How to Keep Your Silver Sparkling

unduhan (14)You know how it goes – we all play favourites when it comes to jewellery, but the pieces you love the most get worn to death the fastest. And then, tragedy! Nothing else will suit the neckline or the pattern or the tone of your go-to ensemble quite as well as your faithful few favourites.

But never fear! There are a few tricks of the trade that can help keep your silver sparkling, your brass beautiful and all your jewellery glamorous.

1. IT’S THE FINISHING TOUCH, NOT YOUR FOUNDATION

I am so guilty of sleeping, showering and everything else in my favourite earrings (and necklace and rings and anklets and… anyway), but jewellery loves it best when it’s loved the least (time-wise that is). So put it on last – after your clothes, make up and perfume – and take it off first – before getting undressed, hitting the shower and going to bed.

2. UNLESS YOU ARE BEYONCE, JEWELLERY DOES NOT BELONG POOLSIDE

Aside from the fact that you run the risk of looking a booty girl from a rap music video, chlorine and other chemicals are terrible for jewellery – silver will tarnish and gold can pit. For similar reasons, Sadie the cleaning lady never wore her jewellery while cleaning the shower either.

3. SIMPLE IS BEST WHEN IT COMES TO CLEANING

While we’re talking about Sadie, don’t get carried away with cleaning your jewellery either. Cleaning solutions can do way more damage than good – stick with warm water and a jewellery cloth.

4.KEEP AN EYE ON THE SITUATION

It might not be rocket science, but one of the best ways to care for your jewellery is to have a good look over it before you put it on. Check out the clasps and any stones or links for signs of wear and tear and you won’t be taken by surprise by a disappearing necklace.

5. STORE IT SAFELY – AT HOME AND AWAY

At the risk of stating the obvious, leaving your jewellery in a tangled mess on your dressing table generally doesn’t lead to longevity. Keep it somewhere safe where each piece can be stored separately – it will protect it from damage and make finding what you’re looking for easier. The same goes for when you are travelling – a jumble of jewellery in your toiletries bag to rifle through each day does not a happy traveller make!

 

Top 3 Tips to Get Exclusive Offers on Clothes While Shopping Online

unduhan (11)There is nothing as beneficial as getting a huge discount on good quality clothes. We all know the excitement the word ‘sale’ can bring to any individual. If you are among those who like to get value for money by keeping track of the offers and want to know how to get offers on clothes, this article is for you. In this article, we have mentioned top 3 ways that can help you get some amazing offers on clothes and accessories, while shopping on the web. Here’s how.

Sign-up for regular e-mail alerts

Whenever there is an online dresses sale or special or occasional offers on clothes, a lot of companies make sure to send discount coupons or e-mails to regular customers or anyone on their e-mail list. Some of these offers are for a limited time only or just for a single-use. To make sure that you have all the offers in your kitty, make sure to sign-up for newsletters or regular e-mails.

If you are among those who do not like to receive a lot of e-mails, you may make sure to regularly visit their website as most online store owners also provide ads on their websites.

Shop online instead of retail store

Another way to get a great deal and stay within your budget is to have various options. Suppose your budget is Rs.800, it is easier to find below 799 dresses on a website at once compared to a retail store, where the shopkeeper might have limited options. Also, prices of clothes do not always match; however, the web provides you an option to compare and select the best deal possible. While shopping online, make sure to check the shipping and return policy of the provider before finalizing your order.

 

The Future of the African Fashion World

unduhan (12)It was the brainchild of the very artistic Dutch people of the Netherlands, primarily for the Indonesian markets.

West Africans had noticed, and primed the lovely textile product for their local markets and use, after the Turks made a cheaper version of the fabric, and re-branded it Ankara, which is now the country’s capital. This decision was a total departure from what used to be known as ‘Dutch Wax Print’.

It used to be seen as an outfit for the poor, and was mostly worn by women for special occasions, and traditional ceremonies, sometime in the 1990s.

Over the years, creative West African Fashion minds have reformed the underlining concepts, and orientation of the Ankara Fabric, to reflect the typical African beauty, personality, and disposition. Today, it defines and reflects the true West African spirit, culture, and general ethics of the people, and also goes well with Western fashion products, and defiles complexion, as it fits both the dark, and light skinned.

The Ankara Fabric is also now worn or used in schools, corporate organizations, parties, Churches, and almost everywhere else. This explains how much appreciation it now has among fashion enthusiasts, and for use in our everyday life. Men have also begun to patronize Ankara wears, and it fits them just perfectly too!

In recent years, the Ankara fabric has become a dominant brand in the African Fashion world, as more African Nations, and even the Western Nations are starting to build textile manufacturing industries in order to harmonize the Ankara fabric with their own cultural exposures, social tendencies, and ethical dispositions. This is evident in outfit choices often made by great celebrities like Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Solange Knowles, etc. Previous reports have indicated a noticeable blend of the Ankara fabric in most of their outfits.

We are very lucky to find great fashion enthusiasts in this part of the world who have taken keen interest in the promotion, and celebration of the Ankara fabric, and products.

So in case you want an inspiring outfit, with great West African story line, complete with legendary ecstatic designs, then your best bet are the Ankara products.

DMG Clothing is one fashion company we know, with an inspiring story about how the Ankara fabric is changing lives and general fashion orientation of her numerous customers.

In a recent chat with one of their representatives on Facebook, we got to note how passionate the DMG team is, about creating a new sub-regional fashion brand which will reflect the daily aspirations of Africans.

 

Five Ways to Revitalise Your Furniture

unduhan (13)Furniture can last for years, but, as time goes on, it can quickly become outdated, or the need to re-do older furniture may come from simple wanting to redecorate. Purchasing a new living room suite is always an option, but this can be costly, particularly for families that are fond of redecorating on a yearly basis. Instead of purchasing new furniture, make old furniture look like new again with these redecorating tips.

Fill in scratches

A marker or wood filler can be used quickly and easily to fill in any scratches that are on the wood. Markers will cover any surface scratches in just a few seconds. This simple tip is one way to help clean up old, scuffed up furniture, and one of the vital steps to take in revitalizing old furniture. If you plan on staining furniture, filling in deeper scratches is still a necessity.

Stain it

If you are planning to redecorate, the old colour of your wood may not match your new decorating scheme, or maybe it’s just time for a change. Either way, wood can easily be stained by sanding down the wood, and then re-staining it to coordinate perfectly with a new decorating scheme.

Re-upholster it

If changing the colour of the wood isn’t enough, it may be time to change the colour of the materials as well. Take the time to select sturdy upholstery fabrics. When choosing an upholstery material, it is always important to consider whether or not it will show stains easily, how easily your new material can be cleaned and what colour will coordinate perfectly with a new decorating scheme.

After selecting the ideal upholstery fabrics, contact a local supplier to order your material and enjoy the pride that re-upholstering the outdated furniture in the living room will give you.

Customise it

Customise the furniture in any room with a few simple stitches. Using some thread that colour coordinates with the new colour scheme, take the time to stitch custom designs into upholstery before it is used for a sofa or a chair. This special touch will give furniture a one of a kind look that is guaranteed to impress guests. The same idea can be used on the arms of chairs, sofa pillows or any other cloth areas.

Get New Legs

If staining or painting the wood is not going to be enough, purchasing new legs is another option. This particular option may cost a little bit more money than a can of paint, but it will still save a lot of money when compared to the cost of new furniture, and can instantly transform the appearance of everything from a kitchen table to a small living room chair.

Several retailers have the option of purchasing new table tops and legs. Legs can be purchased for couches and chairs as well as kitchen tables. Certain styles of coffee tables may have this option too. This simple touch can make a vintage chair from a few decades ago appear modern almost instantly.

Re-doing older furniture may seem like a lot of work, but it all depends on how much work individuals would like to put into it. Re-upholstery companies are available to complete part of the work for customers, and even this option is cheaper than purchasing new furniture.

Individuals that would like to do it themselves can use one or two steps to make old furniture look new again, or they can use all five to breathe life into an otherwise dull and boring living room in just one week. The possibilities are only limited by how much work a person is willing to put in.

Beaumont Fabrics is an online British company that specialises in selling materials of all kinds from a variety of suppliers, including upholstery fabrics. This online fabric store has materials of all sizes and textures, guaranteeing that there is something for every project, no matter how big or small. Samples are available for order via the online store, and customers that prefer to see things in person can schedule an appointment at the local warehouse in order to see it before purchasing it.