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Dubai | Sunday, 23 March 2014

iHerb: Website Review + Haul (Real Techniques, E.L.F, and more)

Hello ladies,

If you, like me, are addicted to online shopping or want to try online shopping but are reluctant then this is the blog post for you. I recently made an order from a US based online shopping website called iHerb, and let me tell you, this website will blow your mind!

iHerb carries an extensive collection of makeup and cosmetics, including Real Techniques, Physicians Formula, Everyday Minerals, Eco Tools, E.L.F (eyes lips face). and many more.


  • Extremely fast shipping. I made the order on the 20th of March at 9:37 PM and the package was in my hands on the 22nd of March at 3:45 PM. That is not even two days!! It came all the way from Kentucky, USA in around 42 hours! How is this even possible?!?
  • Low prices.
  • iHerb sells the infamous Real Techniques Brushes by Samantha Chapman at retail price. Prices range from $8 to $11 (around AED 30 to 40). I doubt you will find them at any cheaper price anywhere in the world (unless fake).
  • Shipping cost is so low. My package weighed 1.72 kgs and shipping cost was only $10.38!!! You get charged the same amount if you order within UAE from local websites.
  • Package is delivered by DHL and you can track your shipment.
  • Great customer service. They missed out on one item and as soon as I emailed them they replied within 5 minutes saying that they will refund the item ( 2 day procedure).
  • You get freebies which is always a good thing.
  • Safe Website and has a record of 99.9% of its orders being issues-free.

  • Their selection is fairly limited when it comes to known cosmetic brands.
From Left to Right:
  1. Bdellium Tools blending 776 (dupe for Mac 217) - AED 28
  2. Real Techniques Setting Brush - AED 29
  3. Real Techniques Stippling Brush - AED 37
  4. Real Techniques Expert Face Brush - AED 33
  5. Real Techniques Powder Brush - AED 37
  6. Real Techniques Eye Starter Set - AED 66
    • Deluxe Crease Brush
    • Base Shadow Brush
    • Accent Brush
    • Fine Liner Brush
    • Brow Brush

Skin Care:
  1. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay that HudaBeauty raves about. It is a dupe for Glamglow!
  2. Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque natural home treatment to absorb excess oil, and help minimize appearance of pores. 

  1. E.L.F Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder in st. Lucia (dupe for NARS duo in Orgasm & Laguna).
  2. E.L.F Studio Undereye Setting Powder.
  3. E.L.F Studio Cream Eyeliner in teal tease.


Check out Ayesha's blog post on 'online shopping websites that ship to UAE': http://sparklendazzle.blogspot.ae/2013/06/online-shopping-websites-that-ship-to.html

Let me know in the comments below if you've tried iHerb or are planning to try it!



  1. Amazing post Sarah. And thanks for linking my post. Appreciate it. Am glad you liked iHerb and the great shipping service they've got. You got some good stuff there, the RT brushes are the bomb, :)

  2. Thank you Ayesha <3
    No problem hun, your post is worth linking!

  3. Hello Sarah!. Thanks for following my blog. I have shopped on iHerb!, Love it. I have done a post too about it. The shipping is just amazing isn't it??. Hey, tell me more about the Aztec clay. What is your skintype by the way?.

    1. Hey Naznin! It's my pleasure :D
      I loved iherb, it is better than some local shopping websites we have here and faster!
      I have oily to combination skin.
      I tried the Aztec clay twice so far and my mom and I are loving it, I recommend it :D

    2. Hey Sarah!. Indeed their shipping is faster than local sites. Love the tracking service by DHL too. So detailed!. I have normal skin leaning towards dry at times. Would you recommend that for my skintype?.

    3. Hmm, clay masks are best for oily skin as it extracts all excess oil and cleans the pores. If you have normal to dry skin then I recommend a moisturising and cleansing mask.
      Sometimes my pores are visible so I try to minimise them with such masks. I don't think you'd have this issue.
      Hope this helps, Naznin :D :D

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