Friday, 17 March 2017

American Beauty Picks | MyMallBox Review

Isn't it the best feeling when you've got your eye on an amazing new beauty product, and your mind is made up; you're going to buy it. There's no going back now, it's in your online cart and you're about to click through to the check out. And then you suddenly see the heart breaking words: "this does not ship to your location".

It's an issue I've encountered too many times. And even if it does ship to my country, the excessive duty and shipping fees piled on top makes your purchase so expensive it's not even worth while. But what if I told you there was a way around that?

My Mall Box
MyMallBox is a super helpful mail forwarding service that is really simple to use. You sign up, and they assign you a US address based in their warehouse. You order from the US to your 'new address', and when your package arrives they'll let you know. When you give them the go ahead, they'll forward your mail to you. If you have more than one package stored at their warehouse, they can even package them together for you and mail it as one. There's more than one mailing option, from very speedy delivery to a more affordable delivery option which takes around 2 weeks. Given the distance it's coming from, I don't think it's half bad! Moreover, especially considering how much money I'm saving in taxes, I'm happy to wait 2 weeks!
I'm really happy with MyMallBox. Although in an ideal world the UK would catch up with overseas beauty launches, it's fantastic that there's a service available so you can get your hands on the US goodies you've been after. For example I know Ulta doesn't even accept UK card details, let alone ship worldwide. It's also a huge advantage when it comes toe certain items that - although the actual shop ships internationally - can't be shipped here, such as Sephora loyalty rewards or US exclusive products.

What I got 
Becca Afterglow Palette
I've been saving $40 worth of Beautylish vouchers since Christmas, and I've been eyeing up Becca's After Glow Palette on there because you physically cannot get it anywhere else. It's a limited edition palette composed of five of Becca's Bestsellers, including their Mineral Blush in Flowerchild and their Shimmering Skin Perfectors in Moonstone and Rose Gold.
They're all fantastic quality despite being smaller than their usual size. I actually find that they're all condensed into small, eyeshadow palette size really helpful. How great is it to have all your favourites in one little palette?!

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Prismatic Amethyst 
Another Becca Beauty! I had been practically drooling over this new addition to their iconic highlighter line for so long, I'm so glad it's now mine!

Too Faced Bite Sized Beauties 
Sephora does incredible loyalty rewards! I missed out on some of the bigger rewards unfortunately (bloody time difference!) but I did manage to bag this awesome Too Faced mini kit. You get a deluxe travel sized Better Than Sex Mascara, Eyeshadow Primer and Melted Chocolate Liquid Lipstick in Chocolate Honey (I already have these three so they're added to the prize pile for an upcoming giveaway!) and a mini chocolate bar palette, containing three of the iconic shades - two matte, one shimmer - and a mini pan of the Chocolate Soleil bronzer. I thought it'd be perfect to keep in my handbag, so I just had to have it!

Sephora Tote
Another Sephora reward was this super cute Sephora tote. I think it's so cute! Without MyMallBox I wouldn't have been able to get the Too Faced Set or the bag at all - like I said, the rewards don't ship outside the US.
So what did you think of what I got? Now that I've discovered MyMallBox, I'm sure there'll be lots more US beauty hauls coming to my blog! Fancy having your own American beauty haul? I highly recommend using MyMallBox, it's so easy to use and you can finally get your hands on all those beauties you've been ogling at online! Sign up here.
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NOTE: MyMallBox contacted me and compensated me of this review, and covered my shipping costs on this occasion. This in no way influences my opinion of their service, and my review is based entirely on my own experience and opinion. 
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25 comments

  1. What a great idea! There are so many brands that either don't ship to the UK or are more expensive here. Sephora needs to open in the UK!

    X Emma | www.missemmacharlotte.com

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  2. I will definitely use MyMailbox to order from Sephora as I have quite a few reward points to use

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  3. Ooh that's such a good idea. I usually ship stuff to my friends/family and they send it to me but great option for others!! Also, I need that amethyst highlighter!

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  4. This is such a great idea! The shipping is still quite pricey tho :(

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  5. My daughter would love this idea

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  6. I want this now! Too Faced is the best.

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  7. All the product are amazing,i love it

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  8. Excellent review and idea. I have seen Sephora in airports but have never tried it.

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  9. Such a great idea to discover new products!

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  10. I love to discover -do we have Sephora yet in the uk? Nice haul x

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  11. Thanks for the review
    looks like great products!
    Thanks for sharing !
    Enjoy your week !
    http://helenamybeauty.over-blog.com/2017/05/lumene.html

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  12. Stunning Chocolate bar mouthwatering x fab x

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  13. This is sooo helpful I never knew this existed thank you so much ! I will definitely be using MyMallBox as there are certain things I want that I can't have shipped here ! There is a healthy snack box I wanted and they don't ship to the UK so now I can order ! I can also use up my Sephora rewards ! Thanku

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  14. Is my Mall Box really useful 🤔 ?

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  15. Oh dear I want some your make up picks are brilliant !

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  16. The highlighter looks fab, I have been very disappointment with the ones I've tried, far too naturally shiny.

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  17. Too faced is a lovely brand but I find some of their products a little on the small side

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  18. These are great beauty products

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  19. This kind of service always intrigues me but it makes products really expensive (shipping to Croatia is always brutal & custom carges are high) so I always wait till my friends or I travel :) That Becca palette is gorgeous

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  20. Oh wow, I have to try that service! These products are beautiful.

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  21. Such a good idea!

    Caiteblogs.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. This is great. I didn't know about the my mailbox thing! I love the becca and bite size too faced products! Will need to save this on blog lovin for future

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  23. This is a great idea and if it saves money on tax.....i can buy more make-up! Win win!

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  24. The Becca afterglow palette is so beautiful!

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