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  • Pregnancy And Motherhood Lessons We Can Learn From Celebs

    Most celebs don’t let a little thing like being pregnant get in their way. You still seem them out at parties looking fabulous and enjoying themselves, albeit in a non-alcoholic fashion. They continue on with their careers and balance the responsibilities of motherhood with working. In fact, many of them are excellent role models, and we can really learn a lot from their example. Read on to find out more.

    Kim Kardashian – West – Infertility

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    Kim, married to legendary rapper and music producer Kanye West is a mother of two. She has been very vocal about how tough it was to conceive a second time. Going so far as to film episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, where she visits her fertility doctor.

    In making her problems with fertility public, Kim has been an inspiration to women all over the world that are trying to convince. She has shown that fertility problems can affect any of us. She has broken the silence on the frustration women can face when trying to get pregnant. This has helped many women and couples realise that they are not alone with fertility issues and that something can be done to help.

    There are a lot of things that can assist couples trying to conceive that celebrities use. These include things such as diet changes, acupuncture infertility help, and even surrogacy.  

    Kim was a trooper when she was suffering from infertility issues and made sue whatever happened she didn’t stop trying. Happily, she was rewarded with the beautiful North last year.

    Beyonce – Mother-Child Bond

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    Queen B is a legend in our lifetime, so it’s only fair to expect good things of her in the motherhood department. Of course since the birth of Blue Ivy she has not disappointed.

    In fact, this Halloween she has given us a spot on mother-daughter costume with her and Blue dressed as 90’s stars Salt n’ Pepper.

    In this way, Beyonce is an inspiration to mothers. She is showing how including your kids in important aspects of your life can foster a positive mother- daughter bond.

    Blac Chyna – not changing her style

    Blac Chyna is engaged to Rob Kardashian and pregnant with his child. She is an inspiration to women because despite being pregnant she hasn’t changed her style or look.

    She continues to rock crop tops and is proudly showing off her pregnancy belly. She is a great role model for women because it can be difficult to dress your body due to all the changes that are going on. But Chyna is just taking it all in her stride. She is showing that being confident in who you are is enough to look great, pregnant or not.

    Posh Spice – Working Mummy

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    Victoria Beckham is blessed with a brood of wonderful kids. With three boys and one girl, she certainly must have been pretty busy at times.

    Yet she is an inspiration to working mothers everywhere. Not only did she used to sing with the Spice Girls, but she also has her own successful fashion line. Not bad for a mum of 4!

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  • Do You Have To Spend A Fortune For A VIP Look?

     

    The beauty industry has a habit of portraying itself with a “for everyone” approach. Certain brands have made a habit of collecting all women together as if they have the same issues – and, most importantly, the same budget.

    The sad truth is that when it comes to beauty, you need to spend money. While you can try and curl your hair at home or dye your own eyelashes, it’s almost impossible to replicate the results of a salon. As well as the result of the treatment differing, the price point is huge. A DIY eyelash tint is around £5, whereas salons can ask for up to five times that.

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    If you want to look good, then it might be tempting to think you should spend whatever it costs. Oh, but it costs so very much. If you don’t have that high a disposable income or just think spending that amount of money on beauty is problematic, then where do you turn next?

    Understanding The Power of Branding

    For the vast majority of “miracle products” loved by the rich and famous, the products have nothing to do with the cost price. Just because something has a label slapped on it does not mean it’s more effective. It just means it’s exclusive. Rather than your beauty treatments being about you and your individual needs, it’s more a statement. It says: look what I can afford!

    A BBC documentary revealed that the most famed of face creams, Creme de la Mer , is actually… not that moisturising. That’s a problem for something that retails for over £100 for a tiny tub and claims to be a moisturiser. It’s supposed to be beloved of Kate Moss and a raft of other celebrities. So why does everyone love it, if it’s not so good? Because they have been duped by branding and exclusivity.

    So learning to step outside of that world is a major part of finding a beauty regime that suits you. You can investigate treatments, products and elixir promising youth on their own merits.

    If it’s so easy, why do so many of us still fall into the same trap? Because this isn’t the Wizard of Oz; and as hard as some of us try to pull back the curtain, some people will still believe. They think cost equals quality and – importantly – makes things more efficient. To support this notion, they surround themselves with some infamous myths – so let’s debunk them, once and for all.

    Myth: “Cheaper makeup brands aren’t as good for your skin.”

    The Argument: To have a cheaper price point, lower-cost makeup brands use ingredients that aren’t good for you. You have to go into premium beauty, where there are no compromises on quality for cost, to avoid it. This is particularly important if you have sensitive skin.

    The Reality: Nope!

    The ethics of the company and the ingredients they use is rarely decided on cost. You can find high-street brands that don’t use parabens for example, and premium beauty brands that do. There’s simply no truth whatsoever that the idea that price dictates the impact on your skin.

    The key here is to learn to read ingredients lists and find out the things you should avoid. And if you’re concerned about animal welfare, it’s worth looking into cruelty-free credentials too. Some of the most famous – and therefore most expensive – brands still test on animals.

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    Myth: “Okay, fine, they’re not better for you – but they do last longer!”

    The Argument: A cheap eyeshadow will rub off in no time. A more expensive eye shadow will have poor pigment and no staying power.

    The Reality: Some truth, but some lies.

    Again, it all depends on the brand. There are brands available in your local Superdrug that have better reports of eyeshadow pigment than high-end. And of course, vice versa. The result of how something works and its staying power depends somewhat on the product, but also on how you use it. Primers have been in circulation for awhile now and can make a huge difference.

    Myth: “You can’t do something with a cream that should be done with surgery!”

    The Argument: Creams, serums, toners, cellulite treatment, breast enhancers – they’re pointless. The only route to smooth skin, less cellulite or a bust boost is to go under the knife. While this has a myriad of potential surgical complications, it costs more, but it’s because it works.

    The Reality: Variable

    It depends on the result that you’re after. If you have severe facial wrinkles then there is a chance that a cream can’t fix them – but do you need a total fix? For the fraction of a cost of surgery, you can improve areas you dislike to the point you are comfortable with them. Retinol creams have made advancements in anti-ageing; Naturaful cream can let your cup size runneth over.

    The change is never going to be as dramatic as with a four-figure surgical procedure, but the risks are much lower too. Less money spent and lowering your risk of a serious problem like DVT? Seems worth it.

    Myth: “Sensitive skin can’t handle cheap products, be it skincare, makeup – whatever. You have to invest.”

    The Argument: As sensitive skin makes you a super special snowflake, if you are cursed with it then your beauty budget has to go through the roof. Only high-end brands can cater to your needs.

    The Reality: Absolutely Not

    When a brand can stamp “for sensitive skin” on a product, what they really mean is “another marketing tactic”. The term is not protected or regulated, so it could contain sulphuric acid and still be marketed as sensitive-friendly.

    Again, this is about knowing your ingredients list. Try and find out the particular chemical components that irritate your skin and then avoid them. The brand of what works for you doesn’t matter; it’s what they contain that does.

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    So why waste money on high-end products if you can achieve the same, or similar, impacts for less? The VIP lifestyle in this regard is just about following a trend, rather than following the things your body actually needs.

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  • Weird Habits That Can Benefit Your Health

     

    The human body is a weird and wonderful thing. It seems that no matter what we try and do, there are always things in our lives that damage it. According to the media that includes virtually everything. Whether you’re sitting down for too long or even just spraying yourself with deodorant in the morning, you could be damaging your health. That’s according to research reports that are released annually with new scares and threats against our bodies. We’ve run out of food that is safe to eat because all of it has now been labelled as bad for you. Don’t eat superfoods because they’ve been genetically enhanced. Don’t eat any meat because all of the animals have been pumped full of antibiotics. Don’t drink water because that’s got dangerous chemicals like fluoride.

    It might seem like there’s no winning. But you have to remember one thing when you’re listening to all the health scares in the media. Bad news sells more than good news. Scaremongering keeps website traffic levels high. That doesn’t mean there aren’t weird and wonderful things that are actually good for you. In fact, some of them may surprise you.

    Smoking

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    There are a few ways that smoking can be a positive rather than the negative that it’s often labelled as. First, you might be vaping and if you’re vaping it’s possible to smoke a substance without nicotine. If that’s the case, you’ve removed the substance that’s harmful from smoking. All that’s left is a liquid that is often herbal. At that point, you get one of the benefits of smoking which is more psychological than anything else. Breathing in and out a substance calms the body and regulates the processes in a similar way to yoga. When you learn about Vaporescence, you’ll find that you can customise vaping devices. This allows you to smoke whatever you want, however you want. Due to this, it shouldn’t be tarred with the same harmful brush as nicotine cigarettes.

    There’s another way smoking can be beneficial too. You may be aware that California has just legalised Marijuana for recreational use. This means that people in Cali can now buy Marijuana purely for the pleasure of smoking it. You might think this is a weird decision. However, the actual negative reported effects of marijuana use are severely limited. They are certainly less than the reported effects of both drinking and smoking nicotine. As such, there is no real reason why the drug shouldn’t be legal. Many people believe it also has benefits for the body and the mind. Smoking marijuana does relieve stress and has helped many people sleep better. The drug is also widely used in Hollywood as a creative process tool.

    Stabbing Your Skin

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    No, we’re not talking about jamming a knife in your body or some sort of weird masochistic torture. Instead, we suggest you look into the possibility of acupuncture. Acupuncture is the process of targeting pressure points on the body using needles. With these needles, tension and stress can be relieved. The needles must be left in for several hours to see any notable effect. You might think this is purely based on scientific research, but it’s actually more closely related to spiritual belief. Acupuncturists believe that there are auras around the body, both negative and positive. Through this form of therapy, you break the negative auras releasing the tension that you’re carrying around. This is no scientific research to back this up. Indeed, it’s true to say that results could be a placebo effect. However, while the reasoning may be debatable, the benefits are clear. There are plenty of people who find acupuncture helps them live their lives free from stresses of the world. Acupuncture therapy has also been used by numerous celebrities in the past. Sofia Vergara, star of Modern Family, was recently spotted leaving an acupuncturists.

    Ice Cold Water

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    Have you ever looked at an ice cold ocean or river and thought, I wonder what would happen if I jumped in? Despite the risk of hypothermia and shock, it could be beneficial. It’s true to say that there are many people who believe jumping in cold water is a great kick start. It certainly gives you a surge of adrenaline that many people find absolutely intoxicating. It’s similar to the feeling that you’ll get if you run for twenty miles straight in a massive marathon. Your brain throws endorphins around your body, giving you a natural high. It’s why some people love competing and pushing their bodies to the limit. If you do try to get the benefits of ice cold water, make sure you are ready to warm up as soon as you get out. You’ll be fine for the brief few minutes you’re in the water. It’s once you’re out and wet that health issues can arise.

    Belief

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    There are plenty of people who believe the world would be a much better place without belief and religion. Indeed, many atheists feel that plenty of regional disputes would cease to exist if religion disappeared. However, over the years research has proved religion and faith have positive effects on the human mind. There are even studies that have investigated the real impact of prayer and faith healing. You may dismiss this as nonsense, but you might be surprised to learn that prayer can have a real physical impact. In the past, prayer has been shown to reduce tumours and even heal sickness. Again, this is most likely the placebo effect, but it does show the power of positive thinking. It’s not the only reason why faith is useful either. Studies have shown that people who believe in life after death find it easier to cope with personal losses. Their religious mechanism allows them to believe that life goes on.

    You see, it’s not all doom and gloom. Despite the reports in the media, there are plenty of things in life that are good for you. Some of them have been labelled negatively and still have positive effects.

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  • Easy Ways To Make Travel More Affordable

     

    For many of us, travel is something we enjoy but don’t do enough. There’s often an assumption that seeing the world is expensive. Sometimes, that’s true. But there are ways of making travel more affordable. Here are some tips to help you achieve your goal of traveling more frequently.

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    Invest in an RV

    Are you a fan of road trips? Is your dream weekend spent exploring national parks or watching the waves roll in at the beach? You don’t need to get off to foreign lands to experience new things and see the sights. You’ll find that there’s plenty to keep you busy on your doorstep. If you go camping frequently, or you enjoy short breaks, buying an RV is an excellent option. In the long-term, you’ll save money on accommodation. You can also travel freely, and you don’t need to worry about booking hotels or trying to pitch a tent. If you’re interested, search online for used RVs and fifth wheels for sale. You can read reviews, and contact sellers to arrange a test drive. If you’ve got the power to set off at your leisure, you’re likely to get away more.

    Make use of the Internet

    The Internet is a very precious resource for those who like to travel. If you’re looking for vacations, or you’re planning a getaway, don’t book anything without going online. Not only will you the find the best deals online. You can also compare prices from different agents and tour operators. You can search for the cheapest flights and hotels, and you can look for discount codes and promos.

    Be prepared to forgo creature comforts

    If you’d like to travel more, assess your priorities. Is a vacation all about enjoying the finer things in life? Or are you prepared to forgo luxuries? If you can live without creature comforts, you’ll be able to travel more. The cost of your vacation will be much lower. You’ll also spend a lot less once you get to your destination. Of course, it’s wonderful to be pampered and spoiled. But traveling isn’t all about 5-star hotels and private beaches. Outdoor adventures often provide you with incredible memories for much less money.

    Be more flexible

    If you can be flexible about where and when you travel, you can save a fortune. Traveling out of season is one of the best ways to save on flights and accommodation. You could also consider stopping over rather than getting direct flights. It will take you longer to get there, but it’ll make your trip more affordable.

    Many of us would love to see more of the world. Thankfully, there are ways of exploring for less. Don’t discount vacations that don’t revolve around lying by a pool sipping cocktails. Consider a staycation, and explore what’s closer to home. If you’re a fan of spontaneous breaks, think about buying an RV or investing in a bolthole. If you’re planning holidays, use the Internet to track down the best prices, and try and be as flexible as possible.

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  • The Secret To Buying Those Wardrobe Essentials

    It is something that we are all trying to come to terms with all the time. How do you ensure that your wardrobe is actually as well fitted out as it could be? There is quite a lot involved in the art of balancing your wardrobe. Part of the deal is being able to properly know what to invest in and what not to. That can be a difficult decision to make, and that’s where we are going to help you today. In this post, we are going to look at some of the key items for any wardrobe. We will discuss whether or not you should spend time and money choosing them carefully. Depending on the item, this might or might not be the case. There is only one way to find out, and that is through experimentation. Without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the essentials. 

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    Jeans

    It goes without saying that jeans really are a staple of anyone’s wardrobe. The real beauty of jeans is that they go with pretty much any outfit. The amount of occasions where it is suitable to wear jeans is impossible to count, so it can’t be overstated how important this is. It is for this reason that it is always advisable to be happy spending on a decent set of jeans. The truth is, you want to have a few different pairs for different occasions. It is continually surprising just how varied jeans can be as an item. As long as you have at least four or five pairs of different styles, this will see you through a vast majority of social settings. Take your time choosing them, however, as you want to get them right. And also ensure that you wear them in well before wearing out.

    Jackets

    Another item which it is worth splashing out on is the jacket. Again, jackets come in many different styles and they can be surprisingly versatile as an item. Today, no wardrobe is truly complete without a good few jackets. As with jeans, it is a good idea to try and find a few different varieties which suit you. Chances are, you will easily get hold of a few no trouble. It might be worth thinking ahead as you are shopping around. Think about what accessories you already have which might work well. A long necklace or even the right earrings can make a huge difference to the jacket you are wearing. Beyond that, try to stick to darker colours in general, as they are easier to match up with other items. You might want to take a look at Madison Los Angeles or similar for designer jackets.

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    Dresses

    Well, at this time of year it is likely that your summer dresses are starting to be put away. But there is no season in which you can’t wear any kind of dress. This is one thing which you should spend as much time on as possible. This is because having the right dresses in your wardrobe makes a huge difference to your overall look and your general style. Choose these well, and you are likely to be able to make any outfit work well.

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  • Luxury Items To Consider For Your Home

    Looking to upgrade your home, and bring in a touch of grandeur and luxury? What better way than with stunning, high-end furniture? When you’ve spent so much time carefully choosing paint colors, floor materials, and lighting, it makes sense to carry this sense of opulence through to the furniture itself. Here are three luxurious options to consider for your home.

     

    A Massage Chair

    Why buy a regular chair when you can buy an incredible massage chair instead?! They will provide you with the ultimate in comfort and relaxation. Some massage chairs are so advanced they’re actually registered as medical devices, since they can effectively treat problem areas on the body. But still look amazing and the perfect addition to your living room. The ideal way to kick back and relax after a long day while the heat and vibration soothe your tense muscles. You could check out a site like Shiatsu Chairs for massage chair reviews before purchasing.

    A Solid Wood Dining Table

    Solid wood always looks luxurious. Forget mass-produced items made out of inexpensive chipboard and veneer. Go with a beautiful piece made from a gorgeous wood of your choice. A wooden table will work with any decor changes over the years and is versatile enough to work with just about anything. Add some sweet wooden chairs and a lace table runner for a rustic cottage look. Add some unique metal chairs for an industrial theme. Spend the money here, and you’ll have a luxury furniture item that looks good for years.

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    A Chandelier

    Chandeliers ooze glamor and class. They’re the perfect lighting choice for an opulent, glamorous room. With their delicate sparkling crystals, they’re a real feature piece and a great lighting option to consider. To take it a step further you could even have your chandelier custom made. This will allow you to have full control over the design, so it’s the right size and style for the room it is going in.

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    Remote Controlled Sleigh Bed

    Remote controlled beds aren’t just useful for those with mobility issues. They will allow for the most comfortable night’s sleep, and also allow you to recline for watching tv or reading in bed. Each half of the bed is controlled separately so you and your partner can move it freely to exactly how you want it. Finish the bed off with a top of the line mattress, and you won’t get a better night’s sleep anywhere. Mattresses should be replaced after seven years anyway since after this they’ll no longer offer the same support. Memory foam is always a better choice than springs. It molds to the shape of your body, alleviating any painful pressure points.

     

    A Large Mirror

    Large mirrors with solid frames look expensive, and also have the benefit of making your room look bigger and brighter. Go with a mirror with a high-quality frame, and in an enormous size for maximum impact. A fantastic statement piece for your home.

     

    What’s the most luxurious piece of furniture you own? Do you have any of these things in your home?

     

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  • Blissful Beaches: Thailand Is a Bucket List Dream

     

    Can we tempt you with cerulean seas, white sand beaches, and captivating night markets? Do you want luxury hotels, Buddhist temples, awesome diving and gastronomical delights? These are all reasons you should put Thailand on your bucket list of destinations for VIP travel. Thailand is a magical medley of exotic flavors, scorching sunshine, cultural importance, and spectacular jungle. At your fingertips is the exhilarating buzz of Bangkok, the blissed out vibes of Phi Phi and the exotic jungles of Chiang Mai. Ready to dip your toes in?

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    What To Pack

    Pack light, airy and casual for your journey to Thailand. Think thongs and floaty dresses, and bikinis in all the colors of the rainbow. For trips to temples and historically important buildings, you will need to cover your knees and shoulders. So also be sure to include loose pants or a knee-length skirt and a shawl to cover your shoulders. Mosquitos are also rife in Thailand so also include mosquito spray and mosquito repellent wristbands. You may also want to pack a Mosquito Go Duo Plug-In for your hotel room. The risk of malaria in Thailand is considered low to none in areas such as Bangkok, all the islands, and Chiang Mai. But there is a risk in areas that border Cambodia, Laos and Burma. If you are traveling near these areas, you can order malaria tablets online. Also take a small medical kit with you. Include Imodium, ibuprofen, plasters, antihistamine cream, and aloe vera gel.

    Thailand is a year-round destination with a warm climate. However, it also has a rainy season. The absolute best time to travel is between November and April, which is known as the cool, dry season. March to May can be incredibly hot, and May to October is the rainy season. The climate does, however, vary depending on where you go in Thailand. The capital city Bangkok is best enjoyed in December and January when it is (slightly) cooler. December to February is the perfect time to visit Chiang Mai and also the west coast islands of Phuket, Krabi, and Koh Phi Phi.

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    When To Go
    Thailand is a year-round destination with a warm climate. However, it also has a rainy season. The absolute best time to travel is between November and April, which is known as the cool, dry season. March to May can be incredibly hot, and May to October is the rainy season. The climate does, however, vary depending on where you go in Thailand. The capital city Bangkok is best enjoyed in December and January when it is (slightly) cooler. December to February is the perfect time to visit Chiang Mai and also the west coast islands of Phuket, Krabi, and Koh Phi Phi.

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    Exotic Adventure

    If you’re looking for an exhilarating exotic adventure in Thailand, then you won’t be disappointed. You can experience everything from Buddhist temples to ancient cities and remote northern jungles to elephant back safaris. If you love scuba diving, you can immerse yourself in a paradise of tropical reefs. And if you want to absorb ancient historical sites you’re sure to fall in love with Cambodia’s Angkor Wat region. Cambodia lies on the border of Thailand and is easily accessible and well worth the visit while you are here. Back in Thailand’s northern capital, Chiang Mai, you’ll be met with myriad exciting adventures. You’ll find ancient monasteries, verdant countryside, spectacular rainforest, invigorating hot springs and incredible waterfalls. You can enjoy temple tours, traditional Thai dinners, river cruises, abseiling and ziplining. One of the highlights of visiting Chiang Mai is a trip to the Elephant Retirement Park. Here you can feed, bathe and watch older elephants in their natural habitat rolling in the mud! Be prepared to get muddy yourself as you’ll learn how to bathe and cool down elephants in their own muddy pool. It’s a magical experience. And for those with the conservation of wildlife on their minds, you will be grateful to know that there is no riding of elephants allowed.

    Blissful Beaches

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    Are you are looking for an epic holiday of mammoth relaxation proportions? If so you’ll want to boat it out to the spellbinding islands of Phi Phi, Krabi and Phuket to name just three. The archipelago of Koh Phi Phi consists of six tiny islands awash with turquoise waters and powder white sand. Koh Young is the only one that is inhabited. Koh Phi Phi Leh was made famous as the iconic setting of the blockbuster movie ‘The Beach’. Arrive by speedboat and enjoy a day luxuriating in crystal clear waters and sunbathing on soft white sands. All the islands are ripe in lush vegetation, extraordinary vantage points and snorkeling opportunities. Phi Phi offers laidback luxury at its best. The diving here is also immense, with Shark Point, Anemone Reef, and King Cruiser Wreck being some of the most spellbinding spots.

    Phuket is Thailand’s largest island and is abundant is sugar white sands and cobalt waters. There are myriad luxury hotels and an exotic hub of traditional temples and local shops. If you love seafood shacks and lunchtime cocktails, then this is the island for you. You can take a long tail boat from here to ferry you between islands, or you can just choose to while away the day in a relaxing canopy bed soaking up the sun. If you feel like a day of exploring, northern Phuket is largely unspoiled. And is a great place to trek around before enjoying a sundowner on the terrace of your swish hotel.
    The last island on our list is intoxicating Krabi, located in southern Thailand. It’s a dreamy destination slap bang surrounded by the Andaman Sea with a 120 kilometer stretch of white sand beach. From here you can hop between islands by speedboat or just take a book and head to the beach for sun-soaked bliss. There is a great tour that takes you out to the old palm oil and rubber plantations. Here you can enjoy swimming in the natural emerald thermal hot spring pools. Or if you want to go deep into the blue you can immerse yourself in the bewitching coral reefs of the Andaman Sea. There are also opportunities to kayak, canoe, rock climb and even join a full day’s authentic Thai cookery school. For those in a more dreamy sleepy state, you can take a sunset cruise with a BBQ seafood dinner or enjoy an afternoon of Ashtanga or flow yoga. You’ll also be lucky enough to experience some of the finest seafood restaurants on the Andaman and take pleasure in the spicy, exotic aromas of the captivating night markets. Once you’ve tasted sun-kissed Krabi, you’ll want to run away for a lifetime.

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  • Unhappy With Your Look? Four Tips

     

    Sometimes we can’t help it. When we look in the mirror, we just don’t like what we see. You could be having a bad day which may have something to do with your negative attitude. Or iot could be something simple like your skin condition isn’t looking to great or you have put on a few pounds over the summer. You can change almost daily when it comes to things like this. So if you find yourself in a bit of a rut when it comes to how you look then why not try one of these things to help you feel better about yourself?

    (1) A lifestyle change

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    Sometimes you just need to take a look at your lifestyle and make some changes to feel better. This tends to include your diet, drinking more water and increasing your exercise activity. While it may seem like an obvious thing to do, it can offer surprising results. Having a focus on eating a healthy balanced diet ensures that you nourish your body with exactly what it needs. This can have a positive effect on how your skin looks, your hair and how you feel inside. Exercise is a great way to work on your body shape. Taking on regimes like high intensity interval training can be a great way to fit in that essential activity into your busy schedule. During this kind of health kick, it’s also good to increase the amount of water you drink. It is recommended to have an intake of around two litres a day.

    (2) Therapy to help you be more positive

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    Sometimes having a negative opinion about yourself runs deeper than just changing your diet and exercise regime. It can have much to do with your self esteem and confidence. A lot of the time these things can be brought on by anxiety and depression. Thankfully taking on things like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can have a positive effect on how you think. Sometimes it’s worth addressing those inner thoughts before taking any further action.

    (3) Cosmetic surgery

    If you have felt uncomfortable about your face or body for some time, then you may consider a more permanent change. Things like cosmetic surgery are considered once all other options have been explored. Treatments like liposuction can be a great way to combat those stubborn areas where fat can gather such as your stomach and thighs. Some people also consider facial treatments to help avoid the obvious signs of aging. Thankfully, places like Bel Red Cosmetic Surgery have some great information online.

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    (4) Reinvent yourself with a new look

    In a lot of cases, it all it takes is a little time to reinvent yourself to help you feel better about how you look. It can be as simple as getting a new haircut or colour. Or even considering a new makeup look. Heading to your local beauty counter to try some new products can offer you great tips on application of different makeup. Making you look completely different by applying a few hidden secrets. For example, contouring.

    I hope these tips help you feel better about how you look.

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  • Pampered Nature: Keep The Luxe Feel With Glamping

     

    Glamping is becoming a more popular alternative for those of us that enjoy holidaying outdoors but require some luxury. Made famous by celebrities at festivals, there are plenty of glamping options to choose from. You can glamp in the UK, the USA and all over the world now! So, if you fancy camping like the rich and famous do check out the information below.

    Festival Glamping

    Ok, first thing’s first. Glamping originally started as a way for the rich and famous to camp at festivals, so it’s here we’ll start. Many of the biggest and most high-end festivals offer glamping VIP options like Coachella and Glastonbury.

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    The big advantage to glamping over camping is that you get all the mod cons of staying in a hotel, while still getting to enjoy the festival atmosphere.  

    You don’t have to worry about leaking tents or muddy boots, and you get a nice shower morning and evening. So you can wash that mud off and make sure you look your best the next day’s festivities.

    Many glamping sites also provide catered food and have a dedicated bar, so you can skip the burger van and go for something a little more worthy of your consumption.

    Up In the Trees

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    Another awesome glamping option is the pod. Sometimes made from clear materials, staying in a pod let you feel totally at one with nature. You get to be safe, warm and tucked away from anything that can hurt you. They are also pretty useful for keeping you really dry, if it rains!

    Some pods are situated on the ground, while others are built into the tree canopy for a stunning view. It might be a bit weird at first staying in something like this, but it is such an experience it definitely worth any initial strangeness!

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    Home From Home

    One of the reasons glamping has taken off in such a big way is that you get to explore the world, without sacrificing your home comforts. One of the best ways of doing this is by using an RV. RV’s are great for static holidays where you want to stay in one place. Or road trips, where you have several locations to cover during your trip.

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    There is a wide range of RVs to choose from, and some of them are like luxury hotels in themselves. Think cinema quality TV screens, hot tubs, and king size beds!

    If that is a little out of your price bracket then why not go for on-trend retro trailer. These retro minimalist trailers make clever use of all the space available. So you can travel and camp in comfort without breaking the bank.

    Ice Palace

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    Lastly how about pretending to be an ice queen for a night by staying in a real life igloo? That right if you head out to Finland you can camp in a snug and warm igloo like this. If that wasn’t amazing enough, you also get to see the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis from the comfort of your bed. Now i can’t think of anything much more luxurious than that,  can you?

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  • BootyBra By Curvy Kate

    Have you heard of the BootyBra yet? Lingerie brand Curvy Kate promise it will give us the butt of Kim Kardashian and Nicky Minaj without the need for surgery or fat filled injections and the photos they’ve sent to me look pretty convincing.

    However, at Live Like a VIP we can’t just rely on what people tell us. We like to put things to the test ourselves. So when you scroll down the blog post to see what the BootyBra looks like underneath clothes, that’s one of us modelling it. Ok, your boyfriend might have a heart attack if you didn’t pre-warn him but it looks way better on than it does in this still-life pic.

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    Here’s a guide to how the technology works.

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    Fashion blogger Georgina Horne from Fuller Figure Fuller Bust looks sensational with the BootyBra’s support. She looked good before but you can see the uplift in the pic on the right.

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    What we like about them is the support. While it is possible to get pants with bum padding, I’ve never had ones you can alter by tightening up the strap.

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    And the underwiring is very comfortable.

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    Thanks CurvyKate for developing something truly revolutionary. Available to order on www.CurvyKate.com this summer – watch this space for more details on dates.

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