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10 Bathroom Upgrades For People Who Want A Spa-Like Feel

Last Updated on 23rd February 2022 For many of us, bathrooms are the place we go after a busy day. There’s something innately pampering about them.  Unfortunately, when designers were dreaming up bathrooms in the past, they primarily saw them as functional units. They didn’t view them as somewhere that could replicate  a spa in the home. They were designed more as spaces for people to get in and out of quickly in the mornings.  The good news, though, is that transforming bathroom spaces to give them a spa-like feel is easier than you might think.  In fact, it’s all rather simple. With some creative spa bathroom ideas, you can create your own little oasis. Check out our bathroom upgrades ideas below to create your very own spa bathroom. How to make your bathroom look like a spa? Consider Installing A Bidet Bidets don’t make much of an appearance in most modern bathrooms, partly because there isn’t a great deal of space. However, in places, like Europe, they’re incredibly popular.  If you have room, consider installing one. Many modern bidets come with heated seats for additional comfort and they can help you take your self-care to a new level. They’re much more comfortable than other hygiene methods.  Add More Natural Materials When you enter a modern spa, one of the first things you notice is all the natural materials. There’s varnished wood on the floor, wicker baskets along the walls, and bamboo used as a cladding material. The overall visual effect is stunning.  There’s a reason commercial spas use these materials – they’re more zen. They help to connect you with nature and create more flow.  Think about how you might incorporate natural materials into your bathroom. It could be as simple as hanging a wicker basket on the wall […]

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The Positives, Negatives, and Ugliness of Online Shopping

Last Updated on 21st February 2022 In recent years, online purchasing has become commonplace. It’s a useful tool for individuals who can’t leave their homes, but it also has the potential to make us quite sedentary. What happened to going to the store to buy things? We used to look forward to going shopping (apart from the horrendous grocery shop), but now we’re all doing it from the comfort of our own homes. However, it is a remarkable achievement, and if someone had told us 30 years ago that we would be doing this, we would not have believed them! Thanks to online travel agencies like Thomson, you can now plan and purchase your whole vacation from the comfort of your own home, eliminating the need for you to leave your home at all. You can also get and print your plane tickets from home now. Long gone are the days where you’d need to queue for hours at the ticket office. Now with a few simple clicks, you can buy Broadway musical tickets or your favorite football team season pass. It’s now easier and more affordable than ever to see the show or team you’ve been dreaming of. You may now purchase a brand new car from the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re financing or purchasing outright, you may get a brand new car with just a few clicks on your computer. Home delivery is also available from most businesses, so you won’t have to worry about making it to the showroom to pick up your new vehicle. You may be able to trade in your current car for a discount on your new vehicle. This gives you the advantage of saving money on your new car while also reducing the cost of your new one. Food […]

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The Best Beaches Near London – These Hidden Gems Will Make Your Jaw Drop!

Last Updated on 17th February 2022 If you’re looking for a beach getaway that’s not too far from London, there are plenty of great options to choose from. From dramatic seaside cliffs to wide stretches of sandy beaches, these coastal destinations offer something for everyone. Here’s our list of the best beaches near London! 1. Camber Sands, Sussex Camber Sands is one of England’s best beaches and you can reach it with just a 40-minute journey down the coast on the train from London. It has plenty to offer families including safe swimming waters, kite-flying, and paddleboarding opportunities. The beach is huge, stretching up to four miles long, but it never feels overcrowded. There are also cafes, pubs, and shops to keep you occupied back on dry land. 2. Botany Bay, Kent If the weather looks like it’ll bring rain instead of sunshine consider a trip to this beach near Broadstairs, Kent. At high tide, the sea meets the cliff-tops at Newcastle Gap creating a sheltered natural swimming pool to play in. 3. Ruislip Lido, West London It’s not necessarily one of the best beaches in the country but worth mentioning because it’s right on your doorstep! The lido is only 6 minutes away from Ruislip station in West London. It has an open-air pool, which is the biggest in Europe. 4. Frensham Beach, Surrey Surrounded by trees and hills, Frensham’s beauty is only enhanced by the fact it’s located on a private estate. You’ll need to pay for car parking as there’s no public transport to the beach. Parking goes on for miles. A beautiful place to spend the day, Frensham Beach is arguably one of Surrey’s finest. 5. Whitstable Beach, Kent Whitstable is nicknamed ‘the jewel of east Kent’ and this award was justified when it was named the […]

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1990’s Fashion: Sports and Heroin Chic

Last Updated on 1st December 2021 Heroin chic is a trend in fashion that is based on sickness, dark circles under the eyes, exhaustion, and other signs of drug use. It originated in the early ‘90s and mainly in the United States, when heroin use became popular in wide circles, due to the decline in its market value. At the same time, most people did not know how to get into rehab without insurance (https://addictionresource.com/drug-rehab/no-insurance/ would have definitely helped them), that is why the rates of deaths from drugs were pretty high. In the ’90s, it wasn’t about body awareness and healthy habits — half of all Americans smoked on a regular basis, the opioid epidemic was at its peak, nobody would go get treatment at rehab by choice.  At this time, a huge number of films on this topic appeared. You definitely watched or heard of such movies as Trainspotting, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Basketball Diaries, and Pulp Fiction, which have become iconic.  So, let’s figure out why after the ‘80s, when Princess Diana and Brooke Shields were style icons, everything changed dramatically and the trend was a slender physique and unkempt. How heroin chic appeared It all started with British photographer Corinne Day, or rather with her photo shooting with Kate Moss called The 3rd Summer of Love. It is important to understand that these photographs glorified the future photo model, giving a powerful impetus to the development of her career.  At that time, Kate was only 15 years old, but that did not stop Day from filming her half-naked with a cigarette in her hands. These photos instantly spread throughout the fashion community, appearing on the covers of many glossy magazines, including The Face. At this time, for the first time, the term Heroin […]

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The Key To Looking Good Starts With Feeling Good!

Last Updated on 2nd March 2022 We often wish each other good health in the hopes of the new year. But, really, what does that mean? Is it just the fact of not being sick? Have you ever taken the time to define what you want for your health? Don’t wait until you’re stressed and anxious to take action. Here are 4 areas in your life that can help you get achieve optimal health next year. Healthy choice 1: Physical activity Physical activity is an important factor in good health. We don’t need to convince you, we’re sure you know it. To make this a habit into your routine, you need to find an activity that works for you and that you enjoy. An important point to remember is that your job is not a form of physical activity. Too often we move so much at work that we don’t feel like going for a walk or training when we get home. Your body needs to be stimulated and to be efficient, your heart rate should increase slightly for a period of time. Healthy Choice 2: Rest The impact of a lack of sleep is often minimized. Our body needs rest to function properly, to defend itself against viruses, repair damaged cells, etc. Our reflexes and our ability to think are also affected by decreased sleep. Take action quickly if you are tired. First, identify the problems related to your fatigue: are you getting a sufficient amount of sleep. Are you getting good quality sleep? Is your fatigue related to too much physical or mental activity? Is this a short-lived problem or has it been present for several days? Is your job putting stress on you that is beyond your ability to handle? Based on your answers, identify one or […]

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11 Mind-Blowing Home Spa Ideas for Complete Pampering

Last Updated on 1st December 2021 Given the context of the pandemic and now the winter coming – brr! cold! – it’s the perfect time to enjoy some complete pampering in your own home. Even if you think this isn’t possible, there are plenty of ways in which you can take care of yourself properly. Not only that but there are some amazing ways you can turn your home into a real (ish) spa and have the time of your life! Below, you’ll learn everything there is to know about turning your personal space into your personal spa! Electric Aroma Diffuser The very first thing that can completely change the atmosphere in your home is an electric aroma diffuser. This doesn’t compare to scented sticks – the aroma diffused by suck a product is much sharper and more pleasant. On top of that, aroma diffusers are also economic – you don’t have to spend a lot of money on essential oil to have a nice smell in your home for the entire day. Scented and Relaxing Bath Bombs Then, one of the main parts of any great spa is the bath or the sauna. You can do both in your home, with a little bit of imagination, and for even more relaxation, you could make great use of Joy’s CBD bath bombs.  As you might already know, CBD comes with great calming effects that can be high-quality one make you feel as if you’re in a spa at a mountain resort. Scented Candles Ensemble Nothing screams a personal day off for relaxation like a set of scented candles ready to make you forget that electricity even exists. Not only that, but they also pair very well with aroma diffusers and the other ideas below. For the scent, it’s recommended to […]

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Is The Vaping Pen Now A Stylish Accessory?

Last Updated on 26th October 2021 Every couple of decades habits and hobbies of people change. While smoking was popular a century ago, today, we consider it a harmful and unlikely habit to have. However, about 20 years ago, there appeared interesting substitutions for usual cigarettes. They come from China and are called e-cigarettes. These days one can see many people vaping here and there no matter whether it is fall, winter, summer, or spring. Vaping Popularity The popularity of vaping devices was formed when people believed that vaping is a healthy alternative to smoking, which turned out to be a misleading statement. The other popular lie about vaping is that it can help one to give up smoking. Many people believe it’s true right now, but science proves that most of those trying to quit smoking with the help of vaping have become dual users, which means now they use both usual and electronic cigarettes. It hasn’t been long since people started paying their attention to the way their vaping device looks. It has always been so, but now one can track it easier. When vape pens were gaining popularity (in about 2005), most people just used the available devices on the market. Later, they were trying to find the best vape pen for e-liquid according to its technical characteristics and quality. With the diversification of vape pens and their types, more and more people got interested in the vaping experience that the device can bring them. Finally, now, when the number of vaping devices is tremendously giant, one also seeks their vape pens to be stylish and complimentary for their outfits. There is no specific fashion on vaping devices yet, but one can expect its extensive development in the future. It is easy to track that the same […]

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7 Challenges of Being an Independent Artist

Last Updated on 7th October 2021 Being an independent artist can be difficult even if it comes with many advantages. Although you get to keep more of your money, you’ll also have more responsibilities. You also won’t have the same resources as a label and might be faced with some roadblocks as a result. This is why you need to know what life is truly like as an independent artist so you can prepare for the challenges that lay ahead. Here are some of the top challenges of being an independent artist. Getting Recognition One of the most difficult parts about being an independent artist is getting people to take you seriously. Trying to book venues as a new artist with not much of a following will be tough and lots of people will turn you down. This is why you will need to start looking for a good booking agent at the beginning and also make sure that you have an act people actually want to pay for. Studio Fees Having to pay for your own studio time can also be very tough. You can end up spending hundreds per hour for studio time in many cases, and this is a lot of money to spend if you’re a new artist. Know, however, that you shouldn’t have to pay that much if you’re just getting started. There are many studios out there that will allow you to get professional quality sound for a reasonable price. Look for self-serve studios that supply equipment and give you easy access. Compare as many studios as you can and don’t hesitate to ask for suggestions and second-hand opinions about any studio you are thinking of booking. You Will Need to Learn the Business Side of Music If you want to have maximum control […]

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Is Homeschooling The Right Choice For Your Family?

Last Updated on 17th August 2021 Due to considerations such as the increased number of students in a classroom, reduced one-on-one teaching time, and other concerns such as bullying in the playground or classroom, homeschooling is becoming increasingly popular in this day and age. Alternatively, you may desire the experience of educating your children personally. It is perfectly possible to homeschool your children whether or not you are a licenced teacher, but it is vital to know that it will not be an easy task. If you’re thinking about homeschooling your kids, keep these things in mind to make sure it’s the right decision for you and your family. Finding a routine may take some time Your child (and you!) will need time to acclimate to this new routine, just as they did in public school, especially if you have taken your children out of public school. This new pattern in your lives will take some time to adjust to, and you may not find your feet until you’ve completed an academic year. It’s vital not to rush these things because you’re all newcomers to something like this! It’s also crucial to remember that everyone learns at their own rate, and even you, as their teacher, are constantly learning new things. Don’t allow a bad day or week derail your plans to homeschool your children. Give it some time and you’ll find your groove and wonder what all the fuss was about! You can enhance their learning experience by learning yourself While most of the curriculum in your child’s early years may be easy for you to comprehend and teach, there’s a lot more to becoming a teacher than simply relaying facts. You can now get a master of early childhood education online which will teach you how you can […]

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Top Self-Care Activities That You Can Try Today

Last Updated on 25th August 2021 Self-care is incredibly important to ensure that you can look after yourself and your mind and that you can keep stress away. However, it can be difficult to get started with self-care, especially if you have a busy schedule. Then, here are some of the top self-care activities that you can try today. Crochet Crafts are known to be excellent options for those that want to start performing self-care activities regularly, and crocheting is one of the best crafts for this. Crochet’s repetitive nature can help you to feel peaceful and relaxed, while the amount of concentration that you need to have on the task at hand can help you to maintain focus and can ensure that all of the negative thoughts that you have had throughout the day float out of your mind. However, many people believe that you need previous crafting skills to succeed at crocheting. This is not the case, though. Then, you should look for tutorials on crochet for beginners, such as LoveCrafts’ crochet step by step guide. Meditation and Yoga When many people think about self-care, they instantly associate this with meditation and yoga. Meditation and yoga were two of the first self-care activities to become popular, and they are still two of the best. Both meditation and yoga can help you to practice deep breathing and relax your body, as well as to tune into yourself and the world around you. This can help you to focus and clear your mind and can allow you to drop all of the thoughts that are troubling you. To start doing meditation or yoga, there are plenty of apps that can take you through the basics, or you can attend a class that will allow you to learn how to do meditation and yoga in […]

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Cinematic Denim: Unforgettable Men’s Fashion Jeans in Films

Last Updated on 20th July 2021 You might get denim inspiration from the catwalk, social media, or fashion magazines. But a lot of us tend to forget that movies have also played a big role in shaping fashion jeans for men. From film sets to the red carpet, Hollywood’s biggest stars have worn designer jeans for men for decades, inevitably making them a coveted trend. Despite being produced as industrial workwear pants, men’s designer jeans are now a universal wardrobe staple for men all over the world. Fortunately, today we can buy men’s fashion jeans in just about every style, fit, and color from small boutique shops to online men’s trendy clothing stores like Differio.  In the mood to switch up your style with some movie inspo? From men’s colored jeans to summer-ready jorts, here are some unforgettable movies with noteworthy denim moments worth rewatching.  Retro Straight-Fit Jeans in Rebel Without A Cause (1955)  James Dean plays one of the most iconic characters in a distinct ensemble that’s gone down in bad-boy history. Playing the role of troubled Jim Stark, his character is best known for wearing a bright red bomber jacket paired with a white t-shirt and men’s fashion jeans with a straight-leg fit. Long before jeggings were invented, men’s designer jeans from the fifties era were generally made from pure denim textiles without any spandex or elastane.  To recreate this retro look, avoid super-stretchy jeans to stay true to the authenticity of the decade. You’ll want to find trendy men’s jeans in medium-wash denim that run straight from the hips to ankles. Don’t forget to finish the outfit by heavily cuffing the ankles.  Rockabilly Tapered Jeans in Grease (1978) Grease was filled with timeless fashion moments from Olivia Newton’s black spandex pants to John Travolta’s edgy leather jacket. […]

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How To Recharge Your Emotional Batteries

Last Updated on 30th June 2021 Have you been working very hard lately? Do you need to have a rest? If that’s the case, you are not the only one. Many of us are working long hours, and as a result, are unable to do anything but eat, take a shower, and go to sleep once the day is done. Fortunately, there are quite a few things out there that you can do to recharge your batteries! Here we share effective ways you can recharge your emotional batteries now… How to recharge yourself… Read a Book Reading is a hobby that has been around for thousands of years, and it has helped the human race develop in many ways. The first thing that reading a good book will do is take your mind off of all the things you have been thinking about throughout the day. Therefore, reading a good book is sure to help you relax and gain energy if you are feeling exhausted. And if you ever feel nostalgic about your favorite books, you can always read Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter quotes instead of going through the whole book again.  2. Get Enough Sleep Today’s life is very rapid and you might be in a constant rush at home and at work. Not only do you need to get enough rest, but you should also sleep well. For an adult, you should get around 8-9 hours of sleep. If it is less, you might wake up tired and very drowsy.  To have a good night’s sleep, make sure your mattress is comfortable, your pillow is new and fits your head, and the sheets are fresh. And, if you are not sure which bed is the most suitable to get a good night’s sleep read the […]

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Your Must-Have Wedding Planning Checklist

Last Updated on 30th June 2021 The amount of work that comes with planning a wedding should never be underestimated. Here, we’re going to take a look at some of the most important things you need to have booked or bought before the big day. Bear in mind, this doesn’t include things like invitations, just the things that are involved in the wedding itself. Venue One of the first things that you want to start thinking about is the overall theme of the day, as well as what kind of level of formality you expect from the proceedings and the guests. One of the best ways to nail this down, early, is to look at the venues on offer. Are you going to have a church wedding, get married in the outdoors, or choose some other kind of venue? You might even decide to go for a destination wedding, but it’s recommended that you give your guests plenty of heads-up if any travel is involved. Reception In some cases, the venue of the wedding and the venue for the reception may be one and the same. However, in many cases, it is not. Matching it to the sense of formality and theme is important, but most of the day is going to take part where you hold the reception, so making sure you get the essentials right, such as numbers, which room you will be in, and so on, is what you should mostly be deciding this on. Caterer Even a small wedding is likely to be the single biggest dinner party you’ve ever hosted. The food is also going to be a big part of what people will remember about the day. For that reason, finding the right caterer should be one of your first priorities. You might choose […]

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Reclaiming The Self: How To Age On Your Own Terms

Last Updated on 17th May 2021 In a world that values youth and beauty over age and experience, it can sometimes be a little difficult for those of us in our golden years to truly embrace ageing and all the wisdom and wonders that come with it. Today, we’re all about learning to love yourself regardless of your age, and feeling empowered enough to make changes to your appearance should you feel the need to. Whether you choose to book yourself in for a facelift or would rather age naturally and with grace, embracing the last 20-30 years of life with as much guts and excitement as we did in our earlier years is something that the self-love doctor definitely prescribes. Read on to find out more! Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff We believe that one of the biggest plus points that only comes to us in our later years is a sense of emotional intelligence that is often missing or nowhere to be found in our youth. Instead of dreading getting older, we encourage you to celebrate the wisdom and knowledge that you have acquired along your journey of life. Furthermore, ageing increases our ability to let go of negative people, situations and reactions, allowing us to deal with such feelings in more productive ways. In a nutshell, ageing gives us the ability to give less of a damn about the small stuff and helps us focus our attention towards what matters the most — health, happiness and family.  Cherishing What Your Body Has Done For You With the media constantly telling us that we simply aren’t good enough, it can be entirely liberating to reject that message in favour of accepting our bodies and all the wonderful things they have done for us. Your body has kept you […]

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Most Common Mistakes Brides Make

Last Updated on 6th May 2021 A wedding is a great event that requires proper planning to be perfect. Saying “I do” is a signal for starting your wedding plans. During this period, there are a lot of decisions that you must make. Some of these may include contacting Pearsons Florist, crafting a budget, selecting a venue, and going through music options. And because most brides have a short period to plan all these things, there’s very little room for errors. What’s worse is that some errors can be very costly. Fortunately, if you understand the mistakes you need to avoid, you can minimize the mistakes and ensure your planning and wedding is perfect.  This article highlights some common mistakes that brides make. 1. Late Planning Because a wedding is a big event, you need to have plenty of time for planning. You may have to plan a few things, like booking a venue a year in advance. The type of venue you select should always come first because it affects major decisions, such as planning an outdoor or indoor event. Rushing plans may affect the wedding dress you select. Most wedding shops require about eighteen months to order and altering a dress. You can indeed buy a wedding dress off the rack. However, this limits your choices. Besides, most off the rack dresses have been tried on by other individuals meaning they may be damaged or dirty. If you have to buy them, you’ll need to get them professionally prepared and cleaned.  You can also wear an heirloom dress because they’re family treasures. However, they also require time to alter. Studies show that last-minute or rushed alterations may be more costly and don’t bring a positive experience. So it’s vital to have enough time to plan for your wedding […]

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How To Make Positive Changes In Your Life Today

Last Updated on 6th April 2021 For many of us, the fact that we are already five months into 2021 may seem startling – especially as we’ve had to spend so much time indoors as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While time has sped by, you may feel as though you’re lacking in direction or that you are simply living the same day over and over again.  Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be that way. There are many small changes that you can embark on now that can have a lasting effect on both your health and happiness.  Here are some ideas to get you started!  Start working out (again) With gyms and fitness centres closed, you may be struggling to find a way to get your fitness back on track. However, there are plenty of workouts that can be completed from the safety and comfort of your own home. Whether this means you join an online class, follow a youtube workout or put together your own routine – there are plenty of options at your fingertips. Furthermore, you can also improve your fitness levels and spend time outdoors by heading out on a daily walk.  Let go of your vices Sometimes, we stand in our own way when it comes to living a healthier, happier life. For example, perhaps we drink too many fizzy drinks or smoke too many cigarettes. You can begin making positive change in your life by identifying your vices and finding a way to cut them down. For example, if you want to quit smoking for good, you could begin the process by transitioning into e-cigarettes or vapes, which typically contain less nicotine.  You don’t even have to leave your home to get them, as you can order online from a vape shop. Give […]

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Boost Productivity While Working From Home

6 Effective Ways To Boost Productivity While Working From Home

Last Updated on 26th February 2021 Since the onset of COVID-19, most people have opted to work from their homes to avoid spreading the virus. Despite it being a good idea as it’s cost-effective and easier to take care of your family, working from home has many shortcomings that can interfere with productivity. For example, being constantly interrupted by family, or noisy neighbours. It takes a hardworking and determined individual to make a significant income while working from the comfort of their homes. Whether you just started working from home recently after the Coronavirus pandemic or you have been doing it for ages, there are certain things you can do to improve your productivity, as discussed below. Have a Designated Working Area You will not hack working from home if you are the type that works from the kitchen, sitting room or the bedroom. These working environments are destructive and cannot allow you to focus and take your work seriously. It’s essential to set up a specific place that will act as your office.  Working in an office-like area will tune your mind and help you concentrate on the tasks at hand. Therefore make the necessary adjustments in your working space. Among the things to look at include the lighting of the room, the working chair, and table, work tools such as pens, notebooks, and laptop, among others.  Another area to look at is your windows’ quality, especially if you are the type that loves working near the window for fresh air and admiration of the outside world. This may indeed be the right way of relaxing and breaking the monotony but remember distraction is a killer of concentration, and you should avoid it at all costs.  Setting up your office adjacent to the window will mean intrusion of your privacy […]

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3 Tips For Living Better With Less

Last Updated on 16th February 2021 We live in an inherently materialistic society. We are constantly being told that we need to buy more stuff and spend more money to fit in. Advertising messages are so prevalent and aggressive on the internet, the television, and even the sides of buses that it’s almost impossible not to fall under their spell. They tell you that this expensive moisturizer will make you more attractive, or that you’ll be missing out if you don’t buy the latest iPhone. But people have lived happily without these gadgets for thousands of years. There’s no reason why you need them in your life, and giving in to the pressure will just result in disappointment. Technology and fashion trends are changing so quickly that by the time you’ve got round to buying something, a newer model will have replaced it. Living your life in thrall to materialism will not make you happier. It just means you spend more time and money chasing something unattainable. Once you come to realize this, you can begin to make the most of your life and learn to find true happiness. To get you started on the path to fulfillment, here are three tips for living better with less.  Spend thriftily You work hard for five days a week to earn your paycheck, and it is yours to spend as you wish. Even if you feel you don’t earn enough, you’re incredibly fortunate to have a stable source of income in your life. Most of it will go on things that are essential for your survival, such as bills, mortgage payments, and food. But the money that’s left offers a world of opportunity. If you spend it all on expensive “stuff” you might feel temporarily happier in the short term, but once […]

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Are you suffering from pandemic burnout?

Last Updated on 16th June 2021 What is pandemic burnout? In a nutshell, it’s the fatigue we feel as a result of Covid19.  Covid-19 has had a huge impact on our lives. Lots of us have been made redundant or furloughed and are suffering from a significant loss of income. Many are juggling working from home while homeschooling kids.  And for the majority, constant lockdowns are a source of extreme loneliness. If that’s not bad enough, one scroll through your fave social media platform and you’re bound to come across a meme shaming you for not creating a masterpiece with all this supposed time on your hands. And, yes, the vaccine offers some light and the end of the tunnel. But, there’s no denying that right now a lot of us are suffering from the stress and anxiety caused by Covid’s effect on our day to day life. Dermatologists are reporting an increase in hair loss sufferers due to the large number of people suffering ‘pandemic anxiety’. As well as an increase in people having trouble sleeping and loss of memory and concentration  If you think you might be suffering from pandemic burnout. Here are some helpful ways to manage your symptoms. Set boundaries Not going to the office means it’s hard to switch off. But we all need time to recharge our batteries. Set a specific start and end time for work and stick to it. Trust us, your to-do list isn’t going anywhere. You can always pick up where you left off the next day.  Stay positive Try to remember that this too shall pass. Recognize that things are far from perfect right now, but that they will get better. Write a list of at least 10 things in your life you’re grateful for right now and read […]

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Stunning Bridgerton Inspired Dresses You’ll Love – and the secret behind the amazing costume design

Last Updated on 8th January 2021 What did we do over the holiday period?  Well, we umm ate loads, drank too much, and wished we’d binge-watched Bridgerton. ‘Cause actually we were kinda late to the party with this one.  We only started watching Bridgerton after seeing so many of our lovely followers tweeting about the show. And oh man are we glad we checked it out ‘cause it really was sooo good.  Produced by ShondaLand and based on Julia Quinn’s romance novels, Bridgerton is centered around the Bridgerton family. In particular the eldest daughter Daphne and her quest to find Prince Charming. It’s pretty much Downton Abbey meets Gossip Girl, complimented with fantastic music, stunning outfits and a huge dose of scandal. And it’s funny too. But best of all it was great to see proper diversity in a period drama.  And yeah, it also didn’t hurt that Duke Hastings was so damn CUTE!  Considering all the rubbish news we’ve had lately, Bridgerton was a welcome escape. We’ve just finished it and honestly, we can’t wait for season two.  But in the meantime, we’re crushing on the outfits and searching for Bridgerton inspired dresses to wear as soon as the weather decides to warm up.  Join us!  First let’s have a look at some of the awesome fashion moments this season had to offer.  Best fashion moments  Set in the Regency era, as you would expect the dresses in Bridgerton are predominantly embroidered empire-waist gowns, with each character sporting a signature colour or print to define their character’s personality. However unlike the fashion in the Regency era, if you notice there’s not a bonnet insight in the drama. And what made the costume design so successful? Rather than drawing inspiration just from the Regency era, costume designer for the show, […]

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Dress to Impress at Home: 5 Ways to Show Off Your Spring Looks

Last Updated on 23rd January 2021 If you’ve been anything like us during quarantine, you probably haven’t worn anything except sweatpants or leggings and your favorite baggy tee. Although we love being comfy while lounging at home just as much as the next person, it’s also nice to remember what it feels like to wear nice clothes and show off your favorite gold chain necklaces or new spring shoes. Try spicing things up one day by finding an excuse to break out some of your new spring looks. Spring Fashion Trends If you’re searching for fashion inspiration, look to the runway and you’ll find a variety of eclectic styles that you can expect to see people sporting this spring. We decided to highlight some of our favorites that stuck out this season to help you pull together a totally unique look. Chunky Jewelry For anyone who is already a fan of flashy but stylish gold chains, this trend will be easy to hop on board with. Many models this season have been rocking chunky necklaces, bracelets, and even earrings. Although we’ve seen this to be popular in women’s fashion, there are plenty of cool gold chains for men that will bring your outfit to the next level. Find a material that matches with your individual style—white or yellow gold or cheaper pieces made from brightly colored plastic or even clay.  The Disco Collar Okay, we’re super excited about this one—the long, flared-out disco collar on men’s shirts and jackets that give us serious John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever vibes. Many designers have been experimenting with this classic 70s and 80s look to bring a little bit of vintage back into our modern style. We highly recommend giving this look a go if you have a special event or a […]

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6 Ways to Make Self-Care More of a Priority in Your Life

Last Updated on 19th March 2021 Chances are you’ve heard the term self-care more times than you can count. And while it sounds great and you’d love to get a moment to actually take part in some much-needed self-care, somehow, time just slips away and before you know it, you’re hearing all about self-care again, having never found the time to actually try it.  Rinse and repeat.  So whether you find it challenging to find the time or always make excuses for “more important things,” here are six ways to make self-care more of a priority in your life so you can feel more centered and calm.  1. Find the Right Self-Care Routine for You The term self-care has recently taken on a meaning of indulgence, filled with costly spa days and time-consuming activities. However, this is not truly the meaning of self-care.  Self-care is actually more about finding an activity you enjoy–not necessarily bubble baths or manicures–that takes care of your mental, emotional or physical health.  If you do love being pampered for a self-care day, you do you. But it’s not necessary and it is worth noting that self-care is different for everyone and can be achieved in countless ways, from slipping into comfy workout leggings and going for a run or calling up an old friend to chat. If you’re not certain what self-care activities and routines can take care of your mental, emotional and physical health, it’s time you find out. Try various activities, such as taking a walk in the woods or creating art or music.  This might take some time and even soul-searching, but once you do find the perfect self-care routine, you’ll grow to appreciate it and make it more of a priority.    2. Keep a List of Your Favorite Self-Care Practices Once […]

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The Best Guide For Pairing Snacks And Wine

Last Updated on 23rd January 2021 Have you thought about throwing a great garden party or even just a cozy indoor evening with your friends? Well, you’re going to need some entertainment like music or a film, a room where you can have some fun without being disturbed, and perhaps most importantly, snacks and alcohol. For a really classy evening, it’s hard to ignore a glass of wine. Smooth, sophisticated, and delicious, wine is the perfect choice for a fun party, but only when it pairs well with the right snacks. To ensure that you’ve got the perfect snacks paired with the right wine, we’ll provide a useful list that’ll help you out when the evening arrives. Red, white, or even Champagne, we’ve got the best suggestions right here. That said, it’s worth keeping in mind that wine can get spilled at a party! If it ends up on clothing, then follow these simple tips to learn how to remove wine stains. Here are some fantastic wine and snack pairings. Cheese For cheddar cheese cubes or even cheese-based chips, it’s never a bad idea to go with Cabernet Sauvignon, as the cheese mixes well with the wine’s blackcurrant flavors. Hummus dip Plain biscuits, pretzels, or even cucumber and carrot sticks are a good addition to any hummus dip, but for the wine? You could go for either Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc (white wines) or Pinot Noir and Chianti (red wines), so the choice is yours based on your wine preference. Nuts As nuts can come in many varieties, it’s not as easy to suggest just one type of wine. Therefore, we suggest to mix almonds and Sauvignon Blanc, peanuts and Chardonnay, walnuts and Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon, and mixed nuts and dried fruit with Chianti. Popcorn While Chardonnay works […]

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Back to the 80s: Organizing a Big House Party

Last Updated on 6th November 2020 There’s no better way to bring people together than by throwing a great house party. Picking a theme can make it even more exciting! The themes that take you back in time never go out of fashion. Numerous cultural and historical references help you come up with creative yet authentic party ideas that will make you relieve (or experience for the first time) the spirit of these times. TV series like Stranger Things brought the 80s to the spotlight. We can clearly see why! It was a truly unique era, with culture-defining music, extreme fashion choices, wild hairstyles, and loud colors. In this article, we’ll give you some tips on how to throw the best 80’s party that will take you and your guests back in time. Without any further ado, let’s jump right into it! Dress Code You can’t have an 80s party without proper clothing! Make sure everyone gets the memo and has some fun dressing up. There are many clothing items that immediately bring back the spirit of the 80s: leg warmers, spandex, rubber bracelets, fingerless gloves, high tops, large sunglasses, and many more! You can also order custom printed t-shirts with gaudy images and large lettering. Still, have no idea what to wear? Get inspired by countless cultural references and iconic celebrity looks.  If you want to make your party even more exciting, consider announcing a contest for the best outfit and divide it into categories to make it more fun. Together with your guests, pick a person with the loudest makeup, the biggest hair, or the funkiest outfit. Music Nothing helped define the 80s more than music. As such, you won’t have a real 80’s theme party without famous bands and music icons from that era. When you are […]

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10 Hipster Travel Tips For Manchester

Last Updated on 28th September 2020 Forget the bright lights of London – for those in the know, Manchester’s buzzing bars, chic cafes and iconic music scene make it Britain’s coolest city by far. Home to The University of Manchester and unofficially christened ‘The Capital of the North’, this proud industrial town punches well above its weight in terms of cultural clout and community spirit. Whether you’re in town for a few days or are lucky enough to have longer to explore, our 10 hipster travel tips will help you make the most of Manchester. Nightclub If you want to glam it up with exotic cocktails, party at Manchester’s Tiki-themed Lola Lo in the Arches at trendy Deansgate Locks. Dress to impress – you’ll be mixing with the beautiful people. Pub When you want authentic ambience, nothing beats an old-fashioned English boozer like The Marble Arch Inn on Rochdale Road. It brews its own beers, serves tasty traditional food and has a rustic brick interior with a sloping floor – all the ingredients for a night to remember.  Football If you’re a sports fan, Manchester boasts two of the world’s best football clubs. And securing a hospitality package at Old Trafford or the Etihad stadium allows you to see Man United or Man City in style – see their official websites for details. Music tours Greater Manchester has produced legendary bands like The Happy Mondays, The Stone Roses, The Smiths, Joy Division and Inspiral Carpets. Take a Manchester Music Tour to witness firsthand the clubs, bars and neighbourhoods that inspired them – check visitmanchester.com to find out more. Vintage clothing If your personal style is a little leftfield, browse Manchester vintage store pop boutique in Oldham Street to find everything from 1920s flapper dresses to 1960s flower-power flares. When you […]

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Timeless Korean Fashion Trends That You Need to Know

Last Updated on 26th August 2020 There is a trend in the fashion world that has been the most innovative and continues to grow bigger and bigger. That trend is the South Korean streetwear fashion that became popular thanks to the obsession with K-Pop music and Korean drama TV series. When it comes to Korean fashion, there is no clear answer to describe it as it constantly changes and creates new styles seemingly every week. It is the perfect type of fashion that allows people to express themselves through their outfits. Korean clothing brands have made it possible for young people to stay fashionable without breaking the bank. They provide a new collection each week that remains affordable for every budget. Top Korean Fashion Trends Here are the top trends that will carry over into every year with its timeless style: Blush colored clothes Blush colors such as pink and purple are often trendy when it is springtime, but recently it has made it very clear that it is here to stay no matter what season it is. Planning a blush outfit will work the best if you try to match your makeup and your hair to a color that has a similar tone to what you’re wearing. The most important rule about this trend is to keep it minimal, as the colors are enough to make a statement. Athletic leisure clothes Athletic leisure has been fashionable in the 90’s and Korean fashion has brought it back. The mix of high waisted jeans with a big sweater that has a popular brand logo on it has beaten every other streetwear fashion trend when it comes to popularity. It is a great trend to follow if you love to be comfortable while remaining fashionable at all times. Oversized top with boots […]

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How to Throw the Ultimate Garden Party

Last Updated on 26th May 2022 This summer will be all about garden parties in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, so homeowners will want to know how to throw the ultimate garden party which will make their events the most glamorous while also helping people to feel safe and comfortable at all times. Here are a few tips for hosting garden parties this summer Fairy Lights It is amazing the difference that fairy lights can have anywhere in the home, but they can look fantastic in the garden hanging from trees and draped across the fence. This can create a whimsical, magical and cosy feel once the sun goes down and help to create the right atmosphere for a garden party. Picnic Area You will want your guests to be able to relax and socialise during your party while also maintaining social distancing. One of the best ways to achieve this is by having picnic areas on the floor complete with blankets, pillows, and throws. This can then be a space for sitting and eating food during the party. Entertainment area Hosting a garden party, you should also think of some games and activities that’ll entertain your guests in case feeling a little bored. Those can be DIY games, board games, and others like mafia or other card games. Many people also choose custom creative inflatables like an obstacle course, tossing or inflatable dart games, and other various interactive games. Decorate with Flowers The garden is going to be an important space this summer and you will want it to look its best whether this is for a party or simply relaxing on a warm summer’s day. Decorating with colourful flowers is an excellent way to do this as it can add colour life and visual appeal to any backyard. […]

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How To Avoid Loneliness & Depression When Working From Home

Last Updated on 30th March 2021 Working from home can be a lonely experience at the best of times, let alone during this current climate. While previously we could’ve taken a stroll to our local coffee shop or arranged a couple of social events to curb that niggling feeling of isolation. Now, well let’s just say in a world where Covid-19 is dictating our every move, things are very different right? But, there are still things we can do to ward off feelings of loneliness and generally just get ourselves in the right frame of mind to tackle the day. Get dressed every morning It goes without saying that getting dressed each morning and even putting on a bit of makeup gives a much-needed confidence boost. Working in your PJ’s while in bed may sound great, but after a while, it does affect your productivity and even worse your mood. Implement a morning routine Whether this involves meditation or writing in a gratitude journal, do something in the morning that’ll calm your mind and spirit. For us, meditation followed by a healthy smoothie never fails to get us feeling energised. Keep your desk tidy Do away with clutter, and tidy up your desk before or after every workday. Disinfecting your keyboard and other surfaces is particularly important during these times. Educate yourself and expand your skills You don’t need to go to college anymore to get an education. There are literally thousands of providers online, offering everything from accelerated nursing programs to courses in cosmetology. Educating yourself helps you focus on something other than your work and also gets you thinking positively about the future again, even when things seem a little gloomy. Take mini-breaks Sitting in front of your laptop all day is definitely a no, no. It’s incredibly […]

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How To Create A Luxurious At Home Spa

Last Updated on 1st April 2020 We’ve experienced a whirlwind of emotions over the past week. We’ve cried, laughed, panicked and laughed some more. To say it’s a crazy time right now is an understatement. But in the spirit of keeping calm and carrying on, this weekend we set up a luxury spa in the comfort of our own home, and indulged in our favourite beauty treatments. It was bliss. It helped calm our anxieties. And it felt bloody good. So good in fact, that we’ve decided it has to be a weekly thing. ‘Self-care Sunday’ is what we’re calling it and we thought we’d share our top tips for creating  an at-home-spa, so you too can get a bit of normality in what is shaping up to be a very strange year indeed.  1. Firstly set the ambiance. Give your bathroom a quick clean and ensure your space smells gorgeous with either a scented candle or essential oils. Don’t forget music. Having some calming tunes playing the background makes a huge difference. [Tweet “Self-care means giving yourself permission to pause. – Cecilia Tran”] 2. Be prepared. Get your spa slippers, towels, bathrobe and products ready. Also decide which order you’ll start your treatments to avoid any mishaps. We like to start with a facial followed up with a face mask which we leave on while we have a body scrub. Once that’s done, we move on with a pedicure, then on to a hand treatment and finish with a manicure. 3. Tidy as you go. Spending your time tidying up after an afternoon or evening of self-care is far from relaxing. Also try not to opt for messy treatments, and keep it as fuss-free as possible. 4. Start with some downtime. Whether it’s your phone, laptop or the t.v, […]

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Top 5 Destinations That Should Be On A Vegan Foodie’s Bucket List

Last Updated on 25th March 2020    As a vegan foodie, you’ll no doubt know all the best local spots to get some cruelty-free grub. But what about tasting delicious vegan delicacies across the globe? Here, Robbie Fowle from travel money experts H&T, shares his top five destinations that should be on your bucket list. The popularity of veganism is rising rapidly, with an estimated 600,000 vegans in the UK (The Vegan Society) and a massive 75,300,000 following the lifestyle globally (Vegan Bits). Whether you’ve recently joined the movement, or you’ve been eating cruelty-free for many years, you’re no doubt always on the lookout for great vegan dishes to try. While you might already know all of the best places to go locally, or even nationally, there are so many countries that you might not have even considered.  Luckily, I’m here to give you a roundup of the best five destinations to go to for delicious vegan food.  Bali, Indonesia If the stunning scenery in Bali hasn’t been enough to convince you to visit already, the food certainly will.  Renowned for its delicious native tropical fruits, including mango, papaya, and pineapples, you won’t be short of refreshing snacks to tuck into whether you’re lounging on the beach, or going island hopping.  Given the amount of fresh food they grow in Bali, you can expect to find plenty of vegan eateries around the island.  Seminyak and Ubud are just two of the great islands that Indonesia has to offer. With açaí and smoothie bowls, as well as vegan pancakes, wraps and cakes being offered at almost all casual eateries, vegans won’t struggle to eat like kings and queens.  I would recommend trying Gado Gado if you get the chance. Heralded as the most popular vegan food on any of the islands, […]

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Our Edit Of The Best Sweatshirts

Last Updated on 1st February 2021 Like the blazer, a quality pair of jeans and the little black dress, the sweatshirt is a crucial part of a capsule wardrobe. It’s comfortable, always on-trend and versatile. Best of all, on the days when you haven’t a clue what to wear, the sweatshirt is always a winner.  Originating in Medieval Europe the sweatshirt has evolved from tunics worn by Monks and hooded sweatshirts created for workers to keep warm in the 1930’s, to sports sweatshirts designed for the US military to train in.  Featured in movies such as Rocky, championed in hip-hop music videos and worn on the fashion catwalks by stunning models, the sweatshirt has been elevated to an iconic piece that we can’t live without.  There are however a couple of misconceptions surrounding the sweatshirt that need to be debunked. The first being that the sweatshirt is solely for skaters and secondly that it’s a loungewear piece only to be worn while in the confines of one’s own home. This couldn’t be farther from the truth.  While there’s nothing better than chilling on the sofa and watching your fave Netflix series in a pair of leggings and a cozy sweatshirt, the rise in athleisure has demanded that the sweatshirt be seen as a versatile piece that’s capable of complementing both casual and smart outfits.  Designers including Burberry, Givenchy, Chloe and many more have created trendy versions of the staple item, so much so that you’d be hard pushed not to find a mainstream spring/summer or autumn/winter collection that doesn’t include the sweatshirt.  Meanwhile street style stars have given us countless ways to style the sweatshirt, such as playing with silhouettes and teaming with wide-leg trousers and a blazer or effortless streetwear pairings, such as joggers and sneakers.  Here we highlight […]

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7 Tips To Help You Look & Feel Your Best At The Gym

Last Updated on 16th May 2021 Chance are this new year, like us, you’ve decided to get fit. But, the truth is, if we don’t feel good, we’re unlikely to even want to workout. Looking the part plays a huge role in whether or not you make it to the gym and give it all you’ve got or decide to curl up on the sofa, watching Netflix with a large glass of wine. Here we offer some straightforward tips to help you stay motivated just by looking and feeling your best. Be comfortable  Your glam bra might look great but we’re willing to bet, its probably not very comfortable. Hit the gym in attractive yet comfy underwear that boosts your self esteem, ensuring you feel at the top of your game. After all, confidence is sexy. Offering the best in functional underwear, online retailer Knix has a great selection of sports bras and leakproof underwear that tick all the right boxes and best of all will make sure you stay sweat free.   Keep it simple Steer clear of heavy make-up that’ll only result in a messy post-workout look. Instead, apply waterproof mascara to enhance the eyes and a little lipgloss. There’s no need for blush, as chances are you’ll have a natural glow and ditch the foundation, it’ll only clog your pores. Instead, let your skin breathe, and opt for as natural a look as possible.  Invest in fab gym wear Avoid going for the safe option of black and consider funky patterned gym wear in bold colours to boost your mood. Consider a trendy pair of sneakers that’ll motivate you to actually want to workout, especially when you’re feeling super lazy, and don’t forget to treat yourself to a brand new gym bag too!  Take Better Care of Your Skin […]

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The Most Extravagant Engagement Rings Ever

Last Updated on 1st December 2019 Sometimes, when presenting a ring that will propel you and your partner into a new life together, you don’t just want to give them a symbol. You want to give then a monument. You want to give them the kind of ring that can be seen from space. Now, you could take a look at Tacori, who knows how to do extravagant very well. But first, take a look at these majestic designs and the hands they have graced. Victoria Beckham “Posh” Beckham has certainly lived up to her nickname. When David proposed, he did so with over ten rings, the most prominent being a 3-carat marquise cut diamond on a yellow gold band with a cost of $85,000 (£60,000).  Beyonce Beyonce’s marriage proposal was a musical powerhouse with Jay-Z proposing with an 18-carat, emerald cut diamond solitaire ring, with a value estimate of $5 million. Mariah Carey Though the wedding may have been called off, that didn’t stop the proposal from being a sparkling one, with James Packer presenting Mariah Carey a 35-carat, emerald cut diamond ring that cost $10 million, standing tall as the most expensive engagement ring in recorded history. Kim Kardashian West Kanye West wanted it to be a celebration to remember for his future bride. And what is more memorable than pulling out a 15-carat cushion cut diamond ring designed by Lorraine Schwartz. It is estimated to have cost between $7 and $8 million. Grace Kelly When the movie star received a marriage proposal from Prince Rainer III of Monaco, she received a 10.47-carat, emerald cut diamond ring made by Cartier, with a price estimate of $4.3 million. The ring can be glimpsed in Kelly’s final theatrical film High Society. Jackie Kennedy The former First Lady received a mighty […]

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How To Declutter And Downsize Your Home Stress-Free

Last Updated on 19th October 2019 Bigger does not always mean better—especially when it comes to property. Of course, having more space seems attractive, but it also costs more. The larger your home the more cleaning and maintenance is also needed. And, it also encourages you to store more stuff. Maybe you’ve still got your kids baby toys stored in the loft? Or, a bag of size zero clothes that you know you’ll never wear again? Or worse unopened packing boxes from when you first moved in? Yep—you know who you are.  To counter the hecticness of modern life, more people are selling their houses and downsizing. And, it’s not just the baby boomers or empty nesters, but people who want to live a life free of stuff and clutter. Instead, they’re choosing to free themselves of the burden of paying a large mortgage and expensive maintenance bills, in exchange for having more money to do things they enjoy. If you’re considering selling your home to downsize but not sure where to start, then read on.  7 tips to help you declutter and downsize your home  1. Work out how much you space you really need Are you a single person or in a couple? How many rooms do you need? Do you need extra space for an office if you work from home? Do you have many visitors so would benefit from an an extra bedroom? Do you have a dog or cat that needs a garden? Could you sacrifice and outdoor space for a larger living area? Weigh up your needs and priorities. This will help you stay focused when home-hunting.   2. Get a tape-measure When looking at new properties make sure you do the following:  Consider the floor plan carefully. Take a tape measure to viewings and […]

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8 Ways to Transition Your Wardrobe from Summer to Autumn

Last Updated on 21st March 2020 If you love fashion as much as us, you probably get utterly giddy at the thought of the changing seasons. Sure, it’s a little stressful trying to figure out how to go from 90 degrees and blistering to a cool 65 (sometimes in the span of a week), but it’s totally worth it when you think about all the fun wardrobe pieces you get to bust out after months of lying dormant. The jackets, the boots, the layers, layers and layers! Take this opportunity to flex your styling muscles and showcase your ability to slay the versatility game. Here are some of our favorite tips for how to do it seamlessly. Create a Year–Round Capsule—Our best piece of advice for creating a versatile year-round wardrobe is this: Build a strong foundation with the goal of making it work for 12 months of the year. The basics include a few pairs of trendy jeans, some leather or suede boots, a few quality T-shirts and a couple of investment-worthy layering staples, like a denim jacket and some wool or cashmere sweaters. When you have a solid bank from which to draw, you won’t be scrambling to pull together season-specific looks when the weather starts to change.  Invest in a Pair of Cropped Jeans—If you haven’t noticed, the denim trend de jure is all cropped, all day, and we are positively living for it, especially since it has a uniquely transitional benefit when season-straddling. We adore this trend because it allows you to create fun summery looks with without the obvious shorts or dresses. Oh, and bonus: Cropped jeans have the cool ability to be laid-back but also highly tailored, so they’re supremely versatile for both sleek office looks and fun weekend getups. Plus, they work well […]

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How The UK’s Summer Festivals Have Changed Over Time

Last Updated on 28th June 2019 Are you a festival veteran or a fledgling fan? Whether you’ve been there right at the front row or watched from your sofa at home, the UK’s music festivals of today offer a very different experience to those held in the 1960s and 70s.  They can certainly set you back more financially, though that didn’t stop nearly 200,000 Glastonbury 2019 tickets selling out in half an hour — at over £250 each.  With transport, food, drink and camping equipment on top of the ticket price, going to a festival can be an expensive business. Looking past the pennies, how else have UK music festivals changed over time?  Capacity   Do you know the feeling of fighting to find your friends in a packed crowd? Increased popularity means an increased number of punters. Glastonbury first drew a crowd of 1,500 and now pulls in closer to 200,000. That’s not to say crowds are at their biggest, however. The Isle of Wight festival was banned in the 1970s after a particularly bumper year, while a mammoth wall was installed at the Glastonbury site in 2002 to keep ticketless chancers from joining the party. Line-ups While many of the UK’s festivals are best known for rock’n’roll, line-up posters from the past decade reflect shifts in musical tastes as more pop and hip-hop acts find their way to the stage. One noteworthy example is Reading and Leeds Festival. The joint-town weekender’s artist announcements have divided opinions in recent years, with some praising the festival for reflecting society’s diversity and others criticising the organisers from moving away from the music that made them.  Sustainability With travel to and from the festival, along with eating, drinking and camping for up to a week, music festivals are bound to have a significant […]

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Bella Hadid Is Red Hot In Versace At Bulgari Event

Last Updated on 21st February 2019 Oozing glitz and glam of the highest proportions, Bella Hadid attended the Bulgari event in Rome at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, in an eye-catching red hot Versace dress. Versace (like Elie Saab) nail evening gowns like no other and this beauty of a dress is no exception. With a corset waist and encrusted Swarovski jewels along the bust, Hadid is possibly our best dressed of the week in this number. The model complimented her outfit with Bulgari jewellery and matching Roger Vivier heels. Other guests at the party included Kitty Spencer, Liam Paynee and Jasmine Saunders. In Italy for Milan Fashion Week, Hadid looked equally as stunning as she walked the runway for Alberta Ferretti. Love, love, love….. [Image]

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Most Fashionable Cities to Visit

Last Updated on 28th January 2019 Fashion is inherently tied to culture and traditions, with certain societies placing more emphasis on fashion throughout their history. As a result there are some cities that can be considered more fashionable than others due to their shopping districts as well as the trends they ooze. While it’s very easy to keep up with the latest trends via influencers on Instagram, and to shop online and hunt for discounts or even try to get the best deal with Zalora, context is still incredibly important in fashion. If you don’t have a point of reference as to why certain styles work or how to combine various pieces of clothing, you’re missing out on a huge part of the industry. Hence why we recommend visiting any one of these wonderful cities where fashion is a way of life. Milan, Italy Was there really any doubt that Milan would be included in this list? This ancient city is home to some of the most recognizable fashion brands in the world and is where many revolutionary trends originated. Fashion Week in Milan is something that is looked forward to be the world since it is where the very best examples of designer concepts are presented. Anyone who considers themselves a fashionista will want to book a flight to this destination at least once. If you want, you can take a look at the latest Klook offers to help you out in this regard. Just because you are heading towards a fashion capital, this doesn’t mean that you need to deal with unnecessary expenses. Paris, France Naturally, what list of most fashionable cities would not have Paris as one of the names included? This historic metropolis is practically synonymous with style and elegance for many people. In fact, there is […]

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Creative Director Of CARAT* London Heidi Thompson Gives Us An Insight Into Her Day-To-Day Life

Last Updated on 29th January 2019 With over 20 global stores, luxury jewellery brand CARAT* London is loved by celebs including Lady Gaga, Emma Willis, Olivia Palermo and many more. Offering gorgeous on-trend statement jewellery, it’s easy to see how the brand has amassed a huge celebrity following. We caught up with CARAT* London’s Creative Director – Heidi Thompson to get to know a little more about the woman who’s had a major impact on elevating the brand, since joining the company in 2007. Married to the founder of CARAT* London, Heidi, currently lives between the UK and Hong Kong, juggling motherhood effortlessly alongside her busy schedule.  What’s your typical morning routine? Every morning I’m woken up by my two girls chatting excitedly and running around the house. It’s the morning rush: get them dressed, breakfast, make sure lunchbags and schoolbags are packed, get them on the schoolbus.  After that, I can actually start my day. Scott and I discuss any urgent points over breakfast. I head to the office and prepare for any outstanding points of discussion and get ready for meetings that will happen later that day or week. Top tips for maintaining a work/life balance? Balancing family and personal life with worklife is the always the ultimate challenge no matter how you put it, and this of course goes for all working mums. Working with my husband, I can’t say we can really separate work from our personal life very easily. However, becoming a mother has definitely helped me manage my time better. My top tips are online grocery delivery and scheduling in at least one night out per week whether its with girlfriends or husband. Most enjoyable and challenging aspect of your job? My favourite part is the adrenaline rush when doing something creative whether it’s in the […]

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Rihanna Covers The September Issue Of British Vogue

Last Updated on 1st August 2018 To put it simply, the September issue of British Vogue is stunning. Featuring Rihanna adorned with a floral headpiece and sporting super-thin eyebrows, the cover marks the first time a black woman has fronted the most coveted September issue in the history of the magazine.  Shot by Nick Knight and styled by editor-in-chief Edward Enninful, the images inside the fashion bible are just as gorgeous. However the talking point seems to be the singer’s eyebrows which were infact the brainchild of Enninful and were beautifully executed by makeup artist Isamaya Ffrench.  On choosing Rihanna for the September cover, Enninful said in his editor’s letter, “I always knew it had to be Rihanna.” He continued, “A fearless music-industry icon and businesswoman, when it comes to that potent mix of fashion and celebrity, nobody does it quite like her.” We couldn’t agree more!

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Rocking The Glam Goth Style

Last Updated on 18th July 2018 The Gothic outfits people are wearing nowadays are quite different from the ones worn in the past. Back in the ‘70s people were looking like vampires when they rocked this style, but now they look like having a unique fashion sense. Nowadays it is something normal people to prefer black, when it comes to clothing articles. The glam gothic style is a little different from the traditional gothic one, because it combines two different styles, the gothic and the glamorous one. People who prefer this style include in their outfits bright colours not only dark hues, and they even combine gothic elements with androgynous ones. The main fashion icons of this style are Marilyn Manson and Dita Von Teese. But they are not the only ones who inspired people to try this style, other celebrities also preferred to     sport unique outfits. Dita Von Teese It is important to start with Dita Von Teese, because she is the fashion icon women around the world still admire, and she is the source of inspiration for millions of women. She is famous for her black curled hair. However the curls are not traditional ones but glam curls, that combined with red lipstick and gothic outfits help her impress everyone wherever she goes. She was and she still is considered one of the sexiest women on Earth, and we think that many years from how she will be seen like one of the most beautiful women of the world, because she seems to not get old, as the years pass. Her glam curls are her trademark, but it does not mean that you cannot achieve the same look. You only need a little practice, quality GHD curlers and some hairspray. Angelina Jolie Angie is also considered one of […]

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Foodie Fun in Niagara Falls: Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss

Last Updated on 4th June 2018 While you might not think of Niagara Falls as a haven for foodies, you’d be surprised at the number of food-focused festivals and special events that take place on both sides of the border throughout the year in addition to the top-notch restaurants that dot the region. Whether you prefer fresh fruit and homestyle classics or farm-to-table dinners set against the rolling hills of a local winery, you’ll find something for every taste when you visit Niagara Falls. In fact, we’re getting close to the summer festival season, so when you’re looking for Niagara Falls hotel deals, try planning your visit around one of these events. Niagara on the Lake Ultimate Foodie Tour While not a festival per se, the Niagara on the Lake Ultimate Foodie Tour is a three-hour food journey that you can enjoy only from April to November each year. When you take this tour, you’ll join a small group on a walking tour of the charming town, stopping to visit some of the best and most innovative restaurants, bakeries, and shops to taste fresh, seasonal dishes and specialties. The tour varies according to season, and typically includes visits to several restaurants as well as wine pairings. The tour is a bargain as well, at about $60 per person. Niagara USA Wine Festival The Niagara region is one of the fastest growing wine producers in the U.S. and Canada, and the nearby town of Lewiston, NY celebrates all things vino with the Niagara USA Wine Festival, being held on July 28-29, 2018. Visitors to this festival can sample wines from more than 15 wineries from around the area, including the regional favorite ice wine, as well as enjoy food from local vendors and farmers markets. The festival also features music and […]

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Everything You’ll Need To Watch The Royal Wedding 2018!

Last Updated on 11th May 2018 The Royal Wedding is fast approaching and we couldn’t be more excited! If like us, you intend on watching Harry and Meghan tie the knot away from the comfort of your sofa (ideally at a street party) you’re going to need certain essentials to celebrate outdoors, stress-free. From a stylish umbrella to a portable charger, avoid getting caught out at the last-minute and ensure you’re fully equipped with the following must-have items. 1. Taking into consideration the unpredictability of the British weather, an umbrella is non-negotiable. But this isn’t just any old brolly. Loved by the Royal Family, Fulton’s Birdcage Umbrella is not only capable of fending off the heaviest of showers but with a transparent dome, coupled with a black trim and handle, it’s super stylish too. Birdcage umbrella available at Fulton Umbrellas. 2. While it’d be lovely to don a pair of sexy heels for the celebrations, the truth is, it’s far from practical. Instead opt for comfy trainers. But we’re not recommending just any old pair of trainers. Ted Baker’s statement making Astrina ruffle trainers are incredibly comfortable and look amazing. With cute ruffles decorating the heel as well as subtle bronze details, they’re smart enough to dress up any outfit. Astrina ruffle detail trousers available at Ted Baker.   3.  It’s no secret that Meghan Markle is a fan of Scottish luxury brand Strathberry. The bride-to-be has been spotted carrying their arm candy on a number of occasions. Pay tribute in your own small way by carrying your essentials in their East/West mini cross body bag, as spotted on Meghan. Due to the Meghan Markle effect it’s been out of stock for a while, but it’s finally back. East/West Mini in bottle green available at Strathberry. 4. With our mobile phone’s performing every possible function from […]

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Beyonce’s Second Coachella Performance Won’t Be Livestreamed

Last Updated on 20th April 2018 Sad news guys, Beyonce’s second performance at Coachella won’t be livestreamed…. We’re still getting over her first performance (which really and truly we felt guilty for watching free of charge as it was pretty spectacular) and were eagerly anticipating this weekend’s show, but alas it’s not meant to be. If you haven’t watched the incredible extravaganza that took place last Saturday, you can do so here. Not only was the singer the first black woman to headline the festival, but she also broke viewing records too. The livestream on YouTube was the most viewed Coachella performance with 498,000 fans tuning in to watch Queen B make history. While the set for the second show will largely stay the same, Jo’Artis Mijo Ratti, one of Beyonce’s backup dancers confirmed to Variety there will be a number of surprises in store saying,“Yeah, we’re switching up a couple things, so there could still be a wow factor”.

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Mariah Carey Opens Up About Her Battle With Bipolar Disorder

Last Updated on 19th April 2018 Mariah Carey has the life many of us only dream of, but as with most celebrities, all we’re exposed to are the glamorous aspects. However of late a number of celebs have begun to open up about their realities. This includes the award-winning singer whom revealed to People Magazine her battle with bipolar disorder. Sharing the cover story with fans on Instagram, Carey captioned the image with the words “I’m grateful to be sharing this part of my journey with you.” First diagnosed in 2001, after being hospitalized for a physical and mental breakdown, she admits being in denial and not wanting to “believe it”. After a difficult period of failed relationships, an E! reality show and career demands, Carey sought treatment for the illness which results in periods of depression and hypomania, and is now undergoing therapy and taking medication for bipolar II disorder. Her revelation comes at a time when society is finally becoming more and more open about mental health struggles and Carey hopes to contribute to the discussion by changing the perception of the disorder. “I’m just in a really good place right now, where I’m comfortable discussing my struggles with bipolar II disorder. I’m hopeful we can get to a place where the stigma is lifted from people going through anything alone. It can be incredibly isolating. It does not have to define you and I refuse to allow it to define me or control me,” she explained.

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Rihanna Is Best Dressed Of The Week In Versace At Milan Fenty Beauty Launch

Last Updated on 19th April 2018 Fact: Rihanna has been killing it lately. From launching a super successful beauty brand to being named the most streamed female artist by Apple Music, the Bajan singer and businesswoman just keeps rising and rising. Another fact: Rihanna pretty much looks good in absolutely anything. Gracing Milan with her fabulousness this week, Rih Rih pulled off a look, the majority of us mere mortals could only imagine wearing. For the launch of Fenty Beauty’s Beach Please collection, Rihanna opted for a strapless leather Versace dress, cinched at the waist with an oversized belt, paired with Tom Ford strapless heels and accessorized with stacked gold bangles. Thoughts?

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Meet Margaret de Heinrich Co-Founder of Global Beauty Brand Omorovicza

Last Updated on 9th May 2018 We’ve previously raved about our love for beauty brand Omorovicza, especially their amazing deep cleaning cleansing mask and gold sugar scrub which have both become firm fixtures in our weekly beauty routine, so naturally we jumped at the chance to interview co-founder of the brand Margaret de Heinrich. Founded in 2006 by Margaret and her husband, Stephen de Heinrich de Omorovicza, the formidable husband and wife team have grown Omorovicza into a successful global company adored by beauty insiders whom can’t get enough of their line of luxury skincare products. Here we get to know more about the woman behind the brand. What’s a typical working day like for you? Typically, I wake up at 5:45am and do meditation and work out, trying to get a bit of clarity before the chaos begins of getting 4 young children up and ready for school.  After drop off, I head to the office and my work day is filled with meetings ranging from new products, distribution, creative, marketing, PR, HR….  At around 4, I leave to pick up the children and then it is homework, and getting them sorted with dinner and bedtime.  I travel a lot for work and there are often lunches or dinner with our clients. Most enjoyable and challenging aspect of your job? I absolutely love building Omorovicza – helping to shape and grow our brand from the ground up is exciting especially the variety of things I get to work on, making every day unique. The challenging aspect of this is trying to balance work and family – as an entrepreneur and mother – there are lots of things pulling on my time and heart. Top tips for maintaining a work/life balance? This is really difficult and I wish more women spoke up honestly about these […]

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On The Run Tour Part 2: Beyonce & Jay Z Set To Go On Tour Again

Last Updated on 19th April 2018 The rumours can finally be put to rest. It’s official. Queen Bey has confirmed that it will be a great summer indeed with an On the Run World Tour Part Two coming very soon. After an extremely successful joint tour in 2014, which sadly didn’t see the couple perform in the UK, this time round fans can see the pair at any of the following UK cities – Cardiff on June 6, Glasgow on June 9, Manchester on June 13 and London on June 15. Touring will continue in Europe for 11 dates and across North America for 21 dates ending on October 2nd. Pre-sale tickets are available to members of the Beyhive and Tidal subscribers on March 14, and on March 23 for everyone else. Oh yeah, and we’ve also got Beyonce performing at Coachella in April to look forward to!

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3 Hairstyles That Let You Take Beauty Risks With A Safety Net

Last Updated on 24th February 2021 With spring nowhere in sight, many of us are trying to find a way to catapult ourselves out of the monotonous winter gloom. If this sounds like you, making a rebellious style change might just be what you need. We’ve always loved risk-takers in fashion, and hairstyles are no exception. That being said, being experimental with your hairstyle carries higher stakes than wearing a daring outfit. You can take clothes off in seconds-hair takes a little longer to fix. Lots of people let their fear of a hair catastrophe prevent them from taking any risks in that area. Thankfully, there are hairstyles out there that make it possible for you to be defiant without having to worry too much about the consequences. For instance, lots of women nowadays are becoming experimental with human hair toppers, one piece hair extensions or any of its style variations. Check out these three hairstyles that will satisfy both your timid and gutsy side. Red Hair Red is widely seen as an audacious color. It’s eye-catching and unforgettable, and infuses energy into even the most drab situations. Despite its boldness, it’s very versatile. Just think about how many celebrities have red hair: Emma Stone has rocked it in many a modern romantic comedy, Christina Hendricks is unforgettable in the 1960s world of the show Mad Men, and it’s a key part of indie musician Florence Welch’s mix of boho and retro style, just to name a few. These beauty role models is inspiring, but it’s also easy to feel intimidated by them. If you’re not a natural redhead and afraid you can’t pull off full-blown copper, remember that it’s okay to ease into it. You could try out red highlights or tint your hair with washable dye first. Schwarzkopf’s hair […]

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What To Do And See With Just 24 hours In Dublin

Last Updated on 3rd November 2017 If you only have a day to explore the wonderful sights Dublin has to offer, worry not. We’ve created a mini guide to give you a helping hand. From the best indoor and outdoor activities, to the city’s significant landmarks, make the most of your 24 hours stay in Ireland’s capital. Optimize your travel time With not many hours to spare, rent a car in advance  for the day rather than using  public transport which can be unreliable at times or taxis which can end up costing a fortune. Pick the car up from the airport and get to the city center in no time. We highly recommend Holiday Autos for their reasonable prices and great service. Visit Trinity College Explore the iconic Trinity College – Ireland’s oldest university. Enter the courtyard and continue to the park and soak in the gorgeous architecture and the buildings beautiful interiors and then go out to Nassau Street to keep exploring the city. Strolling at Stephen Green Park Spend some time with nature at Stephen Green Park. On a sunny day relax on the lawns or go for a walk through the walking trails and enjoy the fountains, sculptures and memorials. Grafton Street Grafton Street, the most famous street in Dublin after O’Connell Street: occasionally stop to admire street artists, and walk down past the street ladies to Dublin Castle. Usually the beautiful courtyard is open to the public. Marveling at the castle Of the castle, built in the 1200’s, there is little left now, but walking through Dublin it’s easy to notice the Record Tower, the only piece still standing. If you don’t have enough time, you can admire the castle from outside. Visit St. Patrick Cathedral Dedicated to the Saint patron of Ireland, St. Patrick’s […]

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