Saturday, November 29, 2014

Skincare tips for over 50s

There is of course no way to avoid the effects of passing of time on our skin, however hard we might try. But there are ways in which women over the age of 50 can improve their own chances of retaining healthier and younger looking skin for longer. More and more women are being drawn towards the more radical options like surgery or botox injections but we'll take a look here at the issues and potential positives from a more natural point of view.

One element of looking after your skin that eventually becomes second nature is making sure your face and body is suitably moisturized. Simple as it may seem, there really is no substitute for making sure you soothe any areas where your skin has become or seems to be getting dry.

And, just as it is vital to keep your body well moisturized, so the rest of your organs need to be well hydrated as well in order for you to really look your best. Drinking plenty of water is one of the easiest ways for all of us to retain a healthy glow for longer.

And while the sun can give us vitamins and other nourishment that are healthy and positive, after the age of 50 different priorities should perhaps take precedence if you are keen to keep your skin looking radiant. So staying out of the sun is generally advised, or else you should at least make sure that you have the right level of protection and the right range of Skin care products, like those from Nivea, on hand to help you.

Finally, while there are any number of reasons to want to give up smoking cigarettes, you can certainly add the potential to improve your skin to the lengthy list of incentives.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Perfect Gift

A few days from now, it’s my natal day. I am not expecting any gifts from family, but I am sure, my friends and some of the family members will greet me on my birthday. It has been a long time since the last time I received gifts on my birthday. There was only one person who never failed to give me flowers on every special occasion of my life. Unfortunately, he joined already to our creator two years ago. If only he is still here, I would surely have a gift from him. I wish I could tell him that I like this mothers rings I found online. He will for sure buy it without complaining.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Top up your Combi Boiler

If your home has a combi boiler, at some point it will need topping up. Whilst conventional boilers work pretty much on an automatic system, combi boilers are a different kettle of fish! By learning to carry out this simple task yourself, not only will you feel a great sense of achievement, you’ll also eliminate the need to call a plumber, and save some money as well.

If, on the other hand you would like a professional to come around and take a look, then (and here’s our slightly unashamed pitch!) look no further than PPBS. We are a firm of local Wimbledon Plumbers (based in London just in case you didn’t know!) and pride ourselves in providing excellence at an affordable rate and with a smiling face to all of our clients.

How do combi boilers Work?

A combi boiler has no tank – it’s a sealed system where the amount of water which circulates in your radiators has to be regulated manually. Luckily, a handy filling loop is attached to your boiler which is used to top up the water.

Get to know your boiler

You need to work out where the pressure gauge and filling loop is on your boiler. This is easier to do than you might think! If your boiler came with a manual, this should have a diagram showing you where these components are located. If not, don’t worry; by entering your boiler’s make and model number into Google, you can often find a manual online. There are also videos available on YouTube which not only show you where various parts are on your boiler but can take you through the whole topping up process step by step.

Keep an eye on the pressure

When topping up your combi boiler, you need to keep one eye on the pressure gauge at all times! If possible, rope a friend in to keep an eye on the pressure whilst you deal with the filling loop – you don’t want to over pressurise your boiler. Remember that the perfect pressure is 1.5 bar – your pressure gauge will usually have a red area to indicate if pressure is too low or too high. The filling loop is a flexible silver tube which has two handles – you need to turn these so that they are in line with the pipe to start topping up your boiler. It should be easy to know when they’re in the right position as you will hear the sound of water starting to flow. Remember, anywhere between 1 and 2.2 bar is fine for your combi boiler’s pressure – aim for around 1.5 bar if possible. Don’t forget to turn the filling loop handles back into their off position before you finish. Topping up your combi boiler is easy and could save you from having to pay for the services of a plumber.

Weird and Wonderful Ways to Decorate Your Kids Rooms

Growing up, my safe place was my bedroom. Even now I can think back and remember how cosy it was to be all wrapped up in bed! Whether your little girl wants a Disney princess room, or your boys want a dinosaur theme....there are simply hundreds of unique ways to create the perfect space for them! You may need to get a little creative, maybe get covered in some paint, but it will all be worth it to see the smiles on their faces....here are our top tips to get the most of of your kids rooms today!

Use fabric that fits the room’s style.

For the beddings, you can use one that match with the theme of the room Select your bedding to match the theme of the room as well as for comfort and if you have a Divan bed you have easy storage for all of your fabrics. Mix and match sheets, pillows and comforters. You can even have some extra pillows just for accent. Anything from chairs, rugs and bean bags are also options you could look into. Aside from that, you can also match the curtains. This can give the room a united, more distinct look.

Decorate the ceiling.

You can also make the ceiling suitable for a kid’s taste to by decorating it. One idea is to decorate the ceiling with glow in the dark items. They would enjoy staring at it while they are about to sleep. It would seem like they are gazing at the night stars. For the more creative you could do murals on the ceiling of maybe their favorite TV show, funky designs and patterns or space with small led lights.

Cover the flooring.

Making use of designs for the floor is a great way to make any kid’s room stand out. Weather its laminate flooring, hardwood or carpet there are plenty of ways to decorate the floor. You can look at things like coloured rugs, play mats and even vinyl designs. You can even get multi coloured carpet and laminate flooring.

Chalkboard walls.

Encourage creativity by adding a wide chalkboard stripe around the walls of your kid's bedroom. This is a cheap and affective way to add plenty of creativity to any kid’s room. It also comes with the added bonus of hours of fun and you can join in on drawing and make designs that are washable and easily cleanable. The best part is it doesn’t just have to be the walls, you can use this paint on most fixtures and fittings like lamps and tables too.

Wall boxes.

Wall boxes are another great way to make a child’s room stand out and cleverly add much needed storage to any kid’s room. They come in a wide variety of colours and sizes and shapes. Whether it be a rectangle, square, triangle or circle you can get any shape imaginable. You can even use the boxes to make 3D designs come out of the walls like a robot, the first letter of the child’s name and even simple cascading affects can make a room really stand out.