Top summer destinations

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Summer is not that close but some people like planning ahead. This is article for those who wonder where to go this summer. Here is a list of attractive summer destinations:

1. Maui. It has multi-colored beaches, jaw-dropping scenery and five-star resorts. Adventure-seekers can hike through the lush Haleakala National Park or drive the winding Road to Hana. Or if you’re craving a bit of sun, spend your summer lounging on Wailea’s shores.

2. Fiji. There really isn’t a bad time to visit Fiji, but many consider the summertime — with its constant sunshine — to be the best season. If you’re able to get away in early June, you might be lucky enough to score an over-water bungalow without busting your budget.

3. Antalya. According to Budget Travel magazine, the Turkish Riviera is a beautiful European destination that comes without an excessive price tag. Hotel rates have dropped by nearly 25 per cent in the past year, and as a result, it’s become a must-visit playground for money savvy travellers.

4. Sardinia, Italy – The Mediterranean Island of Sardinia has long been a favorite summer stop for Italians, but it’s stunning beaches, growing culinary scene, and historical monuments have helped make it the top summer destination for international travelers.

5. Algarve, Portugal – The Algarve region in southern Portugal is home to some of Europe’s most spectacular coastline and is still one of the continent’s most affordable vacation destinations. While coastal cities like Portimao and Albufeira are popular among package vacationers, Algarve’s real treasure is the endless miles of seaside cliffs dotted with spectacular grottoes, hidden beaches, seaside cafés, and dazzling underwater caves.

Also, dont forget to bring some cookies to bite as you travelling in any of the places mentioned on top. Just found them here for you to choose..

Romantic Anniversary Gifts For Women

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Buying anniversary gifts for your wife or girlfriend can be a difficult challenge. This year, steer away from the typical chocolates, flowers, and lingerie, and go with something a little different. Consider these suggestions for romantic gifts that the woman in your life is sure to love.

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1. Perfume

Nice, name-brand perfumes can be an expensive purchase, so if your wife rarely splurges on extravagant scents, tell her how much you love her by purchasing something from Fragrance Villa or another fragrance store. Get something you smell and it’ll be a gift for you too every time she wears it!

2. Keurig Coffee Maker

Fragrances are nice, but there’s nothing quite like the smell of fresh coffee in the morning. When it’s just two people in the house, making an entire pot of coffee in the morning may seem like overkill. Simplify things by getting her a Keurig, which lets her make a single cup of coffee at a time. The different coffee and tea packets you can use with the machine give you virtually any coffee flavor you want, and all you have to do is load in the packet, put your coffee cup under the spout, and wait for the machine to brew it for you.

3. Spa Bath Set

Does she need to pamper herself a little? Purchase a really nice bath set for her and she’ll be able to. Items like bubble bath, bath beads, and scented bath candles can give her a spalike experience right from the comfort of her own home. Many stores that sell perfume also sell bath sets, so you can be sure to pick a bath or candle scent she’ll love! Toss a gorgeous fluffy bathrobe into the mix, and she’ll be able to go from a soothing soak to a delightful evening in.

4. Personalized Jewelry Box

Jewelry is a typical Valentine’s Day and anniversary gift, so why not think outside the box by thinking of the box itself? Get an easy-to-organize jewelry box and have her name written on the outside and a personal romantic message written inside the lid. It’s both a functional gift and a romantic one. If she doesn’t wear a lot of jewelry, consider getting her a larger box for her to store her fragrances and perfumes in.

5. Mix CD

The most meaningful gifts don’t always have to be pricey. Sometimes homemade gifts can be just as sweet. Pull together a list of songs that have meant something to you both as a couple, or love songs that put into words how you feel about her. Play it together when you give it to her and spend the evening slow dancing in the living room. Hearing those romantic lyrics and knowing you’re thinking them about her will melt her heart.

HIGHLIGHTS – A NEWBIES GUIDE

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So, do you fancy a change of look? Maybe you’re considering lightening and brightening up your hair. If you’ve never had highlights before and you feel a bit nervous, fear not, ROCK PAMPER SCISSORS presents the first-timers guide to highlights for all you newbies.

Highlights are achieved by applying streaks of colour in the form of a dye or paste, usually containing peroxide or a bleaching agent to thin sections of the hair, evenly around the head. The effect can be dramatic or subtle depending on the colour of the base and the contrasting highlight; it’s a popular alternative to a full, all-over dye which is also known as single process colour. If you have a good natural hair colour that doesn’t wash out your skin tone, highlights can be a great way to simply enhance and brighten up your look; alternatively, highlights can also be applied to pre-dyed hair. As explained in this article, http://www.sofeminine.co.uk/hair/lowlights-vs-highlights-f89948.html, highlights are a great way to add depth, texture and accents to your hair.

You can opt to have highlights applied to just the top layers of your hair; this is known as a ‘half-head’ and is generally cheaper and quicker than having highlights throughout your hair (whole-head), which is really only necessary if you have very layered hair or wear your hair up a lot.

Peter Lamas describes the different techniques used to apply highlights, the most common of which is with foils. The sections of hair are placed on a strip of foil, brushed with the lightener or colour and then folded into the foil to develop. For very short hair, sometimes a cap is used which has small holes through which strands of hair are pulled and then coloured.

So, which highlight shades will work best for your hair? According to totalbeauty.com, it’s important to know if cool or warm tones work best with your natural colouring. Work it out by holding swatches of silver and gold against your hair to see which looks best.

Although it is possible to highlight your own hair at home, we at ROCK PAMPER SCISSORS think it’s advisable to go to a salon for your first time. You can discuss the best shades for you with a professional colourist, watch the application techniques in action and ask for tips on ways and products to maintain your beautiful, newly highlighted mane.

 

Fashionable Trends For Men This 2014

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Nowadays, being fashionable does not only apply to women but to men as well. There are many actors, singers, athletes, and other celebrities that guys look up to when it comes to dressing up. A metrosexual or a man who is meticulous about his appearance specifically the clothes he wears and spends a significant amount of money shopping, is becoming more common. Chances are he knows the latest fashion trends and follows them religiously. Looking at fashion magazines and watching fashion shows, one would know what designers have in store for men and therefore will be able to choose the clothes to consider wearing.

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Bomber jackets are in fashion no matter what the color is but neon colored ones are perfect for summer. Another trend that not many men might like but is totally in fashion is the printed shirt, suit, and tank top, specifically those with tropical floral prints. Sorts of online shop has several floral shirts available at affordable prices. The tie dye is not just for hippies or artsy men but is probably the coolest print to pull off this season. For men who like wearing suits, stiff power suits are out. The new tailoring emphasizes fluid lines, softer fabrics, longer jackets, and looser pants.

Bermuda shorts also swept runways this season. Some even wear it with cowboy boots. But this trend is something that takes a little getting used to. As for shoes, bright trainers are very cool. Also making a comeback are brogue shoes, a low-heeled shoe or boot traditionally characterised by multiple piece, strong leather uppers with decorative perforations or broguing and indentions along the pieces’ visible edges. Guys can shop for some stylish brogue shoes from Zalora available in different designs and colors. Last but not the least, the color of the season is blue. It does not matter what shade it is, as long as it is blue.

Great Pictures Only With the Fotor Online Photo Editor

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Amateur and professional photographers and people who take pictures for fun definitely know of and use several photo or image editing softwares. Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Lightroom are usually the preferred software but using them for minor editing is not practical since you would have to spend money. They have a free trial version but you can only use that for a limited period of time. So instead of using Adobe, it is better to just search the internet for free solutions especially if it is just minor editing that is required.

Fotor is a free online photo editing website which enables the user to edit his pictures, make customized photo cards for different special occasions; create cool and creative Collage (photo collages which includes template, montage, funky, photo stitching, and shape collages); and transforms images into a lifelike HDR (High Dynamic Range) image. Established in May, 2012, its goal is to bring a dominant and efficient yet easy to use professional level tool that everyone can utilize. It makes use of cloud computing to give a suite of high quality image processing tools that has a wide range of features. Users will be surprised at how sophisticated the software is. This commitment is kept in mind with every new product and version release.

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Fotor’s photo editor can resize and crop photos, adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, and sharpness, adjust the lighting curve, rotate, adjust the tone, colors, and straighten a twisted shot. You can likewise make your pictures more presentable and beautiful by adding photo frames and Efeitos para Fotos (effects), text, and clip art. They also have a one-of-a-kind color splash, mosaic, and tilt shift tools. For women who always want to look their best in pictures, Fotor also has a beauty retouching feature where blemishes and wrinkles are removed, skin is smoothened, blush is added, teeth is whitened, and red eye is eliminated. This Photo Editor is truly innovative and amazing!

It works across multiple platforms like iPhone, Windows, Mac, Windows 8, Android, and IOS so it is a handy tool to have. You can save your work in JPG and PNG formats when you are finished and share your images to your social networking sites like Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, and Twitter. If you are using the desktop version, you can also share your images straight from your desktop to your social sites.

Great Father’s Day gift option

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With Father’s Day fast approaching, many consumers may be unsure of a great gift for dad that encompasses that idyllic marriage of function, leisure, and affordability. One way to achieve this in a practical way is through apparel. There are few dads that don’t appreciate or garner utility from a new garment, such as jeans or tie for the office.

Shoppers looking to take a detour from convention may find that there are some intriguing options from reputable brands available in the spring line of mens polo shirts found in some local retailers, as well as through some online sites and vendors. These polos, when purchased online, provide the buyer with an expansive selection of sizes, styles, and fabrics to suit any preferences while also allowing the shopper the added convenience of having these purchases sent directly to their door.

Some buyers may want to add a bit of personal flair to their gifts through customized embroidery or other personalized touches which might be offered through some additional online sites. The quality of men’s shirts found from reputable brands, including Peter Millar and others, are the perfect foundation for clever embroidery, motifs, and silk-screening that might be found from some respected venues.

Whether Dad enjoys golf on the weekend or dressing to fit a casual Friday work environment, a new polo is an exemplary gift for the coming season. Consider some unique colors or appealing details to give the shirt the little extra something that will make dad feel particularly special.

New Balance 2014 “Summer Solution” Collection

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As the first day of the month comes, I see to it that I can update most of my sites for the archives matter but most of the time I fail to do so due with some stuff that I needed to do offline also for some related works here in online. But moreover, my blogs got updated at least once or twice a month which I think isn’t that bad right.. haha Yeah! that’s how lazy I am today not unlike before where I usually blogging almost everyday just to build up my blog readerships especially on this site, Istarblog.com.

Anyway, let me then share to you these new in shoes designs of the brand “New Balance” Which called ” New Balance 2014 “Summer Solution” Collection” You can see all the new kicks up to the photo. And I think, new balance shoes are the one most practical to have because their type of shoes are can be wear off in any different styling. Yes! you heard it right, you can wear new balance shoes with your casual wears as well on your light formal wears. It can either fits well on your daily wears and of course most probably on your sports wears. Yeah! that’s how awesome these new balance shoes are, it’s better yet to invest a shoes from them than to the other brand of shoes out there, for my opinion..

Regarding on the availability of these shoes here. Sorry to say that.. I haven’t got any further details yet in hand as of now. But sure thing! I’ll update you all once I got to know the details for it. I suggesting you as well to often check new balance main website for you to update yourself on what’s new in them today. Okay that will be all for now. Thank you so much!

Technology Trends to expect in 2014

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Technology has always been interested topic to think about, but it is even more interesting now, when the technology has a big influence in our lives. There are many things going on in the world and it is very hard to follow technology today since it is developing very fast. Here is a list of trends we can expect in this year:

1. More and more ads. There number of advertisements is expected to increase. It is the best way to sell your product or service. Of course this is about internet ads and not the ones we see off-internet.

2. 4K content. 4K HDTV offer screen resolution approximately four times better than your standard 1080p and what is surprising is that their price is not that expensive! This will be one of the best things that happened to the TV industry ever, even better than the 3D. People will sell their TVs and replace them with new 4K HDTV. Well, of course those who could afford to do so.

3. Smart home technology. Nest and Lockitron are companies that include technology in our homes. It is expected that many other companies will follow them which will lead into an “explosion” of smart home technology.

4. Bigger games. Well, the gaming industry is something that is expecting to be much more popular this year with bigger games.

The Popularity of Online Shopping


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Online shopping is becoming more and more popular in the US, this is according to a goodonlineshoppingsites.net infographic. Apparently the best shopping deals can be found online, this is according to an estimated 80% of American shoppers. Different methods are used by shoppers, as evidenced by National Retail Federation’s survey that 5-7% of adult Americans use their mobile phone to differentiate prices while shopping. Shopping on tablets is also on the rise since it was reported that in Feb. 2013, 5 billion minutes were spent shopping. It was also discovered that an average of $274 was spent in the first quarter of 2013 by a typical desktop user shopping online. No wonder that an estimated 289 billion US Dollars in revenue was recorded in 2012 brought about by online shopping.

I recommend these 2 online shops where I usually shop my clothes and other necessity things in the house. ZaloraPH is the great online shop that sells apparels for both Bettys and dudes. Also, LazadaPH is a must check too, as you are more into home decors and appliances.

Boys to Men, or Men to Boys? —Skincare Tips for Looking Young, Fresh, and Healthy

It’s easy to jump out of the shower, throw on some clothes and head quickly out of the door. For many guys, this is the standard “getting ready” routine. However, this rushed regimen can wreak havoc on your body’s largest organ: your skin. Just like your hair needs a regular cut and your nails need periodic trimming, your skin needs some attention, too. Here are some tips for keeping your skin looking fresh and healthy:

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Daily Cleanse

Skip the bar of soap and hot water mix, and instead cleanse your face with a good quality facial scrub every morning. A lot of guys just try to keep it simple, hence the bar of soap, but the combined effect of hot water and soap can dry out your skin, which only serves to increase the wrinkles and age you. Not good!

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Use a Daily Moisturizer

Once your face is nice and clean, apply a daily moisturizer. Ideally, pick one with sun protection factor (SPF) so that not only do you moisturize your skin well but you’ll also protect it from the harsh rays of the sun. Moisturizing every day will help you feel fresher and look younger, and give you softer skin. There are many moisturizers for men out there on the market, so test a few and you’ll quickly see which one is right for you.

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Invest in a Quality Razor

Shaving, a daily event for many men, can leave your skin tight, dry, and, if you’re not using the right equipment, irritated. With the right tools, however, you can lessen the effect. Invest in a good quality razor and you won’t be disappointed. Choose one that suits the condition of your skin and beard, be it sensitive or extremely coarse, and avoid cheap, drugstore razors at all costs. Splash some warm water on your face — maybe even squeeze in a quick facial scrub too — to open up those pores, then apply a moisturizing shaving gel before you get started.

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Drink Water

You’ve heard it so many times before but it really is true. Drinking a healthy amount of water will keep your body, and your skin, well hydrated and looking its best. Winter weather and temperatures go in particularly hard on the skin, as spending more time in the heated, indoor air can cause your skin to lose moisture. Dehydrated skin can look wrinkly and dry, so make sure you find time for those eight glasses of water a day.

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Eat Right

Finally, a healthy diet can also help improve the quality of your skin. Make sure your diet includes the recommended five fruits and vegetables each day. Fruits and veggies are high in antioxidants that will help protect your skin from damage. Carrots, sweet potatoes, kale, spinach and foods high in vitamin C — namely kiwis, blueberries, and papaya—are especially high in these powerful antioxidants so pack them into your meals whenever possible. Then watch how your skin thanks you later on!

 

With the right products and approach you can whip your skin into a fitter, healthier-looking protective layer in no time at all. You’ll look good but feel great! It all starts with a face scrub!

 

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