Sending care packages to loved ones

by Atome   ·  12 months ago   ·  

We’re all apart from loved ones, and even though technology has helped to manage the distance, it cannot replace the feeling of in-person bonding, when you’re laughing so hard and gasping for air (in the purest of ways of course). We all love knowing that someone else is thinking of us, so why not make someone’s day and let them know that you’re thinking of them?

Send them a love gift carefully picked by you – it can be something as simple as sending them a meal from the favourite restaurant/cafe, pre-batched cocktails from their favourite bar, flowers to brighten up their house, or wellness products to look after them from afar. We’ve selected our top picks below, and when you pay with Atome, you can split the bill into three interest-free monthly instalments.

YumiGifts: 99 Shades of Love

What says ‘I love you’ better than flowers? You don’t really need to have an occasion to send flowers to someone. Make someone’s day with a beautiful floral arrangement from Yumi Gifts. Think ever-lasting paper roses to symbolise that you’re always thinking of them. Shop online by gifts, flowers, and choose whether you’re like it in a box or in a bouquet. There are plenty of options, and a meaning behind each choice! So if you’re missing them, or thinking of them, let them know!

Spongellé: Honey Blossom Boxed Flower

We love these shower buffers from Spongellé! Not only do they nourish, hydrate and moisturise the skin, they also massage and exfoliate (talk about a product that does it all!). Remind your loved ones to take care of themselves and their skin during times like these. And remember to buy some for yourself too!

Flowwe: Gift Card

Life is getting a little crazy, don’t you think? Sometimes we just need to slow down and take a step back and indulge in a little TLC. Brighten their day with essential beauty and wellness products from Flowwe. There are essential oils to help relax and perk them up, enzyme drinks to boost their immune system, and even facial masks to help them wind them after a long day. With a wide range of products to choose from, why not treat them to a gift card so that they can have their pick?

Natural Living Products: Fractionated Coconut Oil

There’s lots of reasons why we love Natural Living Products. The company believes that beauty and therapeutic treatments should stem from the purest form of nature, thus they’ve gathered essentials that are good for your skin, hair, body, mind and spirit. If your friend or family is a fan of eco-friendly products (everyone should be tbh) then look no further than Natural Living Products. One of our top picks is this Fractionated Coconut Oil from Curio Elixir. The benefits of coconut oil are endless, and the fractionation process triggers the concentration of caprylic acid and capric acid, thus giving it more antioxidants. It can be used to hydrate and soothe the skin, and is a natural conditioner and moisturiser.

Do we really need a reason to send someone a gift? We don’t think so. Take care of your loved ones and add a bit of sunshine to their day with these gifts. When you pay with Atome, you only need to pay a third of the bill upfront, with the remaining amount over the next two months (with 0% interest too!).

Love It. Own it. Pay later.

Getting ready for (virtual) date night

by Atome   ·  1 year ago   ·  

With measures in place to help control the spread of Covid-19, we’re not to physically interact with others who are not in the same household as us. As a result, couples who are no longer staying under the same roof are now going through ‘long-distance relationships’. If you and your partner are currently in a ‘LDR’ now, you know that it takes extra effort to keep your connection going.

We’ve all heard that date nights are important to keep a relationship strong. However, given the current situation, we’ve to rethink how we do date nights – we can’t head out to a fancy restaurant, watch a movie, or go to the beach for a nice walk. But, just because you can’t meet each other, doesn’t mean you have to stop romancing each other. Take your partner out on an online date, dress-up at home, order food for each other, maybe even light a candle and have a video call. Stay connected, no matter how far apart you may be.

If you had travel plans together, why not visit the countries you were planning to visit over the computer. Or if you’d prefer to have a meal together, pick their dinner and surprise them with a food delivery! Maybe even have a date where you cook together virtually, so that you can enjoy the same food while apart. The list of ideas is endless, so even while you’re away from each other, you can still continue to shower them with love and affection. Plus, it’s a fun and great way to help relax. And while you may be talking every day, we’d do recommend having one extra special date night where you pull out all the stops, just like how you usually would to remind them of how much you love them!

Remember to put in the effort to let this date night stand out from your usual day to day catch-ups. We’ve rounded up a list of products that will help you achieve a flawless look for this special virtual date night (plus it’s an excuse to put on make-up and wear something other than pyjamas)! When you pay with Atome, you get to split the bill into three easy 0% interest instalments. It’s going to be a perfect date for you and bae.

Spongelle: Coconut Verbena Boxed Flower

Get ready like how you normally would with a shower! Even though you’re not going to be in the same room as your partner, it never hurts to smell good for yourself. Plus it sets the tone for your evening knowing that you put in that extra effort. Freshen up with Spongelle’s body wash infused buffer that cleanses, exfoliates, massages and nourish your skin from neck to toe. Even through the screen, your partner will be able to tell how soft and glowing your skin looks.

Ecaldo: Snail lifting eye patch

It’s only normal if your screen time has gone up since the start of Circuit Breaker. The light emitted from these screens are glaring and can strain our eyes over long period of time. Brighten and lift your eyes with Eclado’s Snail Lifting Eye Patch that helps to moisturise the eyes and tackle puffiness and fine lines. Give your under-eye some TLC and look instantly refreshed for your date.

For Beaut: Pure Me Detangling & Oil Removal Hair Brush

The situation isn’t perfect, but your hair can be. This Pure Me hair cleansing brush from For Beaut features purifying fibre bristles that soak up oil grease and sweat residue. At the same time, it helps to detangle and smoothen hair easily for neat, clean hair. Tame your locks and achieve smooth silky hair.

Beautymaker: Oil Free Long Lasting Liquid Foundation

This foundation has a hydrating formula that gives you coverage for a natural finish.  It provides SPF40 protection and is oil-free to help control oil and shine throughout the date. It’s the perfect foundation to help minimise the appearance of pores and gives your skin a smooth and flawless finish. Always look your best for your date, even over a distance!

Yumigifts: Big Big Love

Last but not least, surprise your partner with a bouquet of paper roses from Yumi Gifts! This thoughtful gift from the heart is sure to bring a smile to their face and remind them of your love and appreciation. Even though we may be far apart from the people that we love, it doesn’t mean that they’re out of mind. Plus, these are made with paper, so you don’t have to worry about them wilting. Talk about everlasting love right?

It’s a tough period now, and the uncertainity of the situation can amplify stress and anxiousness. Having a date as per usual (even virtually) can help create a sense of normalness, and you can escape reality and take your mind off things. Shower your loved ones with appreciation and affection, and remind them that you’re in this together. This period will help strengthen your love for each other and establish stronger emotional ties.

Remember to pay with Atome to help manage your payments into three interest-free instalments. If you’re new to Atome and are curious about Atome’s ‘buy now, pay later’, it essentially helps you to split bills into three monthly repayments, which are all at 0% interest. There are no hidden fees, or conditions, you only have to pay what you purchase. So you get to enjoy the things you love now, and pay later.

Love it. Own It. Pay Later.

Creating your own mini spa at home

by Atome   ·  1 year ago   ·  

While we get through this extended Circuit Breaker period together, we can’t deny that the situation is, to put it lightly, unnerving and stressful. As we all stay at home, with the distraction of Netflix, video calls from friends, and plenty of time to pick up new skills or relearn old ones, the uncertainty of everything has left us all feeling anxious and unsettled.

During times like this, our body may etch itself into a flight-or-fight response. And as we walk past the mirror and peer into it, we can already see how the stress shows on our skin.

These elevated levels of stress doesn’t just affect our mental or emotional well-being, it takes a physical toll on us as well. Take a breather, and remind yourself that this will pass – you are safe, your loved ones are safe, and remember that the more we stay home, the faster we can overcome this together.

Regardless of the different methods everyone has adopted to cope, taking care of ourselves mentally, emotionally and physically plays a big part in our overall health. Self-care should be at the forefront, and simple ways can help you overcome the negative feelings. We’ve previously shared a couple of tips on how to protect your health here.

During the period, beauty saloons are closed, and we all could use a bit of pampering during times like these. There are real stress relieving benefits in taking 10-20 minutes to sit down, light a candle and do a self-care routine.

We’ve come up with a list of products that can help create your own mini spa experience at home – it can be as simple as popping on a sheet mask, taking a hot shower to ease tensions from sitting at your home desk all day. Plus, when using Atome to check out, you get to split the bill into three manageable payments, with 0% interest. Pay later for the things you love today!

Spongellé: French Lavender

Let’s set the mood, if you’re feeling particularly anxious, then this soap might be able to comfort you. Lavender is known as an anxiolytic (an anxiety reliever), as well as a sedative to induce a feeling of calm. This body wash infused buffer provides a nourishing and relaxing time in the shower, massaging your skin from neck to your toes.

Spongellé: Men’s Super Buffer Verbena Absolute

Men, if you’re looking for a built-in body wash that does it all: cleanse, scrub and hydrate your skin, then this is for you! This super buffer will transform your shower experience, with an invigorating scent of Verbena Absolute that is perfect for anytime of the day.

Natural Living Products: Scalp Nourishing Essential Oil

While we’re in the shower, look after your scalp with Curio’s Elixir’s Scalp Nourishing Essential Oil. Consisting of 100% pure, pharmaceutical and therapeutic grade essential oils, this blend helps to stimulate hair growth, slows hair greying, and can be used to treat dandruff and dry scalp. Plus, it contains lemon essential oil, which helps your hair to remain healthy and retain its natural shine, while clarifying your roots and detoxifying your scalp.

All you have to do is add in a few drops into your shampoo and conditioners. The essential oils double up as a stimulant for your tired body, and can be very soothing when using this in the shower.

Eclado: Gold Essential Mask

Applying a face mask is one of my favourite at-home spa treatment. A proper at home skincare treatment offers pampering and that’s why the Eclado Gold Essential Mask should be your go to. It has the ability to firm your skin, increase circulation, calm down inflammations, while keeping your skin moisturised. There are also six herb extracts including lavender, chamomile and purslane which helps to sooth and calm the skin, while fighting oxidative damage from UV rays and pollution.

Once you’ve let the mask soak in, always remember to remove it after 20 minutes. Don’t be tempted to leave it on for too long as it can cause skin irritation. After removing your mask, massage in any serum left on your skin to fully absorb all the goodness!

Eclado: Cell Magic Skin Lotion

If you’re feeling a bit strapped for time, use Eclado’s Cell Magic Skin Lotion. With its unique lightweight and nourishing formula, the lotion can act as a toner, essence and moisturiser. It reduces fine lines, adjust your skin’s PH balance, and promotes collagen synthesis.

Natural Living Products: No23 Manage My Stress Roll On

Sometimes we don’t always have time to incorporate a full mini spa experience, but your stress levels are escalating. Well, we’ve got just the thing for you! Curio Elixier’s No23 Manage My Stress roll on helps to control any negative aura and bring positive vibes back to whatever you’re doing. In aromatherapy, practitioners believe in the healing properties of essential oils, and maintain that they possess a powerful effect on the body and the brain when their aromas are inhaled. Simply apply this blend at the back of your neck and on your wrist, sit back and take a breather.

Prefer the real thing? It’s great to pre-book your next facial appointment with your favourite spas that have been impacted by the pandemic. Most outlets have shifted to selling their skincare products online, but you can further help them by purchasing vouchers. Pre-book your with next facial at Mirage Aesthetics, and remember to use Atome when paying to break your purchase into three interest-free monthly instalments.

So, set a spa date, light a candle, make your own spa water by adding cucumbers and lemons, plug your phone into the charger and leave it there, and switch off your mind. Escape into a little luxury, look after your health and boost your immune system.

Stress is unavoidable and it’s definitely unpredictable, and while we know that we can’t always control the events, we can learn how we respond to them. There’s always going to be something that causes stress, whether it’s the Covid-19 situation, or something more personal, which is why self-care remains as important as ever. If the situation feels dire, remember to reach out for help here. We’re all in this together and together, we’ll overcome this.

When browsing through the products, remember to use Atome, so you can indulge in little luxuries today and pay later, with 0% interest. We know how stressful finances can be, and we promise there’s no hidden cost or processing fee, it’s a simple check out with either your debit or credit card, and the items you love will be yours today.

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Support local

by Atome   ·  1 year ago   ·  

The world has taken a hit with the outbreak of Covid-19, and the various industry sectors, from tourism to finance, airlines and schools, have all taken a toll.

With measures in place to help us all #stayhome and only go out to get essentials, local businesses have taken a hit. Unlike larger establishments, smaller local companies don’t often have the luxury to rely on funds or investments during these times, and while they’re doing their best to survive, it’ll only be successful with our support.

During times like this, it’s heart-warming to see that the best of humanity always shines through. There are numerous examples on the web (Beng Who Cooks, Preetipls pooling donations for migrant workers), even as we scroll through social media, we see posts and stories from friends and family members offering to help those who can’t afford to cook or buy groceries due to unfortunate circumstances.

As we all do our part to help each other, we’ve round up some ways you can help support local businesses:

1. Shop online

Due to the various measures in place to help keep us all safe and at home, retail shops are no longer opened, and not all have an online presence or have the ability to transition their businesses online.

For those that do have an online shop, continue to support them by patronising them to help keep them going and come back once it’s over, your dollar can make all the difference to local shops. Head over to Chope and Save to buy a gift card for yourself or a loved one, which is a great way to help inject some cash to businesses to tide through this.