Clash of Clans - Kids Halloween Costume!

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Submitted by Meg Wilson on September 26, 2013 - 12:19.

Check out this very fun halloween costume idea for your kid this year. It's a Clash of Clans goblin. Very cool video tutorial by Katie at Before and After TV


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What's Your Favorite Makeup Look?

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Submitted by Meg Wilson on September 9, 2013 - 11:52.

Katie Stiles will be creating a new makeup look soon, and would like feedback and votes on the makeup look you would like to see in a video tutorial. Choose from the four different looks shown in this tutorial and vote in the YouTube comments;


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How to Make a Paper Airplane

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Submitted by Adriana Rae on August 2, 2013 - 09:36.

Here's a fun and costless activity for your kids this summer. Teach them how to make a super paper airplane! Check out the easy instructions in the video below;


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How to Make a Pinata

Submitted by Meg Wilson on July 28, 2013 - 16:09.


Here's an idea for summer fun with the kids. It's a video tutorial on how to make a pinata using paper mache. The supplies you would need are a balloon, newspaper, flour and water, craft glue, crepe paper, birthday party hats, paint brush, scissors, string and candy.


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Pet Supplies App for Your iPhone and iPad

Submitted by Meg Wilson on July 25, 2013 - 11:40.


Is it a good day to treat your pet to something new? Check out the Pet Supplies App for your iPhone and iPad. If you are looking for food, treats or toys for your pets you will find an enormous selection of the healthiest and best products here.

The app provides access to twelve of the leading online pet supplies retailers. Featured stores include Petco.com, PetFoodDirect.com, Dog.com, Fish.com and Bird.com. You'll find the lowest prices here, shipping is often free, plus get the best coupon offers from these stores directly from this app! Check it out at Pet Supplies: Shop Online Stores


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How to Make Playdough at Home - Easiest Recipe

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Submitted by Meg Wilson on May 23, 2013 - 12:51.

Check out this video on how to make easy playdough at home without any cooking or cream of tartar involved.

All you need to do is mix four ingredients plus water;

4 cups of flour
11/2 cups salt
2 tbsp oil
1 cup water
food coloring

It's a wonderful and cheap creative activity for your kids.

P.S. for the best recipe on making playdough the other way; involving cooking, - see this first video.


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Mother's Day Gift Ideas - Jewelry for under $10, $30 and $50

Submitted by Meg Wilson on May 8, 2013 - 15:35.

Pugster Four Leaf Lucky Clover February Birthstone Amethyst Made Swarovski Crystal HeartsPugster Sideways Sterling Silver Heart Studded With April Birthstone Clear Crystal PendantPugster Mother Jewelry Cube Super Mom European Charm Bead Bracelet
Mother's Day is coming up and if a jewelry gift idea is in your thoughts, check out the many beautiful items you can buy for under $50 on the Jewelry Shopping App (iTunes link) for the iPhone or iPad. This app enables you to search by price or keywords from many stores from one location. The sparkly lucky four leaf clover pendant shown here is on sale for only $40.99. The sterling silver heart necklace is only $26.99. And the supermom charm is $1.09


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Jewelry App for iPad Updated Today

Submitted by Adriana Rae on May 6, 2013 - 23:33.

We've just updated the jewelry shopping app for your iPhone or iPad. Choose from thousands of stunning diamond rings or fabulous bling for cheap, cheap, under $30. Check it out at the Jewelry Shopping App(iTunes link).


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How to Make Kandi Cuff Bracelets

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Submitted by Adriana Rae on April 28, 2013 - 16:40.

Check out this easy video tutorial on how to make rave Kandi cuff bracelets.


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How to Use a Spoon to Curl Your Lashes

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Submitted by Meg Wilson on April 18, 2013 - 13:13.

Check out this easy how-to video on how you can curl your lashes without ever using an eyelash curler. It turns out a spoon works really well, especially for people who have short eyelashes and who find eyelash curlers are not very effective.


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How to Put a YouTube Video on Pinterest

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Submitted by Adriana Rae on February 27, 2013 - 08:21.

Ever wanted to share a YouTube video on Pinterest? It's almost as easy to pin any YouTube video as it is to pin beautiful pics. Check out this step-by-step tutorial by Before and After TV on how to get it done;


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Homemade Valentine's Cards for Kids

Submitted by Meg Wilson on February 12, 2013 - 13:30.


Check out these two great video tutorials on a couple of really cute and easy Valentine's Day cards you can make with your kids to hand out to their teachers and classmates.


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How to Make Eyes Look Bigger

Submitted by Meg Wilson on February 4, 2013 - 11:02.

Check out this great makeup video tutorial on how to make almond eyes look bigger . Step by step instructions with an amazing before and after transformation.

Products used include a Quo Electric Eyes pencil in Volt, the L'Oreal eyeshadow Quad 841, black Mac mascara, Revlon's Photoready in Beige and Almay liquid eyeliner.


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Romantic Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Submitted by Meg Wilson on January 15, 2013 - 11:05.

One of my favorite online jewelry stores is My Jewelry Box. They provide excellent value and service when it comes to traditional jewelry items, though you won't find much in the way of statement or hip jewelry there. Here are a few beautiful jewelry gift ideas if you are looking for a classic romantic Valentine's gift.

The red glass heart pendant shown here is an easy pleasing Valentine's budget choice at $29.99. Click away on any item to see more details;

Red Millefiori Murano Glass Heart Pendant Necklace in Sterling Silver with Chain

Sapphire, Ruby, Opal Ring 7 Carats (ctw) in Sterling Silver, Size 7

Diamond Heart Promise Ring in Sterling Silver, Size 7

Diamond Stud Earrings 1/2 Carat (ctw) in 14K White Gold

Blue Topaz and Amethyst Double Heart Ring with Diamonds 4/5 Carat (ctw) in 10K White Gold, Size 7.5

Diamond Heart Engagement Ring 1/3 Carat (ctw) in 10K White Gold, Size 7.5

White and Blue Diamond Ring 1.0 Carat (ctw) in 10K White Gold, Size 7

Diamond Engagement Ring and Three Stone Anniversary Ring 1.0 Carat (ctw) in 14K White Gold, Size 7


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Shopping for Clothes on the iPad

Submitted by Adriana Rae on December 10, 2012 - 10:55.


Check out this great new fashion-forward shopping app (for both iPad and iPhone) if you are in the mood to browse for edgy women's clothing and accessories.


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Best Books for 9 Year Old Boys

Submitted by Adriana Rae on December 9, 2012 - 16:16.

I just did some Christmas shopping on Amazon and bought a few books for my son who will celebrate his 9th birthday in January. I'm pretty sure he will love all these classics, check them out, you might fondly remember some of these too.

I threw in a highly-rated flashlight with batteries (for under $8). Wishful thinking, but maybe he will try to sneak read some of these books under the covers with the flashlight after bedtime. That's what i used to do, but it's unlikely to happen, his preference is Minecraft before any books..


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Covering Grey Hair Roots with a Stylish Bandana

Submitted by Meg Wilson on December 5, 2012 - 10:26.


If you are wanting to grow out your hair color and let your natural grey hair be your new look, it will take some time and patience. One way to avoid those unattractive roots as they first start growing out is to try different bandana and head scarf styles. Check out this two minute video for some great ideas on how to cover up hair roots with a beautiful bandana. The "Hepburn" look at the end of the video is our favorite.


Also, see a great shawl style that would look fab and do the job of covering all the hair roots;


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50's Style Evening Makeup

Submitted by Meg Wilson on December 4, 2012 - 14:48.


Here's a great idea for a dramatic 1950's makeup look for the holiday cocktail parties this year. It's inspired by the Dita Von Teese pin-up burlesque look.


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How to Do a Sock Bun Updo

Submitted by Meg Wilson on December 4, 2012 - 12:38.

Check out these very simple instructions on how to quickly make a sock bun hairstyle. It's ideal for long hair on bad hair days, and can look very elegant and classy. All you need is an old sock...

For an additional attractive twist, try adding a headband in creative ways with your sock bun hairdo. See this neat video on different looks for wearing a simple elegant headband;


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Kate Middleton - Makeup Tutorial (Video)

Submitted by Meg Wilson on December 3, 2012 - 13:42.

Congrats to Kate Middleton who is expecting her first child in May 2013. Check out this beautiful video tutorial on how to easily apply makeup to look like Kate Middleton.


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FreeStyle Fashion - the best iPad Shopping App?

Submitted by Meg Wilson on November 26, 2012 - 14:02.

If you like to browse and shop for fashion on your iPhone or iPad, check out this brand new app; FreeStyle Fashion

This app provides an easy doorway to shop from sixteen leading online fashion retailers. You can browse and choose from thousands of women's clothing and accessory items. Featured stores include Banana Republic, Blue Fly, Free People, Gap, Lucky Brand, MANGO, ModCloth, Piperlime, Revolve Clothing, Shopbop, Wallis and Yoox.

If you're looking for something specific you can sort by keywords. For example, you can search by any word such as "mini skirt", "cardigan", "tote", "scarf", "wedge", "sneakers", "rain boots" or by designer and brand name such as "Gucci", "Marc Jacobs", "Michael Kors" or "Givenchy". You can also sort by price or name. Or take some time to browse by category. The app features sixteen categories of fast-loading, easy viewing selections of beautiful Dresses, Tops/Blouses, Sweaters/Knits, Jackets/Coats, Skirts, Pants, Jeans, Leggings, Shoes, Boots/Booties, Bags, Accessories and Jewelry.
Download the free app here and enjoy browsing and shopping for some of the most fashion forward clothing available online today.

We hope you agree it is the best fashion shopping app as we created it!


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How to Wear a Shawl - 10 Different Ways

Submitted by Meg Wilson on November 14, 2012 - 10:24.

Check out this fabulous video on how to wear a shawl in several different ways. The shawl shown here is the KOOSHOO smoke shawl, dyed individually by hand and made 100% from Tencil (a Eucalyptus tree fibre). It is silky and very soft in appearance and comes in several beautiful color combinations.


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My Favorite Tops at Shopbop

Submitted by Adriana Rae on October 30, 2012 - 09:46.

Here's three of my favorite blouses for dressing up the jeans a few notches.







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An Easy Minecraft Halloween Costume

Submitted by Meg Wilson on October 7, 2012 - 11:02.

Check out this fabulous video on how to make an easy Minecraft Halloween costume.

My eight year old son is completely absorbed in the Minecraft game now. And he spends his spare time watching YouTube instructional videos about the game. Minecraft is arguably the best video game to come along for kids in the past ten years. It's a virtual version of Lego and lets your kids be infinitely creative. It's become a huge cult favorite. It's approaching the popularity of Angry Birds..

If you're looking for a cheap Halloween costume for your boy(s), this is definitely one to consider making at home. (Also your kids will really enjoy watching the virtual world play at the beginning and end of this video).

Update: Also see the follow-up fun video tutorial on how to make the Minecraft pickaxe and sword for your halloween costume


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How to Make Blackberry Jam (easy recipe)

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Submitted by Meg Wilson on August 29, 2012 - 08:47.

It's the time to pick blackberries and make delicious homemade blackberry jam if you live in blackberry country..

Check out this fab video on how to make nutritious and yummy blackberry jam in just half an hour;


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