Beauty Joint,  review

BeautyJoint review

Today, my friends, is a happy day for me: the postman delivered both the packages I was waiting for! :D
I’d like to make a review about the service of these two online shops I got my polish from: Beauty Joint.com and Nail Polish Direct.uk. First online shop I’m going to review is Beauty Joint, and I’m talking about Nail Polish Direct in the next post. Hope you’ll enjoy it and most of all, that you will find it helpful!
BeautyJoint.com
First of all: you know, I’m from Italy, and for us, ordering polishes from the USA is pretty expensive, most of all because most of the times our mail gets stuck at the customs, and that means that A) you have to wait a long time before you finally get your package (usually it varies from 1 to 2 months); B) you also have to pay extra money when it arrives home (last time I’ve spent 11€) so that it isn’t convenient anymore to buy oversea. But I think that getting our China Glaze, Orly or O.P.I. polishes from the USA is always a bit less expensive that buying them in shops here in Europe, so we’re somehow “forced” to shop oversea if we really want polishes from american brands.
Now, before I placed my order on this american online shop, I asked some girls about their experience, and the funny thing was that the only negative comments I heard about the delivery came from italian girls. As a matter of fact, outside Italy, a Beauty Joint order arrived within one or two weeks, without any problems (keep in mind that I’m just talking about delivery times and taxes), while in Italy it took about two months because the packages were stopped at the customs, and when they were delivered home people had to pay extra.
So, I knew that there could be problems but I decided to place my order anyway, because they have really nice polishes (Kleancolor, Milani, LA Girl, NYX Girls and recently also China Glaze) and the shipping was’n very expensive: I payed $11,39 for International Package shipping, plus $1,99 of Shipping Insurance (this was optional) and $1 for Handling Fee.
The polishes theirself were pretty cheap: I payed $1,75 for the Kleancolors and $4,25 for the China Glaze (this one was a bit more expensive because it’s a glitter, the other ones were $3,99 and the crackles $4,99).
Overall I spent $26,73 (about 21€) for six polishes, that means 3,5€ per polish, and that’s not bad considering that they came from the USA!
Summarizing: My experience with this online shop was pretty positive. My polishes arrived home safely and I didn’t have to pay extra fees. The only thing that bothered me a little was how long it took for my package to get here, but hey, I guess that’s kinda fair thinking about what I payed for the shipping. I just hope that this experience of mine wasn’t the only positive here in Italy. In conclusion, I will probably buy some more stuff on Beauty Joint.com in the future :)
from left to right:
China Glaze: Blonde Bombshell; Kleancolor: Neon Pink, Barbie Pink, Chunky Holo Bluebell, Neon Sapphire, Bite Me
  • Mi sembra di capire che gli smalti hanno + o meno lo stesso prezzo di CherryCulture ma la spedizione costa meno :) Io i ChinaGlaze cmq preferisco prenderli su 8ty8Beauty. I prezzi sono molto bassi, la spedizione ha prezzo fisso e ti vengono incontro quindi niente dogana :)

  • @Simona: ne ho sentito parlare di quel sito ma non ci ho mai fatto acquisti. Quanto si paga di spedizione?

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  • Da 1 a 6 boccette $16.00, da 7 a 12 son $32.00 e così via! Secondo me dato che sono scatti fissi conviene sempre prenderne 6 alla volta, così sono pacchetti più piccoli e meno a rischio a dogana (anche perchè difficilmente superi i 20 euro di spesa con cui si paga la dogana, tra le note dell’ordine poi metto sempre di non indicare value 0, che con value 0 scatta la multa di 11 euro della dogana italiana che non accetta valore zero!!).
    Però… han messo su un messaggio che ora i ChG sono vendibili solo in US o_O Svengo!

  • Barbie Pink and Neon Pink are yummy :D

  • This is a great review! I usually get my ChG from nailsupplies.us along with some Essie, Orly and so on. It’s nice to find out about new shops. I’ve seen that a lot of retailers don’t ship to Italy and, until now, I had no idea why. I also have to go to the customs office every time I get something from outside EU, but I didn’t have issues with extra fees so far. Can’t wait for the other review, as the website looks quite interesting.

  • E’ tantissimo che desidero dei Kleancolor ma son stata frenata da molte reviews negative sul negozio (non so se hai letto, in sostanza han mandato delle boccette col tappo rotto in partenza o con meno prodotto all’interno e non se ne sono assunti la responsabilità). Detto papale papale, ti danno l’aiutino per il form della simpa dogana o nisba? :D

  • @Simona: bè dai, non male come prezzi…è una via di mezzo tra nailsupplies e beautyjoint! Comunque ho notato anch’io che hanno scritto che i CG non li spediscono più al di fuori degli US, e ho mandato loro una mail per spiegazioni, vediamo quando mi rispondono cosa dicono.

    @Mihaela: I’ve also bought some stuff from Nailsupplies, they have the best choice between the most famous nail polish brands; the only negative thing is that the shipping price is a bit high ($20) and the polishes they sell aren’t exactly the most cheap out there :/ Anyway, it’s a good shop and I will absolutely buy some more stuff there too!

    @Cristina: Sì, ho letto di quei casi dove sono state spedite boccette danneggiate, ma per fortuna non è il mio caso. Forse, con tutte le lamentele ricevute, ora ci fanno un po’ più di attenzione…comunque riguardo al form, ti faccio vedere la foto del mio pacco, così ti rendi conto…aggiungo che io non ho detto niente, hanno fatto tutto loro!

    http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv260/Sibylle__/DSCN5781.jpg

  • In sostanza… sì, aiutano!! :)
    Un altro buon sito per i ChG è TransDesign! La spedizione di 9 boccette = 20$.
    Se ti rispondono da 8ty8 mi fai sapere (o sul blog o su Twitter, fai tu!)

  • @Simona: da quanto ne so, Trans Design e Nailsupplies sono la stessa cosa, almeno sono gestiti dalle stesse persone, infatti i costi di spedizione sono gli stessi, così come i prezzi degli smalti!

  • I think that nailsupplies.us has very low prices. 3$ for China Glaze and 4$ for Orly, and a lot of times they have Essie for 4$. I didn’t find such low prices, not even on ebay. And yes, it’s the same company as transdesign. They charged my paypal as “transdesign” so it’s confirmed. And I know I can trust them because my packages always arrived intact. (I understand your Italian conversations but I’m not that confident to answer in Italian because I would make mistakes.)

  • @Mihaela: Well, you’re good if you understood what we were saying :) Anyway, Nailsupplies is definetly my favourite online shop, it has good prices and the shipping is always fast and without any problems! The only thing that bothers me a bit is that I have to spend $20 for the shipping, and if I want to buy five or six polishes (not only China Glaze) it becomes a little expensive for me…but it’s still a great alternative!

  • I just ordered a really large order off there for the first time! I’m so nervous, and excited for my polishes. How’d the golden china glaze one go? I didn’t pick that one up but was close to, looks magnificent!

  • Its really great review and I like that 2nd one and will see if still they have it or not.

  • If I may I just wanna say something about beautyjoint. DO NOT order from that website if you are international. I had quite a horrible experience, spent over 100 dollars on a particular shipment, never received my products and they didn’t care. I am aware that they state they are not responsible for International orders, but I also knew of quite a few cases they did refund the credit. It just bothers me that they don’t treat everyone equally because they only offered me 25% and in store credit meaning I had to make yet another order and pay more shipping. There are many bad experiences on the net about this. I say: Be Warned. Terrible.

  • If I may I just wanna say something about beautyjoint. DO NOT order from that website if you are international. I had quite a horrible experience, spent over 100 dollars on a particular shipment, never received my products and they didn’t care. I am aware that they state they are not responsible for International orders, but I also knew of quite a few cases they did refund the credit. It just bothers me that they don’t treat everyone equally because they only offered me 25% and in store credit meaning I had to make yet another order and pay more shipping. There are many bad experiences on the net about this. I say: Be Warned. Terrible.