Thursday, 21 September 2017

How to shop in AliExpress - on budget


Hello my darlings, so I was wondering what should I write today. I want to write something that I absolutely love, and it is shopping. Sometimes I'm really frugal and do not wanna spend much money on me, because we have a budge, how much we are going to spend on food, fun, clothes, dates etc.. Shopping gives me satisfaction. I can't help it, I love new things.

 When I didn't have a family I was spending so much money on something that I didn't need, I had clothes with the price tags still on. But now I feel that I know how to shop. I will spend my money clothes that I feel like I really need and can wear more than one outfit.

  I purchase fun stuff and some clothes from AliExpress because it is cheap and you can find good quality pieces also. It just takes little bit more time.


   What is AliExpress?

   AliExpress is one of the world largest online store. Well, we can't say that it's like really a store because it is a platform that connects millions of sellers and consumers.
 AliExpress also is a Multi-Language site. You can select: Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Indonesian, German, Italian Dutch, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Arabic and Hebrew.



   Is it safe?

   I have been shopping there like two years now, and I haven't have any problems. Like all my orders have come nicely. Of course, I know that there have been some problems with the items that didn't come and they didn't receive money back. I will talk about buyer protection also, these friends of mine they didn't use buyer protection so that's why they didn't receive their money. But I think that's why you need to choose the right shop and product. If you love one dress then you should keep looking because there are more sellers that offer you the same dress.
You can see that the same sweater
has different prices.

   AliExpress has a buyer protection, Everyone who shops on AliExpress receives the following guarantees.
1. Full refund if you don't receive your order. When your order does not arrive within the delivery time promised you will get the full refund.
2. Full or practical refund if the item is not as described. So, if your item is significantly different from the seller's product description, you can return it and you will get the full refund or you can get a partial refund and keep the item.

So how does the buyer protection works?
1. Contact the seller, if your order hasn't arrived within the promised time, or it isn't as described.
2. Open a dispute and to make a refund, if you were unable to resolve the problem with the seller, you can submit a refund request by clicking Open Dispute. 
3. Escalate Dispute to AliExpress, if you are not satisfied with the seller's solution, you can escalate a dispute to AliExpress.

One of the most important TIP is to check seller's feedback from his buyers and product description before ordering. 

   What can I buy from AliExpress?

 Well, you can buy almost everything. Like seriously it has almost EVERYTHING.

 I personally do not like to buy makeup from there. Because I have sensitive skin and I want to know what do I put on my face. I will do the post about - Buying makeup on the budget -

 I also do not recommend buying jewelry. Okeydokey, I know that there are so many beautiful pieces and sets. But I just watched a documentary about Chinese factories about how do they make it. And some of these pieces can be toxic. Because they may consist lead or cadmium. If you buy jewelry you should test it. You can buy lead tester online or from building workshop.

 You can find so many clothes, I bet you will be on that site forever. Even wedding dresses. I think that I will find definitely a good deal on my wedding dress from there. Just you have to look feedback. Also, you can find feedback from YouTube. Just search AliExpress hauls or makeup, wedding dress etc.


Alway look feedback


 Party/Wedding decorations are really cheap and popular. When you buy these kinds of things from your shop, where do you think they buy it? Of course from China. So I recommend buying straws, balloons and all cute stuff from there. If you shop there you will see what is worth to buy there and what is not.

 I do not like to spend more than 15€ on some item, it's my limit. Of course, everybody has their own limit. But sometimes I see there is a 25€ dress and I think that I can get a 25€ dress from the store and I can try it if it suits for me. But if there is a 5-10€ dress that I also like then I will buy it, because if it doesn't suit for me I can give it away or sell it.

  How do you pay?  

 Currently, you can pay using Visa, MasterCard, Western Union, Qiwi and bank transfer. There will be more payment options in the future.

 But it is really easy to pay there. You have to select the item what you wanna buy, then you have to choose the method how do you wanna buy.



  Where my item arrives and when?

 When you make your account then you have to write down your address (if you do not want your home address then you can write your nearest post office).

  All courier services and shipping fees are set up by suppliers. They can choose from following express shipping options:
UPS, FedEx, DHL, TNT, EMS, TOLL,e-EMS, ePacket, China Post Registered Air Mail, China Post Air Parcel,  China Post Ordinary Small Packet Plus, HongKong Post Air Mail, HongKong Post Air Paracel, Singapore Post, Swiss Post, Sweden Post, Russian Air, Special Line-YW, DHL Global Mail and S. F. Express. - Shipping fees are automatically calculated on the basis of weight, size and volume.
 




 Delivery time varies depending on country and courier service. For information regarding the delivery time you can directly contact the supplier. To contact suppliers you have to click "Contact Now" button or the "Chat Now" icon in the Supplier Details section




So I realllly approve AliExpress :D It's fun and cheap, you will find everything like I said before. I have tried eBay, Amazon, Alibaba. But AliExpress is the one that suits for me. ''

Much Love!















Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Maybelline Baby Lips review/swatches



Baby Lips Dr. Rescue + menthol (Coral Crave) and Baby Lips Mint to be (Fresh Pink)




   So today I want to talk about Maybelline Baby Lips, probably you have tried some of these lip balms. These two have mint scent. It is really good scent. Not very strong but not too light also. It makes your lips so soft. 

   Dr Rescue Coral Crave dosen't give very much pigment, but still has something. Like soft peachy pink. It would not show to the lips very well but adds sexy shine to it. 

   If you like lip balms and little bit some color to your lips then these lip balms are for you. They are very moisturizing and cheap ca 2.69 - 3 €. 

   Mint to be - Fresh Pink was very nice, just perfect amount of pink to your lips. Nice for valentine, spring, summer. surely my go to lip balm. I am not very big fan of lipsticks or lip glosses. So these are my favorite things to use. 

   And always these packages are cute design is romantic, :D like you want to use it more and more. These balms have SPF 20 sunscreen. Gives 8 hours moisture and lip renewal.

Benefit: Buy from ULTA


  • Clinically proven to make lips 82% visibly less dry, 94% less rough, 77% more supple, and 77% better looking after just four weeks of use!
  • It's clinical care for baby soft lips
  • No more basic lip balm
  • The secret: Exclusive lip renew formula
  • Protects and moisturizes for a full 8 hours



Here are  Ingredients

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Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Isopropyl Myristate, Petrolatum, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Polyethylene, Ozokerite, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter / Shea Butter, Diisostearyl Malate, Candelilla Cera / Candelilla Wax / Cire De Candelilla, VP / Hexadecene Copolymer, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Parfum / Fragrance, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alumina, Aroma / Flavor, Silica, Isopropyl Palmitate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Limonene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Benzyl Benzoate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Aluminum Hydroxide, Citral, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Tin Oxide, Geraniol, Eugenol, Aloe Barbadensis Extract / Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Mel / Honey / Miel, Calcium Pantothenate, Ascorbic Acid, Dimethicone, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Atelocollagen. May Contain: CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Mica, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 15850 / Red 7, CI 45380 / Red 22 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake. CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, CI 75470 / Carmine.

Friday, 27 January 2017

What to do with mason jar tops. DIY


Lets do something fun with mason jar tops.

What can you do with your jars? Are you throwing them away? There is so many things what you can do with them. I have struggled with my workout a lot... But when it's more fun then I want to do it more. So i think having this cute jar full of workouts will bring you more motivation. 

It's really simple, there are something what do you need.

* Mason jar (of  course) - medium.
* Spray paint, i used belton molotow premium reference street-art colors.
* Stickers (what you don't need) - or you can use washy tape to make it more fun
* Post it notes  - or you can cut just regular paper or colored one too. :)


 These sticker are for making this jar looking more fun. Also washy tape is fine. (I got these stickers from aliexpress)

So just stick sticker on it and then spray it all over. Then let it try. Then carefully take the stickers off.

Then just take post it notes and write exercises on it, everything what you want. 

If you are done with that workout then but it in the envelope so it would not repeat.

Like:       
   45 minutes yoga
   30 min arm and shoulder
   60 min abs
   Belly dance .... and so on. 


Budgeting - What mistakes to avoid


What mistakes you should avoid when you do your budgeting?







  Every month I try to do it better, that i can save more money and I know where my money is going. This year is going to be your year. Maybe your new year resolution is budgeting more and getting your finances in order. Like the title says in this post I gonna talk about what mistakes you should avoid.

Here are some tips what might help you.

1. Don't make this complicated. 
   It doesn't have to be so detailed. If you have so many different categories you do not want to budget, at first it's fun but in the middle of the month you are tired to search what to but where. If, it's simple then it's better.

2. Don't be too strict on yourself. 
   I know that your main goal is to save money. But make sure that you are allowing yourself to have little bit fun too. You don't have to overdo this. Just do it in moderation, then you won't feel guilty about it because it's still your budget and you are trying to save money. Not spending any money for yourself is bad because when there comes a time when you want to spend something on yourself then you maybe over spent it like eating out or date night money or things like that.

3.  Don't forget to save money for larger long term expenses.
   Like family holidays, annual car insurance, Christmas presents and food. These things won't come ever month, so you have to plan these things what comes once a year or just not so often. These tings may be big expenses and if you don't plan this then it will mess up your monthly budget.

4. On weekly basis balance out all your expenses. 
   Get track all of your checks and write them down. Especially if you don't know where your money is going.  Doing that you will keep yourself motivated and organized. When you stop being organized then you may feel overwhelmed and this will impact your financial life negatively. So don't wait for the end of the month to write down you expenses. Also, you may forget something.

5. Work as a TEAM
   Don't forget to do this as a team. If you are married then you should work together, Don't try to force this budgeting to your spouse. It's your both  outcomes and incomes. Doing together will make it easier. You have to be in the same page, talk openly about you goals and visions you have.
   
6. Buying on impulse. 
   Buying small chocolate or gum in the checkout lane every time will not seem very harmful. But  no matter how inexpensive they are individually. They will add up, It's better to buy it in bulk and save some money.



   

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Top 10 Movies what plays with your MIND


Are you bored watching romantic movies with your boyfriend? 

I guess not :D But now is your boyfriend time to choose a movie.
Here is a list of movies what is full of action and what will blow your mind.



What I like about these movies that these endings are very interesting, you will not expect that coming. So crab your popcorn, snacks and drinks and snuggle with your boyfriend. You will need him now more than ever. :) 

10 - Mr. Nobody = A boy stands on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities arise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible.

Mr. Nobody

9 -  Triangle = This is not very popular but it's full of action and guessing. Psychological  horror thriller movie. I think it is really  underrated movie. It's mysterious and also sad.

Triangle

8 - Interstellar  = It will make you cry :) , long movie but worth watching. It's science fiction movie. A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival. 
7 - Primer =  Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention. Really cool movie. 

Primer

6 -  Inception =  Also Leonardo DiCaprio is playing :) A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO

5 - Looper = It's science fiction thriller film. Includes time traveling.

Looper

4 - Shutter Island = Leonardo DiCaprio is there.. ;)   Psychological thriller film . In 1954, a U.S. marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.

Shutter Island

3 - Edge of Tomorrow = A soldier fighting aliens. I know it's not very much info but i don't want to spoil it. 
2 - Predestination - You have to watch it very carefully because its hard to understand. But it's really cool movie. For his final assignment, a top temporal agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. The chase turns into a unique, surprising and mind-bending exploration of love, fate, identity and time travel taboos.

Predestination


1 - Coherence
 = It was really low budget movie, but it was so cool. One of my favoriteStrange things begin to happen when a group of friends gather for a dinner party on an evening when a comet is passing overhead.

Coherence

If you like more info then you can always watch trailer but i don't recommend it because then you will spoil it for yourself :)

Have fun watching these movies !!!

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Blue Lagoon Drink


How to make blue lagoon drink


Blue lagoon cocktail is one of my favorite. It's really easy to make and it is really tasty. You can make these also alcohol free (just don't add vodka). And kids will love it too because who doesn't love colorful drinks? 
HAVE FUN

You need:

2oz vodka  (you can pour more, if you want ;) )

2oz blue curacao 

Lemonade 

Ice

Lime

Mix everything together and it's ready :) 




Monday, 23 January 2017

How to keep your red hair color from faiding?

Are you trying to keep your beautiful red hair from fading? 



  Hi there!! Do you have red hair or planning to dye your hair red? Well it will be struggle. But it is worth it, sacrifices what we make for beauty :D

  Now I have brown hair, i'm trying to grow my hair out. But i have had red hair for two years or even more. It was soooo hard to maintain this color. Like seriously, i dyed my hair red and then in the shower everything was red. Like i was stumbled in the crime scene. Then i decided to color my hair pink... It was fun :D But i really liked the red color.

  I have tried so many different hair color brands. Like: I used more drugstore brands. 

Garnier Nutrisse -  I liked that one.

Garnier Olia - NOPE, that was not working for me. It left my hair feeling weird. Like crunchy and dry. But if you color your hair then it feels soft and smooth. But this was not like it. And my friend also told me that it happened to her to .

Loreal Preference  - It was okey, it's more expensive. But it has nice colors what i liked.

Loreal Casting Creme Gloss - was one of my favorite, it was really nice,

Palette - Was also good, it's not that expensive, and i really liked that mask what was with it. My hair smelled good and looked shiner.

  I want to share some tips what i did to maintain red color.  


* Don't shower with hot water, If you don't like cold water then just risen you hair with it, not your whole body. 

* Use toners or color masks. It will not damage your hair so much. 
     - use plastic gloves, some of these will color your hands as well

* Choose right shampoo, in the market there is so many different shampoos for colored hair. So you have to find yourself the best on. I like garnier or loreal elvital for colored hair (red series).

* Protect your hair from the sun. 
     - use natural oils      - cover with hat      - leave-in  conditioner with sunscreen 
     
* Don't wash your hair so often. Okey, i know that's not fun, but you can try to wash it twice a week. Use dry shampoo. 
     - use baby powder 

* Take care of your ends. Because if you are dyeing your hair every month it will dry your ends. And they are not allowing the color to hold as easy. (I had beautiful red in my roots but my ends were lighter and not so beautiful). 

* Use heat protection as well, when you blow dry or styling your hair.

If i had pink hair then i colored with ASP Colour Dynamics , Really recommend that . It smells good and feels good and it's amazing.  It has so many beautiful colors. 

ASP Colour Dynamics





   

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Is detox working?


Let's do Detox? 


   I know that it's extremely popular right now . I have seen a lot of pictures where models are posing whit their cucumber juice or sipping carrot juice and selling these detox teas or powders. But is it working? There are so many different articles that it is myth. Well they say that it is not the way to get healthy. If you wanna get healthy and lose some weight  then stable diet and normal exercise is the way to do it.

  But do you feel sometimes heavy? Like you just need that cleanse. You can't just flush your system and believe it's now shining. I think you don't have to spend money for these products.

  Well if you wanna do it then do it. I believe that you will feel better after 3 days of cleanse because you know that you have been eating healthy food. You will lose some weight but you will gain it back pretty quickly. But still you will feel better what is a good thing. Maybe you will feel fresher than before and you are motivated to start exercising and start eating balance diet.

  3 day detox cleanse is that you only drink juices, smoothies also you can drink green tea and water.  Avoid alcohol, strong black teas and coffee.

    Here are some tips

* Make every morning right amount of juice so you don't have to make it again, maybe you are tired and don't want to mess with the juicer or peel carrots and so on.

*  Finish your day whit chamomile tea

*  try to eat organic (when it's over the also try to eat it :) )

*  Go for a walk

* Put some fruits into the zipper bag and put them in the freezer. Then it's easy to take it and throw them into blender. It's not recommended to make a huge amount of smoothies in the morning. If it's fresh then it tastes better.


Detox diets: Testing Dr. Oz's detox cleanse (CBC Marketplace)