Best Places to Buy Kpop Fashion for Women

Want to know the best places to buy Kpop fashion? Here you have it, my top picks by category for buying Korean fashion.

I’ve spent a lot of time scouring the internet to find Kpop fashion finds for my readers have requested, so I wanted to share my favorite sites.

Best Overall:

YesStyle

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Best Shipping/Return Policy:

Kooding

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Most Authentic:

Qnigirls (en.qng.co.kr)

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(Shipping is 7-10 business days for Qnigirls, as they are based in Seoul, Korea)

My Top Korean Beauty Picks

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A lot of you guys have been asking me about Korean beauty products. It’s something I haven’t really covered before but I wanted to share with you some of my top picks. Amazon actually has a lot really great authentic Korean beauty products and since you’ve asked most about skin care, makeup and hair care, we’ll cover my top picks here:

1) Skin Care

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TONYMOLY I’m Real Mask Sheets: These masks are made of 100% natural pulp and each one is different. They come in a 5 pack, which I suggest so you can try different ones and see which ones you like best. The Lemon brightens, the Tea Tree is more soothing, Avocado is for moisture, and so on. It’s nice having variety to play around with.

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LG Su:m 37 White Award Detox Mask: This serum mask has vitamin E, omega 6, omega 9. IT’s shipped from South Korea, so depending on where you are may take some time to get to you but it’s worth it.

 

Makeup

I think eyes are really important so both of my picks for makeup (not surprisingly) are for eyes…

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The TONYMOLY Pandas Dream So Cool Eye Stick is great for tired or puffy eyes. It’s cooling and moisturizing, helping to brighten the delicate skin around yours eyes.

 

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VDL Expert Color Eye Book 6.4 No.1: I love the colors on this. The Marsala is amazing and the mirror is nice and big.

Hair Care

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Atomy Herbal Hair Conditioner: If you have damaged hair from coloring then this conditioner is amazing. It’s really moisturizing and enriching so even if you don’t color your hair it will make it shinier and healthier.

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Nature Republic Argan Essential Deep Care Hair Pack: Another deep moisturizer for hair that will bring out the shine. This has enriched argan oil, which is great for getting thicker healthier hair.

Hope that helps you out! For more on korean fashion click here or check out my post: Korean Beauty Box Review – Memebox, Yesstyle Subscriptions US, UK, Canada + Coupon.

That article is a bit long, so if you want to go straight to the coupon for Memebox you can check out the new post. In summary you get 10% off of any purchase, whether it’s a beauty box or anything else.

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Learn Korean – How To Learn to Speak Korean Online Fast

Learning Korean with Kpop

When you learn Korean you get a lot more out of the music, which is why I started learning it. The language is very contextual so it’s pretty fun and relatively simple to learn. Yes, there are honorifics and formal vs informal speech. But, the grammar is really simple because tit was designed the be simple. In English there are so extra words used to describe the relationships of different words to each other. In Korean, the language uses mostly context to explain meaning of the sentence. This make for a much simpler grammatical structure that is pretty easy to learn.

So this is the new Korean learning site I’m trying out. They have a free trial, who wants to try it with me?

Learning To Speak Korean Helps Get More Out of Korean Dramas

Also, when watching Kdramas it is really useful. While the subtitles are great, once you start to learn the language you see how the subtitles. When you start to learn the language you see how the subtitles don’t always convey the entire meaning of what is being said. The subtitles are incredibly useful, but you’ll get a lot more out of the drama when you understand the specific words used. The cultural differences also influence the word usage. Knowing the culture a little bit makes the drama make a lot more sense. For example, when a girl calls a boy older than her “oppa” that can be significant. If that boy is her real brother then it might not mean anything. But when a girl calls a boy that she likes “oppa” she is verbally trying to be closer to him. If you were to translate that, it would just say older brother. But once you know what it really means and the significance in the culture, oppa has a much bigger meaning depending on the context.

This is just one example of how knowing the Korean language better give what is being said a lot more depth and make the dramas more enjoyable to watch.

How to Learn Korean Faster

If you want to learn Korean faster, I suggest that you try out a program for it. You can pick stuff up on your own with dramas and kpop, but if you really want to make progress it’s a good idea to try a program like Korean Class 101.

They’ll help you by starting with the basics of what you want to know and help you grow from there. It’s a really good idea to just get started with the Korean lessons right away. you would be amazed at how much faster you learn. When you have a structured system that explains it to you and breaks it down into its simplest components it makes it so much easier.

You know how you hear the same phrases over and over again in kpop songs, like saranghae, ottokae, and all those common expressions? Well, when you learn the building blocks of those words you’ll be able to put them together in different ways. Then you’ll be able to recognize more and more words as you watch dramas and listen to kpop.

Think about how many words you recognize now. As you start to learn the building blocks of the words you’ll double or triple your learning speed because you’ll be able to not only recognize phrases that you hear over and over, but you will be able to put the pieces of words together. You can mix and match them and understand what they mean.

For example, imagine trying to learn the English language without knowing the aphabet. You definitely could. There are plenty who learn to speak English language just fine without being able to read or write. But think about how long it takes someone to lean a language by having to memorize words and phrases rather than looking at what the letters of the alphabet are. Again, you could do it. But it would take you a lot longer.

If you learn the alphabet, which consists of the components of words, then you know what the individual buidling blocks of the words are. Then, you can learn to put them together to make other words. You will learn the language a whole last faster because you know and understand the buidling blocks. The differnece is understanding vs memorizing.

When you understand you can use knowledge like building blocks. With memorization, you can only repeat back what you have heard exactly. It’s like a child learning to talk vs a parrot. The child learns and understands how to put words together. A parrot just knows how to repeat. Again, this is the difference between memorization and understanding. It’s like trying to learn korean fashion without knowing what a shirt is.

I hope my little explanation helps, rather than confuses :)

But anyway, if you want to learn some korean you can do it for free, so you really have nothing to lose.

Janelle

Click To Try It With Me:

Click Here to Learn Korean with KoreanClass101.com

 

Other Resources

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Korean Beauty Box Review – Memebox, Yesstyle Subscriptions US, UK, Canada + Coupon

Want to try out some Korean beauty products? A beauty box is a great place to start! There are several places you can get them online, but today we’ll be reviewing the 2 most popular ones: MEMEBox and Yesstyle.

MEMEBOX

MEMEBox is the leader in korean beauty boxes and has three main boxes. Two of them are for skin and one is for hair. Lets take a look at both. (Get the coupon here)

1) Mask and Study Box – $25

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This box is designed for the diligent Korean student who spends a night in studying. But, if you’re going to be in and all alone, you might as well pamper your skin. Here’s what it includes:

box-contentsCream Mask Sheets: It comes with 3 of these by It’s Skin. They are a nutrition mask, a moisturizing mask, and a glow cream mask for radiant, dewey skin.

Skingel Masks: There are 3 Jeju skingel masks in Hanrabong, cactus, and green tea.

Moisturizer – Elensilia-INTRACELL moisturizer has escargotand hyaluronic acid and gives you deep moisturization. Great for dry skin.

Firming Gel – Also by Elensilia-INTRACELL made with escargot and placenta.

Revitalizing Gel – made from escargot and propolis.

Repairing Gel – for deeper noursishment, made from escargot and caviar

Bonvivant That Day Mask Pack – There’s three, one for blemish care, one is hydrating and ones is for brightening.

Stationary – Per it’s theme, it comes with some stationery! There’s a black notebook, a pink lego-style  pencil case, a memebox pen that looks like a pencil, and a notepad with a cute little kitty in a MEMEbox box.

Unboxing

I was thinking of doing an unboxing video, but Coffeatmyhouse already made one and I really like hers. So, I’m just going to put hers on here since she did such a great job.

Conclusion

They have a generous 101 day guarantee, but I’ve never returned anything and I doubt you will want to return it either. The stuff you get really is top-of-the-line, and you can check the reviews for yourself. I found a coupon code for you that will let you get 10% off your first beauty box. The code is: 101smiles.

 

YESSTYLE BOXES – Most around $20

There are 2 types of Korean beauty boxes at YestStyle.

  1. Korean Beauty Boxes
  2. Brand-Specific Korean Beauty Boxes

Korean Beauty Box

yesstyle-korean-beauty-boxThe Korean Beauty YesStyle Boxes are a little harder to talk about because they don’t send you the same thing every time. What they do is they randomly pick 10 things including: skin care, makeup, body care, hair care, etc. The brands include:

  • Skinfood
  • Innisfree
  • Laneige
  • Etude House
  • Tony Moly
  • Missha
  • Skin79
  • The Face Shop

But, despite the randomness, they are VERY well reviewed.

Brand-Specific Korean Beauty Box

If you want to get more specific and make sure they send you stuff from one particular brand, you can currently pick from Etude House or Laneige, and they will only send you stuff by that brand.

For both the Laneige beauty box and Etude House beauty box, they still send you random stuff, but they keep it specific to that brand. Again, you can expect to get products for skin care products.

Etude House Examples:

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Laneige Box Examples:

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By the way, you can buy any of these in the US, UK, or Canada because you purchase it online.

MemeBox Coupon

Hi all! A lot of people have been asking me about Memembox and the membox Coupon ever since my post Korean Beauty Box Subscriptions – Memebox Review.

This is it here:

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Copy the code and click here to go to Memebox to use it.

Memebox Has More than Beauty Boxes

I also wanted to add the Memebox does have more than beauty boxes. They also have Korean make up and beauty accessories that are really top quality like you would buy in Seoul. The 10% off coupon I listed above also applies to those items as well, not just Korean beauty boxes.

Joseon Beauty Cream

They have a lot of other Korean beauty products like the new Joseon Beauty Cream. It was featured on Woman’s Talk on their site. First of all the jar itself is really cute and Josean-Dynasty-Era-style. It’s the traditional jar style and the top is Korean paper handmade from mulberry tree. Don’t worry, though. Underneath the mulberry paper is a regular screw-on top to keep it fresh. By the way, if you like traditional Korean style, check out my post on where to buy your own tradition Korean hanbok online.

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As you can see in the video, the cream itself is very thick and kind of sticky. You put it on at night before bed and you’ll wake up with your face feeling moist and hydrated.

This video is in Korean, but they have subtitles. (want to learn Korean?)

This video, however has no subtitles. It’s a show showcasing the cream. It’s called Korea Depart and it’s like a Home Shopping Network in Korea.

So, head over to Memebox and check out what they have in the Korean section. That have a lot of great products. Also, fair warning, if you happen to go to the site and the beauty box you want is available, go ahead and buy it ASAP. They sell out really fast as they are very popular. As of this writing, the Korean Study beauty box is sold out. So, if you happen to find it in stock, get it before they sell out again!

Etude House Korean Sunscreen

etude-houseAnother one of my favorite Korean brands for beauty is Etude House. They have a powerful SPF 50 suncreen that is not sticky and is 100% mineral based. (You generally don’t want to go higher than 50 SPF) It’s made of dwarf ground sedge extract and aloe vera.

Etude House is one of those brands that you see all over Seoul. Their spokesmodels are I.O.I., Sulli and Krystal from f(x) and who wouldn’t want to sport their style?
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Coupon For Everything

So, that memebox coupon applies to everything in the store so go ahead and copy it and get 10% off whatever you want!

By the way, if for any reason that coupon doesn’t work leave a comment below and I will update it. The coupon has been working fine for a while now on Memebox and as I’m writing this I just checked it on the site and it still takes 10% off.

Some Other Articles You May Find Interesting

Korean Dresses – My Article On Korean Dresses and Stylistic Differences

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Korean Fashion Online – Where To Shop For Korea-Style Clothes

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Phone Fashion!

Image Source: Soompi.com

You’ve probably seen a lot of cute pics of K-pop artists and their phones. Wanting to dress your phone up with style, too? If you want to give it a new look for the new year, you might find just the thing at New Shop. They recently sent me an iPhone 5 case to review, and it was gorgeous:

koreanThis case was incredibly beautiful, and just my style! Now, if you’re not into phone cases with peacocks and jewels like me lol, no worries at all, they have all kinds of designs and colors available, as well as sizes for a vast array of phone models. Find your phone’s fashion here!

 

Korean BB Cream

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BB Cream is a must for Kpop stars. As I’m sure you’ve seen, everyone from musicians to the hottest Korean actors use it to give them a natural look that blends in with their skin.

On top of that, BB cream also provides SPF protection and moisturizes. Most Korean makeup artists typically use it as a light foundation for both their female and male clients. There are some BB creams available in the US, by why not get the real deal? Below, you can buy real Korean BB Cream on Amazon for only $17!

Buy Sulli’s Etude House BB Cream!

Just for fun, here’s the commercial with Shinee fawning over Sulli and her baking skills!

Watch below, as Sulli shows you how to apply this BB cream! (in Korean) Don’t worry. NExt week we’ll be back to fashion. We’re looking to expand kpopfashion.net to be about more things that you love!

 

K.will Keds

I love this video! K.will’s emotional and soulful voice is so moving, and I can see why he might usually sing sad ballads, but it’s so nice to hear a cheerful song from him! I love this happy number: Day 1. The video is so sweet and has a rewarding story! I love Korean high school-inspired outfits, and the female lead (Soyou of Sistar) in this mv was wearing some cute red shoes that caught my eye. If you pause it at 1:31 you can see they’re red Keds with plaid laces. I did some combing through the internet, and (to my great excitement :P) found the same pair! Get them below, and then share your own cute confession stories with us!

Click to get Soyou’s shoes!

Women's 'Champion Triple' Sneaker in RedSoyou's Keds in Day 1 by K.Will

SJ M’s Hong Kong Break Down Super Junior Stage Kpop Costume

 

Here’s a request from our friend Luiza from Facebook. She and her group plan to do a cover of this performance. I’m sure it’s going to be awesome!! Here are some similar items to those worn by Super Junior in this performance of “Break Down” at the Hong Kong Dome Festival.

 

Buy a Dark Shimmer Blazer like Eunhyuk’sBuy Dark Skinny Jeans like Henry’sBuy a Black and Silver Belt like Henry’s
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Buy Black and White Sneakers like Kyuhyun’s
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To make it complete, choose any black shirt–collar or none–

and you’re ready to perform!

More Korean Fashion Style

NoNoNo Japanese Version Kpop Costume

The huge hit “NoNoNo” from my adorable bias group Apink translated  nicely into a Japanese version. Many fans felt the settings and outfits in the video, while different from the Korean version, came off as fresh but familiar. Seven months after its release, I have a feeling this song will still be regularly floating through Pandas’ earbuds for awhile yet!

Here’s a requested find for one of our awesome readers!

Again, thank you, everyone, for all of the requests! I’m sorry I don’t get to all of them, but your support is really appreciated! :) <3 Keep them coming in!

Buy a Blue Sailor Dress like Apink

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Chorong on Show Champion!

Hello everyone, it’s so good to be posting again! ~~^^ We’ve been having a lot of requests coming in, and the one featured today is for the fashion of a favorite girl group of mine and our readers. The winners of Show Champion episode 102, Apink looked lovely and cuddly in their performance of “Love Story”. Get a similar look to Chorong with the items from the links below! <3

 

White Sweater:

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Skirt:

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Saks Fifth Avenue (also on sale! ^^)

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Ruche

 

Headband:

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White Mary Janes:

CICI HOT (yup, on sale, too! :P ㅋㅋ)

 

Now just add lace socks, a double-finger ring, (or one ring for each of two fingers next to each other,) and earrings, for a complete Korean outfit!

I want to thank you all for your Facebook likes, other social support, and kind comments in your emails; it makes me so happy to receive your support and encouragement. I look forward to having you by my side wherever my love of K-Pop and Korea take me to next!

<3

Janelle