Hello my fellow readers!
Sorry for the absence! Well, here’s another post! A SHOPPING HAUL/REVIEW POST! Who can resist shopping? I sure can’t. Well, I recently made a purchase from a popular make-up store in the US, Camera Ready Cosmetics (www.camerareadycosmetics.com)
I bought plenty of stuff for my make-up kit: foundation, setting powder (the popular banana powder!!!), lipstick palette, non-shimmering blush palette, sponges, Z-Palettes, primer, eyelash adhesive, lip liner and tattoo cover.
I made my purchase on Friday night and received the package on Thursday morning. That’s 7 days! I paid for Express Post, so it was insured, I was able to track it and it was, obviously, express. The express post was reasonably priced (USD$35), considering the amount of stuff I bought. If you see the picture below, the box is quite large. The price of the products at this store is similar to other stores the US but it is much cheaper than in Australia (even after including postage. I did divide the postage out with the rest of my products). They do price match, so if you do see something cheaper and they sell it at their store, just request for a price match. I created an account with Camera Ready Cosmetics and this allowed me to see the status of my order: order received, order being packaged, order shipped and also provided me with the tracking number. I was personally impressed with the rate they processed my order: processed, packed and shipped all in one day.
The products were packed properly, which I was happy about. Sometimes, your package could be dropped by accident and it’s hard to return products from US because the postage to send it back is just not worth while. Camera Ready Cosmetics also accepts Paypal. Bonus for us international customers! Click here to see if they post to your country. I did email them twice but personally, I felt the response was not fantastic. The site was extremely easy navigate as you can view it by brands or by categories.
Well, without further a-do, here are some pictures:
The brands sold at this store are not “mainstream”, meaning, you would generally not see them at Myers or David Jones. I would definitely purchase again when I want to restock my kit, or even buy a few items for personal use. I would only buy in bulk though, only because the postage would be more worth it, especially since the reason I’m buying it from the US is for the cheap price.
I just tried the foundation and the lip liner. I absolutely love it. Review to come soon…