Posts Tagged‘Online shopping’

5 Amazing Beauty Brands You Can Buy from ASOS

5 Beauty Brands to buy from ASOS

The Ordinary I wrote about The Ordinary skincare brand in this recent post and have really been enjoying the products I’ve used so far. The truth is that some skincare can be difficult to review because the results are either hard to see (I have pretty good skin to begin with so I’m not looking for a total transformation) or tend to only be visible over time. This is true of the Niacinamide and Retinoid serums – I like them both, had no adverse reactions and will continue to use them but it’s not like I stopped having sun spots…

Online Window Shopping: BIOVEA

Biovea - Online shopping South Africa

Full credit for inspiring this post must go to Luzanne from Pink Peonies who published a haul on her blog this morning that had me salivating! BIOVEA is an online store that stocks a number of hard-to-find-in-SA international brands. The real clincher is that they have a local warehouse so delivery is fast, cheap and the package doesn’t have to cross borders so NO CUSTOMS! Every order comes via courier and they currently have a side-wide sale running so you can get 14% off for the next couple of days. I’m trying to save up for my trip to the…

Online Shopping with Everythinghair


I don’t know about you, but going into a hair salon to buy shampoo and conditioner is one of my least favourite things to do. The noise of the hairdryers, the hustling and bustling, the pressure to buy things you don’t actually need – it’s unpleasant. Thank heavens, then, for! Everythinghair is South Africa’s premier online professional hair care store, and stocks leading brands such as Babyliss, Cloud 9, GHD, Pureology (yes!), Nioxin, Parlux and Kerastase, to name but a few. In addition, Everythinghair also stocks hair supplements, accessories, tools, and hair extensions – it’s a veritable one-stop-shop for…

Shopping Online: ASOS

Online shopping in South Africa ASOS | All Dolled Up

There’s been lots of discussion in the blog comments and on our Twitter feed recently about buying beauty products online, and specifically the customs duties that come along with importing goods from overseas. The official policy is that orders with a value under R500 (excluding shipping) are exempt from customs duties and it has always been my advice to people that they should place small orders to avoid this. I had heard however that this policy wasn’t applied consistently and people were getting charged duties even on orders under the threshold, so I thought I would test it out myself.

MAC’s New Online Store

MAC South Africa | All Dolled Up

If you follow us on Twitter and Instagram then you might have seen us mention the new MAC South Africa e-commerce store which went live last week. We’re both big fans of MAC but stock control has never been one of their strong points, so the fact that you can now shop online is music to our ears! It’s also so handy to be able to browse shades, formulations and prices without being bothered by a shop assistant. If you are a make-up newbie or don’t have any MAC products yet then these are the ones I would recommend checking…

UK Beauty Haul: Skincare

A couple of you asked to see a haul of all the goodies I bought in London when I was there in April, so here it is. Unfortunately for my bank balance, I bought so much stuff that I need to split it up into two videos (sorry I’m not sorry) so here is the first one which is all about skincare. Some of these products can be bought in SA (marked with a *) and where applicable I’ve supplied links to websites that will ship here, many of them for free. Let me know in the comments if you…

The Spa Shop

The Spa Shop

It’s no secret that Camilla and I like to shop. Like, a LOT. We’re also huge fans of online shopping and you should be too – it’s efficient, convenient, offers more variety and is often cheaper than fighting with the hoards in the mall. So we’re always pleased to hear about new online beauty stores, especially when they’re local. The Spa Shop sells spa-quality products (think Dr Hauschka, RapidLash and SpaRitual) for both men and women along with complimentary skin and beauty advice, lots of special offers, free samples, product reviews and free delivery for orders over R1000. You can…

Introducing rubybox VIP Insider

rubybox VIP Insider

On Friday, rubybox launched an exciting new rewards program called VIP Insider for all active subscribers and regular shoppers in their online boutique. Members to the club get first access to sales, invites to special beauty events, a 10% discount on certain products and the chance to shop seriously exclusive brands that aren’t even available in South Africa yet… like URBAN DECAY! *choirs of angels* They also carry a range of discounted MAC products – winning! To qualify as a VIP Insider, you need to fulfil any one of the following criteria: Have an active rubybox subscription Collect a minimum of 30…


Beauty Bay homepage

The sad truth about living in this beautiful but ever-so-slightly third world paradise, is that there are plenty of beauty brands that aren’t available here. Luckily, with the massive boom in ecommerce, and in particular the popularity of beauty sites, there are now plenty of great online stores that ship internationally and for FREE! One such website is, who stock a massive range of haircare, skincare, make-up and nail products from amazing international brands. Some of the highlights include Too Faced, bareMinerals, Deborah Lippmann, Mario Badescu, Neom , This Works and Urban Decay. Worldwide delivery is free, or you…