I rarely shop online, but when I do it’s usually from Amazon.ca. From books to the Instax camera I got for my boyfriend last-minute for Valentine’s Day, Amazon rarely disappoints. A few weeks ago, Amazon.ca launched a Health & Beauty department, all but guaranteeing I’ll never have to go without my favourite products again.
From your favourite personal care products to hard-to-find beauty buys (and more sexual health products than I could have ever fathomed), the new Amazon.ca Health & Beauty has a massive selection. I was offered a gift card by Amazon.ca’s PR agency so I could experience the new shop and I can honestly say that I spent hours over a couple of days sifting through the different areas and trying to decide what I wanted.
Gang’s all here! The Beauty & Personal Care shop launched with the support of brands I love like Dove, OPI and Tweezerman. I ended up going with a mix of beauty & personal care products, along with a copy of one of my & Stella Lee (fellow Queen’s & Humber PR alum, PR/digital gal + blogger)’s favourite blogger’s book.
Although the (free) shipping was set to arrive in 5-7 days, I ended up getting my first shipment a lot sooner than that. Three days later, I had the bulk of my order in-hand. Everything was accounted for and in perfect condition – even the glass SkinCeuticals bottle! In case you’re wondering, I 100% recommend everything I purchased – the Dove products are two of my favourites and the SkinCeuticals B5 Gel is just another part of my SkinCeuticals skin-perfecting routine. As for the book – you can’t go wrong with Kelle. Honestly.
I loved the shopping experience overall. I found most of the items I was looking for and discovered a ton of products I might want to order in the future. One thing I did find difficult was that products are not always grouped in an intuitive way – it was a bit hard to find exactly what I was looking for, but I think that will only improve as the shop moves out of beta. I can definitely see myself using Amazon.ca’s Health & Beauty department to pick up the items I tend to stockpile. For coloured items like lipsticks and shadows, I’ll probably still head out to my local retailer to check them out in person. As far as online shopping goes, I had very little to complain about – the prices were low, the shipping was fast and everything arrived intact. I’m already plotting my next purchase – I’m thinking a nail striping brush.
** Disclosure: I was provided with a gift card to facilitate my Amazon.ca shopping experience. As always, my opinion is unbiased + shared because I think you’ll love this experience as much as I did.