Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Choosing Your Shoes: Get Inspiration From The Pros

While buying shoes, you want to pick the best design and color. This is what many people focus on while choosing and experts warn that it might not be the best approach to finding good shoes. Although you should consider fashion, it’s also important to have in mind other factors including health issues. To help you make the best decision that will not only satisfy your fashion sense but also guard your health.

Here are tips you should remember that will help you pick the best shoes.

Instruct the salesperson to measure your feet

Every time you buy new shoes, you should ensure that your feet are measured to pick a pair that best fits in them. Talk to the salesperson to get the correct size, because your feet change with age, often becoming bigger and wider. If you have one foot larger than the other, ensure this measurement is replicated in your choice of shoes. This will guarantee you comfort while wearing the shoes.

Carry a tracing of your foot

Get a tracing of your food before you go out to buy shoes. While shopping, use this tracing to find shoes that can match the size and shape of your foot. Check that the shoe is not narrower or shorter than the tracing. Only go for shoes that can fit this tracing perfectly to give your food a good resting point. Once you have found the right size then you can start to talk about the price. Remember that you can use a coupon code to save while buying shoes and other fashion items. Just browse on the internet to find out which stores are offering these discount codes.

Do a walk around in the shoes

There’s no better way to decide if the shoes are right for you than doing a walk around in them. Wear the shoes and walk to know how they feel. This will help you understand if there is enough room. Check how the heels fit to ensure they don’t pinch, slip off, or feel snug. Find shoes that perfectly fit to avoid injuries and embarrassment while putting them on.

Examine the soles

The soles make an important part of shoes and you should spend some time examining them. Good shoes should have sturdy soles that can provide protection against sharp objects. The sole should also give sufficient cushioning.

Trust your comfort level

The size description provided by the manufacturer is not enough to help you make a conclusion about the shoes. Listen to yourself while trying the shoes on. If you don’t feel comfortable while at the store, this will not change after you have paid for the shoes, so try another pair until you find what is right for you.

Buying shoes is an important decision as this is something that not only provides your feet with protection, they are also fashion statements. It’s important to pick shoes you will look good and feel comfortable wearing. Take some time to scrutinize the different features highlighted about the shoes and make sure to try them on.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

5 Common Questions Most First-Time Wig Buyers Ask (Wig Guide)

With so many different styles, types, and color options, choosing your first wig is surely a daunting task. Considering that a lot can go wrong when picking out a wig, most inexperienced buyers can’t help but feel anxious. If you are wig virgin contemplating buying your first wig, this guide is here to help. We answer some of the most fundamental questions about wigs that are probably already in your mind. Without further ado, here 5 common questions most first-time wig buyers ask. 

What’s Better, Human Hair Wigs or Synthetic Wigs? 

Both synthetic wigs and human hair wigs have their sets of advantages and disadvantages. If you are willing to style your wig every single day and want a product that closely mimics the look of natural hair, then human hair wigs are the way to go. However, keep in mind that human hair wigs need to be styled regularly and they require more care. They are also significantly more expensive than synthetic wigs. Synthetic wigs never lose their style, and thus they are perfect for busy individuals, who just want to put on a wig and head out. 

Can Wigs Be Comfortable Enough to Be Worn All Day Long? 

Comfort and fit are as important as how a particular wig makes you look. Wigs that lack proper ventilation or are made from cheap materials can cause heat buildup and itchiness. A lot of online wig stores allow you to try on the wigs at home. This is why instead of hastily picking up a wig that looks good, it’s always advised to wear it for some time before making a decision. To answer the question, wigs that come with proper mesh ventilation can be comfortably worn all day long. 

What’s a Good Beginner’s Wig? 

Most wig experts recommend buying a wig that closely resembles your natural hair style. This is just till the time you get used to your new look. Once you are comfortable wearing your first wig, then you are ready to rock more daring styles. 

Can Wigs Be Styled to Achieve Different Looks? 

This really depends on the type of wig you own. Using heated styling tools on synthetic wigs causes the strands to melt. Therefore, if you want to buy a pre-styled synthetic wig then the answer to the question is no. However, natural human hair wigs that come with heat resistant hair strands can be styled using heated tools. These wigs are usually labeled as HD wigs or heat defiant wigs. 

How Difficult Is It to Maintain a Wig? 

Wig maintenance depends solely on the type of wig you are buying. Different wigs and styles require different degrees of upkeep. Some human hair curly wigs tend to get frizzy, which demands frequent moisturizing. Most synthetic wigs, on the other hand, require comparatively less maintenance effort. Doesn’t really matter if you are buying lace front wigs or full cap wigs, read the maintenance guide that comes with the particular product to know for sure.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Best Looks for Summer 2018 Holidays

Summer 2018 is finally here, and that means it’s time to start packing for your hot and balmy holidays. Packing the right holiday essentials in your suitcase is vital to ensuring you can look incredible on each and every day of your break. From versatile maxi dresses you can dress up or down to lightweight wigs that will hold their shape whatever the weather, here’s our list of the essential pieces every woman should be packing in her suitcase this summer:

A Maxi Dress

There is nothing better for hot summer days than a maxi dress. Whether you’re looking for something to wear as you lounge by the pool or sightsee in the closest city, the maxi dress can take you anywhere. Pick a lightweight floral version that you can wear with wedges for an evening meal or with trainers for exploring the local markets and hot spots. You could even add a light knit sweater or cardigan over the top of the dress, turning it into a skirt for your flight journey home. If you only buy one new piece to take on holiday with you this year then a maxi dress is a perfect choice.

A Kimono Jacket

A lightweight kimono jacket is another versatile piece that you can wear with almost anything. This will make an ideal poolside cover-up to protect your skin from the heat of the midday sun, but it will also keep you warm on cooler evenings by the beach. Pair with denim cut-offs and a simple tank top for busy days out, or over a fitted jersey dress to elevate it and dress it up for a romantic evening meal. When packing a capsule wardrobe it’s important to think about how many different ways you will wear each piece on one trip, and the kimono jacket definitely earns its keep as a holiday essential.

A Lightweight Wig

If you wear a wig, then its important to think about what kind will be best to pack in your suitcase and take on holiday. Synthetic wigs tend to travel much better than human hair versions, as they are less likely to knot and tangle. They are also generally more lightweight and will keep you cooler in the sun. When packing a wig for your holiday you may wish to think about choosing a slightly shorter model than normal, as this will be easier for you to style and wear whilst you’re away.

Classic Shades

Is there anything that makes you look cooler and more stylish than a pair of designer shades? Sunglasses are a summer holiday essential, and as you will be wearing them everyday it’s important to pick a pair that fits you well and suits the shape of your face. Whilst designer sunglasses may be expensive, if you pick a timeless and classic style (such as a pair of Ray ban Wayfarers) then they’ll be worth the investment year after year.

Tassel Earrings

If you don’t already own a pair of tassel earrings, then you really should think about investing in a pair. Tassel earrings are this season’s hottest jewelry trends and they are ideal for completing all of your holiday looks. A pair would look great teamed with a simple white T-shirt and shorts and would add an extra touch of glamour to all of your evening looks. Choose a multicoloured pair that will compliment all of the other pieces you pack in your holiday capsule wardrobe, and you can use them to complete each outfit, tying every look together.

A Straw Bag

No one wants to carry their towel to the beach rolled up under their arm, and this season’s hottest beach bag style is the oversized straw bag. Big enough to hold all your beach and pool essentials, a straw bag will also be strong and sturdy enough to double up as a shopper when you head to the local market. Whether you’re choosing to stock up on fruit and veg or luxury leather shoes, this is the perfect bag to tote it all! Look for a bag with rounded handles to inject some new season style into this versatile and essential piece.
Statement Swimwear

Finally, where would you be without a statement making swimsuit or bikini? After all, you’re on holiday! It’s likely that you will be spending most of your time in your swimwear on the beach or by the pool. It doesn’t matter what you choose to inject your swimwear with a little extra pizzazz: frills, ruffles or even a bold pattern are all great choices. This is your time to shine, so pick swimwear that really reflects your personality.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Summer days with the 2018 Toyota C-HR

The  2018 Toyota C-HR not only looks great, but it is sporty looking too. I had the chance to receive one from DriveShop this past week and I took it on several long drives in the country and more. I do have to say that I am impressed by a long shot! Let's take a look at the exterior. 
The C-HR has two slim projector-beam halogen headlights with LED daytime running lights. I love this car because it looks wider than it is but I would describe it as a compact car more than anything. 
The car also has a narrow hardcore body and slender windows. There are hidden-type designed door handles for the back seats. The C-HR also has 18-inch tall by 7 wide aluminum wheels and 225/50R-18 all-season tires.
The tail lamps protrude outward and the hatchback tapers neatly inboard. This gives the car a futuristic look. The C-HR also has touch-sensor lock and unlock capability, integrated front fog lights, plus, power side mirrors with turn signals, blind spot warning indicators, puddle lights with “Toyota C-HR” projection, and auto-folding functionality.
The C-HR has canards on the rear quarter panels, front and rear spats and a streamlined rear lower bumper. It also has stabilizing fins integrated into the taillights to manage critical airflow in and around the body.  
Overall, I loved the exterior of this vehicle.
Now, lets talk about the cabin. 
The C-HR has dual-zone climate controls, speaker surrounds, and black headliner above the front passengers.
I also found out that the front windshield is acoustic noise-reducing!  There is a 7-inch audio display positioned centrally atop the dash. It comes with a twin-ring gauge cluster behind the leather-wrapped steering wheel. The shift knob is stain plated and a bright 4.2 inch color MID sits between the twin-ring cluster. This shows odometer, SPORT and ECO modes, outside temperature, fuel economy, trip information and more! 

 It also has bolstered bucket seats! IT is VERY comfortable. For cargo carrying, the rear 60/40 seat can slit and fold back. 

 Key XLE standard features include all-black appointments; premium leather-wrapped steering wheel; auto-dimming rearview mirror with backup camera; electric parking brake; dual-zone climate control; and Sport Fabric-trimmed front bucket seats with sport bolsters and six-way adjustability. XLE Premium adds Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert; heated front seats; eight-way adjustable power lumbar driver’s seat; and Smart Key System with Push Button Start. Both models are equipped with a six-speaker AM/FM/HD Radio™, Aha™ app, USB 2.0 port with iPod connectivity and control, AUX audio jack, Bluetooth® wireless connectivity, and Voice Recognition with voice training.
The CH-R's engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder dual-overhead cam producing 144 horsepower at 6,100 rpm and 139 pound-feet of torque and 3,900 rpm. Safety is a must for me, as I am a mom. It comes with Toyota Safety Sense P. It is anticipated to be the only vehicle in its segment with standard Pre-Collision System with Active Braking. It is also expected to be the only vehicle in the compact crossover market with Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control as standard equipment.

Want one? The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the 2018 C-HR will range from $22,500 for XLE to $24,350 XLE Premium. Available colors include Ruby Flare Pearl, Blizzard Pearl, Magnetic Gray Metallic, and Black Sand Pearl. Available all new-for-Toyota colors include Silver Knockout Metallic and Blue Eclipse Metallic

5 Tips to Keeping Your Home Clean on a Budget

It is no secret that cleaning your house can be a difficult and labor-intensive process. With all the things that you need to tackle, it can also be quite expensive over time. This is especially true if you have been procrastinating and letting your duties accumulate. If you want to stay both mentally and physically healthy, there is no way around keeping your lair clean. But is there a way to do this without financially straining yourself?
Living in a clean home is one of the most important things if you want to maintain a high quality of life. However, if not properly planned out, it can be very costly and time-consuming. The good news is that you don't have to hire a team of cleaning professionals to keep your home spotless.
In most cases, doing it on a budget means that you will have to work with what is available. Be careful to avoid using any potentially harmful concoctions in your quest for a clean and healthy home. Continue reading below for some more practical tips:
1. Clean Daily
This doesn't mean that you have to whip out all your cleaning supplies and equipment daily. Instead, focus on doing some basic tidying and cleaning every day. Set aside a small part of your morning to clean up. Not only will it make your house tidier, but also save you a lot of time when you decide to do a deep cleaning.
This will save you money because it reduces the number of cleaning products you use. You also cut down on what you spend on buying supplies designed to deal with long-accumulated messes.
2. Consider Going Natural
When working on a tight budget, it is advisable to think of natural products that you can use for cleaning. This could include anything from table salt and lemons to vinegar or baking soda.
The good thing about this is that most of these products serve multiple purposes. Therefore, chances are you already have some of them in your home. It is also beneficial to go natural because you will have fewer chemicals to worry about.
3. Find Reusable Cleaning Products
Although using disposable cleaning products will make life easier, they are quite expensive in the long run. Items such as mops and microfiber clothes can be washed and reused. With proper care, you can make use of such items frequently.
You could even repurpose things such as old bed sheets and t-shirts, as cleaning rugs. They are washable and will serve you for a long time.
4. Take Advantage of Sales and Coupons
Buying cleaning supplies in bulk is one of the best ways to stock up on a budget. The prices of these items will be significantly marked down, making it possible for you to get good deals and bargains. To get even more meaningful savings, use coupons in combination with these sales.
5. Focus on Quality
When buying items such as brooms and gloves, it is important to focus on high-quality items that will serve you longer. This is because it will save you the extra expense of replacing them every time you need to clean your home.

However, this does not necessarily mean you have to go for higher-priced brands. There are many generic products that offer equal or even better service than the well-known ones.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP - "Who is the Wasp?" Featurette Now Available!!!

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP is directed by Peyton Reed and stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John Kamen, Abby Ryder-Fortson, Randall Park, with Michelle Pfeiffer, with Laurence Fishburne and Michael Douglas.

Marvel Studios’ ANT-MAN AND THE WASP opens in theaters everywhere on July 6th!

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Get 300 bonus SB when you sign up for Swagbucks in June

All throughout June you can earn large bonuses when sign up as my referral on Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching the web, watching videos, shopping, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, or PayPal cash. 

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a 300 SB bonus! Here's how: 

2. Earn 300 SB total before July 1st, 2018. You'll get a 300 SB bonus for it! 

3. That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I've earned multiple gift cards for Amazon to buy office supplies, I also have earned Swagbucks for Walmart as well as my favorite restaurant, Applebees!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Red, White, and Blue: Three Flowers Perfect for Flag Day!

If you’re trying to be very patriotic this year, and you want to decorate your home for Flag Day and make it extra special, there are definitely three flowers that you can use to incorporate into your decorations. The flowers we’re talking about are made up of the colors that signify America: red, white, and blue.
Our favorite red choice is Scarlet Sage. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s unique, attractive, and it definitely screams patriotism. Our favorite white flower recommendation is Iceland Poppies. These gorgeous beauties definitely fit with the Flag Day motif, so find out more by visiting https://www.myseedneeds.com/. Lastly, Dwarf Blue Cornflower is amazing and consists of the perfect dark blue to make your red, white, and blue flower decorations really pop.
So, if you haven’t spent a great deal of time around each one of these flowers, we’d like to help fill in your information gap by sharing info about all three of them below. So stick around to learn about Scarlet Sage, Iceland Poppies, and Dwarf Blue Cornflower.
Scarlet Sage
We particularly like this gorgeous red flower because it’s an attractive plant that typically thrives in the South. But not only that, this flamboyant option really stands out among other flowers, which makes it such an excellent addition to any red, white, and blue flowery decorations for your home decor.
Some nicknames for Scarlet Sage include Tropical Sage, Indian Fire, Red Sage, and Blood Sage to name just a few. It should be quite obvious that this loose, widely spaced flower is hot like fire, very attractive, and one of the best options for those looking for a plant that grows easily, reseeds easily, and has beautiful foliage.
Not only that, but this flower is very attractive to certain bees, insects, and hummingbirds. It will also attract gorgeous butterflies as well, which really helps add to the beauty and splendor of the entire design.
Iceland Poppies
The Iceland Poppy is another good choice because the blooms produced by this flower are gorgeous, paper thin, and more important than anything else, they are white, which fits in with our theme to celebrate Flag Day in America.
More often than not, these plants flower in the warmer regions of the world and they can flower in cooler regions as well. As a perennial plant, if conditions aren’t too harsh, you can expect them to return in future growing seasons.
We really like this plant because it grows quickly and the blooms will sprout in just a couple of short weeks. Once the frost returns, the blooms will die and they will regrow once again as the weather warms up.
So, to decorate your home with the right flowers for Flag Day, we highly recommend choosing the Iceland Poppy for your white blooms. They attract butterflies, ladybugs, bumblebees, and hummingbirds, which makes them a very nice plant to have around.
Dwarf Blue Cornflower
Last but certainly not least, we have the Dwarf Blue Cornflower. This gorgeous blue dwarf is dark blue in nature, so it helps make a beautiful display and fits in well with the red, white, and blue American flag motif.
Just like our other flowers, it also attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and other birds and insects. Plus, it looks absolutely amazing as you can tell by the picture above, so it’s a very attractive edition to your Flag Day flower display.
Final Thoughts

Forget about only decorating your home with an American flag on Flag Day. Think about growing flower beds using Scarlet Sage, Iceland Poppies, and Dwarf Blue Cornflower to turn your flower garden into the colors of the American flag. It will look amazing, your neighbors are going to love it, and your garden will be the talk of the town on Flag Day this year.

Friday, May 25, 2018

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies!

I have a love for peanut butter. I could eat it every day. I was also recently accepted into a house party for Peter Pan Simply Ground and figured that I would put this peanut butter to use. It is so creamy and smooth. I want to share with you a cookie recipe that will be done in 6-10 minutes, depending on how big you make them. SO EASY, and not to mention it makes the house smell SO good.

You only need three ingredients to make these cookies happen too. How cool is that?
  • 1 Cup of peanut butter of choice
  • 1 Cup of granulated white sugar
  • 1 large egg
These cookies are such an easy treat to make, especially for those late night sweet cravings. Preheat your oven to 350* and place parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Combine all of the ingredients and mix with a mixer until smooth. You can roll into balls one inch apart, and after you get them all on the parchment paper, take a fork and smash on the top. This gives it that classic peanut butter cookie look as well. Bake for 6-10 minutes, the bigger the cookie, the longer it will cook. Mine were bigger, so it took 10 minutes to bake. Take out of the oven when they are barely brown and enjoy!
These are so easy to make, this is also a great starter recipe for kids that want to help bake too. It is so easy that you don't have to be hands on with them, and you can sit back and watch!
These cookies are so soft too! They are amazing with a cup of milk or crushed in a bowl of ice cream!
What do you think? Will you be giving these delicious cookies a go? I Would love to hear!

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Delicious Cracked Sugar Cookies Anyone Can Make!

I love to bake! My 10 year old loves to bake with me too. We wanted to bake up sugar cookies and wanted something easy. These cookies are the easiest and bake 6-10 minutes depending on how big you make them. It is the same recipe that I used for my emoji cookies, only with two small tweeks.

For the ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temp
  •  2 teaspoons vanilla 
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder 
  • & 1 teaspoon salt
  • Bowl of granulated white sugar 
  • Colored Sprinkles 
  • Gel food coloring
  1. Preheat oven to 400* and in a mixing bowl, beat sugar and butter until fluffy. Now beat in your egg and vanilla. Beat in your gel coloring.
  2. Grab another mixing bowl and mix baking powder, flour and salt and sprinkles.
  3. Mix in with your hands (I find this to be easier) one cup of butter/sugar  mixture at a time into the flour mixture until combined and dough-like. 
  4. Roll into two balls and on a floured surface roll with a pin and cut with your cookie cutters. I find it easier to put flour on the cutter to get it to not stick as much.
  5.  Roll each ball in granulated white sugar.
  6. Place on a parchment paper lined baking pan 1 inch apart and bake 6-10 minutes- depending on how big you make them.

These cookies are delicious and soft and chewy! ANYONE can make them! 
I love how pretty that they are too! We are going to add more sprinkles next time though! 
These cookies are also a great idea to make for the holidays coming up soon! Get festive with sprinkles and food coloring and make them your own! 
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