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August 11, 2014

Favourite Places to Shop for Beauty Products Online

Anyone who knows me knows that my online shopping addiction is real. I am constantly looking at online stores, comparing prices and adding a million products to my cart before scoffing at the total and exiting, knowing I can't justify another extravagant order! When I want to pick stuff up I do my research and today I'm going to tell you about some of my favourite online retailers to get my beauty fix. If this post doesn't make you want to buy all of the make up on the internet, I don't know what will!

1. Beauty Bay
Beauty Bay is an online store that I frequent, as I'm sure you can tell if you've seen my hauls. Beauty Bay sells a lot of brands I love including Too Faced, Urban Decay, Stila, First Aid Beauty, This Works and more. The prices vary slightly depending on conversion rates; they are normally somewhere in between US and Australian prices but the free shipping means it's a winner in my books! Shipping can generally take a while, with almost all of my orders arriving three weeks after dispatch to the day, but that doesn't bother me. 

2. Sephora
Every beauty lover loves to shop from Sephora, right? Right. Sephora stocks so many amazing brands, has an amazing rewards system and, with the use of a parcel forwarding company, it's quite easy to shop with them now. Click here to read my post on Hop Shop Go, the parcel forwarding company I use and recommend. 

3. Mecca Cosmetica
Mecca Cosmetica is an online Australian retailer but I have actually placed quite a few online orders with them recently. Mecca stocks NARS, Hourglass, Bumble and Bumble, Stila and so many other amazing brands. I tend to buy my a couple of bottles of my favourite shampoo, the Bumble and Bumble Sunday Shampoo, online at one time because they offer free shipping on orders over $75.00 and orders arrive to me within two working days which is a miracle!   

4. Look Fantastic
Look Fantastic is a store I've only shopped from a couple of times but I've been really happy with the service. They stock a lot of similar brands to Beauty Bay, as well as brands like Aveda, Benefit, Dermalogica and Kerastase. I've found pricing to be similar to 

5. MAC (US and AU)
This year I've had quite the love affair with MAC and I've added a lot of lovely products of theirs to my collection. Of course I can order from the Australian MAC website where I like to take advantage of free shipping on orders over $100 but I much prefer to place orders with the US site and have it sent to me through a parcel forwarding company. If you want to pick up more than a few products at once I'd recommend going through the US site as you definitely save some money!

6. Adore Beauty
Adore Beauty is an online Australian retailer that stocks brands such as Aesop, Alpha-H, Benefit, Clarins, Dermalogica, Jurlique, Lancome, Laura Mercier, Napoleon Perdis, OPI, philosophy and more! They also stock one of my favourite skincare brands, First Aid Beauty, so I've been known to pick up bits 'n' pieces from them in the past. Adore Beauty offers free shipping Australia wide and allows you to 'stack' their discount and coupon codes, making for some wicked savings!

7. iHerb
iHerb is an online health store that stocks ethical and environmentally friendly brands. Along with a plethora of other products they stock health supplements and beauty products from brands like ELF, Real Techniques, EcoTools, Bdellium. iHerb is known for their super fast shipping. For $5.00 off your first order of less than $40.00 and $10.00 off your first order of $40.00+, use my code KEP868 at the checkout. 

8. Kiss and Make Up NY 
Kiss and Make Up NY is my weakness. It is far too easy to spend far too much money on Kiss and Make Up NY! This store stocks a bunch of great brands like NARS, Smashbox, Laura Mercier, Fresh, Clarisonic and more and everything is at US recommended retail price. The best part is that they offer worldwide flat rate shipping of $9.95, meaning you pay that price for shipping no matter how much you spend! 

These are just some of the places that I like to shop for my beauty products online but, of course, there's definitely more! I have a shopping addiction..

Where do you like to shop online? Do you have any tips 'n' tricks for online shopping?

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  1. How long does Kiss and Makeup NY take to ship and are their Nars products authentic?

    1. Hi, Tam. All brands stocked with Kiss and Make Up NY are definitely authentic. They are a physical store in New York as well as an online store. Orders normally take two weeks to reach me in Perth, Western Australia. Hope that helps! X

  2. Thank you! Love your blog! :)

  3. I don't know if that comment published... Sorry if it did. Anyway, I love your blog- I'm from NZ so use similar website. It's my first time using Kiss and Makeup NY and was wondering if you if they ever have coupons, and any products you recommend? Thanks :)

    1. Hi Elizabeth, sorry this is so late! Firstly, thank you so much for the kind words about my blog. I am so glad you like it! I have, unfortunately, never come across a coupon code for Kiss. I always check their Fb page before I put an order just in case. There are so many things I'd recommend but I'll start with the Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks, NARS Pro Prime Eyeshadow Base and NARS' Laguna Bronzer. Love the all! X


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