I made a 'test' order from beautyjoint.com on the 1st of December. I have had a really bad experience before, with Cherry culture,last year, where I ordered in October and it got lost then they resent it (I had to buy Fedex shipping the second time around,which was SO expensive) and I finally got the package in February! You can read about it here & here.
Not wanting the same to happen this time I ordered 5 things. And it came in yesterday. So it took 12 days :)
I ordered TWO Kleancolor nailpolishes. They come for $1.75 which isnt bad. Rs 93 (but thats just the base price cos they add shipping and paypal eats up come money aswell)
They have sooo many colours in this. The two I bought were - Chunky Holo Fuschia and Disco Ball. Now these two are extra shiny which is great but I doubt you can wear them by themselves. I mean the colour payoff isnt that great. The Holo fuchsia has a very light maroon to it so I would wear it over a burgundy and put two coats of it and Disco Ball definitely needs to be applied over something. It just has chunks of blue and purple and comes on transparent. But thats okay. I think it`ll look pretty over a blue or even white!
Although I would like to see some of their solid colours and test them out, whether they are opaque or not.
Next I jumped on the bandwagon of crackle nailpolish and got the Black one from Cherimoya. You should check these out even if you are not into crackle nailpolishes. They have a doomsday(2012 and what not) theme to them and all witty nailpolish name lovers would really like the names :)
I got the one in eternity. It was for 2.99$ (Rs 159) but again no point going by these prices. You end up paying more anyway
Then I got my FIRST China Glaze nail polish which I am SO excited about. I got PINK VOLTAGE NEON! It looks chalky in the picture but the camera couldnt pick up its neaon-ness. It is the brightest barbie pink you wouldve seen and its dries to become matte. Again pretty cool $3.99= Rs 213
Lastly got the Nyx Matte Lipgloss in Milan and its wonderful. Really nice 'My lips but better' colour and stays for quite some time. I washed my face and it was still there!
Since its matte, it does settle in the lines of your lips so scrub before using
The smell MIGHT be irritating for some people but I dont know how it could be cos it smells like an expensive bakery!
So I ordered 5 things. 4 nail polishes and One lip gloss. The total was $15.47
Shipping was $9.14
Handling fee $1
Handling fee $1
and I bought shipping insurance just to be safe- $1.99
The total came to $27.60
=Rs1467 (after paypal ate its share and at the dollar : rupee rate of that day)
So each product cost me Rs 293 which isnt bad :) Considering Urban touch has the nyx lipgloss for Rs 600!
I made another order yesterday, Yeah I know- I need to be restrained!