So you are probably thinking something looks a little bit different. Well I have finally made my blog self hosted *throws confetti around*. I am definitely a technology noob – like I only know the basics and I especially don’t know squat about running a site or any of that technical stuff. So I am so excited to finally have the freedom with my blog I have always wanted. Now I am still playing around with the layout and have a long way to go but it’s so far looking good. I definitely need to read about on CSS and all that brain melting stuff. Now it’s been a hot minute since I’ve put up a post. My apologies – I did promise you lovely humans I’d post twice a week. I just wanted to sort all this site drama out before a new post went up. So it’s finally time for a good ol’ post. Now I felt like kicking back with another beauty chat post and have us all bonding over the struggles of being a makeup lover – specifically for us aussie makeup lovers BUT I am sure many of you will find this relatable.
Let’s jump in!
Drugstore makeup is twice the price over here | Like it’s literally almost twice as much over here. Brands like Rimmel, Maybelline, nyx etc. We pay like 40% extra. So that pretty much sucks. I mean drugstore makeup I meant to be affordable but when Revlon lip stuff are over 20 bucks it does get a bit annoying.
Shipping fees | Some sites are fine they are reasonable in the shipping fees department. Like they’ll give us free shipping once we’ve spent a certain amount. Other sites *coughs* morphe *coughs* expect us to pay about 40 bucks in shipping fees just to get two eye shadow palettes. That’s so not fair!
We can’t access all brands | More and more brands are being made international which is awesome. While other brands like Kiko are straight up not available which sucks because it looks so good! While other brands like milani or jordana are only semi available in that we only have access to a bit of their range. This makes it frustrating especially because they’re so affordable and yet we can’t get to them.
Brand new launches take forever to get here | I’m still waiting on some Maybelline products to be released over here. It’s annoying when see people rave about a product all over the blogging world and mean while we’re old and in rocking chairs by the time it gets to us.
Mac lipsticks | I included this one because of the price difference compared to the US. In the US it’s around 16 bucks, it’s $39 AUD in Australia. We pay more than double which for a lipstick stinks.
And that wraps up the post? Do you guys feel like ranting about anything makeup related? Rant away in the comments! I hope you all have an awesome day and I’ll see you in the next post. Love you guys.