October 14, 2012

Priceless Beauty : Order #1 from Fragrance Direct

I've had my eyes on Essie -polishes for a while now, but since they cost about 15 euros 
around here I've been postponing the purchase. Normally my polishes cost anything 
between 1-5 euros, so putting that kind of money on my nails has felt a little ..well, vain
So I ended up doing my very first beauty order from British company named Fragrance Direct.


The price for Essie lacquers is currently only 2.50 euros (£1.99), see them here.
Wow, if that's not a bargain then I don't know what is. Some shades were sold out on the
 second time I went browsing, but after few days there were plenty more again !
Then I noticed that not only nail polishes, but other make up and perfumes
with good / high quality were ridiculously cheap too. And that's what I love about shops obviously:
high-quality items with affordable price - and reasonable delivery cost.

I will also do a little review about my nice shopping experience, while showing you what I got from them.


Notes:

  • The site was really simple to use, I found easily all the delivery cost info etc. which was really nice thing to notice (after browsing through some frustrating online shops, trying to figure out what is the final international delivery..) Site is visually appealing and clear. Currency used on the site is pound, since the company is British. I used X-Rates currency calculator to check out all the prices in euros - really simple! 
  • Delivery to Finland was £2.49 for the first item, and £1.99 for each product after that. So to add all of my items together, delivery for 4 products was £7.48 pounds. I paid about £17 for this whole order (about 21 €) using PayPal - and that's the whole thing seriously!
If I had bought just these polishes, they would have cost me 45 euros! Huge save :)
  • I placed my order on 4th October and got it next Wednesday, in 6 days. (But if you exclude the weekend it took only four days heh!) And the promise was 10 days, so I'm extremely happy about this. They delivered to my doorstep, but I wasn't there at the time so had to pick it up later from the post office.

3 x polish = £7.50

Brooch the Subject

A Crewed Interest

To Buy or Not to Buy

They don't sell Astor in Finland, so this was a completely new brand to me. 
I included their waterproof mascara to this order, since my old one is running out.

Volume Diva Waterproof Mascara, £2.50. Isn't it pretty, too.


"Give your lashes close-fitting volume and luxurious curves. 
Body-shaping and curving mascara with Lycra enriched formula that indulges lashes with dense volume and sublime curves with incomparable smoothness and suppleness. No more brittle lashes. In addition to breathtaking, dramatic results, the lashes radiate health and have a sensual satin finish."



Also got a really lovely surprise from Fragrance Direct. This YSL "Manifesto"-perfume tester. 
I love the scent really much actually, and might have to consider getting it for myself. 
Or maybe someone dear to me notices this and decides to give it as a gift, hehe.

Girl can dream ;)



Let's hope some sunshine to this Sunday. Remember to rest!^^ x


KÄÄNNÖS:
Tällä kertaa teenkin päinvastoin kuin useimmiten, ja käännän vain lyhyesti suomeksi.
(Kerrankin kun kyseessä on joku kauppa, josta muutkin kuin te kanssakansalaiseni voivat realistisesti ajatellen tilata jotain itselleen :) Yllä näkyvät siis tuotteet jotka tilasin [sikahalvalla!] Fragrance Directilta 
vähän aikaa sitten, koska olen himoinnut Essien kynsilakkoja jo pitkän tovin. Täältä niitä löytyykin uskomattomalla n. 2,50 euron hinnalla, meidän putiikkiemme 15 € sijaan. Ripsarini oli myöskin lopussa ja sivuilta sattui löytymään Astorin Volume Diva Mascara, jollaisia ei työkaverini mukaan koto-Suomesta saa!

Sivustolla käytetään valuuttana puntaa, mutta eurosummat on helppo laskea valuuttalaskureilla.
Toimitus oli nopeampi kuin luvattiin (lupaus 10 pvää ja meni viikonlopun kanssa 6)
 - erittäin kiva - ja tuotteiden edullisuuteen nähden ihan hyvä. Postikulut meni melkeinpä fifty fifty tuotteiden loppusumman kanssa, n. kymppi kaikkiin kynsilakkoihin ja mascaraan + suunnilleen saman verran oli postituskin. Ja se kun riippuu ihan täysin tuotemäärästä (ensimmäinen on kolmisen euroa ja jokainen lisätuote 2,50) ja minne päin sieltä briteistä postittavat.) Ja olipa mukava saada myös pieni ylläri,
YSL:n tuoksunäyte! ^^ Lovin' it. Kaiken kaikkiaan todella positiivinen ensikokemus.
Tämä oli tosiaan aika suppea suomennos joten kyselkää jos tulee mitään mieleen! :)

Toivotaan aurinkoa tähän sunnuntaihin. Muistakaa levätä! ^^ x

51 comments :

  1. I love essie! Those colors look so sweet <3 perfect romantic look. I also did a post on essie nail polish! If it interests you, I hope you'll stop by my blog :)
    following you now love <3

    xo
    osmiuminlove.blogspot.com

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  2. Kivan väriset lakat. Haluaisin kans kokeilla Essien lakkoja mutta se hinta on vähän ehkä korkea, mutta tuolta tilaamista vois kyllä ajatella :) Kiitti vinkistä <3

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  3. beautiful smooth tones, I'm gonna paint my nails right NOW =D thanks for sharing it hun!

    Love from the NANA girls xoxo

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  4. I'm happy I found your blog! You have wonderful variety. Keep up the good work.

    Erin

    thefashionfairyblog.blogspot.com

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  5. Lovely products! I love the To Buy or Not to Buy nailpolish. Also amazing mascara, the design is so pretty! We have astor here, but I´ve never seen this mascara!
    kisses and happy sunday,
    chris

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  6. The colours are amazing..but very expensive for a nail-paint ):

    Love your blog, it's very cute! :D

    Love,
    Dipika-
    www.dipikasyngai.blogspot.com

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  7. Cute pastel polishes! Great purchases :)

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  8. Thank you! My friends and I got front row cause my boyfriend was one of the models... so great seats indeed!

    By the way, thank you for the support! Following you back to show mines!

    -Kim
    www.KimKardashnguyen.com

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  9. Essie polishes are the best in my eyes!
    From Paris with love, Vicky

    The Golden Bun

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  10. Essies nail polishes are amazing! :-)

    www.sofiescloset.dk

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  11. those are some super cute pastel shades and I've heard great things about Essie polishes. I think I had one many years ago..
    anyway, too bad I can't order from international online shops. I would if I could :P

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  12. thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! can't wait for your next post!


    xo
    osmiuminlove.blogspot.com

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  13. Thanks for your comment on my last post! I appreciate your insight as well. I like your choice of Essie colours, a Crewed Interest is my favourite.Have a good Monday!

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  14. sweet bargain!

    Jessica
    http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

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  15. So pretty! I love essie nail polish, I have the same-ish grey color :)

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  16. wow what a total bargain for these nail polishes! they are pretty pricey instore over here as well. online is definitely the place to go! thanks for the website link :)

    metallicpaws.blogspot.com

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  17. gorgeous colors~

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr

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  18. Love Essie polish, those colors are so pretty and soft!

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  19. Love your post Satu! I love pastel colors too!

    Love,Nyt
    from
    BIG hair LOUD mouth

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  20. This post is so inspiring darling! :)


    With love,Mia

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  21. great polishes :)
    http://please-freeze-time.blogspot.com/
    xx Jules

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  22. Voi muru kun pelastit mun kynsilakkashoppailun! ♥ Oon hyvin katkera Amazonille kun sieltä ei enää saa Jenkeistä tilattuna halpoja lakkoja Suomeen, joten tämä tuli kuin tilauksesta ;) Ja todellakin menen sinun linkkiesi kautta, tämä oli sen verran arvokas vinkki! xoxo ♥

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  23. Pretty shades <3


    http://nettiesolon.blogspot.com

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  24. I really love these colors!

    xx. Hybrid Hunter

    follow each other?

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  25. love those colors! I recently got a few new essie shades and they are my faves!


    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  26. these colours are so pretty!! great prices too :)

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  27. Love Essie Polish and love the colors you ordered. I am totally checking out that site.

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  28. Such sweet colours ! I've never tried Essie before but might have to check these out.

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  29. the colors are soo beautiful and soft :).
    love it.

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  30. Wow it sounds like such a sweet shop! I keep seeing the cutest Essie colours - need to get some that is for sure!

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  31. What beautiful colours you chose!

    I love Essie nail polish and find them to last a long time on my nails without chipping :D xx

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  32. Kiitos ihanasta kommentista!
    Voi ei, sitten tämä Helsingin uusi Hard Rock Café huutaa jo nimeäsi! Jäisit joskus vähän pitempäänkin tänne, Helsingistä löytyy kaikenlaista kivaa :)
    Jee, tulen seuraavalla junalla Mikkeliin sitten, haha! Eiku oikeasti, pitää suunnitella joku matka Mikkeliin..mutta sinne kannattaa varmasti tulla kesällä, vaiko millaista siellä on talvella? Varmasti kaunista silloinkin :)

    xxx
    E
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  33. Gorgeous colors :)

    mineminemagie.blogspot.ie

    xxx

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  34. The nail polishes are very cute! I love pastels

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  35. love these colors! following you on bloglovin and GFC now :)

    www.dailydisguise.com

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  36. I love those nail polish colours!

    Vicky
    lamaletadeolivia.blogspot.com

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  37. Thanks for sharing!Tips for beauty bargains are most welcome!I'm following you and I'd love if you could check out my blog too!lots of love,kisses Coco

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