My Thoughts on Wish

Disclaimer: These are my thoughts on wish, no one elses.

Lately, I have been seeing an abundance of posts on all different social media platforms about an app called Wish. Incase you don’t know what Wish is here is the rundown. Wish is a mobile e-commerce application based out of San Francisco.  They are currently the 6th largest e-commerce company in the world. According to the Google Play and iTunes descriptions:

Over 300 million people use Wish to get trending items for 50-80% cheaper than what you’d pay at your local mall. Join them and get the hottest products at incredible prices delivered directly to your door. Wish is the #1 shopping mall in Europe and North America, allowing you to browse a worldwide selection of trending fashion, accessories, and electronics directly at your fingertips.”

Basically, its an app and website marketplace where you can find millions of “trendy” items for extremely low prices. Items have shipping times over 3+ weeks and the quality is questionable. I am not a newb on this site. I have been a member since 2015 and ordered TONS of items.


Not until recently did I see the ads for Wish everywhere accompanied by Youtube Videos and Instagram post titled things like “ My $100 Wish Haul” and “ How I got Scammed by Wish”.  I couldn’t help but ask WTF is happening here and why I am seeing so many Wish things? So I did what any millennial would do I headed to Google and found out right quick what the dealio was. I found a ton of articles about how Wish has spent MILLIONS of dollars on advertising in the last year or so.  What was once my guilty online shopping pleasure is now a multimillion dollar company.

After reading a lot of articles and watching a LOT of YouTube videos I realised there are a lot of misconceptions about Wish out there and this is my opinion on them:

Read an article: People are shitting on this app/website about how “Obviously”  Wish is a huge sweatshop that clearly pays its employees crap?

Wish is a marketplace- just like Amazon. Vendors create accounts and sell their items on this site. Wish doesn’t produce items.  

YouTube: Shit quality Items- I was scammed.

You paid under $10 for an article of clothing- WHY are you complaining? Did you think that it was going to be runway ready?

YouTube: My items are not what they showed?

Ya, this pissed me off too, but I have learned though that if you swipe over the product images you can normally see uploaded photos from customers who have bought the item before you.

Read an article: Shipping is where they get you!!!

Ya shipping prices on this site suck balls, but remember it’s normally coming from China so to make up for the like $1 you paid for a normally $40 item they need to make up for it somewhere- I guess.

There are so many more comments I could agree and disagree with- SO MANY.

 I feel that Wish is such a good alternative for people who can’t afford to shop at high-end shops all the time.  I don’t have a problem spending my money on this platform at all. Another nice thing about Wish is they sell a large variety of items- I tried to order things from every category before posting this so I could really give a good review of the app/website. So now for my reviews!!

As said previously they sell a wide variety of items which they place in the following categories: Makeup & Beauty, Gadgets, Tops, Hobbies, Home Decor, Bottoms, Wallets & Bags, Baby & Kids, Watches, Sterling Silver Jewelry, Shoes, Underwear. (I only bought things that I know I would use so I skipped some categories)

 

Gadgets:

Dual Port Micro SD/SDXC TF To Compact Flash CF Type- works perfectly way 
3.5mm Flash for Phone- exactly as the photo showed, works great.
GoPro case- way smaller than I expected, does work and good material
Camera strap- awesome! Good material exactly like photos
Pop sockets- perfect. Weird note: they keep being taken off the site then put back on.

 

 

 

Makeup & Beauty

Halloween Pallet/ Facepaint- surprisingly awesome paint and good size.
Cream Contour Pallet- Perfect, exactly as shown

(** I use these all the time and have ordered them multiple times, sorry for the used ones I am waiting on new ones in the mail**)

 

 

Stationary :

HP Planner- way smaller than I expected, but still exactly as described.
Stickers- amazing, great selection and all good condition.

(** The Notebook has different photos printed on pages & The Stickers are always all different I have ordered these a couple different times to check and I have only received maybe 7 repeats which is INSANE**)

 

 

 

 

Tops:

Dresses- cheaper materials, not as shown, but still wearable.
Alice in Wonderland Shirt- bathing suit like stretchy material, rides up when wearing, at type home shirt
Batman Shirt-bathing suit like stretchy material rides up when wearing, at type home shirt

(** the dresses are not pictured only because I have lent them both to a friend for a wedding.**)

 

Bottoms-      

Batman Leggings- bathing suit like material
Alice in Wonderland Leggings- bathing suit like material
Batman Skirt- bathing suit like material a little thicker than the others

 

Jewelry( old category) :

Mad hatter necklace- shit metal martial, turns neck green. Great for one day wears.
World Watch with Airplane- cheap material, no battery.
Airplane bracelet- awesome love it. Wear all the time.

 

 

This website/app is definitely buyer beware. I recommend trying it out and giving it your own opinion since you can see based on my reviews items are very hit and miss. Just remember that shipping can be pretty pricey and items can take a LONG time to get to you. 

All items I mentioned in this review are linked here:
Flash
Go Pro Case
CF Adapter
Camer Strap 
Pop Sockets
Halloween Pallet
Cream Contour
Harry Potter Planner
Stickers

Dresses—> both the dresses I bought are no longer listed I will edit this post when I get them back and post photos.
Alice Shirt
Batman Shirt
Alice Leggings
Batman Leggings
Batman Skirt
Mad Hatter Necklace
Airplane Watch
Airplane Bracelet

 

xo.

My Thoughts on the Whimsify Subscription Box

Whimsify Subscription Box

What this box is:Whimsify is a monthly subscription box for readers who love young adult fantasy and sci-fi books. Each themed, monthly box includes a recently released young adult fantasy or sci-fi book, along with several bookish items!”

I am currently in the middle of figuring out if book related subscription boxes are a good idea for me as I purchase a lot of books and book-related items every month. Last month ( October) I got gifted the “Underdogs” themed Whimsify box, after a ton of reading of reviews online I was SUPER excited. They are a great company with great morals and amazing curated items ( that I saw from past boxes and Instagram photos). Looking at their “Past Boxes” section online I saw so many items per box that I was super interested in ( look at their March 2017- Beastly Box it looks INCREDIBLE)

 

The day my box came I was surprised with a $15 charge at the door. Weird-I thought, but not out of the norm if shipping was not included in the price at purchase- i’ll get to this again later.

 

Whats in the box: 
The theme card and product descriptions.  

Jane Eyre Bath Salts
Neville Soy Wax Candle
Stranger Things Bookmark
Losers Club pin
Small Lined Notebook
Printed Photo
Book- Nyxia

To me this was awesome I got things in the box I would for sure use and I was excited about the book as I had heard about it at my local bookstore.


Now comes the fun part, is this box worth my money? Like I said this box was a gift, but I got to see the receipt from it so it made this part pretty simple. To figure out if the box is worth my money I do what everyone does- I find the products online and then total up the prices and add in the shipping totals from each item to the cost. The breakdown looks like this:

 

Whimsify Box Price Actual Retail Price
Box $34.95 Items $56.19
Shipping $22.95 Shipping $4.50
Taxes $4.30 Taxes n/a
Other- charge at door $15.00 Other-   n/a
TOTAL $77.20 TOTAL $60.69

*Note 1-not all the websites showed international shipping… so this price could be higher*

** Note 2-  the bath salts and candle on their websites do not come in the smaller sizes so I used the price online and divided it by the size of the sample I got example: Bath Salts come in 16ox online at $18.45 so 18.45/4= $4.61)**

So going off the amount of $77.20 for the box+ shipping+ door fee this box is NOT worth my time. This might not be the case for you. Since I  live in B.C, Canada I knew that this boxes shipping would be expensive but at the cost of $37.95 ( 22.95+15.00) that is JUST under the price of the box including its taxes. As much as I liked all the items in the box I would not be recommending it to my fellow Canadians or would I be subscribing to this box in the future. I feel like this box is very overpriced for the amount that you are getting, in my opinion, if I am paying almost $80 I am expecting full items- not sample sized. As well as $80 to me also should get me a few more products.

 

*** Two other things to NOTE
1. I did NOT convert any of the American $ into Canadian, so technically this box is way more expensive.
2. On the postage border slip, they said the box was worth $44?***

xo.