iherb Haul | Shopping Experience

Iherb haul
  • Real Techniques Expert Face Brush – $8.99
  • Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge – $5.99
  • ELF Long Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow – $3

A couple of weeks ago my products from iherb arrived finally after five weeks of placing an order. So, thought I should share my shopping experience with you guys. Some drugstore essential brands like Real Techniques, ELF Cosmetics, Physician Formula, Eco tools etc are not available in Malaysia but in some cases, you need to have them in your life. There are some other facts about Real Techniques products are actually available at one store called ‘Shins’ but they are overly priced there. There is another online shop, Luxola [which doesn’t exist anymore] who keeps Real Techniques and Eco Tools product, but they always seem to be out of stock. So there is no other way but find a place to shop online.


I badly needed to replace my Real Techniques Sponge(read my review here…) and my searching took me to iherb. It’s a USA based shopping site. The great part about iherb.com is so many drugstore beauty brands are available there. You can see from the picture above what I bought. All those products were priced at their original USA store price. The site offers international shipping with few different option like normal international shipping and DHL express shipping. Normal shipping was $4 and DHL shipping costs $14. I made my first purchase with iherb without thinking anything and took the normal shipping.

Iherb haul


Normally whenever I made an international purchase I do always choose normal shipping. In my experience, it always took not more than two weeks to get the product in hand. Therefore, I was carefree about iherb shipping as well. Then that disappointing part happened. When after four weeks I didn’t get delivery or any news about my purchase I literally got worried. I contacted iherb customer service. They replied me saying they can not do anything because I choose normal delivery, even if my parcel gets lost they are unable to do anything. They gave me no option but waiting. Well, it was upsetting. Then I started searching other blogs to know about others experience but couldn’t find a single blog saying that they experienced the delay on delivery.

However, when I got totally hopeless then just at the end of the fifth week my product finally arrived. Phew…! What to say, should I blame myself for choosing the cheaper shipping option?


End of everything, I got happy to see my purchased product were nice and intact. This first time shopping experience with iherb wasn’t really nice of course but next time I have to pay a bit more and choose DHL shipping that’s for sure. I’m saying next time because I’m an international shopper, what I want isn’t always available in my local store and the product variety and pricing iherb offers I can’t really deny that.

Overall, iherb is not a bad place to shop but if you placing an international order then you might want to choose their DHL shipping option to avoid an extra headache. I really hope this post will help someone :)

By the way, have you shopped from iherb? if yes then I would love to know your experience.

If you are a newbie and thinking to make your first purchase at iherb.com then I have DISCOUNT CODE for you :) You can get 10% off of your total, just use the ‘DKB278‘ on checkout.
Another best thing about iherb is, with every purchase you gain a credit of 5% of your order amount that you can use on your next purchase.

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  • Reply
    Iherb blog
    January 1, 2020 at 4:01 am


    I loved your review about real techniques and I linked to it on my blog:


    It’s in Arabic language to help Arabic readers.

    Can you please also put my link on your page?

    Best wishes:)

    iherb blog

    • Reply
      January 13, 2020 at 4:20 am

      thank you. I’ll surely drop by your site

  • Reply
    Kumiko Mae
    May 5, 2015 at 10:47 am

    This is so very tempting. I’ve been wanting to get new Real Techniques brushes lately.

  • Reply
    April 28, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Really nice post and i love that there is a discount code :)

  • Reply
    April 27, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Sounds like an amazing website. Loved your haul products. Do share your review soon dear :)

  • Reply
    Vania Aprilia
    April 27, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    It’s also so difficult to get Real Techniques here in Germany! Can’t wait to hear your review of the products!

    Pudding Monster

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    cindy tong
    April 27, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    i shop with them once and the parcel only arrive after 4months…im rather disappointed and i stop buying frm them after that!

    • Reply
      Tamanna Islam
      April 27, 2015 at 9:57 pm

      4 months!!! omg!!! that is definitely beyond disappointing! If that happened to me sure i would do the same!

  • Reply
    April 27, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Great haul, I love Real Technique brushes, they’re amazing. I’ve not heard of iHerb before.

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    April 27, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    It does sounds like a promising website, will check it out as soon as my finals end! =)

    • Reply
      Tamanna Islam
      April 27, 2015 at 9:58 pm

      best of luck with your final :)

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    Agata @BarkTime
    April 27, 2015 at 3:58 am

    Love the look of your new face brush.

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    Heena Shah-Dhedhi
    April 26, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    International shipping is always such a risk… sometimes in Mumbai I pay customs almost as good as 40% of the value.
    – Heena, http://www.icynosure.in/

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      Tamanna Islam
      April 27, 2015 at 8:02 am

      so true! because of that I try to shop as less as possible but some products I just can’t ignore… phew!!

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    Maria Clara Novita K
    April 26, 2015 at 11:08 am

    such great and useful recommended online shop website.
    is this shipping worldwide as well?

    • Reply
      Tamanna Islam
      April 27, 2015 at 7:59 am

      yes the does :) Just check on their shipping list to know if they are available in your country.

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    April 26, 2015 at 5:05 am

    ive never heard of herb but i love the expert brush

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    Isabella Wong (Life as a Petite)
    April 26, 2015 at 4:46 am

    you definitely shouldn’t blame yourself for choosing the normal delivery, it’s not your fault at all :) glad the items came okay in the end! x
    | Life as a Petite || Fashion, Crafts & Lifestyle Blog |

    • Reply
      Tamanna Islam
      April 27, 2015 at 8:02 am

      ha ha.. thanks for your supportive word dear :)

  • Reply
    April 26, 2015 at 1:25 am

    Nice haul! Love the eyeshadow.. would love to see a review of that!

    • Reply
      Tamanna Islam
      April 27, 2015 at 8:03 am

      yes :) soon will post a review on that.

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    Janice Min
    April 25, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    After your review, I did visit the website :) Good to hear that your product reaches you :) Still waiting for mine

    • Reply
      Tamanna Islam
      April 27, 2015 at 8:04 am

      hope you’ll receive yours soon. waiting is so much pain, i know!!

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    April 25, 2015 at 12:31 am

    I did check out the website after reading your review and it seemed like an amazing place to shop for organic products. Considering the fact that I’m a huge fan of Organic and Paraben free products.

    GIG Love
    Chaicy – Style..A Pastiche!

  • Reply
    April 24, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    It gets really disturbing when products do not arrive, good for you they finally reached you :)

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    Katrina Centeno
    April 24, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    I am actually forgiving to the seller when it comes to international shipping especially when it comes to my country’s customs. It is always a risk to order online. The moment I hit the buy button, I am taking that risk. Hope you get faster shipping time next your order.

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    Mia Foo
    April 22, 2015 at 10:29 am

    heard of iherb a while back! many of my friends are buying oils from there. thanks for sharing the discount code!

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