Braces, Geo contact lens + LED lamp for Gelish manicure and pedicure!

It’s MID-WEEK! Hoorays! But this week’s gonna be a short one due to the public holiday this coming Fri! 🙂

Anyway, I’ll be dropping by Q&M toight for my monthly dental visit and I’ve done up another comparison thus far.

Not much difference though and I’m kinda disappointed because I don’t see anymore movements. But maybe the inner teeth have moved because I did feel some tightness here and there throughout March. Also because I’ve still not been able to ‘jump’ the bite yet and most of the times when I wake up, I find myself clenching my teeth (perhaps I was angry during my sleep?!) and the position of my teeth is still an underbite alignment. 😦

Nevertheless, the comparison thus far :

For March

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For Jan, Feb and March

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There’s nothing much to cheer about except for the fact that my top row is much straighter now as compared to the past before putting on the braces.

Sigh, I really hope I will be able to ‘jump’ the bite soon. I still can’t smile properly showing my teeth.

This is the best I can do without looking retarded.

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Don’t laugh okay?

I guess these are the only two pictures you will see with me smiling with teeth shown, unless you caught me on candid camera which I’m very sure I will look like a dork and I would kill you for that.

By the way, smiling like this makes me even more self-conscious of not only my smile/teeth, but also my chin, nose and cheeks.

I have an indent face. My face is really skinny and my jaw-line is extremely defined.

Actually, I don’t have cheeks at all.

Apple cheeks are cute. Long pointy indented cheeks make you look like an old hag and even more haggard looking than your real age.

I used to be RREEALLL fat before puberty but lost them all after reaching puberty, combined with vigorous exercise. I started learning Taekwondo at the age of 10 and achieved my 1st black belt dan at 14. But with my current age and body condition now, I doubt I can be as robust as before.

Okay, nvm, so back to the cheeks.

Seen some improvements on QiuQiu’s blog and facebook on her fat-grafting of the face and really tempts me. But I don’t wish to look like a swollen pig head.

Another thing is, my nose looks stubby and I hate my protruding chin due to my underbite and skeletal structure.

I just hate my side profile. :(((

By the way, the 2 pictures above took me some time to capture them, despite still being imperfect. The rest were just plain dorky and I had a hard time trying to position my mouth,chin and teeth altogether to create this ‘somewhat-near-perfect-smile’.

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Anyway, I’ve tried 2 other Geo lens from GEO CONTACT LENS !

Super Angel Blue :

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Morning Glory Grey :

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So far so good! They are comfortable to wear but inevitably and occasionally, they would dry out if I stare at my phone (most of the times concentrating hard on Candy Crushing!) for too long. Try blinking or look far after that, or just carry along eye drops with you 🙂

This is normal and happens with any and every contact lens you wear. Even if I wear contact lenses from optical shops such as Fresh Kon and Maxi lens, my eyes dry out easily too! Furthermore, if you’ve read my previous review on these 2 optical brands, you would know that they suck! >=[

By the way, the lady boss of GEO CONTACT LENS, Kimmy is extremely friendly and helpful! She would go the extra mile to clear your doubts and explain whatever is required. 🙂

So go check out those pretty lenses at GEO CONTACT LENS now!!! 😀

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I bought some stuffs from Gmarket (still prefer calling them this than Qoo10) :

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I bought the LED lamp (18watts) for 169$ and I am super duper pleased with this seller on Gmarket! This is my 2nd purchase from her. Previously gotten a bottle of Acetone at 10$ for self-removal of gelish nails!

Her replies are very prompt and very helpful and most importantly, she delivers her items very promptly! I made the order last Sunday 24th and received the item yesterday on the 26th! How fast a delivery could that be???
She even sent a free gift as per above – Cuticle cutter.

Because good things must be shared and sharing is caring (that’s the whole point of my blog), so here goes :

LED Lamp 

Gelish Cleanser

Crystalife (Seller)

If you have been following my blog, you would know that I have been using the lousy UV Lamp with 36 watts, which does not cure gelish nail polishes well and takes a longer time to do so. I am still thinking if I should sell it as 2nd hand or keep it to cure my pedicure when I’m doing my manicure.

But if anyone’s interested, do let me know and I will take into consideration of selling it cheap at a low price! It’s rarely being used, honestly.

I would do up a comparison between UV lamp and a LED lamp soon when time permits. Artistic (300-400$++)and Gelish Harmony (500-600$$++) LED Lamps are just WAAAYYY TOOOOO EXPENSIVE!!!

But I’ve to let you know that it’s working, has automated sensor of 30sec and it’s EXTREMELY IRRESISTIBLY ADORABLE!!!

The time will depend on how thick each layer applied.

Foundation base – 10 to 30sec
Gelish color – 30sec to 45sec
Top-if-off – 20-30sec

But I don’t think I will be reviewing this cute ribbon LED lamp anytime soon since I’ve just gotten my manicure and pedicure done last week for a wedding last Sunday at Fingertip Nail Care 🙂

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I know I have the world’s ugliest toes. :(((

But I know many of you can’t resist the cuteness of this LED Lamp, do stay tuned for my reviews okay? 🙂

Also because there aren’t any reviews online so far for this LED lamp (I can’t find any!) and no reviews available on Gmarket as well, except for mine. LOL!

Love y’all! 🙂

 

 

 

 

Gmarket/Qoo10 Shops to BOYCOTT (Part II)!!!

Further to my previous post (Part I), here is another shop on Gmarket/Qoo10 you might wanna consider boycotting. If I were to rank these 2 shops, this 2nd shop is a tad better than PrettyCloset (aka prettycloset.sg).

2. C-Life is the name of the shop.

In the end, I didn’t get a refund from him/her because I can’t be bothered anymore, plus he wanted my PayPal account which I thought was kinda troublesome and I know that there are additional charges involved for PayPal transactions.

So the whole timeline sequence goes like this :

Note, it was my 2nd time buying from this shop because I have had good experience during my 1st purchase. Both orders were on portable chargers for iPhone and the latter purchase was for bf, who also bought an adaptor and pouch on top of the portable charger.

Problems faced : Wrong colour for charger given. Didn’t send out adaptor. Pouch was ok. Cable for portable charge faulty, very loose, can’t charge properly and hence, always gets disconnected.

Already provided him the order number like several times and he still kept asking for it. See the dates.

Shot emails…

GONG SIMI?!

Okay, end of story.

I did not provide him my paypal account but after learning that you can actually cancel the order and refund the $ to the buyer via the Qoo10 platform which  PrettyCloset actually told me, perhaps I should do get the person to do that. Or maybe just let the matter rest altogether.

In any case, this C-Life is definitely tad better than PrettyCloset, but both of them are definitely going into my blacklist.

You may also read on the bad reviews on Gmarket, especially on its slow delivery, missing items and faulty items for PrettyCloset and C-Life.

I may just add another shop to my blacklist. Will see how.

Hopefully by pointing them out would do my readers some good.

Update on 28th March 2013 : http://list.qoo10.sg/item/PRETTYCLOSET-VALENTINE-DAY-VARIOUS/405110137

I have replied to a comment left on this blog entry regarding irresponsible sellers and I have taken the effort to check back on one of them –  PrettyCloset.

Naturally, reading even more bad reviews from other  buyers who experienced terrible customer service as well as didn’t receive items from this seller didn’t surprise me one bit. Rather, it affirms my stand.

I hope the person who left the comment would read the reviews of others as well before pointing fingers.

Gmarket/Qoo10 Shops to BOYCOTT (Part I – Pretty Closet contd)!!!

Mentioned in my previous post on the same seller on Gmarket that I will be updating on this juicy bit, so here it is!

So if you would recall on the last encounter I had with this seller PrettyCloset (aka prettycloset.sg), my inquiry was replied with a full stop on Gmarket website.

Read here to see what happened and I’m gonna continue it from there…

No reply after my last message on Thursday 6th Dec… No updates on Friday (which they claimed they sent out the item).. Texted seller on 8th Dec afternoon no reply and finally gotten a reply at night.. 7hrs later after I texted him/her again.

My last message was very clear which was for them to update me when my item is sent out, but no, they failed to.

And the war begins..

“I do not wish to start an argument with you” – perfecto!

I engage in verbal diarrhea when Im angry!

Yadayada…

You’re not interested? I’m not interested either.

The person thinks I didn’t shoot inquiries online… dumbass!

If you don’t wish for any so-called nuisance to reach you via your mobile, then why the f did you put it up online for the 1st place to allow customers to reach you?! Brainless.

Look at how this seller replies to customers. Few dollars, then why do you wanna scam and get yourself into trouble for these few bucks?

Can’t even spell ‘scam’ correctly, a real scum indeed!

I didn’t know typing in caps is illegal and this person seriously is damn fking rude. Donation! I don’t think I need to be donated anything? Not especially when I PAID FOR THE ITEM.

Yawns, seriously bored me out.

I didn’t bother replying his/her stupid last message. But a surprise came last midnight while I was snoozing away but got awoken by this ‘sweet’ msg.

I counter-checked and true enough, I didn’t opt for registered postage because there was no option for that! I assumed I had opted that because I’ve always opted for registered postage for ALL my online purchases. There were only speedpost and normal postage options, so yes I do admit that it’s my bad. But then again, if I didn’t opt for registered postage, why did the person confirmed that the 1st 2 leggings were sent via registered postage? Honestly, I don’t remember if they were sent via normal postage or registered one because I didn’t take much notice, but I’m more inclined to say that they sent via normal postage than registered since they didn’t have that option for me to choose from. It certaintly didn’t arrive in speedpost postage.

Covered the pic as my personal details are stated there.

Firstly, you didn’t promise me anything. Secondly, I totally doubt your identity (person replying told me that there are different person-in-charge for replying online, replying sms-es etc and he/she is just a delivery person/worker. He/she also said that the person replying online to Qoo10 inquiries is the boss.) Thirdly, maybe ‘great’ feedback was tainted with sarcasm. Fourthly, ‘thank you for your business’ seemed a little odd for me. Perhaps reading this article would be beneficial to you?

Lastly, since I can’t confirm that there are 2/3 different people replying to me, I can only deduce :

  1. It’s the same person but with split personality and bipolar symptoms
  2. The person experienced some karma
  3. Some godly figure enlightened him/her
  4. Mama told him/her it’s wrong to find fault with customers especially when it’s the seller’s fault to begin with
  5. He/she is truly apologetic for the bad experience

Anyways, I still stand firm and expect to receive the maroon leggings by this week and actually I am giving this seller the benefit of the doubt by granting him 5days grace period, when actually I should expect it today (Monday) or latest Wednesday.

Whatever the case is, beware of this seller.

By the way as mentioned in my previous post,  PrettyCloset on Gmarket/Qoo10 is the same seller as prettycloset.sg as seen from the shop info on Gmarket on its contact details (email add) which is the same as the one on prettycloset.sg.

P.S. : For those who think that I should let the matter rest by removing the posts, save it. I’m not gonna do that since by alerting potential customers will be doing a favour, a good deed, don’t you think?

Stay tuned for Part II…!

Gmarket/Qoo10 Shops to BOYCOTT (Part I – Pretty Closet )!!!

Updated as of 8th Dec : Will be including updates on the latest correspondences I have had with this stupid seller. So stay tuned. Most importantly, things got worse and I urge you guys to BOYCOTT this shop rather than to treat it as a consideration.

Apart shopping on Taobao.com, I’ve been shopping on Gmarket/Qoo10 as well, especially for beauty items since the former doesn’t allow liquid stuffs to be sent via the customs.

Anyways, here is a list of recommended shops on Gmarket (I still prefer using this name) as well as THOSE YOU SHOULD BOYCOTT based on my personal bad experience with them (with regards to quality of items/customer service/delivery time) WITH EVIDENCE as proof!

Let’s start off with shops WHICH YOU SHOULD BOYCOTT!

1. PrettyCloset (aka prettycloset.sg)

Silly me bought from her the 2nd time without realising it’s the same shop which provided super lousy customer service.

1st incident – Ordered on 13th Sept 2012 – a pair of undergarments from her but realised that I missed out the delivery (I admit this is due to my own fault) by Singpost post man, so I requested for another redelivery. But during this period, I have been trying to liase with her on Gmarket as well as SMS (prompt replies) but she takes a very long time to reply on Gmarket as well as not bothered to help me retrieve my items. I had to call Singpost myself which did not provide any better customer service. The officer told me that he would have to get back to me on this because there was no return address and the item was sent to some warehouse area, think it has been a month and till now, no news from them either. Seller didn’t even bother to check if I’d received my items.

NEH MIND. Partly my fault for missing the delivery (maid wasn’t home).

Her replies were prompt initially…

Took 5 days to reply me

WORSE THING IS, seller didn’t even bother to INCLUDE THE TRACKING NUMBER. I paid for registered postage, hello?

There is a reason as to why buyers opt for registered postage over normal postage – to provide greater security as most sellers will not be responsible for any lost/damaged parcels sent via normal postage and registered postage provides a tracking number which you can track the status of the parcel via Singpost website.

Nope, nothing from her.

Requested many times for the tracking number but she still either ignored/refused to/couldn’t provide.

*Disclaimer* : Just in case anyone maligns me of disclosing personal information in public, the seller’s contact details can be found in the shop info on the Gmarket website.

 

SMS-es correspondences between us :

 

You can tell that she doesn’t even know what she’s saying. I wont be able to get hold of the beat no. if I do not have the redelivery notice with me which would also state the tracking number as well. But I can’t be certain that this tracking number belongs to her parcel because she failed to provide me any and as mentioned, I’ve other pending parcels waiting to be delivered as well.

12th Oct – All SMS-es were sent and replied and after my last message, no reply. Replied on the 15th Oct, 5days after my online inquiry on Gmarket.

And that’s it. No reply from her. No reply from Singpost either.
Moving on…

2nd incident – Ordered on 14th Oct 2012 – Was looking out for leggings and stupidly ordered from the same seller again (yes, my stupidity! I don’t give sellers a second chance…) ONLY 2 out of 3 came. And seller was very DISHONEST!!!

Apparently, I checked back on the status of the items and realised that it was the same shitty seller and what made me even more upset was that she was dishonest to state that she sent the items out on a particular date but in actual fact, it was 11 days LATER. I could check from Singpost, hello? Customers are not stupid and definitely NOT ME.

TOOK ONE WEEK TO GET BACK TO ME

‘Today’ technically meant 27th Nov or giving her benefit of the doubt, 28th Nov…

BUT till now, 7th Dec 2012… NO REPLIES NOR UPDATES.

Pending item DID NOT ARRIVE.

Sent her one last message yesterday, asking for refund.. Will update on her reply, IF ANY that is.

Take a look at her response!!!

One tiny little full stop was the main culprit of the final straw and so I sms-ed her :

She trying to di gong and geh siao!

Notice my tone is harsher than before because it’s really infuriating !!!

I’m not too sure whether to believe her or not, but I gave her benefit of the doubt and directed her to my order which I snapped a picture of from the screenshot. Different people, but don’t partners/co-workers communicate??? She’s not even aware of what is going on???
Honestly, I don’t believe her crap.

There, my reply to her… and after that till now, NO REPLY FROM HER ANYMORE! And I know ‘this’ should be ‘these’, but I just couldn’t think straight when I was burning with anger!!

Goodbye and farewell my maroon leggings and undergarments… Perhaps we weren’t meant to be! 😥

Bottom line : PLEASE BOYCOTT PRETTYCLOSET ON GMARKET!!!

Read other bad reviews on PRETTYCLOSET :

Of course, there are good reviews as well, but if you can’t guarantee that you won’t be as unlucky as me and the rest, try to boycott this seller if possible. I do acknowledge the fact that there are risks attached to online shopping and buyers should order in their own discretion but then again, opting registered postage and items not sent is totally a major turn off of buyers! >=[

Psst, I don’t mean to sound like a rude customer and I acknowledge the fact that customers ARE NOT ALWAYS RIGHT neither are SELLERS ALWAYS WRONG, but I’m quite sure many of you will be able to empathise my situation, no?

After ranting so much, I think I shall save the rest for other parts to come… Before I get all hyped up and burst into flames!

Toodles!

P.S. : By the way,  PrettyCloset on Gmarket is the same seller as prettycloset.sg as seen from the shop info on Gmarket on its contact details (email add) which is the same as the one on prettycloset.sg.

So buyers beware!

CAVEAT EMPTOR ACTIVATED!