Christmas Shopping

 

December is one of the months where most of us folks tend to spend a lot and I am no exception. Maybe it is due to the holiday season where everyone is a in festive mood. Not to forget the temptation of all the year end sales with irresistible bargains. And it is difficult not to get tempted when you have been scrimping and saving up the whole year. This seems like the perfect opportunity to pamper yourself a little, only to realise that you can’t stop the moment you begun.

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Why I No Longer Buy Clothes From Taobao

 

As my previous blog entries have shown and proven that I am a budding Taobao enthusiast. If you do not know what Taobao is then you must be living under a rock all these while. Simply put, Taobao is like the China version of eBay except that things are dirt cheap which makes the quality really questionable.

I started out buying books, toys and children’s clothes from Taobao for Asher as I was attracted by the really low prices. And I was delighted when the quality surpassed my expectations. Soon, I was buying other stuff such as mobile casings, cushions and even bed sheets. My best buy was probably the tempered glass phone protector for my mobile. It came packaged in a metal tin and cost only around SGD3-4, so you can imagine how much the local market is marking it up.

In Nov 2015, I donated most of my office work wear thinking that I would probably not need them in the near future. At that point of time, I had been a stay home mother for around 2 years. But who knew, I rejoined the workforce come the start of 2016 and that was when I decided to turn to Taobao to purchase clothes.You look at photos like these accompanied by attractive prices and you are so tempted to cart them all out.

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But then China sites have this notorious reputation for really terrible quality knockoffs for clothes. They take photos from other brand sites and make you believe that you will be buying a piece that looks exactly like what is shown on the model. But when you receive it, you are utterly confused as to if this is was the beautiful dress you had ordered or a cleaning rag which they had mistakenly sent over.

To be fair to the sellers on Taobao, I had some hits despite the misses. There have been times where I felt like I had scored a great bargain, a fabulous looking piece for a good price. But other times, I’m just left feeling disappointed and fat. Just to share, here are some of my misses: Continue reading

Zalora & Reebonz shopping deals with ShopBack!

 

I discovered ShopBack after a friend on Facebook shared about receiving over S$50 in cashbacks through ShopBack.sg for her online purchases. Being an avid online shopper, I was naturally curious about this ShopBack and I wanted to find out more. So I checked out their website and was delighted to find that there were more than 60 over merchants on ShopBack, including my favorite online stores Zalora & Reebonz.

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Wearing my favorite off-shoulder romper from Zalora
You see, I get most of my clothes and shoes from Zalora while Reebonz is a great place to get presentable luxury gifts at an affordable price. Shopping online has been made more enjoyable now that I know that I am able to receive cashbacks for my purchases through ShopBack! And because good things are meant to be shared,  I am going to teach you on how you can start earning cashbacks through ShopBack.sg as well.  Continue reading

The Face Inc Singapore Customized Skincare Regime

 

Good skin promotes individual self esteem, and the folks down over at The Face Inc believes that everyone deserves the best.

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Not everything in life comes in a one size fits all package and skin care is one of those things. Which is why The Face Inc aims to provide a skincare regime that is specially customized according to your skin type, along with the right products usually only available through prescription by skin doctors and dermatologists.

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Happy Lunar New Year 2015 – OOTD

Dear readers, it is the Chinese lunar new year and I would like to wish you all a blessed & prosperous happy new year, filled with lots of love, happiness and joy. Also, good health to one and all, after all, health is wealth.

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Here’s how my CNY 1st day went…

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RISIS Love Meets Love Bracelet In 3 Fun Styles

In celebration of love, RISIS revives nostalgia with its Love Meets Love jewelry collection. One can select from a variety of statement pieces featuring the red Saga seed, a well-known classic symbol of everlasting love, and a Rose Quartz love stone. Show your love and appreciation with this beautiful gold-plated jewelry collection this Valentine’s Day.

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Browse the entire collection and even make a purchase from the Love Meets Love via RISIS’s online shop. So guess which piece spoke out to me… Yes, it is none other than the bracelet; the only one in this collection. Don’t you agree that it would make a great Valentine’s day gift for your loved one?

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In this blog post, I will be showing you 3 fun looks which you can pair this lovely bracelet. It is so versatile, that it looks good in every style. I love how simple and minimalist it is as compared to the cluttered and chunky charm bracelets which everyone is wearing. Talk about mainstream.

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UK Fashion Retailer ASOS Down Due To Warehouse Fire

Just when I thought of going on a mini spree for more causal wear, ASOS’s main warehouse catches on fire, leaving the fashion retailer no choice but to shut down its website for the time being.

This notice was spotted on their website:

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Apparently, this isn’t the first time it’s premises caught fire with a similar incident in 2006 when about $6.9 million worth of stock was lost. Anyway, we will be crossing our fingers for ASOS and hope that they would be back soon.

Sporty Chic Fashion: How To Get It Right

I have never been a sporty person but who says you need to be one to dress the part? Sporty chic culture is not something new in the fashion scene, especially not to famous celebrity fashionistas such as Rihanna, Rita Ora & Cara Delevingne.

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Sporty chic has also gained popularity in the land of Kimchi where Kpop celebrities add their own unique twists to this fashion style.

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So what makes the marriage of sports and fashion? Here’s my list of MUST-HAVES if you want to make this look work. Continue reading

Wearable Korean Fashion Trends 2014 Spring/Summer

Koreans are leading the fashion world with their creative, unique and trendy styles. I’m often envious at how they carry out each individual style so well when all I would resemble is a mismatched clown when I try to emulate them. There is just something about these Korean celebrities…. I guess, this is what you call the X factor.

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This is G Dragon for Vogue Korea, everything about him in this photo screams PERSONALITY. Chunky statement necklace, bracelets and rings. Eye shadow on a guy and is that a black rose by his left ear? Seriously? Yet somehow he still looks so put together.

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I’m An Online Shopping Addict

Yes, I’m as guilty as charged. Ever since I accidentally stumbled onto online shopping 12 years back (Oh no, I sound so old now). I’ve been buying practically almost everything online. From household groceries to baby supplies and even dog food, I get it all online. So naturally when it comes to my clothes, shoes and accessories, you bet that they are mostly bought online too.

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I love how technology has brought the fashion world closer to us, we no longer need to set foot out of the house to purchase another dress. Just go online, click and check out. It is that simple. In fact, with the Internet, you could just check out the latest trends and what’s Princess Kate is wearing so that you can buy that same dress and hopefully cart out before it is sold out.

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Even high fashion brands such as Burberry have jumped on board the online store bandwagon. Fans of the famous plaid prints can now check out their latest offerings on their webstore and cart out if anything catches your fancy. Other brands such as Chanel, have gone all social media savvy too and though you can’t buy a 2.55 online, you could however watch their latest fashion shows there or browse through their online catalogs.

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I’m real excited about what the fashion world is coming up with next. Do swing by My Fat Pocket‘s Fashion Portal for the latest Fashion news & updates!

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