An Anxious Student in a Foreign Country

by Kuma

Hallo, pals! Miss us much?

While Peach is busy being a Korean diva and working her butt off at the Korean Centre, I travelled to Singapore for my studies. (Yes, more studies, MOAR  😈)

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First impression: Absolute bliss. First few days I was like a tourist, I spent my time hopping on and off the bus, and familiarising myself with the super efficient SMRT system. I ate out a lot, finally paid a visit to DAISO (oh Daiso! the land where everything is $2), bought weather-friendly clothes (MUJI and COTTON ON ❤ ), and did the usual touristy attractions. I was blown away by the convenience of living in this tiny country. Again, these were only the first few days, what was referred to as the “Honeymoon Period” in a talk at my University. When everything is glorious, attractive, and you’re basically a sport and willing to accept a new place as your own for the next year or so.

~One Week Later

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The Plebeian Guide to Living Life- Tip #5 ☕☕

by Kuma

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So, as a young girl, whenever I went out to dinner with the family, my parents always ordered soup in the following manner:

“One sweetcorn/ burnt garlic/ tomato soup, and please divide it into two.” 

For them, the reason was that the quantity had been unreal and too much for one person, but I noticed something else. The “into two” came out to be two full bowls of soup! Which was then devoured by six people, of course. ^_^

From this experience, Peach and I have vowed to never order two separate dishes/ beverages/ appetizers whenever we go out to eat! Plebs need to bank on every opportunity they can get, after all!

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Make Your Own: Personalised Budget Gifts! 🎁🎉

By Peach
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Birthdays, holidays and celebrations; what makes them extra special is an adorable little gift, all wrapped up, ready to tear into! But store-bought gifts are a surefire way to make a dent in your bank account! So why not make your own?

The best thing about hand-made gifts is that they are customisable. You can cater to your gift-receiver’s sensibilities by adding a personal touch to your gifts, it is sure to win them over, and ensure that your bank account remains intact!

I bring to you, three personalised gifts that I made for my dear pal, Kuma’s birthday!
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The Plebeian Guide to Living Life- Tip #4

by Peach
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Do you need a storage solution to your behemoth pile of nail polishes? The answer lies in chocolates, my friend. Ferrero Rocher chocolates, to be exact!

If you’re wondering what on earth those two could have in common, have you ever laid your eyes on the boxes these delicious treats come in, before scarfing them down your face? They are adorable little plastic boxes that are just the right size to store your nail polishes in!

If only food was always the answer. ^_^

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TheCloset Features: Chriselle Lim ❤

by Kuma

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For those of you who are unaware of the exceptional fashionista, Chriselle Lim, seriously, you’re missing out.

I discovered her style, a whole lot of years ago, thanks to my love, Peach. Ever since then, I swear by her tips and tricks and instead of feeling depressed about not being able to afford her sense of fashion, she motivates me, and inspires me to make my own name in the world, enough to not think about price tags.

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Summertime for Winterfolk!

by Kuma

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If I were to tell you that ‘Winter is Coming’, would you be sad to lose summer? or would you jump with joy?

If you fall in the latter category, then I can safely assume that you too are at loggerheads with biting sunshine, warm air, constant perspiration, and engulfing humidity.

Don’t worry my cold wind loving comrades, I have here some right tips for you to live through the torture-season before you can finally embrace the goodness of chilly nights, hot chocolate, and blanky snuggles! *Winter! sob-sob* (T.T)

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Healthy Sleepover! ♥ ♥

by Peach and Kuma

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We all love sleepovers! It is a blast to spend time with your BFF, and gab about everything under the sun.

Sleepovers have always been about pigging out, but since we have decided to embark on an indefinite health streak, we have converted our sleepovers into a celebration of healthy living!

Here are some alternatives we have been following for a while, these not only give your precious bank account a rest, but ensure that your body goes through a long overdue cleanse!

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Plebeian Pet Peeves: 100 follower Special!

by Kuma and Peach
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Hello Plebs!

This post is in commemoration of TheClosetPlebeians hitting a “100 Followers”!! \(^_^)/ We would like to sincerely thank you for your support! We love each and every one of you!

Here is a special edition of the Plebeian life. If you can relate to any of these, then you’re at the right place!

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Nail Art on a Budget! ♥

by Peach

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I love Nail art. It makes me feel really happy. I turn some music on (preferably Kpop!), and spend about 20 minutes on my nails. It’s my time to relax and unwind for a while. While I write or type, i’ll look down at my hands and marvel at how pretty they look. And honestly? I feel more productive. I actually get more work done because I feel so positive and calm!

Getting nails done at the nail salon is insanely expensive, and us plebs are all about Do It Yourself! So I’m gonna tell you how I created these looks, with only nail paint and stuff lying around the house!

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The Plebeian Guide to Living Life- Tip #3

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Korea is pleb heaven! Samples and freebies are given out at almost every store, even if you don’t make a purchase!
The Korean term for this is 서비스 ( Service). It might seem strange for a store to give away so many samples and promotional products, but it really does help them increase brand loyalty! After using some of these samples, I’ve been saving up for the the full size!

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Especially for these adorable lip tints by the Korean makeup brand Etude House!

The colour stays on your lips all day, even while eating and drinking!

If you hate reapplying, then this stuff is for you!

Look for stores in your country that give out samples and promotional freebies! You don’t wanna end up wasting money on a cool new product that turns out to be useless!

You’ve got to try before you buy, right?