Why is K-beauty news so juicy every week? I don't know.. why is Gretchen's hair so big? And why do we old folks still make Mean Girls (2000's movie) references every day? Life's big mysteries.
Anyways, Happy October! In Korea, October is the beginning of a huge sales month, with October 1st drawing comparisons to Black Friday in the U.S. Because of this, I'll start with the sales news this week. Also, because last weekend was a national holiday, there are fewer news bytes than normal so everything is in two posts today... the skincare and the sales in this post, and the makeup and news in the next.
KBEAUTY & SKINCARE SALES
Amazon Luxury Beauty - This is unheard of there's 3% back on Amazon Luxury Beauty through Mr. Rebates here. (Referral).
Beauteque.com - (1) 15% off Hanaka (2) create your own sheet mask box for $10, (3) Thru Oct 4 get 2 free masks with Mask Maven subscription, (4) Thru Oct 15 get $34 gift set with Beauteque Monthly subscription. (5) Thru Oct 12, each purchase snags you a mystery coupon code, worth up to 25% off a subscription bag.
Beauty.com - Free shipping on $35+ orders. $15 off $75+ orders with code BEAUTY15 or through this link, ends 11/28.
Beautibi.com - 10% off your first order if you sign up for the newsletter.
Birchbox - $35 for $79 worth of Korean beauty items including Clio, IPKN, Tony Moly, and Too Cool For School items. 10% off first purchase with sign up for newsletter.
Bloomingdales via MrRebates - 6% back with rebate site Mr. Rebates in addition to their sitewide 25% off sale with code FRIENDS.
Cosme-De - October mega sales on luxury skincare and makeup.
Cupidrop.com - (1) Still 10% off $30+ with code CHACHACHA. (2) EXTRA 10% OFF on orders over $25 with code: STEP2. Free shipping over $50 and always free samples. (3) 15% off first purchase with sign up for newsletter. (4) Code DOYOU for 15% off new Doyou (soy milk) products.
DermStore.com - Some cosmeceutical brands 20% off here and 15% off with sign up for newsletter.
DramaFever.com - Sign up now for DramaFever Premium at the special price of $35.99/year and pamper yourself with an exclusive K-Beauty haul from Memebox worth $54... for free! Be one of the lucky 1000 who'll receive this gift before it's too late.
EsteeLauder.com - Free Opening Ceremony gift worth $150 with every $45 purchase. 15% off first purchase with code WELCOME1215.
Etude House - Happy Anniversary Sale! 30% off SITE-WIDE with code ANNIVERSARY2015 through Oct 4. Free shipping over $50.
GlowRecipe.com - 10% off first $50+ purchase through link.
HelloHappyGlow - has reduced their prices for Chuseok by 20% and you can stack an additional 20% off code, GLOW20
Jolse.com - 12% off EVERYTHING and 3% back.
Kiehls.com - 3 deluxe samples with $50 purchase until 10/7 with code GOLDEN. Free shipping on $60+ orders. Purchase the New Daily Reviving Concentrate and Receive 2 Deluxe Samples with code DAILY, ends 10/25.
1. 25% off the Enprani Moistful Boostskin with code FIDDYSCHOICE, courtesy of Fifty Shades of Snail.
2. Flash Sale on 2 honey product set for $16.50 here.
3. 30% off Innisfree Apple Juicy Cleansing Oil, Skin Tone Up Massage Cream, Leaders Balancing Recovery Mask, Clio Waterproof Kill Black Eyeliner, and CosRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid with code SKINONFLEEK, courtesy of The Wanderlust Project.
4. Similarly, save 30% on Fanserviced-B's 4 favorite Memebox products with code FANSERVICEDB. They are    . Fanserviced has oily skin with hormonal breakouts.
Memebox ships free with orders of $30+.
5. LAST CHANCE sale going on until Monday. Markdowns on various items here.
MishiBox - Grand opening sale, 10% off with code MISHI10, previously only subscription beauty boxes.
MisshaUS - get 4 color clay masks for $27 (1 is free)
NeimanMarcus via eBates - 10% back in addition to 10% off first purchase for signing up for newsletter.
PAULA’S CHOICE - 20% off 1 item, plus free shipping over $50.
PrettyLilFace - Black Friday sale here. Select items about 20% off. Today only.
Sephora - (1) $40 for gift set worth $110 including Amore Pacific, Boscia, Erborian, and SK-II products! (2) Choose 1 of 4 Kbeauty deluxe samples with code KBEAUTY, free with any $25+ purchase. Don't forget to use your favorite rebate site!
ShopatHome Cash Back Deals - 4% back at Walmart, 9% back at Macys, 5% back at Ulta 1 day only, 6% back at Bloomingdales on top of 25% sale with code FRIENDS
SkinCareRX.com - 26% off sitewide with some exclusions, code OCT26W until Oct 6. Earn 3% rewards points back. There is a 20% off coupon for your first purchase if you sign up for the newsletter.
SkinMilkBar - They've started to stock the RE:CIPE marshmallow cleansers and beautiful flower petal cleansing oils!! Go here to check it out. I've heard great things about the green tea and adlay marshmallow cleansers and both of the oils.
Free shipping in US with $50+ purchase and 10% off first order if you join the mailing list. There's also a referral system where you can get $10 off your first order, but it doesn't seem to be working.
Style Korean - (1) BLACK FRIDAY SALE!! Go here for eligible products. (2)Get $5 by posting a social media message, see details at link. Also earn $0.50 per product review written on the Style Korean site. (3) New promotion, spend $100 and get a Missha First Treatment Essence Intensive or a SU:M37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick.
SokoGlam's Charlotte Cho - Her 'Little Book of Skincare' is available for pre-order here. A pre-order gets you a mask sampler pack worth $17! No brainer in my eyes. See details here. Book includes secrets from industry insiders and prominent figures in the Kbeauty world. Meet the influencers here.
Stylenanda - 8% off today only! Home of 3 Concept Eyes
Tatcha.com - Luminous Dewy Skin Mist $10 off with code REDDIT10
THE BODY SHOP (USA) - Buy 3 get 3 bestsellers free, or Buy 2 get 1 bestseller free from the link provided.
UNT Skincare (Taiwanese brand) - 10% off with code UNT10OFF until 10/31.
WALGREENS - 20% off sitewide with code LEAF20, Hada Labo included. I got a Gokujyun cleanser and milk.
W2Beauty.com - 1000's of new items, including Memebox-exclusive items have been added. Also, the whole month of October, orders of $100+ gets you a free hairband! Using the link provided will also get you $5 off your first order.
Wishtrend.com - (1) THIS WEEKEND ONLY 10% off, with no minimum, code is BRANDNEW10. (2) THIS WEEKEND ONLY USE THE CODE WISHGIFTOCT1ST
and receive 3 FREE C20 Vitamin SHEET MASKS (3) EXPEDITED SHIPPING to US and Canada, get all the things in 3-5 business days.
YesStyle.com - Buy 4 GEO lenses and enjoy 40% off plus a surprise gift.
KOREAN-KOREAN BLACK FRIDAY SALES
There are some deep discounts going on on the Korean-Korean web, and October 1st is pretty much Korea's Black Friday. To access these deals, you will need to use a Korean shipping service. There are two that I recommend.
Avecko - This is the option you want to use if you are confident you've found the best deal on the Korean-Korean web AND you want to use the medium-fast and medium-price shipping option called ePost. They have a streamlined process and get back to you very quickly. Their site is best viewed on a browser other than Google Chrome.
Dowaja - This is the best option for you if you aren't sure which Korean sites have the best deals. They'll shop around and find the best price for you. They only offer EMS (fast/pricy) shipping and Registered Air Mail (slow/cheap) shipping. Everything is through Paypal and email. Very simple.
Some ideas of websites to check for deals...
And any of the official brand sites. Usually the brand name with the extension ".co.kr" with some exceptions. If you have trouble finding some of these sites, leave a comment or shoot me a note and I can help out!
Limited Edition Dr. Jart Set
Olive Young has this adorable set of 1 150ml Ceramidin Liquid + a hairband for about $28.08 <-> 28080 KRW. Until supplies run out. Accessible via shipping service, Dowaja or Avecko.
Shu Uemera x Maison Kitsune Collaboration
Hera Oil Serum Magic Formula
Sulwhasoo for Men
I Saved the Best for Last: Holika Holika Milky Cow Hand CreamsLESS INTERESTING / ACCESSIBLE...
Holika Holika's new hand creams come in 4 flavors, Strawberry Milk, White Milk, Banana Milk, and Chocolate Milk. They are formulated with proteins, fatty acids, over 100 minerals, and milk from Jeju Island. Soon to be available at Holika Holika Korea. Accessible via shipping service, Dowaja or Avecko.
CharmZone charms with butterfly shaped eye masks, similar to the Banila Co and Too Cool For School Eye Masks
Donginbi strikes again with Red Ginseng Masks 5 for just less than $40 at Duty Free, accessible by Dowaja.com
Melivon Bee Venom Sheet Masks win Grand Prix award from beekeepers worldwide
More Bee Venom, 28 Ampoule Set by Hanskin
Fiber Scented Deodorants For Sensitive Skin: Includes polyphenols extracted from plants and textiles
I want the Dr. Jart set, the Shu Uemera, and the milky cow hand creams. I'm on a low buy but a girl can always add to the wishlist. What are you excited for?
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