It seems that gold is well and truly the new black when it comes to designer engagement rings for 2016. For many years, white gold and platinum have topped the charts for the most popular metal but the buttery hue of yellow gold is well and truly back on form with it gracing the collections of many jewelry designers. Colored diamonds, precious gemstones and ornate filigree work are also going to be popular so if you’re hoping to get engaged this year, here are the styles you’ll be seeing when you’re choosing the ring for you.Continue reading

We take the giving of an engagement ring and the exchange of wedding rings as part of the everyday marriage ceremony but have you ever considered the history behind these important symbols of commitment?

Here’s the history of where it all started and where some of the traditions carried forward to today came from. You’ll know then when looking at wedding rings in Houston from Whiteflash for example just how long they have been in existence and why they are so important.Continue reading

When it comes to maintaining a strict beauty regime, many will agree that the biggest chore can be trying to eradicate wrinkles around the eyes. Although wrinkles are inevitable as we grow older, there can be a number of factors that speed up the ageing process, such as too much sun and a poor diet.

Avoiding the sun and ensuring we consume the correct kind of food are simple steps that can help us acquire a healthier glow, but this alone won’t stop the natural aging process so wrinkles can still occur.Continue reading

Travelling the World

Travel around the world as a local

If you were to travel for long enough, one day you will wake up from your dream to realise that this dream is in fact a reality and no longer a holiday but it is your life.

As the saying goes “no man is an island” but for many thousands of people each year that are living their dreams and taking the plunge to travel around the world it can sometimes feel like it.  What you wear, your accent, your timing and your mannerism are all things that can set you apart from the locals making it very difficult to immerse yourself into a whole new country.  But will a little bit of research and some strategic adjustments you can very easily find yourself blending in, rubbing shoulders with the locals and truly become a piece of the country you are exploring.

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Sometimes it’s all about the client. You have to do many things to keep clients happy and focused on your business or product, and one of those is entertainment. If you have a long-term client and they are responsible for giving you great amounts of valuable business, then you will most probably find yourself entertaining them every now and then, to make them happy to spend money on the products or services you sell. And that means meals and nights out. Whether you are taking them to a lunch in a special party bus in New Jersey or a dinner using a more traditional limo, transportation is a vital part of the process.Continue reading

Many of us struggle with snacking simply because it is so hard to avoid. If you walk past a lovely snack on your way around the home, there is usually a huge amount of willpower needed to avoid diving in. From biscuits to pizza slices (yes, they are a snack) there is too much out there to tempt you. Our aim with this post is to give you some simple alternatives to those heavy and unhealthy snacks. In fact, if you try these snacks, there is every chance you could actually lose weight rather than put it on.

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How to Dress for Office Happy Hour

Dress to drinks dressing the definitive guide

With so little time available we need to figure out how you can dress for work when there are drink plans ahead.  More importantly looking boring is no longer acceptable.

For those of us who have a penchant for fashion; getting ready for work can be emotionally draining.  You are coupled with lots of “what if” questions along with the quest of wearing something that is not labelled as “average”.  It is therefore not surprising that doing this five times a week can be a very tiresome exercise, often leading you to turn to your trusted tailored trousers and blazer with a few glitzy accessories to liven the look up ready for town.

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