Fashion & Travel
June 23, 2016

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Of all the stains you could possibly get on your clothes, lipstick is one of the worst because it is made of oil, wax and dye. These ingredients are designed to stick to your lips and retain color, but those qualities will work against you once they’ve made it into your fabric. Don’t panic, though, no stain in the world is no match for human ingenuity, and it can be simpler than you think.

Fresh Stains

Of course, it’s not always possible to notice lipstick stain right away or be able to remove clothing when you do, but the best thing to do when you notice a lipstick stain, if you can, is to treat it immediately with some soap and water. Scrape as much of the lipstick off as you can before you begin to work, and then use a light circular motion to loosen the stain; if you rub too hard you could push the stain farther into the fabric. Blot with a paper towel. Always check the label on your clothes before doing drastic to be sure you don’t ruin a delicate fabric by scrubbing or other treatment.

Older Stains

If the stain isn’t fresh, you’ll need to take advanced steps. Spray the lipstick stain with hairspray, wait for fifteen minutes, and then wipe with a warm wet cloth. You can also use any laundry pre-treatment like Shout or Resolve instead of hair spray; after the stains sits, rub a detergent on it and rinse in hot water. If your stain is old and tough, you may need to go so far as to use a mild oxygen-based bleach like OxiClean or Country Save Bleach. Allow the stain to soak in a solution of water and the bleach for eight hours, and then wash normally.

No matter what your situation, don’t count your clothes as ruined just because they have lipstick stains. Anything that gets into your clothes can come out again, if you’re willing to try. Check out this interactive stain removal guide to see how you can remove other stains!

February 1, 2016

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If laser skin treatments sound like exactly what you need to give your skin back its youthful glow, you aren’t alone in that opinion. In fact, the procedures are popular among many people of all age groups. Here are some important facts you should know about them before you pick one.

They Are a Secondary Line of Defense
First, you should know that lasers are more or less a secondary line of skin defense. The simplest treatments for minor skin problems are creams, lotions, and cleansers meant to strengthen the skin. However, if those fail, it might be time to consider treating your skin with a laser machine instead.

Keep in mind that there are more intense treatments you could have for the most difficult of skin problems. For example, facelift surgery might be a good idea, if you suffer from severely sagging skin. Laser machines are generally better for treating more specific problems on a smaller scale. That’s why they are considered a mid-range skincare procedure option.

They Are Specific But Diverse Devices
One of the things that makes laser machines so good at treating skin problems is that they are very specific devices. They are capable of delivering pinpoint accuracy, when the situation calls for it. Although, there are machines that can treat more widespread skin issues as well.

In fact, one of the things that you might not realize about laser medical equipment is that it is quite diverse. No two models are exactly the same. Some are designed to treat only one type of skin problem. Also, there are some that are better at treating specific shades of skin.

It’s the fact that they are both diverse and accurate that makes them so popular. It means that, regardless of what type of skin concerns you have, there is probably a laser device that can treat you. It’s only a matter of finding that device.

The Procedures Are Usually Very Fast
Another nice thing about laser appointments is that they don’t usually take long at all. You could be in and out of the spa or clinic in only an hour or two. It’s almost as routine as going to a regular doctor or dentist appointment. There’s no need for the same level of preparation you would need for something like facelift surgery.

There Are Almost No Risks After Laser Treatment
Another important thing to know before you actually make your first appointment is that the risks are low. There’s almost no pain during the procedure itself. The most common side effects are temporary swelling and redness, which usually go away after a day. However, blisters can occur sometimes, but usually only when the wrong procedure is performed on the wrong skin type.

As you can see, lasers can provide excellent skincare solutions. But it will take some time for you to select a treatment type. Once you do, one final thing to be aware of is that a single treatment probably won’t be all that you need. You’ll most likely have to go back for multiple appointments, but the results will be well worth it.

January 22, 2016

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I admit, I rarely talk about beauty and tips here as I am not that good myself in it, hence you couldn’t see me blogging further about it, bear with me then.. But today, let me breaks my old me and I wanted to share with you the recent gems I’ve found that can help you to enhance the better you.

Actually, you dont need to spend that much just to make yourself beautiful. Because there’s some affordable products that are out in the market today which are very effective and efficient at the time which I believe we are rarely to see too, on today’s beauty shops. Because these beauty brands are more focus on this expensive ingredients that one made the final products to be expensive too, which of course can breaks the wallet total – I am telling you!

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But when Ive found belo, everything had changed. Because their products are very effective and it has a lot of variety to choose from with.. And other good thing was, Belo skin care products is now easily accessible here even at the nearest supermarket in your area even in some selection drug stores – they have the selected Belo products displayed on their shelves.

December 18, 2015

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There’re many people who want to get into business because if it succeeds, it will bring in a lot of money. However, it’s not going to be easy. If you want to have a successful retail business, you’d have to offer the right products at the right price and time. That’s why it’s important that you find the best sources for those items. Once you’ve figured out the products or product lines that you’d like to sell, the next step is to find places to purchase those wholesale merchandise. You should first visit a competitor or a store that sells items that you’re planning to sell and be wary of pertinent details like choice of products, brands, sought after items, those that’re not selling well and many more.

It’s also essential to shop around to find the best prices. Retailers can often find products to sell in their stores by searching online and checking out warehouse clubs because they often have prices that’re close to wholesale. Another thing that they can do is to join buying groups and go to buyers’ markets and trade shows. Here, they’ll be able to find suppliers who cater to the same markets. Another advice on buying wholesale merchandise is to pay by credit card, wherever possible, for the best buyer protection. Make sure to meticulously check all the merchandise before you accept them if you prefer to pay cash.

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An online store that sells wholesale items is ApparelCandy.com. Here you can find top of the line and stylish pieces as well as trendy and low-priced products for men, women, teenagers, and children. Their huge selection include wholesale tops, T-shirts, blouses, jackets, sweaters, dresses, skirts, jeans, pants, shorts, and clothes for plus sizes, accessories like bangles, earrings, necklaces, rings, handbags, purses, sunglasses, and beauty products like cosmetics, nail polish and nail polish removers, eye curlers, and discount perfumes and colognes. They deliver to many countries around the world through USPS.

November 10, 2015

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Sometimes it’s a character’s makeup that makes a movie interesting. The more realistic, scary, and shocking it is, the more we’re taken to another place and thus, the more we appreciate the movie. The makeup process is difficult because it takes long hours to put on. A team of professional and knowledgeable persons make sure that the characters look absolutely real. Among the movie characters that made their mark on audiences worldwide are Heath Ledger’s The Joker (The Dark Knight), Rebecca Romijn’s Mystique (X-Men), Lawrence Mokoare’s Lurtz (The Lord of the Rings), Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra (Cleopatra), Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein’s Monster (Frankenstein), Nicole Kidman’s Joanne Eberhart (The Stepford Wives), Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator (Terminator 2), Robin Williams’ Mrs. Doubtfire (Mrs. Doubtfire), and Robert De Niro’s Max Cady (Cape Fear).

September 16, 2015

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A woman’s wedding day is probably one of the most if not the most important day of her life. It is a day worth remembering forever. However, it is not all smiles and laughter because planning and preparing a wedding entails a lot of work. If you have the budget to hire a wedding coordinator, then do so by all means but if your budget is limited, it is advisable to buy your wedding gown and all the wedding essentials at a one-stop online store. One of the most sought after when it comes to wedding dresses is CocoMelody. They have been in the business for over 15 years serving clients from more than 200 countries.

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The store originally started with wedding dresses but has since ventured into other products like bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride dresses, special occasion dresses for cocktail, prom, homecoming, graduation, Sweet 16, and Quinceañera parties, and accessories. Their collection of beach wedding dresses is a sight to behold. CocoMelody offers a wide selection of elegant yet affordable discounted wedding gowns in various styles such as empire, plus size, maternity wedding dresses, destination wedding dresses and many more. All styles of dresses available can be made in any color, size, and fabric. You can also have your gown custom tailored.

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All their merchandise are of top notch quality. CocoMelody has a distinctive blend of classic style with a modern touch. The fabrics and materials are imported from other countries such as China, France, and Italy. Furthermore, they’re proud of their excellent customer service.

CocoMelody has an upcoming Designer Selection Sale Countdown in 3 days time with up to 50% discount. They also have various discounts such as $20 off a $200 order, $40 off a $300 order, and $60 off a $400 order. Head on to their website and buy your dream wedding dress.

September 2, 2015

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I’ve always been an avid online shopper and although most items available in online stores are cheaper than those you can buy at the mall, it still puts a hole in my pocket if I buy a lot. That’s why I was so happy when I learned about ShopBack, a website that lets you avail of the best deals and discounts when it comes to fashion, lifestyle, travel, electronics, home and living etc. The best thing about this site is that they give you cashback on top of existing voucher codes and discounts when you shop online through their site at any of their 300+ merchant stores. I bought a couple of items at Zalora Philippines and was surprised to see cashback money on my ShopBack account after only 48 hours.

The cashback percentage is different from store to store so it’s kinda hard to know the exact cashback you’ll get. Furthermore, cashback also depends on how much you spend. If you want to get back more money, then you’ll have to spend more. It’s so exciting since cashback is unlimited. On top of that, you can already have a payout once the money on your ShopBack account reaches US$10.

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There’re a couple of interesting deals like Lazada’s up to 88% off discounts on categories like electronics, home appliances, fashion etc. where you’ll get 4% cashback and Groupon’s up to 90% off discounts on beauty services like slimming treatments, hair treatments, facials, and more with 4% cashback. Then there’s Asos’s up to 60% off discounts on women’s accessories and shoes with 5% cashback. This is only but a few of the best deals you’ll see online.
On Sept. 9, ShopBack will hold its first Philippines Cashback Day as a way to celebrate their first year anniversary. It’s actually a week of savings which starts on Sept. 1 and ends on Sept. 9. From Sept. 1 to 8, they’ll unveil unique surprise deals and/or increased cashback for shoppers from the top 9 merchants. There’ll also be pop-up contests and giveaways at ShopBack’s Facebook and Instagram accounts.

But the biggest event will happen on 9.9.2015 (September 9), as shoppers can get even bi99er deals at ShopBack. Highlights include dishing out up to double amount of cashback for selected online stores and giving additional P99 bonus cash for lucky shoppers. Click here to see what deals ShopBack has in store for you to celebrate 9.9!

June 9, 2015

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You only get one chance to make a great first impression and in a society that is becoming increasingly driven by social conformity and image led acceptance, owning a beautiful smile to be proud of is a fantastic confidence booster.

In order to satisfy consumer needs and the growing demand for a perfect set of teeth, the market has become saturated with dental practitioners offering competitive services to secure your custom, enabling you to carry out thorough research and be selective when choosing a respected practice such as Kool Smiles.

The benefits associated with a beautiful smile are widely documented. A healthy and well maintained set of teeth not only boost self-esteem and confidence, they are often reported to promote a youthful appearance and portray approachability and a happy nature, both of which are endearing to others.

Whilst regular dental visits are key to ensuring the maintenance and overall health of your teeth, there are 6 easy steps you can incorporate into your daily home care routine to ensure that your smile continues to sparkle all year round.

Adopt the 2 Minute Rule

Brush your teeth at least twice a day for a minimum of 2 minutes for optimum oral hygiene. Pay attention to each tooth and use small circular movements to clean the surfaces thoroughly and remove plaque and harmful bacteria that could lead to tooth decay, which would not be beneficial to the promotion of those super Kool Smiles.

Flex the Floss

Floss daily with interdental brushes or dental tape to dislodge any trapped food and remove a build-up of plaque between your teeth.

Attack Acid Invasion

Sugar produces acid that will attack the enamel on your teeth and actively encourage tooth decay. Whenever possible avoid consuming food and drinks high in sugar such as sodas, cakes, chocolates and fruit juices. If you do fancy the occasional indulgent treat, drinking a glass of water afterwards will help to reduce acidity and wash away fruit sugar residue.  It is also important to avoid brushing your teeth for at least an hour after the consumption of acidic foods and drinks, as they soften the enamel leaving it prone to damage.

Your Teeth Are Not Your Toolbox

Avoid using your teeth as a tool to open bottle tops, packaging or to cut tape, as you risk damaging and your chipping teeth.

Banish Unwanted Bacteria

Chewing sugar free gum after each meal increases saliva, which helps to neutralise excess acid in the mouth and restore a natural chemical balance.

Freshen Up

Enhance your dental care by using a tongue scraper to remove sulphur producing bacteria that live at the back of the tongue and an approved mouthwash after brushing, to prevent decay and reduce the risk of potential infections.

Whilst regular check-ups with a reputable dental practitioner are essential to maintaining healthy gums and good teeth that you are proud to promote and showcase to the world, it is important to feel at ease and comfortable in the presence of your practitioner. Staff should be sensitive to your needs and concerns and your customer journey should exceed expectations, promoting a positive experience that you wish to relay to others. As with any service the provision of helpful tips and current industry information is key to installing customer confidence and the ability to put young children at ease by making their experience fun and interactive, goes a long way in securing return custom and building a strong bond with clients. When customer service is high, customer satisfaction will be even higher and sparkling smiles will become the number one promotional tool for a thriving and highly respected business.

The concept really is a simple yet effective one, not only can a beautiful smile promote confidence and lead to many complements, regular visits to your dental practice will help to ensure long term health benefits that can be further enhanced by adopting 6 easy home care steps. Having a beautiful smile can improve your life in more ways that you may think, so join the smile revolution and spread a little happiness today!

March 20, 2015

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A lot of you are having a hard time to find the best pieces or finds that can complement the body type you have, right? no worries then. Because I knew one online store that has all the clothes listed and they used to carries most of the well-known brands in the fashion industry today which can drop your jaw big time, but the good thing was, the shop where I shop was very considerate by selling high quality finds and yet in a very reasonable prices – the prices aren’t that much that can probably breaks the wallet.

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The shop where I used to shop was this shopbop.com. The online store had built it’s reputation already online on giving out only cheapest finds but the quality haven’t compromised at all. They were selling sorts of jumpsuits which are perfectly on this spring season. And if you look forward to summer most. No worries, because they’ve got some fashionable swimwear that you can actually pull off while you’re playing at the sea side.

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And if you are fond wearing dresses while having your skin tanned this summer. I think, mini floral dress was a perfect match for you. Though you can still consider to have these lovely long dresses like what you’re seeing on the top photo, or you can also pick the crop tops that can highlight your body shape more, than to these loose dresses.

To finish off your total outfit. Let’s be all spice it up with some chic accessories that are only of course available at shopbop.com, my favourite online shop. They have hats, hair accessories, best jewelries and belts that can help complete your total fashion statement.

March 12, 2015

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Summer is here once again and it’s time to replenish my wardrobe if not completely overhaul it. I’ve been window shopping at my favorite online stores and there’re so many items that I’d like to buy. Zalora has so many shirts, shorts, and dresses that are perfect for summer and I can’t wait to purchase and wear them. I don’t want to spend all my money though on shopping so I’m continuously looking for the best deals online. Good thing there’s iPrice Coupons Philippines which is really a big help for budget conscious people like me.

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iPrice offers the latest and best coupons, discounts, and voucher codes from some of the most popular online stores and brands like Zalora, Lazada, Foxysales, Wego, and Bebe. Important sales, offers and promotions are brought to alongside the products you’re browsing so there’s no need to go to other websites to look for a particular item. Just visit iPrice and you’ll find it all there. As their slogan says, it’s “Your One Stop Shopping Destination”. iPrice has websites in other Asian countries as well like Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hongkong, Thailand, and Vietnam. No wonder it’s touted as Asia’s best source for discounts, coupons, and voucher codes. Furthermore, no membership is required.

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Browse through different categories like Electronics, Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Watches, Jewellery, Kids and Toys, Sports and Outdoors, Home and Living, and Beauty. Another thing I like about iPrice is that availing of a coupon is very easy. Just click the corresponding “Get the Code” button on the coupon that you want and a window will pop out where you can copy the code. Once you have done this, head on to the online store then shop and apply the code upon checkout. Furthermore, coupons are always updated and expired vouchers are marked. Did I say that you can get as much as 70% savings? Indeed you can. Get to experience all these at iPrice.