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  • InHome Improvement

    How to Clean Window Shutters

    Home improvements are more than just renovating. It has to do with preparing the surrounding for new decorations and the redesigning process. Window shutters help to protect and secure your windows. It also adds beauty and elegance to your home which makes it more comfortable and relaxing. If not properly maintained the window shutters can spoil the beauty and aesthetics of your home. Here I will share with you some tips on cleaning your exterior and interior window shutters whether they are of intricate designs or various materials.

    Window shutters come in different types of materials. Namely plastic, vinyl, aluminum and wood. Before cleaning your shutters you might want to identify the type of materials they are made of. Since they all require a different approach when it comes to maintenance and keeping them clean. To keep the shutters up to standards it is best to know exactly what material of combination of materials they are made from.

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  • InLifestyle

    Best Ways to Spring Clean the Kitchen

    To maintain a fresh and clean house you must start by cleaning; whether you clean on a daily basis, weekly or you make it your duty to spring clean whenever. Finding smart ways to save money and time while you spring clean your kitchen can be easy; you don’t need tons of product to get the cleaning job done. I have teamed up with Worktop Express to share with you some tips, tricks and tools that can help you with creating a budget friendly clean environment.

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  • InLifestyle

    Accessorize your Tech Device with Toddy Gear

    Welcome to the century of smartphones, power banks and selfies. If that camera lens is not clean your selfie will be blurry; something that we would not like to see in our pictures after snapping away that million and 1 selfie. A drained battery while on-the-go without any hope of getting a charge feels like a horrible disaster. I just can’t live without my power bank.

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    With Toddy Gear we are now able to clean our screens, camera lenses effectively with their fashionable and customizable accessories. Say bye bye to 1% battery with these power bank built to keep your battery alive while you drive.

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    Using my Toddy Gear Smart Cloth I am able to keep my tech devices clean at all times whether I am on the go, in the office, at school or at home. The Toddy Smart Cloth is made of premium dual-sided microfiber perfect for cleaning and polishing away dirt, grime and fingerprints from smartphones, tablets, laptop screens, sunglasses and much more. It can also be used to clean other items around the house. The Toddy Gear Smart Cloth is just 5×7 in length and width. It can be easy to store away or taken with you.

    The Pocket Toddy will fit comfortably attached to your purse or in your pocket for on-the-go mistakes. The Pocket Toddy is built with the same premium dual sided microfiber as the Smart Cloth. With a built-in pouch to easily push fingers in to wipe away the mess of dirt and grime from devices, an elastic loop to attach to any purse, backpack and/or keychain. The Pocket Toddy is just travel-friendly and ready to use while on-the-go.

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    The Wedge Mobile Device Stand brought my life at ease. Often, I would be on a video call for long hours and I would have to be holding the phone in my hands which defeats the purpose of doing other activities. The Wedge doubles as a mobile stand and a cleaner for the device which can be found at the bottom of the wedge. It is a plush like bean bag that stands upright to hold smartphones, iPod at an ideal angle. It can be used for viewing purposes or just a phone rest.

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    Nothing becomes annoying until cords are left to become tangled together. The Universal Lightning Cable will charge and sync your device with one single cord and an attachable lightning to Micro USB Adapter.

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    The day would just not be right if you can’t get your phone to 100% or just enough juice to bring you throughout the day. My Power Bank I do not go without. I am happy that I was able to customize it to my very own liking. The Smart Charge Power Bank consist of two ports for charging; one made specifically for IOS devices and the other for any other smartphone device. It comes with its very own micro USB cord to recharge the power bank when the energy runs low. The Smart Charge Power Bank holds a battery capacity of 7000 mAh. It has a sleek design and portable function fit for on-the-go purposes.

    At Toddy Gear, there are a lot of designs for you to pick and choose from. If you like it is also possible to customize a selected set of accessories with your own personalized image, logos, text or just whatever you like.

    Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

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  • InFashion

    3 Ways to Get a Bad Smell Out of Clothes

    If your clothes have a bad and unpleasant smell before and after you washed them the way you normally do, do not worry, it can happen to anyone. It is not an unsolvable problem, in fact; there are pretty easy ways to deal with various odors that are trapped in the fabrics. There are different types of smells, consequently; different types of ways to fix the issue in a blink of an eye and return the freshness of your clothes.

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    Washing Machine

    If you have forgotten your laundry in the washing machine for way too long, it probably smells like mildew now. Smelly laundry is not something to be afraid of. Simply wash the clothes again and do not forget the clothing at this time. Hang them outside, it would be even better if it is windy outside and wait to see if the bad odor is gone. If it still lingers, however, you will have to wash them again. Third time’s the charm!  But this time use the secret weapon – white vinegar! It can be applied in many cases where you need something to be cleaned. Either mix it with the detergent or simply pour a cup of white vinegar together with your laundry. The mildew can’t stand a chance now.

    Wardrobe

    If your clothes have stayed in the wardrobe for too long, a musty smell might occur. We have a way to deal with that as well. Soak the bad smelling clothes in a solution of cold water and baking soda. The baking soda is a great means of getting rid of a bad smell. Leave them like this for some time, rinse and then dry them as you usually do. The bad odor should be gone. In order to avoid such trouble, clean your wardrobe regularly and make it prone to moist.  

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    Baking Soda Solution

    But that’s not all that baking soda does. The baking soda solution also removes sweaty smells. It also can be used in the process of cleaning the house are saying the professionals from Sparkling London. You either soak the clothes in a solution, or you apply a baking soda and water paste to the smelly areas and leave them like that for a while. After washing, the sweaty smell will no longer be there. This is especially practical for gym clothes or sports clothing for any other sports activity.

    If you had a great night out but now your beautiful evening clothes smell like an ashtray from all the smoking in the club or the bar, simply wash them as you normally do. Perhaps the smell is way too strong, soak them in the above-mentioned solution. If it is a jacket, for example, hang it outside, let the wind do the job and you will have a non-smelly jacket in no time. This saves you the washing and the drying, consequently; it saves you time and you can wear your favorite jacket again on the next morning.

    If your clothes smell of gasoline or other oily products, seal them in a bag full of baking soda and let them stay like that for a day or two. Then wash them as you usually do and the oily smell should be gone.

    There is always a way to get rid of the bad smell when it comes to clothes. Hopefully, another washing will do the trick, but that is not always the case. Luckily, we have baking soda and white vinegar that are helpful not only for getting a bad smell out of clothes. They also take part in other various cleaning hacks around the house. With the right “recipe” you can deal with every kind of clothes odor that your favorite clothes encounter.
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    Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in any guest post featured on our site are those of the guest author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of Beauty that walks as a whole.

    Author Bio: Tilly Sanders is a mother and businesswoman. In her free time, she loves to read and write articles related to cleaning and organizing. 

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  • InSkin Care

    The Ultimate Guide To Clear Skin For Life

    Having clear skin for life is something that many people will tell you they want, and yet do nothing to get. Having clear skin isn’t something most people are born with, so you need to make sure you’re treating it right if you want it to look as smooth and glowing as possible. This is the ultimate guide to clear skin for life, so you can look incredible at all times.

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  • InHair

    Wash n’ Go on 4B/4C Hair

    Wash n’ Go! We see the style, we love the curls and we want our hair in the same exact style but often times we consider is this style for my hair type? My first wash n’ go was done by my friend. It was a Saturday evening I washed my hair made a trip to her house. She started to work the products into my freshly washed hair by separating section by section and going through with a Denman brush.

    After the products were applied to my hair I diffused for about 2 hours until my hair was dried enough from the roots. The turnout was amazing and I slayed that wash n’ go, everyone loved it.

    Second Wash n’ Go Attempt

    On my second time doing a wash n’ go I was hesitant to try on my own, so I purchase III Sisters of Nature Natural Curling Gelo from the beauty store and I used it along with the Eco-Styler Gel. Upon reaching home I washed my hair and watched a few tutorials on how to achieve a wash n’ go just to ensure that I get the job done right. I used every step mentioned in the YouTube videos but my attempt was terrible after my hair became dry. While my hair was wet the curls were popping but as it became dry my hair became flat and soft to the touch.

    My Wash n’ Go Routine

    • Freshly washed hair drench with water
    • Curling cream completely coating each strand of hair
    • With a strong holding gel
    • Denman brush to define curls or finger shingling/coiling method
    • Diffuse or air dry

    Third Wash n’ Go Attempt

    On my third attempt of doing a wash n’ go I used the Eco Styler Gel along with Cantu Coconut Curling Cream and raked the product through my hair with a bit of finger coiling. My curls were super defined but after drying I find that my hair was filled with residues sitting on the top of my hair.
     
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    Conclusion

    Through all my wash n’ go attempts I will try again until I get it right. Finding the perfect wash n’ go routine is not always easy. For some, it will take multiple attempts, even though the steps are very simple. Not all products work well together, so this can be a disadvantage of achieving the perfect wash n’ go hairstyle. I also find that wash n’ go on my hair type leads to breakage.

    What products do you use for your wash n’ go hairstyle? Please leave your comments below.

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  • InLifestyle

    How a Home Humidifier Works and The Different Types


    A home humidifier is normally used in the winter time. When you turn on the heat in the winter, the heat not only sends cold air out of your house, it will also send humidity out.

     
    Your home should have a relative humidity of about 40 to 45 percent. When the heat is turned on, the humidity can drop below 20 percent and even down to 5 percent. The low humidity can cause several problems inside your home as well as affect your health.
     
    The dry air can suck the moisture out of your furniture. This can cause your furniture to break easily. Low humidity can also cause static electricity and can make the air feel colder inside. The wood in the floors can become dried out which causes the wood to shrink and create creaks. You’ll also notice cracks in the drywall and plaster of your walls.
     
    As far as your health is concerned, the dry air from low humidity can dry out your skin and make you feel colder. Dried out mucous membranes can cause frequent nose bleeds and your throat drying out. This will make you even more vulnerable to colds and other respiratory problems.
     
    A home humidifier will help you with these problems. It will raise the humidity to a proper level so that the air isn’t dry and you don’t sit around the house with a stuffed up nose and dry mouth. The water in the humidifier will either evaporate or release steam into the room causing the air to become moistened.
     
    Of course, you only want to use it during the winter. In the warmer months, the humidity is higher and you don’t want your home to be too humid. That could lead to problems such as mold and bacteria buildup.
     
    There are several types of home humidifiers you can buy. You don’t want to buy something that’s too complicated to figure out how to work. You also want to make sure that you will have the time necessary to clean and do proper maintenance on a regular basis.
     
    Warm Mist HumidifierA warm mist humidifier is a great way to alleviate some of the symptoms of the common cold and other respiratory problems.
     
    Cool Mist HumidifiersThere are three types of cool mist humidifiers. Either type of humidifier will do the same job of raising the humidity in your room.
     
    Furnace Mount HumidifierA furnace mount humidifier is also called a whole house humidifier. The way furnace humidifiers work is that they are usually fitted into your heating system.
     
    Filterless Humidifier Buying a filterless humidifier might cost a little more, but it will save you money in the long run. These types of humidifiers are used in large rooms.

    How to Clean a Humidifier?

    It is very important that you know how to clean a humidifier. The cleaning and regular maintenance of a humidifier is the worst part about owning one. No one likes doing it, but it has to be done if you want your humidifier to work properly.
    If you have a single room humidifier that uses a filter or a mineral pad, make sure you replace the filter/pad on a regular basis. Dirty filters and mineral pads can cause a problem not only for your house but for your health as well.
     
    The purpose of the humidifier filter or mineral pad is to trap all the bacteria and dust that comes from the water you use to fill the tanks. If the filter or pad isn’t changed regularly, the bacteria will end up being released into the air of your room. This can cause fungi and molds to grow in your house.

    The bacteria and mold spores will float around in the air and could end up getting into your food, drinks, your throat and nose. You can end up having some serious respiratory problems.


     

    The manufacturer will have instructions included on how to clean a humidifier. It’s very important that you follow those directions and not try to do it your own way. You might end up damaging the unit or not cleaning it well enough to get rid of all the bacteria and dust.
     
    If you are using tap water to fill up the tank, then you will have to clean the humidifier and tank more often. This is especially true if you have hard water. Manufacturers sometimes suggest that you use distilled or purified water to lower the number of bacteria that are in the water.
     
    Many humidifiers are made of plastic parts. You have to be very careful how you clean these parts because the plastic can break easily. Using a toothbrush to clean the dust inside the unit is a good way to ensure that you won’t damage any parts.
     
    Putting a teaspoon of bleach in a gallon of water in the tank will help get rid of bacteria. Let it sit for about 20 minutes then rinse the tank out until any bleach smell is gone.
     
    You can also pour a cup of vinegar in the unit’s reservoir ONLY and let it sit for 20 minutes. Dump out the vinegar and then pour a cup of water in the reservoir only in order to get rid of the vinegar. Pour the water out after that.
     
    You can then use the toothbrush to get rid of any mineral buildup and dust. Make sure you don’t get any water on the bottom of the unit or on any internal parts.
     

    If you clean your humidifier once a week according to the manufacturer’s instructions and change the filter or mineral pad every few weeks, the unit should work properly and you won’t have any bacteria or mold build up in your home. 

    Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in any guest post featured on our site are those of the guest author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of Beauty that walks as a whole.

    Author Bio: Katie is a woman who love writing about home appliances on Hubnames. She has just published Home Humidifier review.

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  • InBeauty

    Proper Cleaning to Extend the life of Beauty Gadgets

    The outside beauty starts with the cleanliness. Look around and consider how much beauty gadgets and tools we use every day. From the simple tweezers or razors to the expensive hair straighteners, you need to take care of everything to keep it functioning properly. Nobody likes a skin rash, caused by the bacteria, which are stuffing your facial brushes. Sanitize your beauty gadgets and extend their life by using very simple and efficient methods. No matter if you are a “Barbie-girl”, who spends hours in front of the mirror, or you are a housewife, everybody uses these instruments. The purpose of this article is to provide you with information about how to deal with some of the most widely-spread tools. Read more

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  • InHealth

    Braces Essentials

    If you wear braces or thinking of getting it, then you should know that it is high maintenance and it takes a lot of time to get between each bracket to clean the teeth and remove plaque. Some braces essentials that I recommended are:

    If you currently wear retainers, dentures and mouth guards you can also try these products that will help to keep these appliances clean and smelling fresh and nice.
    These come in packs of 60 ct., 80 ct. and 120 ct. These work well to remove plaques, food from in between the teeth, around the brackets and rubbers. These are much easier to use than the regular floss but it should not be forced into tight spaces between teeth. The G-U-M Soft-Picks are part rubber and plastic. It has soft rubber bristles that help to massage and stimulate the gums to promote blood circulation and healthy, firm gum tissues. I recommend using these after every meal. It comes with a convenient storage case that can be used especially when you are on the go. The G-U-M Soft-Picks come in several different sizes such as advanced wide, etc.
     

    G-U-M Soft-Picks are not made with natural rubber latex.

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    G-U-M Eez Thru Floss Threaders

    If you are having difficulties getting the floss through the braces wire, bridges, implants, crowns and between the teeth, then you are going to need floss threaders. Simply use the Floss Threaders to pass the floss threader through space between teeth or under the appliance. This will help you to complete flossing procedures as recommended by the orthodontist.

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    G-U-M Proxabrush Go Between Cleaners
    Proxabrush is one of my favorite braces essential product to uses. The Proxabrush has a flexible handle that gives a better control when cleaning hard to reach areas of the teeth. The bristles are of triangular shapes. It can be reused for up to a week and it should be rinsed after each uses to keep it clean. The Proxabrush are made with tiny bristles similar to bristles of a toothbrush but only tinier. Proxabrushes comes in various sizes made specifically to fit between teeth gap and under braces wire. The bristles are antibacterial which helps to keep it clean.
     
    G-U-M Proxabrush Refills

    Proxabrush works effectively like string floss. The wire is coated with Nylon that protects dental restorations and galvanic shock. The bristles have a patented Chlorhexidine antibacterial coating that helps to prevent the bristles from bacterial growth. Proxabrush refills should only be used with Proxabrush handle and the refills should not be used alone. Proxabrush should not be forced into tight spaces, do not bend or twist wire during use.

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    ACT Braces Care Anticavity Flouride Mouthwash Clean Mint
    ACT Braces Care Anticavity Flouride Mouthwash Clean Mint

    The ACT Braces Care Mouthwash is not harsh, it has a nice feeling when you swish it between your teeth. It helps to prevent white spots. ACT Braces Care Mouthwash is alcohol-free. It contains aloe and xylitol that helps to freshen the breath. After swishing the rinse between your teeth for 1 minute and then spit out, it is recommended not to eat or drink at least 30 minutes after rinsing. The ACT Braces Care Mouthwash should not be swallowed and small children should be supervised while using the rinse.

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    Phillips Sonicare BreathRx Tongue Scraper
    Phillips Sonicare BreathRx Tongue Scraper

    Using a tongue scraper reduce bad breath and it helps to eliminate sulfurous compounds. This tongue scraper is easy to use and long enough to clean your entire tongue.

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    Sea-Bond Dental Bath




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    Sea-Bond Dental Bath for Dentures, Retainers and Guards

    The Sea-Bond Dental Bath has a tray inside that you can put your dentures, retainers or guards dentures, retainers or guards inside and lift the tray by the handle to take the product out instead of dipping in your finger and getting it wet from the liquid inside. The Sea-Bond Dental Bath is perfect for daily cleaning, overnight soaking and storage and it is leak proof.

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    Anti-Bacterial Denture Cleanser

    Efferdent Anti-Bacterial Denture Cleanser
    Basically, Efferdent is used to clean retainers, dentures and mouth guards. You will need to fill the Sea-Bond Dental bath with warm water, enough to cover the mouth appliances and drop an Efferdent Tablet inside and leave it to soak. The color of the water will change color as it cleans. After 5 minutes remove mouth appliances and rinse thoroughly or leave it to soak overnight. Doing this will result in clean and odor free mouth appliances.

    Do not gargle or rinse mouth with the solution, throw away after each use.

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  • InSkin Care

    Biore Baking Soda Liquid Pore Cleanser Review

    Biore Baking Soda Pore Cleanser

    I was very fascinated with Biore Baking Soda Cleanser. I immediately wanted to work on my skincare regimen, so I was definitely eager to purchase it. After my first few days of using the product on my skin, my face started to break out. I was guessing the Biore Baking Soda Cleanser ingredients was a little too harsh for my skin. I had to cut down using it every day and I would just use it 2-3 times per week. Eventually, my skin got used to the product after using it lesser than usual, the breakouts cleared up and I can now say this is my daily cleanser. Read more

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  • InSkin Care

    Freeman Charcoal and Black Sugar Polishing Mask Review

    Freeman Charcoal and Black Sugar Polishing

    Freeman Charcoal and Black Sugar Polishing

    The Freeman Charcoal and Black Sugar Polishing Mask works as a detox and exfoliate the skin. After the first use, you will notice how soft and smooth your skin feels. The activated charcoal in this product helps to absorb oil and remove impurities without over-drying the skin. The black sugar which is blended together with the charcoal helps to exfoliate dead, dry, flaky skin cells which results in a softer, brighter skin tone.

    Freeman Charcoal and Black Sugar Polishing Mask should be used on a damp clean face. When applying the product to the skin you will realize that the sugar granules are of a reasonable size. The fragrance of the product smells very sweet but it is not harsh.

    The polishing mask can be left on the face from anywhere between 5-20 mins. depending on the sensitivity of one’s skin. If you choose not to use the product as a mask you can simply massage it into the skin and scrub it away with water. The polishing mask has a warming effect when applied to the skin.

    You will find that the lid doesn’t close properly after usage since the sugar accumulates the opening of the packaging. This will allow air to get in which can be unhygienic and allow the product to dry out faster and the sugar to harden. This can be prevented by using a q-tip to clear the opening of the product packaging from the accumulated sugar.

    Freeman Charcoal and Black Sugar Polishing Mask do not give the feeling of a mud mask that tightens as it dries. What it does is; it draws the impurities from within the skin giving it a cleaner and more refreshing look.

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