Saturday, February 21, 2015

8 Things That You Should Keep In Your Handbag While Traveling

There are super busy days for women who have to manage home as well as go for work. In a day, they might have to handle daily chores at home and then run to the office where they have client presentations at some other work site. From there they might have to go for visiting some close friends, finish some grocery shopping and finally head back home dead tired at night. It is obvious that the woman has to look her best all throughout the day without the opportunity of changing or doing something extra. In such situations, keeping some essential goods in the handbag is mandatory.

Here is a checklist of the items that a woman must always carry in her handbag if she has travel plans almost throughout the day or if she stays busy on campus:

1. Deodorant Or Body Mist

Isn’t it quite obvious that no woman will want to smell foul in the middle of the day after much running from one errand to another? Carrying a deodorant or a body mist is an absolute must for women who have to travel or spend hours outside the house. Smelling pleasantly not only makes you feel confident and happy, it attracts attention of others as well.

2. Lip Balm

Chapped lips are extremely repulsive. Therefore prevent your dry lips by applying lip balm to it. Now many lip balms come in lovely colors that makes it look as if you are wearing lipstick. Add color to your luscious lips and moisturize them at the same time with a good lip balm. Keep a tube of the same in your bag particularly in the winters or on a day out.

3. Toothbrush Or Gum 

After taking your meals, you might develop a foul smell in your mouth. This might happen from many other medical situations. If you have to stay out of your house for long try taking a toothbrush with you and brush teeth after your meals. In case that is not possible, settle for sugar free gum. It not only makes your teeth super clean and white but also fights with the foul smell effectively.

4. Flat foldable shoes

You might go out of your house in smart heels and your feet might start aching after some time. Keeping flat foldable shoes in the bag is a great option so that you can change your shoes whenever you feel uncomfortable in the pair of heels.

5. Scarf

It is quite interesting to note that the scarf can become a very stylish accessory.

6. Hand Sanitizer

Traveling or moving around the whole day will lead to dirty hands definitely. Having a hand sanitizer helps in combating the germs from entering our body while something is eaten with the hand. Just rub some sanitizer and you are safe.

7. Bottle Of Drinking Water

A busy day will make you thirsty for sure. Instead of searching for water here and there, why not carry your own bottle with safe drinking water? Carrying a bottle might seem weighty at first, but the benefits are understood once you need water on the go.

8. Band Aids

Band aids are the best companions of women for treating unwanted blisters from shoes and sometimes even from dresses! Keep them handy in your bag as they are pretty useful for small cuts and bruises.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Top 10 Last Minute Gift Ideas For Girls

She has been there through your thick and thin. She has been a great company that had made your year fly off in happiness. However, now is the time for her to get pampered. Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity for any boy to show how much he appreciates and love the company of his closest girl. However, not all of us boys are great at getting the ideal gift either. If you have been frantically searching for last minute gift ideas for your girlfriend, here’s a list of things to consider.

1. For The Cute One

If you are really looking to make this Valentine’s Day memorable and romantic, think and surprise her. Women have always wanted their relations to be like those in the movies and all fairy tales starts with a great setting. Take her to a vacation. Even a local beach with fine dining would do, but make sure she is completely surprised. 

2. For The Teen

If your girl hasn’t yet crossed her 20th birthday, she can be really picky about her gifts. To be on the safer side, go for jewelry items. This is something that she will be able to show around in her college and tuitions and make her remember about you. Teenage girls will appreciate if you can gift something really cute – a personalized pillow cover, a laptop skin that goes with her personality, etc. if she has a hobby, go for gifts that she will be able to use and appreciate. 

3. For The Thoughtful

Thoughtful girls are great to have at your side because they will never go heavy on your wallet. Even a handmade Valentine’s Day card might do the work and make her feel special. You might also consider cooking a dinner – get a bottle of champagne to celebrate the day. All you need to ensure is being with her on the special day. 

4. For The Sporty

Sporty girls would always prefer a sport headphone over a necklace. Depending of what her hobbies are, you can get her anything ranging from cook book for health recipes, a yoga mat, running shoes, gym bag to athletic apparels or backpacks. 

5. For The Beauty-Obsessed

These are the kind of girls who would always be going high on makeup and clothes. To make her feel special this Valentine’s Day, go for items like makeup bags, vanity d├ęcor, fold up shoes, expensive perfumes, jewelry, and perhaps a great dress. Also consider taking her to a fancy restaurant, grabbing a bottle of wine or leaving for an exotic vacation. 

6. For The Techy

These will be the girl who will love anything from a new mobile phone to a PlayStation! Finding the right gifts for the techy girl isn’t hard as we always have something new in the gadget world. 

7. For The Career Oriented

If you have a girlfriend who is quite obsessed with her career, she would be better off with gifts that allow her to better transition between an office hours and the after office ones. Fold up shoes will certainly be a great choice in this case. 

8. The Adventurer

She will again be a sporty one and doesn’t really consider dresses to be the perfect gift item. Buy her a watch with several time zones or go out for fishing and she would adore you! 

9. Possessive Girls

Possessive girls always want to be reassured that they are loved and appreciated for. Try for small and customized gifts as you already would have been gifting round the year! Just a thought, but possessive girls are also quite easy to impress. You need not go heavy on your wallets. 

10. The Loner

Girls who are not very social will appreciate a cozy date by the fireplace at your home. Cook, drink, watch movies and be with her all the day. She would be really happy if you can give something that she will love to keep to herself. A good idea will be a love locket! 

Friday, February 06, 2015

Heels Vs. Flats: Check It For Yourself

There have been lots of debates and controversies on wearing high heels in women as well as on wearing flat shoes. Women of different ages have reasons in their support as why they like to wear particular kinds of shoes. It has been seen that some women are extremely comfortable in high heels and can spend the entire day wearing them. Celebrities like Kelly Brook are so comfortable in the heels that they can move around here and there the whole day in those high heels.

However, as per survey reports it has been found out that in most of the women wearing high heels, their legs begin aching after some time. In many the time is just 10-20 minutes from wearing the shoes. But medical research has proved that wearing high heels increase the knee problems and other arthritic problems of the leg later in the life, when such problems are common. It is highly funny to note that women who wear heels find switching to flats quite difficult and vice versa.

Here is What Happened When Two Women Swapped Their Shoes For Just A Day 

This is an extremely interesting read where two ladies swapped their shoes for the whole day. One lady (A) who mainly used to wear flats had to wear 5 inches heels for the whole day and the other lady (B) who moved around comfortably in high heels all throughout the day was made to wear flat shoes.

Lady A’s Experience On Wearing High Heels

Lady A is related to a clinic and spa and knows the bad effects of wearing high heels. Therefore she avoids the same and generally wears flat shoes. However, she occasionally wears heels for the night outs or parties. When she had to wear heels for the whole day, it was quite a painful experience for her. On wearing the heels the nerves on the toes were trapped as the ball of the feet got badly squeezed. She lived on the top floor of an apartment and getting down the stairs in the heels seemed pretty risky and the feet hurt as well. The same happened while climbing up the stairs as well. She also opined that wearing the heels slowed her down considerably. 

Lady A has lovely height at 5 feet 8 inches and with the 5 inches heel; she looked almost like a tall giant. People stared at her in awe. She had to take off the heels after 4 hours for a foot rub and wore them again only to feel more uncomfortable walking over stones and concrete. At the end of the day when she got her flat shoes, she was more than happy for them.

Lady B’s Experience On Wearing Flat Shoes

Lady B is very fond of high heels and can wear them for long stretches of time without any problem. High heels were a part of her personality and without them she started feeling uncomfortable. When she wore flat shoes, she felt less confident. With a decent height of 5 feet 5 inches, the heels made her look taller and slimmer. It gives her dressing a new dimension and she feels powered up for all sorts of jobs. According to her, her feet are accustomed to high heels and they do not hurt as well. Rather not wearing the heels was making her uncomfortable as if something was missing. Along with these, high heels also made her look attractive and glamorous. She was happy at getting back to her high heels at the end of the day, though she did not deny the comfort that flat shoes offered to her feet.

After going through both these stories, it is up to you if you want to switch your shoes or if you are comfortable in the ones you are used to.