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5 Reasons To Declutter Your Home With Gumtree

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I don’t know anyone who hasn’t accumulated unnecessary clutter or isn’t disorganized in some way in his or her life. If you are an extremely organized person, please tell me how you became so good at it.

I am such a hoarder, you know, on top of being a shopaholic. With age, I have become more sensible with my purchases and possess more will to walk away from what I think is a good deal but really isn’t on second thought.

But sometimes I still succumb to impulse! I buy backups of things I love for fear of them being eternally out of stock; I buy clothes I know I won’t wear; I buy things I don’t even have time to use.

I will – hopefully – be moving into our new house soon, and don’t want to bring my whole life over. Of course, I’m not going to let my parents live with my clutter so I need to start decluttering, cleaning, and organizing! And just in case you’re wondering, decluttering IS NOT organizing. Decluttering comes first!

The benefits of decluttering are actually far more profound than just having more space to walk about – did you know that getting your stuff organized can actually do good for your body, your mind, and the world at large?

Let me share with you 5 benefits to motivate and get you started! 😀

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(Trying to look happy under the scorching Penang sun. Flat hair and everything. LOL.)

1. Decluttering Clears Your Mind

Unless you are Magneto who has the ability to manipulate minds and magnetic force fields, chaos restricts our ability to focus. In the same way, clutter limits our brain’s ability to process information. Simply put, clutter COMPETES for our attention!

I definitely suffer from attention-seeking clutter. I feel frustrated and anxious looking at the clutter made up of stuff that is either junk, unfinished projects, or things I don’t know where else to place.

My table mess flows to my chair which flows to my floor which flows to the walkway which flows to the door which flows………….. =_=

I recently started listing some personal items on Gumtree and the process of packing things away already made me feel more liberated and lifted! Like there’s a sudden positive flow of energy surrounding me.

Besides, the ease of which I can sell my items on Gumtree makes me want to put up even MORE things to sell.

Check out my chio profile with all my listings – I love this interface!

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Estée Lauder New Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Collection Review

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Hyperpigmentation in Asian VS Caucasian Skin

Both Asian and Caucasian skin types are similarly prone to acne. However the risk of scarring from acne is significantly higher in Asian skin. That is why Asians usually have more hyperpigmentation from acne scarring than their Caucasian counterparts. Melanin is a natural skin pigment that protects the skin from UV damage. Dark-skinned people produce more melanin and light skin people produce less, and therefore Asian skin produces more melanin than Caucasian skin types. That is why Asians are more prone to dark spots and hyperpigmentation from sun exposure.

(The terms ‘Asian’ and ‘Caucasian’ are loosely used here and you know I’m just generalizing, don’t be so hard on me! *muack*)

Brightening Treatment Specially For Asian Skin

Isn’t it funny how most Caucasians love to sunbathe while Asians slap on sunscreen, wear makeup with SPF, wear sunglasses, hats, and carry umbrellas to shield their skin from the sun? Asian skin tends to tan more and burn less, which explains the need to pile on and protect ourselves!

To cater to the Asian woman who has a higher propensity to produce more pigmentation-related problems, Estée Lauder has included skin brightening ingredients to its newest range of skincare.

Estée Lauder New Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Collection

The Estée Lauder New Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening range includes 6 new skincare products that work together to activate the skin’s ability to self-brighten and repair.

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1. Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Cleanser

2. Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Moisture Treatment Lotion

3. Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Spot Correcting Essence

4. Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Moisture Creme

5. Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening UV Protector SPF50/PA++++

6. Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening BB Creme SPF50/PA++++ & Brightening Balm

 

The three core products of this range are Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Moisture Treatment Lotion, Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Spot Correcting Essence, and Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Moisture Creme. All three feature Light Cycle QD Complex with QD Whitening and QD Anti-Inflammatory.

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Here are three of my favorites :) :

Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Moisture Crème

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In hot and humid Singapore, air-conditioning is essential to daily life. The sweltering sun outside is blissfully tempered by the blast of cool air that greets you in office, malls and even at home. However, we all know that being in an air-conditioned room for an extended period of time can dry out the skin. That’s why it’s important to keep our skin moisturized!

The Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Moisture Crème is a face cream that helps restore moisture balance in the skin and provides brightening benefits.

I like how this cream is light enough on my skin so that I don’t feel that there’s a thick layer of substance sitting on the surface, yet powerful enough to combat the potential dryness that comes with sleeping in an air-conditioned room.

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Don’t forget to extend the good stuff to your neck too! =)

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New Biore Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover: Smoother, Softer, More Superior

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We all know the importance of a proper cleansing routine – the lack of one will lead to outbreaks, puffiness around the eyes, formation of fine lines. It shouldn’t take longer to remove your makeup than it does to put it on but you still need to be thorough.

My definition of a good makeup remover is one that quickly and effectively removes makeup while at the same time is gentle to my skin, does not make my sensitive skin go haywire, and does not leave behind an uncomfortable residue.

The new Biore Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover is an improved version of its predecessor, and I am happy to share with you just how much better I think it is!

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But first, let me share with you The Swatch Story:

The Swatch Story

The Swatch Story is one that is close to the hearts of all (hardworking and professional *ahem* hehehe) beauty bloggers. We aim to produce accurate swatches of products – foundation, gel-liner, blush, eyeliner, mascara, eyeshadow, lipstick, lip gloss, and more.

The reader takes about 2 seconds to scroll through swatch images, maybe more if she’s interested in a particular shade, but it would have taken the blogger about 1000 times of those 2 seconds to create the image from swatching > photographing > editing > writing > publishing.

Here’s my illustration of The Swatch Story:

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And so on.

You see, in order to quickly switch from one set of swatches to another, I need an all-rounder makeup remover that can remove long-wearing makeup eg. waterproof mascara, smudgeproof eyeliner, super red lipstick.

It must get the job done quickly, without the need for rubbing or scratching as these will leave red marks on my skin which will show in the next set of swatches. It must also leave a non-sticky and non-greasy after-feel for the next set to go on as clean and soft skin is the best base for accurate swatches.

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The new and improved Biore Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover is all of that and more. Makes my life so much easier now! :)

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Clinique Sonic Brush In The Life Of A Corporate Slave

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That natural glow (meaning no makeup) on my face, achieved only through proper cleansing and skincare, makes me very happy. =)

I’ve done a thorough review on the Clinique Sonic Brush previously, so in this post I’m going to show you how essential a tool this brush is in my life.

How is a typical day at work like for you? I’m sure many of you can relate to the below events! ^_^*

A Typical Day At Work

Time: 8am

At 8am, you’ve got your game face on, your makeup is fresh, and you are ready to start the day!

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Time: 9am

After tolerating inconsiderate people who push their way in before allowing passengers to alight, the exhaust fumes of passing buses and sweat streaming down your temples while you race against time to reach the office, you reach doors at 9am sharp, adjust your dress, and chirp ‘good morning!’ to everyone. It’s a brand new day, my friends!

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Time: 12pm

Ah hah! It’s time for lunch! The sun beats merciless on your face, but steadfastly you head to the hawker centre to have your favorite fishball noodles. The char kway teow stall smokes up the whole cluster of tables and chairs, and your skin starts to get oily.

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(Somehow the fishball makes my face look like a fishball LOL!!)

 

Time: 6.05pm

Somehow, in between Facebook, Instagram, Dayre, and reading interesting blog posts like this one, you manage to get through the day! Weeee!!! Time to celebrate!

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