Tips For Buying Wedding Dresses Online

When the hubs and I did our wedding photo shoot in a bridal studio 18 years ago, we spent the entire day there.  We reached the studio at 10 a.m. and the shooting only ended 8 hours later.  The hubs and I left the bridal studio feeling famished, exhausted and with achy jaw (from giving our best smiles for hours) and body.  It was definitely not a pleasant experience for us.

Thus, if you are one who has no patience for spending hours on end choosing and getting in and out of gowns with thick make-up and a hair-do thickened with hair sprays and colors, you can always opt to buy your wedding dresses online.

Shopping online for your wedding dress definitely has its benefits: you do not need to wait in line, leave the house or even change out of your comfy pajamas.  And while it comes with a lengthy list of pros, it can have a few drawbacks too… like those Backless Lace Wedding Dresses with Sash arriving two sizes too small.

To save yourself time and aggravation, here are some quick and handy tips for online shopping for affordable wedding dresses:

1. Know your measurements. Sizes vary depending on the brand and even the batch the products were made in.  Refer to the size chart and measurements provided by the seller and you’ll also need to whip out the good old measurement tape and take note of your bust, waist hips, inseam and your preferred length of dress.  If you are not sure how to do it, head to your tailor or seamstress and have them measure you.  This ensures that you’ll get the most accurate measurements possible.

2. Read the reviews. Customer reviews are extremely valuable pieces of info, since they give you real perspective on the piece you’re considering. Scan for comments touching on size, fit and quality of material to get a better idea of whether an item fits true to size, or if you’ll need to size up or down.

3. Know the materials. The feel of a material is just as important as the size. There’s nothing worse than finally receiving that dress you’ve been eying for months, only to find that the fabric is not the type that you want. Since you can’t touch the fabric and often can’t distinguish what the texture of a piece is like just by looking at a photo, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the fabric content. Get to know what satin, chiffon, silk, ice cotton, gauze, etc. feels like.

4. Read thoroughly the return policies. Even if you’ve followed all of the above steps, there still might be the occasional disappointment. Be prepared and familiarize yourself with the return policies before you order. Things to look for: free returns, how long you have to send the product back, whether or not you can make exchanges, if returns can be made in store and if there is a restocking fee.

5. Opt for a reliable website such as Dressywomen for purchasing wedding dresses.

unique off the shoulder wedding dresses, glamorous wedding gowns with appliques, elegant light champagne lace bridal dresses

sweetheart wedding dresses with appliques, a line ombre wedding dresses, unique the big day dresses

A-Line Sweetheart Court Train Ombre Chiffon Wedding Dress with Appliques

6. Watch the videos. If there is a video of a model wearing the gown that you want to buy, always watch it. You’ll get a good idea of the weight and quality of the fabric as they walk.

7. If you are also looking for elegant and cheap mother of the bride dresses like the ones below for your mum or mother-in-law, get them to sit together with you at the computer when you browse the websites. Discuss on the color, design, theme and sizes of the dresses together to save time.

A-Line Cap Sleeves Light Grey Chiffon Mother of The Bride Dress with Lace Beading A-Line Jewel Sleeveless Short Black Mother of The Bride Dress with Lace

mother of the bride dresses, off the shoulder mother dresses

Try not to be a last minute shopper. Plan the purchase of your wedding dresses at least 6 months before your big day. In case you are not too satisfied with the dresses, you can still return them to the seller and find alternative dresses.  With proper planning and sufficient time to shop for your wedding dresses, the photo shooting and wedding reception will be a beautiful memory  to last for a life time.

Women Love And Deserve Flowers

I’ve always been telling my hubs not to waste money on flowers as they will wilt and die anyway. Truth is I still like flowers despite this. In fact, most women love flowers. Yes, we women do love to be spoiled sometimes and no, the gifts don’t always need to be tangible and expensive. We do not always wish for diamond rings or gold necklaces.   Receiving  a bouquet of flowers at our doorstep unexpectedly in the midst of our busyness from the special someone in our lives do mean a lot to us.  One time during one of the darkest moments of my life, a good friend of mine paid me a visit and surprised me with a big bouquet of pretty flowers to cheer me up. I can never tell her enough how much those flowers meant to me.

One of the best places to look for online flowers delivery in Singapore is at Little Flower Hut.

At Little Flower Hut, you will only find the finest range of Flower Arrangement, Hand Bouquet, Baby Hamper, gifts and many more. Perfect for birthday, anniversary, baby shower, get well soon or any occasion. Check out some of the aesthetically arranged blooms from Little Flower Hut:

Lovely tulips:

Flower Delivery Singapore

 

Birthday cake flower:

Florist Singapore

Classic beauty for mom:

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Gorgeous blue and white roses for that someone special in your life:

Florist Singapore

 

Baby pink roses for the pink fanatic special someone:

Florist Singapore

 

Proposal package, awwwwwww!! Did I tell you that at 44, I still get excited at the sight of a gigantic bundle of colorful balloons?

Flower delivery Singapore

Baby shower package:

Flower delivery Singapore

 

Have you ever seen a forlorn looking flower? Well, OK, maybe wilting flowers may not look quite as cheerful, but fresh blooms always look so bright and cheery. It’s almost like they bring sunshine and colors indoors with them and a huge bouquet of beautiful flowers always makes you want to smile, well at least to me 😉

Top Kitchen Organization Tips And Storage Ideas

There’s nothing more frustrating than having a kitchen space that doesn’t work for you. Whether it’s a lack of space for storage or that you have too much stuff and it looks cluttered no matter how often you clean and tidy it. There’s good news, though, even the smallest kitchen space can be organised to great effect. You just have to know the tips and tricks to pull it off. Check out these top tips for keeping your storage game tight to organise your kitchen.

1. Wall Storage
Professional kitchens make their tools accessible by making use of wall storage. Whether it’s a magnet strip for your knives or a wall mounted spice rack – it gives you another area of space to store your goods. Most importantly, that frees drawers and cupboards up for other items that you may not want on display. There are plenty of ready-made wall hanging storage solutions that provide a variety of different options.

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2. Hanging Storage
Having hanging pots and pans is a great way to make use of every area of your space. It means that you have more pantry space as your pots and pans aren’t hogging it all.  

3. High Level Cabinets
People tend to avoid installing cabinets that are near the ceiling, but you’re missing out on a lot of space. Yes, you will need a ladder to access it, however, it’s the perfect spot to store dishes and items that you only use once or twice a year. That type of thing is taking up valuable space in your kitchen that could be used by something else. So, think about where you could fit high level cabinets, above your kitchen window, is the perfect spot as it tends to be completely free and clear.  

4. Maximise Drawer Use
You may be one of those unlucky people who have drawers everywhere in the kitchen, yet not enough cupboards. There’s hope for you! Utilise wall storage for your cooking utensils and turn your drawers into a pantry. It’s the ideal spot for spices, jars, and even canned goods.

5. Pocket Organiser
Does the cupboard beneath your sink look terrifying? Is it impossible to put your hands on the cleaning products you need? Use a pocket organiser, which will hand on the back of the door, for your cleaning tools. It keeps everything handy so you don’t have to sift through piles of cleaning bottles to find the most important tools.

6. Cutting Board
If you struggle with counter space be sure to invest in a large cutting board that can sit comfortably over your kitchen sink. You have a ready-made workspace there and it’s important to utilise every aspect of it.

7. Rolling Drawers
Another excellent way to manage your cupboards is on rolling shelves. It’s the perfect solution if you have deep cupboards. You can push things to the back without worry as you know you can easily access the items when you need them and you won’t forget about a can of beans for three years because it got hidden at the back.

8. Corkboard
One trick for super-efficiency is to line the inside of your cupboard doors with cork. You can use it to pin recipes, measuring spoons, or other small items to get the most out of your space.

9. Shelves on Shelves
You can invest in stackable shelves which sit on your current shelves or even buy a shelf that hangs on an existing shelf. Of course, you’ll want to be sure the existing shelf is sturdy enough to hold additional weight, but this is a great trick to really harness your space. If the shelf isn’t particularly sturdy then you can use it for lighter items – they need storage space, too.

Stacking Plate Rack

10. Magazine Holders And More
You can take advantage of old magazine holders by using them to store your aluminium foil, parchment paper, and storage bags. You can either slip them into a cupboard or hang them on the inside of a cupboard door. An old filing rack can be repurposed to keep your baking trays completely organised. You can use magnets to store your spices, whether on the fridge or on the inside of a cupboard. Pan dividers are available and make storing your pans far easier and most importantly, easily accessible.

magazine file to store aluminum foil, plastic wrap, zip bags, etc. I'm kind of into space savers...

Making the Most of a Pantry-Less Kitchen

 

Even the tiniest kitchen can be made to work – it’s all about using your innovative side to find ingenious ways to take advantage of every bit of space. If people can live comfortably in literal tiny houses, you can definitely take advantage of these awesome tips to create a kitchen space that works for you! Don’t forget to check out Currys promo codes to get the best deals on your kitchen gadgetry needs and more.

Lazada’s 11.11 Online Revolution

Lazada’s Online Revolution: the much-awaited biggest sale in Asia is happening soon!

With Lazada’s annual tradition of holding a month-long mega sale, the biggest online shopping mall in Southeast Asia will break the Internet to provide online consumers with the biggest and grandest discounts, flash sales, hot deals, enormous gifts and many other benefits to enjoy.  The event will be known as the Lazada’s 11.11 Online Revolution.

Through the Online Revolution, there will be a mega sale. The first wave of sale will be from 11 ~ 13 November 2017 and the second sale on December 12  (one day only).   During this time, online shoppers may take advantage of the many hot deals and hourly flash sales when they visit the LAZADA website or use the ever-growing LAZADA Mobile App.   In between there will also be different exciting sales such as Black Friday Sales and Cyber Monday Sales.

I’ve already starting window shopping and will check out from the Lazada website on 11/11. Hopefully there will be really huge discounts on the items that I want.

Remember to mark your calendar and start shopping at Lazada now!

Shopping Passion

I am a self declared shopping queen. Shopping can do wonders to my body. Besides melting away my stress, worries and anger, it is a great way to burn calories too 💪😆.  I can shop for hours and hours on end like there is no tomorrow. I can walk around the shopping mall for over 10 hours and yet do not seem to feel tired at all!  I am indefatigable when I indulge in something that I have passion in.

Before the kids came along, I had all the time in the world to shop till I drop – from the moment the mall shutters were opened till they were shut. I truly relish those worry-free days where I had so much time on hand including those extra cash for me to splurge on every single month!

These days, if I get to shop for more than 3 hours in the mall, it is a luxury. A WFHM or a SAHM would know how precious and limited time is for her. There is always something at home that needs to be done by a specific time, which means that my shopping trips always have to be truncated with me rushing home like Cinderella.  This is part of the reason why I love online shopping. Some of my friends are ambivalent about online shopping but I have always had pleasant experiences buying stuff online from local and international sellers.

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Online shopping comes in  handy when I need something urgently and do not have the time to get it physically from the mall.  I could make an online purchase on  just about anything at any time convenient to me. I could check out on some nifty summer wholesale clothing  or vintage wholesale sunglasses at affordable wholesale prices. There are so many shopping websites that I love to hang out virtually. One of them is Apparel Candy. You can check it out too to find out what it has to offer you.

 

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Save Money On Nail Spa With Groupon Coupons

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

With half my right toe nail yanked off yesterday, I have no more excuses to procrastinate making a trip to the nail salon.  My left toe nail still has the Hello Kitty nail art intact and the right one is gone. It looks awfully awful now!!

Several days ago I bumped into my regular pedicurist at the shopping mall. I intended to make an appointment for a foot spa but what do I know?  The promotion price that I got just 2 months ago has ended.  I now have to pay more!

Why do I have to pay more when I can pay less with Groupon Coupons?   I have just found a bunch of good nail art and foot spa deals at Groupon and can’t wait to purchase the best deal.

Everyone loves shopping at Groupon because it helps you to save money. This is one of the best coupon sites in terms of easy navigation, variety and good deals.   The Groupon Malaysia Facebook page has over 16 million LIKES and that accounts for more than half of the total population of our country!

Groupon has just about everything that you need from travel packages to dining, diapers, toys to even ovulation kits (great place to get one if you’re too shy to get one from the pharmacy!), photoshoot and basically everything that you can think of.

No time to go shopping? Groupon will help solve your shopping woes. Hop over to Groupon today!

 

Save Money On Hair Styling With Groupon

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

My hair is currently at waist length. This is by far the longest length I have ever kept my hair to. I actually planned to have a transformation of my dull long hair since 2 months ago but what do I know? I have been so busy with the blur of life events, with work, daily routines, cooking and minding the girls that I keep procrastinating my visit to the hair salon.  I am also long overdue to make a trip to the beauty salon to have a foot spa and my toe nails repainted. Yet again, busyness has taken over all my time.

Today I went hunting for hair styling deals at Groupon and saw a handful of deals that are just too good to resist buying.  I just love browsing the Groupon website.  There are so many great deals on just about everything that my entire family and I need.  I also saw a pair of Beats by Dre Mixr DJ Headphones that I know that the big girl will heart to bits. I’ll seriously consider buying her the headphones for her upcoming birthday when she officially turns into a teenager 🙂

Not only do I love shopping for Groupon Goods,  even my mum who turns 70 in a few days is a big fan of online shopping at Groupon!  She has bought many items from Groupon since last year and I love it that online shopping gives her something to look forward to. Retail shopping is one of the best stress busters!

Everyone loves shopping at Groupon because it is a great money-saving site. Searching for coupons is a breeze too. They carry just about everything that you need from luggage bags to kitchen accessories, mobile phones and parts, toys, electrical items to winter clothing to everything in between. If you have never tried shopping at Groupon, try it today! 😉

 

Shopee Megasale On 11.11.2015

Christmas is just around the corner. Have you done your shopping yet? I haven’t but I am all set to do so at the Shopee Online Megasale on 11 November 2015!

Shopee’s online megasale is one sale that is not to be missed.  During this 1-day sale, shoppers get to grab great deals on different category at every hour of the day, starting from 11am through 11pm.

What is Shopee?

Shopee is a mobile marketplace designed for both buyers and sellers to enjoy fast, smooth and safe transactions. With their in-app functions, you can easily turn your clutter into cash and share the fun with your friends! Plus, Shopee Guarantee ensures that the seller ships only after the buyer has paid and the buyer’s payment is transferred to the seller only after receiving the product.

Shopee is aimed at creating a simple and secure mobile marketplace for everyone to buy and sell, anytime, anywhere.

Here’s a sneak peak of what will be on sale…

 

 

 

 

As you can see, there is something for everyone. This is one sale that you really ought to check it out at Shopee on Wednesday, 11 November 2015. There’s going to be so much savings for all of your purchases and best of all, you can shop at the comfort of your own home, office or even on-the-go.  Remember, it’s only a one-day sale on 11 November 2015 so quick hop over to Shopee now!

Happy shopping! 😀

 

Party Dresses

Lately I have been shopping online quite a bit. I buy mostly from my suppliers. It’s really tempting when I see new arrivals everyday, all at wholesale and reseller prices! The shopping queen in me just cannot help adding item after item into the shopping cart! The process of adding a product into the shopping cart, waiting for the parcel to arrive, opening the parcel and trying out the new clothes is really thrilling and addictive. Now my wardrobe is bursting with clothes and I am having a hard time choosing my clothes as I can barely move the clothes hangers to see what I have. I have given away several new and hardly worn clothes to a close friend recently. I still have to find more space in my wardrobe to make way for more new clothes 😀 I should spend some time to organize selling some of my pre-loved clothes rather than leave them dusty in the wardrobe.

Today I spent over an hour doing virtual window shopping. I was searching for party dresses for our school reunion party in December this year and stumbled upon this online store that specializes in formal party and dinner dresses.

I really love this pastel yellow Chiffon A-line V-neck Floor-length Beading Prom Dress. Not everyone looks great in yellow. I wish I’d look great wearing yellow without looking like a walking yellow banana ha!

Chiffon A-line V-neck Floor-length Beading Prom Dresses #JCD02018912

This Chiffon A-line Sweetheart Sweep Train Beading Prom dress in orange looks resplendent and elegant. But the problem is many of my favorite colors don’t look too good on my skin. Orange, purple and yellow are just some of the colors that just don’t blend in with my skin color.

 

 

 

Chiffon A-line Sweetheart Sweep Train Beading Prom dresses #JCD02016896

I think I should just stick to ‘safe’ down-to-earth colors like black and grey as these colors bring out the best of my skin color. And I still think that I look better in short dresses as I don’t have the height to carry long dresses. How’s this Lace Satin Ball Gown Scoop Neck Short/Mini Beading Prom Dress?
Lace Satin Ball Gown Scoop Neck Short/Mini Beading Prom Dresses #JCD02018700

 

Head over to kissmissie if you are looking for some elegant bandage dresses at affordable prices.