Wednesday, November 16, 2011 shopping experience and site review

There's been a lot of weddings in my family recently and I've bought so many kanchivaram silk sarees for these and I think I've been conditioned from those coz I've developed a great liking for shot colours. You know, duo chromes that flash different colours at different angles. So when I saw the ad for BLab at a beauty blog saying they now have zoya polishes, I immediately went to the site and started drooling ordering.
Zoya has such incredible duo chromes. You must check them out. And they are of extremely good quality, but more on this later.

B.Lab Home Page
The Package
The Packaging

Zoya Nail polishes in Angella and Adina
 So what did I think about BLab?
Yay for:
  • They stock a lot of wellness and personal care brands that are not available in India that easily such as Dermalogica, Nu skin, la Roche posay and eminence amongst others. They also have perfumes and make up from other brands like revlon and maybelline and OPI and zoya polishes.
  • They have good discounts on almost all products
  • They offer cash on delivery
  • Free shipping, but only for purchases over 400
  • They offer 15% off on your first purchase once you register but not sure if it's a permanent offer or a limited period one.
  • Site layout is very pleasing and easy to navigate.
  • The swatches on this site are much better than some others out there.
  • Packaging of the products for shipping is very neat. They send it in a sturdy black box and lots of bubble wrap so you can rest assured that no damage will happen during shipping. (I now use this black box to store some nail polishes.)
  • Good customer care and service

Boo for:
  • Delivery takes a tad longer- about 5 days, which is slightly slow compared to sites like urban touch and Cosmetix who ship within 2 days. I guess this is not their fault. It's probably because they use Aramex courier while the other use Blue Dart that's faster. But this is not a big issue.

Overall I like this site but feel they can expand to other brands like NYX.. In fact I noticed they've recently added some products from NYX but they could include more such brands that are not available in India. Otherwise this site is excellent.

My rating:****


  1. Hi Purple Spirit..wanted some info from you regarding beautyjoint..i was planning to place order with them so wanted to know if you paid using paypal or do they accept debit cards? thank you

  2. Hi parita! I paid using a credit card.. But they do have paypal also.. Not sure if they accept debit cards.. Shouldn't be a problem I suppose..
    Happy shopping.. Do lemme know what all u buy! I strongly recommend NYX's face primer and hd eyeshadow base and the round lip glosses. :)

  3. hey..thanks for replying back..i ams till trying to figure out if I should go with beautyjoint or cherryculture or porkdaisy..have heard not so good reviews on beautyjoint but their prices are the lowest of all and even m the way which shipping did you opt for on beautyjoint?

  4. My experience with BeautyJoint was really good.. Maybe you could try ordering something small at first and then a bigger one.. But personally I think all the sites are same... If something goes wrong it's usually the courier delivery people's fault.. And if you send a complaint they'll refund your money.. I ordered thru USPS, which was the cheapest option, and didnt opt for insurance also.. And the regular postman (yes regular postman, not even courier company) delivered it in 10 days from the day I placed my order. If you're skeptical maybe you can opt for the insurance too.

  5. Bookmarked for fashion and Style. I really love your Blog ;-)

  6. this seems promising. i was wondering about them. considering the name is blab. lol. nice review.

  7. It's not B. Lab it's Be. ware for me. I had a very bad experience with them. I ordered 2 Maybelline lipsticks from them about INR 310 each(blushing brunette & autumn rush), it took about 20 days for them to deliver and that too wrong items Maybelline lipstick blushing brunette with price INR299 and Maybelline blush(soft plum discontinued)INR 205, such a dump. Called the customer care several times they don't even attend my call. Please be careful when you order with them.