Sunday, 23 July 2017

The Best Places To Buy Beauty Products Online























When I started to make this list I noticed a lot of websites were having a sale and so I decided to include this information and their sale codes. I'm not affiliated with any of these brands or websites and I don't earn anything if you click on any links. I just thought it would be a helpful list to put together. The link to each website is in the website name. Unless stated otherwise they all ship internationally. Just call me a beauty spender enabler!

BEST VALUE & THE ONLINE SHOPS I USE THE MOST  

Fragrance Direct
Sells much more than just perfumes, they also sell skincare and makeup as well. This was my go-to shop for nail polish as you could always find a bargain! It has smartened up recently as it now sells MAC and Nars alongside Technic, Rimmel and W7. They currently have an 80% off sale. If it's your first order you can get 5% off. Spend £20 for free UK Delivery with Code FREEDEL20. Accepts Paypal.

ASOS
As well as getting a new outfit you can also buy makeup, hair and skincare at ASOS. If you use ASOS a lot then it may be worth signing up for premier delivery where you pay £9.95 for a year's unlimited next day delivery. Online are exclusive Benefit Cosmetics gift sets. To check out the ASOS Sale click here. The Anna Sui multi glitter would be perfect for festivals don't you think?! Student discount available.

Feelunique
I have a lot of love for Feel Unique! They seem to have the lowest prices. Feel Unique also offer a 'try me sample' if you buy a bottle of perfume. This means you can trial the scent first without having to open the bottle. If you don't like it you can return the full sized bottle for a refund. They also have a 'Pick and Mix' sample selection. You can chose 5 samples for free each month and just pay £3.95 P&P. They will then give you a voucher code for £3.95 to spend on their website so it's kinda like a free beauty box. If you spend £30 or more you can also chose 2 free samples with your order. Feel Unique's loyalty scheme called 'My Feelunique Platinum.' This includes 10% off your favourite products for LIFE! You also get 20% off on your birthday. They will also reward you with money off vouchers too. Feel unique Offers 10% off student discount with Unidays.  Accepts Paypal.

BEAUTY BAY has free worldwide shipping (brands include ThisWorks, Dr Lipp, Dr Brandt, Dr Sebagh, Jurlique, Yes to Carrots, Mario Badescu, Ahava, Aromatherapy Associates, St Tropez and more.)

Look Fantastic also offer free worldwide shipping. Brands include Caudalie, dermologica, Elemis, Molton Brown, Decleor, Jurlique, Balance me, Korres among other brands.

OFTEN OVERLOOKED 

HQ Hair
HQ hair also sells makeup and I feel that they don't get as much love as other websites. They tend to get overlooked by beauty lovers which is a real shame as they do have some really great offers. I guess the upside is that you can always get your hands on a product as they don't sell out as quickly as ASOS and other online shops. Offers student discount with Unidays (15% off) Accepts Paypal.

QVC
QVC does have a bit of a cheesy, old fashioned and uncool reputation. However there are six good reasons to shop with them. Tarte Cosmetics are exclusive to QVC UK, short of buying a plane ticket or using ebay you can't get Tarte anywhere else! You can also pay in installments. They have a 30 Day Money back guarantee 'for every item, every time' I'm assuming this covers cosmetics (in the UK cosmetics are generally non-returnable.) They beat Marks and Spencer and Virgin to the 5th most trusted brand for their 24/7 customer care. You can also read product reviews posted by other customers. Finally there's a video showing you how to use the products. If you want a laugh then watch the infamous Apprentice scene where Simon has to sell on QVC! They also stock  Mally, Laura Geller, Gatineau, Erborian and Philip Kingsley. Click here for their sale. Ships to Europe & UK

Beauty Chamber 
Sells Morphe brushes, LA Girl, The Balm, Hylamide, The Ordinary. I've spotted the Real Techniques Bold Metal Collection is down to £28 (normally £48) here go, go, go!

Selfridges 
The new in section is worth checking out especially because Selfridges seem to be ahead of the pack when it comes to releasing new beauty products. Also keep an eye out for their exclusive offers. They sell some Korean brands too such as Toly Moly, Too Cool For School, Missha, Dr Jart+, Skin79 and Oh K. Selfridges have their own range of products as well.

LOYALTY CARDS & SCHEMES

Debenhams
With Debenhams's Beauty Card for every £1 you spend you earn 3 points. Save up to 500 points and you have £5 to spend. You can spend it on fragrance, beauty (including electrical) and beauty services, like having your eyebrows threaded. The beauty card also gets you free standard delivery and a free Benefit brow wax on your birthday! Debenhams have recently added US Brands Kat Von D and Make Up For Ever and I can't wait to try some of their products! Free standard delivery on orders over £40.

Space NK
Space NK sells luxury skincare and makeup including By Terry, Sisley, Becca, Eve Lom, Jurlique, Kevyn Aucoin, Hourglass and Emma Hardie. Using their 'N.dulge' card for every £1 you spend you get 1 point. Reach 100 points you you will get £5 reward to spend. You will also receive a special birthday gift, advance access to sales and try new products to preview.  Free Standard delivery on orders over £40. I think shipping is UK only. There is also a USA site.

Boots
Using Boots's Advantage Card you get 4 points for every £1 you spend. 1 point = 1p.  There is also a free magazine, offers and exclusive events and double points events. You're not limited to buying just beauty products. Boots sells Liz Earle, NYX, Soap and Glory, Natural Collection, 17 and Boots No. 7. Spend £45 for free Delivery.

Escentual
Although I have used Escentual before I didn't realise they have a loyalty points scheme. You get ' 2 pretty pennies' for every £1 you spend. You can then use these points to buy something from the site. Compared to Boots and Debenhams the points per pound is quite low but the upside is that you don't have to save points up to reach a certain threshold level in order to actually use the points. The 'free from' category on the sidebar makes it easy to buy skincare if you have an allergy or are avoiding ingredients like alcohol, without having to look up each product individually. Ships Worldwide at a reasonable price (£4.95- £7.95) Free UK Delivery over £30. Accepts Paypal.

ASIAN BEAUTY

Buttermilk
Buttermilk is based in the UK and sells Korean and Japanese skincare. Brands include Missha, Wish Formula, Tony Moly, Etude house and Klaires.  At the moment they have lots of masks on sale here as well as Missha's magic cushion foundation. 10% off with Code NEW CUSTOMER. Free Delivery over £50 and some samples.

 ORGANIC BEAUTY

Naturisimo
This is the like the greener version of ASOS with "clean beauty" organic skincare and makeup sold alongside clothes, bags, jewellery and stationary. The emphasis is on health and wellness as they also sell food, supplements and massage oils etc.  Brands include This Works, Jurlique, EOS, Burts Bees.  Free Delivery worldwide.

Love Lula 
Sells organic makeup, skincare and fragrance including  Zoya, Ecotools, Antipodes, Triology. If you're vegan Love Lula has your back with a good section of vegan products too. They offer free worldwide delivery on orders over £10 (the minimum spend is actually quite low.) They also have a loyalty reward scheme. For every £1 spent you will earn 1 point. Each point is worth 10p. If you spent £50 you would earn £5 in points. Love Lula has their own organic beauty box subscription service which you can read more here. If you spend over £10 you can choose five or more samples with your order. Samples are priced from 50p - £5.

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