Bride's Guide To Choosing Wedding Flowers

Bride's Guide To Choosing Wedding Flowers

As a future bride who is planning her dream wedding you have to create your wedding bouquet, decorations for the lapel, arrangements for the hall and the church. Here are a few steps that will help you in choosing flowers for a wedding and hopefully ease the task a little.

Discover your own style

Close your eyes and imagine what your ideal wedding should look like. Will it be formal or casual? Spelled out in detail or simply? Will you use neutral or bright colors? Are you a traditionalist and do you want the basis of your wedding flowers to be roses or lilies, or are you more contemporary and have nothing against fruits, herbs and spices? Flowers for a wedding are not just decorations, it is the basis of the whole event. Discovering the style of your wedding is a step in the right direction of finding the style of your wedding flowers. You want to choose flowers that will match the level of formality of your wedding.

Choose a color palette

Your color scheme could directly result from the style of your wedding. Today as far as the flowers for the wedding are concerned almost everything acceptable, from flowers in traditional white and pastel shades, to the dramatic dark tones and vibrant colors of nature. Flowers in the same hues or contrasting shades are breathtaking. However, take care that your wedding flowers fit the overall style of the wedding (a color palette of available flowers can be seen here) . At the meeting with the florist take samples of fabric that will be used (edge silk, linen napkins and other details) and an invitation. In this way, the florist can easily find flowers that will perfectly complement the ambience.

Seasonal wedding flowers

When you decide on the colors of the flowers for the wedding it is time to tackle the selection of flowers. Our advice is to choose seasonal flowers (it is much more durable and cheaper). In spring apples, cherries, daffodils, hyacinths, lilies, iris, lilac, lily of the valley, peonies and tulips are in bloom. In summer you will find: beautiful calla, dahlia, daisy, geranium, iris, roses and sunflowers. Autumn flowers that you can choose from include gerbera, marigold, roses and sunflowers. Winter wedding can be brightened with amaryllis, anemone, camellia and not forgetting holly, jasmine and orchids. 

Hire a florist

Even for talented brides with a sense of aesthetic knowledge and skills florists will still be necessary. Your wedding day will be very busy and you do not want to waste your precious time on decorating the venue, assembling bouquets, making arrangements. At the flower shop you do not need to spend too much money. A good florist like The Flower Man will be able to work with any of the flowers for the wedding that you choose within your budget. 

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The 2013 Ford Focus Hatchback – A Wise Choice

The 2013 Ford Focus Hatchback – A Wise Choice

Ford is a brand name with a very long history in the automotive industry and their years of experience truly show in versatile and cost-effective models like the Ford Focus. The Focus has had a redesign in 2012 and subsequent version have some improved characteristics, in addition to looking a bit more modern and, dare I say it, pretty darn cool. The new Focus is available in seven different versions, and although the Titanium Sedan model supposedly offers great functionality and comfort, I am more of a hatchback fan. Hatchbacks are where Ford excels - they look better, they are more maneuverable and easier to park and they still have plenty of room.

The Focus boasts a modest, yet pretty versatile 2 liter, inline-four engine, although there is also a quite pricey electric model with a 107 kW motor. Out of the three hatchback versions, the SE is the one that will be easiest on your wallet, while the ST and the Titanium will cost about the same (depending on the bells and whistles you wish to add), but are substantially different in nature – the former is all about performance and a sport feel, while the latter is more about comfort and accessories.

The new Titanium standard features include stability control, automatic temperature control, Sony audio, 6-speed Power Shift dual-clutch automatic transmission, push-button start and a rear-view camera, while the ST boasts superior suspension, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, a 6-speed manual transmission and 18 inch aluminum wheels as well as optional Recaro seats. If you have the money and enjoy having a bit of fun, the ST is the way to go as it allows for very smooth driving and will go through corners with ease and balance as the front sport-tuned suspension and excellent breaks allow it to grip the road firmly.

The Focus is famous for its high degree of safety, scoring a perfect five star NCAP rating, and the new models feature dual-stage airbags and side airbags for the front seat, as well as side-curtain airbags. Some additional cool features include a My-Key feature, which allows you to switch between different settings by simply inserting a different key – which is supposed to allow, say a husband and wife to have their own settings available to them when they start the car that they share, without going through all the little adjustments manually. However, trying to do too much customization is something I wouldn’t recommend as it is easy to mess up the cars performance if you don’t know what you are doing, particularly on the ST model which allows you to fumble with driving characteristics like steering.

Even with a basic Ford Focus package, like an SE Hatchback, you get a very reliable, safe car that is fuel-efficient and won’t set you back a fortune, especially if you buy a good used Focus 2013 model. The Focus is noticeably faster and more fun to drive than the competitive offerings like the small Honda and Peugeot hatchbacks, and is a great option for either a small family car or even as a sporty ride for the trendy young adult. 

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Natural Ways For Facial Rejuvenation

Natural Ways For Facial Rejuvenation

Most of the time women attribute sagging lines, wrinkles, etc. to increasing age. However, truth is 90% of the skin damage is due to UV rays and environmental pollution. It's true that the effect of age is there, but the problems are compounded due to other factors. Therefore, best way to rejuvenate your facial skin is by treating it naturally. Few changes in your lifestyle and you can make sure that your face is rejuvenated. 

Natural Ways for Facial RejuvenationDrink Plenty of Water

Drinking water in plenty hydrates your skin and detoxifies your body. This process of detoxification results in unclogging of pores in your skin, which helps you skin to breathe in a better way. All you have to do is drink minimum eight glasses of water every day and see the difference in few months. 

Facial Massage

Getting a facial massage improves the blood circulation in your facial muscles. Improved blood circulation help in stimulating growth of cells and better nourishment of facial skin. Regular facial massage releases tension from the skin and tightens facial muscles. The effects of a good facial massage are almost immediately visible as the radiance of your face is increased.

Avoid Sugar

There are many researches that suggest the people with higher levels of sugar in their blood have older looking skin, when compared to people with lower levels of blood sugar. This due the reaction of sugar with collagen that makes it more brittle. This causes wrinkles on your face.


Acupuncture is highly beneficial in reducing the signs of aging on your face. The special treatment is called cosmetic acupuncture and the technique used is same as normal acupuncture. This therapy helps in increasing the oxygenation of your facial skin, improved production of collagen, tightening of pores, gives natural glow to your skin, and many more benefits. There are many celebrities who take this therapy to remove signs of aging.

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How to recognize a fake perfume

Fake perfumes flood the cosmetic industry each and every day, making it very difficult to differentiate them from genuine products. Their labels, packaging and other details look extremely real and unless you are very keen, you can be easily deceived by these fakes. However, there are a few techniques you can use to separate the fake perfume products from the real ones. This article shares some of these techniques:

The Supply Source

When purchasing perfumes, especially online, you ought to establish whether the supplier of a particular type of scent is an approved and genuine dealer. The genuine sellers will be more than willing to provide you with this information, thus verification will be a simpler process for you. 

Bar codes and Labels

Check out for spelling mistakes, label qualities and the type of printing used on the bottles. These will easily help you identify whether the perfume is genuine or not. Additionally, bar codes consist of exclusive information about a certain product and they cannot be easily simulated. Give them a closer look.

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Extreme Eyelash Extensions

They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. The beauty industry has come up with ways to accessorize these 'windows' in order to make them more attractive to the viewer. There are plenty of things that women can do to make the appearance of their eyes more attractive. Some of these include the smoky eye effect, tweezing or waxing of the eyebrow, tattooing of the eyebrows, applying mascara on the eyelashes and so on. The choices are endless as long as women are willing to be creative and take risks.

Eyelash tinting is a wonderful way of coloring lighter colored lashes darker. This procedure usually takes slightly under an hour and its effects can last for up to a month and a half if properly done. Unfortunately, though, this procedure does not add thickness to the lashes something that most women will not be happy with. Tinting the eyelashes also does not add to the length.

It is also important to note that tinting the eyelashes need not be restricted to darker colors. Depending on your personality, you can dye your lashes any color you want. The reason as to why most women like this procedure is that it eliminates the need to apply mascara. Many women opt for tinting of the eyelash because they do not like the idea of mascara running down their face.

Tinting of the eyelashes takes a short time to do because it is a non-surgical procedure. Because it makes use of vegetable dye, it is quite safe and painless. It is however important for you to get the advice of a skin specialist if you have sensitive skin in order to avoid allergic reactions.

For women who are not satisfied with color of their eyelashes after tinting, then it is quite possible for them to opt for additional help. This help comes in form of extreme eyelash extensions, which are popular for those who are going for length and thickness. 

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