terça-feira, 5 de março de 2013

February-March eBay blast

I know I have a problem. But hey, wouldn't it be a much bigger problem if I was paying the 100% price with taxes my country absurdly charges for the very same items?

It's almost a rainbow, it sure as hell sells unicorns and glitter. It's my WorldWideWeb treasure chest.
It's also the reason my credit card will someday jump off the window.

Because shoes.

I've been keeping an eye on this one since last year, but since I still had my own standard boring office tape dispenser working fine, I could find no excuse to buy it. But then my parents kidnapped my tape dispenser, and no matter how many times i bring it back to my wardrobe, it mysteriously finds his way back into their stuff. 

So I said, what the hell, I found one cheaper than most (Costed me U$ 14,00 with shipping fees). It's coming from London all the way here now. 

There are other versions available, in pink, or red mary-janes, animal-printed, blue sandals, or even some bedazzled bejeweled ones custom-made by very bored people:

This one is from Canada, and the little purse is a post-it dispenser. You can buy it here. 

There's a thousand other versions, and nto just shoe ones, they have bird-shaped, stickman shaped, and many others, just throw in "shoe tape dispenser" or "fun tape dispenser" on your search window and have fun scrolling.

Something blue

I love scarfs, and I have a LOAD of them. I'm serious, last time I counted, I had over 40 of them. The problem is 95% are made of wool, or pashmina with cashmere (try saying that out loud, very fast, 5 times), and my city has an average of 25-35 Celsius degrees (screw F
fahrenheit  I'm not gonna convert it). Whatever, It's a hot place. Last year, winter here had about 2 weeks of below 15°C and the rest wasn't cold enough to keep a jacket on all day.

So I went to this store to buy myself some shirts (I never buy, and do not recommend to buy clothes or shoes on eBay, I found out the hard way the tissues and quality are never what you expect, not to mention the fits and sizes. The only time it was successful was this medieval dress, which I should post about in the halloween this year maybe). As I'm checking out my 2 shirts out of the 20 I tried on (I hate cloth-shopping) I see this rack with beautiful light-tissue silk stamped scarfs, and It was all fine until I saw the price tags...

They wanted the equivalent of 35 dollars for a damn scarf.

My reaction?


And then i found the lovely blue+purple scarf you're looking at above, (There are other color combinations, check it out) for FIVE FREAKING DOLLARS, FREE SHIPPING.

I can only wonder, god damn it people, do you need that much money? ¬¬

Well there are plenty of scarfs under U$ 10 on eBay, go knock yourself out. 

I'll be brief on the next item since they're far more important to me than to you, but I'll still put them here for design purposes:

Mini-purse crossbody for parties

It's small enough to keep your phone, ID, money, credit card, it won't make you slap people while dancing, and it's cute as hell. Bought it cuz' my smallest bag still fits an average human head inside. Don't worry, I haven't tested.

U$ 13 + Shipping, Comes in Black, White, Pink (they call it red but it's clearly pink), Green and Light Brown. Click here to check it (I bought the black one). 

Similar bags in Brazil cost at least U$ 25.

LED Wooden alarm clock

It's been 2 weeks I've kept my laptop on for the sake of using it as an alarm clock. My cellphone no longer wakes me up, I became such a ninja on turning it off, I don't even remember disabling the alarm anymore. So because my laptop needs some sleep, I've found a new alarm clock.

I found it's design quite interesting, it's simple but cute, and it's very small. It's a 6cm³ cube, you can plug it normally to the wall, USB it to your computer or add batteries. U$ 10, free shipping, here.

You can find it in other colors, white, marble, and different shapes. You can also pick the color of the lights. I went for white lights + black wood.

TK Fine Vario Mechanichal Pencil by Faber Castell

0.3 - 0.35mm

This baby was my lost childhood. 7 years ago I brought it among my drawing stuff to the beach house. When I returned home, everything was there, except this mech. pencil.

This is the most expensive item on my purchase list this month, U$ 18,95 + Shipping. My old Pentel 0.3mm mechanichal pencil (I love this graphite for drawing because it makes very smooth sketches and very defined details), was being an old bitch. The barrel kept coming off the socket and breaking the graphite. So I decided to browse for a new one online, considering the price of brazilian drawing supplies are from double to triple price as USA or other place's prices. I accidentally found my old lost love, the TK Vario, flipped out completely and went straight for it. Should arrive in 1-2 weeks.

I've also bought 2 more items, a "Web Design For Dummies" for 5 bucks, and another mysterious item which I will dedicate a whole post about, and it's specially for the LADIES. So keep your eyes up. I'll be writing a nail art tutorial today, and tomorrow, you might just find something that will change your... *drums*

Nope, I wont tell you.

Cya all later!

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