I like a variety of skincare, beauty, and other goodies. I work from home, so you think this would give me enough time to go out shopping, but you are wrong. I rely heavily on online stores to stock up on much needed supplies, and to fulfill my need for some worthless BS ❤
Skincare and Makeup
I love a lot of Korean and Japanese brands, as well as some French and American ones. so to get a good selection of all of these is harder then you would think. I don’t mind paying more for certain brands, quality or selection, But I also love a good bargain. So this list is for shops that carry brands and products that won’t break the bank but have wonderful selections of quality products (remember price does not equal quality)
I am usually on Amazon, Ulta, or Sephora for most of the name brands that are easy to find in the states. For Korean and Japanese brands I usually use these sites listed below. I will also buy directly from the places as well, and sometimes if its a harder to find item looking for specialty online shops that carry specific brands and collections. These are usually priced higher but it is well worth it, but that’s another blog post!
Cosmetic-Love.com – Free shipping, no minimum. Decent selection
MemeBox.com, – Good selection and free shipping with $30 purchase or more. Benefit is it ships from the states so I get it fast.
Koreadepart.com – OK selection, nice discounts. I can get harder to find or limited edition sets and brands from here.
Yesstyle.com – Has it all. Kitchenware, beauty, home and bathroom and a great selection of skincare and makeup!
Another favorite online shop is Groupon. I find some amazing deals on skincare products, makeup and tools!
For a lot of my skincare I have found to really enjoy Korean brands. They have wonderful quality and the prices are pretty great. The ingredients in Japanese and Korean brands really work well with my skin, so most of the stuff I use is usually Asian brands. I don’t recommend jumping on any skincare trend because its “popular” I recommend figuring out what works best with your skin and the type of routine you have. But if you wanted to try out some popular brands to see if they work for you these sites are great!
For me other brands (Murad, La Mer, Clarins, La Praire, etc) had bad reactions for my skin, or worked well for the first few weeks then plateau. So when I learned about Korean brands, and how good they were supposed to be for your skin I decided to give it a go. Finding them was hard but after I found some reliable websites that sold great products it got a lot easier for me to mix and match until I had a great regime down. For everything else Sephora or Amazon usually has what I need (they carry popular Korean and Japanese brands too). If Amazon or any of these sites don’t have what I need I will usually go to the department stores website or schedule a tip to the mall. For makeup brands easier to find in the States (I really Really love a lot of prestige brands like Givenchy and Guerlain. Nars and Make up Forever are other favorite brands.) These I will get from Sephora, or Ulta usually.
Hope that helps! AND If you have a recommendation of a website I should try comment below!