Once this SWS water went on sale, it was tiiiiiiime

They also hired people who knew K-Beauty; they brought on Fiddy Snails (ofFifty Shades of SnailandThe Snailcastpodcast) who unleashed terrible things upon the unsuspecting K-Beauty community, like daily flash sales of fancy products that gave me flares of grabby-handitis and made my wallet weep.All sorts of products that I”d regulated to the “if I ever won the lottery” wishlist are now regularly appearing in their daily deals, and I need Snesus because they”re trying to kill me.

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This was some friendly fire, y”all.

In this post:

Am I affiliated with Beautytap?Shopping experience: pros, cons, & why I”ll continue to shop thereSwatch & first impressions: Peripera Ink Airy Velvet #10 Dry Rose BrownSwatch & first impressions: Sulwhasoo Essential Balancing Water EXYou might wonder why I”d bother doing something as old-hat as a haul post/shop review, but 1. the world always needs more swatches, and 2. there”s a lot more to say about a haul from Beautytap that I definitely want to cover. Plus, hanbang. Haaaannnbaaaangggg.Just as a quick reminder: this blog uses both affiliate and non-affiliate links, and if you choose to click the former before you shop, your purchase may contribute a tiny amount to the maintenance of this blog. See full details at the end of this post! #receipts

Am I affiliated with Beautytap?

Let”s cover this point first: nope. I am affiliated with Fiddy Snails, in that we”re podcast-collaborators-turned-friends, but I”m not receiving any compensation to talk, shop, or promote where she now works. I have, to date, written two individual pieces for their Editorial section (on nerdy things, naturally) because I loved what they were doing with their editorials.I did not receive any special (read: bloggerservice) circumstances around my order; I snatched up the Sulwhaso Balancing Water in their daily deal along with everyone else hot for hanbang. Since one neither simply walks into Mordor nor hauls just one item from Korea, I grabbed a few other things I had waiting on my wishlist to hit free shipping, and happily forked over my monies.

Not pictured: the Vitamin C serum which was already chillin” (heh) in the safety of the fridge.

I received the same “gifts with purchase” swag that their other customers do, right down to the piece of candy (which I belatedly realized I haven”t eaten yet, brb rectifying that immediately.) I think that about covers it, but if you have any questions about this, just shoot me a message; if you”re a longtime reader you know I”d rather just be upfront about things than leave people wondering.

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Shopping experience: pros, cons, & why I”ll continue to shop there

Edit: I actually made my second order in the middle of writing this, because their daily deal was too good to pass up.

The cons:

Still isn”t the cheapest place to buy K-BeautyThat hasn”t changed; W2 was always upfront about keeping the goodwill of brands by not doing the drastic price undercutting we”re accustomed to seeing. This has become a big deal in the last few years; I imagine there”s always going to be the super-cheap-but-risky gray market on eBay, etc, but it sounds like KR brands are getting serious aboutcontrolling their products overseas.This isn”t a dealbreaker for me, as long as they make up for it in other ways, and imo, they do. More on that later.Expect long wait timesGranted, I made my order in the midst of a major Korean holiday, but I”ve heard that Beautytap tends to be fairly slow to process and ship orders in general. I”m unbothered, because that”s typical of KR-based shops.As long as they keep me updated, we”re cool. I”ve had packages from KR that took almost two months to be processed and arrive, so a few weeks is nbd. It”s just an occupational hazard of ordering from KR directly.

The rebranded OST C20 looks … pretty much the same. Looking forward to comparing this to the OG version.

The pros:

If a shop doesn”t offer the best prices, I expect them to make it worthwhile elsewhere.Original editorial contentHands down, this is what makes this shop interesting to me, and this was true before I wrote for them. (It”s actually why I agreed to do it, in fact!)The contributors and content are both diverse, which is A++. Coco”s articles in particular have me checking every day for new stuff to read, likeusing K-Beauty for a French Girl Chic which justified my no-makeup-but-a-bold-lip daily dog walking look, and her savage takedown of the “K-Beauty vs J-Beauty” manufactured drama that”s been everywhere lately:I had to go rush to my Sulwhasoo and make sure it still existed and wasn’t replaced without explanation with a jar full of glittery turds in a cat-shaped jar.Preach. Product recommendations in their editorials aren”t even limited to K-Beauty, let alone their shop; if this is their approach to distinguish themselves from other US-based shops, it”s working. If for no other reason, and even if I hadn”t written anything for them, I”d shop here just to support their original content.

Sooo this happened as I was writing this. *sobs in flaming wallet*

Their “Daily Tap” deals of the dayYooo, I already have a cart waiting for the next tempting Daily Tap. EDIT: literally while I was writing this, they unleashed this History of Whoo Balancerdeal, and theirSulwhasoo First Care SerumDaily Tap price was extended *cue raptor noises*. Those have both been on my skincare bucket list for ages.

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So I just made my second order. While writing this review.The Daily Tap is an interesting (or expensive) product on deep discount for the day. It”s why I pulled the trigger on this Sulwhasoo Balancing Water; I”d had it on my wishlist for years and couldn”t check out fast enough when it popped up on sale.
beautytapofficial has the #Sulwhasoo Balancing Water on sale and my body was soo ready!

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