#dayrebeauty has GRWM but…

#dayretaobao has #TSWM not bad right….

Anyway remember unleashing the kraken? ๐Ÿฒ

My cart is full of shit I am going to cart out. So join me my friends. In this sacred ritual we call…

Spending money โœŒ๏ธ

For convenience sake, I'm gonna split this up into sections la cos I'm still buying shit for the house and also buying stuff for the husband ๐Ÿ˜‚

Oh and if you guys are wondering, I prefer shopping on Taobao directly rather than via ezbuy and I also prefer the mobile app more than the desktop version. ๐Ÿ‘

I did a short post on #ezbuy VS Taobao here @braintango:021116 and basically I feel that because ezbuy is a service provider on top of Taobao it can never be cheaper than direct shopping.

Yes lah, they have free agent fee and sometimes when you compare shipping rates to shipping rates it seems like ezbuy is worth it, but if you think about it…

They need to consolidate your parcels, code and maintain a website in English, provide support agents and then also provide after sales service. Some more with all the buy for me services…they have to make money from somewhere right??

I also dislike how they list like only a certain number of products.

It's the same as why I don't use Shopback with Taobao because whenever you have these kind of…Collabs or third party, your selections on Taobao are reduced

Aka

You are shopping from a curated list of products only. Which doesn't help with price comparisons and getting the best bargain.

I've also heard that ezbuy has the right to buy from different shops selling the same item even if it is not the same shop in the lisiting you purchased from.

Means all the hours you spent checking reviews right….wasted.

Cos it might not even be purchased from the same shop afterall.

Plus, idk why ezbuy would charge you an additional $5 to deliver to your doorstep la. Cos my Taobao forwarders (I use a varied number of them) always deliver to the door step and the shipping fees are inclusive of that. ๐Ÿ‘

Ok…enough for the technical stuff and moving on to the ๐Ÿ‘๏ธ๐Ÿญ

I'm so glamorous even the Snow cam can't save me ๐Ÿ‘

Just a run down of the stuff I'm aiming to get this ๐Ÿฒ :

1. A small leather cross body

2. Hair straightener

3. Lots of midi drop waist dresses

4. CNY clothes for my mum / MIL and me

5. New spectacles

List will be updated if I think of anything else ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Sorry ๐Ÿคฃ

Interrupting this post with some #obc stuff because we've just been featured on YP SG!!!! โœจโœจโœจ

HAHA it's a proud mum moment and I am happy that more people will now know of body positivity and that women have the right to feel good about their own bodies. โค๏ธ

Ok I am resuming regular Taobao programming now ๐Ÿคฃ

I shortlisted 3 designs for the cross body bags already!

Basically because I know what I want la. I always find that shopping on Taobao is easiest when you already know what you're looking for. โœจ

I never buy PU or like fake leather because they don't last. The quality is just not there la. And on Taobao genuine leather is not super expensive and they last forever.

ๅคดๅฑ‚็‰›็šฎ Is always my choice ๐Ÿ™ƒ

I think I will go with this one! Because I like the clamshell design and also cos I thought the straps were not adjustable but turns out it is!

Adjustable straps damn important ๐Ÿ˜‚ but I've found that alot of bag straps are too short for me. So I measure the length quite religiously.

This one is not the top grade leather la. Only second grade but I think for 98 yuan…cannot complain la! Hehe. Also comes in the very fashionable olive green!

http://v.cvz5.com/h.xjle2X

I'm usually not picky with my accessories so I don't spend a lot of time looking through la ๐Ÿ˜‚ usually genuine leather is ok with me liao!

But do scroll through the reviews. Dubious shops with no reviews sometimes makes me feel very uncomfortable ๐Ÿ˜‚

I thought doing a video walkthrough of some of the thought processes I have while shopping would be easier than having to step by step explain ๐Ÿ˜‚

For those of you who want to know how to sort products by bestsellers etc can take a look!

So this is the hair curler I'm getting! I wanted something big and tong shaped cos I don't like those hair curler + Straightener 2 in 1 kind ๐Ÿ™ƒ

This one looks damn powerful ๐Ÿ˜‚ as compared to the mini one that I got from Taobao that is super cute but quite…useless except for when tonging the fringe ๐Ÿ˜‚

http://v.cvz5.com/h.xQ6IQa

Now that that is out of the way…we can finally get down to the business of…..

DRESS SHOPPING!!!! โค๏ธโค๏ธ

Before I start, I just wanted to share about this dress I bought from a previous shipment which I LOVE ๐Ÿ™ƒ

The PTP was abit pushing it for me ๐Ÿ˜‚ cos it was 100 and I'm usually a 102 so I tried la. And it is a tiny bit tight but so far ok!

I loved it! If you attended our Holland Village Flea, you might have seen me in this dress, sweating it out!

http://v.cvz5.com/h.xPrvVJ

I will update with a photo of the dress irl, but it's really my fav dress now!

And it's what inspired my drop waist midi craze ๐Ÿ˜‚

This is another design I wanted to get but…..cannot cos my PTP too big ๐Ÿ˜‚

But for the petite TTGs out there, please do us PPGs a favour and cart this out!!!

http://v.cvz5.com/h.x9iNfn

This one I am carting out ๐Ÿ˜‚

It's not very long but uh I very like the design ๐Ÿ™ƒ

I initially found it from a shop but it only went up to L which I cannot fit…so I continued to search and lo and behold.

This one goes up to 3XL awesome!

http://v.cvz5.com/h.x9N026

Hehe breaking my streak of blue dresses by adding this to cart!

Gingham + wrap is a yes yes for me. I don't like the layering but I know of some who like the Korean trend!

http://v.cvz5.com/h.xkbUva

Goes up to XL! ๐Ÿ‘

I also added this to cart…cos it has a similar style to the TTG dress just now except in a different material (gingham!!!!)

The sizing for this also goes up bigger so it's good for me ๐Ÿ˜‚

It's from the same shop as the previous wrap dress!

So a tip is to always look through the shop quickly to see if you can find anything you like cos sometimes the whole shop suits your style!

http://v.cvz5.com/h.xkVXuz

Because I know you girls have a lot of questions but I feel like…I cannot answer them properly in the comment box cos so tedious ๐Ÿ˜‚ hence I made the video explanation in the first place la.

But then again I might just be ่‡ชไฝœๅคšๆƒ… ๐Ÿ˜‚ but if you guys have any interest let me know….maybe we can do it like at 1130pm or something when the rest of the world is asleep ๐Ÿ˜‚

Hahaha I'm on a roll here with the gingham and the checks and the loose fitting dresses ๐Ÿ‘

I'm abit undecided whether this will make me look like a country mouse or a chic carrot ๐Ÿ

http://v.cvz5.com/h.xP7xpt

For the CNY stuff, imma just cart out this dress first ๐Ÿ˜‚ I know it's not long but…it's red and fluttery ๐Ÿ‘

http://v.cvz5.com/h.xlPOZI

I am definitely not being kiasu cos the factories close damn early to celebrate CNY for a month ๐Ÿ˜‚ so better buy early ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Hehe here's what it looks like from the front!

And then for my mummy! A simple red flowery dress with sleeves and a thin fabric. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Shopping for mums are damn difficult pls. Must be midi, must have sleeves, cannot be too tight, cannot be restrictive, cannot be too thick cos very hot ๐Ÿ™ƒ

So aiya, not much choices also! ๐Ÿ˜‚

http://v.cvz5.com/h.xlMPzM

And for my MIL, her favourite accordian pleat dress! Hehe this one abit off shoulder I think it's quite cute leh!

She feels the most comfy in accordian pleat dresses so now that I know, I will keep a lookout for her ๐Ÿ‘

http://v.cvz5.com/h.xloQyQ

Accordian pleat dresses are kind of called ็™พ่คถ็šฑ่ฟž่กฃ่ฃ™

Phew, ok done with 4 out of 5 items on the list for myself! Even though I would have liked to do way more dress shopping ๐Ÿ˜‚

But now we move on to the spectacle shopping! ๐Ÿ‘

LOL ugly face but all the glasses I currently own are from Taobao.

Inclusive of the lens yes.

I have extremely high astigmatism so making glasses in SG is damn expensive but all my glasses made on TB have never exceeded $60 save for a pair of super hipster looking ones ๐Ÿ˜‚

But ya. The one in the pic is my ultimate fav pair and I've made it 4 times already ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Freaking value for money X 1000

This is my ABOSOLUTE favourite pair of all time ever X 10000000000000.

My brother and sister in law have the exact same pair and it is freaking lasting I swear to god (I'm so passionate about my eyewear)

I wear my glasses like every waking moment (I've learnt to appreciate my glasses look instead of always wearing contacts) so good, durable, comfy and light weight spectacles are ALWAYS a godsent.

http://v.cvz5.com/h.xltEBz

This shop also my favourite la. I have at least 10 pairs for them.

But in order to buy from them you will need to know your prescription and your ็žณ่ท which is the distance between your pupils.

You can then proceed to order, and decide on the thickness of the lens you want.

The tricky part here is that you need to let the CS know your degree before ordering. Because sometimes there's a surcharge for high astigmatism etc. If they need to change the price of the product, you cart out first

But don't pay.

Then they can change the price on the backend and you can pay for the updated price!

Haha i always recommend the T90 series frames cos they are SUPER lightweight and damn bendy.

Most of the time I cannot stand the scratches of my lens instead of the frames spoiling. I've also asked them to make spare lenses for me cos I don't want to waste the frame ๐Ÿ˜‚

When choosing frames, it's also important to note the size of the frames and the material.

I usually need a width of 136 and above for the frames cos my face is damn wide. My brother just tags along with whatever I choose cos we have the same wide face ๐Ÿ˜‚

So I don't bother with the ones that are below 136 cos they will kiap me and make my face look damn big (cos specs too small) throughout my primary school life I had that problem cos traditional shops all have…

Asian sized frames ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’

This current pair of spectacles I'm wearing is also from the same shop!

I didn't really super like it at first cos it had metal uh…ear sticks? Hahahaha part that rests on your ears ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ

And I like my spectacles like one whole piece of plastic because I am damn chor lor but then it grew on me???

Initially Daniel kept saying I look like a teacher ๐Ÿ˜’ but heck it. It's comfy.

Answering all your FAQs

Lol I keep repeating myself in the comment box until I feel like a broken record ๐Ÿ˜‚

The usual forwarder I use is mentioned in @braintango:031116 which is the same forwarder I use for sea shipping.

You can get the rates from them directly! They do normal air, sensitive air and sea shipping ๐Ÿ‘

Guide to shipping on Taobao (very easy can be done on mobile)

Don't say I selfish don't want to teach you how to Taobao ok ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Here's a..(half assed but very informative) guide to the shipping methods you can easily use on Taobao. Don't even need to escape the app la!

Last time the forwarders can only be assessed on desktop but now it is so easy on mobile ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’

IF THIS HELPED YOU PLS LET ME KNOW K.

Yes I seek validation. ๐Ÿ˜ข Why. Cannot ISSIT? ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Haven't even reached Husband Shopping and Home Shopping and Christmas Shopping and this post is already going to explode ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Now I'm thinking if I should squeeze everything into one post or to break it down ๐Ÿคฃ

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