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Anyone know of any good beauty brands that aren't easily available overseas (specifically Australia)

(11 Posts)
Mrsboathook Mon 07-Dec-15 20:23:29

My little sister lives in Australia, likes nice make up and skin care (dermalogica, Bobby brown etc). I'd like to get her something along this line as she's coming home for Christmas, but I'm on a limited budget due to maternity leave, and space in her luggage may be an issue. Any suggestions? Thanks

Mrsboathook Mon 07-Dec-15 20:24:45

Meant to say, also want it to be something she can't necessarily get easily in Australia.... Not that I'm asking a lot!!!

friedafilmer Mon 07-Dec-15 21:28:20

Seek isn't here, if she likes drugstore makeup

Sephora just opened in Melbourne, and there's one in Sydney so probably not those that they carry, depending on where your sister lives

MountainDweller Mon 07-Dec-15 23:48:33

Trying to remember which brands I saw in Australian!

Balance Me is nice, smallish uk company so probably not in Aus. Other medium budget nice stuff that may not be in Aus: REN, Cowshed, L'Occitane, Caudalie?

TheCraicDealer Mon 07-Dec-15 23:54:04

NYX? Raved about by beauty bloggers (especially the liquid lipsticks), cheap as chips and available in Boots.

lborgia Tue 08-Dec-15 02:12:00

We have loccitane, Ren and I think caudalie,but we don't have cowshed.

I'd actually say the no7 stuff from boots maybe. Interesting formulas and you might have boots points to use?

sambucus2 Tue 08-Dec-15 02:50:29

Honest skincare is lovely and won't be in Australia as it's still quite a small company.

coffeenut Tue 08-Dec-15 05:55:52

I was about to say the Boots brand no.7 stuff (and I think there is another brand - maybe botanics - that gets raved about?) we can't get easily here. Pretty much everything else suggested we can buy in store. I wish I'd picked up some Suqqu foundation from selfridges too but that's quite pricey. Maybe the Bravura London acid exfoliants if she's into that sort of thing?

SavoyCabbage Tue 08-Dec-15 06:24:39

I can only think of number 7 too. I've never found 'rose' Vaseline tins either but I don't think that counts! And Barry M nail varnish.

Mrsboathook Tue 08-Dec-15 07:37:49

Thank you so much everyone! Really helpful, especially as I have brain fog from being up most of the night with poorly ds....

TheCraicDealer Tue 08-Dec-15 08:34:42

Can you send nail varnish? When I was posting DFriend's Xmas present a few weeks ago and said it was cosmetics the Post Office guy said, "is it nail polish?", and I said no and then he said, "that's ok", and put the sticker thing on.

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