Won A Giveaway: Chermaine Ho: Giveaway Again!

7:42 PM

I think I'm in a good mood for writing a post ( ^∇^)
I want to share my happiness last year (⌒▽⌒ゞ
So thank you for Chermaine for let me won your giveaway (。^_・)ノ
See the giveaway winner announcement here.

Here I want to repost the pics of the giveaway:

4 Full-sized Items
1. Maybelline The Falsies Mascara
2. Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream
3. Peripera Lip Gloss in No. 24 Soft Rose
4. Nature's Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel

3 Deluxe Samples
1. Rimmel BB Cream in Medium
2. Innisfree Tangerine Blossom Perfumed Body Essence
3. Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Scrub

2 Mask Sheets
1. Etude House Green Tea
2. Fragrance of Morning Coenzyme Q10

5 Samples
1. Skin Food Gold Caviar Toner
2. Etude House Baking Powder Cleansing Foam Mask
3. Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask
4. Etude House Nymph Aura Volumer
5. Skin Food Royal Honey Hydro Essence

So, one day, I got a shocking email that I win a giveaway. Yes, shocking, because I was already MIA that month. So, I checked and...

#611 was sure my lucky number ^^

So happy when I saw this, this was my first time I won an international giveaway, and became confused about my address. I'll talk about this later.

So, Chermaine contacted me on September 1st, 2013.
And after my confusing address problem, the package arrived safely but rejected by my mom at September 28th, 2013.


Because, I didn't tell my mom.
Actually you'll see many international giveaway requires parents concern "if you are below 18 years old".
I'm above 18, yes, but I still live with my parents, while (cmiiw) people out there live alone when they step into their adult age.

I don't want to tell my mom because, my mom would ask and ask and ask what package? What? When? Where? Maybe you've been cheated, etc, etc. It would makes me uncomfortable, so I kept it secret until the package really arrived.

That day, I was at hospital while my mom called me.
I : Hello?
Mom (M) : Hey, Devi, what is that package!? From Australia?!
I : Oh, yes that's mine! I won it!
M : I've sent it back! I should pay, they said! I don't want to pay! They can cheat us! They angry, then said if you want the package, then take yourself at post office!
I : Oh, we must pay the tax? How much?
M : About IDR 7.000!
I : -_-" That's cheap...
M : I don't know I just don't want to be cheated! Then you take yourself! I'll give the money when you come home!

If you have a little stingy mommy then you should tell her, I aware you -_-
I should went to the most inside of the post office and went up to 3rd floor... while actually I could touch that when I arrived at home...

So, actually that's not the tax. The tax is free, but everybody should pay because when it get inside our country, it would be opened by the employee to check what's inside, then the post office should wrap it back and that's what you pay for. I know wrapping doesn't cost that much but IDR 7-8K is already cheap compare to what you get.

So, the package finally arrived 3months ago.

Welcome, my new baby~♥ (hug hug)

The sender. Chermaine, thank you so much! ♥

Peek inside. Wrapped with bubblewrap.

Her notes ♥ appreciate a lot.

And introduce to you, my new babies ♥

I still remember when I took the gift out one by one and brought it back to the cardboard and I took again, I always found a sample that I didn't realize it there before, hahaha o(≧∇≦o)

Unfortunately, the Skin Food Gold Caviar Toner leaked somehow and it made my package smells so good until now(〒▽〒)just realized that after I found a thin sample between the cardboard and bubblewrap, that was the last sample I found.

In the end, I want to share in points, some of my tips when you win an international giveaway in Indonesia:

★The tax is free. I ever read there are some regulation about tax, cmiiw, as example, if you get giveaway worth below $25 then the tax is free. Or if the package is gift, then the tax is free. I think beauty giveaway doesn't worth that much so the major of all is free. Ah, forget that. Anyway, it's FREE!

★ But, yes, you still pay for the wrapping and checking things. Not expensive at all. I was about IDR 7-8K.

★ Write your address in Indonesian format. I give you an example.
I write my address like this:
Jl. Ini no. 1 RT 01 / RW 01
Kelurahan, Kecamatan, Solo
Central Java, Indonesia 54321
Tel: +62 800 xxx xxxx
If your address is Jl. Ini no. 1 then you should write it that way, don't replace "Jalan" with "Street". Because the one that send the package would be domestic, they don't need to translate it.
While you can replace Jawa Tengah with Central Java.
And don't forget your phone number.

★ If you think you're old enough (18+ y.o.) and don't want to tell your parents, make sure they will do receive the package and agree to pay if suddenly they get the package.

Thanks for reading, hope you enjoy it, and enjoy your future giveaway present, hahaha o(≧∇≦o)
Good luck!


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  1. Thx for sharing your lovely story. I enjoyed reading it. And (belated) congratulations on winning the give away. Lovely blog here. Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Please let me know on my blog so I can follow back. Thank you.

    1. Thank you, Lenya, although I was MIA >_<

    2. ;-) Thx honey. Following back on GFC #21


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