Beauty Coach: Best Beauty Shopping Websites

November 5, 2009 at 2:36 pm , by


Looking for great a beauty buy or cute gift idea? Here’s a list of my all-time favorite sites:

Best for multi-tasking: and

Stock up on paper towels, dish detergent and essentials from your favorite drugstore brands like Olay, L’Oreal and Aveeno. Then click on its sister site link to browse through department and boutique brands like Smashbox, Fresh and Nars. Shipping is free if you spend $25 and  you can pick three beauty samples with your order.

Best all around:

This is my favorite beauty website for browsing new products, reading reviews or just looking for inspiration. It’s also my go-to for exclusive holiday beauty gifts at amazing value. Definitely check out the fragrance finder to find your next signature scent and sign up for the Beauty Insider program to score free samples.

Best place to splurge:

This is the site for true beauty junkies. SpaceNK founder Nicky Kinnard literally scours the globe for the coolest, most innovative beauty lines so you’ll always find something new, exciting and often pricey. To avoid sticker shock, go straight to the affordable Life bath, body and candle line, which smells amazing and has the cutest packaging. If you’re up for spending a bit more, I recommend the Rococo Gold Leaf Lacquer, a clear top coat with bits of gold tinsel and Light Expert by Terry, a brightening foundation that always makes my skin look super fresh and rosy.

Best hair tools and salon supplies: &

I love Ricky’s assortment of velcro rollers, sectioning clips, bobby pins and brushes. They are staples in my morning routine.

Sally Beauty is my favorite resource for hot tools, wax and nail care. Definitely check out the Ion line. I still can’t get over the great value of the Ion Anti-Frizz Tourmaline Ionic Hair Dryer. I’ve tried all the professional brands and this one still gives me the shinest, silkiest blow-out.

Best beauty bargains: and

Love shopping at  Marshall’s or TJ Maxx? These sites are the beauty equivalent. Selection and quantities will vary, but both offer deep discounts from premium brands. And if you really love a good deal, check out our November story on the pros favorite beauty bargains.

Happy Shopping!

6 Responses to “Beauty Coach: Best Beauty Shopping Websites”

  1. I also really like (the online home of Bliss spas.) It carries so much more product than the spas–if you happen to be lucky enough to be in a city that has a spa–and the selection is excellent. It’s a little more skincare-heavy, but I love that they give customer reviews and even spa tips.

  2. I love EclipseSpa products and the website offers everything you need to create a spa experience at home. All the products are terrific, the best quality and made with your skin, health and the environment in mind. My favorite is the sugar scrub. It is a great exfoliant and moisturizer all in one. Your skin is left feeling silky smooth with a wonderful scent. I highly recommend it and all the other products.

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