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Ordering From Beauty Bay

Never heard of Beauty Bay? Don't feel no way; I was clueless too. Until one day I saw Shakila mention something about it on Instagram. What automatically intrigued me is that the website stated: "Free shipping in Barbados on orders over $24".

The site boasts of housing over 200 beauty brands. I saw many that I was familiar with but unlike say Sephora, they don't carry the latest releases. At the time, a BOGOH promotion was happening on Colleen Rothschild products. Beauty vloggers I watch like Lisa and Natalie have been going on and on for months about how great her skincare line is. To say I was intrigued was an understatement. As luck would have it, Heidi had recently watched a 'Get Unready With Me' by Nitraa in which she raved about the now infamous Radiant Cleansing Balm and decided we had to try it for ourselves. Thanks again! All that to say I knew I was getting something from that line for sure.

A brand featured on Beauty Bay that I love is Louise Young. I had promised my homie Sharalee the LY06 that you've seen me rave about countless times. Luckily they had it in stock. Some Laura Geller products also caught my eye but since I had recently placed that sizeable Nars order I say lemme slow my roll.

I placed my order on August 27th. Important notice: on the Fraud Protection form that you have to fill out during the checkout process please be sure to enter your name exactly as it appears on your account. I think I added a '.' after my middle initial and the order was rejected. Beauty Bay is a UK company and they do not accept orders over the phone.

I received an email the next day saying that my order was dispatched. The post office notification arrived September 18th saying I had a package from Sweden (ber?) to collect.


The charges are as follows:

Order total: 87.57GBP - my card was charged $274.39BDS
Delivery: Free
Advice of Arrival: $1.50
Customs Duty: $18
VAT: $18.90

Grand total: $312.79BDS

At checkout there were also an option of a freebie up for grabs. Beauty Bay has their own branded makeup line so I choose this. I'm not a fan of heavily siliconed primers so I'll probably add it to a giveaway.


So who else wishes more online retailers would ship to your local post office?

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