After having to pick up the package from the post due to postman laziness (I'm assuming so at least), I couldn't help but notice the ridiculous amount of tape on the box. I guess that's what either Customs did to reseal the package or what mashimaro's shipping department did to protect the box. The box itself was a bit knocked up, making me slightly worried about my boots.
With the ridiculous amount of taping, I couldn't figure out how to open the box, so I just made my own opening. I was surprised how well they managed to fit everything into the box. However, the JSK seemed a bit wrinkled and squished when I saw it, and there was no stuffing in the boots to help them keep their shape.
*dun dun dun* The boots
With all the bad reviews about the boots made by Black Saint, I spent the last week worrying that my boots would be a disaster. They actually aren't too bad, though the quality is quite a bit iffy. I gave the largest measurement of my calves, and I ended up overestimating it a little. It's still a tad tight. So if you order from them, just supply the circumference of the boot itself and you'd like, and not your calves.
There was no packing with the boots, so they were a little flat and wrinkly around the ankles, even when worn (though the wrinkling when wearing boots is normal? Am I wrong?) My toe is pushing against the end of the shoe, but it isn't too small. I've always have that problem with size 40 shoes for some reason (vs. size LL shoes.. I guess it's just the way it's shaped)
Final verdict? I guess I wish there was a bit more quality, but you sorta get what you pay for. Quality isn't too bad, and I probably can wear these all day, but I do wish I knew to submit a larger calf measurement. Also, these boots held up my entire order, so I hope that Black Saint is able to stay on time in the future. I don't plan to order from this seller again due to the wait times some boots of such quality, and I'll probably opt to pay more for something better.
BTSSB Double Ribbon Bag Replica
The bag seemed a bit bent when I first took it out of the package since it was probably squished in the box. However, the bag is made of thick PU, and seems pretty durable, so there were no wrinkles when I took it out. The inside is spacious, and I really like it. It was around 25$ without shipping, so it was worth the money. The sides are a bit funny, and the way the hearts are sewn on is a bit weird, but other than that I'm really happy with it.
Lucky Mixi Bolero
I got this bolero to my measurements for pretty cheap.. I think around 25-30 dollars. It's okay quality, and is literally you get what you pay for. The lace is pretty good quality, but the sewing is a bit iffy in my point of view. Apparently I lost some weight during these last few months so it's a little big on me now. ;;;
Finally, my favorite part of my order...
Rose Melody Carousel JSK
I got this in white x gold. The JSK itself isn't fully accurate with the picture you see on taobao though... Maybe that was the case for me? I really don't mind... I actually like this cut better. It might have to do with my measurements though. It's a bit wrinkly due to the packaging. >_>
mashimaro_girl is a pretty good shopping service. However, I had a couple of communication problems with them, partially because of the fact that I wasn't informed that they were going on a trip to China. I wish I knew about it beforehand. However, they were very helpful whenever I asked them questions. It would be great if they emailed me with updates, rather than me emailing them asking for the status on my order.
Communication: 3/5 I wish they emailed me instead of having to constantly email them for updates. However, I also understand that they were in China.
Shipping: 4.8/5 The JSK and Bolero were pretty wrinkled due to the way they were packed. :( Otherwise, shipping was quick and I got a tracking number.
Overall Experience: 4.5/5 Though there were a couple of kinks with my order, mashimaro_girl was extremely helpful and patient and I'll probably order from them again. :D