A quick post, one so you guys can all CALM DOWN, as it’s been approximately 4 days since I instagram storied my Taobao buys and got swamped immediately with over a hundred emails despite specifically saying that I would write a post when I had more time. Somehow, everyone seemed to assume that they were the exception instead of the norm, and this fifty of the hundred odd emails started something like: I know you said you would eventually write a post, but could I quickly just…
Well, guys, I’m not sure what point I was trying to prove with the above beyond the fact that FINE PEER PRESSURE WORKED. And here I am! With a list of my cheap buys, PLUS LINKS, so you guys can please calm down and let me go back to writing my thesis in peace!!!!!
(ha ha ha im not really grumpy, more like amused by the sheer number of people who went nuts about my cheap buys. I guess this just proves that everyone loves a deal, and also that excitement is catching? I dunno.)
Ok so, I use Ezbuy since I cannot understand how to navigate the Taobao site itself. This is not an Ad for ezbuy, I dont even know anyone working in Ezbuy. My sister is the one who taught me how to use ezbuy (the app and the site), which thankfully, is a ton easier to use than Taobao. Ezbuy is essentially a taobao agent based in Singapore, that is a hundred percent in English, so obviously it is both a life saver and your wallet’s worst nightmare!
Also, I’m just gonna use the Ezbuy product stock pictures, cos I dont have time to shoot nicely, and also cos this is a rushed and informative post more than a #aesthetic one, ok??
1. ELEPHANT HOLDER WITH WATER DRAINING THROUGH THE TRUNK. $1.29
This is the number one thing everyone harassed me about, perhaps because it is so damned cute. It’s a toothbrush/kitchen utensils holder, and any dripping water gets drained out from the elephant trunk. Comes in a variety of colors, but the off white is the cutest IMHO.
2. TOTORO BACK CUSHION FOR CHAIR. WAS $7.50, NOW $3.50
Can put behind your back, or hug it to sleep on your desk for a midday nap. So cute i bought one for my boyfriend and one for myself. What? Its only three bucks!
3. MARBLED PINK LAPTOP CASE WITH MAGNETIC FLAP CLOSURE. WAS 21 BUCKS NOW $7
So worth it lah! It looked great when it arrived, the magnetic flap is a stroke of genius, and it even came with a free silicon keyboard cover! But I didn’t want it, so I gave that one away.
4. RETRO MAROON BOWLER BAG. $16 (but when I bought it, it was 13. So maybe the price fluctuates)
I dunno why bits of the stock image is mosaic-ed off. It just occurred to me that maybe this is a fake bag from some famous brand, but I dont know enough about designer bags to identify it. And besides, the design is so common! In real life, this bag is great, though the shoulder flap is a bit lame. Still would buy again tho.
5. TRAVEL TOILETRIES BAG WITH HOOK. WAS $10 NOW $1.96 (wtf)
HOW DO THEY MAKE MONEY AH? This is one of those times where you just shake your head and go, china. You are amazing China. I cant believe it’s only two bucks, this thing is so damned useful! And I love that it comes with a little hook so you can hang it up in your Airbnb toilet when you travel, or something!
6. ROSE GOLD WIRELESS MOUSE. WAS $15 NOW $6.
This is a damned weird photo, dont ask me why there is a sleeping baby on the stock image. Because its a quiet mouse? I dont see the point. But this mouse is wireless, which is awesome cos i hate wires, and also, it is gorgeous in real life! The rose gold shade is mega pretty. I got it for my office iMac, which I bought second hand off carousel for $400 in case any of u accuse me of being a rich bitch. All about the budget life, y’all.
7. MARBLE PRINT STICKER FOR SURFACES, BECAUSE INSTAGRAM. $6
Aiyah, very indulgent right? But I was gonna use this to upcycle one of my study tables at home. Until I got home two days ago, and my study table was GONE, because my dad took it to his office for goodness knows what. But this is still a cute buy, I think. I’ll find another use for it.
Ok guys, that’s it. Sorry for the rushed post, I wrote this in half an hour because I have this thing called a thesis to write, and it is due in some months, so, you know. Life.
Ok love y’all stop harassing me for links they’re all here now, bye bye!