Comfortable Sleep During the Summer with Silk Sheets
Friday, May 23, 2014
Comfortable Sleep During the Summer with Silk Sheets



The summer weather is what most people long for and represents the end of the torturous winter cold. However, while summer may present days filled with fun and water, the nights might be torturous for those who do not have proper bedding. The summer heat makes the nights uncomfortable, and there is need to make arrangements that will ensure comfort. In many cases, people choose to invest in air conditioners, fans and large open windows but none of these may provide the kind of comfort that good bedding provides. As the seasons change, it is important to change bed sheets to suit the changing weather conditions. Silk sheets not only ensure a comfortable and cool night; they also provide a luxurious feel to the bed. Silk sheets ensure that one gets a comfortable night’s sleep even on those very hot summer nights.

The lightweight nature of silk makes silk sheets appropriate for summer nights. With the summer heat, it is not necessary to have heavy weight blankets in bed. The very light silk bed sheets are adequate to keep the body cool ensuring a comfortable night’s sleep. Silk sheets are also extremely soft, offering a lavish feel to the skin.

Silk bed sheets offer thermal a balance ensuring that one is neither too hot nor too cold. It is common to find people having problems with their bed sheets because they are too warm. When one tries to use lesser sheets, it gets too cold resulting in uncomfortable summer nights. However, silk bed sheets adapt to the temperatures to offer a perfect balance. During the hot summer nights, silk bed sheets will keep the body cool avoiding the very uncomfortable night sweats. It is also important to note the breathability characteristic of silk. With the free flow of air in silk sheets, one is always assured of a comfortable night’s sleep. In addition, silk bed sheets keep the body dry in case of sweating. Some materials such as cotton absorb moisture but end up feeling damp making them uncomfortable for summer. However, with the lightweight nature of silk, the dampness dries up fast making them not only comfortable but dry at all times.

Silk is the smoothest material for bed sheets. This is an important characteristic as it ensures there is no itch associated with silk bedding. When using silk bed sheets, one is guaranteed to have a good night’s sleep as the bed sheets are soft and smooth to the skin. People who have sensitive skin should particularly use silk sheets as they do not scratch or irritate the skin in any way. Unlike other materials that absorb body and hair oils, silk bed sheets will keep the body and hair oiled. Many people complain of waking up with dry skin as their bedding absorb all the oil they had applied on their body or hair. However, with silk bed sheets, one will wake up with well moisturized skin and clean bed sheets.

Silk is a natural fiber that is highly resistant to allergens. The heat during summer nights may result in allergic reactions between the body and bedding. It is therefore important to use proper bedding that will not create an allergic reaction to the skin. Skin is perfect for this as it does not irritate the skin. In addition, when it comes into contact with sweat, there are no allergic reactions. The amino acids contained in silk are important in keeping the skin healthy. This makes silk a perfect choice for comfortable sleep during the summer.

There are numerous types of bed sheets available in the market. Bed sheets also come in a range of fibers that people choose depending on their taste. However, none of these fabrics is as smooth as silk. In addition, none of the other fabrics offers a thermal balance between hot and cold. To ensure a comfortable sleep during the summer, silk bed sheets are the best choice. They are breathable and keep the skin dry at all times.

Moreover, silk sheets do not irritate the skin and are therefore perfect for people with sensitive skin. As the weather gets hotter, silk sheets will ensure that the body remains cool all through the night, ensuring a comfortable and restful night’s sleep.
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Estee Lauder "The Metallics" Nail Lacquers
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Estee Lauder "The Metallics" Nail Lacquers



If you know me then you'd probably know that I am such a nail polish junkie. I love collecting them and I don't think I have talked about it that much. It's constantly growing and I want to think I don't have as much yet. 

Just recently I bought quite a few to add in to my collection and my favorite so far are the Estee Lauders. I have two metallics from Fall 2013 collection and one from their Red Haute collection. The metallics are all semi-matte finish. I'm not exactly sure how I feel about wearing mattes so I tend finish it off with a top coat. 

Steel Orchid - red plum chrome metallic purple 
Midnight Metal - soft, sapphire metallic blue
Beautiful Liar - red pink shiny color

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Why Not Add Some Sparkle to Your Outfit?
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Why Not Add Some Sparkle to Your Outfit?


Accessories are always a great way to complete an outfit. Whether you're wearing something simple or over the top, it's always best to finish it off with a hint of sparkle. I personally love jewelries, in fact I collect them. From modern to vintage you name it.

Recently I discovered Amber Sceats jewelries and it's amazing. She has a lot of unique pieces ranging from metals to stones. Her style is very distinct with rock element always incorporated in. With her contemporary yet timeless pieces, surely there's something for everyone.

So if you're looking for something unique to wear, make sure you check her out. I'm already in love with her pieces and I might get one for myself.


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Favourite Pieces From Alexander Wang Spring Summer 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Favourite Pieces From Alexander Wang Spring Summer 2014



If there is one contemporary designer today that I would love to own and wear all of the pieces in the collection, it's definitely Alexander Wang's. His designs are often edgy yet feminine which is actually the style I'm gearing towards. 

From cropped camis to leopard sunglasses to bold heels and leather bags, seriously, he can do no wrong. What's your favourite piece?
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How To: Puzzle Nail Art in Support of National Autism Awareness Month
Thursday, April 03, 2014
How To: Puzzle Nail Art in Support of National Autism Awareness Month



In support of the National Autism Awareness Month, I thought I'd share with the nail art I did for this cause. Basically I used colours that are associated with the Autism Society Organisation and made it into a puzzle. This nail art is a lot simpler than it looks and you can definitely do it yourself too. Here are the steps.

1. Paint the left side of your nails with red and the right side with green.
2. Paint the half of the left side in yellow and the other half of the right side in blue.
3. Using a dotting tool, place dots on the each side of the square in each individual colour forming a puzzle and that's it!

It's that simple. If you're curious what colours I used here's the list.


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Emma Watson Wearing Ralph Lauren at "Noah" London Premiere
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Emma Watson Wearing Ralph Lauren at "Noah" London Premiere



Can we just all take a moment and admire how gorgeous Emma Watson look in her white halter gown by Ralph Lauren? She looks absolutely stunning during the premiere of "Noah in London and I don't think anyone would disagree with me on this. The dress just fits her to perfection and can I say her physique looks amazing?  

If you're looking at wearing something similar you can opt for this dress by Issa or Derek Lam.
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Stella Tennant's Take on Menswear Inspired Fashion
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Stella Tennant's Take on Menswear Inspired Fashion




If there is one model that does menswear like a second skin, it's definitely Stella Tennant. You may recognise her from numerous ad campaigns like Chanel, H&M, Zara including the recent Dior Spring Summer 2014 ad and I must say she is definitely a style icon in her own right.

Perhaps it's her unconventional look; the feather like hair, pale skin and skinny physique that even in the age of 43 she is still bringing her game on and does a stellar job at it. Her style is easily distinguished and you'd notice her wearing a black blazer and trousers on several occasions. But even with that, she also adds in a pop of colour here and there and isn't afraid to wear a dress or a skirt every once in a while. Not a lot of heels for sure, instead she wears either a pair of chunky buckled boots or an open toe sandals.

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Fresh Out of Bed Look Ala Felicity Jones
Monday, March 31, 2014
Fresh Out of Bed Look Ala Felicity Jones



Is it only me or did you also noticed how Felicity Jones perfectly mastered that radiant fresh out of bed look? Okey, perhaps radiant doesn't immediately comes to mind when you say fresh out of bed but as we all know, a well rested skin gives off that glowing complexion.

But what makes Felicity Jones so different that she practically make this look so simple? Aside from the obvious, I blame it on her skinny cheek bones, the barely there makeup and of course her fine brownish black hair with a that signature bangs. Yes, the bangs! It's what's making her look so different and ethereal compared to those we've seen a million times.

She just knows how to make it look so effortless and it's something that works for her. But if you're like me who wants to achieve the same look, I suggest you use these products.

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A Guide To Buying Your Eyeglasses Online
Friday, March 28, 2014
A Guide To Buying Your Eyeglasses Online




Online shopping is quickly becoming the go-to source for clothing and accessories, and prescription eyeglass retailers are catching on to the trend as well. Anyone who has worn glasses knows that finding the right pair can be tricky, even when you are shopping in person, but when you are armed with the right information you can discover the perfect pair that is just right for your face shape, vision needs, and personal style. The following tips can ensure that ordering eyeglasses online is a breeze.

See Your Eye Doctor 

Before you begin shopping, it is a good idea to schedule an appointment with your eye doctor. While there are many low-cost frame options these days, but purchasing a new pair of glasses is not cheap. If you have the correct prescription for your vision needs, you won’t need to replace your pair as frequently.

Know Your Metrics 

Reading and understanding the prescription that you receive from your doctor is essential if you want to purchase eyeglasses online. Without the correct measurements, you may end up with glasses that don’t fit your face or your eyes. Look at your prescription for “PD” to find out your pupilary distance, as that measurement is the distance between the pupils of your eyes and can affect how well you can see through your glasses. Other information from your prescription that you may need to enter into an online order form includes:

OD: Your right eye, or “oculus dexter.”
OS: Your left eye, or “oculus sinister.”
DV: Short for “distance vision,” and is used if you need multi-focal lenses.
NV: Short for “near vision,” and is also used for multi-focal lenses.

With the right information in hand, you will be more likely to order glasses that will help correct your vision.

Know Your Frame Size  

Frames come in a wide variety of sizes and styles, and some may look better on your face than others. If you already have glasses you can measure then in millimeters to get an idea of what size of frame will look best on you. If this will be your first pair of glasses, it may be worthwhile to stop in to an optician’s office to try on a few frames and write down their measurements. Because there are so many options online, sorting through endless pairs of glasses can take a lot of time. If you have a size range that you know will fit, you can narrow down your search.

Know Your Style 

No one knows your personal style better than you do, so while it may be tempting to pick the most popular or trendy frames, you will probably be better off choosing a pair that you will feel comfortable wearing daily. Many websites allow users to search based on style, color, or shape in order to limit the amount of glasses that are shown at a time. Searching for a specific style can help you look at only the frames that you are interested in purchasing.

Thanks to the boom in online shopping, you don’t have to drive to your local optician for a new pair of glasses. Ordering eyeglasses online gives you the selection that you need with the convenience of shopping from home.
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Wearing a Dress That Fits You to a Tea
Monday, March 24, 2014
Wearing a Dress That Fits You to a Tea



Tea length dresses are ideal for more conservative settings since they’re neither too short nor too long. A tea length dress falls between eight and ten inches and looks best when worn with either high or slight heels. They can be worn for more than just a wedding or prom. Not only will you want to learn when to wear a tea length dress, but the proper way to wear one as well. 

When and Wear 

One of the best times to wear a tea-length dress is when you’re going to a casual or semi-formal wedding. They’re great for outdoor settings and for daytime weddings as well. A tea-length dress might be a bit too short if the wedding is a more traditional or formal one. No matter what the setting or theme might be, tea-length dresses let attendants know that a wedding is both enjoyable and elegant all at once. 

A shin length dress is also the perfect choice for a prom. Longer prom gowns might be a little too expensive, and the shorter length is ideal for when you’d like to step out on the dance floor. If your prom has a vintage theme, a shin length dress will look excellent paired with a petticoat, pillbox hat, and short gloves. 

A shin length dress will also look great in the workplace, but only on an older woman since they might look a little dated and out of place on a younger woman. This type of dress is ideal for more conservative work environments and dress codes. If you do decide to wear a tea length dress at work, it will look great when paired with a sweater or blouse and either a mid-length or kitten-heeled shoes. 

Evening events are also a great time to put on a shin length dress. Gloves and high-heeled shoes are a great combination for cocktail hour. You can also wear a gorgeous tea length dress for church socials and dance parties. As for the fabric when wearing this type of dress for these occasions, you’ll want something in chiffon, brocade, silk, satin or georgette. 

Wear it Right 

Now that you have a better idea of when to wear a shin length dress, you might be interested in some ideas of how to wear it best. When you want to look your most glamorous, a tea length dress with a fitted bodice will help to better complement the volume of the bottom of the dress. Not only that, but it will also help to give you a more hourglass figure. If you’re truly going for a womanly figure, try to find a dress with a corset-like bodice. 

When it’s time to relax, slim-fitting t-shirts and tank tops are a woman’s best bet. This type of dress also has more casual styles made from lighter and free-flowing fabrics that have pleats and pockets on the dress. For more pairing ideas, choose a fitted lace blouse, t-shirt and belt, or a tank top layered with sequins. 

No matter where you’ll be wearing your tea length dress or what you’ll be wearing it with, you’re bound to look just as great as you feel.
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Why Women’s Leather Totes Are a Great Option for the Professional Woman
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Why Women’s Leather Totes Are a Great Option for the Professional Woman



More and more women today are not only making it in the professional world, but are dominating the professional world. It is important that as they do this, they look good, too. Women’s leather totes are stylish, in addition to providing function and convenience. The following will explain why women everywhere can benefit from having a leather tote as their work bag.

Function 

Today, leather bags are made to be functional. While style is often important to women, it is not the deciding factor every time a woman buys a work tote. Leather totes are often functional as a work bag during the week and an overnight bag for the weekend business trip. They come with many different pockets and compartments that make it easy to store receipts, files, laptops, pens, a cell phone, and so much more. Some totes can be locked if they contain confidential information, and others have clasps that are easy to open for quick access. When a woman is looking for a new leather tote, she should test it out to be sure the handles are functional. She may enjoy an over-the-shoulder strap, or she may prefer to carry the bag in hand. 

Style 

While style is not the only important factor of women’s leather totes, it is still pretty important. With so many styles available, a woman won’t have to settle for something that does not speak to her style and her tastes. Some women may enjoy a very professional, briefcase type tote, and others may want something a little more relaxed and purse-like. Color might be something that is important to some women, and they may decide to match their tote to their other work clothes. They may also pick a color that is completely neutral. Style also plays a role in the amount of pockets one may choose to have in their tote. A woman may desire a lot of fun pockets and clasps, or she may want something more straight and clean. 

Convenience 

Another important aspect to look at when deciding what makes a leather tote a great option for the professional woman is convenience. Women are often known to carry around a lot, and could get burdened by everything if they didn’t have a tote to put it all in. Leather totes are convenient enough to use as a carry-on bag for a plane ride, and can often double as a laptop bag as well. With all of the options available, women can find a bag with just the right design so that they can keep their items organized and easy to access. They are convenient enough to toss into the back of a car, keep close on the train, and take from home to work every day. This allows the working woman to take care of business, no matter where she is at. 

When a woman wants function, style, and convenience in the work place, she can look at the large selection of women’s leather totes that are available on Ghurka.comNot only can she find something that will allow her to be the most successful at work, but she can look good while she’s doing it.
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Wear prints all year around by Camilla Frank
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Wear prints all year around by Camilla Frank


I'm a girl that loves print, from florals to tribals you name it. I just find that wearing print gives the look more depth and character as compared to something more plain and monotonous.  Perhaps you're thinking that wearing print is only ideal for spring or summer but for me, I'd wear it all year round.

That's why I was trilled when I discovered Camilla Frank's designs. I immediately fell in love with her work and craftsmanship. The prints that she use for her designs are so intricate and well detailed that a girl like me couldn't help but just fall in love with it. Not only are her clothes beautifully made but the accessories are equally amazing.

If you enjoy wearing prints like I do, I suggest you check out Camilla's design. I bet you'd love it as much as I do.

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Photography Everyday, Everywhere
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Photography Everyday, Everywhere




You simply cannot take a walk in the Central park of NY without seeing a team that films a scene for a movie or for a commercial. There is always a New York Commercial Photographer taking pictures of something that has to be sold or just shown to the world for the next week. This goes not only for the Central Park, basically it could happen anywhere. Professional photographers and passionate amateurs capture moments every day, everywhere. The thing is that today it is really easy to transform a moment into a memory by pushing a button. This is why we have so many great photographs, taken in different places at different times.

Photography is way more interesting today than it was 20 years ago. The globalization, the cultural exchanges and the internet made it more colorful. The social networks are full with pictures where friends from different continents hug each other or Japanese people drive German cars and drink American soda. The art of photography shows us that sometimes the whole is greater than the parts, even if the parts are of different colors and types.

Photography has the power to encompass not only tiny fractures of time, but also of space. The whole world is open for us, but it is really hard to see and experience it all, the earth is just too big. So photography basically is the little helper of the one who has an adventurous spirit of a traveler, but has no possibility to actually travel. This guy, I am talking about is far away with a click from the craziest jungle, mountain or skyscraper. Of course you cannot feel it all just by looking at a photograph, but at least you get an idea of how it is to be there.

The interaction between people that are from different parts of the world, made our lives easier and way more fun, just like photography. If you were not present at yesterday’s crazy party, there is always a photo proof of everything crazy that has been done. If you are in Europe and your friends are in Australia, they could simply send you a photograph of what are they up to now so it is easier for you to understand and imagine what is going on. Every day and everywhere professionals, friends and kids take photographs of everything they find interesting, because photography is a part of our life today,  that we simply adore.

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Visiting High End Designer Shops Online
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Visiting High End Designer Shops Online



There are many consignment shops online when you decide to recycle your gently used designer clothing and accessories. Once exclusively the domain of fashion insiders, the market for previously owned designer wear has grown over the years with many online shops providing a place for safe transactions for fashionistas everywhere. The consignment market makes it possible for you to connect with others who want to buy, sell and trade a variety of designer items from clothing and shoes to jewelry and handbags.

These consignment shops allow anyone to list their items for sale anywhere in the world. Of course, these items must first be approved, so you not only want to make sure they are in good condition but also legitimate designer wear. Once your items have been approved, you can decide whether you want to go with direct sales and handle all the heavy lifting yourself or use a concierge service that helps you with the selling process as well as other necessary tasks.
For instance, high end consignment shops online like walkinmycloset offers both a direct sales option and a concierge service for those who wish to sell there. Many people may choose a direct sales because it takes a smaller commission once a sale goes through. You also have to handle your own processing, shipping and handling. However, the shop will send you prepaid shipping labels and lists your items on the site. If you decide to go with a concierge service, you will pay a higher commission, but you get more services to help you sell your items.
With a concierge service, you send the items you want to sell to the shop. The professionals there will photograph and retouch the photos before listing it on the site. After the item sells, the shop takes care of the handling, shipping and processing. All you have to do is collect your payment. Of course, you also need to look at guidelines and policies for returns, refunds or any other extenuating circumstances in case something goes wrong with the transaction.
You can also look at other high end consignment shops online if you want to exchange your items or find out if you can bid on them in order to get a bargain. Some sites allow members to exchange their designer wear if an agreement can be reached. There are others that work like auction sites and allow you to make an offer to a seller for the items you like. However, this means you have to wait to find out whether your offer is accepted or if you were outbid.
People all over the world now have access to high end consignment shops online. This means you can find fashions that have been advertised around the world from places like New York, London, Paris etc. It also means that you can find clothing and accessories from many familiar designers as well as the fashion insiders who determine each season's looks. You may look for current trends in the fashion world as well as your favorite vintage looks in these kinds of shops.
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Look Good For Less
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Look Good For Less



Committing to save money takes looking at expenses and cutting costs wherever possible. What was once deemed vital may soon seem trivial when all expenses are tallied up. Sadly, personal care is one of the first things to go. Yet looking good and feeling good are two ingredients that can add to success. Thankfully there are plenty of ways to be well-kempt on a budget. It just takes a little bit of research and ingenuity and fortunately koala paydayloans.com can help to make this possible.
Hair is one of the first things noticed about a person. Whether true or not, how one wears their hair gives people a sense of insight into how easy-going or high-maintenance they may be. It can also show whether a person is comfortable in their own skin or fighting the effects of aging such as hair-loss. Well-groomed hairstyles spell success, no matter what one's bank account looks like. So even though that posh salon may need to be done away with, being on a budget does not mean there's a need to be dowdy.  There are several ways to save money on hairstyles:  Look for salon schools that offer discounted cuts from graduating students. All work will be overseen by a professional but will be done at a significantly lower rate.  Barter with a stylist friend. Many are willing to occasionally work from home in exchange for some service you can provide, be it babysitting, a trip to the airport, what have you.  Pick low-maintenance, classic cuts that grow out well and a colour that won't show roots quickly.  Recommend others! Many stylists offer discounted cuts for clients who bring in more business.  Find coupons online and through mobile apps.  Get a part-time job at a salon as a receptionist, provided free cuts are one of the perks.  Sign up for a rewards card at a hair supply store and colour at home.

Clothes also move down in priority when trying to save money. However, looking good doesn't need to cost a fortune. Thrifting and estate sales are still great ways to find deals. Though fashion mavens may have trouble finding most designer labels for a song because more and more sellers know what they've got and what it's worth. But there are still low-cost, high-quality items to be found—and searching is half the fun! Online stores are a great way to search, too. Though beware any “great deal” that includes an exorbitant shipping rate.  Clothing swaps amongst friends is another pastime that's becoming more popular. Make a party of it and have a fun time whilst shopping for free. It's also wise to give a few friends your size so they can grab any good deal they come upon. Like with hairstyles, go for classic apparel that can withstand the test of time. Also remember the value of properly caring for clothes in order to get the most out of your money. Always follow washing and storing instructions and consider learning basic repairs to help save money.

Consider Quality

Though saving money is the name of the game, there may be times when higher-quality items could save more money in the long-term. For instance, cheap home décor rarely withstands long usage, whereas quality furniture should be guaranteed. Plus trendy pieces grow old quickly, as opposed to timeless selections that can be passed down for generations. When working within a budget, home decorating may be the last thing on your mind—yet on a professional level there could be times when entertaining is necessary for work. Just like with apparel, go for key quality pieces whenever possible and then add inexpensive yet attractive fun pieces to provide a modern touch.  To save money on furniture become an avid thrifter and yard sale shopper. Do a little research to discern personal tastes and then learn how to spot good quality items and what their worth is. Knowledge is power so use it to fill up a lovely flat for less.

Devising and then working within one's budget does not mean completely doing without some of the fine and fun things in life. But it does mean prioritising and then making an effort to seek out better deals. Saving money also requires learning when to say yes or no.
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The Top 4 Sweet 16 Gifts Every Girl Will Love
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
The Top 4 Sweet 16 Gifts Every Girl Will Love



Teens celebrating important milestones can definitely be picky when it comes to things they like and dislike, and girls can be even more difficult to shop for than boys. If you are looking forward to celebrating a Sweet 16, you may be at a loss when it comes to what would make the perfect gift for such a momentous occasion, but the list below should help you narrow down your options and help you pick the gift your recipient will love.
For the High-Tech Girl

For girls who like to stay on top of the latest gadgets and pieces of technology to remain connected to the world around them and have access to information at their fingertips all day every day, search for the latest iPhone, Android phone, or iPad. Parents who surprise their daughters with these gifts are sure to win huge hugs and gratitude in return.

For the Girl With Fashion Sense

For girls who absolutely love fashion and staying on top of the latest trends within the fashion world in order to look their best all the time, a gift card to the mall could be a welcomed surprise that will leave them waiting in anticipation for their next shopping spree. Head over to your favorite mall, purchase a gift card, and simply let her shop at the many stores available, where she can update her wardrobe, purchase shoes and purses, and then grab a bite to eat to recharge before shopping some more.
For the Girl Who Loves Makeup
Teenage girls can't live without their makeup. So for the birthday girl who enjoys changing up her look and her style, why not get her a large makeup kit that will give her the many options she craves? This is also the perfect gift for the aspiring makeup artist. Check out stores like Sephora and Ulta, where you can find myriad makeup brands, purchase gift cards, and even snag great deals on products like Sephora's Makeup Academy Blockbuster, which contains 130 different colors for the lips, eyes, and face.  
For the Girl Who Adorns Herself in Jewelry
Many teenagers enjoy wearing jewelry not only to express themselves but also to make themselves feel older, more sophisticated, and more beautiful. Therefore, an affordable piece of jewelry—whether it's a ring, a bracelet, a necklace, or a pair of earrings—is a great option for any Sweet 16 gift. Look up the birthstone for your special birthday girl and then purchase jewelry whose design has been infused with the birthstone. Including a small note that describes the significance of the birthstone is a nice little added touch.
If you can't find any lovely pieces of jewelry with the recipient's birthstone, or if you know she won't like that kind of jewelry, you can also look forcustom monogram necklaces for girls, which are extremely popular today. This is a completely unique piece of jewelry because it features the recipient's initials, so it's perfect for the girl who likes to stand out from the crowd. 
Lisa Mills is a freelance writer and editor who enjoys shopping for gifts that make others happy. She knows from experience how difficult it is to shop for a Sweet 16 gift, but she wants everyone to know that it's easier than you think once you understand what teenage girls really like. 

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Get Amazing Deals at CouponDivvy!
Friday, February 21, 2014
Get Amazing Deals at CouponDivvy!



Who doesn't want to save money? Surely we all do right. With retail prices constantly increasing, it's hard to keep up, especially for us who love to shop. But what if I tell you that you can get amazing deals from your favourite shops in one website?

CouponDivvy gives you amazing deals for up to 85% off from apparels, shoes, cosmetics to home decor and electronics. It caters to your interest so you can get the best deals online without having to break the bank. 

So if you're planning to make any purchase, make sure you visit CouponDivvy.

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Does Laser Hair Therapy Work and If So, How?
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Does Laser Hair Therapy Work and If So, How?



If you’re like millions of Americans who suffer from hair loss, there’s no doubt that you’ve spent a great deal of time looking for an effective hair regrowth treatment.  Over the years, countless hair regrowth products have been advertised as ‘miracle treatments,’ but have typically proved to be anything less than miraculous in their effectiveness.  A great many men and women who suffer from hair loss have begun to lose faith in the hair regrowth industry as a result.  Still, with the rapid advancement of science and technology in recent years, it would seem to stand to reason that a genuine treatment will emerge.  More recently, laser light therapy has been introduced as a method for treating hair loss.   If you have just heard about the potential benefits of laser hair therapy, it’s likely that you’ve already asked yourself if it would be right for you.
How Laser Hair Therapy Works  

Although laser light hair therapy has not been proven to actually regrow hair, it has been demonstrated as a highly effective method of slowing or actually stopping hair loss.   Laser hair therapy has been shown to actually thicken existing hair, which can give a strong impression of hair regrowth.  Even though laser hair therapy won’t regrow hair that has been lost, since it allows the patient to keep and thicken their existing hair, which may have become thin and wispy over the years, it can lead to a highly improved appearance and even hide the fact that the patient suffered from hair loss to begin with.  This effect is achieved by giving the patient a denser head of hair, covering a larger surface area of the scalp.  Laser light therapy has been used in a variety of industries for many years, but has only become a popular method to treat hair loss in recent years.  Essentially the way laser hair therapy works is that a low level laser is used to target certain areas of the scalp.  The laser uses a special wavelength of light that helps to increase activity in the patient’s cells through the stimulation of mitochondria.   This stimulation, of what can be considered the ‘energy center’ of the cells, causes faster metabolization in the cells which in turn increases blood flow and circulation.   As the blood flow increases, helpful healing agents of the blood, such as platelets and oxygen carrying red blood cells, are pumped from the heart to the affected area at a much more rapid pace.   This process results in healthier scalp cells which allows for healthier hair to grow.   The laser used is a highly concentrated and extremely low level which allows for the effective treatment of hair loss without any concerns of adverse effects. 
Where to Get Laser Hair Therapy

If you or a loved one is suffering from hair loss or beginning to show the early signs, it’s important to get started with laser hair therapy as soon as possible.  Since laser therapy’s most prominent benefit is that of saving existing hair, the sooner you begin treatment, the more hair you will be able to hold on to.   Laser hair therapy is surprisingly affordable and is both easy and painless.  If you’ve made the decision to begin treatment, you can easily find a treatment center, where you will be directed to the treatment options that are right for you.   The John Vincent Hair Restoration Group offers a variety of home treatment options that can be started online.  You can get more information about laser hair therapy and even get started today with a quick visit to jvhairgroup.com.  You deserve to keep the hair you have and the confidence that comes with it.  Don’t put off treatment or it may be too late.

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Happy Valentines Day!
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Happy Valentines Day!



Happy Valentines day my loves!

Red seems to be a staple this month of love and yes, I'm one of those who is drawn to this color especially in February. From red lips to red nails, I can't get enough. And of course, I wouldn't miss out wearing my favorite scent too. Diptyque Eau De Lierre is my absolute favorite. I got this while I was in Paris and whenever I wear it, it reminds me of those moments I was enjoying the city.


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Would you go under the knife?
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Would you go under the knife?


At some point in many people’s lives there comes a time when a little help is needed with the look or shape of the body.  Whether it is a few nips and tucks here and there or something more major, like breast augmentation for example, it is certainly a popular thing to do.  The reasons for it are usually to make a person look and feel better, and the results can be dramatic. An interesting point about it though is that it doesn’t matter what age you are, and in this feature beauty writer Hannah Goffman explores the relationship that age has on the issue of plastic surgery. Whether you're a person in your teens or of more senior years, there is of course the question of boosting ones self-esteem... but the question remains, would you go under the knife?

While it is true that both men and women go under the cosmetic surgeon’s knife at various points in their lives I am concentrating here only on women.  Generally speaking younger women will have certain things done and, as they get older, they may move onto other procedures. This is not set in stone though. 
According to Dr Jeremy Hunt of Sydney, Breast implants are one of the most popular procedures among women, and might be requested by a young woman in her late teens or maybe by a lady her sixties or seventies. Who is to say that a woman of more senior years shouldn’t enjoy the benefits of beautifully shaped breasts?  In truth, there are a whole host of reasons for taking these steps and I will go through a few of them here.
There really are no boundaries regarding who should or should not have cosmetic surgery procedures.  It could be argued that those under more public scrutiny (women in the entertainment business are obvious examples) are more likely to go under the knife, but some choose not to.  So, where does it all start? 

18 Years of Age:

A young girl of, say,18 years of age might go for a nose job to correct a little bump that has always bothered her. Nothing too major there and the result will make her feel great. 
But then she might fancy bigger and better shaped breasts.  Not all young women are happy with their body shape and this is a fairly common procedure which occurs even more among women in their 20s.  This might be to firm them up, or just to make them bigger.  Again, the result is likely to be positive with the woman involved feeling much more self-confident in her looks.  A more “womanly” shape is probably, after all, the best boost she can get.
30 years and above:
As she moves into her thirties she may find that fat is starting to accumulate in certain parts of the body – the back of the legs for example.  This is usually addressed by Liposuction.  Many take this option and the results can be dramatic with the unwanted fat literally being sucked out of the body. 
40s and 50s:
But then comes the period in the 40s and 50s where facelift treatment starts to become an option.  The skin loosens around the eyes, chin and neck and there is a strong desire to tighten that up through cosmetic surgery.  The overall effect here will be a more youthful, vital appearance and the woman benefitting from this surgery will see quite a transformation.
The bottom line though is that there are no hard and fast rules about when all of this should take place. It really is when it feels right for the woman involved.  There is nothing to stop a lady in her sixties, for example, from having breast implants to firm up and enhance her looks.  This can be a tremendous boost to her self esteem of course.  Some women might have a number of procedures; others only one or two, while some none at all.  It’s pretty much down to personal choice but the overall effect is usually positive.
For further details on the procedures discovered, please feel free to check out the Australian Foundation for Plastic Surgeons website, which contains detailed procedure notes on each of the major procedures discussed.
This health and beauty feature was written by Hannah Goffman, freelance beauty journalist, based in Sydney.
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Don’t Wig Out When it Comes to Wearing a Wig
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Don’t Wig Out When it Comes to Wearing a Wig


If you’ve never worn a wig before, then you probably have plenty of questions about how to wear and care for one. While you’re selecting your wigs, don’t forget to pick up some wig care products and a few wig caps. Some questions about wigs are more common, and here is a great place to start getting the answers that you need so that you can be sure that you’ll look your best in your wig.

How Do You Wash Your Wig?
How often you wash your wig will depend on how humid it is where you live and the local air quality. It’s usually best that you wash your wig after you’ve worn it anywhere from eight to 12 times.
As for the way that you wash your wig, see if your wig is made of synthetic hair or human hair in order to get the best results. For synthetic wigs, you’ll want to brush it out first before adding a tablespoon of wig shampoo to a sink full of cold water. Avoid using hot water since that can damage your wig, and avoid twisting or squeezing your wig. Instead, simply let it air dry and never use a hair dryer.
For wigs made with human hair, make sure that any product you use doesn’t contain sulfate since it can damage the hair. If you like, you can use wig conditioner on wigs made from human hair.
How Do You Style My Wig?
When it comes to styling your wig, make sure that you use a brush made specifically for wigs in order to get the best results. Never use a brush that’s made to be used on human hair, even if the wig itself is made from human hair. You can also buy wigs that you only have to use your fingertips to style. For the best results, it’s recommended that you use a simple bottle of cold water to spritz your hair in order to get rid of any static electricity buildup and to get it back to its normal style and shape.
Can You Cut Your Wig?
Not only can you cut and style your wig to your liking, it’s encouraged! By cutting your wig and working it into a new style, you make your wig your own and ensure that there’s not another wig out there that looks like yours. If you do decide to cut your wig, make sure that it’s done by a professional in order that it looks its absolute best. You should have the wig cut while you’re actually wearing it in order to get the best results.
What Activities Should You Avoid?  
You’ll want to make sure that you don’t expose your wig to extreme temperatures, which means making sure you don’t wear your wig while cooking. You’ll also want to avoid brushing your wig while it’s wet and stay away from any curling irons that aren’t intended to be used on wigs. It’s also recommended that you only use wig care products instead of anything that’s made strictly for human hair.
As a final piece of advice, make sure that you keep your wig on a wigstand or even a can of hairspray in order to keep it in good condition. 

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