review: taobao order direct from grand young

Recently, I've been wanting to get back into being more confident and experimental with fashion, as well as with cosplay, so I was reading up on good Taobao sellers. I found a lot of recommendations for the shop "Grand Young". As on their shop they state they are happy to deal directly with overseas customers through PayPal if you e-mail them, this swayed me into trying them out. This is my first time writing this kind of review so any suggestions would be welcomed.


Postage
I ordered on the 11/01/13 and chose "normal airmail", not EMS or DHL and cost approximately £13. The parcel arrived on the 23/01/13 to the UK (even though we were having so-called severe weather conditions and some days postal deliveries were cancelled) it arrived within 10 working days. The items were packaged in individual sealed plastic wrappers, the wigs with nets and padding inside, and the whole thing was boxed with a waterproof layer of packaging over the top. Absolutely no complaints. I've ordered from UK web shops that have taken longer to post. Fantastic.

Purchases
Clip on hair horns ("kreepsville" inspired?) x 2 black, x 1 red @ £0.40 ea. (link)
Eyeball hair clip x 1 @ £0.40 ea. (link)
Bone hair clip x 1 black, x 1 white, x 1 bloodstained @ £0.40 ea. (link)
Skeleton hand hair clip x 1 white @ £0.40 ea. (link)
Portable/flat pack wig stand x 4 black @ £1.10 ea. (link)
Horn/Ear beanie hat x 1 black @ £1.20 ea. (link)
Skeleton hands necklace x 1 white @ £1.40 ea. (link)
Grey/silver wig x 1 @ £5.40 ea. (link)
Dark ashy blue wig x 1 @ £6.30 ea. (link)
(please note all prices/price conversion accurate at the time of buying.)

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Review
Without styling or any make-up aside from BB cream, I tried on some of the purchases straight away, I don't think I'll be wearing them quite like this but tried to show as much as I could at once! Each item was pristine, the wigs are so thick (no big gaps in the wefting) and do not moult, and are made of high quality kanekalon fibres. The hair clips were so well made, no excess glue, no faulty clips, no scratches, marks or discolourations.

The only thing I will mention to be careful of is that each hair clip/accessory is sold individually. If you order x 1, you will get one clip, not one set/pair. Meaning one clip is £0.40, a pair is £0.80. I didn't realise that (Totally my fault for not reading properly and assuming!) so I will be returning again to order more clips the next time I order from there!

The seller was polite, courteous (even wished me a "happy new year"!) and was fast to reply by e-mail to any questions I had and explained well. They double checked my address and told me when they received payment and when they posted the item out. I really have nothing bad to say about this.

Rating
Postage: ❤❤❤❤❤
Service: ❤❤❤❤❤
Price: ❤❤❤❤❤
Quality: ❤❤❤❤❤
Overall: ❤❤❤❤❤
5/5 highly recommended
will order again! 

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review! Im forever scared of ordering from there haha

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  2. Very thorough review! You know it makes me wanna try em!

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