When I was in Korea, I got really into Gmarket. For any of you that don’t know, Gmarket is a wonderful (online) place where you can make yourself happy by buying things. It’s a wonderful thing, and although I was a slow adopter, I soon learnt of its amazing ways.
One little haul in particular really impressed me, and it is this one from Etude House. In Korea, all of the makeup brands/shops have sales ALL THE TIME. It’s actually one of the most difficult things about buying Korean cosmetics outside of Korea. It just breaks my heart, it does. However, I can sleep soundly knowing that I made the most of my time with the abundant sales and that I really tried my best to buy EVERYTHING… and I came pretty close.
These three babies are actually two items that I ordered, plus a freebie. Great, right? I ordered the Any Cushion in Mint (to counter redness) and the Color My Brows in #4 Natural Brown. I now realise that this is a huge ripoff of Benefit’s Gimme Brow that is all over the blogs at the moment… but hey, it’s still super cute!
Here’s a little swatch I prepared earlier…
To be honest, I’m quite the n00b when it comes to eyebrows, and even with this nifty little item, that fact has not changed. I tend to paint it on too heavily and it just makes my face look weird… can anyone help with this? I have relegated this product to the depths of my cupboards for now, but perhaps a revival will come one day.
As for the Any Cushion, it is still unopened and just arrived in my huge “haul” from Korea (aka my stuff that Past Me sent Future Me). I purchased the Mint one because I tend to get super red, super quick, and this is meant to neutralise that. I will report back when I’ve actually tested it out!
And last but not least, is the Milky You Cleansing Foam. This was actually a deluxe sample, and one of the reasons I was so impressed with Gmarket. Of course, when you make a purchase at any Korean cosmetics store worth their salt, you are gifted with samples, but I didn’t think this would happen as much with online shopping – and certainly not with a deluxe sample. Maybe I’m easily pleased, but I was very chuffed with this!
I must say, I’m also very happy with all this Korea reminiscing that’s going on… feels like home 🙂
What have you been loving/hauling recently? Let me know!