Thursday, October 11, 2012

"WHERE AND WHAT" INTERNET SHOPPING
Once and for all, this is a compilation of links to the shops where I buy most of my clothes and accessories.


TAOBAO INFO →
(At the bottom of the linked post I've written about shopping service, translating, etc)

∙ Wigs: Ebay, Taobao. I don't have a particular store I go to. I usually search for cosplay wigs.
∙ Clothes and accessories: Ebay, Taobao, Gina tricot, Cubus, H&M.
∙ Brand clothes: Cdjapan.co.jp/apparel
∙ Circle lenses: Pinkyparadise.com → enter coupon code "irodohieru" and receive a mystery gift!

∙ Favorite brands: Monomania, BOY LONDON, SUPER LOVERS, Listen Flavor.

∙ My absolute favorite place to shop: EBAY. No particular shops. I see something I like - a piece of clothing, a print, a color combo, anything - and use keywords to hunt down something similar.

∙ Useful Ebay searchwords for not-really-knowing-what-you're-looking-for-just-windowshopping: KERA, lolita, cosplay.

I'm sorry for not answering this sooner, since you were wondering, dear readers, but now I have! I hope this cleared things up ♡ Now let's move on to the rest!

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Amandanissen: What's some of your favorite places to shop, and do you have any tips for finding things on etsy/ebay which suits your style? 

Answer : Actually, the best tip I can give for ebaying is to take inspiration from other places - like tumblr, for example - and use that to find things you like. I find it quite hard to just casually windowshop on ebay. Like with my LSD galaxy cat shirt. I saw that on tumblr, "I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE", went on ebay, typed in "cat galaxy shirt", and found it. It doesn't have to be as specific as that, but knowing what you like is always good, right. Then it's just searchwords, searchwords and more searchwords until you track it down ☆

Anonymous: How do you shop things at Malkomalka and other non-english shops? 

Answer: I bought my MALKOMALKA from Taobao (got them with legit tags and everything, so they're not fake), but otherwise I use a shopping service! I've heard Celga is good ☆

Anonymous: I don't know if you answered this though, I'd really like a list of Japanese fashion brands you buy from? ` n `

Answer: My favorite japanese brands are; SUPER LOVERS, Listen Flavor, Sex Pot ReVeNGe, Candy stripper and Monomania ☆ !

Anonymous: Where do you get your wigs and what price are they around?

Answer: If I order wigs from Taobao, around 8 USD, if I order from ebay, between 18-20 USD ☆


Anonymous: Everyone has so many great questions but...
I would like to know what hair products you use. O.O
I have brown and light pink hair, but the pink part never went back to normal and since you are so used to all this I would really like to know the things you like to use/find good for damaged hair like shampoos, conditioners or even home made treatments and things like that. (:
And... Just wanted to say to you that you really are an inspiration to me and you you are a really beautiful and nice person! *-*

Answer: Agh thank you sweetheart ♡ I just want to hug you. Let me see if I can give you some pointers! If you want a good color result, avoid any hair product with silicone. I like schwarzkopf's products. Basically, avoid products that contain silicone. Look for shampoos and conditioners with keratine in - if possible, something with oil as well. Also, investing in an expensive argan oil can really be worth it. Buy argan oil and a good hair remedy from your hairdresser (if you can afford it, it's a good idea to buy shampoo and conditioner from them as well). 

If you want a good at-home remedy: Beer, two eggs, mayonnaise and olive oil. Divide it in your hair and wrap it in plastic, leave in for as long as you like (minimum 10 minutes). Hope this helped!

Anonymous: So when you order from Taobao, how much does the cost add up to (if you don't mind sharing >_<)? And the shipping? Also what shipping method do you use? Do you use any agencies? What are your favourite stores on Taobao?

Answer: I answered all of this in my Taobao post... oh well! My stuff were in total around 700-1000 SEK if I remember it right. The shipping was 700 SEK I think. I used kinalink.se, china airmail small and I don't have any favorite shops, I just browse around with random searchwords like "nebula", "KERA", "lolita", "MALKO MALKA"... and so on! ☆

That's it! 

Much love to those of you who asked me questions in the Q&A (not just the ones I published in this entry)! And to those of you who didn't as well, of course ♡ Once again I'm going to end this post by saying goodnight. Maybe I sleep a lot. Or just like writing when I'm tired. I don't know. Doesn't matter! At least I'm sick today so I have a legit reason...

Have loads of sweet dreams and happy Friday! 
xoxo 



21 comments:

  1. so usefull ;V; thank you sweetie! you are awsome! ^^ I don´t use ebay as much as I should ;V; I tend to only buy small things from there XD I have recently become more and more into taobao! SO CHEAP ;A;

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    1. Bah, you're awesome too ♥ I'm kind of addicted to ebay so I'm trying to cut down...... *cough*

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  2. Taaaack ;u; Men oj, vad billiga sakerna måste ha varit om shippingen gick på 2/3 av priset, och du fick så mycket! Känns det inte konstigt att ha ägg och majonnäs i håret förresten? Jag tycker det känns skumt bara att ha olja i håret, haha xD

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    1. Yes! De var otroligt billiga! Och njae... alltså man tvättar ju ur det igen så inte direkt :3

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  3. wow- this is so useful, thankyou!! <3 Now I just need to save up money.....

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  4. Do you know of any taobao or ebay stores that have custom sizing? i feel like only lolita shops do this. >:

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  5. First of all: thanks for sharing this all with us, great tips! ♥
    I'd love to try out Taobao, but I wonder..
    How do you use that website while it's in Chinese? x]

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    1. Thank YOU! No problem ♥ I linked to my taobao post in this post, it says it all :3

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  6. IRODOHIERU I LOVE YOU ^^ You're super gorgeous and kind and you've inspired me many times! Thank you for answering our questions! (Sorry for my bad English...)

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    1. Thank you ;; I love you too! Aw. Your comment is beyond sweet ♡

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  7. Hello! May I please ask: how were you able to purchase from Taobao living outside of China? It appears that Taobao usually requires the use of Alipay or bank transfer from one of their banks(they don't accept Paypal or credit card), so did you have someone in China receive your order, then mail it to you?

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    1. I linked my taobao post in this post, it says it all :3

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  8. I really didn't want to ask this here but I'm not sure where else I should put it where you will see TT^TT but anyway... do you cut the bangs/fringe of your wigs yourself? and if you do, would you ever consider making a tutorial? I'm really scared I'll mess mine up and yours always look so perfect (*´∀`*) so yes. Have a nice day!

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    1. Don't worry, it's fine asking here! I do~ I've just improvised... and it's really not that difficult ( ; v ; ) But maybe I'll do a wig video in the future! Thanks for the idea ♥

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  9. i nominate you for the leibster award! please do it! its a fun way for me and the rest of your followers to get to know you :)
    my post tells all the rules:
    http://christyfunfun.blogspot.com/2012/10/leibster-award.html

    love ya~
    -christy

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    1. Thank you ;; I have no blogs to nominate... that's the only problem ;; But agh maybe I can do it anyway?

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  10. i nominate you for the leibster award! please do it! its a fun way for me and the rest of your followers to get to know you :)
    my post tells all the rules:
    http://christyfunfun.blogspot.com/2012/10/leibster-award.html

    love ya~
    -christy

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  11. Hello dear Saga~ I want to ask something about taobao, for the first time I want to order something next month (via the agent you recommended) so I was wondering... is it really possible that all those cool thing are so cheap there? I mean, I found really nice tshirt for 130(chinese juan right?)it's about 16euros, could it be possible? Still, it looks to me very suspicious XD

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  12. Such posts helps many to choose best among thousand of choices.

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