There’s a new online store in town, ladies! If you follow me on social media (Twitter here and Facebook here), then you probably already know Foschini recently launched their beauty online store. I was so excited when I received the news, I immediately hopped on to my social media platforms to share this exciting news with you!
As most of you know, I am a HUGE online shopping fiend – being able to shop in your PJs while sipping on a cup of java is the best feeling ever. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy heading to the shops every now and again to swatch makeup products, and sniff the latest & greatest fragrances…but with so many great beauty blogs out there lately, it’s easy to look up swatch photographs online to decide if a particular foundation, concealer or eyeshadow might be suitable for your skintone. I rely heavily on good ol’ google for reviews and swatches before I do a spot of online shopping – how about you?
Anyway, so like I said Foschini recently launched their beauty online store – and here are 3 reasons why I LOVE this particular online store for my makeup shopping (they also stock body care, hair care, nail care, and beauty tools):
♥ They constantly have amazing promotions running – every week there are at least 5 to 10 active promos on their website. I’ve listed a couple of my current favourite promotions below, but you can click here to check out the entire list.
♥ If a specific product is out of stock online, you can use Foschini’s stock tracker to check availability of the product at a store nearest to you. All you have to do is go to the product page of the item you want to check stock for, click on the ‘Check Store Stock’ button, and then enter your city, suburb or shopping mall. A list of available stores will appear for you to choose from – you can find all the store details for the particular store by clicking on the ‘Store Details’ drop down. You are ALSO able choose to be notified via email when the item is back in stock online (I often opt for the option). Just click on the ‘Email Me When Available’ button on the product page and enter your email address in the box provided (don’t worry, they won’t spam you). You’ll be notified as soon as the item is back in stock again.
♥ If you work long hours or you are unable to sign for your delivery, then you can choose to collect your order from a Pargo Pick-up Point. Pargo provides a convenient alternative delivery solution offering Foschini online shoppers over 400 pick-up points across South Africa. The best part? Some pick-up points are even accessible 24/7, so if you aren’t able to receive a delivery at home or work, you can choose to collect your order from a local shop or petrol station, when it suits you best. How clever! For more information on this service, click here.
Here are a couple of additional things I think you need to know about the Foschini For Beauty online store:
♦ Delivery is FREE if your order value is over R500,00 – otherwise courier delivery will cost R50,00 (the same goes for the Pargo delivery option explained above).
♦ Delivery takes place within 3 to 5 working days (I’ve already placed 2 orders, and both times my order arrived within 3 days).
♦ Payment options include Visa, Mastercard (credit and debit cards), as well as your store accounts card.
The first time I placed an online order, I purchased the following products:
Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base in the shade ‘Rose’ (R370,00) – I am LOVING this lightweight luminous priming base! It gives your complexion a very natural glow and corrects your skin tone ever so slightly (it contains tiny shimmer particles that add a radiance). I purchased the lightest shade in the range (which is more cool-toned than the other 2), it’s super hydrating (but not oily), and gives my complexion that ‘lit from within’ look. What I also love about this is that you can apply alone (after your moisturiser), or as a makeup primer before your foundation, or you can even mix it in with your foundation.
iEnvy Eyelash Glue Remover (R89,95) – This stuff is magic! It dissolves lash adhesive in record speed with a fine-tip brush, ensuring you can re-use your lashes time and time again.
iEnvy Au Naturale 02 Eyelashes (R99,95) – I’ve never used KISS iEnvy false lashes (I’ve always been an Eylure girl), so I decided to bag these wispy lashes. The lashes graduate in length from short to long towards the outer corners, creating a natural cat-eye effect. It also features a clear band which makes it perfect for beginners.
My order was over R500,00 and so I received FREE delivery.
A couple of weeks ago Foschini sent me a R500,00 voucher (plus 2 additional vouchers to give away in today’s blog post), here’s what I ordered with my 500 bucks:
Clarins Instant Concealer in Shade 1 (R325,00) – I haven’t started using this concealer, but I’ve heard (and read) great things! It corrects and conceals dark circles, whilst smoothing fine lines and minor imperfections. I have really bad under eye circles, so I’m always on the hunt for an amazing concealer. I’ll let you know how I get along with this concealer once I’ve used it for a while.
Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Foundation Primer (R465,00) – This is 1 of my top 3 makeup primers! I featured it in this monthly favourites blog post, and this annual favourites blog post – I’ve been using this primer since 2014 and it is definitely one of those products that I keep repurchasing (which is saying a lot because I own way too many makeup primers). It blurs pores while mattifying shine and controlling oil. It really does smoothen fine lines, texture and pores leaving the perfect canvas for your foundation.
Did you know? The Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Foundation Primer is an Allure Best of Beauty winner.
For this order, because my total was R790,00 and I had a voucher for the value of R500,00 – I did have to pay the R50,00 delivery fee because after deducting the voucher amount, my new total was R290,00.
And next on my ‘To Buy’ list, is the new Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup Foundation – I’m keen to do a review video on it!
The online store stocks so many amazing makeup and beauty brands such as Smashbox, Dr. Brandt, Elizabeth Arden, Lancôme, Neutrogena (check out their latest skincare range here), OGX, Real Techniques, REN Skincare, Skin Nutrition, and many more!
So, I organised 2 x Foschini gift vouchers worth R500,00 each for a GIVEAWAY. I want to keep this as simple as possible, so there’s no Rafflecopter widget for this giveaway. To enter, all you have to do is complete your chosen entries below. Please make sure you read the giveaway rules, there’s one specific line item that you need to take note of.
♥ Leave a comment below telling me what you would spend your R500,00 voucher on in the Foschini For Beauty online store. This entry option is mandatory, to ensure I have a way to contact the 2 winners (so make sure the email address you enter when you comment, is the correct email address).
For EXTRA entries:
♥ Retweet my giveaway tweet OR tweet about the giveaway: “We are celebrating the new Foschini beauty online store with @pinkpeoniesblog – 2 x R500 vouchers are up for grabs! http://pinkpeonies.co.za/new-foschini-beauty-online-store-giveaway/”
♥ Share this blog post with your friends on Facebook by linking back this blog post and tagging @PinkPeoniesBlog.
Please remember: You don’t HAVE to do all of the above – if you’d only like to leave a comment below, then your entry will still be valid. The other ones are there so that you can gain more entries for the giveaway.
♥ This giveaway is open to South African residents only.
♥ There might be a R50,00 delivery fee involved, IF your order total is less than R500,00. Thus, if you order items to the value of R530,00 then your new order total (after using the voucher code) will be R30,00. This means your new order total is less than R500,00 – thus you will have to pay R50,00 for delivery. It’s very important that you take note of this before you enter the giveaway.
♥ If you are 1 of the winners, your order total has to be R500,00 or more than R500,00 in order for the voucher code to work.
♥ The giveaway will run until 11:59pm on Monday, 24 October 2016, with 2 winners being selected at random shortly afterwards. I always announce the winners of my giveaways on Facebook and Twitter, so make sure you follow me on both social media platforms.
♥ If no reply has been received 7 days from the initial winner announcement, another winner will be randomly selected.
♥ Please only enter the giveaway if you don’t mind paying the R50,00 delivery fee.
P.S. Massive thank you to Foschini for providing the prizes for this giveaway!
UPDATE: And the winners are: Nabeela and Nicky Good! Congratulations, ladies – I’ll be in touch with you shortly to arrange delivery of your vouchers!