In this era, the trend that really made an expression is of the unusual and out of this world types. I mean the weirder it is, the better. You see a vase that looks like a tree? Or a table that looks like a Rubik’s cube? They look weird but people love them. It’s basically abstract come to life! So when I first saw these molded ear plugs, I was intrigued! The ones I got looks like your typical ear plugs except they follow the shape or our outer ear which proved to be really comfortable. They also look the same as those worn by celebrity hosts on TV.
I must say that I am a bit picky when it comes to ear plugs. I’ve tried those small headsets but found to need foam around it to make it comfortable to wear for a long time. Then I’ve tried the older version of the plugs but they keep slipping from my ears. Finally fed up, I’ve tried looking elsewhere and came across these molded ones! I’m happy to say that I am happy with my find!
Another Trip to a Warm Winter months is here!
And along with it marks the start of the awaited countdown to Christmas and New Year. It also marks the beginning of the cold season, from to winter and we all know, this is the time when the season becomes erratic with the cold and warmth. I’m pretty sure some of us would be pretty excited for the coming winter, while some wouldn’t be so ecstatic to meet the cold. So aside from the usual tips such as time to maintain and clean the furnace, stock up on some good old firewood and wood chips, and take out the comforters, we can also go for foot warmers.
There’s a great selection at CozyWinters of therm-ic foot warmers to choose from and they are so easy to use! I think they are definitely a must-have this coming season as it has its own thermostat so you control the temperature, and it easily fits any footwear! Now we won’t have to stew out in the cold while waiting for the bus or the cab! These footwarmers will keep our feet warm and toasty whenever, wherever…
Having a long hair has its own advantage, first when the weather is hot you can easily tie it up into pony tail or bun. When you want to look casual yet sophisticated, braiding is still the best, there are many styles you might want to try like this one-sided braid tutorial I found from thebeautydepartment.com website which I think is very easy to follow, you can do this yourself or find someone to do it for you.
photos: justin coit + thebeautydepartment.com post designed by kristin ess
1. part hair slightly off-center for this. on the heavier side, grab a section at your hairline. split it into three.
2. start it just like you would a regular french braid.
3. next add in a piece of hair from the top, still like a regular french braid.
4. now skip the part where you’d grab a new piece from the bottom + keep braiding instead.
5. then take another piece from the top + add it in.
6. continue with this pattern until you have 5-7 sections added in.
7. once you’re just past the ear, stop adding in new hair. Just do a regular braid + tie it off with a clear elastic like Lauren’s in the top picture.
Very simple to do isn’t it, same when your hobby is guitar playing you can use a dually pickup humbucker for best sound result without much effort.