Fashion & Lifestyle Blog
August 30, 2014

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It’s no secret that playtime is essential and beneficial to the development and happiness of a child. It’s during playtime that a child has the freedom to let their creative imagination run free. Anytime you can cultivate their creative spirit, you are doing something good for your child. Self expression and creativity often go hand-in-hand. One area where children tend to want to exercise their opinion and their creative side is with their wardrobe choices. No doubt, parental guidance is sometimes needed in order to teach a child wardrobe appropriateness, however there are times when it’s good just to let your child wear something that is shockingly colorful and just plain fun to wear. If you’re having trouble visualizing something that fits this category, click here and you will find shoe selections that will delight your child. There’s everything from glittery purple moccasins and rainbow colored sneakers for girls to boy’s shoes in brilliant yellow, shocking green or a slightly more sedate red. Let your child browse through the shoes with you and, if possible, let them choose a shoe style and a color pattern that depicts their personality or expresses their creative side.

Be sure that you don’t let your kids have all the fun. Statistics show that there are numerous benefits to adults letting their inner child have some time for creative adventures and some basic fun time. An ideal way to clue your mature adult side in that it’s time for it to take a back seat and let your inner child have center stage for a while is to take off the shoes you wear to work and put on something a little more colorful or quirky. How about slipping into some shoes featuring a Star Wars Era design? What about some bright blue or camo sneakers to wear during your inner child moments?

Women tend to neglect scheduling relaxation and fun time for themselves. Allowing yourself some time for fun and creative adventures is a good way to relieve stress and help you refocus when life gets frustrating and hectic. A pair of multi-colored sneakers or some “Hello Kitty” shoes could certainly put you in a playful, relaxed mood.

If everyone in the family has a pair of shoes that immediately bring out the smiles, you could all enjoy a family fun day in your silly shoes. Who wouldn’t enjoy that kind of day?

August 28, 2014

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It is a fact that women tend to be more attracted to men who are suave, neat, and well-dressed. Men who look successful because of their stylish clothes, shoes, and accessories have more confidence because they know that they look good. A man’s attire is not complete without the right accessory, particularly a watch. Nothing can beat a luxury watch when it comes to elegant dressing. It is an important part of a successful man’s wardrobe. There are many branded watches but a Victorinox Swiss Army watch is a cut above the rest. They have been around for decades and is a part of the Victorinox brand that was established in Ibach, Switzerland 130 years ago. Among the other products that Victorinox sells are cutlery, luggage, fragrances, clothing, and the very famous Swiss Army Knife used by millions of people all over the world and by military personnel of many countries and by NASA astronauts.

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Victorinox Swiss Army watches are made from high quality materials and have passed the strictest standards of the Swiss watch making industry and thus have a three-year warranty. Not only are they known for their multifunctionality, stylishness, and durability, but most of all because of their technical superiority that improves practical utility. They are pieces that have a modern design and are authentic precision instruments that will definitely withstand the test of time.

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One of Victorinox’s newest collection is the Alliance, the mechanical watch of stylish elegance. Men who enjoy water sports or simply love going to the beach can wear this because it is water resistant to 10 ATM (up to 100 meters / 330 feet). This watch comes with a self-winding ETA 2824 mechanical movement and now has the popular Victorinox red on its second hand and the ‘automatic’ inscription at 6 o’clock just above the date window.

Shoppers can choose between two bracelets, the polished satined steel and the tanned black leather strap, both equipped with a folding clasp. Alliance has two dial options, dark gray and eggshell. It has a 40 mm in diameter polished stainless steel case, pyramid shaped indexes that alternate with Arabic numerals at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock, and Swiss cross logo at 12 o’clock. Military time is discreetly etched at the edge of the indexes. Other features include a scratch resistant sapphire, triple anti-reflection treatment case, and luminous hour and minute hands. The Alliance is the chosen watch of the modern and fashionable man.

I partnered with the brand to write this article but every word is mine

August 11, 2014

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Finding the perfect college gear is a “must” for any new student. The right gear not only showcases a student’s love for their school but also makes the student feel like a part of their college community. No matter where you live, finding the perfect college gear should be a priority. If there’s a college student in your life that you want to surprise, there are a couple of must-have items that you can add to their collection.

Clothing with the college name and insignia is a great gift for a student. Sweatshirts increase the student’s school spirit and keep the student warm during chilly football games or on the way to early-morning finals. Many schools have their own line of socks, hats, gloves and more. Pick the ideal clothing item for the student in your life. If you’re buying something for someone who loves to lounge around, for example, a pair of pajama pants with the school logo could be the right choice. You can shop at the campus bookstore for gear, of course, but you can also buy University of Alabama clothing online. This makes it easy to ship the gift directly to the college student.

You could also choose gear such as notebooks, backpacks, pencils and posters. If the student you’re shopping for lives in a dorm room, for example, you could get some great decorative items that the student could post around their room. Streamers, pictures or even school photos can all go a long way in showing school spirit while also making the student feel at home. Most college students are tight on cash, so choosing something that is versatile could also be a great way to show your love. Remember that no matter what you get, make sure that the item is something that the student you’re shopping for will love.

August 7, 2014

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It would be a dream come true to do something that you are passionate about. Like for instance, being in a profession that you have dreamt of ever since you were a child. That would feel as if you are not working because you love your work and you are enjoying yourself. On the contrary, if you were forced into a career by your parents or other influential people in your life, for sure your job will feel like a punishment or a cross for you to bear forever. Wouldn’t it be great if you could choose your own path and be responsible for your own decisions?

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Tiger Beer has a new campaign telling people to break free from conformity and live a life that they desire. This is Tiger Beer’s Tiger #uncage. The gist of Uncage is looking at things in a brand new light and following your instincts and not going with what others are telling you to do. In the run up to National Day, Tiger Beer has collaborated with Tree Potatoes, a famous Youtube channel headlined by Singaporeans Aaron Khoo, Elliot Tan, and Janice Chiang, which has become one of the top three Youtube channels in Singapore inspite of starting just a few months ago. For them, being uncaged means stepping out of your comfort zone to do what you love.

Tiger Beer National Day is in the spotlight because of Tree Potatoes’ video whose aim is to show how proud they are of their country Singapore, and thus unleashing local pride. Along with the hashtag #YouKnowYoureSingaporeanWhen, the video shows the everyday habits of Singaporeans. The video points out their qualities like their love for eating hawker food each day, how they complain a lot about the weather but get defensive when foreigners complain about Singapore, being always in a hurry, having the feeling that Singapore is always a safe place to live in, and being able to use more than three languages in a single sentence.

Tiger Beer, the world renowned Singaporean beer brand available in over 75 countries worldwide including Europe, USA, Latin America, Australia and the Middle East, inspires every person to Uncage the Tiger within them. Let us all do our share to spread the campaign by watching and sharing the video on Facebook using #uncage. You can also share your thoughts about the video and unleash your pride about Singapore. Check out and like the Tiger Beer Facebook page to know more about the product and get the latest news.

Sponsored By: Tiger Beer

August 2, 2014

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Buying eyeglasses online is more economical than buying it at an optical shop. But how will you purchase perfect fitting glasses if you can’t try them on? Here are some helpful tips:

Know the frame dimensions such as the frame width which measures the whole horizontal front of the frame; lens height, the vertical height of the lens; the temple arms which connects to the front of the frame on either side and rests at the back of the ear; lens width, the horizontal diameter of one lens; and the bridge which is the part that goes across the bridge of the nose. Check the inside of the temple arm for numbers which indicate the three frame dimensions. Provide a space of 2 to 3 mm on each measurement except for the bridge which should only have 2 mm. The frame width, however, is not shown on the temple arm. You will have to do the measurements yourself. Also remember that if the SPH is +/- 6.00, it’s best to have a lens width that’s lower than 50 mm.