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Gmarket Haul #23 August 14, 2011

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A mini-haul to try out some new products !


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1. AHC Intense Contour Balm 9 Free



Seller : here


This is an upgraded version of the infamous AHC Intense Contour Balm ( BB Cream ) .


First impression : Really really happy with this upgraded BB Creams. It lives up to it’s name, and there is still a huge difference between the old version and the new one. I don’t think AHC will ever discontinue the older version because it is such a classic BB Cream that everyone loves. The classic AHC Intense Contour Balm is suited for those with oilier, combination skin while the new one is suited for those with normal, drier skin. The colour and texture are also very different. The new version has a brighter, orange-y look , while the older version has a more natural neutral colour.



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2. Ohui Black Serum


Seller : here


This is the new OHUI Black Serum. I know that it’s just screaming for an entire line which OHUI will probably release soon!


First Impression : I need to write a letter to beg OHUI not to use such heavy fragrances in their cosmetics. That aside, this serum is very nice. It absorbs really quick and plumps up your skin, makes it super smooth!


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3. OHUI Cell Power No.1 Eye Cream


Seller : here


OHUI Cell Power No.1 Serum is one of their best sellers and to me, an absolute gem. It screams for a face cream too! I really like this eye cream, even more than the Sum37 Secret Programming Essence Eye Cream. I’ll be purchasing the full size version for sure!


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4) Sulwhasoo Hydro Aid Moisturizing Lifting Eye Serum


Seller : here


This is the latest Sulwhasoo Hydro Aid Moisturizing Lifting Eye Serum. Have not tried.



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5) Alonism


Seller : here


If you get this set, it is much more affordable than the prices in Sasa. For a set of 4 products, it costs about 98,000 wons. Use your 10% discount ( If you’re Gmarket VIP ) and it goes down to 89,000 wons ). That’s really cheap considering that Sasa is selling each product for about $33.

Updated : The seller has increased the price from 98,000 wons to 132,000 wons ( damnnn ! ) Luckily i bought this before the price increase. The set of 4 consists of :


1) Alonism Cell Turnaround Cream

2) Alonism Sensitive Hydrating Lotion

3) Alonism Balancing Gel Toner

4) Alonism Deep Moist Essence


I also bought two additional products :

5) Alonism Morning Essence

6) Alonism Sensitive Smooth Bubble Cleanser


First Impression : This line has caught my eye for a long time due to it’s ingredient list. I’m generally a fan of aloe vera products – and this line is enriched with lots of goodies such as Arbutin, Betaine, Beta Glucan, Centella Asiatica and all of these ingredients are high up on the ingredient list. It also uses nano-technology so that all the active ingredients penetrate deep into the skin. Tried the samples of the entire line that was given free and liked it. The Alonism Night Recovery Sleeping Pack was good, the one that probably left a deeper first impression. Too bad that the ingredient list isn’t very clean for this product. Don’t forget that u can win a trial pack of the entire line in our 1st Anniversary Giveaway : here


UPDATED! : AHC finally upgrades their Intense Contour Balm ( BB Cream) ! May 21, 2011



I’m so excited as i type this, haha, AHC’s Intense Contour Balm is probably THE most famous and reputable higher-end BB cream in Korea and every Korean person i’ve met has recommended this BB Cream together with the SunnySide VIP BB Cream!

AHC has finally upgraded the intense contour balm and it doesn’t get any better than this – it’s SPF 45 ++…. and it’s free of 9 harsh chemicals!! Sounds too good to be true??








This product will be talc free, mineral oil free, animal ingredients free, paraben free, tar free, and…. err, look at the photo above? Haha..

It also features anti acne ingredients , lavender , grapefruit, etc.

It will have a light texture, and will give you a natural skin tone.

Credits : Adi113














I can’t wait for this… and if anyone is in Korea, could you send this over to us ASAP?? Haha




Retail Price : 55,000 wons / 35 g







A.H.C AHC Intense Contour Balm BB Cream Review and DR. MJ Balance Flower BB Cream Review April 2, 2011





We choose to review these two BB Creams at the same time because they were very similar. Look at the photo above – doesn’t it even have that similar silver touch on the cover?




That’s normal. AHC’s BB Cream has been so highly loved and regarded by the Korean women that every company has tried to make their own version of the AHC Intense Contour Balm and selling it at a much cheaper price but nothing beats the original. Many BB Creams have since then copied the entire packaging of the AHC Intense Contour Balm by keeping the same colour template, etc!

Now here’s a little introduction of the two BB Creams :



Gmarket Haul Number 4! :D November 9, 2010

If there was such thing as Gmarket Super VIP, I should be one.

This was my 4th Gmarket spree. Almost a spree each week.

Less goodies than the previous spree, but lots of goodies for our readers! Smile

Sorry for not taking photos of the opening of boxes because i threw them away on the way back.

I had to pick the huge Gmarket box up from the main box office which is 40 minutes journey from my home, and i really hate Chronopost ( i call it CON-opost because it is really a conjob and the company is a real joke! ) but it happens to be the company in charge of EMS postage in France.

So in the Metro ( and in front of everyone ) i had to open up the boxes one by one and put the items in a huge bag.

Here you will see many BB Cream brands which none of you will probably know, but in Korea, they are the highest range of BB Creams available.

1) This is not from Gmarket – but from Ebay Germany. Dr Schrammek‘s The Original BB Cream that launched the BB Craze. I am excited to test this product!

2) First Up – this is a new brand in Korea – it says Giverny Paris – but don’t be mistaken – the brand isn’t even available here in Paris ( the one we have here is Givenchy so not to be confused ). This BB Cream has been a hot-seller, and it has been sold out a few times on Gmarket!  This is the premium edition, but they do have lower range edition which is cheaper. I was given lots of samples, so which lucky reader will win these samples?? Open-mouthed smile

3) Woorijin is the company  that produces the most expensive BB Creams in Korea – they are all premium high end and the most expensive BB Cream of theirs retail for about $150 – $200 USD. They gave me samples of Alexander Kimsco which is their most expensive BB brand, and also SunnySide VIP BB Cream which retails for aroun $120 USD. I bought the middle range BB Cream of theirs to try and very excited to review and see if it lives up to their price tag.

4) Next up we have DR MJ Escargot’s BB Cream which uses snail slime as their main ingredients. This BB Cream retails for about $80 USD but it was on 50% so i bought it and they were very generous with samples as u can see. They even gave a full size Jasmine mask, 2 sheet masks, a box of Escargot’s different creams and also a few samples of DR MJ’s different BB Cream.

5) AHC is also a high end premium brand and very reputable for it’s BB Cream – the 30ml retails at $70 USD while the 50ml at $90 USD. We’ll see how this fares.

6) BeauteDerm’s BB Cream was also on a buy 1 free 1 promotion, so i grabbed it. I have read very positive reviews around, and they have two different BB creams. One for oily skin, and the other for dry skin. I ordered the one with oily & combination skin. They were also very generous with their samples.

7) Last but not least, Suiskin. This is also quite a relatively new brand in Korea, and they were very generous with their samples! I will be giving lots of Suiskin freebies to our readers. Isn’t the packaging just gorgeous and lovely? Classy!

It even comes with a certificate! Open-mouthed smile

So there you have it , our 4th GMarket Haul. We did not buy much, but lots of samples were given! Definitely good news for our readers! Open-mouthed smile

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