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Free Eye Exam Deals at Wal-Mart Vision Center & Eye Care Services

Wal-Mart Vision Center has recently released much useful information on the internet relating professional eye care services. Most of these treatments have to be chosen after scrutiny of their quality and total budget. Here, one is sure to get advice of most experienced optometrist experts with free eye exams.

Many persons give more importance to healthy vision. After tests at Wal-Mart, most Optometrists working here prescribe proper medicines, glass spectacles, powered lenses and rehabilitation therapy to restore healthy sight. Most free eye examinations help to have a scrutiny of external and internal eye defects. Various parts of the vision organs like cornea, retina including iris and pupils are examined with the help of medical instruments.

A general eye treatment plan is recommended by the doctor after taking the test and getting a correct medical report. Patients are also provided contact lens and glasses after their surgery to get an improved quality of eyesight. Every patient having vision defects wonders about the expenses of a preliminary check-up. Before making such deals many patients are also eager to know whether these cover any insurance in case of complications during the process.

There are many surgeons and doctors who are able to understand the dilemma of patients. Most of these surgeons start treatment of a patient with a zero price check-up. Now patients can also become free of worry for initial expense of a test. Free coupons are being offered at many reputed vision treatment centers. Free check-up is also available with purchase of spectacles. …

By September 16, 2017 Off

Fashion Style – How To Look Stunning This Party Season

Whatever the usual excuses you use to get out of attending parties, they will not work for the party season, after all you've had twelve months notice.

Rather than looking for excuses to get out of it let us show you how to look great this party season.

It really is simpler than you think, just follow our simple tips on how to look great this party season you'll be happy you made the effort.

How to Look Great Party Season – What Not to Wear.

When it comes to the party season, how to look great can be difficult for a number of reasons, not least the sudden deluge in invites. There is the office party, the family party and socializing with friends.

This could mean anything upwards of three outfits.

Do you opt for one outfit with different accessories hoping you will not bump into the same people at different events, or do you buy a different outfit for each party?

The biggest mistake most women make is to choose a style that is blatantly not for them.

Just because a dress is in the store does not mean it's for you.

How to Look Great Party Party – Things to Remember

Whether choosing clothes so you can look great for the party season, or choosing outfits for any other time of the year, looking great means choosing an outfit that suits you and reflects your sense of style.

It is possible to be fashionable without being a slave to fashion, just remember these golden rules.

o If you want to look great this party season, remember – less is more. Less make up, less jewelery, less everything. Do not be tempted to wear blue eye shadow with that red party dress just because you've worn it everyday for the last twenty years.

Choose a theme and stick to it, if your favorite piece of jewelery does not compliment your chest outfit, do not wear it.

o Make sure the outfit you select suits the occasion.

o When selecting a party outfit, make sure you feel comfortable in it.

If you feel uncomfortable in front of your dressing mirror and keep hiking the bust line up or the hem line down, well – draw your own conclusions!

o Make an effort even if you think no one expects you to.

How to Look Great Party Season – Choosing the Right Outfit

While there is no condemning the visual impact of the little black dress, why not be bold this party season and go for something different.

Red is a very popular choice for Christmas and guaranteed to make you stand out in the crowd.

If you're not ready to be quite so bold, then gold is a rich sumptuous alternative, ideal for creating that sophisticated look.

If you do have to wear the same outfit more than once, you can change the look by choosing different shoes, handbag and accessories to compliment. Throwing a contrast colored shawl over …

By September 15, 2017 Off

Fashion Jewelry Designer – Naming Your Business

Naming your business will take a lot of thought. Through my experiences the best business name should be simple and reflect your type of business. Likewise, designing the company logo will also take much consideration and thinking.

Of the two I think designing the company logo is the most challenging. It needs to be simple in design yet speak volumes. The simplicity of the design will be mentally exhausting.

For example, we will pretend that your name is Rose. That is a very easy name but if you are not careful people may think that you are in the flower business rather than the jewelry business. If you use roses as your company logo, again, they will think you are florists.

You are in the fashion jewelry business. Rose is your name and that is the fact. To separate you from the flower business and to also use your real name, you might consider 'Fashion Jewelry Designs by Rose'.

Fashion jewelry designs says what you do and your name is Rose. This is simple and to the point. Then on your business card, brochures, stationary, and other business correspondence print your business address, phone number, fax number, web address, and email.

To start your own business you will need brochures, business cards, and business correspondence papers with matching envelopes. These are necessities describing who you are, what you do, and how to contact you for your jewelry services. Be professional. Allow time, word of mouth advertising and other forms of advertising to give your small business start a boot into action.

I do not know the statistics, but staying with your real name seems to present less legal problems.

An incident comes to mind where a local restaurant had a contest asking people to name their business. The winning name represented the type of food specialty and the type of restaurant. Everyone enjoyed the contest and the winner got a free dinner for two.

This contest took place in a small town. Vacationers to the area were visiting some relatives where they were treated to a fine dinner at this small restaurant. However, these visitors represent a well known worldly company. They forced this small restaurant to remove their name because of its worldwide familiarity or be taken to court to be sued for using their name.

You will want your business name to be attractive, positive, and unforgetable. It is to your benefit and profit that you invest time and effort in selecting your business name. It is your company identity. …

By September 14, 2017 Off

Men’s Suits – Understanding the Suit’s Parts

In this article we will discuss the parts that make up a man’s suit. Although off the rack suits afford you little flexibility in adjusting these parts, the man who goes with a bespoke or made to measure suit has the freedom of choosing the option that best compliment his body. In any case, all men should understand the basics of the suit and its parts so that they buy a garment that accentuates their most positive traits.

Single or Double Breasted

The first and perhaps most noticeable element of the suit is whether it is single or double-breasted. Single-breasted suits have a single row of buttons down the front, and the jacket flaps only overlap enough to permit buttoning. A double-breasted suit has two rows of buttons, and the front overlaps sufficiently to allow both flaps to be attached to the opposite row of buttons. The choice between single- and double-breasted is a matter of personal taste, though the vast majority of American men choose single breasted suits as that this is what is readily available to them; also a lack of familiarity with the double-breasted option may account for the single-breasted suit’s dominance. Thin gentlemen, particularly those who are somewhat taller, can benefit greatly from double-breasted suits, as they will give a fuller appearance to the figure; on larger men, double-breasted suits can have a tendency to draw attention to the midsection, so careful attention and an expert tailor should be employed.

Lapels

Lapels come in a variety of styles with a number of options. The lapels’ width is perhaps subject to the most variance, with the extremely narrow lapels of the 1950s standing in stark contrast to the excessively wide lapels of the 1970s. As is the case with much of classic fashion, the most timeless lapels are of a moderate width. In addition to different widths, suit lapels come in two styles: notched, which has a wide V-shaped opening where the lapel and collar join; and peaked, which flares out in a sharp point with a very narrow deep V at the join. Notched and peaked lapels are equally classic, though the latter are most commonly found on double-breasted jackets. A peak lapel on a single-breasted jacket is an excellent way to raise its level of formality, but is almost impossible to find on anything but a custom made suit

Waist Buttons

A suit jacket has either one row of buttons or two, depending on whether it is single- or double-breasted. A single-breasted jacket has a single row of buttons, numbering anywhere from one to four, though two and three are the most common. The three-button jacket is the most traditional configuration, taking its cue from English riding jackets; properly worn, it gives the illusion of height. Traditionally, only the middle or second button is fastened when standing, though the top two buttons may be fastened to produce a slightly more formal appearance. Two-button suits are a slightly later innovation, and because they show more of …

By September 11, 2017 Off

History of Ear Gauging in Tribal Civilizations

A study of the history of ear gauging indicates the practice to be as old as recorded human history. For males, this form of ear piercing has been a symbol of status, while for women, in addition to being used as means of bodily decoration, it has also been employed to signify the attainment of womanhood.

Ear gauging, which is also referred to as ear stretching, is the stretching of ear lobe piercings to larger diameters than that of the original piercing. It is a form of body enhancement or beautification that many young western people adopt to look ‘different’ from the usual crowd. However, this is not a modern form of body piercing, since it has been around for as long as archaeological records exist.

In many cases, ear gauging has been used historically to indicate the standing of members of a specific tribe, and in many respects this is still the situation today. Stretched piercings have been, and still are, a reflection on the individual’s sexual capability and also their superiority over other males in the tribe. The larger the stretching, the more important the individual.

Otzi the Iceman is a prime example of mummies known to have stretched ears. This is the earliest known example of ear gauging, Otzi having 7-11 mm ear piercings during 3300 BC. It has been suggested that the stretching of the ears noted in depictions of Siddhartha Gautama, better known as Buddha, may have been caused by the weight of the gold jewelry he wore, but this is mere supposition.

It is supported, however, by the fact that the Masai tribe of Kenya and the Lahu and Karen-Paduang people of Thailand use this ‘gravity’ technique to stretch their piercings. Let us have a look at the ear gauging practices used today by various cultures.

A. Mursi Tribal Women

The Mursi is an Ethiopian tribe where the women are obliged to wear plates in their gauged ears and on their bottom lip. About a year prior to her marriage, or at about 15 years of age, a Mursi girl’s lip will be pierced by her mother and a wooden peg pushed through the incision.

Once healed, the peg is changed for a larger diameter one. Eventually, the peg is replaced by a plate of clay or wood, and this plate is successively changed for larger diameter ones until the required diameter is attained – from around 8 – 22 cm in diameter (3 – 9 inches). Once these plates have been secured, she receives a higher degree of respect than those without them, and is known as a ‘Bhansanai’.

These lip and ear plates need not be worn permanently, but are an expected adornment during special occasions such as during weddings and other celebrations, and when they serve food to men. Today, young women can generally make their own decision as to whether or not they follow this tradition.

B. The Masai People of Kenya

The practice of ear gauging has been common …

By September 10, 2017 Off

5 Thoughtful Valentine’s Day Gifting Options for Her

Valentine’s Day is a yet another ordinary day for few. However, this day is really special for all those who are madly in love with the women of their life. The fun and romantic vibes of the event is accompanied with the responsibility of making the day special for your girl.

Gifts are an inevitable part of the entire celebration. This is a way of expressing your feeling to her. People are of the view that Valentine is a commercial holiday, but the fact can’t be avoided that a unique present can commemorate the relationship with your lady love. This day and the traditions related to it is something that both of you will cherish forever. So, take some time out of your busy schedule and get something for her.

Discussed below are some of the considerate Valentine’s gift ideas for your girlfriend. Check them out and impress your girl.

1. Bouquet and cards

How can a bouquet and card be a thoughtful gift? Probably this is the first question that will come in the minds of every man. However, you need to remember that you are supposed to impress a girl. No matter how modern she is, there is no woman around who appreciate gifts of this sort. Moreover, there is nothing as expressive as a rose, when it comes to confessing your love. Along with this, a Valentine card with a couple of lines written on it can do the magic. It might sound cliche, but receiving a love letter from the person you love is always special.

2. Shoes and handbags

Don’t consider buying dresses for girls. There are factors that are required to considered while shopping an attire for ladies. The chances of going wrong in your choice are higher. Shoes and handbags are always a safe option for them. These are, in fact, the best friends of women. Regardless of the fact that they have already a huge collection of footwear and bags, there is always a place for some more in their closet. Buy a pair of branded footwear or ladies purse and she will go head over heel.

3. Accessories

Women have the fetish for accessories like earrings, necklaces, ring fingers, scarves and things of this sort. Hence, this can prove to be a perfect gift for them. The heart shaped couple jewelry such as pendants, rings etc. are other in fashion items for the Valentine week. Girls go crazy when they receive these things from the man of their life. Moreover, this is something that both of you can cherish.

4. Personalized gifts

Home decor items like wall hangings, pillow covers, lamp, wind chime, and others are a safe option for a woman, especially when you are not good at shopping. You can make it even more special by customizing them. Select some of the best pictures of both you together and get it printed on the product. The decorative items engraved with an image or message will remind her of you, …

By September 7, 2017 Off

Grocery 'Buy One Get One Free' Offers

My little heart just lights up whenever I see a buy one get free offer. Not only because I expect getting an item for free, but because if I play my cards right I can get two or more products for free. Here is how.

Buy one get one free offers are best when they are combined with a coupon. You can do this in a couple of ways. First, if you have either a free product coupon or a buy one get one free coupon, then apply that coupon to get two items for free. If your store allows it, do this deal multiple times and stock up on free items. Check product websites, your Sunday inserts and printable coupons for these types of coupons.

If you do not have a free product or a buy one get one free coupon, you can still get free products. Use a high value coupon or a coupon that will double or triple and cancel out the cost of the product to make both products free.

If the high value or double or triple coupon strategy does not work, there is still one more way to get free products. Check with the store to see if you actually have to buy two products. Many times, the product simply rings up as 50 percent off, even if you only buy one. This is one of those things that the stores do not really want you to realize. Take that 50 percent off product and combine it with a coupon. This just may make the product free.

With this last technique, you may or may not be able to stock up on a lot of product, depending on your store's coupon policy. At the same time, you will not waste and extra product if you only needed one. …

By September 6, 2017 Off

Men of Style

For a modern and younger style some young men have been mixing and combining different tendencies for a more raging and unique style. Male fashion has widened its horizons and has separated from the traditional look. Some of the most popular tendencies for combining are different fabrics like cotton and silk, jean and the seersucker. Bermudas with bright color t-shirts are also one of the most popular trends for summer, some of the worst errors that men have done in the past year has been to be extremely combined, making them look boring and traditional. What is in right now is to be as far away as possible from whatever is predictable in fashion.

Just like in women's fashion, a man's skin tone and body silhouette is always important when choosing a new fashion style, it is important to always feel comfortable, what you wear projects how you feel.

Layering is a trend that is usually seen in the winter but will be one of the most preferred for this season. Wear a polo shirt over your t-shirt and cover them with a formal jacket or a sportier jacket, like a hoodie, for a more casual look. Layering adds style and versatility, avoiding simplicity, but always keeping in mind the weather, you do not want your sweat drops to appear all of a sudden if you take off your jacket. Layering is also useful if you are heavier, try using a v-neck sweater and vertical lines or small prints.

Blue, red and green are the colors for this season, can be used for every skin tone, try combining them with more neutral tones like gray to step back from the conventional. Seersucker and linen are popular fabrics for summer, ideal for warm weather. To add more personality and individuality to your look, no matter to what occasion, Converse All Star sneakers break the barriers for a formal affair; this type of shoe with a short sleeve black shirt, black pants and a formal tie will always make you look fashionable. You can also wear them with funky printed shirts for a more juvenile style.

Another odd piece for the summer but very demanding for this summer in particular is the cardigan; This button down type of sweater comes in solid colors and with designs, perfect to wear over a polo shirt or t-shirt, men should not be afraid to play around with the numerous styles that can be born with cardigans. For a more casual look after work, just change your blazer to a more casual cardigan or v-neck sweater and roll up your sleeves.

The safari look is another characteristic for this summer; khakis, army green, and leather accessories like belts, bracelets and even necklaces will complete this look.

Men should always be adventurous and make untraditional combinations and fashion experiments because in contrast that they find the magic of fashion. The typical blazer and tie can be replaced with a button down shirt with a v-neck sweater. …

By September 5, 2017 Off

Jewelry Tips

Women love to purchase jewelry and today there is a wide variety of jewelry to choose from. This includes everything from modern to traditional jewelry with your choice of metal. With all of these choices available to you, there are definitely some things that you must consider before you make your purchase. These things include:

1. Do you want to purchase just 1 piece of jewelry or an entire set? You need to know what you want to buy before you ever enter the jewelry store.

2. What is your budget like? The cost of an item will depend upon its weight, size and the materials that it is made out of as well as any taxes.

3. Will this piece of jewelry complete the look that you are trying to achieve? You may find several pieces of jewelry that would work which is why you will want to try the jewelry on in a mirror before making your final decision.

4. Do you want to purchase a piece of jewelry that has stones in it? If so, then make sure that the jeweler weighs the gold without the stones so that you are paying the appropriate price for the piece that you are purchasing.

5. What is its true quality like? This is very important, especially since you are considering purchasing something as precious as gold or a diamond. For this reason, you should be knowledgeable about these things before purchasing any jewelry.

6. Is the design really attractive and up-to-date with the latest fashion trends? Consider whether you want a contemporary or a traditional design. This way you will not be tempted to buy something that you are not going to be happy with in the end.

If you are able to keep these tips in mind the next time that you purchase a piece of jewelry, you will be able to get a really beautiful piece of jewelry for yourself. …

By September 4, 2017 Off

1940’s Women’s Fashion Inventions

1940’s Women’s fashion was a time of great restrictions on design, fabric, and trim materials. The war forced clothing designs to be simple yet it also forced manufactures to be creative with what they could use and invent new materials. The 1940’s brought about new women’s fashion inventions many of which are still around today.

  1. The girdle. Prior to the 1940’s a women’s shape was made by metal boned corsets. In the 1940’s the girdle was invented as a form of tummy tuck underwear. It shaped just the middle down to the hips and created the smooth hourglass silhouette associated with vintage fashions. The girdle was uncomfortable and was eventually replaced by nylons or no shaping undergarment at all. Today the girdle returns with body shapers, control top stockings, control top underwear and other suck and smooth foundation garments. They name may have changed but these garments are just updated girdles in disguise.
  2. Wedge shoes. Leather and wood was needed for the war so shoe designs had to get creative. The solution was cork. A cork sole was used for shoe heels and then wrapped in a pretty fabric, mesh or even reptile skin. It was economical and allowed a taller heel then what was considered a safe heeled pump. Today wedgies come in and out of fashion, particularly in summer, when wedge sandals hit the beaches.
  3. Rayon. If you didn’t know, Rayon is a synthetic fabric. It was invented and became very popular in the 1940’s. Up till then wool, silk, and cotton was what clothing was made of. Silk and cotton were needed for the war so Rayon was used instead. It could be lightweight like silk or heavy like wool. Today rayon is still used in fine fabrics, especially in summer.
  4. Nylons. Prior to the 40’s women’s stockings were made of silk. They were very delicate and needed frequent mending and hand washing. Dupont then invented nylon and thus “Nylons” became a brand name for stockings. Today nylon is still used to make all kinds of hosiery and fabrics.
  5. The Zipper. Thanks to new inventions of the 1940’s women can zip up clothing instead of using buttons, snaps or lacing.
  6. Plastic. Although various forms of plastic had been around since the 1920’s it wasn’t until the 1940’s that they really took center stage in the fashion world. Jewelry was made of Bakelite plastic in big colorful designs. Handbags, makeup case, and household items were being made of Lucite. You may not recognize these plastic names but I am sure you are aware that plastic is everywhere in fashion- from cute barrettes to zippers to purse handles.
  7. Shoulder pads. You may think that the 1980’s were the first decade to use shoulder bags. They actually go back much farther than the 1940’s but as a regular fashion accessory for women the 1940’s were the first. They used shoulder pads in dresses, jackets, and blouses in order to square off the shoulder for a boxy military feel.
By September 2, 2017 Off