If you’re not new to the beauty world, chances are you’ve probably heard of the website StyleKorean.com. It’s basically a site that offers you Korean beauty products and some K-Pop merchandise. I was always hesitant about trying out their services because their products are all in US Dollars and there’s really not a lot of updated reviews about their site out there. I took the plunge for all of us Korean beauty
hoarders enthusiasts to compare their site over my all time favorite Althea website.
The first thing, as usual, is to register to their website. Registration was a breeze and a plus for me was that I didn’t have to confirm my e-mail with them. Once all that’s done, you get a 5% discount coupon. Note, however, that this coupon expires; I’m not sure how long it lasts because by the time I convinced myself to finally push through with buying from their site it expired. I think roughly, two weeks. BUT GOOD NEWS IS, you can easily register again using another e-mail address to get the coupon.
Here comes the fun part, SHOPPING. There are really only a couple of things I want to find out for this site. That just means I didn’t go crazy and order a bunch of things I won’t be needing. I just got enough products to avail of their free shipping to test out their site and services.
You might be wondering, why didn’t I just contact them for my questions. The thing is, I did but they didn’t get back to me. 🙁
I ordered last May 22nd, Monday. By Tuesday, I got an email from them saying my goodies are already shipped!
Unfortunately, I wasn’t impressed with their shipping. I got my package on June 6. It took them two weeks and two days to deliver it. What’s worse is their site doesn’t update the shipping status at all! I honestly thought I just wasted money by the two-week mark.
The only upside here is it got delivered straight to my doorstep. I thought that it was going to end up in the post office, so it’s a very good thing that it got delivered to our house instead!
The products arrived in a carton box. Each product was wrapped in bubble wrap plus I got a few samples with my order.
To fully compare their service over the Althea website, I ordered products from Althea on the same day as StyleKorean. I got notified that my pink box was shipped last May 26 and I received it on May 30. All in all, their service took nine days. Read more about Althea here.
The site itself was easy to navigate. They offer reasonable prices and on good days, their deals are simply daebak! They also offer a wide range of products, some of which aren’t available on Althea website. The samples they gave were also a definite plus for me!
If I had to choose between Althea and StyleKorean, I probably wouldn’t. They’re practically the same except that StyleKorean’s shipping was slower which was really weird since both parcels got delivered using the same shipping service.
I would rate their service and site a 3.5 just because I think their shipping and customer service could improve a bit. However, their product range is amazing and just watch out for their deals to get more with your money!
I hope this review will help you and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! 🙂