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Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Cheap As Chips Decorating Tips

Choosing to decorate your home means that you are taking a step to freshen the place you may spend most of your time. Whether you are doing up a room for nursery purposes or changing around the living room, decorating can be really exciting! If you can’t afford wallpaper, which let’s be real here can be expensive if you have high ceilings and large walls. You can use everyday items to brighten up bare walls like heirloom quilts turned into a tapestry or decorative plates. You can use wall stickers and decals to update the brightness of the walls and add classy images and quotes.

There are a lot of ways to decorate your home including hiring decorating companies and interior designers but if you are on a little bit of a budget and have to be careful with the pennies then making sure you find decorating tips online that don’t cost the earth is the way to go.


You can use accent lighting to highlight décor and interiors in the home and directional lighting can add a lot of drama to a once boring hallway or foyer. Installing accent lighting to shine on artwork adds a touch of drama to the picture and gives a visual interest and attention to the home. Companies like can assist with painting swatches and ideas for wallpaper as well as provide that service. Sometimes that can be a little bit over budget and this can be difficult for sticking to a shoestring.

Windows can get an added decorative touch with wall treatments and they can be inexpensive ones. You can do these with a sewing machine and home making kits and every day materials such as sheets, linen and man-made fibres which resemble expensive skills. No one will need to know you cut corners unless of course the fact that you saved a ton of money would be something to brag about, which we all know it is. Accessorising your bathrooms with affordable décor and perhaps considering changing the theme of your bathroom with paint and adding new colours to your accessories can be really affordable. Shops like Wilko and Poundworld have some lovely vinyl tiles that you can use to replace the ones on the current flooring. Searching online classifieds or newspapers for cheap finds are as good as looking through car boot sales for items to upcycle. Do your homework when you’re shopping and you will be able to look for accessories to match the paint ideas and swatches given by companies like

If you can, update the plumbing fixtures in the home. You can upcycle a lot of furniture by sanding down and varnishing, which doesn’t cost the earth either. Door handles can be bought for little money. For any upgrades, do anything you can yourself and online tutorials, YouTube and DIY programmes on the television can all help you to do things for yourself.


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Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in Beauty |

Your Short Guide to Spa Treatments

Your Short Guide to Spa Treatments

One of the best things you can do for your body is to treat it well. Taking care of you is something that falls to the bottom of almost every list in everyone’s life. You of course keep up with basic hygiene: showering, teeth brushing, hair washing etc, but you rarely put a massage or a facial on that list of things you do for yourself. Across the country there are spas around for relaxation, rejuvenation and recharging and they are there for us whenever we need them. From massage to nail treatments to body waxing, there are always treatments available that can make you feel fantastic.

The newest trend, however, is cosmetic surgery smashing in with spas to create medical spas with non-invasive and non-surgical procedures. Thankfully with the birth of the internet, Google can bring up many options including that offer treatments such as coolsculpting, ultherapy and liposuction with Smart Lipo alongside laser hair removal therapies. These spas tend to have a more comprehensive menu of treatments compared to your everyday leisure spas. Going to a spa is the ultimate treat especially if you’re a woman. Taking a group of friends on a hen night or a birthday party or even as part of preparation for a wedding, a spa is a luxury adventure. Choosing the treatments is like ordering from a menu at a restaurant – the best bit! You know when you order something totally new to try and the anticipation and expectation is high? That’s what it’s like to choose at a spa. You’re picking a treatment that’s totally new for you and it is so much fun!

Many of these medical spas offer treatments under the care of a board certified plastic surgeon and this means that you can be assured your care is at the forefront of their minds. You can even opt for velashaping which is technically a cellulite treatment but involves a massage and offers this treatment. Knowing you’ve gone for a treatment that invigorates and is reparative as it is refreshing can really help the soul as well as the skin and muscles of the body. You want to be able to come away from a spa day feeling like you’ve gained composure, feeling beautiful and generally feeling relaxed. Spas like offer a range of body treatments that are there as non-invasive surgical options and this includes botox, laser hair removal and laser vein treatments.

The spa experience doesn’t vary however as you go in knowing you’re going to be well looked after by the staff available. Safe and effective treatments are there to assist you in achieving the body of your dreams and that is exactly what is on offer when you go to Newport Med Spa. It may not be a day spa to have nails buffed, legs waxed and head Indian massaged but it is a place to go to be kind to your body where otherwise you wouldn’t be. Making yourself feel that good can only be a good thing so why not book today?

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Posted by on Sep 3, 2016 in Fashion |

What Makes Brown Paper Bags Useful

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Well, do not discard right away, your brown paper bags the moment you have unloaded your groceries from them, as they still have more functions to serve. You can also avail of paper bags in bulk, and not just only one type of paper bag, but several others you can choose from in places such as Listed below are some of the ways brown paper bags can be useful for.

  • You can use brown paper bags to enable the ripening of fruits like avocados, apples, peaches and tomatoes. The paper enables the fruit you place in it to keep the natural gases that would stimulate ripening; as opposed to refrigerating the fruit where it ceases the ripening process of the fruit. You can also use a brown paper bag to store your mushrooms so that they are kept fresh.

  • If you intend to store onions for a long period of time like several months without it forming sprouts, take them from the sack and place in a brown paper bag and then stock away inside the refrigerator’s bottom compartment.

  • After using your dust mop, place a brown paper bag around its head and then be rid of the dust and dirt collected from it by shaking it off.

  • You can drain the oils from foods you have fried into a brown paper bag. You can also use it to place recently baked goods such as cookies in order to cool it.

  • You can tear or cut a brown paper bag into strips and encase it on the steering wheel of your car so that this will keep it cooled, and you are able to grasp it with your hands while you are driving in extremely hot weather.


  • If you got those wax droppings on your carpet and or table cloth, this can be remedied by putting a brown paper bag over the affected area and running along a warmed iron over it. When you do this, you will notice the wax transferring to the brown paper bag. Repeat this procedure until no wax is visually appreciated.

  • Fun and engaging things can even be done with brown paper bags. Your kids can play with them in various ways including making face masks out of them, with just cutting holes for the eyes and drawing on the face side of the brown paper bag. They can also fill it up with crumpled newspaper and then seal it closed and pile them up to create like a barricade or like the blocks to towers and other.

  • Brown paper bags can be used in place of pressing cloths by dampening it.

  • When you leave your car out under pending snow, you can place over the windshield a brown paper bag so that you would not have to scrape off ice or snow from it after a while or the next day.

  • You can use it to cover around the insides of the trash bin so that waste and scraps can easily be disposed of.
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Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Jolly Holiday Men’s Fashion Guide!

Jolly Holiday Men’s Fashion Guide!

It is about time we talked about what items you should take on holiday with you. I always think it’s easier for women. Sarongs, bikinis and floaty dresses are easy to pack and take on holiday but for men who usually live in jeans and t-shirts it can be a little more difficult to think of what to bring on holiday with you. There is so much information out there and it can get confusing; you have adverts from Primark to websites like that throw lots of ideas and info to you so we’ve put together this handy little guide to help you out.

First and foremost you’ve got to make sure you aren’t just looking at luggage. It’s all well and good to know what you’re packing everything into but what about when you arrive? Have you thought about how you may carry your wallet, key to the hotel room and phone in? We know it’s customary to shove everything in the giant bag your wife may bring to the beach but if you are blissfully single and on holiday with the lads then there won’t be a giant tote to shove everything into. You’ll need a beach bag! Not a battered messenger back or God forbid, briefcase. Don’t buy anything leather or heavy cotton as you can actually do some damage to your phone if it’s too hot. Go for linen or wicker.

If you’re looking for a great time out scouring the websites like for crisp lightweight shirts is what you need. You want to look smart, well-groomed and pressed and for that you need shirts that give statements and these shirts do the job. Make sure you choose light cotton though, you don’t want pit stains ruining your fresh new shirts. Take yourself along to Boots or Sunglasses Hut for the latest styles in RayBans. Sunglasses are essential on a beach holiday but not for hiding while eyeing the ladies. You want to be stylish and safe and make sure the sunglasses you choose have a good UV rating.

It’s summer and sunny so going to the beach means sandals. Men of a certain age always think sandals go perfectly with a pair of lurid green socks and you know, they’re very, very wrong. Sandals and socks are a big no-no and these are almost as bad as crocs in the fashion stakes! Packing a casual suit is never a bad thing if you are headed on a cruise or on a posh all-inclusive. Head over to to choose from their suit collection especially if you have a special lady to waltz around a dance floor; and we don’t mean the sticky-floored clubs of Malaga either!

Just because you’re on holiday doesn’t mean you should slack on the style front. Whether paired up or single dress not only to impress others, but for your own confidence!

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Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Summer Days, Winter Nights: Packing For Holiday Tips!

Summer Days, Winter Nights: Packing For Holiday Tips!

Everyone I know loves a good holiday whether that’s staying within the UK or going further afield abroad. There are so many variations and choices when it comes to going away and you can choose to go somewhere hot or somewhere cold. There’s no limit to holidays in the world that we live in now and holiday destinations are on the up. The most exciting part – other than actually booking the holiday of course! – is packing. Buying new clothes and packing them into cases you know will either be flying thousands of miles away or even just driving those to the nearest UK based resort.

Clothes shopping and packing for holidays is always going to be difficult until you’ve decided where you’re going and for how long. If you’re into camping, you obviously won’t be buying up bikinis or espadrilles but you will be looking at wellies and warm clothing. For those going skiing or taking a break in colder climates, clothes that are warm are an obvious choice but still pack a few t-shirts. Skiing and snowboarding is hard work and gets you hot and bothered extremely quickly and if you’re wrapped in the thickest woollen jumpers then that makes it worse!

Most people plan holidays around events if it’s possible and most weddings are held in warm weather and if you’re lucky to be invited to a wedding that lasts a weekend in a country estate, then you’re not just dressing for the event but for the weather too. Having a look at you’ll be able to see a range of men’s casual but smart and appropriate shirts that are right for a summer get together in a classy setting. Wedding attire is also catered for with Birtchnells and the clothing is geared exclusively for men for both casual and formal occasions. Looking for clothing that reflect the occasion so making sure you buy a shirt and tie combo for meals out in the evenings is key.

If you’re looking for a great range of knitwear for a holiday somewhere snowy and frosty you got to look at the quality of the clothing you’re buying. Yes, you may pay more for quality but in the long run it will last longer. The knitwear and trousers available on are warm, cotton and last longer than the average so paying that little bit more before you take a holiday is never going to be a bad thing. Holidays don’t last forever so to spend more on the clothes for going away it’ll be an investment for later as you would still be using those clothes after a holiday.

Don’t forget, when you’re packing to make sure you pack a couple of carrier bags so you can use them for laundry. Also make sure that you weigh your bags so even if you’ve packed all your new skiwear or your summer dresses you’re not over the limit and paying over the odds.

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