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Istarblog.com March Giveaway

March 7, 2017
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What’s up you guys?

I know most of you are pretty much excited for the spring season to come. As this was the great season to wear off your light and colored kind of clothing hence this blog, istarblog.com, had came up to an idea on hosting a giveaway that only made possible through a partnership with nakturnal which we are giving away a exciting two gift certificates, worth 100 USD each, that you can spend over the shop Eastdane.com.

As much as possible I wanted the mechanics to be easy peasy for you all. I mean there’re no bunch of works needed or required before you got to be entitled for one entry since I hated it too, once me joining in any giveaway contests. Hence, please do carefully read the mechanics below to enter this awesome giveaway.

Giveaway Guidelines:

 

  • Giveaway is open worldwide
  • Giveaway open from March 07 through March 30.
  • 2 winners will announced on March 31 2017.
  • 2 winners will received a GC worth 100 USD each that’s redeemable at Eastdane.com or Shopbop.com, your choice.
  • It’s free shipping as long you fully use the GC’s amount.
  • Please be note: if the winners are located outside the US or Canada and have potentially on paying a customs duties base on your country’s rules, you must then shoulder it yourself.
  • As for the PH TAX TARIFF: No worries my fellow Filipinos as The Bureau of Customs announced last year that any items valued at P10,000 and below are no longer be taxable, read the press release here.

Mechanics:

 

  • Tell me at the comment box below on what item/s from Eastdane.com would you like to pucharce for yourself or perhaps for your loved one.
  • On commenting please use your real name in it and the email you uses should be valid.
  • Simply like my IG account here: Inexpensive.Journeys
  • Give some love for Eastdane by liking their Facebook page.
  • Share this giveaway over Facebook and tag as many friends you like using the #IstarblogXNakturnalGiveaway and the post should be public.
  • Lastly, Go to my inexpensivejourneys.com to complete the last step.
  • Also, make sure that I can see your both comments in this blog and to my inexpensivejourneys.com blog so you can have your valid entry on.

Two winners will be draw via Ramdom.org and I’ll be using Fb live for our convenience.

GOOD LUCK YOU ALL!! 🙂

Eastdane.com sells some good stuff that I know we men will surely like to have and their mens sneakers are superb and in quality. You can also enjoy getting your stuff there by using 50% Off Mens codes that you can use once you visit the shop.

Draw Out Your Drawing Talents With These 5 Jobs

February 1, 2017
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Art is often ridiculed as a subject that won’t get you a job. But being able to draw well is in fact a valuable skill that can lead to a very well-paid profession. Here are a few examples of jobs that require your drawing talents.

Graphic design

Graphic design is essential to almost every product around us. On top of technical drawing, many products will require a sketch drawing which is freehand and requires more artistic ability. Branding such as packaging, logo-building and ad design also relies heavily on the more arty side of drawing, with designers having to draw cartoon characters or inventing iconographies. Familiarising yourself with certain graphics design programmes such as Adobe Illustrator can be useful (there are many Illustrator training courses available). Graphic design tablets and styluses have made digital drawing a lot easier – you can practically draw as if you were using paper and pen, with the added bonus that you can digitally erase.

Cartoons

Finding full-time work as a cartoonist is difficult but if you look hard enough you’ll find it. You may not land a job illustrating a comic strip or providing the animation for a Disney movie, but you may be able to provide political cartoons to newspapers or provide humorous cartoons for a kids magazine. If you’re bold enough, you can even take to the streets and offer caricatures. Many cartoonists will work on a freelance basis. Build up a portfolio and you’ll eventually be able to attract your own clients.

Illustrating

Publishing companies will often work with illustrators, providing writers with images for their books. Getting one’s foot in the door can be difficult – many will create blogs of their artwork and then approach publishing companies and authors individually. Children’s books are a particularly good way in as these are more picture-heavy. Illustrators may also be required for instruction manuals – whilst this can sometimes be more technical, pictures of people and hands may be needed that require a more skilled artist.

Album artwork

Whilst some musicians are happy to use a photo in their press pack, others prefer to have hand-drawn artwork to go with their albums and singles. This can be a lucrative market, although may require a lot of networking with local musicians. Eventually you can build up a portfolio which you can use to attract clients. Band, PR companies and music agents may recommend you based on your previous work.

Courtroom sketching

Before photography, courtroom sketching was commonplace. It has recently become more widespread, with many courts banning photographers. Courtroom sketches involve drawing a picture of courtroom proceedings and require a certain level of drawing talent. You don’t need to be legally trained, although an art degree may be favourable in many cases, as well as the ability to work in a short time frame.

What is the greatest album cover ever created?

January 11, 2017
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Have you even wondered on what are the best album cover created in the entire music industry as for today? well actually, there are a bunch out there and there’s still keep on producing album hence there’s a new cover album to be included in the list. But as for today and as you’re an avid fan of the oldies songs you might got your list already in mind that you think is the greatest album cover ever created.

But if not, you can check my list below see it yourself on how awesome these albums are and their artists that am sure your parents will appreciate much..

While the music on an album is of upmost importance, the sleeve that holds the record gives artists a space for artistic expression. This has always been the case; from the first microgroove long-playing phonograph that was released in 1948, through the vinyl era and the many CDs that you see in music stores today.

However, which is the greatest album cover that has ever been created? Managed print specialist United Carlton has attempted to find out by drawing up a shortlist of six standout examples.

Take a look at each pick and then visit the firm’s Twitter page to give your thoughts on the best of the bunch, or offer your favourite that didn’t make the list:

The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

(Cover can be seen here: http://www.thebeatles.com/album/sgt-peppers-lonely-hearts-club-band)

What better way to kick off our list than with the cover of a Grammy-winning album that was created by art champion and director Robert Fraser? The sleeve was a combination of work by designers Jann Haworth and Peter Blake and saw more than 70 artists, writers, thinkers and figures who inspired The Beatles featured. As a subtle nod to the end of the Hard Day’s Night-fueled Beatlemania era, the cover also saw the iconic British band as they were in 1967 standing alongside their younger selves.

The Beatles – Abbey Road

(Cover can be seen here: http://www.thebeatles.com/album/abbey-road)

The Beatles are the only band to make our list twice, though it shouldn’t be much of a surprise when you consider that the two album covers featured are those for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Abbey Road. For the latter, the famous foursome chose to part ways with simulations and instead feature themselves walking across a zebra crossing in a typical British street. It is a scene that has been replicated countless times ever since.

Pink Floyd – Dark Side Of The Moon

(Cover can be seen here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/gncz/)

Legendary designers Hipgnosis were the brains behind the cover for Pink Floyd’s album Dark Side Of The Moon, with a single beam of light shining through a prism and forming a rainbow on the other side creating a simple yet bold look. This image was used to convey the band’s stage lighting as well as the lyrics some of the album’s songs. It also speaks volume that despite the sleeve having no words, most people instantly knows its name and the band behind it.

Nirvana – Nevermind

(Cover can be seen here: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/nevermind-anniversary-nirvana-baby-kurt-cobain-dave-grohl-a7328811.html)

The cover for Nirvana’s album Nevermind was apparently conceptualised after Kurt Cobain watched a programme about water births. After hiring photographer Kirk Weddle to bring the sleeve into reality, the result was an innocent baby swimming underwater towards a dollar bill that was hanging from a fishhook. The rest was history.

Meat Loaf – Bat Out Of Hell

(Cover can be seen here: https://www.discogs.com/Meat-Loaf-Bat-Out-Of-Hell/release/2831488)

The songs featured on Meat Loaf’s Bat Out Of Hell were crazy in a good way, so it was fitting that the sleeve of the record was just as brilliantly wild. Conceptualised by Jim Steinman but actually created by comic book artist Richard Corben, the cover saw a motorcycle powering out of a graveyard while a giant bat loomed menacingly over the tombstones in the background.

Queen – Queen II

(Cover can be seen here: http://www.queenonline.com/en/the-band/discography/queen-ii/)

Music fans are likely to recognise the sleeve of Queen’s album Queen II, as it also features in the music video for the band’s hit single Bohemian Rhapsody. The cover is a simple one, with the four members of Queen standing in a diamond formation upon a black background. Rock, who had enjoyed work with the likes of David Bowie, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop, has since being quoted as saying: “It made them look like much bigger a deal then they were at the time, but it was a true reflection of their music.”

Real Hair Wigs

December 13, 2016
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I know, quite sometimes you girls are having this pickle mind which you want to change everything from your hair styling down with your fashion statements. Because you girls are naturally vain and wanting to be look best most of the time which I found necessity on your end as girls need to be doll-up most of the time. But of course, sometimes too, you got into decision that you are atone or regret once made especially on your hair styling. I know you can relate on what am saying right? but no worries as I came up with one solution you may do which is having an natural hair wigs to style up. Yes! this was actually the most trendy and practical to do as you wanted to style often times and yet you wanted your hair length to be still. Because these wigs are already styled and colored all you have to do is to wear them base on your mood and type of outfit you’d trying to pull off.

16 Inches Wavy Human Hair Full Lace Cap Medium Hairstyles USD $ 246.59

For real hair wigs, you can have them all here: www.cocowig.com where this 16 inches wavy human hair is listed, too. Also, the shop sells a lot of type of wigs and even hair extension which I know you enjoy to have. Go check the shop now and see for yourself on how great their each items were. And as you can see their item are just ranging to 100 – 300 USD depending on the length and styles of the wigs you are liking to have. But if you were asking me though, I really suggest you to have this African American wigs as these wigs are very natural to see and it does made into really human hair that you can easily to restyle if you wanted to..

Hair Replacement Systems To The Rescue

November 25, 2016
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Are you feeling down and depressed because of thinning hair or worse still, facing the possibility of baldness at the threshold of middle age? With advanced technology, you need not have to worry because gone were the days when wigs looked so obvious on the wearer’s head and usually made the wearer so uncomfortable, hot and may even cause itchiness. Instead of solving problems, the old fashioned wigs usually cause more embarrassment and stress to the wearers.

In today’s world, the modern hair replacement systems are constructed with great care and the comfort of the wearer are taken into consideration. Those days, the wigs were usually of free-size to suit all head sizes. These wigs usually will not fit properly for most wearers and cause great stress for the wearer because ill-fitting wigs could easily come off and cause much embarrassment to the wearers.

If I am not mistaken, I think there are 2 main types of hair replacement systems. The first one is stock replacement system where the products are mass produced. These are stocked and readily available as and when the orders come in. These are less expensive but may not be practical or suitable for every individual because of different head sizes and requirements.

Another type is the custom made hair replacement systems, made according to the specific measurements of the head size. The customers can order according to their hair colour, texture, length, etc. to even suit their complexion for the hair replacement to be as natural as possible. The hair replacement systems are made from materials that are lighter and great care are taken during crafting for a more natural appearance.

There are different ways of attaching the hair replacement and wearers can use whichever one that is most suitable and convenient to them. It is best to follow the guidelines of the products purchased for best results.

How To Plan For A Stylish Wedding

October 28, 2016
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Weddings bring out the best in us. Weddings are a time to showcase traditions and time honoured elegance. Weddings also allow us to celebrate with some of the best in party decor, fashion, and entertainment. A great wedding brings together all of the elements of style, tradition, food, fashion, and entertainment. It offers these elements in unison to the couple in order to create a day that will be engrained in their hearts and minds forever. This is why it is imperative that everything is perfect for the big day. Below you will find a checklist of the most important facets of planning for a stylish wedding.

Before You Begin
Before you can even begin to plan for your wedding, you must first draw up a budget. Once you know how much you can afford to spend on stylish venues, food, entertainment, and other elements of the wedding, then you can begin planning the details. Your first act after creating a budget should be collecting a “planning team.” During this process, you will find it helpful to hire a wedding planner to assist with the numerous details.

Venues
Preparing your guest list and searching for venues should be one of your first moves. Look for stylish ceremony and reception sites that fit the vision you have for your big day. Consider your options for entertainment and how they will work in your wedding spaces. Would you like a pianist, violinist, a DJ, or a band? Once you have a general idea of what you are looking for, you can begin interviewing the vendors for your wedding.

Invitations
Now that you have the date, venues, and guest listed nailed down, you can begin sending out your save-the-date cards and invitations. If you would like invitations that are professionally addressed, hire a calligrapher.

Food
Do your research and find a caterer for the reception. Additionally interview and book a cake designer. Cakes are especially important as they are the centerpiece of your weddings culinary delights.

Photography Check
Find a photographer or videographer who has style consistent with your wedding. For an epic and stylish shoot, consider Bloomsbury wedding videography. Bloomsbury is one of the world’s top 25 wedding cinematographers.

Floral Arrangements And Decor
Floral arrangements and decor should be in keeping with the theme of your wedding. If you have hired a professional wedding planner, they will help coordinate the floral and decorative arrangements for your event.

Style
The style of what you wear and how you wear it is essential in creating the perfect day. Order your bridesmaids’ dresses and wedding dress months in advance. Later, you can adjust and fit the dresses if any changes need to made. Interview and “try out” several stylists and make-up artists. After all, you only get one day to get it right. Additionally, the men’s wear should be planned for several months in advance to accommodate for fittings.

Stüssy Takes on the Schott Motorcycle Jacket

October 25, 2016
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When fall and winter season comes, I know most of you folks are pretty much pleased to wear some jackets particular those black ones. Because black pieces are one can makes you feel warm in the cold breeze air that we are having to these seasons. But merely men, especially those into street wear, are fondly to wear the motor jacket than to those luxurious looking overcoat. Because these kind of jackets are very warm as you wears and it can gives statement to you total outfit you’d tryig to pull off that is why a lot of men are prefers this than to overcoat but of course if you’re more comfortable into overcoat this winter you can still do that as long as you’re more confident in pulling it off and everything will go well, for sure.

My all time fave street wear brand stussy had teamed up with schott to have this motorcycle jacket that is made of fully leather and has some accentual added that can signifies to both brands trademarks. I must say that this jacket is pretty dope and I know most of you dudes are pretty much excited to have it this winter.

For the availability? well, as for now, I haven’t heard any yet but am sure that these coming months either stussy or schott will then release further details about this but to make sure you can check the brand’s main website for updates..

Best Custom Jewelleries For 2016

October 6, 2016
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The 2016 version of the Summer Olympic Games is now underway in Rio. Forget about the many controversies that come along with this event every four years. Focus, if you will, on the true spirit of the games and the true beauty of the effort that a majority of the athletes put into their competition.  In many instances one individual is facing incalculable odds while striving to become an Olympic champion.

What the public sees is the ten seconds of the hundred metre final or a swim that takes well under a minute to capture a new world record.  What the public does not see is the lifetime of sacrifice, training, joy, and sorrow that brings these highly skilled, focused and determined competitors to the place that they are.

These are unique individuals with a character and vision all their own.  They strive to be the very best they can be accepting nothing less than perfection in what they do. Nothing, but nothing except ultimate victory is within their understanding

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Perhaps it may seem odd to compare the design of custom jewellery to the making of a world class athlete but think about it for a moment.  The raw talent of muscle and sinew is molded and shaped through effort and determination, in the case of the athlete, into a unique competitor.  The custom jeweller creates from a wide variety of raw materials a unique piece through the same dedication, effort and determination.  There can be no mistaking the beauty of the finished product in the case of an athlete.  How could one question the beauty of the result as a custom ring, bracelet, or pendant is born at the hands of a master jeweller.

Just as athletes strive for years to arrive at the pinnacle of their discipline, so do jewellers who take on the challenge of creating custom pieces.  An Olympic medal may not be within your grasp but reaping the reward of a custom designed piece of jewellery certainly is!

Balabushka Remnants Brings Outerwear Staples for 2016 Fall/Winter

September 27, 2016
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As we’re going our way to winter, I know most of you folks are pretty much excited to have wear your well suited outwear that can of course brings that daddy looks to everybody. But before that, you must as well to upgrade your clothese through these new in outwear pieces that your fave brands has to offer for the season. And good thing that we could have a peek now, as early as today, on what the brand Balabushka Remnants has to offer for us this fall and winter season.

The brand, Balabushka Remnants, releases its own fall/winter collection for this year 2016 and I must say that mostly of their pieces especially those coat and jackets are pretty much unique and I also think that they’ve got an idea or gets inspired with Japanese kimono as their designs used in this collection are quote lousy than the usual kind of jacket or coats we have in market.

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I actually simply likes them because the brand uses the blue color to their collection unlike the black one which mostly brands are fond to have as for their fall/winter collection. I think, it is better to have wear the unusual ones hence it can make a great statement not only on the totality of your outfit but also to the whole usual kind of wearing for the cold season.

These pieces are soonest be available to market and if you wanted to update yourself in this as you pleased to have any of the pieces included to this collection. I may then suggest you to have look, more often, the brand’s main website as they keep in releasing details these following days as for the availability of each of their pieces. And you can either learn the pricing ranges in each items before you can consider to have them in your shopping basket.

Support Your Feet While Gaining Height

September 10, 2016
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When stereotypes, media, and everyday representations in commercials, movies, and on TV continually display an excessive amount of focus on our physical bodies and our outward appearances, one of the dangerous side-effects is that we start to believe that our bodies are permanent. In fact, many of our physical features may seem to define us and definitively limit who we are or who can be, but these features, even if they are genetically coded, are only one dimension of us. This doesn’t mean they ought to be ignored, because, as we all know, taking care of the body means taking care of one’s health. What it does mean, however, is that there is much to be explored and investigated in the relationship between one’s inner being and outer being.

If you’re short, curvy, or have other physical traits that society tends to label as unattractive and unchangeable, don’t be disheartened! All that really matters are your confidence, self-esteem and ability to love yourself, and there are lots of practical options available for you to start believing that those traits are possible. here are practical options available that allow you to explore this area. For example, if you get a height increasing insole and feel taller, bolder, and more confident at work, you’ll begin to understand success as a feeling that comes from the inside, because most people won’t even notice that you’re an inch or two taller.

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Get the boost in confidence and self-esteem that you deserve! Imagine the boost in confidence that you will experience from living a taller life. Heels lift you up, sure but they also really damage your feet. Elevator shoes provide a similar experience, but they limit your style choices since they come built into a pair of shoes. When you get a single pair of quality insoles, though, you can move them between pairs of shoes as often as you like without anybody noticing. Companies such as Add Height go the extra mile to ensure that products are built to last and remain comfortable the whole day. Plus, you get excellent support for your ankles, back, joints, and knees because the material maintains support for your arch.

A goodinsole consists of three parts, the polyvinyl foundation, silicone gel layer, and memory foam top layer. The Add Height foundation gives your body solid support while allowing you to maintain maximum control of motion. This part helps decrease the stress experienced by your back and knees. The silicone gel layer absorbs shock, proving further protecting for your joints and knees. This soft support area also regulates heat in order to keep your feet comfortable. The memory foam lines the top of the insole and works by reducing pressure, providing added shock absorption, and keeping you comfortable, and it’s made up of millions of cells designed to stabilize your feet with high density support.

Take back control of your self-esteem and try experimenting with a new product today!