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  1. Gift Guide for the Man in Your Life

    January 6, 2016 by barbara

    I like to read gift guides to get some advice and gift idea inspiration. So I thought I would share a gift guide with some ideas for the man in your life. Whether you have a husband or boyfriend, or it is your dad or a teenage son, they will all have birthdays this year. The gifts could also work for valentine’s day, anniversary or other special occasion. It can just be a struggle to know what to get them sometimes, can’t it? So if you need some inspiration, read on.

    Aftershave & Cologne

    This always works well for anyone because who doesn’t want to smell nice? They all bathe and shave too, right, so it is a must have. It is always good if you pick out the scent and you like how they smell too. Go for more musky, woody scents, rather than floral.

    Man Crate

    Have you heard of ‘man crates’? It is just a term for a hamper for men and it is totally a thing! Grab a wooden crate, or even a box or wicker basket if you’d like. Then fill it with some of their favourite things. It could include their favourite foods or sweets. If you are feeling extra creative then how about filling it with some home baked goods? Some male grooming products will go down well too. Does your man love DIY? If so, you could go for a man crate filled with DIY essentials or tools.

    How about adding some fun games or toys like a remote control helicopter or something more quirky like a record player? There are a lot of options around, you just need to plan ahead and shop around. Gifts like this are great because they are a bit more unusual. Made just for your man. Have a look at some more unusual gifts for him at Cuckooland.com.

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    Drinks

    If they drink, they getting them their favourite tipple will be a winner. You could even get them something fun like a ‘brew your own beer’ kit or ‘make your own wine’ set. There are a variety of these on the market at varying prices. It also doubles up as something fun that you can do together.

    Clothes & Accessories

    In my experience, men don’t buy themselves as many clothes or accessories as women do. It is more when they need something new, rather than just wanting something new. So how about treating them to something new? You could get them some new boxers or briefs or socks or slippers. If you have a little more to spend, you could splash out on a new watch or sunglasses. They are signature items for men! Other cools things would be some new workout gear if that is their thing, or perhaps a new hat or a  leather satchel. There are a lot of options so just think of your men and your budget and go from there.

    Good luck with your gift buying. If you plan enough in advance, you could make sure that they have the best birthday or valentine’s day ever!


  2. How To Get Long Eyelashes

    January 3, 2016 by barbara

    Eyelashes are like curtains for our eyes. They frame the eyes and make our eyes look even more beautiful.  However eyelashes may become thin and fall out as we age.  Some women became very self-conscious as a result of this.  There are many ways to make improve our lashes such as putting mascara, doing eyelashes extensions and putting false eyelashes.  I have a friend who did eyelashes extension and of course she looks more beautiful.

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    See the difference?


  3. Cheers To 2016

    December 31, 2015 by barbara

    Here is wishing everyone A Very Happy, A Very Healthy, Inspiring, Amazing and most of all very Love-filled 2016

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  4. Christmas Nail Art Ideas

    December 22, 2015 by barbara

    Have you found your favourite themed nail art this holiday season? Do you like Santa, reindeers and snowman designs on your nails? Or you prefer just a simple snowflake design?  I like simple designs as I feel that it is more easy to match my outfit.

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  5. Unsure What Gift To Bring To A Christening? Here’s 3 Gift Idea To Help You

    December 18, 2015 by barbara

    Being invited to a Christening is an incredible honour. You’ll get to witness, usually a baby being introduced into a religious life and get the chance the celebrate with their friends and family. If you aren’t religious yourself or if you’ve never been invited to a christening before, you might be feeling unsure as to what gift to bring with you. But don’t worry there are plenty of options out there for you to choose from. Here are three gift ideas to help your buy the perfect gift to commemorate this very special occasion.

    Something personalised

    Personalised christening gift ideas are popular as they add an extra special touch. These are often the gifts that people will treasure as it has something unique to them included in the gift. You could get a silver bangle or locket engraved with the baby’s name and the date of their christening. Or a special message embroidered onto a teddy bear or an item on clothing. Always ensure you get the right spelling and correct date before having anything personalised. This could be quite embarrassing otherwise.

    Something religious

    This can be a risky choice if you aren’t particularly religious or have no experience with this particular religion. Do plenty of research into Christianity beforehand to make sure you buy items that are suitable. Adorable religious artwork the parents can hang in the nursery or toys such as a small Noah’s ark would make excellent religious gifts. Items that include Christian symbols such as a cross or a dove are also popular. You could buy a decorative wooden cross or a Christening box with dove imagery included into it. Another option is to buy a children’s Bible that will teach the child about their religion when they get a little older.

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    Something to wear

    The parents or godparents have most likely have bought an outfit for the baby to wear for the ceremony. But that doesn’t mean you cannot buy something else they can wear. A knitted blanket in white, pink or blue would be a wonderful addition to the baby’s outfit. Plus it will keep them warm if the church or venue get’s cold. You could buy some socks or shoes for the baby to wear that also compliments their christening gown and keep them comfortable. You could even buy them something to wear for after the ceremony. The child may feel uncomfortable in a traditional gown, so providing a secondary outfit to wear at the party afterwards will be ideal. Make sure whatever you choose is soft and still looks special for their big day. Remember to present this gift before the christening. Ideally a few days before, otherwise, they won’t be used for their intended purpose.

    These gift ideas should now make you feel more comfortable about buying a christening gift. There are so many brilliant options in-store and online that cater for this occasion. So you should have no trouble finding something appropriate. If you’re still uncertain, talk to the parents to know if there is anything they need or want.


  6. Advent Calendar DIY

    December 13, 2015 by barbara

    I just love love love this Advent Calendar idea which I saw in Pinterest.  What’s not to love about brown paper packages tied up with strings.  These are a few of my favourite things.

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  7. Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

    December 9, 2015 by barbara

    Hey peeps.  Have you done all your gift shopping yet?  Christmas is only 2 weeks away.  Gift-shopping can be quite stressful and not to mention, nerve-wrecking.  Trips to the malls, finding parking and jostling with the crowd are really not very pleasant.  If you are still not sure what to get for your friends or family, well here are some gift ideas that can save you time.  You can check out the unique Cozy Winters USB heated hoodies or some cute things from Leif Shop such as :-

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    Speckled tweed napkin set

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    Striped knit pom clutch

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    African safari animal


  8. How To Break In New Shoes

    December 4, 2015 by barbara

    Here is a tip I read online on how to break in your new pair of shoes. I have had splinters on the back of my leg when I wear my new shoes. It is worse if the shoe is made of leather. Hope this trick helps.  All you need to do is wear some thick socks, then stretch the shoes onto your feet.  While wearing like, heat the shoes with a a hair dryer for about 10 minutes.  Aim the hairdryer on the tight section for a few seconds.   It is that easy.

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  9. Christmas Gift Ideas For Music Lover

    December 1, 2015 by barbara

    December is here.  It is the most beautiful time of the year.  Christmas is just a few weeks away.  Have you done all your Christmas shopping yet?  Still not sure what to get for your friends and family?  Well if you have a music lover in your shopping list, do check out some of the gift ideas here such as the Johnny Cash rock and roll t-shirt, roadrunner bags or the Hal Leonard Fender Black Tolex Metal Lunch Box.

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    You can also add a special touch to your gift by wrapping it with music sheet notes or using the notes as bows.

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  10. Watch DoDo Goes Shopping (Do姐去Shopping) Online

    November 29, 2015 by barbara

    This is a new travelogue starring Carol Cheng (Do Do) which features her shopping in the famous cities around the world.  During her travels, Carol is accompanied by other TVB stars such as Oscar Leung, Kenneth Ma and Sammy Sum.  I enjoy watching this show because it is quite funny and interesting.  The first few episodes, Dodo went shopping in Paris and followed by Melbourne and London.  It is enjoyable to watch where Dodo buys her clothes from in London, ballet flats in Paris and the types of shops to keep a look out for if ever we are visiting the same cities and etc.  Her shopping partners add a lot of fun to the show.  Hurry and check out  DoDo Goes Shopping if you have not.

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