Colourpop Haul + Giveaway

Ladies, today I have a little Colourpop Haul to share with you, as well as a Giveaway, so you too can get your hands on some new goodies!

Colourpop is always launching new and exciting products, and I wish I could get my hands on all of it, but unfortunately shipping internationally is always a long and cumbersome, not to mention expensive process. There is usually a minimum value higher than R500 to qualify for free international shipping, which means you will most likely be charged for customs and duties, which then increases your shopping expense by about 40-50%. And that is before the pain of dealing with customs, long shipping times, or worse, your package getting lost along the way.

Colourpop Haul Giveaway South Africa

So, when I was asked by Postbox Courier if I wanted a shipping voucher to try out their service again, all of the new Colourpop products I have been eyeing sprung to mind. Although Colourpop now has International Shipping, many international brands still do not ship to SA, and that’s where third party shipping companies or freight forwarders such as Postbox Courier come in.

Side Note: Even though some companies such as tarte do offer International Shipping, I know of two people who ordered from tarte, and waited and waited for their package and it never came. So, sometimes even International Shipping is not ideal.

Colourpop Haul Giveaway

Let me give you a quick breakdown from ordering to it arriving at my door…

1) I ordered from Colourpop on the 13th September, with free US shipping, since my order was over $30.

Blotted Lip in Drip

Ultra Blotted Lip in Out Of Beach

Double Play Palette

Rose Quartz Crystal Priming Spray

Aquamarine Crystal Setting Spray

A total of $37 which is just under the customs threshold of R500.

2) They delivered to my US address at Postbox Courier on the 22nd September.

3) I received my package at my door on the 27th September.

That is one working day after it arrived at Postbox Courier in the US! I was also notified all along the way as to the progress of my shipment.

Colourpop Giveaway

And now, let’s get into the details:

Postbox Courier provides you with an address in a number of different countries, such as Hong Kong, the UAE, the US and the UK. That address which you will use as your shipping address when placing an order, includes a PB number, which is how they will identify that the package belongs to you. Once you have received a shipping notification or tracking number from the supplier, you notify Postbox Courier by sending a Pre-Alert online, and they will then expect your package. Postbox Courier will accept your package once it arrives, and send it to you in South Africa.

My favourite thing about Postbox Courier is that you can choose to group your packages and send them all at once, which means only one payment! So, say for instance you have orders coming to your US address from ColourPop and tarte, you can choose to group them together and have them sent together to SA, which would save you quite a bit of money.


Registering with Postbox Courier is free, and you can sign up here.

My parcel weighed 0.5 kg, and the *shipping cost was $27 from the US, which worked out to about R360. However 0.5 kg from the UK only costs about R260. You can get a quick quote on their website to have an idea of how much your shipping would cost, based on the weight and/or dimensions.

The cost is a bit more than other freight forwarders, but the service is so much better, and I would gladly pay more for a less frustrating service. Also, because you can group your orders, you can save money by having one shipment to SA instead of two.

Unfortunately as with all incoming parcels, customs is an unpredictable demon and you may or may not be charged customs on your order. I luckily wasn’t charged customs on this order, but I did keep it under R500, although that isn’t a guarantee. I was once charged customs on a R150 order!

Colourpop Haul + Giveaway

Now for the giveaway part, Postbox Courier is giving away a shipping voucher to the value of R1000 to one of my lucky readers!

There are four ways to enter:

Follow Postbox Courier on Twitter

Visit and LIKE Postbox Courier on Facebook

Follow Prettifulblog on Twitter and RT the competition tweet

Comment below saying what you would like to buy and from where

Do one, do all, each option counts as one entry!

Only open to SA residents.
All entries will be verified.
The Giveaway ends on the 31st October 2017 at midnight, and a winner will be chosen shortly after that.
Postbox Courier will provide the R1000 shipping voucher to the winner

*Free Shipping Voucher (excludes Colourpop products)

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This Post Has 26 Comments

  1. Kaylyn Van As

    Holding thumbs that I win! If I do, I would use the voucher to buy some goodies for my mom’s birthday coming up soon (maybe I’ll try my hand at getting some Bath & Bodyworks products, especially the candles).

  2. Bernice Vermaak

    Oh there is so much I would love ❤ to order Fenty, Huda Beauty & Sephora.
    Id be beside myself.

  3. Jenn S

    I would absolutely love to order some amazing products from Sephora 💖

  4. Fay

    I’d love to order some goodies from Sephora!

  5. Meagan

    I’ve had my eye on some Sephora goodies for the longest time.

  6. Ahhh I have always struggled with my shipping situation so this post was a big help! I would love LOVE to order from colour pop & bh cosmetics

  7. Lucinda Singh

    Would love to spend this voucher on a Fenty Beauty haul… The products are to die for and the reviews seem to be really good. Really want to get my hands on her foundation x

  8. Tammy J

    The new colourpop collection looks divine but I would love to order some Charlotte Tilbury or Glossier

  9. anushka moonilal

    i would love to buy some items from ColourPop!

  10. Id love to buy Anastasia Beverley hills modern renaissance palette and their other products. Entered all steps

  11. Simone

    Too many options…. what do I want to buy…hmmm… I’d love to pick up some more Colourpop goodies or something from Tarte. Also some Skindinavia products.

  12. Jacinda Mahepath

    Would love to try Colourpop! One of the only affordable and good quality brands 🙂

  13. Mathabo Seakamela

    I’d like to get my hands on a morphe 350 pallete.Thanks for reading this 💕

  14. Bianca Balutto

    I would love to try Colour Pop so that would be something that I would get my hands on especially their new MyLittle Pony Range it looks amazing.

  15. Amo Motubatsi

    This is a great giveaway 💞 I would treat myself to some Fenty Beauty 😍

  16. R Fourie

    “customs is an unpredictable demon” – the only reason why I have not place an order yet 🙂

  17. Anusha Naidoo

    A wonderful article thank you it was enlightening, interesting and informative.

    I would treat myself to Sephora , I have a long list but first will be a Sephora Eyeshadow palette.

  18. ann

    I would spend my voucher at Sephora and get all those brands we cannot get here

    Strawberry net and stock up on Japanese and Korean brands like Shisiedo

  19. Nicole

    What an exciting giveaway! I’d love to order something from Too Faced if I were to win. x

  20. Mari

    Would love to win this voucher – have my eye on some Sephora goodies

  21. Valencia Mogashoa

    I would like to do a Fenty Beauty haul.This voucher would be great for that😃

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