Tips to Make the Most Out of Your Travel Experience

Trips are amazing, and they are ideal ways of breaking the monotony. You get to refresh your mind through a trip if you have been busy at work all through. However, your trip might feel like work rather than a holiday. It would help if you prevented such by using these tips to make out of your travel experience.


5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Home Secure

Home security should always be a top priority as it’s not only a deterrent for burglars, but will give you peace of mind. Protect your family and possessions with a few easy upgrades to your home. Look into the different points of entry and make sure they’re secure, such as your windows and doors. You could also invest in a state-of-the-art smart security system that you can control from your phone. Don’t forget about safety online as well. Here are five easy ways to keep your home secure.


Ways You Can End Your Money Woes At Home

Money woes tend to become quite prevalent at this time of year. It’s the same for a lot of people. Doesn’t matter if you work full time or own a business, December can be tough. But there are things you can do to help. Things you can do from the comfort and safety of your own home, no less. The key point to remember is that everyone is different, meaning financial situations differ wildly. What works for you won’t for someone else. Try to morph the tips as best you can so that they fit into what you’re trying to do. These tips can help you get on the road to better financial security but if you’re struggling and in serious debt, you’d be better off speaking to a professional about your options. Good luck!

When You Should Try To DIY And When You Should AFH (Ask For Help)

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When it comes to DIY, it’s always good to do what you can yourself, this is often cheaper and it also teaches you new skills and gives you a sense of accomplishment as well. However, there are also some things that should be left to the experts and shouldn’t be attempted by a novice. But how do you know which is which and what you should attempt?

Christmas Gift Guide For Women

With Christmas just around the corner, it got me thinking about gifts that I'd love to receive. I mean, being single now, this means that I wont be unwrapping any gifts this year, but it doesn't stop me looking, or buying for myself. 

So, here is a round up of gifts that I think would be perfect for her, this year.


What To Wear To Make You Feel Sexy

You've probably heard this a hundred times but there truly is nothing sexier than confidence. 

You look online at models who talk about body positivity, self care and being yourself, and they're oozing with confidence. It's not always about the clothing that they're wearing, or how much skin they're showing, but it's down to how they feel in themselves, and how that comes across. 

And, to clarify for this post, dressing 'sexy' does not always mean showing lots of skin or dressing for a male fantasy. Dressing sexy means wearing clothes that make you feel sexy in your self, which often ends up showing off the confidence to every one else. Whether it's a beautiful dress, a top that is just your perfect style, or new lingerie, clothing can really help to boost your confidence.


Keep Your Skin Looking Youthful With These Beauty Tips

Aside from the natural process of ageing, there are several other lifestyle factors and habits that affect how our skin looks. Several skin care products such as lotions and serums exist on the market and are designed to boost your appearance. It’s a large market worth about £560 million in the UK alone. So what options are there for you to maintain youthful skin? Here are some tips for you to consider to give your skin a supple and youthful glow.


How to Use Car Touch Up Paint Kits

In a typical car touch up paint kit you’ll find a number of items: pre-cleaner, the paint itself, clearcoat, primer, and a touch up paint brush or pen (sometimes both). There may also be additional gloves, microfiber towels and more to help you with the process.

Car touch up paint kits are very handy and convenient, but putting all you need into a neat kit isn’t all it takes to get the job right. For this reason, the team at elitepaints.co.uk have prepared a simple guide on using car touch up paint kits.


Beauty Habits That Will Improve Your Looks

It’s possible to look and feel your best when you adopt good beauty habits. What you do or don’t do each day will impact what you see in the mirror and how you feel about yourself.

It’s not always easy to live a healthy lifestyle, but doing so will bring you great rewards. It’s worth the hard work so that you can have more confidence in yourself and energy to carry you through the day. Behaviours are never easy to change, so be patient with yourself as you challenge your normal routine and find new ways to care for your mind and body.


Why Should First-Time Buyers Avoid Old Properties?

Ask around and you’ll hear old properties are the best places to build a home. Apparently, they are designed and constructed better, which means they’ll have fewer maintenance issues and they’ll last for decades. 

This may be the case, yet it’s wrong to generalise. In reality, there are pros and cons to every purchase, especially if you’re a first-time buyer. As somebody who is attempting to step on the initial rung of the real estate ladder, it’s essential to ensure that your new home is the best you can get for your money.


The Subtle Art of Improving Yourself: Building on a Solid Foundation

While so many people feel they need to get on the self-improvement bandwagon, it's about finding the right balance. Learning to improve yourself is far better when you are able to build upon a solid foundation. Take your home, for example. In order to truly turn it into a place you are happy with, it's got to have a solid structure in the first place. And so if you can improve your home, why can’t you improve yourself? But learning to improve yourself is a swift combination of routine, kindness, and compassion towards yourself. What can we all do to cultivate this?


Prepare Your Home For A Changing Climate

It’s no secret that the climate of the world is changing and at quite an alarming rate. You need to make sure that you are prepared for these changes and what they could mean for you. This does include your home. After all, if the climate is shifting then that is going to bring some new challenges when you are attempting to keep your home in the best condition. Here are some of the best ways to protect and preserve your home while ensuring that you prepared for the challenges for tomorrow. 


Tips For Finding Comfort In Your Fashion

Fashion is a statement that you make about yourself. It can be a reflection of your personality, and what you wear all depends on what you feel comfortable. Feeling comfy and at ease in the clothing is what will give you the confidence to feel good in it and look good at the same time. Here are some tips for finding comfort in your fashion.


Is Vaping Right For Me?

When it comes to giving up smoking, the choice to do so can usually come with a lot of fraught thinking about how you'll pass your time, and what you'll do once you're not a smoker. This can sometimes be the reason a lot of people fail at giving up, because that one last cigarette, never becomes the final one. 

The difference between deciding to quit smoking and making the switch to vaping is that you don't need to make a decision of giving up once and for all. That one last cigarette doesn't come, you just change what you're using, that's all.


3 Way To Keep Your Mind Busy

It's safe to say that it's been a tremendously challenging few month, as people struggle with the realities that we've spent a whole half a year stuck at home, and things don't seem to be picking up that much. Things can start to pile on top of us, and make us feel closed in, so it's important to keep yourself busy during this period. 

It's been a long time, and during this, people have took to social media to talk about the ways they have kept busy - baking, TikTok-ing, and a lot of eating has been done, but these don't always help keep your mind busy, and so I thought I'd write about the 3 things I do that keep my mind busy, which is especially needed at this time.


What Can Cosmetic Dentistry Fix?

Nowadays, cosmetic dentistry is more popular than ever - it can range from whitening and shaping to closing spaces and replacing teeth. There are many ways in which to improve your smile using cosmetic dentistry, it's just a case of finding the right solution for you. 

So, if you're looking for cosmetic dentistry Tampa, then you have come to the right place, as I have all the info on what options you have when it comes to improving that smile. It's just a case of working out what works for you, and speaking to your dentist to make sure you're having the right treatment.


How To Create A Low Maintenance Garden

At the moment, with most of us being stuck at home for the most part of the year, it really makes you look at your home, and realise just what needs sorting, and what isn't getting used. For us, it was out garden. We have a fairly good sized garden, but since it hasn't been changed since before we moved in over 10 years ago, it is just a boring garden with mostly grass and some old patio area which is all uneven. 

So, we decided that the next part of our house to tackle, would be the garden. I mean, we have patio doors that lead outside, and it would just be great to go out and sit outdoors in the sun, enjoy BBQ's out there, and just enjoy that space, that we rarely use. You could use the help of TruGreen FL to get your garden looking at its best, but below, I'm giving a few ideas to keep your garden low maintenance so you can always enjoy that bit of outside space you have. 


How To Refresh Your Home For The Season

With us being stuck at home in lockdown, the urge to just sit and not get much done whilst binging Netflix series is high, but it's important to keep on top of your house, as we'll soon be back to some sort of normality. 

Keeping the home clean and refreshed is a great way to get yourself moving whilst being at home, give yourself a bit of exercise with the constant movement of wiping, mopping and hoovering, and even painting and moving furniture, it gives us a new lease of life and inspires us to set ourselves goals and motivates us to tackle new projects.


UK Bloggers Summer Giveaway - Win a 4 Seater Rattan Effect Garden Furniture Set

We're currently half way through the year, and what a year it has been so far. Did any of us really think that we'd be spending over 3 month at home this year? Well, to give you a helping hand, and to make your garden look so much better, I have teamed up with a whole group of UK bloggers for this truly amazing giveaway.

The winner of this giveaway will win a 4 Seater Rattan Effect Garden Furniture Set for their garden. I mean, how exciting is that? There are many options to choose how to enter, and you can enter as many as you like, up to 205 ways. So make sure you check it out and get entering...

Some UK bloggers have teamed up to offer you a fantastic giveaway for this summer, organised by Emma Drew. Keep reading to see who is involved and how to enter.


At Home Fashion With Femme Luxe

Just because we are having to stay home at the moment due to the Covid-19 doesn't mean we shouldn't be taking care of ourselves mentally and physically too. Sitting at home in our pj's might sound ideal, at first, but after 11 week,s that sense of same-ness becomes hard to handle, and I think it's so important to get up and get dressed and ready for the day, as this brings that sense of normality to everything.


Quick Ways To Be Happier

When we're in the thick of life's stressy times, just like we are now, sometimes we feel down in the dumps and don't experience any happiness. But happiness just feels good, and we should try to experience the joy of happiness for the small things in life, without worrying about the bigger picture at the moment. 

Whilst it might seem that a new house, higher wage, and a better job might bring more happiness, those are just fleeting and don't last, whereas there are some things you can do to achieve happiness quickly. Here are some quick strategies for instant feelings of happiness.


Simple Hair Care Tips for Different Hair Types

For many women their hair can be their pride and joy. From those with straight hair that all us who straighten envy, to voluminous locks and the curls that wind round for miles. Every woman's hair is different and beautiful in its own way.

And the way you style your hair is a matter of preference and down to each person individually, but you probably already know what your hair does and doesn't like, and usually cater to make sure your hair is looking its best, at all times. Knowing your hair type and how to care for it is the key to healthy and beautiful hair.


4 Ways To Look After Your Hair

With the current situation in place, it's likely you're thinking more about your health and beauty than usual. I mean, when you're sat at home for hours on end, taking care of yourself becomes a priority and so does trying out some new ways to keep yourself in check.

If you're looking for ways to look after your hair but are unsure where to begin then don't worry as there are some simple ways to protect your hair from becoming more damaged. Whether you're thinking of starting a new hair care regime, it is important that you make sure you're doing all you can to keep your hair looking strong and healthy.


How to light your child’s bedroom

Bedroom lighting tends to follow similar guidelines, but when it comes to your child’s bedroom, there are a few different angles you should consider. If you would like to learn how to light your child’s bedroom in a way that is safe, fun and stylish, keep reading!


Getting Ready For Spring With Femme Luxe


It might be chilly in the morning, but we're edging ever closer to real time spring, and we'll be damned if we spend a minute more in sombre winter coats and tired woollen scarves. I mean, I'm sick of having to wrap myself up every time I leave the house.

The best thing about the change from Winter to Spring, is that you can have a few practical micro-tweaks to make your outfits ready for the new weather. From the achievable level of bare-leg exposure to trousers that are loose and cool, but cover the legs in case of sudden winds.

Many of these items include pieces you'll have hiding at the back of your wardrobe. Just in case though, I've added a few shopping options, so keep reading to see what you should be wearing now Spring is about to hit.


Why You Should Buy Swimwear At The Start Of The Season


We go away abroad every year. And every time it comes to holiday shopping, I try to buy early as it means I get positives, for lots of reasons. I mean, many people tend to wait right up until they're about to hop onto the plane to actually buy their swimwear, but in my experience, this is often the worst time to buy. 

In fact, waiting so long to purchase your swimwear can mean having to settle for something you didn't really want. Whereas, if you start your holiday shopping at the start of the Spring/Summer season, you'll be certain to get that swimsuit that you've been lusting after. 

There are also some other reasons why buying at the start of the season is the best time, and so here are a few reasons why I think you should do this too.


Blogging Isn't As Easy As It Looks


As someone who has been blogging for nearly 8 years now, I have had my share of people who just don't get it at all, and even my repeated explanations does nothing to help them understand. I usually get the response 'I should start a blog as you're always getting free stuff' and it just makes me wonder just how inappropriate some people can be. You wouldn't say that to anyone in any other profession, so why mine? I can tell you something right now, blogging ain't easy.


Get more out of your garden this summer! Tips for 2020


It’s almost time to pack your hot water bottles and fleeces back into the cupboard… Spring is on its way! You might be ready, but is your garden? Now is the time to get those projects out of your head and actually into fruition – the sunnier, lighter, warmer months have almost arrived. Thank goodness!

If you’ve not even started to think of ideas, stick around and we’ll inspire you with some purse-friendly, simple yet effective solutions.

The Mother's Day Prize Bundle Giveaway

With Mother's Day just round the corner, now is the time to get looking for what we all want to get that special woman in our lives. And I get it, buying for your mum is hard work as they're not always forthcoming with what they actually want. 

Some like flowers, whereas others are partial to chocolates. And if you try to work out hobbies then it's a no go. My mum likes baking and playing Candy Crush, so buying for her can be a little difficult. I mean, she already makes the best cakes, so there's no point trying to compete and buy her one. 

So that's why I spend a lot of time on the run up to Mother's Day, and any big special day that is, entering giveaways. This gives me scope to see what everyone else is wanting, what gifts are available, and some tips of what to get my mum. And now if your lucky day as you can too.

This Mother's Day some of the top UK parent bloggers have united to offer one lucky winner a fabulous bundle of goodies for Mother's Day worth in total £200. What's more we also have a Mother's Day hamper for a runners up prize.

Win A Hinch Spring Cleaning Bundle

In spring, it’s common to clean the home. I mean, nothing feels quite as satisfying as coming home to a clean house. And homes can go through a lot of wear and tear, especially after a busy winter, so it's a good idea to do a deep dive and scrub those spaces that might be neglected during the daily cleaning routine. 

I don't know about you, but anything that makes cleaning easier gets a big thumbs up from me. I mean, I don't mind cleaning, but sometimes it's just there waiting for you, and I just can't be bothered. So I always read up on new products and advice to making my house spotlessly clean, without having to do too much actual work. 

Mrs Hinch seems to be in the spotlight a lot at the moment, with her hints and tips to get the most out of products, and to help you to clean at home.


5 Reasons Why To Try Online Dating


Have you ever wondered why so many people are choosing online dating these days. I did, and so I looked in to why so many people prefer to get online, rather than get out into the dating scene. And I found that dating online offers certain perks that are harder to come by when dating like we used to. It opens up a world of new opportunities, and so, here are the top 10 reasons why you should try online dating.


Speedy Sausage Casserole Recipe

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Looking for a quick, easy and delicious mid week meal to make for your family? Then look no further because this speedy sausage casserole ticks all those boxes. It's one I've been making for years now so I thought it was high time I actually got around to blogging it, and showing you that you don't need to slave over the stove for hours to deliver a hearty meal.

Opening A New Business? Here Are 4 Tips To Help You Be Successful


Here we are, just starting out in a new decade. If your 2020 resolution is to launch a business, then keep reading as I have a few tips below. It seems that nowadays, more and more people want to ditch their 9-to-5 jobs and take control of their futures by starting their own businesses, are there are some really good reasons for this.


My Monthly Favourites - Health And Food

Last month saw us bring in 2020, a new decade, and a new chance to treat ourselves right. I mean, surely the one person we should treat the best, is ourselves. But that's not always the case. Love, life and everything in between gets in the way and leaves us being left till last. 

And so this month I am focusing on health and wellbeing products. Those that are ideal for us mums, us women, and even maybe a way to eat better without losing out on things we love...


Improve, don't move: 5 effective home improvement tips


Depending on where you live right now, you might not think it’s possible to do a whole lot more with the space you own. However, if you own a house there are several excellent opportunities to make the very most of it, rather than selling up and moving on.

And as you’ve no doubt already put some serious work into the property already – not to mention falling in love with the place prior to buying it – consider these five home improvements before putting your home on the market.


Setting Up A Small Business At Home

Working from home can create that flexibility we all crave, in how you spend your time and make your money. It can give you freedom to work the hours you want, to suit your needs and life without the 9-5. But it isn't a quick process and it doesn't guarantee financial success, and sometimes it doesn't work at all.

My first website has been running for 8 years now, and it hasn't been without its ups and downs, with threats to pack it all in, and wanting to ignore every email I receive, but hard work and perseverance pays off in the end, and now I run two websites.


Melvin Brewing Beer - A Style That Stands Out

Now, I'm not usually a big drinker. I'm very fussy when it comes to alcohol, an alcohol-snob you may call me. But if I do drink, I need to be able to taste the quality of it. Not just some mass produced can that doesn't stand out against the bore of the rest on the supermarket shelf.

When it comes to different types of beer, I love a good quality lager, an IPA or Pale Ale really. And there are so many to try on the market at the moment. But, if it comes down to the design, then Melvin Brewing would win every time, hands down.


Living Through A Renovation

One of the most exciting things that you can do when you own your home is to renovate. Not only is it exciting, it’s incredibly stressful, and even when construction runs exactly as it should, the worst thing about it is that you’re living through that building site. The movement of contractors in and out of your home is a huge inconvenience - even though you paid for that inconvenience!

So, you need to work out how to live through a renovation. From the fact that you may have to pack up half your house and put it into self storage, to the rental home you need to find when you have no hot water or heat, it’s a big job. With this in mind, let’s look at three tips for helping you to live through your renovation until the end of it!


7 Things You Probably Never Knew About Major Home Renovations

If you are a homeowner, the chances are high that you might want to embark on a significant home renovation project. It’s likely you’ve already done a few small changes in your abode, but nothing as major as a two-storey extension, for example.

Before you start putting your plans into action, it’s worth taking a few minutes to read this blog post in its entirety. You may not realise it, but there are several things you probably never knew about major home renovations. So, before you get stuck into your next project, take a look at these interesting facts. They will certainly give you some food for thought, and above all help you to make informed decisions:


The Bits & Bobs Your Home Needs

The bits and bobs are what make your home. You can put furniture and a TV in your living room, but it wouldn’t be very homely without all of the little accessories that you can put in it. The same goes with your bedroom. Just putting in a bed and a wardrobe is going to make the room feel very bare, you have to fill it out with all the little bits and bobs that truly make it a home for you. But not everyone reading this will have filled out their home the way that they want it to. Sometimes we think about something that we’d love to have in the home, and then that’s all it stays, a thought in our minds. Instead, every time that you think of something that you’d love to put into your home, such as a new lamp for example, write it down on a piece of paper. Soon, you will have a list of lots of random little items that would look great in your home. So, if you keep on reading, we’re going to start that list for you, and show you some of the bits and bobs that we think your home needs. Keep on reading to find out more.