Recently I heard about the online beauty store Sasa.com while trying to find the least expensive way to get my hands on the Bioderma H2O make-up remover. There really wasn’t a lot posted online about this website when I ordered from them (I always like to do some research!), so I was kind of going in blind and hoping for the best. Sasa is an Asian beauty retailer which is likened to Sephora, that sells a pretty decent range of beauty brands both in their retail stores in Asia and to the rest of the world online. The online store, however, is quite limited in the ranges it has available for many of the international brands in stock. Sasa.com also has a wide range of Asian beauty brands (as expected) and as I love Asian beauty products I thought I might as well give Sasa a go. So, here’s what I bought:
Bioderma H2O makeup remover (US$30.60)
Jealousness Assorted False Lashes (US$12.90)
Sasatinnie Color Fusion Graduation Blush in 02 - Peach Orange (US$8.80)
Sasatinnie Sweetie Hand Lotion in Cupcakes (US$3.10)
Sasatinnie is their ‘house’ brand, which carries a range of very cutely presented, low priced products. I just couldn’t resist the Graduation Blush purely for how pretty it looked in the pan (silly I know)! Luckily, it is actually a decent blush. It was the same deal with the Hand Lotion - I can’t resist sweet foodie smells and this is a great staple to keep in my handbag. To be honest I’m a little disappointed in the Jealousness lashes as they’re not what I expected from the pictures. They are all criss-crossy, which is not normally a style I go for. For under $13 for 8 pairs, if they don’t impress it will not be a great loss!
Oooo so pretty...
Oooo so pretty...
The Bioderma H2O Sensibio (the Asian version of the Crealine, from what I have read it is the same formula) is all the amazingness that I expected. I can’t see myself going back to using make-up removing wipes again after using this stuff. It removes make-up (including eye make-up) so effortlessly and somehow doesn’t move it around your face as you wipe it off. Magic, is all I can say.
I placed my order on the 26th July and it arrived on the 15th August, which is not too bad, BUT - my order took something like 8 business days to be dispatched. I wasn’t really expecting this so it was a tad annoying to be checking every couple of days to see that my order was still being “packed”. Everything came packed securely and was sent via registered post. Sasa have pretty good shipping rates to Australia - standard shipping is $6 for orders under $75 and free for orders over $75. They also have an expedited shipping option for faster delivery - $15 for orders less than $75, $8 for orders between $75 and $149.90 and free for orders over $150. Their estimated delivery time to Australia is 7-14 business days, which was pretty spot on (mine arrived on the 14th day).
Overall, I probably would shop as Sasa.com again, however only if it was something specific that was hard to find elsewhere (like the Bioderma H2O, or Asian beauty brands, for example). If you're looking for Asian beauty products, this is definitely the site for you.