Crafted By Colette

A place for me to ramble about my art and crafting exploits.

Wish vs AliExpress: Haul

Last week I introduced a new series based on an idea I had and implemented years ago.  You should go back and read that, but the upshot is that I did a bunch of shopping on both Wish and AliExpress.

And here’s the haul post.  First, the obligatory picture of the pile of packages.

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So many packages! Lots of fun.  I did open them to check what they were, but I didn’t take anything out or have a proper look until I had all of them.  Now let’s go in the same order as the shopping haul.

Item 1: pencils

Wish is on the left, and AliExpress is on the right.

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The AliExpress pencils feel a little nicer in the hand, but they’re all pretty similar.  They’re pencils.  The Wish set had 2 labelled 2H, but we’ll wait for the swatching post before I decide if it’s a dupe or not.

Item 2: erasers

Again, Wish on the left and AliExpress on the right.

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There is literally nothing to say about these.  They are exactly the same product.

Item 3: sharpeners

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The one from Wish doesn’t look like the ones in the listing, but it is the same shape so I’m not too bothered.

Item 4: pens

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Like the pencils, the AliExpress ones feel ever so slightly nicer in the hand.

Item 5: colouring pencils

Neither of these packages did well in transit.

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But the pencils themselves appeared to be undamaged.  They might have shattered leads, but I wouldn’t find out about that until swatching time.  There was a pencil missing from the Wish packet too.

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That’s it for the haul post.  Next week is the post you all really care about – the swatching 🙂

2 responses to “Wish vs AliExpress: Haul”

  1. […] Last week I showed you what I’d bought for my Wish vs AliExpress challenge. This week, I show you the swatching that I did. […]


  2. […] items from Wish and AliExpress that were as similar as possible, and comparing them. I shopped, I hauled, I swatched, and I arted. Now I’m […]


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