dreams | AIA vitality | Taobao hauls

I had a weird dream last night! It was related to @/pearlynkmin’s Spanish laws post on squatters.

I dreamt that Aaron and I were in Korea and there’s a small island just off the mainland. A condo estate was on that island. The island was also very susceptible to big waves crashing into them but I don’t know why, squatters were attracted to this island and the management not only have to battle with the waves, they also had to solve the squatter issue. LOL.

Then on the mainland, there is this particular spot in the outdoor carpark where durian trees grew. Many people from all walks of life – students, men in suits and ties, uncles – waiting for the durians to drop. Many of them ended up shaking the tree violently and the durians dropped. (Nobody got injured though) They began fighting for the durians and I remember vividly that a school girl was fighting with a man for the durian and they turned round and round like merry-go-round. #ivyytdreams

The end.

Looking for AIA Vitality weekly challenge buddies!

I finally signed up for AIA Vitality after a while.. ever since @gissysux mentioned it in May 🙊

Since I can hit the weekly target, might as well earn some money out of it yeah?

So here I am, albeit late, looking for team members so we can earn additional $5 every week.

Let me know okay!

Gonna post my #taobao loots after work! Heh so excited to share my good buys with y’all!! #ivyytaobao

Saw the news and decided this will be my dinner. Haven’t tried the coconut pie and chendol mcflurry!

I even called up the macdonalds nearest to my place to check if they still have the burger 😂

No chendol already though. 😕

#dayrefatties #dayrefoodies

The husband told me yesterday that the mac auntie said Wednesday was the last day. I didn’t really believe it.

Now I do.

Fuzzie topped up their ezbuy gift cards!! Their ezbuy gift cards always run out damn fast.

Basically Fuzzie is like a gift card e-shop. You buy credits from them and top up your accounts like Grab, Ezbuy, #Lazada, taobao etc and get to earn cash back at the same time!

I usually use credit card to pay for #ezbuy but I hate the 3% cc processing fee. With this gift card, I can top up my ezbuy account without incurring the fees, earn miles on my cc, and get cash back at the same time!

Enjoy free $5 credits if you sign up using my code! Https://Fuzzie.com.sg/ivy6847

This is NOT a sponsored post ah! Just sharing good deals and how to avoid ezbuy’s credit card processing fee 😂

Okay time for some taobao reviews..

Have been eyeing this before we went to Bali.

Bought this for Boracay and now I feel like it’s not gonna be big enough for the both of us + our barangs barangs. HAHAHAH.

💸: $7.85
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly15

I’ve never had a denim jacket before and when I came across this jacket, I thought it’s time I should try one.

Bought an XL and I’m pleased with the quality, but it’s too large for me T.T Anyone wanna take this off my hands so I can get a smaller size please? Let me know!

Selling at $7.50 (normal mail) because it’s realllyyy heavy.

💸: $6.50
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly14

Been eyeing it for sometime and I just decided to get all these.

The coasters are really really heavy. Surprised at how good the quality of all these items are!

You’ll see them in use below 😂

💸: $10 for 4 items
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly16

Had it in my cart for quite some time. Was reluctant to fork out $10 for this.

I’m a bit disappointed with this purchase. I think for the price, the quality is not up to standard. It is rather sheer and there’s a risk of revealing everything if I raise my hands up. Mehhh.

Got quite a few compliments when I wore it to work today though. It’s a really nice piece for lazy days but wouldn’t recommend unless you don’t mind the quality.

💸: $10.89
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly11

No complains! Love love it!

💸: $2.07
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly12

Felt like I needed something more glam and formal for special occasions and I found this!

Best part, it was below my budget of $2 😀

Cc. @velvetcakes!

Just saw VGY instastory and it looks like they are launching a similar pair!

Received lots of compliments when I wore it to a wedding lunch!

💸: $1.84
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly13

Yes I’m currently in a craze for pineapple-related item so this is a must-get for me when I saw this.

TOO CUTE!

It’s quite heavy for earrings though! I have 2 ear holes on my right, and 1 on my left. I did a double loop for both sides.

The left earring shook more violently than the right one because there’s only 1 ear hole to ‘stablise’ it.

💸: $1.82
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly17

Bought The Gingham Sweetheart Swimsuit from #OurBraletteClub because I needed a swimsuit that can be seen in public places.

(BOP swimsuit was a little too revealing for me)

MAJOR LOVE!

It has a great slimming effect! So vintage-looking and cute. The husband loves it too 😬 #obc

Can’t wait to wear this to Boracay! 🌊🌴

 

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words of wisdom | Taobao/ Aliexpress hauls

Work was really horrible today. Started on a bad note when I reached my desk to find several stuff missing. I have some sample shirts which were meant for staff to try and I only have ONE set. I found S – L missing. Like, these are the most generic sizes. I had to apologise to those who came by but couldn’t try.

I was furious. Whoever took it didn’t even have the decency to leave me a note. Taking without permission is akin to stealing okay. I had to put out a company-wide notice, requesting for the shirts to be returned.

They came back, but the person who took it didn’t seem to have any remorse or look apologetic. _$)(#*)&%)@#@#

Met a lot of self-entitled, self-righteous people today. The words they use, oh my, I can’t even. It’s your choice to not check your email, so why blame me? This is why I cannot be in service industry. @gissysux prolly was indifferent to me cursing in the office already.

The day ended on a good note though. @gissysux and I managed to finish one big task even though we stayed till 8pm.

I met a nice Grab driver. He got a phone call during the ride.

Driver *speaking sweetly*: working ah. Working hard for you. I promise to give you a better life ma.
Driver: ok la, you work finish already faster go home okay? I’ll see you back home.

Awwww. I feel like a third wheel already! We started talking and with pride, he showed me a photo of his two young daughters, about 5-6 years old.

“她们是我的宝贝。我现在做工存钱,以后要送她们去英国读书”
(They are my babies. I’m working hard to save money now, to send them to England for studies)

”uncle 相信,只要有心去做工,不管做什么工,都能成功的”
(Uncle believes, as long as you have the heart to work, no matter what kind of work you do, you will succeed)

Thank you uncle, for your words of wisdom. 😊

The night got better because I received presents.. from myself!

Remember I tried #Aliexpress for the first time? @ivyyt:100717

So I bought some cases and it was stated that item will be delivered within 18 – 38 days. Wasn’t expecting high hopes but I got a surprise in the mailbox today.

A small parcel was waiting for me inside and I kinda knew it’s the cases since I don’t have anything coming from China, but the parcel was really small and compact!

Anyway, it took only 9 days!

I first saw them on #taobao but they weren’t in prime. Didn’t want to waste my wishlist on them so I went to Aliexpress!

The watermelon case was a little dirty but I’ll make do with it. It will become dirty the moment I start using it too.

Can’t wait to use the pineapple one for my beach vacay 😬✌🏼

💸: $2.72
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly9 (fruits)

💸: $3.40
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly10

My parents bought stuff from Taobao direct and I tompang this customized item..

I’ve been eyeing this even before we got married! This has been in my bookmark for at least a year odd already? I first saw it in Dayre when someone shared it. Thought it would be a nice angbao packet to have since we’re mostly attending weddings together already.

I was a bit apprehensive because of her ratings. I usually get crowns and above and she only has hearts. But I decided to try my luck la.

Chatted with the seller and she gave us several choices. I was amazed by her speed! I started chatting with her at 10+ in the morning and she mailed it out in the later part of the afternoon.

It’s so pretty! The quality is good too. The paper is really hard, not like the normal flimsy angbao from NTUC or something.

Bought 50pcs to test it out and I’m impressed. Gonna buy more when our AD is nearing 😀

Makes a good item for #dayrebrides or #dayrewives to have 😀 #ivyytaobao

💸: $18.80 (50 pcs)
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly8

Changed my phone case to reflect my mood.

 

taobao loots!

#Shopee sale today and I managed to snag..

This!

No idea what’s the hype about it but I bought it cos the husband was eyeing this. Lucky I did because he was too slow!

$5 for this and I’m not sure if this is expensive or cheap.

I just saw @/butterball’s post on this and it looks good! 😋

Bought this for both work and leisure.

Actually I don’t know where I’ll be using this just yet but I’m sure it will be very useful for travels!

Apparently it’s the size of a credit card? No need to hunt for many sockets when we’re in hotel rooms and what not anymore!

Thinking of bringing it to the office since we are not allowed to plug anything into our laptops or computers. I’m currently using 2 wall USB charger for 2 different items. Okay, 1 charger is @gissysux’s. Stole it for a while since she was away but she’ll be back tomorrow (YAYYYY I MISS YOU)

(New stickers! Finally bought them heh)

#Ezbuy’s van came last night! Means hello goodies 😆 My mum is also hooked onto #taobao already.

For her, it’s more savings for work because a lot of the same things that they are getting from their local supplier is so much more expensive than what they found on taobao. They also tested the quality before so QC is definitely there.

Anyway, here’s another round of my goodies:

24 slots because I’m greedy like that.

#ivyytaobao

Too many lipsticks so I need this. Now it seems like I bought too big a box and it’s just waiting for me to fill it up. =X

💸: $2.15
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly6

Expectation.

Got this box for my earrings and I was a little surprised when I tore the packaging off. It’s bigger than I expected! It’s on the taller side but it works well for me since I have some longer earrings which can’t be bent.

💸: $3.22
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly2

Stretchable band, free size!

I don’t think it suits me very well even though it’s very comfy and the quality is good. Anyone wants this? Just take it from me at cost price.

💸: $6.50
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly1

The one in the middle! Light brown??

Bought this together with my mum and we got L, which is too big for us. Am letting this go to get a smaller size! Quality is definitely there, the material is darn good and slightly thicker than your usual cotton shirt. My mum is very amazed by the quality and the price.

It’s available if anyone is interested in getting this!

💸: $6.47
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly5

Tried it the moment it arrived that’s why it’s so wrinkled. I suppose it would look much better when it’s washed and ironed. Love this! So flowy and it is perfect for our hot weather. The inner lining stopped just slightly below my knee though.

Also because I’m not as tall as the model, it reaches my ankle instead of my shin.

💸: $6.25
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly7

I’ve eyed this top for quite some time already. It’s slightly sheer so wear nude undergarments for this!

It’s dark blue bra inside and you can slightly see it here. I took XL and it’s just nice for me.

Not stretchable so I have to be gentle when taking it off.

💸: $5.56
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly3

I love the design!

Please take 1 size bigger especially if your feet is wide.

I took the same size and it was tight at the side for me. My big toes were slightly out and got a blister because it was constantly rubbing the threading. There’s a zip at the back.

💸: $5.16
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly4

No introduction needed for this I guess.

2nd piece already! Bought my first one here @ivyyt:210617. I kinda regretted buying red because my hair will totally blend in with the top hahaha but let’s just say I’m slowly collecting all the colours 😀

LOVE THIS!

💸: $6.47
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjun7

The end of my taobao loots!

More coming.. on the way.. 🙊🙊

One more review, this time for #ourbraletteclub!

The Sweet Seduction Bralette.

I remembered vividly I was camping on my phone because my company IT blocked #OBC on our network 😑 I really don’t understand why though.

Material is exactly like that of the b00bhugger which I love because it feels like there’s nothing there 😬 comfortable and lightweight!

When worn, the nude part looks like it’s sheer and it’s my skin so it exudes a hint of sexiness 👍🏼

Even when I’m the only one seeing it, it gives me a sense of confidence when I wear it out.

Worn to death already but still lurveeee it! Thank you @braintango for bringing in such a lovely piece!

My brother came back from Aussie last night and he got me these 😂😂

Wore it today and my director actually noticed it! 🐱

 

VG | Hitcheed | MUA | Ezbuy/taobao/aliexpress

Hello free agent fee!

But I got nothing to buy leh ☹️

For those who wants to avoid the credit card 3% processing fee (I know they disabled it for now)

Or you just wanna earn credits, download Fuzzie and use my code ok!

Basically Fuzzie sells gift cards and you can buy #ezbuy’s or #taobao gift cards in dominations of $50 or $100.

Sign up with my code and we both earn $5 just like that 😀

Started Monday on a bad note.

Hello huge ass pimple. Used the Corsx pimple patch for the past 2 nights and it didn’t work. Back to differin for today and the rest of the days. Hopefully it will work.

Or if anyone has a solution, please let me know!

People notice my pimple first then me ☹️

What happened after reading @thegirlwhogrowls’s post on Aliexpress yesterday 🙊

I’ve been eyeing some watermelon and pineapple cases since forever and there nothing nice in ezbuy’s prime. Didn’t want to buy direct from taobao cos I know I won’t hit 1kg so this came at a great time.

Got both the watermelon and pineapple 😀

And this one just so I can hit USD5 so I can use my USD2 off voucher 😀

Total cost: SGD$6 for 3 cases.

Not too bad la. Same price if I were to get from taobao/ezbuy. I usually limit myself to $2 for a case 😬

Speaking of cases, used a brand new one today! Made my Monday a little better 😀

Bought it a while back and finally using it now! #ivyytaobao

🖥: bit.ly/clouddd

Reminded me of Yunyun from Momentold.

Speaking of which..

We signed our AD VG!

We met up with the Momentold couple – Yunyun and Melvin – last week and even though it was our first meet-up, it wasn’t awkward at all!

It was a pleasant session where we got to know each other a little bit more. We chatted for more than an hour without realizing!

Told them we will consider, but we were pretty set on them. Discussed with the husband & actually, we didn’t need to discuss much la.

We like their style, we like the price, more importantly, we like the couple & there’s chemistry.

Texted Yunyun the next day to tell her to inform the rest of the couples on the same day that they will not be available on that day 😬

We are considering taking up pre-wedding video to replace the childhood montage. Additional cost but still much more affordable than other VGs. Hopefully the husband will say yes. Anyway, this can be decided much later too. Most important thing is to lock down the VG on our date 😀

#dayrebrides #tohtallylokey

Cash rebates from Hitcheed!

Momentold were also recommended by Hitcheed and I got $100 cash rebate from them!

So I filled up the form for VG. Someone from Hitcheed called me to find out more about what we need. He asked if there’s any vendors that I’ve considered and I said AM, so he included AM in his list. It’s quite personalized and feel free to let the Hitcheed person know your style and budget. He gave us 5 recommendations, with the promo code for cash rebates.

This was the message I got from Hitcheed after our first phone call!

Hitcheed checked in with us every now and then.

After making our decision, we entered the promo code and I got an email shortly. From the email to the cash rebates, it was within minutes! I was very impressed by the speed!

So if you’re looking for any vendors and they are in Hitcheed, I’d recommend using them!

It’s not a sponsored post ah. We are all trying to save some money right? 😬

So I also found out from my coordinator that my assigned MUA is Shino!

Anybody has any reviews on her?

I looked through her portfolio and I really like all the intricate hairstyles she has done for her brides. Dear hair, please grow faster and longer!

Initially my plan was to let my mum use my MUA included in the Bridal package, and I’ll get a separate one outside.

After looking through the costs, it would easily cost about $1000 if I were to get one for the whole day for myself.

For Shino, I’d have to pay $300 for 2nd march-in, $25 + $15 for ampoules and fake eyelashes, and morning surcharge (if any)

Makes more economical sense to keep her for myself and get one for my mum right?

So..

✅ Venue
✅ Bridal studio
✅ VG
✅ PG
✅ MUA (I think..)