Author: Mel Li

The Wardrobe Facelift: How To Change Up Your Wardrobe On A Budget

Does your wardrobe need a facelift? Sure it does! Rotating through the same cycles of outfits week after week is boring. Your favourite shirts, skirts, pants, socks, and suits are tired of seeing the inside of the washing machine and the long trip to the dry cleaner. Your friends want to see you expressing the real you with style and creativity. But can you really give your wardrobe a facelift with limited funds? It’s easy to give your wardrobe a makeover on a budget with Carousell. Using Carousell is as simple as joining groups that share your interests, then browsing through users’ pics of items that interest you. See something you like? You can safely and easily make an offer on the item. It’s a cost-effective way to add to your wardrobe, plus sell off the clothes you don’t wear that often anymore. After all, your wardrobe only has limited space, right? Here are some ideas for jazzing up your wardrobe. Add Accessories One way to add freshness and color to an outfit is to …

5 services you didn’t know you could get on Carousell

When you browse through our Services category on Carousell, you know you can expect to find reliable plumbers, home movers, and personal trainers. But did you also know you can get someone to complete your jigsaw puzzle or beautify your Powerpoint slides? We take a look at some of the more unusual services you can find in Carousell! 1. Jigsaw puzzle assembly service You know that moment of satisfaction when you hold your partner’s hand, admiring the completed 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle framed perfectly on your wall? Well, most of us don’t because wow those things are frustrating and the two of you would probably just throw those puzzle pieces into the air. But hey, you can still mount a beautifully completed jigsaw puzzle on your wall. Nobody has to know that you paid @shellbyshop to complete the puzzle for you. We won’t tell. 2. Jogging buddy Getting fit and healthy is hard work. It’s even harder when you don’t have supportive friends to encourage you and push you to try harder. Most of us have friends that will just ask you to play videogames …

A Guide to Buying and Selling Preloved Fashion Online

If you’re a fashionista who could do with a little extra cash (and who doesn’t?) – then selling preloved fashion online may be your next venture! 💵 💵 💵 On the flip side, maybe you’re a bargain hunter looking for a designer dress at a fraction of the designer price tag. Preloved should be your first stop too. When you work at Carousell long enough, you’ll find that your friends and family will inevitably ask you questions like “How do I sell my clothes better on Carousell” and “Where are the best bargains?” I got together with the gang at Team Carousell, and we pooled together our top tips for both selling and buying pre-loved fashion to share with you guys. Buying Preloved Fashion Online 1. Know the market price for similar preloved goods You don’t know if you are getting a good deal when buying preloved fashion until you truly understand the going rate on the market. Take these factors into consideration as you research your next preloved buy: How many of the items are …

How to Make Your Skin Look Younger without Breaking the Bank

Everyone pretty much wants the same thing when it comes to skincare. They want to look youthful, hydrated and blemish-free. Unfortunately, a lot of us think gorgeous and glowing skin means spending fat cash at department store beauty counters. But you know, it doesn’t have to be like that at all! One of my colleagues on the Carousell community team is like a total makeup pro, and she showed me that you can get gorgeous skin on a budget, provided you know: What your skin needs What products will work the best for you Where you ought to be shopping to get the best deals Understanding Your Skin Type Sometimes, people end up spending too much on skincare because they don’t take the time to understand their skin type before shopping. When you buy products that aren’t right for your skin type, you end up wasting money in the long run. 💸💸💸 Like, if your skin frequently feels rough and patchy, you’ve got dry skin. If you regularly experience blemishes and see a lot of shine, …

What I learned from our All For Free charity drive

Last week we ran a drive at Carousell that we simply called #AllForFree. I’m sure you guys can figure out what the drive was all about 😆 LOL! We created this drive because we wanted to help used items make their way to the hands of the people who want and need them more directly. We’ve read news articles about donated clothes ending up in landfills and we’ve seen more thrift shops closing down. We’ve also seen generous Carousellers offering things for free on our platform, just as a blessing for Carousellers in need 😇 So we put together this big campaign to bring more awareness to the more generous Carousellers and to spotlight the items they have to give away. It was a pretty successful campaign too, and we were so happy to see a lot of items find their way into new homes. I was also quite inspired by this movement, so I also put up some of my own items on the #AllForFree collection. I still have some gifts that I’d received for Christmas that I wouldn’t really …