I live in a place where I don’t get many beauty brands. I also like to browse beauty products in peace, without someone breathing down my neck or giving me glances when I swatch everything in the store. This post is for those who are like me.
Internet has made shopping borderless to a certain extent. Many online sites now ship worldwide, some for free and some for a fee. Blogging and exposure to more beauty blogs have opened up my beauty world to endless possibilities and insatiable curiosity. Please read on ONLY if you have a strong sense of self control. Please don’t blame me when your credit card bill suddenly hit the roof.
NOTE: I am NOT affiliated with any of the links mentioned below.
First off, the place I spend most on is at this fruit net called StrawberryNet. It offers a variety of brands from makeup, skincare to fragrances and sometimes even discontinued limited edition products. Some prices are higher than retail prices, some are lower. My friends in Australia tell me that she shops there solely because they offer free shipping and the products are all much cheaper than those where she lives. Oh, this site also sells Tom Ford. Just sayin’.
Talking about Tom Ford, I just found out I can get their brushes directly from Harrods. They ship internationally too, and the best part is, they deduct the VAT on checkout. There are brands like Giorgio Armani and Burberry too.
When I want a luxury skincare fix from brands that are not available locally, I head on to Cult Beauty. I have a long wishlist from there, including Omorovicza, Sunday Riley and Tata Harper. I also bought my RMS goodies there. They ship from the UK so they arrive much faster. Also, they offer free worldwide shipping for purchases above GBP50.
For Hourglass products, I only found one site which ships worldwide and that’s Liberty London. They also sell Penhaligon’s and Chantecaille. This site is also based in the UK.
What else… ah, if you’d like some Japanese makeup fix like Suqqu, Addiction and Three, you can head on to Icibankao. I haven’t bought anything from there before, but I know a few bloggers frequent that site.
What about you? Do you shop online? Maybe you can share some here so we can all benefit from it 🙂