October 12, 2016

My First Shopping Experience at Beauty MNL

If you're a regular reader of this blog, you know for sure that I’m not really into online shopping. I try to stay away from online shopping site so I can save money. Hehehe! 

But this doesn’t mean that I don’t shop at all, I shop online from time to time especially if the items are not available in the mall, if I have no time to go to the mall or if I don’t like to brave the traffic. Ber-months are here so traffic is everywhere. I rather shop online than waste my time in traveling to malls.

BeautyMNL contacted me last week to try their website. I bought clothes, toys, books, stationery and other products online except for beauty products so it took a long time to browse the website. 

After few days, I finally registered on the BeautyMNL site, I just entered the usual information such as name, email, and birthday. I was surprised when they also asked me about my skin type, then I remembered that Beauty MNL is a website for make-up, skincare, and hair care. Hehehe! 

After submitting my information, they found out that I was a member of Deal Grocer so I don’t need to create another account daw, so I used my existing username and password. 

Then I started browsing the website and adding items to my cart. Just like other online shopping websites that I have tried. Beauty MNL is also easy to use. You can search according to brands or prices. There are promos and sale tabs too. 

I clicked proceed check-out then it leads me to my Cart Summary. You can easily delete items if over na kayo sa shopping budget niyo or add more if money is not an issue. I like the pop-up box that shows “Items worth adding”

Next is Click Ready To Pay, there are different payment options such as credit card, PayPal, bank deposit, and COD (Cash on Delivery). Unfortunately, the COD option is not available because I live outside Metro Manila. 

After I clicked place my order, I saw a note and summary of my purchase. “You’re good to go and we’re tickled pink for you! After all, beauty is one of the most precious investments you’ll ever make. Keep investing!. Beauty is an investment daw. I also received an email regarding the status of my order. 

I ordered October 7, 2016 Friday 

I received my order on October 11, 2016 Tuesday

My order was placed inside the ziplock bag and everything was wrapped in bubble wrap. 

I'm excited to try these products. 

Super BB Cream with Super Cover SPF50 (Maybelline) 

Orange and Vanilla Dry Shampoo (Made by David Organics) 
Chunky Lip Pencil (L.A.Colors)
Pond’s Age Miracle Day Cream 

Good to know:

1. Beauty MNL website is so easy to use. 

2. There are different payment options such as credit card, PayPal, bank deposit, and Cash on Delivery but I hope COD is available nationwide.
3. Deal Grocer Platinum and Elite members enjoy free shipping. 
4. Free Shipping if you spend P2000 above which I find it so high because other websites offer free shipping above P995. (Update P1500 na ngayon ang free shipping)
5. Delivery fee is P50 for Metro Manila (within the next business day) and P150 outside Metro Manila (within 3 to 5 business days). 
6. All orders made on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays will be dispatched on Mondays. 
7. For someone who is so clueless about make-up, skincare, and hair care, I appreciate the reviews from Beauty MNL customers. It gives me an idea before buying the items. 
8. Most of the items I like are sold out. There’s a waitlist option but I dislike waiting. I hope they will have more stocks especially the best sellers. 

Update: August 2017

I mentioned before that free shipping of Beauty MNL is so high, P150 is quite steep for me. While browsing my IG feeds, I saw the FREE Shipping promo of Beauty MNL and there is no minimum purchase requirement. I took advantage of the promo and place my order. 

August 8, - ordered and paid via PayPal

August 9, - received my order.

I was surprised when I got my order the following day because according to their site, address outside Metro Manila has 3-5 business days lead time. Level up na yung nagdeliver, sa cellphone na ko nagsign, unlike before na sa paper pa. 

Here are my orders

Witch Hazel Facial Mist Beauty Bakery P199
Lip and Cheek Stain Alive! Skin Genie Color: Cherry Pink  P80
Nude Lips Everyday Love+ Color: No.3 P199

I also got a free sample of Jergens Lotion

Update: January 2021

I discovered BeautyMNL wayback 2016 and the last time I ordered from them was year 2017 because I became addicted to Althea Korea in the same year. Since then, I’ve been buying Korean Skincare products. 

Just this year, I was looking where to order Kurin Products because Kurin website only delivers within Metro Manila. I’ve been using Kurin since December 2019 and I used to buy it at Sesou but because of the pandemic, I won’t visit malls just to buy this. My stock won’t last anymore so I need to hoard again. While searching, I discovered that BeautyMNL is offering Kurin products so nagbalik loob ulit ako sa kanila. 

I’m really so late when it comes to online shopping because I just recently discovered that BeautyMNL is not only offering beauty products, parang one-stop-shop na rin. They have products for health, skincare, makeup, bath and body care, nutrition, mom and baby, and home and lifestyle. They have FREE SHIPPING if you spend P1,500, the last time I shop kasi P2000 pa yung FREE SHIPPING nila. One more thing, COD or Cash on Delivery is already available for provincial address. 

Anyway, I browsed their website and purchased 6 bottles of Kurin (500ml), 2 Kurin Pocket-Sized (65ml) and I added Iwhite Korea Original Nose Pack, Iwhite Korea Nose Pack Black Extractor and Purenskin Korea Good Bye Sebum Charcoal Nose Pore Strips Pack so I will hit the minimum amount for FREE Shipping. 

I received my order after 3 days and I was shocked because aside sa bubble wrap may mga shredded papers pa just to make sure na hindi magbabounce yung products. Unfortunately, may isang bottle ako na natanggalan ng seal and nagspill siya. I reported this via email and I sent photos. They asked me to sent other proofs pa na they need to investigate. Good thing that I always take pictures so may proof talaga ko kung paano dumating ang package. 

They offered me two options, a refund or a replacement. Of course, I chose replacement because I need the product. They sent me a new bottle of Kurin. Yey! Kudos for the good customer service. I still have products on my cart, I will try ordering food items naman next time and I am crossing my fingers na hindi mabasag. 

January 10, 2021 - I placed my order and chose COD for payment options. I received an email confirmation and delivery instructions. 
January 13, 2021 - I received my order but one bottle is not in good condition so I emailed my concerns. 
January 22, 2021 - BeautyMNL sent me the replacement 
January 24, 2021 - I received my package and it arrived in good condition.


  1. I liked my first shopping experience with BeautyMNL. :) The things I like most about it are the reviews and the super fast shipping in Metro Manila. My purchases arrived in less than 24 hours. :)

    1. True, the reviews really help a lot especially for someone like me who are not into make-up.

  2. Apir! I also ordered from BeautyMNL, and the transaction was super hassle-free! Awesome for maarteng probinsyana like me. :)

  3. I tried BeautyMNL a couple of months ago too. They are indeed a great shop kasi they are almost complete. And the next day shipping is Love!

    1. How I wish next day shipping din sa province. :)

  4. I love BeautyMNL! I also got the chance to try them out and loved their less than 24 hour delivery! Saves me the hassle of going to the mall and battling traffic. So even if I don't reach the min. for free shipping, it's still very much worth it!

    1. P150 shipping fee is fine but free shipping is much better. :)

  5. Beauty MNL is now one of my favourite online stores. Smooth transactions and they have a wide variety of products! Kaya nga lang my fave Korean products are expensive sa kanila and expensive din ang free shipping.

    1. True, expensive shipping fee compared to other shopping sites. But they have freebies kaso naubusan ko ng nag-order na ko.

  6. I'll order that dry shampoo from BeautyMNL next. Hehe. I'm really curious about it. :)

  7. Ohhhh your post just reminded me that I need to buy BB Cream. Maybe I'll try ordering from BeautyMNL instead of going to the store so it's more convenient. :)

  8. Congratulations on your hassle free shopping experience! I have yet to try them.

  9. I love online shopping. But eversince I gave birth, I had to curb the habit because I need to prioritize the little boy's needs. :) I'm not much into cosmetics but I see their page in FB all the time so I registered, too. And like you, I am a Dear Grocer member, too, so I used the same uid and pw. I haven't shopped from them just yet but I am keeping tabs on a couple of products to try soon.

    1. I feel you, I stopped buy beauty products when I gave birth. But now, little by little, bumibili na ko beauty products. :)