After Jolse started offering “free” shipping to Canada again (I say “free” because they simply work the shipping costs into the product prices), I hit them up with an order in August:
- Holika Holika Piece Matching Nails in GT07
- Holika Holika Piece Matching Nails in YE02
- SCINIC Ceramide 100 All In One Ampoule
- SCINIC Honey All In One Ampoule
Now, orders from Korean online beauty stores usually take between 3–5 weeks to arrive to me in Canada. I assume a large part of this time is spent in Canadian customs, as well, though I think these orders are exempt from duties and tax because of a trade deal Canada recently signed with South Korea.
Get this. My August Jolse order shipped (August 8) five days after I ordered it (August 3). It arrived to me ten days (August 18) after shipping. I received my order in a record fifteen days.
I was delighted, but also wondered if this was merely a fluke, so for science (haha) I placed a second order:
- COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser
- COSRX Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion
- Secret Key Lemon Sparkling Peeling Gel
- TIA’M My Signature C Source [formerly O.S.T. C20]
Ordered September 10, shipped September 15, arrived September 25.
Exactly the same times as the first order. I think I’ve found my new favorite Korean beauty store.
Now, don’t get me wrong: some other places I love to order from will still get business from me. Jolse is not the cheapest store, it does not have all products, and I find its website a little bit clunky to navigate. But, if I want something reasonably fast, I’ll definitely go with them from now on. My recent Cosmetic Love arrival took five weeks from shipping to arrive! I have no idea what accounts for the difference, since I am not paying for more expensive shipping with Jolse.
In addition, Jolse sends a really nice assortment of samples. This is what I received with orders 1 and 2, respectively:
Fingers crossed these two orders were not a fluke, and that all Jolse orders arrive in Canada (or at least in Toronto) this quickly!