Need a new hairdryer

I think my hairdryer is on its last legs – it makes a shrill noise when it’s first turned on, which dies down after a few seconds but it doesn’t sound good. It also sometimes smells like something is burning inside – I’ve removed the filter at the back but it keeps smelling. I’ve only had it for a few years but I do use it almost daily.  Even the bf said, “Maybe you need a new one”. I take that as encouragement to buy a new hairdryer! 😀

This is the model I currently own, which I do like:


Avanti Ultra GP-2000 Professional

What I’m looking for in a hairdryer:

  • Not too noisy (I’ve returned hairdryers before because they sound like a freight train right next to my ear!)
  • Not too heavy
  • Powerful motor / long lasting
  • Has varying heat setting plus cold shot option

Please recommend one to me!

Dumpster diving for cosmetics?!

I first read about this phenomenon on reddit a month ago and I debated whether to post a discussion about it on the blog.  But I just couldn’t stop thinking about it – I know about dumpster diving as an activity for people who are looking for furniture, household items and sometimes even unopened / unspoiled food.  However, I only learned about people dumpster diving for cosmetics when I read a PSA on reddit’s makeup exchange forum, warning of a seller who was a known dumpster diver.

These are photos of some of the items this person recovered while dumpster diving:


Is your jaw on the floor?

Put on your rubber gloves and keep reading about dumpster diving this way