Random Ramblings: Low Buy anyone?

The past few months were crazy months for polish buying! There was soooo many sales and offers and discounts going about all over the place. Online, offline, etsy, Sephora, Llarowe. Gaaaahhh! I for one couldn’t resist them and bought a whole bunch of polishes!
So for the month of February onward till hopefully June, I am going to set myself on a low-buy. Not a no-buy because I would be good the whole month and go crazy once the month ends. I think I have had 2 or 3 no buys 3 months apart. I would buy things on the first month, receive most of the items in the second month and by the time the third months come rolling by I’ll be all – OMG I bought too much polishes the past month! It’s going to be a No-Buy next month! Rinse and Repeat! It is a vicious circle that never ends!
This time around, my low-buy is going to cover all aspects of my life! From not buying too much junk food to buying clothes and shoes (Luckily we do not have 4 seasons in Malaysia :D) to nail polishes and beauty products! I know I cray cray. This low-buy thought not as extreme as a no-buy will still be kinda hard. But I gotta be hard on myself for the sake of my bank account and pending holidays.
Plus! With some packages that I have yet to receive, I should have enough of everything to last me a few months.
Wish me luck girls!

Zalora.com.my : Part 2

Remember I was talking about the Free Second Day COD option at Zalora? Well, they did good on this. I received my package the second day before 10am. BEFORE 10AM! I am really really impressed!!

The packaging was super big for just one polish I was good and did not buy more 😀 but I didn’t mind as this was COD. They even included a RM10 cash voucher to be used on a food delivery site.

Here are a few shots of the polish I got!
(Please do ignore my stained nails!)
I got Aegen Blue which is a pastel blue polish with shimmer in it. I don’t know if i should call this a pastel blue shimmer or a frosty blue color :\
I did open this polish just for the fun of it and the usual chemical smell was not there! *win* It did seem a little watery though but we’ll see when I do use it. I will have a swatch of this posted up ASAP!

zalora.com.my : Part 1

Advertising is annoying but surprisingly VERY effective!
For the past few months the radio has been playing this advertisement for this online shopping hub day in day out, sometimes twice an hour! Zalora.com.my is the name that eventually got stuck in my head. I obviously got curious and had to hop on by to check out what this Zalora was all about!
Zalora in Malaysia is pretty much like Zappos in the US, a mini version of Zappos. The most attractive part of Zalora’s marketing to me is their 30-day return policy and free shipping on ALL orders. To my knowledge, there is no merchant in Malaysia which allows returns. Not even big departmental stores.
Finally I caved and went Zalora for some ‘window shopping’ last month. Honestly, for such a new company I was impressed at the range they have at Zalora. There are stuff for men, women and kids ranging from clothing to shoes to makeup and NAIL POLISH!!
There was only 3 brands on Zalora – Aqmore, Lioele and Koji Honpo Dolly Wink – all of which I do not know of. Of the three the most interesting brand for me was Aqmore. They claim to be a (purified) water based polish and it peels off!
So off I went and placed my order at 4.25pm. My choice of delivery – COD. Hoho! It seems that if I ordered before 4.30pm my order would be eligible for a 2nd day delivery. I didn’t know if I qualified because, well, 4.25pm.
Stay tuned tomorrow for my adventure with Zalora!

Grab Bag

I bought a grab bag from a lovely lady on Facebook recently and these are the pretty polishes that came in it!

from L-R: Julep Morgan, Sally Hansen HD in Three D, Jessica Lucy, unnamed Almar Nail Polish and  an unnamed Sally Hansen Diamond Strength mini

These polishes aren’t really what I would pick out for myself if I were to grab a few off the shelves but they are really pretty polishs! I have tried 2 of the 5 so far and I am loving them!!

Can you guess how much I paid for it?

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Summer Sale at models own!

50% off!! OMG!!

I am so tempted to get some polishes from them but I am quite scared actually. I have heard lots of horror stories on shipping stuff from the UK. Apparently it can take up to 4 weeks before the parcel leaves the UK and another 4-8 weeks before it arrives in my postbox.

*decisions decisions*

Owh, I almost forgot! Pop by ModelsOwn website here and use the code SUMMERSALE at checkout for the discounts to take effect.
Happy shopping!! Do let me know if you grabbed anything interesting!