A couple of weeks ago Rebecca from EasyDress mentioned on Twitter that she was doing a USA order and if anyone was interested. I jumped at the chance. I have wanted to do a order from the US for ages and get it sent by a parcel forwarding company but am just unsure how it will work and how much it will end up costing me. Rebecca did all the ordering and when it arrived in Australia she sent it along to me.
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I cannot tell you how long it took me to choose these items! There were so many choices, so many lovely things and so much cheaper than Australia. A rough calculation indicates I saved around $200 by buying overseas. No wonder everyone does it!
My parcel arrived Friday morning, I was ecstatic to find it in the letterbox. Especially since my Nan had said only 15mins earlier that it looked like someone had picked something up off the ground near the letterbox and then ran off down the road. So I had a freak out thinking someone had stolen it! Our post office regularly leaves parcels on the footpath or ground near the letterbox.
From Nordstrom I ordered three items (though only two have arrived so far).
Firstly I ordered the Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Luminous Bronzing Powder in 907 Sable Beige. This is part of the 2012 Summer collection and is so gorgeous! I played around with it today and it is quite pale which is great for my skin colour.
I also picked up another Burberry Lip Cover lipstick, since I love the one I already have so much (blogged about here). This time I chose a brighter pink in the colour No.30 Primrose Hill Pink.
I also ordered the Chanel Precision Eyelash Curler. I love my Shu Uemura Curler but have heard great things about the Chanel one so wanted to try it and it looks gorgeous.
As I have only recently gotten into MAC I was very excited by the US prices - less than half Australian retail prices. I ordered a Powder Blush in Fleur Power which is a gorgeous colour. A Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light that I have been wanting for ages.
I also ordered two Amplified Creme Lipsticks. I chose the shades Impassioned and Saint Germain. From what I have read about MAC lipsticks, these are two almost cult shades.
I only ordered two items from Sephora. A Sephora exclusive shade of the Dior Addict Extreme lipstick. It is the shade 336 Saint-Tropez and it is a gorgeous sheer coral, I LOVE already. These lipsticks are excellent - I will review them soon.
The other item I purchased is a Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm in Vanilla & Lavender. I have heard lots of good things about these lip balms and I am on a quest for the best lip balm available. This seems pretty good so far. It smells nice and has sun protection.
I am a big supporter of shopping in Australia to support our economy and I do when I can. I think it is important to but I also like to save money so an occasional haul from overseas is okay in my book. The savings can be massive. I know I will order from overseas again.
Thanks heaps to Rebecca for doing the ordering and posting it to me. She is fab. Make sure you check out her blog http://www.easydress.org/ there is lots of great high end product reviews.
Have you done an order from the US? How did it go?