Thursday, 23 October 2014

USA Online Shopping with 65daigou!~

at 6:30:00 pm 0 comments
This post is already getting me so excited and I've only finished typing the title!
Hahahhhh, not trying to brag, but all my friends call me the TB(taobao) queen because I can find almost anything and everything that they want and I've been shopping at TB since 2009 and I've tried alot of different shopping agents, shipping forwarders, etc...

And I've found the best agent in my life:

Not only does 65daigou helps you with purchases from taobao, they also offer purchasing services from taiwan & USA!
Why should you choose 65daigou?

 Cheap USA shipping fee at FLAT RATE - $4.50 per 500g. 
No base charge or higher fee for the first 500g.

 FREE Consolidating and repacking service – when you purchase from different merchants, items will be consolidated and repacked into 1 parcel. (save space, save on shipping fee)

 FREE Basic product inspection for colour and obvious physical defects when items reach USA warehouse.

 Time saving where all communication is to 65daigou instead of the 101 merchants that you are buying from.

 NO fuel surcharge unlike other shopping agents which charges up to $1.90/kg

 NEW Live chat service!


I know some of you might ask: Why not choose qoo10 or join sprees or buy directly if merchant ships overseas?
Oh don't let me start on my horrific stories (well I'm still gonna start on them anyway :p)

Case 1: 
When I got my second pay from a part time job I was elated because this meant I could get a sewing machine which I've always wanted. So happy and clueless me back then decided to buy it straight from ebay. WORST MISTAKE EVER. I paid $100+ for a sewing machine which NEVER came. Oh, not forgetting I paid a bomb for the US shipping fees too because the sewing machine was so freaking heavy. The seller MIA-ed too. I was just a poor student >:

Case 2:
This time I got smarter and tried purchasing through a spree organizer from livejournal. I got a face powder off drugstore.com and when the product arrived, it was smashed. SMASHED. Just like my heart when I saw my item in my hands. Smashed. Did I mentioned it was smashed? And there was absolutely nothing the organizer could do except to apologize.

Case 3:
After the whole smashing saga, I decided to try qoo10 because sellers need a scanned image of their ICs to be able to start selling so I thought that was way safer which indeed it was, till I saw the same item(s) which I got at a much higher price on Qoo10 on taobao/amazon at a lower price even after shipping. 

Please don't ever follow in my footsteps and shop smart!
So now that I've convinced you, how do one actually make a purchase using 65daigou?

1. Create an account (click here)
Once you have finished the procedure, log in and you're ready to start shopping!

2. Choose which region you wish to shop at

3. Copy & paste the URL of the product

4. Add to cart! 
There are a few popular sites I always shop at because the prices are way lower than in SG!
For example: Amazon.com

Cost
Singapore
Amazon via 65daigou
1 piece
SGD 139
USD 59.95 (SGD 79.93)
Shipping (200g)
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SGD 4.50
Agent Fee
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SGD 5* (Vip Rate)
Total
SGD 139
~SGD 89.43
Savings
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SGD 49.57!!!!!

I save $49.57 by using 65daigou instead of purchasing them in Singapore!
That extra $50 can be used to buy other stuffs from other websites which can be collated in your cart.

Using that $50, let's go to Drugstore.com
I love shopping at drugstore because they have so much products you can't find in Singapore used by famous beauty youtubers! One product I've been using is the Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer which is also used by imjennim.
Converted to SGD its only S$14.11 including agent fee and the shipping is shared with the earphones because they both don't even add up to 500grams.
(In case you're wondering I'm using the shade Honey)

And I still have $35 left! (:<

5. Check out once you're done with selecting your items
You can make payment via various methods:

6. Wait for your items to reach the warehouse
You have 30 days to leave your items in the warehouse while waiting for other items to arrive so you still can add on items after checking out in a new order so they can be all shipped together.

7. Arrange for delivery
Once they have all reached the warehouse, they will be shipped to Singapore and when items have arrived in Singapore, you'll be required to pay for the shipping and agent fees before your items will be out for delivery. You have up to 14 days to make your payment else you'll be charged $1 per day for every 10kg. Usually I try to make my payment before 1pm so that the parcel can be delivered on the same day at night.

Delivery is usually very prompt and 65daigou will send you an sms on the approximate timing of delivery and if there's a delay an sms will be sent as well so it's really conveninet to know when there needs to be someone at home to collect the parcel. There were times when my delivery arrived but I was still walking home so the delivery man actually waited outside my door. Talk about responsibility. I LIKE. 


So there you have it! Hope I've been helpful in providing as much info as I can and making US shopping easier for you so you won't be a goon like me and end up disappointed. 
Some of you might think the extra agent fee probably is not worth it, but for that few extra bucks, it's actually like buying assurance that your items will arrive in tip top condition with the best service and there's always someone there unlike some ghost sellers/spree organizers.

Ready to start your shopping spree now?

For first-time customers, you will be entitled 10% off shipping fee (code: 65FIRST10)
OMG

Don't forget to like 65daigou's facebook & instagram for latest updates and promotions!

(P.S Stay tuned for the next post where I, the taobao queen share with you guys tips & tricks to shop at taobao!)




xoxo,
tris

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

REVIEW: Nivea Body Intensive Moisture Serum SPF 25

at 6:00:00 pm 0 comments
Very often, people are so focused on slabbing moisturizers on their face they neglect their body and yours truly is one of them. Boohooo I plead guilty!

Okay, it's not that I totally don't use moisturizers at all but I'm always lazy to apply them because they make my hands sticky and if I want to do something after everything I touch becomes oily. My phone being the first victim. Most of the time the moisturizer's effect don't last so I'll put them aside will it eventually ends up in the trash bin.
BUT NOT THIS TIME!!

The Nivea Body Intensive Moisture Serum SPF 25 (S$8.90/200ml) is the first body serum that not only repairs 10 signs of extra accumulated dry and damaged skin within 24 hours, but also shields it from the sun. 

    Product Features

Extra light serum texture
Non-sticky
Fast absorption
Repairs 10 signs of dry & damaged skin within 24 hours

The serum contains an impressive blend of 100X concentrated Vitamin E, Grape Seed Oil, Avocado Oil, hydra IQ technology and SPF 25 which helps to combat the following symptoms that may be showing on your skin:

Flaky
Itchy
Uneven
Scratched
Rough
Cracked
Stressed
Dull
Peeling
Tight

Personally, I have dry knees and elbows especially because everyday my elbow is rubbing against the table so it's as rough as sandpaper T_T And not forgetting both areas have scars from skateboarding so it all adds up.
Experts at NIVEA have added 100X concentration of Vitamin E, and Grape Seed Oil into this new formula as they are famous for their strong antioxidant properties. Capable of defending skin cells from sun induced problems and free radical damages; the presence of these ingredients guards your skin loyally from the loss of moisture. 

Avocado oil is one of the natural oil that is most easily absorbed by the skin and transported deep into the tissues, avocado oil aids in relieving dryness and itch, contributes to regeneration and rejuvenation of the skin, and repairs dry and damaged skin in the process. 
Moisturized skin = happy skin! 
In case you guys are wondering why this product is a SERUM and not LOTION is because the consistency of the Nivea Body Intensive Moisture Serum is much more watery compared to thick gooey lotions, hence making it easy to apply and absorb!

PROS

* Really intensive, woke up to soft & smooth skin
* Not greasy on my hands/applied area so it doesn't attract lint
* Contains SPF 25 which is suitable for all day use
* Lightweight - skin didn't feel suffocated
* Affordable for a big tube!

CONS

* Smells a wee bit like sunblock

Rating: 8/10
I have been using the serum for a week now and I must say the dry flaky patches on my legs are less flaky now and also the itch is gone! I'd probably need to soak my elbows in them for 24 hours to get it baby soft again. :p 
I'm just kidding please don't try that!!!
Wanna try this product?
Click here to redeem a free sample!
Alternatively, you can head down to any leading personal care stores and supermarkets, including Watsons, Guardian, Cold Storage, NTUC Fairprice outlets and major retailers to try the tester.



xoxo,
tris

Friday, 19 September 2014

EVENT: Nissin Cup Noodles Mobile Store!

at 2:00:00 pm 0 comments
TGIF GUYYYYYSSSSS~
The weekends are finally here and if you're cracking your brain thinking of fun activities to do, why not head down to Nissin's Cup Noodles Mobile Stall!
The Nissin mobile stall will be at East Coast Park this weekend so aside from eating free cup noodles you'll also have a chance to win cup noodles by showing your soccer skills!

 All you have to do is score 3 goals out of 5 and every one from the young to old can participate too!
I was down last weekend when they were at downtown east and all the kids were waiting to unleash their hidden soccer talents while chomping on their free cup noodles.
And... if you're tired of standing in the heat, fret not!
The mobile stall is actually an air-conditioned van with seatings inside (how cool is that?!) so you can enjoy your cup noodles minus the sweat.
I shamelessly downed 4 cups and guess my favourite cup noodles flavor!
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IT'S DA TOM YUM FLAVOR!
Nissin has the best tom yum cup noodles along with other flavors, if you don't believe me you just have to go find it out for yourself this weekend at east coast park!

Nissin is now the official sponsor for Man U and they even launched a new packaging exclusive to Singapore!
Not only that, Nissin is also holding a lucky draw contest from now till December 2014!
Simply spend $5 on Nissin products including a purchase of 1 Nissin cup noodles and you might just be one of the lucky 3 to win a pair of tickets to UK to catch and experience a Man U match LIVE.
OOOMMMMGGGG.
Other prizes also include Man U jerseys, soccer balls and limited edition towels.

ARE YOU HUNGRY TO WIN?



xoxo,
tris

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

REVIEW: Bio-essence Hydra Tri-Action Aqua Droplet Sleeping Beauty Mask

at 9:00:00 am 0 comments
HI EVERYONE!
Apologies for the long hiatus as I just got back from Tokyo not long ago (yes I'll be blogging about my trip so keep a lookout for it!)

So when I got back I rushed to my mailbox excitedly because my Bio-essence Hydra Tri-Action Aqua Droplet Sleeping Beauty Mask (80g/S$33.90) has been sitting inside for a little too long and I couldn't wait to try it and write this review!
I'm sure you guys aren't new to sleeping masks and there are alot of brands that offer sleeping masks but this particular sleeping mask by Bio-essence is different.


How different? You may ask.


1 - Hydrate: 3X HYDRATION POWER:

Power Nano Hyaluronic Acid
* With an average nano molecular size of 15-25nm, it absorbs quickly and easily into the skin, making skin instantly hydrated and moisturized
* Superior moisture retention capability to keep skin firm, plumped and moisturized 

Hyaluronic Acid
* Forms a large water-locked network to effectively lock in moisture, keeping the skin moist and soft. 

Cranberry Extract
* Works as a great moisturizer and aids in moisture retention, improving skin elasticity and suppleness. 
2 - Nourish
Cranberry Extract provides excellent conditioning of the skin for a healthy glow. With Bio Energy Fluid which further nourishes and refines skin texture. 

3 - Protect
Cranberry Extract is rich in anti-oxidants which protects skin against harmful free radicals, environmental and UV damage.
And... open sesame! The product is filled to the brim and not only that it SMELLS NICE like fruity nice (guessing it's cranberry since it's made of its extract but then again it smells like papaya too).
Oh yes it's me and nice smelling stuffs again :p 

The sleeping mask also combats 4 common skin problems mainly:
* Brightens dull & tired skin
* Refines enlarged pores
* Moisturizes dry & rough skin
* Regulates oil & moisture level
The sleeping mask has a gel like texture and applying it cannot be any easier!
Simply dab them on your face (like how we did) and massage on your face till water droplets appear.
Upon application, hydrating ingredients magically transform into big aqua droplets which are rapidly 
absorbed to constantly replenish and lock in moisture. This lightweight formula wraps the skin with a comfortable hydrating protective layer without leaving a greasy and sticky feel.
When you feel that your face suddenly just got a lot wetter than when you started you're on the right track! After the droplets form, gently pat your face so that it can be fully absorbed into your skin.
The big aqua droplets are made up of superior hydrating ingredients of small molecular sizes which allow moisture and nutrients to be easily delivered to the deepest layers of skin, while the 
protective emollient film remains on the skin to lock in moisture for non-stop hydration.
I have been using the Bio-essence Hydra Tri-Action Aqua Droplet Sleeping Beauty Mask for a few days before bedtime now and here's what I feel about the product:

PROS

* Pretty packaging
* Easy application
* Super hydrating
* Non greasy
* Lightweight
* Unlike traditional masks you don't have to worry about rinsing off
* You can use a small amount in the day as a moisturizer
* Face feels really soft & supple like a baby the next day (no joke)
* Both male and female can use this product!

CONS

* No spatula for scooping out the mask so make sure your hands are clean!

Rating: 9.5/10
I really loveeeeeeeee this product because it does what it boast it can do and on some days when I feel that my hands need some moisturizing I apply them on my hands as well. LOL it's not wastage okay!! Because my hands can get reeaaaalllyyyyy dry at times.

Wanna try this product?
Go ahead and like Bio-essence's facebook page: www.facebook.com/bioessence.sg
and redeem your free sample at Sample Store!




xoxo,
tris

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Alive Museum @ Suntec City

at 3:15:00 pm 0 comments
It has been pretty boring in Singapore lately until I received an invitation to visit Alive Museum Singapore and boy was I exciteddddd! 
Alive Museum at Suntec City is one of the new attractions that promises to be a fun and unique experience for the whole family or with your group of friends! The biggest 3D illusionary museum in Singapore offers a sensory experience that tricks one's visual, physical and environmental perceptions, bringing fantasy to reality.
With 10,000 sq ft of space, there's plenty of exhibitions and space for you to touch and feel and fully immerse yourself in them. What really impressed me was their digital installations because too much still exhibitions can get quite boring sometimes...
Bow down to le derp!

 Back in mommy's tummy (but she's not that skinny!!!)

 'Sand'maid

This photo is so apt because it's milo peeing into G's face LOL
And just look at that face #cannotmaintain
Why shower at home when you can shower with merlion!

 This dark room is my fave because there's mirrors all around with a disco ball in the middle, not forgetting som retro music playing in the background so IT'S YOUR TIME TO SHINE~
If you're wearing a dress/skirt you might wanna be careful in this room because...yup.

 Have you seen anyone so happy eating poop ice cream? These two :p


 Stepping on top of oblivion

 This windmill installation is pretty cool because when you blow on one of the windmills the other windmills behind get activated which produces wind to blow up Marilyn's dress. (:<
 One thing I like about Alive Museum is that there's plenty of space to take photos and also because we went on a weekday there was very little people inside so more time to play around with the different installations!

 Just let me die already!


Pretty much sums up our frienship :p

The paper boat installation is my top fave among all because no matter who you take it with, it looks sentimental and mellow which makes you go 'nawwwwwww'.

The Alive Museum Singapore is located at
Suntec City Mall #03-372
(Between Towers 3 & 4)
Opening Hours: 10am - 10pm Daily
Ticket Prices: $25 (Adults), $20 (Children 3-12yo)

To get there by train, the easier way will be to take the circle line and drop off at Promenade and follow the signs that leads you to Suntec City and just head straight up to the 3rd floor!

Not only that, there's an ongoing promotion currently (click on pic for more info)


xoxo,
tris