The Good, The Bad, and the ugly –


I must start by saying the is an amazing website! As it is a recent discovery of mine, of course I had to test it out. It’s a great website for all things beauty related at amazingly low prices!! And constant sale items! The best part is that it includes free shipping around the world!! How can you go wrong with that!!

I got myself only two items, trying to reign back my beauty spending. The first was an item that I’ve been looking at for a long time – the Stila Convertible Colour for cheeks and lips in the colour Rose. I’ve read many many blog reviews about this item, yet it usually sells for $33 at Sephora. On I got it for $26. The second item was the Rimmel Apocalips in the colour Apocalyptic, usually on sale at Shoppers for $11. On I got it for $8. With free shipping my total order came to $34, when regular in store price of these two items would come to $44, total savings of $10 on just two items! Thats pretty good.

But I have a qualm. A major qualm! Seeing as I’ve never been one to buy makeup and other beauty products online before, this issue never crossed my mind until the box arrived on my doorstep. Online the colour of the products look completely different than in person!!! Now that I have the products in my hands I’ve realized that I bought the wrong colours for my face and normal colour palette. The rose coloured Stila Convertible Colour is doable. I really enjoy the colour on my lips but when I use it on my cheeks I can only use a small teensy tiny dab and I need to blend it very well before it reaches a natural looking pigment, otherwise is stands out on my cheeks quite a bit. When it comes to the Apocalyptic Apocalips, I’m not sure if I will ever be able to pull off the colour. It’s extremely pigmented and stands out quite a bit, and is hot hot pink as pink can be, so not my colour. But I’ll give it a try. I may have something in my wardrobe that can handle a splash of pink.

So, lesson learned….the bad of and other online beauty shopping: find the product in store, figure out what colour works for you, then buy it online. You cannot browse colour online. I would use again, I would just ensure I know exactly what I want before hand…so I suggest you do too!

So get shopping and save those dollas!! There is nothing more exciting than receiving a box of makeup in the mail!


  1. Hi,
    I’m glad at least some items worked out for you! I’ve never tried the Stila convertible colors as I am just terrified towards solid cheek/lip colors for some reason…I feel like I would put too much on and look like a streaky clown! lol. There is nothing sweeter than a box of makeup arrive at your doorstep =)


    1. I was afraid too! But just a tiny dab of it, like a fingerprint, and then blend it really well with a brush. I just use a chubby foundation brush.


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