This is why I turned to Soap.com, which delivers health and beauty goods to your door. The concept of online shopping isn't new, obviously, but the difference here is the speedy delivery. Your goodies arrive in just one or two business days, and shipping is free if you spend $39. The broad selection of 25,000 items ranges from Dr. Hauschka blush to Aveeno sunscreen, and the prices are pretty good. While I wasn't able to find everything I needed — that particular razor, for instance, isn't in stock yet — the quick delivery makes this service one I'll be using over and over. One less errand to be run!
Buying beauty essentials — cotton pads, razor cartridges, and the like — can be a pain for a city dweller. Or at least it is for this one. There aren't any mom-and-pop stores around me that stock these things, my neighborhood Walgreens charges $4 more for a Venus razor than Target does, and going to Target itself involves a $7 train ride to another city. I know these are first-world problems, but my point is, buying toothpaste should be easy.