Gmarket Korea Haul (April 2016)


Ever since my first Gmarket haul 4 years ago (has it really been that long?!), I've never purchased anything from Gmarket because buying directly was a very complicated process, and going through an agent was pretty expensive. Fast forward to about 2 weeks ago, when I discovered that Gmarket Korea was finally open to international buyers, and there was a special $5 flat shipping rate to Malaysia.

The rest, as they say, is history. My giant box of early Christmas presents Korean skincare and makeup goodies arrived within 10 days of payment, and I'm really excited to show you my haul. :D

I knew that consolidated Gmarket parcels would be packed in a big box and sent out together for international deliveries, but I was not prepared for how big it actually was! Σ(゜ロ゜;) It's fun to open the box and see a bunch of smaller boxes waiting to be opened though. (≧∇≦)

Now, this is one product I'm really excited to use! Laneige's Two Tone Shadow Bar has just been recently launched, along with 4 new colours for their Two Tone Lip Bar, and they are selling out super fast because it's used by Song Hye Kyo in the drama Descendants of the Sun (DotS). I really wanted to get #1 Humming Coral but it was sold out (TДT) so I grabbed the last remaining shade, #3 Orange Island instead. This was being sold as part of a promotion event, so it was much cheaper than retail, and included free gifts (the skin mist and gel soothing mask). So awesome, right?!

You're welcome. (¬‿¬)

A'pieu Air Fit Cushion Blusher & Lip Fluids
Moving on~ I've never tried A'pieu products before, and I was attracted to the cute Doraemon collaboration Air Fit Cushion Blusher. I also bought one Enamel Lip Fluid and one Cotton Lip Fluid, which are similar to liquid lipsticks in different finishes/textures.

Mamonde Rose Water Toner
My current toner is running low, so I decided to try out the Mamonde Rose Water Toner (150ml) as a backup. As you know, I love anything rose, so this was perfect. These were on 1+1 offer, and came with a travel-sized set of the brand's Extra Moisture skincare range as a free gift.

Mamonde Rose Water Soothing Gel
I've been suffering from pretty dry skin lately, due to the extremely hot and dry weather in Malaysia, so I figured it would be a good time to get this Rose Water Soothing Gel (300ml), as I heard it could be applied to skin and body (and maybe hair too?). These were also 1+1 and came with the same free gift as the Rose Water Toner.

Confume Argan Treatment Oil
Ah, haircare! I'm too much of a cheapskate to buy this Confume Argan Treatment Oil during my various Beauty Expo visits, as it's sold close to RM100, so I'm really glad to get it for less than half the price on Gmarket Korea. The smell is absolutely divine, and it really does help to tame and soften my dry, frizzy hair.

Innisfree No-Sebum Blur Powder
I never really got on the Innisfree craze, but I really needed a new loose powder (been using my Dolly Wink one for many, many years) and decided to check out the much-raved Innisfree powder. Luckily I noticed that there was this No-Sebum Blur Powder version, which is a tinted version of their popular mineral powder that is supposed to help blur any imperfections. (⌒_⌒;)

We finally reach my absolute favourite item from the entire purchase! *excited*

Like the others, it was packed in a very nondescript brown box. The only indication that it was what I was eagerly anticipating was the minimalist red strip with the LG logo on the box.

My first reaction upon opening the box was "Whoa, that's a lot of stuff!" followed by "That's some really unique bubble wrap". (≧∇≦)

Isa Knox Micro Foam Cushion Silk Cover special edition compact
 Look at all the freebies! In addition to the main item - the Isa Knox Micro Foam Cushion Silk Cover and a refill - the seller also included another Isa Knox cushion refill, 2 special edition flower design air puffs, a water bottle, and a special edition Isa Knox paper bag!

Originally posted on my Instagram @lauraleia
All the awesome goodies aside, I just cannot get over how beautiful the casing is! (✿◠‿◠) It was literally love at first sight when I saw the listing on Gmarket, and I am ecstatic that the actual item is even prettier than I imagined it. The cherry blossom design, pastel colours (which are reminiscent of Rose Quartz + Serenity, Pantone's 2016 Colours of the Year) and matching puffs complement each other perfectly. I am in love. ♥

Are you planning to haul anything from Gmarket Korea after reading my post? ψ(`∇´)ψ Or have you placed your order and anticipating its arrival? Let me know in the comments!


crackpot_honey said...

Oooh my god the Isa Knox casing! O.O
Just so beautiful! I can't even.. <3
Kinda wishing this were available as a powder case, as I somewhat prefer the slimmer cases of compact powders for collecting beautiful designs. ..Because I mean honestly, I'd buy this for the case alone. (but I won't due to german tax import limitations)
Wishing you tons of fun with your beautiful haul!

Mizu said...

Can't stop admiring the casing for the Isa Knox cushion <3 <3

and those Mamonde rose collection looks awesome! I can't wait to see what you have to say about it :D

Fionism said...

omg the apieu cushion has doraemon on it!! OH GOSH IM SOLD!

Ahleessa said...

Omg I'm so jealous! If they had a $5 flat shipping rate to the US, I so would purchase all the time on Gmarket... hehe~

LauraLeia said...

crackpot_honey: That's my exact reaction too when I saw the Isa Knox casing! XD Aww that's too bad, about the tax import, I mean :( But thank you so much for dropping by with a comment; I am definitely going to enjoy playing with my haul items! ^^

Mizu: Hehehe~ 2 weeks later and I still can't stop admiring it, lol! My review for Mamonde might take a while to come out, coz I'm trying to use up the skincare I'm currently using. :P

Fion: Hahaha yes, that collaboration is really cute! :3

Ahleesa: Haha I know how you feel! That's why I'm gonna spend more money and take advantage of the flat rate shipping before this month is over T__T

Elaine.Bit said...

may i know how much you have paid? cuz i'm so scare if i need to pay the tax>.< thank you