There are some key steps that need to be taken to apply the perfect foundation and it all starts with the perfect preparation.
Before you begin applying anything to your face, make sure your face is well prepared. Do this by cleansing your face and ensuring that it is well hydrated. This step is one of the most important steps to take as it ensures you are starting off with a good canvas.
The second step is applying your primer. The purpose of the primer is to ensure you skin and pores are smoothed out. They also have a second function which is to help protect your skin from everyday pollutants in the air.
The third step is to apply your foundation. Use a good quality brush and ensure you work from the center of your face outwards. Finally, the last step is a concealer.read more
Cairns is a city that is highly reliant on tourism and without this industry, the city would be a lot worse of than it is.
There are a number of major reasons why the region is performing well in terms of visitor numbers.
The first is that there is expected to be a huge number of visitors coming from China to celebrate Chinese new year which happens in February. The numbers that are expected could be up to 20,000 people visiting Cairns during this Chinese national holiday. The people will be coming via direct services from Chinese airlines China Eastern an China Southern. There will also be some charted flights coming from Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Another reason is that there are some major sporting events having a drawing a big audience to the city such as the ironman challenge and a NRL match.read more
Online shopping seems to grow bigger and bigger every year. With the internet as it is, the world is growing into one big marketplace and boundaries that used to exist are no longer there. Unfortunately for local companies, this also means that they are now competing with companies world wide.
One of the most popular things to purchase online are clothing. Clothing is a commodity that obviously has a large base and is easy to move logistically with relatively high margins. Globally there are big companies such as ShopBop, ASOS and others who have the skills to run a lean, efficient machine. They also offer favourable conditions on returns and faults as well, making it very difficult for local companies to compete.read more
If you’re a person like me and you’ve hated the fact that you have to wear glasses that are like coke bottles, then you are probably in agreement that contacts lens are probably the best thing since sliced bread.
There are a number of reasons why a person may hate wearing glasses. One of the reasons I hated wearing them, as I have mentioned, is the fact that my prescription was very high. What this meant was my glasses were very thick and it looked like I was literary wearing bottles. Ofcourse, having such thick glasses meant that my confidence was down and I was often too embarrassed to wear them which meant I was blind as a bat a lot.
The second reason why a person may not like to wear glasses is that they play a lot of contact sports. In the past if you were an elites sportsman in a rough sport, you had better hope you didn’t have bad vision.
These days it’s so cheap to buy contact lens online. Places like Vision Direct and Clearly contacts are big sellers. You can get really cheap contacts by also using a Vision Direct coupon or a clearly contacts coupon.read more
There has been a lot of hype around the Apple iPhone 5 prior to it’s release and as with every iPhone release, there are some hit and miss speculation.
Shortly after the device was released, it was not long until people found things to complain about it with. The Apple iPhone has such a huge following of people that love the device and also a huge following of interested parties who want to see the device fail.
The iPhone 5, which is probably the biggest gadget release of the year, attracts so much attention due to it’s popularity.
Every time an issue is discovered with the device, it becomes almost a scandal across the internet. You will get commentators and people talking about it and articles everywhere, such is the allure of the device.
We have 4 choices of carrier in Australia for the iPhone 5. We do pay a little more than other countries but with the use of a Virgin promo code or a Vodafone promo code, we can bring the cost down so it won’t seem so expensive.read more
We are only one day away from theannouncement of the iPhone 5.
The iPhone 5 is expected to be biggest overhaul ever of the worlds most popular mobile smart phone. Unlike the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5 is expected to be updated with new Hardware and software.
The iPhone 5 will be able to be used on 4G networks world wide and is expected to also feature a new, bigger screen.
The device will also be running the latest version of iOS, iOS 6.0.
The company has enjoyed huge success with the iPhone however they are losing some of this market share to Samsung who have produced a couple of hit devices. The delay in releasing a revamped iPhone has also hurt sales for Apple.
We can expect that with the new iPhone there will be a huge uplift in iPhone sales especially since iPhone 5 Plans are expected to be similar in price to the iPhone 4S.read more
The internet has made it extremely easy to shop online and purchase anything at the click of a button and get it delivered sometimes as quickly as the next day.
One major benefit of online shopping is the convenience. You can shop in your pyjamas at any time of the the day and not get funny looks or harassed by a shop assistant. You can take as long as you like and not worry about taking up anyone’s time. You can also have time to do your research.
Another benefit is being able to get much better prices that you would at a bricks and mortar store. Those stores have lots of overheads and staff and therefore usually have to charge more. Many shops also allow you to use coupon codes to purchase goods. Using a BooHoo coupon code for example will save you money a big percentage off the regular price.
The final benefit is the ability to compare the prices quickly with other online stores to ensure you are getting the best deal.read more
Scotch is probably one of my favourite drinks to enjoy on a cold Saturday night in front of the TV.
Scotch is a whisky which is made of malt or grain and originated in Scotland (hence the ‘Scotch’). It was originally made from malt barley however late in the eighteenth century, distilleries started to use rye and wheat instead of the barley.
To get good deals on Scotch in Australia, use a Dan Murphys promo code.
Scotch whiskey is made by aging it in oak barrels for a period of at least three years.
A single malt whisky is a whisky which is produced from only water and malted barley.
A single grain whisky is one that may include whole grains and other cereals as well as water and malted barley. Although it is termed single grain, it does not mean it contains only one type of grain. It means that it is made from one distillery.read more
New Zealand is a place which is well worth the visit if you have the time and money. To save on money check out hotel club coupons to make sure you are saving on your booking.
New Zealand has a variety of climates across the country and can be very cool in some places yet tropical in others. The coldest time of the year is the middle of winter which occurs in July in New Zealand.
The warmest months of the year occur in January to February. New Zealand has a lot of sunshine and is perfect if you want to enjoy beaches and outdoor sports.
The mountains are one of the most beautiful aspects of New Zealand and can’t be missed either. The mountains that divide the country are an amazing picturesque feature.
As mentioned previously make sure you have HotelClub coupons handy to make your accommodation bookings.read more
Apple has reported their earnings for Q3 and all eyes were on the sales figures for the Apple iPhone 4S. The number of iPhones sold this quarter globally was 26 million units. This was short of market expectations of 28 million units and 26 percent lower than the number of iPhones sold in the first quarter.
The decline in sales of the iPhone 4S has been attributed to consumer expectations that the iPhone 5 will be released sometime this year meaning people do not want to hold onto an inferior model.
Although they’ve had a significant drop in units sold, the iPhone is still streets ahead of the competition. The nearest competitor is from Samsung with their Galaxy S3. This device has sold 10 million units in the 2 months it has been released meaning it is still a fair way off the sales units of the iPhone 4S.read more
Something that the iPhone 4S has been able to achieve is to ensure that Apple continue their great run of blockbuster sales of smartphones. The Apple iPhone 4S has been able to keep the hoards of fans happy until the iPhone 5 makes an appearance.
Currently iPhone 4S Plans continue to be the most expensive available and that’s because they continue to sell so well.
Attention is however, turning the the iPhone 5. The device is expected to launch in October this year. There is also an expectation that phone will get a complete exterior revamp.
There are a number of other rumors that have been circulating around the internet which will always happen with such a big phone like the iPhone.
One of the big expected changes which has been causing more angst that excitement is the proposition that there may be a new connector. This is a big problem as millions of dollars have been spent on a particular dock type. People will need to replace all these docks for it to be natively compatible with a new connector type.read more
There is a lot to love about the Samsung Galaxy S III and one of the main things is the beautiful screen. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a larger screen than it’s predecessors’ however is not too big that it feels uncomfortable in your hand. The screen is a new type of AMOLED screen which is a Pen Tile AMOLED screen and measures 4.3 inch.
The advantage of this screen is that it allows the device to perform over a longer period of time because it makes use of a unique technique which involves the arrangement of the pixels.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and a pixel density of 306 pixels per inch. The device also has 16 million colours and gorilla glass on the front to protect the device.
In Australia, the device has been released and all the carriers including Virgin, Vodafone, Optus and Telstra are offering the device. You can compare Galaxy S3 plans HERE. Galaxy S3 plans are actually quite cheaper than many had expected.read more
Since the release of the iPad a few years ago, Apple have really dominated the tablet market all around the world with the iPad and the iPad 2. This is because no other device has been able to compete with apple in regard to features, price and functionality available on the iPad.
Many challengers have come and gone with the most publicised being the HP Touchpad which died a cheap $99 death.
Over the last few months however, there seem to be some more legitimate challengers popping up which may make a bigger dent in Apples dominance.
The first is Amazon’s Kindle Fire. This device has been marketed as an affordable and feature packed alternative and is expected to sell 3.9 million units in the last quarter of 2011.
Apple has currently got 66% of the market and in Australia some of the major carriers have started to release new iPad plans.read more
Today Samsung and Google released their new challenger to the Apple iPhone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
The new phone is the first to run Google’s new Android 4.0 platform dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich, a bit of a mouthful. Android 4.0 has been redesigned by Google and redefined to make it faster, smoother and uniform.
There are a number of new features that are highlights of the new software. The first is the Face unlock feature. This feature allows the owner to unlock the phone simply by looking at the camera. It has a camera detection system that recognises your face and determines if it is the owner before unlocking the phone. It is new technology so it is reported to have some teething issues.
Another new feature is Android Beam. This is a new app which will allow you to share you contacts, websites, maps, apps and other things simply by holding it next to another NFC (near field communication) device.
Galaxy Nexus Plans are on sale right now.
Samsung are a huge South Korean Electronics and technology company and have their hands in many consumer electronic devices. Their core business is their television business which produces some of the nicest tvs on the market.
One of the markets which they are making huge waves in at the moment is their handset division. For a long time, this division was quite the under performer producing everyday handsets that did not really get noticed by many people.
This all changed when they produced a device called the Samsung Galaxy S. This device, backed with marketing dollars, really introduced the world to what Samsung could achieve in the smart phone device space. The Galaxy S was a breakthrough device for the company and it’s sexiness and ease of use made it one of the most popular devices carrying the Android platform. This continued on with the successor to that phone, the Samsung Galaxy S2.read more
You have a chance to win for free a new iPhone 4S and the best interface system ever created at your fingers. The developers of the iPhone 4S gave the phone the iOS system, a system that literally responds to your finger. The iOS system is the key and the foundation of the iPhone 4S. The advantages of the iOS system include an easy to use interface, amazing helpful features, and a strong stability. The elegant and intuitive interface of the iOS system means you know how to use the phone from the start because the interface is designed to respond to the movement of your finger. The amazing helpful features of the iOS system include a notification center, message center with iMessage, and a reminder feature. No other cell phone has such a responsive interface system and is perfect for any person that needs a cell phone to be very hands on assistant in managing a day. If you win for free the iPhone 4S, you win a very reliable virtual assistant because of the remarkable iOS interface system.read more
Apple last week revealed the next iteration of the iPhone, the iPhone 4S. The product is physically identical to the iPhone 4, but contains a faster processor, better camera and new software which includes a digital assistant called Siri.
The iPhone 4S price is reasonable and is free on some plans and not too pricey on others. At this stage only Optus and Vodafone have released their iPhone 4S deals. Luckily for us Australians, Apple has moved us up in their rankings as we are only one of 7 countries to get the phone during its initial release on the 14th of October. Many other countries have to wait at least until the 28th of October. It will be available on 4 carriers – Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin.
The iPhone 4S has been given a new dual-core CPU, which is currently used in the iPad 2, as well as a dual core GPU. The phone has been upgraded with an eight mega-pixel camera. Apart from these features, the iPhones 4S is ultimately the same as the iPhone 4.
The screen with retina display is identical to the iPhone 4. The phone has the same physical design, glass back and thickness. The screen was one area where it was felt the phone could do with an upgrade. There is a lot of competition coming now from Samsung, HTC which sport larger 4.3 inch screens. Next to these phones, the iPhone 4S screen looks a little too small.
For those that have the iPhone 4, there seems to be very little in terms of features that will probably compel you to upgrade to the iPhone 4S. Although the iPhone 4S has improved speed and graphics, it already runs extremely well in these areas and therefore the small improvements in this area will not make much difference to the average consumer.read more
Shopping online can be a very rewarding process because you can find a lot of cheap deals everywhere, you just need to know how to find them.
When you are first faced with all the options on the internet it can be a little overwhelming trying to sort out the bargains from the advertisements. Here are some tips to find the best deals.
Firstly, look for coupon sites. Coupon sites often advertise promotions from a huge range of retailers. The coupons allow you to buy goods at a discounted rate compared to an average person using the site. Make sure you check the coupon site you’re visiting has a lot of traffic to ensure that it is popular because it has good deals rather than simply trying to make money.
Secondly, if you are looking for a specific product or service, make sure you do an internet search for that product and include the word coupon in your search. This allows you to see if there are any coupons out there before you make the purchase at the regular price.read more