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  1. What You Need to Consider When Choosing Garden Furniture

    January 22, 2016 by barbara

    Your garden is a massive asset to the home, and you need to treat it as such. That means turning it into somewhere you can hang out and enjoy yourself. So it’s important to get plenty of garden furniture to help make it a little more homely. Here are some of the important things you need to consider when you’re choosing garden furniture.

    What are They Made Of?

    When you’re choosing furniture for the garden, you need to make sure you consider what it’s made of. It needs to be durable and weatherproof, without being too much of a hassle. So take a look at the range of Rattan garden furniture on offer to get ideas. You need to think carefully about the material and how it will be affected by being outside. You are going to be spending money sorting this out, so you have to make sure it’s something that is going to be a worthwhile investment

    What do You Need?

    The most important thing to think about is what sort of furniture you need for your garden. The way you do this is by considering what you will use the garden for. The standard types of garden furniture will be practical things like a table and chairs, perhaps an umbrella, and some seating. But then you need to think about other things as well. For example, you need to be aware that the garden is a very social part of the property, and you might want to have barbecues or garden parties. If this is the case, you need to ensure that you have a relaxation area with plenty of comfortable furniture. You might even consider getting a gazebo for the garden as well!

    How Much Space do You Have?

    It’s important to think about how much space you have in the home. This is something you need to give a lot of thought to when you plan for garden furniture. If you have a tiny garden then there’s no point getting large furniture. At the same time, if you have a huge garden, you need to have a fair amount of furniture. You should have some stuff that’s practical, and other pieces that are just for leisure. Think about the space you have; you might even want to make measurements before you get started. It’s essential to get this part right before you get started. If not, you’re going to find yourself with furniture that isn’t right for the garden.

    Are the Pieces Versatile?

    Another question you need to ask yourself is how versatile the pieces are. And this means what you can do with them. The best pieces of furniture are always the ones that double up as other things. You might find it more difficult to achieve this with garden furniture, but you should try if you can. Have a think about the most versatile pieces you might be able to use outside. Even furniture that contains a lot of storage space inside it would be a good bet.

    Choosing the furniture to go in your garden is one of the most important things you can do. You need to turn the garden into an active part of the home. It should be somewhere you like to spend a lot of time, and that you get a lot out of. So choosing the right furniture is the key to achieving all of this. Make sure you take the time to make the right decision about what you’re going to choose for the garden.

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  2. The must-have accessory in 2016

    January 20, 2016 by barbara

    I have been seeing a lot of choker necklaces lately.  This brings back memories.  Do you remember the 90’s? I had a black choker once and wore it with my dresses.  Yes, the choker trend is back! This delicate statement piece is getting more and more popular as we speak.  So how do we wear it?  We can layer the choker necklace with a longer necklace to give it a bohemian vibe, pair it with denim for the rocker style or just a simple tee and jeans.

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  3. How to Pick the Right Kind of Gift for Your Husband

    January 14, 2016 by barbara

    There are many different types of gift that you can get for your husband. So, I’ve separated the best ideas into different categories. Each category provides a gift that is a little different from the rest.

    Something Practical

    The great thing about buying a gift that has a practical application is that’s more likely to be useful to the person that you’re buying for. There are loads of practical items that make good gifts for men. If they have a particular hobby, you could get something that helps them carry it out. Or you could get something simple like a new leather wallet or somewhere to hang their keys, so they don’t lose them. All these ideas are very practical, and they all make great gifts for busy men with a lot of important stuff to do.

    Something They Love

    You can’t go too far wrong if you buy a gift that relates to something that they love in life. Maybe they’re a fan of a specific sports team, for example. If this is the case, you should buy them some tickets to a big game or a jersey with their name on the back of it. It’s a pretty straightforward gift. But the great thing about it is that it’s sure to go down well with your husband. Or you could get them something that they enjoy as a treat. This could mean some pipe tobacco or maybe a bottle of their favourite alcoholic drink. Or you could take them out for an evening at their favourite restaurant with their friends and family.

    Something Unforgettable

    If you want your gift to be as great as it possibly can be, it should be something that your husband will never forget. Many gifts are forgotten about within half a year. But some of the best can provide memories that last for a lifetime. For example, you could give them flying lessons or the chance to do a bungee jump. If they have something like that on their bucket list but haven’t done it yet, you should give them the chance. It’s sure to be something that stays with them for a very long time. It costs a little more money to buy this kind of gift, but it could be worth it if they remember it forever.

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    Something Unexpected

    You don’t have to stick to the conventional ideas or the things that your husband will expect. Often, the best gifts are the ones that come out of the blue. Your husband might not even know that they want the gift you get them into they’ve actually got it. In many ways, this is the best answer. For this option, you have to think outside the box and find ways to get to the bottom of what gift will be bother appreciated and unexpected by your husband. Only you can up with the answer! It should be something that you think would work for them even though they don’t know it yet.


  4. Jennifer Lopez At Golden Globe Award 2016

    January 11, 2016 by barbara

    Capes are one of the hottest trend since last year. They are classy and chic, and so fun to wear. Definitely one of my favourite trend. Cape coat is great in the Fall and Winter. Pair it with leggings or skinny jeans for an effortless look. Check out Jennifer Lopez’s mustard caped gown at the Golden Globe Award 2016. Ain’t it stunning?  It is a Giambattista Valli Fall/Winter 2015 couture collection.

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  5. Jaden Smith In Louis Vuitton Womenswear

    January 9, 2016 by barbara

    17 years old Jaden Smith, the eccentric son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett has become the new face of Louis Vuitton Womenswear.  He wore a skirt and posed with three other female models for the luxury brand’s Spring campaign. Jaden is known for his gender neutral fashion choices and has a penchant for wearing women’s clothing and don a gown to his prom earlier.

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  6. 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!


  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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.