Alphabeauty revealed and reviewed

7:30 PM Moi Sanom 0 Comments

I have been on a no-buy for ages now. There are a few reasons for that but the main one is that I just have a place full of products I need to try and there is no point in stocking up on more if I buy at a rate faster than I can use. I keep myself entertained (shopping wise) by buying stuff for other people (like Mother) and sometimes throwing in a cheap product to try or a few samples into their order. Also sometimes I need to restock on some items. I am always low on sunscreens, facial oils and the like.
Mother needed a sunscreen and I needed an emulsion so I thought this would be a great time to get a Japanese Cosmetics order going. While looking around the internet to see where I could find reasonably priced Japanese products that ship to Europe (surprisingly difficult I must say) I found Alphabeauty. I have know them for a while since they are an Ebay seller and have ordered from them before, but the thing is that their Ebay shop does not ship to Germany. Luckily they also have a separate online shop that does ship here. 
The shop is easy to browse through and has a good selection of products. They seem to stock most of the well known and popular Japanese cosmetics, so don't expect to find very unknown (in the Asian Beauty community outside of Japan) or hard to find items. 
The shipping is cheap too since it is only 4.50$ per order no matter how much you buy until it reaches 50$, then it is free.
The shopping process was hassle free, straightforward and easy. I emailed them a day later about my order and got an answer within 24 hours. The order was set to ship on Monday the 14th and a tracking number was provided for me per email.

It is a little hard to guess when the package actually arrived since there was so many holidays here and the post delayed my shipping notification. But I picked it up on the 4th of January which means it was there probably by the 30th, since internet told me that it was already there on the 2nd. I can only assume that shipping would go even faster if half of the time it took to get here wouldn't have been holidays. I am definitely happy with the shipping speed (especially considering that I have ordered some things before this that have still not arrived).
The package was inside an envelope instead of a box, which really doesn't bother me at all. 
After all, shipping is cheap and nothing got damaged. Everything is wrapped in bubble wrap instead of individually. The only thing that got a little broken was the Ceramide Gel outer packaging. 

The order came without samples which seems to be the norm when ordering from Hong Kong based shops. 

All in all I am quite happy with my order. The prices were not too heavily marked up, shipping is cheap and the package arrived in a timely manner. Considering how hard it is to get Japanese Cosmetics to Germany I am very happy to have discovered this shop.

I would absolutely purchase from them again and next time maybe even throw in some candy into the order!

Sorry for the bad quality. I only took pictures of it on my phone and completely forgot to take another one with my camera

Products I ordered:
Shiseido Hada Senka Q10 Water UV Essence Gel SPF 50 PA++++
Rosette All in 1 Aqua Ceramide Gel
Sana Nameraka Honpo Soy Isoflavone Wrinkle Care Emulsion
Isehan Kiss Me Heroine Long Curl Waterproof Mini Mascara

Which one should I review first?