The Times When Debt Isn’t a Bad Thing

The Times When Debt Isn’t a Bad Thing

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We tend to think of debt as being a universally bad thing, but when you take a step back and think about it, that really is not the case. Although we should all probably be trying to keep our debts to a minimum, there are plenty of times when debt is by no means a bad thing. Here are a few examples, of when you, perhaps,  shouldn’t be worried about getting into a little debt:

 

When Debt is an Investment

 

If you’re using debt to invest in a home for your family, a car that will enable you to take that great new job, or your education, then it can’t really be seen as this big bad things to avoid because it is giving you opportunities to make more money and do more things with your life in the long-term.

 

When It’s Paying Off Your Debts

 

Getting yourself into debt to pay off your debts might sound completely absurd until you remember that is what debt consolidation basically is. When you consolidate your debts, you take out one big loan to pay off any other small loans, credit card debts etc., that you have, so that you can pay a smaller, more manageable sum each month, with a lower interest rate. In this case, taking on that debt is eminently sensible because it will save you money over time.

 

When It Boosts Your Credit Score

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Most people know that taking out too much debt or defaulting on one’s debt repayments will cause their credit score to fall, but fewer people realize that having no credit history at all can keep a credit score down. You can fix it by applying for a credit card or taking out small loans and paying them on time every time. By doing this, you will boost your credit score, which could help you to get that mortgage, business loan or job that you so want in the future. That’s not bad, is it?

 

When You Have an Emergency

 

Using debt to deal with emergencies is less of a good thing that the other examples above, but if you have an urgent medical situation that you aren’t covered for, you need to take your cat to the vet, or you simply must fix the car so you can actually get to work, it isn’t necessarily a bad thing so long as it’s manageable. Of course, starting an emergency fund would be better!

 

When You Can Afford to Pay It Back Quickly

 

Despite the fact that debt can be a good thing in all of the above scenarios, and probably a few more I haven’t thought of, debt can only ever be somewhere approaching a positive thing when you can afford to pay it off, and ideally when you can afford to pay it off quickly, so that you pay less interest. If you can’t afford it, then no matter how good the reason for getting into debt, it is going to be a bad thing for you. Bear this in mind before you even think about borrowing money.

 

Make smart choices surrounding debt, try to keep borrowing to a minimum, and you’ll never have to worry like so many people who are up to their eyeballs in debt do.

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7 Makeup Tips That Make You Look Amazing In Photographs

By Guest Blogger, Sania

7 Makeup Tips That Make You Look Amazing In Photographs

People think they don’t look beautiful in photographs because they are not photogenic but little did they know that the most important thing that guarantees the beautiful picture is the makeup. All the professional makeup artists think that in order to take look beautiful in the photograph you should do outstanding makeup for yourself. The beautiful makeup makes you look amazing in the picture even if you are not photogenic. Therefore, you should always do your makeup in the best and outstanding manner. Some of the makeup tips that will make you look phenomenal in the pictures are as follows.

Apply Moisturizer and Mask to Your Skin:

When you have to go to any party or any event and you will be going there with a lot of makeup on your face then you have to make sure that you prepare your skin before applying makeup on it. If you will moisturize, exfoliate and apply a high quality and an effective face mask on your skin, then you will have a glow and shine on your face. As a result, your makeup will last longer and you will look beautiful in the pictures.

Choose Foundation Wisely:

The foundation is the base of the overall makeup. The smooth foundation will make you look good in pictures. Therefore, it is obligatory for everyone to choose foundation according to their skin tone. If you chose a light color foundation for darker skin tone or vice versa, it will make you look terrible in pictures. For looking good and outstanding in pictures you should apply the foundation which suits your skin tone.

Conceal and Contour Efficiently:

In order to look beautiful and stunning in pictures, you should make your features prominent. The most important thing for making features dominant is contouring. Therefore, you should contour efficiently in the most amazing manner. To look amazing and flawless in pictures you should conceal your undertones and spots in the best manner.

Highlight:

The highlighter is the most amazing thing that makes your skin look perfect and flawless. In order to look beautiful and aesthetic in photographs, you should apply highlighter beautifully and efficiently. The application of high quality and standard highlighter will make you look alluring and enchanting in pictures.

Use Matte Products:

All the things which are used for blending and hiding spots from your skin like foundation and concealer should be free from shine and glitter If you will use the shiny concealer it will spoil your overall look. Therefore, it is very important to use the products which are not sheeny shiny while doing makeup. The use of matte products will make you look beautiful and enchanting in the pictures.

Glossy Lips:

Glossy and shimmery lipstick always looks enticing and alluring in pictures. In order to look beautiful and enchanting in photographs, you should keep the whole makeup subtle and light but you can enhance your look by applying glossy lipstick on the lips. This will make you look beautiful in the pictures.

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Sania is a student of accounts and finance. She enjoys shopping, trying out skincare remedies and blogging about anything that is related to beauty and self-care. Her love for pets, tea and traveling, is eternal. She ritually posts at The Smart Women Blog.

The Requirements Of A New Online Business

The Requirements Of A New Online Business

You might be in the position where you are keen to take your blogging to the next level. Or maybe you have just had a fantastic idea for a new business, and you want to sell your product online. Whatever it is, starting up a new online business takes a lot of determination and guts, and a keen understanding of what works and what doesn’t. It also requires that you have some essential things under you belt before you begin, so that you can be sure of starting in the right way. In this article, we are going to look at what those requirements might be, so that you can ensure you are starting off in the right manner.

 

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Money

 

Obviously enough, you need a decent hit of capital in order to be sure that you are going to be strong in the early days of business. What’s more, the very act of setting up the business itself requires that you have a decent amount of money to begin with. So if you are keen on setting up your own online business, first make sure you have the necessary financial impetus to really make it happen. This might requires that you borrow a little money, so make sure that you are able to first. Look into how to get your credit score up and then go and find the funding you need; if lucky, you could even end up with a non-repayable grant coming your way. However you do it, make sure you have the money you need to get going in a strong way.

 

Website

 

You simply cannot exist without a website. This is true for an offline business, so it is certainly true for your new online business. You need to have a website which is actually going to act as a face for the business in a good way, and that will mean that you are able to bring people in much faster as well. If you need help with the website, then make sure to hire someone who has a lot of experience with specifically business-related websites, as there is a huge difference between those and, say, personal blogs. Get the website right, and you have taken care of what is the most essential business requirement of all, as well as started to think about your branding too.

 

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Marketing

 

Marketing is actually fairly easy to do with an online business, partly because digital marketing is so effective and so fast to make happen. Even if you have zero experience in this area, you will find that it is surprisingly easy to create the marketing that you need for your business – and it will mean that your company is much more likely to get off the ground in a big way. Focus on the marketing early, and you will be off to a stronger start. Remember too that it is necessary to market both early and also long into the future, and to never let up on this front if you want your business to flourish.

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Why You Should Use Local Goods and Services

Why You Should Use Local Goods and Services

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It can be easy to buy and do everything through massive multinational corporations and not bother with small, local businesses. However, these same businesses need your support, and there are plenty of reasons to use them over their corporate competitors. Here are some reasons why you should use local goods and services.

 

Fewer Miles Travelled

 

If you care about the planet, being eco-friendly and reducing carbon emissions, then you should go local. Local good such as locally grown food has far fewer miles travelled. This means that it hasn’t been on a boat, plane, train, or truck to make its way to you. This also probably means that it is much fresher and has far fewer chemicals on it to keep it fresh. Locally produced goods are also the work of much smaller teams who love what they do, rather than a faceless corporation. There might be a slight premium on these kinds of products, but they are often of a higher quality and are made with a lot more attention and care. Often locally made goods are made by hand rather than being mass produced in a factory. This also means that they are more unique. If you care about any of those things, then you should buy locally made goods.

 

They Know The Area

 

The benefit of buying locally is that the people you are getting a good or service from know the area. If you are hiring movers, then you want to look up local moving services in the area. They will know the best way to transport your things to or from your home, won’t get lost and if you are moving into an area, they will be able to tell you about it. The same is true for other kinds of good or service. Due to the fact that these people live and work locally, they know the area well and can provide advice or tips based on this. On the other hand, larger companies do not know about specific areas and won’t be able to give you that same level of care and attention. For example, if you are buying a car from a local dealership they will be able to tell you how this car will perform on local roads and streets. This might mean that certain cars are better or worse for you depending on where you live. You might need a 4×4 over a city car, and the will be able to advise you on this. A large company can give you the benefits of each, but not in the context of where you will use it.

 

Build A Relationship

 

This is one of the best reasons to buy locally. You get to build a relationship with the people you are buying from. For example, if you regularly go into a local grocery store then you will get to know the staff and owner of the store and get to know them. This adds a personal touch to each visit, and it can be a way for you to make friends in a new area and get to know where you are living. If you are buying your groceries from a large company that you won’t get this as they have too many employees and won’t be able to treat you the same way.

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4 Tips for Making Money Online as a Beginner

By Guest Blogger, Marie N.

4 Tips for Making Money Online as a Beginner

 

2018 is finally here and many people out there have made a New Year’s resolution to start earning more. And since working 2 full-time jobs can be just too difficult to handle, turning to the web is definitely a great idea. But what to do if you’ve never used internet for making money before? There’s no need to worry since we’ve come up with 4 tips for making money online as a beginner.

Start a YouTube channel

There’s no need to say that earning money on YouTube has become quite a phenomenon during the last couple of years. Just take a look at Felix Kjellberg, known online as PewDiePie who’s managed to earn $12 million in 2015 alone. Of course, you don’t have to be that popular to make your YouTube channel profitable. However, what you need is quality content that YouTube users are going to like. Try to figure out which of your hobbies or interests other people on the web might find interesting and you should be able to come up with good YouTube video ideas. Of course, other than good video ideas, you’re also going to need recording equipment and some video editing skill.

 

Do some freelance writing

Becoming a freelance writer is another great idea for anyone who wants to earn money online. As a freelance writer, you’ll be providing startups and experts with quality content they can later use on their blogs or websites. Of course, just like any other work, freelance writing requires a lot of hard work and strategic positioning. There are plenty of websites like Upwork and Toptal where you can get freelance work and signing up on at least a few of these is always a good idea. You might also want to work on your writing skills before you accept your first freelancing job. It’s also important to mention that the more work you do the easier it’ll be for you to get hired by a company or individual in need of a quality content.

 

Take online surveys

A lot of people who’ve decided to earn some money on the side have turned to taking paid surveys online. And if what you’re looking for is a relaxing job that requires no special skills, this is definitely something you should consider doing. Just make sure you find a good website you can trust and earning some extra money will be a real piece of cake. Moreover, the nature of the job is fun since all you have to do is go online and answer a series of simple questions. Therefore, when taking paid surveys, you won’t feel any pressure, which is exactly what you should look for in an online job. Just bear in mind that you might need to get headphones with a microphone since sometimes you’ll be asked to review a survey you took earlier.

 

Sell stuff on eBay

Anyone who’s ever sold something on eBay knows how easy this can be. So, if you have enough free time to browse eBay for bargains, this may be a great way for you to earn some money online. The most important thing to do when selling things on eBay to make sure there’s a market for what you’re selling. We also recommend getting a good camera in order to be able to provide buyers with quality pictures of your items. eBay experts also say that writing a thorough description for every item you put up for sale can make it much easier for you to make a sale. When it comes to timing, putting things up for sale on Thursday is always recommended, since this means a 10-day listing gives you two full weekends of eyeballs.

 

These 4 tips should help you get started with working online. And the more time you spend on the web, more opportunities for making money will arise. Don’t be afraid to try new things and making some money on the side will be a real piece of cake.

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The Role Of School Furniture In Learning

By Guest Blogger, Rohin D.,

The Role Of School Furniture In Learning

If there is no School Furniture; then there will be no classroom. That reality is a pointer to the fact that the furniture in the school should be handled with care. If the provision is made for furniture that will not suit the purpose of the student and teachers, it is as good as if there was no furniture in the first instance.

Good Furniture Make Some Schools Excel Over Their Competitors

It is a known fact that some schools are well known for excellence while others are struggling for relevance. When it is time for public exams; there is always a line of distinction between schools that are able to get it right in terms of provision of furniture for their students and teachers alike. Though their school curriculum is the same, yet there is a clear line of difference between them. The difference is due to the use of the right type of furniture that will bring the best out of students and the teachers.

The Flexibility of The Furniture

The employment of flex furniture for classroom use is another great innovation that has been seen to bring out the best out of the students. The student wants a situation where they will be able to control the class and not the class controlling them. A strong consideration should be given to optional casters when designing the classroom desks and the tables. It will make it easy for small students to move the desks and chairs. Reconfiguring the classroom will not be a difficult exercise.

Management Of The Project Materials

The project materials are there to complement the teaching process. They go hand in hand with the teaching if effective results are to be achieved. The irony of it is that some furniture that is designed for schools have no place for the project material. The implication is that is the teacher will have to struggle when it is time to introduce the materials into the lesson. A good furniture should have space for the storage of these materials. It should be in such a way that sorting them out will pose no difficulty for the teacher and students.

The Learning Modalities

The modality of learning you want to impart to the student should be put into consideration before the order for the furniture is placed. Do you intend to engage in active or passive learning method? The analog, as well as digital learning modalities, are common in our classrooms today. There is a design that best suits any of the modalities. Get the right furniture in line with your modality of choice if you want real results.

Connectivity

The learning in the classrooms today is internet based. Every student will work with a laptop or tablet. Furniture that does not provide an allowance for the storage of these devices will be out of tune in real practical classroom conditions. The furniture for today’s schools must provide allowances for these devices because they are part of the learning process in the classrooms.

Conclusion

For effective classroom experience to be achieved; the furniture will play a prominent role.

 

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3 great reasons why you should landscape your yard

3 great reasons why you should landscape your yard

In what state is your yard? Do you enjoy or frown when you look at it? If you are not happy with your yard every time you set your eyes on it, then you are not alone. If you happen to look at the state of your neighbor’s yard, they might be in the same state too. A good yard is very important for a home. Besides complementing the home, it will also increase your property value in future. But the most annoying thing is that most home owners do not take the initiative of making their yard attractive. It is therefore important to sacrifice some time and come up with the best ideas to make your yard the way you would want it to be. It only requires very minimal efforts and landscaping designs to come up with an amazing yard that your home really deserves. Here are the top reasons why you should have Landscaping Company Mandurah take care of your yard.

Health benefits

If you have a beautiful yard, you will always be motivated to go out and enjoy the amazing scenes of flowers, trees and green grass. Every medical practitioner will tell you that spending a good time in such an environment comes with its own benefits. If you spend most of the time at your yard playing with kids or having a good time with friends, your body activities will increase. This is contrary to being indoors all the time watching movies and taking too much snacks. You will be able to put your body on shape and avoid obesity related issues.

Spending more time outdoors will also help ease your moods. If you are bothered by things that can lead to stress, all you need to do is go to a more relaxing environment. But the yard has to be in perfect shape for you to enjoy spending time there. Otherwise, you will be building more stress rather than being relieved of what you already have.

Additionally, planting grass and plants on your yard will help in air purification. You will therefore be guaranteed of staying in an environment that is pollution free and this is very important for your health.

Encourages family time

You may be too committed during the day, giving you very little time to spend with your family. But a landscaped yard will provide a relaxing environment to share some good moments with your family in the evening.

Entertainment

With an amazing yard, you will be the one to host whatever parties that come along. You can then have an outdoor fun with friends in a cool and relaxing environment. All you need to do is compliment your party with amazing lights effectively placed along the flowers and you are good to go.

As much as a lot of people fail to see the importance that comes with landscaping, the best landscapes yard comes with so many benefits that can help both health wise as well as increasing a home’s net worth.

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Essential Things You Can Do To Make Healthcare Cost Less

Essential Things You Can Do To Make Healthcare Cost Less

Let’s face it, healthcare is way more costly than it should be. We shouldn’t be forced to pay through our noses for basic treatments. We shouldn’t be in a position where we can’t afford to pay for surgery to cure a disease or fix a problem for good. Unfortunately, most of us are in this position nowadays, and it needs to stop.

 

For the majority of the population, there’s always this comparison between health issues and money. More specifically, whenever something is wrong, we think about how much it costs to take care of it, and how bad the issue is. This leaves loads of us living with issues that we try and sweep under the rug because they’re too costly and aren’t life-threatening enough to warrant the high costs of curing them. This applies to all areas of our health, from oral health to physical health, and even mental health too.

 

What I want to do is help you put an end to the constant worries you have about healthcare costs. It may seem impossible, but there are some things you can do to make healthcare cost a lot less. The rest of this article will be dedicated to ideas and thoughts on the matter. Hopefully, by the time you’ve finished reading, you will know exactly how to save money on healthcare costs for good.

 

 

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Compare Health Insurance

First thing’s first, you should have some form of health insurance at your disposal. Insurance makes everything more affordable for you and can cover you in emergencies. Yes, you still have to pay for your insurance, and this might seem costly at first. But, when you think about what the insurance covers and the money you don’t have to pay for medical treatments, it works out very well.

 

The problem a lot of people have is they find insurance that’s too expensive. What you should do is compare different providers and then compare different policies from the cheapest ones. There are companies out there offering a free consultation to help you compare different plans from specific providers. This is beneficial as they assist you with your research and ensure you find the best plan for your personal health risks. That’s the key here; some people are in worse health than others and will require more coverage. Others just need basic coverage to help pay for standard treatments and check-ups.

 

At the end of the day, insurance will save you thousands of dollars and makes you worry less about going to a doctor or health professional. Let’s say you have a bad back and need to see a chiropractor to fix it. If you don’t have insurance, then the cost of a full treatment plan might be too much and cause you to not pay for it. But, if you have insurance that covers the treatment, you don’t have to think twice. You undergo the treatment and end up in a better physical position.

 

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Eat A Better Diet

One of the easiest ways you can make healthcare cost less is by taking better care of your health. I know, what a crazy thing to suggest! All jokes aside, you will see massive changes in your body and bank balance when you eat a better diet. Health starts with what you put inside your body. You could be very active and play sports or go to the gym, but if you’re shoveling rubbish into your gut, then it won’t end well.

 

Sadly, plenty of people in this country have terrible diets. And that’s not just me being all high and mighty, it’s a fact. We eat too many fried and processed foods that are packed full of saturated fats, salt, sugar, and cholesterol. As a result, so many serious health problems could occur. In fact, a bad diet has been linked to the following issues; heart disease, heart attacks, multiple cancers, diabetes, and anaemia. Aside from, obviously, being very serious and potentially life-threatening, all of these problems require expensive medical treatment. You may need complex surgeries or access to high-tech equipment that helps calm your symptoms and lets you live a longer life with your health issues. Even if you have insurance, some of the money may have to come out of your pocket, and they’re ongoing costs in the cases of diabetes and cancer too.

 

All you have to do is eat healthily. Take a look at your diet and first try to cut down on the bad things. Eat less fat, consume less meat, so you don’t have high cholesterol, eat less sugar, and manage your salt intake. You’ll immediately start to feel a lot better and healthier just by doing this. Then, start adding important vitamins and minerals to your diet. Loads of people, particularly women, don’t get enough iron in their systems. This inevitably leads to anemia. So, start eating more green veg like broccoli or spinach as they contain iron. You also get the benefit of all the other vitamins these veggies provide. Be more conscious of what you eat, and you’ll be amazed at how few health problems you have, leading to low healthcare costs every year for you.

 

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Exercise And Stay Active

I know I said that diet is the number one thing to think about when it comes to your health, but you still need to exercise. Being a couch potato might sound appealing, but it isn’t a very good idea at all. The less active you are, the more unhealthy you become. Your muscles start to stop working, which can end up causing pain in joints and bones, leading to expensive treatments. Plus, it can also cause weight gain which then leads to other diseases, most notably high blood pressure and heart problems.

 

The simple solution is to just get up and exercise more. Walk places instead of driving everywhere. Don’t stay in the same seat for hours on end without moving. Even if you work a typical office job, get up every hour or so and walk around the office or do some light stretching. In your spare time, go for a run or choose one type of physical activity to do three times a week. This could be going to the gym, cycling, yoga, dance classes; literally, anything that gets your heart rate up and helps you stay healthy.

 

I am not a health expert, but if I were, I would advise all my clients to exercise and stay active. Why? Because that’s the exact same advice health experts, give to everyone! Come on guys, it’s not rocket science. The more active you are, the fewer health problems you’ll end up with.

 

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Stick To An Oral Hygiene Routine

It’s not just your physical health that causes high costs, it’s also your oral health. There are so may dental treatments that are far too common and far too expensive. Plenty of things can set you back a couple of hundred dollars, sometimes even creep into the thousands. The most frustrating thing about paying for dental healthcare is how avoidable it is. Our teeth aren’t meant to just rot away and decompose quickly. If we take good care of them, they will last for a very long time.

 

To make things even more frustrating, it’s so easy to stick to an oral hygiene routine. You haven’t got to do anything crazy, it’s simply a case of following some rules every day. First, brush your teeth twice – once in the morning after breakfast, and once in the evening before bed. Always leave at least half an hour after between eating food and brushing, or you won’t see good results. Secondly, floss anywhere between two or seven times a week. This helps clean your teeth more thoroughly and avoids gum disease that leads to expensive hygienist appointments. Finally, cut down on sugar and acids. Sugary drinks are particularly bad and try to avoid eating lots of sweets per day. If you are going to treat yourself to some sugar, try and have it all in one go. The more frequently you consume it, the more damage it does to your teeth. Acid is also bad, so maybe stop eating lemons if that’s the kind of thing you’re into.

 

Follow these rules, and you could avoid paying for expensive dental treatments or surgeries. All you have to worry about is your regular checkups, which could well be covered if you have health insurance that includes a dental plan. Even if you don’t, it won’t be that expensive.

 

Wow, that was a lot to take in, wasn’t it? I hope you’ve managed to stay with me all this time and learn how you can make healthcare cost a lot less. Yes, making changes to your lifestyle will go a long way to avoiding health problems. When you haven’t got many health issues, it means you’ll pay for fewer health procedures, saving lots of money. But, don’t forget about insurance as it will provide financial relief if you do have serious issues that need immediate attention.

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How to Pick the Best Foundation and Concealer for Your Skin

By Guest Blogger, Diana S.

How to Pick the Best Foundation and Concealer for Your Skin

 

With such a diverse range of skin tones, choosing the perfect foundation and concealer can be a true nightmare. Furthermore, if you’re dealing with acne-prone skin, or have to battle dark circles on a daily basis, you’ll need to learn a bit about colour correction before you can get that flawless complexion. From liquid, through creamy and all the way to stick concealers and foundations, it’s essential you find the right shade that will perfectly blend with your skin.

Foundation fundamentals

Picking out the foundation that will flawlessly blend with your skin is paramount, because your entire makeup look will depend on it. They call it foundation for a reason ‒ it’s the base upon which you build all the other layers of makeup products, creating something beautiful, so it absolutely has to match your skin perfectly. The best way to find the right shade is to test it on your jawline, or just underneath it on your neck. The foundation that becomes invisible once you apply it and rub it into your skin, is the one you should go for.

When it comes to the type of foundation, your choice should depend on the type of your skin. Liquid foundations will work with any type of skin. However, foundations that are thicker in consistency are much more suited for dry skin, than for the one prone to breakouts. Stick and creamy foundations are not very good for dry skin types, but they will do wonders for normal or combination skin. Powder foundations and liquid ones with matte finish are the best choices for oily skin.

Concealer tips and tricks

When you need to mask all the imperfections on your face, that’s where concealers come in. Whether you need to hide a blemish, conceal dark circles, or cover up your tattoo for some special occasion, concealers will do it all. Anytime you need to camouflage a certain colour, you should reach for either orange, green, red or yellow concealer. Colour correction means cancelling blue tones with orange correctors, red with green, and purple with yellow. So, if you’re facing dark circles around your eyes, make sure you know exactly what colour they are. The shade can vary from grey to purple, and the wrong corrector shade will only make things worse. Always colour correct before applying a foundation, so that you can touch up all darker areas later with the best full-coverage concealer that will also perfectly highlight certain parts of your face.

Picking out the right concealer shade is also very important, because a shade that’s too light can make you look like a raccoon, while a shade that’s too similar to your foundation won’t do much for your look. Therefore, compare the shade of your foundation with the one of a concealer, and choose one that’s  only a shade or two lighter than your foundation. However, if the green corrector for red blemishes isn’t enough to cover up the spot, either use a foundation or a concealer that matches the foundation shade, so you’ll avoid shade mismatching on that particular spot. Light concealers are great for highlighting the area under your eyebrows, as well as for contouring if you use them with a concealer that’s a bit darker. Sometimes, it’s much more affordable than splurging on contouring palettes. Furthermore, concealers can make you fix plenty of makeup mistakes. If your winged eyeliner isn’t as perfect as you wanted it to be, use an angled brush, dab a bit of concealer and erase a part of that thick line, and voilà, you’ll have the perfect flick.

Choosing the perfect foundation and concealer shade isn’t always easy, but with the previously mentioned tips, you won’t have such a difficult time choosing. Just make sure you know which colours to use for colour correction, don’t use a concealer that’s too light or too dark for fixing imperfections, and your makeup will always be on point.

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How To Turn Your House Into A Smart Home

How To Turn Your House Into A Smart Home

Have you been around a friends new house and left feeling jealous of how modern and smart it is? Don’t worry, we all feel this way from time to time, but there are steps you can take. Below, I’ve listed a few ideas for things you can buy to turn your house into a smart home.

 

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A Smart Thermostat

These things are all the rage these days and can make any room in your house a little bit smarter. With a smart thermostat, you have a device hooked up to your central heating that allows you to monitor your usage as it happens. This is already pretty smart, but couple this with the fact that you can control temperature settings from an app on your phone or mobile device. Potentially, you could be out of the house and use your phone to turn on the heating, so you arrive in a nice warm house instead of one that’s stone cold. A really smart feature if you want a truly smart house.

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A Smarter Garage Door

Are you sick of driving up to your garage, getting out of your car, opening the door, waiting for it to open, then driving inside only to park up and close the door manually? Well, you can make your garage a lot smarter with a new garage door. There are loads of companies out there like Above & Beyond Garage Doors who offer doors that can be opened via your smartphone. This means you press a button on your phone, and the door will open for you. It makes your life just that little bit more convenient, while also making your home a lot smarter too.

 

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These days there are companies like Apple that are releasing things known as Smart Home Systems. Apple’s version is the Apple Homekit, and the aim is to sync up your Apple devices with other tech in your home. You buy smart speakers, lights, TV’s that can all connect to a smart home system and be controlled by your phone or with your voice. Essentially, if you have an iPhone and a set of lights that are built for Apple Homekit, you can use the microphone on your phone to turn your lights on! It’s super smart, super cool, and smart home systems are undoubtedly the future.

 

I decided to include kitchen gadgets as a whole in one point here. The truth is, there are so many different bits of kitchen tech you can buy to make your house smarter. This includes cookers that know the exact temperature to cook your meat for, fridges with built-in cameras, and scales that measure things to perfection. Any of these things will make your kitchen, and your home, a lot smarter.

 

Clearly, there are loads of cool things you can get your hands on to turn your house into a smart home. So, if you’re getting a little tired of your house and want to reinvigorate it, then consider any of these ideas.

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