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Lockshop wig review & comparisation with Mintymix and GLW wigs ^^ 
6th-Oct-2011 11:19 pm

Hello everybody!

I recently bought a new wig from the Europe based wig shop http://lockshopwigs.com/
The Lockshop is a fairly new wigshop and specialises in gyaru and lolita wigs.
They take paypal, and banktransfer for buyers in Europe, you just have to send them an email.

I didn't purchase through their website, because I bought the wig on a Lolita swapmeet, where they had a stand.
The owner Chokelate is a really sweet girl, and their costumer service is great!
I bought the soft curls auburn wig. You can find it here: http://lockshopwigs.com/13-soft-curls-auburn.html
Their collection is still small, but in the future they'll get more styles and colorways ^^

I have to say it's the best wig I've purchased this far, and I have 9 wigs. 
Later in this post I'll do a comparisation with GLW and Mintymix wigs ^^

Onto the pictures:

Warning: for some kind of mysterious reason, I look green/yellow on the pictures with a flash TTATT

The wig came with a wig care and a free wig cap

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Lockshop Soft curls auburn wig:


without flash                                                      with flash






Shine: very natural
Fullness: very full
Fibers: the fibers are very soft and not tangle prone
Price: the wig was 28,50 euro, so I think it's a great deal!
Overal: 10/10, I really love this wig and I'll definitely buy more wigs from the Lockshop!

Goodbye Mintymix, goodbye GLW, Lockshop, here I come!!





Mintymix wigs:

Golden blonde X black bob

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Shine: as you can see, the wig looks very natural without flash, but with flash it has a bit odd color and is quite shiny
Fullness: it's not very full and if the wind blows, you can see the netting
Fibers: the blonde part has very soft fibers and has mixed colors, but the black part has shinier fibers and have a bit more plastic feel
Price: 24 euro
overall: 8/10



Navy x black split set (wavy)

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shine: without flash, the black part is a little bit shiny, with flash, both side are very shiny and look unnatural
Fullness: it's not very full and if the wind blows, you can see the netting. This wig is meant to be worn with 2 ponytails, so it's not so bad that the wig is a bit thin
Fibers: the black part has shiny fibers and have a bit of a plastic feel. The blue part also has shiny fibers, and they feel a little bit greasy I think? Also, the fibers tangle easy
Price: 37,50 euro
overall: 7/10



GLW wig:



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Shine: without flash, it already has a 'plastic' shine, with flash, the shine is really... shiny
fullness: this wig is very full, a little bit to full for my taste. especially since it's meant to be worn with 2 huge ponytails.
Fibers: the fibers feel a bit plastic and they tangle very easy
Price: 42 euro
Overall: 6/10


Comparisation of shinyness:

all pictures are taken with flash

Lockshop                                                            Mintymix


Mintymix                                                            GLW




Thanks for reading and have a good morning/evening/night ♥




Comments 
6th-Oct-2011 09:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the comprehensive review! I have hesitated to jump into the world of wigs as it pertains to lolita, but I think I am really interested in a Lockshop wig (the one you got is ADORABLE).
6th-Oct-2011 09:29 pm (UTC)

Thanks for sharing this. Very interesting read and look through of all three together. I'm already apart of the Lockshop page via Facebook. Just waiting for another round of US GOs to snag at least one. :)

6th-Oct-2011 09:32 pm (UTC)
That Lockshop wig is gorgeous, and it looks like much higher quality!

It's kind of odd, but the solid black GLW wig looks very similar to one I bought from Ebay a long while back. Only it was a lot cheaper. XD

Thanks for the review! Going to check Lockshop out~
6th-Oct-2011 09:33 pm (UTC)
I agree with this review. I have one of the Lockshop hime wigs & the quality is amazing. I don't own any GLW or Mintymix wigs myself, but I know people who do, & there is definitely a big difference IMO.

+1 on the customer service as well - I was one of the first to order, & there was some sort of delay in supply. She was really apologetic & kept me posted on the progress, & included a small gift (a wig comb) as compensation, even though it wasn't her fault.

Edited at 2011-10-06 09:39 pm (UTC)
6th-Oct-2011 11:08 pm (UTC)
Ah, I'm friends with Chokelate on Facebook, she's absolutely amazing! (And obviously so are her wigs ♥ )
6th-Oct-2011 11:49 pm (UTC)
that's a really good review, since you took the time to compare it with other wig stores too! Thanks for the review!!
6th-Oct-2011 11:59 pm (UTC)
The two wigs I've gotten from Chokelate are perfection, both are two of the best I have! I compare them to my pricier weave Gabalnara ones. I still really like MintyMix too, I hope she'll come out with more plain/natural colored wigs.

GLW is just bleh for me- their quality is shoddy, as is the customer service, and the only wigs that I own from them that I even wear anymore are the tight curled ones I frizzed out. Outside of that, material/fit/construction is pretty bad.
7th-Oct-2011 12:03 am (UTC)
I've been eyeing the wigs at Lockshop for a while, they look good and I think your review helped me make up my mind.
Incidentally, at the stand, did you see any of their blonde wigs? I'd like to know if they look as nice.
Thank you for your review!
7th-Oct-2011 12:10 am (UTC)
Yes I saw them ^^
they are not shiny at all and are a very pale blonde.
I didn't try them because I knew I would look really yellow cause I'm Asian, but Debbie did a review about the blonde himegyaru wig here: http://bats-and-bunnies.blogspot.com/2011/09/lockshop-blonde-himegyaru-wig-review.html
7th-Oct-2011 12:13 am (UTC)
I must say that the colors in the pictures of debbie's review are a bit off, the wigs are exactly the color on the website of the Lockshop
7th-Oct-2011 03:19 am (UTC)
Great review!! I do like to see how compare all three. =)
7th-Oct-2011 04:45 am (UTC)
May I ask a question? Have any of the bangs been cut on the wigs at all? Or did they come that way? They seem to be a bit uneven (or prehaps it's just me, heh)
7th-Oct-2011 04:49 am (UTC)
Rather, I meant on the mintymix ones they seem a tad uneven.
7th-Oct-2011 08:16 am (UTC)
I have the exact same splitwig from MintyMix as Hime, and you have to cut the bangs, because they are pretty long ^^
7th-Oct-2011 11:57 am (UTC)
Ty for the heads up, lol.
I got a mintymix wig last week but haven't tried it on yet...now I'll be prepared to have to cut it ^^,,
7th-Oct-2011 08:35 am (UTC)
I cut all the bangs myself, but I kinda suck at it ^^;;
Fortunately, they're still long, so I can try to cut them straighter, but I'm lazy :p
but if you order through the website of the Lockshop, you can ask them if they can cut the bangs for you :3
7th-Oct-2011 11:56 am (UTC)
Nah, it's not so bad XD-like I said I could only really tell on the mintymix ones, lol.
It's nice to know that tho-I'll be prepared when I have to cut them, lol.
7th-Oct-2011 08:47 am (UTC)
Great review, thank you for posting this! ^__^
7th-Oct-2011 09:06 am (UTC)
Looks great! I was thinking about ordering a more natural styled wig and the lockshop one does look fabulous.
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