If you read my baby-related posts or follow my in social media, you must have noticed that I don’t post photos of my daughter anywhere. Why? I’ll explain it in this post. (more…)
Last summer, when we were designing the nursery, I already knew that I wanted few pieces of furniture but those kinds that can be packed well and provide space for everything. If you’re curious to know what changing table we finally chose, keep on reading. (more…)
This question was asked by my daughter’s paediatrician when the baby’s reaction to one of the vaccinations was babbling instead of crying. Janka is our first child. Before she was born, everybody was scaring us with how it would suck to raise a child, she would constantly cry and our life would be a complete chaos and we would spoil the child. Contrary to the “predictions”, Janka is a real smiley box, easy to deal with and cooperative who only cries if she’s tired. She wasn’t born like this. In the past 9 months I learnt that raising a calm, smiley, non-crying baby is a tough job but it’s worth it. How is it possible that with a 9-month-old on board our life is predictable and chaos-free? Keep on reading to learn what I experienced through all those long months. (more…)
If you wouldn’t like to give store-bought food to your baby but you don’t have much time to prepare your baby’s food, this post is for you. (more…)
It’ not easy to entertain a five-month-old baby. I think music is the thing that every baby likes and they don’t necessarily have to listen to children’s songs. In this post, I collected those seven pop songs that entertain my daughter the most. (more…)
Clothing items are the most difficult to buy. All these products have size charts on their pages but they aren’t usually accurate. What you should know about sizing is that Chinese sizes are usually 1-2 sizes smaller than European or US sizes. So if you wear a size M, it’s generally true that L or XL will be the right pick for you. But it isn’t always true. If you want to get a clear picture, make sure to check the feedbacks. A lot of people do not only rate the order or product by giving stars, but they also provide information about their sizes and measurements (e.g. I ordered size L to European size and it fits/too small/too big, etc.), upload photos, so you can see the actual product, not a retouched catalogue photo. Among the feedbacks, you can often find useful information relating the delivery (it arrived in 2 weeks, it arrived after a month, the product was packed well, etc.), and they also write if the product was faulty or damaged. As far as I’m concerned, I like to read other people’s feedbacks because I can learn what the seller does in case of an issue, like if they respond to customers’ messages, how cooperative they are when it comes to problem-solving, things like that.
Another favourite and exciting category of mine is buying makeup-related things. You see that beautiful eyeshadow palette in the photo, next it a woman who is likely to have had her makeup done with that palette, you put the product into your shopping cart and pay right away, but the actual product is nowhere near the one in the photo.
Oftentimes, the same model with the same makeup appears on the sites of different products. Let’s see an example.
The same photo for two different items. Interesting, isn’t it? That’s why I don’t trust in the photos uploaded by sellers. The rule of buying clothing items applies: I always read other people’s feedbacks and decide if I will buy that product based on their photos.
Another favourite of mine is when they get photos from other websites.
So I don’t think you should rely on the sellers’ photos, but on the reviews of other customers instead.
Useful tips – for online shopping in general
Have you ever been in a situation when you liked something, bought it right away, then realised that you don’t really need it or don’t like it? I have. Recently, I’ve been trying to avoid such situations by putting something I like into my virtual shopping cart and check it after a couple days and if I still like it or still feel that I can’t exist without it, I buy it. If I don’t really need it or don’t really like it, it becomes clear after a while, I remove the item from the cart and avoid impulse purchase.
Another reason why you should keep the chosen items in your cart for a while is that if the price gets reduced, you can get it cheaper.
A very important thing: never save you bank card/credit card data. If your computer gets hacked or somebody steals your phone, they can easily get access to your money as well. Remove your credit card number after every purchase, or it’s even safer if you log out from your account.
I hope you liked this post. Write a comment if you think I’ve missed something. What tips and tricks do you have for online shopping?
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I usually try to post on the Blog on a weekly basis, but before my May 22nd post, I hadn’t signed in for two months. It was because Easter was the last weekend I last felt put together enough to do anything. If you are interested in the reasons, keep on reading. (more…)