Author: Jiajun Lin

The inside journey of a mega toy car collector

Fast and Furious is out and all my car crazy friends (especially the team at Carousell Motors) are hyped! This hype translated into a spike of activity on the car-related items on Carousell. Scrolling through the cute Toy Car Collectibles feature, my eyes popped at one Carousell profile: @jeffwong3968. This dude had over 6200+ diecast toy car listings (no duplicates either, mind you!) all in super neat display and a whopping 444 positive reviews on his Carousell account! Feast your eyes on this gorgeous Carousell album of diecast car collectibles: I wanted the full scoop, so I decided to lure the man out from behind this gem of a Carousell account. Unassuming and full of sunny vibes, Jeff came to meet me in a true vintage Volkswagen Beetle, the cutest car I had ever seen (and subsequently rode in 😛). Meet Jeff Wong @jeffwong3968, Carousell’s most fervent Toy Car Collector: Jeff’s love for cars has been strong ever since he was just a young boy. However, it wasn’t until he chanced upon a vintage matchbox collectible 4 years back, …

Where do clothes go to die?

On more than one occasion, I find myself staring into my wardrobe and marvelling at one of life’s biggest mysteries: “Despite the mountainous amount of fabric I own, why do I have NOTHING to wear?” The first-world solution to this classic first-world problem is simple: buy more clothes. According to a CNA report, Singaporeans buy an average 34 pieces of new clothing every year, and then trash about 27 pieces of clothing. The National Environment Agency says we tossed 139,800 tonnes of textile and leather waste in 2016, of which only 7% was recycled. The rest? Incinerated! Australia doesn’t fare much better: Aussies buy an average 27 kg of new clothes each year, over double the global average. Obviously, we don’t want just trash clothes, so we donate them to charity instead. People in Singapore love doing that, especially leading up to Christmas or Chinese New Year. It makes us feel good about ourselves, and we solve our overflowing wardrobe problem. But we shouldn’t start patting ourselves on the back just yet. The Salvation Army in …

Buying beauty products on Carousell: 3 things you must know

One can find really good cosmetics and skincare bargains on Carousell, if only you’d just look. If your coveted beauty product is sold out in shops or too expensive, Carousell can save your day as it did mine! All thanks to the impulsive buying and bulk purchasing of beauty products by kindred beauty addicts, I’ve personally scored a number of quality beauty products from Carousell at up to 40% off retail price (RTP) 😀 Unconvinced? Get ready to turn into a Carousell Beauty convert. Here’s a snapshot of some great deals that I’ve found at the time of this blog post (psst… good deals get snapped up quickly) NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Rtp $45, brand new on Carousell for $38 Urban Decay Ultimate Basics Eye Shadow Palette – Rtp $83 and sold out in stores, brand new on Carousell for $70 Benefit Porefessional Primer 22ml – Rtp $54, brand new on Carousell for $36 Bobbi Brown Long Wear Foundation Spf 15 – Rtp $89, brand new on Carousell for $50 Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Spf 15 – Rtp $79.90, used once on …