Nordstorm Haul – New MAC and Clinique babies!

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Nordstorm.com is a fabulous American website which sells a range of fashion and beauty products from a huge selection of designer and top end brands. I was first drawn to Nordstorm after deciding to do a bit of a MAC haul, but I also wanted to get a few other Clinique bits and bobs. The large range of make up brands means you can do a big shop all from one store, and with online shopping and shipping costs it makes so much more sense to do it all in one. Bonus – Nordstrom has no problems shipping to a postage forwarding service (aka YouShop) and you get to select free samples with your purchases, woo! Nordstorm is a great alternative store to Sephora, with all those issues we get trying to order from this side of the world =( And the prices are very reasonable, in fact I was blown over backwards with the Clinique prices compared to what we pay here.

Firstly, what I got! Continue reading

Please Mr Postman! My guide to maintaining your sanity while waiting for that package

 

waiting catThe excitement and general jolly-ness of purchasing something online makes me all warm and toasty inside. I generally think very carefully about my online purchases and spend a lot of time shopping around to get the best deal, so when I finally decide to click that ‘check out’ button you know something good is going down (to the local or not so local post shop).That happy heart rate increases again as soon as you get a friendly ‘your parcel is on it’s way’ message, but then comes the dark hour/days/weeks/omg please no not months of waiting. And waiting, and waiting. Have a look at my guide/list of how to get through this troubling time! Continue reading

E.L.F Haul – Favs, shades and raves

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I recently received my large-ish haul from eyeslipsface.com, I did this order when e.l.f had their massive 50% off sale, which obviously was an opportunity I just couldn’t pass up. eyeslipsface.com (which is the official American website for e.l.f) actually has the best sales ever, there are several sales a week, and they are always worth your time, for example, 30-50% off or spend $30 and receive a free 14 piece brush set – yup, amazing! Although e.l.f Continue reading

Using YouShop – my experiences and advice

Call it a first world problem, but I had been uhhmmm-ing and ahhhh-ing about using YouShop for a really long time, to the point where I literally couldn’t get it off my mind and Black Friday (American sale day of the year) deals were vibrating in my email inbox. YouShop is an amazing service, but it can be confusing and worrying at first, so I thought I would share my experience with you all.  Continue reading