We’re a nation of sports lovers, but we’re also sharing our hearts with athletics. In fact, our passion for athletics and working out is certainly on the rise, with the UK’s running population hitting 10.5 million! That’s a lot of people jumping onto the treadmills or jogging through the streets. But what about other terrains? Could runners benefit from swapping up their usual tarmac route for pastures new?
To explore the different surfaces and grounds that can offer a change up to your running routine, play bark supplier Compost Direct takes a run through snow, sand, and grass… Read more
Traveling is like a double-sided coin. Heads? The awe of the difference will give you the time of your life. Tails? The trip will turn so adventurous that it will bring more stress than excitement.
My experience as a traveler – solo and in-group – made me sure of one thing: people are the key to a happy trip. Experiencing a new life and a new culture is challenging, even when you think you know what to expect. Planning can also help with travel anxiety, but at the end of the day, people will be the best part of this new chapter of your life. Read more
Life isn’t all about looks, but our appearance is something that matters to us. We all secretly want to be glamour models (be honest). You want to be able to look in the mirror and smile at the reflection staring back at you. Of course, self-esteem can be a hard thing to maintain. Even when other people compliment your looks, you might find yourself in doubt. When you can see your own blemishes and flaws in a way that others can’t, it’s hard to believe their compliments. That’s why you need a new perspective. It’s time to adopt a fresh approach when it comes to your appearance. Here’s some advice for those among you who have lost faith in their looks. It all starts with self-care.
Fashion on flights is never easy to master. While we worry about the clothes we’re packing, few of us consider our airplane outfit until the last minute. As such, it’s usually a cobbled affair, more aimed towards comfort than appearance. And, while there’s nothing wrong with that, it might be worth taking time to look good. You’ll feel groggy enough when you step off the plane, without having to worry about how you look. If in doubt that you can be fashionable 39,000 feet in the air, take inspiration from flight attendants. They experience multiple flights and look fantastic. Admittedly, they’re used to flying, but that doesn’t mean you can’t achieve the same. To ensure it happens, we’ve put together some handy flight fashion tips.
Ready to go
The chances are that your attention lies at the other end of the flight. So, why not pick an outfit you can go straight out in once you reach your destination? Putting your bikini on is always a good idea. Think, too, about slipping on a small t-shirt to serve you in a hotter climate. And, don’t forget to keep your sunnies to hand!
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Of course, you can’t exactly get on a plane in a strap top and shorts. It might be cold when you’re heading to the airport! This applies to the journey home, too. You want to stay cool while you’re there, but you also need to consider something warm for the other end. That way, you can dress in winter clothes, and strip off for summer at the drop of a hat. Plus, this is a fantastic way to get around baggage allowance issues. Though, make sure you don’t layer up so much that you pass out on the flight!
Casual but stylish
Comfort is important. But, that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on appearance. A simple outfit of jeans, a jumper, and some pumps, is sure to look good. Plus, it’ll feel good. You’ll be able to move with ease, and fit plenty of layers under those basics. Whatever you do, avoid sportswear, or other options you wouldn’t usually wear out. As this article about improving your chances of getting an airline upgrade shows, you may have more need to impress than you’d expect. You don’t want to kiss goodbye to an upgrade just because you didn’t think about your outfit. Besides, you could be sitting next to your dream man!
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Less makeup is more
If you’re on a long-haul flight, a face full of makeup is the last thing you want. By the time you land, you can guarantee your eyeliner will be half-way down your face. Plus, liquid allowance means it’s not always easy to get your makeup on the plane with you. And besides, jolting around in the plane toilets isn’t the way to apply. Instead, opt for less. Pencil eyeliner is fine for flights, so wear this instead of liquid. Pair it with a bit of powder foundation, and the job’s done.
Always unwelcome yet awaited guests of every month for a girl are her period. I know how hard it is to manage everything in those days. When hectic day turns into dull day, the burden can only be felt; neither can be expressed nor can be shared. Every minute of the day turns out to be extra cautious. Feel a bit light by following few tips which will surely make your periods no more unwelcomed.
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When you’re a busy professional, especially one with young kids. It seems like packing and getting away on a holiday is a virtual impossibility. In the gig economy, many people are turning to self-employment in reaction to a brutal and capricious job market. While the spirit of entrepreneurship is always something to be celebrated. It is a harsh reality that every day spent out of work is a day spent losing money. For those looking to get away, a weekend break in a culturally rich or romantic city is often a great compromise. Booking a cheap flight to Paris, Venice or Berlin and a reasonably priced hotel can be a perfect opportunity for a young professional, but with so much to do and so little time (not to mention the limited luggage allowance), it can be difficult to know what to pack.
Planning a wedding is notoriously stressful. If you have any kind of experience at all in planning anyone’s wedding day, you will know that there is always so much more to do than you initially believe. This is a common source of frustration, particularly for the bride and groom, but there are ways to alleviate the whole worry. One of the most sensible things you can do in the last few days in the run-up to the wedding is to carry out a last-minute check. There are a few essential items which should be double-checked at this last juncture.
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However you are going to be arriving at your wedding, you absolutely need to make sure that it is definitely all arranged. If you are getting a taxi, then double-check with the taxi company that all is well. Similarly, if you are going for something more extravagant like a horse-and-carriage, be sure to specify the exact time that you need them to arrive. It might even be worth giving them a slightly early time. As the bride, you are welcome to be a little late on your wedding day – but you will probably find that you just want to get to the venue in good time anyway. Also be sure to check the transportation of other guests and the wedding party, if relevant to your day.
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It goes without saying that you will want to document the day, so you should be sure to double-check that the photographer is definitely still on board. This is one of the most commonly overlooked parts of weddings, so you should make sure to do this early on in the last few days. It’s also worth shopping around a little earlier for a photographer who you feel you can genuinely trust. Having that trust will make a world of difference on the day, and it will be one less thing you need to be stressed about. Remember that you want the photographer to capture the whole day, so get them to arrive as early as possible.
If you still have money owed to any of the vendors or other professionals, then it might be worth paying ahead of time before the day itself. If you get the financial concerns out-of-the-way early, then you don’t have to spend time on the day itself worrying about money. Especially when that is the last thing you want to be thinking about as you get married! Pay upfront, and you can always seek a refund if someone doesn’t show or the service is not what you expected.
A great tip is to get your luggage taken in early so that you don’t even need to think about it on your big day. Doing this will save you a surprising amount of stress, and it will be luggage weight off your back in more ways than one. This is the ideal task to gift to a bridesmaid or close friend, so be sure to make use of them in that respect!
If you’re going to be a guest at a wedding, you want to stand out. While you don’t want to take away from the bride, you certainly want to look your best. Here are a few wedding fashion tips to help you make a great impression without upstaging the bride. Coast also has a great selection of dresses.