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The Lure of Dubai Shopping Festival

  Every year, from mid January to mid February, the level of shopping goes several notches higher in Dubai, thanks to the Dubai Shopping Festival. The Dubai Shopping Festival is a government-led initiative launched in 1996 to revitalize Dubai’s retail trade. To say that the initiative was a hit would be an understatement, as the DSF is now one of the most famous and sought-after shopping festivals all over the world. Proof of this is the more than 3 million people who troop to Dubai each year to take part in the festival. Attending the festival is like hitting two birds with one stone – aside from the endless shopping spree, you would also be treated to an extravagant opening ceremony, ...

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Cosmetology and You

Cosmetology continuing education classes are necessary to receive license renewals in cosmetology. Cosmetology involves providing beauty treatments to females and males of all ages. It covers various subjects such as skin treatments, dying, pedicure, hair styling, hair removal, manicures and makeup. Those who work in the cosmetology industry previously obtained a degree in cosmetology, but all cosmetologists must take continuing education courses, like the courses offered at State Continuing Education, Inc., offer to maintain their professional cosmetology standing and keep a good reputation with their clients. Most beauty schools indicate that even though not all states require continuing ...

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Items that Will Make Walking Comfortable

They say women today tend to become either a bag addict or shoe fiend. Women easy fall in love with beautiful items and develop that urge to purchase whatever it is that has taken their fancy without a care in the world. Sometimes, this addiction can make you hoard pairs and pairs of shoes and you’d just realized that you have more than enough pairs to compete with Imelda Marcos’ shoe collection! It might sound irrational for some, but buying beautiful items even with those ridiculous price tags can bring a sense of euphoria to a shoe or bag addict. A lot of us women can relate to Carrie of Sex In the City and “The Girl in Green Scarf” when it comes to the feeling of shopping for our ...

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Accessorize with Shawls and Bags

  Choosing what to wear is a dilemma we women experience whenever there's a special event or occasion. No matter how many dresses you have in your closet, you always seem to find yourself at a lost and is most certainly confused over the kind of dress to wear for the event. Whether it’s a black tie affair or a cocktail party, your LBD might be your safest option, but you can also consider frocks that you can glam up with the right accessories. A clutch, a shawl or a scarf is the perfect match any evening wear, however, it can also break your look if you didn’t choose the right one for your outfit. Look out for ideas that can help you impress the crowd with simple accessories such as an ...

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A Touch of Femininity at Your Fingertips with Girlish Nail Polish

Light and flowing summer dresses and flirty outfits are usual options for those who would like to feel a bit girly this season. But clothes aren’t the only things that women can wear to express their femininity. Finger tips clad in girlish nail polish are also great tools to add some feminine touch in any outfit. Nail trends for 2013 has featured some nice pale shades that women, and girls, of all ages can play around with this summer. Nail polish shades like Groove is in the Heart, Mermaid’s Kiss, and I’m not Edible from Deborah Lippmann are perfect for the girly types who love rosy hues. They can also explore different textures of these girly nail polish sets to give their tips a ...

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Maxi Dresses for Cool and Stylish Summer Fashion

Celebrate femininity with cool and comfy maxi dresses that are perfect for the summer season. A maxi dress is characterized by its long length that covers the legs with loose and flowing fabrics and is form fitting at the top. The dress usually ends at the ankles or at floor length. These dresses exude femininity and freshness that can flatter all body types. The pencil cut skirt, shift dress and cropped pants may have dominated the fashion runways for spring and summer 2013 but these girly maxis continue to be popular options for women during the said seasons. The maxi dress can be considered as a staple in women’s closets during warm seasons. They are versatile enough to be worn on the ...

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Ankle Boots in June – Mismatch?

With the weather being crazy and that, it is inevitable to make sudden purchases, one would be this pair of ankle boots...just perfect for the cool winds sweeping this region. Yes, supposedly summer but definitely spring weather! Well, this pair will definitely be perfect for autumn should summer rightfully come! ...

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H&M Conscious Collection Partywear Range 2013

  A more sustainable fashion future is the commitment that H&M adheres to for its Conscious collection that we saw was positively embraced by all. This year, the fashion giant is continuing its efforts and has chosen French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis to be its front. The Swedish high-street brand uses sustainable materials such as organic cotton, recycled polyester, recycled polyamide and Tencel for this collection. We saw Michelle Williams and Amanda Seyfried parading pieces from the Conscious collection last year. This year, it was Helen Hunt in a navy blue strapless ensemble who surprised fashion observers at the Oscars. Though the dress is priced very much less than a ...

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Concert List this Year

The Grammy Awards. Since 1959, has recognized artistic works of musicians, songwriters, singers and everyone else involved in producing a piece of music that we enjoy then until today. I am  a fan of many artists who happen to be recipients of a gramophone trophy too. One by one, my husband and I are trying to see their performance once they get some concert scheduled up near our place. We have lined up some that we ought to see this year, some we've already booked. Pink, May 21, Zurich. Pink along with breakthrough artists of the year 2000 has been a constant background music for me and the kids when we go blue. It would definitely be fun to see her perform now that we have somehow ...

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Upgrading to Celebrity Phone Models the Eco-friendly Way

Hollywood fans who like to have the same phone models as their favorite stars probably ditch their phones as often as the celebrities do. If you are one of these fans and you find yourself with several old mobile phones lying around in the room then you may want to find a practical way to dispose of them. You can sell your mobile to online sites or second hand retail shops that buy used phones at top dollar rates. This way you get to rid yourself of clutter that can cramp your style and get a few bucks in return as well. You can take a cue from celebrities who promote eco-friendly practices when it comes to choosing a buyer. There are recycling companies that buy second hand units at fair ...

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Bedside Lighting Basics

It might be a girl thing but bedside lighting is more than just a light at the side of your bed.  It needs to be the perfect balance of a number of things.  You need it to be bright enough so you can find your slippers in the morning but not so bright that is blinds you for the first ten minutes of the day.  The light needs to be the exact brightness that makes you look beautiful but does not highlight every blemish and flaw in the evenings but also be bright enough to read your book.  It also needs to be easily accessible and easy to use, there is nothing worse than being ready for lights out and having to half hang out of bed to turn your light off or fumbling about in the morning looking ...

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Best Dressed at the 2013 Oscars

The Oscars isn't just about the nominations, names and trophies, it's about  the gowns and designers too. Here, we pick this year's  best  gowns on the red carpet. Amanda Seyfried - Alexander Mcqueen Amanda is one of my personal favorites. It seems like at each and every awards night she attended, she got a new look and a unique style to show off.  Last night, Amanda wore a stunning floor-length, haltered Alexander McQueen gown partnered with Roger Vivier shoes and elegant Lorraine Schwartz jewels. Though many would say the dress, in mute colors could have been better in another color, she pulled it off nicely too. Halle Berry - Versace Halle Berry is oozing hot at the red carpet.  Her ...

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