As always, I am sharing my Kylie Cosmetics addiction with you all. I am still very much a fan of the brand. I know people have lots of mixed feelings about the brand, & you’re absolutely entitled to have them. But, I have really grown to enjoy it. I love the liquid lipsticks. And the Posie K gloss is one of my most worn lip items ever. I don’t always purchase when there are new releases, because not everything that launches is “my style”. I’m a 28-year-old woman, & some of the products are what I would call “too young” for me lol. Other times, I simply just have no desire to purchase the products. This was the case with the first KOKO Kollection. However, when the 2nd KOKO Kollection was launching, I decided that I would try it out.

Order 12

Restock Date: 31 May 2017, midnight SA Time

Products Purchased:

x1 KOKO Collection bundle $75

(In Love With The Koko lip set Buy here & Koko Collection Face Palette Buy here)

**Both of the above can be purchased separately for $40 each. I saved $5

Cost:

$75 KOKO Bundle Buy here

TAX CA (4 types of taxes) total $6.57

Shipping FREE

Total: $81.57  / R1101.54 (R13.50 exchange rate)

Shipping:

2 June 2017 – Kylie Cosmetics shipped my order to my USA forwarding address (Shipito)

4 June 2017 – Parcel received by Shipito.

5 June 2017 – Mailed from SHIPITO warehouse to me in SA.

SHIPITO Costs:

$2 Processing Fee

$2 Optional Special Request (Pictures & Invoice Removal)

$0 Delivery Insurance

$22.49 Aramex

Total: $26.49 / R357.62

Date Received: 9 June 2017 delivered to my door. I did not pay any customs taxes.

Individual Cost x1 KOKO Lip Set R730 

Individual Cost x1 KOKO Face Palette R730

Order 13

Restock Date: 31 May 2017, midnight SA Time

Products Purchased:

x1 In Love With The Koko lip set $40 Buy here

x1 Lip Kit | Head Over Hills $29 Buy here

x1 Kylighter | Cotton Candy Cream $22 Buy here

Cost:

Koko lip set / Lip Kit / Kylighter $91 subtotal

TAX CA (4 types of taxes) total $7.97

Shipping FREE

Total: $98.97 / R1336.10 (R13.50 exchange rate)

Shipping:

5 June 2017 – Kylie Cosmetics shipped my order to my USA forwarding address (Shipito)

7 June 2017 – Parcel received by Shipito.

9 June 2017 – Mailed from SHIPITO warehouse to me in SA.

SHIPITO Costs:

$2 Processing Fee

$2 Optional Special Request (Pictures & Invoice Removal)

$0 Delivery Insurance

$22.49 Aramex

Total: $26.49 / R357.62

Date Received: 13 June 2017 delivered to my door. I did not pay any customs taxes.

Individual Cost x1 Kylighter R452.10

Individual Cost x1 Lip Kit R546.60

Individual Cost x1 KOKO Lip Set R695.10

I have done some research on the local IG boutiques that resell Kylie Cosmetics and where I could find pricing, I have offered a comparison.

  • Kylighters vary in price from R590 – R745.
  • Lip Kits vary in price from R690 – R799.
  • KOKO Lip Set is about R1250.

 

Taking into consideration that these IG boutiques are running businesses, & the reason they add a mark up is because they have to charge you for their time, processing of your order etc. If they have a website, there are costs that come with that too. This is why there is a mark up. I get it. But whenever I think about, I just feel like “Is it not easier to do it yourself?”

I often get asked to resell the Kylie products. It’s something I genuinely feel bad about. But could I actually do it? I’m not so sure.

My online store has taught me many things. One of the biggest lessons I have learnt is that dealing with people is not easy. I’m talking customers purchasing for eg. an over the knee skirt, but returning it because they thought it sat above the knee – please note this item is photographed & it’s clearly visible on the model’s body that it sits over the knee & no where near “above the knee”. Also, even if I did resell it, I would also need to add a mark up for website fee, processing etc. Yeah perhaps I could make it a better deal as opposed to the R1250 being charged for a KOKO Lip Sets I paid R695 & R730 for. I don’t know, lots to think about. Also, these Kylie prices are varying because of customs, shipping etc. If things worked out more expensive, would it still be viable?

If you’ve read my previous posts, you can see that I am getting the products much faster than before. It was taking me about 30 days from the time it was shipped from Shipito. This is because I was shipping the products via Economy Airmail. This meant it came in the post. This was the longest option, but the cheapest one, which is why I chose it. Now, I am using the Aramex option which is also very cheap, but takes a week to get to my door. That’s pretty awesome right? Another cost that I am not paying with Shipito is the Delivery Insurance fee. I am just not selecting the option, & therefore saving money that was previously being added in the cost of my Kylie products.

As always, I hope you’ve enjoyed this post.

Be sure to enter the KOKO In Love With The KOKO Lip Set GIVEAWAY on my YouTube channel.