We Can’t Stop – Miley Cyrus (Boyce Avenue feat. Bea Miller cover)

One of the reason why I cant be able to update this site often was this acting hosting server which leads me for transferring the site, istarblog.com, into other hosting account I have. Now, I guess the site is running better than before, right? what do you think guys? it this site loads fast on your end? lemme know please for me to fix the glitch as early as now and to avoid any big troubles I might get soon. Anyway. let’s talk about this video I’ve been stumbled recently which my fave band Boyce Avenue doing an cover of an Miley Cyrus piece entitled ”  We Can’t Stop ” together with the very sweet and talented young lady here named Bea Miller. Actually, I’ve heard a few about Bea Miller but am not totally aware on how she does sings. My goodness, she is really good and I simply liked her range of voice too, so angelic on the ear. Now, I am looking forward to hear more about of these guys and hopefully they’d often do this where they collab for an cover and stuff related. Yes! a fan here waiving his hands.. ahah

What do you think guys about their cover? give them an thumbs up over youtube for us to see more cover from these guys in the future. I hope to, they can have a concert or mini performance stage here where I resides for me to see on how awesome these guys are.. Cant wait.. LOL.. Okay, I think I need to stop taking now and doing some fan boy-ing acts haha by the way, soonest I’ll be having my own youtube channel and I hope you can check it out too beside this site as it’s available soon. I’ll let you know then when would  it be available to see..LOL Thanks so much, peace out ya’ll..

How to choose the travel destination?

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If you have extra money and some free days, then you should travel somewhere and relax. But are you wondering where to go? Well if you are, then this article will help you chose the perfect destination for you. How to do that? Follow the next steps.

1. Make sure how much money you can afford to spend. You need this information before you do anything, that’s why It is the first step.

2. Eliminate the places you don’t like, places you don’t like to visit.

3. Make a list of all the places you want to visit. It doesn’t matter if it is your first time or you’re going there for second time. Just write all the places you want to visit.

4. Check the travel agencies around for the prices for all those places you want to visit and update your list.

5. Check which of those travel destinations you can afford and for how long. Remove those you can’t afford.

6. Make your own value of those you can afford. Check which of those that you can afford are worth paying that much money for and which are not. You should remove those that you think are too expensive.

7. Now you have a short list of probably few travel destinations. Now it is up to you to choose which one you will visit.

A Worthwhile Read: Oriental Rugs: An Illustrated Lexicon of Motifs, Materials, and Origins

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I like browsing through the pages of Good Housekeeping because I get a lot of home decorating ideas and it keeps me abreast on what is happening in the world of interior design. If you do not want to spend too much money then instead of hiring an interior decorator just flip through the pages of magazines to get inspiration and in the process know the latest trends when it comes to what looks good in a home. But more than contemporary design, I have always been fascinated with old fashioned homes decorated with oriental rugs. Their beautiful and intricate designs and colors make a house, no matter how small or big it is, look so elegant.

A lot of people consider them as pieces of art. They are rugs that were made in the Orient or in Asia namely China, Vietnam, Nepal, Pakistan, Turkey, Cyprus, Iran, India, Egypt, and Morocco. They were brought to the West during the Crusades and are organized by origin such as Arabian rugs, Persian rugs, Central Asian rugs, Chinese rugs, Indian rugs etc. They can last for decades because of their high quality. Antique oriental rugs have been in demand for years. Some even display them as wall decors. Since there are so many different designs and sizes, finding one that will complement your home’s motif might be challenging. It is probably a good idea to start your home decor with the oriental rug first then pick the rest of the furnishing to suit the oriental rug.

If you want to know more about oriental rugs, then Peter F. Stone’s book Oriental Rugs: An Illustrated Lexicon of Motifs, Materials, and Origins is a great reference. It contains over 1,000 vivid drawings and pictures of different types, designs, and sizes of oriental rugs. The book gives ample information about rugs being a part of art history and how tribal weavings, particularly oriental rugs, make us more knowledgeable about some traditions that were not given much attention before. Examples of which are the weavings of southwest Persia, Baluchistan and Kurdistan.

This book likewise gives information about oriental rugs that have not been previously written. It provides straightforward and exact definitions for the rug and fabric terms used in each country where it is made. The book also touches on museum-quality rug traditions and the modern ways of manufacturing or producing them as well as on the rich hand-knotting and hand-weaving traditions of the Near East and Central Asia and some examples of Scandinavian and Native American weavings. This brief but comprehensive book is a must-have for beginners, serious collectors, scholars, and dealers. It is easy to read and any rug afficionado can read this to expand their knowledge of textiles.

The Best Way To Invest, Coins and Jewelry

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In uncertain economic times, jewelry and coins always retain their value. Coins and jewelry pieces are very liquid as they can be sold at anytime for fair prices. It’s important to understand the various factors involved in determining the market value of jewelry, coins and other forms of currency. First and foremost, the precious metal content of a gold is a very important factor in the final sale price. The purity of gold coins is usually rated in 12K, 14K, 18K, 20K and 22K denominations. Naturally, a high purity rating yields a higher market value for a gold coin. By knowing the purity and weight of a gold coin, the value can be calculated at any instant. The only factor that fluctuates is the market price of gold, which changes slightly on a daily basis. However, the price of gold per ounce has been been reaching record highs during the recent U.S. economic recession.

Another factor that plays an important role in the value of a gold coin is age. The older the coin is, the more rare and valuable it is considered to be. For example, a gold coin from the 16th century is more valuable than a coin of the same purity and weight from the 20th century. Gold coins have been minted since ancient times. Most coins from early civilizations are now on display in museums and private collections as historic relics and not currency. For example, it would be impossible to estimate the market value of a gold coin that was minted during Ancient Roman times. In general, foreign gold coins tend to be more expensive than American gold coins when dealing on the American market. Trying to visit a numismatic dealer is an example of searching for a great purchase or sale deal on gold coins that are minted in the United States.

Paper currency can also be very valuable depending on several factors. For example, the United States has released different dollar denominations for brief periods throughout the country’s history. A 5 dollar bill minted during the Civil War in the United States has tremendous historic value in today’s market. Experienced numismatic dealers usually know the history behind all of the currency circulation of the United States dating back to the earliest federal reserves and mints. Rare American coins that are not made of precious metals can still have high value in today’s market.

Visit of shoemaker Aubercy at Vivienne street in Paris

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Aubercy is one of the best shoe makers in Paris. He started this family business way back in 1935 at 34 rue Vivienne, near Paris stock exchange.

Aubercy designs shoes which blends strongly with the structures of the English shoes mixed with the creativity of Italian shoes with a French elegance. He started manufacturing shoes way back in 1956 from a small family owned company in Italy which has guaranteed people the best hand-sewn “Good year” and hand sewn “Norwegian construction”.

He designs shoes which blends strongly with the structure of the English shoes mixed with the creativity of Italian shoes with a French elegance. He started manufacturing shoes way back in 1956 from a small family-owned company in Italy which has guaranteed people the best hand-sewn “good year”, “Norwegian” and the unique exquisite ready to wear designs. They are available in different colours, shapes, and sizes. The shoes can currently be found at the legendary tailor Douglas Haywards store in London.

Plans are underway to avail them in Japan at Cavalleria. Aubercy maintains the spirit of “true luxury” in creating the best designs. He designs and makes shoes from the most beautiful and high quality materials which lasts much longer.

They also strive to make designs which are magnificently beautiful and at the same time very comfortable. Quality work from him comes as a result of the fact that their artisans spend more time and keenness on every piece and step of the designing process which makes most of their shoes of high quality and long lasting.

Aubercy and his artisans have a very strong passion for their work which breeds quality in their product. The shoes are available in eight  sizes, very many colors to choose from and very many different types of high quality designs such as the oxford, Derby and the loafer.

They have the prestige line which includes shoes of the highest quality and limited edition. For those who have their own preferred choices, Aubercy has a measure line which caters for those who have particular preferences. Here shoes are made according to ones’ specification and taste.

 

Brighter Eyes Thanks To Celeteque

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Late nights cannot be avoided especially if you are as busy as me. I also find that I am able to think more clearly at night when everybody is fast asleep and my surroundings is so quiet. Since everything has consequences, my unhealthy habit has resulted in my having eye bags and dark circles under my eyes. I noticed that it has become more pronounced throughout the years to the point that it has become unsightly. So I decided to do something about it and used Celeteque DermoScience Brightening Eye Tuck Plus Dark Circles Lightener.

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This amazing product is manufactured by Unilab, the leading pharmaceutical and healthcare company in the country. They have many other beauty and wellness products that consumers patronize. Celeteque DermoScience Brightening Eye Tuck Plus Dark Circles Lightener has an ingredient called Eyeseryl Tetrapeptide Complex which efficiently counters the formation of loose skin around the eyes by improving skin elasticity and fighting water accumulation, thus preventing puffiness around the eyes. It also brightens the skin around the eyes giving them a glowing look in just a short time.

There are many things I like about this product such as its consistency. It is easy to apply and does not have that sticky after feel. I also like that it comes in a squeeze tube with a narrow nozzle which prevents anything from being wasted. I have been using this continuously and have noticed that the dark circles under my eyes has lightened considerably and I no longer have tired looking eyes.

A Lip Balm For Every Man

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Who says women are the only ones who take good care of their skin? We do too, maybe not as religiously as women but still we only want the best products for our skin. Unilab, the biggest pharmaceutical and healthcare company in the Philippines and the leading manufacturer of some of the most sought after beauty and wellness products, have made its mark again with consumers via their Celeteque DermoScience Skin Care Line. Anybody can use Celeteque DermoScience since there is a variant for every skin type and for every skin problem namely Hydration, Brightening, Sun Care, Acne Solutions, Advanced Anti-Aging, and Restorative Skin Care Line.

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I have tried several of their products and I must say that they are totally effective. These days I always use the Celeteque DermoScience Sun Care Soothing Lip Balm w/ SPF15 (8 g.) whether I am just at home or I am out doing errands and other stuff. Since the weather is cold nowadays my lips are always dry which results in cracked or chapped lips. Eversince I started using this lip balm, I have seen this marked improvement on my lips. It no longer gets dry. Celeteque DermoScience Sun Care Soothing Lip Balm with SPF15 has a double sunscreen protection against UVA/UVB rays which can damage and rapidly age the lips. It also has Mulberry Extract that lightens darkened lips and moisturizing oils that reduce dryness. It can be applied as often as needed and can be used as an everyday lip moisturizer to protect the lips from the harmful rays of the sun.

Beautiful Images with Easy Canvas Prints

Christmas is fast approaching and as early as now I am already thinking of gifts to give to the special people in my life. I want presents that are unique and those that they will remember for the rest of their lives, not just the usual items that you can buy at the mall or online stores. I browsed the internet for ideas and found this really interesting website called Easy Canvas Prints (there are actually similar sites where you can customize products such as Allied Shirts and Build a Sign) where you can turn your pictures into custom canvas prints for decorating your home or to be given away as presents.

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The great thing about this is that you can customize your canvas prints by uploading any photo to a selection of size choices, picking your depth, and selecting a custom border. It is totally up to you how you want your prints to look like. You can do the whole process in a matter of minutes through their Easy Canvas Prints design tool. Select from standard .75″ or gallery wrapped 1.5″ finished sides as well as custom canvas wrapped sides with image wrap, mirrored wrap, or custom hex code colors. If you are not satisfied with the way your prints look, these can be retouched by their team of art professionals. Other enhancements like Black & White or Sepia Conversion, photo collages and multi–canvas collages are also available.

I saw some sample images at their website and they are really stunning. I can only imagine how beautiful my canvas prints will look like what with their semi-gloss surface. Plus, canvases can resist most scratches, smudges, fingerprints, etc. and are said to last for decades with proper care. If you are wondering what type of photos can be printed, then rest assured that you can print any digital image whether it is a painting or digital art or a photograph. Make sure though that you do not infringe any copyright.

DNP Programs Online

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Although most industries in the United States are contracting because of the recession, the health care industry is actually expanding. The overall age of the population is getting older because of the large generation of Baby Boomers who are entering the age of the senior citizen. There are many options for a hard working individual who is looking for safe employment in order to raise a family or simply get ahead. However, it is essential that an individual get the proper training in order to take full advantage of these opportunities.

– DNP Programs Online

The nursing industry is in need of individuals who are looking for steady work in all aspects of the industry. Whether you want to get involved with the administration side of the business or work directly with patients within hospitals or providing in home care, the DNP programs online is there so that you can learn these skills without having to overturn your current day to day life.

The main advantage of an online class of any sort is the ability to take that class at your leisure. If you have a smart phone and Bluetooth, you can even go over class lectures while you are in rush hour traffic coming home from work! With this kind of flexibility, it is much easier for an individual to complete the work as well as master the material in a much more precise way than in a classroom.

Another advantage is that online courses usually cost much less than in class courses. Aside from having to buy less textbooks and not pay for the overhead of attending class in a facility, you will save on gas as well because you do not have to travel to a particular location just to hear a lecture.

Online classes also have professors who are much more flexible. Most classes will have a messageboard that will allow students to ask questions at their leisure. The professor will not have to choose between students in a limited classroom situation – every student will get their question answered.

With all of these advantages, why are you not taking an online health care course right now? There is an opportunity to increase the opportunities in your life for good – take it now while the industry is expanding.

W2beauty.com: Beauty at Your Fingertips

Nowadays, it’s not just women who are conscious with the way they look especially their skin. More men are taking care of their appearance by buying the best hair, body and skin care products available in the market. I believe that the secret to being healthy and having a good life doesn’t just lie in eating nutritious food or by exercising daily but by taking care of your outside appearance as well. This holistic approach likewise takes care of your well-being. Having said that, I sometimes look for online stores that sell high quality and yet affordable beauty products. I no longer wish to buy from the usual expensive brands but from other lesser known but equally effective brands.

I’m happy to have stumbled upon w2beauty.com, The Best Korean beauty shop. They sell skin, body, and hair care products as well as makeup from brands like Tony Moly, Etude House, Laneige, Skinfood, The Faceshop, Mamonde, Hera and many others. It’s great that they have a men’s category because a lot of online beauty stores only cater to women. Here you will find skin care, shaving and cleansing, and sun care products, makeup, and perfumes for the modern man. They have a wide selection of products but I was able to choose 5 that I would like to buy.

Collagen Moistfull Homme Multi Fluid Toner (150 ml)

The Collagen Moistfull Homme Multi Fluid Toner (150 ml) from Etude House is a multi-functional toner. It moisturizes men’s rough skin without the oily texture. It contains orchid with purifying effect, baobab fruit extract with its nickname of moisture tank, and collagen which is effective in making the skin firmer.

Collagen Moistfull Homme Multi Moisture Cream (50 ml)

The Collagen Moistfull Homme Multi Moisture Cream (50 ml) from Etude House contains orchid which purifies the skin, baobab fruit extract for added moisture, and collagen for a more firm skin. This multi moisture cream works more effectively after thoroughly cleansing the skin and after applying toner.

Collagen Moistfull Homme Moisture Skin Mist (200 ml)

Another product on my wishlist is the Collagen Moistfull Homme Moisture Skin Mist (200 ml) also from Etude House. Great for men with dry skin, this gel type skin mist makes skin softer. It has orchid,  baobab extract, and collagen peptide.

Engine Program Style Engine Wax

The Engine Program Style Engine Wax from Etude House is available in 80 g. This gel hair wax makes hair stay in place longer. It also adds shine to any type of hair whether it’s short or curly.

Moment Styling Good Guy BB Cream in 50 ml

I would also like to buy Etude House’s Moment Styling Good Guy BB Cream in 50 ml. It’s a hydrating BB Cream for men that provides sheer coverage with a moisturizing, radiant finish to naturally even out skin tone. It provides UV protection and has whitening and anti-aging properties. It’s best for normal to dry skin.