BeautyMNL Online Shopping Experience 2016
Online buying (and selling) has become an important part of many people’s lives. And why not? Virtual stores allow people to shop from the comfort of their homes without the stress from traffic, full parking lot, or even pressure of a salesperson.
Online marketplaces offer a new and more convenient way of shopping.
But just like anything associated with the internet, there are benefits and dangers in shopping online. So one must do his assignment in researching how legit the online store is.
For about four years now, I’ve probably done 80% of my shopping online. I bought most of my purchases on the web than in actual stores. Ranging from clothes to home wares and decors, and recently even baby’s stuff.
It was the first time last year when I tried buying cosmetics and skincare from BeautyMNL. Normally I would get my stocks from the supermarket or department stores to see if it suits my skin type and skin color.
However, BeautyMNL entices me to feel comfortable getting my skincare, haircare and beauty needs online because of the many reviews of fellow Filipina, fellow women of my same skin type, living in this same tropical country, and with my same skin color.
BeautyMNL is our go-to beauty destination created for us, Filipina.
That’s how big of an influence reviews are on my all-time favorite beauty staples, as well as with new beauty items I’m targeting to try. It’s like having your best girl friend or your sister recommend a trusted product that works!
This year I’m excited to share how my BeautyMNL online shopping experience went. Note: I started browsing the website from my mobile browser and continued my shopping on my laptop, and both experiences were great!
Warning: It’s actually kind of an in-depth review of the features why I love shopping at BeautyMNL, other than the fact that they carry TONS of products that I already use and love plus more new products that are being raved by other beauty geeks.
You would love how their website looks — clean and chic. You’ll be excited to rev up the search engine just because you would know that there’s a lot of things you can find in there — product photos, descriptions and specifications, product reviews, and info on the latest beauty craze.
Bloom, The Magazine. Provides fun and insightful articles tailor-fit to the Filipina’s lifestyle, whether it’s finding a good sunscreen for Philippine weather or the best shade of red lipstick to match your skin tone. With the help of our celebrity gurus, they bring you tips, easy how-tos, and great beauty trends you can actually rock in the tropics.
Bloom Magazine Features
BeautyMNL Shop Features
Shop, on the other hand, makes everything we talk about immediately accessible to you. We’ve partnered with makeup mavens, skincare savants, hair authorities, and so many other brilliant beauty magicians that we know you’re going to love. Our curated assortment of products lets you stock up on beauty staples, and even get your hands on buzzy miracle cures.
Main Categories and Sub-Categories
Browsing is super easy because you will find that all the products are conveniently categorized into Skin Care, Makeup, Hair Care, Organic, Nails & Scents, Accessories, Essentials and Brands. The even best part is, it is broken down to sub-categories like Skin Care > Face > Serums & Oil. It makes it incredibly easy to find what you’re looking for especially if you already have a list of must-buy. If not, they make you realize that you are missing a face mask in your beauty routine, haha!
More than makeup, I really am into skin care. So when I did my shopping, I am targeting to buy an exfoliator since I am running out of my stock.
Once you click on a particular product, it’s easy to see Fast Facts, Specifications (size, weight and ingredients), and Reviews. The price and mode of payment is easily visible on this product page too.
Fast Facts and Specifications
You can see how many Filipina tried and reviewed this product. Best part is, on the left most part you can see the reviewers skin type and skin tone. It’s pretty much going to help you find a reviewer with kind of the same skin concern or condition like you, making the review more valuable and useful for you.
Once you have tried products yourself, do the rest of us a favor and share your reviews too!
If you ever encounter a product that is out of stock and sold out, there is this pretty neat feature that is the +Waitlist. Just click the cute little +WAITLIST button and you will be emailed the moment it’s been restocked. Sweet!
Payment and Delivery
Payment. You won’t have any issues with regards to their payment options since they are accepting the following: Credit Card, Paypal, Bank Deposit and Cash on Delivery.
Delivery. They deliver nationwide in the Philippines for a fee (Metro Manila – PhP50.00 per Cart; Rest of the Philippines – PhP150.00 per Cart). But I’m hoping they soon offer free shipping for a minimum of at least PhP1,000. Currently they only offer free shipping to Deal Grocer Platinum and Elite members, and purchases of PhP1,500.
Good news is, currently they offer FREE SHIPPING for a limited time only. Offer is from December 3 – 11, 2016. Valid for 2 orders per account only.
Another cool feature is the BeautyMNL Credit. Each customer who reviews product gets PHP300 worth of credits for every 30 reviews you successfully complete. Make good use of your comments and review away!
Each customer can avail of only a maximum of 3 pieces of each freebie with any order per day, while supplies last. Selected freebies are given with certain brand purchases only. The BeautyMNL Team reserves the right to cancel orders that do not meet this rule.
That’s pretty much my in-depth review of the beauty of shopping at BeautyMNL’s online shop. It’s cool and chic, has a wide array of beauty products, user experience is seamless, you get to read others’ products reviews and you get rewarded for sharing your own product reviews, which you can use to purchase anything on site.
I’m sure you’re quite wondering about my actual purchase. Well, I will be sharing that with you on my next post!
Until then, why don’t you go ahead and try BeautyMNL for yourself?!
Love and lipstick, beautiful!