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September 19, 2011

Online Shopping

Anyone who knows me at all knows I love to shop online. LOVE IT. I buy so much online, especially make up. The variety available in Australia is fairly limited, so it's the only way to buy some exclusive American brands (E.L.F., for one). You can also get things so much cheaper which is obviously a bonus!.

Buying online is fun. I know some people are irritated by the thought of waiting around for something to arrive, but I love it. Every day feels like Christmas. Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating a little but you all get my point. 

I don't have a credit card, I'd go bankrupt if I had one of those bad boys. Instead, I have a debit card. Debit cards are the same concept but you're spending your money, not that banks. Also, as a bonus, MY CARD IS PINK.

Here are my favourite online websites and stores. If this doesn't revolutionise the way you shop and save you money, I don't know what will! 

 My biggest shopping centre is eBay. I buy almost everything from there; DVDs, jewellery, stationery, presents and, of course, make up! With the Australian dollar being so good at the moment, buying online is even more exciting than usual! If you want to buy something, ALWAYS CHECK THE PRICE ON EBAY FIRST! At the moment I'm waiting on four things that I've bought (Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser, E.L.F. blush and bronzer duo, Benefit kit inc. the blog prize and Parenthood Season 2 on DVD). 

I always look on www.ebay.com rather than www.ebay.com.au. It has a much larger, and cheaper, collection and most sellers ship worldwide or to Australia.

This seller ships worldwide - Find this bar on the right hand side
I've never had an issue with purchasing a 'fake' product off eBay but it cam be prevented! It's important to check a seller's feedback rating prior to purchasing a product. Make sure you've check the rating (and then look at some written feedback if you have concerns) before you place a bid or press 'Buy it Now'. I don't buy from a seller with a rating of 95% or under. 
Seller of my Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser and their feedback - 100% positive
This site aims to make international brands available in Australia. They sell NYX, NYC, E.L.F., China Glaze, Lime Crime and so much more. I was so excited when I found this site. So excited. As a big YouTube addict, I become super interested in getting my hands on some good E.L.F. products. When I came across the Crush Cosmetics site, they EyesLipsFace (E.L.F.) website was pretty 'average' (but it's been improved so much now and it's almost the same as the US one). 

Their prices are super reasonable and they ship free to Australia was orders over $60. I haven't bought anything off here yet, but I have a massssive Crush Cosmetics shopping list. I'll be placing my epic order soon.

Again, I haven't bought anything from Glossi yet but I have a big list! They sell drugstore brands for a reduced price, which is awesome. I know, I know - It sounds stingy but it's not. They sell Revlon Colorstay for $19.95 as opposed to $37.95 in stores. Bargain, right? Right! 

I'd love to be able to tell you about their shipping fees, but I can't. All orders of 500g and over have shipping charges that are determined by your postcode. Sorry ladies. Check this site out though. Their range is incredible.

This site is great for make up lovers on a budget! They aim to sell their products for about half of retail price, although some a crazy discounted! You might find that your product becomes unboxed or with damaged packaging, but does that matter? You've got make up at so much cheaper!

The stock changes constantly as their product availability does so remember to check in often! They sell MAC, NARS, Stila, Bobbi Brown, Chanel, Revlon and so much more. 

OzSale is a free Australian members only shopping club. The host a number of different sales (beauty, men, woman, children, home, food+wine and more). The products listed on their site are always greatly discounted and/or 'exclusive'. They have some awesome stuff on here! Remember to check it regularly as it's updated frequently and you don't want to miss out out on an awesome sale!

This is another Australian online shopping club with free membership. It generally features one product (although it had an EPIC make up sale recently) a one day only. The product is changed at midday EST. CHECK IT OUT.

Trust me guys, these stores are all awesome!

Please note - No websites are listed as all the names are linked to the sites. Also, please leave a comment with your favourite online stores!!

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