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May 31, 2018

Men’s Wedding Bands – Finding a Professional Wedding Photographer

Photographs that are shot during a wedding serve as a constant reminder of the special day. Wedding photographers often specialize in different styles and provide a variety of services. Selecting a photographer for your big day requires careful consideration in regards to the types of pictures that will document the celebration. Adequate research and interviews are crucial for ensuring that you choose the right candidate.

Wedding Photography Style

An important step is to decide the wedding photography style that you prefer. There are different photography styles and photographers who are specialists in these areas. Set aside some time to find out more about the styles and the one that is most suitable for you. Some of the styles include the following:

  • Classic or traditional- A photographer typically uses a shot list that ensures they capture a range of traditional pictures that the couple has requested.
  • Photojournalism involves a documentary approach. Photographers follow the couple and opt for pictures that are not posed. They try to tell wedding stories in a natural and authentic way.
  • Illustrative photography combines traditional and photojournalism styles. It consists of posed and planned pictures while emphasizing on informal and relaxed poses within structured compositions.
  • Fashionable wedding photography is usually more dramatic than other styles and seeks to make the subjects look more styled and glamorous. Visit https://www.mensweddingbands.com for more information.

Begin the Search

Begin your search early because booking a wedding photographer is among the first tasks that should be undertaken after identifying a venue. There is a high demand for wedding photographers, especially during busy seasons and the best ones are often booked in advance. If your wedding is during off-peak season, it will be easier for you to find a photographer at short notice. Look for a photographer well in advance for a peak season wedding.

Personal Recommendations

Reputable wedding photographers may be well known among friends and family members. You can begin your search by asking for recommendations from people you trust and know. Consider talking to people who were recently married and find out about their experience.

  • If someone recommends a certain photographer who worked at her wedding, request for the photo album.
  • It is important to note that people have varied ideas and preferences regarding what good wedding photography entails.
  • You can consult other professionals that will be working on your wedding. Wedding planners, for instance, are likely to have amazing contacts.

Avoid Amateur Photography

Although you may be tempted to hire a family member of friend to handle your wedding photography, you may end up being disappointed. Hiring a person you know does not necessarily mean they will be able to produce the pictures you want. It is unlikely that this type of person will have the required experience and technical skills to provide the best photos.

Online Search

Another good way to look for photographers is by searching online. There are many people who advertise their services and you can narrow down your search. Focus on people who have plenty of experience and provide enough information about their work and the kind of photography that they do.

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May 31, 2018

Waterpik Sidekick Water Flosser For Oral Health On The Go

Sidekick® Water Flosser, White with Rose Gold

Sidekick Water Flosser, White with Rose Gold

 

The Waterpik Sidekick is new and worth finding out about. The Waterpik Sidekick Water Flosser offers the oral health benefits of a full-sized Waterpik design but is super compact and collapsible. You can easily take the SideKick along on vacation. It stores easily in a carry-on. It travels with ease to the office or the gym.

It’s  amazing how this transforms from a cube-like shape into what looks like a smaller version of a full sized design. Sidekick assembles and disassembles quickly for storage and it tucks inside it’s own zip-up, water-resistant travel pouch (included).

According to Brian Woodard, Director of New Product, Waterpik, “Sidekick will become standard travel gear, just like a toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, and shaver.”

“Waterpik expects Sidekick to attract people who’ve never used a water flosser before,” said Suzanne Carranza, Senior Marketing Communications Manager, Waterpik. “It’s serious oral care in a charismatic, sassy package. The Waterpik Water Flosser makes caring for gums and teeth easier and more effective. Why shouldn’t Water Flossing be fun too?”

Suzanne Carranza was correct in her statement. I have never used a water flosser before and now I do.  I have both the SideKick and the starring Waterpik Aquarius Professional Water Flosser.

Earlier this year, I read an article in Medical News Today that stated that water picking has many advantages. The  disadvantages really are having access to electricity to use it and dental floss is cheaper.

String flossing was just not doing it for me anymore. I am in my fifties now and am concerned about gum health. Gum disease can be painless so if you are not getting regular dental check ups, please do.

The disease is caused by the bacteria in plaque. The massage action when using a Water Flosser can help to improve gum health and you can reach areas that you might not be able to reach with regular floss.

One of the last times I used regular floss, it got stuck between teeth and one time it shredded.  I thought I was flossing in a rushed way and maybe I was  damaging my teeth or gums.

I decided to try the Sidekick. I hate small appliances displayed in my kitchen and my pretty bathroom and the Sidekick hides away easily. The Rose Gold model even matches the Rose colored bathroom decor if I do happen to keep it out.

My husband uses a standard size Waterpik Water Flosser in his own private bathroom and loves it. He has no problem with storing appliances visibly.

Watch the video below to learn more about the Waterpik Sidekick.

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May 30, 2018

7th Heaven Coconut + Clay Peel-Off Mask For Just $1.99 It’s “Worth A Try”

7th Heaven Coconut and Clay Peel-Off Mask from from Montagne Jeunesse

7th Heaven Coconut and Clay Peel-Off Mask from from Montagne Jeunesse

 

7th Heaven Coconut and Clay Peel-off Mask from Montagne Jeunesse is  just $1.99 at Ulta. How can anyone not want to give it a try? It’s affordable and it’s made with coconut oil.  It has lots of other great ingredients like fig extract, sea weed, dead sea salt and more.

How to use:

Clean and dry your face. Empty the entire packet and apply a thick layer on the skin. Leave the mask on until it is completely dry. Then simply peel it off! It’s directions state to use it weekly.

What we love about this 7th Heaven mask is that with it you get the cleansing benefits of a clay mask and the pore refining benefits  of a peel-off mask.

About all the 7th Heaven products (from the website ): “Beauty treats lovingly made by our herbalists using the most luscious natural ingredients from around the world. With so much natural choice, there’s one to delight your skin and senses each time you treat yourself.”

We love the Charcoal Mask too.  Follow 7th Heaven on Instagram.

 

 

 

 

 

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May 29, 2018

When you need a little Harmony in your life

When you need a little Harmony in your life, Harmony Patches are there to greet you. Harmony Patches are a natural remedy “in patch form of course” to help relieve many types of discomfort in babies, children and adults.  There are Harmony Cough Patches and Harmony Colic Patches for infants and babies up to 12 months; Harmony Cough Patches and Tummy Patches for ages one to seven, and adult Harmony Cough and Tummy Patches for ages eight and up.

WHO CREATED THE HARMONY PATCH?

“The Harmony Patches creator, Dr. May Loo”, respected clinician, Chinese medicine expert and a mother, “came up with the idea when her newborn daughter would not stop crying due to probable gas.  She applied a mixture of ground herbs using a bandage and her baby instantly calmed down and went to sleep.  After years of research and development, she has brought her idea full circle and is now offering Harmony Patches to consumers everywhere.”

Harmony Patches contain safe USDA organic ingredients  like organic ginger, chamomile and fennel in propriety formula.  I drink Chamomile tea to relieve stress and I use ginger and fennel in my cooking. For this reason, I know Harmony Patches are safe to use. Each Harmony Patch is formulated for a transdermal delivery system providing rapid and long-lasting symptom relief.

There are a lot of advantages using the patch as opposed to taking oral medicines. Medicines can be hard to swallow, literally, and I mean that for babies, young children and adults. I had a hard time getting my children to take medicine. Even as they got older, they did not like swallowing pills but they had no choice. Another important aspect to consider is that medicines can contain alcohol, sugar, bicarbonate and citric acid. Harmony Patches contain none of these.

Harmony Patches are perfect for babies with colic, reflux and cough and cold symptoms. They are a safe and and gentle and won’t irritate baby skin. Harmony Patches deliver fast relief for specific symptoms when placed on strategic areas of the skin. Each foil package is clearly marked with instructions for use on the back. Harmony Patches adhere to your skin with a water-based adhesive, and is  silicone, latex, acrylic and rubber free.

Harmony Patches  has won the prestigious gold Mom’s Choice award.

Harmony Patches are safe for all ages and are available at  www.drloosnaturalremedies.com, amazon and at Erewhon Stores in the greater Los Angeles area.
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May 29, 2018

Veroniqué Salagean Has Fused Traditional Head-Wear With Cutting-Edge Fashion – VS Turbans

Image: VS Turbans

Image: VS Turbans

 

 

Veroniqué Salagean, one of the UK’s most forward thinking and innovative Designers has fused traditional head-wear with cutting-edge fashion, showcasing the latest design range from the exclusive London based label, ‘VS Turbans‘.

Creating the most unique luxury turbans for the discerning woman, ‘VS Turbans’ have established a leading name in elegant statement head wear. Since the label’s inception in 2015, founder and Turban Designer Veroniqué Salagean has been creating exquisite hand-made Turban masterpieces, for clients across the globe.

Veroniqué commented: “Designing Turbans which really symbolize the beauty and uniqueness of the wearer has always been my passion. From age 6 I learned how to sew creating doll’s clothes from swatches. By 21, I was draping and crafting something to be proud of, from materials such as pure silk, cotton, lace and beaded fabric. Since opening the doors of VS Turbans in London, I feel I’ve found my calling in life and provide my international clients with a way to incorporate Turbans into the very essence of their daily style.”

Celebrities such as Beyoncé, Tracee Ellis Ross and Moza bint Nasser have been seen wearing the turban making it an iconic fashion statement that is modern and wearable.

Veroniqué continued: “Each Turban is designed and crafted with the clients wishes at its core – incorporating any material, and colour scheme and any detailing, all combining to create an exclusive and visually breath-taking style statement to treasure. I get inspired from images that translate sophistication and the unexplainable placed together. My collection offers luxury turbans that range from simple drapes to the most extravagant, styles that are beaded in mirror crystals or an effortless drape in raffia or leather.”

Veroniqué has mastered endless ways to drape a turban. She envisions first obsessively for two days than designs each turban that gets formed from silence, feelings and shapes to define the 4 words provided by her client.

VS Turbans‘ is an exclusive head-wear brand which specializes in Luxury Turbans to be worn as a defined fashion statement. Offering stylish designs which exude strength, beauty and individuality, the brand is based in London and offers bespoke designs, handmade by founder and Turban Designer Veroniqué Salagean. VS Turbans can be found online and by appointment at 44 Welbeck Street, London, W1G 8DY.

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May 29, 2018

Celebrity Hairstylist Castillo Styles Erika Jayne

Erika Jayne at The Billboard Awards red carpet

Erika Jayne at The Billboard Awards red carpet

 

Celebrity hairstylist, Castillo styled Real Housewife Erika Jayne for the Billboard Awards red carpet.

I was checking out Castillo’s Instagram page HERE and saw a photo of his work with Erika.

I was able to get my hands on this step-by step for her hair look and a quote from Castillo.

Quote: “We wanted to go for a sexy Brigitte Bardot vibe on Erika for the Billboard red carpet”

Look: Half-up Half-down, Sexy Slept-in Waves

Inspiration: Brigitte Bardot

Step By Step:

  • On clean hair, start by making loose waves in the hair using the Cricket Co.’s Ultra Smooth Curling Iron.
  • Once the curls have cooled down take the Cricket Co.’s Centrix Ceramic Styling Iron and run it through some of the curls from mid shaft to end to loosen the waves and add some major sexy slept in waves.
  • Comb through all the waves using the wide tooth Cricket Co.’s Ultra Smooth Coconut Oil infused comb to avoid frizz, but create volume.
  • Then take a teasing brush like Cricket Co.’s Amped Up brush and back comb the entire head at the root.
  • Part the hair in half by taking a large section starting from the back of one ear across the top of the head ending on the opposite ear using a tail comb like the Cricket Co. Silkomb.
  • Create a small ponytail on the top of your head using an elastic.
  • Finally, detail the look by pulling out some face-framing pieces and seal with a bit of styling wax on the ends.

Castillo’s clients also include Ruby Rose, Priyanka Chopra and Halle Berry.

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May 28, 2018

Why Taking a Vacation Can Be Good for Your Health

How many times have you said to yourself that you wouldn’t take a vacation this year as you don’t have the time? How many days have you had to drag yourself to work because you have been so exhausted? Although work is important, it isn’t good for your health to always be working and not taking your vacations, especially if you work in a stressful environment. Here are some of the reasons taking a vacation can be good for your health.

Reducing Stress

With the business world now a 24-hour operation, there is becoming more demand on employee’s time to do more hours and work odd shift patterns. All of this can cause anxiety and stress that can take its toll on your body. A study by the American Psychological Association found that vacations can be effective because they remove the employee from the reason and the environment that’s causing them stress. If you are not taking your vacations, then your stress levels can become so high that it can cause you serious problems including headaches, backaches, and heart irregularities.

Prevention of Heart Disease

There have been a host of studies that have highlighted the importance of taking vacations to prevent heart problems. In one study, men were found to be 30 percent more likely to suffer from heart disease if they skipped their vacations for five consecutive years as opposed to those who took at least one week off a year. In fact, missing one year’s vacation could increase your risk of a heart attack. These studies have found a similar correlation in women, finding that they were eight times more at risk of a heart attack if they missed a vacation for more than six years. All the more reason to be booking your hoteles en Veracruz economicos for a nice vacation.

Improved Productivity

Many people think that they are more productive if they don’t take vacations or breaks. However, the truth is that trying to maintain your peak performance for an extended period of time can be extremely difficult. Without realizing, your productivity could be slipping due to working too long without a break. It has been shown that for every 10 hours of vacations time that employees have taken, their productivity has gone up by eight percent.

Better Sleep

One of the most common problems for those with high-stress levels is sleeping issues. Restless nights and disruptive sleep are the most reported problems, due to having too much on their mind in the evenings. A lack of sleep can cause additional issues such as impaired memory, lack of alertness and lack of focus. However, there have been improvements in people who have taken a vacation at least once a year, because the time off gives them the opportunity to relax and unwind.

Taking regular time off work is something that everyone needs, whether you are the boss or a worker in a company. There are significant reasons why getting the rest you need is important to your health both mentally and physically.

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May 28, 2018

8 Effective Tips to Reduce Office Waste

It is difficult to maintain the waste at the office as compared to home. Recycling the waste is more economical than sending it to the landfill. Recycling or reusing the waste will also save a lot of money. Going green can be good for your office and as well as support every bit of the environment.  In this post, check out the eight effective tips to reduce the office waste. 

 1.  Consume less paper

Most of the office waste contains paper waste. You should try to reduce the consumption of paper. The best way you can perform this is taking the printout on double side. This will reduce the paper consumption to the half.  Next, you can appoint a person to print the paper if your employee size is greater than 50. This is because it has been observed that 30% of printing papers are sent for printing but never collected. This type of pull printing can decrease the paper consumption by 30%. Try to stop all the unnecessary or junk mail as when they are sent to print they increase the paper consumption and ultimately the waste. Try to unsubscribe from the spam and have the clean mailbox.

2.  Reduce or reuse

Reduction in the use of paper can be a good strategy to decrease the office waste. Try to have your documents in the digital format so that it will save the paper cost. Make the habit to use the one pen or highlighter as used many can increase the unnecessary waste. There are other resources also that can be recycled. Take a look at other items such as stationery, cardboard, furniture, toners, IT equipments. Have the ideas or explore the ways to reuse them or reduce their consumption.

3.  Recycling

Once you start following reduce and reuse, it’s time to explore the recycling option. The best way to recycle is to start by small and then builds on foundations over the time. Start your recycling with paper as it is the most waste products in the office. Then start the recycling of other waste materials such as glass, batteries, toners, fluorescent light bulb, IT equipment, furniture, etc.

4.  Make the Bins Visible

Most of the offices use recyclable materials but have not labeled them to know the places to recycle. The bins should be labeled to improve the visibility at the office to throw the waste material. There should be separate waste bins for each recycling material so that waste isn’t contaminated and can be recycled with ease.  In fact, you can use the color-coded bins to make it highly visible. You can also paste the picture of waste materials to throw them at the proper place.

5.  Remove General/ Personal Bins

When you start using recycling bins then it is imperative to remove the general bins placed under each staff member’s desk. The reason is simple there should be aim to have the centralized recycled bins to throw the waste there. Initially, employees will not like that but looking its huge benefits they will embrace the change and put the waste in the centralized located waste bins labeled with the items to throw. Make sure you place at the location easy to access by all.

6.  Move to Zero Landfill System

Even when you recycle the waste, there is some waste which is still a residual. This every week gets send to landfill. There are many service providers for the rubbish removal. You can incinerate the waste to eliminate the waste completely. According to a research, it has been observed that incineration benefit in the electricity production and decreases the landfill impacts. A zero-landfill office provides a compelling and powerful environment which will help to engage customers and provide inspiration to staff.

7.  Have a Recycling Awareness Day

When the adoption rate for recycling system is less then it is required to aware the employees. If the employees aren’t aware of the recycling, reducing and reusing the waste then they should be provided useful guidelines. Have a graphical representation to make them understand so that they make the habit of recycling or reusing. Make them aware the ways to reduce the waste and make sure they throw the waste in the bin labeled for it. Let them know that if everyone follows the waste reducing tips then there is saving of financial and environmental cost associated with them.

8.  Go Electric

Use the digital equipments instead of paper. This will help to reduce the paper waste. Going electric can be an effective way to reduce the waste. Paper towels used in the office can elevate the waste at the office. Try to use the air dryers instead of paper towels as it is effective and efficient saving a lot of costs.

These are some of the effective ways to reduce the waste and recycle or reuse them to make the office environment clean and green.

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May 28, 2018

6 Yoga Moves that Will Make You Look Younger and Beautiful



Having beautiful, glowing, and flawless skin can be a dream for many. Luckily for you, this article will reveal some super-stretching and anti-aging yoga poses that will make you look younger and beautiful. Please note, it’s the easiest, cheapest, and natural way to get a clean, healthy, and glowing skin. 

The air pollution, fluctuating weather, hormonal imbalance, and UV rays can deeply affect your skin and make it appear dull and gloomy. Plus, as we age, our skin suffers from various problems like wrinkles, fine lines, and dark circles. All of these problems can be tackled with some specific yoga poses. These yoga moves will not only strengthen your core, but also, they’ll flush out toxins, improve blood circulation, and make you look younger and attractive. 

So, before using cosmetic creams and lotions or undergoing expensive treatments, please follow these six-simple yoga moves to look younger and beautiful.


1. Plow

This is an advanced and tricky yoga pose that stimulates internal organs, calms your mind, stretches the hamstrings and shoulders, activates the thyroid, and stretches your skin. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to perform a plow pose.

i) Rest on your back and then place your palms beside you.

ii) Deeply inhale and slowly lift off your feet until they are forming a 90-degree angle with the floor.

iii) Support your lower back and hips with the help of your hands as you’re trying to further lift off your feet.

iv) Continue to lift off your feet and rest them above your head. Now, firmly press your toes on the mat and create a space between your chest and chin. 

2. Vertical wrinkles

Vertical wrinkles make you look old, aged, and haggard. These unwanted wrinkles can negatively impact the actual appearance of your face, especially when they appear right under our eyes. To overcome them, please practice the following facial yoga poses.

i) Widen your eyes as much as you can (until your eyes become teary or watery).

ii) Next, take a deep breath through your mouth, hold it just like a bullfrog, and then release. 

3. Sphinx and child’s pose

These yoga poses can excellently improve your posture. Furthermore, they will stretch and strengthen your chest, back, and arms. The best part is — both of these two yoga poses are easy to perform.

To practice a Sphinx pose, lie on a mat (with your face down and legs together). Your hands and forearms should be pointing forward. Take a deep breath, press palms down, and gently lift your chest and head. Hold this pose for around 15 – 30 seconds.

To practice a Child’s pose, slide hands beneath your shoulders, bend your knees, & sit on your heels. Now, lower your chest down in order to keep your head and thighs towards the floor. Stretch your arms to the front. Hold this position for around 30 – 60 seconds.

4. Shoulder stands

To perform a shoulder stand, please perform six simple steps (as described below)

i) Lie on your back (on a yoga mat or directly the floor).

ii) Now, try to lift your legs towards the ceiling & then over your head (just like the plow pose).

iii) Now, place your hands on the lower back and stretch your fingers wide. 

iv) Slowly lift the legs towards the ceiling.

v) Keep your body straight as much as you can when you’re lifting your legs. Use your hands to support your back and shoulder blades. 

vi) Hold this pose for 1 – 2 minutes and then release. 

5. Fish Pose

This is another effective yoga pose that helps you look beautiful and young. For the best results, practice this yoga pose along with a vegan diet. That’s because — a vegan diet can drastically improve your overall health and fitness.

To perform a fish pose, simply lie down on the floor (on your back). Next, place your palms and hands under your bottom. 

Press your elbows on the floor and try to lift up your chest towards the ceiling. Ensure that your back is now forming an arched position. Now, gently rest your head on the floor. 

6. Reclining Angle

Sit on a mat (please ensure to bend your knees and keep your feet flat). Now, place a pillow behind your tailbone. Grab another pillow and place it on each side of your knees. 

Your head and spine should now be resting on the pillow. Stretch your arms to the sides. Close your eyes, deeply breathe for a minute, relax and release the position. Practice this simple yoga pose on a regular basis to get a beautiful skin.

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May 28, 2018

AirFree Onix 3000 Filterless 100% Silent Air Purifier For Home and Office is a “Must Have”

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AirFree Onix 3000 Filterless 100% Silent Air Purifieris a “Must Have” and here is why. It  destroys pet dander. According to Lung.org , Pet dander is composed of tiny, even microscopic, flecks of skin shed by cats, dogs, birds and other animals with fur or feathers. These bits of skin can cause reactions in people who are specifically allergic to these triggers.

The AirFree Onix 3000 Filterless  Air Purifier destroys pollens. Pollen.com tells us that today, May 28, 2018, 20% of the country is in Medium pollen status.

Friends in New England, Did you know? Tree pollen is the primary allergen across the northern Plains, Great Lakes and New England during the month of May.

Bacteria, dust mites and mold are destroyed by AirFree Onix 3000. Mold can cause a variety of health issues including nasal stuffiness, sore throats eye irritation and more.  The Center for Disease Control tells us there is sufficient evidence to link indoor exposure to mold with upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough, and wheeze.

And about dust mites, did you know? Dust mites are microscopic organisms that feed off of house dust and the moisture in the air. They are one of the most common indoor allergens, and symptoms can be present year round. Their symptoms often worsen during or immediately after vacuuming, sweeping and dusting. The process of cleaning can stir up dust particles, making them easier to inhale. (Info from acaai.org ). Air Purifers like AirFree Onix 3000 Filterless  Air Purifier are an ideal solution for dust problems and allergens.

Check out this video directly from Airfree . A little feature that I love is the nightlight!

 

AirFree Onix 3000 is completely silent and does not require any filters or maintenance. Another thing that is important to know about the AirFree Onix 3000 is that it reduces indoor harmful ozone levels so your household plants get some help with reducing ozone concentrations indoors.

The AirFree Onix 3000 is perfect for baby’s health also. It’s great for use in babies’ nurseries and children’s bedrooms and playrooms.

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Check out AirFree’s Frequently Asked Questions HERE. Find a dealer HERE , or purchase from Amazon HERE. Check out the AirFree Blog HERE.

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