masks... something other brands can't boast about.
Korean cosmetics shopping from
My Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes is nearing the end of its journey in my stash (reviewed here) and nothing else has come close, not even Le Volume de Chanel or Inimitable Intense. So I thought I'd try the Holika Holika Magic Pole Mascara once the Lancome runs dry, especially because the wand is round and it promises doll-eye effects.
Korean cosmetics shopping from
I've been wanting some foot masks that you can slip on and off like socks, ever since I saw a photograph of Louise wearing one on her blog (Louise, if you're reading this: Hope you're well, and plenty more Korean beauty hauls coming up after you made me jealous through this year). So I picked two - one from Etude House and one from Holika Holika - and hope the sheet-socks will cool my feet down nicely.
Korean cosmetics shopping from Jolse.comKorean cosmetics shopping from
The Tony Moly Hello Bunny Perfume Bar was one of those indulgences that you don't need, but you want. I've been seeing Korean skin care and makeup hauls on Musings Of The Muse as well and she has all these cute bunny and cat tubes. As a rule, I'm not a fan of solid perfume, but hope this works. It would be great for travel without worrying about aerosol and liquids on flights. How cute is that packaging?
Korean cosmetics shopping from Jolse.comKorean cosmetics shopping from
I was just a few dollars away from $50 and figured I would get free registered shipping and some more samples, so I added two Missha polishes to my cart. One is lavender/violet bar glitter and the other is multi-glitter. No fishing needed for either, at first swatch. These are my first Korean nail polishes... I'll swatch them soon.
Korean cosmetics shopping from
Jolse sent me the promised blotting paper pack which has 26 sheetlets, and a sheet mask and a nose pack. I also got the promised six free samples, which include perfume essence, face gel, BB Cream, massage cream, illuminator and sunscreen. All aboard into my travel pack except for the sachets that I can't use.
Korean cosmetics shopping from
A word about's customer service. I placed my order on October 24; it was shipped out on the 25th and arrived today. I was able to track it online and they did the customs declaration according to my instructions. And they had individually wrapped everything in bubblewrap since international mail can be harsh.
I really liked everything about (nope, not PR) and will definitely shop from them again. 
Before I get into the stamping nail art tutorial in detail this weekend, I'll quickly share yet another fabulous international beauty box I discovered, in my next post. 



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