Top 10 Celebrity Styles For 2008-2009

Every year we look to celebrities for fashion inspiration and new styles. Looking back over this year we can say that 2008 did not disappoint. Although some celebrities veered a little too far left of what is fashionably acceptable many others hit the bulls-eye. Even if you did not commit to any of the following trends, you can not deny that they made statements in 2008. We have broken them down in order from 1 – 10 and let you know who owned that specific celebrity style.

Fashion Trend # 1: The Two-finger ring. This is one of the coolest jewelry trends we've seen in awhile. It has been spotted on famous celebrities such as Rihanna and Lauren Conrad from '' The Hills ''.

Fashion Trend # 2: Baggy '' Boy '' Jeans. This was a hit-and-miss look. It really depended on the body type of the person sporting the look. We think the new Baggy Boy Jeans should have a distracted and loose look, but should also be cut to show off a woman's curves. This celebrity style was rocked by Reese Witherspoon and Katie Holmes.

Fashion Trend # 3: Nail Designs. Many celebrities decided to wear crazy colors on their nails this year. These celebrities include Beyonce, Eve and Rihanna.

Fashion Trend # 4: Sky-Scraper High Heels. Every year high-heels get higher and more dangerous looking. If you do not believe us just take a look at Victoria Beckham and Madonna.

Fashion Trend # 5: Pointless Accessories. Everything and everything was up for grabs to be an accessory in 2008. Just take a look at Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and Beyonce.

Fashion Trend # 6: Obama T-Shirts. For the first time we can remember political T's were available and worn by the general public. Check them out on Halle Berry, Beyonce and P Diddy Combs.

Fashion Trend # 7: Nerdy Glasses. Geek-chic is a sure thing, when worn right. But be careful because dark, thick plastic frames are not a look everyone can pull off. If you want to see them worn right check out the celebrity style of Kanye West, Jay-Z and Common.

Fashion Trend # 8: Bangs. This look also does not work for everyone, but when it does, watch out! Check out the bangs on Jessica Alba and Christina Aguilera … HOT!

Fashion Trend # 9: Leather Jackets. This look was taken straight from the 80's, but worked great in 2008. Some celebrities rocking leather jackets were Vanessa Hudgens and Rihanna.

Fashion Trend # 10: Hippie Headband. Very few people can actually pull this look off. Personally, I'm not fan of it on anyone. Some ladies sporting the hippie headband this year were Nicole Richie and Mischa Barton.

As you can tell there were many new celebrity styles this year, along with some re-tread styles. Every year we are amazed at what people bring back out of the closet and add to their wardrobe. No matter how much we may fight it, the looks always seem …

Gift Vouchers – How to Choose the Best Shopping Gift Vouchers For All Occasions

Shopping gift vouchers is a great gift to give to someone. Before you purchase any gift voucher, you must determine what kind of voucher you are getting. There are many kinds of vouchers such as shopping vouchers, beauty & spa vouchers, petrol vouchers, IT vouchers, etc. So how do you choose the best gift vouchers for your friend?

Many people think that gift vouchers should be sent on expensive items. Nothing is further from the truth. If you give a petrol voucher to someone who drives, he or she will definitely appreciate it because they can save money on petrol. Other items such as beauty, fashion, subscriptions, video games, IT accessories are also very well-received by others. Therefore, the important thing is to find out what your friend likes and gives the voucher that allows him or her to get the item for free.

Personally, I like to give vouchers to my friends as birthday gifts. Usually, I will find out what are the items in their wish list. Then, I will pick one item and get the voucher for him or her. If your friend does not have any idea on what they want, then you will need to do some brainstorming. The important thing is you should not have a narrow view of what type of retail stores offer vouchers. Go to the internet and look for some gift ideas.

If your friend loves home improvement, you can give him or her vouchers of home improvement stores. Hardware will need to be replaced some day in the future. By giving them vouchers to hardware stores, I am sure they will appreciate you for it.

If your friend does not prefer any specific gift, do not worry. There are retail stores that offer vouchers that cover a huge spectrum of items. By giving your friend this type of voucher, they can go shopping and allow them to choose the item that they want.

As long as you give someone a voucher that they can use to get the things he or she wants, you will be fine. Most people will appreciate you for giving them the voucher to buy what they need.

So if you are intending to get a gift for your friend, do consider taking a gift voucher. Go to the Internet and look for some gift ideas. After you have decided on the item, then go and look for retail stores that offer the vouchers. …

Original Men’s Designer T-Shirts – Free Worldwide Shipping

All of us enjoy looking good whenever we leave the home but our definition of looking good may differ.  For many men, it is a matter of having a neat and clean appearance, regardless of what it is that they happen to be wearing.  At times, it may be necessary to dress up in a shirt and tie but at other times we may need to be a little bit more casual.  If you enjoy wearing designer T-shirts, these can be quite a comfortable thing and look really good, provided they are in good shape.

Finding these designer T-shirts can be a little bit difficult, especially if we are looking for something specific.  Many of us spend an exorbitant amount of time shopping around at the local malls and coming up empty-handed.  It is a much better idea for you to shop on the Internet at stores that offer you specifically what you are looking for.  Not only are you able to save time when you do this but the success rate is going to be much higher because the Internet can provide you with much more clothing than is available in a local store.

Of course, not all of us are comfortable with shopping on the Internet and for that reason, it is necessary for us to find a website which makes it as easy as possible.  If the website where you are shopping walks you through every step of the process, it can be quite a pleasurable experience.  You are able to get exactly what you are looking for and you walk away from the website feeling as if you actually had accomplished something.  Not every website is going to be set up in such a way but it is something that I always look for.

Another interesting phenomena about shopping on the Internet for men’s designer T-shirts is the fact that you get more comfortable shopping on the Internet as you do so regularly.  This is especially true if you shop at the same store online over and over again.  Just as you would be comfortable walking into a physical store and right to the rack that you need, you can also get comfortable with navigating a website in a similar manner.  You will cut down on the amount of time that you spend shopping dramatically and that is of interest to many of us.

Two different things that I always look for whenever I am shopping online is the ability to get everything that I need at a single location and for free shipping.  The reason why I want to only shop at one place is because it is so time consuming to fill out the shopping cart information.  If you only have to do this one time, it is much easier and it is a nice thing to have every item coming from one location.  Free shipping helps me to recognize what I am paying up front.  I don’t like getting a discount on the …

There Is No Beauty Without Struggle

In the course of our life, we have to agree that there is no beauty without struggle. No one likes to hear the story of someone who got everything easily. People want to listen to the stories of men and women who, while born in the valley of struggle, endured pain and turned their battles into a gift.

So, how can you get stronger? What can you do transform struggle into beauty? Do you want people to look up to you? Or do you want people just to feel sorry for you?

Today or tomorrow, you might feel frustrated. Maybe your dreams are not a concrete reality yet. Your life or career may somehow have taken a wrong turn. But to change that, the first thing you have to do is to search within yourself. So, I will tell you a quick story about my unusual path of change and transformation from battles to beauty over the years.

If I relate this tale, it is because it is relevant to the subject of struggle, change, and beauty. The story begins as I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be and do something different than anyone else. But I just could not figure out what it was.

A Period Of Wandering and Struggle

Even to this day, all kinds of subjects interest me. In school, I liked biology. But growing up with horses, I naturally drifted into working with them. Then one day, after a few years, I was draft in the Soviet navy for three long years. I was sent away far from everything I cherished, near the Arctic pole.

At first, this news was like a punch in the stomach. But in the months that followed, I realized that I loved animals but entered a career that just did not suit me. It was merely a way to make a living and travel. This realization initiated a period of wandering and struggle in my life.

After my duty in the navy, I defected while in the USA, traveled all across North America and Europe, and worked at every conceivable job. I was a waiter in Florida, became a security guard in Belgium, worked as a zookeeper in Colorado, then change to be an assistant surgeon for a veterinarian. Then I entered the Hollywood film business where I worked as a figurant and stuntman, to then convert as a chauffeur in Russia.

The Beauty of It All

I also worked as a shoe salesman in Texas, served as a customer representative for a sightseeing tour in Austria. In between, I even wandered back to my native Ukraine where I operated as a chauffeur and bodyguard for escort girls, among other odd jobs. In these long years of wandering, struggle, and beauty, I had totaled over thirty different positions.

So, here I was 50 years old and unable to settle for anything. Yes, I had moments of doubt, but I did not feel lost. Instead, I was …

How To Plan A Wedding On A Budget and Have a Beautiful One

Getting married is one of the most meaningful decisions you will take in your lifetime. Having said that, there are many more decision to make. One of them is how to plan the wedding. The frame of it all is the budget that you can put into it. On the one hand each couple wants their wedding to be a dream wedding, one that will be beautiful and the guests will appreciate and remember long after. On the other hand the budget is limited and everything has to be carefully calculated.

In order to have it work, a detailed plan has to be made. There are 10 points that one has to think of especially if you would like to have a cheap wedding that is great:

1. Wedding location

2. Wedding dress

3. Bridegroom's outfit

4. Bridemaids dresses

5. Catering

6. Wedding decorations and Flowers

7. Wedding cake

8. Music

9. Wedding invitations

10. Tables setting

1. Wedding location. There are plenty of options. You can make a choice from hotels which can be very expensive to a private house of a friend which will cost close to nothing.

2. A wedding gown can be bought in a bridal saloon – which will charge from $ 2000 to much more. A similar dress can cost you just the tenth of the price if you by a nice white evening gown in a department store, or a white cocktail suite that you can use more than this one time. Remember, a cheap wedding dress does not need look cheap. It can be a very logical choice.

3. The bridegroom's outfit can also be bought in the men's department, not necessarily in the wedding department. You will be surprised at how much more your money is worth this way.

4. The same rule applies for the bridesmaids' dresses. Instead of shopping at the bridal department take the option of buying the dress in the women's department. There are some gorgeous dresses there for a small percentage of the price.

5. Choose your caterer by asking your friends and colleagues about catering they liked. Pick 3-4 caterers, compare prices, taste their food as prepared for events. Do not be too shy to negotiate on the price. It may be worth a few thousand dollars for you.

6. Cut down on the cost of flowers by buying directly from the supplier.

7. Many good bakeries, not necessarily famous will be happy to make the wedding cake for you for a fraction of the price. Just because they do not call themselves wedding cake experts does not mean that they are unable to come up with a wonderful cake. Be the one to discover their talent.

8. These days, when computers are accessible for everyone, music can be "recorded" on the computer by you or by a friend. The price is actually zero and you have the music you love to be played on the most meaningfulful evening of your life.

9. Wedding invitations …

Women’s Jewelry Vs Men’s Jewelry

Jewelry and women are truly two words that cannot be separated. You think of jewelry and the first thing that people will think is women. Even though men’s jewelry has been existed for long time enough to shake the intimacy between women and jewelry, people will still continue linking jewelry with women. It can’t be helped since jewelry itself is considered, to a great extent, as a forte of women.

However, we shall not forget that the existence of men’s jewelry is now an integral part in jewelry industry. Day by day, men’s jewelry unstoppably strengthens its position in the industry.

The easiest difference to tell between men’s jewelry and women’s jewelry is their look; women’s jewelry is feminine, vulnerable looking, cheerful, all characteristics that reflect how women basically should be. While men’s jewelry has stronger look.

You can also spot the difference by the options the jewelry offers. Usually, men’s jewelry has fewer designs and colors variety than women. There are also fewer categories available for men. When women can choose from rings to brooches or headbands, the options for men are limited to rings, cufflinks or bracelets. Although nowadays, fear not, that various companies have been inventing ways to create more alternatives for men! As example earrings or necklaces that will give men bold and manly look.

Jewelry isn’t limited to women anymore; nowadays we can see men wearing jewelry as often as we see women. Aside from complimenting wardrobe, most men wear jewelry as symbol of the wealth, position, personality and community. Most retailers now have separated the jewelry departments for men and women.

There are wide variety of contemporary and classy style of sterling silver jewelry that men can wear to represent their pride. To accentuate their look, some jewelry like cuff links or watches are preferred. Though so, men can also spread their choices by going with yellow gold or Swarovski crystals. Many men celebrities wear bold, sparking and eye-catching jewelry.

Most of the styles of bracelets or necklaces that men use are casual looking and inexpensive. Rubber bands are popular among the teenagers while the older, classier businessmen would prefer silver bands or silver chain link bracelets to be hidden behind the cuff of suit jacket to give a more elegant look.

Recently earrings have been huge trend for men who want to go bolder with piercings. A simpler type of men will choose simple studs or single diamond earrings. Earrings can give men big impact without looking “too much”.

Rings have also been very popular. Men don’t only wear rings as a sign of marriage or engagement but they now have been a fashion statement. Most men will just go with simple silver bands but that doesn’t make flashier kinds uncommon. Those who want to look Gothic will choose skull rings, etc. They also sometimes show their appreciation to diamonds by wearing diamond rings that look masculine and highlight their personality.

So for men who want to look more appealing, jewelry is one …

For Unlimited Choices – Try Shopping Online

Wondering how to make inexpensive online purchases? Wish to buy online at relatively fewer delivery charges? Then, you must try purchasing products online. Online stores have a wide array of products with higher quality and fewer rates. The offerings by online vendors include many items that the local people and foreigners crave for. You can buy any product that is available in street markets too. Certain online vendors sell particular category of offerings while few vendors include a wide portfolio of products. The range of offerings by a specific vendor depends on the spread of their business and their association with the suppliers.

Majority of the online products include vegetables, herbs, spices and any other items that would be used in the variety of dishes. You can buy anything you desire online and can order from any continent across the globe. The array of products include,

• Soups – Curry soup, Noodle soups, Sauce soups and many others available both in vegetable and non-vegetable versions. These readymade soups are quick to serve before a delicious lunch or dinner and can win the hearts of guests. The tea varieties add special joy to your snack time.

• Hair care – You can buy many local and international hair care products in the hair care segment. There are many designated websites which are offering only hair care products of world famous.

• Healthcare – You can order world-famous pharmaceutical products from the online vendors. However, pay attention to expiry dates, manufacturers while ordering pharmaceuticals online.

• Beauty Products – You can buy any kind of hair care, beauty care products online. There are products such as moisturizers, sun protection creams, body lotions and many more.

• Apparels & Accessories – Under this category you can order apparels for anyone. There are special segments for men, women, and babies. The apparels are designed to serve anyone across the globe.

• Electronics & Electricals – The online products also include all categories of electrical and electronic products with assured quality and competitive prices. You can buy from a hair dryer to smoke detector anything which is world famous and is imported.

There are numerous websites offering a different category of products and services for all sorts of people. There are certain vendors who send gifts on behalf of you on order. The charges of gifting depend on the item you choose and the country of delivery. If you are a first timer and are not sure about the quality of the products, you can order a minimum quantity but you must bear with the delivery charges. However, for regular online buyers, it is better to order in good quantities to save on delivery charges.…

The Stereotypes Women In Business Face

In an attempt to blend into the male-oriented business world, women often second guess themselves and walk on eggshells to avoid falling into some of the following categories …

  • The Bitch: Some people just straight up can not handle a woman who's direct and knows what needs to be done and says so. Rather than accept her strength, they decide she must be a bitch.
  • The Wimp: Women who do not keep their emotions in such light as to be labeled cold-hearted run the risk of being labeled too emotional. Life is indispensable when we make little boxes like this and try to stuff people in them.
  • The Cold Fish: We go to the opposite end of the spectrum when we deny that emotions play a big role in our lives. That's true for both men and women, but stereotypes say women are driven by emotion while men use their heads. To combat this idea, a woman in a leadership position may keep a firm rein on her emotions, only to be labeled cold-hearted by the people working with her.
  • The Hard Ass: Have you ever been disciplined by a male boss? Did you automatically think he was being a hard ass because he's a guy? Probably not.
  • The Pushover: Has a male boss ever given you a little extra slack? Was he going easy on you because he was a guy or because the decision made sense given the specific circumstances?
  • The Quota-Filler: This assumption is particularly hurtful. It's based on the idea that women can not compete on their own merits in the world of business. Because of that some people think women who have a position of authority must have been given that position for PR reasons or even worse that they compromised something to get there.
  • The Nervous Nelly: The traditional role of the woman has been to raise the kids and run the household. Because many women do tend to nurture before they compete, people think that woman has a stronger attachment to security than men. They absorb women are unwilling to take the kinds of risks needed to grow a successful business. (This is not actually true, by the way. Research shows that in the current climate women are more willing than men to take risks that could yield a bigger reward.)

People do not tend to view a male professional's decisions through the lens of him being a male, but they will micro-analyze every decision a woman makes looking to see how her femininity affected the decision. It can make for an impossible situation if you do not know how to navigate the stereotypes being tossed in your direction.

A Badass Business Woman knows how to confront labels and strongly communicate her ideas so even her harshest critics pay attention. She finds a balance between being aggressive and being passive. She's direct and assertive without being intimidating or overpowering.

When you suspect you're being stereotyped in the business place, the first thing to …

Choosing the Best NFL Watches For a Great Gift

Are you looking for the perfect gift for a sports lover in your life? Why not get him a gift he can enjoy now and forever? NFL watches make for a great gift. You can choose a wrist watch that has the logo of his favorite team, letting him show of his team pride no matter where he goes.

Of course, not all NFL watches are the same. You need to make sure you choose the right watch, and that entails a few different factors. Keep reading to learn how to select the perfect team gear for your sports lover.

The first step is to make sure you know which team he roots for. Is he loyal to the local NFL team? Or do his allegiances lie elsewhere? Sports fans are very particular about which teams they are devoted to, so it’s very important to make sure you get a watch with the logo of his favorite team. Otherwise, he may not enjoy the gift.

If you’re unsure about which team he likes, just ask him. Guys love talking about sports, and your sports lover will be more than happy to talk about his favorite team. In fact, beware; you may not be able to get him to stop talking about his favorite team. Take note of this, and now you’re ready to start looking for football watches from an NFL watch shop.

The first step is to look online for companies that sell sports watches. You want to make sure you’re doing business with a reputable company that sells brand new, high quality watches that your sports lover will be proud to wear. You should specifically avoid auction websites and out of country retailers as they tend to sell low quality, unauthentic watches that look cheap and don’t last.

Once you’ve found some reputable companies to consider, the next step is to compare their offerings. Most importantly, do they sell NFL watches of your sports lover’s favorite team? If not, you can disqualify them from your search immediately. Look for a watch retailer that has a complete NFL watch shop with offerings from all the teams. This way, you know you have access to a huge inventory and you can get the team watch you’re looking for.

Of course, quality is key. Sometimes team watches are flimsy and cheap looking. They’re hardly something an adult would wear seriously. But not all football watches are like this. The best companies sell high quality team watches that are stylish and built to last. This is the kind of wrist watch you want to look for…a watch he can wear in all different types of situations…a watch he’s proud to wear.

You also want to make sure you get a fair price on the watch. Compare prices on similar team watches to be sure you’re getting the best possible deal. That’s the great thing about shopping online. You can compare prices in just seconds so you can always get the best bang …