Friday, April 28, 2017

Savings Delivered

 *This is a sponsored post on behalf of Groupon Coupons. All opinions are 100% my own.*

Like every reasonable person, I love to save money. It's especially satisfying when I can still purchase the things I want from the places I already shop. For me, I shop online at least 80% of the time. One thing I miss about shopping online is that I cannot "coupon". I'm not very good at that like some people are, but still, every bit helps.

I love it when I find a deal or coupon code online for something I was going to buy, but I used to have trouble finding good coupons. Most coupon sites are managed by user submissions and half the deals are expired and the other half are regional, making it hard to find one that actually works when and where you need it.

That problem is all but gone now that I found Groupon Coupons. I have loved Groupon ever since I discovered it, and as I said before, have loved coupons since forever. Since I was a kid and pulled them repeatedly out of the dispensers even for things my mom wasn't buying. While not quite as thrilling as a coupon dispenser, Groupon Coupons delivers the deals.

I already knew it was awesome, but when I realized there was coupons for Amazon, I made a squealing noise that I am ashamed of. I am glad no one else was around. Anyone who knows me knows that I am an Amazon addict.

I love saving more money on things I am already buying with minimal effort. No clipping or ad matching or other stressful aspects of couponing. Savings are delivered, literally, to my door. What more could you want? If you have not tried Groupon Coupons yet, why not? Do you not like saving money? Do you like to work harder than necessary? (Work smart not hard. )

If you have tried Groupon Coupons I would love to hear about the best deals you've scored so far, your favorite stores to get deals for and what you are hoping to get a great deal on next, thanks to Groupon Coupons. I get a rush even thinking about saving money. Happy shopping/saving.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

3 Tips on How to Give Your Partner a Simple Haircut

Haircuts are a recurring expense in most people’s budgets. You can save $480 a year by simply giving your partner a simple haircut. Knowing how to give a haircut takes a lot of practice. Using the right tools also helps in getting the right haircut. Whether you’re looking to save time or cut down on costs, here are some tips that will come in handy.
Know what your partner wants
While you may have been with your partner for years, you may not necessarily know what style they prefer. Before trimming their hair, have an idea of what he/she wants. It’s also important for your partner to be realistic with the type of haircut they expect. You cannot change their hairline or hair texture.
Your partner can either ask for a squared neckline or a tapered neckline. Tapered neckline follows one’s natural hairline, while the block hairline cuts straight across. Another way you can achieve a simple haircut is by asking your partner to bring a picture of their favorite hair style after a haircut. Pictures can be a great guide when you know what end result to expect.
Invest in a good clipper set
A good clipper set not only will help you achieve the best haircut, it can also last for over 5 years, making it a good investment. When shaving with hair clippers, ensure that you shave in the opposite direction that the hair grows. You can start at the sideburns and progress towards the back of your partner's head. Good hair clippers will give your partner an even cut. Move the clippers up and down and don’t forget to apply a bit of pressure to make sure your clippers get all the hair. You can start with a longer setting and switch to a shorter setting of clippers until you find a style your partner likes. If you discover that you haven’t trimmed enough after the first time, you can switch to a smaller guard and work your way down.
Work with dry hair
Before you start snipping, ensure that the hair is washed and dried and not just towel-dried. Clippers can be difficult to use on wet hair. With dry hair, you can measure your progress as you trim. Moreover, you get to see the results in no time. In addition, you can pat the hair into segments and handle each grouping on its own. Start at the bottom of the head and use the same guard length to achieve a standard length.  The teeth of the guard should face upward and slight pressure should be applied with every pass.
When it comes to giving your partner a haircut, simplicity is key. Don’t go crazy and try out something you saw on YouTube. Leave the rest to the professionals. Bring a mirror to check if the trim is straight.  If you’re looking for a more tapered haircut, use different guide combs in various lengths. Start with the longest part and work your way down.

The 3 Best Essential Oils to Use for Headaches

Often times headaches come on strong and appear out of nowhere. They can be debilitating and cause a great amount of distress. Sometimes it is unknown what causes a headache or a migraine. Other times, they are simply brought on by hormonal changes in women, degenerating eyesight, a certain smell, or even as a symptom of an allergic reaction after consuming a food item. While some may take an over the counter medicine to squelch the pain, there are other natural ways to fight off the ache that is plaguing you. This article will help identify ways that using all natural Botanic Universe – Essential Oils can make a huge impact on decreasing the side effects of a headache or migraine.
  1. Peppermint oil can be used for a variety of things due to its long-lasting cooling sensation and effect on the skin. When applied to the skin, you will experience the inhibition of muscle contractions and the stimulation of blood flow to move towards the forehead. To seek relief from a headache caused by stress, simply dab a small amount of peppermint oil across the forehead and on the temples. Do this 15 to 30 minutes after the onset of the headache and you will soon feel results. Should you want a deeper feeling and immersion of the product, use several drops with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil, and rub it into your shoulders, forehead, and back of your neck. 
  2. Rosemary oil, while not popular like peppermint and lavender oils, can still pack a big effective punch when it comes to headache rehabilitation. This form of herbal therapy acts an an anti-inflammatory. Simply take one drop of rosemary oil and add it to a hot cup of tea for internal usage when relieving migraines or headaches. If you would rather apply a topical mixture, combine two drops of rosemary with two drops of peppermint and one teaspoon of coconut oil and rub into the temples, forehead, or back of the neck. You will soon feel relief without having to ingest a potentially harmful over the counter medicine.
  3. Lavender oil can relieve tension and stress and has the miraculous ability to decrease anxiety and depression as it acts as a calming agent. Research has been conducted to show that lavender oil can be used to treat headaches that are caused by the onset of anxiety disorders or other related conditions. Because of the relief that this scent provides, researchers have explored the effects and how such relief is possible. The lavender oil regulates levels of serotonin in the brain that causes the pain to minimize in the nervous system. This type of pain is often the kind that leads to a migraine. Should you want to give this natural remedy a try, simply add 5-10 drops of lavender oil to a warm bath, soak, and take deep breaths, allowing yourself to inhale the scent. You will notice that your body will begin to relax and your headache will be reduced.