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J F.

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San Jose, United States

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About Me

I am a college student on a budget in hopes to find good deals and gems from big stores and small shops! I am also a content creator and I like to make videos on lifestyle and fashion/beauty!

How I Can Help

I have a Tiktok and YouTube Channel where I post hauls and lifestyle/travel vlogs! I hope my videos and reviews can help those who are interested in buying from these places make good decisions on which items to purchase :)

Interests

Vlogging, Photography, Korean Beauty and Music!

56 Reviews by J

1/22/22

I came across their store in New York and decided to buy some when I got home so checkout my video review to see my experience and what I bought + my thoughts!

1/22/22

I've been making the switch to sustainable fashion recently and though I'd try out a sustainable shampoo/conditioner since I was running out of my bottled ones!

Earthling Co is probably one of the more popular ones as I've seen them quite a few times on social media now. I decided to try out their shampoo + conditioner bar and I gotta say I really like the concept but the shampoo does break into bits more easily (thats why I took a point off). However, I do really like their conditioner bar, very smooth and I would repurchase this one :)

This brand also sells other things so check them out! Also use their 10% sign up code and more discount on subscription purchase (great bundle)

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Shampoo Bar - Sweet Sanalwood
Conditioner Bar - Sweet Sandalwood
Bamboo Comb

1/22/22

I am really glad they have this return/exchange policy because it's hard for me to find makeup products I like/work with my ezcema skin.

QUICK PRODUCT REVIEW: (Disclaimer: I didn't end up keeping the foundation but I did the primer!)
- primer: I surprisingly found myself keeping the primer because it was so expensive but I felt like it was worth the price because of discounts and I had received a gift card from them~
- foundation: blends nicely but smells a little off
- concealer: I actually really liked but because I found myself still leaning towards the one I had I returned this one
- brush: was actually gifted, not bad but wouldn't buy it myself
- eyeliner: also gifted! In my current makeup bag

Only reason I took a star off is because I think the smell is a bit funky but it's bearable. I got used to it after wearing it for a bit so if that's your reason from not trying I'd say go ahead and try since their return policy is the best!

Last thing: I noticed they want to make sure their customers are always satisfied so they may randomly send you a gift certificate to purchase something on their website to try (could be $10, $20 or even $50 :)

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1/22/22

I actually ordered this brand's (pick me) mascara along with other products when I was overseas last year and surprisingly it still has product and I've been using it everyday. It's great for asian lashes and I personally think it lengthens well~

This brand is most known for their drop blushes which I've been wanting to try but at the time I already had many blushes in hand. I do want to say that I think their products aren't bad but I find that some item's are bit pricier than I'd expect.

So last thing I want to mention is that they aren't always on sale but they do have promos around holidays (sometimes surprise promos) so be sure to take advantage of that! They currently do have one for the blushes and probably will have another one around Valentines day~

1/22/22

I got a Luxe to Kill's oversized hoodie since I've been really digging oversized fits lately~ the material is thinner than I expected but that's okay cuz I love to lounge at home with it! (BTW, great valentines gift for girls and boys can wear too since it's so much bigger :)

I've been shopping more from sustainable brands recently and I noticed that LTK "pledges to have at least 80% of its product packaging made from recyclable or re-used material" which I think is amazing!

Also, when checking out, be sure to take advantage of their student discount if you are one :)

1/6/22
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So Ana Luisa has name for themselves in the jewelry community which makes sense because they sell beauty jewelry!

They have a bunch of different styles and their jewelry is actually not that expensive and the material is great. I love their environmentally friendly packaging and how they do collaborations with A bunch of influencers and let them share their styles through jewelry pieces.

I personally have bought One of my favorite content creators necklace. It came in a pretty box and a pouch that has her name on it which I think is so cool! Ps, I wear it almost every single day:)

Oh shipping was also very fast, it came to me in 3 days

1/6/22
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We know that these brands sell items like this for cheap and we are expecting the best quality. I have to say, I think that nasty gal is probably one of the better ones though that I've seen however here's my experiences from two purchases:

The main reason why I am giving them a 4 and not a 3 star was because of my second purchase with them. I bought a top and boots and a bag and everything was affordably priced. The bag actually came with an extra little pocket and the material wasn't bad at all (I got it for $12!)

I do want to mention my first time buying from them though I bought three different pieces: a swimsuit a dress and some pants and I ended up returning all of them because none of them fit. But, their return policy was pretty good and I also would say that their shipping is not bad either because I got my items pretty fast.

Bottom line is, they're probably one of the better fast fashion online shopping that I know, but it's a hit or miss on their items (READ REVIEWS!) and NEVER Pay for full price. They have discounts/codes often!

Tip for consumers:
Never buy full price and always read reviews

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12/22/21

As I've been making the change to purchase more sustainable clothing, I decided I wanted to start off with this brand!

I bought one of their popular pieces which was the: GARMENT DYE 14OZ. CROPPED HEAVY FLEECE ZIP UP HOODED SWEATSHIRT

Check out my video review to see what I think about it :)

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12/21/21
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I was scrolling on Tiktok one day and I saw these super cute bags and they weren't expensive so I bought a few for myself!

Mango sells clothes too but i think they're most known for their bags. I would say their quality is great for it's price especially when they're on sale. Coming from someone who doesn't like to spend a lot of money on luxury pieces and things I'd totally recommend Mango!

Watch my duet tiktok to see more about the bags :) https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdjoqw69/

12/21/21

I bought these during black friday and there was such a good sale i just had to buy some! We all know Uniqlo's heat tech is the best but it can be a bit pricy so when I saw 32 degrees I wanted to try them out.

They have quite fast shipping (was in NY, I think they ship from NJ) but overall I think shipping would be quite fast. I would have to say though, it's not as warm as I would have hoped but they're good for layering. Also do have to mention that there was pilling on the leggings not too long after but I'm not complaining for $6.99 leggings

Gave high stars for price and shipping but product quality (again it isn't bad) but I wouldn't purchase these at full price.

Watch my tiktok to see the products :) https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdjoAcFj/

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32 degrees unisex dad hat, women's heat fleece scarf, women's lightweight baselayer legging women's lightweight baselayer crew top

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12/21/21
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I've been using Dropps for a couple of months and they're not bad! I've been making the change to living more sustainably and I figured to change some things in the kitchen too~

Dropps provides free carbon neutral shipping along with compostable packaging which is awesome. There are two scents (unscented and lemon) and they also offer lots of laundry products too. I think their subscription option is great and their customer service is amazing (I had new products shipped to me but I had more and told them I didn't need it yet and they canceled it really quickly for me!)

The only reason why I took one star off is what i can remember in the beginning, i felt like the pods didn't clean super well but i think in general you should clean your dishes a bit before putting them in... but yeah i would put 4.5 star if i could~

If u guys wanna try them out u can use my friend referral link for $15 off ur subscription :) http://i.refs.cc/IGp371jv?smile_ref=eyJzbWlsZV9zb3VyY2UiOiJzbWlsZV91aSIsInNtaWxlX21lZGl1bSI6IiIsInNtaWxlX2NhbXBhaWduIjoicmVmZXJyYWxfcHJvZ3JhbSIsInNtaWxlX2N1c3RvbWVyX2lkIjo5Mzc4Mjc3Njl9

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12/21/21

I came across this brand by my friend who owned a pair of Vessi's and I was really intrigued because these guys are super light and are FULLY WATERPROOF! Disclaimer: they're definitely waterproof up until your ankles which makes sense (just mentioning because some people dont get that...)

They're also snowproof, can go thru mud/slush and your socks will stay dry! I was traveling to a place where it would be rainy so I was really glad I got these in time. Shipping was quite fast and overall I'm super happy with this purchase.

Ps, you can definitely find a discount as there has been a lot of influencers promoting these guys so get $$ off by using their code ;)

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Women's Everyday Sneakers in all black and Women's Slip-On in Orca black

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10/14/21
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Selfie Leslie is an online dress boutique shop and they sell a variety of pretty dresses! Watch my video to more details about this shop and my experience with purchasing from them!

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10/14/21

So I discovered Cheese a couple months ago and they recently reached out to me to help promote them on my social media which I was happy to do because I really like what they got!

They're a debit card company that:
- takes 2 minutes to sign up, you can get the card on your phone first (start getting cash back immediately today!)
- SUPPORT. ASIAN. OWNED. Businesses!
- lastly, get 5% back on SO MANY restaurants in big cities (the Bay, LA, New York, Chicago, & Seattle!)

If you wanna learn more about them watch this part of my youtube video :) https://youtu.be/K9arV01gZSo?t=480

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10/14/21

I discovered Veerah early this year from a friend and I got a pair of their FRIDA Heels w/Accessories. I love this brand so much and they literally check all of my boxes.

First off, it's a Woman & POC-owned business! Secondly, they are a cruelty free and sustainably made brand by using Vegan Leather for their products. Third thing is that you can wear these heels in different occasions just by adding one of their accessories!

I want to mention that these are my first designer heels. Not only am I a student in college, I'm also quite a low budget girl (I'm always trying to find amazing pieces at a good price.) However, even though this brand is on the pricer side, I'm so glad I got this as an investment piece because I know I can wear it to it's price tag.

Here's some things to note too:
- Free shipping & Returns in US, and they ship worldwide as well :)
- 10% off your first order if you sign up with your email
- they also got assistance if you need on their website!

If you're here thinking about buying them I'd say go for it!

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Frida Heels

10/13/21
Verified purchase

First time shopping at Jing and had quite a good experience! Watch my video to see what I thought about them, details on shipping/returns, and of course a try-on review of their clothing :P

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10/13/21

I saw Dossier a lot on youtube so I decided to give it a try and girl I don't regret purchasing it at all. As a college student on a budget, I love finding high quality items at affordable prices like this. Dossier's got so many scents and one's that are dupes of those designer brand ones such as YSL, Gucci and Chanel.

I personally didn't buy them because I'm not a huge fan of them but I like fruity/citrus scent so I decided to pick one of those :)

They have a quiz you can take too if you're not sure what scent to choose and don't worry! If you don't end up liking it, you can always return it (for free) AND another thing I love about their brand is that they donate their returned perfumes to "Give Back Box," a nonprofit organization rather than throwing them away to waste!

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10/13/21
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I'll start of by explaining my title for this review. I've always been a small but when I saw their sizing guide, their 2 was a XXS so i decided to get that. However, I really regret purchasing that size because it was puni! The other thing was shipping. I understand with covid it would take a while but I didn't expect it to be this long. My package came from the UK to California but it took 11 days. Wish it came earlier…

Anyway, If I could I would give this review an extra. 5 star I would because the bottoms I purchased aren't bad. I like the skirt I got and the these black jean shorts even more. I was thinking about shipping these two tops back to return but that alone costs me almost $20 and I just felt like it wasn't worth it so I'm selling them~

Overall, I don't think brand is bad I just didn't have that good of an experience.

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Zagh Top in Rib Eucalyptus
Zagh Crop Top in Rib Winter White
Sheny Mini Skirt in Mini Gingham
Loose Fit Denim Short in Black Wash

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9/2/21
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I've been looking at flight tickets recently because I'm planning some travels for the next few months. I heard about hopper somewhere on the internet (i forgot) but decided to give it a try. Turns out, this is now my favorite BOOKING FLIGHTS APP.

I don't wanna drag any other third party companies down but I've seen people get in bad situations with these companies and I just don't like using them. However, Hopper here is so easy to use, super friendly, and just gives you the best prices without feel like you're being scammed.

I also love the feature where you can "freeze" your flight for a certain price (usually really low from $25-40 but depends on your full flight price) and they will give you 7 days to pay it. "if the price increases, you'll pay the price you see now and if the price goes down, you'll pay the lower price!"

Overall, great app and love what this company does. ALSO you dont HAVE to purchase from Hopper but get this app to easily look at the flight prices per dates and compare!
Ps: i took this screenshot from their press kit and it just shows what their app looks like

9/2/21

I've seen this brand for a while now and I decided to try it out myself! I've been buying razors at Target but I didn't like how expensive they were and how often I found myself going to the store to buy it.

Website: When I got to billie's page, thought their website was super cute and easy to navigate. They have this short quiz thingy to ask you what color razor you're interested in and how often you shave (to see how often they'll send you a new one.

Shipping: didn't take too long, about a week. Oh to mention it was free too. I also think their pricing is quite reasonable and I really like their subscription! It's also really easy to change on their website which I did for the shaving cream because I found that I don't use that much and I probably can use for at least 5 months maybe even more. (ps, I have really sensitive ezcema skin and the cream which is aloe vera/shea butter/olive oil/sage feels real nice on the skin :))

Overall: love this brand and I think you should definitely give it a try! Btw, their customer service is real nice and quick to respond to your messages

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Razor, travel case, shaving cream

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