5 Ways To Create The Most Romantic Proposal

Let’s face it – whether it’s the thrill of Thanksgiving, the magic of Christmas, or the romance of Valentine’s Day, or even a special anniversary or birthday coming up, it always seems to be proposal season these days. That’s pretty exciting, but, if you are looking to create a dream proposal that she will remember for the rest of your lives together, you’ll want a few tips that will help make dreams come true, right? So, we have put together the five elements we think will make up the perfect proposal when you are ready to pop the question. 

5 Elements to the Ideal Proposal

  1. Make it Personal and Thoughtful

Before you head off to look at the diverse collection of diamond engagement rings, you should sit down and start brainstorming ideas. Start by writing down a list of things that your partner really loves. It can be everything form travel locations and fashion designers to food, music, and style. You can then use that list as a starting block for ring and proposal inspiration.

  1. Create an Element of Surprise

A proposal that is too predictable just ruins the excitement of the moment. Besides, over 75% of women have reported that the surprise factor is one of the most important elements of a marriage proposal.

  1. Capture the Moment

You really won’t want either of you to forget the special moment, so be sure to plan to document the proposal, either by keeping a journal of notes and writing about the moment as soon as it happens, or even hiring a hidden photographer or videographer. No matter what you may think, the moment is going to pass in a flash and a blur, so having photos or some sort of memorable keepsake will help you anytime you want to look back on that special time.

  1. It’s All in the Details

Even the tiniest thing can make for the most memorable proposal. Try to really consider and write about your unique love story, and then start designing your proposal around it. You’ll be surprised just how inspirational the little things in your relationship can be when it comes to popping the question – even things like mementos and photos can be placed around the proposal area to set the scene. The point is to draw out the smallest of details about each other, whether it’s your partner’s favourite wine or including your beloved pet in the proposal, it can all play into one tear-jerking, heart-melting proposal.

  1. Make Space for Changes

Whenever you plan something special you should prepare for the worst – whether it’s rain, heavy traffic, or your partner arriving home from work late. Just prepare carefully and you will be ready.

Conclusion

There you have it – the five elements to creating your own romantic proposal. Before you start planning through, don’t forget to know which kind of ring you should present when you do pop the question. Take a look through her browser history, picture boards, and jewellery box to figure out what she loves and what will fit.

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Ways To Pick The Perfect Ring Without Knowing Her Size

So, you have finally found your “one?” That’s amazing! First, the good news: you know you plan on spending the rest of your life with. The bad news: you need to know her ring size! This is where the hard work starts – besides planning when and where to ask her to marry you, you need to find the perfect ring that will fit her.

Here are some sneaky ways to ensure you pick a ring that will fit:

1. Start with Her

If you want to be sneaky about figuring out her ring size, you’re going to need patience. So, start planning and leave enough time for the discovery process. Don’t start asking what type of rings she likes a few weeks before you start shopping, either. Think long term.

2. Make Casual Conversation

Wait for a jewellery commercial to come on, or wait until she is browsing online to ask her what type of jewellery she likes. Find out if she prefers white gold, silver, or gold.

3. Check Out Her Size While She Is Sleeping

If you want your proposal to be a surprise, and perhaps you are considering handmade engagement rings in Melbourne by Simon West Fine Jewellery, you can wait until she is asleep and wrap a piece of string or thin piece of paper around her finger. Keep in mind that you need to measure her left hand that she will wear the ring on. It does make a difference since the hand she uses to write with will be as much as half a size bigger.  If you already have a ring, try to avoid getting it sized any more or less than a size from what you need as it will compromise the stones, particularly if the ring has side stones. Instead, have the ring made slightly “off size” to be safe and to avoid the hassle of losing stones.

4. Fake a Purchase!

Take your lucky lady along on an outing to a jewellery store and pretend that you want to buy a ring for your sister/mother/niece, or any other relative as a special occasion gift. Ask her to try a few rings on and try to judge the sizes that way. An even better plan is call the jeweller before you go and let them in on your plan so that they can determine her ring size as she tries different rings on. This can help you reduce sizing errors significantly!

5. Borrow an Existing Ring

This one may not have occurred to you, but it works well. If you live with your future fiancé, take a look through her jewellery box and find a ring she doesn’t wear often but that you know fits her. Borrow it on the sly to get the correct size from the jeweller – just make sure she doesn’t suspect a thing!

That’s it – 5 possible ways to figure out the right ring size for the love of your life. What are you waiting for? It’s time to start getting your plan together!

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Top Advice for Those with a Beauty Injury: How to Make a Proper Claim for Compensation  

 

Although there are now many beauty treatments we can all benefit from, including such simple treatments as haircuts, waxing, facials, and so on, there is an alarming rise in the rate of injuries associated with such beauty treatments. The reason for this is simple: the beauty industry is still not properly regulated, and was, in fact, de-regulated a few years ago. This basically means that anyone with little training or skill can perform a beauty treatment, which may result in harm to the person receiving the treatment. If you have been a victim of a beauty treatment gone wrong, here’s what you should know about how to make a proper claim for compensation.

First, a look at some common beauty treatment injuries and complaints:

  • Damaged, brittle, or hair falling out
  • Burns from laser hair removal, waxing, or bleaching
  • Allergic responses or reactions to the improper use of or exposure to chemicals
  • Damage to the scalp due to the use of faulty equipment or hair products
  • Injuries or damage to the eye due to eyebrow or eyelash treatments, such as tattooing or dyeing
  • Injuries from tanning

There are other injuries related to beauty treatments, such as temporary or permanent scarring and even disfiguration, and, more often than not, beauty treatment injuries come with emotional and psychological effects as well.

A beauty injury is a personal injury

What you should know is that a beauty injury is classified as a personal injury, and, as such, you can be compensated for it. Most people assume that personal injuries are those associated with car accidents, falls and slips, and so on, but injuries due to beauty treatments fall under personal injury claims as well. For instance, if you went through a beauty treatment such as hair dyeing and were not given a patch test prior to the procedure, you may be able to claim compensation due to the technician’s or beautician’s negligence. Another misconception with beauty injury claims is that they are only about money or financial gains or returns. Some beauty treatment injuries can have very debilitating effects, and for these, the only way to move on and get funding for long-term treatment is to make a claim for compensation. Some individuals who suffer from permanent disfigurement or scarring have every right to claim compensation if it affects their quality of life.

Making a claim

If you would like to make a claim for a beauty injury, you have three years from your awareness of the injury to do so. To make a claim, you need proof, such as photographs, and you need other details such as the name of the salon or centre, the address, medical records, receipts, and other important evidence related to the injury.

 

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How to have the Best Bath Experience Ever

 

Who doesn’t want to luxuriate for hours in a freestanding bath, with their favourite book in their hands whilst listening to soothing music, with a glass of wine nearby? Spending time in the bath is something that many of us look forward to at the end of a long and taxing day, and you might as well pamper yourself as much as you can when you have time for it. But how can you make sure that you have the best bath experience ever? Here are some top tips to remember.

Set the mood

The mood and ambience of your bathroom makes all the difference if you really want to have the best bath experience ever. First things first: set the lighting. No overhead lights, if you please. Not only will overhead lighting make you feel sharp and alert (which is not the point if you want to take a relaxing bath), it also tends to highlight less-than-pleasant aspects such as your toothbrush holders, that mass of towels in the corner, and so on.  If you don’t have spotlights or corner lights in your bathroom, you can always just keep the overhead light off and light a few candles instead.

Music is another great way to set the mood for a relaxing bath. Choose some soothing music – the classical kind works best, although some ‘natural’ sounds such as jungle or ocean sounds work well, too. Don’t forget the accoutrements as well – whether you like a glass of wine or two with your bath or are fond of reading a magazine or book.

The little things matter

For a truly relaxing bath, why not add some Epsom salts to the bath water, or some aromatherapy essential oils? The Epsom salts can make your limbs soften like jelly, whilst the scent of the aromatherapy oils can help you feel less anxious and more relaxed. Lavender is a great essential oil, and a few drops in your bath can help you sleep better. Coconut oil is great for moisturising the skin, and it smells wonderful, too.

The after-bath ritual

You know what can make your bath experience a truly unforgettable one? Aside from having your bath in a beautiful freestanding bath, there’s one trick that not many people know about, although it’s been proven effective time and time again. After relaxing in your bath, you’re understandably sleepy and in a dozy mood. But you’ve probably sweated a lot in your bath, especially if the water is hot. This is where an after-bath shower is highly-recommended. Don’t worry, it won’t make you feel less sleepy – in fact, it contributes to an even better sleep. So after your bath, go under the shower and rinse off the oil from your body and shampoo your hair – this will help make you feel clean, refreshed, and even more relaxed.

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Where To Hire Bikini Models

 

 

How They Could Help You to Boost Your Business

You may not have thought of hiring some bikini models before, but they can turn a good shoot or event into a great one.

It can be tough to find the perfect face for your brand. Whether you’re trying to drum up fresh interest in your business, want to shoot a few photographs for an ad campaign or are throwing a launch party for your latest product, it’s important to create the right image. So why not hire some stunning bikini models to help you out a little? There’s no better way to promote or advertise than with the help of a gorgeous woman, and there are so many experienced bikini models out there who would love to be part of your campaign.

Photo shoots

If you’re planning a big photo shoot, then you should definitely hire some hot bikini models. Whether you’re going to be shooting at the beach or in a studio, an experienced model will be familiar with the process and will be able to offer you some advice on what works and what doesn’t. Remember, these girls know what looking good is all about! A great model will also be open minded and able to take direction professionally too. So no matter your level of experience with photo shoots or the direction yours ends up taking, you can be sure that your model will help it to all go smoothly.

Events

Bikini models aren’t just great in front of the camera though. They’re also great for special occasions such as product launches and company events too. Perhaps you’re going to throw a beach party to celebrate your latest swimwear designs? Or maybe you’re going to have a business bash on a yacht to appeal to the luxury market? Whatever you’ve got planned, some professional models will take your event to the next level. They’ll interact with your guests, get the attention of everyone who’s in attendance and most importantly, help you to build the right kind of image for your brand.

Where to hire them

There are lots of bikini babes available for VIP image model jobs, but it’s important that you only hire the best. Always make sure that you hire your models from a top agency like Capital Image Models. If you hire a girl who’s come from a respected agency, you’re not only getting her services. No, as well as her skills and experience, you’re getting the agency’s too. Their team will have valuable contacts in the modelling industry, and you’ll be able to take advantage of that. So why hire any bikini model when you can be sure that you’ll have the best girl in the business for your job?

Book your bikini models today

Bikini models will attract lots of attention, and for all the right reasons too. Sexy, confident and with modelling skills that rival the biggest catwalk stars in the world, they’re the perfect face for your brand. Whether they’re going to dazzle the cameras on a glitzy photo shoot or wow the guests at your business function, you’ll be glad that you took the time to secure their services. So why not start planning great things for your company and call an exclusive modelling agency today?

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How Can Your Business Benefit from Co-Branded Prepaid Cards?

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Nowadays consumers purchase goods and services with the help of a myriad of payment methods that are available. These different payment methods include a range of debit cards, credit cards, checks, cash, bank drafts, money orders, and prepaid cards. Naturally the question arises, what are prepaid cards and how can your business benefit

What Are Prepaid Cards?

Prepaid Visa cards are unlike traditional credit or debit cards as there is no money lending applicable here. A prepaid card is simply a means of using the money that you have deposited within your account via cash, debit or credit card without overspending your account finances.

What Is Co-Branding?

Many companies offer co-branded prepaid cards to their customers and employees via a co-branded prepaid card program. A prepaid card that has been co-branded contains at least two logos or brands on it. The first logo is your company’s logo and the second is a logo of the card program provider.

Therefore, you can look at the co-branded prepaid card program as a partnership between the enterprise, the card program provider and sometimes, even the bank where the account has been registered. The card can have as many logos as the number of brands that have combined together to produce the card.

How Co-Branded Cards Can Benefit Business?

A co-branded prepaid card can bring a number of benefits to your commercial enterprise here are some of the most common advantages:

• Co-branded prepaid cards can provide you with a prepaid card program that is in collaboration with MasterCard or Visa this makes the card acceptable all over the globe.
• As both MasterCard and Visa are widely available worldwide, you can be sure that the prepaid card will be accepted no matter where it is used.
• Making payments with prepaid cards is a safe way of making transactions and can easily be used by your customers and employees at any store worldwide.
• Prepaid cards are a much safer means of making purchases and thus, will be used by more of your customers, increasing profits for your store as well.
• Your employees will be able to make use of their wages in an easier and much more convenient manner with the help of the prepaid card program.

If you want to bring additional growth success and publicity to your business, opting for a co-branded prepaid card has a number of benefits. One of the ways to achieve this is by offering a co-branded card to your customers, printed with your logo for additional marketing.

Please visit www.transact24.com to find out more about Co-Branded Prepaid Cards.

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Winter Fashion and Beauty Trends

Despite our natural instinct to hibernate, once you get over the biting cold and long, dark nights there’s actually something pretty romantic about winter, and fashion and beauty trends to go with it. Here are our ten top ideas to keep you looking great until spring:

  1. Wavy hairstyles: during winter you need a hairstyle that gives movement to your locks and adds a bit of fun to your darker winter looks. Wavy hairstyles are the way to go, especially if you love covering your head with woolly hats! Think casual and elegant wavy hairstyles, long and short, perfect for those misty days when your hair fights against all the straighteners in the world.
  2. Knitwear: as the common refrain goes ‘Knitwear? More like fitwear.’ Everyone looks good in a bit of knit. This endlessly flattering choice is perfect for cold, blustery days.
  3. Woolly socks: and if we’re on the subject of woollies let’s not forget the simple joy in a luxurious pair of warm socks. Use interesting colours to brighten up your look and wear them pulled up above your boots.
  4. Leather boots: yep, of course, winter requires some sturdy, but beautiful footwear and this season it’s all about leather. Look for buckles and other detailing to get a pair that suits your look.
  5. Belts over coats: this is a recurring trend and one particularly big this year. Use a wide belt worn high around the waist to give you that classic hour-glass figure.
  6. Half-gloves: hands get chilly too so make sure to wrap up warm with a good pair of gloves this season. The trend at the moment is for those which cover up to your knuckles, but leave fingers free for using phones and holding hands.
  7. Thigh length coats: if nothing else, make sure to get a good coat this winter. It’s the one piece that will be most influential to your look. Coats that reach to mid-thigh are particularly on-trend.
  8. Temporary tattoos: usually winter is about covering up, but there will be times when you find somewhere warm and can finally remove all those layers. Why not surprise everyone when you do so with a cute temporary tattoo. There are lots of great options now designed by illustrators and fashionistas that can update your look in minutes.
  9. Braids: if you’re not one for wavy hairstyles and prefer to keep your hair away from your face, long hair can be kept off during winter with braids. Simple, beautiful and leaving you more time for laying on all those extra clothes.
  10. Treat yourself: Winter can be tough with lots of frosty weather and long, dark evenings. The greatest fashion accessory is a cheery attitude so if you need a little TLC during these months don’t hesitate to pamper yourself at a good beauty salon.

Stay warm, stay happy and look great this winter. Follow our tips and there’ll be no need to hibernate for the rest of the season!

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How to Save Money on Your Business Broadband

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With the digital world that we live in today, the internet is a so it is important that the internet is a significant factor in a business. We need to ensure that what we get is fast enough and that we are getting the best deals. Here is how to make sure you are getting the most out of your business broadband.

  1. Get the best deals available.

There are different broadband packages to cater for the varied needs of different businesses. Most businesses end up staying with the broadband provider that they originally signed up with. This is because they feel like it is too much of a hustle to change to a different one. However, it is worth looking at what other packages out there to ensure that you are not paying too much for something that you probably do not need.

It is always advisable to go to the provider that you already have and bargaining. Politely explaining that you have been a customer for a while and you feel like have not been getting the full extent of their performance.

  1. Check your broadband speeds.

One of the most frustrating things is slow broadband. Make sure that you are getting the right speeds and satisfactory service. There is a lot of online comparison tool checkers so have a look at them. These can tell you is the speeds that you require for your business are achievable in your location. They could be much slower than you expect. You could be paying more for very low.

But how fast are the internet speeds that your business really needs? Broadband with lower Mbps is usually cheaper than faster ones.

If your business is located in a local loop unbundled (LLU) operators area, you should be able to shift to a service that is faster.

  1. Look out for hidden costs

A lot of business broadband packages will give you very good introductory offers just to draw you into using their services. Stay away from low broadband download limits. A lot of internet service providers do not have caps on how much you can download. In cases where there is a limit, usually 1-40 GB monthly usage, the additional costs are high. Get a package that offers unlimited downloads.

Read through the terms and conditions thoroughly to ensure that you are not signing up to a package that you will not want to pay for in 6 or 12 months.

  1. Ask your friends.

Ask your friends and neighbours which internet service provider they are using what kind of service they are getting. Get to know their opinions and which ISP they think is the best. If they can recommend one, even better. Word of mouth recommendation is a lot better as it comes from someone with some sort of experience.

  1. Consider bundle options.

Look out for companies that offer cheaper deals. It makes sense to put together your services you require in a broadband in one provider as it saves you money. Despite this, it is not easy to compare prices when it comes to bundle options and you need to be aware of connection costs and introductory discounts.

  1. Broadband deals.

Despite the fact that the opening monthly bargains may be attractive, you need to calculate what the real monthly cost of the broadband package you are being offered is. Consider all the costs that are involved. Is the modem free or are you paying for it? Are there connection costs? Delivery costs? And probe the freebies you are given. Sum up everything and divide by the months you are planning your contract to be for and them you will know your actual monthly cost.

  1. Contract length

The longer the length of your contract with your service provider the cheaper your broadband bill will be. If you are okay with signing a 2 or 3-year contract then you are likely to get a good monthly price from your device provider.

  1. Connection type

Look at the different connection types and see if it is available in your area. The most popular types in the UK are Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL), cable, and wireless. Inquire with your eventual provider to see if one or all of these are obtainable in your area.

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Treat The Special Lady In Your Life To Some Quirky And Cute Cat Jewellery

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If you are finding it increasingly hard to find interesting and unique gifts to buy that special woman in your life, it may be time to think outside of the box.  However, rather than straying too far from what is considered normal gifts for women, you should take a look at some of the fun items you can get from the cat-centred online store Catify.co.

To give you a bit of a head start, we have gathered together some of our favourite pieces of jewellery and hair accessories below.

Cute And Colourful Cat Earrings

Whether you are looking for something a little subtle or flamboyantly quirky, they have something suit all tastes.  For the more reserved girl, you could consider purchasing the Rhinestone Cat earrings, which from a distance away will not look anything other than spectacular.  It is only up close that the truly unique cat-shaped design will become apparent.  However, if you know they love to dress to make a scene, you could opt for the very vibrant Colourful Cat earrings that are anything but subtle and reserved, but still remain very stylish and would not look out of place paired with a nice evening dress.

Pur-fect Rings For That Pur-fect Girlfriend Or Wife

Excuse the really bad puns there but if your significant other likes to show of her pretty digits, why not help her highlight them while highlighting her love of the nation’s favourite four legged animal.  For the bashful, there is the rather simple but elegant Silver Plated Cat Ear ring, but for the more daring there is the Vintage Style Cat Figure ring that resembles a cat wrapping its body snugly around your finger.

Cute Hairbands and Hair-clips

Does the lady in your life take pride in her hair and how she styles it?  Does she use hair-clips or hairbands often?  You could capitalise on that and invest in a cute accessory for her hair that shows her devotion to our feline friends.  For the fun and unashamed, there is of course the Cat Ear hairband that is pretty much as self-explanatory as you imagine it must be.  It is probably going to be something they were to less formal and serious occasions, but it may provoke and promote a lot of laughter and who can every have too many laughs these days?

Although they may seem a little more childish, we also wanted to draw your attention to the extremely cute so-called “Super Cute Cat Hair clips” that attach to either side of her hair and make her look as if she has cut little cat ears.  Again, while this may be something reserved more for dress-up and casual occasions, not everything in life has to be dull and serious does it?

The above is just a glimpse of what is available from Catify, and therefore if none of the suggestions above seem to fit the lady in your life, we recommend you check out some of their other great products.

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Three Digital Entertainment Trends to Look Out for in 2017

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The world of digital media doesn’t seem to be slowing any time soon and as the number of UK households with access to the internet reaches almost 90% and three in four UK adults own a smart phone, there is little area of our lives that isn’t being affected by the move to all things digital.

From the way we order our Friday night take away to the way we transfer money – digital has well and truly become an everyday part of the average Briton’s life and it is only predicted to continue growing. 2016 saw the launch of the UK’s first Digital Entertainment Festival – running alongside the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe – further highlighting just how much is influenced by the digital sphere.

As with the years before, 2016 has been another year for digital firsts and as we look forward into 2017 the way we consume our entertainment is about to undertake it’s biggest make-over yet.

Goodbye to TV Packages

2016 was the first year that some of the world’s most popular television series were never actually shown on television – but rather through apps, the internet or the ever-popular smart TVs. So many people are switching to the internet to catch their favourite shows that for the first time in it’s history the BBC made the controversial decision to charge a TV license for on demand and catch up television.

Many of the UK’s entertainment providers have been quick to jump on the digital bandwagon, launching apps and “red button” style on-demand services – however with some of the biggest names in entertainment streaming launching their own television shows, experts impatiently anticipate what British television providers will pull out the bag in 2017.

The Reduction of Highstreet Booking Shops

2016 saw the merger of two of the biggest high street bookies – which is predicted to close almost 400 booking shops up and down the country. Figures have shown that an increasing amount of revenue comes from online gambling, whilst the revenue from physical betting shops is decreasing year on year.

As the world of gambling follows the rest of the entertainment industry into the digital sphere, 2017 is thought to bring even more options to the market – and with so many attractive sign up bonuses to chose from, we can only guess that revenue from online gambling will continue to increase throughout 2017 and beyond – if you find yourself stuck sifting through the many sites, offers and bonuses www.allgamblingsites.com offers a useful guide.

Wish you Were Here

Live streaming has been available to smartphone users for a couple of years now, however as seen in 2016 the practice is becoming increasingly popular and is now available across a number of our social media platforms. Gone are the days of sharing photos of our holiday or favourite concert through various social media pages – now with live streaming we can share our experiences with loved ones, live as it happens.

In addition to the launch of live streaming across multiple platforms, 2017 is predicted to be the year VR (virtual reality) becomes part of our everyday entertainment – with smartphone users soon being able to upload their own 360 degree photos – potentially changing the way we consume entertainment for the foreseeable future.

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