This post contains affiliate links and codes
I love testing skincare, taking product photos, and writing articles. Unfortunately, none of that is free - I pay for the website hosting, photography equipment, and the products themselves. Affiliate links and codes give my readers a discount while also providing me with a bit of income from qualified orders - it's a win win! Below are some of my favorite sites - not all of them give a discount, but I still included them because they are reputable.
These are in alphabetical order
My amazon favorites: Amazon has never steered me wrong - many big brands like Cosrx, SKIN1004, Purito, and Wishtrend have official Amazon storefronts. And if something goes wrong, Amazon will always take care of it. Also, check out Credithink storefront for a good selection of indie brands.
107 Global: some of the most impressive skincare I've tried, formulated with aged vinegar.
Blooming Koco: a sister store to Stylekorean focusing on the US market
Glow Recipe: I have loved everything I've tried (even though I almost wanted to dislike this trendy brand). They nail everything from packaging to efficacy.
iHerb: save with code CWN6107 - get everything from kbeauty to snacks, supplements, and more. My go-to destination for VGF cookies hehe.
Jolse: they carry just about everything and are known for generous samples (and if you are lucky, you even get socks!). Once registered, check the Coupons part of the site for any special deals.
Missha US: some of the best deals on Missha products if you live in the USA. Frequent specials, free shipping days, and promos.
Olive Young: savings code KBHOBBIT77 - huge selection plus several brands that might be hard to find on other sites.
Sephora: a surprising selection of kbeauty with quick delivery or store pick-up.
Sleep&Glow pillows: KB10 for $10 off - my FAVORITE pillows and I sleep on one every single night. If mine spontaneously combusted, I would buy a new one immediately.
Stylekorean: another mega retailer with a large selection and frequent sales (especially the iconic $9.99 deals).
Stylevana: INF10KBH (discount varies based on order volume and usually doesn't stack with weekend deals) - one of my favorite mega retailers, because they carry both Korean and Japanese products and have great sales. I post unboxing reels almost monthly on my Instagram.
Target: if I need something relatively fast (but don't want to leave the house), I order stuff from target. They even have some kbeauty!
Wishtrend (code LUCY15): home to my favorite brands like I'm From, Klairs, and Rovectin. Quick shipping (DHL), great sales and fantastic products.
YesStyle: Use reward code KBHOBBIT - must be signed in to an account, enter under Reward Code - works on top of other discounts. I love YesStyle's skincare and makeup selection. Make sure items you are ordering are in stock. If something has a fulfillment time of 21 days, your entire order will wait until that item is available. If you want to get some free products for review, join their YesStyle influencer program.
I’m working on getting us more, and if you follow/subscribe to my YouTube and Instagram, it helps with this. The larger the following, the more stores are willing to offer specials. Using my links not only allows me to keep dedicating time and efforts to this blog and reviews, but also shows vendors that we are a large enough source of traffic to offer custom discounts.