I've always heard of Taobao, and I actually ordered once from Taobao when I was in Secondary school but it took like a month or more than that to arrive. Plus, I suck in Chinese, so I've never ordered from them since.
Few weeks ago, my Sis introduced me to the Ezbuy app and it was a dream come true. Ezbuy is basically an agent and so you get to buy things from Taobao as well as other online stores via Ezbuy and honestly... It was so much easier to get it through Ezbuy especially if you can't be bothered to convert the currency yourself and also translate the language if you suck in Chinese too.
I was really surprised because there were so many pretty clothes at really cheap prices (most of my buys were less than $10!)! Shipping was really cheap as well and, it only took about a week to arrive! I also like how there are a ton of collection points to choose from so it is super convenient, I always opt for the self-collection as that is FOC! I hate missing the mailman so this definitely cancels out the possibility. So far, I've ordered two batches of tops so here's a try-on haul for you guys! Prices stated are in SGD and excluding shipping.
I'm so excited to share with you guys my first video for SASA! About 3 weeks ago, I received a bag of goodies from them to feature in a haul video for you guys. Amongst the items are items that I have picked out myself as well. Despite this video being very kindly sponsored, all my opinions on the products are honest and I am definitely not asked to mention anything in specific.
I was pleasantly surprised with the wide range of brands SASA offers. To be honest, I'm always caught up with mainstream make-up brands such as Urban Decay, Tarte, Nyx, etc that I forget to explore new brands from other countries! SASA gave me the opportunity to explore more make-up brands from Korea, USA and Italy and I must say that I literally gasped when I saw how pretty their products are.
Unfortunately, I have been coped up with work so I wasn't able to post this up on time before the giveaway ended. However, this video also included my first ever giveaway which I specially requested to give you guys something back in return for your continuous support for my vlogs! Being supported while doing the things I love means so much to me and even though sometimes it can get overwhelming, juggling with a full-time job and this super time-consuming hobby, I'm always thankful for my viewers for taking the time to watch what I've spent hours on creating. Thank you so much once again for reading, don't forget to watch the haul video below if you haven't!
About a month ago, I was contacted by Blackbox SG to be part of their star influencers! I was so thrilled because I was the one who made the first move few months ago and asked if I could be one of their influencers. If you haven't heard of Blackbox, they have been around for many years now so they definitely are a reputable and trustworthy company. They basically offer mainly skin, hair and body care products, available in sample or full size. This is great for people who loves exploring different products, instead of just committing to one. Or, you're the kind of person who prefers to test the waters before jumping right in. Especially when some products react differently for others, and not all reviews apply to every unique individual.
After you've subscribed to them for free, you get to choose either 4 (S$4.90) or 9 (S$9.90) sample sized products to include in your box. You can also take a look out for their exclusive boxes if you wish to get full sized products at a much cheaper rate than its retail price.
So the box I received was one of their Dr Young exclusive boxes, launched in August 2016. It includes a moisturizer, a BB cream, and 2 sheet masks, all in full size. A little search of the products' individual retail price on Qoo10 shows that the moisturizer costs S$23 and the BB cream costs S$27. That's already S$50 without the sheet masks! However, if you purchase this set from Blackbox, it only costs S$39.90! You can get additional 10% off all your purchases from Blackbox too with this discount code here "BBXMAUREEN10", applicable to all my readers and viewers!
Instead of arriving in a brown cardboard box like all my other parcels, Blackbox's parcel came in a pretty looking box and I could tell that they've put in a lot of effort in the entire packing of the products. Receiving the parcel just felt like a I was receiving a gift which did made my experience with them even better.
I also did a little review of the products included over on my Youtube channel, so if you're interested to see a review for the following products, do click on the video below!
Few weeks ago, I was contacted by an online shopping site called Cosme-de.com and I was asked if I'd like to receive some products from their website to do a series of vlogs for them on their Youtube channel (here). Of course, I couldn't decline this amazing offer! I was really excited as I was allowed to pick the products I wish to feature and they do have a really wide selection of beauty products ranging from skincare to make-up to hair and personal care and even fragrances!
Cosme-de.com offers mainly high-end beauty products at a discounted price, so if you're in a hunt for high-end beauty products, you'll definitely be able to get it from Cosme-de at a good deal. But don't worry if you're on a budget, as they also offer affordable Korean beauty products from well-known brands such as Innisfree, Etude House, Banila Co, Too Cool for School, 3 Concept Eyes, etc! Getting gifts? Fret not! Cosme-de.com have a good selection of gift bundles to choose from and they are honestly so worth it.
They also provide FREE shipping with along with the dispatch date and tracking number, so you'll be able to put your mind at ease. Hate waiting? Well, after the products were dispatched, it took only A DAY to arrive to me (it was dispatched on Fri and I received it on Sat! amazing!) and all products were well-packed individually in bubble wrap as well as these air-filled bags.
Cosme-de.com also guarantees that their products are 100% authentic, genuine and fresh. Occasionally, they'll also throw in some samples along with your order!
Looking for an even better deal? Get 15% off your purchases with the discount code "MAUREEN15" (valid up till 31st Dec 2016), applicable to all my readers and viewers!
I will also be filming a few other videos for them on their Youtube page so do keep an eye out for them!
Overall, I highly recommend their website especially if you're looking for some high-end products because of the competitive prices and variety that they offer.