Fashion & Lifestyle Blog
November 27, 2017

There’re a lot of things that you can do to make your family and loved ones happy this yuletide season. And one of which is giving them a present. But the thing is, what kind of present it is? well, might most of you are having a hard time in thinking alone on what kind of gift you should give in your family members. But as long as you follow my Christmas Gift Guide below you might probably thought of something that your family would happy to received in this Christmas eve.

Depending on your approach, shopping for Christmas can be super exciting or a bit stressful! Either way, we all have similar objectives in mind — to buy a gift that someone will love. However, it can get boring buying the same sorts of gifts year after year — there’s only so many aftershave sets that one man can look happy to receive! Instead, we have created a gift guide of quirky presents for everyone on your Christmas list.

For children

Children can be difficult to please and it’s hard to keep up with the latest technology that all their friends may have. Here are some gift ideas that are different to what they might normally receive:

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Younger children can get over excited when it comes to Christmas, eagerly awaiting the day that they can open their gifts. One good present idea for children is a DIY stocking making kit. It can be made into a fun family activity on Christmas Eve or in the school holidays — it’s something different and it allows them to have their very own, personalised stocking!

For older children, a smartphone projector could be a fun gift. It can be used for watching films and TV shows — they simply slip their smartphone into the cardboard box and the glass lens projects the screen onto a blank wall.

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Young people love taking selfies! Whether it’s to post on social media or capture a fun memory with their friends, they’re always snap happy. But, could a ‘dronie’ be the next selfie? The latest in drone technology means it’s able to take photographs and videos from a height. Differing in camera quality and flight time, there’s a full range that you can browse here.

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For children who enjoy drawing, you could buy them the Osmo creative set. Different to the traditional colouring book and pen — this set brings their creativity to life with the help of a tablet or smartphone.

Fitness bands have been must-haves for adults for a few years now, but did you know that children can get involved too? Fitness bands designed for children are durable and let them set daily activity goals whilst tracking steps, sleep and recommended exercise.

But if you don’t have enough budget to spend for these, you can simply trick them by giving them something colorful, why I know? well, because that works with my Godchildren last holidays and it may gonna work on yours too.

Your other half

It’s always nice to get your other half a gift that they weren’t expecting. These quirky gifts should surprise them and put a smile on their face.

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Does your other half like cooking? And beer? How about buying them a cookbook with recipes on how to do both! Browse the collection online and choose one that you think would be suitable for your partner.

Vintage is always in, and one thing that has come back into fashion is the instant camera. The retro-style polaroid camera is a good gift for anyone who loves taking photos and saving them to look back on later.

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For a more upmarket gift how about something that everyone can enjoy — a pizza oven! The retro oven can create other things too such as bacon, eggs and pancakes and features a non-stick coating with various temperature settings.

One idea for men is a twist on a popular fashion trend. Retailers of high-quality leather boots, Frank Wright, offer a blue suede derby shoe that is a contemporary addition to any man’s wardrobe — different to any other shoes that he owns!

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For a pricy gift, why not take your loved one on at trip like no other? Reykjavik in Iceland is one place that’s different to the traditional city break — spend the night under the stars and take the chance of spotting the Northern Lights if you stay in the winter. Or how about taking them to the set of one of their favourite films or movies? Dubrovnik in Croatia is a beautiful setting and you can spot many of the scenes from the much-loved show, Game of Thrones.

Elders, aunts uncles and family friends!

For everyone else, here are gifts that will come in handy or that they may appreciate:

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For the avid traveller, a scratch map could be the perfect gift. They can frame it and place it somewhere where they can appreciate it — remembering the places that they’ve visited and the things that they’ve seen! As they visit new places, they can scratch these off too, highlighting their recent adventures.

For a keen gardener, how about an indoor allotment? Your gardening friend may be upset that they can’t spend as much time in the garden as they usually do in the colder months and this could be a nifty alternative. They can plant herbs for cooking or smaller plants and appreciate it in the comfort of their home!

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Know someone who is always losing their keys? The Tile Mate could be the perfect gift for them. The small Bluetooth tracker can be attached to anything, from phones to keys and bags — they’ll never lose their sought after items again.

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As we said earlier, vintage items always come back around. How about buying a vinyl turntable for a family or friend? Many people have saved their old vinyls for memories and would love to be able to play them again! You can also buy new music in vinyl form for them to enjoy too.

September 14, 2017

If you love hitting the trail in your four-wheeler, then you know how much of a thrill it can be to take on terrain that most people would avoid like the plague. However, if all you have is a stock model from the factory, you can’t do too much out there nor can you ride as hard as you’d like. So, with that in mind, let’s look at the top five customizations that will improve your rig and your overall experience. From a Warn Winches to shocks, these will help you get the most out of off-roading:

#1 Floodlights

Going off road can be an excellent way to spend the day, but what if you want to make a weekend of it? If that’s the case, tackling the great outdoors at night adds a whole new layer of experience, but it’s imperative that you do it safely. Adding some lights to your rig will help ensure that you don’t run into any obstacles that you can’t handle.

#2 Warn Winch

If you ever get stuck in the mud, or if someone you know gets into a tight spot, the only way to free them is with a winch. Warn makes some of the best models out there, and they run off the battery so that you never have to worry about losing power.

#3 Lifted Suspension

If you love taking on gnarly trails with tons of obstacles, then you need to lift your rig off the ground. A higher hydraulic suspension will give you the height advantage you need to ensure that you don’t rip your undercarriage each time you ride.

#4 Bilstein Adjustable Shocks

Your tires and wheels will take on a lot of damage during your trips, so you need to make sure that your shocks can absorb the impact of the trail. Bilstein makes some incredible models, so upgrade ASAP.

#5 Custom Tires

Do you love to drive on mud or sand? What about loose dirt and gravel? Regardless of the terrain, be sure to get wheels that match. This will improve your traction and ensure that you don’t get stuck as often.

In the end, the best customizations you can do are those that help you on the trails you ride the most. Don’t worry about things like mud guards if you only take on sand dunes, and vice versa.

 

August 31, 2017

Finding the perfect items for treating oneself can become a lot of hard work these days. That is because most men will just go out and buy something if they want it, and so determining the best presents is to give themselves as a treat is tough. It’s always sensible to consider the latest fashions and get something that is going to attract the opposite sex. With that in mind, there are some ideas below that could point readers in the right direction. Don’t make the mistake of spending a fortune unless there is something specific specific on the wish list. Instead, get a few affordable treats that look amazing and will get a lot of attention.

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A stylish belt

Most guys don’t buy the correct size when they purchase trousers or jeans from fashion stores. That is because men don’t spend that much time checking themselves out in the mirror. In most cases, that’s a bad thing because girlfriends have to go out with someone who looks like they were dragged through a hedge backward. Still, it’s handy when guys want to treat themselves because they can impress their girlfriends at the same time. There are some excellent high-quality Brighton belts on the market today that could put a smile on everyone’s face. Just be sure to check online sellers for the best prices. With a bit of luck, anyone who chooses items of that nature will start to look a little more acceptable.

 

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A new timepiece

Guys who want to spend a little more should consider investing in a new watch from an upmarket retailer. There are hundreds of high-end brands and thousands of different products from which anyone can choose. Just be sure to check in advance to see if the store stocks gold, silver, and other materials. Prices will often depend on the metal used in the manufacturing process. However, some watches are incredibly expensive because they are handmade. The top watch brands at the moment include:

 

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Some quirky cufflinks

Men who work in an office will probably wear upmarket shirts under their suit jackets. That means getting some new and unusual cufflinks might seem like a good idea. There are some fantastic designs available, and so it’s just a case of taking a look online or visiting a relevant store. It’s also possible to engrave some cufflinks, and so guys can add a funny personal message to make their friends laugh. Most cufflinks are quite expensive because they’re luxury items. It’s common for those products to contain:

Those three ideas should help to point all readers in the right direction and provide some inspiration. When all’s said and done, guys will know their tastes better than anyone else. So, it’s just a case of using some common sense. If people have any particular interests, try to incorporate them into the treat. For instance, some men might choose to purchase cufflinks that contain an image from a TV show or something similar. The possibilities are endless, and it’s usually better to get a treat that means something rather than one that breaks the bank. Good luck!

 

August 25, 2017

Our hair is our crowning glory but what if we do not have hair? I sometimes wonder about that. There is a disease called Alopecia Areata, also known as spot baldness, in which hair is lost from some or all areas of the body and often results in a few bald spots on the scalp. People who have this condition experience baldness, and because we live in a society that gives a lot of emphasis on physical attributes, these people most probably suffer from low self-esteem as well. They may be thinking that they certainly cannot be confident since everyone around them are so obsessed about their hair.

Nowadays, that is no longer a big problem because there are many online stores where you can buy wigs that look like real hair. Divatress, a leading e-commerce company is committed to becoming the most loved and trusted wig retailer on the web. The store offers thousands of wigs and black hair care products from reliable brands like Estetica Designs, Beauty Treats, Mane Concept, Helen of Troy, Clairol, Wet N Wavy and many more. Divatress has weaves, lace front wigs, half wigs, wigs, braids, ponytails, hair care, and beauty products. Their wide range of products enable their customers to come up with a look that is not only fashionable but is appropriate to their personalities and preferences. On top of that is their low prices.

Divatress has the brand Freetress Equal. They have a glamorous collection of weaves, wigs, half wigs, braids, and ponytails that are to die for. They also have an amazing array of hair products that will bring out the stylish side of you and make you more confident and self-assured. Freetress hair equals a sophisticated and fashionable woman. Whoever you are, whatever your age and career is, you will definitely get a kick out of shopping at Divatress.

August 24, 2017

“This post is sponsored brought to you by Cars.com”

You might think that buying a family car is a piece of cake but it actually is a difficult task. You’re not just buying because you like the way it looks. There’s so much more that you need to consider. For one, the safety and welfare of your family is on the line. If you find a car you like, check up on its safety reviews. Look for additional safety techniques like the autonomous emergency braking (AEB) which can detect when a car is about to crash and automatically apply the brakes. But before anything else, think of your budget since your options will depend on this. Start by drawing up a shortlist. You can check out websites like Cars.com to get some ideas. Include running costs, insurance, fuel, and tax. Decide on how you’ll pay for the car so as to draw up your monthly costs.

If you have a growing family, a car with a lot of space is a must since you’d have to store strollers, toys, and other important stuff. There should also be other child-friendly features like a good-sized third seat and cup holders. Also choose the right body style. A five-door hatchback is best for practicality. It’s likewise essential to consider the interior’s color. Kids can be all over the place so it’s better to pick a dark color so that stains wouldn’t be noticed. Choose interior furnishings that’re easy to wipe.

Another thing that you’ll need to take note of are the doors. For instance, if you’ll have to always use shopping center car parks then a car with sliding doors rear would be more practical. Also buy a car with a big glove box, deep door pockets, rear seat pockets, dash top storage compartments and other functional features that’ll keep the car looking tidy. For families who have small children, an entertainment system that’ll keep them occupied for the whole ride would be a good choice, like rear DVD players for instance.

July 18, 2017

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We all want to believe we take excellent care of our homes. It may appear at first glance, but there are a lot of things most people do to their homes that causes damage which isn’t that obvious. Check out this guide and make sure you’re not making similar mistakes in these areas!

Hardwood floor

Hardwood floors are incredible when it comes to stylish interiors. They’re easy to lay out and reduce the amount of dust that in your home. They don’t attract allergens the way carpets do. They’re also tough, lasting a lifetime if you’re careful. In fact, the use of certain types of wood can mean that the looks can actually improve with age! You don’t want to waste the potential of a good hardwood floor.

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Unfortunately, the knowledge that hardwood floor are resilient and easy to clean leads some people not take adequate care of it. Sure, it’s not as soft and stainable as a carpet, meaning leave their shoes on indoors. But the bottom of your shoes may have loads of small and gritty materials, even if they look clean. This causes scratching, even if minor. This is partly why homes with hardwood floors should also feature nice rugs. This article shows just how well a rug can complement a home. Of course, there are even bigger scratch and damage risks, such as furniture and other large items. Be careful!

Plumbing

Plumbing is everywhere, working away at important tasks. Of course, you can’t see it, which can lead to an “out of sight, out of mind” problem. The health of your plumbing should never be out of your mind, no matter how easy it is to forget about it!

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A lot of people have bad plumbing habits; you need to get rid of yours ASAP. The most common is allowing things to go down the sink drain without thinking about the consequences, or even pouring them down there purposefully. Coffee grinds is a common item. Each coffee grain is tiny, so it seems fairly innocuous. But if you also have an oil buildup, then the coffee and oil can mix to create a demonic sludge that really does a number on your plumbing. You should throw coffee grinds outside with your plants, because it makes for great organic mulch. For everything else, get a clog catcher!

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The air

We’re often sending harmful stuff into the air at home without realising it. The chemicals you use to clean the bathroom and kitchen sends chlorine and a bunch of other toxins into your home’s atmosphere which don’t do your lungs a whole lot of good. And what about those antiperspirants, hairsprays, and fragrances? The average household contains loads of solvent sprays and other chemicals which cause damage to the air in the home, as well as the environment at large.

Be cautious with what you’re spraying around and cleaning with. Replace solvent sprays with roll-ons if you can. Make sure the home is well-ventilated so it gets plenty of fresh air, and consider getting rid of some of those harsh cleaning chemicals. Use organic options instead!