Hey girls! It’s been long since I reviewed a website because when I do, it’s a special one for me! You would know that these days an online beauty shopping website, Aplava is making rounds among beauty bloggers. So we got a new beauty shopping website on the blog. When they contacted me, I was excited to work with them. Want to know why? Keep reading..
Just as the name suggests, Aplava wants to give its customers an experience of divine purity. Beauty is you! As a startup beauty company, we strive to bring an unparalleled assortment of prestige brands, household names and niche, cult beauty brands, all on one site. Our professional team of Dermatologists and Beauty advisors has cherry picked brands across a broad range of product categories including Skincare, Hair care, Bath & Body, Make Up, Fragrance, Sun & Travel, Intimacy, Shaving, Candles and Aromatherapy, Mom & Baby & Homecare. To make your experience worthwhile and easy, the team has developed a mechanism to advice and recommends products based on your skin type and skin concerns.
Unlike many other beauty retailers, we work directly with our manufacturers/authorized distributors to bring you over 5,000 products straight from the brands themselves. You can trust that anything you buy is 100% authentic, guaranteed.
Aplava stocks all kinds of brands from drugstore to high end! You may find beauty brands from Maybelline, Lakme to Natio and Dermalogica. One thing I found promising that the products are genuine and there’s no chance of duping of products. Now comes the main catch and what makes this shopping website unique. It has a personalized beauty section which helps you get products according to your skin needs and type.
Step 1: Get started with a personal profile quiz.
Step 2: Receive personalized recommendations, delivered to your door.
Step 3: Build your regimen with recommendations.
Here’s how you take a personalized quiz which asks about your skin type, concerns and issues you’re facing.
Then you have to tell a little bit about your hair type and issues like hairfall and graying of hair.
After answering all the questions, your beauty profile is created which helps in curating product recommendations specifically for your skin given below. Since I have oily skin, I got a recommendation of cleansers for oily skin.
I purchased some beauty and makeup products from Aplava.com and they came securely packed. I bought L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique Pressed Powder in G7 Golden Amber, Coloressence Perfect Makeup Remover, Natural Bath and Body Grapefruit and Vitamin C gel face masque and it was hard to choose from the best lip gloss so I settled with Coloressence Liquid Lipstick in Rose Petal instead.
They accept Cash on Delivery, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Net Banking & Wallet (PayTM & PayU) so payment is hassle-free. They provide free shipping above order of Rs. 999/- and charge Rs. 50/- if you opt for cash on delivery. Duration of shipping is within 6-8 days. Mine came within 8 days. They provide 10-day return policy for defective or incorrect items. I faced some issues while ordering and the team was kind enough to respond fast and help me through my issues.
Pros: • Personalized beauty store that recommends products according to skin issues. • Has a wide range of products from drugstore to high end. • Ensures authenticity of products • Accepts E-wallets as payment.
Cons: • The minimum price for free delivery should’ve hiked down.
Final Word: Personalized beauty is the best thing about Aplava.com which makes it distinct from other online shopping portals. Products are genuine, shipped on time and has an easy return policy. Their team is also responsive when you have an issue. Only thing that may bother is the amount that qualifies free delivery. It could’ve been less but overall, it’s not just another beauty shopping website!
Rating: 4/5 What are your thoughts on this new online beauty shopping website on the block?