Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Shopbop purchase

One of my favourite US shopping site is SHOPBOP. They stock their own house label as well as lots of designer items. I had been searching for a clutch with a detachable strap for quite some time now. I recently found a MARC by MARC JACOBS on sale for 50% off! Best thing about is that they offer free EXPRESS international shipping when you spend over US$100 which is not hard to accumulate considering the brands they carry.

My clutch was well packaged and protected

MARC by MARC JACOBS // Jane at the Disco in Twinkle
In real life it's a dark aubergine/purply eggplant shimmer colour. The hardware trim is gold, although sometimes it looks rose gold. Inside the bag had 6 credit card slots and the large compartment is big enough to hold money, change, phone, and keys. The strap is detachable which can be used for a dinner date. With the strap on the bag is good for clubbing because of the shimmery leather. I also use the bag for a nights out with my girls because it keeps your hands free. 

Pros of shopbop
  • very fast shipping 
  • order confirmation and shipment emails
  • good sales
  • easy to navigate site
  • customer reviews
  • item measurements
So far I have not had a negative experience, will update if I ever do =]

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Recycling GlossyBoxes

On my previous post I received a GlossyBox. One great thing about them is that you can reuse the box and its packaging to wrap gifts. It saves you money, reduces waste in land fills, looks great and professional.

I replaced the love heart sticker with a "J" because my friends name starts with a J, covered the GlossyBox logo with a birthday sticker and tied the cross grain bow on the outside. Recycling is good for the environment :)

Bad thing is my friend is not that into hot pink but I'm giving this box to her as an inside joke thing =p

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

GlossyBox Australia Valentines Box

I recently signed up to GlossyBox Australia because there was a special on GroupOn for roughly $7 a box. Normally they are $14.95 but at $7 delivered I couldn't resist.
The delivery box is nice. I got this roughly a week after I made the order.

The actual GlossyBox. This is the February Valentines special, hence why it's hot pink.

Comes nicely packages with a pamphlet explaining the products.

What I received L-R: Palmer's Skin Theraphy Oil with Rosehip, Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm, Star and Rose Floral Wonderland Emergency Nail Files, PROACTIV Deep Cleansing Wash, Face Of Australia Mineral Lip Shine.

I got really excited when I saw this package when I arrived home. Packaging wise everything is fantastic and the cross grain bow is gorgeous (I'm a sucker for packaging). However, when I saw the contents I was underwhelmed. I especially did not like the scent of the Face of Australia Mineral Lip Shine, it smells horrible and extremely artificial and chemically. I've yet to try the other products so I'll post an update when I've used some of the products. All in all I'm okay with everything considering the price I paid for all the things I got. I've got another coupon so I'll see how March's box goes.