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Wunderwelt Review & Haul

Happy Sunday! Today, I will be doing a review of the website Wunderwelt!

Wunderwelt is a Japanese company that specializes in selling/buying secondhand lolita items, as well as being an official seller for various official and indie lolita brands. There was a few items I had been eyeing on the site more recently so I decided to go through with the order and see!

I ordered 5 items (technically 8 but some were sets):

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Alice and the Pirates Wooden Sole Shoes

 ¥4,990

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Alice and the Pirates Eternal Dream Starlight Parade OP & Bonnet in Green
¥31,488
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Prince Kokoro Gymnasium Ribbon Charms I, II, & III
¥8,890
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Innocent World Midnight Merry-Go-Round JSk in Navy & Gold
¥14,389
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Enchantlic Enchantilly Dolled up Ring – Crown (Queen)
¥1,800

Total: ¥61,057 + ¥900 shipping

Why I chose some of these items:

The Prince Kokoro ribbons had sold out during their reservation period this year and were priced 3400-3700 yen each respectively so seeing them all in a bundle like this at a reasonable price was hard to pass up.

With the wooden shoes, I’ve wanted to test out my foot sizing with Aatp more recently so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to add a nice staple to my wardrobe, while also seeing if I should resume ordering LL or L sizes in the future.

Eternal Dream Starlight Parade has been on my wishlist for a while but I was mostly into the Navy & Red colorway of it until I saw pictures of it being worn. Seeing the worn pictures, I wasn’t sure about the color anymore but still being in love with the cut, decided to try for green with this order. The best part is that the wunderwelt listed also included the matching bonnet for a completed set.

Midnight Merry-Go-Round was also on my wishlist but on the back-burner. With it being sold out on Innocent World’s website, I thought now would be the perfect time.

This ring is actually the only auction I’ve ever lost on lacemarket so far. So when I saw it was selling new on Wunderwelt’s Fleur website for a comparable price to the one in the auction, I had to add it to my shopping cart.

After ordering:

Wunderwelt has this cool promotion for international buyers. 5000 yen off all overs over 50000 which can be a lot, but in my particular instance, buying two dresses and a pair of shoes, it came as a lifesavers. What would have been 5900 yen in shipping costs, was reduced to a mere 900 yen.

Order placed on: 06/10/16

Shipping estimate received on: 06/12/16

Order shipped by EMS on: 06/14/16

Order received: 06/17/16

Overall I’m very impressed with how fast everything went! Around a full week turnaround in regards to ordering, getting the confirmation, and then actually having my items in hand.

Opening:

The box was reasonably sized and well packaged to keep everything from being damaged during transport.

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The shoes were discounted the way they were because of the various scuffs but my lolita secret is Mr. Clean Magic Erasers! I little water & buffing and I was able to remove all the scuffs like brand new. Absolutely worth it.

The ring is brand new and so lovely, it’s perfect. The bows are in wonderful condition, I especially like the detailing in the ribbon.

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The Midnight Merry-Go-Round also arrived in wonderful condition.

As for Eternal Starlight, this dress is absolutely gorgeous. I didn’t realize that the fabric had built in glitter & shine. I was really hesitant about the color because green is just not normally a color I wear but I love the silky emerald of this dress.

Overall, I can fully recommend Wunderwelt as a solid resource for lolita secondhand & new items. The prices are competitive, the item conditions are thoroughly described, and the turn around is very quick. At the time of this writing, I’m already looking forward to my next order!

Until next time!

 

Takoyaki Co Review!

Happy Sunday!
Today I will be posting at review about Takoyaki Co!

Takoyaki Co is an online store located in Japan that specializes in selling new and used lolita dresses. Part of what compelled me to order with them was their stock and very appealing payment plan method!
The most interesting part to me is that you don’t have to go through the website to purchase or initiate a payment plan. They operate actively through Facebook as well and it was through Facebook where I was able to reserve my dress and begin the plan!

The lovely lovely dress in question!
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Angelic Pretty’s Horror Garden JSK in White
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I first contacted them on March 15th with my reservation and payment plan. I wanted to pay for the dress over the course of a month, until April 15 and they gladly accepted! Starting a payment plan requires a 15% down payment and I paid that through Paypal.

So during my wait, I noticed that they starting selling items from the Sailor Moon x GU collaboration, which is absolutely to die for.

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Source: https://www.gu-japan.com/feature/collabosm/women/

Because Takoyaki Co also doubles as a shopping service, I asked if they could check stores for me for the special collaboration pants. Because I was already starting a plan with them and they were already selling GU’s items, they did not charge me to check the stores, which would normally cost 2000 yen on top of the cost of the item. The pants unfortunately weren’t in stock but I absolutely appreciated the extra accommodation! 🙂 I instead asked if I could reserve the Artemis Bag they had in stock along with my dress and along with that, a two week extension. To do this, they required an additional down payment and I was more than happy to oblige!

Shortly after my last payment, they contacted me on 4/28 to let me know that shipping may be delayed due to it being Golden Week but I didn’t take issue with this. Because of this, I was still waiting for a shipping confirmation when my package arrived on 5/6! It was a super pleasant surprise!

My package was wrapped up very securely and I’m way more than satisfied.

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Artemis Bag Closeup

The Artemis Purse is even cuter in person! I love how it feels and I think it’ll be a great addition to my regular wardrobe!

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Dress & Bag

I LOVE this dress!!! It’s so cute and fits like a glove! The amount of details on this dress are unbelievable. It’s in excellent condition, can’t find a single flaw! The material is very soft and the buttons are very shiny & lovely.

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Button Close-up

For every first time customer, Takoyaki Co also gives a freebie with whatever you purchase! They sent me this very large button of a character from Show by Rock!!, which was definitely very surprising. Considering the nature of Takoyaki Co, I anticipated the freebie being some sort of lolita accessory (not necessarily related to what I ordered) so this took me a bit off guard. I don’t know much about this game/anime but I think it’s kind of cute!

Overall, this was an extremely pleasant experience. Communication was open & informative, the expectations were very clear from the beginning of the transaction. Prices were fair in my opinion. And honestly, no one can beat the convenience of a payment plan, especially when it comes to a dream dress. I would definitely order from Takoyaki Co again and possibly try out their shipping service in the future!

I hope you enjoyed this review! ‘Til next time!

Lolita Desu Lucky Pack 2017!

For those who may be unaware, Lolita Desu is a secondhand (and sometimes new) lolita-based store located in Saitama, Japan. You can read my previous review of them here.

They released their new lucky packs for 2017 and I thought I’d try my luck with them again!

This time I ordered two lucky packs, the “Royally Sweet Like Alice” Lolita Lucky Pack & the “Cute Spring Home” Luck Pack.

Here are the basics of the product descriptions:

“Royally Sweet Like Alice” Lolita Lucky Pack (B~C Condition, 6 + 1 items):

Original print skirt from Baby, the Stars Shine Bright.
Blouse from Angelic Pretty.
Parka from Angelic Pretty.
Original print headbow from Baby, the Stars Shine Bright.
High Knee Socks from Angelic Pretty.
Necklace from SWIMMER
FREEBIE:
Ribbon Brooch Bow, most likely from Angelic Pretty, originally part of another garment.
“Cute Spring Home ” Lucky Pack (A~B Condition, 10 items):

1 note pad from Swimmer.
1 Toilet brush Chocoholic.
1 glue stick from Chocoholic.
1 pen from Chocoholic.
1 cake fork from Swimmer.
1 photo album from Chocoholic.
1 gift envelope set from Swimmer.
1 plate from Chocoholic.
1 cute interior sheet from Chocoholic)
1 kids alpacasso from Amuse.

Okay so I placed my order on 02/16/17.
It shipped on 02/20/2017 and I received it on 02/24/17.
My total came out to $160 for both packs.

Because I ordered over $150 worth, my order qualified for free shipping!



Arrival & Opening!

Let’s talk about the Cute Spring Home pack first since it has the most items.

Definitely a solid pack! I really liked that the entire pack seemed to fit the theme very well.
The plate presently sits nicely in my kitchen in case of cake-time.
The photo-album is great for storing instax mini photos I’ve taken of me and my friends.


I actually used the Chocoholic interior sheet to decorate my work desk where I make crafts!

So onto the clothes with the Royally Sweet Like Alice lucky pack.


I think it’s pretty amazing!
A very minor complaint is that while I knew the main color was going to be pink, I didn’t expect this much pink. I greatly would have preferred a smidge more variety among the basics like the blouse or parka.


Loving the Alice necklace and the socks!

The blouse unfortunately does not fit me. While my bust & waist measurements were correct to what was listed on the website, without the shoulder & arm measurements, I was unable to predict it being too tight on my body. However, I am in the process of becoming more physically fit so who knows, with time maybe it will!

But my favorite item out of the entire set is the skirt!

Okay this skirt, I ADORE this skirt. I’m actually surprised with myself regarding how much I like it.

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It’s crazy to think that this skirt is 11 years old. It’s from 2006 and has a nice bustle in the back. I adore the dark pink roses on the soft pink print.

It’s also been a challenge to find any images of a coordinate featuring this skirt so I’m motivated to pull together something nice highlighting it.


Besides the two lucky packs, I also ordered a SWIMMER watch.

I’ve wanted this watch for a while and was very happy to see it in stock!

They also gave me a nice surprise! Despite missing the deadline, they generously included me in their special Valentine’s special with a surprise Chocolate Towel! And of course, another sweet candy.

Overall, a great order again. Lolita Desu’s lucky packs are always a wonderfully pleasant surprise and I often end up getting nice pieces that I would not have considered on my own otherwise. I’m really looking forward to my next one!

Lolita Desu Lucky Pack 2015!

Hello everyone! Tiffany here with another haul update!

For the year of 2015, one of my goals has been to get more into lolita and fairy kei fashions, But for lolita especially, that can be especially expensive. So one thing that people normally do is buy Lucky Packs! Lucky Packs are a random assortment of items that you pay for worth a certain value. They are usually released during New Year’s because that’s a huge holiday in Japan! So this past holiday season, I decided to try my hand at a lucky pack and order from the website lolitadesu.com! Lolita Desu specializes in second hand, and sometimes new, items direct from Japan. Because of this, there’s an interesting assortment. For things secondhand, it’s normally listed as to what damage exists, if there is any.

So let’s get started!

I placed my order on Jan. 6th, 2015 and received it January 12.

I ordered 1 Fairy Kei Accessory Set Lucky Pack (Type B) and 1 Fairy Kei/Casual Sweet Lolita Cutsew Set Lucky Pack (Type A). The type B pack was $30 and the type A pack was $55. With EMS shipping, my total came to $105.

The description of each are as follows:

Type B:

1 x Necklace (Most likely Nile Perch or handmade, used – Colorful and cute ♡) ~
1 x Mask (SWIMMER, new and still in plastic – magical, colorful and cute ♡) ~
1 x Ankle Socks (Angelic Pretty, used) ~
1 x Fingerless Gloves (Offbrand, new) ~
1 x Necklace (Handmade, new – sweet and colorful ♡) ~

Type A:

1 x Ring (Angelic Pretty, used – Ready to eat and adjustable size ♡) ~
2 x Hairclip (Unknown/No brand, used) ~
1 x Novelty item (SWIMMER, new) ~
1 x Long Sleeved Cutsew (Angelic Pretty, used – Minty, glittery and cute ♡) ~
1 x Necklace (Most likely Angelic Pretty, but might be another one of the big brands, used) ~
1 x 2-way Hairclip (Chocomint, used – Fluffy and minty ♡) ~
1 x Plastic Ring (Angelic Pretty, used – Cute and glittery ♡) ~”

Okay then on to pictures!

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Arrived safely!

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Type B is on the Left, Type A on the right!

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Even got a sweet piece of candy! It was very delicious!

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So many cute items!

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Two way fluffy hairclip/pin from Chocomint!

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These masks are my favorite! ;w; SWIMMER is the best!

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Lovely handmade items!

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I believe this sticker it the SWIMMER “novelty” item

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More lovely items!

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These two rings are to die for! Both Angelic Pretty and excellent condition!

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Angelic Pretty socks too! They’re so comfy and warm!

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Another winner, a carousel necklace, I love every part of it!

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The Angelic Pretty cutsew! Very soft and a nice pair with everything else I got!

All in all, I was extremely satisfied, every item was accounted for! I got a lot of namebrand items and new unused items for the fair price!

I’ve already made another order from them, I think they’re definitely a source to look to when you want namebrand goods for a good cost. The only downside would be the shipping costs but that’s expected from the distance. My advice would be to make sure whatever you’re ordering is worth the cost in total rather than each individual item or else the shipping costs will definitely trip you up when it comes to value.

Anyway, that’s it for now! I hope you’ve enjoyed this post! I can’t wait for the weather to warm up so I can wear my cute items!

‘Til next time!

EDIT 06/26/2015

Got to try out my first newbie outfit with some of these items! Best purchase!

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