Sunday, 26 April 2015

☆ Taobao FOCUS Shopping Service Review

Hello lovelies!

Today i'll be reviewing the Taobao shopping service, Taobao Focus. Having used many other services in the past I am always on the lookout for the best one and this one seemed to tick all the right boxes. Fast processing + cheap shipping? Sold! I really like the fact they include a lot of information and helpful resources on their website too, such as how to order, support features and a list of stores for different items and styles such as Lolita and Cosplay. I have to say this is the most professional looking Taobao shopping service I have used, it seems a lot more business like and experienced compared to others.

So, will Taobao Focus live up to my expectations? On with the review!

This is actually one of two orders i placed on the website

This time i went with 2 fashion wigs and a pair of adorable pink platforms. I was left disappointed with my last order as i stupidly didn't check the order status to find out the shoes i ordered were out of stock (as well as a few other items, so i didn't notice a major difference in the refund i was given) so i was left confused to find I didn't have my shoes. Boo. This time though i found this even cuter pair that are made to order

I placed this order on the 8th April. All of the items arrived at TB Focus on 16th April and following my quick payment I received my parcel on 24th April

I will mention that although the shipping was unbelievably fast for Airmail, I paid £33.69. A little steep but I know shoes can be bulky/heavy so it was a risk.

excuse the little hole in the corner, my boyfriend had a little peek to see what it was! The box was very well packaged and sturdy. Inside everything was in minimal packaging which is good to know because it does cut the costs.

The one wig did arrive in a cardboard covering/something like a box and I would have prefered it to be in a packet. A wig in a box is slightly weird haha

The wigs were absolutely gorgeous and just as pictured. Couldn't be happier! I will be wearing them a lot

I actually wore the pinky wig the following day 

I am in love with these shoes. They are so cute i could cry, really. I've been after a cutesy pair of platforms for the longest time especially for Fairy Kei styles and these are an absolute winner

I didn't read the entire description though or at least Chrome's translation wasn't 100% accurate as i didn't know they had little bells on the front (the strawberries) they really do get you noticed and people can hear you coming from a mile away literally  I was going to put some superglue inside them to stop the bell sounding but i didn't have time to wait for it to dry so just braved it

They're so cute 

So overall i'm pretty happy with my experience! I thought it would be easier to list the good points and bad points rather than write large paragraphs about everything

The Good

 very fast shipping, even if you choose airmail
 process orders quickly
 allow you to ship orders separately to avoid waiting times
 straightforward ordering and easy to understand
 live support and a lot of helpful articles
 remove packaging to reduce shipping costs

The Bad

 didn't respond to a question i asked on live support, nor email me about it
  shipping cost was higher than expected
 you have to check manually to see if everything is in stock

I hope this was helpful to anyone interested in using the service, thank you for reading!

Sunday, 19 April 2015

☆ Little Outfit Post #6

Hello lovelies!

Thought I would post an outfit on here since it's been a while, the weather is finally picking up and although i'm actually not a fan of overly hot weather it's nice to finally not have to go out in jacket + coat 

I recently bought this suspender skirt from Taobao, it's really cute and goes with a lot of my clothing but the straps are separate and you have to tie/fasten them on and adjust to your height, which i find really irritating. I like to just pick something up and wear it right away haha. I've been shopping on Taobao more than anywhere lately they have some adorable things!

Choker: Taobao
T-Shirt: Milklim
Skirt: Taobao
OTK Socks: Primark
Shoes: Offbrand

obligatory face post

and a little close up of the accessories 

Winged ring is from Primark & Teddy ring was from a friend

Hope you all have a great week!

Sunday, 29 March 2015

☆ Lensvillage - Vassen iFairy Missy Rose Violet Review

Hey lovelies!

I have a gorgeous pair of lenses for review today, sent to me by the lovely people over at Lensvillage. I quickly spotted these beautiful purple lenses and fell in love. I have wanted a purple pair for a while now and these looked the whole package - beautiful colour, good enlargement, plus a little different to standard lenses with the unusual rose-like pattern.

Vassen iFairy Missy Rose Violet 

Stock Photos

My Order

Lensvillage confirmed my order 8th March and i received my package on 20th March. So shipping is around 2 weeks! Many other websites i've used are 3-4 weeks sometimes even more so i'm very happy with the shipping time

The vial design for these is really cute which made me want to wear them right away, but i had to leave them to soak in solution overnight I can already see the vibrancy!

as well as the lenses they provided me with a pink case, instructions and care for the lenses and a card for their Instagram contest


Colour/Design: 4/5 - I am thoroughly impressed with the colour, they are such a pretty shade of purple/violet and i can imagine them looking good with any style. The design is also quite unusual, there is a swirly rose pattern on the inner part of the lens which makes your eyes look so much more interesting. Personally would like them to cover a little more of my eye colour but that's just me

Enlargement: 5/5 - being 15mm in diameter there is noticeable enlargement and they really do make your eyes stand out. My eyes appear much bigger than usual so no complaints there

Comfort: 5/5 - These lenses really are comfortable. I've worn them twice now for a full day and they've not made my eyes sore or watery once. It doesn't feel like i'm wearing lenses at all

Overall: 4.5/5 - I really like these lenses, i'm so impressed with the gorgeous colour and design. The only downside for me is my natural eye colour still being on show which is a personal annoyance for me, i've noticed this doesn't happen with everyone though and it also depends on your preferences. These are a beautiful pair of lenses and i would recommend them to anyone wanting a good violet/purple pair.

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