The incessant ramblings of a twenty something year old

Month: July 2016

Having A Panic About Your Wedding? Relax! What To Do To Get You Back On Track

Having A Panic About Your Wedding? Relax! What To Do To Get You Back On Track

*This post may contain affiliate links* Wedding planning can be an overwhelming process. On the one hand, you can think you’re in control, and then the budget escapes you and the costs begin to rise. Or you start to forget about the little details and […]

Make Your Bride’s Day With These Thoughtful Ideas

Make Your Bride’s Day With These Thoughtful Ideas

*This post may contain affiliate links* Your wedding day is one of the most significant events that will ever happen to you. It’s the day where you marry the love of your life and promise to be together always. It’s also a chance to spend […]

Turn Back The Clock In 5 Easy Steps

Turn Back The Clock In 5 Easy Steps

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We all want to retain our youthful looks and beauty. But, unfortunately, Old Father Time has some other plans for us! It is impossible to halt the aging process, but thankfully there are a few different things we can do to make it seem like we’ve turned back time. If you have been looking for a way to slow down wrinkles, read on! Here are five easy steps to help you turn back the clock!

Use Anti-Aging Creams

Ok, so not all aging creams are made equally. Many of the cheaper creams don’t really fulfill and of their promises and won’t have much effect on your skin. To get a good anti-aging cream, you need to pay good money. But it is totally worth it! A really good cream can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and age lines. And these are two of the biggest telltale signs of old skin! For best results, apply your anti-aging cream once a day.

Use Sunblock

The sun can be very harmful to our skin. Too much time in the sun without any sun block can cause sunburn. And this can, in turn, result in skin cancer. But the sun’s harmful rays can also have some other undesirable effects. It is super important to keep topped up with sunblock whenever you are out in the sun. Otherwise, you will be increasing your chances of getting wrinkled and sagging skin!

Get Your Sleep

Our skin needs its rest just as much as we do! If you aren’t getting enough sleep, you will find that you wake up with bags and dark circles under the eyes. And if the poor quality sleep continues, the skin will start to sag and lose its suppleness. So for fresh skin every day, be sure to get enough shut-eye each night!

Cut Down On Bad Habits

Smoking and drinking alcohol can prematurely age your skin. Smoking is particularly bad as all the toxins from cigarettes can travel around your body. They are very harmful to your skin. And if you regularly drink a lot of alcohol, you will find that your skin begins to prematurely wrinkle and sag. For perfect skin, cut down on these bad habits. It’s not only your skin that will be benefiting; your overall health will as well.

Cosmetic Treatments

There is of, course, one way you can quickly get rid of any wrinkles, age lines, and dark skin patches. Just treat yourself to some cosmetic treatments! You can go under the knife for surgery or choose a non-invasive treatment. You should think about your desired effects and budget when it comes to deciding which procedure is best for you. If you need more information, book an appointment with your local dermatologist. Alternatively, take a look online at sites like Aesthetic Dermatology.

So, if you never want to complain about old and aging skin again, follow these five excellent steps. They will help your skin feel super smooth and get its amazing healthy glow back. You might even end up looking younger than your years!


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Definitely Cannot Do This

Definitely Cannot Do This

I was so sure I could do the 28 Day Fat Shredder programme from Darin Classen Fitness. Convinced. I knew it wouldn’t be easy, but I definitely thought I could do it.The exercise was easy for me. I managed to make it work. The nutrition […]

The Three Steps That Can Ensure A Great Family Roadtrip

The Three Steps That Can Ensure A Great Family Roadtrip

*This post may contain affiliate links* The road trip can be one of the most exhilarating and entertaining holidays for the family. Not only are you getting out of your daily lives to see some new (hopefully amazing) locations. You’re also exploring as you do […]

Thinking of Becoming a Pet Owner? Here Are Some of the Hidden Costs to Pet Ownership

Thinking of Becoming a Pet Owner? Here Are Some of the Hidden Costs to Pet Ownership

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ing a pet is wonderful and can be most rewarding. It is important to bear in mind the costs of having a pet, though. As wonderful as a pet is, you don’t want to end up not being able to afford it. Then you might resent your pet for costing you so much. So if you are thinking of getting one, you need to be realistic. It is a good idea to be aware of all of the costs of a pet, before hand. Then you can make an informed decision about getting a pet. Some pets do cost more than others too. So the costs involved might help your decision on the type of pet that you get.

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First of all, you need to think about getting the pet home. If it is a smaller pet like a hamster or guinea pig, the chances are you will have a box that will fit. If you are getting a pet like a cat or a dog, you will have to get a carrier. If your dog isn’t a puppy, then you will just need room in the car. So that is something to consider. Do you even have a large enough space in the car? If you don’t, you will need to look into other options.

Once you have your pet home, there are certain checks and vaccinations that they will need to have. All of this does cost money. So one of the first things to do would be to get pet insurance. This can be only a few dollars a month, but it can all add up. Can you afford insurance for your pet? There are the ongoing health expenses of getting a pet too. This can be quite a large amount, the older your pet is. So again, something to consider. Some pets will incur large vet bills than others. A dog or cat are going to have higher bills than a hamster, lizard or some tropical fish for example. So think about the amount that you might have to spend. It could alter the type of animal that you choose.

When at home, you will want to make your pet comfortable and relaxed. So things like toys, scratch posts, and comfy beds are a must. These things can be relatively inexpensive, but they do wear out over time. Could you consider making a kennel yourself, for example? Something like a tropical fish tank can cost a lot of money up front. They tend to last for a while, though. There are ups and downs to each type of pet and the costs that they incur.

One of the other costs of a pet can be your lifestyle. If you are a couple or a family that like to travel abroad a lot, would you be taking your pet with you? If you are, there are costs involved. Even if you choose not to, there are costs involved. You would need them to go to a sitter, or have someone come in each day to check on them. All involving costs and organization.

Don’t be put off getting a pet by this, as they are such fun to have. Just make sure that you are prepared for all that having a pet involves.

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How To Make Sure Illness Doesn’t Ruin Your Holiday

How To Make Sure Illness Doesn’t Ruin Your Holiday

*This post may contain affiliate links* Holidays are lovely, aren’t they? A little bit of time away to appreciate another part of the world, see how things are done in another place. Those of us who have the travel bug will often lose hours just […]

Summer Or Winter Holidays? Why Not Have Both?

Summer Or Winter Holidays? Why Not Have Both?

*this post may contain affiliate links* Many of us are about to pack a suitcase and fly off somewhere wonderful for a summer holiday. You may have been saving up for months for something really special. Perhaps you’re going with friends, or a loved one. […]

How To Cope When Your Dog Destroys Your Home

How To Cope When Your Dog Destroys Your Home

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Just about every dog owner has a tale of heartbreaking loss. That moment when you open the door and see those beautiful shoes that cost you a fortune chewed to shreds. The vase you inherited from your beloved Gran is in pieces on the floor. Or your leather recliner wearing all of its insides on the outside. Those are the moments you most want to scream, shout, or evict your pooch from the house. But then he looks up at you with those beautiful brown eyes, and your heart just melts.

Whatever breed of dog you have, there will be an incident or two of total devastation in your home. Often, something has happened to cause the peculiar behaviour. Perhaps your boyfriend just moved in with his canine companion and your fur baby is feeling a little under threat. Or maybe you’ve started a new job with longer hours. Change can be the cause of the unwanted behaviour. But chances are, you just don’t know what on earth was going through your dog’s head when he found your wedding dress and weed all over it.

Canine behaviour may be a mystery to many owners. But there are plenty of good dog behaviour courses that will help you unravel the deepest thoughts of your pet. Rewarding good behaviour is always a better approach than punishing unwanted behaviour. But unusual behaviour may require a little more time and patience to conquer. A dog behaviourist can help you understand the best way to manage your pooch’s peculiar habits. This could help prevent you from suffering any more devastation in your home.

Most of us love a big cuddle with our pets. And our dogs love cuddles too. If he feels he’s in trouble with you over a messy incident, he may come begging for a forgiveness cuddle. Alternatively, he may hide away waiting for you to come to him with a hug. After all, you can’t stay mad at him forever! Withholding affection may not do either of you any favours, even if your pooch has been unbearably naughty in your eyes. In his eyes, he may merely have been playing a fun game, unaware that would be a problem for you.

A deep breath and a few minutes away from whatever horrors you open the door to can help you calm down. Shouting and screaming will only make your throat sore after all! If someone else is in the house, why not ask them to deal with the mess if you feel it will only make you more mad at your dog? If you think your pet was bored, then take him out to play in the park with you. You might buy some toys for him to focus his attention on for next time he’s left alone. Can you take him with you to work? Some employers are open to this.

Finding ways to prevent problems is easier than cleaning up a mess. For more serious incidents, you might want to check if you’re covered by your household insurance. Try to take advantage of pet sitting and dog walking agencies if you find you need to be away from the house a lot.

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I’m Not Sure I Can Do This

I’m Not Sure I Can Do This

If you follow me on instagram you will know I am doing a 28 day ‘fat shredder’ programme with Darin Classen Fitness. Darin is a personal trainer with a fabulous online facility. The 28 day programme is one I chose because it helps you lose […]