Thursday, 1 March 2018

Meet KATÂNA - Lingerie Brand With Superpowers

March 01, 2018 0 Comments

Have you ever come across home wear with character? Meet KATÂNA - a young brand from Europe named after a worldwide known Japanese sword.  Listing through KATÂNA products had me thinking about three things – character, femininity and power. Brand emphasizes its belief in women’s freedom, seductive elegance and power of self-confidence. I had an interesting talk with Anna Azari the founder and owner of KATÂNA, she explained how the word “katana” endorses the strength and philosophy of the brand.

  • So why “Katana”, why you did not choose something more mainstream? More Italian or French sounding like many lingerie brands like to do?
  • …Well, practically …popularity of it is the first reason why I have decided to take a name that differs from the mainstream sweet sounding names. Katana is obviously known as an ancient sword, even though it is quite popularized and famous, not many people dig into the history and the “soul” of the sword. Frankly speaking, it was a convenient weapon that became romanticized and is said to have a “special bond” with samurai. Katana was a sacred and devoted samurai's companion; let’s allow ourselves to believe in this beautiful story! Certainly, good weapon means life in certain settings, but in the middle of the battle it also means self-confidence. We can do anything and everything when we rule our self-confidence; this is our sacred, secret weapon, our biggest power. Our buyers wear KATÂNA lingerie and home wear, look at themselves in the mirror and feel powerful. It’s like, “yeah I can take over the world”. We specialize in robes, and we always warn our buyers to be careful, because KATÂNA robes have superpowers. It sounds funny, but we do give buyers a piece of confidence to start with. KATÂNA was created for powerful women, real everyday muses of this world!

  • Interesting. Is it only for women? Are you planning on adding home wear for men?
  • Yes! This spring we will add series for men as an addition, however it will not be our main focus.
  • Who are your buyers? Are they regular everyday people? Most of your products are not quite casual!
  • Oh yes, not so casual. Our buyers are so different! Businesswomen, jazz singers, activists, housewives, hard rock music fans, cabaret dancers and the list go on. Great news: attentive gentlemen order from us to surprise their ladies too.

Great feature about KATÂNA is that when the item is ordered, it is tailored according to the buyer’s body measures and height. This feature is especially great when it comes to floor length items, also buyers can customise and mix the colours. KATÂNA works only with high quality pure silks as well as silk and sating blends and other high quality fabrics. It is so exciting to see extraordinary brands appear! Why having boring home wear if you can silk up?

I will try to present you with more amazing brands, see my blog for more articles coming!

Our guest brand KATÂNA website: www.katanalingerie.com

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

11 Types Choose Printed Coffee Mugs for Gifting

January 31, 2018 0 Comments

When it comes to gifting, printed coffee mugs top the list. They are trending for more than one reason. First, they come in various ranges. You can choose a mug which could be a simple terracotta to a fine sophisticated bone china according to your range. You can also customize them in various ways to show your love and relation to the person you are gifting it to. Here are various options you can choose under printed coffee mugs for your gifting.

Coffee Mugs for Gifting

#1. Love Printed Coffee Mugs

These are preferably matching mugs set which pair with each other through a part of one mug getting attached into another to complete the set, very much like couples complete each other. They can also be simple printed coffee mugs with complementing messages on each one of them. You can even print the photos of each one of the couple, one on each mug framed into various shapes and frames.

#2. Personalized Printed Coffee Mugs

Personalized printed coffee mugs are trending these days. You can choose the designs available with the vendor and get them printed on the coffee mugs to personalize them for the one you are gifting it to. They can be personalized for various occasions like birthdays, anniversaries or to embark a special day or a special achievement.

#3. Two Side Printed Coffee Mugs

On these kinds of printed coffee mugs, the design is printed on two sides of the mug. These are specially designed to highlight the design of your company logo or a customized message. 

#4. Collage Printed Coffee Mugs

If you want to re-live the precious moments you have spent with your loved ones, you can always create a collage of those moments and get them printed on a coffee mug. You will embrace those moments all the time you will use that printed coffee mug.

#5. Wraparound Printed Coffee Mugs

These kind of printed coffee mugs are available for your use when you have a print of design that needs to go all over your mug. These kinds of mugs allow you to express your creativity with large space available on the mug.

#6. Printed Coffee Mugs with Matching Coaster

What is a coffee mug without a complementing coaster? You can now get your very own printed coffee mug with a matching coaster. This is also ideal for corporate events where sponsoring brands get extra space to display their identity.

#7. Inner Rim Coated Printed Coffee Mugs

Sometimes we need that niche from others. Why not start with an all customized coffee mug? Inner rim coated printed coffee mugs are your thing to start that niche. These printed coffee mugs are black from outside while you can choose your favorite color for inside of the mug.

#8. Variety of Mugs for Your Printed Coffee Mugs

While going for printed coffee mugs, your choice of mug can make all the difference. Below are a few variety of coffee mugs that are widely available with vendors who provide printed coffee mugs related service. Other than these you can even buy your very own coffee mugs and get the design printed on them.

#9. Inclined Metal Printed Coffee Mugs

These are trending these days. The metal cups provide much needed sophistication and are printed mostly with black ink. The messages are often strong and are ideal for corporate gifting.

#10. Porcelain Printed Coffee Mugs

These are all time favorite mugs and can be used for all kind of printed coffee mugs.

#11. Ceramic Printed Coffee Mugs

These are coffee mugs which come in affordable category and are used for large size events mainly for branding purpose.

Thus, there are a variety of Coffee Mugs available and one can choose according to his requirement and range. For bookings, visit online at Crhoseglassware.com.au.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

The Morning Routine of Successful Makeup Entrepreneur Doe Deere

December 21, 2017 0 Comments
As you likely already know, Doe Deere is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lime Crime, a cosmetics company that was founded in Los Angeles, California, in 2008.

Doe Deere recently shared her morning-time routine for getting ready, eating breakfast, and applying the makeup she's become near-famous for. Let's get started at the beginning of Ms. Deere's everyday routine.

Who Needs An Alarm Clock, Anyways?


While some of us have the inherent ability to wake ourselves up without an alarm, most of us rely on smartphone alarms or physical digital alarms to complete our days' obligations on time.

Doe Deere claims to never use an alarm, and wakes up almost exactly at 8:30 each morning. She shares that she aims to put a solid nine hours of sleep under her proverbial belt each night, as doing so helps contribute to her extraordinarily clean, clear, smooth skin.

Deere is "very much a morning person," and regularly starts her days by drinking a glass of water. Los Angeles, Deere's current place of residence, is home to arid air, requiring her to stay hydrated for the sake of her skin.

Exercise Is Good, But Doe Doesn't Always Exercise

 
While there's no acceptable alternative for exercise, Deere tries to stretch each morning before starting her day. She reports only doing such after she's had her glass of water, and is fully awake.

Breakfast is her favorite meal, which she often enjoys with orange juice she prepares with oranges squeezed from her own yard. Doe Deere claims to also enjoy grits, a form of heated cereal popular in the Southeast, along with yogurt and fresh fruit.

Showering At Night Saves Time


Doe Deere showers in the evenings, rather than in the morning, as doing so allows her hair to be fully dried, making it easier to work with.

To keep up with the many demands of being the chief executive of a global cosmetics company, Deere uses her smartphone's calendar to keep up with each day's obligations, demands, and responsibilities.

She reports getting ready in anywhere between 15 minutes and one hour. She'll typically only take a full hour if she has important meetings that day. Otherwise, little makeup is the morning's trend.

The Products That Doe Deere Uses


Each morning, Deere washes her face with Glossier. Next, she moisturizes her face with Murad Hydro-Dynamic Quenching Essence. Afterwards, Ms. Deere uses L'Oreal's True Match Foundation, although sometimes she opts for MAC's "Studio Fix."

Deere then uses powder to set her makeup, preventing it from moving throughout the day, then fills in her brows. Her favorite part of her routine are blush and lipstick, as "color [brings her] face to life."

About Doe Deere

Doe Deere, born Xenia Vorotova in Russia in the early 1980s, is owner and founder of Lime Crime. She soon moved to the United States from Russia, and began an independent business on eBay under the account name "limecrime."

limecrime sold do-it-yourself fashion looks, as Ms. Deere claims to have created everything on the now-defunct site herself.

Deere launched Lime Crime in 2008, just four years after her humble beginnings on eBay. She's currently the Chief Executive Officer of Lime Crime.

About Lime Crime

As described above, Lime Crime started out as a vendor account on peer-to-peer good selling network eBay. The business is currently operated from its Los Angeles, California, headquarters, and is technically a small business, based on its number of employees.

Kim Wells is the General Manager of Lime Crime's global operations, and works closely in tandem with Doe Deere throughout day-to-day operations.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Fun and Popular Wedding Games to Get the Party Started

November 20, 2017 0 Comments

Wedding games  are something every couple should have at their wedding reception! They are an excellent way to keep your guests engaged and entertained during your reception. Of course, you will have dinner, drinks, and dancing, but reception games are a great way to keep everyone happy at your wedding!

 

WeddingForward is a great resource for everything you need for the wedding from proposal stories to how to plan your wedding advice for wedding dress shopping. And, of course, they are the premier site for wedding games ideas!


So if you are looking for fun wedding game ideas, you have come to the right place. From outdoor gems to table games to drinking games, we have something for every wedding!

 

Fun and Engaging Wedding Games for Your Wedding Reception


Yard Games for Weddings

 

Yard or outdoor wedding games are perfect for an outside wedding. If you have ample space, there are plenty of games you can play to keep your guests entertained

  • Ring Toss
  • Giant Board Games (Jenga, Checker, Connect Four and so forth)
  • Cornhole
  • Bocce Ball
  • Badminton
  • Horseshoes
  • Croquet
  • Volleyball
  • Frisbee Toss
  • Sack Races
  • Mini Golf
  • Lawn Bowling
  • Scavenger Hunt

Table Games: Mad Libs

Table games are a great way to keep your guests entertained from start to finish. You can find online printable such as coloring books and crossword puzzles to keep them busy. As well, you can place board games on each table or have a table where they can choose a game to take back to their table. Or you can have some fun table crafts.

 

However, one of the most popular wedding games is Mad Libs. Mad Libs are a timeless classic that everyone remembers fondly from their youth. However, they are not just for kids. Mad Libs are a great way to break the ice and get everyone laughing You can purchase them in bulk online or at retail stores or find a printable version online. Or if you are really creative, you can compose your own Mad Libs for your guests!

 

I Spy Wedding Game

I Spy is one of the most popular wedding games for reception for years. You can purchase a bunch of disposable cameras and divide your guests into teams (or tables). Then you give them a list of categories, and they must take a snapshot of each item. This is a great way to keep your guests on their toes and as well, you will have some fun candid shots to remember your wedding reception. Some typical categories for Wedding Reception I Spy are as follows

  • Photo of the bride and groom kissing
  • Funniest wedding guest outfit
  • Funniest dance move
  • Highest updo
  • Group/Table Selfie
  • And so forth

Drinking Games

If you are serving alcohol at your reception, drinking games are always a favorite wedding game. Of course, you will want to make sure that everyone drinks responsibly and that no one drinks and drives.

Popular wedding drinking games include:

  • The Kissing Game
  • Never Have I Ever
  • Beer Pong
  • Flip the Cup

Giant Word Search

Word Searches are a great way to get your guests involved. You can use a chalkboard or dry erase board to design a giant word search for your guests to take turns. You can find examples online or create your own. You can include common wedding phrases or even use your guests’ names as part of the word search!

 

We hope you found our list of popular wedding games useful and that you use some of these fun wedding games at your reception!

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

5 Life-Changing Style Hacks for Curvy Girls

May 16, 2017 0 Comments

Having a curvaceous body is sometimes a double-edged sword. While your figure has all the beautiful body parts accentuated, shopping for the perfect outfit can be a real nightmare. Not every piece of clothing will look flattering on that slim waist and curvy hips, so it’s necessary to know which pieces will flatter your physique the most. With the following five hacks, you’ll never have to worry if you’ve chosen the perfect ensemble for your gorgeous body.

Curvy Girls

Invest in undergarments

The proper undergarments are a must. It’s essential that you find just the right pieces that will shape that beautiful figure, and prepare it for any piece of clothing you’ve chosen for the day. You can’t have an impeccable outfit unless the foundation underneath it is flawless. Therefore, make sure you choose the proper size and fabric for your underwear, to make that outfit pop.

Experiment with sizes

Sizes can be tricky since you won’t find that, for example, a size 14 is the same in every store. Therefore, don’t always go with the one size you believe is the right for you, but experiment with a couple of them. This is especially important if you’re going for the clothing items that are super stretchy and will follow the shape of your body. In this case, more often than not, you’ll need a size smaller than if you were buying a silk blouse, for example. Therefore, feel free to try on even a size or two smaller, and you’ll be surprised how good it fits, even though you might have thought you could never squeeze into it.

Curvy Girls

Accentuate the curves

Your curves are your main asset and the best feature on your body, so don’t be afraid to flaunt them. Avoid boxy sweaters and go for the ones that hug your curves in just the right places. However, if you simply can’t resist that cute boxy sweater, try tucking it into your jeans to show off that petite waist. You should pay attention to the choice of winter jackets as well and avoid the loose cuts. Instead, opt for quality and comfy plus size winter jackets preferably with a defined waist. Pieces with a nipped-in waist accentuate your midriff, showing off that beautiful curvy figure, but still keep you warm. Another way to show everyone how well-defined your curves are is to go for a cropped sweatshirt instead of an oversized hoodie. A big baggy hoodie will only swallow your entire figure, while a nice cropped top is the perfect way to flash those wonderful curves.

Tailor the clothes

Can you remember that beautiful pink dress in the shop that caught your eye, but it simply looked like a huge bag that would only hide all your fabulous curves? Buy it anyways, and don’t worry because a good tailor can make amazing alterations and transform the dress to look like it was made exactly for your figure. Tailoring is a perfect and inexpensive way to fit the clothes to your physique, so don’t be afraid to look for a good tailor and entrust them with your wardrobe.

Wear stripes

When you want to elongate your body visually, wear vertical stripes. Not only will your body look taller, but slimmer as well. Trousers with black and white vertical stripes would look amazing on you. What’s more, you can go for a fit and flare dress that features horizontal stripes on the top and vertical on the bottom part. Diagonal stripes can be a good choice also, if you don’t feel like wearing vertical ones.

Curvy Girls

Final thoughts

With these five hacks, your curvaceous figure will always look amazing. Make sure you never hide that tiny waist and those beautiful hips because they make your body look perfect. Invest in good undergarments, stylish crop sweatshirts, wear stripes and look for a good tailor that will help you get the perfect clothing items for your figure.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

How to Take Care of Your Hair Extensions Like a Pro

May 07, 2017 0 Comments

We are constantly seeing celebrities with beautiful hair extensions which make them look absolutely glamorous. However, once we try them, it seems that we don’t get the same vow effect, and one of the reasons for this can be quite simple – the lack of adequate care. So, in order to help you with this issue, we have prepared an ultimate hair extension care guide.

Choose the right extensions for your hair

Before we start talking about the right ways to take care of your extensions, let us discuss how to choose the right extension method. This will depend on your budget, preference and hair type. For example, sewn-in extensions are ideal for curly thick hair which is strong enough to hold them. Furthermore, they require frequent visits to hair salons, so make sure that your budget is not too tight for something like this. On the other hand, adding clip in hair extensions has proven to be quite practical since there are no limits regarding the hair type. What’s best, they require much less care, so it’s not surprising that every experienced hairdresser will recommend exactly them. These are two of the most usual methods; however, feel free to research the following ones as well: pre-bonded, tape and micro-ring extension methods.

Brush them regularly

The first important rule is to brush your extensions regularly. However, be careful since if you don’t do this properly, you can damage them quite easily. When it comes to clip-in extensions, you should take them off in the evening and brush them with a wide-toothed comb. Start from the bottom part and then go all the way to the top. But remember never to do this while they are still wet since this can seriously damage them. The same goes for sewn-in extensions except you can do all of this without taking them off. We would also recommend that you use a special looper brush with looped bristles which are specially designed for hair extensions.

Use gentle shampoos

Another extremely important thing to remember is that you must use gentle cosmetics unless you want to ruin your hair extensions. Thus, go for gentle sulfate-free shampoos and nourishing conditioners which will soothe your real hair as well since strong cosmetics with hazardous substances can damage the roots of our hair as well. With this in mind, make sure to read the labels carefully and stick to natural products only.

Pay attention to your sleeping habits

Your sleeping habits are extremely important if your extensions are not removable. First of all, you must remember not to go to bed until your hair is completely dry since sleeping with wet hair can significantly weaken and damage the bonds. Furthermore, it’s of the utmost importance that you switch to silk pillowcases since they are much gentler both to your real hair and your extensions. Thanks to them you’ll prevent the faster appearance of split ends after you had a haircut as well.

Be careful with heat

If your hair extensions are synthetic, forget about using any heat styling methods on your hair, be that curling or straightening since you’ll immediately destroy them. On the other hand, using these styling techniques in the case of extensions made of real human hair is absolutely acceptable, but still, you should be careful and use heat protecting sprays. Also, keep the temperature on low to medium in order to avoid damaging both your real hair and extensions.

As you can see, taking care of your hair extensions like a pro is not that hard. All you need to do is be careful and avoid using shampoos and other cosmetic products which can damage them easily. Finally, keep in mind that higher-quality extensions cost more, but they are certainly worth every penny since they’ll last much longer than the cheaper ones.

Monday, 6 February 2017

Different Types Of Evening Dresses That Women Prefer To Add To Their Wardrobe

February 06, 2017 0 Comments

Do you love to attend parties in the evening, but your wardrobe has no dresses that suitable to wear during the evening times? Then, you need to pick a couple of formal evening dresses that can be worn for evening or night parties comfortably from the best clothing stores. There are a few stores, who is selling elegant evening dresses in different styles, textures, materials and colours. You need to pick the one that suits your body shape and skin tone. Undeniably, a wardrobe is incomplete without a couple of these outfits and, the perfect evening dress makes you look the cynosure of the party. In fact, the other ladies would not stop staring at your fabulous dress and obviously you, who is wearing that outstanding outfit.  This would definitely make an unforgettable evening day for you. The best thing is that the classy and élan evening apparels make you look stunning in all the parties that you attend. These elegant and classy evening dresses are suitable for the evening parties and these dresses would make you stand out, as a fashionable diva in your circle. Well, while picking the outfit, you need to keep the body shape and your taste of fashion in mind. Ideally, you can happily wear these dresses to Christmas parties, prom nights, dinner dates, movies and fashion events as well.

Also, women can add perfect accessories that match up with their outfit to elevate their look. This will transform you from a traditional lady to a glamorous diva in a few minutes. It is advised to buy the dress that is comfortable for you to wear in the parties instead of just buying it for a one-time wear. You should never invest a huge amount of money in a gown that you would just wear once and not for any of the other parties. Unarguably, the best formal evening dresses would grab its attention to wear and gives a timeless beauty.

Here are a few types of formal evening dresses that are compelling women to buy and add them to their elegant wardrobe.

Ball Gowns

Ball Gowns: This is an unbeatable gown that has to be added to your formal evening dresses wardrobe. The flowing silhouettes and shiny gown will make you look stunning in the evening parties that people would not stop pouring compliments on you. There is a huge variety of colors available in ball gowns, but you need to pick pastel or crimson red color as per the occasion. The best part of this gown is that it suits most of the body types of women and let them flatter their curves.  Women who are overweight,  can also wear ball gowns with deep necklines and flowing silhouette to look thin and fabulous.

Prom Dress

Prom  Dresses: These dresses come in umpteen styles including spaghetti, short, strapless, etc. These are perfect to be worn by petite and tall women. From the overwhelming option of prom dresses, you can pick the one that best suits you and that accentuates your body features. In order to take your prom dressing to the next level, you need to wear diamond jewelry, carry a clutch and wear heels. This would make people spellbound by looking at you.

cocktail dress

Cocktail  Dresses:  The next version of prom dresses is cocktail dresses and these are considered to be the ideal option to wear for evening parties. As the name suggests, this is perfect to wear for candlelight dinner, cocktail party, bachelorette party, and other parties. You need to pick the dress made of silk and taffeta material to look like a hottest chic. In addition, when there is net and lacework on these dresses, it makes you look like an angel. Moreover, adding a perfect pair of accessories such as rich jewelry, watch, bags, and heels to this scintillating dress make you look elegant in the party.

No matter, what kind of formal evening dresses you are planning to wear, make sure your accessories it properly because, without the perfect accessories, it would make you look mediocre. The thumb rule to be followed while dressing is that if your dress is heavier than wear light accessories and vice versa to balance the look.

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