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Gmarket Haul 2014

5 May

Gmarket is one of my fave online shopping sites and yes, I often buy from them. If I am not mistaken, this haul is my 3rd for this year (and it is only May hehe).

This is the first time I try to buy only from one shop so it is relatively the smallest (in terms of box size) haul I made. Tony Moly had a shop sale then so I decided to grab that chance to score some savings. I got mostly makeup (as if I am in dire need of them haha), lip and eye makeup remover and a peeling gel.

Here is my loot:

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Please let me know if you would like me to review any of the products mentioned above.

Have you made any beauty shopping lately? Care to share?

Cheers! 🙂

2013 Gmarket Haul #1

22 Feb

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Hola! I’m finally (hopefully!) back in the blogging world. I know I’ve been MIA for a looong time; life just got in the way ;). Anyway, I am back to share my first haul for Gmarket this year. I’m always excited when I purchase off Gmarket and waiting for my package always makes me giddy.

Date Ordered and Paid: February 11

Date Shipped: February 18

Date Delivered: February 21

I was extremely pleased with my order this time being so fast and drama-free. I would like to say I was surprised to see my package waiting for me at my apartment lobby but I was checking the tracking system all day yesterday so I was expecting all the glory that my Gmarket box represents. 🙂

Who sent my package this time?

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Love him! ha-ha

Let’s a look inside the box, shall we?

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…and the family picture of the boxes.

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Let’s begin with:

Mizon All in One Snail Repair Cream

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Would you believe that I got this for a dollar (US$1)? This snail cream was one of the reasons why I opted to make a haul. This product is too cheap to pass. I haven’t tried this before although I have tried the Mizon All-in-One Snail Healing Cream which I really loved. Despite being on promotion, the snail cream was also delivered fast. I also found a Mizon seal indicating it’s authenticity in the box. So it’s a thumbs up, for me.

MP4 Player

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I was back to jogging on the weekends and although I can use my phone for my music, I needed a basic (and yeah, inexpensive) MP3 player to accompany me on my runs. Surprisingly, I can’t find one in my local Tesco so I decided to search for one in Gmarket. Designed in Korea and made in China, this no-brand MP4 player was easy to use. It was in Korean when I got it but then after trying and exploring it for an hour or more, I finally found the English language. It came with an installer CD but it can’t be read on my laptop but when I tried to put songs into it, it also worked. Oh, despite it being called an MP4 player, it is not compatible with MP4 format, but then again I only need it for my music. It came with earphones, lanyard, USB cable, cloth for wiping, wire holder and some downloading (?) coupons? (Note: If there’s anyone in Korea who wants it, please message me. I got so much that it will just be wasted here as I can’t use them)

Lotte Charlteok Pie (롯데 찰떡바이)

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Ever since I have tried, Samjin Charlteok Pie last year, I’ve been craving for this for a long time. It is rice cake that is covered and filled with chocolate. I like it a lot! One box comes with 6 pieces of pies. This seller shipped this so quickly as well.

Ryoe Hambitmo Herbal Shampoo and Conditioner

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I haven’t opened nor smelled it but I am excited to use it. I am in dire need of a herbal shampoo as I feel that I am having more hair fall each day 😦 I read that it smelled like ginseng which I don’t really mind because I have used a few herbal shampoos before. I’ll post a review once I use this shampoo and conditioner.

So that’s it! I really did not buy a lot this time, just goodies that I really need. I am looking forward to making more Gmarket hauls again. If you need links or reviews of the products, please do not hesitate to message me.

Hope you all enjoy your Friday and the weekend.

Cheers, everyone! 🙂

Holika Holika Prime Miracle Snail Emulsion

9 Jul

I got the Holika Holika Prime Snail Emulsion in one of my Gmarket hauls. I got it because I have been curious of this line, I was in need of an emulsion at that time and I like anything snail.

the box (I’m sorry for the reflection)

the bottle (doesn’t it look like a space ship? :))

First Impressions: The box looks chic and even the packaging itself is pretty, despite it being made from plastic. It comes with a pump (I forgot to take a picture of it), so it is very hygienic.

ingredients

Description: From the box – Total solution emulsion, which the included mucin found from the skin restoration effect of snail solves mixture of problems [sic]. I also found this description from an ebay seller: It controls dullness of skin, wrinkles, and trouble marks and contains 65% of snail mucin.

Directions for use: Pump an adequate amount of the product and apply it onto face after toner. Lightly pat your face for quick absorption.

Smell: I don’t like its strong smell which reminded me of a Chinese medicated cream like Chin Chun Su Facial Cream.

Consistency: It’s a little thick compared to typical emulsions that I own (which tend to be more liquid-y). It feels a bit heavy on the face, as if there’s no room for the skin to breathe. Even with air-condition on, I sweat as soon as I apply this on my face.

one pump

when blended…

and absorbed

Experience with the product: Unfortunately, my face itched and broke out the first time I applied it. I gave it another chance after two weeks and used it only at night. Surprisingly, I don’t wake up an oily mess which is always good. It brightened my face, too. Although it gave me a temporary glow, that’s the only noticeable result I had experienced. I still get breakouts from using it that’s why I don’t use it that often.

*Please note that my personal review of this product might be different to yours, considering our different skin conditions (mine is oily and sensitive), weather conditions (it is hot and humid everyday in Bangkok), and whatnot. I am just sharing what I have personally experienced with two month’s use of this product.

 I am still using the Holika Holika Prime Miracle Snail Emulsion but I don’t use it that often anymore.

Have you tried this product before or any products infused with snail mucin? What is your experience? Care to share?

Cheers! 🙂

2012 Gmarket Haul #3

20 Mar

Date Ordered and Paid: March 8

Date Shipped:  March 14

Date Delivered: March 17

(I have to pay duty, tax and fees so I have to pick it up at the post office AGAIN)

Date Picked Up: March 17

Total cost:  Gmarket (approx USD40) + shipping (approx USD20) + Duty, etc  (approx USD40)

Total Weight:  2.72Kg

 I chose not to write immediately about my Gmarket package because I want to avoid a lengthy ranting post. And YES, I was again disappointed of paying so much at the post office just to claim my detained package.

Since I have started buying from Gmarket, it was only once that it was delivered at my apartment. I know that Thailand has rules but it can get so frustrating… I also don’t understand how they assess the value of the products for they don’t open my boxes anymore (they opened only my first package from Gmarket). Like this recent haul for instance, the value that Gmarket declared was USD40 (which is the truth) but the post office’s assessment was USD100 and duty was computed from the value of the items in the package. Duty is a whooping 30% of the declared value. So for this haul, I paid more for the products I bought. Good times, eh?!

Anyway, I stop with my ranting and let’s proceed with what I bought. This haul was mainly skincare and cosmetics. I know I shouldn’t be buying from Gmarket since I just came back from Seoul but I realised that most of the products I bought are for family and friends so I reckon that I should have my own goodies, too 🙂

Who sent my package this time? 🙂

Tee-hee 😉

 Let’s have a look inside the box… Four different boxes mean four different sellers.

Let’s start with…

 The Coogi Cleantox Foaming Cleansers have good reviews in Gmarket. It is on a 1+1+1+1 promotion . I have yet to try them.

 The products that I got from Mizon are:

– All in One Snail Healing Cream on a 1+1+1 promotion (I have tried using the snail cream and I am liking it so far. Its formulation is light which suits my oily skin. I will make a longer review after at least two weeks use of the cream.)

– O’ Spa Interning Special Two in One Booster on a 1+1 promotion (This is a toner which is good for oily skin – as I have read from a user in Gmarket. I have yet to use it.)

– O’Hui Creamy Eyeshadow (I only swatched the eyeshadow and it is (a little too) shimmery and pigmented.)

 Mizon delayed this entire haul. I was kinda disappointed since I have read about rave reviews about this seller. I was also expecting for some samples as I was keen on trying their other skincare products. Sadly, though there is none and they have been generous with other buyers. Anyway, I got good deals with the products so I’ll let it pass.

I was too overwhelmed with the many shops and products in Myeongdong that’s why I did not purchase from It’s Skin. Thanks to Gmarket I was able to try some products.

The products that I got are:

– Makeover Crack Color in Silver (This looks good in the pictures but when I tried it, it doesn’t crack as much as the other nail polishes. I will keep on trying though and experiment since it’s a really pretty and unique colour for a crack nail polish)

– Power 10 Formula VB Effector (This is the product that’s good for oily skin. I have yet to use it. I’m excited to try it!)

– Babyface Petit Blusher No. 4 (I love it’s coral color. I haven’t tried it but I swatched it on my hand and it looks good. The package is just so cute to ignore :))

 Here are the freebies that It’s Skin sent me:

– Power 10 Formula GF Effector (It’s for supplying moisture to skin. I haven’t tried it)

– Mini Bebe Hand Cream

 I like Holika Holika products so these are what I got:

– Jewel Light Waterproof Eyeliner No. 5 (I have swatched this in the Holika Holika shop and I like the color and how easily it glided on my skin. I  have yet to try this on my eyes. )

– 3 Seconds Starter Hyaluronic Acid (I really wanted to get the Collagen type but I clicked on the wrong one but it’s alright. I have yet to try this, too.)

– Prime Miracle Snail Emulsion (I have tried the emulsion on my hand and it has a light feel, not thick and sticky. It has a faint fragrance that I don’t like, I can’t quite tell what it is, though. I haven’t tested it long enough to know if the smell fades.)

 I was surprised to see this in the box as I don’t remember ordering it :). So, it’s a freebie, yay! It was made in 2010 or 2011 I think, so it should expire soon. I have tried this twice and it was a breeze using it. It’s not really too brown so it looked natural on the eyes. Just a little dab of the brush on the gel liner would go a long way. I know I should finish this soon but I don’t know when I can. It’s a good product but they don’t sell this anymore. This doesn’t come with a brush.

More  Holika Holika freebies and samples: Makeup Starters, a box of cotton pads, a sample toner and emulsion of Black Caviar Wrinkle Recovery, and Luminous Silk Starter for BB sample (this is one of the new products).

 Yay for the samples and freebies again. I also would like to commend Holika Holika for delivering the goods so promptly. I ordered when it was on sale so I have expected them to deliver the products a bit late. I was surprised to see that these were the first to arrive in the Gmarket warehouse. I super recommend Holika Holika. It’s Skin was fast, too 🙂

So, that’s my Gmarket haul for this March and my 6th or 7th order from Gmarket since last year. I am not a Gmarket-addict, right?!

Please let me know which ones you like me to review, as well as the links for the products.

Have you tried shopping at Gmarket? Care to share your experience and haul?

To Gmarket users in Thailand, are your Gmarket packages detained in the post office, too? How much extra do you have to pay? I really appreciate if you share your experience. Thanks.

Cheers, everyone! 🙂

Tony Moly Nail Enamel NE03

14 Mar

Tony Moly NE03

I got this nail polish from this seller.

I got the Tony Moly Nail Enamel NE03 from Gmarket in October and I haven’t used it until three weeks ago. I just swatched it on my nail when I received my package and I thought it was too  loud for my liking and not very appropriate for work.  I actually didn’t realize that it was a neon pink when I ordered it.

When I go traveling or on the weekends, I use bright and colourful nail polishes. Since I went on a trip three weeks ago, I decided to give this Tony Moly nail polish another go.

 

… and the colour is so pretty pink! I really love how it’s not really a shocking or neon pink. Compared with the Gmarket picture above, my nails did not turn out THAT pink. I should have worn this ages ago. In different lighting, it looks like a muted fuschia pink or a reddish pink/ pinkish red? 😉 I think the colour made my skin tone, lighter and brighter. I really love it!

My quick review…

First Impressions: Like what I said in the beginning of the post, I thought it was too pink that it won’t suit my complexion.

Colour: It was supposed to be a neon pink but it turned out to be a muted neon pink. It gets reddish pink/ pinkish red in different lighting as I have noticed in my travel pictures.

Smell: It should be light, I did not remember anything bad about it.

Consistency: It was not thick and creamy, hence it was easy to apply. It did not turn streaky on my nails. Although it did not dry that quickly, there were no bubbles formed on the surface. The nail polish did not chip until the 3rd-4th day.

Availability: I got this off Gmarket but I am sure that the local Tony Moly shops here in Bangkok carry this colour, too.

Have you tried this colour or the Tony Moly nail polishes yet? How did you find it?

Cheers! 🙂