Thursday, 25 June 2020

Everyday Tips to Stay Healthy and Beautiful.

Everyday Tips to Stay Healthy and Beautiful



Everyday skin and personal care should not be complicated as most ‘expert’ make it seem. You don’t need to buy tons of advertised products to stay healthy and beautiful. It is actually those routines that seem so basic that in the end have significant contributions on how you look and feel.

Enhance your appearance by taking care of your teeth, hair and skin, and you can source most of these essential products from online pharmacies and stores. You can order online here or read reviews of each online store or pharmacy listed at Get Up Buddy™ site and see what kind of beauty and women health products they offer. 

Having bright and well-maintained teeth is a great confidence booster. To strengthen your enamel, it is important to brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and floss regularly. Eating a well-balanced diet and dairy products also come in handy. You should also limit drinks that stain, such as coffee.

 

To have glowing skin, you should use a moisturizer that suits your skin type. For dry skin use a hydrating moisturizer.  Always use sunscreen to prevent premature ageing. Eating a healthy diet and drinking enough water helps keep your skin healthy and looking beautiful.

Hair is your precious crown, and you should also purpose to have it always well maintained. You can achieve this by increasing your protein intake as well as air-drying it rather than using heat-styling tools. Also always make sure that you clean and moisturize your scalp. 

Beauty tips for your skin 

Here are other essential beauty tips that will help you wake up with flawless skin.  These are steps that you can repeat every day without feeling overwhelmed.

Use the correct cleanser for your skin

 

It is always advisable to cleanse your skin before going to bed and in the morning. However, the type of cleaner can determine how your skin reacts to the products and with the wrong choice, you could end up with breakouts and increased sensitivity.

This is the reason why you should know your skin type before settling for a specific cleanser.

Your skin could either be;

      Normal

      Dry

      Oily

      Combination

If you have normal skin, most cleansers will work for you. However, for dry skin, you should ensure that you go for a moisturizing cleanser to avoid over-stripping oils from your skin.

Exfoliating cleansers are great for oily skin since it helps keep the oil production in check. With combination skin, you can use both exfoliating and moisturizing cleansers for your oily and dry areas respectively.

Maintain a healthy diet

Your skin is a representation of what you eat. For radiant skin, you need to increase your intake of fresh fruits, greens, proteins, and vitamins.  Try and lower fat and sugar in your diet since a low-sugar diet keeps your insulin levels down, and this allows the cells to maintain a healthy balance. 

Drinking lots of water daily is also necessary to keep your skin hydrated. It is recommendable to have at least 8 glasses of water in a day. You can also increase your water intake by eating fruits and vegetables with high water content such as cucumber, watermelon, grapefruit, and orange.

Always wear sunscreen even when indoors

You should not wear sunscreen only when going out on a sunny day or when visiting the beach. It is equally important to apply SPF when you are indoors since UV rays can penetrate through your glass windows. More so, you should reapply sunscreen every two hours or more if you are swimming or sweating heavily.

Sun damage from UV rays causes premature ageing as they break the skin’s collagen, which leads to the formation of lines, sagging, and wrinkles.  Better yet, sunscreen helps maintain an even skin tone and prevents discolourations, thus, giving you a smoother and even skin tone.

Since there is a wide range of sunscreen options, you should ensure that your sunscreen has SPF of 30 or higher. 

Manage your stress levels and have enough sleep

Uncontrolled stress could trigger more acne breakout and make your skin more sensitive. You can manage your stress levels by setting reasonable limits, scaling back your to-do lists and creating time to do the things that you love. Getting enough sleep is also necessary for maintaining a healthy state of mind which then encourages healthy skin.

Lack of enough sleep could trigger your body to kick-start cortisol surge, and this increases the risk of more acne. Try and have at least 8 hours of sleep every night. 

Obtaining and maintaining a healthy and beautiful body does not have to be complicated. You only need to be consistent with the basic requirements such as maintaining a healthy diet, cleansing your skin twice a day, drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day, and having at least 8 hours of sleep every night.

Also, make sure always to use sunscreen both when indoors and outdoors and remember to reapply every two hours.

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

6 Gambling Habits Men and Women Exhibit Differently.

Gender was once a significant factor in sports and gambling in a casino. If you lay your hands on footage of sporting events of those days, all you will see are men entertaining men. Even more, reserved for men than sport then was gambling. Hardly would you see a lady then gambling. But today, the trend has changed. Nowadays, it seems both men and women enjoy gambling at online casinos almost equally.


“He plays, she plays” is a survey carried out in January 2019 to compare the gambling habits of men and women. About 1000 online gamblers in the UK participated in the survey; the survey also compared these amazing trends in the gambling habits of men and women. A similar survey related to online gambling was conducted in New Zealand, and the results were almost identical.The first is what do they gamble on?

What do they gamble on?

There might not be many differences in the number of male gamblers compared to the female gamblers. But there is certainly a huge difference in the kind of games they stake their money on.

The survey showed the following trend in the kind of games men and women are playing online for cash.

  • 73% of men go for sports betting while 40% of women bet on sport

  • 60% of women but only 28.65% of men play online bingo

  • 34% of women play online slots while only 26.5% of men play slot games

  • 27% of men play roulette at a live casino while only 19% of women play this game

  • 23% of men play blackjack but only 18% of women

  • Apart from sport, online poker is the next most favourite game among men with 29.18% of them playing it, but less than 20% of women consider it a favourite game

  • Bingo comes first for women followed by sports and then followed by online slots

  • Altogether, sports betting have the highest fan with 58.5% of gamblers

Where do they play?

You may be surprised that men and women almost equally gamble in the most unusual places at the same rate. While 27% of men confessed that they had at least once gambled online while they were in the bathroom, 23% of the women confessed to having done the same. Also, 10% of men, as well as 10% of women, had once visited online gambling sites to place a bet while in the hospital.

How much do they play?

Gambling is all about money. The survey showed that there is also a significant difference between the amounts of money men spend on gambling in a week compared to women within the same period.

On average, the survey showed that:

  • 51.8% of women spend less than £ 10 a week while only 35.9% of men spend this low.

  • 19% of women spend between £ 11 s and £ 20 but 25.4 of men are in this range.

  • Only 2.2% of women spend between £ 101 to £250. Meanwhile, 3.56% of men can afford to spend that much on gambling in a week.

Why do they gamble?

The survey gave 6 possible reasons to gamble with the respondents and they were asked to choose the ones that applied to them. The available options are:

  • Fun

  • Money

  • To be sociable

  • For winning sake

  • To overcome boredom

  • For the thrill of it

The results showed that they are almost the same reason both men and women gamble.

  • 56.6% of men play for money while 54.9% of women play for the same reason.

  • 54.4% of men want to win while 51.8% of women are interested in winning.

  • 22.5% of men gamble to prevent boredom while 19.4% of women tick this option.

How do they manage to win?

With over 50% of gamblers playing to win, the survey tried to see how they will react to a win of 500 pounds. The gamblers gave the following responses:

  • 13% of men claim they would use their winning to play more while only 9% of women would risk winning on the further attempt. Those willing to use their winning to play some more, include 15% of between 25 – 34, while only those about 55% are less willing to take this option.

  • 61% of men would cash in their winning instantly while a whopping 72.3% of women would do the same.

How often do they change playing sites?

With many tempting welcome bonuses and other offers from online gambling sites, the survey tried to see how often gamblers change their playing sites. The results showed that over 35% of women stick to one website while only 29% of men stick to their customers. Also, 31% of women play with two websites alternatively while 33% of men do this.

In Conclusion

There are not many differences between the number of men gambling online and the number of women gambling online. There are also no much differences between the reason they gamble and where they gamble. Also, there is a huge difference between the amount of money men spend on gambling and the amount women spend. 


Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Tips for Achieving a Fresh New Look!


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{Collaborative Content} There may come a time when you look in the mirror and are tired or bored with what you see. The upside is that it’s possible to achieve a fresh new look with a few tweaks and modifications.

Apply the following tips, and you’ll be on your way to feeling and looking your best. Have fun experimenting and transforming your appearance so that you can improve your confidence levels and be happier in your own skin. Give it a try and remember you can always make additional changes based on what you think and the reaction you receive from others.

Research Ideas

A wise place to start is to take the time to research what ideas are out there and possible for you. Achieve a fresh new look by understanding the trends and seeing what you like and don’t like. There are plenty of fashion blogs and resources out there to help you find a look that will appeal to you. You may also want to ask your stylish friends for advice or pick up on some of their beauty habits.

Make Changes to Your Hair & Makeup

You can also achieve a fresh new look by making changes to your hair and makeup. For starters, invest in tools to hydrate hair so that you can say good-bye to frizz and have smooth and straight hair that looks beautiful. You may also want to meet with a stylist who can give you a new cut and colour. As for your makeup, be willing to experiment with different shades and change up your appearance based on the occasion. For instance, you can apply a smokey eye and red lipstick if you’re heading out with friends.

Whiten & Straighten Your Teeth

Your teeth are another vital aspect of your overall appearance. They’re what people look at when they meet you, and you flash a smile or begin to speak. You’ll be much more attractive and confident in your looks when you whiten and straighten them. Your teeth will look pretty so you’ll also have the urge to want to show them off and smile more.

Use Accessories

Work on achieving a fresh new look by using and wearing more accessories. Get a few handbags you can switch out and wear jewellery to add a bit of sparkle to your outfits. Accessories are an excellent way to improve your overall look and add a sense of excitement and interest to your appearance. You can keep it fresh by using different accessories based on your mood and what look you’re trying to achieve.

Revamp Your Wardrobe

It’s also in your best interest to take the time to go through and revamp your wardrobe. You can quickly achieve a fresh new look by changing up your attire. Choose clothes that fit your body type well and will help you to appear more fashionable and on-trend. Now is an excellent time to clean out your closet and get rid of or stop wearing what’s outdated and no longer fits right. 

Monday, 22 June 2020

Hiring a Photo Studio for the First Time.




{Collaborative Content} What do you think when you see photo studio hire services? Do you still consider shooting on location? Why? Nowadays, photography studios are equipped to take care of all shoots and films, as well as the classic style of photo-shoots. 

Of course, there are occasions whereby it makes sense to use a professional service, rather than to control the shoot yourself. If you hire a photographer for newborn photos, you will be able to go to their studio instead. However, if you want to take the photos and have full creative control, such as for a client’s calendar shoot, you need studio hire.

When you are deciding which studio to choose, you must first make sure that it can provide solutions to everything you need. 
Security is the primary thing that you have to consider. Film studios can assure you, unlike when doing shoots on-site, that you have the security. You can monitor the people on the premises, meaning your equipment, personal things, and crew is safe while doing the shoot. 

Second thing, when you’re in a studio, you do not have to be worried about unnecessary sounds in the scene. Acoustics will be improved and recording will be in an orderly manner.
 
Thirdly, your camera and equipment will be safe from natural elements like rain showers, sleet, or snow, which can cause damage to your shoot or even to the equipment you are using. 

Photo studio hire also offers convenience. Studios might be hired in a location that is suitable for you and the whole staff and doesn’t require lengthy or tiring trips. 
Lastly, the cost; renting locations, or making the trip to them, can cost a lot of money than hiring studio areas for the time you need. 

Keeping costs low
If you simply search on the Internet for the cheapest photo studio you can find, this is a sure-fire recipe for disaster. Why? Well, you don’t know if the studio fits into your wants if you have not done the necessary research. Moreover, while it may be cheap on the surface, it is not uncommon for hidden costs to be entailed, which could cost you a lot more in the long run. Therefore, it is all about making clever savings and ensuring value for money.
 
The key when looking for cost-efficient photo studio hire is to consider the expenses as a whole. You are not only going to have the rental cost to contend with. You are also going to have the cost of getting to and from the studio. This is why a convenient location is paramount. If using public transport, you want somewhere that is close to a tube station so that you can quickly hop on the tube for a few pounds and get to the studio, as opposed to paying for a taxi. 

You also need to consider the equipment hire. A lot of companies will include this as part of the rental fee. Nevertheless, not all equipment will be included; some will be available at an added cost. Make sure you check this to determine whether you are going to need to pay any more. 


Monday, 15 June 2020

The British Snack Co. *Competition & Review*

{Gifted Items} Quintessentially quirky, very posh and lovingly crafted are all things that can sum up The British Snack Co. We have recently been sent a selection of delicious crisps and popcorn to try out and my goodness we weren't disappointed. 

It's tough times for us all isn't it, many of us reaching for the snacky snacks and comfort food to give us a glimmer of happiness, so what if I told you these snacks will almost.......almost take you to sitting in your favourite pub or bar munching on some pub snacks, these will nearly take you to that happy place. Usually found in these establishments they do make a rather nice accompaniment to a beer or a wine, sadly we know that at the moment we aren't able to enjoy time in pubs or bars so instead you can purchase a variety of these delicious snack online from Amazon or the online retail store to provide this lovely company some well needed support in these uncertain times. If you like the sound of this and I've tempted you if you keep reading to the bottom of the post there is a competition to win some of your very own snacks. Yum!

Let me tell you a little about The British Snack Co. ........

The company launched in 2013 and had one mission in mind and that was to create wonderfully tasty snacks! The company has gone from strength to strength and all of the products have no nonense flavours with a delightful crunch! Over the last few years over 5 million bags have been sold but the company needs your support to keep them going through these times. The company prides themselves on producing top quality and tasty snacks and as they are produced in the UK they very much hold this in high regard. The potatoes to make the crisps are lovingly grown on a farm in the UK which is powered by renewable energy, whilt the popcorn is hand popped in Great Britain and the packaging is inspired by Britains great animals. They are all vegan and allergen free also, these snacks have alot going for them, they really do. All are available in a variety of mouth watering and delicious flavours meaning there is a choice for everyone and their taste buds.



So what did we love about the snacks?  

- I felt like this were proper 'pubby' snacks, I'm fairly sure they usually sell these in my local and is something myself and my husband would enjoy at anytime of the year there either sitting outside in the sun or by the log fire when it much colder, mm mmm! 

- Gorgeous packaging, it's inspired by British animals and the packaging is just so lovely! The packaging also makes a delighful rustling sound when openend and feels top quality.

- The flavours are absolutely delicious, the sweet chilli was so good and the classic sea salted just so tasty. There are other flavours available but these were my personal favourite's. 

- The popcorn is only 63 calories per serving! Popcorn is a great thing to snack on and fill a gap without it being too sinful, it's surprising how delicious different flavoured popcorn can be, the sour cream and black pepper flavour is SO good and moreish and the classic sweet and salty was a hit with the kids. Again, other flavours are available. 


Anything we weren't so keen on?

- Overall we absolutely loved the snacks, of course being a premium and rather delcious product the prices are a bit more than the average snack, for example a box of 26 x 40g crisps in one flavour is £16.99 which works out about 70 pence a bag so a bit more than your usual supermarket crisp but the price tag is worth it for supporting a smaller and UK based company. You can purchased mixed boxes also available online. 


I can highly recommend these, both myself and my husband agreed that they were delicious and tasty snacks that do not disappoint. I will most certainly be purchasing them again and will feel good that I am supporting a company that clearly cares about the products it makes and supplies. SO if you like the look of what you have read and the sound of them I am delighted to offer you the chance to win some of your very own tasty snacks from the British Snack co. Entry is via the Rafflecopter below and for an extra entry please do head over and follow me and leave me a comment on my Instagram

Here comes the important but a bit boring bit! 
- Winner will be notified via email and/or social media, please ensure these are checked frequently.
- No cash alternative
- UK entries only please, sorry about that
- The prize will be sent direct from the supplier, I cannot be held responsible for the prize being sent out. 

All that remains to be said is good luck and happy entering! Keep safe. 

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Thursday, 11 June 2020

Beautiful Character Features you Absolutely Need in your Home!

{Collaborative Content} While technology offers the potential to make constructing properties less expensive, it doesn’t appear to be thrilling buyers. It is now possible to prefab a property with everything you need in a factory and ship it out to a site, but few people want to live in soulless boxes. Homes aren’t just about meeting our material needs - they have to satisfy our aesthetic desires as well. 


This drive, therefore, could explain why so many people pay extra for character properties. We want our houses to include timeless features that delight our senses and help us to feel as though we’re living in a real home. 


The origins of these feelings are hard to explain. They don’t fit into the scientific world-view particularly well. But they certainly exist. 


In this post, we chronicle the beautiful character features that you absolutely need in your home. Check them out below. 


Solid Wood Doors


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Most internal doors in homes are made of a combination of MDF and cheap stuffing. They’re light, affordable and easy to install, but they do little to add character or passion to your home. You wind up living in a property that feels inexpensive and unloved. 


Solid wood doors, on the other hand, are an entirely different kettle of fish. These sturdy objects often come with detailed engraving, patterns in the wood, and large knobs. What’s more, the solid wood offers a sense of presence and physicality that you just don’t get with the cheap alternatives. 


Railed Or Spiral Staircases


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Railed and spiral staircases might sound like a feature of the most luxurious homes. Still, prices are coming down, and now they’re accessible to the vast majority of people. 


Spiral staircases harken back to the medieval age and were often used in castles as a defensive aid. Now, though, you find them in many exquisite homes, usually as a secondary staircase, designed to take up less area in the property. 


Beamed Ceilings


Oak beams running across the ceiling or up the walls are one of the most common character features. In the past, builders would first construct the frame of a building using wood and then fill in the gaps with a mixture of aggregate and plaster. With the advent of brick, the building technique fell out of fashion. 


Nowadays, many property hunters want to return to the old ways. There’s something cosy about wooden beams, low ceilings and warped wood that makes a property feel infinitely more relaxing. 


Stained Glass


Stained glass is a feature of modern homes, but there’s nothing quite like the classic equivalent. While it looks less polished than the manufactured variety, there’s something incredibly real about it. 


Stained glass is best experienced in hallways and stairwells. It helps to create a kaleidoscope of colours as the light shines through, allowing the character of rooms to change profoundly with the course of the sun. In the middle of the day, you get a rainbow effect. While in the evening and at night, it looks more like a regular room. 


Want to Support Wildlife? Start with your Garden!

{Collaborative Content} So many people understand how important wildlife is to the environment, but don’t do much, if anything to support it. If you want to start supporting wildlife, you don’t need to give a huge amount of money to charity or start a rescue - you can start in your own garden.


Below, you’ll find some great pointers that will help you:


  1. Don't Cut Your Grass Too Short

Cutting your grass too short will deter wildlife from visiting your garden. If you have a larger garden and don’t want it to get out of control, you could simply allow a patch of your grass to grow longer than the rest. It’s up to you how you do it - just don’t cut your grass too short. 


  1. Make Sure There’s A Water Source

There should be a water source in your garden for birds and any other wildlife that may need it. A bird bath is great, but a small, shallow pond or running water feature can also work well. They look great and create a tranquil environment too!  


  1. Plant A Variety Of Flowers 

Planting a variety of flowers will ensure you’re giving wildlife the environment they need, but do your research to ensure that they are plants that provide pollen and nectar for as long a season as possible. This way, you may be able to invite in wildlife such as the Red-tailed bumblebee. You can’t simply plant any flower and hope for the best, so do your research. 


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  1. Don’t Remove All Debris 

Removing all of the debris from your garden might seem like a good idea, but keeping some there is a good way to create a nice environment for wildlife. Decaying wood provides a fantastic habitat to a range of specialist wildlife that is growing uncommon in the countryside, so see if you can provide some of that in your garden for the wildlife to appreciate. Don’t keep the rest of your garden too tidy either. 


  1. Create Feeding Stations

Feeding stations for wildlife give them a safe space to eat. Bird feeders and tables can make a great start - here’s some advice:

  • Ensure your bird feeders won’t be disturbed too often. Keep them out of the way of human traffic.

  • Ensure it’s open and safe and away from anywhere cats can hide. 

  • Try to keep it away from too much sun and cold wind. 

  • Consider more than one kind of feeding station - some birds will prefer an elevated feeder, others may prefer to feed on the ground. 


  1. Add A Rock Garden

A rock garden is a perfect low maintenance option to attract specialised wildlife such as mason bees, which are important pollinators. They look nice too, so consider adding one to immediately help and attract more wildlife types. 


  1. Grow A Mixture Of Trees And Shrubs 

As well as flowers that pollinate for a large portion of the year, try to grow a mixture of trees and shrubs. Larger plants, particularly trees, support more wildlife. They can provide food, but that’s not all - they provide cover and nesting sites for garden animals, from insects to larger species. It will take you a while to grow a tree, but starting now is better than never. You may also like to plant an already reasonably sized tree to get the ball rolling. 


  1. Start Composting

Composting is great for the environment and wildlife too. Doing this helps all your garden plants and wildlife, as it speeds up the natural recycling of nutrients. Composting also makes healthy soil and a great mulch and will shelter many small creatures, including some larger ones.  You will need the following to get started:


  • Ready-made wooden compost heap 

  • Or some wooden pallets and posts

  • Garden prunings

  • Kitchen waste (not meat or dairy)

  • Grass clippings

  • Nails or string


Learning what you can include in your compost heap will also help you to avoid waste - for example, coffee and tea grounds. Many things that go in the bin can go in your compost heap, so do some research. 


If you take the above advice, you could be on your way to being an ally to wildlife in no time. Many homeowners don’t realise that they are actively deterring wildlife by providing few places for them to shelter, eat and drink. If you incorporate these things into your garden, you’ll love how lively it becomes. You’ll also have peace of mind knowing you are doing your bit for the wildlife and therefore, the planet. 


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