Tips for an Eco Friendly Wedding on a Budget

eco-friendly-wedding-on-a-budget

So you want to have an eco friendly wedding on a budget?  It’s not impossible, it just takes some creative planning.

eco-friendly-wedding-on-a-budget

Your big day is right around the corner. You’re getting married in an eco friendly wedding. But here’s the problem. You want to save money and you’re a bit of a tree hugger. A frugal tree hugger? That’s usually an oxymoron! Traditional weddings, with ample confetti, rice and so on, can be full of waste – both ecologically and financially!

Planning an eco friendly wedding on a budget doesn’t have to be hard.  You just need to think about things differently.

[Read more…]

How to Find a Great Wedding Videographer

how-to-find-a-wedding-videographer

Wedding videographers are often overlooked.  Here’s how to find a great wedding videographer.

how-to-find-a-wedding-videographer

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. Whether you’re a first time bride, or you’re having a do-over, you want to remember each and every moment. That’s why it’s so important to hire a good wedding videographer.

How do you tell who’s a good wedding videographer and who isn’t, though? And I’m already hiring a wedding photographer. Isn’t that enough?

[Read more…]

Reasons to Hire a Car in Australia

reasons-to-hire-a-car-in-australia

reasons-to-hire-a-car-in-australia

Travelling can be great fun. It can also be really frustrating. It doesn’t matter if you’re a backpacker, business traveller or a family who are looking to have fun. Whether it’s Perth, Cairns or somewhere completely different, you’re likely to want to explore a little while you’re visiting a foreign destination like Australia. Even if you’re simply travelling from one Australian city to another, there are a variety of reasons you might choose to hire a car in Australia.

[Read more…]

Holiday Beauty Tips for All Styles | An Infographic

Now that the holidays are upon us, we’re attending so many holiday themed events. So. Many. Events. Of course, you want to step up your makeup routine from the everyday look you wear to something special. These suggestions will let your holiday beauty shine, while still allowing you to feel comfortable in your own skin.

Know what’s even better? Several of these holiday beauty tips and tricks are interchangeable. Going to multiple events this year? Change your hair and keep the same holiday makeup. Or change the holiday makeup and keep the holiday hair. Or change up both the holiday makeup and the holiday hair. The possibilities with these holiday beauty tips are practically endless!

TEMPTU Holiday Looks Infographic

Angelic Faces: Holiday Makeup Looks Infographic Provided by TEMPTU

 

Easy Budget Beauty Makeover Tricks

budget-beauty-tips

budget-beauty-tips

Are you desperate for a new look?   For some reason, the holidays and the beginning of the new year always does this to me.  You say you don’t want to pay a fortune or spend lots of time to achieve this new look, though? I hear ya there!  These easy budget beauty makeover tricks can update your beauty regimen and  give you a fresh, new look without breaking the bank.

[Read more…]

Post Pregnancy Fashion Tips

post-pregnancy-fahion-tips

post-pregnancy-fahion-tips

Whether you just had your very first baby or your fifth, your confidence in your physical appearance can quickly take a dive.  Especially when you finally go home with your kissable bundle of joy. It’s one of the battles women have the joy of experiencing after childbirth. No matter what efforts you may have taken, you likely left that hospital still looking a little pregnant. Of course you are proud of your mommy scars, but you also want the confidence you once had when stepping out in public. Finding the right kind of clothes to wear postpartum can help with this. Printed shirts, shaping undergarments like a postpartum girdle, and taking care of yourself are all part of post pregnancy fashion tips and getting your confidence back. With care, your body will come back to you eventually. Until then, use a little strategy to boost your composure.

[Read more…]

How to Care for Pearls

How to care for pearls tips

How to care for pearls was inspired by a beautiful pair of pearl earrings received for editorial purposes.  All opinions are my own.

How to care for pearls tips

When you ask people about precious jewels, they usually mention diamonds, pearls, and rubies.  While diamonds and rubies are pretty hard stones, pearls are soft and easily damaged.  They don’t have to be, damaged, though.  With a few simple tips and tricks, caring for your pearls can be quick and easy.

How to Care for Pearls

Be Careful.  While this should go without saying, a little carefulness will do wonders.

Put your Pearls On Last.  Plan on wearing your pearls today?  They should be the last item you put on.  Due to their porous nature, they absorb perfume, hairspray, makeup, and body oils.

[Read more…]

9 Tips to Combat Seasonal Allergies

Ways to Combat Seasonal Allergies

Ways to Combat Seasonal Allergies

I don’t know about you, but in my area, we’ve had a fairly mild winter.  Due to this, our trees are starting to bud out, and you know what that means – allergy season is right around the corner.  I am so not ready for the itchy, watery eyes, the sneezing, or the turning into a snot factory. 

There are some things you can do to help combat seasonal allergies. 

Combat mold in your home.  The main way to do this is to keep everything dry, as mold needs a damp habitat to grow. 

Wash your shower curtain with bleach every few months.  It needs to be cleaned anyway, and those spots on the bottom?  They’re usually mold.  Gross, right?

Run your heat and air conditioning.  In the winter, when you keep your heat above 65 degrees, it helps to dry out the air in your home, which helps to inhibit the growth of mold.  In the summer, the air conditioning helps to filter the outside air of contaminants.   You can even get a filter for your forced air system that helps cut down on the contaminants even more. 

Ways to combat allergies
 

Keep control of the dust. 

Take your shoes off when you come into the house.  Your shoes track all kinds of dirt and debris from the outdoors. 

Vacuum regularly.  It’s amazing what’s hiding in your carpet when you think it’s super-clean.  Remember to change your vacuum bag or filter regularly.   Don’t forget to vacuum your closets, under the bed and tables, and those other hidden spots.

If you have a pet, keep them brushed and bathed.  Many people are allergic to pet hair and dander, and they can create lots of extra dust. 

Get your carpets and furniture steam-cleaned.  It can help to kill whatever might be hiding.  There are lots of services that can do this for you.  Click for more info.
 

Ways to combat seasonal allergies

Watch what you eat. 

Many foods can cause allergy-like symptoms.  Monosodium benzoate, an additive found in many canned foods, and trans oleic acid, which is found in beef, have both been shown to trigger allergies and allergy-like symptoms. 

Conversely, kiwi, oranges, and other foods that are high in vitamin C can help the body’s natural antibodies kick into gear. 
 

Medications

While I prefer to combat allergies before they begin, sometimes you need some additional help.  Personally, I can generally manage on OTC medications.  If you want something more natural, fish oil supplements, vitamins A & E, and many herbs are all believed to aid in the relief of allergies. 

Hopefully, this helps us all to combat seasonal allergies this year!  What’s your best allergen-fighting tip?