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DIY Barefoot Sandal + Shoe Enhancer

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A simple and fun way to add a little drama to your bare feet... however, I love the barefoot sandaleven more when worn with a pair of classic pumps! Simply wrapped around my foot and ankle, I can wear any shoes {even ballet flats} and give them an entirely new look at relatively no cost. What You'll Need... * Leather lace {I'm using a black suede leather lace} But a bright pink, purple, lime green orwhite would be fun too! * Scissors Steps... * Cut two pieces of leather lacing depending on how high you want them to wrap on your leg. I made mine just over 60" each....

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What jewellery to rock this Spring? Read on!

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Crystal bright statement jewelry with tribal influences is the dominant jewelry trend for Spring Summer 2013. Large crystal pieces in diverse colors, mixed with rope, leather and beads to create an ethnic inspired look. Taking the ethnic look further we are seeing large heavy metal jewelry reminiscent of the 80s, with African tribal influences but with a sharp modern edge. Also on the runways for Spring 2013 we continued to spot spiky jewelry taken up a notch. This is a trend which is not going away, and expect spikes incorporated into statement necklaces and large pointy cuff bracelets. And if...

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Wanderlust: Giraffe Manor

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  Unlike a lot of kids, I never wanted a pat hamster, or a pet kitten when I was a little girl. Instead, I wanted a giraffe. The way I saw it, you go big, or you go home, right? Fast forward a couple of years later, while wanderlusting on the Internet, I found this magical place called the Giraffe Manor, a luxury boutique hotel located 12 miles outside of Nairobi, was set up by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife as a breeding and conservation center for the endangered Rothschild Giraffe. Can you think of anything better than waking up in Kenya...

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A Shopping High


Whoever said the world will be a more peaceful place if women ran it has never been to Zara on the first day of its bi-annual sale. It is nothing short of chaos. Of course, there's also the annual Black Friday, a shopping event in the US that happens post-Thanksgiving that makes all shoppers go loco - with stampedes, and injuries reported every single year. According to new research, people who really enjoy shopping may be experiencing a shopper's high, just like a runner's high. During a shopping experience, the human brain apparently releases the chemical dopamine, a kind of...

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