First post! I guess I have to start with a disclaimer (I’ve seen other bloggers do it).
Disclaimer: Everything in this post was purchased. Nothing was provided in exchange for review, and this is my honest opinion.
(I am also active on /r/AsianBeauty as aleebsi.)
Okay, that’s out of the way. Now, onto the unboxing!
Do you see that adorable packaging? It matches their business card!
I also love how efficiently they package things. It bothers me greatly when beauty e-retailers over-package stuff (Amazon, I love you, but I am talking to you and Julep, yes, specifically you guys. Is it a Seattle thing?).
I made this purchase from Pretty lil Face (www.prettylilface.com) on October 8, 2015. It shipped on October 12, 2015, and arrived October 15, 2015. This is my second purchase from the Canada-based website. They have a decent selection, great sales, and their customer service is fantastic! The layout of their website is very clean and easy to navigate. The only downside is that the prices are in CAD (Canadian Dollars). This wasn’t so much of a problem for me, because I grew up in Maine and I currently live in North Dakota, so I’m always aware of the exchange rate. This is becoming a review about their site and service, so I’m going to put a pin in that and do a full review later. Onto the goods!
These are the purchases I made:
**NOTE: C$0.00 means CAD (Canadian Dollar). The current exchange rate is C$1.00 = USD$0.77. Orders over C$50.00 ship for free! (Canada and US only.)
Holika Holika Heartful Moisture Lipstick CR3O01 C$7.60
Holika Holika Jewel-light Waterproof Under Eyeliner #9 Gold C$6.40
Etude House Surprise Stick Concealer 02 Natural Beige C$6.20
Innisfree Apple Juicy Lip and Eye Remover C$8.40
Etude House AC Clinic Intense Pink Powder Spot C$14.20
Etude House Fresh Cherry Lip Tint PK002 C$6.90
Etude House Fresh Cherry Lip Tint RD301 C$6.90
Etude House Fresh Cherry Lip Tint OR201 C$6.90
Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion – Refill #24 Honey Beige C$9.99
Etude House Proof 10 Waterproof Eye Primer C$8.69
Etude House Sweet Recipe Baby Choux Makeup Base #1 Mint Choux C$11.90
Tony Moly Red Appletox Honey Cream C$12.80
Etude House Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Foam – 3 in 1 Type C$7.99
Etude House Lovely Cookie Blusher #6 Grapefruit Jelly C$7.10
Etude House Lash Perm 3 Step Lash Volumecara C$11.95
Total: 15 items C$133.92
That means it’s an average of ~C$8.93 (equivalent to USD$6.87). Great deal.
I know there’s a lot of Etude House in there… but I’ve noticed that they are the most available K-beauty brand internationally.
Every order also comes with free samples. Mmm, freebies~
Unfortunately, some of the boxes got a bit smushed. The products inside were still perfect, and we just throw the boxes away, so… not a big deal.
I will definitely be reviewing some of these products, like the Etude House Fresh Cherry Lip Tint (already took photos of the boxes for posterity), and the Proof 10 Eye Primer. I previously purchased the Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion in W24 Honey Beige (the darkest shade—I really wanted to try this cushion compact craze), so I wanted to get the refill while it was on sale.
I’m really excited about this purchase, and can’t wait to try all of the products! In my previous purchase, I got samples of the Tonymoly Red Appletox Honey Cream, the Etude House Baby Choux (in Mint and Berry), and the Etude House Baking Powder Cleansing Foam. Clearly, I liked the samples. xD I still have some lingering redness on my face, so I hope the Etude House AC Clinic Intense will help clear up my skin, and the Etude House Mint Choux base will help tone it down in the meantime. The HolikaHolika Heartful Moisture lipstick is more matte than I expected, so that might end up being my new nude matte! And I got another HolikaHolika Jewel Lights Eyeliner (this is my fourth one—no regrets, they are amazing and there will be a review).
Expect reviews of Pretty lil Face and some of these products in the near future (if you check the Reviews pages, they’re already on the roadmap)!