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Ways to have fun at home

by Starry   ·  2 years ago   ·  

With the recent announcement last week, most of us are staying home to stop the spread of this virus and it’s the least we can do to help. While staying home and spending quality time away from others are an introvert’s dream, it can be a nightmare for many.

But that doesn’t have to be the case, after all, home is where the heart is, and it’s filled with lots of things for you to do. Besides doing some exercise and online shopping, entertain yourself with some ideas below. We’re here to help navigate through these times, we’re all in this together!

1. Learn something new online!

Enrich yourself during this time and sign up for classes online. YouTube offers a lot of videos from individuals who are willing to share their knowledge for free, and the best part is that you can keep repeating it until you get it right. You can learn how to play the Ukelele, piano, or even how to stitch, cook and bake. Atelier Lodge has a DIY leather craft fun kit for you to make a cardholder at home! There’s even a video tutorial to help you craft this beautiful piece. Buy now and pay later when using Atome at the checkout, and have it split into easy interest-free instalments.

2. Raid your wardrobe

With extra time at home, it’s never too late to start Marie Kondo-ing and start sorting out the items that no longer spark joy. Which means, only keeping things that fit well, you look good in, and feel amazing in. Once you’ve sorted that out, start folding items in the Marie Kondo way.

While we’re on the subject on clothes that fit well, looks good and feel great in, have you checked out EnvyHer? It’s a local (YAS #supportlocal) handmade shapewear and lingerie label that embraces all your curves in the most comfortable way possible! Don’t just take our word for it, they’re offering e-consultations for you to design based on your shape, and what’s more – you can shop now and pay later using Atome when checking out!

3. Netflix

Not going to lie, like anyone with an internet access, I am obsessed with Netflix. I love watching the latest shows, but never really found the time pre-isolation, and instead had been adding lots of shows to my ‘to-be-watched’ list. While we’re spending more time at home, it’s perfect to kick-back and catch up on the shows – bring on the popcorn!

Netflix has recently uploaded the newest seasons of Money Heist, Kim’s Convenience and more (has everyone watched Tiger King yet?) Stay up to date and even host virtual watch parties with your friends on Netflix Party!

4. Stay positive

While staying at home all day, every day is against our very human nature to want to socialise, it’s important to remain positive and not let the situation or negative energy get the best of us. Relax with essentials oils from Natural Living Asia, known to help stimulate areas of our limbic systems (a part of our brain that deals with our emotions and behaviour) and indulge in a whole range of wellness products. Remember to use Atome when checking out, to split the payment into three easy interest free instalments!

5. Social Media

Social media may have got a bad rep in the past, but no one can deny its essential role its playing now to help keep us all sane and in touch with what our friends are doing. Whether you’re on Instagram – tagging your friends in a fruit/vegetable drawing challenge, reminiscing on previous travels, looking at memes – or on Tik Tok learning the latest dance moves and trends (remember to follow us on @AtomeSG for the latest updates), social media has provided us with a glorious way to cope and momentarily escape life and the present situation.

6. Start cooking

For those who never had the time to learn the craft, now there’s no more excuses. As we all stay home with our loved ones, it’s time to sharpen your tools and head straight to the kitchen to prepare a comforting home-cooked meal.

Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, start things off with the basic and aim to cook at least thrice a week, rather than every single meal, every day, which can be intimidating. Then keep going until you feel confident!

Plus, cooking can help add a sense of structure to your routine especially when working from home. Home-cooked meals, especially from scratch, forces us to set aside time with our family to eat together. Those with children, now would be a great time to start passing on a traditional family recipe and letting them master it. Once quarantined life is over, invite extended family over and show off!

For new parents, while you cook, keep your child entertained with a bunch of quality toys from LittleBaby – colouring books to unleash their creativity, activity toys to stimulate their development while having fun, and even child-safe cutleries, adorable bowls and plates (I mean, a cloud shape platter?? COME ON). Add all these to cart, and use Atome when paying to enjoy a simple, fuss-free checkout with either your debit or credit card. Shop now, pay later with Atome!

No matter what you choose to do or not do, ensure that you’re having fun, and not letting the situation get the best of you. Stay positive, drink lots of water, stay home while we battle this virus out together.

Love it. Own it. Pay later.

Atome’s April Faves

by Starry   ·  2 years ago   ·  

I love and I mean, LOVE shopping. After a long, stressful day, retail therapy has been my go-to ever since I can remember. With the Atome SG app, I’ve been spending time on my favourite sites and adding to cart, and using Atome to check out when making payment. So we only have to pay a third of the price when checking out and the remaining gets deducted later!! Which just means, more things for me to buy! 🥳 With an endless list of internet shops popping up, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite to share (so little time, so many things to browse)

We the People: Journal Projects – Utility Tote Bag V2

This utility bag is everything you could ever want in a bag – roomy, functional. I mean, come on. Card slot? Check. Pen holder? Check. Easy to style with a hidden organiser for all those nitty gritty items? Check annnnnd check. What more could you want in a bag?

Cocomi: Olivia Burton Rainbow Turquoise Watch and Bejewelled Classics Gold Women’s Bracelet

There’s no time like the present, and there’s no better present than this beautiful rainbow rose gold watch from Olivia Burton. We love the colour details on this arm-candy and the turquoise leather strap. Plus if you’re ever having a bad day, you can count on this shiny bold statement to cheer you up! Complement it with this stunning bejewelled gold women’s bracelet. The Swarovski crystals on the gold-plated circle stands out on this dainty wristlet.

Gnome & Bow: Milton Briefcase

We believe in investing in high-quality items and this Milton Briefcase bag from Gnome & Bow is definitely one of them. Stay stylish when going for meetings with this sophisticated piece. This versatile bag comes with a strap too – making it super convenient when you’re on the move!

The WYLD Shop: Minkpink Honeysuckle Halter Playsuit

We’ve been eyeing this sunshine yellow playsuit that’s perfect for this hot humid weather. Add a pop of colour to your wardrobe with this lightweight piece that comes with a waist sash that can be tied around the front or back. Also, POCKETS! Wear this cute onesie for a weekend brunch, or dress it up with some heels for a dinner date.

Superwomen510: Volume Twist Shampoo

Looking for a shampoo that can give you that commercial worthy hair? Cause same, until I discovered this Volume Twist shampoo from Superwomen510. The formula contains caffeine that is said to energise and stimulate the scalp, mixed with mint and bergamot orange essential oil to help control the oil glands in the scalp. Say hello to glamorous tresses after use!

Yuyu: IOPE Super Vital Cushion SPF 50+

Insanely hydrating and lightweight, this anti-ageing cushion provides coverage while giving your skin some vital radiance! The golden mineral pearls and brilliant oils gives the skin a luxurious glow!

Yuyu: AHC Premium Hydra Gold Foil Mask

SELF-CARE TIME!! We love masks, and we love taking care of ourselves #selflove. Set aside some time to pamper yourself with this luxurious gold sheet mask. If you have dull or dry skin, this mask is a perfect blend of hydrating and moisturizing ingredients, ready to plump up the skin and get its glow back! What’s even cooler, or hotter, is that the mask has three layers, with a tencel sheet to prevent the ampoule serum from evaporating, and the body’s warmth helps to create a steam effect to further open up the pores and allow all the goodness to sink in.

Staying trendy doesn’t have to break the bank, get the things you love right now when using Atome, and pay later. No hidden cost nor processing fee, and no interest. Why wait any longer? Sign up on Atome now and enjoy interest-free instalment!

Love it. Own it. Pay later.