Cosmetic Dentistry Primer

June 12th, 2007

Cosmetic dentistry can give you a dazzling smile, instilling confidence, changing the way you approach people, and making you feel beautiful. More than 95% of adults believe that a beautiful smile makes you more appealing to the opposite sex, and employers rely heavily on a person’s smile when making decisions about hiring and promoting employees.

Today’s cosmetic dentistry is about more than pretty teeth. The most advanced cosmetic dentistry techniques incorporate aesthetically pleasing techniques that are not taught in most dental schools. To learn these techniques, the world’s leading cosmetic dentists attend the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI).

Cosmetic dentistry offers solutions to many dental problems including:

Chipped, cracked, and broken teeth

Gaps and missing teeth

Crooked or crowded teeth

Misshapen teeth
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A Few Things to Remember When Buying Clothing from Online Auctions

April 18th, 2007
  1. You can’t return it.
  2. You can’t try it on.
  3. You can’t feel it.
  4. Titles and descriptions are not always accurate. Mistakes and typos are common.
  5. The photograph may not be a good representation of the garment.
  6. Colours are not standardised. What is teal to me may be green to you.
  7. Sizes are not standardised. A size 10 from Monsoon is not the same as a size 10 from Karen Millen.
  8. The seller’s idea of sexy, pretty, floaty, stunning may not be the same as yours.
  9. The seller’s idea of “great condition” may not be the same as yours. Read the rest of this entry »

Changing Style Without Breaking the Bank

March 22nd, 2007

I have never worn brown in my life, so I thought that it might be nice to try something new. But new is scary and when you’ve got nothing in your wardrobe that would match, it’s also expensive. And what if it bombs and I look drab and dull in brown?

How do I go about trying a new colour or style without spending a fortune? I cheat, of course. There are hundreds of women who have already tried that colour or style and decided it didn’t fit/wasn’t right. And their loss is my gain.

You’ll find most of the failed style change attempts end up on an online auction such as Totalbids or Ebay. All I have to do is spend a bit of couch time surfing the auctions to find what I’m after, make sure the prices are decent and wait for my new style to arrive in the post.
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The Wonder That is Primark

February 27th, 2007

Seen someone wearing a dress that makes you green with envy, but you’ve got no green in your purse? Are you the kind of girl who prefers to wear new things all the time rather than have a “capsule wardrobe” of high quality but very expensive clothing?

Maybe it’s time you tried Primark. Now, I’m not saying that the quality is amazing, but if like me, you like to treat yourself (and I think I deserve it) to something but your bank manager gets mean about it, it’s definitely worth a try.

They have the new trends in at a fraction of the price, for the cost of one dress in a high street shop you can be lugging home two large bagfuls of swag. 40 quid can get you a couple of outfits, shoes and a bag. Not bad going.
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Buying That Once in a Lifetime Dress

December 2nd, 2006

You know the one. It’s for a wedding, a prom, a cruise or a fantastic party. You’ll never wear it again but you want to look stunning. Unfortunately, you don’t have £180 to spend on it. So what do you do?

  1. You go to an online auction site.
  2. You have a look at the fantastic dresses on sale that others have spent a fortune on only to never wear (poor things!).
  3. You DON’T spend more than £40 including postage and packaging because if you are going to spend that much you might as well go to a high street shop where you can take it back if it doesn’t look right.
  4. You shortlist the dresses you like by placing them on your watchlist. Stick a lot on, you can always remove them later. Read the rest of this entry »

Mothercare – Not Just for Tiny People

November 16th, 2006

It’s almost impossible for me to walk past Mothercare without being pulled in by the array of gorgeous baby clothes, and my kids are grown up!

I look forward to my friends having babies just so I have a legitimate excuse for being in the shop. Mothercare sells lovely baby items, from clothes to cots and feeding bottles. All the basics you need for your new born baby’s entry into the world, as well as absolutely fabulous outfits that make you swoon.

I adore everything, from the teeny socks to the party clothes and ‘street’ wear. Mothercare also have a range of shoes and school wear for the under 10’s, and you can be sure that everything is made to a high quality.

Mothercare Website

Winter Skin

November 10th, 2006

We dwell so much on the fashion side of things during winter, what coats we should wear, knee high boots or pixie socks, three quarter length sleeves or leather bomber, and although of course these topics are hugely important, we seem to put what we wear every day – our skin – to one side.

Winter is especially harsh on your skin, the changes in temperature from freezing outside to overheated insides, not to mention the damage that wind factor can do equal manky skin.

Now I’m not about to rant on about healthy rubbish, but no one will get to see your repro 60′s Mary Janes if you’re sitting at home with skin that’s flaking. And wearing the new metallic winter eye shadows is pointless if you are putting them on puffy eyes!

Changing temperatures means a change of routine, no matter which part of the world you live in. Knowing a little about how skin functions in the winter, and tweaking a few habits, can make all the difference between a dull winter complexion and glowing radiance. So here some simple tips to follow during winter so that your skin is as gorgeous as your Luis Vitton off the shoulder jacket.

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Pilot, Fashion on a Budget

October 10th, 2006

Pilot is an excellent shop for the younger(ish) woman on a budget.

Easily affordable clothes for going out that you can wear a couple times and when your bored of them, it’s not like you spent a fortune, just get more!

I’m always tempted into the store by all the lovely colours they seem to have on display. Lots of clothes for going out clubbing, or nights on the town.

Pilot have all the latest fashions, from little dresses, skirts and tops, to work and leisure wear. They often have special offers or buy one get one half price, which means you can have four or six items, surely that saves you money, as the more you spend the more you save?

So pop into Pilot if you fancy something new for that night out or hot date, or just to cheer yourself up as you don’t have a night out or a hot date.