There is no denying that buying beauty products from international retailers is extremely lucrative to many people, especially those located in Australia and New Zealand. While I can carry on about how I like shopping at Mecca Cosmetica and Adore Beauty (and oh boy do I love those stores, both of which also ship internationally!!) the fact of the matter is that not everything I want can be bought in Australia, or for a price I can afford. This is where buying from international stores comes in, and in particular, the big USA department stores.

Why Am I Writing This Post?

I want to be up front and say that supporting your local economy is very important. I know that, you know that. I am not encouraging you to desert your local industry and only buy internationally. This post is merely a guide to help those who perhaps already buy from overseas retailers and are frustrated at not knowing which brands can and cannot be purchased.

One store I shop from a lot is Nordstrom. They have a lot of clothing brands that I have never heard of before but are perfect for me. But, a few times I have tried to add beauty products to my basket only at checkout it says those items aren’t able to be shipped to Australia. This is something I have experienced on many sites, so in frustration, I set out to do this post.  Continue Reading