Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Gmarket Haul #2

This is my second Gmarket haul I got back in February. I ordered on a Friday and most of the items shipped within 1-3 days. My package shipped the following Thursday and I received it on Tuesday. I would've received it earlier had it not been for President's Day (Damn that day, I don't even get work/school off T_T). Overall, I paid $114.72 (I got $5.06 refunded for shipping).
For shipping, it was ~$3.41 for each item which I think is pretty good if you want more than one thing. The price of the item plus shipping usually equals the same as what they're being sold for on ebay and such, but with Gmarket you get it super fast and most sellers on ebay use Economy shipping.

I only purchased skincare/makeup items. Here is my haul with some swatches and my initial thoughts! (Super long post ahead!!!)

There was a hole in the side of my box and I could fit my hand through it! T_T Luckily nothing came out.

Gmarket haul #2!

Freebies from all the sellers

Baviphat Paprika Pore Solution Tightening Sleeping Pask
& Baviphat Apple AC Therapy Sleeping Pask

I bought these from a different seller (not the official Baviphat seller) because it was cheaper even with the shipping fee included (~$6.14+$6.60 & $2.13 fee). I needed a new night moisturizer because the one I am using is running out so I decided to get these two. I am currently using the Apple one and will use the Paprika one once summer starts. 


The Apple contains 100g worth of product which will last me quite a while. It has a gel consistency. When I first used it, I only applied a little (enough to be immediately absorbed into my skin) but found my skin wasn't moisturized enough. Now I apply a little bit more to leave a layer and my skin absorbs it all in a few minutes. 


I got a few samples from the seller of the brand i.myss. I'm pretty sure the BB cream won't match my skin tone, but I'll post a swatch of it!

Viarosa Eglips & Bbi@ Blooming Ocean

Eglips Lolly Flower lipstick in #27 Grapefruit

Eglips Real Color lipstick in #27 Gracy

Left: Grapefruit
Right: Gracy

I really love the colors of these lipsticks. The packaging is kind of a cheap plastic, but they were only ~$4.43 each. I've been wanting an orange lip color and this one is sheer, so I have to put a couple of swipes for the color to show. The pink is sheer as well. It's a pink, almost peachy color. Both of these highlight all of the dryness/dead skin on my slips, so completely smooth lips are a must.

Left: Bib@ Blooming Ocean Shimmering Booster Base
Right: Bib@ Blooming Ocean Matifying Sun Primer

Left: Matifying Sun Primer
Right: Shimmering Base

In a previous post I mentioned how the Matifying Sun Primer broke me out. I haven't tried the Shimmering Base and won't because I don't want to risk it. I decided to get these along with the lipsticks because I wanted a shimmer base and they were cheap (~$3.41). When I received them, they were tiny! They only contain 22ml, but I guess that's why they were cheap. I thought it would be great to put in my bag to go or for travel, but I can't even use them. 

Freebie from Viarosa: Eglips Honeyed Lipgloss

Etude House Items

Etude House Face Designing Brightener 11,000 won ~$10.13

Stylenanda 3 Concept Eyes Magic Touch Face Maker

Left: Etude House
Right: Stylenanda

I saw this while looking through the Etude House minishop and decided to get it because I wanted a highlighting powder that I could use my brush all over (not just on one side in the Stylenanda one). Overall, I think the Stylenanda one is better because it's more pigmented than the Etude House one.

Etude House Nymph Aura Volumer #2 14,250 won ~$13.13

Left: Etude House Nymph Aura Volumer
Right: Etude House Golden Ratio Face Glam #2

I haven't tried this with my bb cream yet, I only use it as a highlight. It has less product compared to the Face Glam (25g vs. 40g), but it has a pump which is so much easier than the Face Glam which has a spatula-type thing. It also has a pink sheen compared to the Face Glam which has a more white sheen.

Etude House Smoothing Ampule Primer 10,000 won ~$9.21


I love this primer because of its scent (smells like roses! more specifically, it reminded me of Chloe's perfume!) and the way it makes my face look (pretty sheen). It has 30g which is a good size to me. I don't know if it holds up as a primer (definitely will test that out). It doesn't cover imperfections like other primers do. Also, your skin needs to be really moisturized before putting this on. I slapped this and the Rohto Hadalabo BB on one time and my skin looked all dry and patchy.

Etude House Moistfull Collagen Essence-In Primer 10,000 won ~$9.21

Etude House Moistfull Collagen Essence-In Primer 10,000 won ~$9.21

I decided to get this because I'm obsessed with facial mists! I don't know if it holds up as a primer since I use Skindinavia's Makeup Finishing Spray to keep my makeup lasting. It's small which is great on the go or traveling, but for me I wish it was bigger especially for the price.

Etude House Wonder Pore Freshener (250ml) 9,000 won ~$8.29


I decided to get the smaller 250ml size just to try it out. I think it's working because my pores appear smaller. I love the feeling of getting them extra clean. I'm a little bit iffy about alcohol being the third top ingredient, but what else is gonna work for pores? -__- I also wish they had the pump for the 250ml size as they do for the 500ml size.


I think I got the socks and post-it notes as freebies because I spent over 40,000 won from Etude House, but to be honest I wish I got products instead lol. I like the post-it notes though! They're cute and are pretty sticky!

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