For me its all about online shopping especially when I am buying beauty products in the UK because I am a total beauty addict and always want what’s new and amazing. It makes life so easy especially if you live a crazy busy life or the beauty products you want just aren’t in your area. Slowly but surely South Africa’s online shopping is growing and more and more brands are coming online as well as new brands from overseas. I am hoping that one day we will have an online store like cultbeauty.co.uk in South Aftica but for now here is some of the online stores that I really like:
www.thebeautystore.co.za If you haven’t tried this site yet or had a look at it then you are realy missing out. This site offers international brands plus wait for it NARS!!! Yes ladies Nars which is an amazing brand of which I have quite a few items in my pro kit and they also stock the sheer glow foundation which is in my top foundation picks. The Beauty store offers a whole range of products from haircare, skincare, make up and his and hers frangrances of which all are amazing brands and one of the most exciting beauty sites available.
www.therubybox.co.za This site has grown and grown and now not only offers a great little box you can buy for yourself or a loved one and try out products and a small price and to try before you buy, but their online store has really grown and is stock brands like Soap & Glory which coming from London I am a big fan of. Rubybox offers mid range make up, skincare, suncare, haircare and bath and body so there is something for everyone.
www.maccosmetics.co.za Finally Mac Cosmetics have come online in SA which I am so happy about it. For me Mac is a great brand in that they are always so on trend with their make up and they are have such an extensive range of shades and textures and allow you to really play with make up. Check out some of their make up tutorials on their site to show tips and tricks when using Mac products.
www.redsquare.co.za Redsquare offers a wide range of beauty products from high end to high street with products such as Clarins, Nails Inc a cool British nail brand and Sampar a beautiful French skincare brand. They recently added CK One Colour Make Up line which offers beautiful make up products with some really fun pops of colour. Redsquare even offers skincare for men so there really is products for everyone. Even though these products are available in Edgars stores it makes shopping so much easier to be able to order online and get it sent to your home or your work and when ordering you get to choose 3 free samples so you can sample new products.
www.renskincare.com I love Ren skincare and am so happy they have gone online making it accessible to everyone. If you haven’t heard of the brand its a UK skincare brand which is all about clean skincare with something for all skin types including acne so whatever your skin problem or type Ren has something. If you buy 2 or more products by the end of December 2013 you can a free gift worth R485 which is a great little offer.
www.thespashop.co.za This site is more about skincare offering spa quality beauty products. The site was started by a self confessed beauty junkie who has years of experience in the beauty imdustry and is always looking for great beauty finds. This site is all about pampering yourself with body oils and body scrubs, there are products for preggie mums and babies as well as the famous beauty blender which I have and I love. So if you big into going to the spa r want to have a spa experience at home this is the site for you.
www.woolworths.co.za: Woolworths has some great brands instore like Smashbox but not all the woolies have all the brands so this is where woolworths online makes it so easy for you. What I also like about their beauty section is they have how to video’s so if you are buying some make up and you also want some tips on make up then check out their beauty edit section.
Remember when purchasing products like foundation online then if you haven’t tested the shades in person don’t risk it as the images online for foundation shade is not going to be a true shade so test out first in the shop unless you already know your shade don’t risk it.
Hope you enjoyed my post. x