Tips eBay & AliExpress Bargains

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I did a post about eBay bargains last year and since then I started shopping on AliExpress as well. In fact I prefer it because they actually have reviews and pictures uploaded by people who bought the product, so it's a lot more helpful than eBay. Also I noticed a lot of products are cheaper there. I again included link to the products, but not all are from the sellers where I got the items because some of them are already gone. Prices are those that I paid and not necessarily what on the links. 

HAIR ACESSORIES

Pearl & Crystal Headband
I got the silver version, but I think gold and black exist as well. It's a wiggly metal design with pearls tied on with a fishing line and the rhinestones glued on. When it's new it's very glamorous looking and very appropriate for special occasions, but with time the metal darkens. I have quite a small head and the bands feels tight with time. 
£0.57

Silver and Gold Crystal Headband
I actually ordered these both from eBay and AliExpress because the first parcel got lost, so it arrived after 2 months and I was sure it got lost, so I ordered another. I ordered three in total, two gold ones and one silver, but I currently have just one of each. The gold one is very yellow and an odd shade, so I don't like to wear it, but the silver one is perfect and so glamorous looking. Again it can be tight with time. So far neither has darkened yet, but I suspect they will. 
£0.57
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Minnie Mouse Ears
I bought this as a gift, so I don't have it anymore, but it turned out better than I expected and it's so adorable. The ears are made from a thin piece of foam dressed in a thin, stretchy black fabric, while the bow is made just out of satin (or satin-like) fabric. The headband is comfortable and soft, so it's never tight. It's great for toddlers, kids and adults (tried and tested).
£2.15


Gold Leaves Hair Barrette
An excellently made hair clip, truly it's so much better than I expected. It's got an "old school" type of clip, the design is lovely,it isn't flimsy and holds well. 
$ 1.37

Triangle Hair Clip
This one is again so much better than I expected. It's well made and holds well, but it doesn't close if you add too much hair, so that's one thing to consider when making a hair style. I use it for holding my fringe back, as well as for my classic half-up styles. I don't have a feeling it'll break anytime soon.
$ 0.64

Infinity Hair Clip
This is the same type of clip as the triangle one and the quality is again the same, so it's great.
$ 0.49

JEWERLY

Simple Stub Bar Earrings
I love these so much and I actually have back-ups. The design is so cool to me because it's something special, but still my style of dainty earrings. I have both gold and silver version, but I much prefer the silver ones, as they also last longer, since the gold ones quickly turn brassy. The back clip is very loose, so these kept falling from my ears during sleep, but I simply replaced it with a tighter one from my other earrings. They make your ears green if you wear them in the shower, but that's easily removed. I should probably get a pair of real silver earrings in this design, since they are all I wear.
US $0.77

Silver Snowflake Earrings
 I bought these before Christmas but they arrived in February or March, so it was too late to wear them. They're cute and simple, pretty much the same thing as the bar ones.
$ 0.39

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Rhinestone Statement Choker Necklace
I saw all these necklaces in an European web shop where they cost over 20 € and I just knew they were cheap versions from eBay/AliExpress. I found all of the necklaces that caught my eye, only on AliExpress I got the for a fraction of the price. This one is my favourite because it suits my tiny neck and stature. It looks ok for the money, actually very glamorous now that it's new and I did wear these on special occasions - people were really surprised when I told them how cheap these were, so that should tell you how good they look. 
$ 2.64




Cystal and Gold Statement Necklace
This one is quite a big necklace and since my neck is so tiny, it doesn't look as good on me than on others, but it's still lovely and well made. The crystal and the chain look more expensive than they are, but it's still a cheap type of jewerly. It's quite heavy, the heaviest of the three, but not uncomfortable to wear. I wore this to a christening and it looked great with a bodycon dress. 
$ 5.80


Crystal White Statement Necklace
This is everyone's' favourite and it truly is pretty in real life. I've seen two version of this necklace, mine has a bronze chain, but some have a thick gold chain like the previous necklace. Again it's well made and lovely, but the back of the necklace has tiny cones, which can feel a bit prickly on occasions.
$ 4.80

BRUSHES

I've talked a lot about these already and I bought several sets, one for me and a few for my friends. I use them a lot in my routine, especially the powder blush, blush brush and the contour brush, which I use both for contouring and foundation. These look expensive, though the handle is plastic, which is actually much better to me as I would hate to have a heavy brush to handle. The bristles are amazingly soft and these just feel well made. Mine are still perfect because I'm very careful with my stuff, but one of my friends are already really battered with chipped colour.
£6.92


I already did a review about this. It's a liner you get to try such liners. It works beyond perfectly the first few days, then it dries up. For the money it's not bad, but if you're a serious user of eyeliners, you might be wanting something more reliable.
$ 0.76

PHONE CASE
Polka Dot Silicone Case for Samsung Galaxy S5
I wanted smaller polka dots, but this is the closest to my wishes I found. It's a medium thick case, so it protects really well, but it is very tight, so when you're taking it off it can pull off the battery cover too.
£1.39
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STATIONERY

Cute Bunny Ballpoint Pens
These are so cute and I use them all the time for writing. The ballpoint pens are pretty classic ones with blue ink, the thin shafts are then wrapped with satin ribbon and the tops are plush toy design. They mostly sell these in random colours and I first got a yellow one, a colour I'm not a fan off, but if you explore eBay and AliExpress a bit you can find sellers who let you pick the colour.
£0.72
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Racing Car Ballpoint Pen
I got this as a gift for someone. It works, but it's bulky to hold. By the way the wheels turn, so for a kid, it's perfect.

GALAXY PATTERN

Skater Dress with a Galaxy Print 
I bought this not fully knowing what to expect, but it turned out quite ok. It was too big for me, so I had to tailor it (by hand because my sewing machine died, so that was fun), so S is surprisingly not for petite women like 99% of clothes from China. It's not hemmed and it ends down at my knees (for reference I'm 1,6m). The material is cheap stretchy fabric, Spandex I think, so not the best, but good enough. The pattern is more red than the pictures online show it.
$ 7.59

Antique Bronze Pendant Necklace with a Galaxy Image
I expected this to be an awful pixelated picture, but it's decent. The other side of the pendant is actually even prettier, so you can wear it both ways. The chain was a bit wonky, with spare bits, but nothing terrible. The chain is longer than on my picture because it was easier to photograph.
$ 0.69
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