I made a lot of hauls recently...and I did another haul this week too :) My hubby thinks I am nuts for making so much purchases online and my reasoning is that products are cheaper by 20% if made online. Really it is! I find it hard sometimes to purchase an item that I like in Malaysia because the price is fairly high and I would only purchase if they have a sale or a promotion. ( I am sure most ladies who are residing here would agree with me )
Another reason that I prefer online purchasing is that I wish to try some products that are not made available here in Malaysia. It is fairly hard to find good natural or organic products here, much less reputable brands. The only way for me to go is to purchase online.
Of course there are many online websites that you can purchase from, but one have to wise to purchase from a reputable online shop with good shipping charges and good shipping track records too. It also helps that they have good customer services ( especially to international customers ) and that their products are reasonably priced after conversion.
Now, coming back to my haul...I made my purchases from Milagro Trading, an online shop from Singapore. Their product offerings are rather good, especially their range of carrier and essential oils. ( If comparing with Garden of Wisdom, of course, GoW will be much cheaper) However, I find that the essential oils from Milagro Trading are of a better quality than GoW. Below are my hauls:
1) EO Everyday Shampoo in French Lavender
2) Burt's Bees Radiance Cleanser
3) Lavender Bulgarian Essential Oil
4) EO Soothing Shower Gel in Lavender ( Complimentary )
The products are rather easy to purchase through their site but you would have to create an account beforehand. Payments can be made through bank transfer, cheque or credit card payment but I prefer to make my payment through Pay Pal. Their shipping charges are reasonable too, starting at SGD 8.50 for Malaysia.
It took about 8 days for my package to arrive, which I think is fairly good, though it is the same timing too for my orders from US. My products arrive in a package mail, which is double wrapped with a UPS bubble envelope. All the pumps or any openings is secured with tape, to avoid any leakage. My lavender essential oil is the only item is fully bubble wrapped. I personally find that boxed package is better but of course, it cost more. Well, this is just my personal preference.
In the meanwhile, stay tune as the reviews will be up in a couple of weeks!