December 11th, 2013
Finding the perfect gift for those closest to us are getting harder these days. However, there are still some unique and timeless gift ideas that will make whoever you are buying a gift for smile from ear to ear like birthstone jewelry. The are a sure fire hit this Christmas season . Browse Reeds birthstone jewelry for various designs of birthstone necklace and rings. Tour loved-ones will surely love wearing the birthstones around their necks . Rings also are perfect gift for those whom you have intimate relationship. It is a fitting symbol of fidelity and loyalty. This is something the recipient is likely to wear everyday and make a part of her daily wardrobe.
December 6th, 2013
Say goodbye to Emerald and say hello to a purple hue. Yes! Expect to see a lot of this “Radiant Orchid” color next year because the global color authority , Pantone Color Institute just announced the purple hue as it’s 2014 Color Of The Year. According to its website, Pantone searched the entertainment industry, new art collections, popular travel destinations, and technology for color influences .
I’m not really a fan of the color because it is not flattering to my skin tone but I am sure a lot of people will love it. Below is a sample of an orchid dress worn by Natalie Portman during an Oscar award night . She looked very pretty like the very first buds you see on trees in the first days of spring.
Except for the fashion trendy men, I wonder how the ordinary boy next door accept this color for the clothes and apparel.
November 21st, 2013
Meagan Young – Ms. Universe 2013
I saw a blog post disqualifying Philippines from joining beauty pageants for the next two years due to enormous advantage by Filipina candidates in practically all pageants this year. This according to the the Association of Beauty Pageant Franchise Holders (ABPFH) . In 2010, 2011 and 2012, the Philippines candidates ( Venus Raj, Shamcey Supsup and Janine Tugonon ) were all in the top 5 in the Miss Universe competition.
This years winners are :
Miss SupraNational Pageant – Ms. Mutya Datul
Miss World -Ms. Megan Young
Miss Universe (4th place) -Ms. Ariella Arida
Miss Grand International -Ms. Ali Forbes
ABPFH said that it is time for the Philippines to give other countries the chance to win international beauty competitions, adding that “the world already knows how beautiful and talented Filipinas are”.
( I have yet to search the authenticity of this report as some commented on the original source that this news is not true)
November 21st, 2013
Today’s weddings are less of an exercise in tradition and old-fashioned rituals, and more of a true expression of the personalities, ideals, hopes and dreams of the bride and groom. This trend is reflected in every facet of the wedding planning, from the bride’s choice of wedding dress and bridal themes, to the wedding décor and wedding registry.
In a wedding registry gone are the days of old-fashioned items such as china, crystal and elaborated linens that most likely will only be used on special occasions. A modern bridal registry is more likely to include wedding gifts that will fit the couple’s current lifestyles and enhance their new journey together. Some examples of these wedding registry are as follows :
A honeymoon registry is one of the most popular wedding wishes for modern couples. Registry gifts can range from a free hotel accommodation, tour package, transportation or airplane tickets.
House or Home Improvement
A down payment on a new home is one of the most popular wedding wishes, a great remembrance for a couple’s new life together. Or if this is too much you can ask for home improvement or list down home appliances.
A cash registry as a fresh start for a new couple can help them pave their way to a brighter and more prosperous future together. This can be done through a money tree or through a money dance.
Pay it Forward
For modern couples who are already wealthy and does not need your gifts in kind , instead of asking for wedding gifts for themselves, they ask guests to donate money they would have spent on a gift registry items to a nonprofit organization or worthy cause. This year, many couples are likely to ask for donations to the Red Cross and other organizations that are helping to fund the relief efforts to various countries struck by calamities.
November 21st, 2013
According to various sources, the term Black Friday was first used to describe the shopping day after Thanksgiving on November 29, 1975. It was not all because of big deals or sale but at that time it took large retailers until that point in the year to start making money, break even, or get “into the black” with their numbers. Thus, Black Friday was born.
After many years, the phrase went viral and retailers began to take advantage of the hype and cool name by offering sales to try to draw in holiday shoppers. It clicked and it became a yearly ritual for many people – hunting for sales the day after Thanksgiving. Then the retailers noticed this, loved it, and started offering more sales.
Today it became more and more crazier and one could say it is out of control. Are you ready for this Friday ?