Adding Some Extra Glamour to Your Look

Do you feel like your look could do with something more? Maybe what you’re lacking is that little bit of glamour that can make all the difference. Here’s how you can easily add that to your overall look.

Silk Scarves

There are few things in this world more glamorous and elegant than a good silk scarf. It’s such a simple touch to add to your style, but it makes such a huge difference. They turn a drab outfit into something that looks fit for royalty. That old-school elegance can be hard to achieve, so take this opportunity to achieve it! It just goes to show that not every glamorous change you can make to your style has to break the bank. It’s really cheap to buy a couple of silk scarves, but you’ll get plenty of value for your money.

Choose the Right Necklace

The necklaces you choose to wear have a big impact on how glamorous your outfit looks as a whole. An obvious choice of necklace is a pearl one. It’s a timeless piece of jewellery that never fails to add some essential glamour to what you’re wearing. But that doesn’t mean that this is the only type of necklace that can make you look and feel more glamorous. Gold necklaces can be just as good at doing that job. See what you can find at Chain Me Up if you’re looking for the right gold necklace.

Bright Patterns and Prints

Sometimes, the best way to be glamorous is to stand out from the crowd and be daring. This is what fashion is all about, so make sure you’re not afraid to try new things with bright colours and prints. Those experiments you try out with things you wouldn’t ordinarily think of wearing might turn out to be the best fashion decisions you make. With spring now approaching us, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about trying new things with colours and floral prints. Don’t hold back when trying new things.

Diamond Earrings

There’s no doubt about it; diamonds offer you some instant glamour. It’s impossible not to look glamorous with a pair of stylish diamond earrings hanging from your ears. And if you can’t afford the real thing, that doesn’t matter much either. There are lots of replica diamond earrings that look the same, and, therefore, they offer the same touch of glamour that you’re looking for. If you can’t tell the difference between them and the real deal, then no one else will be able to either.

Sunglasses and Hats for Summer

Summer is not that far away, and it’s a season that offers you lots of opportunities to add style to the way you look. The key to looking glamorous during the summer months is to dress in a way that suits the season and use classic fashion ideas. For example, some oversized sunglasses look great and glamorous on a warm summer’s day. And these can be combined with a floppy hat. They look incredibly stylish and can really help to finish off your summer outfit. Give it a try.


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Trendy Lifestyle Necessities You Need

I think it’s important to make sure that we all have vital lifestyle accessories. Things we use on a daily basis that just make life so much simpler. And I feel like we need to make sure we upgrade these accessories as often as we can. Not only is it useful to have the latest and greatest of something, but it also looks great as well.

Many of these accessories double up as fashion accessories, as well as being practical. So it’s important to make sure you upgrade them as often as you can. Here are some of my suggestions for things you have to make sure you upgrade as much as you can.


Now, ladies, we’ve all been with guys who’ve had ghastly wallets in the past. I know I certainly have, and it can be cringe worthy when they pull them out. I had a boyfriend once who had one of those awful velcro wallets, so I had to buy him a new one from Shinola. Anyway, my point is that purses are a similar thing. It’s important to make sure that we have trendy and practical purses. They need to be able to hold our cash and cards when we go shopping. But they should also be the right size for a clutch or handbag. There are a lot of purses we can choose from out there, so make sure you make the right choice.


Take it from me girls; sunglasses are one of the most essential accessories you can own. They might not seem it, but they matter a lot. See, sunglasses serve several purposes. Yes, they are predominantly to shield your eyes from the sun. But, if you get the right pair they can also double up as a wonderful fashion statement. The right pair of sunglasses can make you look cool and sexy at the same time. They can even complement a huge array of outfits that you might consider wearing. Make sure you take the time to choose the perfect pair of sunglasses like I do!

Car Keys

Yes, believe it or not, car keys are also a necessity in life. And you can upgrade the keys and the keychain on a regular basis. You want to go for something striking and unique so you can tell it’s yours. Many car keys these days are available in an array of designs and sizes, and it may well depend on your car. Car keys are an important part of your lifestyle as you need them to access your car. But, it’s also worth making sure they look good on the end of a key chain.


As ladies, when we think about lifestyle and fashion, we probably don’t give much thought to sneakers. We think about must have fashion staples like the little black dress, or our favourite heels. But, it’s important to upgrade your sneakers. These are your comfortable shoes, and the ones you wear for working out. So it’s time to make sure you have the newest and comfiest pair on the market. It’s important to look good and feel comfortable when you wear your sneakers. And that’s why you need to upgrade and have the newest pairs on the market.

These are just some of the trendy lifestyle necessities that I think you should be upgrading. They are all things that play a large role in our lives. And they are accessories we use almost every day or week. So you need to do what you can to get the best possible outcome and help improve your life.


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Amazing Fashion Inspiration from Around the World

I’ve always been fascinated by different fashion trends around the world. What might be the height of style in one place can seem utterly bizarre somewhere else. However, there are plenty of locations across the globe that are perfect for fashion inspiration. By adding different cultures trends to your wardrobe, you can expand your style in an entirely unique way. Here’s some incredible fashion inspiration from around the world.

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The women of Japan know how to dress! The trends here are so quirky that they’ve actually become a whole new style in themselves. Japanese pop culture is a heavy influence on much of the western world, so why not incorporate it into your style? In this country, it’s all about having fun with your clothes. Dressing to show off your playful side. Pastel hair, frilly sleeves, puffy skirts and long socks. Just picture your favourite character from any anime TV series and you’ve got it. You can easily take some inspiration from this girly look and add it to your wardrobe.


Traditional German dress is an awesome trend that I think more people should embrace! If you’ve ever been to Oktoberfest, then you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. You’ll also see this popular trend all over Austria and some Scandinavian countries. It’s quite simple to pull off. All you need is a bodice, skirt, blouse and apron. It may not be something you want to wear shopping on a daily basis, but you can include this layered look in most outfits. It’s the buxom babe attitude that really finishes this trend off, however.

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Middle East

There’s something truly special about Middle Eastern fashion; that’s becoming more popular by the day. Much of the trends centre around Islamic clothing, which means dressing modestly. However, women are now looking for ways they can dress this style up. Hijabs and head coverings have become popular with fashionistas and celebrities around the world. To pull this look off, you simply need to dress in a modest way. Which I think makes a nice change from the mini skirts we see every summer.


Now Russian women know what they’re doing when it comes to fashion! Admittedly, you probably want to wait until winter before you try and pull this trend off. After all, much of the look is centred around fur (faux, please!) coats and hats. There’s something that just makes me feel all warm and cosy about seeing a Russian woman dressed up. Go full on Bond Girl with a cocktail dress and faux fur shawl, for your evenings out on the town.


If you’ve ever seen a Bollywood film, then you’ll know that fashion in India is a big deal. The women in these films look absolutely stunning in their saris and jewellery. You’ll also find this kind of fashion in places like Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh. If you’ve got the guts, go all out and wear a sari. You’ll look and feel fabulous! If you’re a bit nervous, simply bling up the clothes you’ve already got. Bollywood is all about the bling.

Who knew you could get fashion inspiration from so many different countries? Add a little bit of these cultures to your wardrobe and see how it can transform your look.



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Top Tips For Looking Fabulous At The Next Event You Attend

Maybe you are a bridesmaid or are going to a big party, perhaps you have been invited to a ball or other event. Whatever event or celebration you have been invited to, if you are attending, you are going to want to look your best.

A beautiful dress, stunning makeup and a stylish pair of shoes are all you need to look fabulous. However, that doesn’t mean you should forget the little details. With so many things to think about, getting ready for a big event or special occasion can be a little overwhelming.


To ensure that you look and feel your best at your next  special occasion, we have put together some useful tips below:

Start preparing beforehand

Don’t leave it until a couple of hours before you have to head off to your party or event, prepare ahead of time. The more time you have to prepare, the better.

As soon as you receive the invite, think about how you can prepare for it. The first thing to think about is how soon the event is, and what you will have time to do between now and then. For instance, if you have a few months and have a few extra pounds to shed, you have the time to do so. But if the event is in a couple of weeks, then time for weight loss is a little limited.

Regardless of how much time you have, there is no need to worry, you can still look gorgeous. Whether you have a few hours, a few days or a few months, there is time to glam yourself up.

Plan your outfit

The first thing you should do is plan your outfit. Once you have done this, you can then start thinking about all the other details, like what jewelry you will wear to compliment it. Planning on wearing an off the shoulder dress? You’ll want an eye-catching necklace to wear, and perhaps a flowing hairstyle.

Choose your accessories

Don’t leave choosing your accessories until the last minute. Once you’ve chosen your outfit, plan the accessories that you want to go with it. From your choice of jewelry to the shoes you choose, there is a lot to think about when it comes to accessories.

A top tip for choosing your jewelry is to pick a style of jewelry that not only works with your outfit, but also the event you are attending. For example, if you are attending a formal event, opt for fine jewelry from somewhere like DeSumma & Wexler.

Get your hairdo sorted

Unless you are a hair styling pro, it’s probably best to hire a professional stylist to sort out your hairdo for you. Don’t make the mistake of booking a hair stylist for the day and not having a practice beforehand, practicing is a must.

Take along any accessories that you want in your hair for the big event and explain to your stylist the look you are after. It’s important to have a practice as it might take the stylist a while to get the look just right.

To look drop dead gorgeous at the next celebration or event you attend, follow these simple tips and you’ll fabulous.


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Seriously Cool Items You Didn’t Know Your House Needed

The list of cool household items you didn’t know your house needed continues to grow longer by the day and is now as long as the Quirky Pod Power extension cord, an outstanding item for all you technophiles out there who can never seem to get enough juice running throughout your pad to power all your digital devices – but as in the immortal words of Ron Popeil, and later Australia’s Tim Shaw, ‘But wait, there’s more!’

And indeed there is, much more in fact!


Silicon Beer Savers

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Keeping bubbles alive by sticking a fork or spoon in your half drained bottle of beer is officially a myth and the sooner you accept that fact and pick yourself up a few silicon beer savers the better for everyone, especially your mates whom you try to pass them off on. They retail for about $7.


The Dish Drainer that Drains Into the Sink

This item has proven remarkably popular in a short period of time and has fast become one of those ‘I can’t believe I don’t have one yet’ items.

They cost around $45, though it must be said that if this floats your boat you really need to get out more, if only as far as your backyard to laze about in various degrees of undress in the really cool – not in a literal sense of course – collapsible hot tub discussed in glowing terms below.

The Collapsible Hot Tub


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Yes, finally! If you have a grand to blow on something really cool this year, make it a collapsible hot tub. This is the best new release camping item on the market in recent years and you don’t need to venture out into the great outdoors to enjoy it either – your backyard or living room will suffice. $1,000 well spent!


The Kickball Ice Cream Maker


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We all scream for ice cream and many of us scream even louder when we realise how much weight we’ve gained upon hitting the scales the next day! The kickball ice cream maker is here to make ice cream safer for consumption by blitzing calories before you even have a chance to put them on.

Just stick all the ingredients inside – cream, sugar, ice, flavours – kick it about with the kids for 20 minutes and you’ll have burned enough calories to deserve treating yourself. Retailing for $35, it’s an ingenious, must-have item.


Graffiti Rug Roller


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Not sure about the retail price, though if you’re into making your own household decorations then the graffiti rug roller is for you and it’s most certainly worth whatever it retails at.

Take an image of your choosing, convert it using the software provided and the Graffiti Fur will take care of the rest!

Recently showcased at Vancouver SIGGRAPH 2014, this cool item made a huge impression on those in attendance.


A Bed Riser with Built-In Power Strips


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Can’t seem to rise and shine as you’d like? With a bed riser with built-in power strips there’s no need to struggle out of bed any longer, just hit the switch and rise up.

Admittedly they’re intended for storage purposes, i.e. to store more junk under one’s bed, though they’ll make great Christmas gifts for your friends who find it difficult to get up and about in the morning. Just $30!


The Remote Control Mop


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Ever tried to get the kids to do their share of the housework and failed miserably? In that regard, you’re hardly alone as many of us mums and dads would love to get the kids to help out around the house but nothing seems to work – they know we wouldn’t deprive them of pocket money because we’d never hear the end of it and ‘no television until it’s clean’ was another threat that never worked well either.

The remote control mop seems set to destroy that long-running trend by making housework as much fun as it’s possible to make housework. The remote control mop retails for around $50-60.

If you can’t believe you don’t own any of these cool, must-have household items, there’s no time like the present to introduce your better half to your new iPad controlled, poolside tranquility pad – it’s built for two by the way!

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