The times are changing and more people are shopping online rather than in stores. I love a bit of both. You can’t beat the in store experience of seeing the product displays, feeling the products and of course swatching the colours. When it comes to buying beauty products I much prefer doing this than buying online, particularly for make-up as online you can’t be sure of colours and textures. However, there are some amazing online stores I love to look at when I just want to snuggle on the sofa in the warm. It is a very easy and convenient way of shopping as at just a few clicks of a button your online basket can be filled with exciting treats which will soon be making their way to your door.
Here are some of the online stores I love to shop at when looking for beauty, hair care or skin care treats:
Urban Retreat // Link
This is a recent discovery for me as I came across it during the January sales. I didn’t buy anything then but last week I was on the hunt for the Midnight Rain La Prairie perfume as a treat to myself for my promotion (I’ve been lusting after it for a while) and I managed to pick up the gift set here for cheaper than the perfume on it’s own. The delivery was super quick and the parcel packaged well.. it even came with a cute black re-useable bag!
Debenhams // Link
As I am a Beauty Club member with Debenhams I can get points for every beauty related purchase I make as well as free delivery. They also often have discounts on beauty products and I love to snap up a bargain so it is perfect! It is rare to ever get a discount on MAC make-up in particular and this is actually the only place besides the occasionally Carnaby Street events I have found that does it.
Space NK // Link
Space NK is a great store whether you are buying on the high street or online as they stock a huge variety of well loved brands. I find delivery to be expensive but the products are always packaged well and arrive quickly. They also have amazing sales so it’s definitely worth it. I picked up the Laura Mercier Gift Set I recently featured at a whopping 50% discount.
Cult Beauty // Link
Much like Space NK, Cult beauty is known for selling a large range of well loved products. As the name suggests, they specialise in products that are considered to be ‘cult’ by people in the beauty industry so you are sure to see some favourites here.
Escentual // Link
This is another great place to shop online because the range of beauty, fragrance, hair care and skin care products available is large. I love that they include a ‘Beauty and Buzz’ section on their main page so you can see the current products being talked about and they even have a page dedicated to beauty bloggers. I could easily spend hours looking through all the products they have on offer!
Feel Unique // Link
I’ve ordered products from Feel Unique many times and have never been disappointed. If there’s ever a product I struggle to find I know I will find it here and I spend far too much time trawling through the products on offer. I could easily spend a small fortune on this website as I’m sure many of you guys could too. I think this is probably one of the most popular online beauty stores!
Look Fantastic // Link
This is another great website that offers free world wide delivery and has a huge range of products available. Again, I could spend ages looking at the products here and I love the layout of the website. Like the others I’ve mentioned in the post it is clear, easy to navigate and the pictures are gorgeous.
Beauty Bay // Link
Ah Beauty Bay is such a great website for picking up beauty treats. The biggest thing that draws me to this website is the free delivery. I hate having to pay delivery for things, particularly if it is high and if I deem it to be too much I actually prefer to hunt around for a product elsewhere or wait and buy it in store rather than pay over the odds. I like the clean design of the website as it’s easy to navigate and love that it features tips and tutorials too.
Where is your favourite place to shop online and what do you think of my picks?
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