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July 2016



How to Refresh Your Summer Wardrobe

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Looking to spruce up your summer wardrobe? Here are some tips to refresh your summer wardrobe!Do you get the “itch” to refresh your summer wardrobe? Inevitably, I get the shopping bug every summer.

As much as I try to limit my shopping now, I know I’m never going to be one that’s able to successfully complete year-long (or longer) shopping bans. These types of all-or-nothing situations are not good for me. Whenever I try to deny myself of something completely, I end up in a binge and then I’m right back where I started again.

This has been proven by my two attempts at shopping bans, and whenever I try to cut out certain foods in my diet. I’m just not an all-or-nothing person.

Instead, I’ve found that with shopping and with food, it’s best if I allow myself to have the “bad” things in moderation.

That said, I’ve been having intense shopping “cravings” lately and I know it’s because I’ve been pretty darn good about not doing much shopping this year. I have gotten a few things, like some jeans that fit and a couple of shirts for my work from home wardrobe, but I’ve limited my shopping.

When I decided to spruce up my summer wardrobe with a few new pieces of clothing this year, I knew I needed to be careful about how much I spent and how many items I bought.




May 2016



How to Save Money on Beauty Treatments

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brush-791306_640The aging process catches up on all of us eventually, so anything we can do to keep the wrinkles at bay is a good thing. Unfortunately, trips to the beauty salon don’t come cheap and if you regularly splash out on expensive skin and haircare products, they will set you back a small fortune over the course of a month.

One way to keep the costs down is to spend nothing at all and accept that you have wrinkles and your hair is slowly turning grey. However, who on earth wants to do that? The better we look, the better we feel and the more self-confidence we have, which has a knock-on effect on every area of our life. Luckily, it is possible to give Mother Nature a helping hand without breaking the bank – and here’s how.

Coupon Deals

Coupon deals can help you save money on high-end products. Check online regularly for coupon deals and sign up for daily deal websites such as Groupon. Most of the offers won’t be relevant, but there are always some that are worth printing off and using to fund your next purchase.

Loyalty Points

Many beauty salons run loyalty programs. They vary, but a typical example is for every ten treatments, you get one free. The same applies to online retailers. Some offer points for every purchase you make, and when you have accrued enough points, you can spend them on a product of your choice.

Free Samples

Don’t forget to ask for free samples. Next time you visit the local mall, ask for advice on skincare or beauty products. The assistant will likely recommend a few products, so ask for some free samples. Make these last a while and then go back for some more advice and free samples. You should get away with this a few times.

Bargain Beauty Treatments

There are lots of online recipes for facemasks and body scrubs made from natural ingredients such as avocado, oatmeal, sea salt, coconut oil and cucumber. Have a go at making some delicious beauty products. You probably have most of the ingredients already, so it might not cost you anything, and because these treatments are completely free from nasty chemicals, they are good for your skin as well as your purse.

DIY Facials

Instead of booking expensive salon treatments, try a DIY facial at home. DIY facials are easy to do: prepare a basin of hot water and steam your face for ten minutes, using a towel over your head to keep the steam in. Once your skin pores have opened up, use a natural face scrub made from sea salt and avocado. Your skin will feel wonderfully cleansed.

Don’t just accept that the prices you usually pay for beauty products and treatments are the best you are going to get. Shop around to see if another beauty salon has a better deal. If you want something different, such as Juvederm Los Angeles, then contact Your Laser Skin Care to see if they have any special offers on.

Photo courtesy of: kaboompics



March 2016



My Favorite Tips on Dressing for Your Body Shape

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jean-200042_640It is important to know your body shape in order to style yourself correctly and choose garments that are most complimentary to your form. However, just because a particular garment is not right for your shape does not mean you cannot achieve a similar look with an outfit that is right for you. Here are some tips for choosing garments that work best with your shape.


Those who are pear shaped have a lower body fat is wider than their upper body. Pear shaped body types had wide hips, round bottoms, well-defined waists and flat stomachs. Pear shapes look best in outfits that make them look more proportional without hiding their womanly curves. So for example, pear shapes should avoid wearing a bodycon or bandage dresses by themselves, but when paired with a blazer that falls at their waist, it creates the illusion that your shoulders are proportional to your hips. Similarly, pear-shapes should not wear shirt dresses alone, but pair them with wide belts to accentuate their slim waists. Also, rather than wearing a form-fitting top with an A-line skirt try wearing it with a flouncy or ruffled top.  Pear shapes should also pair these looks with pointy-toed heels to elongate their legs.  Must-have garments for pear shaped women are maxi dresses, peplum tops and wide-legged pants.

Round/Apple shaped

Apple shaped bodies should accentuate their legs and wear outfits that elongate their torsos and create the illusion of having a slimmer waist. For example, pairing short flowing skirts with V-neck tops shows off your best features. Wearing a belt across the smallest part of your waist creates the look of a defined waistline.  Other clothing items that look best on apple shaped are flare jean, baby doll and wrap dresses. Pair with a high-heeled platform to draw attention to your legs.


Hourglass shapes have shoulders in similar proportion to their hips with tiny waists and curvaceous figures.  Hourglass shapes should wear outfits the showcase their curves and slim waists. For example, form fitting bodycon and peplum dresses enhance your hourglass shape.  Other garments that flatter an hourglass shape are skinny jeans, fitted tees and scoop neck tops. Pair with strappy heels to elongate and slim the look of your legs.

Wedge shaped

Wedge shapes have wide shoulders and broad chests with narrow waists and hips. Wedge shapes should wear garments that accent their legs and waistline while softening your upper body.  For example, dressed in a button-down shirt tucked into a high-waisted skirt or pant creates a more harmonious look. Other key fashion pieces for wedge shapes are full-length skirts, structured tops and pencil skirts. Pair with High heeled wedges to give your legs’ definition.

And one place to find tons of amazing outfits and save money on things that are just right for your shape is to visit



March 2016



Don’t Throw Out Your Money on Thе Worst Teeth Whitening Products

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girl-102829_640Teeth аrе thе firѕt thing thаt mоѕt people uѕuаllу notice on a person. Hаving a nice set оf white teeth will make уоu lооk younger, more attractive, аnd mоrе appealing overall. It аlѕо boosts confidence, еѕресiаllу whеn facing a crowd оr audience. A bright white smile iѕ nесеѕѕаrу аnd саn bе оf great benefit. It саn hеlр уоu in mаnу areas, likе gоing fоr a nеw job, making reports, аnd dealing with public assemblies. A beautiful smile with perfect white teeth саn dеfinitеlу capture thе heart оf mаnу people.

However, achieving thаt perfect smile саn bе tricky sometimes. Althоugh thеrе аrе mаnу methods аnd treatments thаt саn work, you should ѕtill take several things into consideration. Fоr a perfect smile аnd perfect white teeth, уоu nееd tо hаvе the right whitening product. Nowadays, mаnу products promise good results but fail to deliver. Thеѕе products аrе commonly sold with assurances frоm thе manufacturer thаt it саn brighten uр teeth, but they dо nоt асtuаllу deliver good results. Aѕ a consumer, уоu nееd tо identify аnd avoid thеѕе products tо prevent уоu frоm spending lots оf money on nothing.

One wау tо evaluate teeth whitening products iѕ bу lооking аt reviews. If a product dоеѕ nоt post good results, mоѕt people will givе negative feedback. Thiѕ feedback is commonly ѕееn оn thе internet. Thеrе аrе thousands оf websites tо choose frоm – аll уоu nееd to do iѕ log on. Yоu саn uѕе thiѕ feedback tо knоw if a product iѕ good fоr whitening teeth оr not.

Mоѕt reputable teeth whitening products аrе recommended bу dentists аnd оthеr agencies. Check Chicago Teeth Whitening for the top recommended teeth whitening products and treatments. If a whitening product iѕ nоt recommended, thеrе аrе chances thаt it dоеѕ nоt whiten teeth well. By the same token, products thаt аrе highly recommended саn assure people оf whitening thеir teeth. Lооking аt thе price оf products iѕ аlѕо necessary. Mostly, products thаt саn trulу whiten thе teeth аrе a bit costly, but guarantee уоu great results.

Teeth whitening products аrе thе bеѕt wау tо whiten uр teeth. It iѕ lеѕѕ expensive but mоrе effective compared tо expensive treatments, surgeries, аnd cosmetics. However, аlwауѕ bear in mind thаt thеrе аrе ѕоmе products, whiсh аrе nоt effective. Alwауѕ lооk fоr reputable аnd reliable teeth-whitening products tо avoid wasting large amounts оf money.



January 2016



How to Save Money When Shopping Online

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As much as I love shopping in an actual store, between work and life, it can sometimes be difficult to carve out the time to do that.

Queue online shopping, it truly is a wonderful thing. It doesn’t matter what time of day it is, what it’s like outside, or more importantly, if you’re in your pajamas, you can literally shop anytime and anywhere.

Furthermore, depending on the store, sometimes the prices online are lower than they would be in store. Still, even if this is the case, you may not be saving as much as you could. Follow these four tips and learn how to save even more when shopping online.