7 Tips for Making Your Home Instagram-Friendly

Our Instagram feeds are rich in inspiring photos of beautiful and cosy homes that give you a quick glimpse of their owners refined tastes. With such an abundance of inspiration, you cannot but wish to give your own home a makeover and join the vibrant Instagram community. In just a few easy steps, you can give the Instagram-inspired look to your home and start inspiring others. 1.      Think minimalism Instagram has no room for clutter, so get ready for artful minimalist designs. To make your photos Instagram-worthy, you need to free them of visual clutter, which means removing all the unnecessary items both out of the frame and your home. Just a few carefully arranged pieces in the background and an appealing focal point will create a stunning visual effect. Minimalism exudes effortless … [Read more...]

5 Easy Bun Hairstyles for Long and Medium Hair

Another festivity, or a special date with your loved one, or an important event to attend, bun hairstyles are always good to go for all types of occasions and celebrations! While creating such buns can be a little tricky, but if you have medium or long length hair, then you can try these spectacular bun hairstyles. All these hairstyles are different and the best thing is that they can be prepared at home. So, ladies what are you waiting for? Want to get that chic look and carry the most trending bun hairstyle, then check them out! Flowery Hairdo with Messy Finish and Texture You might find this flowery hairdo intricate but to your surprise, it is one of the easiest hairdos for long and medium hair. The elegant bun with a textured messy finish and appealing highlights can … [Read more...]

Holiday Hits

Holy Holiday Season, readers! It's here, it's here.  Thanksgiving week is upon us!  Then Black Friday, Cyber Monday and a million sites offering free shipping. I managed to solve one, just one, holiday outfit conundrum with a cute pair of Free People boots and then found a soft berry-red cashmere dress for our Christmas Eve dinner. Ok, make that two outfits. I feel like I'm batting a thousand already. I only wish I could have waited for the Shopbop Tier Sale to get my items. Bop Basics Cashmere Blouson Sleeve Turtleneck Dress   Free People Marilyn Kitten Heels Guys, these boots are an answer to my prayers. I bought this Eliza J dress back in July and I love it.  It's not my typical style or color and I forgot to wear it.  I think it will work really well with these boots … [Read more...]

10 Fun and Simple DIY Travel Projects

*This is a guest post. Affiliate links are used and compensation is received from these links.   Travelling is all about fun and entertainment. You travel so that you can enjoy the beauty of the world and the scenery and nature earth provides us. There are two types of traveling. In the first type, you travel to the latest and up to date urban areas and in the other type you move towards places having more nature. Traveling depends upon your sole character and what you like. Source: Leio Mclaren, Unsplash.com But another thing that provides fun is the DIY (Do It Yourself) projects. In the DIY project, you make some innovating stuff by yourself. DIY projects are even very joyful when linked with travel. There are ten simple projects to be known. 1- Start an adventure … [Read more...]

3 Amazing Advent Calendars for Adults

As a kid, I loved advent calendars.  I collected quite a few as I grew up and I still love them today.  We have a cute cloth one that the kids mark the days with a wooden candy cane each year.  Last year I received a more grown-up version of the advent calendar and found that I still really loved opening a new door each day to find my surprise. Here are my favorites for this year and just for you and they make excellent gifts too. I especially love the idea of giving them as a thank you or hostess gift during the holiday season. The L'Occitane Advent Calendar There is a luxury version as well that is $124 versus the $69 price for the one above. 2.  Clarins Advent Calendar Last year I went with the Tonic Candle from Clarins.  It lasted for months and made my office … [Read more...]

How to Look Great at The Gym- A Brief Guide

  Even though we’ve just left summer behind us, it doesn’t mean that we should let ourselves go. Cold months ahead of us will make it easier to stay in the comfort of our homes, which, in turn, means that we’ll put on weight more easily too. This is why it’s a good idea to get a gym membership and stay in shape. When you go to the gym, you don’t have to spend an hour getting ready, but you shouldn’t look like you’ve just gotten out of bed either. Here’s a brief guide on looking stylish at the gym. Stay clean Yes, you will get all sweaty and stinky after a workout, but that doesn’t mean that you should go to the gym smelling like you’ve spent a whole day in the sun and forgot to take a shower. You shouldn’t go too far with the deodorant, perfume, and cologne either … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Feel Good this Holiday Season

I'm just going to say it, the holiday season is upon us!  Let's not fuss and gripe about it being earlier and earlier each year. Instead, focus on the good and all the ways we can feel good this holiday season. Source: Alisa Anton, Unsplash.com You may have noticed that things have changed around here.  Less is more? I'm not sure when it comes to blogging but I do know that serious health issues have made it impossible for me to work and the guest posts have really racked up around here.  That's fine.  While I continue to heal and still figure out what exactly has me in full body pain and fatigue daily, I'm happy to let others share their voice. Share.  That's a great way to feel good.  Share your love. Share your blessings. Share your home and whatever you have.  I love to share my … [Read more...]

Liberate Your Upper Back, Neck and Shoulders

*Disclosure: This is a guest post.  Affiliate links may be used for compensation.  Opinions are 100% those of the guest contributor. Your upper back, neck and shoulder regions of the body can become stiff and sore when breastfeeding and carrying around a newborn or a toddler. In Iyengar Yoga, we have many ways to relieve this tension and restore full range movement from this, and other parts of the body. Below are a few simple shoulder rejuvenators that you can do with a yoga strap, tie, towel or exercise band. They do not require a lot of time and can be done anywhere.  Shoulder lubrication: Motion is lotion! Try doing large arm circles like you are swimming the backstroke and the crawl stroke to increase circulation and get your arms, ribs moving, and your shoulder … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Hypersensitive Skin

*Disclosure:  This is a guest post. Affiliate links may be used for compensation.  Opinions are that of the guest post contributors only.  Hypersensitive skin is a sensitive skin. People having this problem suffer from a lot of skin infections. The hypersensitive skin is caused due to the reactions of our immune system. The immune system is the system which protects us from many harmful germs and diseases. This system provides enough energy to our tissues and cells in the body. This immune system creates a vital role in decreasing the skin problems through revitalizing our cells but sometimes with vigorous reactions the distortion of the cells of our skin may occur which can cause the sensitive skin problem. Due to the high immune reaction, our skin becomes much weaker and … [Read more...]

Ask a Nutritionist: 6 Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling

As soon as you pack your bags and start making plans for all the awesome places to visit during your travels, you realize: when the hell will you make enough time to cook, pack and munch on those healthy meals? Not to mention getting enough beauty sleep or making sure to drink enough water and not reaching for an extra cup of coffee to keep you alert for another round of sightseeing. Still, as impossible as it may sound at first, avid travelers can actually enjoy all the healthy lifestyle perks while on the go, without compromising their vast must-see lists and diminishing the experience. On the contrary – with a few professional tips to rely on, you can make the most of your adventures all the while maintaining a healthy diet and exercise plan! 1.      Learn about your … [Read more...]