Thursday, 3 May 2012

FAKE MISSHA BB Cream post/rant BEWARE Ifwins2008

I originally wasn't planning on updating my blog til after Semester 2 has finished but I feel this needs to be blogged, to remind myself to do my research next time and to warn others.
This was the first BB cream I've ever bought and stupidly I didn't do my research beforehand and only looked for reviews for the best cream for dry skin. On the 25th April I bought this BB cream from Ifwins2008:
In case the listing ends/ebay has decided to take some action, screenshot of said product:
(also just noticed whilst uploading image...why is it listed under 'Kid's clothes'??!! And Bang!)
Again I was stupid for not asking but nowhere on their page does it say they were selling a fake Missha product...I assumed as they're using the company name it would be fine...=_=;;
The cream arrived yesterday (2nd May) but I noticed on the back of the package on the labeling it says HK, Ifwins2008 listed the product location as UK. (screencaps below) And more Bang Good....

The text on the box reads: 
MISSHA M Pertect Cover B.B
Cream offers a novel skincare concept with B.B cream, which hightens skin tone by healing visible wrinkles and blemishes  with exeellent skin-cover abiliby, and prevents skin aging through eftective whitening and anti-wrinkle properties.

Whereas the text on the tube have no misspellings, my guess is the tube is genuine but the product inside is a fake. The nib pops off so easily! I actually managed to spill some product around the rim as I expected it to be quite stiff but nope, popped off like button. 
I have also read other people's reviews on the real thing and they all mention a nice scent like Johnson's products but this had a very dull floral scent. 

And here's the "coverage" it provides: (testing it out on my wrist and my mole xD)
Luckily my skin isn't sensitive, but it's kinda hard to tell if this product will cause damage or not since you can't read the real ingredients or have anyway of knowing what it is you're putting on your skin. 

So I sent the seller an angry message (believe me I held back A LOT) and this is how the conversation is going so far....
So they admit they're selling fakes!  
That 4th sentence really got to me! I don't even want my money back I just want this seller to stop selling this fakery to people..pretending it's the real deal.
After this I reported them on ebay for counterfeit, fake item. Unfortunately ebay doesn't update you about the situation due to "privacy laws" ¬_¬ 

Before my 2nd message I saw they had received a negative feedback from a buyer the same day. So I instantly messaged her as she was in the same situation. They were refusing to refund her until she left them good feedback...but when she pursued they claimed they had refunded her and gave her a fake paypal transaction she she opened a dispute and Ifwins2008 back pedalled and told her they would refund her (again...did they forget they already sent her a "refund")....what kind of a seller is he/she? =_=;;
Fortunately in the end she won the case and got her money back as ebay sided with her.

I lie to your customers like that and trick them...that shows what kind of seller Ifwins2008 is :/

For those who's still interested I'll keep you updated but at this point I don't want a refund, it's not about money anymore...what would happen if someone had a severe reaction to this "cream"? 

Don't be stupid like me and do your research when buying new cosmetics/similar stuff! 

Sunday, 12 February 2012

This week

I did many things this week...well a lot more than usual! Let's start with Monday!
My housemates decided to do Hot Pot to celebrate a friend's birthday, much yummyness was to be consumed <3

Then Joe decided to make everyone watch 1 guy 1 jar and 2 girls 1 well as other weird youtube clips, wonderful. Calvin died a little inside that night.

After consuming all the food we played a chinese card game called 'Big Two' and whoever lost had to take a spoonful of something they hated, Alex can't stand spicy so we made him take a spoonful of chilli flakes, Calvin hates ginger so ginger powder....which stuck to his mouth for ages and Alan had to drink the cold left over soup base, mixed with coffee and black pepper and hot chocolate, yum.

Birthday girl! And Birthday roll <3

On Wednesday I went round a friends' house to bake cookies, I had so much to bring as my friend doesn't have any baking equipment X_X But it was worth it! The cookies came out more as biscuits but we had fun decorating them :D  I also tried to give the bear a bow tie and fig really failed :(

 Emma, Frankie, Summer, me and Anthea <3 and Hello Kitty biscuits!

It snowed again on Thursday night too. I was meant to go to someone's house party but didn't in the end cos of the snow so instead I stayed round Anthea's house to bake cupcakes xD But the taxi driver also refused to take me up my road cos he said he wouldn't be able to come back down if he did >.< It was almost 2am but it was the most beautiful walk I've ever had, everything was white and glittered in the moon! Kind of glad I had to walk home haha When I came home the guys were still awake so I made them come out and play in the snow before the school kids could mwahaha >:) 

 I gave Alex's car Hello Kitty ears :D And the guys making a penis.....which they put on someone's car :/ Naughty boys....

Our Snowlady, her eyes fell off so they became her nipples. And Calvin's baby snowman :D But he didn't wear ANY gloves so his hands were frozen and chapped and red, silly boy 

By Friday afternoon the snow had melted which was good cos that meant I could go and pick up my new phone from Orange! :D So out with the old and in with the new, I do feel slightly sad though as I've had my old phone for 3 years :<
Ma sexy Xperia ;D

 Aaaand finally, yesterday! Anthea and I went to Southampton to "window shop" and visit IKEA since I've never been before, it was such a lovely trip! I bought a few things and managed to spend about £ much for saving money *le sigh* At least half of it was for uni work...
IKEA was great! I got to use my new camera phone too...turns out it works better than my digital camera in dimly lit places OTL
IKEA's famous swedish meatballs <3 Mmmmmmm!  Strawberry plush and a bear trap....poor things :(
A mummy croc eating her baby and sarcastic mat (I want this)

Purchases of the day! Paperchase stuff for uni, Primark bag, finally found a bag to match my 2 H&M dresses >_< And some Bodyshop stuff for dry skin

And my shorts from ebay arrived :D Now I have to wait for Spring....

Ooohhh and my picture was also used in the Hyper Japan fashion focus article on Tuesday here :D
So that was my week ^^ Sorry there's so many photos!

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

VW replica bag- Loli Loli Paradise

On January 11th I went on Loli Loli Paradise on facebook as I've been wanting a black bag for a while and had my eye on the Vivienne Westwood replica which can be found Here <3
So I shot them an email and they replied within a few hours and asked if they would bring the price down from £37 to £35 but the only gave discounts if you buy more than 3 things. So I paid on the 12th Jan and she told me it would take 15-30 days to arrive. Having bought many things from overseas I had expected the bag to arrive around February time but much to my surprise it arrived on the 23rd January! And here it is:

Big bubble envelope :D 

It has the logo on the little button things and on the zipper :D

The back, there's a dent from the strap but it's disappeared now

Inside material, the VW orb logo everywhere, even has a little gold plate on the inside pocket!

Side straps ^^

It's such a beautiful replica! Every detail is immaculate, I actually went onto google straight away to find the real thing to compare >_< I didn't even know this bag has gold glitter as I couldn't see it in the stock image, but it's exactly the same as the original. Needless to say I used this bag straight away, it's very sturdy and stiff so I have to pry the bag wide apart when I need to get something out/put something in. But I'm so happy with this <3 Overall experience:
♥ Shipping+Packaging: 10/10 Bag arrived in pristine condition :)
♥ Communication: 10/10 Super fast replies
♥ Quality of bag: 10/10 Every detail is perfect, this is going to last me forever

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Gothic Lolita Wig competition and snow

I have entered!
I was a little nervous at first and have been wanting to join for ages but the snow last night put me in a really good mood so I thought I'd better do it before I regret to do so!
My house mate wanted to try sleighing down the slope but only had a plastic box which he's wearing on his head....

The snow last night didn't last very long.... :(

Anyway here's the link to my entry-----> Vote for me please? :3
Also check out the other models some of them are amazing :D
Thanks for reading <3
Edit: Found this photo that I took yesterday, snow themed? :D

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Bradford on Avon meet and rubbish Fairy-Kei attempt

Not a lot have happened lately, apart from Joe's birthday and going to Southampton for a bit of shopping. 
But I wrote another article for the Bradford On Avon meet which you can read here:- YATTA!
There's also a interview video that Hatchi had made, unfortunately my part is inaudible due to the wind :<

Outfit rundown: Kawaiigoods Bear Hat and accessories, Cute as Candy Lilac t-shirt, Angelic pretty Fruits parlor mini skirt, Ap socks and VWxMelissa replica shoes, handmade collar (not by me)

Anyway since my previous posts have been pretty long I'll try and keep this short :)
I attempted Fairy-Kei today as my Cute as Candy t-shirt arrived on Wednesday, and I also realised I have a huge shortage of cute accessories, I also decorated an old pair of glasses with little crafty bits, ta-da!

 Cute as Candy T-shirt, can be bought here <3 
Also bought a hoodie with wings on the back, you can kinda see the right wing ^^

Monday, 23 January 2012

Part 2 AP Lucky pack! A la carte Tea Time Odekake *lots of pictures*

Such a long name *_* But I finally received my pack after spending 3 days in customs, and what more? It arrived on my birthday! :D Customs was a bit of a bitch and costed me £57 but it was either pay up or never see my package ever again *sigh* So here's the box: (Be warned, my bed is messy. It was the day before my deadline...crummy birthday I know, celebrated with uni work and Dominoe's pizza, yay)

They included a small care sheet on how to wash your items/store them etc. I was also given a Angelic pretty sticker :D haha
And the massive pink bag that everything was packed in

My itemssssss! <3 <3 Excuse the Haribo's, Joe bought it for me as a birthday treat lol

First item I opened was my bag, I absolutely love it! It's so soft and big enough to fit what I need in there, it's perfect <3 I have also been dying for a black bag since..forever <3

It has 2 hidden pockets inside, and 2 outside as well! And the zipper is a cute little heart 

Soft socks ^.^ And the headbow

And finally, my jsk! I am very happy with this dress (and this pack overall) I'm sure by now everyone is familiar with AP's quality, so I won't ramble on :) I was a bit apprehensive at first that it would be too long on me like my BTSSB ones but I wore this to a lolita meet on Saturday and I was quite pleased with how it looked :D

The print and the custom lace, it has a spoon and fork motif! <3

Scalloped front, waist bow isn't detachable like the pink jsk

But the straps are adjustable, since it isn't shirred, the buttons are the normal clear ones
And shirred at the back ^^ This jsk fits like a glove

I think i would've like to have little black bows on the back, might add it in myself when I can be bothered, scalloped waist ties, the buttons are little heart 'pearl's'

No picture but jsk has pockets and has it's own in-built petticoat, and fully lined:

I love this pack so much, I don't think I've ever paid for any clothes this expensive before, the entire thing has cost me around £300 but I plan to keep everything and love it with everything I've got. x] Joe did offer to pay for this as a birthday present but I downright refused, I would feel so guilty..I don't think I'll ever forgive myself! 

(My outfit for the Bradford On Avon meet)

Instead he bought me a pair of New Rock boots that I have had my eye on for a while, luckily I managed to find the exact same pair on ebay a week before my birthday and for half the price, I was over the moon, I'm now a few inches taller, yay :D (I do love the contrast)

As the saying goes, a girl can never have too many shoes...I bought a pair of winged heels at the beginning of the month and it arrived last week, I can't wait to wear these out. I think they're rather sexy ;)
Can't believe I'm 21.....I still feel like I'm 16 ;___;