Majority of the items I have bought off Ebay are beauty/cosmetics and to enhance my blog/YouTube. I am quite careful when choosing sellers but still, we are all prone to make mistakes. Ebay is such a lovely place to buy inexpensive beauty storage items like acrylic storage and even makeup brushes but don’t expect the best quality out there. I am going to put up a post on shopping tips for Ebay by tomorrow or Monday so be sure to check back.
Acrylic Storage- Link Here
I recently purchased this lovely acrylic storage which holds 24 lipsticks and I really like it. It’s not heavy at all and it is really compact. I purchased it because I wanted to see more of my lipsticks and use them instead of having them hidden in my drawers. I have another acrylic storage for the rest of my lipsticks (the higher end ones) but that one is less compact and super heavy.
Empty Magnetic Eyeshadow Palette (Link Here)
I have quite a few eyeshadow palettes that need to be depoted so I can use them more because some palette packaging are just way too bulky. I particularly wanted to get more use from my Urban Decay Book of Shadow eyeshadows which I really like but never get to use as much as I should simply because the packaging is too bulky. The Z-palette was my first choice but I wanted something more compact and I didn't want to spend too much money. I found this magnetic palette on Ebay and I decided to take a plunge. It was from China so it took ages to arrive which I am quite used to now so I am not too fussed. I really like it and I just had to choose pink because they didn't have black which would have been so ideal. It has a magnetic board at the bottom so the eyeshadow pans can stick to it and it has such a good grip. Depending on the size of the eyeshadow pans you are depoting, I think this can fit at least 6 or more eyeshadow pans. I somehow managed to squeeze in 9 of the Urban Decay eyeshadows and I love it.
L’Oreal True Match Foundation N6.5 (Link Here)
Shortly after I reviewed and fell in love with the L’Oreal True Match Foundation N6.5, I went back to purchase more as backup only to find out that it may have been discontinued here in the UK. I searched high and low in-store and online and I was pretty desperate because I really like this foundation so I went to my last resort- Ebay. I found this from a US seller and I had to pick it up. It was also such a good deal and I didn't mind that the US version had no pumps; I was just happy to have two extra bottles for the price of one here in the UK and the shipping cost was not bad at all.
I love buying cheap makeup brushes from Ebay especially if they come from China however I only buy on blogger’s recommendations. I recommend stopping over on Fee's blog (Makeupsavvy Blog) where she has such an amazing blog and excellent Ebay purchases and many of these brushes were bought on her recommendations. There are so many makeup brushes on Ebay so if a trusted blogger recommends an Ebay makeup brush which is super cheap, I would be happy to try it. I have bought brushes from a Chinese brand called Jessup and others from unknown brands and I have been seriously impressed. I didn't have high hopes on them and I guess that’s why I was more impressed than ever. I think my favourite Ebay brushes will be these purple ones which look and feel so similar to the Real Techniques Brushes and they have surprisingly lasted really well.
It is such a gamble to buy tech stuff on Ebay but I guess I was lucky to find a good seller. I bought my Rode Videomic from Ebay and the seller was really amazing and it works excellently without any hitches. I got it for a fraction of the price and it is almost as good as new in fact you can hardly tell that it was ever used. The seller said he had only used it like 3-4 times and I could tell it was true because this seemed brand new. These are my favourite picks from Ebay so far and stay tuned for some useful shopping tips for Ebay on tomorrow's post. What have you been buying from Ebay? See you in my next post...x