Friday, 14 June 2019

Introduction To Intruder Alarms

There are lots of different types of intruder alarms available on the market for you to choose between nowadays. When you go into your local store or look on the internet you will be able to make your decision based on the anything from the features the alarm possesses, to the cost of the alarm, to the level of crime in your area, to how easy the alarm is to install. The areas of consideration are vast, yet the necessity of intruder alarms is straight forward. You should always feel safe in your home and anything that deters crime from occurring is beneficial.

A brief introduction to intruder alarms
As touched upon in the introduction; security is imperative for any home and of course any business or other types of premises. There are a lot of different security technologies and products that are available. However, intruder alarms seem to be the first type of security commodity people go for. They are cheap to attain yet their effectiveness is huge. They deter thieves from targeting your home and they work to alert you to any danger.
The advancement of intruder alarms
You don’t need me to tell you that we live in a very technology orientated world. New technologies are released onto the market each and every day as different innovations and progressions arise. The world of burglar alarms is not immune to this pattern. In fact, intruder alarms have developed rapidly if you look at the increased options available today. One way this is extremely evident is through the introduction of wireless burglar alarms. This has made installation a lot easier, more efficient, and more effective. Not only this, but you can even purchase alarms that are disguised to look like something else, such as CD player or another type of entertainment gadget.
Different types of burglar alarms
You have had a little insight into the vast possibilities available with burglar alarms available today – from disguises to wireless technology. Yet, in general there are still two standard types of intruder alarms. These are as follow; a closed circuit system and an open circuit system. The former operates whereby the electrical circuit is broken once a door or window is opened. Once the circuit has been broken the alarm will begin. On the other hand, an open circuit system has an ‘incomplete’ or open circuit whilst the doors and windows remain shut. Once a door or window is open this completes the circuit and causes the alarm to sounds. Obviously both systems have the same effect but they operate in an entirely opposite manner.
Added features incorporated with intruder alarms
In the previous paragraph information was divulged regarding the two main types of burglar alarms that are available. However, as you may anticipate, the alarms available today are a lot more advanced. They begin with one of the systems mentioned (either a closed circuit system or an open circuit system) and then features are added in order to provide more complexity and an enhanced level of safety. For instance, some people opt to have their alarms linked to their mobile phones so that they receive an alert when they are not home. Other people pay added money so that their alarm is linked to the local police station to ensure someone is on the scene as soon as possible.
Burglar alarms offer various levels of protection
As stated, you may decide that you wish to have your alarm system linked into your local police station. This is one of the ways in which you can add to the level of protection you aim to achieve from your burglar alarm. In addition to this, the majority of alarms boast a noise alert as their main feature, this should alert anyone who is in the property and the neighbours nearby as well. Other alarms can be connected to a spotlight or inside lights as another method of help. Essentially alarms use as many methods as possible to ensure that people are protected.
The importance of intruder alarms simply cannot be underestimated. Hopefully this article will have provided you with further information so that you can consider your options carefully. Remember; you can choose between wireless and wired systems, closed circuit and open circuit, different designs, various methods of alerts, and so on and so forth.
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Friday, 7 June 2019

What Influences Your Style The Most?

When it comes to dressing, we’re all always going to be naturally influenced by different things.
Sometimes, you’ll know your own signature style really well. Sometimes, it’s harder to tell.
Either way, you may find that you’re influenced by a range of things. Let’s take a look.
Your Personality
First up, it would be incredibly hard to ignore the fact that your personality is going to be a
heavy influence here. Whether you’re girly or classic, modern or grungy – or anything else,
it can drastically impact on the kind of clothes you’re drawn to, and therefore your style.

So go with it and stick to what you love.
Social Media
Next up, you may also find that you’re heavily influenced by social media too. And you won’t
be the only one! Because, you’re going to find that there’s a lot of influencers, bloggers, and
YouTubers that you see on a regular basis. And when you see something that you like,
you may then trust that social media profile to provide you with more gorgeous outfit inspiration!
Notable Figures
And finally, you may then also find that notable figures, such as celebs and royalty,
influence how you dress. You’ll often find that there are people out there whose style you love.
Whether it’s a singer, actress, or a princess, you may love what they wear and imitate their
style. Even wedding dress styles!

Take a look at the infographic below for information on royal wedding dresses!





Infographic Design By Fabric Direct Online

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Wednesday, 29 May 2019

4 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding

With the average UK wedding now costing a whopping £32,000, it is no wonder that people are looking around trying to find ways to reduce this huge spend. It is a tricky balance and there are those that believe that it should be a large spend in order to achieve the perfect day and then there are others who are daunted by spending so much all in one go on that one day. Whichever side of the fence you sit on, or maybe you are right in the middle there, it always makes sense to look at ways to bring wedding costs down. As such, we have come up with 4 ways to save money on your wedding.



Set a budget

The first thing that you need to do is set a wedding budget, and then you really do need to stick to it. Take plenty of time to do this, ensuring that you do cover every potential cost that will arise or could arise. You then need to be realistic about the prices of all of these items at the outset, both in terms of their average costs and also what you would be happy to spend on them. Which does bring us to our next point, as you need to understand where your budget priorities lie.

Be clear on the priority spends

Now that you have worked out what you need to take into account to set your wedding budget, you need to be clear on the priority spends. Agree these with your partner at the outset as they will allow you to then see where you can make most of your savings. So if it’s diamond engagement rings, the venue and the honeymoon that you want to splurge on, then allow more room in the budget for these areas and then start considering those items that are of less importance or that you really couldn't care less about. If table decorations, flowers and stationery are just not your thing, then you can prepare to make some savings here.


Do your research

This is key, and fortunately there are plenty of resources out there for you to do this. From ultimate guides to free online wedding planner sites, there is almost too much out there! Remember to start this with your plans and budgets firmly set and with each purchase that you are looking to make, bear in mind that there are lots of thrifty ways to buy stylish products from shopping around to checking out the auction sites

Go smaller

Whilst this one may be controversial to those that love a big bash, reducing the guest list can allow all other spends to fall into place. That dream venue, dress and cake could all be back within budget if you look at 50 guests rather than 250. Catering and bar costs are dramatically reduced, and you are likely to also reduce your venue hire fees.

Have you managed to save money on your wedding? What top tips would you share?

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Saturday, 18 May 2019

Buy Stylish Products – the Thrifty Way!

There are so many stylish items out there, just waiting to be purchased. From amazing dresses to the latest eyeshadow palette, it’s enough to make a shopaholic’s heart race – the only problem is, it all costs so much!

Thankfully, there are ways you can indulge your desire for fashion, without blowing your bank account to smithereens. Here are some useful tips.

Get your hands on fashion products, without spending too much
·    
     Set a limit. This part isn’t so fun, but it’s a necessary task. Sit down, armed with a calculator and your bank account details, then work out how much you can realistically afford to spend each month. Write that figure on a post-it note, then stick it somewhere prominent. You’re not spending more than that, regardless of how gorgeous that skirt is!

·         Sell your stuff. Now’s the time to haul out all those clothes, accessories and cosmetics that you never use, and figure out what you could sell online. It’s a great way to raise cash, then reinvest it into something fabulous.

·         Shop around. By all means, browse in your local high street. But try to avoid impulse buys, as you might be able to find the exact same item for less, if you look online. Shopping online requires a bit more effort, but it’s rewarding when you manage to save money in the process.

·         Set up a swap-shop. Find some like-minded thrifty ladies in your neighbourhood, and set up a swap-shop. Bring along the clothes that you no longer wear, and swap them with other people’s garments. It’s a brilliant way to totally transform your wardrobe, without spending a penny.

·         Browse the auction sites. Sites like Ebay are excellent for finding bargains. Here’s a top tip – when you see something you want, don’t bid until the very last moment. This stops other bidders from raising their bid, and means you’re more likely to get the item for less. There are other good auction sites out there too, with some specialising specifically in clothing; so it’s worth looking around and seeing what you can find.

·         Buy quality copies. Always be careful about buying designer-inspired clothing or beauty products, as some companies don’t operate in an ethical way. However, there are some great online stores out there, offering high-quality versions of designer products, for a fraction of the price. Copycat Fragrances is a good example if you’re in love with high-end perfumes.

·         Search for special offers. There are some very appealing offers out there, if you’ve got the patience to go hunting for them. For example, some cosmetics sites offer lots of freebie products when you spend a certain amount. Other sites have exclusive one-day sales, which provides the perfect opportunity to snap up some bargains.

·         Learn to sew. If you’re a creative type, this is an incredible way to breathe new life into your clothes. Consider doing a short sewing course, as it’ll provide you with the necessary skills to alter garments, and turn them from tired, dated items, to something unique and fashion-forward.



There are so many stylish items out there, just waiting to be purchased. From amazing dresses to the latest eyeshadow palette, it’s enough to make a shopaholic’s heart race – the only problem is, it all costs so much!
Thankfully, there are ways you can indulge your desire for fashion, without blowing your bank account to smithereens. Here are some useful tips.

Get your hands on fashion products, without spending too much

·         Set a limit. This part isn’t so fun, but it’s a necessary task. Sit down, armed with a calculator and your bank account details, then work out how much you can realistically afford to spend each month. Write that figure on a post-it note, then stick it somewhere prominent. You’re not spending more than that, regardless of how gorgeous that skirt is!

·         Sell your stuff. Now’s the time to haul out all those clothes, accessories and cosmetics that you never use, and figure out what you could sell online. It’s a great way to raise cash, then reinvest it into something fabulous.

·         Shop around. By all means, browse in your local high street. But try to avoid impulse buys, as you might be able to find the exact same item for less, if you look online. Shopping online requires a bit more effort, but it’s rewarding when you manage to save money in the process.

·         Set up a swap-shop. Find some like-minded thrifty ladies in your neighbourhood, and set up a swap-shop. Bring along the clothes that you no longer wear, and swap them with other people’s garments. It’s a brilliant way to totally transform your wardrobe, without spending a penny.

·         Browse the auction sites. Sites like Ebay are excellent for finding bargains. Here’s a top tip – when you see something you want, don’t bid until the very last moment. This stops other bidders from raising their bid, and means you’re more likely to get the item for less. There are other good auction sites out there too, with some specialising specifically in clothing; so it’s worth looking around and seeing what you can find.

·         Buy quality copies. Always be careful about buying designer-inspired clothing or beauty products, as some companies don’t operate in an ethical way. However, there are some great online stores out there, offering high-quality versions of designer products, for a fraction of the price. Copycat Fragrances is a good example if you’re in love with high-end perfumes.

·         Search for special offers. There are some very appealing offers out there, if you’ve got the patience to go hunting for them. For example, some cosmetics sites offer lots of freebie products when you spend a certain amount. Other sites have exclusive one-day sales, which provides the perfect opportunity to snap up some bargains.

·         Learn to sew. If you’re a creative type, this is an incredible way to breathe new life into your clothes. Consider doing a short sewing course, as it’ll provide you with the necessary skills to alter garments, and turn them from tired, dated items, to something unique and fashion-forward.



 Debz xx

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Thursday, 25 April 2019

Gaining Control Over Your Spending

Shopping is an addiction just like drug and alcohol abuse, gambling and overeating. Most people who shop for the sake of buying things, often not needed, do it because it makes them feel good. It covers up other emotions that trigger the response to shop. They may feel stress, anxiety, fear or depression.

Compulsive Shopping  Can Leave You Penniless

People who have an addiction to shopping don't stop even when they don't have the money to spend. If the funds in the bank are low, they apply for a new credit card and then exhaust it within a day or two. Any extra money they make they promptly plan for a shopping spree.

Unfortunately, it's only a matter of time before their access to sources of money runs out. The end result is a massive pile of debt and no money to pay for it. If their credit is still in good standing, they can apply for a personal loan and consolidate the debt into one monthly payment. However, in many cases, bills get put on the back burner, and they use that money to shop. Luckily, there are companies that you can turn to that offer small loans to build credit.

Dealing With Your Issues Compulsive

Shopping is an addiction that most people won't admit to. Some shop just for the thrill of buying something new. While others, shop irresponsibly to fill a void and mask their feelings of loneliness.  In the end, dealing with the reasons behind the addiction is the only way to end the cycle of self-destructing behavior. Seeking the help of a psychologist or a therapist will allow them to face their problem head on and then work towards identifying the cause and finding ways to control the addiction.

Moving on while receiving treatment to deal with the addiction, they must also practice control at home. They can do this by creating a buddy system where if they feel the urge to take control over them they contact this person to talk them through it. In cases where the addiction is severe, having someone come over to sit with them may prove a better solution.

Limit Access to Cash

A compulsive shopper can't shop without money. So, a good practice to get into is to limit the amount of money they have at their disposal. This can mean taking drastic measures initially, like cutting up active credit cards and living only on their allotted cash.

Filling the Void

People who shop compulsively get a rush out of it. It excites them and makes them feel almost euphoric, similar to the feeling you get after an extreme workout. Finding something that provides the same good feeling can be a difficult task. During the first few months, it's essential to find things that they enjoy doing as a way to occupy their time. This can be sculpting or painting or gardening.
The point is not to leave idle time that allows the need for shopping to take control.

Compulsive shopping is an addiction that in many cases, is hard to identify. Since most people shop weekly for household items, food and essentials, finding out for real if there's a problem may take a little longer. The good news is that once you identify it, there are ways to learn to control it and return to a better quality of life emotionally.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Shop Savings This Summer

I know we're supposed to have thunder and lightening in the next few days, but wasn't this weekend glorious? I don't know about you, but I have that a bit of summer sunshine really helps put me in the mood to get things done. I know, it's tempting to sit outside in the sunshine and believe me I did plenty of that too - but something about the warm weather makes me less likely to want to hibernate and more likely to get stuff done. This weekend I had a big sort out of my wardrobe, clearing out items I don't wear anymore and generally having a good sort out. 

This has led to me wanting to buy new clothes, but also lots of new home accessories to store things better and generally make my home look more pretty. This is great, but I don't really have the budget to splash out on everything I want, so I really need to be savvy when it comes to shopping!

Saving Money Shopping Online

One of the best things I have found online is looking for online vouchers and deal shopping online.There are a few websites that make it easy to find lots of deals in one place and make life easier when it comes to shopping. In fact I often find that browsing these websites can give me inspiration on what to buy - they often have items listed into categories - so for example, you can browse the "home" section and have a read through what is available for the home and get some ideas on what I need, but didn't know I did!

Savvy Shopping

Other ways that you can save money online are shopping sales and also keeping an eye out for voucher codes. Voucher codes are a really good way to save money, even if it is just something like free postage or 10% off - it all adds up and makes a difference!

Buying What You Need

One of the best pieces of advice I can give you is buy what you need. We can all get tempted by things that look like what you need, however if you are just buying something that is going to be stuck in a cupboard or not used for more than a few weeks, have you really made a saving?

What tips would you give for shopping online?

Debz 

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Laser Hair Removal - Is It For You?

Firstly, let me say that I am an advocate for doing exactly what you want with your own body. If you want to grow your body hair and dye it bright blue, absolutely go for it! However, on the flip side if you want to have a body free of hair, with long term results then this is something you should explore too. Remember you are the only person who has to live in your body, so you are the only person who gets to make decisions about what you do with it and how to live.

Laser Hair Removal

If you are someone that wants to get rid their body of hair without the hassle of shaving on a regular basis then laser hair removal might well be for you. If you are going to undertake this procedure then I would recommend using a reputable firm who offer a consultation beforehand. This gives you a chance to ask any questions you have (and you should make sure you go with loads!) and also find out a bit more about the procedure you're going to undertake.

Choosing The Right Firm

Once you have decided that laser hair removal might be for you, it is time to do some research and work out what might work for you. It is often recommended to use a company such as laser hair removal London specialists London Premier Laser. They have 9 clinics across London and surrounding areas, so ideal if you're near by!

Getting It Done

Once you have decided you would like the procedure done and you're all booked in, do what you can to make it as easy as possible. The firm you choose should give you an idea of how many sessions you'll need and how long this will take. Although recovery time is minimal there's no harm in making sure you have travel to/from the clinic sorted and some comforts at home ready for when you get home after each session.

Are there any beauty procedures you would undertake if you could?

Debz xx


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