Today I just thought to write on online shopping ; how to shop-smart online when it comes to beauty products. Yes, a little break from my regular product reviews. 🙂
I realized I have been buying a lot of my beauty products online lately. I can’t exactly tell you how much, but every once or twice a month I have a package waiting to be picked up. I love online shopping, it is so convenient and these sites come with so many exciting offers.
” oh, shit! this is not the shade I ordered. “ or situation like “This product look so different in real!” happens quite often among online buyers, and I have often heard these lines from my friends and cousins. There are times the shade you see on the site is different from what it is in actual. It’s all a virtual gambling , you see, you assume and you buy. You can’t touch or have a real close look of the product, forget about zooming the picture because they also deceive us at times. These are some of the reasons people give me when I ask them why they don’t prefer shopping for beauty products online. My problem is I splurge on unnecessary beauty products lured by exciting offers that online platform gives.
So today’s tips is going to be on how to buy the right product and how not to splurge on buying unnecessary ones.
🙂 Follow these tips if you don’t want to end up having the wrong products:
Make a list of products you NEED
I say NEED in caps because I don’t want you to end up buying unnecessary products. When you make a list of the products you need you know what you should look for and buy. Moving on to tip number two…………..
Compare product prices
Check and compare product prices on different sites and see which has the best price to offer. If there is no discount online and you need the product immediately then better buy it from the store directly. Because, the wait is worth only when you get products in heavy discount. What say? 😀
Do not buy unnecessary products just to be eligible for a free delivery or just because they’re in discount.
Buy only things you need!You don’t want to end up having extra products that you’ll never use. Remember tip #1 ……. Many of the sites have this shipping policy where you need to have 500 rs or 1000 rs worth products in your cart to be eligible for free shipping. Ask your friends or colleagues if they are also ordering from the same site, order together to skip the shipping charges. 🙂
Have a quick look of the product at your nearest drugstore or Check Youtube for reference
This tip is applicable mostly on lipstick and foundation shopping . For example, you aren’t sure which shade of foundation suits your skin toner or which color lipstick is ideal for you, then quickly get swatches of the products at the store from their sample products and note down the shade no. or name. Or just have quick youtube browse. This will help you save time on deciding which product shade to order online and also get the correct shades.
Order only from genuine sites
Last, and the most important point; There are many sites which sell fake products ,worst, they never deliver your products after receiving the money. It’s very easy to fall into the trap of flash online ads and in no seconds you realize you are adding the products on your cart. But is the site genuine? Is it safe to put your card details? Analyze all of these or ask feedback from your friends and families about the site (in case they are into online shopping). Don’t forget to read the site guidelines. Look for refund policies and COD options.
I hope you find this article useful. Do you shop for beauty [products online? What are the things you hate and like about online shopping? Let me know in the comment below 🙂