Sunday, March 20, 2016

Scarlet & Julia: New Online Beauty Shopping Destination

For Canadian beauty lovers, online shopping for makeup usually ends when we realize the crazy shipping charges slapped onto our order. How I wish I could order from websites from Hautelook and Ulta. But while the CAD recovers, there's a new option that you should definitely check out if you are in need of some retail therapy: Scarlet & Julia.

I was contacted by the Scarlet & Julia team a couple of months ago but was so indecisive on what products to pick for $50 as there were so many great options. I ended up choosing the Stila Brow Pencil and the Jean Pierre Desiree Hair Brush.

Product Selection
Scarlet & Julia has a full range of products in stock and is sorted by: Makeup, hair, skincare, fragrance and body. There are many brands that I've heard of but have not had a chance to explore. There are also some more familiar brands that are sold at Sephora and Shoppers. The brands are typically priced between drugstore and high end.

Brands include:
-Anna Sui
-Dr. Haushka
-Lipstick Queen
-Nuxe Paris

Jean-Pierre Desiree Boar Brush ($36)- I went for this hair brush as I've heard tons of good things about using Boar hair and I have too much makeup anyways. The bristles are very strong but gentle at the same time. It seriously makes my hair VERY soft and smooth when I brush through although I don't know about long term benefits yet.

Stila Stay all Day Precision Brow Pencil ($27)- I've never used a pencil brow product before as I've always used powders. This one is double ended with a spoolie and I like that it's auto twist up so I don't have to sharpen it. At first I thought the pigmentation is lacking, but now I appreciate that the product isn't too creamy or pigmented.

Loyalty Points
When you shop on Scarlet and Julia, you can earn S&J credits which can be used for your next purchase! You get 5% of your purchase price back in S&J credits and you can choose how much or how little of it to use during check out. You can get 100 points for signing up, 10 points for every $1 spent, and 500 points when you invite a friend.

Additionally, 1% of sales is donated to Look Good Feel Better, an organization that supports women battling cancer.

Shipping & Service

I made my order on January 27th and received my items on February 8th. It's definitely not the fastest shipping but as I wasn't in a hurry, the timing was fine for me! You can get free delivery and samples on purchases of $75 or more. If your purchase is less than that, there is a $9.95 shipping charge. 

They provide a tracking number which was handy as you can view the status of your package on Canada Post's website.

Beauty Outlet

The other really cool thing about Scarlet & Julia is their Beauty Outlet. It's similar to Hautelook in which certain products go on sale for a limited time. You can often find items 50-70% off it's original price!

Where do you do your online beauty shopping? Did you find anything from Scarlet & Julia that caught your eye?

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