Korean beauty haul!

Ohh look at that, I went and restocked. I picked up a few things that were on my k-cosmetic wishlist and got a whole heap of new things to try too (yay samples!!). It’s good things all round, really. I tried out KocoColor.com and the ebay seller rubyruby76, and only have positive things to say about both of them – add them to your reputable seller lists, they don’t jack up prices, absolute score.

I’ll start with KocoColor first, since the bulk of this comes from them. They’re a retailer based in Korea, pretty much a shopping service for Korean cosmetics. They also write your really cute thank you notes with your order. The box arrived while I was in Slovenia, so a little under 2 weeks after I’d placed my order, which was really speedy. 

Ordered: Nature Republic argan essential hair mask, Innisfree green tea pure cleansing foam, The Face shop rice water bright cleansing light oil

Freebies/samples: Nature Republic: steam mask sheet, aqua super aqua max cream, jeju sparkling mud foam cleanser, daily sunblock (factor 50+), acacia body cream. The Face Shop: mango seed heart volume butter, the smim emulsion. Etude House: baking powder BB deep cleansing foam mini and cleansing tissues, 

Not bad going, ey? The full size cleansing products were actually a lot bigger than I was expecting – I have an abysmal judge of volume/size sometimes. I was also really really happy to get my hands on the hair mask again, it is my absolute hair holy grail product, and I missed it dearly. 

From rubyruby76 I got Secret Key’s snail repairing cream and Etude House ‘I need you’ mask in Korean ginseng. Again, super speedy shipping and minimal fuss, exactly what I wanted. Didn’t get any samples from them, but I wasn’t expecting any. 

I’m so so happy with these skincare purchases, I’ve been having a really tough time with my skin since moving home (yay), and I find that a lot of western products tend to agitate more than they help. I also can’t recommend these two sellers enough if you’re too scared to order from the brand websites themselves. Although nothing beats actually walking into the stores and spending all my money, this comes a pretty close second! 

Full reviews for these products will be up soon! (Spoiler alert: I am in love with The Face Shop rice water cleanser.)

Have you tried any of these products before? 

Hope you’re having a great weekend! 

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8 Comments

  1. Jill Robinson
    July 18, 2015 / 8:24 pm

    I've never tried any Korean skincare products before apart from the Dr Jart+ BB Creams (that I love), so I'd be curious to try these out! I can't believe they shipped in under a week. Would love to see some product reviews for these :)alittlesoapbox.com

    • Fii Cridland
      July 18, 2015 / 9:36 pm

      Ahh Dr Jart+ is a pretty ace place to start! From the point of ordering to arrival it was about 6 working days for the ebay purchases (super speedy from america!) and about 9 for the box from KocoColor (Korea is usually around 2, unless it's expedited shipping). I definitely will! :)xo

  2. Ira Kharchenko
    July 19, 2015 / 12:35 pm

    Amazing post dear!www.bloglovin.com/blogs/printed-sea-3880191

    • Fii Cridland
      July 20, 2015 / 11:17 am

      Thank you!xo

  3. Sam Bugeja
    July 22, 2015 / 7:59 pm

    Your photos are fab!! The Argon hair mask sounds like a dream, I'd love to try out some Korean products.Sam xxHttp://www.beautifie.com

    • Fii Cridland
      July 22, 2015 / 10:22 pm

      Awh thank you! It actually is, sorts out frizz and dryness from the first application. It got me through two horrendously humid Korean summers – and you totally should, they're amazing :Dxo

  4. Martha Edwards
    July 24, 2015 / 8:47 pm

    Korean beauty just seems to be streets ahead of Western beauty! I had no idea where to buy anything before this post, so firstly thank you for that! Secondly, I am so interested by the fact that you study Korean and I'm going to have a stalk of all of your Korea posts later! My only knowledge of Korean is a load of 2NE1 lyrics, but I'd love to learn more about the culture and the language! xMartha Jane | http://www.marthajanemusic.com

    • Fii Cridland
      July 24, 2015 / 9:14 pm

      It really is, it's such a shame things like cushion compacts are only just making it to the west, when they've been in Asia for the last 4 years+… Ahah it's a pretty great subject to study tbh, the language is gorgeous! Tricky, and there have been maaaaaaany times it's made me cry, but well worth it :Dxo

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