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Friday, December 20, 2013

Headbands That Make You Gorgeous

Go ahead and attend each and every holiday party in different hairstyles. These updos will surely turn heads and make you the center of attention and all you need are simple headbands to style your hair.

Double, thin and stretchy headband

Don't you just hate it when bangs get in the way? You can use this to hide your bangs, tame unruly fringe or flyaway. What's great about this headband style is its thinness allows you to wear it far forward to smooth down even the shortest strands.

 

Single and Structured

Use this headband when you simply want to dress up a straight style. Nothing flatters like a single shiny band because it echoes the very qualities we love in long locks. To keep the look from falling flat, tease hair at the crown, then angle the headband one inch back from the hairline rather than at the tippy-top of the head.



Double, thick and stretchy

Need to tame thick tresses? Hair that like to go its own way is best served by a stretchy headband with twin wide straps. Both the elastic and the width control wayward waves and poof for an effortless elegance that's sure to wow the night or day.


Double and structured

Two stiff bands that contrast with hair color highlight the beauty of curls by providing the perfect foil to coil around (while keeping strays in line).


A Gift for My Nephew

I'm checking out these cool electric guitar cases for my nephew. I've seen the leather case of his favorite guitar and some parts are already peeling off. The bottom edges are also fraying. It was hubs who suggested that I look for a new guitar case and although I knew nothing about these things, I did it. I want to surprise him this Christmas by giving him an unexpected gift and right now, I can just imagine how his already big eyes will grow even bigger once he opens his gift. The tons of reviews I read just to find the perfect case for his electric guitar will be all worth it.

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Best Ways to Wow in White

White is pristine and beautiful but, it can make you look big if you don't know how to wear it right. Below are some of the "Ooops" and thumbs up of wearing the tricky color.

Ooops!

Cropped bell sleeves widen the waistline. Plus, a formless top adds bulk all over.


Thumbs up!

Wide-set straps help an hourglass figure and it accents the bust while hiding belly bulge. The pleats create a vertical line that elongates the upper body, making you appear taller.

Ooops!

A chin-grazing collar makes the face look pudgy.


Thumbs up!

A collar that hits one inch below the jaw shifts focus off a double chin. Sleeves that puff only at the forearms slim upper arms.


Holiday Shopping

I have been to the grocery store early last night to shop for some of the things that mom and I will be needing for the holiday food preparation. I got stuck in traffic and there were too many people. I am surprised that at this time, there are still a lot of sale. It's a few days before Christmas and you usually don't find items on sale, not at this time when people really spend their money to shop. Anyway, to me that is a good thing because I was able to score some items that I really won't buy at regular prices. I even found the resonator guitar strings at musicians friend on red tag so I was able to buy a set for my son. He'll be so surprised when he sees this in his stocking on Christmas morning. I got home tired, hungry and with achy feet but feeling really happy with my haul.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

IT Workers Can Become Specialized in EMC Five Specific Product Technologies



The product/technology specific certification track of EMC is unique because it only offers one certification that spans all difficulty levels. Partners should look into earning one or more of the available exams in technologies that are popular within IT infrastructure-based companies all around the world. The benefits are numerous and your role within the company can be elevated to an important level, as you will serve as a leader for other professionals who are involved with the technology at hand.

The EMC SourceOne certification will put candidates in an administrative position, performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as archiving messages, tuning servers, monitoring servers, managing folders, data, and policies, configuring email management activities, troubleshooting, and more. Candidates will also be involved with the implementation and deployment of the technology. The Captiva certification will require professionals to perform a large variety of tasks – from installation and configuration to management and troubleshooting – of Captiva system components, such as InputAccel, SQL Manager, and IIS. Deploying and leveraging network management solutions will be the base of the IT Operations Intelligence certification. Professionals will work with the Ionix technology to monitor and management a business network. The fourth certification available to customers and partners, Data Domain, will prepare candidates implement and administer Data Domain Systems.

A final certification, RecoverPoint Data Replication and Recovery, is available to partners only. All certifications can be earned by taking a single multiple choice exam, while training classes and practice exams are available from ExamTrace. Learn more about the product and technology specific certification track by going to the EMC education website.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

DIY Beautiful Nails

Here's a pampering and affordable holiday home manicure that will help you feel extra special for your holiday party.



Apply one coat of a shimmery white nail polish and let dry completely. Next, fill a small glass with cool water and add two drops of the white polish and two drops of  a metallic ruby red nail polish. Quickly stir the colors together so they appear marbleized. 

After swirling, the lacquer will create a thin film on top of the water. Gently dip your fingertip in the water so the film coats the nail. Repeat with each nail, refreshing the swirl as needed. Then clean the excess polish off cuticles with a cotton swab soaked in nail polish remover.

Beautiful Voice

I was busy shopping for a week's supply when I heard someone sing. The song was on of my favorite Celine Dion songs and the voice of the singer was very nice. As I push my cart towards the electronics section of the grocery store, I saw a lot of people gathered around the singer. It was one of their staff doing a demo of their new beyerdynamic mm1 microphone. She has a lovely voice no wonder a lot of shoppers stopped and watched her. I, for one was curious to find out where that beautiful voice was coming from. The girl is very talented, she could be a professional singer.

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A New Mic

Hubs and I debated on whether to buy audix d6 at musicians friend for our son or buy a new cellphone for his Christmas gift. He needs to upgrade his drum's mic and I know he's been longing to have the Audix. Hubs, on the other hand thinks he'd be happy with a new cellphone because the one he's using is about to retire. In the end, he gave in. I told him the mic is more important because he uses it in school and during practices. As for the cellphone, it can wait until the old one is finally dead. He's not complaining anyway. For as long as he can call and send text messages, that's enough for him.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Gorgeous Winter Jackets

Tired of the ubiquitous grey and black jackets you always wear during winter? Go for a green color; it's a great alternative to keep you warm and make you look stylish at the same time.



A fitted cream or brown jacket can keep you warm and stylish even when you're wearing jeans and boots.


Warm up with a salmon double breasted jacket to make those grey winter days lively.


A military-style jacket will see you through every occasion - from having tea with a colleague, to a brunch with friends at the weekend.


A leopard print jacket instantly adds glamor to your outfit. Just be sure to keep the rest of your outfit simple and sophisticated so you won't overdo it.


A duffle coat is ideal for those women who are always on the move.


Pair this gorgeous collarless jacket with a fitted pencil skirt and classic court heels.

The double-breasted pea coat never goes out of style. This style is staple in all our wardrobes.






Protect Pets with a Wireless Fence

If you have ever found yourself running or driving around your neighborhood, looking for your dog, wireless pet fences could be for you. We lost our precious Daphne (a pomeranian) when she went out of the house unnoticed. It was already too late when we found out that she was missing. Daphne was never found. Hubs and I regretted not having those wireless fences. If you care enough for your pets, I would recommend this wireless system to protect them and help them learn their boundaries.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Best New Season Shoes

Cut out boots, towering wedges and colour block heels would go well with your new outfits this winter. Here are some of the shoes you should check.

Zara Snakeskin Leather High Heel Ankle Boots
These snakeskin cut out ankle boots from Zara will definitely spice up your new season shoe-drobe. The fierce pattern and the splashes of colour are eye-catching.

Russell & Bromley Strut Tab Front Shooty

A shoe and a boot! Perfect for both autumn and winter days. Wear these shooties with some skinny jeans and a thick knit or tights and a mini skirt.

Office Razz Ma-tazz Shoes
Whether you are wearing this for a day or night outfit, the delicate ankle strap will not only make your ankle extremely elegant but very sexy as well.


Zara High Heel Moccasin
The perfect work shoe for the season. You can wear these moccasins in an elegant new way with a high heel spin on the trend. 

The Outnet Reed Krakoff Tri-tone Python and Leather Loafers

These loafers are so far my favorite! It's so glamorous and you can wear them with a gorgeous new pair of jeans .


Easily Transform a Room Through Lighting

Redecorating or changing your wall coverings and furniture can transform a room, but did you know that an inexpensive way to do so is through lighting? The right lighting can enhance the color and mood of any room. I usually go for italian lighting because they do not only add beauty to a room but they help me save energy too. You may have other preferences and that's totally up to you. Some things to consider though when transforming a room through lighting, make sure you consider visibility, the activities you will do in that room, the health & safety of the people staying in the room, mood and comfort.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Wreath from ChristmasForest.com Giveaway (ends Nov. 30)

Have you started decorating your home for Christmas? Here's a gorgeous wreath to add to your pretty decors. Enter below for a chance to win this handmade wreath.

Blogger Opp - ChristmasForest.com Wreath Giveaway

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Welcome to Christmas Forest, a place where magic happens every day, and the sights and scents of the holidays are alive year-round. From our very first handmade Christmas wreath sold back in 1976 at Pike Place Farmer’s Market until now, we have made it our mission to bring the very essence of Christmas into every wreath that we create. Alive with the fresh evergreen scent of the Cascade Mountains, each of our hand crafted wreaths is a one-of-a-kind creation, and a unique representation of who we are. To put it simply, we love Christmas and look forward to it with childlike wide-eyed wonder every year…and that’s what we want to bring to each of our customers. That’s why our products, our outstanding customer service and environmental commitment are all equally important—because Christmas is more than just a season—it’s an ideal, an experience and an expression of the truest feelings.

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Dates: 11/18-11/30
Open to: US Residents 18+
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Friday, November 8, 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Make a Few Bucks Out of Your Unwanted Stuff

The holidays are right around the corner and the year is about to end, too. I'm sure you are getting ready to declutter. Either you want to get rid of all your unwanted stuff to have more space in your home or make space for the new ones. For whatever reason you are decluttering to eliminate unwanted stuff, did you know that instead of throwing all of those things, you could actually make a few bucks off of them? 

Here, let me tell you how you could make easy money selling stuff right in the comfort of your own home.

Clothes and Furniture

You can easily sell them to websites that accept consignment items or through Ebay. You can even offer them on Craigslist or do a garage sale.

Sports Equipment

Look for a used sports shop or post sales on ebay or Craiglist.

Electronics

Electronic items usually sell fast. Offer them on the sites mentioned above or place an ad on your local newspaper. Broken electronic gadgets or even the obsolete ones can be sold through ebay.

Old Games, CDs and DVDs

New or old releases can be sold on music Magpie US. Simply download the barcode scanner app to check how much your items cost. Send them the items and just wait for your check to arrive. Shipping is free so you don't have to worry about the shipping cost to send them the items.

Housewares

Items that are still in good condition can be easily sold on Ebay, on consignment, or through Craigslist. You can also sell them on a yard sale.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Perfect Tops for Jeans

You love to wear jeans, but sometimes the wrong choice of tops makes you look "big" and sloppy. Here are some of the must-have tops to make you look gorgeous in jeans.

Tops with straight sleeves

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They create a vertical frame that keeps the bust looking perky, which also slims the upper body. Avoid wearing tops with baggy "bat" sleeves. They cause the eyes to rove horizontally, which visually widens the bustline so it appears indistinct and saggy.

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Button-down tops

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A tailored button-down works best because it creates a leaner fit that causes the eye to scan vertically, streamlining the midsection. Plus, the buttons form an elongating line down the torso that enhances the slimming effect. Avoid shapeless poncho-like blouses. They over power curves and add bulk from shoulders to hips, while a hem that droops awkwardly on the sides draws the focus down to the widest part of the body.

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Hip length tops

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A hip-length top lays flat over the the belly to make a middle look little while a thigh-skimming top tends to bunch up below the tummy creating light reflecting wrinkles that accentuate any bulges.

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A New Monitor

The galaxy hotspot at musicians friend my brother bought for my nephew made him one happy drummer. I heard him complain a lot about his old monitor and he kept bugging his dad to buy him a new one. They did a lot of research before they bought the galaxy hotspot. It turned out to be a good decision because the monitor has solved the feedback issue that annoyed my sister in law.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Do Your Makeup Virtually With GlamST


If you're the kind of person who loves to put on makeup, you'll love my latest discovery, GlamST. It's an app where you can apply makeup virtually. If you're using Windows 8 the app is live so you can start downloading it now. For others, the new virtual makeup app will officially launch in December.




What I love about this app is you can use real makeup products from your favorite brands and apply it on your photo or you can do it on a virtual model. You'll see how it will look on you before you buy it. That is just so cool, right? Gone are the days when you buy a beauty product and realize later that it doesn't match your skin tone. Through GlamST, you can see first if the new makeup you want to buy is for you.

You can try and experiment with different combos. And if there's something you really like, simply save it and use your favorite makeup look for a special occasion. The GlamSt app also offers pre-configured looks you can use if you don't feel like experimenting.

So what are you waiting for? Head over to the site and download it now on your Windows 8 device.

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What Goes With This


Nothing is more fun than shopping with your bestfriend. But then again, your bestfriend can't be with you every time you go shopping. You don't have to worry though, because you won't be shopping alone with WGWT. What goes with this is a website where you can ask fashion experts questions, give outfit ideas and browse style inspiration. If you've seen a nice wedge boots you want to buy and you don't know what clothes would look perfect on them, simply type your question at WGWT and you'll get answers and recommendations. It's like the digital version of going shopping with your best friend!



You can ask anything about fashion like What goes with my crop top to wear to school?, What goes with a leather vest to look great this fall?, What goes with my bangles for a preppy look? Anything to get that perfect look. All you have to do is sign up for an account, then you can start searching for outfits, styles, and even friends.

Never go shopping alone again. WGWT is fun, bold and easy to use!

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

NIMLI Leopard Print Scarf Giveaway (ends nov. 2)


Blogger Opp - NIMLI Leopard Print Scarf RV $50 Giveaway

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Go wild with the NIMLI leopard scarf that adds a trendy, yet classy, accent to any outfit.
100% Viscose. 72 inch length x 22 inch width. $50 RV!
Prize: NIMLI Leopard Print Scarf
Dates: 10/19/13-11/2/13
Open to: US Residents 18+
Enter to win using the Giveaway Tools Widget below. Good luck!
 

Blogger Opp: Coach Handbag Giveaway

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Everyone loves COACH! I don't know anyone who would not be happy to receive a BAG, let alone a COACH HANDBAG! I have been wanting to get myself one of these and then I know some of you would surely want to own one of these so I decided to have a COACH GIVEAWAY! Yipeee!

About the Prize:

SIGNATURE STRIPE SATCHEL

  • Signature fabric with patent fabric trim
  • Inside zip and multifunction pockets
  • Zip-top closure, fabric lining
  • Outside open pocket
  • Handles with 7" drop
  • Longer strap for shoulder or crossbody wear
  • 12" (L) x 8 1/4" (H) x 5 1/2" (W)

ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY:

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Hey Dude Wally Chocolate Loafer Giveaway

Wally Chocolate Loafers Giveaway

Hey Dude! Today, we have an awesome giveaway for you! A pair of Wally Chocolate Loafers from Hey Dude Shoes - a global brand with a mission to break the constraints of current design and evolve the experience of wearing a shoe. Hey Dude was founded in 2009 when an Italian Dude with a background in shoe design brought to life a new type of shoe that took lightweight comfort to a new level.

With a commitment to producing the lightest weight, most comfortable shoes on the market and style for any situation, Hey Dude Shoes are redefining modern footwear and quickly drawing both comfort addicts and the fashion conscious from all over the country.

PLUS! If you visit Hey Dude's website, you will see that they are offering a Free Pair of Shoes - just refer three of your friends to buy a Hey Dude Shoes with 20% Discount. It's a win-win! Better hurry because this offer expires November 15, 2013.

Hey Dude Shoes Website

Luckily, Hey Dude Shoes partnered with BloggieAway to offer one lucky dude (or girl!) to win a pair of their very own - Wally Chocolate Loafers, all you have to do is join via the rafflecopter form below. This giveaway will run only until November 11, 2013. Open to US residents only, 18+.

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Friday, October 11, 2013

The Secret to Perfect French Manicures

Are you tired of spending money on expensive manicures? Here's an at-home tip for the perfect French manicure so it won't get too messy. Apply a base coat and let dry, then place a paper reinforcement ring on each nail, leaving the tips exposed.


Paint a contrasting color on the tips and remove the stickers. The rings creates an even crescent shape so your nails will look flawless. Try to experiment with other colors like black, blue, or red. White is always a winner but it would also be nice to paint them in different shades from time to time.



Thursday, October 10, 2013

NaturePedic Waterproof Mattress Pad Giveaway (ends 10/24)

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Event Dates: October 10-24, 2013

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Organic Cotton Flannel Fitted Waterproof Mattress Pad

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If peaceful sleep is escaping you because your mattress is not perfectly protected then look no further. Your mattress needs the allergen free, allergen blocking, waterproof and organic protection of a Naturepedic Organic Cotton Flannel Waterproof Fitted Mattress Cover. Please read my complete review.
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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Good Online Shopping



More and more people are shopping online these days because of its numerous benefits and advantages. Aside from not having to bear the traffic you get better prices at online shopping sites. With just a click of your mouse, you can easily compare the prices of an item so you end up picking the best deal. It is very convenient too because you can do it right in the comfort of your home or office. Plus, you get variety. What you can't find in the mall, you can easily search on the internet and it will be delivered right to your doorstep .

Monday, October 7, 2013

$50 gift card Amazon Giveaway (ends 10/21)

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Are teaming up to bring you a $50 gift card to Amazon!

SellCell.com is a company dedicated to helping you get the best price for selling your old cell phones. 

When upgrading your cell phone or iPad devices, you want to get the best price for your old models. SellCell can help you do just that, instantly checking with over 20 different companies to get you the most money. 

You can get up to $500 just for turning in your old device!

Now, SellCell.com wants to spread the word and the cash, by giving one lucky winner a $50 Amazon gift card! Simply enter on the Rafflecopter below. One entrant per household 18+, please!


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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Blogger Opp: NaturePedic Waterproof Mattress Pad Giveaway


FREE Blogger Event
Event Dates: October 10-24, 2013
Prize Sponsor: NaturePedic Organic Cotton Flannel Fitted Waterproof Mattress Pad in your choice of size from Crib to Queen
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Peace on Earth Christmas Party Invitations

It's the time of the year when many of us start to think of the coming holidays. And what better way to start preparing than sending out peace on earth Christmas party invitations to family and friends. Sending them out early will give them more time to prepare. There are parties everywhere during the holidays and letting them get their invites soon will have them marking the date for your event.

Now, if you're wondering where you can get these pretty peace on earth invitations for Christmas party fast, they are available at www.invitationsbyu.com. They print and ship your order the same day you approve it; and if a customer does not find exactly what they are looking for, they will create a special Christmas design just for you. That's why I love this site! I always get the the perfect invitation cards for my guests.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Coupon Saving



Gone are the days when people trash newspaper pages with coupons and supermarket flyers. Coupons are very popular now because people have finally realized they can save as much as 50 to 60 percent a week at groceries and other establishments. Coupon clipping back then was time consuming and it's probably one of the biggest reasons why they weren't popular. Nowadays, coupons are printable and coded. You can simply enter the code when shopping online or just print and use it when shopping in malls or supermarkets. I enjoy shopping with coupons and I can't even imagine buying things without them, or purchasing something that is not on sale.

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Perfect Mascaras for Younger-Looking Eyes

You know that a few swipes of mascara can help you look refreshed and instantly younger. But with so many mascaras in the beauty aisles to choose from, finding the perfect one for your eyes can be frustrating, especially for those with issues like thinning eyelashes, breakage, or eye irritation.



Here are some formulas that will work perfectly in a blink.

Short Lashes

Problem short lashes are usually brought on by age, excessive sun exposure or harsh makeup removers. Using a polymer-based mascara that contains tiny silk fibers will instantly elongate stubby, brittle lashes. The mascara will glue the fibers to the tips of the lashes with each swipe, extending hair so it appears longer. Plus, polymers make lashes stay soft to prevent breakage. Dejavu Fiberwig 3D Mascara is a great product to try.


Sensitive Eyes

Shy away from waterproof mascara. Because it's waterproof, we often think that it's the best option if you're prone to itchy, watery eyes, but according to experts, it may actually be what's causing the irritation. That's because mascaras containing a water-resistant solvent are more likely to flake (which can scratch and inflame the eyes. It's best to opt for a natural formula made with flake-and-smudge proof plant waxes. One to try: Physicians Formula Organic Water Origin Mascara.



Thinning Lashes

Fuller lashes help the eyes appear bigger and lovelier. They also make the eyes look more defined and instantly lifted, but as we age, the three rows of lashes we're born with naturally diminish to a single row and lose their lush appearance. Choose a mascara infused with biotin and procapil to amp up your lashes volume. The combination encourages new lash growth and strengthens the roots of the lashes you already have. This type of mascara can make lashes appear 25 percent thicker after one month. Look for Rimmel London Lash Accelerator Mascara if your battling thinning lashes.