Hello! Are you getting ready for the 4th of July? Do you have a short work week, or do you have to work on the holiday (this is only the second 4th I haven't had to work so I'm pretty pumped for a three-day weekend)? The weather's been so goofy here lately; it was so chilly this morning I had to wear a jacket, but then it got sunny and warm by the end of the day. I always feel so awkward when I go shopping and have to carry my jacket around when it's so nice out....when I used to work in retail, one of the clues that someone was up to no good was that they were dressed inappropriately for the weather. I always get so paranoid that employees think I might try and steal that I try and carry everything in plain view and try not to look shady. It usually works against me...
But I don't have to worry about things like that (or any other kind of social interaction for that matter...) when I shop online! Which is what I did (and do...all the time)! For this post, I want to show you guys what I got from a really cool website called Miss A; it's an accessory and cosmetic website where every single thing is $1 and shipping is always $3.99.
A bag full of excitement! And inexpensive jewelry! There are a lot of exclamation points in this post already...
I wanted to start with a review of the Miss A site in general; I am very impressed! It's very professional-looking, easy to navigate, easy to add and remove items from your cart, and easy to check out. I was a little worried since I'm used to places that are so inexpensive cutting corners to help keep costs down, but overall it's an excellent website! I especially appreciate the fact that, for the accessories, they have pictures of real people wearing the items so you get a good idea of scale and size (as opposed to when the stock photos are just pictures of the items on cards or velvet busts and whatnot). As far as the quality of the items go, it can be a little hit or miss, but since everything is a dollar, even if one or two items are not as good as you were expecting, you're still getting your money's worth. I would compare the quality of most of the items I received to things you can purchase from Forever21 or Claire's or something; not excellent, but a good value and will likely last through the season (at the very least).
I gave myself a budget of $20 plus the $4ish in shipping, so I purchased 20 different items. I got some jewelry, some hair stuff, nail polish, and one unfortunate eyeshadow that got demolished in shipping. My order shipped very quickly, and since it came from Texas, it didn't take long to get to me. I did have to sign to get my package, which was kind of irritating since I'm not home during the day except on weekends and with my husband's job and my inability to drive it can be difficult to get to the post office during business hours to pick it up there. Luckily, it came on a Friday so I was able to schedule a redeliver for Saturday, when I would be home. As you can see from the opening picture, everything came in a bag. I was a little worried that my items weren't as protected as they would have been in a box, but again, I was surprised that the only casualty was my eyeshadow, which I didn't have high hopes for anyway.
I'll start with my poor eyeshadow...
Continuing with more cosmetic-y items, I'll do my nail polish next. Miss A carries a ton of KleanColor nail polish, all for just $1 each. I've never used KleanColor before, and I was worried it wouldn't be very good, but I was actually impressed! Plus, the color selection is incredible; there are a bunch of different finishes and they even have scented polish.
Hmm, I'll do...hair stuff next! I got a couple headbands because I like headbands but hate paying a lot for them since I have a big, weird-shaped head and can't wear them for very long or very often.
Now onto the jewlery! I got a mixture of necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings!
And that's my order! I can't believe I got all of this for $24, including shipping! I've definitely gone on accessory shopping sprees at Forever21 and have dropped $30-$35 for less. The quality can be a little hit or miss, but since everything is $1, you're not investing much. Miss A also offers refunds on products you don't like, which is a step above Forever21 since all of their accessories are final sale.
I'd highly recommend checking out Miss A! It's a very professional website/company and I am looking forward to placing another order.
Thanks for reading! <3