Monthly Archives: September 2015

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Autumn Woolies!

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Summer is officially over and it is now time for us to start getting ready for the chilly wet weather that is coming our way. Although this year we had a disappointing summer, we can still all admit that we did see a few days of the beautiful sun and if you live in the south you definitely got a lot more sun than the rest of us. Although the sun has finally gone away and those dark gloomy clouds are back, so it is now time for us all to pack away all of our summer gear for another year and break out all of our autumn/winter gear!

With the arrival of autumn it is finally time we all start shopping for our big winter woollies and cosy jackets and boots. I must admit that I hate shopping for my autumn/winter clothing in the summer because I like to keep the hope alive for the summer to be long lasting and beautifully hot (even though it never is). But now it is time we all give up hope and figure out what the newest trends are for the autumn of 2015.

Although I hate shopping for my winter wardrobe I must admit that I do love shopping for big, cosy, fluffy, woolly jumpers! When the sun disappears the only thing that keeps me happy are my woolly jumpers. They are my most favourite piece of clothing to wear and the only reason why I look forward to autumn/winter.

There are so many great things that I love about knitwear and jumpers but I cannot ramble on about them all (I would if I could) so I’ll just narrow it down to a few key points.

They are oh so cosy! – The thought of the warmth and cosiness of my woolly jumper’s make my autumn/winter days complete! As soon as I roll myself out of bed at 7am, the only thing that is getting me to work is the thought that I will be wearing one of my beautifully soft and warm pieces of knitwear.

Fashionable forever! – Another great thing about knitwear and jumpers in particular is that if they are in good condition they will last you a lifetime! The fashion rule of woolly jumpers and knitwear is very simple really, as long as they are big and cosy then there is no need to throw them out!

Christmas jumpers!!! – I know some of you out there might think I have completely lost it to factor Christmas jumpers as a key point to why jumpers and knitwear are so amazing but just let me explain myself. The reason why Christmas jumpers are my great and final point is because I love them! Christmas jumpers are just so uplifting and make everyone happy during all the cold winter days that December brings, which is why I think they are so great. As soon as December comes, I get out every single Christmas jumper I own ready for my own personal countdown to Christmas.

However, shopping for great and fashionable knitwear can be deemed as a daunting task for many people out there so I thought I would put my talents to some use and picked out a few great knitwear pieces that I found from an amazing online retailer called La Vida Boutique.

   

Out of all three pieces I must say the Derphy Gonzague Oriental Floral Print Jumper has got to be my favourite as there is so much subtle chic involved with this jumper that will carry you through many autumn and winter seasons. Also if you are looking for something a bit more bright for all those dull cold days that are heading our way then this beautiful jumper is the perfect pick me up for you!

La Vida’s Derphy range holds some great pieces of knitwear, which is clear by their jumper I just mentioned but also their Black Derphy Incantation Jacket which acts as a sort of coatigan which are highly in fashion this year! Although if you are looking for something a bit less edgy then La Vida’s Knitted Ribbed Waterfall Cardigan in such a beautiful shade of green will add the perfect amount of colour to any outfit you wear this winter!

You can find all of these great pieces and more on their website: http://lavidaboutique.co.uk/collections/knitwear.


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How E-Cigarettes Work

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Popularity for e-cigarettes is higher than it has ever been before with there now being 2.6 million people in the UK using these alternatives to traditional tobacco filled cigarettes. E-cigarettes were regulated in 2013 in the UK and ever since the vapour craze has just been becoming more and more popular.

E-cigarettes, also known as electronic cigarettes, smokeless cigarettes or e-cigs, are an alternative method that people use to consume nicotine without needing tobacco. Manufacturers of these vaping systems often design them so that they look just like a normal cigarette but without the tobacco and an LED light at the end so that users can receive the same experience as they would have if they smoked a usual cigarette.

E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that convert liquid nicotine into vapour that users of the gadget can inhale, in the same way they would a traditional cigarette. There is no need for lighters, ash pots or horrible smoky smells with an e-cigarette, and that is only few of the great perks that come along with them. E-cigarettes do not contain all of the harmful chemicals associated with smoking traditional cigarettes, such as carbon monoxide and tar that come from burning the tobacco.

The make-up of an e-cigarette is very simple. There is a LED light on one end of the e-cig that lights up when it is in use and on the other end is a mouthpiece that collects and delivers the vapour. Beneath the mouthpiece there is a little cartridge that holds the liquid and when this is inserted into the e-cig, the cartridge filler connects with the atomizer’s bridge. From this contact that is being made the juice/liquid inside the e-cig is absorbed through the atomizer bridge into the atomizer’s steel mesh reservoir where it sits waiting for the user to inhale. Once the user starts inhaling a pulling action occurs causing the liquid from the atomizer’s reservoir which gets placed into the ceramic atomizer pot. This liquid is then absorbed by the aromatic polyimide wick and the coil within the device starts heating the liquid up until it becomes a vapour ready for users to inhale.

However some e-cigarettes work without the inhalation method and instead have a switch on the side of their device which they would press to activate the atomizer to vaporize the liquid which would already be in the ceramic pot.

The great thing that people love about e-cigarettes is that it gives you the same experience as you would receive with smoking a traditional cigarette but without the exposure to harmful illnesses that come along with smoking tobacco. Also you get a small hit of nicotine to feed your craving without becoming more addicted to smoking therefore you are able to bring yourself down from being so addicted to those tobacco filled killers in small intervals so your body will not go through as much of a shock as it would if you used other nicotine replacers such as gums or patches.

If you would like to purchase an e-cigarette, take a look at Grey Haze who sell very good value, good quality e-cigarettes.

 

Story contributed by CamRoc


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Jeans That You Can Run a Mile in!

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Jeans for men are a hard topic. No man out there will agree that their denim jeans are the most comfortable piece of clothing that they own or their most favourite. With so many different types, colours and styles of jeans available to men now it is hard for them to choose a style of jean that they know will suit them and feel comfortable.

Jeans are a must have addition to every wardrobe. They are an item of clothing that everyone should own for many reasons, such as because they match with most outfits, they never go out of fashion but also because when you find that perfect pair that fit well and feel even better you know you’ve got a winner!

Not all jeans are as uncomfortable and frustrating as many men feel as it is all about finding the right cut to suit you and the best size to fit you. Think of it like this, picking your jeans should have the same amount of care and effort put into it as picking the right wax or polish that you will clean your car with.

With jeans becoming more and more popular in fashion many men out there are changing their minds and will even wear them on a regular basis. So, to all you men out there who are still walking round in your baggy jogging bottoms and trainers, it is time for you to keep your joggers in your gym bag and find a pair of jeans that you know you will feel just as comfortable in. Trust me when I say this, once your find the perfect pair of jeans heads will not stop turning.

To ensure that we are showing you the best selection of comfortable jeans we went to an online Australian retailer called The Selectiv. When browsing through the vast amount of comfortable jeans that The Selectiv have to offer we found a few great pieces that are of a distinct style that scare men across the globe – that’s right, I am talking about skinny jeans

In all my days researching for the best and most comfortable jeans on the market, I must admit that The Selectiv really do have some great competitors. Their range of skinny and cuffed jeans have got to be the most mind boggling jeans I have ever seen as they look like they invented chaffing however they are the complete opposite!

 
These jeans truly hold the best elements about jeans that people love – style and comfort! Other than looking and feeling amazing, an even better thing about these jeans is that they can be worn at every point of the day. Whether you are going for a casual outing to the pub or on a night out to a club you can be sure that these jeans will fit any occasion. So you can finally throw out those over worn, out of shape jeans your mum bought you 5 years ago and upgrade your denim!


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5 Ways How Singapore Business Owners Can Capitalize on the Micro Loan

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5 Ways How Singapore Business Owners Can Capitalize on the Micro Loan

The micro loan program initiated by Spring Singapore allows eligible Singapore companies to obtain a loan of up to S$100,000 to help with the following:

Daily operations

Working capital usage

Expansion plans and to increase productivity and profitability of the business.

This program will benefit your company with features such as a no lock-in period, low processing fees and reasonable tenure which gives startup businesses and/or SMEs a good kick start!

If ever your business is planning to apply for a micro loan, or you have already acquired a micro loan and you do not know how to use it to achieve optimum benefits, here are five key ways how you can and should capitalize on the micro loan to maximize the profitability of your business and customer satisfaction.


1. Hiring higher skilled workers and employees

A business owner may experience challenges such as lacking adequate funds to hire workers and employees with the right skills sets. With a micro loan, one may hire more qualified employees and thus, spend lesser time to train them. One may also be able to send them to courses conducted by qualified consultants instead of doing in house training. This will help to lighten the workload of the business owner and help employees to maximize their full potential.


2. Purchasing inventories or equipment

Different business organizations require different supplies depending on their nature. For instance, if you are in a processing or manufacturing business, you will definitely need adequate stock of raw materials for your business to remain operational.

Due to technological advancements, many businesses are also now turning to automation or using technology to streamline processes. With a micro loan, one can improve business operations and minimize time wastage. This also allows a business to stay ahead of competition.

3. Expanding your business

Business owners in Singapore can use the micro loan to expand their business and increase their profit margin. Instead of spending a large amount of time waiting for your trade debtors to pay you back, you can tap on the micro loan to bridge your cash flow gap and expand your business from there. Purchasing more machinery, fixtures and increasing your marketing budget can be one of those aspects you can look at with the micro loan.


4. Covering business expenses during lull period

Every business has its ups and downs and this makes it challenging for business owners to sustain their businesses during the slower months. This is a common issue in all types of businesses and the micro loan can be tapped on to help you sustain your business during such periods. A micro loan can serve as a working capital loan, covering business expenses that cannot be postponed such as electricity bills, rental and other expenses involving day-to-day running of the business. 


5. Funding extra
costs incurred during the busy season

You may require more funds to cover extra costs incurred during the busy seasons. Many business owners in Singapore have challenges paying for extra costs especially when customers are not paying promptly despite given a credit term. A micro loan can be an effective source of additional funds to cover extra expenses and purchases during peak seasons. By doing so, you can take advantage of a market opportunities.


It is evident that business owners in Singapore can benefit greatly from micro loans and grow their businesses. With no locked in period, it is highly beneficial to business owners during repayment without extra penalty charges. More importantly, business owners should note that micro loans cannot be used to finance long-term investments such as buying real estate since they have a short paying duration. Generally, a micro loan ia a reliable source of finance for business owners in Singapore who want to grow the profitability of their businesses.

Capitalize is a corporate loans specialist firm that helps Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and individuals to seek, source and obtain capital from across our established network of up to 30 banks, financial institutions, funding houses and alternative platforms. We are always committed to provide our clients with the most suitable loans according to their needs, from the lowest interest rates possible and at the quantum they require.

 


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How to Buy Boots?

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A pair of right boots can be just the thing to complete your wardrobe in winter. How to choose a perfect one will be a big problem when there are so many styles. Here are some instructions will help.

 

  1. Knowing clearly about your purpose. You need to make up your mind on why you want a pair of boots, for daily basis or for hot date. That decision helps save a lot and avoids the situation that you purchase any unnecessary or expensive boots. If you’d like to wear a pair of boots in daily life, you may consider whether the boots are comfy, like whether it gets supple leather, solid soles and a firmly attached heal. While a pair of fashionable and sophisticated boots will be proper when you are about to wear them on a date. Dress up the right boots and complement your outfit makes you good looking.

 

  1. Preparing to try on lots of boots. You can know accurately your style after trying on kinds of boots, flat, high heel or knee high, lace up or buckle up. Some boots are not so pretty at first sight, but you would never know their potential beauty unless you put them on. Give them a chance before you give up.

 

  1. Taking a walk. If you want to know whether the boots are fit for you, wearing the boots and walking for several circles in the store. It gives you specific feelings of your foot in new boots. Any part of your foot that feels cramped at the first time will be aching after you’ve had the boots on for an hour or so. So take you time and enjoy shopping, don’t be hurry.

 

  1. Seeing the full effect. To save the uncertainty, you may view the boots with your outfits you want to dress up. That’s the time you decide whether the color or style complements your clothing. Seeing your outfit in a mirror, or asking your friends’ opinions, they will give you a good idea for reference.

 

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Fun Bike Safety For Kids and Moms

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Kids should take advantage of the warmer months to be active outdoors. Riding tricycles and bikes is as much a part of summer as ice cream and running through the sprinkler. It’s our responsibility as parents to protect our children from unnecessary injury.

Biking is a fun sport and family activity but it can be risky without a safety helmet, particularly for children under three years of age. Babies are born with soft skulls to facilitate the birth process and allow their brains to grow, but this means their heads are especially susceptible to harm. The “soft spot” usually disappears around 2 years of age but children can still sustain a head injury even from a relatively minor fall if they are not wearing a proper safety helmet. I encourage parents to keep this in mind: if you dropped a ripe melon on concrete from 2 feet off the ground, what would happen? Of course, the melon would break open and the risk to children is equally great if they are not wearing a helmet. In Australia, helmet use is mandatory for all ages including children riding a tricycle or children in a bike carrier or “Chariot” pulled by a bike.

Please make sure your child’s bike and safety helmet are the right size. A child must be able to straddle the bike with both feet on the ground. The fit of the safety helmet is incredibly important. Parents often complain it’s difficult to find helmets for kids 3 years of age and under and it’s true because big box stores often do not sell the small sizes but specialty bike stores generally carry a good selection of toddler helmets. When choosing a helmet, your child should try on several helmets carefully. Level the helmet over your child’s forehead and adjust the chinstrap to fit snugly and comfortably. It should protect the forehead without slipping forward or backward and it should not move unless the scalp moves. A trained salesperson will help you ensure the fit is right. Today, there are several manufacturers producing helmets that are adjustable in size, enabling it to grow with your child and still provide a comfortable and proper fit.

Insist your child always wears a helmet when riding and that he or she buckles it up. It goes without saying that parents must set an example by always wearing their helmets when cycling as well. Remember, a helmet only works when you wear it!

Karyn Climans
Creator of Tail Wags Helmet Covers

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