25 October 2014

Halloween Costumes for Busy Moms

I am a mom and I can get a handful of tasks to do that I have no time to mind other things like finding my very own costume for Halloween. However, BuyCostumes is so great that it came up with this Last Minute Costume Ideas for Moms list for busy moms like us to give us an idea on what to wear for Halloween without having to spend time to ponder. Save that time and refer to these fabulous Halloween Womens costumes for fabulous moms like you and I! Don't worry about sizes too! There are a wide selection of Plus-size costumes for every women.

Below are coupon codes you can use when you purchase your Halloween costume at BuyCostumes.
Watch out for the expiration of the coupon codes though.

Coupon Codes:
20% off everything at BuyCostumes
Coupon Code: LASTCHANCE20
Expiration Date: 11/02/2014

$9 Express Shipping - Guaranteed Halloween Delivery
No coupon code required
Expiration Date: 10/27/2014 at 4pm CST

SHIPPING CUTOFF DATES - Guaranteed Halloween Delivery
10/27 @ 4pm - Standard Shipping (3-5 business days)
10/28 - Express Shipping (2 business days)
10/29 - Premium Shipping (1 business day)

Wonder Woman T-Shirt Adult Costume Kit
Only $16.99

Deluxe Classic Toga (Female) Adult Costume
Only $23.99

Red and Black Deluxe Hooded Robe
Only $27.99

Cave Beauty Adult Plus Costume
Only $59.99

Immortal Seductress Adult Plus Costume
Only $39.99

I like the Deluxe Classic toga costume. It will bring out the inner goddess in me! Hahaha!

Which one is your pick?

Affordable Fashion Finds at Rosegal.com

I always tell myself that fashion does not have to be lucrative to be stylish and a fashion trend-setter. There is one fashion shop online that offers great value for your money whilst you make yourself look fabulous without burning a hole in your pocket and that is Rosegal.com.

Rosegal.com is a fashion online shop that caters to women of every size. It has a wide variety of clothes and accessories to choose from aside from the many promotions they offer regularly. Not only that, the prizes are fabulously affordable, ranging from $0.70 and onwards! Where can you find a nice accessory earring with small rhinestones and olivet like this one for only $0.70?

Korean Fashion Style Exquisite Butterfly Olivet Earrings

For the trendy folks who have always wanted to look their very best but too scared to splurge, look no further! You can copy any of these young star's fashion sense and you can be certain that there will be a great deal of savings just by going through Rosegal.com's many selections. I created these 2 collages to give you a bird's eye view of how much savings you can get and the many fashionable statements you can create from Rosegal.com.

Taylor Swift look - Get the look for less than $90! 

Try out this Mila Kunis Glam look for less than $105!

(All photos from rosegal.com except Taylor Swifts and Mila Kunis)

Now that you know how affordable the fashion finds are in Rosegal.com, let me tell you more about the myriads of choices you have in their online shopping site. The site boasts of numerous categories like:

  • Vintage clothing
  • Blouses / Tops
  • Dresses (prom, casual, bodycon, bandage, summer, maxi, chiffon, lace, and many more!)
  • Sweater and Cardigans
  • Jackets
  • Coats / Blazers
  • Sweatshirts and Hoodies
  • Skirts
  • Leggings
  • Jumpsuits
  • Lingerie
  • Shorts

And let's not forget the accessories too!
  • Bags
  • Necklaces
  • Bracelets
  • Rings
  • Earrings
  • Watches
  • Temporary Tattoos
  • Belts
  • Hair Accessories
  • Scarves
  • Hats

Are you getting very thrilled with the many styles and options you have when you visit Rosegal.com? I know I am and wait, there's more!

Rosegal.com offers free shipping worldwide, covering North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and more. Their shipment is being coursed thru reputable shipping companies so you can be assured that your purchased goods will be delivered safely and securely.

What's shopping without any promotions? Well, fret not! Rosegal.com also offers deals like a $50 coupon code when you sign up and join their fashionable community or check on the sale tab to get more value out of your money spent and they also have a special launch sale of 50% on their new arrivals! And aren't you just lucky or what? Just by reading this post, you can get an 8% off on your orders when you use this code: joeyCgil 

So there, now you know that being fashionable does not have to hurt your savings account. You just have to wisely choose the clothing you have to buy which you can mix and match and accessorize to obtain the look and feel that you want to achieve. And with Rosegal.com's many choices, trendy styles and thrifty finds, you can never go wrong.

24 October 2014

Favourite Seasonal Aromas

The four seasons are often associated with pizza, hotel names, artwork or Vivaldi. They also have something to do with nature and the changing scenarios that nature provides for our delight four times a year. Each season has its own particular mood and aroma. 

Can we extract the various aromas, fragrances, nuances and feelings of the seasons and bundle them into one compressed article that will conjure up the evocative atmosphere of the desired seasonal moment by pushing a button? Actually, we can; it is called air freshener spray and lasts all of seven minutes. For a more lasting effect, instead of pushing a button, we can light a match and apply it to a wick. Indeed, only candles can contain the scents and fragrances from nature at a particular season and release them for our enjoyment and appreciation when a flame is applied, with a romantic effect that lasts for hours.

According to the dictionary, an aroma is a distinctive, agreeable odour and/or a pervasive subtle quality. An intriguing aroma suggests taste as well as smell; indeed, when something is cooking we can almost taste it.

When an aroma invades the atmosphere through the medium of a candle we can almost see it: that flicker of the flame or the hint of smoke in the air. Sometimes a heavily scented set of candles create an almost tangible atmosphere. All this fantasy resides in the perfumed candle; gaze and admire it and savour the mood that it evokes; you will find that all your senses are involved.

Each season offers its particular aroma and each aroma can be romantically captured in a candle to bring nature into the home. As autumn looms, we have the harvest odours of grapes, pears and pomegranates; autumn is also rife with chestnuts, mushrooms and pumpkins.

As winter moves in, woody and evergreen aromas abound, perfuming every corner from strategically placed perfumed candles.

Christmas candles naturally smell of good cheer: sugared plums, candied fruits, cinnamon and other festive spices. As pine-scented winter turns into spring, fresh and subtle early flowers lend their sweet scents to the task of perfuming the home. Then, the headier blooms of summer, particularly roses and lavender, create lush sweet-scented gardens; their fragrance also pervades every room by means of pretty, slow burning, perfumed candles.

Throw out the sprays and the air-wick; candles have so much more going for them.

Tim Aldiss writes for Yankee Candle UK where there’s a world of scented Christmas candles!

22 October 2014

Review - Petunia Skincare Revitalize Eye Serum #petuniaskincare #eyeserum #eyecream

When you reach your 40s, almost everything in your body and system change. Your skin will be one of the telltale factors of aging and being in my early 40s, I can vouch for that. My skin is starting to look a lot like how a 40-something person should look. Although I am using beauty serum to delay the signs of aging, it also helps to care for the skin around my peepers.

The Petunia Skin Care Revitalize Eye Serum is a great beauty product to start with addressing the following:

  • Tired eyes
  • Dark circles
  • Swollen and puffy eye bags
  • Wrinkles and fine lines

And as we age, the skin around our eyes area gets thinner. When the skin is thinner, the capillaries tend to be more visible and giving us dark circles. Aside from that, when we don't sleep early, we get the tired eyes look and puffiness too. This Revitalize Eye Serum is the best bet to help alleviate or prevent those.

What I like:
It does not have any scent.
It is in gel form but it feels so light to the skin.
It has the cold effect when applied around the eye area.
It is not greasy.
It is fast absorbing.
It does not contain paraben, alcohol and oil.
It does not clog pores.
It contains Sea Kelp which has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
It contains Hyaluronic Acid which is great in retaining moisture.
It also contains Vitamin C which helps in rebuilding cells and brightens skin.
It also has Ferulac Acid which is one of the most potent natural anti-oxidants.

What I don't like:

My recommendation:
I recommend this product especially because it also contains Sea Kelp which has natural anti-inflammatory properties. It also has hyaluronic acid which helps the skin retain moisture. I like its effect on the skin around my eyes. Although it's too soon to see the lightening effect as I have used it only recently. I will continue to use it until I see the lightening effect.

Where to buy:
You can purchase this product from Amazon.


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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Easy Halloween Costumes Straight From Your Closet

Halloween is one of the most exciting occasions celebrated every year. Although there's no Halloween celebration here in Dubai (like the trick or treat) where people can go crazy with their costumes,  we do fancy seeing people attend Halloween parties in hotels and bars wearing their fun, colorful, wacky and out-of-this-world costumes. It's a far-cry from the people we saw in New York while we spent Halloween there last year but it's not bad. People in Dubai can certainly improvise.

And speaking of improvise, if you are into this Halloween costume parties or would like to celebrate the event without burning a hole in your pocket, then rummage through your closet and see if you can find several items that you can pair with other accessories you may already have.

Here are some easy Halloween costume ideas fresh from the closet!

Men In Black 
You can use plain white dress shirt, suit, black tie or any dark tie, some fancy toy laser gun, thick metallic ballpen, toy watch or really hi-tech watch, dark shades and nice leather shoes or loafers

Revenge of the Nerd
A plain or patterned-print shirt, some pens, an old fashioned eyeglasses with tape, some books as props and a very slick hair will surely make you look like a nerd

Britney Spears in Baby One More Time MTV
This one is an easy ensemble. Check for any loose cardigan, plain dark colored skirt, a white shirt, some ribbons, long socks and black shoes

Gangster/Mafia hitman
Have you seen Godfather? Notice how debonaire the mafias were? Why not copy their outfit using any of these items in your closet: black dress shirt, light tie, double breasted suit, plastic toy gun or machine gun,  cigar, well-polished black shoes, and a cool hat?

Have you created costumes out of your own clothes and accessories before? What did you come up to?