Beauty Talk

My online shopping experience with BeautyMNL

So there’s another online beauty shop here in the Philippines! BeautyMNL is an online shop that offers a wide range of beauty products — skincare, makeup and even accessories. It carries well-known brands like Bobbi Brown, Olay, Bath and Body Works, Human Nature, Nars, NYX, etc. And yes, even your favorite Korean brands are available (Banila Co., Laneige, Skinfood, Innisfree). There are also Japanese brands like Hada Labo, Kose, and Biore.

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Here’s their story according to their site:

OUR MOTIVATION
We at BeautyMNL want you to feel your most beautiful. Every. Single. Day.
Filipina beauty is perhaps the most diverse in the world. We are a tribe of morenas, mestizas, and chinitas. Our hair falls in thick curls, gentle waves, or pin-straight sheets. Our smiles have made us famous in other countries, whether they’re framed by lips full or thin. No two Filipinas are alike—and that’s the most awesome thing about being one of us.
Our beauty doesn’t fit the mold—it breaks it. So it’s not hard to imagine why, in a world steeped in Photoshopped images and unattainable standards of perfection, it can be a challenge to appreciate our own look. And we know this, because we’re one of you, too!

Due to my love of skincare products, I became one of the chosen few to give the site a test run and I was pretty much excited about it! Yey!

Before you start to shop at BeautyMNL

You have to signup first in order to shop at BeautyMNL. It’s easy! You just need to fill out the following details below. If you are a Deal Grocer member, you can use it to sign up :)

signup page

Once details are submitted, you will receive an email in your inbox to confirm your registration. Just click that link and you are good to go!

Ready, set, SHOP!

Here’s the page you will see once you start to shop. Very easy to navigate with the Categories on top.

beautyMNL homepage

Hovering over a category will make subcategories appear. I love browsing skincare products so let’s start with that.

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You can choose to browse their items by brands, too.

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I seriously don’t know what to buy because of too many choices! I want to buy them all but of course I have to control myself. There are a lot of affordable items that are labeled as 2016 Beauty Awards, so I was aiming for those. Unfortunately, most of them were sold out because of their popularity.

I wanted to get this Anti EYEging eye care from Skin Genie but it was out of stock when I made my order :( There is an option to add it to waitlist but I chose not to, haha!

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Here’s another good find! Collagen Eye Zone Mask from Skinlite. It’s only Php100 for 30 sheets! And it’s in stock so I added it to my cart right away.06

After several hours of browsing and deciding which items to buy that are within my needs and budget, I have finalized my shopping cart. In the meantime, I only bought 5 items. What I bought were mostly skincare and anti-aging products. Well, I am not getting any younger.

beautyMNL shopping cart

Proceed to Checkout

After you’re done adding items to your cart, proceed to checkout by clicking the big red button that says “Proceed to Checkout”. Cart summary will be displayed on the side with the grand total. Payment can be done via credit card, paypal or bank deposit. If you have store credits, you can use that as well :)

Delivery Fees

Just a note: there is a fixed delivery fee of Php50 per cart/order for deliveries made within Metro Manila, and Php150 for those outside Metro Manila. You can avail the free delivery if your orders reach at least Php2000.

That’s how easy it is to shop!

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Customer Support

I made a mistake with my initial order — I forgot to order a certain item! It will be a waste to create a new order and pay another set of delivery fee. So, I contacted support through their mobile (only one number is available) and no one answered :( I guess they were overwhelmed with other inquiries at the time. I contacted them via email instead and received their reply minutes later. I was advised to cancel my initial order and they credited the total amount to my BeautyMNL account so I could create a new order. Yey! This time I made sure I added the correct items and I used my store credits upon checking out.

Delivery of Order

According to their site, delivery will take about 3-5 business days, so weekends are not included. I ordered my items last Friday afternoon (February 17, 2017) so I was expecting my package by Tuesday. However, I was surprised to have received it last Sunday, February 19. They delivered it to me even if it was a weekend! :) That was fast! It made my day :)

What I bought from BeautyMNL

Here are the items I bought. All of them are for anti-aging :)

purchases from BeautyMNL

Interested to buy these items? Visit BeautyMNL and signup now! :)


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