Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Victoria by Victoria's Secret X How To Shop At TaoBao X Adverts- LyraMinn, Yventually

Victoria by Victoria's Secret 
Fragrance Review

I am a sucker for really pretty perfume bottles. Whenever I see a gorgeous pink perfume bottle, I just gotta have it. Hands down, nothing beats the stunning, almost fantasy-like bottle of the NEW Victoria's Secret fragrance line: Victoria.

Once again, I am truly honored and beyond ecstatic to be sponsored a Victoria by Victoria's Secret perfume bottle. Thank you The Valiram Group (http://valiram.com/) for sending me one. I wasn't expecting it at all and it came just at the right time when I really needed a boost of motivation to work hard. 
Honestly, I follow all of the VS Angels on Instagram. And a while ago, I remember Behati Prinsloo (who's Adam Levine's fiancee FYI) posted a picture of herself in a stunning Blumarine dress all ready for some launch event I suppose? But she was the only angel there. Which confused me a little cause most of the time, there would be more then just one angel present. Turns out, she's the new face of the new fragrance line: Victoria.

Screenshot of her at the launch of Victoria from her Instagram (isn't she perfect for Adam?)
Behati Prinsloo, the face of Victoria by Victoria's Secret
And there you have it, that's how pretty the Victoria fragrance bottle is. Out of all of the gorgeous VS bottles available, you gotta admit that you really REALLY wanna own one of these babies. I love the packaging first of all, its box on its own, features the signature VS stripes that every VS lover adores and secretly wishes their rooms are covered with it. *ahem, like myself* 

I don't think I even need to continue and explain how desirable the bottle is on its own. JUST LOOK AT IT. That bottle has the word "luxury" and "glamour" written all over! Of course the entire show is stolen by the cutest iconic hand crafted bow. Holding that little (okay, its actually pretty huge) bottle automatically makes me feel a hell lot more ready to take on the world. HAHA

Its HUGE. It's almost the length of my entire face!
Now down to the more important bits about the fragrance that I am certain all of you are dying to know about. "How good is it?" "Should I buy it?"....

Well, hello?? Its named "Victoria" for a reason. Everything you love about VS should be written in this new fragrance. You want sexy? Sweet? Fresh? Oh my gosh, you're gonna love Victoria a lot. Its the perfect combination of everything you've ever loved about VS. Infused with aromatic burst of Red Berries, signature Victoria Rose, and hints of Creme Brulee, this perfume is gonna satisfy every fantasy you have. 

Personally, I think that it is an AWESOME fragrance. Its really not too strong, neither is it too musky or sweet. Its really fresh at the beginning and then it starts to exude some sort of warm sensual appeal after a while. The best part? Trust me on this, it actually lasts pretty long! I'm not quite sure if its because I sprayed on a little more then usual, but at the end of my entire day, the scent still lingers on.

I highly recommend you guys to get Victoria by Victoria's Secret if you're a fan of fresh, fruity, a little floral (its actually smells a lot like roses), sensual scent, just like myself! Its actually one my favorite VS perfume apart from Noir Tease. Lets just say that Victoria is that perfume that EVERY girl can and should wear.
This perfume is kickass. 
I actually can't stop staring at my new VS perfume bottle. It looks so exquisite and whenever I hold it in my hands, Im always so mesmerized. I ADORE Victoria by Victoria's Secret and I am sure you will too. If I weren't sponsored a bottle, I would have gone to get one of on my own before they get sold out. So THANK YOU once again Valiram for sending me one. LOVE IT <3 <3 <3
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Moving on to my HOT TOPIC!
How Do I Find Nice Shoes on TaoBao?!?!
I have heard you guys! Just because I don't reply you guys on email, doesn't mean I don't care about what's going on. Its just impossible for me to reply every single question, that's also basically why I don't have a ask.fm account. Besides, everyone's asking me the same thing, so I figured that it would be better for me to answer those questions here. So everyone can read it too :)

Here are some of the enquires I've gotten from you guys regarding my recent hauls video from TaoBao.
Which you can watch the video here if you haven't.

*Take a note that this blogpost isn't gonna be about how I purchase my items from TaoBao. In case you're unaware, TaoBao is an e-commerce online web site from China. Which means everything is in Mandarin. And as you all know, I do not have very good command of Mandarin so I DID NOT purchase the shoes by myself. Tyler Hikaru did it for me so if you would like to know anything about how to purchase items from TaoBao, please hold on a while more until I get to ask him. Please DO NOT spam him messages or he'll come running after me with a hammer. HAHA.*

UPDATES
{I just asked Jaslyn!!!! She uses the following http://www.65daigou.com/ to purchase her items! It's actually really simple. Here's what you need to do on that site:
1) Sign in
2) Copy and paste URL of the product you want onto the bar provided
3) Fill in necessary details of the product (p.s. Jas always choose GZ for the warehouse part)
4) Proceed to payment!!!! }

Anyway, I've screenshot some of your mails and I'll answer them one at a time ;)

Question 1
I absolutely LOVE this pair of sandals. I bought it for about 26 bucks but now its only 18 bucks!
Its super duper comfy and I didn't get ANY blisters from it at all. I've already worn mine twice and I love how comfy it is. Now you can have it too ;) AND HERE IS THE LINK!!!
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Question 2
Ahhhh... questions like these. I am so sorry but I can't answer these sorta questions cause I didn't purchase the shoes by myself. I have already purchase stuffs from TaoBao twice but both times weren't purchased by me. The first was by Jas, second by Tyler. HAHA. I need to start learning how to do it on my own. 

But from my experience so far, I think TaoBao is very reliable and it isn't a scam website. You just need to have the eye and see whether the item you're interested in is of good quality or not. Honestly, some stuffs may look good but once it arrives, it may not look like how you thought it would. So its based on luck and maybe my experience in the blogshop industry has taught me how to see if pictures are deceiving or not. HAHA

Anyway, I think both Jas and Tyler didn't purchase anything through any agents whatsoever. I do know that they opted for faster shipping so that we could get our stuffs ASAP. I will ask them and keep you guys in the loop :)
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Question 3
Yes! The ones I got were of pretty good quality. And here's some links to where I got them from. I've also included a few links to items that I would love to get!

If you're looking for the Steve Madden inspired heels, check this link out:

More awesome glass heels!!

The glitter sandals I LOVE but was too big for me!!

My awesome white sandals worn in my 2nd Looks Of The Month Vlog

I FREAKING LOVE THIS NEW BALANCE INSPIRED SHOES.

Metallic Strappy Sandals? ;)

Style Nanda Platform Shoes?
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HOW I SHOP
Now that I have answered the Top 3 questions, let me share with you how I shop at TaoBao.
Gonna list it all down step by step so that everything is in details. Hopefully I don't miss out on anything :)

1. Basically, I start shopping on the main page where you'll see loads of options to choose from. I think viewing TaoBao on Chrome is better because it will automatically ask you if you want the site to be translated to English instead. Click Yes and it will be translated for you.

You will see this one the top of the page once the site is translated. Makes shopping way easier.
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2. Next, select an item that you like and OPEN IT IN A NEW TAB. If something that says e.g."30 pieces of similar " appears when you hover your cursor over it, you may also click on it to see other similar products. This is great because you can some times, find the exact same shoe that you want at a cheaper price.

Example of "30 pieces of similar"
Example of the pink shoes I bought! So many of the SAME design from so many DIFFERENT shops at DIFFERENT prices! Its insane. (Its important to look at the number of sales each shop has on the shoe that you want. Common sense: More sales means better quality.)
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3. Once you've selected the item that you want, you'll be directed to its page where you can select the size, color that you want. Simply add your item to your cart like how you would always do on any other online boutiques.
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4. Once that is done, you can close the tab and continue shopping on the main page or you may continue shopping at the store you're currently at. I recommend you guys to do the latter because if a store offers a pretty design that you like, theres a good chance that they offer many more pretty designs of the same sort. I hope I make sense.

The trick is to scroll ALL THE WAY to the bottom and you'll see this column of other stuffs that you may like. They're basically all of the other designs offered by that store!

You'll see something like this.
This is why almost all of the shoes I've purchased are pretty similar! Its because I shopped at almost the same store for every pair!
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5. Keep repeating the above steps and you will be able to find a list of shoes that you'll love. Some how, if you like a particular style, all of the shoes that fall into that category will be linked. This is when it gets tough because you'll probably have to narrow down to a few that you'd wanna get. 


AND THAT'S IT!!
Its so simple and its really fun shopping at TaoBao because there's SO MANY things to look at and the amount of items offered is crazy. I suggest you do this only when you have free time. HAHA. I spent like about 3 hours looking through it when I got my shoes. hehehehe

I hope this blog post is beneficial enough for you guys and I really hope I have answered your questions. If I have left out on anything, please do not hesitate to email me at eunice.annabel@gmail.com or just tweet to me at @EuniceAnnabel alright?:) 

Thank you so much for constantly reading and supporting my blog! Love you guys!
xoxo
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Advertorial

1) LYRA MINN
"LYRA MINN is an online female boutique based in Singapore. All prices are stated in Singapore Dollars (SGD). We welcome international orders too!"

If you're looking for effortlessly chic and casual apparels, you might wanna check LyraMinn out! They offer a pretty extensive range of dresses and rompers. Whether you're still in school or already working, I am sure that there would be something that would catch your attention^^ Here's what I picked :)

Yuki White Romper
A comfy romper is all you need for a casual day out with your friends! This Yuki Romper looks effortlessly pretty just the way it is. I didn't need to style it that much cause the unique ruffles on the bust area already created a rather pretty feature to the whole look. Its really comfy too^^

Annabelle Floral Dress
I picked another effortlessly pretty apparel and I love it! The floral prints of this Annabelle Floral dress is so gorgeous and I absolutely LOVE the color. I think this dress really compliments my skin tone and it looks great for a lunch date. Once again, super comfy!

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2) Yventually
"Yventually is started by fashion-loving Yvonne in 2010 for her love of bags and shoes.
Sensing the lack of online stores focusing on ladies handbags and shoes then, Yventually was started with the aim to bring in a wide variety of trendy bags and shoes without compromising on the quality of the products. Over the years, our brand has expanded and now we are proud to say that we have a range of our very own self-manufactured ladies handbags and shoes!"
Today, apart from self-manufactured handbags and specially imported shoes, Yventually have recently started their accessories line as well!! Here are my picks!^^

Daisy Necklace (Sweet Pastel)

Everyone always asking me where I get my daisy necklace from. Now you can get yours too! From Yventually of course! hehehe. I love this piece so much, I mean, isn't it adorable? I don't own any pastel colored necklaces so this would be such an interesting addition to my collection.

Dame Elegante Bangle

I LOVE STATEMENT BANGLES! I think wearing stuffs on your wrist is essential to looking like you mean business. What you wear on your wrist really determines the kinda look you're going for. And this gorgeous jeweled bangle sure does give out a feminine luxurious vibe.
Both necklace and jeweled bangle that I've picked have already been launched together with other stunning statement accessories last week and are still available onsite!!! So be sure to get yours before they go OOS :)
Keep yourself updated with Yventually by liking their Facebook and following them on Insta!
(You don't wanna miss out on some more goodness coming your own soon! They will also be introducing bracelets, layered necklaces and ear cuffs designs)
Instag: @shopyventually

Join their mailing list to keep yourselves updated!
Also, you should check out their self-manufactured bag designs on their site too!^^

So what are you waiting for?
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4 comments:

  1. hey! i really like the prada inspired bag you got too! may i ask if you got the small or medium size? :)

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