Choosing the Right Car for You

 

With hundreds of cars on the market today, choosing just one to buy can seem like a monumental task. Luckily, there are plenty of resources out there to help you make an educated decision on what car is right for you. A great place to start your search is at Cars.com.

Probably one of the first things you’ll need to determine is what size and type of car you need. Do you regularly carry around cargo or lots of people? Do you live in a big city where parking is scarce? Are you an animal lover who’s furry friends need space too? Are you the flashy type looking to turn heads as you pass? The answers to questions like these will help you decide what car type will work best for you. If parking is scarce where you live along with no pets, and all you carry each day is a single bag, chances are the largest SUV on the market isn’t really the best fit for your lifestyle. If you live in Fairbanks, Alaska where temps below freezing are the norm and months go by without any sunshine, that convertible probably isn’t the smartest buy. Start with a long list of car types you might be interested in, and whittle it down after learning more about each one at Cars.com.

You’ll also want to be reasonable about your budget. Cars are very expensive purchases. The more bells and whistles on a specific model, the higher that price tag goes, and fast. You definitely don’t want to get into a situation where you go broke or struggle to pay your bills because of the bells and whistles you opted for in your car and barely use. You can check out car values at Cars.com to determine just how much car you can afford.

5 Reasons Fat Freezing is So Popular in Australia 

 

 

Many Australians who get regular physical activity and even eat properly tend to have stubborn fat deposits that simply don’t respond to any exercises or diets. And let’s face it – those situations can be pretty frustrating. Luckily for many of us, there have been a couple of interesting advances in fat removal technologies that are both safe and effective in helping you lose those stubborn inches. And currently, here in Australia, one of the most popular methods is definitely fat freezing. Here’s why.

It really works

Fat freezing uses a procedure called cryolipolysis – which works by surrounding a roll of fat with two panels that will cool it to a freezing temperature. A study from 2009 had proven that this procedure can reduce the treated fat layer by 25 percent, and that results can be present even six months after. How? Dead and frozen fat cells get excreted through your liver within not more than a couple of weeks after the treatment, which reveals full fat loss results within three months.

People who do a fat freezing procedure in Sydney usually opt for treating their thighs, belly, sides and lower back.

This procedure will also reduce the appearance of cellulite on arms, buttocks and legs. There are people who even use it for removing the excess fat underneath their chin.

It removes stubborn fat

We are all aware of the fact that losing those last few inches can be quite a pain in the neck. Fat freezing is here to give you a boost and help you get to your fitness or weight loss goal. If eating healthy and working out seven times a week didn’t help you – fat freezing will.

And once you achieve your goal, your confidence will reach the sky. You will feel better about yourself and in your own skin, which will motivate you to try even harder. And we all know Aussies are all about that healthy lifestyle.

Results last forever

Exactly. And it is pretty logical actually. Once those fat cells are killed, they cannot come back.

However, you should keep in mind that this procedure wasn’t invented for obese people, but for those who have some stubborn fat they can’t get rid of (as said above). So, if you don’t stick to your nutrition and workout routine, it is perfectly normal that you will eventually gain weight AND gain new fat back in those areas.

In other words, if you maintain your weight, the results are permanent.

It is painless and the risks are minimal

First of all, note that this procedure lasts no more than an hour (and that is why it is also called ‘The Lunchtime Procedure’). Second, it requires no anesthesia, no needles and no sutures. In other words, there is no bleeding, cuts or scars. Third, there are just three possible side effects:

  • Tugging feeling when the doctor places a fat roll between two panels
  • Tiny pain sensations two weeks after the treatment that will go away on their own
  • Short-term redness or skin sensitivity

However, people who have cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria (PCH) shouldn’t try fat freezing because they are the ones who can have a risk of dangerous complications.

When it comes to the YoYo effect – the chances are less than one percent.

It requires zero recovery time, and you can easily drive yourself home after the treatment and return to your regular activities immediately.

It is worth it

With the help of an experienced doctor, proper planning and several sessions which will maximize your results and eliminate risks of any side effect, this nonsurgical, noninvasive procedure that requires no recovery time is definitely worth it.

Widely approved and incredibly popular, fat freezing is something you should definitely consider. Especially because in Australia you have so many possibilities for it. It is your body – don’t be afraid to spoil it.

Using Essential Oils as a Bug & Mosquito Repellant

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With the uptick in mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika, dengue, and chikungunya, the need for effective mosquito repellent grows. One of the most common chemicals, known as DEET, has been known to cause many adverse side effects including encephalopathy, or impair motor capacity, memory, and learning ability, especially in children. So, to keep themselves and their children safe, many people turn to essential oils to prevent both the itchy bites and the harmful chemical side effects.

Which Plant-Based Products are Best for Bug Control?

Plants have been used to prevent mosquitoes and other annoying bugs for thousands of years. With the right combination and recipe, you can have a safe and strong bug repellent without causing further harm with chemicals.

For Mosquito Repellents, you can use:

  • Citronella
  • Cinnamon
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Eucalyptus
  • Rosemary
  • Clove
  • Sage
  • Pepperment

For Ticks:

  • Geranium
  • Melaleuca
  • Pepperment
  • Cedarwood
  • Thyme

And for flies:

  • Eucalyptus
  • Cedarwood
  • Geranium
  • Peppermint
  • Melaleuca
  • Rosemary

The best part about using essential oils derived from these plant products is that they are environmentally friendly, avoid the harmful side effects, and also reduce the risk of over-exposing the mosquito and bug populations to an overabundance of chemicals that can cause them to become pesticide-resistant.

Can mosquitoes resist chemical sprays?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regularly monitors the mosquito population for resistance to the commercially sprayed pesticides. Their technique, known as the CDC bottle bioassay places mosquitoes from a single colony into a bottle coated with pesticides for two hours, and counts how many dies at a given dosage. While the chemicals such as DEET are very effective at killing mosquitoes, as the tolerance level rises, so too does the need for increasing the dosage spread over the cities and towns where mosquitoes are born.

Chemicals vs Plants: A Comparison

Obviously, we all know that natural oils are a safer alternative to DEET, but do they work as well? An Israeli study has found that a comparison of DEET versus an all-natural repellent of cinnamon, eugenol, lemongrass, geranium, and peppermint oils were equally effective at preventing mosquito bites in the test subjects. Nor are mosquitoes the only bugs affected by natural bug repellents. Ants, ticks, and flies can also be kept at bay using natural formulas.

How To Make Natural Mosquito Repellent

You can purchase all-natural bug sprays that are safe for kids and pets at almost any health or sporting goods store. If you prefer the DIY approach, you can also make your own by combining 30 drops of essential oils like geranium, citronella, lemon eucalyptus, lavender, and rosemary with a tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, shake well then add 1/2 cup of water. Shake it again, and be sure to shake before every use so the oil and water do not separate.

 

Strategies for Succeeding at Job Interviews

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Have you just landed a job interview? Congratulations to you for taking the next step in your career! Initiative, motivation, continued learning and perseverance are key components in advancing in our profession. You are either excited about the upcoming interview or are a bundle of nerves. Whether you are interviewing for a new position with your current employer or are seeking a position at a new firm all together, the same strategies apply for successful interviewing. Follow these recommendations from the professional headhunters and human resources executives and you’ll not only be prepared for the interview, but chances are you’ll walk away with an offer. Be aware of the fact that you most likely were given the opportunity to interview because your skill set and experiences match the requirements for the position. Don’t succumb to the insecurity of wondering whether or not you’re qualified. It’s also important to remember that the interview is a two way street. Not only is it an opportunity for the hiring manager to gage your character, drive and articulation, but it is also an opportunity for you to determine if this is a position that meets your interests to further your career and if the department or company espouses a culture in which you would be comfortable working.

Preparation is the key to successful interviewing. It is so important to research the hiring company, its products and services as well as values and mission. Do you have experience in the industry or does your skill set lie within the parameters of the job description? Either could have been the key to securing the interview. Start by thoroughly reading the company’s website. Understand the product offerings, client strategies and information provided on the website. Spend time on your professional networking website to determine if you have contacts within the company or industry that could provide valuable insight to your research. During this period of research, you will no doubt develop questions for the hiring manager about the company. Prepare a list of questions for the interview and ask them of the hiring manager at the appropriate time. The hiring manager will most likely have expectations that you have indeed researched the company as well as the position and have questions of your own.

At the actual interview, you only have one opportunity to make a first impression. Put your best foot forward the moment you walk in the building. The most important thing to wear to an interview is a quiet self-confidence and genuine smile.  Professional attire is a must. This shows respect for the company, the hiring manager and yourself. Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and invest in a quality, well-tailored suit. Solid, muted colors are your best option. Leave the loud prints and bling for the weekends. Tone down make-up and hair styles.  Greet the hiring manager with a firm hand shake, eye contact and a genuine smile. Listen, ask questions and be honest throughout the interview. Send a handwritten thank you note after the interview thanking the hiring manager for their time and reiterating your interest in the position. Best of luck to you!

Can I Apply Mascara to Eyelash Extensions?

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Mascara On Eyelash Extensions: For The Sexiest Lashes On The Planet

Gorgeous eyelash extensions have revolutionized the way women enhance their eyes, and this beauty trend is a hot one that continues to soar in popularity.

Authentic extensions for eyelashes can be yours via a professional lash salon or spa. This is not a do-it-yourself kind of makeup technique. Instead, it’s an art that requires skill, pinpoint precision and a keen aesthetic eye to deliver unforgettable lashes.

Details Matter

These glamorous eyelashes are applied by an expert technician by hand one lash at a time, gluing extensions on top of your actual lashes. The results are stunning and look amazing on women of all ages with different eye shapes, eye sizes, eye colors and skin tones.

As women, we get tired of trying to boost our natural lashes with mascara or taking long times to beef them up with applying false lashes daily. With beautiful lash extensions, you don’t need mascara, but if you do apply some, your spectacular eyes will blow everyone away (more on that below).

Worthy Investment

Long, dark, full eye fringe is a game changer and one of the quickest and most effective beauty makeovers you can indulge in. With proper TLC, they can last up to eight weeks before your maintenance visit. In addition, you get to choose the kinds of lashes and lengths you desire.

Cosmopolitan magazine has written an excellent lash primer that illustrates the extension variety.

Designing Ideal Set

You can go super curly dramatic with the “D Curl,” or you might enjoy selecting lashes up to 14 mm. There is power in numbers, and that means you can also apply tons of lashes, from 80 to 120, for instance. This is like designing the perfect set.

Eyelash extensions come in synthetic (cheapest), silk or mink. Mink lash extensions are Hollywood A-list all the way, ladies. The mink hairs are the real thing and feel so soft, look fluttery and natural. Choosing mink lash extensions is like taking the Lamborghini over the Kia; there really is no comparison.

Professional salon extensions for the lashes do not require mascara to look luscious and long, but for those occasions you want to ramp up your eye makeup to the nth degree, mascara will make it happen.

Mascara On Mink

If you apply mascara to your sophisticated mink lash extensions, there are a couple of tiny rules to follow, say the experts at LashOutPro. First, never use waterproof or oil-based mascaras on your extensions because this will begin degrading the bonding solution, and your new lashes could begin falling out.

Water-based mascara is the only way to go, and there are plenty of choices you can find online or at the drugstore. Apply your mascara to the lashes but avoid putting it at the very base of them. Also, remember to pamper your eyelash extensions; never be rough or tug on them. To remove mascara, use an oil-free makeup remover product, and be gentle.

Bringing Sexy Back to a Long-Term Relationship

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No matter how “old” your relationship is, you want it to be fulfilling and satisfying on all levels imaginable. There is however one area of togetherness that is believed to be deteriorating faster than others; and it is of course our sex life. Undoubtedly not all couples have the same concerns and worries, but for sure we all want to live in harmony with our loved ones and we want our nights of love making to be remarkable. Relationships are like beautiful flowers, they only grow and blossom while cared for tenderly; as soon as we leave them be, they fade away. That is why it is so important to keep the heat up in relationships and to take action before routine kicks in.

One way to either brighten up your sex life or to boost it with new energy after years of being together is to introduce some accessories to your bedrooms; and sexy lingerie is certainly the best choice to go with. Nowadays there are plenty of sexy lingerie items to choose from.

In this wonderfully rich offer of lingerie everybody will surely find something that fires this sexy sparkle in their partner’s eyes. If you are just beginning to build your future together, you might want to start with sexy, yet elegant, lacy bras and panties that perfectly complement your curves. There is a broad selection of bras that come in all shapes and colors.

If you are a shy type, go for a pushup bra or bralette; such models featuring either underwired demi cups or triangle cups with removable pads will give you a perfect combination of coverage and sex appeal. Their soft V-necklines with scalloped lace trims will nicely highlight your cleavage and give you delicate yet sensual look.

There is also a wide variety of bottoms to choose from. Each woman, regardless her age, shape and size, will find something that best accentuates her sexy bum. If you do not feel too confident about showing off your bare body, you can always go with sexy shorties with full back coverage.

Such feminine bottoms will perfectly highlight your curves, making you feel comfortable and alluring at the same time. More daring ladies may choose from a wide variety of panties and hot thongs; made of soft fabrics with lace trims or of elastic, delicate laces, adorned with tiny bows or shining crystals, they will boost your confidence and make you feel exceptional.

If you are in a stable and long-term relationship, you might sometimes feel that sexual energy you once shared has fled your bedroom. Each relationship has its ups and downs, level of excitement and mutual attraction is not constant; this is quite natural aspect of being a part of twosome. But there are ways to set your sexual life on fire again.

Don’t stay stuck in your old ways; go back to being this awesome, hot and enticing girl you used to be before you jumped into your sweatpants. Surprise your partner. In the evening when you are getting ready for bed, instead of comfy, cotton pajamas wear a skimpy, all-over lace chemise with garter straps and matching, lacy G-string.

If you are afraid that this look is too risky, choose a lace plunge satin chemise that will give you modest coverage, and spice it up a little with a pair of sexy garter stockings. This little trick may trigger your imagination and your nights will once again be full of passion and love.

Let your man know that sexy lingerie is a perfect gift – not only for you but undoubtedly for him as well. Tell him how you love to be spoiled with such sexy little gifts without him waiting for a special occasion. In a wide selection of sexy lingerie items, you both will surely find something that suits you the best. If you are looking for some inspirations go to https://obsessive.com/euro_en.

Are Chemical Face Peels Safe?

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Are Chemical Face Peels Safe

How to Ensure You Get The Best Possible Treatment

Chemical face peels sound scary, but by following a few simple steps you can ensure yours goes smoothly.

As a self-confessed beauty junkie, I love to try out new treatments. A chemical peel has been on my beauty bucket list for some time, but there is so much conflicting information out there about whether they’re safe. Not wanting to put myself in any danger, I read up a lot on the procedure before I went ahead and booked one. Was I nervous? Yes, a little! After having my chemical face peel in Chelmsford though, I honestly could not be happier with the results. So if you’re thinking of treating yourself to one, here’s everything that you need to do to ensure that your peel is carried out safely.

Only go to a professional

It’s vital that you find a qualified beauty therapist to carry out your chemical peel. They’ll have plenty of experience of carrying out chemical peels on people with all kinds of skin types. When I went to have my chemical peel done, I was impressed by just how clean and tidy the treatment room was as well. I felt much more comfortable here than if I was to attempt it at home or visit someone who wasn’t fully qualified. I was made really comfortable too, which helped me to relax before the treatment began.

Honesty is the best policy

When you do visit your beauty therapist, don’t be afraid to ask questions. Whether it’s about the tools that they’re using or how to look after your skin post peel, a reputable and experienced beauty therapist shouldn’t have any problem with keeping you fully informed throughout. Just as they’re being honest with you, you should in turn be honest with them too. If you suffer from any conditions that could mean you react adversely to the peel, tell them. If you are able to have it done, they’ll be able to put your mind at rest; and if you can’t they’ll be happy to suggest other treatments. Luckily, I don’t suffer from any conditions that interfered with my treatment, but my therapist was very open and encouraged me to tell her as much as I could about myself.

Care carries on at home

Chemical peels are incredibly safe and effective as long as you take the aftercare seriously. Yes, your skin will need some TLC afterwards! While peels are immediately effective, that potency does take a lot out of your skin. It’s not all doom and gloom though! My beauty therapist gave me a list of instructions to follow in the days and weeks following my peel. I was told to expect increased sensitivity on the skin that had been treated and to wear sunscreen to prevent any burning. I was also told to treat my skin more gently, so made the switch to sensitive cosmetics and skincare to ensure I didn’t irritate it.

Enjoy the results!

It’s been around eight weeks since I had my chemical peel, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Any discomfort I felt during and immediately after the treatment was pretty short-lived, and my skin is looking better than ever. My imperfections are much less visible, and my skin is a lot more even. It was the perfect treat before my summer holiday, where I’m sure to look great in any pictures! Hopefully, by following my advice, you’ll have a peel that’s safe, comfortable and effective.

What to Take into Account When Choosing a Vibration Plates Machine

What to Take into Account When Choosing a Vibration Plates Machine

Do you feel that the time is right to start using the vibration plates method of working out? If you do, then you will be joining the huge amount of people around the world who have already discovered this fun way of losing weight and looking great.

However, maybe you feel a bit daunted by the idea of having to choose one in particular. After all, if you aren’t a fitness expert then they might all look pretty much the same to you.

So, what factors should you be looking to taking into consideration?

The Cost

For most of us, the cost of our home exercise equipment is a big issue to take into account. Many people work out at home to save money on gym membership fees, so it makes no sense to pay a fortune for the devices that you use.

The good news in this respect is that there are numerous great value vibration plates for you to choose from. Even if you are working to a fairly restricted budget you should still find a few different machines that you can choose from.

The Size

Of course, few people can afford to fit the sort of big machine seen at gyms into their home. This is why there is a booming market right now for small and portable vibration plates that can fit effortlessly into any home.

Do you want a handy device that you can store under the bed or even take away from home with you whenever you want to? If you do then you will be absolutely delighted to find that there are compact vibration plates that you can fit into your lifestyle in the way that best suits you.

The Functions

As with any type of exercise machine on the market, it is vital that you get the range of functions and settings that make it a pleasure to use. This means you will have a range of different speed settings and be able to customise your workout in the way that best suits you.

Some of the better models also have the likes of heart rate monitors, although not everyone sees this as being a benefit that they are particularly interested in. Therefore, it makes sense to have a think about the functions that really matter to you.

What Other People Say

Finally, it is worth having a look at some online vibration plate reviews to see what other people think about the models you are thinking of buying. While we all have different opinions on what we want to see, it is clear that there are issues such as the durability and ease of use that other people’s opinions can help us to get a grasp on.

By taking some time to look at good reviews you can get a far clearer idea of which models are most likely to suit your needs both now and in the future. This will stop you from having to buy blindly and with more hope than confidence.

Advantages of Choosing Dental Implants Over Dentures

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If you have missing teeth then two of the popular options to replace them involve dental implants or dentures. Most people tend to be somewhat familiar with dentures or ‘fake teeth’ as they’re known colloquially – but dental implants are less widely known.

That being said there are several advantages that come with choosing dental implants over dentures – and you should be aware of them before making your decision:

  • Close to natural teeth

Dental implants are often described as being the ‘next best thing’ to natural teeth due to the fact that they are designed to look, feel and work just like regular teeth do. After you get used to them, odds are you won’t even feel the difference.

  • Can last a lifetime

Unlike dentures that may need to be changed from time to time, dental implants are built to last a lifetime – provided you take care of them and brush and floss regularly. At very most they may require an adjustment at some stage or other.

  • Preserves your natural facial structure

In many cases, dentures actually end up altering your facial structure due to the fact that they don’t ‘fit’ the way your natural teeth did. With implants you won’t need to worry about this, and your natural facial structure from before you lost your teeth will be preserved.

  • Hassle-free

Where dentures can slip out, prevent you from eating certain foods, and need to be removed and cleaned – implants require no such maintenance. Essentially they are completely hassle-free.

  • Protects teeth and jaw bone

Unlike other treatment options that can affect your other (healthy) teeth or your jaw bone, dental implants actually do the opposite and protect them. Because your jawbone will be supporting the denture, it won’t end up deteriorating the way it would with dentures – and your healthy teeth won’t be jostled about either.

It may seem as though using dental implants is a fairly cut and dry decision considering all the advantages of doing so. Unfortunately that isn’t always the case and sometimes dental implants simply aren’t going to be on the table for various reasons.

That is why the first step you need to take to deal with missing teeth is to get in touch with your dentist and arrange a consultation session. By doing so, you’ll be able to get their professional opinion on how it would be best to proceed – and you can ask them about the possibility of dental implants too.

If you’re after dental implants in Fareham you could head over to the VIDA Dentistry, South Wing, Fareham House, 69 High St, Fareham, Hampshire PO16 7BB. Not only do they deal with implants and dentures, but they also carry out other types of cosmetic dentistry that may help you to improve your smile further.

Miranda Baby Clothes are Perfect for Spring

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A Touch of Spain for Your Child’s Wardrobe

You may not have heard of Miranda before, but they’ll soon be your favourite children’s clothing label.

Spring is here at last now, which means that you can treat yourself to some new clothes! While you’re adding to your own wardrobe, you’ll want to buy some gorgeous new clothes for your little one too. If the high street is a little uninspiring or you just want to invest in something a little different, then you should take a look at Miranda children’s clothes. Refreshing unique with a focus on quality and design, they’re the perfect additions to your child’s spring wardrobe. Interested? Then here’s everything that you need to know about this wonderful brand.

 

About Miranda

Miranda are a Spanish label specialising in beautiful clothes for children. Modern but with a traditional twist, their pieces are perfect for both every day and special occasions. Ranging in age from a tiny 3 months to a more fashion-focused 12 years, this is a brand that will grow with your child. With both boy’s and girl’s clothes available too, no one misses out! As all Miranda pieces are made from the finest quality material as well, you can expect them to stand up to everything from climbing trees to crawling – a must for children’s clothes.

A strong heritage

Miranda’s strong roots in Spanish tradition are what makes them such a popular choice. With lace detailing, traditional silhouettes and luxurious fabrics, they’re a beautiful nod to Spanish style. They’re handmade in Spain too, adding to their authenticity. So if you want to buy that special little person in your life clothes that have a history and heritage, then Miranda is the perfect brand for you. You don’t have to be Spanish to appreciate it either, as the appeal that these clothes have really is universal.

A great alternative to the high street

It’s the attention to detail and special finishing touches that make Miranda pieces so different to high street clothes. For those who just don’t like the constantly changing trends and poor quality of big brand children’s clothing, Miranda are a firm favourite. Many parents say that they’re stopped by passers by who want to know where their child’s clothes are from. In an age where a lot of children’s clothes are just scaled down versions of what we adults find in our own wardrobes, Miranda clothes are a real breath of fresh air. This is brand that is passionate about letting children be children, and doesn’t want to design clothes that are too grown up. Bright, cheerful, eye-catching and playful – these are clothes that will be the key to many happy childhood memories.

 

 

Make your next purchase a Miranda one

So with spring well and truly upon us and summer on the way, why not buy some gorgeous clothes from Miranda for your little one? For a brand that focuses so much on the quality of both the design and craftsmanship of their clothes, Miranda pieces are really reasonably priced. So you’ll be able to buy a few different outfits for your child to enjoy as the weather warms up. So shun the high street this spring and go for something a little different. Your child will soon be a little trendsetter!