I’m sure it’s no surprise that I’m a bit of a fan of online shopping. There’s nothing better than being able to shop the best of beauty (or whatever else you might desire) while lying around on the couch in my PJs. The craziness of Black Friday/Cyber Monday has just passed (luckily, I was very well behaved) but as the Christmas season inches closer, some of my favourite online stores are stepping up their game. Obviously there are a bunch of other stores out there but these are the ones that I’ve personally shopped with.
Obviously. Mecca Cosmetica and Mecca Maxima come together online into Mecca.com.au with all of the brands that they stock in store, plus a few other online exclusives. We’re talking NARS, Stila, Smashbox, even YSL. Although they can be a little all over the place when launching new products to the site, they always get orders to my door quickly and in beautiful packaging.
It wasn’t too long ago that I posted an Adore Beauty haul but that certainly hasn’t been the only damage I’ve done there. They stock a really wide range of brands, have regular sales, offer awesome gift with purchases every once in awhile, have free shipping AND you get a Tim Tam in your order. Need I say more?
Another Australian favourite. I’ve been shopping from here for ages now. They have an awesome range of brands and have an awesome collection of hair tools and home fragrances things too that I always love checking out. They offer the Afterpay service which is super useful and have great policies about returning items, too. Their gift packs around this time of year are veeery tempting.
Over the last year or so, Beautylish has just kept getting better and better. They stock a really great selection of brands, especially some that aren’t too readily available in Australia and even though they’re based in the US, their shipping to Australia isn’t ridiculously overpriced. Each order comes with a handwritten note, too. It’s the little things…
BeautyBay has a sort of mixed reputation – some people love it and some people have seriously problems with them. Personally, I haven’t had any problems beyond their deliveries taking a while (it’ll always feel like forever when I know I have pretty makeup on it’s way). The prices are a little pricier but they often go on sale and it’s a great way to get a hold of some products that aren’t readily available to Australians.
Rouche Boutique –
When it comes to smaller, local online stores, Rouche Boutique is my go-to. The owner does such a great job at listening to her customers and trying her hardest to stock the brands that they are lusting after, the brand list just keeps expanding! They also stock a bunch of brands that I was previously unfamiliar with so it’s great to have a browse and check out new things, too. You can use the code THEBEAUTYCOLLECTION to receive 10% off your next order, too!
I never would’ve come across iHerb if it wasn’t for those already in the know. iHerb is by far the best place to get Real Techniques brushes, they’re so much cheaper here than they are at Priceline so I always make sure to check them out there first. Beyond RT brushes, there are a few other brands like Physicians Formula or ELF which are much cheaper than they are anywhere else. (You can get $5 off your first order with the code ZQH233, too)
Obviously not the most obvious choice when it comes to beauty shopping but as I found out earlier in the year there are SO many sellers on Etsy with beautifully packaged products and who doesn’t like to support small business? I particularly like checking out some of the skincare available on the site.
ASOS’s beauty section gets overlooked by many but whenever I’m making an order for some clothes, I make sure to take the time to check out the beauty section. My favourite part about shopping beauty on ASOS is that when the big sales come around, you can get some awesome items for way below the normal price.
What are your favourite online beauty stores?
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