My Latest Overseas Haul! How Much Money Did I Save?

Hey Guys, welcome back to my page. If you have been following me for a while you would know I love using shipping services to save money on products, people like me in Australia pay a fortune for; as well as products they don’t sell in Australia.

For this Haul I used the site The Luxe Link, which I will link at the bottom of the page.

The Luxe Link is a service, and not a reseller of luxury goods. They are a shopping concierge based in New York City, that provides access to America’s online and traditional retailers. I used the service to access Nordstorm and their amazing deals and limited edition products.

In my haul I got;

  • Hourglass ambient lighting palette 3 $80US
  • Mac Prep and Prime Fixing Spray $25US
  • Mac Look in a Box Early to Red $36.50
  • Mac Viva Glam 1 and 3 $17.50US Each

Total:

$176.50US = $229.70 AUD

Worth in Australia:

  • Hourglass ambient lighting palette 3 (Currently Unavailable in Australia so US transferred to AUD) $104.15AUD
  • Mac Prep and Prime Fixing Spray $36AUD
  • Mac Look in a Box Early to Red $99AUD
  • Mac Viva Glam 1 and 3 $36AUD Each

Total: $311.15AUD

Meaning when you order with them you are saving $81.45AUD on the products you buy!

I don’t know about you but that makes Service fees so worth it for shipping services and makes me want to buy more from America, it also makes me want to move to America!

Has anyone used shipping services before? Did you get any amazing deals?

Also I have been given a code for if you guys want to make an order with them yourself, i don’t make any money off it.

https://www.theluxelink.com
https://www.theluxelink.com/request/
The code is “JADE” and you will get $50US off your sale over $200US. The code will be valid till December 31st.

If you make an order let me know what you get!

 

Sephora in America is so much cheaper than Australia, so learn how to take advantage of US pricing with ShopandBox.

So recently I did my second order with ShopandBox, taking advantage of the Sephora VIB sale.

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What I got and their US Rrp;

  • Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette $26US
  • Smashbox Glow and Go set $29US
  • Sephora Favourites Beauty after last call $22US
  • Benefit Refined and Defined Brow Kit $34US
  • Cinema Secrets brush cleaner $8US

Total: $119US

Total with discount: $101.15US

Plus Shipping Fee and and Service Fee: $47.84US

Total Cost: $148.99US

Total Cost Aud: $198.75AUD

What I got and what they cost in Australia;

  • Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette $37AUD
  • Smashbox Glow and Go set (Unavailable in Aus) So $38.69AUD for the cost of US price
  • Sephora Favourites Beauty after last call (unavailable in Aus) So $29.35AUD for the cost of US price
  • Benefit Refined and Defined Brow Kit $59AUD
  • Cinema Secrets brush cleaner $42AUD

Total: $206.04AUD

Plus Shipping cost: $16.95

Final Total: $222.99

Savings by using ShopandBox: $24.24AUD

Yes the savings arent catastrophically great but any saving is a good saving and a lot of the time you can get amazing deals like the Sephora Favourites boxes you cant get in Australia. Its also a good idea to use Shipping services like ShopandBox when your favourite American companies have amazing specials or exclusive deals, because then you get the most for your money, another great feature from Shopandbox is the amount of samples you get given from your boxer; with my last order I got a whole mix of products including a colour-pop eyeshadow!?! One company to buy from in America is Mac Cosmetics, they have been known to have almost a 100% markup for most products and sometimes even more and it happens with a lot of the Australian Cosmetic stores. For example it’s 17 USD (22 AUD) for a Mac lippie in the US versus 36 AUD in Australia.

If you want to try, or even check out Shopandbox click the link below. You can use the discover page to find what people are buying at the moment from countries all over the world.

Shop and Box

If you’ve shopped there before let me know about your experience, plus let me know what you want to hear more about so I can make a list of posts.

My Shop and Box experience! Costs, benefits and overall is it worth it? Plus giveaway sneak peek.. 

Hey guys welcome back to my blog. 

Today’s post is about my shop and box experience and haul! 

So I had the chance to try shop and box myself this month and I decided to check out Sephora US and Ulta as they are one of the two most well known makeup shops and are known to have some awesome sets and exclusive palettes.

This is what I got:

I got the Urban decay vice palette 

Which actually isn’t sold in Australia 

The smashbox light it up collection 

Rrp is 66Aud

Lorac dance till dawn palette which is an ulta exclusive and can’t be bought in Australia 

Then the Sephora favourites extravagant eyes which also isn’t sold in Australia Which gave you $134US(175aud) value for $42Us (55Aud). 


When using shop and box all you have to do is add items to a Wishlist you can pick from 29 different countries. I have used shop and box before but decided to shop from the US this time. I had boxer Yan, who was amazing they even gave me a little sample bag with my order which I thought was so sweet. When you order from shop and box you don’t need to pick just one shop you can use multiple, once your boxer receives the items they post photos on your chat so you can see they are in tact. 

Once your items are bought, You then proceeded with Invoice 2 the service fee which ranges between 10-14% with the fee the more you spend, the lower the service fee tier + international shipping

Once it’s all paid, DHL shipping takes 3 days from the US to your doorstep. I was so happy with how quick it all got to me and so well packaged as well. I will Definitely be shopping with them again. I have attached some more photos of the things I got so you can have a closer look. Also I will be giving away a Lorac palette and a shop and box experience on my Instagram so make sure you check it out 

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Has anyone shopped with shop and box before? What did you think if you did?

Do you guys like seeing hauls would you like to see more?