Thursday, December 27, 2012

DIY Crystal Necklace

I've been seeing lots of nice chunky necklaces these days and they are awesome accessories to wear if you want your wardrobe to have some sparkle or an instant lift. There are lots of necklaces available at many stores and they even have different types to suit the neckline of the blouse or shirt that you are wearing.

If you feel like being creative today, you can make your own easy DIY crystal necklace especially if you already have some tools that you will need. I have tried making some bracelets and necklaces before using various crystals and beads so this DIY tutorial will be easy for me and I'm sure for you all. I found this at POLYVORE and it's worth sharing. I know a lot of women are into accessories and into craft so making your own will make it more personalized. You can even give these as gifts to your girl friends.

DIY: Crystal Necklace



Materials needed:
wire cutters and pliers
chain
crystals (with holes),
eye pins (one per crystal)
clasp.

First, cut the chain to your desired length and attach a clasp to the end using pliers. Lay out the chain and figure out where you'll attach the crystals. Next, loop an eye pin through the hole in the top of the crystal and wrap and secure the pin through the chain. Do this last step for each of the crystals.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Online Shopping Helps You to Lay Your Hands upon the Best Technical Gadgets for Your Loved Ones

Are you more than interested to find the best technical gadgets that suit your requirement in an apt way? Well! If that is the real case, then there is no better alternative than opting for online shopping. Online shopping is surely the best way that can help you to explore the world of the real possibilities of all gift items including technical gadgets. The internet is a powerful tool that helps us to spot the best deals in an apt manner.

Consider Online Purchase of Laptops
The fact that one can surf the internet while travelling is one of the prime reasons as to, why most individuals are considering laptops as the best technical gadgets. However, most individuals remain skeptical about the fact as to whether buying laptops online is a safe option? The fact that you can seek advantage of convenience, price evaluation, product reviews and discount coupons is the prime reason as to why purchasing laptops online is the best option.

Online Shopping Presents with a Wider Range
There can be little doubt about the fact that laptop is the best personal secretary of any individual. The laptop is surely the best technical gadget with the help of which you can store important files and schedules too. By performing an online purchase of laptops, you can lay your hands on a wider range of choices. You can gain access to the latest version of the above-mentioned technological gadget by the simple click of a mouse. If you are looking ahead to find the best deals in laptops, you can always search the online shopping portals. The shopping portals will enable you to perform an effective comparison on the different laptop accessories available.

Online Shopping of Laptops is Cost Effective
It is always judicious to perform an exhaustive research since the model and features of laptops keeps changing with every single year. Performing an online purchase of laptops enables you to evaluate the prices in a detailed manner. You can always launch an exhaustive evaluation of the laptop prices from the different websites that are dedicated to making available the technical gadgets. The fact that online shops hardly require any substantial amount of maintenance cost is one of the main reasons as how you can find the laptops with a reasonable cost.

Purchasing laptops or any other gadget online will also help to save a considerable amount of time. You hardly need to undergo physical labor similar to that of walking, traveling and parking. It is important to come to terms with the vital piece of information that buying laptops or other gadgets from electronic retailers is a safe option as long as they are from recognized and authorized retailers. Online shopping is growing in significance with the gradual passage of time.

There was the time when it was really hard to decide a gift for your loved ones and it was even harder to look for it in the market. One just had to struggle to find a perfect piece that can really bring smile on his/her face. But today with the development in technology and online shopping getting so popular, it has really become easy to search for a perfect gift for your loved one. You can even look for the best technical gadgets and shop for them online so as to present them to your loved one.

You can always adopt the concept of online shopping so as to buy different accessories too such as electronics, books, apparels and CDs. Online shopping is also the perfect means that can help you to find items such as jewelry, clothing and other great gift items for your loved ones. Most major brands dealing with different technical gadgets including laptops are considering the option of online shopping.

Buying gadgets online and getting them insured is always a smart idea. There are many online sites that are offering easy and affordable insurance for your precious gadgets. http://uk.protectyourbubble.com/gadget-insurance/ is a good option to go with when planning to get reliable insurance for your gadgets. So, shop online and change the way you had been shopping till now. Make your shopping easy and affordable and get the best gadgets at best possible price.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Urban Decay Naked Basics

Check out this new MATTE palette by Urban Decay at Sephora.com for $27.00.

Urban Decay NAKED BASICS features 6 neutral shades such as:

1. Venus (soft, off-white demi-matte)
2. Foxy (very light yellow/white matte)
3. Walk of Shame (very light nude matte)
4. Naked2 (taupe matte)
5. Faint (warm, dusty brown matte)
6. Crave (deepest, darkest brown/black matte)

 

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Bags, Bags and more Discount bags!

I personally love bags, bags and bags!! When I was younger, my mom would always ask me why I buy lots bags all the time. I always replied that I love bags so much and even got to a point that I will not show the bag that I have bought so she’ll not notice it. Back then, when I still don’t have a big budget to splurge on bags I end up buying faux leather on different sizes and shapes. They usually don’t last long because the materials are of poor quality.

These days, I’m trying to invest on quality bags as I already got tired of bags ripping fast. In the end it’s just a waste of money for I end up buying one bag to another. Now, I love leather bags especially those that are made of pebbled leather bags that are soft and good quality. I have authentic leather bags from Coach, Kate Spade, Esprit and Kenneth Cole. While I also have Cole Haan and Long Champ made of other materials. So far so good, they are good brands and have good quality materials as well.

I’m also dreaming of having bags from Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Celine, Tods, and even Prada but at this point I still don’t have enough courage and money to buy too expensive bags. But in the future, I’ll invest on those branded bags if I can already afford them especially that Moda Queen online has discounts on various bags. I was in admiration on Discount prada bags, Gucci, Tods, Fendi and more that they are selling on the site. They have bags, wallets, sunglasses, clothing and accessories both for men and women.

Here are some of the bags that made me drool and want to have.

Prada Leather Handbag BR3571 - RedPrada Nappa Gaufre Leather Shoulder Bag BR4694 - Brown
Gucci Shiny Shoulder Bag - CrystalTod's Miky Large Handbag - Camel

House Slippers in Style

At home, I always see to it that I wear house slippers for I just hate the feeling of walking barefoot. Our flooring is made of marble tiles so it’s kinda cold when you have no slippers on. Slippers can also protect us from dust, wet floor if you spill any and it’s just like walking outside I feel naked without it at home. And with the cool weather creeping in it would be nice to have comfy house slippers that can warm my feet.

I was more than happy to find Dear Foams for they have wide array of house slipper not just for women and kids but also house slippers for men. It varies from open toe, mary jane, clog, bootie, ballerina, boater moc, file cuff, thong and peep toe. There are just too many colors, designs  and styles to choose from.

Here are some of their super comfy house slippers in style. Don’t you just love wearing slippers when if it is soft, comfortable and stylish? I don’t mind wearing them all day at the house.


 With many years in bsiness in selling original foam cushioned slippers and other footwear, Dear Foams has mastered the art of providing comfort through their footwear that only provides the best cushioning to their customer’s feet. Apart from that, they also offer sleepwear and accessories.

Now that the temperature is dropping everyday on many parts of the world, don’t forget to keep your feet warm and cozy!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

EMERALD: Pantone Color of the Year for 2013

PANTONE, Inc. of pantone.com is the authority on color and provider of color systems just recently announced that EMERALD is Pantone Color of the Year for 2013.




"Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty
that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony."



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EMERALD: Pantone Color of the Year 2013

My fave color is green apart from orange and red and now that emerald green is the color for next year, I might have to bring out and use my green shirts and other stuff more often than usual. We'll be saying goodbye to Tangerine Tango (color of year for 2012) soon but a nice lively and vibrant color will enter.
Emerald, a vivid, verdant green, enhances our sense of well-being further by inspiring insight, as well as promoting balance and harmony.

Hello Kitty Earphones

I had my moments again when I need to listen to music to perk me up a little bit. Music is my good companion anytime of the day and any moods in my life. I think I just can't live without it. While browsing online and listening music via my iPhone  saw this Hello Kitty earphones and I hope someone can give me this coz this is so cute. It maybe perfect for teenagers but I think I also deserve to use Hello Kitty stuff once in a while to bring the child in me.

A Much Needed Bike Rack

We all have different hobbies and ways on how to keep our bodies fit and healthy. Others may find walking, running, athletics, dancing and marathon as a form of exercise or hobby.  Some may enjoy being at one with nature doing other outdoor activities that maybe out of the ordinary or extreme at times. Biking is also one of the many hobbies or exercises that anyone can try. There are those who bike for few kilometers just to sweat it out while for those serious bikers joining competitions can also test their endurance.

Last summer, my bro and his family even went biking with our dog one early morning and we had a great time. It was so funny because we could not fit in our bikes inside our Taramaw FX all at once. Wish we had bike racks installed  so we can easily transport them. I'm also hoping that by next summer we can go biking again. I need to check out cracksandracks.com for suv bike racks soon and will tell my bro that we already need one. bro can opt to have bike rack installed on top or even rear of our vehicle.


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Decors at Robinsons Galleria

My nieces and I went to watch Breaking Dawn part 2 at Robinson’s Galleria Movieworld on November 25. After watching the movie, we ate at Pepper Lunch located at the 3rd level of the mall then later on strolled the mall for a while before heading home. Robinsons Galleria in EDSA is one of my favorite malls especially when they have a sale. I remember going there every week even if I’m not going to buy anything hehe. The mall is spacious and tons of designer and brand name stores are also locate inside.

I noticed that the Christmas decors at Robinsons Galleria this year is not that lavish anymore compared to other years when they have much colorful big Christmas balls, Santa and more. I guess maybe they are cost cutting or their theme is just minimalist with navy blue and white theme? This is their décor for this year inverted cone shapes are filled with lights.

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Wearing Fur Hats in Style

Winter can be brutally cold in many countries and wearing proper clothing during winter time is a must to keep you warm and comfortable. Investing in durable winter clothes can always save you money for you can always use them over and over again. When it's winter, there are many people who prefer not to go out much for they hate layering and bundling up before they go.

When it's cold that does not mean that you can be styling and fashionable as well. Fur clothing is a perfect choice for winter times as it can also exude sophistication and style.  Fur coats and fox hats of different colors and styles can make your outfit outstanding. Here are some few fur hats available online

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Perfect Christmas Gifts for Teachers

Few more days  from now, kids will be out of school for their Christmas vacation. Before the year ends and before the vacation start, usually mommies and kids prepare gifts for their hardworking and caring teachers as Christmas gifts. Here are some wonderful gift sets from Body Shop that you can choose.

Avail of the 3 and get 1 free(on regular priced gifts and (except: gifts at PHP195, PHP250, Lip and cheek stain) at any Body Shop store. For sure teachers will love these sweet gifts especially when given wholeheartedly.

4 Bands That Need Makeovers for Their Next Concerts

Part of the fun associated with going to a concert is getting to see your favorite bands and musicians up close and personal. Their looks—or lack thereof—probably don't make you like their music any less, but you have to agree that some bands need an update. There are certain iconic musicians who could really benefit from a makeover, especially the following performers.

Kiss
Kiss unquestionably tops any list of musicians in desperate need of a makeover. Members of the Kiss Army might disagree, but an updated look would only benefit the legendary band. Their look is iconic and it works for them, to an extent. However, their hard-edged glam gimmick needs to take a leap into the 21st century.

By doing so, the boys could instantly make their already exciting concerts even more thrilling. More to the point, a more modern makeover might just increase their exposure and pull in a whole new demographic clamoring for Kiss tickets.

The Rolling Stone
The Rolling Stones have done a better job of keeping their look modern, but that's the problem. They've done a little too much to keep up with the times. Although Mick, especially, is well-known for his flamboyant fashion, the guys are starting to resemble grandfathers clinging to their youthful visions of themselves.

They don't need to start wearing cardigan sweaters or pants that come up to their armpits, but it might not hurt them to lay off metallic shirts and tight pants. With a slightly more subdued look, legions of old fans and new converts will focus on their music.

Aerosmith
Aerosmith requires a makeover in much the same way as the Stones. Most of the guys are aging pretty gracefully, but then there's Steven Tyler. Steven is always the exception, isn't he? His desire to stay in the limelight is understandable; he's a TV star now too. However, there's something off-putting about seeing a man his age wearing feather extensions in his hair.

Again, the band doesn't need to completely turn their backs on their fashion roots, but a subtler wardrobe and less makeup might encourage new fans to take them more seriously. Looser pants are much appreciated as well.

Fleetwood Mac
Legions of fans are extremely excited about Fleetwood Mac's reunion tour. They're dying to hear Stevie's haunting voice singing the songs they remember. The tour provides a great chance to introduce new fans to the band's music. It also gives the members the perfect opportunity to update their look and make it more cohesive.

Back in the 1970s, Stevie Nicks made a gorgeous pagan princess. That style still works today, but it would look even better if the band either followed suit or if Stevie toned it down just enough to look like she's actually part of the group.

No matter how they look, these groups are legendary. However, if they want to keep bringing in new fans, a few well-executed makeovers definitely couldn't hurt, don't you agree?

Friday, December 7, 2012

Beautiful Christmas Theme Exhibit at Megamall

Ahhhh. Christmas is here again. It's my favorite time of the year!! The  best times of the year for many of us since it's the time for sharing, giving, loving and being merry. Left and right Christmas parties will be seen once again and not to mention the family reunion and get together will always make Christmas so special. Kids love receiving and opening their gifts. Just seeing the smiles on their faces and thanking us for what they got are priceless.

Here's a beautiful Christmas display exhibit at SM Megamall fee months ago and Actually these display / exhibit were on display at SM Megamall Atrium when we went there on October 27 and I’m not sure if these are still on display at Building B.  The display were awesome and I’m sure many got some inspirations on how they can decorate their homes this Christmas.

Would love to decorate our house with these kinds of decoration but the thing is that we have not much budget but still we're going to celebrate Christmas. Merry Christmas all!



Christmas Carnival Theme



Victorian Christmas Theme



Christmas Safari



Icelandia Christmas Theme – this is my fave!



Christmas Green

Victorian Christmas Theme

Bean Bag Chairs

Bean bag chairs comes in various sizes and shapes and it can serve dual purpose in our homes. Not only it can serve as a seat in any room in our house but definitely it can be a nice piece of furniture that can match any theme. These days, you can see lots of different colors from neutral to bold and even neon colors that can easily catch anyone's attention. Not only that, there are some bean bags available in many stores that has designs and patterns on them. I saw some cartoon character bean bag chairs that can go well with any child's room.

Here are just some of the foambymail bean bag chairs that can opt to purchase. The 3foot foam sack is one-seater and is suited for any child or adult and it is filled with shredded conventional foam perfect for any room. The sizes goes up to 8-foot long and four adults or  six children can sit at the same time thus making it a perfect chair in the living room or entertainment area.

Breast Reduction Surgery: Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re unhappy with the size of your chest, breast reduction surgery might be the right option for you. It’s available at clinics across the UK and can dramatically improve your confidence, so let’s find out more. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions:

What happens during a breast reduction procedure?
During a breast reduction – which is medically known as a mammoplasty – fat, glandular tissue and skin is removed from the chest. Each boob is then reshaped to form a smaller cone of breast tissue and the nipples are repositioned as necessary.

What happens after the surgery is complete
After surgery, you’ll normally be taken to a special part of the clinic, where you’ll be monitored by highly-trained staff. Your dressings will be changed accordingly and you might be asked to wear a surgical bra to help with recovery. Many patients are let home the same day, but there’s usually no need to worry if you have to stay longer

How long will it take to recover?
Of course, every patient is different, but it should only take a few weeks for the swelling and bruising to subside. Stitches will normally dissolve and if any clips have been removed, they’ll be taken out as soon as possible. The incision wounds will take longer to heal and will probably leave small scars – but these should become less visible with time.

Who will carry out the boob job?
Like a breast enlargement procedure a reduction requires skill and concentration, so it’s important to know who will be operating on you. NHS consultants will be registered with the General Medical Council and should hold a license to practice with Britain’s governing body, so don’t be afraid to double check their qualifications and reputation.

What is the benefit of a breast reduction?
According to the NHS Choices website, a large chest can cause many physical ailments including backache, poor posture, shoulder pain, excessive sweating and skin irritations. As a breast reduction decreases the size of the chest, it can often help to ease these problems, so it’s worth finding out more.

Are the results permanent?
The skin and tissue removed will be gone for good, but it’s important to remember that breasts can grow again if you put on weight. They also react to hormonal changes and can grow bigger during pregnancy and the menopause, so it’s wise to keep this in mind before arranging surgery.

If you have a specific question in mind, don’t forget to ask your surgeon at a pre-surgery consultation.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Beautiful Handmade Ribbons/ Headbands and more by Dainty Ashley

A friend of mine is making beautiful ribbons for babies and kids and all hand-made with love. I ordered some headbands as gifts for my nieces and they are all cute and well made. Check out her collections at their Facebook page: facebook.com/DaintyAshley and be sure to order as early as you can if you want to give them as gifts this Christmas.


Dainty Ashley is all about handmade dainty hair trinkets and bows for your little girl. Every little girl is beautiful. To accentuate your little girl’s natural beauty is our Mission.
Description
Dainty Ashley was inspired by our love for baby headbands and seeing how cuter a baby or a little girl will look donning such intricate dainty hair pieces. Our Bowtique consists of quality handmade hair bows, hair clips, ponytails, and headbands for newborns, infants, little girls, and yes, even for the little girls at heart.

There are many more different styles of ribbons and clips that you can choose from.
Raine- by Dainty Ashley


Raine -Price: Php 250/pair
Carys by Dainty AshleyCarys- Price: Php 250



I ordered Hannah, Autumn, Kelsey, and Lily collection. They are actually on sale now!

Here's my niece modeling the Hannah Bow Clip with Headband at Php125.00 each only.  I chose the Island Blue color so that it will match her school uniform. Actually she loves the ribbon so much that she wanted to use it everyday.

"Don't's" for Your Prom Tuxedo

Your prom night is one of the biggest nights of your high-school career. It's a chance to stand out and to make memories that will last for years to come. It's important to look your best -- because even if you can blot out the memory of that terrible haircut, the pictures won't forget.


For men, the prom tuxedo makes the look. Make sure you look your best by remembering some of these prom tuxedo "don'ts" and being careful not to make these mistakes:

Don't Button Up Every Last Button

Typically, the more buttons on your jacket, the more formal the style. But that doesn't have to mean that you button up every last button to finish the look. You can look smooth and polished with a formal coat, but you should still leave the last button (or two) undone. Otherwise, you are going to look like tight-wrapped salami in your coat -- and that's not sexy.

Don't Clash with Your Date

You may have your sights set on a retro powder-blue prom tuxedo, but if your date plans to wear a stunning and sophisticated crimson gown, you are going to make both of you look ridiculous. Make sure you coordinate with your date to ensure that your styles and colors are complimentary, making you both look your best.

Don't Overlook Your Shoes

Your shoes aren't just functional coverings that protect you from stepping on a random nail in the parking lot. They help complete your outfit. Make sure your socks and your shoes match the color and style of your tux for a complete, polished look.

You want to look your best on your prom night, and your choices for your prom tuxedo can make a big difference. You don't need a professional stylist to make you look like James Bond -- you just need to make sure you stay away from these prom "don'ts."

Determining Your Candidacy for Certain Operations

Every type of surgery comes with risks about which patients should be aware.  Regardless of how minimally or non-invasive the procedure is, ...