I first heard of the Wish shopping app from friends and then it kept cropping up on my Face Book timeline, as a side note, how does Face book even know that? So I decided to give it a try. 

Too good to be true?

Maybe, but that hasn’t stopped me from shopping twice now with them, so here’s my experience:

I decided to place a clothing order first. The prices were really reasonable and the items showcased looked gorgeous. So I figured, why not?

I ordered this:

2017 Fashion New Women and Men Casual Cool Leather Coat for Couple Winter Slim Removable Zippers Hoodies Jacket

I really liked the tailored fit and I’d been looking for a tan jacket for winter. At R272 I figured, why not? It’s not like I was going to get something locally at anywhere near that price.

And then I ordered this:

2016 Women Casual Solid Hoodies Unisex Lapel Hooded Sweatshirts Pullovers Turn-down Collar

It was only R117 and I thought it’s nice and cosy for those freezing winter mornings at the stables.

I placed my order, painlessly on the 17th May and had to wait till the 20th July for delivery. 

And so I waited….. and waited….

Tracking my order on the Wish app and hoping the non-existent South African postal service wouldn’t let me down. 3 days after the delivery deadline, I almost fell out my chair when I received an sms notification from the post office notifying me that my parcel had arrived.

After paying the R32 duties at the post office, they handed over my parcel and I raced home to check out my purchases. 

Only to discover that only the jacket had arrived. 

It doesn’t look quite as nice as the one they used on the app that sold me on the jacket.

I am a little disappointed with it to be honest. Granted at R272 it wasn’t a totally awful buy, but the colour isn’t what I was hoping for and it’s certainly not as fitted or as tailored as it is in the image. I’ve worn it a few times and it is comfortable and does fit, but mostly, it doesn’t give the nice tailored look I was hoping for. Also, one of the little fasteners on the removable hoodie broke off the second time I war it.

So what about my sweater top?

Well I waited another week because I know the postal service is notoriously unreliable. Then I sent a message on the Wish App to their admin team, informing them that it was now two weeks post the scheduled delivery deadline and I had not received my other purchase. I was really impressed with this part of the shopping experience, within 48 hours, they had responded and refunded me, no questions asked.

Fast forward to the 20th August……

A whole month after my second item was scheduled to arrive, for which I’ve received a refund and low and behold….. I get a notification from the post office again to say I have a parcel to collect. This time the duties on the parcel were R67, which I paid and headed home to inspect my sweater top.

This is the picture that sold me on the top:

Not quite the same hey? The top fits. But it’s made from horrid, shiny materiel and it’s much shorter that it looked in the image. Which is really disappointing for me. I am still wearing it, for horse riding and it’s ok. It’s not completely horrid. It’s just ….. Ok. And given that in the end, I got it for free, who am I to really complain right?

And because I don’t learn a lesson….

I’ve placed yet another order with Wish and will be receiving those goodies later this month, here’s what I’ve ordered:

New Women Irregular Hem Chiffon Casual Tops Blouse Shirt Pleated Oversize

I only paid R104, but I REALLY love this top, so I hope it doesn’t disappoint!

2017 Summer Casual Women Flower Print Short Sleeve Maxi Dress Beach Party Evening Prom Long Dresses Women Vestido De Festa

I am completely in love with this dress and at only R117, I couldn’t resist it. But again….. as I’m learning, goed koop is duur koop. I hope I’m not going to be disappointed.

Scrubbing Pad Makeup Brush to Clean Pad Cleaning Plate Beauty Makeup Tools

I bought this for R13 and I can’t wait to try it out on my oval make up brushes. Because oval make up brushes have such densely packed bristles, they are notoriously difficult to clean. So I figured at R13, I’d buy one and give it a go, I’ll def let you guys know how that works out.

HOT Eyebrow Template Stamp Sponge Stencils Eye Makeup Natural Brow Type Seal

Everyone wants brows on fleek right? And I keep seeing ads for these types of kits with rave reviews. Again, I only paid R13 for this brow stamping kit and I will DEFINITELY film a reveal video for this one, letting you guys know how it worked out.

Have you shopped on Wish? What was your experience like? Were you happy with your purchases? 

I am a self confessed shopaholic so I must confess, even though my two items received so far, have not lived up to the images used to sell the products, I am having a hard time resisting all that is available on the app.