Alpha Beauty UK Store Haul/Review

My two packages. Note the very noticeable photo shopping to remove shipping address. :p
My two packages. Note the very noticeable photo shopping to remove shipping address. :p

AlphaBeautyUK is an eBay seller based in Hong Kong who sells a lot of neat Japanese things, like Dolly Wing and Heroine Make. Even though they are based in Kong Kong, the products they offer are legit and not fakes. I know that is a major concern when shopping eBay for import beauty products. 😦

They ship first-class international, so shipping is quite fast and shipping numbers are provided! I placed one order, but for some reason, it came in two packages.

Good packaging.
Good packaging.

They use tons of bubble wrap, so items are pretty protected during transit!

Everything in good shape!
Everything in good shape!

As you can see, everything got to me in good shape! 😀 They carry interesting brands and items!

Here is what I bought, with links (none are referral links):

SaraFit – This is a brand of watery sunscreen essence from Rohto Japan. I’ve known for a long time the best aging prevention for the skin is sunscreen, but implementing it has been another thing. I don’t like most sunscreens, but this one is absolutely amazing. It is watery, non-whitening and feels like a skincare essence. :3 It actually makes my makeup go on more smooth! I’ve been using it for 3 weeks now and I absolutely love it.

Shiseido Japan Water In Lip Lip Cream (Sakura) – This is a pretty generic lip balm. I bought it because of the packaging, but it is nothing special. It isn’t even as good as Chap Stick in the US. Oh well. We can’t win them all! D:

Rhoto Lychee Eye Drops – These are absolutely amazing and also super cute. I always hate using my husband’s super cooling Rhoto eye drops, so I bought these Lychee ones for myself because the bottle and the pink liquid. These are just as good as the other Rhoto eye drops, but they don’t burn my eyes, so I like them a lot.

Japan fuwarinka Beauty Collagen Rose Water – Oh my days. This is so good. This stuff has a very unique flavor and is absolutely fantastic. I thought it was going to taste weird, but it is sweet, kinda floral, and highly addictive. The only problem is it is kinda expensive so I cannot really drink it regularly. It is lovely to just sip on and I highly recommend trying it out at least once. The most unique drink mix I’ve ever had. If you’re wondering how to use it, just mix one stick with a standard bottle of water.

Overall, AlphaBeautyUK is a great seller! 😀 If you’re looking for something quirky, I’d recommend checking the store out. The prices are pretty good and the shipping time is quite fast. I got my package about 2 weeks after ordering.

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Japan Gift Bay Mini Hail #1~

japan gift bay 1

I found Japan Gift Bay while searching for an easy way to get the Pure Smile Snail lip treatments that everyone in the Memebox world raves about! If you’ve never heard of the site, they sell Japanese beauty products and are located in Japan. I know there are a lot of Hong Kong based Japanese beauty sites, but this one appealed to me because it is actually in Japan.

Above is the shipping envelope. Nothing too exciting! I was able to get two lip balms shipped airmail. The airmail shipping charge was only $3.90 for them. I think this is pretty darn reasonable! So, the shipping is great. I ordered it on the 14th. Shipped on the 15th. Got them on the 21st!! I think this is a new record for international shipping to me…

Pretties for the lips!
Pretties for the lips!

I purchased Canmake Lip Plumer and Pure Smile Snail Lip Treatment in chocolate!

canmake lip plumperCanmake lip plumper looks pinkish when coming out of the tube, but it goes on glossy and clear. I didn’t notice any tint. It does tingle a tiny bit, but the lip plumping effects are dubious. However, it is super moisturizing! It did amazing things to my lips, so I am very pleased with this product.

Pure Smile Snail Lip Treatment - Chocolate
Pure Smile Snail Lip Treatment – Chocolate

The Pure Smile Snail Lip Treatment comes in a super cute package! I picked the chocolate flavor because, well, chocolate. It is clear, but it has an amazing chocolate scent! I love that because while I’m wearing it, I smell chocolate. Though, it does make me want some chocolate! >__< It is even more moisturizing than the Canmake stuff. It just weirds me out a bit because of the snail thing, but hey, I’ll use it if it heals my crummy lips! The only thing is it feels strange on. I’m not sure how to describe it. It just feels kinda heavy, so I think I may only wear this at night. But it is fantastic!

So there it is! 😀 My very small haul! But I do recommend this store and I will be shopping there again really soon!

Tester Korea Haul #1

Tester Korea Haul!
Tester Korea Haul!

Tester Korea is a really awesome site that sells a variety of Korea cosmetics. Along with Korea Depart, this is one of the two places I absolutely love to shop at for my K-Beauty fix. Since I shopped buying Memeboxes, I have more money I can spend on things I actually want, which is pretty awesome, eh?

I decided to place a small order on December 27th. My order shipped on December 29th. I got my order on January 16th. I just paid for registered mail, so that’s not a bad turn around time! Here is a list of the stuff I bought:

  • Banila Co the Black 17 Sleeping Pack
  • Etude House Pink Wish Tree 3 Lip Balm Set (Peach, Cherry, Strawberry)
  • Nature Republic Rose Mask Sheet x2
  • It’s SKIN Cookies & Cream Hand Cream – mint
  • It’s SKIN nail paraffin pack
  • Alicia Jelly Molding Pack

See? Very small haul, but pretty neato stuff!

Etude House Pink Wish Tree Lip Balm trio
Etude House Pink Wish Tree Lip Balm trio

I opened up and tried the Etude House Pink Wish Tree Lip Balms right away. My lips are a mess in the winter and these things are awesome. :3 Not only do I adore the packaging, but they’re also super hydrating! ^____^ And they’re a limited edition EH item! I couldn’t resist!

Banila Co. Black 17 sleeping pack
Banila Co. Black 17 sleeping pack

The Banila Co The Black 17 Sleeping pack is made with a “black food complex.” The side of the box shows the 17 different kind of black foods it contains, like seeds and beans. It’s pretty silly! But what is more silly is the texture! It is a thick gel, kinda like Jello, but not exactly. It’s too hard to explain, but it’s really fun! I used it last night and my skin looks pretty good this morning, so I like this product already!

It's SKIN Cookies & Cream Hand Cream
It’s SKIN Cookies & Cream Hand Cream

This stuff smells wonderful and looks really cool, but it’s kinda greasy. It does moisturize, but it is kinda too greasy for my liking. I will use the jar, but I won’t buy it again.

Those are all the pictures I took of my haul. Other thoughts I have: I tried the Alicia mask and it was really weird. It wasn’t smooth like other modeling masks I used. It had lots of weird chunks in it and didn’t smear on my face smoothly. I felt it wasn’t going to work, but it did. It firmed up and I was able to peel it off after about 10 minutes. My skin felt great, refreshed, but the chunks really looked nasty. It looked like someone had a nice, giant, chunky emesis on my face. Lovely~

So, there you go! Join me on my next Korea beauty haul~ 😀