Monday, 24 September 2018

Fuss-free mailing with SmartPac

Hi all! It has been quite awhile, hasn't it? I haven't had time to dabble into makeup and skincare for the past few months, and that's because I've been so busy running my own little online business selling accessories and phone casings! My life right now is all about ordering, selling, stock-taking, mailing, and the most tedious part of it all... packing.

I can spend hours just packing my customers' orders, and sometimes when customers choose to go by registered mail as it's a much safer option to normal mail, I can queue up to 45 minutes at the post office near my place just because there are so many people. But luckily, there's SmartPac! For those of you who are always shopping online and opting for registered mail for fear of lost mail, let me share with you about SmartPac, which is a cheaper (and more convenient) alternative!

So what is SmartPac?

SmartPac is a postage-paid doorstep delivery with free packaging of different sizes. AND, it is trackable as well, just like registered mail! However, unlike registered mail whereby it charges based on weight, SmartPac charges flat rates depending on the size of your order instead of weight, as long as your order fits into the SmartPac polymailer or box and does not exceed the maximum weight for each SmartPac size.
From left: SmartPac Mini (up to 600g) at S$3.20, SmartPac Lite (up to 1kg) at S$3.80 and SmartPac Box (up to 3kg) at S$4.70

What can each size fit?
  • SmartPac Mini, S$3.20 
    This size can easily fit a shirt, as shown below.

  • SmartPac Lite, S$3.80
    I can easily slide in 2 maxi dresses without the polymailer going out of shape.

  • SmartPac Box, S$4.70
    The size of this box is designed to fit nicely into your letterbox. In my opinion, this box is more ideal if you are packing or purchasing bulky items, such as facial masks that come in a box, as shown below. You can see that I am able to fit quite a number of items - 2 facial masks boxes, 3 skincare bottles in their packaging, 1 beauty blender and 1 shirt. There's still some space for a couple of lipsticks too!

You can purchase SmartPac at any post office, but you can also purchase them online on the SingPost website! The best part about SmartPac over registered mail is that as a seller, you don't have to join the queue at SingPost just to mail your SmartPac out. Simply drop it in the letterbox just like a regular mail, and you're done!

Also, one thing that my customers prefer about SmartPac (apart from the fact that it is cheaper than registered mail) is that they don't have to be home to receive it. For registered mail, if the postman rings on your doorbell and no one answers, they will bring your parcel back to SingPost and you'll be required to go collect it. That can be extremely troublesome for a lot of people. For SmartPac, however, it will be placed into your letterbox if no one answers the door. How convenient and fuss-free! So the next time you purchase something online, don't forget to ask the seller if he/she does SmartPac!

Get up to 12% off when you purchase SmartPac in a bundle! For more information, click here.

Stand a chance to win prizes over S$100 by participating in SingPost's lucky draw! Simply upload a photo of you receiving a SmartPac on Instagram, like and follow @mysingpost, tag 3 friends and hashta#SMARTwaytoPAC. Top 3 posts with the most number of likes will win!

Instagram: @mysingpost
Facebook: Singapore Post

Disclaimer: Products featured in this post (only the SmartPac packaging; other items featured are my own) were
 sent to me by Sample Store (under Singapore Post) for photo purposes. This post does contain information from the brand itself, but thoughts and opinions expressed above are strictly my own and based on my personal experience. I am neither affiliated with nor compensated by both companies.

With love,

Jolynn Lim
My Beauty Road

"Don't forget to love yourself."

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Target the source of oily skin: Introducing the new Bioderma Sebium Lotion & Mat Control | REVIEW

I've always known Bioderma for their micellar water  it was the first cleansing water that I ever chanced upon and used since those "makeup wipes" days, and I never looked back! I can't count with my fingers how many bottles I've purchased since then. Having said that, I'm not sure why it has never occurred to me to try their skincare products despite knowing they're out there in the market whenever I stop by at Guardian. Hence, when I was introduced to the brand's new products from their existing Sebium line, which is a range that caters to oily skin (a.k.a me), I knew it was time to give Bioderma's skincare products a try.

The Bioderma Sebium range is launching two new oil-fighting products: Sebium Lotion and Sebium Mat Control. This particular range targets the source of oily skin by biologically regulating the quality of skin’s sebum.

Monday, 7 May 2018

Give your hair what it deserves with Kevin Murphy's Hydrate-Me range | REVIEW

For those of you who are here after seeing my Instagram post, you will already know that I highly recommend the Kevin Murphy Hydrate-Me range to anyone looking to get smoother and sleeker hair. But if you did not see that post... I guess this is a big spoiler 😅 Nonetheless, let me share with you why Kevin Murphy's hair products are what your precious hair deserves! 

About The Brand

Founder and Session Stylist Kevin Murphy introduced his namesake professional haircare line to fill a void in the world of session styling. Unsatisfied with conventional haircare products in the market, he turned to advanced skincare technology to deliver weightless texture with gentle formulas using natural ingredients. The results are products that feature vitamins and amino acids to repair and thicken hair, weightless moisturisers from high-end skincare brands to smoothen and soften hair, and antioxidants from fruits and flowers to reduce hair breakage and chemical damage.

About The Products

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Christmas gift ideas with a local touch | Philatelic Store @ GPO Festive Collection Launch

When you think of places to buy Christmas gifts, or simply a gift in general, our local SingPost will (most likely) never cross your mind. Yes, you read that right - our very own Singapore Post. Stepping into the Philatelic Store @ General Post Office (GPO) will absolutely change your gifting game. This season, the Philatelic Store is making Christmas shopping fun again!

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Activate and rejuvenate your stem cells? Now you can, with the new ASTALIFT In-Focus Cellactive Serum | REVIEW & BEAUTY NEWS

ASTALIFT, created by FUJIFILM, welcomes its third and largest boutique in NEX Serangoon, and I was invited down to experience the brand's latest In-Focus Cellactive Serum at their roadshow 2 weeks ago.