Sunday, January 27, 2013

Pirate Snowman


My daughter and I had a fabulous time making this pirate snowman on the 20st of January 2013. The snowman is about 30 inches, I think! Got the hat and eye patch from a cereal cardboard, carrot for the nose and a plastic stone for the eye. I could not find any twigs for the hands so I used my daughters paint brushes!
On the front bottom of the pirate snowman, is the pirate snowman’s pet shark, my little Chloe’s idea! I shaped it into a fish-like or shark-like shape and she finishes it with eyes and mouth made of pebbles. This is another way of spending quality fun time with your child, but please wrapped up before you go out in the snow!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Steps in applying shaving cream when shaving


What I am about to tell you is my husband’s ways on how to apply shaving cream on the face when shaving. Now most man would simply rub the shaving cream from hand directly to the face but there is actually a better way of doing it by to get a smoother shaving effect. 
First, here are the things you need: A. Shaving cream B. shaving brush C. Razor – for best shaving result use any safety razors! 

To prepare the shaving cream:
A.        (Using your preferred shaving brush) Hold the shaving brush under a faucet with running water and thoroughly wet it. 
B.        Shake out the excess water leaving the brush soft and damp.
C.        Squirt about half-inch long of shaving cream on your palm.
D.        Lather the shaving cream on your palm back and forth using the shaving brush until you get smooth foam.
E.        Add a small amount of water and lather the cream again with the shaving brush with back and forth motion until you will get a light fluffy foam. 
F.        Now it is ready to apply on the face.

Alternatively you can use a small container, like a round bowl.
A.        Put half an inch of shaving cream inside a bowl.
B.        Thoroughly wet the shaving brush and shake the excess water. 
C.         Use the shaving brush to lather the shaving cream on a swirly or circular motion, until the shaving cream looks fluffy. 
D.        If it looks a little dry, add a little amount of water, and lather it again with the shaving brush on a swirly motion until the cream looks light and fluffy.
E.        Now it is ready for shaving application.

Application and shaving steps:
It is best to shave when your face is hydrated, so you can have a shower first or wash your face with warm water.
1.        With the use of shaving brush, apply the shaving cream on your face where you are going to shave.
2.        Lather the cream gently on your face on a circular motion.
3.        If you find it a little dry add a little bit of water.
4.        Once done with shaving cream application, use a good razor and shave the unwanted hair on a short downward stoke.
5.        It is best not to apply pressure when shaving and rinse your razor often.
6.        Shave cheeks first and then neck.
7.        Thoroughly rinse your face with warm water and pat dry.

Hope this helps!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by The Art of Shaving. However, the views and opinions shared are my own.

Walking to school with Hi-visibility vest or jacket


My daughter and I walk to and from school daily and we always wear Hi-visibility vest during summer and Hi-visibility jacket during wintertime. Safety is the main reason for this, as wearing such clothing could add high visibility for motorist especially on dull days.

The good thing about hi-visibility vest is that aside from being a florescent color, this has reflective stripes that would reflect lights from vehicles and bike head lamps. This vest can be worn on over a shirt on warm days or coat on cooler days.

A high visibility jacket or hi-vis parka ideal for autumn and winter, as it is really warm inside and has a waterproof outer shell. I have one of this Hi-vis padded parka and I can tell you that it is really warm! 

Pictures of hi-visibility (reflective) vest and jacket are shown below. My daughter and I have these type of Hi-visibility clothing, but these can also be bought of different styles and colors.  



Here are some other reflective things you can get:
Hi-vis arm bands, ankle straps, reflective body belts, and Hi-Vis backpack cover.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

2013 Domain Discount Vouchers


Whether you want domains for business or personal use, then you might want to check out domainpromocodes.com. This is actually where you can get discount vouchers for domain registration, and I was surprised to see a lot of registrar in the same webpage with their current promos and vouchers, somewhat like a comparison site as well! The website offers up to 90% off savings on domaining, and I think the best one I saw was the .info domain which is worth £1.99 a year from 123-reg, that would give you a massive 80% total savings! There are also 15% off savings on .com domains, and £6 off on .mobi domains.

If you are interested I have here some of the 123 reg voucher:  

.com domains – vccom
.mobi domains- mobi
.info domains- nocode1

The next thing is to copy the voucher code of your desired domain, and submit it to 123-reg, and it should not take long to get you started! You might as well know that 123-reg also offers free best one that I saw there was probably the promise of price transparency, meaning no hidden charges or whatsoever! The vouchers that I have given are currently active but some are limited time offer, so you might as well check it out on the web link I have given on this blog post.

Aqua beads keeps my 5 year old busy

My daughter got this as a birthday present; she was not into girly toys so I never thought she would enjoy it as much as she does! She got the original aqua beads with the spiral twist pens, with over 600 beads of 6 different colors. To be honest, the beads are a little fiddly and a 5 year old would still need an adult supervision when playing and creating with this stuff. 




Following the template is fun for her and it does keep her busy for hours, making different patterns, and when finished and dry, the child can also attached a key chain attachment to make it a chain charm. Really lovely when it is finished! But like I said an adult supervision is needed as the child might find it hard to refill the twist pens or use the sprayer. Beads might also stick into their little fingers, so you should also be there to help wash it off! 

Some of my daughters finished Aqua beads creations:



For fun time with your child 4 year old and above, I would recommend this product!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Sensitive Skin Shaving Guide

My husband, Chloe’s dad has really sensitive skin yet he is doing great with shaving as I have not seen him with razor burns over a couple of years now! You see, shaving daily could be a problem if you got a sensitive skin as you are likely to get irritations like razor burns if you are not careful with what you are using and how you shave! So to avoid razor burns you probably want to try his shaving technique.

First there are two things you need:  1. a good razor 2. Shaving cream

Choices of good razors are: Straight razors, safety razors, and fusion razors. My husband uses a safety razor when he shaves at home, however when he goes to the barber, he always get a straight razor shave after a haircut and his always pleased with how clean and close the shave is that he would not have to shave again for the next couple of days after having been shaved with a straight razor. Anyway, let us proceed with his at home shaving guide:

Step  1. If you got a long facial hair, always trim it first before using a razor. But if you got a short facial hair, like you have not shave for 1 to 2 days proceed to step 2.
Step 2. Hydrate your face by washing it with warm water and cleaning it with your ordinary soap. Either way, you could also have a shower first before shaving.
Step 3. Apply a shaving gel on your skin and leave it for 2 minutes.
Step 4. Using a razor gently stroke downwards in the direction your facial hair grows, and shave against the grain if you want a really close shave.
Step 5. Rinse your razor frequently, after every few strokes.
Step 6. Look over the hard to reach area like under the nose and under your jaw line, and re-shave if there are still unwanted facial hairs.  
Step 7. Once done, rinse your face with cold water to close the pores, and gently pat dry your face with a clean face towel.
Step 8. Apply an after shave (optional).
Step 9. Wash your razor, let it dry and store in a proper clean place. Good luck!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by The Art of Shaving. However, the views and opinions shared are my own.