Dress small, look tall

April 16th, 2014 / No Comments » / by admin

Other than the precaution of a good coat and a short friend, there are several ways to trick people into believing that you are much taller than you actually are, without resorting to Photoshop. Here are some potential buys that would help you:

1) Nude heels

The first, and most obvious method of appearing taller is to put on a pair of trusty heels – the higher, the better. To step up your game (pun intended), choose shoes that match your skin tone or are nude in colour. This will help give the illusion of longer limbs and hence, a taller, lankier you. Pick your poison from a variety of footwear available at Zalora, or hit the malls and shop away!

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2) Vertical stripes

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Do consider clothes with vertical stripes (such as the romper and midi skirt featured above) as the pattern elongates petite frames when your vision moves along the direction of the stripes.

3) V-neck

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Finally, don’t forget to include v-neck tops and dresses in your wardrobe, should you want the added height. Just like the two dresses, try to choose one-pieces with a single solid colour combination, or as minimal colour variations where possible. You want to avoid wearing too many hues in an outfit, as that would clutter and weigh down your petite frame, making you look even smaller.

 

What Happens When You Respond to “We Buy Junk Cars”?

April 10th, 2014 / No Comments » / by admin

Let’s imagine that you have an old car sitting on your property that is currently doing no one any good. It doesn’t run, it’s taking up space, and it looks unsightly as it slowly degrades while being exposed to the elements. You want to get rid of it, but who is going to buy something that won’t run? Then you come across an ad that states “we buy junk cars in Florida” and realize there might be a way you can get rid of the offending hulk while also putting a little cash in your pocket. Who are these people who buy junk cars, and what happens to the car once it’s off your property?

Free Towing

Most junk car buyers are companies that resell usable parts back to the public. They have towing trucks and equipment ready in order to pick up and haul away vehicles that do not run. This means you don’t have to worry about paying the cost of the tow, and in most cases, these companies are also interested in picking up the car as quickly as possible. Within hours of calling, you could say good-bye forever to that eyesore that would have cost more to repair than it was worth. It doesn’t matter what condition it is in; they’ll usually be happy to take it off your hands.

Cash in Your Pocket

When you call a junk car buyer, they will ask you some questions about the car, such as its make, model, year, miles, and general condition. Within a few moments, they will give you an offer and you can choose whether or not it is acceptable to you. Considering that you’ll get rid of the car for free and end up with more cash than most people are willing to pay for something that will need parts, labor, and expertise to fix, it is often a very good deal. An exception would be if your car is a classic or highly desirable model, in which case you should shop around a bit to see if a hobbyist is willing to take it off your hands for more than the junkers would. If you choose to sell it to a junk car buyer, they will bring with them a Bill of Sale, which will release you from any further responsibility for the vehicle, and the cash you agreed on. Cha-ching!

Feel Good about Recycling

Once your car is towed away, it is taken to the car buyer’s lot. From there, it will most likely have its usable parts catalogued before being set out in the lot with other junkers. Thrifty people use these lots to find working used parts for less money than buying new. The counterman asks what they’re looking for, looks it up to see if they have it available, and then tells the thrifty person where on the lot and in which car to find it. The thrifty person then takes his (or her) tools to the right car and removes the part, returning to pay for it back at the counter. In this way, tons and tons of metal and other car components are kept out of landfills. When you are getting paid by responding to a “we buy junk cars in Florida” ad, you’re actually helping the environment. It’s a win-win situation.

Ray-Ban and Oakley to Make Google Glass Eyewear

March 28th, 2014 / No Comments » / by admin

Luxury eyeglasses retailers, Ray-Ban and Oakley will design, develop and distribute eyewear for Google Glass as part of a partnership between Google and Luxottica. Luxottica says the first product collection will combine “high-end technology with avant-garde design.” Details about the Glass products will be announced at a future date.

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Google Vice President and head of Google X Astro Teller said in a statement, “Luxottica has built an impressive history over the last 50 years designing, manufacturing and distributing some of the most successful and well-known brands in eyewear today. We are thrilled to be partnering with them as we look to push Glass and the broader industry forward into the emerging smart eyewear market.”