February – March 2021 Update

Haloo~!

It’s been a while since I made a formal update on the store blog and newsletter, sorry about that! I’ve been trying my best to be more active on my socials but it’s just been really busy for a while so it was a bit difficult to keep up ๐Ÿ˜”

Here’s a little update on my current situation and how it affects the store and ship out schedules;;

My birth month had been busy, and I’m grateful to all old and new customers for still supporting my work until now! I hope you enjoyed the birth month sale I had last Feb. March has been just as busy, since our move got bumped to April (tho the actual process may take until May) so my partner and I had to work extra hard these past couple of weeks to save up on the deposit for the new place.

Unfortunately, I had to undergo surgery for 2 wisdom teeth that had to be extracted in one go. So our savings got a bit compromised;; But I’m positive we’ll make it in time so we can finally move our stuff to the new place including the new merch that will be coming in the next few weeks!! Any purchases made this month would be super appreciated since these will help fund our move ๐Ÿ˜ญ

 

๐Ÿ”ธ ENAMEL PINS ๐Ÿ”ธ

On a positive note!

All enamel pins still on preorder status are currently in the last phase of production, and should be shipped out within the next 2 weeks. Supplier-san is taking a while probably due to their backlog. And I don’t want to rush them because I’m scared that might compromise quality;;

Here’s a photo of the Dabi/Touya pin from my Pearlescence series taken by supplier-san!

The photos are now uploaded in the shop listings! Lilium listing here, Etsy listing here.

 

๐Ÿ”ธ DOLLS ๐Ÿ”ธ

The doll supplier I’ve switched to worked really fast on my samples!! I’m just waiting for the clothes to get done and they’ll be shipped to me soon. Preorders for the dolls are still on going to help us with the move. Production for the dolls will start as soon as the samples arrive to me and get my go signal.

Here are some photos of the dolls by supplier-san~!

This photo was taken before we revised Dabi’s eyebrows and Shiggy’s white shirt. I’ll be updating again once the dolls are here and I’m done inspecting them ๐Ÿฅฐ

 

๐Ÿ”ธ GENSHIN IMPACT ๐Ÿ”ธ

Right now, my newest merch would be Genshin Impact themed things! Preorders are open for manjuu and seelie swing charms, cat shaped button pins and bean stickers are in stock as well. If you’re into Genshin Impact, I hope you’d take a look at my new stuff~!

I’m excited to post actual photos and videos of the seelie swing charms, and seeing friends buy the Childe manjuu just to bully him ๐Ÿคฃ

 

Well, that’s it for now! I hope that explains the unusually long wait this time. Times are rough as our country is on our nth intense lockdown, and it’s been more than a year (March 15, 2020) since we went into quarantine.

The pandemic has made normal situation into more stressful circumstances and it’s been difficult for a lot of us. Please take care and stay safe out there! ๐Ÿ’–

January 2021 Production Update

Despite sending in files and revisions a bit earlier than intended, production of some merch are still affected by the Chinese New Year holidays!

โ€ผ๏ธ Holidays last for the whole of February โ€ผ๏ธ

Most of my manus will be on vacation, so production will be delayed for the following:

๐Ÿ”ธ Mesmerizer: Shinsou enamel pin (Patreon)
๐Ÿ”ธ Hope in the Wind Hawks enamel pin
๐Ÿ”ธ Fiery Bonds of Friendship Axel chakrams enamel pins
๐Ÿ”ธ Pearlescence villain enamel pins
๐Ÿ”ธ Asphyxia Shigaraki enamel pins
๐Ÿ”ธ Villain dolls
๐Ÿ”ธ InaTodo Vampire Hunter acrylic charm
๐Ÿ”ธ Future acrylic charm releases

These merch will be shipped to me by end of March to early April. Villain dolls may extend from April to May, but I’ve been bothering that manu for weeks already haha. We should have a doll sample hopefully within the week, like they promised ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผโœจ

Side note: In case the manu fails to show photos of the samples despite me paying and bugging them already for doll samples since last Nov 2020, I have a back up manu that my friend trusts just in case! ๐Ÿ˜ค

(I believe they also work faster and I’ll be switching to them in the future!)

Omanjuu production is not affected, but they will still arrive to me by mid March or so as well! Sorry the new designs are taking a while, I’m still kinda resting but also kinda busy at the same time ๐Ÿ˜…

Will be extending the manjuu preorders after I finish the designs this week owo

If you’ve got any questions, feel free to comment or use the contact form! Thanks again to everyone for being super patient ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

Happy Holidays!! โ€” December 2020 Update

Hello everyone!!

This is the last blog post of the year. So I’d like to say a couple of things!

 

I am super grateful to all the customers, supporters, followers, and new friends I have made this 2020. Thank you so much for everything! Without you guys, I wouldn’t be able to have this level of success despite all the odds stacked against me. A lot of things have happened in my personal life that have led me to think several times that this path may not be for me.

But because of your amazing support and encouraging words, I am where I am today. I am able to celebrate small victories all thanks to you. I know this year is definitely not one of our best years. But I’d like to stay hopeful and optimistic for the days to come.

And as thanks! A heads up: I will be hosting a pin giveaway on my Instagram @dettsuart to celebrate 1000 Instagram followers! So make sure you follow me so you can join hehe. The post will be up by December 25, 2020 at 3:20pm GMT +8:00 around 9-10 hours from now. Just follow the guide in the caption of the post and you’re good to go ๐Ÿ’–

As mentioned earlier on, the main store Lilium and the Etsy store will remain open during the Holidays and shipping will resume on January 2021. You can still check your order status here as I’ll be updating this file regularly!

It’s the 24th already where I am, and we’re doing prep for a small dinner at home to relax for the holidays. More updates will be posted at the end of the year but for the mean time, let’s chill for a bit.

 

Merry Christmas to all you lovely folks out there who celebrate it! And Hoppy Holidays for us who just need a well deserved break ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผโœจ

 

Love you lots, stay safe and healthy!!

Black Friday 2020

Hello everyone!

A month has passed since the last blog update about the store. I thought I’d update again regarding some minute changes!!

Shipping Restrictions

I’ll be shipping orders via post office weekly now since our parents finally allowed us to go out. Being an at risk person with bad lungs, it was difficult to convince them! But the post office is just near our house so it’s easy to just drop stuff off and go home right after. One notable change though is our post office only accepts parcels from certain countries due to restrictions in other countries, mostly in Europe.

Here’s a list of accepted countries by the local post office:

  • USA
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • most Asian countries

For countries not listed above, I can only ship out via DHL Express, DHL eCommerce (postal), and Premium Postal (Sweden post). The prices will be available at the cart page at at checkout, so you can decide which is better for you ๐Ÿ˜€

New shipping schedule

Shipments will be done weekly:

  • Post office, every Friday
  • DHL eCommerce and Premium Postal, every Wednesday
  • DHL Express, every Monday

Check out directly with your card via PayMongo

Also added a new payment method for both local and overseas customers!

You can now check out via PayMongo with your credit/debit cards. You can now bypass PayPal checkout if you prefer to check out directly with your card. Also, all transactions done through PayMongo will go straight to my bank account. So that’s a huge weight off my shoulders since I’m paranoid PayPal might hold my funds someday ๐Ÿ˜ญ

I’m also preparing subscriptions for when I move out of Patreon! Please look forward to it ๐Ÿ˜€

Black Friday Sale

And, most importantly! Black Friday sale is up from Nov 26-28! Although, I might extend it a bit depending on the store activity this weekend ehe ๐Ÿ˜…

Free shipping โ€” orders above PhP 3,600 ~ $70 USD

LILIUM1127 โ€” 10% off discount code

For those who prefer shopping in Etsy:

LILIUMFS โ€” free shipping code for orders above PhP 3,600 ~ $70 USD

10% off storewide except for Face Masks for Charity


If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via the store’s contact form, send me a question on CuriousCat (anon is on!), or dm me on twitter ๐Ÿ˜€

Please take care and stay safe!!!

October 2020 Update

This is the first time I’ve closed down the store for more than a couple of hours for an update!! And I’m glad to announce that the store is back up and running ๐Ÿ’•

New preorders for manjuu are now open, this will be the last batch for this year. Holidays are nearing, which means supplier-sans will take a little longer to respond and packages may be a little slower once they’re out in transit to you.

I’ve changed couriers finally! My experience with the previous one wasn’t really good, but it’s a learning experience. Perhaps they were just really understaffed, but I don’t want anyone’s packages handled poorly. So I’m happy I was able to find alternatives in the past couple of weeks.

The post office near us misses me, as I haven’t gone there since February!! But my parents aren’t allowing me to use public transportation to go around (only my dad can drive and he has work) so I can’t go to the post office personally. But artist friends here are helping each other out, so we’ll be helping each other out with each other’s packages haha! I’m happy that despite these problem-ridden times, we’re able to make do with whatever networks we have. Post office rates have been updated as mentioned earlier. I’ve just fixed how everything looks so it won’t be too hard on the eyes.

The new schedule for shipments for the rest of the year are as follows:

DHL Express (international)
Transit time: 2-5 working days
Ship out: as often as needed, when packaging materials are available

Private Postal Service (international)
Transit time: 7-12 working days (Asia), 15-20 working days (others)
Ship out: every other week or every 5 ordersย 

Regular Mail aka Post office (international)
Transit time: 18-25 working days
Ship out: Oct 30, Nov 30, Dec 11ย 

Local shipments (Philippines)
Transit time: 3-5 working days
Ship out: every other day

The store’s default currency has been changed to (PHP) Philippine Peso! You can still view the prices in USD by using the store’s currency switcher, but I will still receive your payments in my country’s currency. I’ve also added GBP, EUR, and JPY for those based in other countries as well. Conversion has been bad recently due to our struggling economy, hence this change. I hope you guys don’t mind ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ฆ

Hoping the rest of the year goes well for everyone! We’re still kinda under quarantine. Though, not really much has changed for me personally since I can’t really go out due to my asthma and weak lungs in general ;O;)/

Please continue practicing good hygiene and stay safe out there!