So a few days ago, my friend linked me to this online store and even though we are both on the brink of “don’t do it, don’t shop online now, man”, we kind of folded and decided we could each spare $10 to see if this site was as good as it seemed. She linked to several Youtube reviews, but I was not 100% convinced because some of the review videos I saw were sponsored - are people necessarily 100% truthful if the got a ton of free stuff through sponsorship? Yes and no. Website reviews of Miss A seemed to be mixed bag. People with large orders seemed to be the main population with complaints e.g. items missing, wrong items received, stuff like that.
That said, I was wary, everything is $1. It seemed too good to be true and I have the worst luck with online shopping. As in, if there’s a way to fuck up my order, it will happen. If there’s a way some seller with 100% feedback can just abruptly decide to turn crooked and scam a buyer, it would be me. That kind of bad luck.
I figured I would gamble the $10 and see what happened since there were some useful items and my credit card company has always been amazing to work with whenever I had a problem so I felt safe-ish. I was excited to see Kleancolor brand cosmetics on the site since I find that they are a fun budget cosmetic band and who doesn’t love inexpensive jewelry every now and then? Despite the negative reviews I saw, it is pretty hard to fuck up a 6-item order, so I decided to look around and add things to the ol’ shopping trolley.
So what happened? Well, shopping on their site was a bit of a disaster because I kept running into errors which would go away when I refreshed the pages. My friend tried 3 different browsers, I tried 2, we both had the same issues with these errors. 5000 page-refreshes later, I had a trolley loaded with my 6 items [accounting for the $3.95 flat rate shipping to keep it just under $10] and was checking out. Checkout seemed to go okay, until I got to actual submission page where I got another error. I had no idea if my order was processed but I didn’t dare refresh lest my order be submitted twice and credit card get charged again. So I logged into my “orders” section of my account and saw that the order was indeed recorded and was being process. All is well, just going to sit tight and see what happens. This was 9/8/14.
My order shipped via USPS first class mail 9/11/14 and the tracking number didn’t seem to want to load anything after I checked it a day later. However, work has been keeping me busy on the verge of frantic so I completely forgot to check back later - no matter.
The package arrived today, 9/13/14 and packages ship out of Dallas [something I couldn’t find anywhere on their site] because inquiring minds and such.
My order arrived in a plain bag mailer.
Inside the plain bag mailer is your invoice and your contents bundled together in bubble wrap. As you can see, whomever packed the order circled off each item which requires more than just tossing items into a bin before packing so, I am guessing they are fairly careful about getting your order correct.
Under the bubble wrap, someone also takes the time to wrap your items in tissue paper and put a Miss A sticker on it. Under that is more foamy packing material! They did a very nice job packing things.
Pile o’ loot:
SOLOS, AWW YEAAA.
Kleancolor Baked Eyeshadow
Kleancolor Kajal Eyeliner
Kleancolor Eyebrow Razors [been curious about trying these for a while and I was going to give one to my friend who linked me to the site
Grippy accessory mat for your car dash
Turquoise bead necklace
Key charm necklace
Overall impression: Despite the website being a bit if a pain to use [errors galore], I am impressed and like the items received. I especially like the 5-day turnaround [time from order placement to item receipt] and that they are in the US so you do not wait for weeks or months to receive your goodies. Jewelry is about the quality you’d expect from Claire’s or similar. Worth the $1? Hell yea. The turquoise bead necklace was actually pretty nice. The silver rhinestone key necklace and its chain look a bit cheapish but whatever, easy enough to work into an outfit. The grippy mat works on other flat surfaces, but the weather is gross outside so I have not gone out there to test it on my Rav4’s textured dash, but it should be fine. The makeup? On par with my other favorite budgety brand with cosplay-friendly colors, NYX. All in all, this package brought a little sunshine to this rainy/blustery/wtfy day.
Would I order with them again? Yes
Do I recommend them? Yes, perhaps stick with a smallish order
May I ask you a question that wasn’t answered about your experience ordering? Yes