I have always used an emery board but i recently bought a glass file and thought i would share with you guys why i love it so much.There are different opinions on how important it is to use a glass file but i would like to say that after using it for just a few weeks i have noticed that my nails have improved alot. I did abit of research and found out that it is important to look at the grit level when purchasing a nail file.A file’s surface is called its “grit”, which tells us how fine or coarse the file is and thus how rough it will be on your nails. The smaller the number, the rougher the file will be, and vice versa. The higher the grit number the finer the surface of the nail file.
The crystal/glass type of file simply has a higher grit level than most emery boards and therefore it’s easier on your natural nails. It is permanently etched and hence does not easily wear out. It may seem expensive initially as comapred to the price of an emery board but if looked after well the glass file can last you years hence cost effective in the long run. Given the delicate nature of a glass file it needs to be stored properly to avoid cracking or breaking.
To clean the file run it under some water . It can also be cleaned with an antiseptic solution of rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide.sanitized and disinfected.
I bought mine from Kiko make up Milano but you can buy one from sephora,Amazon,Ebay .Prices are from 3.99 euros for a small one to about 40 euros for a decorated set of three
Do you have an emery board or a glass file? Which do you prefer?
I love pom poms . There is something about those little fuzzy balls of colour that makes me happy.They are super easy to make and add alot of fun ,whimsy, and childlike charm to any craft project or home decoration.Here are some of my favourite pom pom finds:
SOURCE: Lovely Mobile Hangings from Marsha Golemac ,Pastel bobby pin set via Nest Pretty Things, Sweater via shinythoughts, Balloons via Design Improvised, Pottery Barn Pillows, Bookmarks via Design mom
Pom Pom Pendant Necklaces Via Vamoose.com
Necklaces Via Small Good Things
If you are looking to add alittle whimsy to your wadrobe ,why not add a pair of pom pom heels/wedges. You can also create faux pom pom shoe clips and add to a pair of shoes that you already own.
Pom Poms are an excellent decorative item, tissue paper poms poms can be creatively used to add so much fun and an extra dose of pizzazz to your party and home spaces.
Follow this link for full tutorial on using a folk to make your own pom poms, here using a clover pom pom maker and this one using cardboard.
Which of these is your favourite use of Pom Poms and would you wear Pom Pom shoes ?
Homemade bath and beauty christmas gift ideas can make perfect gifts this christmas. There are so many free bath and beauty recipes out there it can make your head spin. I managed to round up some that I thought might be easy and fun to make. I think any of these would make an awesome homemade gift.
SOURCE : Bath Bombs via One Good Thing, Bath Snow Balls via Martha Stewart, Bath Salts via Martha Stewart, Rosemary mint sugar scrub, Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Quick Bread, Pamper Yourself Gift Set via Plum Adorable, Spa In A Jar via So Shelli Blog, Homemade Sugar Scrub via Maybe Matilda, Honey brown sugar scrub from A Pumpkin and aPrincess, Coconut and Rose Body Scrub via Craft Berry Juice
I think alot of ladies can agree with me when i say it is hard to find the perfect gift for the men in our lives. Now that christmas is almost here i have made a round up of homemade christmas gift ideas that will warm your dad, brother or husband’s heart ; Simply because you made it with love and the thought will count more than anything in the world. These are all unique and beautiful gifts that you can make with items which you probably already have in the house hence making it cost effective. So lets get started.
Monogrammed Mug via DesignMom
Eye Glasses Case
Roll Up Tool Organiser
You Are Loved Plate
Lego Cuff Links
Mustache Mug Via The Tortoise and the Hare
Just Because I Love You Book
30 Dates for 20 Dollars
Iphone Case Cross Stitch via Purl Bee
Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream
Personalised Coasters via Martha Stewart
Home is Wherever I’m With You via Dating Divas
Chai Tea Via Easy Peasy Organic
Fleece Lined Throw
Choo Choo Train Shirt via Repeat Crafter Me
Music CD Via Mormon Mama on a Mission
Diy cord organiser
Home made Nutella
Stamped Initial Cuff Links
Hooked on You via The Dating Divas
Travel Map via Design Sponge
Share in the comments below if you have any other christmas gift ideas for men. Which of these was your favourite?.
Photo credit – mycrazytown.com
Imagine that one thing that scares you out of your mind….yes the one that terrifies you just thinking about it, imagine waking up one morning and doing it. Well i have always told my husband how i would really love to bungee jump and skydive and recently a few weeks back an opportunity presented itself for me to bungee jump while we attended a festival in Lucca. Everyone watched and gazed as this one gentleman had a cord strapped around his ankles and jumped down from 100 feet or so . Suddenly seeing how he was thhrown off the edge , i felt my stomach churn , i couldnt do it for the life of me.
Thinking back on that day, i realise how many times in life we want to or have the desire to do certain things but keep putting them off for tomorrow , next week…..and finally never. It might be getting that university degree , learning a new language, or something as simple as cleaning out that really disorganised kitchen cabinet. There is always an excuse for not starting . It’s safer and easier to do what you know , what you have always done or what you are comfortable doing.
Am guessing at one point or the other we all have that thing that keeps nudging at our hearts for months or even years but for some reason we dont have the confidence to do it. And sometimes we get so close to starting and as we walk to the edge to jump we think of all the things that could go wrong… I always tell myself that i need to try and know for sure that i did my best other than never knowing ..and having an if hanging over my shoulders.
I am the kind of person who always wants to start only when am sure and i know how, when, and have answers to any doubts. But isn’t life so much more interesting if we believe enough in ourselves to take leaps of faith and just do it. I am not telling us to be careless but sometimes in order to progress we need to move out of our comfort zone……quit procrastinating and get on with it. Move on from thinking and imagining to actually doing , for me this starts with getting a piece of paper and writing down , setting a date or even telling my husband about what it is that i want to do which in a way makes me accountable.
I will not be bungee jumping anytime soon but am definately ticking some things off my list.
You might not have all you need right now in this moment, but start with what you have and take it one step at a time.
What has been keeping you from taking that leap ? What baby steps are you taking today?
Its was the second day of our trip and we decided to check with the concierge about places that we could visit. We wanted to go to a place that was close enough for us to drive to and fro and also have time to explore. The lady was really helpful and out of all the suggestions we chose to visit Il Borro.
Our GPS indicated that it was a 40 minutes drive so given that we set off by midday we felt we had sufficient time to tour the estates.
The Il Borro estates are a Tuscan luxury project under the ownership of the late Salvatore Ferragamo family.This medievial town turned into a resort complete with winery, spa,pool,horses riding area is nestled in the mountains overlooking a beautiful valley. The project complete with vineyard and wine producing also organises tours and wine tasting.
The estate covers a large area and we were only able to tour the medievial village.They have villas and farmhouses that you can rent. This is the kind of place where you can easily see deer as you drive up to your villa.
For a taste of luxury meets country head to Il Borro : magical by day and by night.