So here we are again.. Gmarket! The order was quite a big one: around 270$ - not all mine, i placed it together with some friends as usual.
This was the first time we had any problems with our shipment from gmarket: the purchase being so large, they split our things into 2 different parcels. So when i went to pick up our order i had the surprise of not finding all the items in the package. There was a brief moment of panic until my friend saw '1 out of 2' written on the box. Asked the post worker if there's one more parcel on my name: nothing. I went home and contacted gmarket - to all the people complaining that gmarket doesn't answer your inquires.. always contact them on their contact form, not on their email address or on facebook. The contact form is on their site, you cannot miss it; they've always replied to me when i used it and usually very fast too.
Back to business: so i inquired about my 2nd package and they replied they'll look into it and see what happened. Several days after i spoke with them again and they gave me a tracking no for my 2nd box: it wasn't the right one though. Contacted them again and they replied that they'll investigate at the post office, but it will take a while. So it was quite the surprise when i got a notice from the post office a few days letter telling me to go pick up my parcel. So in the end everything worked out fine.
As for the experience at the post office: the first time i didn't pay a penny, 2nd time i only had to pay VAT for 103$ - that's what i declared and because they saw i was in a hurry (i was already late for work big time) she let me go without a bill to prove it. So that went well too, because we could have payed VAT for both boxes, not to mention custom duties.
Si iar s-a ajuns la asta.. Gmarket! Aceata comanda a fost destul de mare: undeva la 950 ron - nu toata a mea, am plasat-o impreuna cu cateva prietene ca de obicei.
Aceasta a fost prima data cand am avut probleme cu Gmarket: deoarece am cumparat multe lucuri, ni le-au impartit in 2 cutii. Asa ca atunci cand m-am dus sa ridic coletul, am avut surpriza de a nu gasi totul in pachet. Mic moment de panica pana cand prietena cu care eram observa scris 1/2 pe cutie. Am intrebat la ghiseu daca mai au vrun pachet pt mine: nimic. M-am dus acasa si am conactat gmarket. Mi-au raspuns ca vor verifica sa vada ce s-a intamplat. Dupa cateva zile imi dau un tracking code, insa nu era bun, era de Rusia. Vorbesc cu ei iar si imi zic ca vor verifica la posta, dar ca va dura ceva. Surprize surprize: peste cateva zile ma trezesc cu aviz de la posta. Totul e bine cand se termina cu bine in concluzie.
Cat despre experienta cu posta: prima data n-am platit nimic, a doua oara am platit TVA corespunzator unei comenzi de 103$. Atat am declarat eu si pentru ca m-au vazut ca ma grabeam (intarziasem grav la serviciu), m-au lasat sa ridic comanda desi nu aveam factura. Adica m-au crezut pe cuvant:)). Deci si aici am iesit ok.
These being said, let's move on to the actual order. Aside from the cosmetic part of my little gmarket haul i also bought some sort of beanie and a lovely sticker for my laptop. I forgot to take a picture of both, but here's the presentation pic for the sticker:
Acestea fiind zise, sa trecem la comanda in sine. In afara de cosmetice mi-am cumparat si un fel de fes cu cozoroc si un sticker foarte dragut pentru laptop. Am uitat sa le fotografiez pe ambele, insa va las cu imaginea de prezentare a sticker-ului:
Now onto the cosmetics..
I've wanted a snail hand cream for a while now, so i finally bought one: 3W Clinic Snail Hand Cream; i love the fact that it penetrates the skin really quickly, that's why i keep it at work to use it after i wash my hands. Because it sinks in fast and doesn't leave any greasiness behind i don't have to worry about getting it all over my mouse and keyboard. And it has a really nice fragrance too.
Even though last time i bought 3 Holika Holika Petite BB creams, i got another one in Clearing. At the moment i like to use it combined with Missha's Perfect Cover, because that one has UVA protection as well, while Holika's Petite has just SPF.
Am vrut o crema de maini cu extract de melc de ceva timp asa ca mi-am luat una: 3W Clinic Snail Hand Cream; ador faptul ca intra repede in piele si din acest motiv o folosesc la serviciu: nu trebuie sa-mi fac griji ca ajunge pe mouse sau tastatura. Iar mirosul e foarte placut.
Desi ultima data mi-am cumparat 3 bb cream-uri Holika Holika Petite, mi-am mai achizitionat una Clearing. In acest moment imi place sa o combin cu Missha Perfect Cover pentru ca aceea are si protectie UVA, nu doar UVB ca cea de la Holika.
I'm not really a soap bar kind of girl, i always preferred its liquid form for washing my hands and shower gels for washing my body, but i'm starting to get into handmade and natural soaps. In the picture above it's Mugunghwa Charcoal Body Soap. It contains natural AHA(fruit extract), camelia oil and hardwood charcoal. It washes well and i like the fact that it makes a lot of foam ..for a soap that is.
I also bought some samples of higher end skincare products: Sulwhasoo's famous First Care Serum, IOPE Moisture Intense Softener - my mum loves this, it has a gel-like texture that sinks in quickly, IOPE Retinol TX Cream - a hit of the brand and Hera's Age Away Massage Mask: it's more like a face cream than a mask, because you don't wash it off, you just massage it into your skin and then just go to sleep. The only difference is that you use this once or twice a week.
Intodeauna am preferat gelurile de dus si sapunurile lichide in locul celor solide, insa in ultimul timp incep sa imi placa sapunurile handmade si cele cu extracte naturale. In imaginea de mai sus regasiti Mugunghwa Charcoal Body Soap. Ceea ce m-a atras la el este faptul ca contine AHA natural (extracte de fructe). Curata foarte bine si pentru un sapun face multa spuma.
Si de aceasta data am cumparat mostre: Sulwhasoo First Care Serum, un produs emblema, foarte bine vandut de altfel, IOPE Moisture Intense Softener - mama o adora, are o textura usoara de gel ce se absoarbe repede in piele, IOPE Retinol TX Cream - crema vedeta a brandului si Hera Age Away Massage Mask: aceasta se comporta mai mult ca o crema de fata in ideea ca nu necesita clatire. Doar o masezi bine in piele si te duci la culcare. Singura diferenta este ca se foloseste o data sau de doua ori pe saptamana.
Mai multe detalii despre Sulwhasoo si IOPE gasiti aici.
And i'll be wrapping up with one of my favorite products from this haul: Etude House Collagen Moistfull first essence. I just love this stuff: the bottle looks lovely, it smells wonderful, and most of all, it makes my skin feel like Heaven. It contains 90% collagen and believe me when when i say that every time my skin feels dry and dull i just apply a bit of this and it completely revamps it.
O sa inchei cu produsul meu favorit din aceasta comanda: Etude House Collagen Moistfull first essence. Ambalajul este adorabil - sticla matifiata, miroase demential, poate un pic cam puternic pentru un produs de ingrijire, insa chiar nu-mi pasa si cel mai important imi face pielea sa se simta ca in al 9-lea cer. Contine 90% colagen si va spun sincer: cand imi simt tenul uscat si agasat, aplic putin din acest produs si pielea mea se metamorfozeaza complet.
So this was my haul. It turned out to be quite a long post, so you deserve a cookie if you sticked with me until the very end:).
Acesta a fost haul-ul meu. Am sfarsit prin a scrie un 'roman' de post, asa ca daca ai citit pana la sfarsit meriti cu varf si indesat o prajitura:).