My Shopping Experience at Aplava.com

Hello girls, it’s been a long time since my last post. I haven’t been much active on social media too. The reason is I shifted to Pune recently and it is a wonderful place. I was really busy with packing, booking tickets, finding a flat to stay etc. Today, I can finally sit down with a cup of coffee and blog. For someone like me, who wait for weekends to come so that I could sleep the whole day, going out to  shop seems like a big task too, no matter whether I need to shop groceries or something of my interest, like clothes and makeup. Thank god, online shopping is just the right thing for a girl like me.

 

Recently, I came across this website called aplava.com where you can find online beauty products from a number of local as well as international brands. Aplava is a Bangalore based website.  According to them, “Aplava derives its name from Sanskrit origins. Aplava (pronounced “AAp luv” in original Sanskrit) means taking a bath to purify oneself. It’s an ablution process of cleansing oneself. Just as the name suggests, Aplava wants to give its customers an experience of divine purity. Beauty is you!”

 

Let us see how my shopping experience with Aplava was. I’ll be giving my views in relation to various segments and procedure of my shopping .

  • Navigation: Aplava has a fairly simple website, easy to navigate and shop online. There are number of local and international brands to shop from. You can shop category wise from the drop down menu at the top where the navigation bar is located. You can also directly search for a product by typing its name at the search bar.
  • Registration: Creating an account is super easy, once your account is created by filling in your personal details, you can take the personal profile quiz to help the site recommend products based on your needs and preferences
  • Ordering Procedure: The ordering procedure is also easy, choose the products and add them to the cart, fill in the address details and make the payment via Debit card/ Credit card/ Net Banking or by opting for cash on delivery. I ordered two products-

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  1. Faces Magnetic Eyes Kajal
  2. Vichy Normaderm Night Detox Cream

This cream is one of the best face cream for women with dark spots on face.

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    • Delivery: The delivery process was very smooth. The products got delivered in less than a week’s time and the packaging was very good too. Overall I was happy that I got both the products unhampered and securely packed.

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    Pros: 

    1. Easy navigation
    2. Easy to place order
    3. Multiple payment options
    4. Fast delivery
    5. Personalized shopping facility that helps you by suggesting beat products for your skin type
    6. A huge number of international brands are in store

    Cons: I wish they include some more local brands

    Rating: 4.5/5

    Recommendation: You must obviously go for this new beauty and wellness destination and don’t forget to check out their wide range of products from international brands that are otherwise hard to find in local beauty stores.

    *Sponsored post, honest review*

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    My Shopping Experience at Limeroad.com

    Okay, so after a really long time, I am finally reviewing a website. Recently, I got to shop online from limeroad.com. The website has a huge collection of apparel, accessories, home decor and kitchen essentials. The website is very easy to use and the products are categorized and subcategorized neatly.

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    Features: What sets it apart from other online shopping websites is one of its most popular feature called “scrapbook”. With each scrapbook that you create you can earn LR credits where each credit is equal to Re.1 and you can use the same for your purchase on the website. So, you are actually earning credits to shop while having fun creating scrapbooks. Creating scrapbook is very easy, all you need to do is to follow these three steps:

    1. Click on scrapbook on the right side of the page
    2. Choose any template that looks best to you.
    3. Select products from the website, add, create and share to earn credits

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    My shopping experience: This is first time, I have shopped with them, browsing products and adding them to my cart was super easy. Checkout was equally smooth. On placing my order I got a confirmation mail.

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    I ordered a bedsheet with pillow cover as I have shifted to a new apartment and I am shopping all the home essentials like crazy from past few weeks!

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    I loved the quality and color of the bedsheet and it perfectly fits my bed. I am looking forward to order some more from them in near future. My order reached me on 4th day in a perfect state.

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    In case you are wondering if they are available online, I would like to tell you that you can download their mobile app from Google Play Store and shop anytime and anywhere.

    Highlights: 1. Wide range of products and different brands to choose from

    2. Easily accessible website

    3. Free shipping on orders over Rs.300

    4. Good packaging

    5. On time delivery’

    6. Scrapbook feature to earn LR credits

    If you love online shopping like me or planning to shop online, give limeroad.com a try. They provide quality products on time.

    Have you shopped from limeroad.com? Share you experiences below.

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    My Online Shopping Experience At Jabong.com

    Hello lovelies, how are you all doing? December is already here and I hope you all are ready to enjoy the last month of 2014 with much fun. Today I will be sharing with you all my shopping experience at Jabong.com. For all online shopping lovers like me, Jabong needs no introduction but those who are unaware of them, here’s a quick intro to their website :

    From the Website: Jabong.com is a young and vibrant company that aims to provide good quality branded products. Jabong.com caters to the fashion needs of men, women and kids across footwear, apparel, jewellery and accessories.

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    At Jabong.com we strive to achieve the highest level of “Customer Satisfaction” possible. Our cutting edge E-commerce platform, highly experienced buying team, agile warehouse systems and state of the art customer care centre provides customer with:

    • Broader selection of products
    • Superior buying experience
    • On-time delivery of products
    • Quick resolution of any concerns

    My Shopping Experience: At Jabong you will find a great range of items to shop from including menswear, apparel and fashion accessories for women, kidswear, home decor and sports wear. As you can see the screenshot above, all the items are divided into categories and sub-categories for your ease to shop. The have an impressive collection of exclusive international brands like ALDO, Tommy Hilfiger, CK  jeans and much more.

    Anyways, being a beauty blogger I couldn’t resist myself from browsing the makeup section. They have a good collection of makeup, haircare, and skincare products and most of them are available at discounted price. Don’t forget to grab few amazing “Makeup Revolution”eyeshadow palettes at 30%-50% discount!

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    Coming to my order, I added three items to my cart which included a full coverage padded bra from Tweens, a lip gloss from newly launched Streetwear range and a nail polish remover from Colorbar. Then I filled in my address details and contact information. Once my order was successfully placed and confirmed, I got a text message in my phone and email confirming the same. I placed my order on 25th November and it was shipped on 27th November through Bluedart courier services. I was provided with tracking numbers to track my parcel. I received my order on 2nd December.The parcel was securely sealed in a silver-colored Jabong envelope and my items were safe inside securely wrapped in bubble wrap. Here are few pictures which I have clicked, check them out….

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    Overall, I am very happy with their prompt service and on-time delivery and would like to shop with them again. If you are planning to shop with them now, don’t forget to check out their GOSF sale 2014 to get some amazing offers on a range of products like shoes, sunglasses, apparels and home decor.

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    Pros: 1. User- friendly website

    2. Amazing range of products

    3. Easy payment options like COD, online banking ,credit card and debit card.

    4. Fast shipping and delivery

    5. Easy cancellations and returns

    Cons: 1. A nominal charge of Rs. 39 has to be paid for all Cash-on-Delivery orders

    2. Few items do not have free shipping facility.

    Rating: 4/5

    Final Verdict: I’ll surely recommend Jabong.com to shop for a wide range of national and international products at huge discounts.

    Have you shopped from Jabong.com? Do share your experience with us!

     

    *Voucher provided for review. However my views are honest as usual.

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    My Shopping Experience At Prettysecrets.com and Website Review

    Hello girls, how are you all doing? I wanted to do lingerie shopping for me recently and was surveying various lingerie stores here in Kolkata. Last time when I was purchasing one, my mom was there with me to help me out. Anyhow this time, I went alone! The sales girl in few lingerie stores were quite helpful while in few others, they confused me rather than helping me out. Confused and helpless, I started surfing online to purchase some good lingerie. This is when I came across prettysecrets.com, a website where you can shop lingerie, night wears and accessories with ease from your home. My first order with them just got delivered to me yesterday. Read on to know about my shopping experience at prettysecrets.com.

    About the Website: “A friend is like a good bra: supportive, comfortable and hard to find.”

    It’s true, good lingerie is hard to find. But at Pretty Secrets, we try to make the task a little easier. Why is perfect lingerie so important? Because it has the ability to transform, accentuate, revitalize and uplift. It’s worth it to find the best fit for you.

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    Ever been to a lingerie store and wish you hadn’t? Unhelpful and ignorant sales people. Your choice out of stock. Loud embarrassing situations. A nightmare you’d much rather not have.

    That’s where PrettySecrets.com steps in.

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    Offering women (and men) the facility of seamlessly browsing through an exhaustive collection of high quality lingerie from the comfort of your own computer, PrettySecrets.com aims to provide a plethora of styles and sizes catering to every woman’s needs and wants.

    Brands Available:Prettysecrets, Maya, Enamor, Lovable, Triumph, Peri Peri, Slumber Jill, Mariemeili

    Shipping: Shipping is free on all orders above Rs. 750. There is a Rs. 50 surcharge on all orders below Rs. 750. They also offer a post-paid Cash On Delivery service in select cities/towns. A Rs. 50 convenience charge is applicable, should you select COD as a payment method.

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    Returns: In most cases, they will have the products picked up from your place within 48 hours of your call.In case, Reverse Pickup is not available in your area, you may send us the products through any courier service including Speedpost. They will reimburse Rs. 75 against the shipping cost in the form of a voucher upon receipt of products. This voucher will be valid for 1 year and can be redeemed in your next purchase.

    Mode of Payment: Online payments through credit card, debit card, net banking or Cash on delivery.

    My Shopping Experience: I was so tempted by the pretty pink look of the website that i couldn’t stop myself from surfing the website for 2 long hours before placing the order. I was skeptical since this was my first purchase from the website. So, I ordered a padded bra from Lovable which was going on a discount. I thought of opting for COD but since they charge Rs. 50 for shipping on all orders below Rs. 750 and another 50 bucks COD, I paid through my debit card.

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    Ordering was quite hassle free, you need to select your products and add to the shopping cart. Create an account for faster checkout and fill in your shipping details, choose the mode of payment and place your order. Once your order has been placed , you get a confirmation message on your phone along with a mail.

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    I placed my order on Friday, 12th September and it was shipped on the same day through FedEx courier service. Though my order was supposed to be delivered on Saturday 13th September, but due to some issue they could not reach my address. I called prettysecrets customer care on Monday morning asking them to contact FedEx and get my parcel delivered. They assured me that the parcel will be delivered by the next day. Anyhow, I got my parcel that evening itself, well packed and sealed carefully.

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    I loved how the product was packed, there was no mention of what was inside the package. The parcel came in a pretty pink cardboard box with prettysecrets logo on the top. On opening the box, I found the bra was wrapped in paper. Inside the paper was my bra wrapped securely in a plastic cover with tags intact. The fitting and material was perfect. Overall I am very happy with my first purchase and would like to shop again with prettysecrets.com :).

    Pros: 1. User friendly website

    2. Great discounts and offers on many products

    3. Easy return policy

    4. Pretty pink packaging to win your heart ❤

    Cons: I wish the shipping charges were bit less

    Rating: 4/5

    Will I Recommend prettysecrets.com?: Yes, I’ll surely recommend them. I am already planning to do a big haul from them next month :p

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    My Mini Maybelline Haul & Flipkart.com Website Review

    Hello peeps, I’m back with another online shopping experience, this time with flipkart.com. I got a gift voucher of Rs.500 from dealstan blogging contest and as expected, I headed straight to flipkart’s beauty category. I always wanted to try a gel eyeliner so i chose Maybelline lasting drama gel liner in black and as there was still 50 bucks left, I added some more amount to it and ordered Maybelline hyper curl volume express mascara.

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    About Flipkart (from the website): Flipkart went live in 2007 with the objective of making books easily available to anyone who had internet access. Today, we’re present across various categories including movies, music, games, mobiles, cameras, computers, healthcare and personal products, home appliances and electronics, stationery, perfumes, toys, apparels, shoes – and still counting!Be it our path-breaking services like Cash on Delivery, a 30-day replacement policy, EMI options, free shipping – and of course the great prices that we offer, everything we do revolves around our obsession with providing our customers a memorable online shopping experience. Then there’s our dedicated Flipkart delivery partners who work round the clock to personally make sure the packages reach on time.So it’s no surprise that we’re a favourite online shopping destination.

    My Shopping Experience at Flipkart: Flipkart is among the top and best online shopping sites in India. It initially started as an o line destination for buying books and electronics and eventually expanded as a one stop destination for all your needs. Presently flipkart has in store books section, clothing section, health & beauty section, electronic goods and home & kitchen items. The website is simple and easily navigable. You can find different categories at the top of the homepage. Each category gives you a drop down menu of sub categories.

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     You can also browse product in sidebar. There is also a separate offer zone and a section featuring “deal of the day” . Simply browse through the range of products available, select the items you need, click on buy now and go ahead to payment.
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    I placed my order on 11th May, Sunday. As soon as my order got confirmed, I got an email and text message confirming the same. I received both the products in different date. I was given a tracking number within 24 hours.The Maybelline lasting drama gel liner delivered to me on 16th May, 2014 and the Maybelline hyper curl volume express mascara on 17th May, 2014. Both the items came in perfect condition and were securely wrapped. On receiving the orders,I received another mail and text message confirming the delivery. Here are the pics below.

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    Sorry, I forgot to click  pictures of the second package containing the mascara as my exam was going on. Overall, I’m happy with my purchase and will love to shop with them again.

    Pros: 1. Easily navigable website

    2. Separate offer zone

    3. A variety of products available

    4. Most of the products were in stock

    5. There is a section for international makeup too!

    Cons: I wish they offer more offers and discount on makeup products.

    My Rating: 4/5

    Will I Shop With Them again? : Yes! Eying their apparel section already 🙂

    Have you shopped with flipkart.com? How was your shopping experience?

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    Snapdeal.com Website Review & Purchasing My Perfect MLBB Shade

    Hello peeps, Hope you all are doing well. Finally my exams are over and I can give some quality time to my blog now. The last few posts published In the blog was per-scheduled due to my exams. But that didn’t stop me from shopping online. While searching a perfect MLBB shade I came across the reviews of Lakme 9 to 5 lipstick in Coffee Command and I was pretty much sure that the shade would work well for my skin. When I planned to buy it online, I saw very few website selling that particular shade, snapdeal.com was one of them. I have purchased coupons from them before but buying something from their website was new for me. Read on to know about my experience below:

    About Snapdeal (from the website): Launched in February 2010, Snapdeal.com is India’s largest e-commerce marketplace. Snapdeal provides a platform for vendors across the country to connect with millions of customers. Our online shopping platform has the widest assortment of products from thousands of national, international and regional brands across diverse categories like Mobiles, Laptops, Cameras, Appliances, Women’s Apparel, Men’s Apparel, Watches, Home & Kitchen, Automotive and Health. Grab your favorite products at best prices and save the one thing that matters most to you – “Your Money”.  They’ve explained their success story through a colorful chart, here are few snapshots below…

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    My Experience With Snapdeal: Snapdeal.com is a one stop online shopping site for a variety of products to meet your day-to-day needs. The website is very user-friendly and easy to navigate. You will find most of the products in a discounted rate plus they run offers on various categories all through the year. I think they do not have a fixed least amount to avail free shipping on products unlike other websites. Again that may differ from merchant to merchant and your area. I was not in a plan to buy too many items so I simply ordered Lakme 9 to 5 lipstick in Coffee Command and opted for cash-on-delivery.

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    I placed my order on 28th May, 2014. They have multiple payment options like payment through credit card, debit card or net banking. As soon as they confirmed the order, I got a message both in my phone and in email. The product was shipped a day later and I received it on 4th June, 2014. The item was securely packed and bubble wrapped and came in a prefect condition.

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    They sent me another text message and email after the delivery was done. I’m too happy with my purchase  and it has been a totally hassle free shopping experience with them. I’m happy with the shade I purchased and it is my perfect MLBB shade now.  I’ll be reviewing the lipstick in some other post soon.

    Pros: 1. Easy to navigate

    2. Multiple Payment options

    3. Most of the products are in discount

    4. Hassle free shipping

    5. No fixed least amount to avail free shipping.

    Cons: None

    My Rating: 5/5

    Will I Shop With Them Again?: Yes, I’m looking forward to shop with them soon…….

    Have you shopped from snapdeal.com  yet? Do share your experiences below.

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    Healthkart.com Haul, Shopping Experience & Review

    Hello everyone, hope you all are doing well. I was in a mood to shop online from last few days. I was surfing different shopping sites to see which site gave better offer on products. Then I came across healthkart.com. You will get all kinds of health care products along with skin care & makeup products in this site. They are having a clearance sale going on & they are selling each product there in more than 50% discount! They provide free cash-on-delivery on products above Rs. 500. Read about my online shopping experience with them below.

    About the Website: Founded in March 2011, Healthkart.com (Aquamarine HealthCare Pvt. Ltd.) was formed on the grounds of giving simple, effective solutions to health enthusiasts. Today, Healthkart offers India’s largest range of genuine health products across categories and all major brands.
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    HealthKart is run by a core team of highly qualified professionals (graduates from IIT, Stanford, Harvard), with experience in India and USA and bringing in strong skills in Healthcare, Technology, Operations and Customer Management. HealthKart has grown from a humble team of 4 in March 2011 to strength of 100+, heading towards the cherished goal of becoming India’s e-health mega store. Our team of trained nutritionists, counselors and product experts help customers in choosing the right product/service via live chat, email and phone. We are backed by some of the most prestigious investors in the business – Sequoia Capital, Omidiyar Network and Kae Capital.

    We source the best health & wellness products from across the globe & provide them to every Indian via online shopping. Our offering covers categories like Nutrition, Sports and Fitness, Diabetes, Home Devices, Eye, Personal Care, Beauty, Parenting & Health Services. We partner directly with brands and their authorized channels, to ensure strict quality control and deliver 100% genuine products.

    We believe it is high time that we combined great technology, smart design and awesome customer care to give India a massive health and wellness boost. While there are challenges that need to be overcome, we are driven by our vision to become a dependable, household name in India, and offering customers direct access to genuine health products at best prices.

    My Experience with Healthkart.com: After surfing their clearance sale section, I found that they are  giving good discounts on few combos. I ordered Deborah Milano Combo Kit-10. The combo contained Deborah Milano Kajal+ Rossetto Light Creator Shine & volume 4+7 Days Long 826+Volume Sprint Mascara Nero Black. I also got a cute pouch with the kit.
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    I placed the order on 13th February & opted for cash-on-delivery. The website is easy to navigate & placing my order was hassle free. After you place an order, you need to confirm it by giving a missed call at their number provided in the website. Once you confirm, you’ll recieve a mail with the details of your order. They keep informing you about the status of your order through mail My order was shipped on 14 th February via Delhivery courier services. I called them up on 17th morning & they told me that I’ll receive the parcel by afternoon. Around 2 p.m. the delivery boy came with my parcel.
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    The parcel came in a cardboard box secured tightly with cello tapes, The invoice was attached with the package itself. Inside the package, there was my Deborah Milano combo kit protected by an air cushion.

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    Yay! I was so happy! All the products were in good condition.
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    I’ll review each product soon.

    Pros: 1) Website is easy to navigate
    2) Good discounts running on most of the products
    3) Multiple payment option
    4) Fast delivery
    5) Supportive customer care
    6) 14 days return policy
    7) Free COD on orders above Rs. 500

    Cons: Few products are out of stock & it seems that they are least bothered to get those in stock again.

    Rating: 4/5

    Will I shop with them again?: Yes, I would love to!

    Have you shopped from healthkart.com yet? Share your experiences in the comments below.

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    Purplle.com Haul, Shopping Experience & Review

    Hello girls. I’m lazy about everything, well, blogging is an exception :D. I love the term ”Home Delivery”  or rather ”Free Home Delivery”. I know a lot of people like me wish that everything could be purchased with the click of a mouse but unfortunately we are not that fortunate enough, are we? But we can shop online, a variety of stuffs, right from gadgets to baby diapers :D. This is why I love online shopping. I have been shopping online from Indian websites for a year now. I love ordering stuffs from new sites & check their services.

    About the website: So, recently I came across this website called Purplle.com. It offers a wide range of products including skin care, hair care, makeup, personal grooming, bath & body & lot more. It features these List of brands. I have used their customized mobile site for shopping. They provide discounts on almost every product & they have a section full of offers too! Click on the category you want to shop, click on “Add to bag” written against each product and the selected items gets added to your shopping bag. You can register at their website for faster check out or you can shop as guest user too. They have alot of payment option like Visa, Credit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking & Cash On Delivery. Free COD is for product worth Rs.799 below which you have to pay delivery charge of Rs. 49.

    What purplle.com has to say: As Alice Walker puts it, the colour purple has a striking presence. The uplifting effect of red meets the calm of blue and offers a sense of tranquility. It is a reminiscent of royalty which is almost impossible to ignore.
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    Purplle is unconventional in its approach and defines extreme sophistication in the world A highly dedicated and hard working team of IIT/ IIM graduates backed by top tier angel investors in the country. We know that it is easy to be successful. But, it is hard to get success at the ‘right time’. With Purplle.com, we wanted to use our resources at the right time in the right way. We thrive on the pillars of perseverance and loyalty. To our customers, we would deliver just that. Add some colour to your life. Experience Purplle!

    My shopping experience with purplle.com: After reading mostly negative reviews about the website, I still wanted to try them. I skeptically placed an order  for 5 items on 7th January around 8:00p.m. & opted for COD. I got a mail immediately to confirm my order & after confirmation they shipped the products on 9th January through Javas courier service & provided me a tracking number.

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    In between I called them up on 8th January & they told me one of the product is unavailable & it will be shipped as soon as they get hold of it. On 10th January I got 4 of my products ordered. They were packed well in cardboard box with purplle.com logo on it & securely wrapped in bubble wraps.

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    On 11th January the 5th product was shipped again through Javas courier service & I received my parcel on 13th January (Yep, the day I started my blog!).

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    Their sevice was prompt & fine. I loved their website & their service & I’ll love to
    shop with them again. I have reviewed the Jovees products before Here, Here & Here & will review the makeup brushes soon.

    Pros: 1) Website is easy to navigate
    2) Smooth checkout process
    3) Lots of payment options including COD.
    4) Most of the products are sold at discounted rates.
    5) Numerous brands to choose from.

    Cons: None

    Rating: 5/5

    Will I shop with them again?: Yes, yess, yesss….

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    Have you shopped fromPurplle.com yet?