Online Beauty Shopping

9/29/2014


This post has been requested by so many readers and there really is a reason for it - I purchase lots of my beauty stuff online. Perhaps some of you don't know, many skincare and make-up brands aren't available here in Bosnia and by that I mean even the most basic, pharmacy ones (like La Roche-Posay). On the other hand, I do pop an 'exotic' piece of skincare in my shopping cart while I'm rather predictable with my online make-up purchases and I almost always go for good old must-haves in the beauty world. Ever since I've made my first online purchase, I've discovered this entire world I wasn't aware of. How could I not - online shopping is divine yet very dangerous for our cards/banking balance. As for all the questions regarding my delivery and shipping experiences - I truly have not had a negative experience, so far (knock on wood).  I think that there is always a chance of something going wrong (you misspelled your address, some products can get damaged during transport, perhaps your country is quite rigorous with customs etc.). I always try my best to keep my info correct, that I have a few bucks more than the sum of my order and shipping (if there is some) and I cross fingers that it all goes well. If something does go wrong - I think it's a good idea to have your eye on the Facebook page of your stockist and you can send them your inquiries via messages on which most reply fast. I also recommend being patient and not freaking out at the first sign of trouble. In most cases, everything does turn out just fine. It's always good to inquire about stockist's policies prior purchase if something isn't clear or doesn't feel right. I always start with smaller purchases when I shop for the first time at a certain site - that's my way of testing them out. After lots of mumble, here are my top picks of online beauty shops and stops.

Ovaj post je mnogo puta bio trazen na vas zahtjev i zaista mogu razumjeti zasto - kupujem dosta proizvoda preko interneta. Mozda neke od vas ne znaju, prilicna kolicina preparativnih i dekorativnih brendova uopste nije dostupna u BiH i pod time mislim cak i na one prilicno jednostavne i inace siroko dostupne brendove (npr.La Roche-Posay proizvodi). Sa druge strane, nekada volim zaciniti svoju preparativu 'egzoticnim' proizvodom dok sam prilicno predvidiva glede dekorative i cesto se odlucujem za stvari koje su popularne i cesto hvaljene u kozmetickim krugovima. Od svoje prve online kupovine, stvarno moram priznati da sam otkrila jedan novi svijet kojeg ranije nisam bila u potpunosti svjesna. Kako i ne bih bila odusevljena - onlajn kupovina pruza odredjeno adrenalinsko zadovoljstvo ali je i prilicno pogubna za novcani balans na kraju (sredini ali i pocetku) mjeseca. Glede svih pitanja koja sam dobila vezano za iskustva, posebno negativna iskustva po pitanju dostave i carine - mislim da cete mi uputiti sumnjivi pogled ispod obrva ali - ja jos uvijek nisam imala lose iskustvo (kuc, kuc o drvo!). Mislim da se samim ucestvovanjem u onlajn kupovini automatski izlazemo odredjenim rizicima. Nitko ne moze znati niti garantovati da nesto nece krenuti po zlu - mozda slucajno pogresno napisete adresu, nije nemoguce da se odredjeni proizvodi (narocito od lomljivih materijala) mogu ostetiti tokom transporta, mozda je carina narocito rigorozna u vasoj zemlji - milion je mogucih scenarija. Ali zaista ne vidim sta dobijamo negativnim mislima. Ja uvijek polazim od stava da sa svoje strane obavim sve po propisima. Nastojim da su moje informacije uvijek tacne i precizne, na kartici koju sam nabavila posebno za onlajn kupovinu uvijek ostavim koju markicu viska u odnosu na koliko zelim potrositi + dostava (ako je ima). Mislim da vecina banaka nudi uslugu kartice za onlajn kupovinu, samo navedite u koju svrhu zelite karticu. Licno preporucujem karticu koja nema limita, ne moze se ici u crveno - koliko je sredstava na njoj, vise se od toga ne moze potrositi. Nemam cak ni PayPal i sve funkcionise bez problema - kazem, za sada. Takodjer preporucujem da na prvi znak bilo cega 'sumnjivog' ne panicarite - u vecini slucajeva se svaka odgoda ili problem rijesi. Mislim da nije lose prouciti politiku svakog onlajn shopa prije nego kod njih nesto narucite, cisto da znate kako posluju. Volim drzati na oku i Facebook stranicu online shopova - preko tih stranica ih najcesce i kontaktiram ako vidim da je negdje 'zapelo'. I kada po prvi put kupujem preko neke stranice, uvijek zapocinjem sa sitnim narudzbama koje ne kostaju mnogo - cisto da ih istestiram. Nakon toliko price na ovu temu, zapocnimo sa stranicama koje najcesce koristim.



Feelunique was my ultimate number one place to shop all things beauty - until I have experienced a certain technical glitch called 'Bad Gateway Error 502'. It has something to do with servers and I have tried to contact the site's support but they really haven't helped with this issue. Maybe it's more up on my internet provider but I still am not sure. Until I finally resolve this issue, I will cry them a river as truly miss shopping there. They do have a great selection at great prices (and free delivery) + there is that £5 off brithday coupon I never got the chance to use after my birthday *shedsatear*. If I could shop there, I would purchase the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette or the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Lift and Sculpt Moringa Cleansing Balm. I have, however, replaced feelunique.com with a slew of other awesome stites. I shop for Oskia skincate at BeautyBay. I like Lookfantastic and HqHair when I am restocking with my Alpha-H and Tangle Teezer goodies. They always have some sort of duo pack discount. My favorite place to stock up on French pharmacy heroes is most certainly Escentual. From La Roche Posay, Caudalie, Nuxe to Bioderma - I have no idea how to restrain myself whenever I take a peek! And there is nothing that can top off their 1/3 off French pharmacy months. I am waiting for the next one, actually and I can handle the £4.95 shipping fee as their delivery is flawless. I like to get my Real Techniques brushes at iHerb. They have really good prices and I always like to treat myself with the odd Nestle hot cocoa mix with mini marshmallows + I have the Andalou Naturals Glycolic Mask on my wish list along with Thayers Witch hazel toners. I hope you remember my first order $5/$10 off discount code (ZMW209)? Favorite place to score fab make-up at affordable prices (especially blushes) is SleekMakeup. I adore their Blush by 3 palettes and I am seriously eyeing up their new Eye & Cheek Palettes - so gorgeous! Delivery varies from $2 and goes up with the weight of your package. It has proven to be quite reliable in my case + if you have a Visa Debit and your order does not go through - try clicking on Visa Electron instead (nifty and useful trick!). Latest online stockist discovery is the Vivadream Cosmetics site. Free delivery and one of my fave brands at slightly lower prices than usual? Count me in! I'm especially fond of theBalm's Mary-Lou Manizer, theBalm's Nude'tude eyeshadow palette, Vita Liberata, Kryolan and REN. They deliver really fast - I am quite pleasantly surprised! Finally I have an online stockist I have yet to try and am intrigued by immensely. Cult Beauty really is the place for you if you appreaciate niche beauty products such as Jouer, Kevyn Aucoin, Sachajuan and everyone's favorites such as EOS and Smith's Rosebud Salve. I am planning to submit a purchase in due time so I will let you know how that went. There is always our faithful ASOS for those Bourjois LE bits we failed to restock on. Yup, put away that card - I see what you are up to *wink*wink*

Feelunique je bas dugo vremena bila stranica broj jedan na kojoj sam provodila najvise vremena i tamo sam potrosila mozda i najvise novca. Sve je bilo divno do nedavno od kada mi se svaki put kada bih pokusala uci na svoj racun, pojavio 'Bad Gateway Error 502'. Samo znam da ima neke veze sa greskom u komunikaciji servera izmedju mog kompjutera i feelunique stranice. Kontaktirala sam feelunique tehnicku podrsku ali mi nisu bas pomogli oko ovog problema. Bilo bi korisno da su dali neki savjet kako ovo rijesiti ako je vec problem sa moje strane, no dobro. Dok ne uspijem izaci na kraj sa ovom preprekom, mislim da cu se sva skupiti od muke kao grozdjica jer mi zaista nedostaje kupovina kod njih. Ako bih sada mogla da nesto kupim preko feelunique.com onda bi to bila Urban Decay Naked Basics paleta sjena ili Emma Hardie Amazing Face Lift and Sculpt Moringa balzam za ciscenje lica. Trenutno sam zamijenila feelunique sa nizom drugih dobrih stranica za onlajn kupovinu. Kupujem Oskia njegu lica preko BeautyBay-a. Preferiram Lookfantastic i HqHair kada nabavljam Alpha-H ili Tangle Teezer proizvode. Dopada mi se sto cesto na ponudi imaju duo pakovanje po cijeni jednog proizvoda. Moram li napomenuti da je dostava besplatna i preko feelunique, beautybay, hqhair i lookfantastic stranica? Nadam se da sada dijelite moje odusevljenje. Omiljeno mjesto gdje nabavljam proizvode apotekarskih brendova je neprevazidjeni Escentual. Od La Roche PosayCaudalieNuxe do Bioderma brendova - svaki put kada zavirim sta ima novo kod njih, velikom mukom iskontrolisem svoje sopingoholicarske nagone. Ono sto mozda najvise volim kod njih su nasumicni mjeseci tokom kojih imaju popust od 1/3 cijene ovih 'apotekarskih' proizvoda. Upravo vrebam slijedeci takav mjesec a zbog pouzdane dostave - mogu podnijeti njenu cijenu od cca 12KM. Svoje Real Techniques kistove nabavljam preko iHerb-a. Ne znam da li su ovim kistovima negdje cijene povoljnije nego kod njih ali licno sam zadovoljna. Uvijek se volim prilikom kupovine kod njih pocastiti i sa Nestle mjesavinom za vruci kakao sa mini sljezovim kolacicima + vec neko vrijeme drzim Andalou Naturals Glycolic masku na listi zelja, kao i Thayers tonik sa hamamelisom. Nadam se da niste zaboravile moj kod za $5/$10 popust na prvu kupovinu (ZMW209)? Najdraze mi je nabaviti sminku izuzetnog kvaliteta ali pristupacnih cijena preko SleekMakeup stranice. Odusevljena sam njihovim Blush by 3 paletama dok su mi paznju pridobile i nove Eye & Cheek palete - prekrasne su! Iznos dostave varira izmedju $2 pa na vise, ovisno o tezini vaseg paketa. Ova stranica se u mom slucaju pokazala pouzdanom. Ako bih vam mogla dati savjet vezano za kupovinu preko sleek-a, to je da ukoliko imate Visa Debit karticu i narudzba ne prolazi - odaberite Visa Electron. Taj mali trik je uspio u mnogo slucajeva, medju ostalom i u mom. Najsvjezije otkrice glede onlajn kupovine je Vivadream Cosmetics stranica. Besplatna dostava i prisutstvo jednih od meni omiljenih brendova koje kupujemo po cak i malo nizim cijenama nego drugdje? Imaju moju paznju! Posebno bih preporucila theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer iluminatortheBalm Nude'tude paletu sjena za oci te Vita LiberataKryolan i REN brendove. Dostava im je jako brza tako da su me prijatno iznenadili. I za kraj sam ostavila stranicu preko koje tek namjeravam napraviti narudzbu i jako me intrigira.  Cult Beauty je savrseno mjesto ukoliko volite niche proizvode brendova poput JouerKevyn AucoinSachajuan ali i ljubimaca vecine poput EOS i Smith's Rosebud Salve ljepotana. Ukoliko napravim narudzbu kod njih, obavijestiti cu vas kako je prosla. Naravno, uvijek imamo dobri stari ASOS za sve Bourjois LE proizvode koji su nam mozda promakli. I da, vidim sta pokusavate - polako odlozite tu karticu... 

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