Friday, December 14, 2012

3 Priceless Christmas Gifts That Cost Less Than $ 10

Before you spend a fortune on Christmas gifts this year, have you thought of DIY alternatives? You see, though the holiday season is a time for giving and receiving material gifts, there are far more important things than designer clothes, expensive bags and sky-high wedge boots. And many of us tend to forget about this fact when the Christmas season rolls around.

Here are 3 of the sweetest personalized Christmas gift ideas that you should try this year. Get your special gift to stand out in the piles of gifts under the holiday tree by being different, original and free. Let me know what you think of these ideas by leaving me a comment below.

Sweet Christmas Gift Alternative # 1 Letters, Post-it notes and greeting cards. When was the last time you wrote your family and friends a personal note? I bet it’s been a while but it’s not too late to get back at it again. Handwritten letters may seem pretty old school but I love receiving them. It makes me feel that the person who gave it to me really went out of his or her way just to write me a message despite the convenience of just sending me an SMS or a message on Facebook.

Remember that Christmas is not about the material gifts that we can give or receive. We should be more concerned about spreading love, goodness and tons of holiday cheers. Letters that express well wishes are worth more than expensive handbags and designer boots. These seemingly simple letters are gems that can be kept and treasured for a lifetime. Always remember that your kind words can do wonders in uplifting a sad and broken soul.

Sweet Christmas Gift Alternative # 2 Scrapbook of special memories. Photographs are simple mementos that are surely worth keeping. As the popular saying goes, pictures can paint a thousand words. And it always does. Whether you are a professional photographer or not, make it a habit to take snapshots of the moments that you share with your family, friends, partner or anyone who means anything to you.

Keep in mind that life is short and every moment is fleeting. Nothing may ever happen again so capture each moment through a photograph. Gone are the days when we have to lug around huge cameras just to take pictures. Today, every Smartphone and even mobile phones have a decent camera that allows us to relieve the moments.

If you’re not the artsy type of individual, you don’t have to worry about decorating your scrapbook. The simplest way to showcase photographs in a book form is to place them in and add little captions and speech bubbles that could bring the moment to life. You can also add ready-made stickers and decorations to make your book of memories fun.

Sweet Christmas Gift Alternative # 3 Coupons of things that you’d like to do for them. This is a cool DIY gift idea that I read from a magazine a couple of years back. The idea of this present is to give that very important person a set of coupons that contain simple or elaborate acts of love that you are willing to do for them. Your coupons may include free hugs, washing the dishes and taking the pup out for a walk.

The trick here is to include activities that the recipient would enjoy. This is cost-efficient Christmas gift alternative is very easy to make. Not to mention the tons of thoughtfulness that it brings with it.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Top 3 Reasons Why Buy Make-Up Before Christmas Day

When do you buy cosmetic products? f you answer “any time” then you’re doing it all wrong. Though beauty products are available all through the year like a studded pair of wedge boots, there is still a good time to shop for beauty products – and it’s that time of the year.
Why Buy Make-Up Set Before Christmas Day

Today, I’ll give 3 reasons why buying makeup during the holidays is the best decision you’ll ever make this year. Convinced? Let me know how these tips got you to shop for beauty products this Christmas time by leaving me a comment.

Snag great deals

The holiday season has always been a great time to shop. After the Thanksgiving holiday, tons of sale events that offer huge price reductions would start to sprout up like mushrooms on every corner.

If you didn't get to go on a shopping spree during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales this year, you have nothing to worry about. I’m absolutely sure that you can still grab a great deal or two before Christmas day. And you get lucky; you might even get a trendy wedge boots for half the price after the big day.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to buy the items that you need and want at a more affordable price. With tons of people shopping at the same time, holiday shopping can be really tiring at times. But thinking of the huge discounts and freebies can really get me in the mood to shop.

Keep your eyes wide open for brands that give special offers. The most common ones are offering two items for the price of one and percent price reductions. When you spot a deal that can help you replenish the items in your makeup kit, drop your second thoughts and hold on to the deal. BUT – never settle for items that have been opened or tested by others. As a consumer, it is your right to get items in good condition even if they’re put up for sale.

Test your new pieces on extreme weather

Finding moisturizers, concealers and lip balms that work perfectly for you during the cold holiday season is like finding a diamond out in the dessert. Extremely warm or cold weathers can make our skin react differently. This is why extra care is needed during these times. And when you find cosmetics or skin care products that suit your skin well in adverse conditions, you’ll surely be covered during the normal months of the year.

Make it a point to constantly adjust your skin care and makeup routine with the season. This would surely help maintain your skin well throughout the year. And shopping for makeup during the Christmas season has an added bonus. If you can’t quite figure it out, feel free to reread the first tip.

You need it

We all need it. The stress of this busy season can surely take a toll on our skin. All the late night partying and awesome conversations over a bottle (or two) of wine will definitely catch up with us.

As much as we ladies want to keep our natural beauty, we all need help from that trusty concealer one time or another.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

2 Shopping Secrets That Can Save Tons of Dollars on Christmas Shopping

I always look forward to shopping and buying gifts during the holiday season. There’s just one thing that I don’t like about it. And I’m sure that many of you don’t like it as well – you can say that again! Yes, I love shopping but I don’t like the cost that’s associated with it.

In my quest for finding comfy pair of Bamboo Shoes sandals, I discovered 2 holiday shopping secrets that have saved me a huge amount of money for a couple of years now. I’ll share them with you in a bit.

But before we get down to business, feel free to let me know what you think of these tips in the comments below.

Smart Holiday Shopping Tip # 1 Go for last minute shopping. This might not be your cup of tea but hear me out. Doing last-minute shopping in groceries and malls can be very stressful because of the volume of people that are doing the same thing. But one thing that you should keep in mind that closer Christmas day gets, the chances of reducing product price increases. This is one thing that I’ve noticed over the years.

For a safe and hassle-free last minute shopping, here are 3 things that you should remember:

1. Dress comfortably. I’m absolutely sure that an aching feet from your ill-fitting shoes is the last thing that you’d like to get when racing against time and other shoppers. Put on a pair of well fit jeans and a shirt for that casual and ready look. Wear ballet flats or sneakers to help you get ready for running about the store.

2. Leave your little ones at home. The grocery store instantly turns into a battleground when the big day comes closer. If your kids have no special participation in your shopping trip, it would be better to let them stay at home to avoid injuries and other untoward incidents.

3. Plan ahead. Never ever go into the holiday shopping battle without being prepared. Make sure to have your shopping list on hand so that you won’t miss a anything and have to go for a second round of last minute shopping

Doing last minute shopping is a fun way to save money during the Christmas season. But keep in mind that you have to prepare well and be ready for the ultimate shopping battle of the year.

Smart Holiday Shopping Tip # 2 Buy off season fashion items. Are you dying to buy that exquisite leather trench coat? Then you can have it. But you’ll have to wait until the season is about to end to snag huge discounts and get the coat of your dreams at unbelievably low deals. Allow me to let you in on a big dark fashion secret.

Well, it’s not all that serious. I’d just like you to know that fashion retailers of clothes, shoes and accessories often follow the four seasons. This means that when the spring/summer time is about to end, they items left in the inventory up for sale so that they can clear their stocks and make way for the fall/winter collection.

Take advantage of this retailing arrangement by timing your purchases whether it’s the Christmas season or not. If you like a particular style of clothing that’s hot for that season, it would be smart to wait for price reductions before getting your hands on them. Aside from getting the chance to save up for your dream purchase, waiting it out can give you the best value for your hard-earned money.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

2 Common Holiday Fashion Mistakes You Can Never Get Away With

Do you have awesome outfit ideas for your holiday party this year? Wait until you read these holiday fashion mistakes that I’d be sharing, you see, dressing up for the endless parties we all have to attend during the Christmas season can get too stressful at times. This is why I’m not surprised when someone turns up at a holiday party wearing outer space boots when they could have simply worn a pair of sturdy Bamboo Shoes.

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To save you from all the stress (and possible shame), I’m sharing with you 2 of the most common holiday fashion mistakes that many of us commit. Are you guilty? Hit me up with your confession at the comments box below.

Holiday Fashion Mistake # 1 Wearing more accessory than the a Christmas Tree

I don’t know with you, but I think it’s not nice to take away the spotlight from the holiday tree. Kidding aside, piling on too much accessories from head to toe rarely looks good – especially when Christmas trees, homes, offices and even coffee shops are doing the same.

When dressing for a holiday party, make sure that you just hit it right. Keep in mind that going overboard and being flamboyant is not exactly the prettiest way to get noticed. As a general rule, I always remind myself that simple is stunning – and it never failed to get me noticed.

For a balanced holiday party outfit, only bring attention to one area of your outfit. Ask yourself, what do I them to remember about my look? Is it the makeup, the hair, the dress or the shoes? Once you answer this question – you’re all set in creating a simple yet stunning holiday look.

Not sure how if you’re already drawing attention to more than one area of your outfit or look? Here are 3 quick questions to know if one thing’s too much:
  • Do I have more than 5 accessories? (Pairs of earrings count as one).
  • Am I wearing dark eyes with bold colored lips? (If your answer is yes, it would be best to downplay one of them. You change your eye makeup or lipstick to a lighter shade).
  • How many parts of my outfit sparkle? (C’mon – don’t steal the Christmas lights from your holiday tree)
On a slightly more serious note, take a good look at your outfit before heading to a party. Better yet, have someone you trust give feedback just to make sure that you’re not wearing too much or too little accessories.

Holiday Fashion Mistake # 2 Dressing for another party

Showing too much skin? I thought you were attending a holiday party and not a beach barbecue.

Always remember to dress appropriately for the party that you’re attending. If it’s a black tie or a formal event, make sure that you arrive wearing a decent gown that will make you look every bit classy. Whether you believe it or not, your shoes can make or break your look so wear heels at a formal event.

This logic also holds true if the invitation says it’s a themed event. Make an effort to find a suitable costume to join in the fun. And of course – never ever appear at a party looking like you just came out of a comic book if it’s not necessary.

Are you putting on the same clothes you wore last year? I hope not because you can surely do better than that. Now that you know the common mistakes many of us commit when attending Holiday Christmas parties please avoid them at all cost. But don’t restrict yourself. Just have fun with your look and keep it just right.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Jewelry Display Christmas Sale

November and December are both pretty significant months because you end up with a lot of sales. Jewelry is pretty popular as a Christmas or Thanksgiving gift. This is why as a jewelry seller, you have to be prepared for the best during this season. The holiday season is not a time to rest. In fact, it’s the perfect time to increase your sales, double your stocks and take advantage of sales from your favorite supplier. Not to be the last shop to offer discounts this holiday season, Nilecorp is pleased to inform everyone that a special sale is currently ongoing!

What are you waiting for? Head on over to Nilecorp and check out their complete collection of jewelry displays and equipment. To help you make your choice, here are a few interesting displays that might catch your eyes.

1. Bracelet T Bar. Bracelets are easy to display because you can simply lay them out and customers will see them. However, if you can have them over a bar, it might be easier for customers to see its actual design. This is what T bars are for. Nilecorp offers you a special sale for their small bracelet T Bar. For only $3 each, you can get your own T bar. That’s a good $1.27 savings from the original price. And if you’re on the budget, that’s a really big deal. The bracelet T bar is available in white. If you’ll be using this T bar, make sure that the jewelry you display has bold or darker colors so the white contradicts them and helps the jewelry stand out.

2. Leather Box for rings. Christmas is also a great season for engagements. You have to be prepared for those who are finally ready to pop the question to their long time girlfriends. This ring box is made out of faux leather so it won’t be too heavy at all. Not only will the box protect the ring, ring boxes are also the perfect props to propose. This ring box is available in black and white colors. You can buy it at only $0.80 each box. Just for the holiday, you should get a good set of ring boxes, just in case a rush of men find Christmas the perfect time to propose.

3. Necklace Metal Boxes. On the other hand, not everything is about proposing on Christmas. Other times, it’s just about giving special people unique gifts. Besides engagement rings, necklaces are also pretty special for a gift. Imagine giving someone a necklace without a proper box. Awkward? Definitely. Make your customer’s recipient feel special by wrapping the necklace is a nice box. These faux leather metal boxes cost only $2.60.

Fashion Jewelry Holiday Collection Giveaway!

Oh, there’s just something about Christmas giveaways, isn't there? When it comes to your favorite fashion jewelry, you need to be alert whenever they have special sales. Just in time for Christmas, Eternalsparkles is giving you the chance to buy your favorite jewelry for a cheaper price! Yes, for a cheaper price!

This time, for their Holiday Collection Giveaway, buyers will enjoy a discount of 10% from their total purchases. It’s a great deal, especially if you’re buying a lot of jewelry for your friends and family. By putting “DECEMBER” as the coupon code, you can easily avail of this special offer from Eternalsparkles.

But that’s not all. Eternalsparkles is being very, very generous this season. From December 1 – 12, they will be giving out items from their special Holiday collection. When you order from December 1 – 12, you’ll automatically earn an entry to their raffle. Every day during this period, at noon PST, Eternalsparkles will post the lucky winner on their Facebook.

Still thinking twice? Take a look at some of our interesting pieces for sale.

Jingle Bells Pearl and Golden Ring

1. Jingle Bells Pearl and Golden Ring. Do you want to give a special someone a really nice ring? Well, this fashionable golden ring is just the thing for you. With a huge synthetic, white pearl set at the top of the golden band, there’s nothing that says sophistication even more. The pearl is also embraced by a cluster of clear stones set along the golden band. At $35.99, this eye-catching golden ring is definitely something. By the way, did you know this ring was inspired by Zooey Deschanel’s pearl ring? Yes, she wore this CZ ring during an InStyle party.

2. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus Ruby Ring. Eternalsparkles really loves Christmas, especially with all of their cute names for the rings. If you’re looking for something less sophisticated, but more fun and eye-catching, then this ruby ring is the perfect gift. Designed with an oval ruby gem set in the middle, the ring also has a collection of small and clear cubic zirconia stone embellishments that make the ring sparkle in any environment. This beautiful ring will make a great present for any girl.

3. Kissing by the Mistletoe Golden Ring. We already have a pearl and ruby ring. Who says we couldn't have a green ring, either? This golden ring shines with its clusters of emerald crystals that are set at the top of the gold band. This ring is definitely unique because from afar, it kind of looks similar to a headband with crystals. This time, you can wear it fashionably on your finger.

4. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Brooch. Enough about rings! No Christmas is complete without a reindeer. In fact, when we were all young, we all thought Christmas began the day we would see a reindeer on your front yard. While everyone has grown out of their Santa dreams, an accessory like this brooch will still be a good gift for any child. Clear stones make up the most part of this brooch, so any kid will definitely appreciate the sparkles.

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