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Shopping on Ali express to Nigeria

Yes!!

Long over due post. 

So, in the past 2 years I’ve been buying things on aliexpress a little more frequently. 

A few seeds here and there,a few hardware stuff. I’ve learnt a few lessons and I thought to share the know how.

1. They really do ship to Nigeria in about 2 weeks. Anything longer and there may be a story to it.

 Some sellers are dishonest and won’t even ship the item or send a wrong tracking number but always monitor your inbox to be sure you take action when a letter about time running out for receiving your order comes or you will be left with the short end of the stick. 

2
. Don’t buy seeds on Ali express. 

Gardening is gathering momentum now but be sure that you will be buying a weed very very likely. 

I have been unlucky more times than I’ve been lucky.

some seeds don’t sprout and some are just plain weeds or the vegetable we call green. They always send that to me as blueberry seeds.

3. Don’t buy clothes on Ali express

The sizing is always wrong. I tried it once and never did it again

4. These days they are protective of their sellers. It is now a seller focused site.They won’t allow you make honest claims or they disable video uploads to support your dispute. You can’t file a dispute and your item isn’t working.  Your money goes. Happened to me. Seller sent me the order again . It still didn’t working. 

5.Be careful with their electronics. Everything is gamble. I did buy a rechargeable blender that works fine for quick smoothies

I also bought a solar lamp for the outside of the house. 

6. I don’t buy skincare items off the site it’s a bit too scary to try . Dishonesty is the order of the day over there but these days the sellers all play scared. You don’t want to gamble with your skin. 

7. Always check measurements and volume sizing. I have ended up with many small minute items in the name of a good deal. Examples are below. 

I bought it to use it as a candle holder. Only tea candles can fit in there.
Cupcake holder

Mini stapler. This is so small. It can only staple two papers.
I recently bought hair to add to a bundle I have because all the hair we buy comes from China.  Wish me luck when it comes. I shipped to the USA because it was cheaper and more secure. 

I find a lot of American reviews on their hair and it is tempting. Let’s see how it turns out. I will update this post.  

You need to see the frontals and bundles there. Hmm. 

8. How to get your items

They will arrive your local post office and you will likely get a call to pick it up or a text. 

You can keep an eye out and check for it at the registered parcel section.

You don’t pay unless the parcel is big. 

Hope this helps. 

Cheers. 

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site alert- cherry culture

This is a paypal related development for us in Nigeria.
I found this site last year but I hadn’t started blogging actively at the time and it uses paypal as it’s getway so it will reject any non paypal supported card or shipping address other than that in the paypal account.

Cherry culture stocks nyx, La girl, La splash , milani and a number of other brands.
The products are ALWAYS affordable plus they always have some sale or the other going on.
The only issue you may have is that you won’t find very new products for these lines except for nyx and limited stuff too

They also have their own range of products and I’m looking to try the lip balm which has the most awesome packaging and is on sale right now for $0.99 ha!
Yep. That cheap.
It has petroleum derivatives though so if you’re all green, don’t bother.

The site uses credit/debit card and paypal.
They ship directly to Nigeria by usps 1st class mail which is actually untracked and takes a number of days.
If you are going this route, be patient.
All the same those of us who love buying online are die-hards. We calmly wait for purchases to come.
Shipping starts at $12.95.
Don’t add nailpolish to your cart please.
It won’t ship.
There you have it.
Get going.

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Site alert – bootea weight loss detox

I was trolling as usual when i found bootea some few months ago.
I bookmarked it but never went back.
Started piling on some weight in the wrong places and I returned to my bookmarks to find an easy way out.
Enter – bootea
This site has tea based on natural supplements –
Oolong, peppermint, fenugreek, liquorice burdock, pysllium leaves
The thing is psyllium is a laxative so this tea will make you stool a bit.
However it is in the night tea so you don’t get jumping to the loo at work.
The day tea has some caffeine which is good for fat burning and energy.
For £15 they will ship to you in nigeria and worldwide
Pay with PayPal or your credit card.
Awesome.
To reduce shipping costs, it may be a worthwhile idea to pool orders together.
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Buy here website link
I eventually didn’t end up using it because I already have ibs (irritable bowel) which essentially means that i eat some foods or certain situations trigger diarrhoea for me. Anything that increases bowel movements will fatigue me completely.
What have you tried as regards supplements for losing weight or keeping fit?
I personally swear by my green tea and hoodia caps.
If you want to buy some, let me know.

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New site alert – @pemberleyjones

Pemberly Jones of meow meow tweet is an online Apothecary stocking natural skincare solutions.
From the sublime sweet to the very essence of skincare made with love.
Handmade, handpoured sprays and creams
Facepolish and cleansers
Everything is natural.
There’s something cozy and alluring about small brands, all natural products and zero to minimal additives.
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Check her instagram feed here

brands available

Meow meow tweet
Osmia
Acure
Kahina giving beauty
Devita
Weleda
Ilia

Oh ye junkies wide and far acclaimed I know you’ll love me for this Info.
Get shopping babies.

If you’re in the market for a line of green products here’s somewhere to start with shipping at about 15dolllars to Nigeria.
I sure am glad I found them and will try out their natural insect repellant.

Oh my, the world is getting smaller, discovering more sites that ship to Nigeria.
Am I happy?

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Some Asos delivery news

OK people
This is a short public service announcement

Asos now charges £3 for delivery on orders below £15
I think this is way overdue LOL.
So no grumbling about it.
This means your deliveries to Nigeria from asos will only be free if you have orders above £15
Uk customers have been paying so we might as well too.

I’m one of those people who orders every little thing I like hardly waiting to consolidate and I’ve enjoyed the free delivery very well.
This just means no more impulse buying and although good for me I don’t know how it will work out for them.
I got some orders overdue so i went in on the site to check and noticed I was charged as far back as June 6th.
Got talking to them on http://www.twitter.com/asos_heretohelp and they confirmed it

People are in business to make money so I love that they have taken this bold step.
This just means asos shipping is free to Nigeria and other international destinations only on orders above £15
wishing y’all some more happy shopping.

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