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Try On Haul from Zaful + Review *

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Hey lovelies! If you’ve been here a while, you might remember a past post about how you should avoid stores like this but when Zaful contacted me about a collaboration, I said why the heck not? That way I can give you guys an honest review (without losing any money – y’know?) I was able to pick out four items and I’m gonna let cha know all about them. I apologize in advance for the awful pictures, but my camera was messing up.

So, Zaful is an online retailer with all sorts of goods, ranging from affordable clothing and accessories. You’ve probably seen tons of hauls on YouTube! There’s a lot of mixed reviews about them – about their quality and reliability but hopefully you can trust me enough to take my thoughts into consideration before placing an order with Zaful!

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Let’s start with the piece I was most excited for! I instantly fell in love with this cold shoulder sweater on Zaful. It costs $28.49 at the moment (they’re prices do fluctuate), which I think is a good price for a nice sweater! The cold shoulder trend is totally in right now and to be honest, I never liked it but, I do love this piece, mainly because the shoulder cut outs aren’t too dramatic that I feel like my whole arm is out.zafulchunkysweater3

The sweater is very thick and warm (which surprised me!) I love the style of it and how you can pair it with leggings, since it’s longer in the back (pictured below). It has a grunge feel to it and it’s amazing. zafulchunkysweater2

There’s two downfalls of this sweater: it’s too heavy, so it seems to fall down a lot. That could also be because it’s too big, but it only comes in one size (I guess having it bigger is better than it being too small, right?) The second downfall is the amount of shedding it has (little yarn pieces), I haven’t washed it yet because I fear the color bleeding so I wonder if that will stop once it’s washed.

But overall – it’s a pretty great deal, on a pretty sweater. I will definitely be rocking this during the colder months since it does keep me warm! I think it would look awesome paired with a dark pair of jeans and some knee high boots.

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I’m a sweater lover, if you couldn’t tell. This one is really unique with the choker cutout, which is why I was drawn to it. I hadn’t tried out this style before, but I’m happy I did! This sweater comes in a ton of different colors and will cost you $16.99. 

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This sweater has some zipper details on the arms, just for style purposes. I love the color as well! I would say that the color is pretty true to what was online, and it looks pretty much like what was pictured. The only thing that I don’t like about the sweater is the fit. I wish it was a little bit longer since it fits funny on me. I would pair this with a pair of highwaisted jeans and little booties! You don’t need jewelry as an accessory for this since the choker and zipper details covers that for you. 🙂

I don’t know how much wear I will get out of this because I’m unsure about the fit, but I will do my best to make it work! (Maybe tucking it into a skirt would be cute? Let me know what you think!)

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I’ve been seeing these wrap necklaces all over and I finally was able to try one out! I think they’re versatile and unique looking. I love the simplistic look of this one, with the gold detail ends and basic black cord. You can style it a few different ways, which I also like! This is $1.64 so it’s a total steal!

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Absolutely no complaints about this piece. It’s the right size, color and style. It looked just like the picture and what I was expecting! (I wish my picture actually did it justice).

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And lastly, this awesome hat! Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like it’s available anymore so here’s a similar one. If I can remember right, the price of this one was from $6-$8. This hat has a gorgeous doily/lace wrap around it with some gold bead accents and tassels on the end. It’s sturdy around the part that sits on your head but the brim of the hat is pretty floppy, but that’s probably the way it’s supposed to be. I love the hat but I don’t know if I like it on me. I’m not really a hat person and think that they just make me look weird – but maybe it’s time to get out of my comfort zone! If you’re looking for a good deal on a hat, I definitely suggest checking out Zaful for one!

As for a review on Zaful:

Their site is pretty easy to navigate, but they do have a ton of things so it’s a little bit overwhelming to shop on the site. The prices do seem a little bit too good to be true, but you can be the judge of that if you plan on shopping with them. I have heard that the “65%” off special that they give to you through email is what the prices already are, you might get like a dollar more off, but I think it’s relatively the same.

Shipping took as long as expected, it took a couple (maybe 3?) weeks which is normal for packages to come from China. I want to make a note that their processing time is 3-5 business days, then after the processing is done they ship it out, so its the processing time PLUS the shipping time for the package to get to you.

Customer service was as expected. I didn’t really have to communicate with them, since I didn’t have any issues with my package, but that might be a different experience for you! I have heard mixed reviews on customer service, but I’m pretty happy with the service I received (and I’m not just saying that).

As for the GIVEAWAY…

Visit this link and find your favorite item from Zaful, once you’ve decided what your favorite item is, copy the link and add it into the comments below the blog post (also add your e-mail address for a better chance for winning!) The giveaway ends November 30th (sorry for the short notice!) and 10 winners will be chosen to win a $100 giftcard to Zaful. Zaful will be choosing the winners and they will be notified via e-mail!

I hope you enjoyed the post!

Thanks for reading, as always <3

Xoxo, Rae

Disclaimer: Yes, this product was sent to me to review, but sponsorships/items sent to me do not alter my opinion in anyway. I’m here to help you (my readers) to find new products that you may have never heard about. I am all about giving 100% reviews, whether I’m paid for the review, sent the item or I purchase it myself. Just something to keep in mind for my past/future reviews.

November 29, 2016
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Tj Maxx Haul + About my Friday Night

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Hey guys, how was your Friday? I guess mine was pretty good, would have been better if I could have stayed in bed all day but unforunately I couldn’t. I woke up around  9:15ish am, then proceeded to lay in bed and play on my phone until about 10:20 (I TOTALLY LOST TRACK OF TIME). I started to get ready for the day and spent a lot of time on my makeup since I had extra time that morning, my class didn’t start till 12:30. I watched some YouTube videos while getting ready and then headed to the dining hall on campus for around 11:30ish. I ate a rather unhealthy meal (I don’t like the food here, so I opt for pizza and other bad options). I went to my Typography class that lasts about 3 hours then stopped at my mail box before coming back to my room. I had a package from ColourPop and I immediately started drooling! (Look for a ColourPop Haul/Swatch post sometime next week). I went back to my room and relaxed for a little bit before hopping in my car to go meet up with my sister at UNOS.

I’m living on campus at the moment, so I don’t talk to my mom or sister as much as I’m used to so it was nice to get to catch up with her, especially since she just returned from a week long trip in Florida. I got a raspberry lemonade and the fireball whisky bbq chicken melt (omg, it was to die for). We ended our early dinner with a deep dish sundae then headed to TJ Maxx for a little retail therapy.

I love TJ Maxx and Marshalls. I usually end up with about 50 pieces of clothing on my arm before heading to the dressing room, then after trying it all on I only end up liking about 3 of the things I grabbed. Does this happen to anyone else? I feel like everything always looks better on the rack. Plus, I’ve noticed that it’s common for clothing to be so see-through lately and I hate that. Anyways, I did end up finding some goodies, so here they are…

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The first thing I got was this BDG green, navy blue & grey button up t-shirt that resembles a flannel. It is on the longer side, but I’m all about that hobo-chic look so I don’t mind it. It’s a soft cotton material, so not a traditional flannel. I think this would look really cute paired with a pair of leggings (since it is long enough to cover your butt) with a v-neck tank or shirt and a pair of vans or the ever so popular white converse. I picked this bad boy up for $9.99.

 

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The second thing I got was this super flowy & deep v-neck black tank. It also has a super low cut back and is sort of see-through, but I just thought it was too cute to pass up. I could see this as a beach coverup (but when do I ever go to the beach?) or it would be great to pair with a thick lace bralette (since it is so low cut). This tank could pretty much go with anything and I paid $6.99 for it.

 

 

 

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The next thing I got is this super flowy & soft v-neck tank that’s in a soft charcoal color. I’ve never really seen v-neck tanks (unless I’ve been looking in the wrong places my whole life) so I was pumped to see this. I think it’s super cute and could go with numerous outfits, I think I’ll probably be pairing it with the plaid/flannel button up that I mentioned above. This is from the same brand as the one above, Tresics, and it was also $6.99

 

 

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My style is obviously very diverse. Somedays I want to wear all black and somedays I want to show that I can still be feminine too. I saw this shirt and immediately fell in love before even trying it on. The print is so cute I can’t handle it. I love the muted tones of the floral print and the main color is black, which literally goes with everything. This is a v-neck blouse/top/thing that has two layers, a sheer black one that is a little bit longer than the top. It’s really flattering on and looks great with a cardigan over it. Would also be great on it’s own! This is from the brand Sienna Sky and was $12.99

 

So here are some things that I picked up that weren’t clothing related. I really didn’t realize how much stuff TJ Maxx had, it was incredible.

albaI usually take my eye makeup off with a cotton round and coconut oil and love that method, but since I wore a full face of liquid foundation today, I didn’t want to put coconut oil all over my face especially because I’ve been having a lot of minor break outs lately. I was planning on getting makeup remover wipes anyways and saw these in the cosmetics section of the store. I’ve wanted to try these ones out but didn’t feel like committing to a full pack so I bought this 10-wipe pack of the alba botanical facial towelettes for $1.99. (I must say, I really like them so far so I probably will invest in the larger size. The cloths are SO soft on my skin. I love them.)

 

elfI’m really addicted to makeup…it’s a serious problem, but no, I don’t need help…yet. Since I’ve yet to find a cruelty free mascara that I *love* yet that also fits my budget, I wanted to try out one of elfs mascaras. They had a few different kinds of their mascara but I wanted something that would lengthen and add volume to my lashes in one so I grabbed this one for $2.39 (not much less than how much they cost at CVS). I haven’t tried it out yet, but the brush kind of scares me since the bristles are spaced far apart, and that usually means clump city. The handle of the wand is also very long and the part with the product is tiny…I’ll update you and see how it goes babes.

 

coffee2 coffeeLastly, I saw these K-Cups and sort of gasped. Coconut and mocha are my two favorite coffee flavors, and they are together. as one. in k-cup form. Am I dreaming? I still don’t know yet. I’m super excited to try these out and they only cost me $7.99 and they are $10.99 at Target, so I saved $3. I’m hoping these are good, my sister said they were so fingers crossed.

I also picked up a new body wash (I forgot to picture it). It’s from the brand Everyday Coconut and is in the scent coconut mint…holy crap. I love anything mint and if I can smell like a mint, I’m all over that. Mint just puts me in a better mood, aromatherapy at it’s finest. (I want one of those aroma diffusers!) I used it tonight in the shower and ugh. It’s my new favorite. It retails for $12.99, but I paid $4.50 for it cause it was on clearance. It’s cruelty free, natural and had a whole bunch more of goodness written all over the label. I might have to go back and pick up the rest of them that were on clearance cause I like it that much.

So that’s about all for my Friday night. After I got back, I hung up my new clothes after photographing them all for you. I took a shower, watched some YouTube videos, ate some chocolate with my suitemate Melanie and I’m already ready for bed at 10:27 pm. I am a literal grandma.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post. If you did let me know in the comments below, and let me know what other kinds of posts you want to see in the future! I have a few more review posts for you coming and also a ColourPop haul with swatches for you. Also, when I reach 1,000 followers on Bloglovin, I will be doing a giveaway, so please stay tuned!

Thanks for reading. I hope you had a good day and night and I hope your weekend goes smoothly. Eat some Ben & Jerry’s for me.

Xoxo, Rae

February 19, 2016
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