Wednesday, 17 December 2008

happy mail day...gmarket again

The day is always a little bit better when I go to the post office and receive a big box with Korean letters on it...it is gmarket time...

I bought two sets from Lotree, my current favourite of Korean Cosmetics, the K-palette 1-day tattoo eyeliner that is on lovely Kimberly Tia's HG lists (my Kanebo Kate eyeliner always smudges so I hope this will work) and the Etude House Magic BB cream. The Kiss me blotting sheet were a freebie with the K-palette eyeliner...nice...


So what is in the two Lotree packages? First I wanted to buy the Point touch special set I have been eyeing up for a couple of months...he he, let's give myself a jolly Xmas gift...

I was sucked in by the sample blusher...how good would it be? So I got a reasonable sized Lotree powder blusher in Colour no 1...a lovely muted rosy pink that looks adorable...



The second set really tickled my fancy. I spotted it when checking out the Lotree shop oneline. It seems to be a Xmas set or a Winter set. The Lotree site calls it the 2008 Winter Beauty Dream collection....Ohhh, look at the gorgeous red lips on the model....



And these are the 'Winter Special Limited Edition' items: A charcoal silver eyeshadow powder (so lovely, I will swatch it soon), the red lipgloss, and a liquid Cheek Makeup that looks like the new Benefit Posietint...




I made a picture of the Cheek tint and the lipgloss...They look really happy together...



I already swatched the red lipgloss...I am glad that it has some blue tones in it...on the model it seemed to look a bit more orangy.

Oh, and I received this as well. It is called 'Lotree Reah Lip Trick'. It looks like a lipbalm...but I am not sure if it has some magic powers...or so...It is clear and a bit of gel-like...

I am really happy the set came in before Christmas. I might have a whole lot of red lipsticks, but maybe I stick with the new Lotree gloss this time...he he..

edited, how to look for things on gmarket:

I've got the Lotree sets from seller kp7793. The item no. are 153271207 for the Point touch special set (mascara, blush, lipgloss, eyepowder) which retails for 30,000 won or $ 23.36, and the Winter Set is item no 120869017 and retails for 29,000 won or $22.58.
The winter set is also for sale at seller beautyjoa under item no 156768651 .

For more Lotree, type in lotree in the search column at gmarket (click on the images for a visual description)

click on BEAUTY CARE; you will see a variety of subcategories

Click on FUNDAMENTAL MAKEUP for makeup and sets that include foundation, powders, etc and/or click on COLOR MAKEUP for sets or items that focus on eye/lip/other decorative makeup.


Unfortunately, not every search is as easy on gmarket. Not every English word is listed in a product description, so it might be difficult to search for the product you want.
Also, gmarket does not allow you to copy Korean words from its site...which makes it a bit iffy when you finally found something you want (let's say a Laneige product) but you want to look for other Laneige items. I always try to find the brand site by google, try to find the Korean word for the item/brand that I want, copy and paste this in the search column.
However, it is not always that succesful, as I sometimes pick the wrong word and my search results are not precise enough or do not show anything at all...

8 comments:

Glow Chaser said...

*gasp*

You got some Lotree!! I have been eyeing some of their goodies lately! Birkin you are naughty for tempting me!! Might have to be part of my new year haul!

birkinbagbeauty said...

Hi Glowy, it is written as the first rule in the beauty blogger's handbook: "Thou shall enable..." :P

cheryl said...

what a nice purchase! i can't wait for my jane iredale box!

Yumeko said...

ooh can u let me know which seller u got it from
i am new to gmarket and dont know how to navigate or buy a lot of things yet
cant even find things i want XD

alltheprettyshimmers.com said...

ooh I have been wanting to try Lotree products! Unfortunately it gives me a headache trying to navigate gmarket lol so I just give up. Can you read Korean by the way? If not, how do you navigate the website? I am so completely lost! lol

birkinbagbeauty said...

Hi Yumeko, I've got the Lotree sets from seller kp7793. The item no. are 153271207 for the Point touch special set (mascara, blush, lipgloss, eyepowder) which retails for 30,000 won or $ 23.36, and the Winter Set is item no 120869017 and retails for 29,000 won or $22.58.
Seller tnghkstl also sells some lotree, but I haven't ordered from them yet.

Hi Alltheprettyshimmers, I will edit my post or post a new post for how to navigate on gmarket. Before that I can give you a link to a couple of posts that Kathy did on this:
http://lotuspalace.blogspot.com/search/label/Gmarket

miss_waterlily said...

I LOVE LOVE gmarket sooo much!Tho i dont understand korean:-P

I am wondering,if you still have got the link of your Jadilla J my ball blusher?I tried sooo hard to locate it but the only Jadilla J stuff i can find on gmarket is the bb cream,powder fact,and mascara*cries*

thx xxx

birkinbagbeauty said...

Hi Miss-waterlily, I found it here: item n0 131993475, but is is Out of stock momentary :C according to gmarket. I bought it from vovcare (seller) but it is not listed at the moment.