So the day we've been waiting for is finally here! Both of my lucky packs have arrived (they came in on January 14th), and I've inspected and tried on everything! I must say, I was pleasantly surprised! I got a lot of lovely things that I'll definitely be wearing a lot for this and next winter (and a few things I'll be wearing in spring!). So spoiler alert, I was "lucky" indeed~
I used the shopping service Tenso. I signed up for both Liz Lisa and Axes Femme, and instead of putting in my address, I put in the Tenso designated address. There are plenty of tutorials that explain how to do it (including one on the Tenso website itself) so I won't go into it, but it's actually very easy to do. Then I just put in my credit card information. I knew it went through, because the website takes a small amount (like a penny) from your card to make sure that it's a real card. They cancel the transaction, and it's also a quick way to find out if your card properly went through as well, if you check your account on your bank's website (if you're able to). Now I'm able to buy whatever I want from these sites!
Oh, and a special note, if your bank is the type that stops the payment and sends you an e-mail/text or calls to confirm that you're the one doing this, you'll have to confirm the payment then re-purchace the item. It should go through after that! Since these were pre-orders, they didn't actually take any money until they shipped it towards the end of the month. It takes a little while for my bank to clear the payment (and I guess they charge a little fee to convert from yen to dollar), so don't be too worried if you pay for something, but the money is still there a few days later. Just make sure you don't spend the money until then!
But you're not here for ramblings about the shipping process, you just want some pretty clothes, right? So without further ado, let's get to the lovely things I got in my packs!