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February 11, 2012

Online Shopping Revisited

Anyone who knows me at all knows I love to shop online. I 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. I'll often buy products that aren't yet on sale in Australia as I'm ridiculously impatient and, if I see it, I want it! As you're probably worked out, Australian prices are ridiculous! Products are so overpriced and there's no real reason for it any more. The Australian dollar is doing better than the American so, sorry to say it Aussies, we're being ripped off!

Here are some of my favourite online websites/stores. If this post 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. With the Australian dollar being so good at the moment, buying online is even more exciting than usual! If you want to buy something check the price on eBay first! I always look on www.ebay.com rather than www.ebay.com.au. It has a much larger and cheaper range and more sellers ship worldwide/to Australia. 

Only once have I had an issue with a fake product being sold to me. It's important to check a seller's feedback rating prior to making a purchase. Make sure you check the rating (and look at some written feedback if you have concerns) before you place a big/buy it. I don't buy from a seller with a rating of 95% or under.
Crush Cosmetics
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. Their prices are super reasonable and they ship free to Australia when placing orders over $60.00. I haven't bought anything off here yet but I've only ever heard good things about them on YouTube.
This site sells a lot of 'drugstore' brands for a reduced price, which is awesome. Sometimes it seems silly to spend 437.95 on a Revlon foundation when a higher end one isn't going to set you back that much more. I'd definitely recommend you all check out this site. Glossi also sells discontinued products. My favourite 'drugstore' compact, Maybelline Mineral Power Finishing Veil, has been discontinued but I'm able to repurchase it through Glossi. Phew!
Smart Poppy
This site is great for make up lovers on a budget! They aim to sell their products for about half of the retail price, although some a crazy discounted! You might find that your product comes unboxed or with damaged packaging but, hey, does that matter? You've got the product so much cheaper!

Their stock changes as frequently as their product availability does so remember to check the site often. At different times they've been known to sell MAC, NARS, Stila, Bobbi Brown, Chanel, Revlon and so much more. 
Sigma Beauty
This site sells professional make up brushes (plus some cosmetics and accessories) for amazing prices! I've never used their brushes (although I'm waiting on two brushes and a Clarisonic like product) but, from what I've heard, they're amazing. Almost all of my favourite people on YouTube use their brushes and they all rave about them constantly. The price of shipping to Australia is nowhere near as much as I expected, either, which is a massive bonus. 
Beauty Bay
Beauty Bay is an online store that sells high end cosmetics, skincare and haircare for prices that are very similar to what they retail for in the US. AT the moment they're shipping to Australia for free (score!) and I have two items on order (and another massive list in the works). I'm not sure how the shipping is but, as with Sigma Beauty and KissAndMakeUpNY, I'll get back to you with a store specific review.
Kiss & Make Up NY
Kiss and Make Up NY has been a life saver for me. I've fallen head over heals for NARS' Sheer Glow foundation but the price turns me off beyond belief. The foundation retails for $70.99AUD whereas it's sold for $49.00 in the US. The site sells brands such as NARS for Amercican prices (although conversions must be taken into consideration) and they have a flat rate shipping fee of $9.95 to anywhere around the world. 

So, guys, I hope this post helps you. I know I don't know all the awesome sites out there so comment below if you know of any others! I can't wait to hear where you all shop! 

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1 comment :

  1. Awesome list you got there!! I only visited/ heard about 3-4 of them...yay,now I have more reason to shop for make up! Another site I used is strawberrynet...skincare are cheap there and free shipping makes it even better!!


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