Thursday, 15 November 2018

Shopping with Chicwe

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by US clothing brand Chicwe and asked if I wanted to try some of their items. A quick glance at their website told me to answer YES straight away, they really do have some lovely stuff!

Their website stocks up to a size US 28, which is a UK 32. They don't have everything in this size range, but I think most of us have come to expect that already. That said, they have some lovely bits and this top and dress fit me perfectly. 


The top is made from a nice stretchy material. This means it has a nice fitted feel to it but it is soft enough not to dig in and feel uncomfortable. The skirt has an elasticated waist and is a generous size to start with, so would probably fit a bit bigger also!


The photos were taken at the most recent Club Indulge Weekender which was amazing! If you haven't been, you should check it out! You'll have to excuse the slight blur of the photos, the whole weekend went by so quickly and we were in a rush to get these taken.


That said, the outfit was really comfortable to wear and I would definitley wear it again - and shop at Chicwe

Have you checked out their website? What were your favourite pieces?

Debz x

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Ever Considered Laser Tattoo Removal?

I can still remember vividly getting my first tattoo. I lived in Morecambe and decided to get a tattoo without telling anyone. It's a tiny one on my right foot that reads "Be-You-Tiful". I had thought about getting a tattoo for ages and ages, but I could never ever decide what to get. I saw this saying online one day and it was like a lightbulb moment  - I knew I had to get it!. So, I simply went and got it one day without telling anyone my plans.

The man in the shop told me that ink on your foot is one of the most painful, so I was dreading it but actually, it wasn't too bad at all. I've had 12 tattoos since, so I guess it couldn't have been that bad.

Deciding on a Tattoo

Everyone has different reasons for getting tattooed and different ways of deciding what they want. With the exception of a cupcake tattoo and a giant lollipop mine all mean something to me and that was something that I was really passionate about. Although I know that something like city tattoo removal at Pulse Light Clinic is an option but it wasn't something that I wanted to keep in mind when choosing a tattoo, I wanted it to be something I would love forever.  

When Things Go Wrong

That said, I have given consideration to what would happen if I changed my mind about any of the pieces I have had. I recently came across Pulse Light Clinic in London who offer laser tattoo removal for those that need it. They have a couple of clinics in Central London and the examples of their work I have seen it really looks like an amazing procedure! It fades the tattoos enough to be able to have any sort of cover-up you want; which is great news!

Have you ever had a tattoo you regret? Would you consider getting it removed?

Debz x

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Thursday, 8 November 2018

Travelling Soon? Winter Checklist!

I have had some fantastic times away in this country and count myself very lucky, but I do often have a sense of wanderlust about what I would see and where I would go, should I have the ability to hop in on a plane and see somewhere new. Currently, I am spending loads of time seeing different parts of the UK (I have been to Yorkshire, Bournemouth, Hampshire and Portsmouth in the last few weeks)

Traveling in the UK

The likelihood is that I will be travelling within the UK, which means paying attention to the car and ensure it is safe. One of the best ways to do this is to ensure that your car is serviced on a regular basis. This allows your car to get the once over and make sure it is safe to drive. The good thing about car servicing like this is that it may help you avoid larger vehicle problems in the future because it highlights problems before they arise.

Checking Your Car Before You Go Anywhere

Whether you're going on a road-trip or not, it's important that you ensure your car is roadworthy for the cold weather that is fast approaching. For starters, you need to make sure your MOT is up to date. On top of this, your car would probably benefit from being serviced, just to make sure it is in its best possible condition. Make sure you check things like oil, water and petrol at home before you set off anywhere too. The last thing you want is for your car to break down and you be left stranded or for there to be a risk that anyone could get hurt!

One of the most important things is to ensure that your car tyres are up to the job! It is easy to assume that as long as your tyres look okay they're fine to travel with, however, you need to get these checked by a professional to make sure they're roadworthy, and replace them if they're not! Buy cheap tyres in Stirling only from Fife Autocentre. They offer a wide range of good quality tyres - all under one roof!

Regular Checks

Whether it's winter or not, keeping your car in tip top condition is essential. Make sure that you get an expert to look at your car on a regular basis and carry out a full service. This helps to make sure that your car is in its best possible condition. Car services look at the general motorbility of your vehicle but also checks things like car lights and tyres to make sure everything is good to go.

Be Travel Safe

Driving conditions become much more difficult in the cold weather. So while a trip to Las Vegas would be lovely, if you're staying in the UK it is essential that you get your vehicle checked for driving in much harsher conditions. Don't forget to check things such as your air conditioning/car heating because we're set for a cold winter and the last thing you want is to be travelling in a car that feels like an ice box!

Just take steps to look after your car, prepare for winter and to make sure you and any passengers are as safe as possible. 

What winter safety tips would you share?

Debz xx

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Looking After Your Car In The Winter Months

If you are a car owner, then you'll probably already be aware of the importance of looking after your car. Car maintenance is important for ensuring that your car actually goes when you need it to, but also for making sure that you and any passengers are as safe as possible while on your journey.

Checking Your Car

Before you set out on a long journey, make sure you check things like oil and water to ensure that you have enough. It's also a sensible idea to check that you have enough petrol and that all of the lights around your car work. The last thing you want to do is run out of petrol or have a silly problem with the car cause you an unnecessary delay. By checking these things beforehand, you can avoid larger problems later down the line. 

One thing that many people overlook in the winter months is their air conditioning. It is easy to assume that the air conditioning for your car is about keeping the car cool, however, it also used for heating - so you'll want to get this checked to make sure your car is kept cosy throughout the colder months.

Calling In The Experts

It is really important that your car is serviced by an expert on a regular basis too. Getting things like wheel tracking, engine performance and general running of your car helps to ensure your car is healthy and will continue to run efficiently for as long as possible. Maintain your vehicle for better and safer performance by availing car servicing in Northampton from Calmac Tyres Autocentre. Make sure they check the health of any spare tyres you have too!

Be Prepared

You can do all of the preparation possible, but you should also ensure that you're well equipped should things not go to plan. It's a good idea to ensure that you have some essential items in your car boot - a bottle of water, blankets, a warning triangle and a spare can of petrol are the minimum items I would recommend. You could also pack some cereal bars and other food items if you're driving through somewhere rural.

Getting Ready

Ask yourself, is your car ready for winter? If not, it's a good idea to get it serviced and looked at now- so you can be sure you're as ready as possible for the driving conditions the harsh winter months can bring!


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Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Surviving Winter

I think it is time that I stop being in denial and admit that winter is, indeed, coming. I'm sat writing this with a cardigan on, which is a pretty big deal for me - so I think I have to accept that the cold weather is well and truly on its way! I am sure by now most of you know I hate the cold weather and wish for it to be summer every day, however that just won't happen so now is the time to start thinking survival tactics. 

Wrap Up Warm

I am sure most of us know that wrapping up warm is essential for winter, although I have to admit to being really bad at following my own advice on this one. One thing that is best for winter is layers as these tend to keep you warmest - also sensible for when you head inside buildings and want to take off a layer or two to avoid you overheating.

Getting Prepared

As much as I can be in denial about, it is time to start thinking about winter. Now is the ideal time to start thinking central heating systems. In lots of cases your heating won't have been on for a good few months, so you really want to test it before the really cold weather comes and it's too late! In fact, when it comes to central heating boilers, you should probably get yours serviced every few years. This can seem like an expense you can do without, but you need to think of it as an insurance - because a broken boiler could be much more costly!

Make Life Easy For Yourself

Thanks to the internet, we have loads of ways to make life nice and easy for ourselves. If the weather is icy don't risk it with heavy bags in from the shops, instead, get your groceries home delivered. I mean, I would use the same advice for dinner/takeaways but I might be pushing it a bit! Make sure you invest in good footwear and give yourself plenty of time to travel if you do need to go out and the weather isn't the greatest!

What tips would you share?

Debz x

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Three Tips For Moving House

If you have ever moved house you'll know that it can be one of the most stressful things you can do in your lifetime. Whether you're buying a new property or moving into somewhere that you're renting, a lot of preparation takes place in order to make the whole process work. In fact, the more preparation you can do beforehand, the better.

Get Organised

If there is one piece of information I can give you when it comes to moving house, it is to ensure that you are as organised as possible. I am a massive fan of writing lists, and a list of tasks can be a really good place to start. Even a basic list of what needs to be done when moving house is a good place to start. That way, you get a sense of achievement when you're able to tick these off too - great for motivation!

Preparation is Key

It is all well and good being organised, but it is also a good idea to make sure you know what you are dealing with. Get things like removal quotes, broadband prices and your utilities sorted out well in advance. This will mean that you have less to worry about when things get hectic as moving day approaches.

Embrace It

Just remember, that whatever you do - things are likely to get hectic. You can be really organised and get everything prepped in advance, but you can almost guarantee that something will come along and put a spanner in the works. Just remind yourself that in the end it'll all be worth it and you'll soon be in your brand new house, enjoying a cup of tea on your sofa - heaven!

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The Best e-Cigarette Brands as a quick solution to quit smoking

If it has been more than a year since you first learned about the existence of the electronic cigarette and you have not yet tried this option for smoking cessation, it means that the information you have had was not enough or, maybe you have got an electronic cigarette and supplies with at least a poor quality.

Typically, each of us seeks to use the best quality products for short or long term benefits to justify the acquisition. Moreover, for an electronic cigarette, this is true because the difference between a qualitative product and a product of uncertain origin can quickly generate the decision that the product is or not fit for the purpose for which it was purchased.

Buying electronic cigarettes, liquid supplies and concentrated flavors, as well as accessories for them, is now easy to do as long as you coordinate your searches for a store specializing in selling this product category.

Under no circumstances will you look for these electronic smoking cessation devices in a universal store because the chances of receiving a product of uncertain quality are very high.
Your goal is to benefit from the first use of all the intake of an electronic cigarette in your fight to stop nicotine addiction, so look for the best information and authentic products to a professional partner like

Stores can easily be found online. One such store is ECASSOC, which is constantly supplied with the most current products, directly from world-renowned manufacturers.

Most of those who decided to quit smoking on the use of this excellent substitute said they would not have had too much chance of succeeding if they had not received the right advice from those who had the primary object of cigarette marketing e.

This is because the product itself needs to be personalized in many ways because reality shows that traditional smoking is a matter of personal concern and its replacement, until complete renunciation, must be extremely faithful.

In other conditions, the result of attempting to use an electronic cigarette can lead almost to the point of refusal of the device, as there are many nuances regarding the setting of electronic MODs and atomizers and the more the choice of liquids, flavors in the right amount.
If the power supply part and the configuration of operating parameters using this electronic MOD will provide a real pleasure in use, the electronic cigarette supply part that is currently represented by the most advanced atomizers should not be forgotten.

Different capacities of the liquid reservoir, often over 5ml for extended range, variants with a design that can be perfectly matched to most of the MODs available in the electronic cigarette store shelves but also very many facilities in terms of the settings they allow, so it is defined as a 100% customizable experience of vaping with new atomizers and MODs.

Failure to make this change is likely to lead to renunciation because it can be used in the absence of this information that the electronic cigarette is not good, or more, the liquids are not good.

Probably no traditional cigarette smoker would ever recognize that he is captive, prisoner of his own, of this vice. They would all say he likes them, feels good when they smoke and does not feel any discomfort all the time. The question is, by when?

They too, smokers, have perfect adherence when there may be tobacco smoke allergens and suggest that the electronic cigarette is even worse than the analog cigarette. What none of them does, we are talking about the most addicted to this vice, is to test.

How can a simple electronic cigarette test do you more harm than smoking a packet, or more, a day of tobacco cigarettes? Not at all! As the first argument is that the principle of using the two cigarettes, in fact, the way the smoke and the steam, respectively, the two nicotine carriers are produced, are entirely different.

Classic tobacco cigarettes produce smoke by burning tobacco. Electronic cigarettes produce steam by vaporizing a liquid that is heated to a controlled temperature. Indeed the difference between smoke and steam is major. Click here.

Any smoke is inherently toxic because it is born by burning a solid mass. Steam carries in its vapor the ingredients underlying the preparation of the liquid which has been vaporized by heating. The famous adage "There is no smoke without fire" can not be applied to an electronic cigarette because it does not work on fire and does not produce smoke.

Debz x

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