As my fellow Canadian beauty addicts may understand, it is sometimes a great challenge to acquire certain products. We Canadians are often neglected when it comes to product availability and often have to pay a higher price for the same products (and that’s without the added costs of shipping, taxes, duties and customs). Needless to say, it is a welcomed finding to come across Canadian beauty retailers who carry hard to find items and ship out of Canada, which helps with avoiding high shipping costs.
FTB Beauty is an online retailer from Toronto, which specializes on providing Canadians with harder to access products at a fair price. They carry brands such as Real Techniques, EcoTools, Milani and NYX with an extensive range of products from each brand. Shipping in Canada is free for orders over $50 and orders placed before 3PM are shipped the same day. I made my first order from FTB Beauty back in April and received it in about 2 weeks. Although the shipping wait time was a little long, the order came securely and everything was packed well. I hate paying for shipping costs (why pay for shipping when you can use that money on more products, right?!) so a longer wait period is justified if it means I don’t have to pay a shipping cost.
Nail Polish Canada is an online retailer from Vancouver, which focuses on nail products with a bit of makeup bits thrown within. They carry the widest range of nail polish I have ever seen with very reasonable prices. Along with most nail polish brands, they carry products from brands such as theBalm, Dermablend, Batiste and Red Cherry Lashes. All orders in Canada ship free and when I placed my order, I received it in two days all nicely packed up with a lollipop. Talk about impressive! A feature that I really like about Nail Polish Canada is the tool in which you can sign up to receive an email notification for when an out-of-stock product comes back into stock. In addition, they have a rewards system in which Polish Points can be accumulated with orders and can be cashed in for free products. Their rewards list is quite extensive with a wide variety of products and it is a nice perk for loyal customers.