February 20, 2018

Handy Tips For Getting Your Newborn To Sleep

“Will my baby sleep through the night?” This question is often asked by many new (and exhausted moms), the answer is yes! However, some babies will be angelic and sleep through when they are very young; others may take that little bit longer. Unfortunately, there is no firm timetable, so all you can do is create the best conditions for your little one.

All babies have different sleep patterns, but it is really after six weeks that regular sleep cycles start to develop. At this time, they will have no concept of night and day and will sleep for up to fifteen hours, although not all at once! Breastfeeding mothers are more likely to feed on demand, for example, when the baby is awake and hungry (and when their milk is available) so in the early weeks it is difficult to develop a pattern, but this will soon happen. The main thing in the early stages is to ensure that your baby is comfortable and safe and part of that is choosing the right place for them to sleep.

Bassinet or Crib

Every girlfriend, parent guide, experienced mom will have their advice to give, and the stores are full of different options. In the very early stages, when you bring your new bundle home, a glamorous bassinet is a great option. You can keep the baby close to you, in your bedroom if you wish while you try to relax, and it will take up much less room than a crib and is also a more economical option. Your baby will feel snug and cocooned, rather like still being in your womb, and will gain a sense of security and warmth, enabling them to settle more readily for sleep. Don’t forget to make time for yourself while the baby is sleeping; you can read a book to unwind, try to catch up on sleep yourself or try a relaxing pursuit such as origami way.

Moving on

As your baby grows and becomes more mobile (turning in their sleep) they will need more space, so this is the time to consider moving them into a crib. By this age (usually three to six months) their feeding patterns have normally emerged and therefore the need to have them close to you is less, so they can move into the wonderful nursery that you have prepared for them. One of the sensible options to consider when you are selecting your crib is one that will eventually convert into a Junior Bed – this not only saves you money but means that your child will already be familiar with their sleeping environment and the only change will be that the bars have been removed.

Disruptions to sleep

As your baby’s body changes and they become more ‘physical,’ meaning they are now completely rolling over or pulling themselves up against the bars of a crib, you may see a change to their nightly sleeping pattern. Don’t panic – this is often a short-term ‘blip,’ and very soon they will be back to their established routine. Whatever their age, it is really useful to develop a routine, whether it is their nightly bottle for little ones, a ten-minute rock in your nursing chair, or even a gentle massage. Whenever this activity occurs, your little one will recognize that it is time for bed and sleep. Then you and your family can turn on the night light, kiss them goodnight and relax!

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February 15, 2018

Dare to be Bold – SinfulColors Cosmetics

It’s time to get on trend with your makeup routine and add some bold colors with SinfulColors Cosmetics!  SinfulColors has teamed up with Vanessa Hudgens bringing you 18 insanely awesome products!

Bold Brow™ Intense Effects, $6.99

  • Dual ended product with metallic and shade-shifting iridescent colors
  • Cream formula
  • Available in two color duos 

Diva Lash Color Mascara™, $5.99

  • Color rich formula, powerful payoff and voluminous shine
  • Wear one color or mix and match for an unexpected contrast
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Stop & Stare™ Gel Eyeliner, $5.99

  • Easy to use pencil
  • Sharpenable pencil design keeps the gel liner tip super fine
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Shady Babe™ Duo Cream Shadow, $6.99

  • Dual ended shadow adds depth and definition
  • Smooth formula
  • Available in four shades

Face Forward™ Allover Highlighter Stick, $6.99

  • Highlighters illuminate and enhance your natural glow
  • Ultra-blendable cream to powder formula
  • Available in four shades

The SinfulColors Cosmetics line is available exclusively on Amazon.

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February 15, 2018

Cindy Crawford Loves Her 7 For All Mankind Jeans!

LOS ANGELES, CA – February 15, 2018 – Cindy Crawford was photographed wearing 7 For All Mankind on the streets on New York City yesterday! The supermodel was arm in arm with hubby Rande Gerber in her 7 For All Mankind b(air) Denim Skinny Ankle Jeans in Duchess ($179, www.7forallmankind.com).
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February 13, 2018

Birthday Decorations That Will Light Up Your Child’s Mood

Children are always excited regarding their birthdays. They wait the entire year for that particular day. They are the happiest when that very special day arrives and once the day ends, they again start planning for their coming year’s birthday. Kids plan a lot for their special day, they expect gifts, surprises and how the birthday cake will look.

But you as a parent never know what exactly will brighten up your child’s mood and what they won’t like. You have to be very careful while planning for their birthdays so that you don’t end up offending them. Your children expect you to gift them all that they wish for. It takes a lot of effort to make you children happy.

Decoration tips to follow to make your kid’s birthday a memorable one

Every parent wants to make their kids feel special on their birthday. Given below are a few decoration ideas which you can implement you make your kid’s birthday party a memorable one.

  • At the dinner table, you can place a small paper inside the fold place holder that means you can write down the names of all the kids on each paper chits and place those chits inside the fork and keep them beside the plates. Each kid will have a separate fork with their name written on it.
  • You can decorate your house with paper flower ceiling hanging. You can make these hangings out of colored paper bags and hang them from the ceiling of your living room and your kid’s play room.
  • Decorate your house with balloons of different colors, patterns and shapes. You can even write something on the wall using these balloons.
  • With the help of colored cupcake liners you can attach rice bulbs inside the liners and decorate your house. The colored liners will give a party touch to your house.
  • You can place all the candies in a three tiered paper stand which is handmade and also reusable.
  • Make your kid’s birthday a bright and sunny one by giving it a sunshine theme. The yellow color will give a very bright look to the party.
  • Buy small flower pots from the market and use them as a stand to keep your cutleries. Add labels on them to mention which one has what inside them.
  • Legos are small blocks which can be joined to make cars, buildings and many other things. You can keep the theme of the birthday as Lego where you will give the kids a bag of Lego blocks each and a printed lego tee shirt.
  • Decorate your dining space with animal shaped helium balloons.
  • You can theme the birthday party as circus. Where you can hire clowns and magicians for your party. The color code can kept as red and white.
  • Use a projector to show project animated movies for the kids. You can even paint your walls with spray paint or stickers.
  • Kids love to hear ghost stories so why not keep the theme of the party as little spooky. You can alter the dress code and the birthday cake along with the theme.
  • Don’t provide regular cotton napkins to the kids instead use paper napkins cut in various shapes like flowers, animals, etc.
  • Buy terracotta pots from the market and use them to make storage boxes for gum balls. These are easy to make and you can refer to the tutorials from the internet.
  • Kids love playing in the water so why not transform a boring indoor birthday party to an entertaining birthday pool party. You can add water slides and arrange water sports too.
  • Decorate the top of your dining table with a colorful ribbon hanging. You can add several ribbons and make a mobile hanging out of it.
  • Transform your backyard into a camping lawn. Fix tents for your kids and arrange a camp fire. You can even do barbecue and sleep under the moon light.
  • If it’s a all boys birthday party, then a football theme will just fit perfectly. Give the little boys customized football jerseys and fix a football match among them. Remember that the cake should also fit in the theme.
  • If it’s an all-girls birthday party, then you keep the theme as Snow White. Gift each little princess with a wand of their own. Dress them like fairies and put a tiara around your head. The cake should resemble Snow White.
  • Put colored confetti inside white helium balloons. This will give your party a very soothing tough. You can refer to Yabadoo kids party ideas for more balloon ideas.

 

To conclude, your kid’s birthday must be done with utmost care and precision. Focus on the type of return gifts if you’re planning to give. The return gifts should match to the theme so that it leaves a good impression on all the little ones. .

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February 3, 2018

Nina Dobrev Wears OYE Swimwear

Los Angeles, CA – January 21, 2018 – Nina Dobrev was seen wearing OYE Swimwear over the weekend while vacationing in Mexico! The actress looked pin up chic in the Agatha Monokini while posing for photos with friends ($149, www.oyeswimwear.com).
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February 2, 2018

The Pros And Cons Of Solar Power

 

When you plan on installing solar power systems in your home, you’ll be choosing one of the best environment-friendly decisions! But of course, there are a few things to take note of before you make the decision. It’s best to know about what solar power has to offer, as well as the disadvantages. So read on as I show you the pros and cons of solar power!

The Pros of Solar Power

 

  • Reduce Electric Bills!

 

This is one of the main reasons people install solar power systems, as these would generate their own electricity and you won’t need to depend in electric utility. As a result, it reduces the monthly electric bill for decades, as they last for about 30 years. There can also be times you can totally eliminate the monthly electric bills!

 

  • Better Value for Your Properties

 

There are millions of people around the United States who would like to install solar panels in their home but have no idea or time to figure out how to install them, or to find companies to do the job. This is why the value of your home will rise because of the installation of solar panels, making it easier for you to sell your home with a good profit.

 

  • It Can Pay YOU Back

 

Did you know that there are solar incentives in the United States? Because of this, your solar panels will be able to give you profit, apart from saving on your electricity bills! Solar renewable energy credits, as well as net metering, will have you earn bill credits or money as the solar panel system produces electricity. It’s a great return of investment!

 

  • More Control On Costs

 

I’m sure you have felt anxiety when facing your electricity bills because you’ll never be able to control the increasing rates! The costs of solar power has decreased but electricity costs have increased, with the rise continuing as the years pass! That is why through solar power, you won’t have to worry about the rising costs anymore.

 

  • Environment-Friendly

 

This is another huge advantage for the whole world! Thanks to using solar power, you will be reducing carbon emissions and the use of fossil fuels. It’s a cost-effective way to help reduce carbon and help save the planet. Use of solar power will also help the United States become energy independent instead of relying on producers abroad.

 

The Cons of Solar Power

 

  • It’s Not For All Roofs

 

Unfortunately, your roof may not be compatible with solar system panels. This is because rooftop panels are installed through connecting mounting systems to the roof. Those with historical homes and have cedar or slate tiles for their roofs may find difficulty in installing the panels. Those who have homes with skylights of rooftop additions may find it expensive or difficult to install solar panels as well. Fortunately, there are solutions to that, such as ground mounted solar panels or having community solar gardens.

 

  • Not for Those Who Are Moving

 

Yes, the solar panels help increase value to your home but not so much that you’ll be able to pay it off once you move! For those who are moving homes in a short while, it’s not best to install solar panel systems as the payback period takes about eight years.

 

  • Low Electricity Costs = Low Solar Savings

 

If your electricity costs are already low to begin with, then you may not find much advantage on solar panels, as your solar savings will be low as well. Those who live in states with low electricity costs will feel like it is a waste to invest in solar panel systems, compared to those who live in states with higher electricity costs.

 

  • Expensive Costs and Difficult To Find Companies For Installment

 

If you are unable to avail solar financing, then you may have been discouraged from the front-up costs! It can get quite expensive and not all of us would have the cash to invest on solar panel systems. Fortunately, there are financing options you can avail.

Another con is the difficulty of finding reputable installers to work with, though extensive searches can help you find one many people in your town trust.

In Conclusion

Through being more knowledgeable on the advantages and disadvantages solar power has, you’ll be able t make the wise decision and see if this type of energy is best for your home or business. So if you are interested in installing solar power systems in your area, start to look for reputable companies who will be able to do so today!

 

I hope that this article on the pros and cons of solar power helped you know more about how this type of energy works and if it’s good for you. If you have any questions or would like to share your experiences on solar power, then comment down below. I would love to hear what you have to think.

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January 29, 2018

Get The Look: Rita Ora at the 2018 Grammys

Celebrity Makeup Artist Kathy Jeung worked with Rita Ora for the 2018 Grammy Awards – below is a breakdown of the look!

Who: Rita Ora at the 2018 Grammy Awards
The Inspiration: With the classic shape of Ralph & Russo dress, Kathy wanted to keep the focus on Rita’s complexion and eyes – giving her skin a satin finish with a touch of radiance and highlighter to accentuate Rita’s bone structure, and a simple glossy eye with lashes that lift the outer corners.
How to Get the Look:
Lips
Kathy applied Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Plum This Go to give Rita a dark, bold lip.
Skin
Kathy applied Rimmel London Lasting Finish Breathable Primer all over Rita’s cleansed, toned and moisturized face to keep makeup fresh and long-lasting, creating a smooth, pore minimized canvas for makeup. She then applied Rimmel London #Insta Conceal & Correct underneath Rita’s eyes, erasing dark circles. Next, Kathy applied Rimmel London Match Perfection Concealer in Light/Medium with her ring finger, in a tapping motion underneath the eyes to blend into the rest of Rita’s face. Kathy mixed Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25HR Foundation in 303 True Nude with small amount of Rimmel London Good to Glow Highlighter in 003 Soho Glow to give her skin luminosity, by applying it with a flat foundation brush in broad strokes over Rita’s face, and blended with a damp sponge, giving Rita a natural looking finish. Kathy set the foundation with Rimmel London’s #Insta Fix & Matte Translucent Powder, helping to keep Rita’s forehead, sides of the nose and cheeks shine-free.
Cheeks
Kathy used Rimmel London Kate Moss Sculpting & Highlighting Kit in Golden Sands to highlight the tops of Rita’s cheekbones, above her jawline and down length of her nose. She contoured the hollows under her cheekbones, just under her jawbone and under her chin using a narrow wedge brush and applied the blush using a rounded brush on the apples of her cheeks and extended towards temples.
Kathy finished up the cheeks by using Rimmel London’s Insta Duo Contour Stick to highlight along the tops of the cheekbones and blend with a damp sponge.
Eyes
Kathy applied the beige shade of the Rimmel London Magnif’Eyes Shadow Contouring Palette Blush Edition to the browbone and blended the matte taupe color into the crease. Then she applied Rimmel London’s ScandalEyes Eyeshadow Stick in Witness White to the inner corners of Rita’s eyes and blended for a trace of highlight. She then added Rimmel London Oh My Gloss in Clear to Rita’s eyelids to add a glossy, high shine. She lined Rita’s eyes using Rimmel London ScandalEyes Precision Micro Eyeliner in Black to create a very narrow wing along the lashline. To finish the eyes, she applied two coats of Rimmel London Shake It Fresh Mascara in Black to the upper lashes only to lengthen and thicken Rita’s lashes.
Brows
Kathy used Rimmel London Professional Eyebrow Pencil to fill in and extend Rita’s brow shape, followed by Rimmel London Brow This Way Brow Pomade in Medium to softly add color and keep the brow hairs in place. She finished the brows by applying Rimmel London Brow This Way Highlighting Pencil to lift the arches of the brow and add highlight to the brow bone.
Where to Find Them: Rimmel London products are available at chain drug stores and mass retailers nationwide. Visit www.RimmelLondon.com for store locations and to try the newest products with Rimmel London’s exclusive Get The Look App available on iTunes and Google Play.
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January 29, 2018

5 Reasons Why More and More People Are Saying ‘No Way’ to Valentine’s Day

Whether you’re in a couple or rolling solo, Valentine’s Day comes with expectation and pressure. With #CoupleGoals as a consistently trending hashtag, countless pictures of couples on social media, the obsession of celebrity break ups and make ups and TV shows like the Bachelor and Bachelorette serving up contrived romance sprinkled with drama, the way we think of love and romance has changed. Dr. Sanam Hafeez, a New York Board Certified Neuropsychologist explains why so many people say ‘no way’ to Valentine’s Day and offers some alternatives that shift this negative mindset.

  1. “Valentine’s Day is a ‘Hallmark Holiday’ and I’m still broke from Christmas.”

When money is tight many people may want to cut back on spending especially for things they feel are frivolous. “Financial stress is a common thing and when people are made to feel pressured to spend, they get resentful and want to claim their power,” explains Dr. Hafeez. Instead of boycotting all romance, put a $20 maximum on gifts and you’ll see how sweet, thoughtful and creative you can get.

  1. “Every restaurant is crowded and the service is terrible.”

Nothing kills romance faster than crowds and a bad experience dining out. Since everyone goes out to eat on Valentine’s Day there will be a lapse in service. “One way for couples to celebrate is to call their favorite restaurant in advance and have a meal prepared they can pick up and heat up at home,” suggests Dr. Hafeez. “You can either break out the fancy dishes and dress up or you can put on sweats and eat while watching a movie, the important thing is that you enjoy yourselves and aren’t stressed,” she adds.

  1. “We’ve been together for ages. Every day is Valentine’s Day! Do we really need to celebrate?”

“Celebrations and traditions are important in a relationship and when they fall away it’s usually a sign of trouble and disconnection. While you may not feel the need to do anything extravagant use the day to appreciate the love you have and life you’ve created, even if it’s in a small way,” Hafeez advises.

  1. “I’m single so what’s the point?”

Rolling solo on Valentine’s Day again, all the more reason to turn it into a Self Love Day. Being single on Valentine’s Day can be tough for people, especially those still healing from a break up or divorce. “You want to really be kind and caring to yourself. Booking a massage, getting a haircut, or arranging a single ladies night with your single friends could be just what’s needed. Focus on creating your own happiness,” says Dr. Hafeez who often sees a link between break up depression and anxiety over holidays.

  1. “I’m just to busy for love and romance and all that stuff.”

Some people are just focused on other things that are top priority in their lives. There are plenty of women who are turned on more by generating income for their businesses than concerning themselves with outside approval or validation. There has been a rise in female entrepreneurship with more millenials and Gen X’ers preferring to build empires than romantic relationships. For them it’s just February 14th the mid way point to a short month. “There’s nothing wrong with women wanting to focus on their professional lives. They often feel to focus on business, romance, which may cause them to lose focus, has to be shelved for a while, this is more common these days,” Dr. Hafeez shares.

While many say ‘no way’ to Valentine’s Day there are millions saying I DO.

According to a 2017 survey of 1000 people done by James Allen, an online diamond and bridal jewelry retailer, 43 percent of millennials say Valentines Day is their top pick for proposal day. November – February is considered proposal season.

Some other mind-blowing stats that clearly show Cupid isn’t going away anytime soon are.

In 2017, the National Retail Federation put the estimated total spending at over $18.2 billion. That’s an average of $136.57 per person.

Jewelry is the most popular gift with 20 percent of consumers expected to buy jewelry, with a total of $4.3 billion on bling, the NRF said.

$2 billion will be spent on flowers, with roses being most popular. 250 million roses are produced for the holiday, the Society of American Florists said.

The American Greeting Card Association puts that industries pay out at 1 BILLION… yes folks $1 … for paper.

About Dr. Sanam Hafeez:

Dr. Sanam Hafeez PsyD is a NYC based licensed clinical neuropsychologist, teaching faculty member at the prestigious Columbia University Teacher’s College and the founder and Clinical Director of Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C. a neuropsychological, developmental and educational center in Manhattan and Queens. 

 

Dr. Hafeez masterfully applies her years of experience connecting psychological implications to address some of today’s common issues such as body image, social media addiction, relationships, workplace stress, parenting and psychopathology (bipolar, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, etc…). In addition, Dr. Hafeez works with individuals who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), learning disabilities, attention and memory problems, and abuse. Dr. Hafeez often shares her credible expertise to various news outlets in New York City and frequently appears on CNN and Dr.Oz.

Connect with her via twitter @comprehendMind or www.comprehendthemind.

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January 25, 2018

The Duchess of Cambridge’s Séraphine Ensemble!

January 23, 2017 – The Duchess of Cambridge wore award winning maternity fashion brand Séraphine’s Natasha Cashmere Blend Maternity Coat ($299) and Florrie Floral Print Maternity Dress ($109) earlier today in London!
The Duchess wore this same outfit for the first time back in 2015 while expecting Princess Charlotte. The Florrie dress is a particular favorite of hers at the moment, she wore it earlier this month when she visited Reach Academy in Feltham.
The Florrie dress is made in soft woven fabric, offering a beautiful drape before, during and after pregnancy. Featuring a feminine curved empire waist, the Séraphine Florriedress is ideal for any occasion. Séraphine’s Natasha Coat is made in a luxurious cashmere blend with clean lines and a sleek straight cut, perfect before, during and after pregnancy. The collarless style is finished with smart faux-pockets and mother of pearl buttons.
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January 25, 2018

Maia Mitchell Wears RUDSAK at Sundance

PARK CITY, UT – JANUARY 22: Actress Maia Mitchell walks in Park City on January 22, 2018 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)

 

Los Angeles, CA – January 25, 2018 – Maia Mitchell was seen wearing RUDSAK while promoting her film “Never Goin Back” at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. The actress kept warm in the Meteora jacket in black ($895, www.rudsak.com).
Photo Credit Getty Images
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