Category: General Lifestyle

Summer Gift Ideas For Your Special Someone

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Finding the perfect gift for the special man in your life is quite challenging at times because the choices for men are more limited compared to women. But you don’t have to despair. Think of your boyfriend/husband’s personality and his interests and whether he would want something romantic or something unique. It should also fit your budget. It doesn’t have to be expensive. Remember, it’s the thought that counts.

If his birthday/special day happens during summer, there’re a couple of gifts that you can give to complement the season. Since it’s hot, comfortable men’s T-shirts are the usual tops. You can get him statement shirts or perhaps colorful shirts that will surely brighten up his day. There’re also casual shorts that he can wear both in the beach and when strolling at the mall. If he needs some fresh kicks, there’re fashionable sneakers that’re preppy and cool and would look great with jeans or white summer pants. You can also give him sandals or colorful flip flops. Since it’s hot, he definitely shouldn’t leave home without sunglasses. You can give him aviator sunnies or wayfarers, something that would go well with the shape of his face.

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With all these gift ideas, you probably wonder where you can find all of them in one place. Look no further and start shopping at House of Fraser. In business since 1849, their goal is to provide customers with the best clothes and accessories for both men and women as well as Homeware collections. They have really cool men’s accessories such as wallets, bags, umbrellas, socks, hats and caps, gloves, scarves, belts, watches, cufflinks, and mobile phone and tablet cases. House of Fraser now delivers to over 150 countries with its first international store opening in 2013 in Abu Dhabi’s World Trade Center Mall. Look for items by shopping by department or shopping by brand.

Botox Treatment

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I remembered hearing about Botox treatment and at that time I thought that only celebrities or those whose career depended on their appearance go for this type of treatment. As we all know, celebrities have to maintain their looks and they will go through all means to be able to stay young and beautiful to be in great demand.

Let me share what I have learned about Botox from what I have read from this website called Medical Departures. It says that Botox when injected into the muscles, it paralyses the muscles rather than poisons the muscles. The relaxing effect on the muscles makes people look much younger and Botox has been successfully used in the treatment of medical conditions e.g. migraines, muscle spasms, squints and excessive sweating.

What got me reading about Botox all of a sudden? It all started when I met an aunt at a large family gathering at my great uncle’s birthday celebration.  She is in her mid-sixties but she didn’t look one little bit her age. In fact, I would say that she looks more like in her forties. There is not a wrinkle on her face. I have not seen her for more than twenty years and yet she still look exactly the same as when I last saw her.

It was almost towards the end of the celebration when we were all enjoying the birthday cake, the secret was unveiled. Her youthful look has been maintained by a treatment called dermal filler treatment. Since she travels abroad regularly for her holidays, she takes advantage of her oversea trips to have the treatment done at the same time.

What is dermal filler treatment? Dermal filler treatment helps to replace fat and collagen loss in our skin, which happens to us all as we age. This loss in volume causes the skin to sag, and to form lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers can help to improve lines and wrinkles and helps give the face a youthful look. And to cut the story short, this was how I was led to Medical Departures and started reading about Botox and Dermal Filler treatment.

Some Things To Remember When Wearing a Suit

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A suit is one of the most important outfit for a man so it’s a must to take note of some tips when wearing a suit or when buying one. The fitting should always be on point or it should fit like a glove. A good way to check is to slip a hand between the chest and button jacket. It’s too big if the gap is too much. The blazer should be just long enough to cover the hips and front zip and the length of the sleeves should be such that the shirt sleeves are exposed about half an inch. Look for a jacket where the line from the shoulder to the sleeve is as smooth and uniform as possible with no puckering. Furthermore, the collar should lay flat without puckering and should be a little stiff. If one is wearing a tie, the collar of the dress shirt should be long enough to hide below the lapels, otherwise, the collar can be small.

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Noose and Monkey has a wide collection of beautifully designed and perfectly tailored suits waiting to be discovered by the modern and fashion forward man. This online store’s idea is to focus on the two sides of every man and to play with twisting those sides. Aside from suits, they also have items like jackets and coats, trousers, shirts, waistcoats, accessories, and even prom wear. Noose and Monkey provides many UK services and express worldwie service via UKMail and DHL. If customers from the UK buy over 150 pounds, shipping is free. On the other hand, international buyers get free shipping when items bought are over 200 pounds.

Love my new Tory Burch Sandals

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I admit, I really cant contain the happiness inside me as I received these lovely gifts from my brother this morning. Yes! they just were a present given my beloved brother who used to work from the brand, Actually he is a brand ambassador hence he’s getting these lovies for free or in exchange for review which I truly appreciate because he doesn’t have anyone in mind to give out these hence it ended up having them on my hands.. ahha

Tory Burch is my top brand when it comes to my fashion and as you were my follower on my other site you might probably sees some of me wearing this brand more often where for the accessories or for the full outfit because the brand really has these pieces that really speaks to my style and at the same time they were too comfortable wearing their each pieces, though pricing are quite expensive to have but I must say it does worth to have as it lasted in some good years unlike those un-brands finds where just might last for at least some months, though.

Beauty Embraced: The Many Hang-Ups Women Have About Their Body And Why You Should Embrace Them

For women, many of us will find that we have certain hang-ups about our bodies. Some of them will be similar to others. Many of them unique to ourselves. But the core matter is that we all have the hangups. Why is that? I think it is because we live in a world where beauty dominates the magazine covers. You find many celebrities today have been airbrushed to look perfect. We can all look at those fake pictures and think about how beautiful they are. How perfect their skin looks, how toned their bodies are. It can then make us feel inadequate. Where we look at our own bodies and wonder why our skin doesn’t look that perfect. Why do our bodies look flabby and not toned?

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The truth be told, those women on the front of the magazines, albeit naturally beautiful. All wake up with bed hair, bad skin, and morning breath. We are all human after all, and that the fundamental fact. But, this doesn’t help with our body hang ups I hear you say. While that is true, I thought now would be a great time to explore some of the most common ones. We can look into them in more detail and figure out why they cause us confidence issues and what we can do to feel better about them. So without further ado here is some of the most common body hang ups women have today.

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Breast issues

Our breasts are complicated things. Although they shouldn’t be, for many women we can all have a different hang up. Some may worry that their breasts are too large. This can cause them back ache and to feel uncomfortable wearing certain clothes. Some women may worry about their breasts being too small, and again worry about how they look to others. Some women have issues with one breast being bigger than the other. This might worry you, but honestly, it is more common than you realise.

The thing that you have to remember is that breasts don’t have to be a certain size to make you look, and feel more womanly. Sure you may have an idea in your mind on how you should look but we all come in different shapes and sizes. You are unique to you, and that goes for your breast size. While of course there are extreme measures you can take for getting the perfect breats, in the way of cosmetic surgery. You could also try other remedies to get your desired look. Breast enlargement creams are becoming more popular in the beauty world. You may ask yourself Does Naturaful work? The answer is that you won’t know unless you give it a try. If you are more conscious about reducing the size, then exercise and diet can play great parts in this. Sometimes having a better diet and reducing fatty substances can help you lose weight. Breasts can get bigger because you put weight on initially. The best thing anyone can do is become more comfortable in their own skin, be happy with your unique body.

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How our skin looks

Women can suffer from skin problems way beyond the adolescent spots you get in your teens. Some women can struggle with acne into their adult years. Some women may also suffer with issues of skin tone and general dry or oily problems that can appear over time. First thing in the morning no one looks flawless. No matter what you want to believe. The best thing you can do if you are unhappy with the condition of your skin is taking a look at your skincare routine. Sometimes your skin can grow used to the products you are using. Especially if you are loyal to a brand. So try and change things up a little if you can. Perhaps you may want to consider a different morning routine to what you do at night.

Another way you can help your skin is by increasing the amount of water you drink. Water is nature’s natural detox and has many benefits. It flushes your body of bad toxins which can have a negative effect on how your skin looks. However, if you are struggling with spots and this more serious than the odd one here and then, then please visit your local doctor. They can prescribe medicated skin treatments which can improve the way your skin looks. You will start to grow in confidence once more.

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Toned figure

We all want to look good in our activewear, right? But a toned figure doesn’t just come to you, unfortunately. You do, I’m afraid, have to work for it. But it isn’t all bad news. Exercising can be a lot of fun, and it doesn’t mean you have to spend every night in the gym. A toned body can be achieved just by becoming more active. This means that by choosing to walk to places instead of driving can be the best change you make. You can track how active you are by using your smartphone. There are plenty of apps that will do this. Or you could invest in something you wear on your wrist like a Fitbit or Apple watch. Both will acknowledge your activity and help you keep on track.

If you are serious about working on problem areas then enlisting the help of a personal trainer might be beneficial. They can advise you on the best exercises to take to achieve your end goals. Another great toning method is to take up exercises like yoga. It’s not only great for the mind but also fantastic for your body.

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Stomach worries

Most women will probably tell you that their biggest hangup will be the stomach area. For many different reasons. Some women will have had children who will have made a lasting impression on their body. Others may have lost weight too fast and find their stomach hasn’t shrunk back as much as it should have. For whatever reason it may be your stomach might be one of the hardest things to overcome. But a lot of how you think is to do with your mind. Exercise techniques will be able to help overcome some of the stomach issues. Of course, you could consider a more permanent thing in the way of surgery. All of which should be researched and taken into consideration.

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How can our lifestyle help?

For many women, our hang ups can be sorted through changing your lifestyle. This means your diet, what you drink, and how you move. Most mantras will tell you that if you put the right things into your body as fuel. If you are active and move about, and if you feel healthy in the mind, then you are on the right track.

This might mean looking at your whole life and trying to make positive changes to help you overcome your body hang ups. The first places you can start is your diet. Do you eat a healthy balanced diet? For many of us sometimes those sweet treats and comforting carbohydrates are too much of a temptation to pass up. While you should never deny yourself anything, you should always have those things in moderation. A healthy diet will include a good dose of protein, healthy carbohydrates, and lots of fruit and vegetables.

As mentioned earlier on, increasing your water intake can have a healthy benefit and help overcome some of your body hang ups. But that’s not all it can do. Increasing how much water you drink can also have a lasting positive effect on your mood, how you sleep and also your energy levels. Meaning getting more active is much easier. Try and cut down pr avoid drinking too much alcohol and caffeine.

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Don’t forget to work on your mindset

Finally, a lot of how we feel is to do with our mindset. Feeling negative and having thought of a negative kind means we are more likely to point out problems we have with ourselves. This means we are more likely to look at our tummy area and be upset, or think our skin tone isn’t what it should be. This is the easiest thing you can overcome, and you will find that all of your worries, or most of them, will disappear with the negativity. It’s more about thinking positively and turning anything negative into a positive thought. You can also start by being grateful. Having a gratitude diary is a great way to be more aware of your thought process throughout the day. Taking time in the morning and the evening to be grateful for what you do have.

In the grand scheme of things body hang ups can affect our lives and confidence, but you have to focus on what you do have. You may have your health, a beautiful relationship, and amazing family. Those are all things to be celebrated.

I hope this has helped you overcome some of the most common body hang ups. You should embrace the body you have and be proud of what you have achieved.

The Stars Who Looked Utterly Cool with Ray-Bans On

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Ray-Bans have been around for a number of decades. In that time they have been worn by many of the world’s most high profile stars.

From movie stars to singers and even Presidents, the appeal of these sunglasses has won over many admirers over the years.

James Dean

One of the very first stars to look great with Ray-Bans on was also one of the first. James Dean became an icon when he appeared in Rebel Without a Cause wearing Ray-Ban Wayfarers.

This powerful endorsement of the brand is credited as being one of the reasons why it became so sought after in the early days. Dean looked amazing with his Ray-Bans on and suddenly everyone else wanted to copy his style and his attitude.

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Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe is another huge star who decided that wearing Ray-Ban Sunglasses was an incredibly cool thing to do. In fact, you may have seen her image used in the 75th anniversary celebrations of this world famous brand.

Her use of these glasses helped their appeal to reach out to more people, as she was one of the world’s most photographed people at the time. If James Dean added a coolness factor to Ray-Bans then Marilyn made them glamorous and sexy when she put them on.

Bob Dylan

Dylan helped to add mystique and edginess to the sunglasses brands when he put them on.
The singer songwriter went through a phase in which he was rarely seen in public without his tinted glasses on.

They provided the perfect counterpoint to his tousled mop of hair and he looked every inch the mysterious, bohemian poet with them on.

John F.Kennedy

Even US Presidents wanted in on the act of looking cool with Ray-Ban sunglasses on. In the case of JFK, he would often put on a pair of Wayfarers when he was out relaxing at the weekend.

This helped to add to his youthful, film star look, of course. Few political leaders have looked as good as JFK did with sunglasses on.

John Lennon

Another of the world’s biggest stars to have worn Ray-Ban glasses with style was John Lennon.  The ex-Beatle apparently had very bad eyesight and often chose to wear Ray-Ban glasses with prescription lenses to stay looking cool while being able to see clearly at the same time.

Lennon definitely helped add a degree of hipness and modernity to the brand at a time when it needed to update its image and face up to modern rivals and changing tastes.

John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd

Perhaps the most amazing use of sunglasses in the history of cinema came in the Blues Brothers. John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and the rest were almost unbearably cool when they slipped on their Ray-Bans.

The music is this weird yet massively successful movie was memorable but many people remember the dudes with the suits and the shades even more than the tunes. The impact of their style is still remembered too and probably still plays a part in helping people to decide that the time is right to slip on some sunglasses.

Tom Cruise

If you can remember Tom Cruise in Risky Business then there is a fair chance that it is with a spectacular pair of Ray-Bans perched on his nose. This ushered in a new era for the sunglass maker, as it used product placement in movies to boost its image.

Cruise then made an even bigger impression with his Ray-Bans on Top Gun. This movie was an especially good place for the manufacturer to show off their wares, as the original use of Ray-Bans was for use by pilots who needed their eyes protected from the sun at high altitudes. Later on, he would wear them in his Mission Impossible movies as well.

Madonna

The movie Desperately Seeking Susan might not have been a huge success, but it let us see how good Madonna looked wearing a pair of stylish Ray-Bans. The singer’s attempt at becoming an actress didn’t work out but her style in the movie worked wonders for the sunglasses brand.

Madonna also took to wearing the shades when she was off-screen as well. In fact, they were soon to become a big part of her image and something that millions of women all round the world wanted to copy.

The Reservoir Dogs Characters

Kitting out the entire group of criminals in Reservoir Dogs with Ray-Bans was a masterstroke from Quentin Tarantino. The director made a massive impact with this film and the style of the actors had a lot to do with it.

Tarantino was even awarded a Ray-Ban Visionary Award for the style with which he pulled off this movie.

Enjoying the Beach

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For those folks who haven’t know it yet, that I am a Filipino and I grown up in the white sand in the bunch of islands of the country that surrounds with beautiful beaches hence I truly find at ease as I am in the beach. That’s why when Ive heard that family is planning to go on beach for our summer family outing my excites cannot me pay off as I misses much to have swim at the beach, so what I did when I learned this little excursion will happened in the weekend, I immediately went out for a shopping which got me a rash guard for top and a nicely mini shorts to complete my summery outfit. Of course hat wont me abolish on my summer outfit list.

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We all drove in San Diego just to have our does of vita-sea and I must say, this beach is quite okay but yet I must say our beaches in the Philippines is indeed incomparable among all the beaches around the world, you can see some of the beaches we went on my travel category for you to see yourself on how lovely the Philippines was.

Missed Philippines that much

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While I was browsing my phone’s library photo album, I just got bumped to this photo were taken last year in the Philippines, when the time me and my husband got a 3 weeks vacation leaves from work. I was so thrilled and excited that moment as I got to see my family members up close, hug them much and show off on how much I truly loves them and misses them, too bad 3 weeks vacation was really that short for us but I hope we got an off again these coming months ahead hence we can consider visiting out homeland again.

Last year, I lose wights drastically as I am quite stressed at wok but right now as I used myself to the environment and I got some peers to talk to my working experiences are makes me excites each day and I appreciate it now working at the casino. To tell you honestly, I runs out of words to tell now as I dont know what to say already but I think I should post up some of my work’s peers photos here for you to see on how fun they’re and on how care there was to me, as for now am conceiving my lil princess.

Ways To Save Money In The Month Before A Big Vacation

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If you have a big vacation or holiday coming up in a few weeks time, you might want to tighten your belt. It could be that the trip has taken away a chunk of your savings, or that you want to save the majority of your money for when you’re there! Whatever the reason, this isn’t uncommon. However, the weeks leading up a vacation can actually throw up some big expenses. You’ll need to source the correct clothing, and find the correct sun protection. You also don’t want to have a totally miserable time before you go, without any treats at all.

So with this in mind, let’s look at a few ways you can save money in the month before a big vacation!

Base your treats around the holiday

Instead of spending money on meals out or cinema tickets in the lead up to your big vacation, stay at home. There, do activities based around your vacation. If you’re headed to Japan, stay at home and try making Sushi! If you’re going to New Zealand, watch a Lord of The Rings film and marvel at the scenery. All three movies were shot entirely in the country! Marvel at the mountains, we mean… not to Orks! Or just snuggle up on the sofa and read a local guide book. These things will get you even more excited for your vacation, and you’re not spending money on expensive activities either.

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Buy clothing carefully

If you’d have had many months before your vacation, it would be wise to start picking up bits you need well in advance. Buying summer ideas in the winter are much cheaper, for example. However, if you only have a month to go, you’ll have to be even savvier. Search the internet for coupons and vouchers, like Pacsun coupons. This allows you to save money on things you actually want!

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Buy multipack sun lotion

If you are going to a hot or warm country, you will need to protect your skin. It is often the case that multi-packs of sun lotion are cheaper that buying the same amount individual. Also, don’t think that price means quality. As long as it has a high enough factor and both UVA and UVB protection properties, it will do the same job. Don’t be tricked by clever branding or shiny packaging! It may be the same product inside the bottle!

Wait to book your excursion

In some cases, booking excursions and activities for your holiday can be more expensive if done from home. The agency or company may be acting as middlemen between you and the actual people who run the activity. This means that price will be higher, as the middle men have to take a cut for themselves. Instead, it could be really wise to wait until you arrive at your destination to book. Of course, you run the risk of the prices being the same, or what you want to do being fully-booked. But if you’re feeling brave, it could really pay off financially.

What Kind of Holiday Can Your Car Help You to Have?

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Choosing what kind of holiday to take should be great fun, but often it turns out to be far more stressful then it need be.

The good news is that by getting away in your car you can vastly increase your possibilities of having an unforgettable trip. What type of holiday will you take in your vehicle?

A Driving Holiday

You might think that any type of holiday you take in your car is a driving holiday. However, in this context we are looking at those trips where driving takes up a lot of the time.

This could mean driving to a faraway destination with a few brief stops along the way or it could mean the sort of adventure on the open road where you split the time between a few different places before heading home.

There are also a couple of different ways of arranging this sort of driving holiday. One approach is to plan it all very tightly, in order to make sure that you go to all of the places you want go to.

Alternatively, you could sort of go with the flow and just make up your plan as you go. This is a more exhilarating prospect for a lot of drivers but might not be right for everyone, especially those who are on a short break from work and need to get back on time.

A Family Holiday

Arranging family holidays can be extremely stressful. If you are thinking of flying away then concerns about taking away enough luggage and keeping the kids entertained on the flight can really start to prey on your mind.

The great thing about getting away in your car is that you can put down something like a Hatchbag car boot protector and then pile in a lot of luggage. This means that you can forget all about airline luggage allowances and having to carry all the stuff to the bus or train.

It is likely that the younger members of the family will also love getting away like this. A car trip is far more exciting to most kids than any other sort of transport.

You can play games together, they can sleep in the back and you can basically relax and treat it all like a big adventure. If your children aren’t used to spending a lot of time in the car then you might want to take them out for a spin a few times beforehand, to make feel comfortable.

In this way, you could even take away the family dog on holiday. With the help of a BMW boot liner you can make the boot a place where they can sit comfortably without making a mess.

You can also stop to eat, to go to the bathroom or just for the kids to stretch their legs if they are getting bored.

A Romantic Break

Is there anything more romantic than heading off into the sunset together on a road trip? This way of getting away lets you spend a lot of quality time together right from the word go.

Rather than getting stressed out in airports or on buses, you can relax together for the whole trip. Just stick on some great music, settle back and enjoy the feeling of being together without any cares in the world.

This is a fine way of getting away to quiet, secluded spots that might be far away from airports and bus routes. There is no need to go where everyone else goes if all you want to do is spend some time together.

Driving away for your romantic break also gives you the enticing possibility of stopping along the way if you spot somewhere interesting you both want to explore.

A Stress-Free Trip

Finally, the most important thing for any sort of holiday is to avoid stress as much as you can. We get away on a break in order to unwind and recharge our batteries but how often do you find that you arrive to your destination more stressed than before?

Airports and big train stations are very stressful places. Part of the problem is that you are reliant upon other people’s schedules rather than your own.

Instead of standing there nervously watching the departures board and counting down the minutes you can take it easy in your car all the way. This is the best way of taking advantage of every single minute of the holiday.

If you want to choose the kind of holiday that you love from start to finish then get behind the wheel and hit the open road next time.