eBay purchases: rated

This is the third time I’ve done an online/ebay purchases rated blog post. See my other two here, and here. Photos shown on the far left are the images on eBay, and the other ones to the right are when I received the product, so you can tell what it looks like!

elephant-scarfSeller: smilelife168 on eBay
Item: Elephant print scarf
Paid: $8.68 + free shipping. Worth the price? Yes
Location: China
Delivery: 19 business days
My opinion: It’s a cute scarf, I love wearing it and it was super cheap!
Overall rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

slimsonic-toothbrushSeller: rbargains on eBay
Item: Violight Slim Sonic Toothbrush
Paid: $15.95 + $5.00 shipping. Worth the price? No
Location: United States
Delivery: 8 business days
My opinion: What can I say? It’s a toothbrush. It works well, and it’s the perfect size for traveling. I’m not sure that I’d pay the $20 for if I had my time back though, the brush head is small.
Overall rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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Seller: michael-dan on eBay
Item: Rose Gold Plated titanium steel Bracelet
Paid: $19.00 + free shipping. Worth the price? Yes
Location: China
Delivery: 12 business days
My opinion: This is such a gorgeous piece, and actually a knock-off of a higher brand name. I’m not sure who? Michael Kors I know makes one too. The bracelet has an engraving that says “Cartier” on it, but of course it’s not real. As soon as I opened the box it came in, it looked like a child sized bracelet and I thought it wouldn’t fit my 5-inch-something wrists (I have petite wrists). Thankfully it did and it’s amazing quality. It feels like it’s got some weight to it, and the edges don’t rub on my wrist at all. If I knew anyone who would love this bracelet as much as I do, I’d buy it for them for next Christmas! I’ve been wearing this non-stop and getting tons of compliments on it, each time I wear it.
Overall rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Seller: mckalaur on eBay
Item: 5 PRADA Shielding Lip Balm SPF 15
Paid: $12.99 + $3.00 shipping. Worth the price? No

Location: United States
Delivery: 5 business days – incredibly fast shipping
My opinion: These lip balms are so miniature, but for a person who doesn’t wear much lip products on a daily basis, this is a nice luxurious touch to add into my handbag. The lipbalm itself is very buttery on your lips, and it has a slight tint to it. Very nice!
Overall rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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Seller: ticticcompany on eBay
Item: Ladies jumbo metallic designer rose gold watch
Paid: $17.49 + $4.00 shipping. Worth the price?
Location: United States
Delivery: 9 business days.
My opinion: As soon as I took the watch out of its wrapping, I first noticed the size of the face. That thing was huge! The sound that the watch made when it was off my wrist was also notable, as it sounded quite cheap. But that’s what I get for a $20 watch. The face itself is quite nice and doesn’t look inexpensive. I had to get  a few links removed from the watch as it was ginormous as every watch is, before you get it sized. But I’ve been wearing it nearly ever day since I got it. I fooled my co-worker and she actually thought it was one of my many Fossil watches. Until I told her I got it on Ebay! I gave it 3/5 stars because of the quality. I feel like it’s not going to last. But it still looks nice.
Overall rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

ebay-walletSeller: voguesdoor on eBay
Item: New Tough Genuine Leather Brown Removable Mens Womens Wallet purse a68160 NWT
Paid: $28.96 + $5.99 shipping. Worth the price? Yes
Location: China
Delivery: 17 business days
My opinion: Smells like real leather, parents said it was real lol! It’s so very soft to the touch, too. I bought this during the summer but decided to wait until now because it was a Christmas present. Yes, I shop that early on in the year. My Mom received this wallet part of her Christmas present so I couldn’t post it until now.
Overall rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

fake longchampSeller: liying3692011 on eBay
Item: new women’s Waterproof nylon cosmetic bag/makeup bags purse handbag 21 color (ebay seller doesn’t have these up for sale anymore)
Paid: $3.85 + free shipping. Worth the price? Yes
Location: China
Delivery: 21 business days
My opinion: For $4, you get a Longchamp knock-off nylon bag! It’s completely only worth the $4 though, as it’s dollar-store quality.
Overall rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥



Seller: kevinstly on eBay
Item: Canvas Backpack Satchels Bookbags Zipper Closures Bag Free Shipping
Paid: $32 + Free shipping
Location: China
Delivery: 18 business days
My opinion: Nice big zipper pulls for small hands. great backpacks. 2 separate big compartments. They are more pricey than I’d like for a kids backpack.
Overall rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

stainless-steel-braceletSeller:  dailydiamonddeal on eBay
Item: Steel bracelet
Paid: $19.99 + $3.45 shipping
Location: USA?
Delivery: 18 business days
My opinion: Super unique bracelet with a magnetic clasp. I purchased a variety of different styles/colors of this bracelet for me, and for 2012 Christmas presents.
Overall rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

coin-mini-purseSeller: evajuni on eBay
Item: Bags Charm Coin Purse Key Ring Luxury Lovely Cute Tote Handbag Accessory
Paid: $13.90 + $4.80 shipping
Location: South Korea
Delivery: (I forgot to record this)
My opinion: I gave a black one and turquoise coin purse as Christmas presents this year, and they were just adorable and went over well with the receivers!
Overall rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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Rexall Bioderma deal

Pop into your local Rexall and save money on the travel sized version of Bioderma! I rarely step inside a Rexall since there isn’t really one near me, unless I go out of my way and drive a different route home from work. I usually like what they have for sale at that store, so occasionally I pop in.

I’m not sure if this is regular price, or sale. Either way. I stocked up. This isn’t even my regular cleanser anymore. It’s more of a “I can’t use this often since it’s so dang pricy, so I’ll use my Philosophy one for now“.  bioderma-trial-sized

250ml bottle — $22.00
100ml bottle — $6.95 each (cost of $17 if it were 250ml!)

Unfortunately I lost one of these already. Don’t even ask me how. I just got home, too. I had one in my purse and the rest in a reusable baggu bag. bioderma-trial-sized2

I plan on sending one of these down to my sister in law for her birthday next month. It’s the most gentle cleanser, and gets off water proof eye make up like nobodies business. It literally feels like water on your eyes. No irritation whatsoever. Then again the Purity by Philosophy is like that too, just creamier.

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Leftovers don’t have to be bland

I hope everyone had a good Wednesday! Usually I write up my blog posts in the morning and push them live right after. But this week seems to be really busy. With all of the giveaways happening, and the biggest day of the year at work (yesterday) it’s just madness! In a good way. I don’t set up things in advance, but I really should’ve done so this week.

I just got home from picking up a few groceries and decided to skip CrossFit tonight since I’m starving and just have zero time. Thankfully I had my meal plan stuck to the fridge so I know what’s cookin’ this week. I don’t always follow through with what I had planned. In fact, tonight’s dinner is going to be left overs. Groan.

I actually really hate having left overs and don’t mind cooking each night. But since I knew today was going to be extra busy I thought ahead of time last night, and made extra chicken for us. Ahh, smart thinkin’ hey?

Tonight I’m having a good ol’ fashion sandwich made with Dempsters bread.

Shown in the photo above:

  • Dempsters Whole Wheat bread
  • Fresh cooked Chicken breasts (from those individual Maple Leaf “Portions”)
  • Chef Robert’s Roasted Red Pepper Aoili that I picked up from a gourmet health food store
  • Mozza + Provolone cheese
  • Tomatoes
  • Maple Leaf bacon
  • Spinach

Everything was cut up the night before since I knew I would be short of time. Then it was time to take the photos for the blog!

Isn’t this picture hilarious? It’s like the sandwich is doomed. Why is the background so dark? I know we have brown kitchen walls and all, but still.

Photos had to happen quickly, because we were both starving. I know the crumbs kind of take away from the photos, but that’s all you can do when your tummy is growlin’ to feed it.

Looks good hey? It was gone in 1.3 minutes flat. Just so you guys don’t feel left out, I’m going to include you in a sweet giveaway thanks to Maple Leaf Canada.

I have 10 free Canadian Bread product coupons for two lucky Canadians to win (five “free product” coupons per person). Be sure to use the coupons up quick as they expire on December 31, 2012.

Use the rafflecopter form below to enter! Contest is open to CANADIANS ONLY.

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