Find out the latest trends in tattoos

Aug 17, 17 Find out the latest trends in tattoos


Trends are ephemeral, whether we talk about fashion, design, make-up or even tattoos. People who make the decision to ink their skin permanently should consider a representative and authentic tattoo that will celebrate their individuality and differentiate themselves from others. Regarding the sources of inspiration, internet represents the ideal place for you to conduct a thorough research on tattoos and to stimulate your imagination and creativity.  Check out tattoo galleries and different tattooed models in order to get a realistic idea about the results. If you still have doubts or certain questions concerning the perfect tattoo design or the whole process, you can engage into a long conversation with the tattoo artist for further clarifications. In addition, in this article we will list three of the most popular tattoos trends. Consider the meanings of these designs and decide which one is best for you.

Mandala design

Certain people decide to get a tattoo having a certain memory or person engraved in their heart and mind. Therefore, a piece of art on their body is perfect for illustrating the strong feelings and emotions caused by a significant event in their life. On the other hand, tattoos can also be considered as permanent accessories with the sole purpose of accentuating beauty and charm. Whatever the reasons, a mandala design can be described both as meaningful and interesting. The style is characterized by triangles and squares giving you a geometrical vibe. In the distant past, this type of artwork was an essential representative part of religion, namely Hinduism and Buddhism. In terms of meaning, mandala tattoos represent the universe and inspire perfection, spirituality, harmony and eternity.

Hashtags tattoos

Technology and media platforms have a deep influence on the modern culture and the tattoo industry is not an exception. Besides the fact that many people use Instagram and Twitter as a source of ideas for their tattoos, the hashtags trend also originated from the internet and has now landed on people’s skin. In the online world, hashtags are created by combining a certain sign called hash character with different words or phrases. Basically, this tattoo helps you render a whole story or concept into a simple word or phrase. For this reason in particular, people choose it as a way to express certain experiences or significant moments from their past.

Arrow tattoos

The arrow tattoo is the perfect choice for beginners because it does not require much time and the level of pain is considerably low. If you want a simple, elegant and esthetically appealing piece of work, look no further because you just found the ideal tattoo. However, you should also take into consideration the various meanings depending on the type of design. Generally, arrow tattoos have a positive meaning, but according to every culture, there are different significations. In Native American culture, arrows were used for hunting and they symbolize protection and friendship. In addition, they represent peace, achievement, overcoming difficult times and situations. Because of this variety of symbols, people choose to ink their skin with an arrow design.




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Fashionable items every woman needs in her life

Jun 29, 17 Fashionable items every woman needs in her life


Women are well-known for their passion of investing in various accessories. But sometimes we have a hard time to discern between those fashionable and useful at the same time, and those that are truly only a waste of money. However, certain items such a leather handbag or a leather glasses case is truly useful and fashionable at the same time. But let’s see what items shouldn’t miss from a fashion lover’s collection.

1. A leather glasses case

Regardless of the fact that we are speaking about sunglasses or a pair of spectacles, you should always protect them. This will prologue their life, and out guess is that you invested quite a large chunk of your finances in them. Same goes with your sunglasses. However, not all glasses cases are worth your attention. Some have cheap patterns and are manufactured mediocre fabrics. They are unlikely to look great or to have the capacity to protect your investment. Leather cases will last you a lifetime, if properly cared for, and they will certainly offer you a classier look.

2. A masculine watch

We all love to add a masculine touch to our outfits. The thing is, all masculine elements inserted in very feminine outfits offer a different look, given by the contrast created. Invest in a watch with a more masculine air. In an office outfit it will look amazing, and it will give you the appearance that you really care for your and other’s time. This will make you look professional and classy at the same time. Choose it wisely. Not all designer watches are worth the investment. Search for watches specialised in watch manufacturing. They have a better quality.

3. A sturdy leather handbag

A sturdy leather handbag will last you quite some time, while it will offer you the opportunity to store all your useful objects inside of it. Find a spacious, yet small one. Amazingly enough they do exist and they will certainly make your life easier at the end of the day. It should be large enough to fit comfortably inside a planner, your purse and some makeup essentials. For more than this, there are shopping bags, and you don’t want one outside of your shopping sessions.

These are three of the most important accessories women need in their lives. Make sure to select them carefully and you will make an investment for years.

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Three types of wedding suits

Apr 13, 17 Three types of wedding suits


Planning a wedding is not as stressful or complicated for men as it is for women. Women take everything seriously, making sure that all details are right into place. Men, on the other hand, only have to think about the wedding suits. Luckily for them, there is always the option of wedding suits for hire. This is a simple practice that will end up being quite cheap as well. Since you have to think of a family, then you could really consider this option, as you will end up saving a lot of money. On the other hand, if you had to buy once such suit, then here are three types of clothing pieces of this kind you could definitely consider.

The classic suit

Some grooms don’t necessary want to establish trends. They are comfortable enough to wear a regular suit, a good looking one, but still regular, they can later on re-use. These types of suits are usually made of a great looking pair of pants, elegant ones and a blazer. There is no rule saying that the two have o be made from the same fabric or have an identical pattern. As long as they fit and do so great, the two pieces of clothing will look amazing and you can wear them proudly at your wedding and in other occasions afterwards.

The relaxed fit

Nowadays, those classic, restaurant weddings are really not that interesting anymore. Now, people want to have fun, they want to dance all night long, they want to talk to their loved ones and enjoy their presence. To do that, you want to put together a relaxed wedding. This means that both the bride and the groom will have to dress up to the occasion. A relaxed fit suit is just the thing you need. Usually made from cotton or linen, maybe even a type of lightweight wool, this can be worn on the beach or to a great looking outdoor wedding. Just make sure that it is not too relaxed and that you can wear it at your wedding.

The statement suit

Now, this is something else. This is going all the way. Grooms who want to get married in this suit, know that they want to make an impression, a strong one. The suit is perfect. It has everything, all the details, placed in the right places. Usually, the wedding suit comes with a tie or bowtie, also chosen carefully. The entire ensemble looks impeccable.

So, which one do you think would be right for you?


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Ribbon fashion items and accessories you need to complete your wardrobe

Apr 03, 17 Ribbon fashion items and accessories you need to complete your wardrobe

Celebrities buy new wardrobes every season. They can afford to do so since they have all the resources in the world. But what about the rest of us? If your bank account is not full of money, you have no other choice but to change your shopping strategy. The trimming choice of 2016 was the ribbon. This fashion trend has not faded away. On the contrary, the ribbon is still gracing catwalk shows. Black ribbons, for instance, were the top hair trend in Paris, Milan, and New York. It is now wonder fashion designers favour ribbons, considering how versatile these trimmings are. If you are not inspired by the trimmings, maybe the following ribbons fashion items and accessories will. They may not all be the biggest trends of the season, but they certainly are stylish.


Hair ribbon

We have already said that hair bows are the hottest accessory trend for 2017.  To look like a model on the runway, get your hands on some hair ribbon. Do a classic French Twist and upgrade the look with a black bow. It is as simple as that.

Dress with ribbon trim

It is not unusual for designers to add ribbon trims to dresses. Maybe they want their creations to stand out or maybe they are just feeling nostalgic. No matter the reason, fashion designers should make use of ribbons more often. This wide band of material has the power to enrich the style of any overlay of embroidery, thus being an ideal choice. If you want to dress up for a special occasion, get a dress with a ribbon trim.

Ribbon choker

One thing is for sure: you will love the ribbon choker. This fashion accessory has been worn by celebrities like Kendall Jenner and Margaret Zhang. These are just 2 examples of choker-wearing greatness. If you do not want to lose yourself in the crowd, wear a ribbon choker. All you have to do is wrap it around your neck. It will instantly give you a sophisticated look. For an even greater effect, you can add a stone.

Ribbon lace shoes

Shoes are something you cannot live without. Yet, the right shoes can make or break your outfit. If you want to incorporate ribbons into your outfit, but do not know how to, try ribbon lace shoes. If you cannot find pre-laced shoes, no problem. Add streamers to your favourite pair of shoes. You will have the most romantic shoes yet.

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How to Tackle Laundry Smells Without Going Nuclear

Jul 25, 16 How to Tackle Laundry Smells Without Going Nuclear


If you’ve found yourself banging your head against a brick wall (proverbially of course) having fallen foul of a funky-smelling laundry issue, take comfort in the fact that you are far from alone. There’s really nothing more disconcerting or unpleasant than thoroughly washing your favourite garments time and time again, only for them to continually come out with that damp, dank and musky smell that’s actually worse than it was when they went in the machine.

As already touched upon, the problem itself is extremely common to say the least and one that most people will face at least once along the way. You’ve just loaded up on a new delivery of clothes from , though have ended up in a situation where you’re almost afraid to wash them.

Despair not however as with a few tips from the experts, permanently banishing unpleasant smells from both your laundry and your washing machine is actually relatively easy. So before resorting to any extreme measures…one of which being to replace your washing machine and throw your clothes in the garbage…at least try the following simple tips and tricks:

1 – Dry Faster

First of all, the number one cause of garments smelling less than ideal after being washed is quite simply the fact that they were not dried fast enough. The problem here being that the longer clothing is left wet, or even slightly moist, the likelier you’ll be welcoming a build-up of mould, bacteria and other nasties.  This is why the single most important thing you can do is to ensure that everything you wash dries up as quickly as possible, not leaving anything in the washing machine for a minute longer than necessary.

2 – Damp Laundry

You might also want to think twice about throwing wet clothing into the laundry basket with the rest of the dry garments in there. All you’ll end up doing is distributing moisture throughout the garments in the basket, which prior to the washing process will likewise serve as ideal homes for mould and bacteria. If you aren’t planning to do the washing in the very near future, ensure the washing basket itself remains dry.

3 – Cut Down on Detergent

Contrary to popular belief, to put a little extra detergent in with each wash load is to play a role in making things considerably worse than they already are.  The reason being that laundry detergents, especially those that are highly concentrated, go a hell of a long way to say the least and are very difficult to fully rinse out. The more detergent you use therefore, the higher the likelihood that it will not in fact all be washed out properly and will be left in the fibres of your garments. This in its own right can lead to exactly the kinds of smells you are working hard to get rid of.

4 – Dilute Fabric Softener

It’s also pretty much exactly the same thing when it comes to fabric softener as commercial fabric softeners have a habit of building up both inside a washing machine and within the fibres of garments, when used too generously. It might seem like that tiny capful couldn’t possibly be enough – chances are it’s actually too much. So rather than fighting fire with fire, it’s always worth trying either cutting down or diluting the fabric softener you use each time, which could make a significant difference.

5 – Clean Your Machine

When a washing machine is in itself dirty and harbouring bacteria, it is inevitable that the garments it washes will be doomed to the same fate.  Mercifully, giving a washing machine a very good clean is actually incredibly easy and costs next to nothing. It’s simply a case of emptying a half-litre bottle of white vinegar into the drum, after which the machine should be set on its hottest setting for a cycle of at least 1 hour with absolutely nothing in it. The difference this can make is truly remarkable.

6 – Boil Wash

Last but not least, if you’re really having trouble getting those unpleasant smells out of your towels or bedding, you might want to think about putting them through a boil wash. Once again, a capful of vinegar has the potential to work a treat and there are plenty of commercially available products specifically designed for stripping more robust garments of anything that may be sticking around and returning them to their former glory. Just don’t fall into the trap of attempting to wash the rest of your clothes at excessively high temperatures – it will only end up doing more harm than good!

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Chic ways to wear a ribbon

Jun 29, 16 Chic ways to wear a ribbon

The chances are that you have been forced to wear a ribbon in your hair when you were little, or even in high school if you were member of an enthusiastic spots team. If you believe that this look is a thing of the past, then you may want to reconsider. The truth is that you are never too old to wear ribbons. They are such a versatile accessory that it can be successfully worn at any age. For example, tying rosette ribbon around you is not is a simple way of glamming up any hairstyle, not to mention any outfit you have in mind. For instant inspiration, you should read through this article to see you can wear this accessory in surprisingly stylish ways.


Start with bracelets

If you are keen on wrist wear, then you have probably noticed that beads and bangles are quite uncomfortable. On the other hand, with ribbons you are able to lean on your forearms without making a loud noise or even getting tiny scrapes around your wrist. If you find that the ends are too loose, then you can knot the streamers or get help from a dexterous friend. Do not forget that the more decorations you have, the better. You can use badges and brooches in order to secure the looped material, in which case you will need the help of a friend, unless you enjoy inserting pins into your skin.

Tie a ribbon around your ponytail

The ponytail look is overrated, reason why you should try to tie the ribbon around your neck. This look is gorgeous is for a number of reasons: the tie around your neck not only holds your hair back, but it also acts as a choker; you only need a piece of coloured cloth; it is literally chic. If you still want to go for the ponytail look, then hang a strip around your hair tie and this is it. You will instantly be out the door and it is needless to say that you will look perfect. Last but not least, consider tying a strip at the bottom of a braid or around your bun.

Apply a ribbon belt to a dress  

If you are a belt lover, then it is very likely that you are just waiting for the summer to come. But why should you wear ribband instead of a classic belt? Well. One reason is that you will not even feel that you have a belt cinched around your waist. The second reason is that it will look better as compared to wearing a classic belt. Basically, you will be able to look refined without feeling confined. Making a belt from coloured cloth is fun and you only need a little piece of fabric. If you are not particularly good at hemming, you can take your dress to the tailor.

To sum up, ribbon can be incorporated into any outfit with ease, so if you want to upgrade your look you now know what you need. You can become glamourous or you can keep things simple. Either way, you will stand out from the crowd. Equally important is that ribband is inexpensive, not to mention that you can find many quite designs and patterns.

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