According to DHL, my Ipsy bag for September was sent out on September 10. They said it should be here Tuesday. YAY! Today, however, is Thursday, and as of this mail delivery (since they pass it on to the USPS) it hasn’t arrived. BOO!
To mollify myself, I started Googling places around Southwestern Ohio that might offer Korean beauty products. I’ve never tried any, but keep seeing beauty bloggers just rave about them. I know – I’m not in Los Angeles any more, nor am I in New York City. Good luck finding a store that carries these things, right? Besides the few things Sephora has, I mean. But I might be in luck – there’s a Korean store in the town we are going to be in this afternoon, and it might just carry some of these things. I’m hoping so! If I’m successful in my hunt, I’ll definitely post about it and what I think of the things on here.
I’ve seen some of the complexion care items that have… ugh… snail stuff in them. Like 92% snail stuff. Do I really want that on my face? Okay, so I’ll try it if it’s not stupidly expensive for this trip. After all, I just saw a You Tube video with Michelle Phan where she explains it’s not really snail parts, but that they have the snails crawling around in giant tanks, and then come by and Squeegee the mucus the snails have left behind on the glass. That’s how the stuff is made. Yummm… snail mucus on my cheeks… I’m sure Hims will want to kiss me after that!
In case this trip turns out to be a bust, and there are no offerings down in Cincinnati at Jungle Jim’s, I’ll suck in my breath and take a chance at just ordering online. Thankfully, in my browsings I came across Yazzi’s blog where she has generously made a post about reputable places to purchase Korean cosmetics. I think I’ll try Peach & Lily first, and then maybe Beauteque. I like how Peach & Lily looks and navigates.
Now I am looking even more forward to my trip to Los Angeles (when it will be, I’m not sure yet), because I can go snoop around a few of the Korean shops there, like Palace Beauty. That’s right above the Vermont/ Wilshire Red Line station according to one Yelp user. I used to take the trains allll the time when I lived there, so this is a total plus for me.
See, Ipsy? You shoulda got my September bag to me yesterday or today, because now I’ve got plans to check out other spendies!