My First Experience Of Mail Forwarding With MyMallBox

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So many people have written about and reviewed mail forwarding companies- mainly to cover the hefty cost of shipping US products to the UK, or for those products which you just can’t ship over here. I had been debating for ages whether to do this but the price just put me off as there was never anything I wanted that badly.

I got excited by the prospect of ColourPop shipping to the UK but I saw shipping was over $25 and then I’d probably get stuck with customs charges as well I didn’t feel it was worth it. When a friend mentioned MyMallBox I checked out the prices and it seemed really reasonable so I thought I’d order a few items and just see how it goes.

Bath and Bodyworks Candle

The great thing about MyMallBox is that they can combine a few packages into one shipment to the UK which means only one shipping charge and only one potential customs charge. And the best thing is they don’t charge for this service.

Next stop was to browse the internet. The main thing I looked for with where I ordered my products from was where offered free US shipping as I didn’t want to pay shipping twice. The first thing I tried to do was to pick up some bits from Sephora including another Anastasia Beverley Hills liquid lipstick (Definite obsession as this post shows) but Sephora don’t seem to want to ship to the Mymallbox address as I had three separate orders cancelled which was a shame.

Jeffree Star

Next I decided to order a few bits from Bath and Bodyworks as I am obsessed with their hand sanitizers (and even paying their shipping is still cheaper than the ones I’ve seen on eBay). I was really conscious about not even looking at the candles as I knew the weight would work out expensive to ship but I did pick up a mini of their Halloween pumpkin one as I am obsessed with the scent.

Colourpop Lipsticks

I’ve never tried Jeffree Star cosmetics, merely because the shades I like the look of are always out of stock on Beauty Bay/ Cocktail Cosmetics/ Beautylish who either ship to the UK or are based in the UK so I decided to buy a few bits through Morphe which had every single shade in (decision making was hard!) Of course I couldn’t make a US order and not grab a few Colourpop goodies. As I’ve had plenty of time to try the bits I bought when I was in the States in July I knew I needed a few more liquid lipsticks and some more eyeshadows so I made an order up to $35 (when you get free shipping) plus there was a deal on where I got two free liquid lipsticks with my purchase.

Colourpop Eyeshadows

I hadn’t originally planned to buy any Mac but after cancelled Sephora orders I decided I was going to grab bits to start my first customizable palette as the eyeshadow inserts are only $6 in the US. I chose about six shades and then I bought the case and inserts and I’m really happy with my choices. This concluded my US orders.

Mac Customisable Palette

I didn’t want to go too over the top as I wasn’t sure what the weight would be but the great thing is they’ll hold onto them for free for 90 days so I can see what the weights are when MyMallBox receive them and can always make a few more orders before having it sent over. Once I was happy I had everything I wanted I consolidated my order and chose my shipping option. I chose the cheapest tracked option and it ended up taking less than 7 days to arrive to me, which was great, and even better no customs charges. Looking at the costs the colourpop UK shipping would have been about what I paid from Mymallbox on it’s own and that’s without the Mac eyeshadow inserts being more expensive, having the issues of shade ordering of Jeffree Star and struggling with the bath and bodyworks stuff.

Have you ever used a mail forwarding service?
October 21, 2016
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  • I must confess I know very little about mail forwarding, but it sounds like it’s a great thing for the Sephora addicts amongst us!

  • Elodie

    This sounds like such an AMAZING service! I would absolutely LOVE to try this but it always sounded so complicated… I might have to do it soon though because I want the whole of Target and Michael’s and have no trip to the US planned in the next year or so.

    – Elodie x

    http://www.elle-yeah.com

  • I am not very familiar with mail forwarding, but it does sound like a great service and something I need to look into further x

  • Jodie Whitham

    I know nothing about mail forwarding, but sounds fab! If I’m honest, I’ve always got things I want

  • Kumbear_xo

    This is really interesting. I am currently shopping around for furniture as i’m moving house and I always see things I like from the US but they don’t ship to the UK or there shipping prices are just ridiculous. Do you know how this service would work for heavy items – things like furniture or electronics?

    Kumbear Xo

    • As they do by weight I expect you’d probably pay quite a lot for heavy items sadly :( x

  • Beautyqueenuk

    Yay for no custom charges and I am glad to see My Mall Box worked well for you. I have tried it and it hasn’t gone so well x

  • Kathryn

    I love American stuff so I wanna try this xx

  • i used go send previously to get my hands on colourpop. ive not heard of mymallbox!

  • Francesca Nelson

    omg mymallbox sounds amazing!! I’ve wanted to get some colourpop stuff for such a long time but also don’t fancy the costs of it all together!! I’m going to check them out and put some orders in I think!! YAY!

  • No I haven’t but I have loads I want from the US so I will be looking into this service.

  • I’ve never heard of anything like this before! What a genius idea – I love it x

  • Not tried this before but what a brilliant idea! I’ve always wanted to try jeffree star cosmetics :)

  • Melanie Edjourian

    No I haven’t tried any services like this before but it sounds like a great service.

  • I heard colourpop has started shipping to the UK but I didnt know they charge $25 for it, thats crazy. Glad there is such a service like mailforwarding which is cheaper in the long run

  • Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    I use shipito but will have to check this out!

  • Things Sarah Loves

    I’d never heard of this and I wish I had. I order a lot of stuff from the US and prices can be crazy. This sounds like a great service.

  • Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    I’ve never heard of this, I want to try it out. Thanks for sharing!

  • I’ve not heard of this before but I really want to do it now! I have a huge American beauty wishlist and this will make it so much cheaper and easier to shop from the States! x

  • Erin Ek Rush

    As an American living in the UK this would be really useful to me. I can’t believe I’ve never heard of it before!

  • My boyfriend has used a similar company before, and he had a really bad experience with them. Will let them know about MyMallBox, cause it sounds like you got a good service out of it :)

  • Amy Newcombe

    This looks like a really good service. I always want to buy products from the USA but not keen on paying the expensive shipping charges. Will keep MyMallBox in mind :)

    A.x

    http://www.theluminouslife.co.uk

  • Nayna Kanabar

    I did not know about this service but it certainly sounds useful.

  • I’ve never bought anything from America before purely because I never thought it was an option, I bet you can get a hell of a lot of interesting brands for a lot cheaper over there! <3 Thank you!! (Also, I was looking at Jeffree star lipstick so you'll have to swatch them and let me know how they go!) x

  • mummyslittlemonkey

    Ooh, great idea AND a brilliant way to take advantage of the weak pound (yeah, thanks for that, Brexit). 😉

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