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.
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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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54 Comment

    • 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!

    • 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!

    • Katrina Centeno -

    • April 24, 2015 at 17:25 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.

    • Katrina Centeno -

    • April 24, 2015 at 17:25 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.

    • Zubaida -

    • April 24, 2015 at 17:58 pm

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

    • Zubaida -

    • April 24, 2015 at 17:58 pm

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

    • Chaicy -

    • April 25, 2015 at 00:31 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
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    • Chaicy -

    • April 25, 2015 at 00:31 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!
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  1. After your review, I did visit the website 🙂 Good to hear that your product reaches you 🙂 Still waiting for mine

      • Tamanna Islam -

      • April 27, 2015 at 08:04 am

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

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

      • Tamanna Islam -

      • April 27, 2015 at 08:04 am

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

    • Madhu@DenDiva -

    • April 26, 2015 at 01:25 am

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

      • Tamanna Islam -

      • April 27, 2015 at 08:03 am

      yes 🙂 soon will post a review on that.

    • Madhu@DenDiva -

    • April 26, 2015 at 01:25 am

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

      • Tamanna Islam -

      • April 27, 2015 at 08:03 am

      yes 🙂 soon will post a review on that.

  3. 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
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      • Tamanna Islam -

      • April 27, 2015 at 08:02 am

      ha ha.. thanks for your supportive word dear 🙂

  4. 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
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      • Tamanna Islam -

      • April 27, 2015 at 08:02 am

      ha ha.. thanks for your supportive word dear 🙂

    • nicol -

    • April 26, 2015 at 05:05 am

    ive never heard of herb but i love the expert brush

    • nicol -

    • April 26, 2015 at 05:05 am

    ive never heard of herb but i love the expert brush

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

      • Tamanna Islam -

      • April 27, 2015 at 07:59 am

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

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

      • Tamanna Islam -

      • April 27, 2015 at 07:59 am

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

  7. 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/

      • Tamanna Islam -

      • April 27, 2015 at 08:02 am

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

  8. 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/

      • Tamanna Islam -

      • April 27, 2015 at 08:02 am

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

  9. Love the look of your new face brush.

  10. Love the look of your new face brush.

    • Sarah -

    • April 27, 2015 at 17:12 pm

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

      • Tamanna Islam -

      • April 27, 2015 at 21:58 pm

      best of luck with your final 🙂

    • Sarah -

    • April 27, 2015 at 17:12 pm

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

      • Tamanna Islam -

      • April 27, 2015 at 21:58 pm

      best of luck with your final 🙂

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

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

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

      • Tamanna Islam -

      • April 27, 2015 at 21:57 pm

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

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

      • Tamanna Islam -

      • April 27, 2015 at 21:57 pm

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

    • Vania Aprilia -

    • April 27, 2015 at 20:57 pm

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

    Love,
    Pudding Monster

    • Vania Aprilia -

    • April 27, 2015 at 20:57 pm

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

    Love,
    Pudding Monster

    • Khushboo -

    • April 27, 2015 at 22:14 pm

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

    • Khushboo -

    • April 27, 2015 at 22:14 pm

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

    • Vicky -

    • April 28, 2015 at 21:17 pm

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

    • Vicky -

    • April 28, 2015 at 21:17 pm

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

  15. Hi

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

    http://www.herbarab.com/2015/06/real-techniques-brushes.html

    It’s in Arabic language to help Arabic readers.

    Can you please also put my link on your page?

    Best wishes:)

    iherb blog

      • Tamanna -

      • January 13, 2020 at 04:20 am

      thank you. I’ll surely drop by your site

  16. Hi

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

    http://www.herbarab.com/2015/06/real-techniques-brushes.html

    It’s in Arabic language to help Arabic readers.

    Can you please also put my link on your page?

    Best wishes:)

    iherb blog

      • Tamanna -

      • January 13, 2020 at 04:20 am

      thank you. I’ll surely drop by your site

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