19 September 2014

Review - Watermark Plus for Mac App from PearlMountain Soft

One of the grueling things bloggers do when they post articles with photos is to put their "digital stamp" of ownership and copyrights on the photos. I find that time consuming and really cumbersome at times because I do product reviews and I always put pictures of the products when I post about them.

I usually use another program to stamp my credits on my photos one by one. It takes me a lot of time to do that especially when there are plenty of pictures to be posted. This app called Watermark Plus for Mac from PearlMountain Soft is a great software to use because:

  • Saves me a lot of time in stamping my credits to each picture
  • It stamps your watermark on all the photos you uploaded in the app
  • It supports a lot of image formats when importing various images
  • You can add text and image watermarks to a collection of photos in one go
  • It has a "smart fit" capability where watermarks will be assigned to different sizes of photos
  • You can batch resize and rename the photos
  • There is a features of real-time preview
  • You can zoom in and out
  • Easy to use
  • Lots of  ready made watermark designs to choose from

This app is available for Mac and you can buy it for $4.99 from https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/watermark-plus/id904186384?mt=12
Check out this tutorial on Watermark Plus for Mac here: http://www.pearlmountainsoft.com/watermarkplus/tutorials.html

This is a handy app to use especially when you are posting plenty of pictures using similar watermarks. I will certainly use this for my review photos so I don't have to type my credentials in all my photos next time.

18 September 2014

Superhero Savings on Halloween Costumes at BuyCostumes

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BuyCostumes Halloween Costumes

It is Superhero Savings week at BuyCostumes.com, where the family that fights together, saves together! 

You'll find an incredible variety of superhero costumes for everyone in the family (even the dog) at BuyCostumes. Trick-or-treating and Halloween parties will be taken to the next level when your entire family shows up dressed as crime fighting superheroes. Just pick the super crew that most clearly resembles your family and have some fun!

Here's a list of the Top 5 superhero costume themes:

#1 - Spider-Man Costumes
#2 - Batman Costumes
#3 - Captain America Costumes
#4 - Superman Costumes
#5 - Power Rangers Costumes

Be sure to save on that super suit! Get 15% off orders over $75 at BuyCostumes with coupon code AFCBC1575 and outfit the entire family!

We just love the Batman family - check them out below! Who's your favorite superhero this year?

The Dark Knight Rises Batman Light-Up Child Costume

Batgirl Tutu Child Costume

Batman Brave Bold Batman Dog Costume

Batgirl Deluxe Adult Costume

DC Comics Batman Muscle Chest Adult Costume Kit

16 September 2014

Planning A Trip With Your Family And Your Dog

Most people today believe that they cannot go on a family trip with their dog due to the fact that hotels do not accept pets and that it would be a huge hassle. Others already know that they can find various pet friendly opportunities and always plan accordingly. The difficulty in planning stands in the research that is conducted. The truth is that when you take your dog with you, the responsibility is higher and you need to do more planning. 

Photo credit: worldleadingvacations.com

Let us try to help by simply talking about some very simple tips that you can remember. It is not difficult to plan a trip with your dog and your family. You just have to be a little careful.

Planning Trip Stops

Most people have a huge problem as they start planning way too late. With this in mind, you have to be sure that you have enough time available. If time is a concern, you have to consider dog friendly ideas by My Pawson and similar websites. Look at the various stops that are available and see which ones will allow you to have a dog with you.

Read reviews written by past clients. That will tell you exactly how the stops accommodated your four legged friend and you will learn about various things that are not mentioned. For instance, some hotels require the dog to be placed inside a cage if you are not around.

Taking What The Dog Needs With You

Besides accommodations, you will also need to make sure that you have all the accessories that are necessary for the canine. This includes everything from a water bowl to waste bags. Also, various special items may be necessary like a simple water bottle for your dog, or a pet carrier.

Calling The Chosen Locations

It is very important that you take into account the fact that things change as time passes. The pet friendly hotel that you find online may not allow pets right now. In fact, there are many hotels that are not currently dog friendly, although they were in the past. Also, there are some that will allow you to take your dog with you although this is not clearly highlighted on the websites.

Calling the hotel is what counts the most since you need to be offered extra information in almost all situations. Have patience and always ask all the questions you have. When you are offered the information, you need to be sure that you write it down. There is always a possibility you will forget what was said.

In the event that your hotel will offer some rules, make sure that you respect them! Also, check out what locations you want to visit since this counts a lot. For instance, your dog may not be allowed when you visit some attractions. In this case you have to be sure that the pet is properly taken care of, which is not as easy as you may believe. Patience will allow you to choose the best opportunities that are available.

15 September 2014

My July and August Glamboxes!

Now that I have closed my beauty blog, this blog will be host to my other beauty, fashion, lifestyle and shopping articles to post in the future. And part of that is featuring my Glambox reveals.

Without further adieu, here are the Glamboxes for July and August. There are several products that I love in these boxes. As a matter of fact, there's one product in July that is almost used up.

1. Pantene Hair Rescue Ampoules Sample

2. MaxFactor Excess Volume Extreme Impact Mascara

3. Olay Total Effects Strech-N-Fit Mask (This is my fave! There are 3 sample masks and I've used up 2 already. I love the after feel of my skin whenever I use this mask.  You should try this!)

4. Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Complex Sample

5. Especially Escada Elixir Sample

6. Eau de Lacoste Sensuelle

1. NCLA House of Hollywood Nail Wraps

2. and 4. Bioderma Photoderm Max Fluid 100 and Sunscreen

3. Derma-Eco Cleansing Gel

5. Fa Floral Protect Poppy & Bluebell

6. Sterikare Oil Control Film (This is a fave! I like how it doesn't have that powdery texture and yet it blotches the oil easily an does not affect my makeup at all.)

14 September 2014

BuyCostumes Costume of the Week Sept. 15 to 21

Take your pick for this week's costumes on spotlight! Buy them at BuyCostumes.com and check out the Pumpkin Buster Deals and $10 Halloween Costumes - Orange Tag Specials for other discounted offers.

Super Mario Brothers Deluxe Princess Peach Costume
Transformers Age of Extinction - Deluxe Bumblebee Kids Costume
Transformers Age of Extinction - Bumblebee Cannon
Supergirl Deluxe Adult Costume

Iron Man 3 Mark 42 Deluxe Adult Costume

BuyCostumes Halloween Costumes

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