Shop on a Budget

What Do You Really Want?

It is really important to know what you like, want or need before you set out to shop. You need to know if you want to buy one really expensive piece or a bunch of inexpensive stuff. If it’s a simple stocking up session it makes more sense to buy a number of items than one expensive one, but if it’s like a random shop then you can buy like one or two expensive items be it clothes or jewellery.

Know Your Wardrobe

If you know your wardrobe it is easy to shop when you go out. It is important to first buy what you don’t have instead of spending on things that will just duplicate your already existing collection. Do you have stone washed jeans? Do you have too many casuals and no formals at all? Do you have any date-worthy outfits? Do you have shoes that match your wardrobe style? Are you missing certain colors and stocking up on one color?

All these questions make it easier to know what you need to buy and how many do you need of a certain style.

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What to Look for When Buying Pearls

Check to see if the pearl has been artificially coloured

This isn’t, in itself, necessarily a problem. Typically though, purists will look for naturally coloured pearls and they might well command higher prices.

Things that might indicate the pearl has been artificially coloured include:

  • colour seemingly “wearing off” the outer shell;
  • a very dark core (indication of possible irradiation to change colours);
  • a very visible stratification of colour change on the inside of the pearl.

The final two above assume your pearl has a drill hole that you can look into with magnification.

Examine the regularity and symmetry of shape

Tiny irregularities of shape can be seen or felt – and that’s typically a good sign!

If your pearl is perfectly round and perfectly smooth over its surface, then you’re probably looking at an artificial not natural (whether wild or cultured) pearl made from synthetic materials.

However, even if you have a real pearl, remember that significant deformations and irregularities may (or should) reduce the value if they’re particularly evident or severe.

Look at the lustre

Peals may vary in both body colour (their background colour) and their overtones (a

About Shopping Malls in Dubai

City Centre Deira

City Centre Deira includes more than 115,000 square mters of retail space and contains more than 370 leisure facilities such as Magic Planet, Bowling City, and Vox Cinema which includes more than 3000 seats.

City Center Deira also offers direct access to Balmain City Centre Deira Hotel in addition to providing one of the greatest and most comfortable shopping experiences, when It comes to dining you have more than 58 different choices of international and local restaurants, it also has a fitness center, special tourism services, and a metro station just next to it.

With more than 370 stores, the mall has everything from an optician and pharmacy, to a jewellery and textile court selling Middle Eastern handicrafts, as well as a large Carrefour supermarket, a multiplex cinema, a bowling alley, and food courts.

Burjman Center

A sanctuary of high-end shopping, BurJuman is always in demand for visitors and locals alike. Conveniently located by BurJuman metro station, you’ll find luxury designer brands aplenty at this fashion lover’s paradise. Upscale offerings include Herm├ęs, Louis Vuitton, Versace, and Cartier. While the focus is on luxury, there are also the popular high-street brands,

Shop Furniture Online

  1. The first impression that you get when you visit the Urban Ladder website is a well designed, clean and pleasant look. The site is quite user friendly and the products are categorised neatly.
  2. Urban Ladder is a niche player and a specialist in the furniture segment.
  3. It does not flood you with umpteen choices – sometimes, that could suffocate us and make it quite difficult to zero in on a final selection – but at the same time, it does give you reasonable number of choices to make you feel comfortable in making satisfying decisions.
  4. The products are priced reasonably and transparently with periodic discount offers through the year, especially December year-end sales. There are also debit / credit card discount offers and Amazon Pay discounts (10% off, maximum Rs.500) available to customers from time to time.
  5. The portal keeps its range reasonably broad based but tight which also fit your requirements. As of now, it does not offer “everything under the sun” for your home needs but suffice it to say that you would be happy with the range available and not disappointed.
  6. The fact that it keeps its range reasonably tight is a plus because it maintains higher quality control through

Clean Pearls, Opals and Other Fine Jewelry Safely

Cleaning pearls

Pearls are unique because they are a delicate organic material. Pearls have a certain life span. Unlike diamonds, a pearl’s life span can be shortened if not stored or nurtured with proper care.

  • Firstly, never use anything abrasive to clean pearls. Instead damp the pearls with clean water and use a soft clean cloth to wipe them.
  • Once the pearl is wiped, allow them to dry completely before you put them away.
  • Also make sure that you do not use soap on pearls, because it can dissolve the smooth and reflective outside shell of the pearl.
  • Always store pearls in a clean box and never suffocate them in plastic bags.

Cleaning opals

Opals require special care since they are relatively soft, porous and usually fragile. Never use harsh cleaners on opals. You can either use a soft brush or a clean linen cloth to remove the light amounts of grim on your opal. If you feel that your opal has lost its luster and shine do visit an opal specialist nearby.

Cleaning emeralds

Emerald is less hard than diamonds and requires gentle care. You can dip your emerald in warm lukewarm water and

World Globe Lamp is Child’s Gift

First of all, laying eyes on the globe, I was struck by its colour and clarity. Such vivid detail literally jumps out at you, even before you press the button to switch the light on. Having depressed the switch, a warm welcoming glow emanates from this well proportioned 25cm globe thanks to the 40W energy efficient LED bulb to create an atmospheric glow. Imagine your children in their bedroom. How cool would it be when putting them to bed and are afraid of the dark to switch on this comforting World Globe Lamp and ponder?

Ask them to pick a country and talk to them for 5 minutes about it. Get them to relate to where they live and explore the world around them. It is wonderfully educational for learning geography, capital cities and continents. It also has a subtle detail in the silver ring at the North Pole, graduated with time, lightness and darkness, so that your child can understand the concept of time around the world and how it relates to the earths orbit around the sun. Bonus!

Secondly, this World Globe Lamp is ‘cut’ from steel, plastic and PVC making it very robust

Dresses Every Women Must Own

  • The A-line maxi dress: Finding a flattering fit with a dress can be difficult at times, which makes the maxi dress in A-line a preferred choice. It flares out at the waist, allowing for a more comfortable silhouette to move in. Because of its length, it is ideal for semi-formal events.
  • The fit and flare dress: Perfect for those who are blessed in the hip area, the fit and flare dress accentuates the waist and then flares out beautifully. Depending on the fabric and the neckline, this dress can we worn on any occasion be it a wedding, formal meeting, dates, and more.
  • The little black dress: Slimming and the easiest one to accessorize, nothing can go wrong when you are wearing a black dress that ends anywhere between the thigh and knee. Wear it with flats or heels, use a bold lipstick, complement it with a jacket in popping color, there’s always a lot of scope and always a chance to go minimalist with the little black dress.
  • The pencil dress: The best way to give your body a proper structure with sleek lines is with a pencil dress. Often recalled as the boardroom

Shopping Checklist for Halloween

  1. Halloween costume
    It’s a very busy month for the retailer and before you realize the costumes will go out of stock. So, get your outfit for the party. You can get it tailored in time if it needs any alteration. Experiment with the costume and makeup. Make sure that you buy the dress for the kids as early as possible. Try them on and make necessary changes in case it is not comfortable. Same goes with the Halloween cat costume of your feline. Get a dress that fits in properly. This will give the kitty a very spooky look. Moreover, it is cozy and cute.
  2. Candies
    Get few packets of Halloween candies for your guests. This is the simplest way to share the spirit of the day. Buy some candies with the spooky faces on them. Pack them in small gift wrappers. It will surely bring a smile on the face of your guests. Go knocking on doors and distribute dry fruits covered with chocolates.
  3. Decorative items
    Decorating the house is the most time-consuming work of the day. So, get the things that you need to decorate the place now. Get the pumpkins and crave all

Buy Baby Walkers

Safety features

First of all, make sure that you opt for a baby walker that has lots of safety features. It’s important to keep in mind that older models don’t come with required safety features, so they can’t offer maximum safety.

It’s better to go for a baby walker that has a wide base. As a matter of fact, these walkers prevent the baby from passing through doors and getting into dangerous areas like stairs and kitchens.

Moreover, you should consider investing in a stationary walker with no wheels. While it won’t let your baby walk, it will let him stand up on his feet.

It’s also a good idea to opt for a walker that has certain features and mechanisms to prevent a baby from falling. Nowadays, different types of baby walkers are out there that have these features and mechanisms. For instance, you may look for features, such as friction strips, wheel lifts, and rubber grips, just to name a few.

Additional stimulation

You should go for a baby walker that offers extra stimulation. For instance, some walkers feature toy attachments or trays that a baby plays with. So, you

Ideal Suiting Fabrics

Breathability: this is an important trait. Over the summer, one may get sweaty. In the winter, you may have to run around in an effort to try keeping warm. You should choose the ideal material for different situations.

The Softness of fabric: no one wants itchy pants or the trapped feeling where it is too tight to even move in a jacket that is over-starched. The best way to avoid this is to teach our men about the available options.

Wool

This is a very popular choice because of its aesthetic value and versatility. The material is natural and breathes quite well. It can be worn during the day or even the night. It does not wrinkle and it is soft. Anyone needing a slimming and lighter material should look for another option though. The different types of wool include worsted, merino, cashmere, flannel, and tweed.

  1. Worsted wool: this is a textile that is quite compact. It is durable and very smooth as well. The wool is combed into a process called carding so as to eliminate the brittle and short fibers leaving longer strands. This is what is spun and it comes up