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Willow Tree Figurines Celebrate Emotions

The Willow Tree collection has a large variety of new and old favorite delicate resin figures hand-crafted and individually painted by Susan Lordi from her original clay sculptures. They convey universal emotions and tenderness through elegance and simplicity and are meant to become touching keepsakes.

Willow Tree statues show that how much you truly care about a person and appreciate the love in return. The figurines also commemorate happiness, promise, friendship and other special emotional moments in a person’s life.

These statuettes make perfect gifts for special occasions where you want to convey “I love you”. They are also a unique way to decorate the home of the recipient or of an avid Willow Tree collector and create a series of outstanding figures in an unusual and gorgeous montage.

Surrounded By Love

Specifically created for Mother’s Day in 2010, this is for mothers of all ages and in all stages of motherhood or grandmotherhood and including expectant mothers-to-be. A young woman holds a brightly colored bouquet of flowers that remind her of the love that surrounds her from close family and friends. Of course, this will last much longer than living floral arrangements and will give a permanent spiritual lift.

Close To Me

Women play important roles in influencing lives throughout their years, and this statue conveys that bond with the motto “Apart or together, always close to me.”

Guardian Musical

A mother is holding her baby while she sits on top a musical box that plays Brahm’s “Lullaby”.

Other Statues

Additional ones include a cake topper commemorating a wedding promise or a landmark anniversary and an angel wearing a crown of hearts on her head. All the cherished figurines can be kept for many years.

Exquisite Reproduced Watches

Beautifully crafted men’s and women’s classic vintage watch reproductions look amazingly like the original antique watches of the 1920s through the 1950s with their air of sophistication and elegance and offering a “small work of art” in each timepiece.

Vintage luxury designs were originally extremely popular with trendsetters and Hollywood movie stars, and their outstanding fashion sense has never gone out of style.

Imagine owning an affordable reproduction of a piece of history that will glamorize the wrist in a spectacular and affordable alternative without a classic timepiece enthusiast having to spend a fortune for the original watches that are so difficult to find and thus are very expensive.

The smallest gorgeous craftsmanship and quality details of the collectible timepieces are replicated. A 23 karat gold plate alloy is formulated to match the color of the gold alloy that was used in the early to mid 1900s. In the gold-plated stainless steel or polished stainless steel cases, add exceptional dials and crystals, second-hand sub-dials, individually stamped numerals and markers, fancy lugs and more.

A major benefit is that each timepiece has the convenience of a modern day battery powered precision quartz movement, straps of genuine leather, and carries a two-year limited warranty.

Every timepiece is beautifully presented in a lacquered wood display case to create a perfect gift for a loved one for any type of special occasion.

The Benefits and Details of a Mystery Shopping Job

A few months ago, a friend asked me if I wanted to earn money taking on mystery shopping jobs. I had no idea at the time why anyone would pay me to shop anywhere, but I was definitely interested in hearing what she had to say.

“It’s fun,” she said. “Businesses contract with the mystery shopper company to send people into stores and restaurants to report on their experiences there. This helps business owners know where their companies need to improve, as well as where they outshine the competition.”

I decided to try this unusual way to make money and here is what I learned:

It’s Important to Pay Attention

In order to do well on a mystery shopping job, you must take mental notes of everything you see and hear. Pay attention to the names of the employees you encounter. What was their general appearance? Were they neat, courteous, and helpful?

Then be aware of the store itself. Is it clean? Are the products easy to find and well labelled? If you’re sent to a restaurant, how was the food? Did you like the customer service?

It doesn’t take long to get may take long to get good at this job; most of us pay attention to these things anyway.

You Are Reimbursed for Your Purchase

Details of the purchasing experience are important to the business owner. How long did you wait in line? Was the cashier friendly? Was your purchase rung up accurately?

Keep the receipt of your purchase and submit it to your mystery shopper company for reimbursement. Be aware that certain expenses, such as travel costs and tips, may not be eligible for reimbursement. Ask about your company’s policy.

Complete Your Report Quickly and Thoroughly

The mystery shopper company that hired you will give you a report form to fill out. The more details you provide, the happier the business client will be. He or she will use the information to understand his or her business from a customer’s point of view.

If you work with a reputable company, such as Above Benchmark in Brisbane, you’ll never be asked to pay a fee to work for them or to be given mystery shopping jobs.


Mystery shopping is a unique and interesting way to earn money. If you live in the Brisbane area, contact Above Benchmark about applying for assignments. You can learn more about this highly recommended company at .

3 Tips for Buying a Tuxedo Shirt

Despite their name, tuxedo shirts don’t have to be worn with a tuxedo. They can also be paired with all kinds of formal and semi-formal outfits, making them a great investment for both the workplace and the country club.

But what if you’ve never purchased tuxedo shirts before? What if you need a buyer’s guide to the style? Here are just three tips for getting your money’s worth in tuxedo shirts.

1. Shop By Gender

A womens tuxedo shirt is different than a man’s tuxedo shirt. They have variations in the arms, chest and neck area. Whether you’re shopping for male or female formal wear, make sure you’re shopping in the right department.

2. Note the Collars

Spread collars fold over the sides of a tie. Wing collars allow the tie to be seen around the entire neck. If you’re buying a tuxedo shirt for work, they may have specific rules about which kind of collar is allowed.

3. Think About Color

While most tuxedo shirts are white, they can also come in every color of the rainbow. If you want to make a splash at your next big event, consider investing in a pink, yellow or light blue tuxedo shirt.

These are just three things to keep in mind while purchasing tuxedo shirts. Whether you’re buying them for work, recreation or a combination of the two, it’s important that you buy something made of the highest quality and construction. A poorly-made tuxedo shirt is practically an oxymoron!

Dream Essentials Sweet Dreams Lightweight Contoured Sleep Mask Kit

I received this free kit from Dream Essentials sweet dreams lightweight contoured sleep mask in exchange of my honest opinion about the product. The kit contains the contoured sleep mask, earplugs and travel pouch.

I am truly glad that I now have this kit for the sole purpose for my travel in 5 months time. I am looking for something lightweight that I could bring with me to the airplane and use during the 22 hours flight so I can get that much needed sleep while in the air. This mask is perfect! It is so light and so comfortable that it won’t give me any pain the longer I use it as it is contoured with adjustable straps in the back.

One of the features I like very much is that it allows for uninterupted rapid eye movement (rem) mask contours away from eye and lashes. The earplugs is a bonus as well as the pouch, I can keep it in good shape and clean once I am done using it in a pouch!

Are you looking for an excellent sleep mask? Head on to Dream Essentials site and purchase this product for yourself. It is worth the price, if I should say!

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Choosing the Right Bra for Your Outfit

Your bra choice is more than intimate wear. It supports you, conforms your shape and can harmony to the clothes you are wearing. With so many different types of bras available, however, from tee-shirt bras to multi-way bras, it can be difficult to choose just the right one to flatter your outfit.

The Cut of Your Clothing

The versatility of today’s bras make them a unique fashion statement. A black lace bra can compliment a sheer blouse, adding just a touch of frills to the v-neck edges. An open bodice, multi-way bra adds elegance and volume to a plunging neck line. Back straps also add to the fashionable wardrobe, with t-straps, low back cross straps and multi-strap designs. If you are wearing a low-back dress, choose a strap design that adds value to your clothing style and sets off the grace of your low-back ensemble.

Your sports bra looks great for recreational activities, with a large number of styles to choose from, from simple stretch bras you can accent with clothing layers, to halter-tops that can be worn alone or under a loose tee-shirt. Sports bras do well with lounge and casual wear, but do not always flatter your professional, formal or party outfits. If your outfit is sleeveless and consists of something more formal than a baggy shirt, wear a thin-strapped, fully supportive bra that will allow you to reveal your cleavage without revealing unsightly straps. Wear a strapless bra for strapless gowns. Choose colors that harmonize with your clothing.

Getting the Right Bra Size

No matter how sexy the ensemble looks, the wrong bra size can ruin your appearance. Your bra should fit comfortably, without sagging under the arms or in the cups. If you spill out over the top, your bra is too small. A poorly fitting bra can cause the skin to roll under the arms, ruining the cut of your outfit. Another indication of a poorly fitting bra is one that has straps that dig into the shoulders or slide down while in movement.

Measure your bra size before shopping. Your size may change from year to year as you lose or gain weight, bear children or simply grow older. Wear a tee-shirt when you shop so you can see how it will look under the thinnest clothing. Stoop and lift your entire breast into the cup, then straighten to check the fit. You should be able to fasten the bra comfortably on the second or third hook. A correctly fitting bra will do more than make you look good. It will increase your comfort and add to your confidence in your healthy appearance.

The Quality of Your Life Style

The bra you wear should match your life-style, which can be as variable as the types of bras offered. Your morning may begin with a jog around the block and end with evening cocktails at the local club. Wear the type of bra that looks stylish with your activities. Match their color and design to the outfit you are wearing. Wear low-cut bras with low-cut clothing and save your sexy, back-strapped bras for those special outfits that are just craving a little designer flair.

As an undergarment, your bra is part of your most personal attire and is the most important asset you have in wearing outfits that are stylish, fit well and add grace and form to your figure.


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Choosing the Right Hair Extension Method for You

 Too often, people assume that amazing hair is something you are born with. This is simply not the case. Great hair is possible for just about anyone with today’s options. In fact, many people are turning to hair extensions to provide them with the style they desire. Since there are several different methods for extensions, it is important to pick one that suits your needs. The following guide will help you select the right ones.

 Glue In

 A lot of people get glue in extensions because they are longer lasting. This type of extension is added to the hair with a keratin bond. Most people love the look of them, but they dislike the maintenance that is required. You also have to be careful when you condition your hair or use hair tools. These products and tools can weaken the bond connecting the hair and the extension. If you are low maintenance with your hair and simply want to add length or volume, you will probably love having these in your hair.

 Clip In

 Popular alternatives to long lasting extensions are ones that clip into your hair. These are very versatile, and there are several different styles to choose from. They are also available in real and synthetic hair. You can add these into your hair daily or on occasion to add length, texture, volume, and style. If you choose this option, it is important to take care of your hairpieces. Make sure to wash them and let them dry flat. Also, comb through them regularly to get rid of any tangles. This will ensure that they last longer and look better when you wear them.


 Women who have thick, coarse hair often prefer sewn-in extensions. A weave is applied to tightly braided pieces of your own natural hair. Most people have to tighten the braided sections of their hair regularly so the hair looks good. The tightening process can take a little time, but it does enable the hair to look beautiful as a result.


 You can also tape extensions into your hair using Sellotape. This might be a good option if you want volume added to your hair. A long row of extensions is taped in between a section of your hair. Most people love the results, and the upkeep is minimal as long as you do not brush too hard.

 Before you choose an extension, make sure to evaluate your hair and your needs. This will allow you to make a more informed decision about your hair for the best results.

Inside Smarts Wash Bags for Your Delicates

I recently received this awesome products from Inside Smarts for free in exchange of my honest opinion about these delicates laundry bags, premium quality products. I have used it a few times already and how glad I am I got to have these. It is good that it came with 2 large and 2 medium sizes for my delicates. 2 that is a good size for a dress that I don’t want to get damaged when washing, 2 medium sizes are good for scarves and hats so they don’t get tangled with other clothes during the cycle, also they are good for my lingerie and bras/undies and anything that I want to be safely washed.

I trust that the quality of these laundry bags that I ordered from Amazon is of premium quality, they should last forever and keep my clothing safe and very well protected. The company guarantees a 365-day “smart wash” so I should rely on that. Thank you so much for an amazing product like these laundry bags. I am one happy user here.

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Durable and Lightweight Naturalico Jump Rope

I find that exercising three or four times a week gives me energy and confidence. I do it for my own good not because other people want me to look good. Besides, I have gained pounds over the holiday that I need to lose. I do bench exercises, abs, legs and jumping rope as my finishing exercise.

I don’t aim of having that perfectly tight waist nor to get so skinny but to energize my body throughout the week is what my goal is. It also feels good sweating after eating heavily during the day. One of my faves to do is the jumping rope. However, with the ordinary jumping rope I used, I don’t feel like I am doing enough to sweat a lot.

I am glad that Bella Naturals sent me a Jump Rope for a Healthy Heart – Best Fast Speed Cable with 4 High-Grade Metal Universal Ball Bearings for Cross Fitness Training, Boxing, Exercise and Workouts for free in exchange of my unbiased opinion about the product.

Well, I have been using it and so far so good. I am satisfied of how light, durable and easy this cable jump rope to use. It enables me to do my routine more fun because I can use it outside the back porch and not worrying for it to get damaged due to rough concrete surfaces. This product is designed to increase RPMs, Master Double Unders , it came with Naturalico Carry Case which is a bonus so I can easily pack it up and bring it with me when I go travel someday.

One of the instructions say that I need to cut the cable in order to achieve the desired length of the cable, but I don’t need to do that as I don’t want to harm the cable with its original length. What I do is just twist and tie it around my wrist twice holding the handles and adjust the length as I jumping or skip roping it. All in all, it is generally a high-quality, highly recommended product for people who want to lose pounds or simply having fun jump roping.

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Valentia Organic Rosehip Oil is a Winter Must-Have

It’s been over two weeks since I started using this awesome product from Valentia. This is the second product they sent me free of cost for testing purposes. Same as the first one, I am pleased with the product.

This time they sent me this organic rosehip oil. Contains 100% natural anti-aging oil that revitalizes and hydrates the skin reducing the appearance of scars and wrinkles. Yes, it is an oil and has a light smell, but it doesn’t bother me.

I should say it is a perfect winter must-have especially here in Texas where it gets really dry and bitter cold at times. My skin gets dry and itchy but with constant hydration with this miracle oil, I am happier than ever that I got to find this certain product that I could use for a long time. Just a few drops of it, it can cover my entire face and neck.

Yes, it is an oil but it absorbs quickly and you don’t even feel it’s there after 3 seconds of being applied. The one thing that makes me comfortable using this product is that, it is organic and I know what I’m using truly helps.


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… three seconds after rosehip oil has been applied onto my face and neck. I look hydrated and smooth!
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