Before I begin, I would like to say this is a promotional post of sorts. Promotional as in a vendor is being promoted over others but ‘of sorts’ because I am not endorsing this site or encouraging you to purchase things from it. I would like to expose you some cool things out there and a way to acquire them. I thought it would be nice to introduce Korea Hallyu, since so many readers of this blog love Korean culture, to do a post on it because Korea Hallyu offered to give my readers a discount. (Aww, what nice people! But more on that later!)
Some of their notable products:
My college overflows with overseas Koreans, and I cannot count how many times I have seen cases like these. However, I own a Galaxy Nexus, which is also a Korean-made phone, I would love to see Korea Hallyu offer cases for Galaxy Nexus and other Korean-manufactured phones, because no one else sells cute cases, and I have been forced to get custom skins from Zagg instead.
BB Cream is the secret weapon of South Korean idols– it’s the be-all-end-all, sunscreen, skin whitener, moisturizer, foundation. I chose the most expensive BB Cream, because honestly, since BB Cream is the be-all-end-all, you need to get the best stuff, and the best stuff tends to be the most expensive.
Circle lenses! The reason why Korean idols look so doe-like and innocent with impossibly large anime eyes. However, like with BB Cream, be very careful with who and from whom you buy it from, because you will only ever have one pair of eyes, and in the United States, it is technically illegal to sell circle lenses without a valid prescription. If you wear contact lenses or glasses for practical reasons rather than just for fashion, please verify your prescription before you buy circle lenses. I am actually due for an eye exam soon; so perhaps grey circle lenses will be in my future. Exciting.. there will finally be some color in my bottomless black hole eyes..
I absolutely love metal chopsticks! They are so sleek and modern-looking (I think this is my inner hipster emerging). Korea Hallyu also sells Korean spoon and chopstick sets with beautiful designs, but I hope they will add a set to the catalogue devoid of any inlay because plain steel is the most classic.
To be honest, their catalogue is a bit sparse now, but hopefully they will begin to flesh it out, as they receive requests from shoppers, and if they head towards the direction of fred flare, I am sure they will find a niche of shoppers looking for unique, cute products. I am also pretty impressed they are offering free shipping to USA, Asia, Europe. It is actually a good business strategy, since most of their patrons will be young, and what they afford will not really be big-ticket items. For example, Amazon offers free shipping over $25 because most of their shoppers are middle-class, while J-Crew only starts free shipping over $100 because most of their shoppers are on the higher end.
Please read on to receive the discount!