Happy Monday everyone!
The title is quite misleading. The more comprehensive title would be "Where to buy cheap branded nail polish". But one blogger has to push for the pagerank right?
Anyway, I have some sites to recommend. And these are local (Malaysia & Singapore) sites. I'm not too sure if they ship out of Malaysia & Singapore.
This site is easy to navigate. They accept various methods of payment. But it's more pricey. A bottle of OPI cost about RM44. Still cheaper than buying retail.
2. Nail Fiesta
Besides nail polish, they also sell makeups and skincare products. The brands that they carry include OPI, Nubar, Essie, China Glaze, Color Club, Nail Tek, Seche, NYX, and Poshe'. This site is quite updated with new products from the different brands. But it sold out pretty fast. A bottle of OPI cost about RM33. Do check out their bargain corner. Sometimes you can find RM9 OPI.
3. Secret Allure
I've never buy from this site directly. My friend ordered from this site and I was only tumpang-ing order. The good thing about this site is they take pre-order. When there's new collection, you can pre-order the colors before it is even released. And it's not even that expensive. In fact, she sells the cheapest OPI, about RM30 per bottle. But they have very limited brands. She only sells OPI and Glitter Gal. Currently she's selling original and ready stock Banana Taipei bags too.
4. Slammin' Tips 'n' Toes
This is my favorite site because the seller is quite helpful. She has OPI, Essie, China Glaze and NYX products on her site. A bottle of OPI cost about RM33. It's pretty much updated and sold out fast. She also has loyalty program system where you can claim for voucher. For example, if you send RM400 then you'll receive a RM30 voucher.
Tips on buying nail polish online
- Get your friends to order at the same time so you guys can share on the postage.
- Before placing your order, go to drug store or Sephora or any shop to test out the color on your nails. Remember the name and then buy online. That way you can decide better if the color suits you or not. And you can see the real thing, whether it is too sheer or too glittery, etc.
- If you don't have time to go to the physical store and do swatches, there are plenty of online photos on nail polish swatches. While you're doing your online shopping, check out the swatch colors so you can decide which one to get. Normally the color on the bottles and commercial photos don't reflect the original color of the nail polish. I recommend you guys Scrangie. This blog is updated ahead of the market. She receives samples of nail polish to try out even before it is released for sale. And her photos are simply amazing. The color does reflect the real color of the nail polish.